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Initial letter of Shuvu Batta to New York SEP branch leadership: Jan 18th 2021

Note from the Editors: Classconscious.org is publishing a series of articles and documents relating to the break of Shuvu Batta and Peter Ross from the SEP.  The crux of this break was over the issue of revolutionary work within trade unions. Based on the writings of Trotsky and Lenin we disagree with the ICFI’s position […]

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Ancillary documents for article ‘In the wake of the union defeat at Bessemer Amazon expelled SEP members speak out”

Note from the Editors: Classconscious.org is publishing a series of articles and documents relating to the break of Shuvu Batta and Peter Ross from the SEP.  The crux of this break was over the issue of revolutionary work within trade unions. Based on the writings of Trotsky and Lenin we disagree with the ICFI’s position […]

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In the wake of the union defeat at Bessemer Amazon an expelled SEP member speaks out

Jay Reeves/AP. A banner encouraging workers to vote in labor balloting at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama. March 30, 2021. Note from the Editors: Classconscious.org is publishing a series of articles and documents relating to the break of Shuvu Batta and Peter Ross from the SEP.  The crux of this break was over the […]

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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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