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Labour movement

Voice of the People: An interview with the Hankyoreh

Taesun Kwon, the executive editor of South Korea’s non-corporate national daily newspaper, talks to Peace News


Commemorating the Gleision miners

In the wake of the recent flood deaths, Kelvin Mason ponders the future of coal mining - and coal miners - in Wales.


Springtime in Iran--1906 & 1978: A democratic tradition

In spring 1906, Iran was being autocratically ruled by the Qajjar dynasty of Shahs who had been auctioning the country piece by piece to Britain and Russia.

Maybe one day May Day

May Day has been celebrated as International Workers’ Day since 1890 when it was instituted as a day of commemoration for the Haymarket Martyrs, anarchist labour organisers who were hanged

Taking control

PN: Looking over the postwar period in Britain, is there one experience that stands out as an inspiring advance towards workers' control and industrial democracy?

85,000 rise in Wisconsin

On 10 March, in the teeth of mass political opposition, Wisconsin’s Republican-dominated state assembly passed the governor’s bill to repeal most collective bargaining by public employee unions, af

Fusing our power

An essay for May Day: New movements, new unions.



The British press has been marking the 25th anniversary of the start of the miners’ strike of 1984-5, a shattering event for many of us who lived through it.

Rank and file revolts

The trade union movement in Britain, as elsewhere, has gone through periods where the rank and file has felt the need to organise itself in order to revive, reform or replace the existing s

Shop Stewards unite

“If we are to roll back the tide of privatisation and war, rebuilding the grass roots of our movement is essential.”