class struggle

The English working class - Tom Nairn

Match girls' strike, London 1888

"The passage of the early English working class from revolt to political integration is often explained solely by Britain's ascendancy as the first major imperialist power. In this essay Nairn focuses upon the political culture which British workers inherited from the British bourgeois class and argues that this was a crucial element in its domestication. Taking as his starting point Edward Thompson's pioneering and influential work The making of the English working class he seeks to demonstrate that 'history from below' must be complemented by a 'history from above'."

Formation of the Egyptian working class - Joel Beinin

Joel Beinin on the formation of the Egyptian working class and episodes of class struggle thereafter from Muhammed Ali's dynasty (1805-1849) through to the mid 20th century.

VIRAL/FERAL – Working class youth and the “social media revolution”

An article by Deterritorial Support Group on the emerging utilization of social media and its potential for working class youth.

Occupy the class war

A member of Wild Rose Collective writes about how Occupy's '99% vs 1%' rhetoric is problematic and who in reality in includes and excludes.

Class struggle and this thing called the Middle East - Melancholic Trogladytes

A collection of articles on varied aspects of class struggle, history and culture in the region.

Struggle changes people

This article discusses the idea that the experience of struggle and direct action transforms people.

Wobblies and Zapatistas: conversations on anarchism, Marxism and radical history

Wobblies and Zapatistas

Andrej Grubacic is an anarchist from the Balkans. Staughton Lynd is a lifelong pacifist, influenced by Marxism. They meet in dialogue in an effort to bring together the anarchist and Marxist traditions, to discuss the writing of history by those who make it, and to remind us of the idea that "my country is the world." Encompassing a Left libertarian perspective and an emphatically activist standpoint, these conversations are meant to be read in the clubs and affinity groups of the new Movement.

Workers, the state, and struggle

Article about the state and ways that struggles by workers sometimes reinforce capitalism.

Without you, not a single cog turns… - Agents of Chaos

A text written some days after the conflict between the rioters and the stalinists on 20th October (the second day of a 48 hour general strike) in front of the Greek parliament. This text looks at the overt emergence of the KKE as police, this important event of 20th October, its meaning for the development of the class struggle in Greece and how this relates to the development of the crisis.

Oppression within oppression: a response to “A Question of Privilege”

A response to an article called A Question of Privilege, which looks at the intersection of class struggle, feminism, and power divisions withing the working class.