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.
We have seen a massive expansion of university education in most countries. At the same time the work of university lecturers has been more tightly controlled and they have suffered at least a relative pay cut. As a result, we have seen more strikes by university lecturers and other staff in Britain and in Nigeria.
What makes change happen? What makes some people struggle actively to change the world while others remain passive? For those who want change, what sort of political organization could make it happen faster?
By Chinedu Chukwudinma Walter Rodney was almost the same age as Malcolm X and Martin Luther King when the ruling class murdered him on June 13th 1980. This speaks to the relentless battle he waged against the horrors of capitalism in his mere 38 years of existence. He should be revered as one of the […]
By Ian Birchall A guide to the real Lenin, showing the complexities behind a man often vilified by historians. Ian Birchall guides the reader through an introductory analysis of Lenin’s experiences and achievements, showing his methods and motivations in attempting to create a world in which production was to be for human need rather than […]
State and Revolution (1917) describes the role of the state in society, the necessity of proletarian revolution, and the theoretic inadequacies of social democracy in achieving revolution. It describes the inherent nature of the state as a tool for class oppression, a creation born of one social class’ desire to control all other social classes. […]
By Charlie Hore et al Many Africans have mixed feelings about China. On the one hand China was an underdeveloped peasant economy which transformed itself over the last few decades to being the manufacturing centre of the world. Could this model be successfully followed by Nigeria? On the other hand, China could be seen as […]
by Cinzia Arruzza, Tithi Bhattacharya, and Nancy Fraser Feminism should be about liberating the lives of market women, women farmers, nurses, primary school teachers, office cleaners. They are some of the many women who both go out to work and look after their children and homes. “Women occupy the frontlines of the present ecological crisis, making up 80 […]