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Common Voice journal

Common Voice

Partial archive of Common Voice, an online journal published in association with the World in Common group. The journal is inspired by the Discussion Bulletin published for many years by Frank Girard but which regrettably ceased publication in 2003. Like Frank's journal our aim is to give a voice to the 'thin red/black line' of the anti-market, anti-statist political sector, weaving together its diverse strands of thinking.

Role-modeling socialist behaviour: the life and letters of Isaac Rab - Karla Rab

Role-Modeling Socialist Behavior: The Life and Letters of Isaac Rab

This 2010 book is a worthy account of the life and works of one of America’s unsung working class heroes, Isaac Rabinowich, commonly known as Rab. Through the medium of his granddaughter’s personal account of Rab’s family life, it is particularly valuable to be able to view a Socialist such as Rab as a real person, tolerant and enlightened, not just a faceless propagandist. Well illustrated, this is a useful and thought-provoking book, carried out in a charmingly eccentric style. The story of Rab is, in a sense, the story of real Socialism in America.

The donkeys - Alan Clark

A donkey, Gen Alderson decorates an unknown soldier

A study of British High Command during World War I on the Western front in 1915, exploring the truth of the observation that British troops were "lions led by donkeys". Written by Alan Clark, a former Tory MP, we reject his political perspective but reproduce this book for reference.

Solidarity motor bulletin #03: Datsun: hell's battlefield

Issue of Solidarity's auto industry newsletter from July 31, 1974 containing an interesting article by Japanese labour activist Matsuo Kei about the situation of workers in Japan in Nissan plants facing appalling conditions and a pliant company union.

Toast to the revolution - Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

Barricades in 1848

An address from Proudhon to the people of Europe about the importance of the wave of Revolutions sweeping through Europe. It also outlines Proudhon's personal theory of Revolution.

Capitalism and schizophrenia - Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari

A painting by Francis Bacon

The two volumes of Deleuze and Guattari's influential text: Anti-Oedipus (1972) and A Thousand Plateaus (1980).

NATO's secret armies - Daniele Ganser

This fascinating book shows how the CIA and the British secret service, in collaboration with the military alliance NATO and European military secret services, set up a network of clandestine anti-communist armies in Western Europe after World War II.

The Raven #28: Chomsky on Haiti

Issue of The Raven from winter 1994, containing a decent article on the restoration of democracy in Haiti by Noam Chomsky. Much of the rest of the content is poor and reproduced for reference only.

Some editions of Communication Worker - 1987-88

'Christmas is cancelled' headline

Here are seven editions of the bulletin produced by the rank-and-file postal workers' group Communication Workers Group.

On balance: guidelines for the representation of women and men in English language teaching materials

Article by Women in EFL Materials written in 1991 offering a good overview on how to avoid discriminatory language and stereotypical images in ELT publishing.