Review of "The Rise and Fall of California's Radical Prison Movement" and "The Black Panther Party Reconsidered" from Collective Action Notes 16, 1998.
"The Rise and Fall of California's Radical Prison Movement" by Eric Cummins (Stanford University Press, 1994) 312 pps.
“The Black Panther Party Reconsidered.” Edited by Charles Jones (Black Classics Press, 1998) 517 pps.
Organisational statement of the Root and Branch collective outlining their libertarian take on communist theory and practice.
ROOT AND BRANCH (From #7; undated - probably late 70s) With the 1960s the eternal prosperity, the managed economy, and the attendant "death of ideology" of the post-World War II period came to an end.
Collective Action Notes analyse the changing face of work and resistance to work in the US in the latter half of the 20th century, focusing in particular on the auto industry and prison labour.
"Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world"
- Schopenhauer in "Studies In Pessimism"
Collective Action Notes put forward their analysis of the implementation of the 35-hour week in France and the reality of it as it will affect the working class.
The 35 hours-week law , the french way for flexibilisation
"This is the bigest hold-up in the century !"
(a worker to a journalist, about the 35 hour week law, febuary 2000)