organisation

Political and social writings - Cornelius Castoriadis

A three volume selection of Castoriadis' political writings from a combined period of 1946-1979. These volumes cover a broad range of topics: from the nature of the USSR's "bureaucratic capitalism", to the history of the old workers' movements, to self-organised working class struggle in the post-world war two era.

TACT: Temporary anti-Capitalist Teams

Temporary anti-Capitalist Teams

Ever felt frustrated that there are so many different groups out there working away in isolation?
Why can’t activists find a way to work together, to pool resources and support each other?
Why isn’t there a network that respects different ways of working, diverse political cultures and different priorities?
Why can’t we connect the local with the global, why can’t we work autonomously, why can’t we get anywhere?
You don't have to be frustrated. There is a way we can work together.

Predictable friction in the IWW

gears and shit

Neither the “open shop” nor the dues check-off - Phinneas Gage

An article by Phinneas Gage that lays out some of the ways 'dues check-off', where employers deduct dues from paychecks and give it to the union, hurts workers.

For political equality - Akiva Orr

Strike vote, Brazil.

Akiva Orr writes on politics after the 'End of History', widespread disillusionment with the politics of Soviet-style Big Government as well as the crises of society run by Big Business. Rather, the time is ripe to create a new, post-parliamentary, direct democracy, based on political equality.

"Leave it to the professionals": on paid union organisers

A response to a blog criticising the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) union for not making enough use of paid organisers and officials. With animated gifs.

Politics without politicians - Aki Orr

Israeli anti-zionist and libertarian socialist Aki Orr sets out his vision for politics without politicians.

Discussion: anarchist shop experiences - Mike Harris

An article discussing the personal experiences of anarchist organising on-the-job in the New York area in the early 1980s.

Further comments on organisation

Delayed comments on comments on our previous text on organisation...

Accompanying: Pathways to social change - Staughton Lynd

To better understand the impact of social movements in recent years, this analysis distinguishes strategies of social change into two parts.