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Marxism and Women’s Oppression

14. March 2014

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Marxism and Women’s Oppression

Book Review: The sexual division of labor, male-female relations, and existing family structures are not based on biology but on the particular historical form that capitalism has chosen in order to ensure the reproduction of the working class.

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Rank and File Rebellion: The 1981 Ontario Hospital Strike

18. January 2014

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Rank and File Rebellion: The 1981 Ontario Hospital Strike

In 1981, Ontario hospital workers defied their employers, the government, and their own union officials to strike for nine days. Not having the legal right to strike, they struck anyway, proving that the rights you have are the ones you exercise.

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Pain on the one side, Fear on the other: Retaining members in socialist organization

9. December 2013

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Pain on the one side, Fear on the other: Retaining members in socialist organization

Exploitation and competition limit people's ability to cooperate. In order to build a cooperative socialist society, we must understand the social forces that tear our organizations apart, and we must strive with all our might to cooperate in spite of those forces.

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How Inequality is Killing Us

2. September 2013

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How Inequality is Killing Us

In "The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger," Wilkinson and Pickett challenge everything we’ve been told about why people get sick and what it takes to be healthy.

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Smokescreens: How Working Kills Smokers

5. April 2013

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Smokescreens: How Working Kills Smokers

The campaign against smoking serves as a political smokescreen to hide the damage caused by occupational and environmental pollution.

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Of Human Bondage: The Global Traffic in Disposable Labor

27. August 2012

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Of Human Bondage: The Global Traffic in Disposable Labor

The international traffic in temporary workers is Capital's latest move to accumulate more wealth by lowering the price of labor.

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Recipe for a Massacre

20. August 2012

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Recipe for a Massacre

South Africa's Marikana massacre was the inevitable result of sacrificing workers' lives to capitalist greed.

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Fighting to Win

25. June 2012

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Fighting to Win

"Reviving the Strike" argues that workers’ only real bargaining power is their ability to stop production and, to do this, workers must fight as a class. By abandoning these tactics, unions have lost their ability to defend the working class. Explains what it will take to revive the strike and regain lost ground.

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Read it and Revolt

4. June 2012

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Read it and Revolt

Autoworker Gregg Shotwell reveals how General Motors conspired with the United Auto Workers (UAW) bureaucracy to steal workers’ pensions, slash wages and shed jobs to help expand GM's global empire.

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The Lessons of Chile: 1970-1973

11. March 2012

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The Lessons of Chile: 1970-1973

The rise of Chile’s mass movement marked a high point in the global struggles of the 1960s. The defeat of this movement marked the beginning of its descent.

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