Tim DiMuzio discusses his book, 'The 1% and the Rest of Us: A Political Economy of Dominant Ownership' with NLP's Tom Mills.
Political and social pressure to volunteer is on the rise. Charities are now relying on volunteer work to deliver state subcontracted services. It is time to question this trend and what it means for the rising percentage of unemployed people who are pushed into working for free.
History and politics that focus on possibilities for major social rupture miss the daily realities of class and place - the everyday conditions of social change.
As an emerging form of ‘everyday politics’, online debt forums provide space for debtors to share tips and advice, offer moral and emotional support and indirectly sow the seeds of collective action.
Class was never a homogeneous category in Marxist thought, some of the earliest works of which were sensitive to the influence of race and nationalism.
New Left Project’s editors reflect on contributions to the site during 2014 – and look ahead to 2015.
The past decade has seen a focus on intersectionality as a way of capturing how people experience multiple oppressions, but both intersectionality and self-organisation have the capacity to be co-opted by the neoliberal project. Without knowledge of the historic tensions between race, class, and gender, we cannot determine the destiny of workers’ resistance.
Effective trade union organising needs to pay greater attention to the social and cultural as well as economic influences on working people.
The ‘racialisation’ of class in Britain has been a consequence of the weakening of ‘class’ as a political idea since the 1970s – it is a new construction, not an historic one.
With economic difficulties mounting and dissent in the ranks, is the government of Nicolás Maduro living up to Hugo Chávez’s legacy?