Roundup from 20th Oct TUC march.

Ed Miliband booed for promising cuts to TUC anti-cuts march – 20th October 2012

Solidarity Federation – October 20: The view from Oxford Circus

Radical workers’ bloc on the march.

IWW on the march

Johnny Void: Marching Is Not Enough – Boycott Workfare and DPAC Show the Way

Another Review of Fighting for Ourselves

A nice review of Solfed’s new pamphlet from some U.S. Wobblies.

Recomposition – Notes for a new workerism.

Solidarity Federation at the London Anarchist Bookfair

The Solidarity Federation will be at the London Anarchist Bookfair again this year. It will be the first place you can get your hands on our new pamphlet ‘Fighting for ourselves: anarcho-syndicalism and the class struggle’. Our other publications will also be available alongside books, posters and tshirts. This year the Solidarity Federation will be presenting the following talks:

Nobody Expects The Solidarity Federation! – Room 318, 11-12

Stuff Your Sexist Boss – Room 326, 2-3

Introduction to Anarcho-Syndicalism – Room 323, 4-5

Don’t Just Moan, Organise! An introduction to the Solidarity Federation Workplace Organiser Training Programme – Room 321, 5-6

The Angst of Auntie Farr

***’UPDATE! Amazing and fortunate but…

A security mix-up has given us more time, due to the lack of an identity card(!)

But the family will be held until 10:30pm tonight while there is an attempt to book them on to another flight tonight or tomorrow. Please keep calling for the end to this deportation to the flight companies and politicians. We need to make sure that there is no deportation at all.’***

From my friend, Shrouk:

*If you need names it’s Ms Saleh and her 2 children*
My mother’s house was raided earlier today at 6am by UKBA officers and they dragged my family (including my 2 younger siblings) out of bed. For the past 5 years my family have been claiming asylum in the UK based on domestic violence. They were arrested to be deported at 3pm today and snatched them from me right in front of my eyes. They…

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Radical Workers’ Bloc 20th October – for the future we want!

March for a future that works: what exactly do they mean?

They are going to give us an outlet for our misery while they do their best to help this government of comedy toffs save capitalism. On our behalf they are going to bleat and beg the selfish millionaires, very loudly – until they get their seat in the house of lords.

Who wants to work? There is plenty to do, to be sure, saving the environment, feeding and housing the people, eradicating poverty and disease; but the only activity which will earn you a qualified right to survive in their warped universe is that which enriches someone else.

The TUC echoes the bourgeoisie in fetishising work and money – we already have too much of of both!

Save the economy! Create jobs,  stimulate economic growth – which is nothing more than the expansion of debt. We must work longer for less, why? Their money is just other people’s debt and worthless unless someone is prepared to work for it, fuck ’em! All we need is a fair distribution of resources and and end to wastefully producing commodities for exchange.

Fuck the economy, save the planet and the people, it’s time we took back the world we built with our hands, eyes and brains and put it to our own use.

For a Future Without Work: Radical Workers’ Bloc on South London feeder to TUC

If you can’t be arsed to listen to speeches from a load of career politicians and time-servers who aspire to nothing better than changing sides in the class war:

Workfare Shutdown! Oxford Circus, October 20th

Stay free, stay safe, no comment, see you on the streets! 

Bournemouth & Poole Anti-Cuts Coalition: Changes to Council Tax Benefit

Please sign our petition

We, the residents of Poole / Bournemouth, deplore the government’s decision to cut the funding given to local authorities for Council Tax Benefit by 10%. We call on our council, Borough of Poole / Bournemouth Borough Council, to express their disapproval to central govt in the strongest terms possible. As an interim measure, we also call on our Council to cover this funding cut for 2013/14 out of the financial reserves in order to protect the most vulnerable members of our community from this additional charge.

 

Download printable paper based petition (Poole)
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Another Fire, 4000 more RMG workers Seriously affected, Demonstration organized demanding support, NGWF, Bangladesh

Just in: a press release from our comrades in the National Garment Workers’ Federation of Bangladesh – more to follow soon.

Another fire, 4,000 more garment workers affected seriously.
Garment workers held demonstration demanding support for the affected.
Allegation against Government, factory owners, buyers & NGOs of being inattentive

Huge number of garment workers today, Friday ­October 12 at 11:00am, formed a long human chain in front of National Press Club in Dhaka city demanding support for the fire-victims of Begun Bari and Sattala slums inferno. The workers, holding red-flags, took out a procession after the human chain and paraded important city streets. National Garment Workers Federation (NGWF) organized the program. Over 7,000 people of which more than 4,000 are garment workers were seriously affected in devastating fire at Sattala slum under Mohakhali area in Dhaka city on October 7, 2012… Read full press release

Press secretary
National Garment Workers Federation ( NGWF )
12.10.12