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.

Muktivadi Ekta Morcha (IWA) establish library, Bhopal India

Co-librarian of Sukkum ta Kitaapk (Library of Stars) and member of the UVT at MEM @muktivadi IWA-AIT, Mona talks about her motivations and inspiration behind setting up the library at Shabri Nagar in Bhopal. (1) pic.twitter.com/F6FgrX5xZ3 — IWA – AIT (@IWAAIT) December 26, 2020

Freedom for Chilean Prisoners

Freedom for Chilean Prisoners International Workers Association (IWA/AIT)  Secretariat “Since the uprising by the Chilean people against the price increase of subway tickets, transport services and neoliberal policies of Chilean government, in which more than 11,300 people were arrested, and 2,500 of them are in prison,…

“What is Libertarian Socialism?”

A brief intro to “What is Libertarian Socialism?” by veteran libertarian syndicalist Tom Wetzel. Libertarian socialism is a current or tendency in the world socialist movement that first became an organized tendency in the International Workingmen’s Association of the 1860s-70s, based on various grassroots worker unions and…

“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…