Translation of an article by Proletarios Revolucionarios on Cuba from July 18, 2021.Continue reading Cuba’s burning? – Analysis of the current crisis and revolt in Cuba from a radical communist perspective
Let us bring to the subject a little more material, with these 13+1 theses signed (collectively),
Grisha.Continue reading (Thirteen theses + 1) On destituent power
This edition is based on a translation of the first version of this text in French, signed “Des Communeux” and dated March 18th, 2011.
This translation was originally published in May 2013 on the Dialectical Delinquents’ blog.
Class War quickly corrected this translation and made the lay-out for publication as a booklet for the 150th anniversary of the “Paris Commune”.
March 18th, 2021.Continue reading The Paris Commune: Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Paris in 1870-1871
To be polarizé can mean to be obsessed with someone or something; more generally, it refers to the convergence of a field of energies or forces around a single point. When in English one speaks of a “polarizing” figure or event, it indicates the production of irreconcilable differences between groups or parties. Here, the term evokes a process in which a body is affected by a form-of-life in such a way as to take on a charge that orients it in a specific manner: it is attracted by certain bodies, repulsed by others.Note from Tiqqun’s Introduction to Civil War, p. 227–8
Continue reading Notes on partisanship – A new form of militancy
We must surmount our rage and disgust, we must have them shared, so as to elevate and enlarge our action as our morale.René Char, Leaves of Hypnos (100)
Ecological collapses, social implosion, proliferation of insurgencies: the seams of the world-system are cracking everywhere. It is now understood: we believed in Nature since we had been separated from it, as we believed in Society in order to be able to exist. It is this double belief, which we called modernity, that is irreparably failing.Continue reading The world returns: Outlines of an anti-politics
“By its very nature, [wage] labour is an unfree, inhuman and unsocial activity, conditioned by private property and creating private property. The abolition of private property will not become a reality until it is conceived as the abolition of labour”.Karl Marx, On Friedrich List’s book ‘The National System of Political Economy’, 1845
Continue reading The alienated telework
“Under the conditions of private property [work] is alienation from life, for I work to live, to make a living. My work is not life.”Karl Marx, Notebooks of Paris, 1844.
**Many people regard anarchism and socialism as contradictory programs. This is based on the conception of “socialism” as state ownership of the economy. Yet historically, anarchists have regarded this program as “state socialism” or “authoritarian socialism.” They have rejected such views in favor of “anarchist-socialism” or “libertarian socialism.” This concept of anarchism as a variety of socialism remains important today in opposition to pro-capitalist “libertarianism” and to “democratic socialism”–that is, reformist state socialism.**Continue reading Are Anarchists Socialists? – Should Anarchists be (Libertarian) Socialists? Should Socialists be Anarchists?
Zoe (AKA Anarchopac) join’s Breht for the second installment of our sub-series “In Dialogue With Anarchism”. Topics include: Anarchist social theory, organizationally-minded tendencies within anarchism, the Marxist and Anarchist conceptions of the State, our different organizing strategies, whether or not we can work together, and more!Continue reading #Anarchism and #Marxism: In Dialogue with #Anarchopac
The following editorial is the last known piece of writing by Rosa Luxemburg. It was written just after the Spartacus uprising was crushed by the German government and in the hours prior to the arrest and murder of her and Karl Liebknecht by the Freikorps.Continue reading Today: 100 years after #RosaLuxemburg was killed – Her last known piece of writing
A Libertarian Communist analysis of the Great Leap Forward under Mao Tse-Tung and the Chinese Communists which aims to show that the Great Leap Forward was a capitalist project rather than a socialist, or communist one.Continue reading The Capitalist Nature Of The Great Leap Forward