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For more than 100 years, May Day has symbolized the common struggles of workers around the globe. Why is it largely ignored in North America? The answer lies in part in American labour’s long repression of its own radical past, out of which international May Day was actually born a century ago.
The new unionism of the 1930s brought dramatic new tactics such as the sit-downs, new strategies that included industry-wide bargaining, and spread new forms of in-plant democracy based on the shop steward system. Today union structures are again in crisis, but nothing comparable to the labour explosion of the 30s has yet emerged or is even much talked about. When those of us who support labour by silencing ourselves out of sensitivity to the assault it's facing, we do labour no favour. Nothing is more important to the renewal of the labour movement than to soberly confront the mess it's in and encourage the most open and creative discussion of how it might move on. Here Sam Gindin argues that bringing class back in must stand at the center of such discussions.
From its very beginnings, the new doctrine was quite consciously set in opposition to socialism as an alternate economic and democratic order to capitalism and as an unyielding defender of the institutions of private property. In its specific programmatic mandate, neoliberalism was an offspring of the Great Depression and set against Keynesian state intervention. But however much its protagonists set themselves up as outsiders, neoliberalism was never an alien political doctrine to economic and political elites of Western Europe and North America: neoliberal ideas were always incorporated as a legitimate component of state policy discussions.
|Greater Toronto Workers' Assembly (GTWA) publications|
|#8. December, 2012||Free and Accessible Transit Now|
|#7. June, 2012||With Friends Like These...: How can we save education from McGuinty's attacks?|
|#6. January, 2012||Fight the Electro-Motive Lockout: Move the Struggle Forward|
|#5. December, 2011||Time to take out the trash|
|#4. October, 2011||Under Attack: In Defence of the Public Sector (leaflet)|
|#3. September, 2011||Under Attack: In Defence of the Public Sector (pamphlet)|
|#2. June, 2011||Why You Should Support Postal Workers||HTML|
|#1. January, 2011||What is the GTWA?||HTML|
|Socialist Interventions Pamphlet Series|
|#15. May, 2016||Eleanor Marx, et. al.||May Day|
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|#14. September, 2015||Sam Gindin||Global Issues: Bringing Class Back In||ePub|
|#13. August, 2014||Greg Albo and Carlo Fanelli||Austerity Against Democracy||ePub|
|#12. August, 2013||Stefan Kipfer, et al.||Free Transit||ePub|
|#11. November, 2011||Angela Joya, et al.||The Arab Revolts Against Neoliberalism||HTML|
|#10. August, 2010||Marta Harnecker||Ideas for the Struggle||HTML|
|#9. October, 2009||Socialist Project||Financial Meltdown: Canada, the Economic Crisis and Political Struggle||HTML|
|#8. April, 2009||Michael A. Lebowitz||The Path to Human Development: Capitalism or Socialism?||PDF
|#7. May, 2008||SP Labour Committee||Labour Movement Platform||HTML|
|#6. April, 2008||Richard Roman and Edur Velasco Arregui||The Oaxaca Commune: The Other Indigenous Rebellion in Mexico||HTML|
|#5. June, 2007||SP Labour Committee||The Crisis in Manufacturing Jobs: Struggling for Answers||HTML|
|#4. Dec, 2005||Armstrong, Hugh, et al.||Whose Health Care?
Challenging the Corporate Struggle to Rule Our System
|#3. Mar, 2005||Carlos Torres, et al.||The Unexpected Revolution
The Venezuelan People Confront Neoliberalism
|#2. Jan, 2005||Leo Panitch||Whose Violence? Imperial State Security and the
Global Justice Movement
|#1. April, 2004||Sam Gindin||The Auto Industry - Concretizing Working Class Solidarity:
Internationalism Beyond Slogans
|August, 2003||Socialist Project Constitution||HTML|
|2004||A Different Canada is Possible!
Charting a Democratic Agenda for the 2004 Federal Election
|April, 2005||Saying NO to Neoliberalism
in France and Canada
|February, 2010||Socialist Project||The Venezuelan Call for a New International Organization of the Left||HTML|
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