Reid forces intimidating unions
“We are more solid and unified than before,” he said, adding that unions were “determined not to allow the Turkish embassy to intimidate them into cancelling the meeting.” Mr Desai, a long-standing anti-fascist and anti-racist campaigner, told the Star: “It is the task of socialists and in particular their elected representatives to raise the cause of working people and the oppressed wherever they are […] no matter how difficult this may be.“We in the labour movement are internationalists and need to highlight the draconian situation in Turkey with attacks by the ultranationalistic Erdogan government on the Kurdish people and other minorities, trade unionists, women, left and democratic organisations and progressive parties.“The trade union-sponsored meeting seeks to highlight this and how with an imminent invasion of Rojava by the Turkish government, the release of a 70-year-old prisoner can help in securing peaceful and just solutions to historical grievances within a democratic framework.” He said the lessons of the anti-apartheid and Irish struggles showed that dialogue is the only way forward for the issues facing Turkey.Mr Desai explained that he was determined to help facilitate this “and will not flinch under pressure no matter who or where it comes from.” The Mayor of London’s office failed to comment on the questions put to them, however it said: “The mayor and his team have had absolutely no role in organising or hosting this private event.The rich don’t like us, and they don’t advertise with us, so we rely on you, our readers and friends.
This can be “as informal as employees walking into the owner’s office and stating they wish to be represented by a union.”    Organizing is war.The objective is to convince employers to do something that they do not want to do. If you don’t have a war mentality, your chances of success are limited.Organizing without the NLRB means putting enough pressure on employers, costing them enough time, energy and money to either eliminate them or get them to surrender to the union. * In corporate campaigns, unions often collaborate with environmental organizations, government agencies, corporations, politicians, journalists, entertainers, and other parties to financially harm corporations until they agree to a union’s demands.Some union branches have taken out shares of over £500 and individuals over £100.You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by donating to the Fighting Fund.