organisation

[VIDEO] Voting & Electoralism: Steelman Debates Steelman

This video is a debate between two fictional characters: One in favor of voting and electoralism, the other bitterly opposed.

https://youtu.be/Mv7naNWfZ4A

My personal opinion is I don’t have a problem with voting but believe that electoralism is harmful. Regardless of whether or not you vote, we should focus on building a mass-movement to win reforms by our own actions and build our capacity for revolution.

This video was published two weeks before the 2020 U.S. election and uses it as an example. However, the issues discussed and arguments made can generally apply to any “democratic” country in any year.

[VIDEO] Power to End Capitalism: The Case for Workplace Organizing

Organizing as workers gives us the power to improve our lives in the short-term and abolish capitalism in the long-term. So to say this is an important topic is an understatement! And that's what this video is all about.

See below for a bit more info on what this video is about.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKmIlAMIznQ

Cosa Nostra: Sponsorships, Affinity-based vetting and recruiting

A guide on recruitment and vetting for your own affinity groups.

A-E-I-O-U: Agitate, Educate, Inoculate, Organize, Union / pUsh (from "Wages So Low You’ll Freak" by Mike Pudd'nhead)

A concise summary of the AEIOU model of organizing: Agitate, Educate, Inoculate, Organize, Unionize.

This is extracted from Mike Pudd'nhead's book Wages So Low You’ll Freak about his experience working at Jimmy Johns in the Twin Cities, Minnesota and attempting to organize a union with the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) from 2007-2011.

His full book can be found here https://libcom.org/library/wages-so-low-youll-freak-mike-puddnhead

We Are Against All Institutional Parties

The ICT considers itself to be one core of the future international party of the working class. But the word “party” often triggers an allergic reaction, even amongst elements otherwise sympathetic to our politics – after all, there is already no shortage of parties both of the left and the right which attempt to rule the capitalist state, be it through electoral or military means. As we often repeat, our vision has nothing in common with these rackets. The party we seek to build is not a government in waiting but a guide in the struggle for a new world.

How to Hold a Good Meeting: Rusty's Rules of Order

Rusty's Rules is a simplified version of Robert's Rules. It enables good meeting process while being simple enough to easily memorize. Meetings are an essential part of organizing, of self-management, and of collective action. With good process, meetings can be highly effective, but without good process, meetings can easily become a useless waste of time. So Rusty's Rules is a very important tool, not just for successful meetings, but for successful organizing, successful action, and successful class-struggle.

From a ready meals factory ... to social revolution

Review by Bob Myers of Class Power on Zero-Hours, by Angry Workers of the World (387 pages, £9.00, distributed by PM Press)

AngryWorkers: A conversation

A IWW comrade and researcher asked us questions about our local experiences and thoughts on working class organising...

Gojek: Delivery workers struggle in Indonesia

A friend of ours sent us this detailed report. A PDF-file with pictures and graphs is attached...