class struggle

Incomes, Inequality and Class Composition - ( still a bit drafty)

A few notes on inequalities within the working class in Australia and its relationship to class composition and capital's 'deal'.

Ideology and class struggle - Pierre Guillaume

A classic restatement of the views of Marx and Engels on ideology and the formation of class consciousness, contrasting them with the diametrically opposed views of Kautsky and Lenin, published in the French journal Spartacus in 1977 by the owner of La Vieille Taupe bookstore and the publishing house of the same name, formerly a member of Socialisme ou Barbarie and Pouvoir Ouvrier and an important figure of the ultra-left during the 1960s and 1970s, who was later to become notorious for “Holocaust denialism”.

Yes the present hour is very severe at least

May Day 2013 leaflet by Groupe Express-Roularta, Paris.

The class struggle in the ancient Greek world - G. E. M. de Ste. Croix

Miners in ancient Greece

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

The myth of 1648 - 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.

The development of class struggle in Egypt - Lafif Lakhdar

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.

The movements of the indignados and the class struggle - an interview with Charles Reeve

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.

On rank-and-file action, trade union representation and building confidence

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.

Capitalism and class struggle in the USSR - Neil C. Fernandez

Capitalism & Class Struggle in the USSR - Neil C. Fernandez

Neil C. Fernandez's book on capitalist nature of Soviet Union and working class struggle in it.

Some (more) thoughts on activism, class struggle and material needs

A personal account of activism, class struggle and organizing around material needs by Jared Davidson (Beyond Resistance, New Zealand).