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We set up Recomposition to share our writing, to share other material that we recommend people read for discussion, and to help ourselves develop our thoughts through writing. We hope workplace organizers and revolutionaries get something out of the writing on our site. We welcome responses, as they can help us deepen our own thinking and practice.

What’s at Stake in the Health Care Debate?

Our #healthseries was conceived and collected throughout 2016 at time when the Obama administration was winding down, and before the ascent of Trump or the more recent rumblings of the right in Europe. For workers...

Visions of Hope amongst the Despondent: Lessons of the Abolitionists in the age of...

From RecompositionWe live in a time of challenges that can seem so great that they lead many to despair. Climate change, global instability, rising misery and inequity, racism and misogyny are on the march; the...

Free Parking

From RecompositionIn this piece Phineas Gage recalls the challenges of organizing under punitive back to work legislation and the effect it had on shop floor organising. As tensions grow over a dispute about the safety...

Concrete Examples of Non-Labour Relations Board Unions – Part III

From RecompositionThis is the third part of a series of concrete examples (Part I – Part II) and very brief summaries of organizations that have some component of direct action and a form of collective bargaining...

Militant Reformism and the Prospects for Reforming Capitalism

From RecompositionAnyone who has spent much time around the radical left will know that there is an important historical law: the tendency of the rate of prophet to rise. The radical left has predicted...

Concrete Examples of Non Labour Relations Board Unions – Part II

From RecompositionThis is the second part of a series of concrete examples and very brief summaries of organizations that have some component of direct action and a form of collective bargaining that operate outside the labour relations...

Concrete Examples of Non-Labour Relations Board Unions

From RecompositionThis is the first part of a series of concrete examples and very brief summaries of organizations that have some component of direct action and a form of collective bargaining that operate outside...

Garage Collective Reviews Lines of Work

From RecompositionToday we share a review of Lines of Work, a collection of stories on organizing and life on the job, put together by fellow Recomposition editor Scott Nappalos, and which you can find here.This review is...

Necessary Steps in Tough Economic Times

From RecompositionToday we share an article that first appeared in Deric Shannon’s book The End of the World As We Know It? published by AK Press. “Necessary Steps in Tough Economic Times” by Marianne...

News from Houston USW Strike

From Recomposition Today’s post comes to us from fellow IWW’s in Houston giving us a brief overview on their recent work around the USW strikes on the oil refineries.Click here and you can also listen to an...