organisation

The sociology of Leninist organizations

The behavior of Leninist groups is shaped less by the rules than by the social environment of their organizations.

What is a Marxist organization? - Scott Jay

Self-proclaimed Marxist organization never apply a Marxist analysis to their own organizations. While the rest of the world is shaped by social forces, they always assume they are exempt because of their ideas. This is an idealist approach to organizations, not a materialist one.

The Pop Up Union: a postmortem

Pop-up union members take part in national demo

When management at the University of Sussex announced plans to outsource 235 jobs, workers responded by launching a 'Pop-Up Union', a new tactic in modern British industrial relations. Is this a model other workers can emulate?

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...