Radical America #07.06: Workers & the control of production

This issue contains a symposium on Jeremy Brecher's book Strike!. Brecher was a member of the American group Root and Branch, and brought a sort of council communist politics to his research in American labor history. In this Radical America, Brecher's essay "Who Advocates Spontaneity?" addresses criticisms of his book and focuses on the theme of class consciousness.

Somalia: Development by other means - Wildcat

Article analysing the war in Somalia in the early nineties, and the destruction of pre-capitalist social relations there through both military and 'humanitarian' means.

Flint 1936-7: Diary of a sitdowner

Sitdown strikers in Fisher Body

The diary of one of the striking General Motors workers who occupied their factories between December 1936 and February 1937.

Bordiga versus Pannekoek - Antagonism

Introduction to a pamphlet examining how the Italian and Dutch-German communist lefts dealt with the questions of communist organisation, consciousness and class.

Sabotage the war effort! - No War But The Class War

Leaflet put out during the Gulf War, giving numerous examples in history of the working class stopping wars, and posing class struggle as the only solution to the Gulf War.

A brief history of the Red Menace

A summary of the The Red Menace newsletter, published in London from 1989-1990 by a group of individuals as a contribution to the movement for a stateless, moneyless and classless world human community – communism.

Strata in the working class - Martin Glaberman

Article by Martin Glaberman on the divisions within the working class.

Back to the future - The continuing relevance of Marx - Martin Glaberman and Seymour Faber

Article by Martin Glaberman and Seymour Faber discussing the ongoing relevance of much of Karl Marx's work to the contemporary class struggle

Birth of a Holiday: The First of May - Eric Hobsbawm

Walter Crane - Garland for Mayday

Marxist historian Eric Hobsbawm's account of the international celebration of Mayday.