Tag: workplace organising

Battle for BiFab: Scottish renewables factory in occupation

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.

Harvey Weinstein: when male entitlement meets corporate power

Annie Lord looks at the Harvey Weinstein case as an example of how workplace authoritarianism lets abusive men off the hook The much-publicised Harvey Weinstein...

Video: Jane McAlevey on unions, strikes and strategies for workplace organising

Jane McAlevey interviewed by Ian Allinson at a Manchester rs21 meeting in April 2017, discussing her new book No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in...

Bank of England strike – “People have had enough of this...

Steve Eason reports as striking Bank of England workers were joined by staff from BA and Bart's hospital on their third day of action. This...

Does migration undermine workers’ rights? A case study from waste management

Kate Bradley asks what labour stratification in the waste management industry tells us about British capitalism – and whether ‘managed migration’ would be the...

Manchester housing maintenance workers strike

Report from the ongoing Manchester strike for pay parity and against housing maintenance on the cheap

#GE2017: Can Labour deliver security at work?

Unite activist and former General Secretary candidate Ian Allinson examines Labour's third pledge of 'Security At Work'.

Review: An Ounce of Practice

Heike Becker reviews An Ounce of Practice by Leo Zeilig, discussing the themes of love, resilience and pragmatism across a varied theatres of activism.

Unite after the General Secretary election

Unite member Kate Bradley reflects on her experiences campaigning for grassroots socialist Ian Allinson in this year's Unite General Secretary election.

Beauty and the Beast: why beauty industry workers should campaign for...

Belle discusses the need for a campaign for the Living Wage in the beauty industry. In the spring budget speech Phil Hammond split his own...

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Socialism with a bit of greenwash can’t save the planet either

In his polemic, Mike Haynes argues that if socialists of the Global North are to address the climate crisis, they must also adjust their expectations of what a world with prosperity for all will look like.
Workers at a call centre in Poland.

Introduction: What a way to make a living

Meet our new article series, What a Way to Make a Living, which will explore the lived realities of work and exploitation under modern capitalism

Strike for the climate! 20.09.2019

The TUC has voted unanimously to support the global climate strike on 20 September. Here are some examples of what people are already planning.

Hong Kong – Protests continue after concessions

In his latest update, Colin Sparks reflects on the continuing protest movement in Hong Kong following the withdrawal of the extradition bill that initially sparked the resistance.

VIDEO: What democracy looks like

In this video report from 31 August, 2019, Tony Aldis with OpenEye Film provides a first-hand account of the anti-prorogation street movement.

Mugabe is dead: remember Chiadzwa

Robert Mugabe's rule was a disaster for Zimbabwe's poor. The massacre at Chiadzwa deserves to stand as his testament, writes Leo Zeilig.

Hong Kong: first concessions to mass pressure

Carrie Lam has made a first small concession to the Hong Kong protest movement. Colin Sparks reports that, so far, this attempt to split 'radicals' and 'moderates' has not succeeded.
An empty carriage of the Hong Kong metro, filled with a thick fog of pepper spray.

Arrests fail to slow the movement

In his latest update, Colin Sparks reports on the escalating resistance in Hong Kong in the face of unrelenting police brutality.

Double or nothing

Boris Johnson's manoeuvre to shut down parliament is a step towards establishing a right-wing populist hegemony in Britain
Prorogue the Tories!

Fight the anti-democratic Tories and their bosses’ Brexit

In the closing weeks before the latest Brexit deadline, Boris Johnson and his Tory Party have suspended parliament in an attempt to enable them to force through a rotten Tory Brexit for which they have no mandate. The rs21 Steering Group argue to build the movement to bring down the government.

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Prorogue the Tories!

Fight the anti-democratic Tories and their bosses’ Brexit

In the closing weeks before the latest Brexit deadline, Boris Johnson and his Tory Party have suspended parliament in an attempt to enable them to force through a rotten Tory Brexit for which they have no mandate. The rs21 Steering Group argue to build the movement to bring down the government.

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.