Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 16, 2016
Working class organizing

Diemer, Ulli (ed.)

Publisher:  Connexions
Date Written:  16/01/2016
Year Published:  2016  
Active Serial

Resource Type:  Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number:  CX18602

Working to change things for the better, fighting to prevent things from getting worse, remembering the past to illuminate possibilities for the future: as always, that is the focus of Other Voices. In this issue, we pay special attention to working class organizing. There can be no meaningful change without the active participation of the majority of the population: working people. Yet much activism ignores this obvious reality, while the organized labour union movement has put much of its reliance on 'professionals' who see organizing as a top-down technique rather than a grassroots movement. Several articles in this issue look at aspects of these issues. We also delve into the relationship between feminism and socialism, and look at the so-called 'sharing economy,' which produces increasingly exploited and precarious work, and immense profits for super-rich corporate owners.



Introduction: This Issue: Working Class Organizing
Having the Hard Conversations
Essential reading on the Paris climate agreement
More than equality: reasons to be a feminist socialist
The Boy Who Could Change the World
Uber and the Luddites
Topic of the Week: Labour Organizing
Website of the Week: Labor for Sustainability
Book of the Week: Red Rosa
Film of the Week: Dignity of the Nobodies (La dignidad de los nadies)
Organizing: Keystone XL opponents need a jobs program
People's History: One by One, South Sudan Tries to Name Its War Victims
From the Archives: The Digital Dark Ages: Movies and Books Get Deleted as Selfies Pile Up

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