The October issue of The Commune is now available. Click the image below to see PDF or use the list of individual articles as they are posted online.
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french workers fight for their future – A Rebetiko article on the 3-million strong days of action against a two-year rise in the pension age
‘not one train left the depot’ – Millie Wild speaks to a worker involved in the Madrid Metro strike
deadlock in venezuela vote – Claudio Testa explains the weaknesses and remaining power base of the Chávez government
Workplace and local reports
fire brigade: will london burn? – job losses set to hit fire cover, ‘frontline’ staff and support workers alike in London Fire Brigade
reports from september 11th conference ‘from meltdown to upheaval’:
– working group on organising ongoing struggles
– working group on community and voluntary organising
are the cuts necessary, and does it matter? – Oisín Mac Giollamóir responds to a debate on whether UK capitalism ‘needs’ to make the cuts
unison stirred by government cuts onslaught – Matt Mansfield reports on an anti-cuts conference in Glasgow staged by Unison
where does resistance come from? – Sheila Cohen reviews Workplace Conflict: Mobilization and Solidarity in Argentina by Maurizio Atzeni
big flame: doing things a different way – Sophie Walker and Joe Thorne revisit the experience of 1970s revolutionary socialist feminist group Big Flame
Our network and events
the commune: a view from the periphery – a letter from Martin Bashforth, from York, on the potential and role of The Commune