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Scenes from the class struggle in spain: The Coal Miners’ Strike … and questions

“We do not struggle as working class, we struggle against being working class … .  Our struggle is not the struggle of labour: it is the struggle against labour. …There is nothing good about being members of the working class, … Continue reading

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Scenes from the class struggle in spain: The Coal Miners’ Strike

The spanish state/police, in dealing with the miners' strike, does not limit itself to confronting the miners, but also their families in their neighbourhoods and in their homes.  The miners' have lost their fear and it is the task of … Continue reading

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Scenes from the class struggle in spain: The Coal Miners’ Strike

"The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles", Marx and Engels wrote in 1848, a truth that continues to resonate to our own day, whether in the Asturias or elsewhere.  The coal miners' strike of … Continue reading

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Pacifying the Rebellious: The War Against the Coal Miners

With their jobs condemned to disappear, their communities to be destroyed, the coal miners' of spain struggle against the logic of capital.  The manner in which they become disposable is a fate that can touch all of us.  Their fight … Continue reading

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La Marcha Negra de los mineros en España

  On the 22 of June, coal miners from the Asturias, Castilla and León, and Aragón set off on a march on Madrid, in protest against the closing of the mines.  Video and text about the strike and the march … Continue reading

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Between Protest and Creation: 15M’s spain

  How do we stop making capitalism?  How do we free our doing from the labour by which we create and re-create a world that is killing us?                                                                 John Holloway, Change the World Without Taking Power   The Long … Continue reading

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News from nowhere: 15M’s spain

Merely negative action inevitably engages with capital on capital’s own terms, and on capital’s terms we shall always lose, even when we win. …The problem of struggle is to move onto a different dimension from capital, not to engage with … Continue reading

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Salute! Bangladeshi Workers Resist

Some of us used to say that the Revolution will be international or not at all. While we don't expect the revolution to happen at once, globally, linking the struggles as they happen (and at all times trying to create … Continue reading

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All is possible: strike, protest, occupy

The Austurian coal miners’ strike, called at the end of May by the principal unions representing the workers (CC.OO and UGT), indefinitely, to contest a brutal reduction in state support for the sector (over 60%), continues with what can only … Continue reading

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“Which Side Are You On”

  An excellent  visual document of the British Miners' Strike of 1984-85 by Ken Loach … Which Side Are You On

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