The momentous events of 100 years ago, 1905, provided the working class
in Russia with the understanding that it was a force capable of bringing
industry to its knees, a force capable of turning railways, power, gas
etc. on and off like a light-switch.
Seventy years ago, a small mid-western city was shaken to its very
foundations. The 1934 Minneapolis Teamster strike is one of the greatest
labor battles in U.S. history. For two months, the working class owned
When most of the world’s mass media is firmly "embedded" into the
thinking of governments and the big business interests that lie behind
them, the publication of a collection of some of the greatest pieces of
investigative journalism could not come sooner.
Since the collapse of the Stalinist regimes in the former USSR and
Eastern Europe, we have witnessed the transformation of the former mass
parties of the working class, the labour and social democratic parties,
into fully-fledged capitalist parties.
What forms revolutionaries? Maybe they are not so different to everyone
else but are the ones who realise first that something has to be done.
They are the ones who can’t just shrug their shoulders about injustice
and get on with their lives.