Hardback notebook – sewn bound with 55lb paper. 200 pages for plans, plots, and pontifications.
Includes inspirational words of wisdom from the likes of: Audre Lorde, Emma Goldman, Ambalavaner Sivanandan, George Lamming, Lucy Gonzalez Parsons, Marsha P Johnson, He Zhen, Frantz Fanon, Albert Spies, CLR James, Ricardo Flores Magón, Bhagat Singh, Walter Rodney, Ursula Le Guin, Pablo Neruda, Crawford Morgan, Jayaben Desai and more – with references at the back.
Quotes compiled by the Working Class History collective.
Founded in 2014, Working Class History is an international collective of worker-activists who launched a social media project and podcast to uncover our collective history of fighting for a better world and promote it to educate and inspire a new generation of activists. They have grown to become the most popular online people’s history project in English, reaching an audience of tens of millions.
Praise for the WCH project:
- “In case you needed a reminder that ordinary people have the power to change history, and have many times over, check out Working Class History.”
—Tom Morello, co-founder of Rage Against the Machine
- “Working Class History is broader than unions and job struggles; rather, it includes all emancipatory acts of working-class people, be they Indigenous peoples fighting for land rights, African Americans massively protesting against police killings, anticolonial liberation movements, women rising up angry, or mass mobilizations worldwide against imperialist wars. It is international in scope, as is the working class.”
—Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States
- “Working Class History has hit upon a novel way to communicate our shared history to a new generation of budding radicals and working-class revolutionaries. They make it clear that today’s victories build upon yesterday’s struggles, and that, in order to push forward into the liberated, equitable future we want, we must remember how far we’ve come—and reckon with how much further there is to go.”
—Kim Kelly, journalist and labour columnist at Teen Vogue
- “Working Class History is essential reading for those seeking awareness of people who made history in efforts and events to create a better world.”
—John O’Brien, Stonewall rebellion participant, Gay Liberation Front co-founder
- “Working Class History is global, diverse, and clear; bringing to our attention OUR history which has so often been ignored, neglected or misrepresented.”
—Mike Jackson, co-founder Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners
- “I’ve learned so much from reading Working Class History. It’s a fountainhead of vital and inspiring information about the international class struggle. WCH is a crucial antidote to the 21st century post-truth right wing media blitz 24/7 assault on our senses. It’s important to have revolutionary heroes and knowledge of past struggles to inspire the rebel souls of the future. Long may WCH inspire!”
—Bobby Gillespie, lead singer of Primal Scream
- “Working Class History is an essential reference.”
—Ward Churchill, author of Wielding Words like Weapons: Selected Essays in Indigenism, 1995–2005
- “An exhilarating reminder that ordinary people have dared to struggle, often won, and remade our world in the process. Read it, reread it, and fight on.”
—Sasha Lilley, host of Against the Grain
- “Conventional histories treat discussion of class war as irrelevant or passé. Working Class History puts class struggle front and center. Activists, scholars, students, journalists, and the public will find its precise documentation of decades of struggle invaluable.”
—Dan Georgakas, co-author of Detroit: I Do Mind Dying: A Study in Urban Revolution
- “Working Class History is of enormous benefit. What a wonderful concept and it should be of special benefit for those interested in the struggles of working-class people in their fight for freedom and justice.”
—Herb Boyd, author of Black Detroit, former member of the League of Revolutionary Black Workers
- “Working Class History tells the collective tales of imagination and energy of the working-class rebels, yet shows the price paid by working class people who resisted and subverted the demands of labor and capital.”
—Andrej Grubacic, Professor of Anthropology at CIIS-San Francisco, and co-author of Wobblies and Zapatistas and Living at the Edges of Capitalism
- “Capitalist society does not encourage information nor ideas which contradicts its purpose. Working class history is not taught in our schools for this reason. Often it is lost and forgotten. Working Class History have listened for these stories, researched and documented them, and now present them for us to witness and cherish in the light of our reality.”
—A.L. Glatkowski, Vietnam Veterans Against the War and Columbia Eagle mutineer