Against the Grain

CLR James and Raya Dunayevskaya on Spawning Revolt

Within the left, debates rage over whether we should focus on race, class, or gender as the primary form of oppression today. Josh Fattal points to the writings of CLR James and Raya Dunaevskaya as a way out of the conundrum: they saw the struggles of one oppressed group acting as spores for spreading revolt to others. Josh Fattal discusses the covertly-influential intersectional ideas of James and Dunayevskaya.

Resources:

Josh Fattal, “Fermenting Revolution: Anti-Racism and Broader Social Struggles,” The Activist History Review, September 2019

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