Welcome to Recomposition. Those of us involved with this web site are all members of the Industrial Workers of the World. This means we all agree with the Preamble to the IWW Constitution. If you are unfamiliar with the IWW or are have recently joined the organization, we recommend reading “Think It Over” and “The Annotated Preamble” by Tim Acott. We also recommend that people read Fighting For Ourselves, published by the Solidarity Federation.
Just to be clear, Recomposition is not an official IWW web site. Posts on this site represent only the views of their authors. The editors of the site sometimes disagree with material posted here, and we sometimes disagree with each other. The editors of Recomposition are Adam Weaver, John O’Reilly, Laurence Bilodeau, Luigi Rinaldi, Madaline Dreyfus, Marianne Garneau, Monica Kostas, Nate Hawthorne, Phineas Gage, Rachel Stafford, and Scott Nappalos. We set up Recomposition to share our writing, to share other material that we recommend people read for discussion, and to help ourselves develop our thoughts through writing. We hope workplace organizers and revolutionaries get something out of the writing on our site. We welcome responses, as they can help us deepen our own thinking and practice.
If this is your first time reading Recomposition, or if you’re not sure what to read next, you could check out some of the pieces on struggles by Canadian postal workers, some of the stories about people’s experiences of workplace organizing and life on the job, or our series of posts about work, sleep, and dreams. If you’re interested, you can also get some of our writing in print via AK Press or find, in the IWW site, the recently published book Lines of Work which features many Recomposition stories.