Tag: Strike

Class struggle

Germany 1923

Part two of Sean Larson’s reconstruction of the failed German Revolution of 1923, and the episode’s lessons for revolutionaries today.

Map depicting the political boundaries of the Weimar era Republic
Class struggle

Germany 1923

Part one of Sean Larson’s reconstruction of the failed German Revolution of 1923, and the episode’s lessons for revolutionaries today.

Capitalism

Syria’s Protest Movement

Joseph Daher analyzes the causes, scope, strategy, and possible growth of the ongoing regime protest movement in Syria.

Canada

“We Won!”: University Professors Strike in Québec City

This February, thirteen-hundred faculty members walked off the job at Québec City’s Université Laval for nearly five weeks, winning a number of concessions from the university including pay raises and improvements to faculty workloads. Rhiannon Maton interviews Nat Nesvaderani about life on the picket line and the lessons learned for future struggles.

Blue tractor trailer with Amazon Prime logo crosses a bridge over water.
Amazon

Turnover Time

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.

Class struggle

Notes on America’s Railroads

Guy Miller explains the roots of Congressional strike breaking in the railroad industry.

Photograph of a large, modern train station in England.
Class struggle

Tories Collapse Amidst a Growing Strike Wave

Raymond Morell writes about the latest wave of strikes across the UK in the face of an inflation and cost-of-living crisis, and analyzes the strengths and challenges facing the burgeoning movement.

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