organisation

Sisters, brothers, it’s time for some strategical roots manuvas

Short call to get rooted and to link up local working class initiatives - a basic proposal

A different 5-year plan

Sheffield employment chart

This article is a response to a piece published by one of my union colleagues on some possible aspirations for the Sheffield Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) General Members’ Branch over the course of the next half-decade.

Black Sansculottes and Ambitious Marionettes: Cedric J. Robinson, CLR James and the Critique of Political Leadership - Alberto Toscano

Toussaint Louverture.

Leadership can serve as a privileged prism to revisit, in this theoretical homage to the work of Cedric J. Robinson, his own encounter with C.L.R. James’s work.

Yours in Revolt : The Socialist Party of Canada and the Western Canadian Labour Movement

Yours in revolt Gerald Friesen 1976

The militancy of western Canadian workers during the first two decades of this century culminated in 1919 in secessions from the Trades and Labor Congress of Canada and the American Federation of Labor, the establishment of the One Big Union, and a wave of strikes. In part because of its innate drama, in part because it profoundly affected the course of socialist politics and trade union organization in the nation, the unprecedented outburst has attracted many students in the intervening years.

Socialist Standard June 2004 - SPGB Centenary

Socialist Standard June 2004 - SPGB Centenary

Welcome to this special edition of the Socialist Standard, a commemorative issue marking one hundred years in the political life of the Socialist Party of Great Britain. When our Party was formed on 12th June 1904, in a hall in a little alley off Fetter Lane, Fleet Street, London, the founder members would rightly have viewed the possibility of our existence a century later in something of a negative light.

The SPA: Dashed on the Rocks of Compromise

Socialist Party of America Presidential Candidates - Debs, Thomas, Hoopes

Other than in our Socialist Party, way too much thought on revolutionary socialist organisation gets written advocating Lenin’s way as the one and only way and applying historic conditions under Russian feudalism to Western democracies today, and whose justification amounts to thinly veiled apologetics for ‘history is written by the victors’. The Socialist Party of America: A Complete History by Jack Ross, published last year, joins the comparatively smaller range of literature not from this vanguard perspective, and even opposed to it.

Turfs, and also clumps

Blog post on tensions around organizing campaigns encouraging or discouraging contact with the life of the larger organization

Resistance Vol. 12, No. 3 (August-October 1954)

The Vol. 12, No. 3 (August-October 1954) issue of Resistance, an anarchist publication produced out of New York.

Communist organisation and discipline - Amadeo Bordiga (1924)

Article by Amadeo Bordiga from Prometeo no. 5, May 15th 1924, on the structure and functioning of communist parties, and the International.

We Can Learn to Live Free

Give the human race a little credit. We can surely learn to live free, neither dominant nor submissive.