tobacco industry

The bloody May of 1936 in Thessaloniki, Greece

Mother of Tasos Tousis mourning over her dead sons body.

A general strike of the tobacco workers and other unions on May 8th 1936 led to the bloody events of May 9th. The police confronted the massive strike by opening fire on the protesters. 12 dead and hundreds of wounded in one of the most important days in greek working class history.

1937 cigar industry strike

Mary Zuk addresses sit down strikers, 1937

A history of the sit down strikes by predominantly Polish women workers in Detroit during the great depression: part of a national wave of sit-ins.

Immigrant women beat cigar company bosses - Martha Grevatt

Striking cigar workers march, 1937

A short history of the wave of sitdown strikes by predominantly Polish women cigar makers in Detroit in 1937.

Review: Civil rights unionism: Tobacco workers and the struggle for democracy in the mid-twentieth century south

A review of Robert Korstad's book on Local 22 of the Food, Tobacco, Agricultural, and Allied Workers of America-CIO between 1943 and 1950

The Corporation (Documentary)

The Corporation is a 2003 Canadian documentary film written by Joel Bakan, and directed by Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott. The documentary is critical of the modern-day corporation, considering its legal status as a class of person and evaluating its behaviour towards society and the world at large as a psychiatrist might evaluate an ordinary person. This is explored through specific examples. Bakan wrote the book, The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power, during the filming of the documentary.

Speras, Constantinos, 1893-1943

Constantinos Speras

A short biography of Constantinos Speras (Κωνσταντίνος Σπέρας), a Greek anarcho-syndicalist, and one of the pioneers of the working class trade-union movement in Greece. He spent the biggest part of his life in prison and in exile, until his murder in 1943 by Communist-led Greek partisans during the Axis occupation of Greece during World War II.

Capetillo, Luisa - a biography

Luisa Capetillo

Short biography of Puerto Rican anarchist, feminist and labor agitator.

Puerto Rican cigar history

Description of some of the conditions Puerto Rican cigar makers worked under.

The Hot One

smoldering fiction by chaz bufe

Funeral of a martyr

The story of the funeral of Hamdullah Uysal, a Tekel worker, who died during the recent struggle, an extract from a longer article soon to be published by the ICC in English.