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The power of e-collectivism

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

One of the ironies of the twentieth century was that as capitalism globalised, the labour movement retreated from its internationalist tradition.
But the emergence of the Internet in the early 1990s seemed set to offer a second chance to trade unions – an opportunity to give new meaning to tired old slogans, and to begin to challenge global corporate power from a position of strength.
LabourStart, the news and campaigning website of the international trade union movement, has been at the very centre of this process. Over more than a decade we have created a network of tens of thousands of trade unionists who can be mobilized instantly – and whose voices are increasingly heard.