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Beyond the Rank-and-File Strategy

Max Elbaum Jacobin
car production line The rank-and-file strategy isn't enough. We should examine the broad range of working-class organizing strategies and experiences that are today's socialists' collective heritage.

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Keywords That Reinforce Class Control

Oliver Eagleton Counterfire
Carrying on from Raymond Williams' Keywords, the classic study of capital's appropriation of words for its own ends, the book under review looks at contemporary linguistic usage that serves and reinforces dominant class interests.

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The Oppositional Politics of Race and Class in the Brexit Debate

Sweta Rajan-Rankin Working-Class Perspectives
It is not clear what will happen on ‘Brexit day’ (29th March 2019), but we need to be alive to the ways in which racism, racialisation, and class inequalities have been politically engineered in this debate.

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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.

Tidbits - Jan. 24, 2019 - Reader Comments: Time for Federal Workers to Get Sick; LA Teachers Win!; MLK's Radical Internationalism; Attacks on the Women’s March; Zionism; Palestine; Angela Davis; Bernie Sanders; and more...

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Reader Comments: Time for Federal Workers to Get Sick; LA Teachers Win!; Dr. King's Radical Internationalism; Attacks on the Women’s March; JVP - On Zionism; Time to Break the Silence on Palestine; Angela Davis Supported; Bernie Sanders; and more...

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Class War on New Ground

Barry Eidlin Against the Current
Class struggle still dominates civil society under capitalism. The new terrain explored here, as well as its undoing by working people, lies in capital’s increased capacity to squeeze more work out of every minute of every work day.

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Why the Working Class Matters

Steve Early LA Progressive
With the rise of popular interest in socialism, this book goes beyond promoting efforts boosting needed protective legislation and improved social welfare for working people to look globally at struggles against capital and strategies for winning.

Can the Yellow Vests Speak?

Édouard Louis Translation by David Broder Jacobin
France's elites were quick to condemn the gilets jaunes protesters as stupid and backward. But as novelist Édouard Louis writes, they're just standing up for their rights.
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