WCH on Mastodon

With the takeover of Twitter by the world’s richest man, which has led to a surge in hate speech, the reinstatement of white supremacist, fascist and neo-Nazi accounts, and the bannings of numerous anti-fascist accounts, WCH has been prioritising expanding our presence on Mastodon, an alternative, open source social media platform. This is our quick guide on how you can get on Mastodon and follow us.

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WCL 5-6: DD Johnston’s proletarian apocalypse

In this two-part episode, Working Class Literature speak to DD Johnston about his new novel, Disnaeland, about a working-class Scottish community’s response to societal collapse. We also discuss his previous novels and his participation in McDonald’s Workers’ Resistance, a radical collective of angry employees at the world’s biggest fast food chain.

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E65-66: Building workers’ strike w/ Ricky Tomlinson

Double podcast episode on the 1972 building workers’ strike and subsequent backlash from employers and the state, which resulted in one of the biggest miscarriages of justice experienced by the labour movement in twentieth-century Britain. In conversation with two participants from the strike, Tony O’Brien and actor Ricky Tomlinson.

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WCL E3-4: Michael Rosen’s socialist fairy tales

A Working Class Literature podcast double-episode in which we talk to acclaimed author, poet and Professor of Children’s Literature, Michael Rosen, about his anthology, Workers’ Tales: Socialist Fairy Tales, Fables, and Allegories from Great Britain, which gathers together short stories from the labour and socialist press between 1880 and 1920.

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E59-60: The Bread Intifada

Double podcast episode on the 1977 Bread Intifada, in which hundreds of thousands of working-class Egyptians rose up against the government’s termination of food subsidies. We speak to Egyptian journalist and revolutionary socialist, Hossam el-Hamalawy, about the uprising, the decade of worker-student militancy leading up to it, and its relevance today.

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