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How to win an online campaign

A couple of days ago, I got some great news. Raffles Hotel workers in Cambodia who have been involved in a bitter dispute with their employers, had won a huge victory. Their union now recognized,…


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Instant messaging and the unions

These days, when you want to communicate, you have a real choice. It used to be that you’d either phone or send a letter. Then came fax machines, then email, then text messaging. These days,…



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End of the Internet dream?

A decade ago, many of us were enthusiastic about the Internet in part because we believed that it opened up extraordinary opportunities for the left. The Internet could not be censored, we argued. Censorship would…




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I have seen the future and it works

I returned a few weeks ago from a month-long journey to Australia and New Zealand, countries in which the trade union movement has taken some huge steps forward in its use of the new communications…


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Two Funerals, Two Americas

Ronald Reagan and Victor Reuther were born only months apart in the years before the first world war. They both died last weekend in America, aged 92 and 93. One is being mourned by the…



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Hooked on ebooks

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…