Karl Marx, Jeremy Corbyn, 19th-century Chartists, and 20th-century ILGWU strikers agree that the Left should read Percy Bysshe Shelley. Following the 200th anniversary of his death, we look at the great Romantic who brought poetry to the class struggle.
Piper Winkler is an editorial assistant at Jacobin.
Before Roe v. Wade, women set up referral networks to help each other access abortions. One referral coordinator was Carol Giardina, who connected her college classmates to safe abortion providers even though it was illegal. The time for such bravery has come again.
California’s San Mateo County is home to both a booming biotech industry and a large working-class immigrant community. Democratic socialist James Coleman is running for state assembly to represent workers and their families against corporate interests.
Beloved, iconic, thoroughly memeable — in hindsight, it was only a matter of time before Wordle was bought up by a media giant.
Miners’ labor militancy transformed British politics and culture in the twentieth century. Then neoliberalism destroyed coal miners’ institutions and communities, upending British politics at the entire working class’s expense.
Harvard is the world’s richest university — and Harvard’s student workers say they are being paid sub-living wages. A Harvard Graduate Student Union leader tells Jacobin about the union’s struggle with the university and why they’re prepared to strike.
Workers throughout the United States have had to organize to demand basic workplace health and safety protections during the pandemic. That’s also true of workers in higher education — including Kenyon College, where undergraduate workers are organizing a union.
Bernie Sanders’s campaign was never about simply electing him — it was about a broader commitment to fighting for a better world in elections, workplaces, and the streets. For Students for Bernie alumni like me, the question isn’t whether we continue organizing, but how.
Harvard University has always been a key site in which wealthy elites learn how to defend their class. But it has also been home to students who refuse to enroll in that project and opt instead to fight for the ethic of solidarity.