These are tough times in which collective responses from the working class – strikes, rent boycott, mutual aid – rather than appeals towards the political class become essential for survival.
Groups are now popping up to help the most vulnerable. Crises like this spur many into action. But how could we use similar groups to build a political force to actually enforce things, rather than just be charitable and spontaneous? In the longer-term, we think we need local solidarity structures and roots in larger workplaces as well as the wider ‘community’.
During the last six years, this is what we’ve tried to do. We’ve tried to get rooted in the essential industries like food production and distribution in west London and organised a political tendency for workers self-emancipation.
We’ve written a book about our experiences over the last six years. We see the book as a modest, but concrete contribution to build an independent, political, working class organisation.
We had planned to share our experiences during a book tour in April and May 2020, but due to the Coronavirus crisis we will probably not be able to have larger discussion meetings.
We will have a Facebook live event on Friday, 27th of March at 7pm.
We will also have a Zoom online meeting on Tuesday, 31st of March at 7pm.
We will present the book, answer questions and discuss together. If you want to take part in the Zoom meeting please email us at email@example.com and we will send you a link to join the meeting.
We still want to meet people who are interested in longer term discussion and collaboration. We could meet in smaller groups. For us collaboration would mean:
Making an effort to set up local solidarity networks and initiatives in or around major local workplaces, supported by a publication
Sharing the main ideas and experiences with comrades in other parts of the country
Visiting local strikes and and other struggles and sharing your impressions
Meeting regularly on a national level to discuss local experiences and global events, in order to come up with common strategies.
If you are up for discussing this, please drop us a line and we can figure out when and where to meet.
In the meantime please support us by:
- ordering a book https://pmpress.org.uk/product/class-power-on-zero-hours/
- spreading the news https://en-gb.facebook.com/angryworkersworld/
- sending us comments about what you read (the intro to the book can be found here): http://www.classpower.net
AngryWorkers BookTour 2020
*** March 2020
Thursday, 26th March – Cancelled
Bookmarks, 1 Bloomsbury Street, London. WC1B 3QE https://www.facebook.com/events/217147816112001/
Friday, 27th of March – Cancelled
Book Launch – MayDayRooms, 88 Fleet Street
Saturday, 28th March – Cancelled
We will have a stall at ‘Our Power is Real’ festival http://www.ourpowerisreal.com
University of East London, Startford Campus. 1 Salway Rd. E15 1NF
*** April 2020
Thursday, 2nd April – Cancelled
Cowley Club, Brighton
London Road. BN1 4JA.
Friday, 3rd April – Cancelled
The Four Horsemen Pub, Bournemouth. BH2 5RT
Saturday, 4th April – Cancelled
2:00pm to 5:00pm
17-25 Jamaica Street, Stokes Croft, Bristol. BS2 8JP
Monday, 6th April – Cancelled
Saturday, 11th April
Wednesday, 15th April
Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
Holme St, Hebden Bridge. HX7 8EE
Thursday, 16th April
7pm. Tangram Communal Rooms
Harehills, Leeds. LS8 5AD
Saturday, 18th April
Sunday, 19th April
The Warehouse Cafe, 64-67 Allison Rd. Birmingham. B5 5TH
Tuesday, 21st April
Friday, 24th April
Wednesday, 29th April
Glasgow Autonomous Space
53 Kilbirnie St. Glasgow. G5 8JD
*** May 2020
Saturday, 2nd May
Aberdeen Anarchist Festival
Aberdeen Social Centre, 22a Adelphi.
Wednesday, 6th May
Leicester Secular Hall
75 Humberstone Gate, Leicester. LE1 1WB