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Canada's Great Divide: The politics of the growing gap between rich and poor in the 1990s
Yalnizyan, Armine
Book
2000
Over the course of the 1990s, Canada's growing gap has become a slippery slope for a growing number of middle income familes sliding towards the bottom of the income ladder.
Canadian Information Sharing Service: Pilot Copy, February 1976
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1976
The first issue of the Canadian Information Sharing Service publication. The name of the publication was later changed to Connexions and then to Connexions Digest.
Canadian News Synthesis Project - June 1976: Volume IV Number 4
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1976
The Canadian News Synthesis Project journal presents current news coverage to show major trends in Canada and Latin America.
Das Capital, Volume 1: A Critical Analysis of Capitalist Production
Marx, Karl
Book
1867
Marx's great work sets out to grasp and portray the totality of the capitalist mode of production, and the bourgeois society that emerges from it. He describes and connects all its economic features, ...
Challenging Kim Moody: Against The Current vol. 130
Friedman, Michael
Article
2007
Two reports challenge Kim Moody’s assertion (“Immigrant Workers in the United States,”Part 1, ATC 127) that “[t]he claim is raised by some that the rapid growth of immigrant Latinos in the workforce h...
Collective Bargaining Course Book
OPSEU Education Dept.
Book
1979
The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg, Volume I: Economic Writings 1
Luxemburg, Rosa (Edited by Peter Hudis
Book
This first volume in Rosa Luxemburg's Complete Works, entitled Economic Writings 1, contains some of Luxemburg's most important statements on the globalization of capital, wage labour, imperialism, an...
Cooperation at Work: The Mondragon Experience
Bradley, Keith; Gelb, Alan
Book
1983
A guide to work co-operatives, based on the experience of the Mondragon group of co-operatives in Spain.
Degraded Work: The Struggle at the Bottom of the Labor Market
Doussard, Marc
Book
2013
Doussard demonstrates that the decline in wages and working conditions is anything but the unavoidable result of competitive economic forces. Rather, he makes the case that service sector and other lo...
Democracy for the Few
Parenti, Michael
Book
1988
How does the U.S. political system work and for what purpose? What are the major forces shaping political life and how do they operate? Who governs in the United States? Who gets what, when, how, and ...
A Dictionary of Marxist Thought
Bottomore, Tom
Book
1983
Falling Behind: The State of Working Canada, 2000
Jackson, Andrew, Robinson, David, Baldwin,Bob, Wiggins, Cindy
Book
2000
An accessible collation of data and analysis, analyzed from a progressive perspective, about the social and economic realities of working people in Canada.
The Faltering Economy: The Problem of Accumulation Under Monopoly Capitalism
Foster, John Bellamy; Szlajfer, Henryk
Book
1984
The essays in this volume are part of a radical attempt to grapple with the problems of advanced capitalist development without discarding the real theoretical breakthroughs made by Keynes.
Flying Without A Net: The "Economic Freedom" of Working Canadians in 2000
Brown, Amanda; Stanford, Jim
Book
2000
Reports on a project to construct a quantitative index summarizing the multi-dimensional economic status of working people in Canada, based on variations in 14 different component indicators of econom...
Food, Shelter and the American Dream
Aronowitz, Stanley
Book
1974
Discusses the state of the American economy, the consequences for politics and culture that might arise from the new situation, and possible solutions.
Hard Earned Wages: Women Fighting for Better Work
Penney, Jennifer
Book
1984
Hard Earned Wages features sixteen women telling the stories of their work - and their efforts to improve their working conditions - in their own words.
Hierarchy of salaries and incomes
Castoriadis, Cornelius
Article
1974
The official ideology's justification of hierarchy does not coincide with either logic or reality.
Imperialism in the Twenty-First Century
Smith, John
Article
2015
An excerpt from John Smith's book "Imperialism in the Twenty-First Century", in which he examines the relationship between the core capitalist countries and the rest of the world in the age of neolibe...
India : The United Tea Workers Front (UTWF) launched to break a vicious circle of poverty
UTWF
Article
2013
The United Tea Workers Front (UTWF) has been launched, primarily to raise the issue of a living wages and related matters in the forthcoming wage negotiations in North Bengal.
The Invading Socialist Society
James, C.L.R.; Forest, F. [Raya Dunayevskaya]; Stone, Ria [Grace Lee Boggs]
Book
1947
History has shown that in moments of great social crisis, its farthest flights fall short of the reality of the proletarian revolution. Never was the proletariat so ready for the revolutionary struggl...
Is This Class Warfare?
Whitney, Mike
Article
2016
Is there a conspiracy to keep wages from rising or is it just plain-old class warfare? Well, what do you know? Everywhere the global bank cartel has its tentacles, wages are either flatlining or drift...
The Labor Wars
Lens, Sidney
Book
1973
A survey of landmark events in the U.S. labour movement.
Living Wage Campaigns: Part I
Luce, Stephanie
Article
1998
ROBERT KUTTNER WROTE in a recent Washington Post op-ed that living wage campaigns are “the most interesting (and under-reported) grassroots enterprise to emerge since the civil rights movement.”1
A Living Wage in London: Against The Current vol. 122
Wills, Jane
Article
2006
At a time when the United States is associated with the export of neoconservatism in the form of George Bush, readers will be heartened to read this tale of a more positive export as the living wage m...
Living Wage Movement: An Update: Against The Current vol. 90
Luce, Stephanie
Article
2001
Several months ago, a few hundred service workers in Santa Cruz, California won a raise. Workers who work for the city or for private sector firms who perform city services will now be eligible for $1...
Main Currents of Marxism: Volume 1: The Founders
Kolakowski, Leszek
Book
1978
Kolakowski gives his interpretation of the origins of Marxism, and analyses the development of Marx's thought and its divergence from other forms of socialism.
Man's Worldly Goods: The Story of the Wealth of Nations
Huberman, Leo
Book
1936
Huberman sets out to explain history using economic theory, and to explain economic theory using history. He tries to explain, in terms of the development of economic thought, why certain doctrines ar...
Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 20: Marx and Engels 1864- 1868
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Book
Includes The Prussian Military Question and the (German Workers' Party), and Value, Price and Profit, and articles and Reviews written in connection with the publication of Volume One of Capital.
The Maximum Wage: A Common-Sense Prescription for Revitalizing America---by Taxing the Very Rich
Pizzigati, Sam
Book
1992
The author traces the history of attempts to limit incomes and proposes the adoption of a maximum wage to revitalize American economy.
Nearly $2 Trillion Purloined from U.S. Workers in 2009
Cypher, James M.
Article
2011
The upward redistribution has remained as hidden as possible. The forms it has taken—as bonuses, bloated salaries, elephantine stock options, padded consulting fees, outsized compensation to boards of...
Neo-liberalism and the ongoing economic assault on ordinary Canadians
Dobbin, Murray
Article
2012
Two recent stories out of Ottawa underline the ongoing political and economic assault on ordinary Canadians. More Canadians are now working for low wages than at any time in decades, continuing a tren...
The No-Nonsense Guide to Fair Trade
Ransom, David
Book
2001
Ransom suggests that fair, environmentally-conscious trade is not only a viable alternative to unfair free trade, but that it is the way of the future.
Notes from a Revolution Dying: Against The Current vol. 134
Pirani, Simon
Article
2008
In June 1922, five years on from the Russian Revolution, a group of Moscow communists gathered to discuss a letter by Vladimir Petrzhek, an auto worker, tendering his resignation from the communist (o...
Poverty in Wealth
Johnson, Leo A.
Article
1976
A critique of existing poverty research in Canada.
The Price of A Bargain: The Quest for Cheap and the Death of Globalization
Laird, Gordon
Book
2009
Describes a world where the economy's collateral damage includes oil spills and the poisoning of developing nations' working poor; the low wages and illegal labour practices of corporations leading to...
Radical Digressions 4
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2006
Raising the Workers' Flag: The Workers' Unity League of Canada, 1930-1936
Endicott, Stephen L.
Book
2012
A history of the Workers' Unity League, the Canadian affiliate of the Communist Red International of Labour Unions.
Rank and File: Personal Histories of Working Class Organizers
Lynd, Alice; Lynd, Staughton (eds.)
Book
1973
A collection of stories and recollections from labour movement organizers.
Resistance in China Today
Yu, Au Loong; Ruixue, Bai
Article
2012
Cases of Resistance in China continue to grow. Protests both large and small are extremely frequent. These range from workers’ protests against unpaid wages and demands for labor rights to protests ag...
Revolution Re-Assessed: Politics of Human Liberation
Article
1980
The political objectives and beliefs of the Australian-based Libertarian Socialist Organisation.
Revolutionary Centennial: Guyana's 1905 Rebellion: Against The Current vol. 114
Westmaas, Nigel
Article
2005
1905 was a landmark year in the history of Guyana, as it was for several places around the world. In Russia, the Tsar and his troops shot workers delivering a petition in St. Petersburg. In Bengal t...
Slave Wages Paid To Working Psychiatric Patients
Article
1981
This article claims that the mentally ill are working for as little as fifty cents an hour in sheltered workshops, provincial psychiatric hospitals and some private businesses in the Toronto area.
The Socialist Register 1966: Volume 3: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1966
The Socialist Register 1979: Volume 16: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1979
A series of essays on the state of the global economy.
The Socialist Register 1980: Volume 17: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1980
Socialist Register 1989: Volume 25: Revolution Today. Aspirations and Realities
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1989
Steel strike of 1952: Connexipedia Article
Article
A strike by the United Steelworkers of America against U.S. Steel and nine other steelmakers.
Studies in the Development of Capitalism
Dobb, Maurice M.A.
Book
1947
A Marxist interpretation of economic development in the period of modern capitalism. Starting with the decline of serfdom, the book deals with the beginnings of the bourgeoisie in the rising urban com...
The Trade Union Movement of Canada, 1827-1959
Lipton, Charles
Book
1967
An account of trade union evolution as a whole for the period 1827-1959, as well as an ouline of continuing sphere's of Labour's effort, such as organization of the unorganized, the fight for better c...
Wage & Price Controls
Panitch, Leo
Article
1976
Canadian working people have now joined the ranks of workers in other western capitalist countries who have been subjected to a statutory incomes policy.
What Difference Could a Revolution Make?: Food and Farming in The New Nicarauga
Collins, Joseph; with Lappe, Moore Frances; and Allen, Nick
Book
1982
Reports on the dramatic changes brought by the first three years of the Sandinista revolution.
Working Class Experience: Rethinking the History of Canadian Labour, 1800-1991
Palmer, Bryan D.
Book
1983
From nineteenth-century tavern life to late twentieth-century cinema, from rough canallers and the first stirrings of craft unionism to contemporary public-sector strikes, this books provides a sweepi...
Working For Wages: The Roots of Insurgency
Glaberman, Martin; Faber, Seymour
Article
1999
One of the crucial elements of our subject is contradiction. It is the element that is most difficult for traditional social science to comprehend and deal with. As a result, the conclusions and findi...
Working Hours
Viale, Guido
Article
In this article written around 1972, Guido Viale, a member of the Italian socialist group Lotta Continua, discusses the struggle for less work and shorter hours.

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Marxists Internet Archive
Website
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.
The Newsletter
Periodical profile
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1973
Newsletter published in 1973 and 1974 by the New Tendency, a loose collaboration of indepedent leftists primarily based in Toronto, Windsor, Winnipeg, and Kitchener-Waterloo. Articles dealt with workp...
The Red Menace
A libertarian socialist newsletter
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1975
Articles on topics such as socialism, Marxism, anarchism, work, popular education, organizing, wages for housework, Leninism, bureaucracy, hierarchy, jargon, prostitution, obscenity, science fiction, ...