Monthly Review

Monthly Review is a magazine specializing in Educational topics.

Articles from Vol. 49, No. 3, July-August

American Labor: A Movement Again?
Things are changing in the American labor movement and, at last, they are changing for the better. The most visible symbol of this change is the new leadership at the AFL-CIO. The energy and high profile displayed by the "New Voice" team of John Sweeney,...
Labor, the State, and Class Struggle
After a long period of sustained attack by governments of various stripes, a steady deterioration of working and living standards, and declines in membership and militancy, there are encouraging signs that organized labor is moving again. This may come...
Notes on Labor at the End of the Century: Starting Over
Introduction: A New Century, A New Movement? In the fifties, socialism wasn't on because things were so good. Now, socialism isn't on because things are so bad.... - Chrysler Canada retiree With the publication of Marx's The Communist Manifesto 150...
Organizing the Unorganized: Will Promises Become Practices?
The Magnitude of Labor's Decline in the United States The "New Voice" leadership which captured power in the AFL-CIO in 1995 has promised nothing less than the re-creation of a labor movement. By any measuring rod this will be a daunting task. One measure...
Race and Labor Organization in the United States
In the United States of America, the fate of labor - its ability to win lasting gains, its success in sustaining solid organizations, its episodic periods of class consciousness, as well as its brief flirtations with broader class and independent political...
Same as It Ever Was? the Structure of the Working Class
There is a story you will hear told over and over again in sympathetic commentary on the contemporary American labor movement: The American labor movement has declared its intent to organize, once again, the American working class. After decades of...
Talking about Work
Mainstream discourse about work is heavy with nonsense, but sadly so is a lot of leftish talk. The two versions are tightly bound together. The orthodox spin tales of productivity miracles and smart machines, and too many people take them seriously....
The French Winter of Discontent
If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind? - Shelley, "Ode to the West Wind" On November 15 1995 Alain Juppe, the arrogant French Prime Minister, presented his plan to parliament for mastering expenditure on welfare, and particularly on national health....
The "Late Blooming" of the South Korean Labor Movement
South Korea is generally known as an economic success story, according to which, once a hopeless "aid-junkie," it has emerged as one of the most successful NICs.(1) But few commentators pay attention to the fact that this success has been made possible...
Zapatismo and the Workers Movement in Mexico at the End of the Century
The power of the EZLN was constructed, bit by bit, through the silent accumulation of forces. - Subcomandante Marcos Images of Mexico, both positive and negative, rarely include the urban, industrial working class. Mexico is often still seen as a rural...
Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.