Jens Johansson

Jens Johansson is a former mineworker and a student activist in Sweden.

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Jens Johansson

May Day Snap Shots from Around the World

Report of May Day demonstrations from some selected places around the world – Editors.

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Report of May Day demonstrations from some selected places around the world – Editors.

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New Forces of Both Left and Right Advance in Swedish Elections

Summary: Two weeks have passed since the general election in Sweden and still no government has been formed. Both of the two traditional blocks received around 40 % of the vote, and thus cannot form a…

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Summary: Two weeks have passed since the general election in Sweden and still no government has been formed. Both of the two traditional blocks received around 40 % of the vote, and thus cannot form a majority on their own. While the xenophobic Sweden Democrats garnered unprecedented support and now constitute the largest third party, they have inspired a backlash. The left-wing party had its best showing in decades. — Editors

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Housing and Revolution

Summary: Housing prices are going up all over the world. As a result, many have experienced widespread displacement in process known as “gentrification.” How ought we to understand it? More importantl…

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Summary: Housing prices are going up all over the world. As a result, many have experienced widespread displacement in process known as “gentrification.” How ought we to understand it? More importantly, how can it be fought? This article claims (perhaps counterintuitively) that great inspiration for answering these questions can be found in Friedrich Engels’s nearly 150-year-old text, “On the Housing Question.” Image: Norra Sorgenfri in Malmö, Sweden — Editors

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Race, Class, and Revolution: Some Marxist Reflections by a Student Activist

Summary: The materialist explanation of racism provides anti-racist activists with a powerful conceptual tool that demystifies racial thought and exposes unequal production relations hidden behind the…

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Summary: The materialist explanation of racism provides anti-racist activists with a powerful conceptual tool that demystifies racial thought and exposes unequal production relations hidden behind the idea of race. Referring to Oliver C. Cox, CLR James, and Raya Dunayevskaya, the author concludes that there are no hierarchies concerning which struggle is the most important, and that thingification of human relations is the prerequisite for race prejudice — Editors