welfare

'The struggle for the streets': Unemployed hawkers, protest culture and repression in the Barcelona area, c1918-1936

An article by Chris Ealham on the CNT's mobilisation of street traders, whom the Spanish Republic considered 'undesirables' and repressed, and the militancy of the vendors themselves.

Kirkby rent strike, 1972

The Kirkby Rent Strike was a 14-month long rent strike initiated by 3,000 tenants on October 9, 1972 in the town of Kirkby, outside Liverpool, against the Housing Finances Act

Rest in peace Dimitris Christoulas

A pensioner kills himself outside the Greek parliament due to austerity measures that has left him in poverty.

Report: Combating workfare in Liverpool (31/3/2012)

A brief report on an anti-workfare event in Liverpool

Abolish workfare - a guide to the government's unpaid work schemes

Abolish workfare

A 16-page guide to the government's unpaid labour schemes, the logic behind them, and resources for organising against them.

Report: Combating workfare in Liverpool

A brief report on the Liverpool workfare action on Saturday 3rd March

The greatest trick the DWP ever pulled was convincing the poor benefits don't exist

From precarious work to precarious benefits to precarious unpaid work...

A personal perspective on workfare and the benefits lottery - something which has caused me no end of stress of late.

Tesco's secret workfare

Furious shoppers are threatening to boycott Tesco after their use of forced labour schemes came to light yesterday.

The new social workhouse? Workfare, the labour market, prison

Human resources. Image by Arts Against Cuts.

Workfare isn’t just an austerity measure, it’s part of a longer term restructuring of the labour market. That makes it all the more important to kill it while we still can.

Constitution of the Union of the Physically Impaired Against Segregation

This constitution is is not just a record of the procedural form of a radical organisation but also a powerful political statement about both disability and the organisation of society more generally. British disability theory and activism has many of its roots in this organisation, and its constitution, written in 1974, contains insight and analysis that is useful to this day.