class struggle

Southern Insurgency: The Coming of the Global Working Class - Immanuel Ness

Across the Global South, new methods of combating industrial capitalism are evolving in ambitious, militant and creative ways. Southern Insurgency examines these organizations in three key countries: China, India and South Africa. In each case he considers the broader historical forces at play: imperialism, the trade union movement, the class struggle and the effects of the reserve army of labor. For each case study, he narrows his focus to reveal the specifics of each grassroots insurgency: the militancy of the miners in South Africa, the new labor organizations in India and export promotion and the rise of worker insurgency in China.

The global industrial working class: interview with Immanuel Ness

Bangladeshi garment workers' protest, 2013.

Interesting interview with Immanuel Ness, author of Southern Insurgency: The Coming of the Global Working Class, about the present and future of the world's industrial working class who argues that, rather than shrinking, the global industrial working class is bigger than ever and, moreover, that we can expect larger political struggles to come in the future.

What's the mess we live in - System series

Draft article for a series on 'the system we live in - for west London workers' paper WorkersWildWest

Is the working class movement dead?

Winter of Discontent, 1978-1979

The following article is loosely based on the notes for a pre-discussion talk by an AF member to a libertarian socialist discussion meeting in Leicester, 25 January 2017.

Chronicle of days of looting & revolt. Or, what comes next?

translated from the Spanish. Originally published on Jan. 8th, 2017 in Antagonismo – Por el communismo y anarquia: https://antagonismorp.wordpress.com/2017/01/08/cronica-de-estos-dias-de-saqueo-y-revuelta-o-que-sigue/

Communist measures - Leon de Mattis

'Communist Measures: thinking a Communist Horizon', published in SIC #2 (January 2014). Leon de Mattis considers class struggle, and specifically when and how struggles can have communist content.

Against strategy - humanaesfera

A critique of ideology of the strategy from the perspective of the concept of class composition.

Where are we in the crisis? - Théorie Communiste

2014 Théorie Communiste article on the continuing (post-2007) crisis, and its broader implications.

Class War 03/2016: IRAQ 1991 – Class war and bourgeois containment

It was a quarter of a century ago, on March 7th, 1991, when the proletarian uprising in Iraq against war showed to the world proletariat the only way forward to eliminate wars forever. As always, on the other side of the social barricade, all the global forces of Capital acted as one body to liquidate the autonomy of our class.

From resistance to rebellion: Asian and Afro-Caribbean struggles in Britain - Ambalavaner Sivanandan

Excellent extended essay on black and Asian resistance in postwar Britain, giving a full overview of the intricate eco-system of journals, national organisations, workplace and community groups and their struggles against employers, landlords, the state and traditional organisations of the British left.