Tag: trade unions

What exactly does a university Vice Chancellor do?

As HE workers prepare for action over pay, Mike Haynes asks: what do VCs actually do?

Artistic ‘freedom’: a snapshot from working in the arts

A recent demonstration of precarious workers made Liz Forster see her own experience as a zero-hour worker differently.

Working-class strategy #HM2018

In the superb final session at the 2018 Historical Materialism Conference, Katy Fox-Hodess and Amanda Armstrong discussed how the left should relate to workers...

Just Transitions in Scotland: Scot.E3 Employment, Energy & Environment

Report on a conference planning a rapid and just transition to a sustainable energy economy in Scotland.

Notes From Below: Workers’ Inquiries #HM2018

Ian Allinson reports from Historical Materialism conference on the Notes From Below project

Leaders, leaders, leaders and leaders

Unite the Union activist Ian Allinson discusses the different connotations of the word 'leader'.

Three days that shook the UCU leadership

Rank-and-file university workers are pushing UCU's leadership in a bid for democracy, accountability and a fighting union

The death of irony at UCU congress

At the heart of the fight is the question of who controls the union: the officials or the membership?
Banners, hard hats and flowers

Remember the dead, fight for the living

A video from an event in Manchester to mark International Workers Memorial Day
#MeToo workers rights

Some reflections on #MeToo

While #MeToo has seen countless people speak out about sexual violence and harassment, it has also revealed difficulties in building the means of confronting them.

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Citizenship deprivation at the nexus of race, gender and geopolitics

Counter-terrorism policing functions to help further advance, harden and normalise the security state in the name of national security.

revolutionary reflections | Notes on Capital and the State: part 3

In the concluding part of our serialisation of his 1978 essay on the state in capitalist society, Colin Barker considers the theory of the Permanent Arms Economy.

A brief history of the Teddy Boys

The post war youth subculture that became the subject of a moral panic.

Labour split: meet the gang of seven

At long last, the new centrist party is here. Meet the seven Blairite relics promising to #ChangePolitics.

‘We are not going to let our world be ruined’

Laura Di Chiara and her school-friends joined the climate strike today and it was much bigger than they expected.

The story of the LA teachers’ strike

Jesse Hagopian talks to LA teacher Gillian Russom about how the teachers in Los Angeles organised, what they won, and what it means for wider education struggles in the USA.

LGBT History in 21 pieces of music

For LGBT History Month, Colin Wilson presents a history of queer music in 21 tracks.

Rape culture and the neoliberal university

Warwick University's response to sexism, racism and rape culture on campus has been appalling but sadly predictable, writes Warwick graduate Rachel Jones.

Obituary: Colin Barker

Ian Birchall remembers the life of revolutionary socialist Colin Barker.

revolutionary reflections | Notes on Capital and the State: part 2

In the second of a three part series Colin Barker continues his investigation into the relationship between capital and the state.

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revolutionary reflections | Notes on Capital and the State: part 2

In the second of a three part series Colin Barker continues his investigation into the relationship between capital and the state.

I Bring Her a Flower

On the 100th anniversary of the murder of Rosa Luxemburg, we republish a poetic tribute to her written by Sylvia Townsend Warner.

Yellow vests: Macron’s fuel tax was no solution to climate chaos

Why Macron's 'eco-tax' on fuel was never a fair or effective way to tackle climate change

Bolsonaro elected president of Brazil: how did we get to this point?

Following the recent election of Jair Bolsonaro as president of Brazil, Marcelo Badaró Mattos asks how we got here.

Care, consent and coercion under capitalism

Alan Sears, a socialist activist based in Toronto, spoke to Hazel Croft about sexuality, sexual coercion and consent, and the possibilities for sexual liberation today.