A Monthly Advocate for Constructive Anarchism
A tribute to the Haymarket Martyrs and benefit for Kate Sharpley Library
Oakland, Cal., 8 November 2004 – Featuring the incomparable Anarchist Historian Barry Pateman And music by the Devin Hoff Platform: Jewlia Eisenberg, voice; Maya Dunietz, accordion; Dina Maccabee, violin; Viola Darren Johnston, trumpet; Devin Hoff, bass.
Thursday 11 November 2004, 8 pm @ 21 Grand (449B 23rd St., btwn Broadway and Telegraph), Oakland.
IWW Report back from the “Million Worker March”
Washington, D.C., 19 October 2004 – To see the red and black IWW banners, flags and balloons flying above the gathering of Wobblies on October 17 at the base of the Lincoln Memorial, you’d think you had stepped back in time. Considering the efforts undertaken by bosses and the state to crush the Industrial Workers of the World in the first half of the twentieth century, this was perhaps the largest showing of Wobs in 70 years. Close to 100 Wobblies joined several thousand other workers, students and activists for the Million Worker March in Washington, DC as an organized contingent. The rally and march itself was initiated by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, or ILWU. While the overall turn-out for the rally itself was disappointing, numbering perhaps 5,000 or less due to a de facto ban by the AFL-CIO leadership, police interference with union buses and internal labor coalition shortfalls, it was inspiring to meet, sing and march in a large and visible presence.
Daybreak #5 available
Minneapolis, Minn., 19 October 2004 – Hi. The 5th issue of Daybreak! the rabble rousing midwestern tabloid from Minneapolis is now out! It’s 12 11x17 pages of newsprint chok with all types of stuff. It’s available for $2 mail (no checks) or free locally. We have asked for lots of volunteers for activities ranging from distroing to holding benifits and even working with the collective for next issue. Most articles will be posted on independent media in the coming weeks. You can see most of the articles at www.daybreaknewspaper.org.
Flying picket to aid hotel strikers
San Francisco, Cal., 16 October 2004 – There will be a flying picket to give a hand to striking and locked-out workers at San Francisco hotels this Sunday (17 October). Meet 7:00 P.M. at the corner of Geary and Powell. From Indybay:
Stockton Truckers Join IWW
Stockton, Cal. – More than 200 Stockton owner-operator truckers working out of the rail yards in California’s Central Valley have joined the IWW since July and won several victories. In the past few weeks the union has successfully worked to reverse two IWW members – life-time banishments from the Burlington Northern-Santa Fe rail yard and negotiated a favorable settlement of a strike at the 11-driver Patriot trucking company.
Interview with Starbucks Organizer
New York, N.Y., 24 September 2004 – An interview with a Starbucks IWW union organizer is available at the Left Hook website. In it he discusses the bogus legal charges which are being made against him. Is there anybody still around who doubts which side the state is on?
Informational Picket at Wild Oats
Norwood, Ohio, 23 September 2004 – Workers at the Norwood Wild Oats store are currently mourning the loss of their Fellow Worker and union organizer, Tom Kappas. [Ed. note: he’s not dead, just fired.]
Sixth Street Books Closing
San Francisco, Cal., 23 September 2004 – 6th St Books is closing for good. There is a party and show to celebrate the amazing effort put in by Tommy Strange. Plus he is selling off his stock for almost nothing. Please come, get drunk, listen to music, spill a sip of your 40 oz. on the street for Tommy.
Stockton Truckers Back on the Job
Stockton, Cal., 15 September 2004 – Truck Drivers in the Central Valley, who are members of Motor Transport Workers Industrial Union 530 of the IWW are now back to work.
Indigenous CIPO-RFM and trade union members beaten and arrested in Oaxaca
Sta. Lucía del Camino, Oaxaca, 14 September 2004 – Brothers and sisters, At 4.13 am this morning, 14th September 2004, over 200 police officers from various forces, uniformed and not, moved in on our camp which around a hundred of our comrades have been occupying opposite the Governorate Building and the Church of St. Domingo in the centre of Oaxaca city since 20th April 2004. Our comrades were attacked with tear gas, stun grenades and water cannon without any warning by these forces, directed by José Manuel Vera Salinas, the Secretary for Civil Protection.
Our Culture, Our Resistance: People of Color Speak Out on Anarchism, Race, Class and Gender
The book chronicles writings by people of color on the aforementioned issues, as well as the Anarchist People of Color movement. It is being made available to you in Adobe Acrobat PDF format to download, print and sell/distribute the entire book locally. Everyone who distributes it is encouraged to charge fairly for the book, as no contributor or worker on it is getting paid. However, by all means, everyone is encouraged to print and share copies, and make it sustainable; the letter-sized pages are formatted for you to easily make booklets.
Strike! (issue #2) out now!
New Brunswick, N.J., 12 September 2004 – Strike! is a tabloid newspaper covering the ever important struggles of working people in the Northeast and across the world. From community and workplace resistance, to the fights against racism and sexism as well as international turmoil, the struggles that rock your world are brought to you here with a fresh anarchist-communist perspective.
A call for submissions
New York, N.Y. – The first issue of The New York Rat, a new, seasonal, anarchist publication will come out this Fall. It will serve as an informational resource for our local anarchist communities, outlining New York City-based groups and collectives that are actively working on projects that others can plug into. Although traditionally fragmented, the NYC Anarchist scene is vibrant and strong, with new collectives and projects sprouting up all the time.