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Let's Get Political!

Leaflet distributed by the CWO at recent strikes and protests happening around the UK.

Solidarity and Self-Organisation are the Weapons of the Working Class

Leaflet distributed by the CWO during the last round of strikes at universities across the UK.

[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

[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

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

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.

An Anarchist's Guide to Surviving Coronavirus - Four Thieves Vinegar Collective

A guide for dealing with coronavirus and other infections viruses. Written in late February 2020.

The Self-Organised Struggle of Liverpool Couriers Highlights the Difficulties of Organising in the 'Gig Economy'

Deliveroo was founded in 2013 by Will Shu, an investment banker, and Greg Orlowski, a software developer. It was a simple idea whereby customers place food orders through an app or on the website, and couriers, with the app on their mobile phones, deliver the food from the restaurant to the customer. However, like any technology (no matter how life changing) utilised under capitalism, in practice Deliveroo means exploitation for the workers on whose labour the success of the company depends.

France: Following the SNCF Mechanics' Struggle, The Fight in the Hospitals Shows the Way

In spring 2019, a crisis on an unprecedented scale was sparked in French hospitals. The emergency services went on strike in massive numbers. Barely three months from its beginnings on 18 March, in the Saint-Antoine Hospital in Paris, it had spread to around a hundred establishments all across France by July. The movement will not stop spreading as long as the situation remains untenable. In September, the number of emergency services on strike was 239, or more than half of all services. This mobilisation has not died down and even rose to 267 services on strike in mid-October.

Workers' Democracy is the Only Real Democracy

The Trumps, the Bolsonaros, the Putins and the Xi Jinpings offer us capitalist barbarism and only the self-activity of the whole working class – the basis of working class democracy – can save humanity.