So asked the Washington Post in 2013. So as the POTUS pays us a visit, we sat down with Damon Silvers, Director of Policy and Special Counsel at the AFL-CIO, America’s TUC to record a special Unions21 podcast. That question is even more important today, as a hostile environment rages against organised labour in the US. … CONTINUE READING
Janus, Free Speech, And A Sharp Turn For The Worse
Just when you thought it couldn’t, really, get any worse, the US has taken another lurch to the right. There’s been some talk this week on this side of the “pond” about the political balance of the Supreme Court tilting to the right after the announcement that Justice Kennedy, a long-standing and (relatively) liberal member… CONTINUE READING
Does Iran Treaty Crisis Spell The End For Brexit Abstentionism? It Should.
Voting to leave didn’t make us lemmings: It’s time for the Commons to say Yes to EEA membership CONTINUE READING
Unions Get The Job Done!
The more we get away from the self-serving, dishonest and default denigration that unions generally receive in much of our media – the better for all of us. CONTINUE READING
President Pence? Be Careful What You Wish For
The 25th Amendment could bring down the curtain on Trump. But is it a case of “better the devil you know”? CONTINUE READING
With Friends Like Trump….
Our interests are not protected by pretending that all is well in Washington, or by wilfully indulging the President’s repulsive excesses. CONTINUE READING
Needed: Our own Garibaldi to Trump Trumpism
Do we have too few shared experiences to make us feel part of a mass social movment? CONTINUE READING
Trump’s Travel Ban is a Revolution in Action (so what do we do?)
What happens next? What should we do? And what’s it to us anyway? CONTINUE READING
Why Trump’s behaviour is a problem CONTINUE READING
Trump: Will he Learn Lessons From History or Repeat Them?
Trump’s election cannot be normalised. This is serious. CONTINUE READING