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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.

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.