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Qanon and the Capitol Riots resulted from a lack of Class Consciousness

The vast majority of the tens of millions who support Trump gained nothing from him being in office. Yet people were willing to throw themselves onto a fire and risk everything, because fueled by Q they truly believed that Trump was the anointed saviour of the country and the world. The antidote to Qanon is the very thing that it lacks, class consciousness. Followers of Qanon, and the working class in general, need to be shown that their material conditions and interests are not the same as those claiming to be their champion.

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On the United Front – Part 2

By Stephen Kerr, November 24th 2020 Classconscious.org exists to promote debate on important questions of revolutionary theory and practice. Over the last month we have published an ongoing debate between Davey Heller and Stephen Kerr on the class character of trade unions, the role of rank and file committees and whether Trotsky’s strategy of the […]

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Be it ever so humble: the housing crisis in the UK

by Gareth Martin 23rd November 2020 “The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man hath nowhere to lay His head.” – Mathew 8:20 Since the crash of 2008, global capital has been wary of “risk”.  The solution to which many have resorted is real estate: there […]

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United, but with Whom? An Open Letter to Comrade Heller

By Stephen James Kerr The following is a response to a call out by Davey Heller published on this website on October 13th entitled “March separately, but strike together! For a united front against fascism in the US! General Strike now!” The working class in the United States is increasingly alarmed at the potential for […]

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A Marxist History of the Police, Part 4. Building the New Institutions of Class Rule – Crime and Imprisonment

By Stephen James Kerr Today we are publishing the fourth part in a series “A Marxist History of the Police” which  Part 1: Repression in the face of revolution, examined how the birth of the industrial working class and the tumult of the bourgeois revolutions drove the need for new forms of repression. Part 2: Experimenting […]

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“Three socialists walk into a job interview….and other jokes they told

by Stephen James Kerr, 19th September 2020 In my first report on the subject of the attempt by three ‘socialists’ to hijack a capitalist political party – the Green Party of Canada – by intervening in its leadership race, I noted that these ‘socialists’ were really applying for a job, that of “policy wonks to […]

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A Marxist History of the Police, Part Three: the crisis of the English Bourgeoisie

By Stephen James Kerr, 14th September 2020 Today we are publishing the third part in a series “A Marxist History of the Police” which examines the balance of class forces in 1820 Britain. To understand the emergence of the police, an appraisal of the relative positions of the working aristocracy, bourgeoisie and working class in British society […]

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The plot to take over the Green Party and other delusions of the Canadian middle class

By Stephen James Kerr , 5th September 2020 The campaign by a group of so-called ‘eco-socialists’ to take over the Green Party of Canada by nominating allegedly ‘socialist’ candidates to the party’s leadership race is a bankrupt exercise in middle class political delusion. Three candidates are running for the leadership as ‘socialists’: Toronto class-action lawyer […]

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A Marxist History of Police, Part II. – Experimenting on the Irish

By Stephen James Kerr Today we are publishing the second part in a series “A Marxist History of the Police” dealing with experiments towards a police force in Ireland by Sir Robert Peel, up to the infamous Peterloo Massacre in 1819. Part 1: Repression in the face of revolution, examined how the birth of the […]

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Paul Howes: a tale of class betrayal

Listening to the ABC local radio recently, my ears were pricked by a news report announcing the appointment of Paul Howes to the Morrison Government’s economic panel supposedly dealing with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Australian economy, the National COVID-19 Coordination Commission. Once again, everything I knew about this man allowed me […]

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