My union, the National Union of Journalists, will soon be electing a new deputy General Secretary following the retirement of John Fray. Two candidates have so far declared themselves, the union’s Freelance organiser John Toner and Michelle Stanistreet, the union’s 2007/08 president.
This year’s ADM had lots of highlights, but one of the main ones for me was the success of the fringe event I organised with the Irish anarchist organisations Organise! and my old Dublin comrades the Workers Solidarity Movement (WSM). Proving that anarchists are capable of organising, there was a pretty good turn-out at the event planned to mark the 50th anniversary of Rudolf Rocker‘s death.
I’ve decided to set up a new blog site that I’m actually going to use for blogging, instead of my rarely used blogspot site. I hope to actually use this site regularly as something of a brain dump of my ideas and thoughts, so expect random bits and pieces about politics, the NUJ and other such exciting topics.