Thursday, 4 September 2008
New LEAP pamphlet out now!
This pamphlet is published at a time when the economy is faltering, and there is an urgent need to reconsider the role for workers in exercising control over their workplaces and their employers. With the recent collapse of Northern Rock and the Metronet consortium on the London Underground, the role of the state and public ownership has also been reignited.
Contributions in this pamphlet include: Gregor Gall looks at industrial democracy, RMT General Secretary Bob Crow considers the model of public ownership best suited to the railways, while CWU Executive members Maria Exall and Gary Heather argue the case for taking the telecommunications industry back into state control. Rosamund Stock argues that we need to create a culture of social ownership, while Jerry Jones considers what an economy based on social ownership would look like, and Gerry Gold considers how we might get there.
The conclusion by John McDonnell MP argues for a debate about how a campaign for social ownership can be fought.
You can order a copy of this 28 page pamphlet for just £3 (inc. p&p) online at http://www.l-r-c.org.uk/payments/default.asp#LEAP, or send a cheque for £3, payable to 'Another World is Possible' to: LEAP, PO Box 2378, London, E5 9QU.