class struggle

The Beloit Iron Works and the submergence of class struggle

The history of class struggle in the Beloit Iron Works and how the company responded to it and kept it to a minimum.

The concept of the cycle of struggles - Roland Simon

Roland Simon of Theorie Communiste elaborates TC's concept of 'cycle of struggles' in their periodisation of the possibility of revolution.

Re-collecting our past - La Banquise

Street barricades - Paris 1848

A summary of historical tendencies towards communism from 1848 to 1984 - via 1917 and 1968.

Are the revolutionaries one counter-revolution behind? - La Banquise

Examining the nature and definition of the proletariat, class society and its abolition.

The making of the English working class - E. P. Thompson

E. P. Thompson's monumental study of the making of the English working class, and the development of its consciousness, during its formative years of 1780 to 1832.

Egypt's workers rise up - Joel Beinin

Suez Canal workers' protest, 2011.

Joel Beinin's analysis of the contribution of workers to the anti-Mubarak uprising and the possible consequences for both the social movement generally and the Egyptian working class specifically.

Sabotage - Emile Pouget

Emile Pouget's seminal text on militant working class direct action.

Direct action - Emile Pouget

Classic Emile Pouget essay on direct action in working class struggle. Published by the Fresnes-Antony Group of the French Anarchist Federation, 1994. English translation by the highly recommended Kate Sharpley Library.

On austerity in the 1980s - Modern Times

Cover of Modern Times 1988

The concluding article from a one-off magazine produced in 1988, dealing with the Thatcherite austerities of the time and their consequences for radical movements in the UK.

“Be his payment high or low”: the American working class in the sixties - Martin Glaberman

United Auto Workers union leader, Walter Reuther.

Martin Glaberman's analysis of workers' struggle in America in the 1960s and the conflicts which workers found themselves in with their unions.