May Day 2013 leaflet by Groupe Express-Roularta, Paris.
This is a response to a leaflet produced by the striking workers of the Aulnay PSA (Peugeot-Citroen) plant which is due for imminent closure. Translated by Chronos Publications.
This text is a challenging work on ancient history and should be of interest to historians of the Greco-Roman world. It combines sociological acumen with solid historical craftsmanship, to provide an insightful account of the major institutions, social groups and historical developments of some 1400 years of Graeco-Roman civilization.
The myth of 1648: class, geopolitics, and the making of modern international relations - Benno Teschke
This work presents a myth-busting account of how class conflict and economic development, and not only interstate rivalry, led to the emergence of the modern state system.
Inspired by the groundbreaking historical work of Robert Brenner, Teschke argues that property relations provide the key to unlocking the changing meaning of 'international' across the medieval, early modern and modern periods.
In-depth analysis of the development of capitalism and class struggle in Egypt, from the 1940s until the 1970s. Contains interesting information about mass wildcat strikes and the 1977 food riots as well as their relationship to national liberation movements in the region.
An interview with Charles Reeve, who discusses the workers’ struggles in contemporary China, the continuing relevance of Paul Mattick’s and Pierre Souyri’s analyses of the limits of state intervention with reference to the crises of neoliberalism and Keynesianism, and the significance of the movements of the Indignados and Occupy in relation to the decline of workers struggles in the developed world.
(Interviewed by Stéphane Julien and Marie Xaintrailles)
A brief note on why forms of action taken at the behest of trade union structures cannot be equated with rank-and-file led organisation and direct action.
As everyone knows, I am an advocate of "rank-and-file" forms of industrial organisation. Namely, I believe that through militants organising on the ground through horiontal structures such as workplace committees, we can use direct action to take on winnable fights.
A personal account of activism, class struggle and organizing around material needs by Jared Davidson (Beyond Resistance, New Zealand).
In my last post on organization I raised a few points about the idea of organizing around material needs.
A brief piece explaining that the Finnish Civil War of 1918 was, contrary to rightist claims, in fact, a class war.
This unsigned article originally appeared in Kapinatyöläinen #13, 1993. The original title of the piece is "Luokkasota 1918" which translates plainly to Class War 1918, I have for clarification changed this to The Finnish Class War 1918, as well as adding my own footnotes.
Finland, June 2012.
The Finnish Class War 1918