Black and Latino workers in the US are more favorable to unions because they “are most like workers in the Global South,” where workers are super-exploited, argues Michael Yates, labor educator and author, whose latest book is titled Can Workers Change the World?
By Michael D. Yates, [Author’s note: This essay is based upon arguments made in Chapter 2 (“Some Theoretical Considerations”) of my book, Can the Working Class Change the World? Unless otherwise noted, the quotes are from this chapter and are either my words or those of someone I am quoting] There is much discussion on the … More Exploitation and Expropriation, or Why Capitalism Must be Attacked with Equal Force on Every Front
By Michael D. Yates. From Monthly Review Press: One of the horrors of the capitalist system is that slave labor, which was central to the formation and growth of capitalism itself, is still fully able to coexist alongside wage labor. But, as Karl Marx pointed out, it is the fact of being paid for one’s … More New book: Can the Working Class Change the World?
Richard Seymour is a writer, scholar, journalist, broadcaster, and political activist. Born in Northern Ireland and now living in London, he has become a leading voice on the left. An exceptional writer, his prose is both elegant and accessible to a mass audience. His blog, Lenin’s Tomb, is a consistent source of thoughtful analysis and … More ‘Mourning and Militancy’ Richard Seymour interviewed by Michael D. Yates
Share of National Income Going to Richest 1% From the Monthly Review: It is by now well known that significant and growing economic inequality is a central feature of the U.S. economy, as previous articles in Monthly Review have shown.1 However, the same is also the case for much of the rest of the world. … More Michael D. Yates on Measuring Global Inequality
From Michael D. Yates: This letter is from Eve Weinbaum, Director of the Labor Center at UMass-Amherst. She writes about the abominable efforts of the university administration to get rid of the Labor Center and its despicable treatment of her. Eve is an outstanding champion of workers, at her own university and across the country. … More UMass-Amherst preparing to abolish Labor Center