Tag: workplace organising

Things to be angry about and frightened of: A response to...

Kevin Crane responds to Ian A's article 'Anger, confidence, fear and hope in the workplace', arguing that the nature of precariousness at work needs...

Living Workers, Dead Wages

by Luke Evans "And, it must be confessed, that although the adoption of the enlarged machinery, in that state of our commerce which the country once...

Bullying in the workplace

Barbara Jeffery, UCU Branch Secretary Tower Hamlets College (pc) discusses how to tackle bullying in the workplace. First published in the Summer 2014 edition...

Anger, confidence, fear and hope in the workplace

Ian A discusses fear, anger, confidence and hope in the modern workplace. This article appears in the first edition of the rs21 magazine. Real wages down....

Inoculation against bosses’ lies

Ian Allinson discusses how his workplace gained confidence through exposing their bosses' lies In 2003 I went on strike for the first time. We wanted...

Having no job is a daily grind in itself – on...

Mary Turner writes about her son struggling to find work. My son is shy and does not always mix well with other people. He lacks...

The dullness of work

A university admin worker writes about their job. My job is boring. I'm an admin worker at a popular university in Northeast England. I've...

rs21 Political Weekend: What is revolutionary leadership?

Caliban's Revenge discusses a session at the rs21 political weekend on the question of the role of 'leadership'.

Participation, resistance and betrayal among car workers

Ray M reviews Militant Years, Alan Thornett’s political memoir of his life as a radical car plant worker in Oxford – and draws out some political warnings about ‘participation’ then and ‘partnership’ today.

Workers’ inquiries and the working class

Workers' inquiries could fill gaps in our knowledge, as well as being a political project in their own right

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Build on this climate strike

Today's global climate strikes represent a crucial opportunity for the movement against climate catastrophe.
A large brown and grey banner hanging on a concrete building, with the hand-painted text 'State Sanctioned Terrorism'

Report – Stop the DSEI Arms Fair

A Tshisekedi, an activist of the migrant solidarity organisation Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants, reports on the week-long series of direct action to resist the DSEI Arms Fair in east London.

100 days of protests in Hong Kong

Hong Kong has now seen 100 days of protests. Colin Sparks explains about how the movement is organised, and the role of socialists, workers and migrants within it.

Photo report: Trans+ Pride 2019

On 14 September, London saw its first ever Trans+ Pride. Photos by Steve Eason.
A white airplane on a sunny runway, surrounded by grass.

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.

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Build on this climate strike

Today's global climate strikes represent a crucial opportunity for the movement against climate catastrophe.
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.