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The Class Ceiling, U.K. Version

Liam Kennedy London School of Economics Review of Books
An inquiry into how and why one’s class background in Great Britain privileges or thwarts access to elite occupations through an investigation of barriers to upward mobility.

Jeremy Corbyn's Conference Speech in Full

Jeremy Corbyn Morning Star
Jeremy Corbyn at Britain's Labour Party Conference announces a radical plan to rebuild and transform Britain as an alternative to the politics of austerity, of social division and international conflict.

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Reading Irish Revolutionary James Connolly

Kevin Crane Counterfire
Considered Ireland's key revolutionary, James Connolly was active in workers' movements in the United States, Scotland and Ireland. This collection reflects his struggles for an Ireland and a world free from militarism, injustice, and deprivation.

Friday Nite Videos | June 9, 2017

Portside
The Case for Obstruction of Justice in Three Minutes. Watergate Lawyer: If Donald Trump Tries to Fight Subpoenas, He Will Lose. Citizen Jane: Battle for the City. William J. Barber II | Shifting the Moral Conversation. Jeremy Corbyn's Victory.

Jeremy Corbyn's Victory

The Labour leader said the party had 'changed the face of British politics' after making significant gains across the country.

Why Corbyn Won

Bhaskar Sunkara Jacobin
I don't care if he didn't actually win — he won. Jeremy Corbyn has given us a blueprint to follow for years to come.

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New Women, Free Lovers, and Radicals in Britain and the United States

Claire Griifiths The Times (London) Higher Education
Rebel Crossings charts six 19th century socialists as they journey from the constraints of Old-World Britain to a New-World America. They were part of a wider historical search for self-fulfillment and an alternative to a cruelly competitive capitalism. The book surveys the interaction of feminism, socialism and anarchism, bringing fresh slants on political and cultural movements and upon influential individuals including Walt Whitman, Eleanor Marx, and William Morris.

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Socialists Should Aspire Beyond Labour’s Post-War Consensus

Matt Widowson Morning Star
By all means, look to the past. Learn and be inspired, but do not try to turn the clock back. The ultimate aim of socialism should be the abolition of capitalism — anything less than this is reformism in the service of capital. Socialists may disagree about the pace of transition, or the means of enacting revolutionary change — but their ultimate aim must be the end of capitalism.

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Homage to E.P. Thompson

Joseph White New Politics, Summer 2016
Labor historian E.P. Thompson is perhaps best known for his monumental and path-breaking work, The Making of the English Working Class. The collected essays reviewed here, many either out-of-print or difficult to obtain, were written between 1955 and 1963. They show Thompson as also a dedicated educator of workers, a sharp polemicist, a skilled political theorist and a tireless agitator for peace, against nuclear weapons and for a rebirth of the socialist project.
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