Kim Moody explains how the extreme optimization of Amazon’s logistics systems, which keep goods (and therefore, capital) in constant motion, produces massive profits for the company while rendering it distinctively vulnerable to workers’ intervention. As technologically advanced as it is, Amazon still relies on human labor at every point in production; as its logistics networks become increasingly complicated, the points at which production can be slowed or stopped by organized labor continue to multiply.
Kim Moody explores the significance of Striketober 2021: what it means, and just as importantly, what it doesn’t.
An interview with ILWU’s Clarence Thomas on race, class, and longshore work in relation to the current round of uprisings
“Postcards from the Pandemic” is a cartoon published by and for Amazon workers, in eight languages, by Amazon Workers International (AWI), a global network of Amazon workers’ organizations.
The vulnerability of the global supply chain has been thrown into sharp relief amid the global pandemic. But earlier this year that vulnerability was also exposed by indigenous protests and solidarity actions across Canada. John Clarke, a longstanding anti-poverty activist in Toronto, draws some strategic lessons.
A transit worker writes of the political potential of the demand for PPE.
Historically, most epidemics have spread geographically through two common forms of long-distance movement: trade and war. The timing, however, changed dramatically with the rise of capitalism.
We must do everything that we can to create a new, just, equitable and ecologically regenerative economy. The question is: how?