Brian Parkin looks back at the life of his mother, Jean Dorothy Parkin, who passed away on 14th November.
Carillion wasn’t an exception, but all too typical of the spiv business model the dominates UK construction.
Through the combination of the defiance of an occupying workforce and a vision of a green industrial strategy, the prospect of democratic resistance is possible.
UK manufacturing workers must reject a continued dependency on defence contracts in favour of a re-dedication of industry to environmentally and socially beneficial production.
How can we trace the interconnections between war, famine, pestilence and conquest that are being unleashed in a new form as the climate crisis unfolds?
The union machine has once more been reduced to crying foul and continues to pursue a fatally discredited partnership model of industrial peace and 'responsible' trade unionism.
In late October 2013, workers at the Ineos twin plant at Grangemouth, Stirlingshire, suffered an epic defeat, which in terms of the sacking of...
Brian Parkin comments on the extension of chemical giant Ineos' control over the Scottish energy economy and calls for radical, democratic and green working class resistance.
Brian Parkin reviews Blacklisted: the secret war between big business and union activists by Dave Smith and Phil Chamberlain When I was a young engineering draughtsman...
The world of hydrocarbons is still driven by the same speculative greed and climate crisis disregard as ever.