Is there an online study group for learning the skills to do workplace organizing?

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Apr 22 2020 02:06
Is there an online study group for learning the skills to do workplace organizing?

As I'm putting together a workplace organizing resource list (http://libcom.org/forums/organise/help-me-expand-my-list-workplace-organ...) to recommend to whoever watches my upcoming video, I'm mindful of the fact that many people find it hard to stay motivated to read a bunch of material on their own. Study groups help people stay motivated to do the reading, and also help deepen people's learning as they discuss what they've read.

I'm going to suggest that people try to form a study group with people they know IRL. But it would also be cool if there was an online study group that people could join, in case they're not able to find people IRL.

Does anyone know if such a thing exists?

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Apr 22 2020 08:03

Not directly that I know of, but I did just recently learn of this, which I think seems relevant/useful:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSerf2QzafRMvvM1zjr8Oynz4ZYZ_bQ1...
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qxV_Q0d8B7mT9vTPGZtZln2d9gOPz6BAMttD...

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Apr 22 2020 21:23

Sounds like a helpful initiative! I will include it in the resource list. Thanks, R Totale!

(Btw, does the R stand for Revolution?)

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Apr 23 2020 13:23

Ah, it's actually short for Roman Totale XVII.

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Apr 23 2020 21:09

Broken link. Google doesn't give me a clear answer either.

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Apr 23 2020 21:56

Oop, hopefully this should work. It's from a Fall song, anyway.

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May 2 2020 20:48
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It is the story of Roman Totale, a psychic and former cabaret performer whose body is covered in tentacles. It is often said that Roman Totale is one of Smith’s ‘alter-egos’; in fact, Smith is in the same relationship to Totale as Lovecraft was to someone like Randolph Carter. Totale is a character rather than a persona. Needless to say, he is not a character in the ‘well-rounded’ Forsterian sense so much as a carrier of mythos, an inter-textual linkage between Pulp fragments.

Blimey!