West Virginia Coal Miner’s struggles: a memoir of an ex-rcp member

Just to show I’m not sectarian… I saw this article and enjoyed it. I like stories about, I like workplace organizing, so combine the too and I’m sold. It doesn’t have the pull of a Stan Weir piece, but an interesting reflection of a militant in struggle (if you can overlook the fetishization of armed struggle and mechanistic notions of race).

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Freire, Holloway, Lukacs, and Glaberman: The problem of consciousness

There is a disconnect between revolutionary theory (and practice) and our experience of everyday life concerning the role that conscious thought and deliberation play in creating action. I’ve been reading the above authors of late, and am going to try and be better about putting my thoughts down as I read things. One thing I’ve discovered is that we have a weak point in how we understand knowledge and action to arise both socially and individually. Continue reading