manchester class struggle forum, 1st april

8 03 2010

The second Manchester Class Struggle Forum will host a discussion on trade unions and trade unionism.

After the collapse of the global financial bubble, the working class is being made to pay. In Britain workers have started to fight back, in the form of a series of one day strikes. There are stories in the media warning of a return to ‘union power’, but what does this mean and is it a good thing for the working class?

The meeting takes place from 7pm on Thursday 1st April at Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS. Email uncaptiveminds@gmail.com to express your interest or ask for more info.

Suggested reading:

Work. Community. Politics. War. – prole.info
http://libcom.org/library/work-community-politics-war-prole

Abolish Restaurants – prole.info (Especially the section on unions)
http://libcom.org/library/abolish-restaurants

Theoretical pieces:

Winning the class war – The Direct Action Movement
http://libcom.org/library/winning-class-war-anarcho-syndicalist-strategy

Good old-fashioned trade unionism – Wildcat
http://libcom.org/library/good-old-fashioned-trade-unionism-wildcat

Analyses of Recent Events:

Ford Visteon Enfield Workers Occupation – Alan Woodward
http://libcom.org/history/ford-visteon-enfield-workers-occupation-alan-woodward

2009: The Strike at Lindsey Refinery: a Struggle Entangled in Nationalism – LibCom.org
http://libcom.org/history/2009-strike-lindsey-refinery-struggle-entangled-nationalism

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21 03 2010
Mark

To best prepare you to discuss this topic we suggest you read the following texts.

Introductory texts:

Work. Community. Politics. War. – prole.info
http://libcom.org/library/work-community-politics-war-prole

Abolish Restaurants – prole.info (Especially the section on unions)
http://libcom.org/library/abolish-restaurants

Theoretical pieces:

Winning the class war – The Direct Action Movement
http://libcom.org/library/winning-class-war-anarcho-syndicalist-strategy

Good old-fashioned trade unionism – Wildcat
http://libcom.org/library/good-old-fashioned-trade-unionism-wildcat

Analyses of Recent Events:

Ford Visteon Enfield Workers Occupation – Alan Woodward
http://libcom.org/history/ford-visteon-enfield-workers-occupation-alan-woodward

2009: The Strike at Lindsey Refinery: a Struggle Entangled in Nationalism – LibCom.org
http://libcom.org/history/2009-strike-lindsey-refinery-struggle-entangled-nationalism




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