revolutionary unionism

Let’s find alternatives to striking

Organizing Work

This article is taken from the website Organizing Work, published on November 8, 2021. A different version was originally published in Swedish. The authors argue for a third path between the “consensus fundamentalism” of Sweden’s mainstream labor bureaucracy, and the “romanticization” of strikes among the grassroots — namely, re-learning how to build pressure within the workplace.

FAQ on syndicalism

FAQ on syndicalism

22 online questions and answers. Launched by the syndicalist union SAC in Sweden, more precisely by its Local in the city of Umeå (northern Sweden). www.sac.se/LS/Umeå/FAQ.

Greetings from Sweden: A dual-track syndicalism?

Greetings from Sweden: A dual-track syndicalism?

This article was originally published in the American labor magazine ASR in the summer of 2021. The author argues for developing SAC as a popular movement union, rather than turning SAC into a "revolutionary" cadre union.

A Syndicalist Strategy for the Swedish Labour Market

A syndicalist strategy for the Swedish labour market

The article is taken from the CounterPunch website. Originally published in Swedish. About offensive trade union strategies despite contemporary anti-strike legislation.

Swedish syndicalism: an outline of its ideology and practice

Swedish syndicalism

A simple PDF version of a forthcoming book, aimed at readers new to Swedish syndicalism. It will be published in printed form, as an ebook and audio book, both in English and Swedish, by the Umeå Local of SAC. The ebook and audio book will be available online free of charge here.

Beyond May Day: From Ritual to Resistance

Strike! May Day!

The present period offers some new and encouraging openings—windows of opportunity for radical perspectives and movements against and beyond states and capital. To take advantage of this moment it is necessary to take a hard look at the ingrained rituals that have come to dominate movements.

[VIDEO] How to Grow a Movement: Tips for Activists & Organizers

Advice that is useful for any organizer or activist, to help your organization or movement grow in both size and active participation.

This advice draws from two sources:

1. Social psychology

2. Real life examples of successful mass movements and organizing campaigns

This video is an episode of the Aktion Show, a weekly livestream about praxis and direct action, but includes a brief intro and outro that was not part of the show. Skip to 4:03 for the main presentation.

https://youtu.be/VsN_IMFa0tE

Curing The English Disease

In 1976, the Labour Prime Minister James Callaghan declared that the "English disease" of indiscipline and labour militancy was undermining the profitability of UK capital. Curing the "English disease" became the raison d’etre of the ruling class.

Article on New Labour and plans for resistance from Black Flag #220 (2001)

The History of the Workers' Unemployment Insurance Bill

The Great Depression

In this article I tell the story of the Workers’ Unemployment Insurance Bill, both to fill a gap in our historical knowledge and because it resonates in our own time of troubles and struggles.