Labour and Social Movements under/against/beyond a Globalised and Informatised Capitalism
20 Papers on Workers, Women, Unions, International Solidarity, Communications and Culture
Contents (and URLs)
1. Needed: A New Communications Model for a New Working-Class Internationalism (1985)
2. Communicating Labour Internationalism (1985)
A review of relevant literature and Resources
3. The Nervous System of Internationalism and Solidarity (1986)
Transmission and Reception of International Labour Information in Peru (with Nebiur Arellano)
4. A More Real Thing than Big, Big Coke (1987):
The New Internationalism
5. From ‘Global Information’ to ‘Internationalist Communication’ (1988)
Reconceptualising the Democratisation of International Communication
6. For the Liberation of Internationalism (1988):
A Long March Through the Literatures
7. Between the Old International Labour Communications and the New (1989):
The Coordinadora of Spanish Dockworkers
8. One, Two, Three New Labour Internationalisms (1990):
On a New Third World Labour Internationalism and its Relation to those of the West and the East
9. Understanding Socialist and Proletarian Internationalism (1991):
The Impossible Past and Possible Future of Emancipation on a World Scale
10. Social-Movement Unionism (1991)
A New Model for a New World
11. International Labour Communication by Computer (1992):
The Fifth International?
12. Globalisation, Civil Society, Solidarity (1993):
The Politics and Ethics of a World Both Real and Universal
13. Hidden from Herstory (1993/4):
Women, Feminism and the New Global Solidarity
14. Holding Mirrors out of Windows (1995):
A Labour Bulletin, A Feminist Agenda, and the Creation of a Global Solidarity Culture in the New South Africa
15. The Newest International Labour Studies:Fit for the New
16. Critical Globalisation Theory and the Global Women’s Movement (1997):
Some Propositions on Solidarity, Communication and Citizenship
17. Of Saints, Sinners and Compañeras (1999):
Internationalist Lives in the Americas Today
18. International Labour’s Y2K Problem (1999)
A Debate, a Discussion and a Dialogue (a Contribution to the ICFTU/ILO Conference on Labour in the 21st Century), 1999
19. Reflections on the 2nd World Social Forum in Porto Alegre
What’s Left Internationally?
20. Place, Space and the Reinvention of Social Emancipation on a
Global Scale (2003):
Second Thoughts on the Third World Social Forum
Presented here in chronological order is a set of Working Papers I produced with the Institute
of Social Studies, The Hague, between the 1980s and the 2000s. What
permitted this collection was the Institute’s decision to put online not only
the computerised Working Papers it had at hand but others it had to scan. At
time of writing, these amounted to almost 500. One can view and download them
free at http://biblio.iss.nl/opac/brief.aspx.
One can also be notified of new ones at http://subscribe.iss.nl/.
I applaud this addition to open access academic resources. What encouraged this
collection was, of course, the ease with which digititalised material can be re-wrapped,
re-presented and therefore re-published. I did this work, part time, over one
week. If I had been a computer whiz, or even computer competent, maybe I would
have done it in as many hours.
If these were the permitting conditions, what justifies making my contributions to the series
available? Simply that many of the final form versions have been shortened,
that they are scattered in books, magazines and journals worldwide, and that
many of such are, of course, copyrighted. Some have never reached final-form
publication. Let’s consider a couple of example papers.
‘Holding Mirrors out of Windows’ (No 3), which runs to over 80 pages, was finally
published in two parts in a small-circulation bulletin, Democratic Communique, in 1995, though probably cut and certainly
without its appendices. At the time of writing this introduction, the
international relations of Cosatu (the Congress of South African Trade Unions)
are again becoming a subject of serious reflection, at least for Cosatu itself.
Republicaton of this paper raises the possibility that it could contribute to consideration
of international labour and social movement communication and culture within South Africa
and more widely.
‘International Labour’s Y2K Problem (No. 18 above), runs to some 70 pages. I did post it around
that time to one of my two experimental websites, where it can still be found
at www.antenna.nl/~waterman/y2kpap.doc. Google suggests to me,
however, that it was never elsewhere published. Since it was offered to but (to
the best of my memory) rejected by the International Labour Organisation, the
paper represents not only my criticism of the international labour hegemons but
also the sensitivity - to even the smallest of pinpricks - of this Vatican-Kremlin-Pentagon
of global labour policy.
I have taken the liberty (since, as the feminists would remind us, liberty must be taken) of adding to
the database of ISS Working Papers, one entitled ‘Hidden from Herstory’ (No.
13). This was originally published in 1993 as Working Paper 17 in a Sub-Series on
Women’s History and Development, produced by the Women and Development
Programme at the ISS. I cannot find this series on the ISS website. Mentioning
the matter may lead to it being attended to the online WP Series. Alongside any
other sub-series. The version linked to here was published in an Occasional
of Women Living under Muslim Laws (WLUML) – regrettably without the relevant
bibliography. A complete version, published in the now-venerable Economic
and Political Weekly in Mumbai, may still be available via this URL for US$9: http://www. jstor.org/pss/4400349.
At a certain point of time I stopped publishing my working papers with the ISS. Whilst negotiating my
latest (last) submission, I was told, privately, that these were being treated
by the editors as ‘final-form publications’. This did not, of course, stop me
producing working papers, if for other institutions, or directly online. I
provide below a list of such online sources and resources.
Any comments on either the form or contents of this collection would be welcome. So would further circulation
or reproduction – preferably with a formal request to the ISS and a
notification to me.
Finally, it is my belief that no trees were killed in the production of this
publication. If, unknowingly, I have somehow added to global warming – or, for that
matter to the extraction of surplus value from anyone but myself - I would
appreciate being informed of the extent and suggestions of how I might
compensate for this.
Personal Page on Choike:
Selected Bibliography Online (2001-9):
Waterman, Peter. 2001. ‘Trade Union Internationalism in the Age of Seattle’, in Peter
Waterman and Jane Wills (eds), ‘Place,
Space and the New Internationalisms’, Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography, Vol. 33, No 1, pp. 312-36.
Waterman, Peter. 2002. 'International Labour 2001: A Re-View' (A response to Eric Lee). Workers Online(Australia).
No. 124, February 15. http://workers.labor.net.au/124/letters2_two.html
Waterman, Peter. 2002. ‘Making a Mess Abroad: The Foreign Aid Policy of the “Decidedly Internationalist”
AFL-CIO’. [Complete 2002 paper]. http://www.choike.org/documentos/afl_cio_2002.pdf
Waterman, Peter. 2003. ‘The Excessively Non-Communist Manifesto of George Monbiot’. http://www.nu.ac.za/ccs/files/Monbiot%20Review%20041003.pdf
Waterman, Peter. 2003. ‘The Liberation of Time from Work: Some Reflections on Work After Capitalism’, Paper for Life after Capitalism
Programme, World Social Forum, Porto
Alegre, January. http://www.zmag.org/watermanwork.htm
Waterman, Peter. 2003. ‘Harmanising the Workers of the World: Questioning a 'Classical and Simple' Understanding of the Working Class in the Face of a
Complex Global Justice and Solidarity Movement’, http://www.nu.ac.za/ccs/default.asp?3,28,11,491,
Waterman, Peter. 2003. ‘Omnia Sint Communia: A New/Old Slogan for International Labour and Labour Internationalism’, Contribution to a Workshop
on 'The Commons and Communities: A Strategic Alternative to the State-Market
Nexus', European Social Forum, Florence,
November, 2002. http://www.commoner.org.uk/.
Waterman, Peter. 2003. ‘Cyberspace after Capitalism: Some Propositions on Cyber-Utopianism without
Cyber-Illusionism’, Life after Capitalism Panel, World Social Forum, Porto Alegre, January. http://www.zmag.org/lac/watermancyber.htm.
Waterman, Peter. 2003. ‘The Liberation of Time from Work: Some Reflections on Work After Capitalism’, Paper for Life after Capitalism Programme,
World Social Forum, Porto Alegre,
Waterman, Peter. 2003. ‘Proposal/invitation to sponsor an international labour event at the 4th World Social Forum,
Does a Globalised Capitalism Require a ‘New International Social Movement
Waterman, Peter. 2004. ‘The Forward March of Labour Recommenced? Reflections on an Emancipatory Labour Internationalism and
Emancipatory International Labour Studies’, http://www.labournet.de/diskussion/gewerkschaft/smu/forwardmarch.ht...,
Waterman, Peter. 2004. ‘Ronaldo Munck, “Labour and Globalisation: Results and Prospects”: A
Waterman, Peter. 2004. “‘An Enfant Terrible of International Communism’: A Review”. http://www.nu.ac.za/ccs/files/Sean-BIO.pdf
Waterman, Peter. 2004. The International Labour Movement Between Geneva, Brussels, Seattle/Porto Alegre and Utopia’. New Politics, No. 36.
Waterman, Peter. 2004. Jai Sen, Anita Anand, Arturo Escobar and Peter Waterman (eds). 2004. The World Social Forum: Challenging Empires. New Delhi: Viveka. C. 400
pp. http://www.choike.org/nuevo_eng/informes/1557.htmlWaterman, Peter. 2004.
‘Adventures of Emancipatory Labour Strategy as the New Global Movement
Challenges International Unionism’, Journal of World-Systems Research, Vol. 10,
No. 1. http://jwsr.ucr.edu/archive/vol10/number1/pdf/jwsr-v10n1-waterman.pdf.
Waterman, Peter. 2004. ‘Emancipating Labour Internationalism’, Centre for Global, International and Regional Studies, University of California
Santa Cruz. http://repositories.cdlib.org/cgi/viewco.
Waterman, Peter. 2004. ‘From Every Minority Beginning to Speak: To Every Majority That Needs to Listen’, South African Labour Bulletin, Vol 28, No. 1,
pp. 24-6. http://www.nu.ac.za/ccs/default.asp?3,28,11,1248
Waterman, Peter and Jill Timms. 2004. ‘Trade Union Internationalism and A Global Civil Society in the Making’, in Kaldor, Mary, Helmut Anheier and Marlies Glasius (eds),
Global Civil Society 2004/5. London:
Sage. Pp. 178-202. http://www.choike.org/documentos/waterman_unions.pdf
Waterman, Peter. 2004. ‘The Forward March of Labour Recommenced? Reflections on an Emancipatory Labour Internationalism and Emancipatory
International Labour Studies’, http://voiceoftheturtle.org/show_article.php?aid=364
Waterman, Peter. 2004. ‘Ronaldo Munck, “Labour and Globalisation: Results and Prospects”: A Review’. http://www.nu.ac.za/ccs/default.asp?3,28,11,1110
Waterman, Peter. 2004. ‘Trade Unions, NGOs and Global Social Justice: Another Tale to Tell. (Review of Development in Practice Vol. 14, Nos 1-2, pp.
Waterman, Peter. 2005. ‘The Old and the New in the GJ&SM: Institutional Alliance-Building and Communicational Dialectics around the Forum
Process’ (Draft). http://voiceoftheturtle.org/show_article.php?aid=425.
Waterman, Peter and Dave Hollis. 2005. ‘From Corporate Globalisation to a Global Social Solidarity Unionism’.
Draft Presentation for Works Council Seminar on Offshoring, Nuremberg, April 2005. 15 pp. http://www.netzwerkit.de/projekte/offshoring/nbg-prop030405
Waterman, Peter and Dave Hollis. 2005. ‘Von der Globalisierung zu einer globalen, sozialen, solidarischen
Gewerkschaftsbewegung’. (From Globalisation to a Global, Social,
Solidarity Union Movement).
Waterman, Peter. 2005. ‘Global Civil Society 2005/6: The Saga Continues’.
[Draft Report on a book launch, London,
October 6, 2005].
Waterman, Peter. 2005. ‘Global Civil Society: A Concept Worth Defining; A Terrain Worth Disputing’, Paper to Conference,
‘Kapitalismus Reloaded’, organised by Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung and others, Berlin, November 11-13.
Waterman, Peter. 2005. Los nuevos tejidos nerviosos del internacionalismo y la solidaridad. (Collection
of eight essays, plus appendices, in Spanish). http://democraciaglobal.org/index.php?fp_verpub=true&idpub=75
Waterman, Peter. 2005. ‘A Letter From Lima’, http://www.ukzn.ac.za/ccs/default.asp?2,40,5,788.
Waterman, Peter. 2005. ‘Developing a Crucial Social Movement Triangle (Part 1), The International Colloquium on Anti-Globalism, Amsab/Institute of
Social History, Gent, Belgium, 09.09.05’. http://www.choike.org/nuevo_eng/informes
Waterman, Peter. 2006. ‘Hacia un movimiento para una Carta Laboral Global’, Revista Cultura y Trabajo
(Medellín), No. 69, October. http://www.ens.org.co/articulos.htm?x=20150756&cmd=c-1-69
Waterman, Peter. 2006. Jai Sen and Peter Waterman, with Madhuresh Kumar, ‘The World Social Movement Bibliography. Contributions to a Comprehensive Bibliography on the World Social Forum and the
Global Solidarity and Justice Movement. December 2003’. http://www.cacim.net/twiki/tiki-download_file.php?fileId=12.
Waterman, Peter. 2006. ‘Trade Union Internationalism and the Challenge of Globalisation: The Beginning
of the End or the End of the Beginning?’, World Forum of Alternatives, http://www.ukzn.ac.za/ccs/default.asp?3,28,10,2557
Waterman, Peter. 2006. ‘Peregrinations of an (ex-) Pariah. www.nigd.org/nan/nan-doc-store/10-2006/peregrinations-of-an-ex-pariah
Waterman, Peter. 2006. ‘Union Organisations, Social Movements and the Augean Stables of Global Governance’, Warwick University, Centre for the Study of
Globalisation and Regionalisation, Working
Paper 211/06. http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/csgr/research/workingpapers/2006/....
Waterman, Peter. 2007. ‘Trade Unions, Labour and the World Social Forum’, Terra Viva, January 2, www.ipsterraviva.net/tv/Nairobi/en/viewstory.asp?idnews=777.
Waterman, Peter. 2007. ‘Labour at the World Social Forum, Nairobi, January 20-25, 2007: Reviving Labour
as a Sword of Justice’. http://www.openspaceforum.net/twiki/tiki-read_article.php?articleId....
Waterman, Peter. 2007. ‘International Labour Studies (UK) in the Light of Social Justice and Solidarity (Globally)’ (Draft).
Waterman, Peter. 2007. ‘The Networked Internationalism of Labour's Others: A Suitable Case for Research’, Conference of the International Association of
Labour History Institutions, Linz,
September 13-15, 2007. 42 pp. http://www.openspaceforum.net/twiki/tiki-download_file.php?fileId=49
Waterman, Peter. 2008. ‘Labour Still has to Catch up with the WSF’. Terra Viva. (Special Issue: Global Day of Action, January 26). http://www.ipsterraviva.net/TV/wsf2008/
Waterman, Peter. 2008. ‘El movimiento sindical debe recuperar terreno’, Terra Viva (Numero Especial: Día Mundial de Acción’). http://www.ipsterraviva.net/tv/wsf2008Esp/
Waterman, Peter. 2008. ‘Social Movement Unionism’ in Question:
Contribution to a Symposium’, Employee
Responsibilities and Rights Journal. DOI
Waterman, Peter. 2008. ‘Needed: A Gobal Labour Charter Movement – A Work in Progress’, Revue Cosmopolis, No.4. http://agora.qc.ca/cosmopolis.nsf/
Waterman, Peter. 2008. Recovering Internationalism, Creating The New Global Solidarity: Labour, Social Movements
and Emancipation in the 21st Century. 238pp. Online at Choike, http://www.choike.org/
Waterman, Peter. 2008. ‘“Workers of the World, Forgive Me!’: A Londoner Who Worked for Communist Union
International Remembers the Prague
Spring and Soviet Summer of 1968’. http://www.tni.org/archives/waterman/prague1968.pdf.
Waterman, Peter. 2008. 'Back in the (Ex-) USSR: A Red Internationalist visits a Red, White and Blue Russia, 2008': http://zope2.netzwerkit.de/RusRepLatest.pdf
Waterman, Peter. 2008. 'Needed: A Global Labour Charter Movement' ESF Malmo 0908): http://www.netzwerkit.de/projekte/waterman/gc.
Waterman, Peter. 2009. ‘Labour at the 2009 Belem World Social Forum: Between an Ambiguous Past and an Uncertain Future’,
Waterman, Peter. 2009. ‘Can the New Global Labour Studies Stimulate a New Global Labour Movement?’, http://blog.choike.org/eng/peter-waterman/612.
Waterman, Peter. 2009. ‘Peter Waterman Responds to Trevor Ngwane, Martin Leggasick, and Other Respondents’, http://www.amandlapublishers.co.za/special-features/debating-left-s....
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