We all face the same problem of getting from the kind of society we have to the kind of society we want. I had hoped that Murray would try to answer some of the questions I raised about his approach to this problem. Instead, he seems to have applied the principle that the best defense is a good offense.
Some thoughts on the possibility for a progressive politics of the excluded and Marxism's deep fear and loathing of the 'lumpen proletariat'.
Media pundits, politicians, and the outraged chattering classes often go on about the “underclass.”
Leaflet from the International Communist Current about the austerity measures being made internationally and the struggles by workers against them.
[b]In Greece, there is immense anger and the social situation in explosive. Right now the Greek state is raining blows on the working class. All generations, all sectors of the class are being hit hard. Workers in the private sector, in the public sector, the unemployed, pensioners, students working on temporary contracts... No one is being spared.
1930-present: Labour unrest and the successive geographical restructuring of the world automobile industry
A survey of the main events and the limits of working class activity during the Revolution.
"[i]Without being conscious of it, the working class had conquered power in November of 1918. It had gone in its actions far beyond its explicit demands ‑‑ and far beyond the consciousness it had of its own activity and desires.
A leaflet compiled by members of the Solidarity Federation to share with workers in struggle - making the case for workers' self-organisation with practical examples from recent disputes. Download a print-ready pdf here.
Recent years have seen promising signs of a working class fightback, after decades of attacks on working class living standards.