syndicalism

My thoughts after attending the “Workers Rising Everywhere” training: A critique of the McAlevey organising model

A grocery store worker reflects on his experience attending the latest installment of Jane McAlevey’s “Organizing for Power” series. This article was first published by Organizing Work.

Workplace struggles are political

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Marianne Garneau criticises the leftist idea of a separation between workplace struggles and politics. This article was first published on Organizing Work.

Revolutionary Syndicalism, or Anarcho-syndicalism - René Berthier

René Berthier writes about the difference between Revolutionary Syndicalism and Anarcho-syndicalism

Green Syndicalism in the Arctic

Inspirational action showing the power of Indigenous land defense and how solidarity can be manifest in significant ways in contexts where companies are working to sow divisions between resource workers and Indigenous communities. A powerful response to those who claim that the interests of resource workers will leave them somehow fundamentally opposed to Indigenous land struggles.

Pipelines, Pandemics and Capital’s Death Cult: A Green Syndicalist View

Sign saying, Call off the RCMP, We Stand on Stolen Land

Covid outbreaks at extractives industry sites bring together shared interests and concerns of the diverse working class—blue collar and white collar workers in various industries, Indigenous people, including site workers. This provides a green syndicalist analysis of these issues and convergence points of resistance.

Class Consciousness and Working Class Emancipation

Discussion with the Angry Workers of the World (AWW)

The Alliance Syndicaliste on Kropotkin, Malatesta and Bakunin

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A three-part series of articles from 1975/6, written by the Alliance syndicaliste révolutionnaire et anarcho-syndicaliste (ASRAS), published in their newspaper Solidarité Ouvrière. The articles take a critical approach to aspects of Kropotkin and Malatesta, whilst offering forward parts of Bakunin as a remedy to their faults.

Bows and Arrows: Indigenous Workers, IWW Local 526, and Syndicalism on the Vancouver Docks

The first union on the waterfront of so-called Vancouver was organized by Indigenous workers, mostly Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh. And it was organized on an explicitly syndicalist basis as Local 526 of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), which would become known as the Bows and Arrows. The Bows and Arrows took an active, politically militant approach with a commitment to Indigenous solidarity and organized on a multicultural/multiracial foundation of class solidarity.