Many of the themes I touched on in my last post are covered here as well, but couched in less philosophical language. I have taken the liberty of editing it lightly, Americanizing the spelling and fixing some minor grammar mistakes. While I might take issue with a couple of its claims, for the most part I agree entirely. Political debate often tends to quickly polarize into simple binaries.
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If Trump exemplifies the use of scapegoats by the far right for the destruction of the country by the pursuit of privilege, then Hilary Clinton exemplifies the use of scapegoats by what passes for the left for the selling out of principle on much the same grounds, a habit with many similar examples in more radical spheres.
Anonymously published introduction on the now-defunct John Gray website, this is written as an introduction to La Guerre Sociale's 'The Question of the State', discussing the history of the article and its relation to the Faurisson affair where some French ultra-left groups including La Guerre Sociale supported Robert Faurisson's negationism holocaust revisionism.
A slightly modified chapter 3 of the book From Crisis to Communization , published in by Editions Entremonde. This book is about a revolution i. This article from La Guerre Sociale No. Jean Barrot, French communist, fusing and critiquing the various strands of left communism and former co-editor of La Banquise.
The history of the world holiday on the 1st May - May Day, or International Workers Day, held in commemoration of four anarchists executed for struggling for an 8-hour day. The role of the left in the rise of far-right populism. John Gray - Introduction to The Question of the State Anonymously published introduction on the now-defunct John Gray website, this is written as an introduction to La Guerre Sociale's 'The Question of the State', discussing the history of the article and its relation to the Faurisson affair where some French ultra-left groups including La Guerre Sociale supported Robert Faurisson's negationism holocaust revisionism.
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From here to there: how I became a Wobbly - Juan Conatz. The US national steel strike, - Jeremy Brecher.
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Quotes [ edit ] Communism knows no monster. Should abuse occur, the perpetrator would not be ostracized by his fellow human beings. They would not reject the social violator in order to reassure themselves of their humanity by comparing themselves to a non-human human, to a monster. They would be able to recognize what they have in common with him, and to realize that they could have done what he did. And this, we believe, is a much better way of reducing abuse to its lowest possible minimum than any search for normality. Our critique of capitalism is precisely that value production turns everything, whether meat or poetry, into commodity, and that it's no use asking for more love poems and less hamburgers.
So be it. It remains for us to determine these conditions, and which goal they correspond to. Otherwise we limit ourselves to demonstrating how what had to happen happened. To reconstruct two hundred years of class struggles from the knowledge which we now have of them is not without interest. But what privilege permits the observer in the year to know that his standpoint is ultimately the right one?
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An essay from the first pamphlet, and the whole of the second article, were reprinted by Unpopular Books in London as What is Communism and What is Situationism respectively, in The first pamphlet was reprinted with a new foreword in by Antagonism London. These articles develop Bordiga's critique of Second International productivism in light of Marx's writings on formal and real subsumption and the global uprisings of , and theory of communization by drawing on council communist and Situationist traditions. This sought to develop the new communist program suggested in Le Mouvement Communiste through a critical appraisal of post radical politics, including Situationist and autonomist experiments. It also developed the theory of society's real subsumption into capital.