Class pervades every aspect of this website as it does every aspect of the contradictions we live. And class struggle is the essential ‘impossible’ escape from this mad mess of a life.
Most people who write about history do so not from a perspective that aims to clarify the “lessons” of past struggles, their strengths and weaknesses, but merely as either a career, or as a pastime. On this site, I hope to use the past to help change the future. History is something to make, not merely read or write about. When one riots or strikes or revolts in some other way one does so in the present. The past only makes sense when one first of all begins with a disabused analysis of the present and then works backwards.
france: the latest… (a chronology and reader constantly updated up until the present)
Greece: 2008 to the present (a chronology and reader constantly updated up until the present)
south africa: another man done gone & post-marikana notes (2012-2013)
portugal, Nov 2010 – March 2013: On the Passage of a Few Thousand People Through a Brief Period of Time (translated 2014)
os cangaceiros: freedom is the crime that contains all crimes, and other stuff…(1985-6), plus a critical introduction (2013)