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Class War! Starter Kit

5 Books for $55: Celebrate May Day, and the resurgence of the labor movement, by taking a crash course on labor history and strategy with these five crucial books.

This starter kit includes Brandon Weber's accessible and inspiring history of labor struggle in the US, EWOC’s beautifully illustrated handbook for workplace organizers, Joe Burns' indispensable articulation of class struggle unionism as both a guiding philosophy and practical strategy, Justin Akers Chacón’s crucial analysis of capitalist exploitation on both sides of the US-Mexico border and argument for the necessity of working-class internationalism, and Toni Gilpin’s rich and evocative history of the bitter, deep-rooted conflict between an industrial behemoth and a uniquely radical union.

For further reading recommendations, check out Haymarket's Class War Reading List...