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
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
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
Edited by by Charlie Walker & Steven Robert. From Palgrave: This book explores the ways in which neoliberal capitalism has reshaped the lives of working-class men around the world. It focuses on the effects of employment change and of new forms of governmentality on men’s experiences of both public and private life. The book presents … More New Book: Masculinity, Labour, and Neoliberalism – Working-Class Men in International Perspective
by Ron Ramdin. From Verso: In this pioneering history, Ron Ramdin traces the roots of Britain’s disadvantaged black working class. From the development of a small black presence in the sixteenth century, through the colonial labour institutions of slavery, indentureship, and trade unionism, Ramdin expertly guides us through the stages of creation for a UK … More New Book: The Making of the Black Working Class in Britain
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
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The second issue of the Journal of Working-Class Studies is now available.