Class Struggle

Their Laws—Our Loss

In events like the G20 protests and clampdown there emerge real opportunities for recognition and understanding that are not always so readily available behind the screen of “business as usual.” The learning curve shifts and some things become much more clear.

One of the interesting revelations of the G20 fallout is the extent to which many in the social movements or “the Left” are ruled by the morals, values and prejudices of the dominant classes.

Judi Bari and 'the feminization of Earth first!': the convergence of class, gender and radical environmentalism

Published in: Feminist review ISSN 0141-7789
2002, no70, pp. 105-122 [18 page(s) (article)]

This paper addresses feminist materialism as political practice through a case study of IWW-Earth First! Local 1, the late Judi Bari's organization of a radical ecology/ timber workers' union in the ancient redwood forests of Northern California. Rejecting the Earth First! mythology of timber workers as enemies' of nature, Bari sought to unite workers and environmentalists in pursuit of sustainable forestry practices against the devastating approaches favoured by multinational logging corporations. In so doing, she brought a working-class feminist perspective to the radical ecology of Earth First!

The World’s Largest Workplace: Social Reproduction and Wages for Housework

by PJ Lilley & Jeff Shantz


[Note: This article, from The Northeastern Anarchist (Issue #9) Summer / Fall 2004, was also designed as an A4 foldover pamphlet suitable for photocopying, this version, summer 2012, by Punching Out Press.

One of the all time great swindles of history is the massive free labor subsidy that capital has scored in working class homes. So much of our time, energy, interests, resources and money goes into the home-based work to re-produce our class....

Putting the Control Back in Birth Control: Racism, Class and Reproductive Rights

"Rape, racism, sexism, and capitalism have been consistent elements in a long history of documented assaults against the reproductive sovereignty of Black women." [1] -Theryn Kigvamasud’ Vashti, Communities Against Rape and Abuse

Originally published in the Northeastern Anarchist: Repro Series, Spring 2005

For working women, control of one's own body is constantly another turf battle in the class war. In this second article in our series on reproduction, we look at birth control and sterilization in the context of other attacks on the poor.

FIGHT TO WIN: Poor People's Unions and Class Struggle in Canada

This book discusses contemporary organizing and direct action in neoliberal Canada. It offers a critical analysis of anti-capitalist strategies and tactics rooted in, often inspiring, real world practices.

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CLEARCUT THE BOSSES: Radical Ecology and Class Struggle

Labour and environmental movements are often portrayed as being opponents in battles over nature that pit jobs against the environment. This work offers a reconsideration of the important connections between radical ecology and working class movements. It also identifies similarities in the practices of revolutionary unionism (or syndicalism) and radical environmnetalism. It offers a starting point for re-thinking green politics.

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Anarchy in the Unions: Contemporary Anarchists at Work

An article looking at anarchists' involvement in rank-and-file committees and flying squads in Canada.
[This article was laid out as an A4 fold-over pamphlet for photocopy distribution by Punching Out Press.]

[This article was published in Working USA: The Journal of Labor and Society, September 2009 and on libcom.org]

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