working class

Save Yourselves

The Workers Who Wanted to Stop Making Weapons and Start Waging War on Climate Change

In the 1970s, workers at a defence manufacturer in Lancashire came up with a radical idea to start making things that would be better for society.
Casper Hughes
pay dispute

Inside The Great Australian Sporting Revolt

Two of the nation’s great working class pursuits, Cricket and Rugby League, are locking arms and sticking it to the man.
Jed Smith

What Call Centers Can Tell Us About Bleakness and Resistance in the Modern Workplace

Nobody likes being cold called, but spare a thought for the person on the other end of the phone who doesn't want to be there either.
Kit Caless
rugby league

Watching The West Tigers Play On Sunday Arvo At Leichhardt Oval Is The Most ‘Sydney’ Thing You Can Do

Walking the hallowed turf on Wayne Pearce hill with the Tigers rugby league faithful
Jed Smith

What’s Behind Melbourne’s Love Affair With the Milk Crate?

You know the look instantly: Unpolished timber, peeling paint, some Edison lightbulbs, and a slew of plastic crates picked up for nothing from an alley somewhere.
Alan Weedon

Author Caitlin Moran in (Drunken) Conversation with Sophie Heawood – Part One

Talking body image, sex, cat piss, and walking in on Damien Hirst taking a shit.
Sophie Heawood
Here Be Dragons

Could Being Middle Class Kill You?

Working-class people may skip the odd vaccine, but it takes middle-class Californians to be so colossally moronic as to throw measles parties.
Martin Robbins

Why Democrats Can't Figure Out White Working-Class Voters

Poor white people turned out for Republicans in the midterms, but the demographic is a wildcard going into 2016.
Livia Gershon

What You Learn Working in a Polish Pawn Shop

"Once, a pal brought in a gold chain that had been broken and had blond hair tangled in it. But what can I do?"
Michał Przechera

One of East London's Last Non-Yuppie Markets Could Soon Disappear

The Waste market in Dalston is the last of its kind in an East End that's changed beyond all recognition. Now, its future is uncertain.
Philip Kleinfeld

Why Is Australia Obsessed With Being Middle Class?

While we idealise the middle as presented to us through the media, the reality is Australians are far more affluent than they want to admit.
Wendy Syfret

An English School Wants to Teach Kids About the ‘Working Class’ by Taking Them to a Soccer Match

Because soccer, and playing soccer, is a working-class thing. That's what working-class people do.
Joel Golby