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
Reflections on the 1918 German revolution at the CWO/ICT Public Meeting in London (November 17 2018).
Excellent text from Gilles Dauvé outlining the development of capitalism, and communism as the real movement in everyday life which tends towards the abolition of wage labour. Capitalism would be too happy to see us change our lives locally while it carries on globally. Because it is a central force, the State has to be demolished by central action. Because its power base is ubiquitous, it must be extinguished everywhere. Communisation will combine both dimensions… or fail.
Many points in this piece doesn’t necessarily reflect our views. But we still think it’s an interesting read – A response to the comments and criticisms of our article “Autonomism: Cutting the Ground From Under Marxism“.
Many points in this piece doesn’t necessarily reflect our views. But we still think it’s an interesting read – The building of a new mode of production which is based on the self-activity of all people cannot be delegated to any body – not even a working class party. It is only through the mass organs of working class life that a new society can be built. Communism cannot be brought in by decree but is the living product of a mass collective consciousness struggling towards new forms of social organisation.
A critique of optimism — the religious dogma that states there will be an ultimate triumph of good over evil — in the far left.
One thing is now certain: in the capitalist world, our situation can only get worse. All that was previously taken for granted in the form of ‘social benefits’ has been, once again, put into question. However, this transformation is not the result of poor economic management, of the excessive greed of bosses, or a lack of regulation of international finance. It is simply the inevitable outcome of the global evolution of capitalism.