New Book: Radicals in the Barrio – Magonistas, Socialists, Wobblies, and Communists in the Mexican-American Working Class

by Justin Akers Chacón From Haymarket Books: Aground-breaking history of the radical political movements that developed within the Mexican and Chicano working-class in the United States. Radicals in the Barrio uncovers a long and rich history of political radicalism within the Mexican and Chicano working class in the United States. Chacón clearly and sympathetically documents … More New Book: Radicals in the Barrio – Magonistas, Socialists, Wobblies, and Communists in the Mexican-American Working Class

New book: Assembly by Michael Hardt & Antonio Negri

From Oxford University Press: In recent years “leaderless” social movements have proliferated around the globe, from North Africa and the Middle East to Europe, the Americas, and East Asia. Some of these movements have led to impressive gains: the toppling of authoritarian leaders, the furthering of progressive policy, and checks on repressive state forces. They … More New book: Assembly by Michael Hardt & Antonio Negri

New Book: Family Values – Between Neoliberalism and the New Social Conservatism

By Melinda Cooper. From MIT Press: Why was the discourse of family values so pivotal to the conservative and free-market revolution of the 1980s and why has it continued to exert such a profound influence on American political life? Why have free-market neoliberals so often made common cause with social conservatives on the question of … More New Book: Family Values – Between Neoliberalism and the New Social Conservatism

Josep Maria Antentas: Strategic Imagination and Party

Josep Maria Antentas teaches Sociology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). He has published in English and Spanish several articles on the Spanish regime crisis, 15M movement, Podemos and political strategy. He has also worked on Daniel Bensaïd’s oeuvre and was a contributor to the special symposium on Bensaïd in Historical Materialism 24.4. 1. … More Josep Maria Antentas: Strategic Imagination and Party

New Book: Unions and the City – Negotiating Urban Change

Edited by Ian Thomas MacDonald. From ILR Press: Labor unions remain the largest membership-based organizations in major North American cities, even after years of decline. Labor continues to play a vital role in mobilizing urban residents, shaping urban conflict, and crafting the policies and regulations that are transforming our urban spaces. As unions become more … More New Book: Unions and the City – Negotiating Urban Change

White Working-Class Voters and the Future of Progressive Politics

by Michael Zweig Rather than speaking of the working class in terms that reduce it to only categories of race and gender, the emerging field of working-class studies is settling on definitions of class that are rooted in the power relations established in production, extending outward into politics and culture.1 In this view, working-class people … More White Working-Class Voters and the Future of Progressive Politics

An Eco-Revolutionary Tipping Point? Global Warming, Climate Denials, & the Environmental Proletariat

By Paul Burkett, In the summer of 2016, the acceleration of climate change was once again making headlines. In July, the World Meteorological Association announced that the first six months of 2016 had broken all previous global temperature records, with June being the fourteenth month in a row of record heat for both land and … More An Eco-Revolutionary Tipping Point? Global Warming, Climate Denials, & the Environmental Proletariat