Sunday, October 31, 2010

Insurgent Notes 2

Issue 2 is available. Not yet banned in China, but we're working on it:

This issue of Insurgent Notes attempts to grapple with a number of important issues:

  1. the profound economic bind that world capitalism has been twisting itself inside out to address–without success (see the Editorial and Elephant on a Skateboard);
  2. the fundamental flaws of what might be considered “common sense” leftism as it applies to the unions (see The Demise of Andy Stern and the Question of Unions in Contemporary Capitalism;
  3. the complex character of explosive class struggles in several countries where industry still matters (see articles on China, Bangladesh, Turkey);
  4. the complex character of Marx’s thought on matters of race, nation and class (see the review of Marx at the Margins;
  5. the race between socialism and barbarism (see the article on the Gulf oil spill)