Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Debate on workers' control


Last night, I spoke at a discussion forum organised by the Commune entitled 'The Debates on Workers' Control'. The debate is part of a series of discussion forums on class struggles in the 1970s.

The debate was wide-ranging, considering different models of worker's control - from participation on boards to co-operative control under nationalisation, the role and limitations of trade unions, and the old chestnut of reformism vs. revolution. Around 20 people attended the debate.

You can download a copy of the presentation I gave, and please give any feedback in the comments section. It is a much extended version of the preface to the new LEAP pamphlet, Building the new Common Sense - social ownership for the 21st century.

You can buy Building the new common sense online for just £3 or by sending a cheque payable to 'Another World is Possible' to LEAP, PO Box 2378, London, E5 9QU.

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