A new longer text on the Honda Manesar occupation, by comrades of Faridabad Majdoor Samachar (Faridabad Workers News). For more background information we suggest reading following article we wrote about the previous wave of occupations: https://libcom.org/blog/struggles-‘make-india’-–-series-factory-riots-occupations-wildcat-strikes-delhi’s-industria —————- New Axis, New Terrain, New Milieu – Activities of workers hired through contractor companies in Honda two wheeler factory […]Read More The Honda Manesar factory (de-) occupation in India
We read and reviewed David Ranney’s “Living and dying on the factory floor”, which was about his decision to put his academic career on hold and his subsequent experiences as a factory worker.  The following thoughts relate to this decision, which used to be widespread within the left. Today taking on working class jobs […]Read More In defence of working class existence as choice
In Gujurati: bakkavor_issue_6 WHERE’S OUR PAY RISE? – VOTE NO TO 16p/44p! After almost one year, we still don’t have our pay rise. Why not?! Most union members voted to reject the company’s bad pay offers. That’s good, BUT what else did we do, apart from vote? What pressure did we really put on […]Read More Bakkavor Factory Newsletter no.6
This book is a thoughtful and easy-to-read account of the author’s experiences in various industrial workplaces in the US in the late 1970s and early 1980s. We’ve all heard about militant steel workers in Chicago, but there was a lot more going on than that, and at a variety of workplaces, many of which never […]Read More ‘Living and Dying on the Factory Floor’ – by Dave Ranney
The current system is in crisis, everyone can see this. What we cannot see is an alternative. We wrote this pamphlet for a discussion about alternatives. The first step is to understand where we are coming from, how the current system emerged. We then have to get to grips with how the system works, or […]Read More Pamphlet: We want a new society – and don’t we need it!
The global undercurrents of class struggle are not always immediately visible. We see waves of protests erupting in Chile, Honduras, Iraq and Lebanon, which don’t refer to each other in any obvious ways. While there might not be any conscious mass communication between these movements (yet), we can reasonably assume that they are more than […]Read More FACTORY OCCUPATION! Temporary and permanent Honda workers in Manesar, India
As a result of the 1968 revolt, decent revolutionary organisations sprung up in west-London’s working class areas, such as Big Flame and Solidarity. At the time, the more general political scene was dominated by dogmatic and opportunistic political dinosaurs like the Communist Party or the Labour party. We are excited to have found some copies […]Read More Those who came before us – ‘Solidarity’ on the ‘Injection Moulders’ and ‘Punfield and Barstow’ strikes in 1968/69