Remembering the first Georgian republic

This is the talk I gave on Thursday, 14 September 2017 at Prospero’s Bookshop in Tbilisi. I want to start by thanking Peter Nasmyth and Prospero’s Books for hosting us this evening. I also want…


Irakli Petriashvili addressing the GTUC congress.

Trade union independence and the Georgian republic

Presentation to the Georgian Trade Union Confederation’s congress, Tbilisi – 15 September 2017 I want to begin by thanking the Georgian Trade Union Confederation and your president, Irakli Petriashvili, for inviting me to speak at…





1917: Freedom or Tyranny?

Last night I participated in a debate with the Alliance for Workers Liberty in central London on the subject of “1917: Freedom or Tyranny?”. The following is the text of my opening remarks. I want…



For a June 9th Movement

I think it is a safe bet to assume that we are going to wake up on morning of June 9, 2017 to a Tory government with an increased parliamentary majority, and with Labour facing…


Ken Livingstone in Tel Aviv

In November 1986, Ken Livingstone visited Israel as the guest of Mapam (the United Workers’ Party). He toured the country, appeared on national television, met Knesset members, visited a kibbutz and spoke with Mapam activists…