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 is an editor and revolutionary socialist. On their weekly blog, they write on utopian literature and imagination, why grimdark is the dystopian fiction of our time and more. They wrote Writing Nowhere: A Beginner's Guide to Utopia; edited the anthology of utopian short fiction Citizens of Nowhere; and contributed to the multi-authored System Crash: An activist guide to making revolution.

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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