The January issue of The Commune is now available. It features articles on the state of the anti-cuts movement after the 30th November pensions strikes, a plan for the NHS beyond both market and state, the uprising in Wukan, China, and much else besides.
The paper is free: click the image above to download the PDF. See below for a list of articles as they are posted online.
cops back bosses bullying cleaners – Siobhan Breathnach reports on Guildhall cleaners standing up against management bullying
wukan peasant victory sets stage for chinese turmoil – Adam Ford reports on the Wukan rebellion and asks what it means for the future of social struggles in China
reza shahabi must be free! – Omid Rezai looks at the case of a jailed militant on hunger strike in Iran
the woolf that didn’t bark: the LSE-libya inquiry – Jack Staunton, a student at the London School of Economics (LSE) looks at Lord Woolf’s inquiry into the School’s ties to the Gaddafi régime
thatcher and liverpool thirty years on – Adam Ford writes on revelations that the Thatcher Government discussed a ‘managed decline’ of Liverpool.
news in brief… – suicide threat at foxconn; la senza occupation; G4S asylum-seeker homes deal
the n30 strike and a 2012 of struggle – Steve Ryan, a PCS activist in Wrexham, looks at the aftermath of the 30th November national pensions strike and the opportunities for struggle in 2012
faith in the government or unity on strike? – Clifford Biddulph comments on the GMB union’s announcement on the Government’s pensions deal in the wake of the 30th November strike
unions not up to the challenge – A Unison branch secretary replies to Clifford’s article
taking control of our struggle – A college worker who struck on 30th November reports on the mood in her workplace six weeks later
an alternative for the here and now – the editorial argues that communism isn’t just some dream for the future: it’s about how we organise today
death by a thousand (paper) cuts – Taimour Lay reports on the crisis in the print-media from a journalist’s perspective
workers’ control in the health-care system – Mike Levine discusses how we can go beyond the hierarchical form of the National Health Service.
self-managed socialism: possible, urgent, necessary – Henrique T. Novaes looks at advantages and limitations of the Latin American experience of workers trying to overcome capitalist work relations through their control of their workplaces
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