This is a moment in history where we must pay our undivided attention to the struggle of essential workers. … More Don’t suffer. Strike!
The disease By now any material on the COVID-19 pandemic will seem like old news. Over the course of nine weeks, the number of cases has exploded from a reported number of a little over 500 cases to nearly two million worldwide, and over 600,000 active cases in the United States alone as of writing … More The pandemic and the crisis
1. The general terms of the ‘women question’ The issues facing women have made an urgent political reappearance in recent years, ranging from the horrific numbers of women killed by their partners to the scourge of wage differences and harassment at work. Clear evidence has emerged that gender equality – so often trumpeted by various … More A class perspective on the ‘women question’
The ripest maturity, the highest stage, that anything can attain is the one at which its fall begins Hegel, The Science of Logic 1 The concept of decadence remains a source of controversy for Marxists. Those who reject it oftentimes do so because they have come to associate that idea with a position of resigned … More In defense of decadence
[Editor’s note: This is the second part in the humanaesfera series on the Internet. For Part 1, please follow this link.] 6. SUBSUMPTION OF THE GEARS THAT MAKE UP THE MIND: MEMORY, THOUGHT, VOLITION, APPETITE Not only are the social relations of each person’s knowledge, abilities, and affections with others being increasingly subsumed to capital, … More A social history of the internet–Part II
Communists haven’t always opposed the development of capitalism. During the American Civil War, communists threw their support behind capitalists. After his re-election President Lincoln received a letter of congratulations from the First International (though technically it congratulated the American people for re-electing Lincoln). This was in spite of the fact that Lincoln was obviously no … More Editorial 5 — October 2019
The following is a translation of a collaborative critique of Caliban and the Witch, written by Yann Kindo and Christophe Darmangeat in December 2017, and published in two separate essays on their respective blogs: La Faucille et le Labo, and La Hutte des Classes. The first, for the most part, deals with the historical facts … More Caliban and the Witch: A critical analysis