Fall 2013

Winter 2013 • Volume 22 Issue 1

Volume 22, Issue 3

Table of Contents

From the Editorial Team

Under the Radar
By Ben Becker
Unreported and under-reported news and views that matter.

On the Contrary

The Politics of Debt Resistance
By Andrew Ross

Getting the Left out of Debt
By Samir Sonti

Socialist Feminism: The Legacy of the “Second Wave”
By Linda Gordon
Assessing the role of the Left.

Trading Away the Future:  An Analysis of the Trans-Pacific Partnership
By Arthur Stamoulis
Why the TPP makes NAFTA look good.

Teachers on the Offensive:  A Strategy for Transforming the Educational Reform Debate
By Amy B. Dean
Championing quality public schools and defending the dignity of teachers.

Looting the Urban Commonwealth: Privatization and the Politics of Austerity
By Elliott Sclar
Refuting the economics of privatizing public goods.

Public Sector Unionism under Assault:  How to Combat the Scapegoating of Organized Labor
By Joseph A. McCartin
Time to go on the offensive and fight for the common good.

Labor Insurgency in China:  Strikes, Unions, and the Role of the Government
By Katie Quan
A conversation with a Chinese labor organizer.

The Light and the Dark:  Taking Stock of the Year in Labor
By Ari Paul
Declining numbers are real but not the whole story.

Economic Prospects

New Openings in the Fight against Austerity
By Robert Pollin

Roots of Rebellion

Mobilizing to Hold Wall Street Accountable
By Peter Dreier
A guide to insurgencies from coast to coast. 

In the Rearview Mirror

Industrial Giantism and the Mythos of Progress: From Dark Satanic Mills to Foxconn
By Steve Fraser and Joshua B. Freeman
Revisiting the past to illuminate the present.

Caught in the Web

Class Analysis Online
By Liza Featherstone
Labor news, views, and resources online.

Books and the Arts

The Organizers

Raising Expectations (And Raising Hell): My Decade Fighting for the Labor Movement
By Jane McAlevey
Playing Bigger Than You Are: A Life in Organizing
By Stewart Acuff
Reviewed by Penny Lewis

War of Worlds

The Broken Table: The Detroit Newspaper Strike and the State of American Labor
By Chris Rhomberg
Reviewed by Steve Babson

Forgive Us Our Debts!

Debt: The First 5,000 Years
By David Graeber
Reviewed by Michael Merrill

Out of the Mainstream: Books and Films You May Have Missed
By Matt Witt