class

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.

Classes in Capitalist Society

An article of the Spanish group 'Ruptura' on the nature of social classes in capitalist society.

A critique of anti-assimilation - Gayge Operaista

In this piece, Gayge Operaista critiques how anti-assimilation politics of many radical queer tendencies ignores class struggle, and recasts queer liberation in terms of the class struggle, countering the worst excess of identity politics with an introduction to models of class struggle.

'Logic and Economics of the Class Struggle' by Guy Aldred

Pamphlet by Guy Aldred, published by his Bakunin Press. Second Edition, 1908.

Capitalism, class and class struggle for (ex) dummies

A brief introduction to capitalism, class, and class struggle. Downloadable, ready-to-print PDF adapted from libcom.org's introductions. Includes graphics.

The ghost of theory - Jaime Semprun

In one of his last essays, a deeply pessimistic Jaime Semprun proclaims the death of "radical theory" and recommends "a good handbook on gardening" to help ride out the "shipwreck of industrial society".

Where they teach you how to be thick - James Heartfield

As the government embarks on yet another set of sweeping "reforms" of the education system, James Heatfield argues that state education has consistently encouraged working-class children to accept their lot in life.

Class: an introduction

An explanation of what we on libcom.org mean by the word "class", and related terms such as "working class" and "class struggle".

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.