Tag: TUC

2018 in protest photos

Photographer Steve Eason looks back over the movements on the streets in 2018, from the anniversary of the Grenfell fire to the Extinction Rebellion bridge occupation
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Video: what is rank-and-file trade unionism?

Ian Allinson looks at rank-and-file worker organisation - the alternative to a reliance on bureaucrats to cut deals with management.

50 years on from 1967 Abortion Act

Throughout the fifty years that the Act has been on the statute book pro-choice activists have had to repel repeated attempts to curtail its provisions.

revolutionary reflections | You can’t stop Wapping by marching past it:...

Sherrl Yanowitz, who sadly died in June last year - Obituary Sherrl Yanowitz 1942-2016 - played an active role in the dispute at Wapping...

Unions: the poison of partnerships

Brian Parkin challenges the idea that there should be 'partnership' between workers and their bosses   In her first flush of leadership madness, Theresa May promised...
Banner Theatre with Chicago teachers after a performance of "Chicago: The Great Teachers' Strike" at Manchester May Day 2016

Chicago teachers join Manchester’s biggest May Day for years

Tara Stamps and Matt Luskin from the Chicago Teachers' Union joined Manchester's biggest International Workers' Day festival for years. Ian Allinson reports. Manchester TUC had...

Right to Strike: Infographic

Download this infographic as a pdf here Join the TUC  lobby of parliament and the day of action against the Trade Union Bill on 2 November Infographic...
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Rolling coverage from Manchester anti-austerity demo

At least 85,000 people took part in today's anti-austerity protest at Tory Conference in Manchester, called by the People's Assembly and the TUC. 

Tens of thousands join parade of the labour movement

Amy Gilligan reflects on Saturday's TUC demonstration. The large TUC demonstration on Saturday saw tens of thousands of trade unionists march through central London. Branch banners...

Public sector strikes: a guide to who’s on strike when and...

Next week will see groups of workers from across the public sector taking industrial action in defence of pay and services. The week will...

Latest articles

Review: Chasing the harvest

Jack Pickering reviews a powerful collection of stories of migrant workers in California's agricultural sector.

Hong Kong: mass protests in the rain

In his latest dispatch from Hong Kong, Colin Sparks reflects on the significance of yesterday’s illegal mass demonstration.

The Importance of Colin Barker

Mike Haynes offers a tribute to revolutionary socialist thinker and organiser Colin Barker

‘Dear Sisters of the Earth’: Peterloo bicentenary

Women were a particular target of the violence at Peterloo on 16 August 1819. We publish an extract from an address by the Manchester Female Reform Society delivered shortly before the massacre.

Review: Stolen Moments

Mark Winter welcomes a new exhibition celebrating Namibia's unsung musical heroes, and remembers the time when the artist Jackson Kaujewa came to stay with his family.

Review: Urban Warfare

Kate Bradley reviews Urban Warfare by Raquel Rolnik, an important investigation into how capitalism has shaped housing for its own ends

Tensions rise in Hong Kong

Colin Sparks reports on the latest developments in Hong Kong, where the movement on the streets is showing impressive resilience as direct pressure from Beijing builds.
Marching lines of police stretching into the distance near parliament

200 years after Peterloo, do we face a new wave of repression?

As we approach the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo massacre, Ian Allinson argues that the right are pressing Boris Johnson to introduce a new wave of repression.
Protesters with Save Our Shipyard banner

Harland and Wolff: occupying for nationalisation, jobs and the climate

Workers at Belfast's Harland and Wolff shipyard are fighting to save their jobs and demanding nationalisation as the employer goes into administration.
Large crowd, Shatin, Hong Kong

Mass mobilisation shakes Hong Kong

Colin Sparks reports from Hong Kong, where strikes and protests are shaking the government.

Highlights

Popular uprising and the fight for independence in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico's mass movement and general strike have brought a corrupt US-backed neoliberal administration to its knees

revolutionary reflections | Theatre of the Oppressed as a political method

Sophie Coudray introduces the work of the Brazilian theatre practitioner Augusto Boal and the potential of its method for revolutionary praxis.

revolutionary reflections | Value, force, many states and other problems: part 3

In the third and final part of his essay on violence and capitalist social relations, Colin Barker insists that capitalist states cannot be theorised without recognising their multiplicity.

Between Sartre and Cliff: Ian Birchall, a heterodox Marxist’s trajectory

Selim Nadi conducts a wide-ranging interview with long-standing revolutionary socialist Ian Birchall.

Review: What’s Wrong With Rights?

Radha D'Souza's investigation into the international liberal rights regime is a welcome intervention that should make us question the framework of 'rights'.