On Tuesday 7th May, Cap Gemini’sÂ serene offices in Vauxhall, South London were once again rocked by a surprise visit by the Cleaners and activists of the Industrial Workers of Great Britain (IWGB). The dispute started when a senior manager told the predominately Latin American cleaners that they could never be British because “they were […]
The militant cleaners of the Industrial Workers of Great Britain (IWGB) once again launched a surprise demonstration against racist bosses on Friday 3rd May. The migrant workers are fighting bullying managers and standing up to racism and sexism in the workplace.
The two videos below show their latest action in Canary Wharf, in the offices of […]
This Saturday 11th May will see the launch of the Our Tottenham community charter from 1pm at Tottenham Town hall. The launch â€“including a photo opportunity â€“ will be followed by a community picnic (weather permitting).
The charter was produced following a daylong conference on 6th April 2013 where 110 people from over 30 local groups […]
After the multi-award winning feature Injustice, documenting the struggles of families who lost loved ones at the hands of the police, comes a powerful and poetic cinema documentary about resistance to state brutality. Its makers, Migrant Media, are now fundraising to complete post-production on the film and initial distribution. Please support this effort, donate as […]Read more →
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:05:17 — 59.8MB)
A new podcast by Caiman del Barrio of LibCom discussing events in Latin America from a Libertarian Communist perspective. This first episode looks at the rise and legacy of HugoÂ ChÃ¡vez.Â He may have died but his project – misleadingly named ‘revolutionary socialism for the 21st […]
Following our previous report on the campaigning Cleaners at the Corporation of London’s Barbican Centre, we now have footage of the Industrial Workers of Great Britain holding a surprise occupation of the centre.
This video shows the cleaners who are mostly migrants facing racist abuse for having the temerity to end poverty pay. Watch the […]
By Sita Balani / @sitainshort
In 1982, 12 young Asian men from Bradford took the stand in court on charges of making explosive devices with the intent to cause damage to property and persons, facing penalties of up to life imprisonment. The previous year they had devised makeshift petrol bombs out of milk bottles in preparation […]
By Koos CouvÃ©e
Just before the onset of Britainâ€™s switch to a post-industrial theme-park economy, Margaret Thatcher announced her flagship Right-to-Buy policy, designed to extend the joys of home ownership to council tenants by allowing them to buy their homes at a considerable discount. In August 1980, with the passing of the Housing Act, she told […]
By Justin / @justinthelibsoc
The name Stephen Lawrence always generates mixed feelings when I hear it. I am taken to think acutely about the sorrow of his family and those who knew and loved him. Also when I think of those who continued and continue the fight for justice long after the initial police investigation, a […]
Twenty years ago on this day, Stephen Lawrence was murdered. We commemorate his life and his family’s grief and struggle for justice by hosting this film made by Paul Greengrass for Britain’s ITV channel in 1999. I watched this film when it was first broadcasted, it chilled me as I had been in similar circumstance […]Read more →
The Multicultural Politic is Stephen Fry proof thanks to caching by WP Super Cache