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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.

The Second World War: A Marxist History

A summary of an exemplary work of Marxist scholarship. (More such summaries here.)

Down But Not Out: The Unemployed in Chicago during the Great Depression

This is a Ph.D. dissertation in the field of U.S. labor history. See www.wrightswriting.com/ for more Marxist scholarship.

The Pretension of "Class Consciousness"

A critique of "class consciousness" from an anti-Leninist perspective.

Capitalism's New Economy: The Working Class

On re-reading this piece, what is striking about the picture of the working class in capitalism's self-styled service economy in 2006 is how much it resembles the situation today. After decades of capitalist restructuring in the face of problems stemming from the declining rate of profit (problems by no means confined to the economy of the UK) there are now recognisable constants in the socio-economic profile of the 'restructured' working class.

Capitalism's New Economy: The Illusion of a Productive Economy

Part four of this article was written before the biggest financial crash was followed by the biggest banking bail-out in capitalism's history, yet it is interesting to see that essentially the same economic profile presents itself today.

Capitalism's New Economy: The Booming Financial Sector

Part three of this series was published in 2005, two years or so before the great financial crash when the economic pundits were lauding the move away from manufacture to 'business and financial services'.