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Daily Archives: October 10th, 2008

New Methods of Union Organising

A Message from Chris Ford

You are invited to our next scheduled session of Uncaptive Minds series on the 1970s a Decade of Class Struggle which is on union organising methods.  

 

Organising has been a constant theme in the trade union movement but there has been little discussion about the great achievements in the 1970’s, when a range of new methods of organising saw union membership rise to 13million in 1979.  Since then it has declined to around 7.3 million at which it has stayed since the year 2000.

 

An important question is why have we not been able to restore our stength and density and what can we learn from the 1970s for today. 

 

A long standing activists in UNISON, Anton Moctonian is writing a major new critical study of union organising in the 1970s. 

 

Come along on Monday 13th October to Uncaptive Minds.  The venue is in central London.

 

Email uncaptiveminds@googlemail.com to register your interest and get more information.

 

Chris Ford

 

http://thecommune.wordpress.com/2008/10/03/uncaptive-minds-forum-13th-october-new-methods-of-organising

 

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THE GLOBALISATION LECTURES 2008-2009

 

Organised by the Department of Development Studies

School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

University of London

 

Convenor: Professor Gilbert Achcar

 

 

Wednesday 29th October, 6:30pm Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

 

“THE IMPERIAL PARADOX: IDEOLOGIES OF EMPIRE FROM ALEXANDER THE GREAT TO GEORGE W. BUSH”

 

PROFESSOR ELLEN MEIKSINS WOOD

Professor Emerita of Political Science at York University (Toronto)

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 26 November, 6:30pm Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

 

“BEYOND NEOLIBERAL GLOBALISATION AND US HEGEMONY: WHAT NEXT?”

PROFESSOR SAMIR AMIN – Director of the Third World Forum (Dakar, Senegal)

 

Wednesday 28 January, 6:30pm Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

 

“HUMANITARIANISM AT THE RISK OF IMPERIALISM”

DR. RONY BRAUMAN – Former President of 1999 Nobel Peace Prize winner Doctors without Borders (MSF, Paris)

 

Wednesday 25 February, 6:30pm Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

 

“THE WORLD’S THIRD SPACES: NEITHER GLOBAL NOR NATIONAL?”

 

PROFESSOR SASKIA SASSEN – Lynd Professor of Sociology and Member, The Committee on Global Thought, at Columbia University (New York)

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Gilbert Achcar

ga3@soas.ac.uk

Professor of Development Studies & International Relations
University of London – School of Oriental and African Studies
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG
Phone +44 (0)20 7898 4557
Fax     +44 (0)20 7898 4759

 

 

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