Author: Mike Harris
Dedicated anarcho-syndicalist, libertarian socialist, libertarian worker activist and internationalist for almost 50 years. Former factory and warehouse worker in the garment and textile sectors, primarily. Former union organizer in production, healthcare, warehousing industries.

“The Trumpian After life”

Take from veteran libertarian syndicalist Tom Wetzel’s FaceBook page “DSA was caught ‘back-footed’ by the anti-racist uprising, and was  unable to work with the new layer of leaders that emerged to help  organize an ongoing anti-racist organization independent of the NGOs and  the Democrats. Rather than…

Tom Wetzel comments on tech worker organizing

Veteran libertarian syndicalist Tom Wetzel comments on tech worker organizing.  “This is about the tendency in more recent tech worker organizing towards actions supporting other workers. When I attended a meeting of Tech Workers Coalition in San Francisco, about a year ago, they told me these…

Newsletter: December 8, 2020

USA: “Tipped Service Workers Are More Vulnerable Amid Pandemic Harassment Spike: Study”  —-   “In the best of times, service industry workers are typically paid below the minimum wage and rely on tips to make up the difference. Now, those still working in an industry battered by…

Garment workers during pandemic

A report issued by the Workers Rights Consortium at the situation of global garment workers during the pandemic.  OTL shares this simply as a picture into part of the world of global garment workers.  Shared for information purposes only. “HUNGER IN THE APPAREL SUPPLY CHAIN: Survey findings…

Anarcho-syndicalism: reading guide

For those new to anarcho-syndicalism, please find Libcom.org’s reading list on anarcho-syndicalism.  OTL believes this is a good starting place for some of the basic texts. https://libcom.org/library/anarcho-syndicalism-reading-guide?fbclid=IwAR1foxcOZwhXsjDDVz7vMkg92Ap9Y4qPGpOYqfpp1xS8mTFLpj3dx665xzM      

“Trench Warfare”

Veteran libertarian syndicalist Tom Wetzel excepts from Mike Davis’ “Trench Warfare”. Interesting observations on the exurbs rural gentrification by right wing capitalist element. “A brilliant analysis of the election and underlying situation in USA by Mike Davis. Especially relevant are his observations about certain smaller cities…

Workers Solidarity Alliance: Anti-sexism & Queer Liberation

The Workers Solidarity Alliance views on …..  “Anti-sexism Inequality between men and women existed long before capitalism. As capitalism developed, the ability of women to earn a living outside the home was restricted. These restrictions on the entry of women into the larger economy made women…

Newsletter, November 23, 2020

Tacoma, WA:  “Picketing at Tacoma General Hospital as MultiCare clinic doctors strike ”  —- “ Health care providers at MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital are picketing Monday to support a two-day strike by doctors and nurses at MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care clinics. The strike, set for Monday and…

The Workers Solidarity Alliance and Anarcho-syndicalism

“The Workers Solidarity Alliance and Anarcho-syndicalism” 1. “Anarcho-syndicalism: A Past Phenomenon, A Vision for the Future” By Geoff R http://ideasandaction.info/…/anarcho-syndicalism-phenomen…/… 2. “Is Syndicalism Class Reductionist?” by Tom Wetzel http://ideasandaction.info/…/syndicalism-class-reductioni…/… 3. ”Unemployment: An Anarcho-Syndicalist Critique and Program” by Jake Piper Tompkins http://ideasandaction.info/…/unemployment-anarcho-syndica…/… 4. “Anarcho-Syndicalism and Principles of…