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An Open Letter of a Part-Time Instructor from PUP

A disgruntled worker formally employed at a state university writes an open letter detailing the absurdity of unpaid labor they were forced to do.

i was henry sy's slave

A dilapidated Shoe Mart

An account of a woman witnessing the dehumanization Filipino retail workers experience in the Philippines.

Down But Not Out: The Unemployed in Chicago during the Great Depression

This is a Ph.D. dissertation in the field of U.S. labor history. See www.wrightswriting.com/ for more Marxist scholarship.

Finding Our Compass: Reflections on a World in Crisis

An 'experimental' book that touches on a wide range of topics while maintaining a grounding in left-wing philosophies.

Between rhetoric and reality: Evaluating the Oakland teachers’ strike

The budget cuts immediately following the Oakland teachers' strike raise important questions about the union's strategy.

Mexican workers take matters into their own hands

Workers walk out of a plant in Matamoros. Source: WSWS.org

Largest North American strike wave in decades grows. Rebellion exposes union betrayal, is met with repression from “left-wing” government and a near total media blackout.

Class struggle frontiers in Hinterland

Hinterland cover

Comrade Motopu provides an overview of Phil Neel’s book and attempts to place it in the ongoing debates over the centrality of labor movements vs. surplus populations and riots vs. strikes.

Matamoros strike threatens to shut down North American auto industry

The strike by 70,000 auto parts workers in Matamoros, Mexico is beginning to affect production at US automobile assembly plants, raising the possibility that auto production across North America could be brought to a standstill.

Timeline of U.S. labor history

Our passive society

People watching TV

A short history of how our society became so rife with collective passiveness.