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Making sense of the Brexit tide of reaction and the reality of the racist vote - Andrew Flood

Nigel Farage in front of a Leave campaign poster

Detailed analysis of the UK referendum vote in favour of leaving the European Union.

Education vs the working class - Martin Small

A review of Education and the Working Class, by Brian Jackson and Dennis Marsden (Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1962, 28s.).

When race burns class: settlers revisited. An interview with J. Sakai

An interview about the intersection between race and class. We disagree with the (essentially Maoist) political perspective espoused, and question some of the claims he makes, however there are numerous interesting and important points so we reproduce it for reference.

Is intersectionality just another form of identity politics? - Feminist Fightback

Feminist Fightback take a class-based look at intersectionality and identity politics.

“Nameless in the crowd of nameless ones…” : Some thoughts on The Story of A Proletarian Life, by Bartolomeo Vanzetti, 1923

Ninety-one years on and Vanzetti still has much to offer me. I am thankful I have had the chance to read him and I am thankful to him for his words that have always encouraged me to think, question and act.

Race, education, intelligence: a teacher's guide to the issues

race and iq

A late 1970s pamphlet from the National Union of Teachers on the bankruptcy of IQ studies and the biologizing of 'race'.

An open letter to other white working people

A polemic against, and history of, white racism in the US written in the run up to the 2008 presidential election.

Anti-worker's Inquiry

Open the door, turn on the light, heat up the water, check the refrigerators, lay out the chairs, clean the tables, light the candles, put out the ashtrays, check the register, count the change, cut the limes, put on music, wash the glasses, turn on the fan, pour the beer, mix the drinks, serve the customers, listen to their stories, comfort their loneliness, make the ice, clean the counter, tell a joke, take the money. The floor is wet, pool table scratched, darts bent, ash on the couch, smoke in the air, glasses broken, wallets stolen, clothing torn. The night is long and full of terrors.

An Appeal to the Young: Some thoughts on a best seller

A response to Kropotkin's classic pamphlet, discussing its strengths and limitations

Vanishing points in working class culture – Miguel Amorós

A brief discussion of the origins, decline, and fall of modern working class culture as a culture of resistance to capitalism, a process that led to our current condition of “perpetual present” “without time or memory”, concluding with some reflections on the possible reemergence of “communities of struggle” that will rediscover history, as the system can only “overcome its contradictions … by plunging into even greater ones”, thus unleashing new conflicts in a society that has become increasingly more unpredictable due to the proliferation of unhinged, “desperate identities” in search of a remedy for their “feeling of uprootedness”.