class

Education and the Class Divide

The expansion of university education, which is now a relatively common feature of the working-class condition, has not and cannot deliver the goods in terms of prosperity, well-being and any other measure of progress for societies trapped within the constraints of class division.

PMC Posturing - Asad Haider

Asad Haider investigates the idea of the "Professional-Managerial Class", and the idea that "identity politics" is an expression of this group's class interests. This article was originally published on Haider's blog.

Capitalism is a Class-Divided, Racist, Sexist Horror Without End

A comment on recent events from a CWO sympathiser.

Strange hierarchies - Benedict Anderson

A talk given by the scholar Benedict Anderson on how aspects of class operate in Thai everyday life.

"All in this Together"? A Sick Joke

The myth that we’re all in this together is already wearing thin. COVID-19 has come after ten years of grinding austerity characterised by the gig economy, poverty wages, benefit cuts, attacks on the NHS, and a desperate housing crisis. While the richest 1% have got richer, we’ve had a growth in food banks, child poverty, unaffordable housing and poor health. In fact UK poverty numbers were at their highest level for 18 years even before the coronavirus. Unequal societies are prone to outbreaks of mass disease, and our society gets more unequal with every passing day. Lockdown has shown that this is a public health crisis defined by inequality, and the working class is suffering most.

International Correspondence (no. 2, October 1984)

Second issue of a Hong Kong-based left communist journal written by L.L. Men, who was in correspondence with left communist groups in Europe.

Who Are The AngryWorkers?

AngryWorkers distributing their newspaper

This short film is about the political collective, AngryWorkers. Six years ago they moved to a working class neighbourhood on the fringes of West London.

https://en.labournet.tv/who-are-angry-workers-0

The value of Noam Chomsky

A "personal essay" from 2015 on some of the reasons why Chomsky's fame -- unlike that of most public intellectuals -- is more than justified. Despite his rejection of the label, he is, in many respects, the quintessential Marxist.

A leftist history of the U.S. economy

A summary of Richard Du Boff's comprehensive history of the American economy.