The Slow Down
Ep 4: Slow Down Skillshare #1

Ep 4: Slow Down Skillshare #1

January 28, 2020

Welcome to the first part in a series of podcasts we’re going to be doing on trade unionism 101, where we try our best to explain some key concepts we’ll be talking about on the pod. What is a trade union? What are some forms of industrial action they can take? Which popular animated TV series does the best at explaining the antagonism between labour and capital in the workplace? Tune in.

You can listen to the Autonomy episode that Anabel mentions on the ep here.

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Episode 3: This Was Your 2019… In Class Struggle!

Episode 3: This Was Your 2019… In Class Struggle!

January 5, 2020

For episode three, we sit down with our first two guests, Ross — a postal worker in the CWU (Communication Workers Union) and Duncan — friend/bf of the pod.We look at some highlights from the world of union organising in 2019 through the medium of a quiz, then have a more serious chat later on about the aborted CWU strike, what is a wildcat strike, and and some ideas for young activists who want to get involved in trade unionism.

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Episode 2: IWGB Shitposting Social Club

Episode 2: IWGB Shitposting Social Club

December 28, 2019

Anabel and Dom bring you the second episode of The Slow Down to discuss the IWGB strike earlier this month, grassroots trade unionism, and what next for the left post-2019 General Election. Please enjoy our dumb opinions on why Labour lost and what gives us hope for 2020.

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Episode 1: UCU Strikeposting

Episode 1: UCU Strikeposting

December 10, 2019

Anabel and Dom sit down for the first ever episode of The Slow Down to discuss the UCU strikes both this and last year, woke scab discourse, student solidarity, and how shit trade union legislation in this country is.

Thanks for listening to our debut episode. The background theme music is by Kabbalistic Village. If you want to support what we do head to our patreon and pay us for our emotional labour. Once we get into the swing of things we will try to release patreon exclusive content so watch this space.