USA

Labor under Trump

Great four-part series from the Recomposition blog about the implications for the American working class of the Republican majorities in every branch of government with President Trump at it’s helm.

Against factional struggles in ruling classes/elites

The racsim and anti racsim

The polarization in the US following the Trump electoral victory is transformed to the ex-western bloc geography. The ruling classes' inter class struggle reflects an underlying class struggle -- “uninterrupted, now hidden, now open fight ” (Marx) -- which is moving in a real-time speed and surely globally.

When toil meant trouble: Butte's labour heritage

1914: radical miners attack their union HQ for being too close with management

A short roundup of key events in working class history in Butte, Montana, with a labour history timeline from the 19th century up to 1986, by George Everett.

Database of repression of the IWW, 1906-1920

An IWW office after a police raid, 1919

A table detailing hundreds of instances of state and employer repression of the revolutionary Industrial Workers of the World union in the United States in the early part of the 20th century.

Review: Cesar Chavez, the United Farm Workers, and the Question of Unions in Contemporary Capitalism

Cesar Chavez

Loren Goldner's extensive review and analysis of Frank Bardacke. Trampling Out The Vintage. Cesar Chavez and the Two Souls of the United Farm Workers (Verso).

Violence in the 1979 Imperial Valley Lettuce strike

LA Times article from 1986 discussing the court hearings about violence deployed during the Imperial Valley lettuce strike 1979. The article is not sympathetic to the workers, but contains information not easily found elsewhere.

Lettuce Strike Apparently Succeeding Despite Odds

Washington Post article from 5th February 1979 on the Imperial Valley Lettuce Strike

Bloody fight in lettuce fields

Chicago Tribune article on from February 25th 1979 on the Imperial Valley Lettuce Strike.

Account on the conditions leading up to the 1979 Imperial Valley Lettuce Strike

An account by a farm worker on industrial background to the Imperial Valley California lettuce workers strike of 1979. Written for the National Ministry of Farm Workers.

Critics respond to Trump’s comments on Putin with surreal hypocrisy

USS Vincennes launching a missile

Critics attacked Trump after he drew a moral equivalency between the actions of Putin and the U.S.