ACRadio Episode 5 – The Working Class #1

In this episode Simon Hannah and Rowan Fortune discuss the working class.

 

Does the working class still exist, and if it does, does it even matter any more? Rowan and Simon discuss the way capitalism creates a working class and the battle for class consciousness against capital. They talk about the role of working class agency in struggling for socialism and the contradictions within capitalism that mean it will always fail to provide a good life for all people. 

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Rowan Fortune authored Writing Nowhere; edited the anthology of utopian short fiction Citizens of Nowhere; and contributed to the collaborative book System Crash. It writes on utopian imagination, revolutionary theory and trans* liberation.

Simon Hannah is a socialist, a union activist, and the author of A Party with Socialists in it: a history of the Labour Left, Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay: the fight to stop the poll tax, and System Crash: an activist guide to making revolution.

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