Tag Archives: social movements

Missing the movement

Zoe Williams’s call for ‘fresh thinking’ shows an ignorance of what’s really happening in the unions Zoe Williams is a highly skilful, highly intelligent writer who considers herself a progressive and who has done much good work to promote progressive causes. She … Continue reading

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Making the case for New Unions

Jake Burns asks if the left should consider breaking with historical union structures if they inhibit the ability to organise workers in unorganised workplaces: We cannot ignore the fact that union membership has been falling steadily from its zenith in … Continue reading

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NEW RESOURCE: How to build left power in the unions

How do Marxists, as a minority within the trade union movement, operate to provide effective leadership? How have they done so in the past? How can they do so again in a situation where union power has been greatly weakened? … Continue reading

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Unions and social movements: Recognising differences, building unity

History teaches us that the gains made in the past were never a gift bequeathed by those holding the power; they have resulted from struggle through organisation. Over time, the organisational forms used to focus collective action have changed. For … Continue reading

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