USA

Reflection On Doctor King

Lorenzo Komboa Ervin's analysis of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Working for Wages

The workers have to deal with their own reality and that transforms them

Based on his experience in auto factories, Glaberman discusses the contradictions of the union's role.

Walter Reuther, "social unionist" - Martin Glaberman

Martin Glaberman's review of 'The Most Dangerous Man in Detroit: Walter Reuther and the Fate of American Labor'.

Interview with Martin Glaberman

Marty Glaberman discusses his many years of political experience as a factory worker, comrade of CLR James and, in later years, an academic.

Black cats, white cats, wildcats: Auto workers in Detroit, 1969

Introductory article and account of the League of Revolutionary Black Workers and its activity in Detroit in the 1960s and 70s by Martin Glaberman.

Progress & Nuclear Power - Fredy Perlman

The Following text first appeared in a special anti-nuclear issue of Fifth Estate magazine on April 8, 1979. It was written earlier in that year just after an accident at Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in eastern Pennsylavania. As news of the accident spread, official messages insisted, "There is no need to overreact, the situation is stable, the leaders have everything under control," but eventually people living near the plant had to be evacuated. Here Fredy reminds us how the original inhabitants of this region were duped and destroyed by the platitudes, promises and police that always accompany Capital.

Fragile prosperity? Fragile social peace? Notes on the US

Detroit auto workers

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.

Parsons on the 8 hour Day

Albert R. Parsons, Haymarket Martyr and anarchist on the movement for an eight-hour working day in March, 1886.

State of the Unions: Recent US Labour Struggles in Perspective