organisation

Has PCS been outflanked to the left by a bosses’ union?

A look at two of many attacks faced by workers in HM Revenue & Customs. The contrasting responses from clerical grade union PCS and senior grade union ARC are worth noting, but not for the reason you might guess.

Shotgun organizing - John O'Reilly & Juan Conatz

John O'Reilly and Juan Conatz talk about 'shotgun organizing' which they define as an individualized way of thinking every problem needs to be solved in the most intense and forceful fashion possible, regardless of whether or not it can be handled differently or of the effects on a workplace organizing committee.

Strategy for industrial struggle - Mark Fore

Strategy for Industrial Struggle

The years 1970-72 saw industrial struggle in the UK reach levels which hadn't been seen since the 1920s. This pamphlet by "Mark Fore", a pseudonym of Ken Weller, set out alternatives to traditional strike strategy. Published by Solidarity (London) in May 1971.

On the question of reforms

Discussing the question of support for reforms against opposition to reformism.

Not one nor two: political organization, syndicalism, and thought

A piece exploring an experience organizing with transportation workers and the connections between political ideas, action, tactics, and radical potentials. Militant forms of reformism is explored along the way.

On spontaneity and organisation - Murray Bookchin

On Spontaneity and Organisation

A lecture given by Bookchin at a conference in November 1971.

Revolutionary organisation - Maurice Brinton

Revolutionary Organisation

'Revolutionary Organisation' was published by Solidarity (Clydeside) in July 1969. (Clydeside pamphlet No. 2). It reprinted three articles published in early issues of the London Solidarity group journal. Although unsigned the articles were by Maurice Brinton.

Rules of engagement - Antifa

London anti-fascists gather at Cable Street mural

Tactics and organisational rules adopted by the militant London Antifa group which had a number of successes against the far-right through the mid-noughties.

Toward the human community - La Guerre Sociale

A 1982 article first published in the journal La Guerre Sociale on the prospects for a communist movement, with discussions of politics, opportunism, bureaucracy, organizational fetishism, economic determinism, ideology, the adaptability of capitalism, and the limitations of the concept of self-management.

Social revolution and revolutionary organisation: The FORAist alternative - Vadim Grayevski

FORA

Machine translation of a short article by Vadim Grayevski of KRAS-IWA, on the FORAist method of revolutionary organizing.