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Between the time of us requesting a room at SOAS for this event and receiving confirmation, a strike has been called by the University and College Union (UCU) over pension pay, with this one of the dates affected.
Neither Haymarket Books nor the speakers at this event
wish to undermine the strike in any way. As such, we will confirm a new date for the event as soon as possible. Please stay tuned for more information.
More on the strike here: https://www.ucu.org.uk/article/9242/UCU-announces-14-strike-dates-at-61-universities-in-pensions-row#.Wm8CFEfvUTc.twitter
This discussion is held to mark the release of On New Terrain: How Capital Is Reshaping the Battleground of Class Struggle by Kim Moody, published by Haymarket Books. This will be available for purchase at the event at a discount rate.
Kim Moody, founder of Labor Notes and author of many books on the labour movement and workplace organising.
Andy Green, Unite the Union Executive Council Member for Docks, Rail, Ferries & Waterways, and rank and file organiser with the International Dockworkers’ Council.
More speakers TBC.
We are often told that neoliberalism has produced an atomised, precarious and powerless working class unable to fight back. This talk challenges this view by looking at how globalisation has created new concentrations of capital and recomposed the working class; in the process, new sites of struggle have emerged in which workers can still exercise tremendous power and pose a formidable challenge to capital. If we can identify these sites and organise effectively, workers can still win. This is an essential topic for anyone on the left considering how we might win power and transform people’s lives in the era of globalised, neoliberal capitalism.
This is a free event, but registration to secure a place is encouraged.