Fall 2015

Gay Marriage and the Invisible LGBT/Q Precariat

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

Documenting Dissent

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

Poetry

Letters to the Editor