Drawing on years of labor activism and study of labor tradition Joe Burns outlines the key set of ideas common to class struggle unionism and shows how these ideas can create a more militant, democratic and fighting labor movement.
October – China Miéville
Multi-award-winning author China Miéville captures the drama of the Russian Revolution in this “engaging retelling of the events that rocked the foundations of the twentieth century” (Village Voice) In February of 1917 Russia was a backward, autocratic, monarchy, mired in an unpopular war; by October, after not one but two revolutions, it had become the world’s first workers’ state, straining to be at the vanguard of global revolution.
Imperialism is the system of competition between states and companies that are based in these countries. As such it is key to our understanding of the world. Chris Harman provides an accessible introduction to this topic. Unfortunately he died in Egypt in 2009 and so is not able to provide a more up to date analysis to this topic.