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Manchester Class Struggle Forum #4 - The Organisation Question

The next Manchester Class Struggle Forum will host a forum on the organisation question.

The real electorate

Now the pretend vote is finished, the actual vote has begun - the markets are speaking.

Workers' struggles in China (April 2010 Part 2)

Summaries and links to news reports of workers' struggles around China from the 16th of April. Ed has written some of these up, so I've included links to his articles in case you missed them and links to any further reports that followed up on those incidents.

Workers' struggles in Asia (April 2010 Part 2)

Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around East Asia (excluding China) from the 16th of April. Ed has written some of these up, so I've included links to his articles in case you missed them and links to any further reports that followed up on those incidents.

Precious, directed by Lee Daniels

This tale of the transcendence of wretched suffering retains some integrity despite pushing so many bleeding-heart liberal buttons

Workers' struggles in China (April 2010 Part 1)

Summaries and links to news reports of workers' struggles around China up to the 15th of April.

Workers' struggles in Asia (April 2010 Part 1)

Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around East Asia (excluding China) up to the 15th of April.

Manchester Class Struggle Forum #3 - National Liberation and Internationalism

The third Manchester Class Struggle Forum will host a discussion on national liberation and internationalism, with a lead off from the World Revolution group.

How To: Small print runs

Because of my background with Black Flag and Freedom I sometimes get asked for advice on sorting out print jobs for small leftie publications. So here's a very quick rundown of the issues you might want to think about.

The uprising in Kyrgyzstan

Some articles on current events in Kyrgyzstan.

A Prophet, directed by Jacques Audiard

A Prophet’s powerful contemporary spin on the conventions of crime films and prison dramas gives it resonance well beyond those limited horizons, argues Tom Jennings

Workers' struggles in China (March 2010 Part 2)

Summaries and links to news reports of workers' struggles around China from the 16th to the 31st of March.

Workers' struggles in Asia (March 2010 Part 2)

Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around Asia (excluding China) from the 16th to the 31st of March.

Two Suicide Attempts this Month at Polish Telecom and Open Letter from Workers

Workers ask to help spread information about their plight.

Guns before butter: economic and energy solutions in the "socialist paradise" of Venezuela

Faced with multiple crises and headed for a round defeat in the polls, the Venezuelan state's response is all too familiar.

Lionbridge tries to force translators to pay for the intelligence they themselves created

ZSP continues to receive news from disgruntled Lionbridge freelancers from all over the world. The latest is perhaps worth mentioning.

Manchester Class Struggle Forum #2 - Class struggle and trade unions

The second Manchester Class Struggle Forum will host a discussion on trade unions, trade unionism and class struggle.

Starsuckers, directed by Chris Atkins, and Capitalism: A Love Story, directed by Michael Moore

Tom Jennings suspects that lack of political imagination explains the patronising undertones of two purportedly ‘alternative’ cinema documentaries

Our men and women in Havana (are requesting good, published material)

"Socialist self-management"

It may seem quite modest to us, but some historical events have taken place in the "socialist paradise" of Cuba, demonstrating positive moves towards the ressucitation of independent, base-level social and workers' movements. Having hosted a long weekend of discussions and workshops, companeros in Havana are expected to open a library in the next couple of days - and they need your help!

Workers' struggles in China (March 2010 Part 1)

Summaries and links to news reports of workers' struggles around China in the first half of March up to the 15th.