Let Down by Reformists, Working-Class Iranians Join Protests

Thousands have taken to the streets in Iran’s largest and deadliest protests since 2009.  Iranian activist Dariush Arjmandi, a member of Rahe Kargar, Organization of Revolutionary Workers of Iran, an exiled Marxist-Leninist group in Germany, says demonstrators are challenging economic mismanagement and repressive state control, not pushing the regime change agenda of Iran’s global foes.  … More Let Down by Reformists, Working-Class Iranians Join Protests

New Book: On New Terrain – How Capital is Reshaping the Battleground of Class War

By Kim Moody. From Haymarket Books: In his latest book, Kim Moody analyzes how recent changes in capitalism have altered both the composition of the working class and the economic and political ground on which it struggles. On New Terrain challenges conventional wisdom about a disappearing working class and the inevitability of a two-party political … More New Book: On New Terrain – How Capital is Reshaping the Battleground of Class War

RRPE Call for Papers: Special Issue on Precarious and Informal Work

Special Issue Collective: Ronaldo Munck, Tamar Diana Wilson, Ipsita Chatterjee, Ron Baiman, Lucia Pradella, Carlos Salas Deadline for submissions: 30 November 2018  The concept of precarious work and employment has received much attention by scholars and organizations, such as the International Labour Organization especially after the global economic crisis of 2007–09, as the informal labor … More RRPE Call for Papers: Special Issue on Precarious and Informal Work

EPI: How today’s unions help working people

By Josh Bivens, Lora Engdahl, Elise Gould, Teresa Kroeger, Celine McNicholas, Lawrence Mishel, Zane Mokhiber, Heidi Shierholz, Marni von Wilpert, Ben Zipperer, and Valerie Wilson Americans have always joined together—whether in parent teacher associations or local community organizations—to solve problems and make changes that improve their lives and their communities. Through unions, people join together … More EPI: How today’s unions help working people