class struggle

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).

Class struggles in the Nigerian coal industry, 1914-1949

In-depth study of working class organisation at the Enugu Government Colliery in Nigeria from its opening in 1914 until a massacre of 21 striking miners in 1949.

The Finnish Class War 1918

A brief piece explaining that the Finnish Civil War of 1918 was, contrary to rightist claims, in fact, a class war.

Thirteen Notes on Class Struggle

Some notes for discussion by Sasha K. Originally appeared in Green Anarchy Issue 18, 2004.

Occupy, Neighborhood Organizing & National Convergences: Race & Class Struggles in Chicago & Beyond

As Occupy activists travel to Chicago for the NATO protests it is important to consider tensions between neighborhood organizing/long term organizing and national campaigns/shorter term actions. James Tracy and Amy Sonnie are authors of “Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels, and Black Power: Community Organizing in Radical Times” (Melville House, 2011). It is the story of radical organizing in working-class white neighborhoods, the interracial movement of the poor, and the original (pre-Jessie Jackson) Rainbow Coalitions with the Black Panthers, Young Lords, and others.

China class struggle update

Taxi Strike

With all the media focusing their attention on Chen Guangcheng, Bo Xilai etc, there has been another peak of workers taking action against the harsh working and living conditions in China.