Archive for April, 2004

Trade unions in the electronic workplace

Tuesday, April 13th, 2004

Submission to the Adelaide International Workplace Conflict Conference, 21-23 April 2004, Adelaide, Australia.


Hooked on ebooks

Monday, April 12th, 2004

You can also listen to this essay on Radio LabourStart or read it in print in next month’s issue of Labour Research.

Seven Stories Press is a US publisher you probably never heard of. But you have heard of some of their authors (like Noam Chomsky) and if you’re reading this, you’d probably be intrigued by some of their titles (such as “10 Reasons to Abolish the IMF and the World Bank”).
Like many other publishers, Seven Stories began experimenting with electronic books (ebooks) some time ago, but sales were slim. The various gadgets built to display ebooks never really took off. People didn’t like reading books on their computer screens.


Why we don’t give: Online donations and international solidarity

Wednesday, April 7th, 2004

You can also read it this essay in print in next month’s issue of Industrial Worker.

One of the great things the Internet allows organizations to do is raise money. Any organization can easily and quickly set up a secure online payment facility and then sit back and watch the money pour in.
And there are the big success stories that inspire one to believe that it really is this easy. First Howard Dean, and later John Kerry, succeeded in raising millions and millions of dollars from a very large number of people who donated online.
The experience of unions has been somewhat different.