r/antiwork 17h ago Take My Energy

The attack on workers rights and human rights in the US

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In the past week the Supreme Court, which was stacked by Republicans with justices from an openly neo-fascist background has begun their agenda to dismantle long-held interpretations of the US constitution and civil rights protections.

Your Miranda rights have effectively been made toothless by the ruling that you do not have a right to sue when they are violated.

The right of states to decide on gun rights has been hypocritically gutted by the ruling that in this specific instance, when it benefits the extreme-right, states rights go out the window.

Most egregiously however is the ruling which disregards Roe v Wade and its subsequent affirmations, denying 50 years of legal precedent which hold that bodily autonomy is part of the right to privacy, thereby providing a route towards the constitutional right to abort a pregnancy.

To this Supreme Court the constitution says what they want it to say. It is not a document whose text they value or respect, it is merely a tool that can be applied any which way it is needed to push an extreme-right, un-American agenda.

It doesn't stop there. Justice Thomas opined that todays ruling which severely weakens your constitutional right to privacy will allow the overturning of gay marriage, the right to have a same-sex relationship and your right to contraception.

It is only a matter of time before labor rights and environmental protections are on the chopping block as well, as these are a thorn in the side of extreme-right. These handful of people who legislate from the bench clearly consider any method valid to push their plans onto us.

In no sane way can it be denied that fascism has come to the highest court of the United States of America. These rulings and this agenda are undemocratic, make a mockery of the constitution, flagrantly disregard states rights when it is convenient to do so and sets a clear path towards imposing an extremist minority agenda on all US citizens.


It is the opinion of this moderating team that the foundational values of this great nation are under attack. No longer does "we the people" have much meaning. No longer is it in any way guaranteed that the best interest of society is safeguarded.

We believe in labor rights. We stand against bigotry, hate and prejudice. We strongly support universal human rights, among which is written the inalienable right to bodily autonomy. We oppose fascism in all its forms.


As anarchists, we reject the idea that judges or politicians deserve the authority to determine the course of our lives.

Rather than only trying to pressure leaders to vote one way or the other in a winner-take-all system that reduces us to spectators in the decisions that affect us, we propose solutions based in direct action: taking power back into our hands by enacting our needs and solving our problems ourselves, without representatives.

As long as legislators and judges can determine the scope of our reproductive options, our bodies and lives will be subject to the shifting winds of politics rather than our own immediate needs and values.

Instead of validating their authority by limiting ourselves to calling for better legislators and judges, we should organize to secure and defend the means to make decisions regarding what we do with our bodies regardless of what courts or legislators decree.


r/antiwork 5h ago

Some Notes On Mass Refusal: General Strikes During Social Upheaval

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r/antiwork 13h ago Helpful All-Seeing Upvote Press F Faith In Humanity Restored Narwhal Salute Take My Energy Wholesome Silver Vibing Gold

American Dream

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r/antiwork 2h ago

The SCOTUS ruling is worse than you think

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-Almost all the rights we currently take for granted, privacy, medical care support, what sex acts to engage in in private, who to marry.... are all born out of that ruling to one degree or another.

-You like access to contraceptives? The same justification used to overturn Roe can be used to overturn Griswold v Connecticut.

Anti-abortion advocates may be celebrating now, but as the precedents those stupid fuckers took for granted start to unravel too, well they're as boned as everybody else. If the last twenty years have shown us anything, it's that they'll screw themselves along with everybody else, and then the problem will need to be fixed.


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pretty weird...

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r/antiwork 10h ago Helpful Gold Heartwarming All-Seeing Upvote To The Stars

Added way to protest the overturning of Roe

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r/antiwork 2h ago

might be the wrong group...

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r/antiwork 16h ago Wholesome Helpful (Pro) Platinum Silver To The Stars Take My Energy

After the Supreme Court killed the right to bodily autonomy for 50% of Americans, Democrats in the House decided to sing "God Bless America." These politicians are absolutely useless. JOIN A UNION! (and here's some suggestions)

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https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/democrats-roe-v-wade-singing-b2108959.html

This is where lesser evilism has gotten us America. The people whose rights are being threatened cannot depend on these morons to save us. We must save ourselves.

The Industrial Workers of the World is a union that has constantly fought for the rights of the marginalized. Their peak was during the original labor movement, but recently they've experienced success in organizing in the service sector, and have even helped some engineers organize.

https://www.iww.org/

United Electrical is another great union, known for its incredible commitment to organizational democracy. They endorsed Bernie in 2020, and have consistently fought for progressive politics and against corrupt pro-corporate unions.

https://www.ueunion.org/

The AFL-CIO is the largest union in the US currently, and is flawed to say the least. But new leadership like Sara Nelson shows internal improvements, and a flawed union is better than no union (at least in this stage of American labor organizing).

https://aflcio.org/

Unrelated to unions, but the Christian fascism we've seen rising in this country is only going to get worse. It's time for workers of all stripes but especially workers from marginalized communities to start learning about self and community defense.

https://socialistra.org/ - The Socialist Rifle Association is an educational organization that focuses on forming communities dedicated to mutual aid and mutual defense.

https://naaga.co/ - National African American Gun Association - While women's rights are currently in the spotlight (as well they should), the rights of all black people are under threat from this Supreme Court too.


r/antiwork 5h ago

Tomorrow is the DAY

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r/antiwork 11h ago

It actually pisses me off that they’re so quick to ban abortion within fucking MINUTES of the ruling but it takes the government MONTHS to decide on whether or not they’ll give us financial aid.

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They don’t care about us. They just want us to continue breeding more cattle for them. As a transgender woman, I fear that my rights are next, and it angers me that such a large portion of our citizens and workers had their rights stripped away today. Women’s rights and LGBTQIA+ rights are WORKER’S RIGHTS. I stand with ALL women and all LGBT people, and we should not continue to work to keep the economy going for these people in power.


r/antiwork 19h ago Silver Gold Wholesome Ally All-Seeing Upvote Helpful

They won’t stop at Roe. And you shouldn’t stop at peacefully protesting

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You will have to defend your rights, and rights of those you defend.

Edit: protest, resist, do what you have to


r/antiwork 10h ago Doot 🎵 Doot Silver Wholesome Gold Take My Energy Vibing To The Stars

GENERAL STRIKE STARTS MONDAY. SPREAD THE WORD. SPREAD THE WORD OFF REDDIT AND TO YOUR COWORKERS AND FRIENDS.

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I will not be going to work on Monday. I don't give a fuck.

Reposting this text I've seen shared:

GENERAL STRIKE!!!!!

We go on Strike for our women and the workers of America

We go on General strike Monday. Use the weekend to organize and gather resources. You are directed to bring supplies on Monday to your local city hall. This ain't no game, this is old school hardcore general motherfucking strike. We in this for the long haul.

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If u build it they will come

WE GO ON STRIKE 10AM MONDAY 6-27-2022 We strike for women's right to bodily autonomy free of government interference.

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WE STRIKE WHILE THE IRON IS BLAZING HOT!!!!!

If you can't, just go to work but do nothing, become a warm body taking up space and get nothing done. Post about this and spread the word. Talk to your coworkers and friends. YOU CAN DO SOMETHING! Even if it's just raising awareness and sabotaging your employer.


r/antiwork 19h ago Take My Energy Heartwarming Wholesome Faith In Humanity Restored Wholesome (Pro)

I am curious to see how other companies will respond to recent politics. Be like Dick

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r/antiwork 20h ago Take My Energy Wholesome Gold Silver

This is what perjury looks like. They get rewarded while we suffer….USA

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r/antiwork 21h ago Burning Cash Ally Helpful (Pro) Take My Energy Gold All-Seeing Upvote Helpful Silver Wholesome

Women should General Strike

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Women in America should General Strike until abortion rights are restored.

Nurses. Teachers. Secretaries. CEOs- all women need to stand together. Let's see how long their beloved economy lasts without women behind it.

Who's with me?

Men- you are more than welcome to strike with us!

Maybe women should also refuse to have sex with men until abortion rights are restored?

A women's strike worked in Iceland- https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-34602822


r/antiwork 18h ago Helpful Wholesome

The advancement in technology should be there to help to the workers, not abuse them.

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r/antiwork 22h ago Wholesome Silver Vibing

Get Wrecked...

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r/antiwork 22h ago Take My Energy Platinum Lawyer Up Laser Eyes Bravo Grande! I'll Drink to That Helpful Wholesome Heartwarming Ally Confetti Super Heart Eyes Sidevote Silver To The Stars Wholesome (Pro) Hugz Helpful (Pro) Faith In Humanity Restored Timeless Beauty Crab Rave Gold All-Seeing Upvote Table Flip Doot 🎵 Doot Got the W

Calls for mass walkout of women across America if Roe v. Wade is overturned

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r/antiwork 22h ago Helpful Gold Take My Energy Silver All-Seeing Upvote

At work and we’re just supposed to pretend like SCOTUS just didn’t eliminate bodily autonomy for half the US

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That’s it. I can’t function at work now. This country is fucked.


r/antiwork 3h ago

How privileged do you have to be to be able start a business for 999 dollars?

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r/antiwork 8h ago

Wholeheartedly, fuck this entire country.

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Just had to let that out. I’m tired of the system and “freedom” we have. Fuck it all.


r/antiwork 21h ago Helpful Heartwarming Silver Doom Take My Energy Wholesome Gold

Dissolving reproductive rights is a deliberate attempt to breed the poor for work

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Today reproductive rights were dissolved. Let's be clear, abortions will still happen and the rich will still have access. It will be the poor that suffer and die from illegal abortions.Please read the response by Justice Clarence Thomas. He makes it very clear they are coming after gay marriage and access to contraception next. Trump placed these people into the supreme court for exactly this reason.

Trump and the other wolves shield themselves with religion but it has nothing to do with religion. It has everything to do with suppression of the poor. Like I said before, the rich have always had access to abortions, it's the poor that died or reproduced under duress. What the captains of capitalism desire is white supremacy and the subjugation of women, the poor and minorities. What they need is to breed more poverty and people. They need an abundance of desperately poor people to work for slave wages to fuel their riches. America has nearly used up China, India and other nations and now they have their eyes on the American poor.

I think it's time for another revolution?


r/antiwork 13h ago Take My Energy Silver

A call to boycott July 4th

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This country is not something to be celebrated at the moment. They have taken our rights to remain free of children and will be coming after more.

I propose a boycott for the 4th of July. Or, even better, a 4th of July protest march.


r/antiwork 23h ago Wholesome Helpful Gold All-Seeing Upvote Platinum Silver

My wife traded her job for the trip of a lifetime. They were shocked.

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Obligatory this happened a while ago but wanted to share.
My wife worked for her company for ten years, always performing and praised despite serious micro management.

I then took early retirement and said we should travel the world for 6 months, an amazing opportunity for anyone. She floated the idea of unpaid leave at her work and they were very receptive, HR were cool with it, her direct supervisor was cool with it as was the office manager but the department head was a notorious bitch who existed to make everyone miserable.

She was told to officially request the unpaid leave with strong hints that it would be accepted. She put it in with high hopes and after two weeks she was called into a meeting. She entered the room to see her supervisor and office manager with their heads down and the department head with a big shit eating grin on her face.

You guessed it, refused due to undisclosed concerns from the department head. Who was absolutely loving it. The department head then told my wife that the only way she'd get to travel is to lose her job.
What nobody knew is that we'd anticipated this so in the face of the news my wife said 'no problem, here's my notice.' She handed them the papers on the spot and left the room. Shocked faces all round.

The following month the department head tried every trick and manipulation she could to make my wife miserable but nothing worked. The whole office was thrilled for her.

We ended up going round the world and had an amazing time with no worries. Upon return home my wife started looking for a job and randomly was contacted by an old friend who'd followed our tavels on social media. She was offered a job with more money and better hours. She absolutely loves it.

After around a month of being home the old department head reached out, asking her to return as they couldn't retain staff. My wife got to tell her where to absolutely shove it for a second time.
The point? Follow your dreams and don't let a job deny you opportunities.

UPDATE - This has more traction than I anticipated. Thank you for the comments and awards.

For clarity, we're not rich. I took early retirement after an injury at work and it really made us appreciate how short life is. We had my pension and a deposit for moving home which we spent travelling instead.

To drive home the point of making the right decision my wife actually developed breast cancer months after returning home. Unlike her previous office job her new workplace was amazing and incredibly supportive. She's now beaten the cancer and returns to work in the coming weeks. Her old workplace would have been a nightmare so while not something we wanted, it worked out in the end and makes us appreciate following our dreams even more.


r/antiwork 4h ago

Crazy Coincidence!!

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r/antiwork 21h ago Wholesome

The United States is going to have a rough summer.

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A recession + a heightening sensation of worker and wage inequality AND Roe being overturned? We're just one police-related hate crime away from a summer full of protests and riots.