reviews

Review: Local 8 shows interracial unionism key to victory

A review by Matt White of Peter Cole's book, Wobblies on the Waterfront: Interracial Unionism in Progressive- Era Philadelphia.

Review: Ben Fletcher of Local 8 Docks

A review by Jon Bekken of Ben Fletcher: The Life and Times of a Black Wobbly, a book edited by Peter Cole.

Novella tells a story of alienation in a tough economy

A short review of Jarrod Shanahan and Nate McDonough's novella It's a Tough Economy,

Review of an oral history of IWW Strikes 1971-92

A review by Mark McGuire of John Silvano's Nothing in Common: An Oral History of IWW Strikes 1971-1992.

Review: Dishwasher Pete wanders, entertains, rebels

A review by Scott Satterwhite of Dishwasher, a book based on a zine about a man attempting to have a dishwashing job in all 50 states of the U.S.

Robert Kurz's "journey to the heart of darkness" of capitalism - Anselm Jappe

Anselm Jappe discusses two of the last books published by Robert Kurz—The Lives and Death of Capitalism (2011) (a collection of articles and interviews from 2007-2010) and Money without Value (2012) (an “in-depth examination” of “value” and “money”)—in which Kurz reflects on the current crisis and seeks its causes, in accordance with his re-reading of the “esoteric” Marx and from the perspective of “value critique”, in the logic of capital.

A Sideways Look – Sounds Like London

A short review of "Sounds LIke London" by Lloyd Bradley.

Review: Chris Rhomberg, The Broken Table: The Detroit Newspaper Strike and the State of American Labor (2012)

A critical review of Chris Rhomberg's The Broken Table: The Detroit Newspaper Strike and the State of American Labor.

The dubious virtues of propaganda: Ken Loach's "Land and Freedom" - Gilles Dauvé

Gilles Dauvé reviews Ken Loach's film on the Spanish Civil War, Land and Freedom.

Review: “Solidarity unionism” is a beginning, not an ending

A review by Lou Rinaldi of Staughton Lynd's Solidarity Unionism: Rebuilding the Labor Movement from Below.