A class perspective on the ‘women question’

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’

A social history of the internet–Part II

[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

Editorial 5 — October 2019

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

Primitive accumulation in the Amazon

[…] the fraudulent alienation of the state domains, the theft of the common lands, the usurpation of feudal and clan property and its transformation into modern private property under circumstances of ruthless terrorism: all these things were just so many idyllic methods of primitive accumulation. They conquered the field for capitalist agriculture, incorporated the soil … More Primitive accumulation in the Amazon

Caravan migrants trapped on the frontiers of capitalism

Some 6,000 members of the US military have been deployed on the US-Mexican border to keep out the continuing flow of migrants from Central America, especially Honduras. At the same time, the new Mexican President “AMLO”, is assuring his military that he will continue to deploy them in the capacity of military police. All this … More Caravan migrants trapped on the frontiers of capitalism

World revolution or “building socialism”?

Critical remarks on Kontra Klasa’s ‘Notes on the transition to communism’ “We leave to others, to the “technicians” and to the recipe makers, or to the “orthodox” of Marxism, the pleasure of engaging in anticipations, of wandering the paths of utopianism or of throwing into the face of proletarians of formulas emptied of their class … More World revolution or “building socialism”?