The definitive book about the politics of the Class War Federation, including brief histories and descriptions of the capitalist system and how it functions.
Clearly written and interesting, it is a good introduction to CW's ideas, though we at libcom.org would have several important disagreements with it. Notably on the issues of class and nationalism
The CPE France blog takes a look back at the past fortnight and traces the changing face of the anti-CPE protests.
From being a university student led movement centred around their campus buildings, the protest has become something '1000 times as revolutionary' according to France Soir.
In an article which shatters every accusation of a privileged revolt, the Financial Times has become the first UK newspaper to point out the growing class angle of this rebellion against labour casualisation.
They say Villepin faces crisis as "as criticism of his labour market reforms spreads from increasingly violent student protesters to immigrant youth in poor riot-hit suburbs, undermining his claims to be helping the most disadvantaged."
This article originally appeared in Black Flag #206, Autumn 1995. It was written by Norwich Solidarity Federation, who had contacts in the plant and tried to organise action against the closure.
Nestlé Plant to Shut in Norwich
Nestlé's decision last year to shut the Norwich factory came as little surprise after years of rumours.
Albert Meltzer writes for Black Flag magazine on the idea that "we are all middle class now".
Prime Minister John Major referred to Tories achieving a 'classless society'. He was referring to the gradual move from the English class system to the American. In England the survival of the old upper class is ensured by the constitutional monarchy, against which the middle class is beginning to rebel, or at least not regard exxpressions of rebellion as reprehensible.
A CLASS ACT - Anarchism, Class and who we really want to talk to.
From Communism #3
Concerning slogans such as:
"Protect the workplace"
"Protect the company"
"Protect the national economy"
"Political economy conceals the estrangement in the nature of labour by ignoring the direct relationship between the worker (labour) and production. It is true that labour produces marvels for the rich, but it produces privation for the worker. It produces palaces, but hovels for the worker. It produces beauty, but deformity for the worker.