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 The Cyberunions Podcast 
 Building an Open Source labour movement
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 Cyberunions  
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MV and Leischa
Cyberunions is a project exploring the intersection between trade union organising and new technology. Rather than seeing technology as a set of tools, we see cyberspace as a space, where people work, organise politically, are entertained and educated, and engage in many fields of human endeavour.

We feel that for the most part, the labour movement has failed to understand the cultural implications of new technology: that the internet encourages iconoclasm, and new technology favours horizontal rather than hierarchical organising. The Creative Commons movement, Open Source software, the growth of online peer production and decentralised political movements mean that the world is changing fast, and that a new mode of production is being born in cyberspace.

By embracing the opportunities offered by a networked world, and building an open source labour movement, we can breath new life into our unions and reach out to a new generation of activists. The site contains both boring theoretical pieces (sorry), and more practical resources for activists.

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The long and unconventional history of industrial action  00:33:00  128Kbps mp3
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Swarming between bureaucratic inertia and the tyranny of structurelessness  00:33:00  128Kbps mp3
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CRM - the tech tools to put your organisational theory into practice  00:30:00  128Kbps mp3
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Episode 21: Organise, Network, Occupy! Episode 21: Organise, Network, Occupy!  00:35:00  128Kbps mp3
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