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Unashamedly inspired by Recomposition, Life-Long Wobbly and Kämpa tillsammans!, New Syndicalist is a source of worker-led, anti-capitalist theory and strategy from members of the Sheffield (UK) Industrial Workers of the World general membership branch.

As members of the IWW we basically agree on the founding principles of the union, as outlined in the preamble to the IWW Constitution. We hope, however, that we can find enough to disagree about to generate some interesting discussion points on complementing, critiquing and developing the One Big Union.

New Syndicalist is a forum for the sharing of strategies, tactics and experiences related to organising within workplaces, amongst claimants and tenant communities. The blog aims to provide both a testing ground and an ever more refined tool-kit for honing the approaches of union organisers. We believe that better educated, equipped and experienced organisers have an important role to play in shifting the balance of power in our workplaces and our communities. We hope that this blog can play a part in supporting this goal.

New Syndicalist is moderated and published by members of the Industrial Workers of the World. Our vision of a more just and fair society is, therefore, anti-capitalist and defined by the objective of workplace democracy and workers control. The content of the blog will reflect this broader mission.

In line with the constitution of the Industrial Workers of the World and in the interests of promoting industrial unity within the workers’ movement New Syndicalist maintains independence from political parties and anti-political sects and will not publish content in advocacy of either.

New Syndicalist is principally a platform for organising members of Industrial Workers of the World, however, it welcomes contributions from other friendly organisations, unions and individuals where the above principles and aims are not contravened.

All content for the blog will be subject to moderation and a majority vote from the editorial board before becoming live content.

Content can be submitted to – newsyndicalist(at)gmail.com

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