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America Has a Permanent Temp Worker Problem

David Van Arsdale The Indypendent
worker loooking at computer screen Over the last few decades, the employee-employer relationship has been hollowed-out...by the staffing industry and businesses that want to “hire” workers without the regulations and obligations that come with officially employing them.

A (Real) Strike to Fight for Abortion Rights

Tatiana Cozzarelli, Ezra Brain and Olivia Wood Left Voice
women demonstrating for abortion rights The only way to resist this is to build a strong and unified class solidarity among the working class—not just for wage demands but also for reproductive rights and the rights of all oppressed people.

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Why No Labor Party Here?

Meredith Schafer Against the Current
Canada and the United States are similar enough culturally, but in class relations for some 70 years the two stand markedly apart. The book under review helps to explain the multifaceted reasons why.

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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