Volume 24, Issue 3
Table of Contents
From the Editorial Team
Under the Radar
By Sarah Jaffe
Unreported and under-reported news and views that matter.
On the Contrary
Careful What You Wish For: A Critical Appraisal of Proposals to Rebuild the Labor Movement
By Lance Compa
The LGBT/Q Working Class: An Invisible Majority
Queer Precarity and the Myth of Gay Affluence
By Amber Hollibaugh and Margot Weiss
Contrary to the stereotype, most LGBTQ people struggle against the odds to make ends meet.
Gay Liberation: How a Once Radical Movement Got Married and Settled Down
By Colin P. Ashley
On the path between the Stonewall Riots and gay marriage, an insurgent movement lost its bearings.
The Marxist Moment
Marxism and Consumer Culture
By Chris Lehmann
False Consciousness meets Commodity Fetishism.
Slow Growth and No Growth: Why the U.S. Economy Is Outperforming Europe and Japan
By John Miller
How to break out of the stagnation trap.
The Greek Inquisition: International Finance, Syriza, and theGreek Labor Movement
By Nicholas Toloudis
Can Greece recover its sovereignty and a Greek left survive?
Bernie versus Hillary: Building an Outsider Left inside the Democratic Party
By Charles Lenchner
Is there a future for left-wing populism inside the Democratic Party?
Fining McWalmart: Charging Employers for the Social Costs of Poverty Wages
By Erica Smiley
A new strategy to shame low-wage behemoths and force them to bargain collectively.
Indentured Studenthood: The Higher Education Act and the Burden of Student Debt
By Elizabeth Tandy Shermer
Why a law to aid the less privileged ended up a financial boondoggle.
The Dispossessed: The Plight of Agricultural Workers on the Indian Subcontinent
By Subhashini Ali
How neoliberalism is devastating rural India.
Working-Class Voices of Contemporary America
Sold, but Not Selling Out
By Maribel Rodriguez
Roots of Rebellion
The Twenty-First Century Jungle: California Nurses Organize to Save Themselves
By Mariya Strauss
Organized Money: What Is Corporate America Thinking?
Franchise Fratricide and the Fight for $15
By Max Fraser
Books and the Arts
American Revolutionary, Directed and produced by Grace Lee
The Hand That Feeds, Written, directed, and produced by Rachel Lears and Robin Blotnick
She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry, Directed and produced by Mary Dore
Reviewed by Debra Minkoff
A Working-Class Tale of Embodiment and Belonging
Two Days, One Night, Directed by Luc Dardenne and Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Reviewed by Christopher Baum
Making Music Pay
Unfree Masters: Recording Artists and the Politics of Work, By Matt Stahl
Reviewed by Tom Juravich
Capitalism versus the Earth
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, By Naomi Klein
Reviewed by Brian K. Obach
“What Part of ‘Illegal’ Don’t You Understand?”
Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal, By Aviva Chomsky
Reviewed by John Trumpbour
Out of the Mainstream: Books and Films You May Have Missed
By Matt Witt
Letters to the Editor