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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…




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Haiti: What we learned from the net

Sometimes it really does just hit you. The Internet really does change the way we look at things. I was struck by this as I look back upon the recent tumultuous events in Haiti. Watching…



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Are teachers “terrorists”?

I had to read this story twice to be sure it wasn’t a joke. Yesterday, at a private meeting with U.S. governors in the White House, George Bush’s Secretary of Education, Rod Paige, called the…