This fallacy at once revealed itself a fallacy in the following way. Complete...– Christopher Caudwell, Liberty: A study in bourgeois illusion (via antisocial-socialist)
يا عمال العالم اتحدوا: How does private property... →
arielnietzsche: Reekie actually recognises this lack of freedom in a “round about” way when he notes that “employees in a firm at any level in the hierarchy can exercise an entrepreneurial role. The area within which that role can be carried out increases the more authority the employee has.” [Op. Cit., p. 142]…
'Monopoly': Calling the Global Financial Sector... →
arielnietzsche: New York Times columnists Protess and Scott report that Barclays Bank is paying some US$450 million to regulators in the US and UK to “resolve accusations” surrounding its manipulation of a key interest rate, the London Inter-Bank Offer Rate (Libor), during the first years of the ongoing global financial crisis. According to the article, the Libor rate is used as a benchmark...
The new aristocracy →
arielnietzsche: As governments throughout the world close schools, lay off workers and slash support to the poor, old and sick, the financial oligarchy that rules the world increases its wealth and power. The incomes of the top-earning bank CEOs grew 12 percent last year, according to an analysis of the 15 largest global banks conducted by pay research group Equilar. These executives received...
Labour is unrooted, dis-embedded, being made migrant the world over, creating...– Simon J. Charlesworth, A Phenomenology of Working Class Experience, p. 9 (via thepovertyoftheory)
New evidence of US operation against Julian... →
arielnietzsche: While the Obama administration and its allies continue to deny the existence of a sealed US grand jury indictment against Julian Assange, further information has come to light about the extent of Washington’s operation against the founder of the WikiLeaks web site. Assange, who is fighting extradition to Sweden on dubious sexual assault allegations, is seeking political asylum...
What strikes me is the fact that in our society, art has become something which...– Michel Foucault (via socialistscum)
While capitalism tries to treat labour as analogous to all other commodities, it...– Iain McKay (via psychogeographicalsomaticism)
What do we mean by a General Strike? →
amodernmanifesto: Chris Harman, in this article from 1985, summarises the history of general strikes and analyses different forms of mass working class resistance. He also outlines the factors determining when it is appropriate for socialists to raise the general strike slogan. The idea of the general strike is nearly as old as the working class movement. It was first elaborated in the 1830s,...
UK Accuses Israel of Violating Rights of... →
arielnietzsche: The British government’s Foreign Office has accused Israel of illegal mistreatment of Palestinian children after a report by a delegation of senior British lawyers revealed unconscionable practices, such as hooding, solitary confinement and the use of leg irons. The report, Children in Military Custody, was released on Tuesday. The investigative team, funded and facilitated by...
Daniel Bensaïd and the shape of socialist strategy →
amodernmanifesto: Daniel Bensaïd’s La Politique comme art stratégique (Politics as a Strategic Art),(1) published a year after the French socialist theorist’s premature death in 2010, raises important questions about the shape of a working-class project to achieve political power. Bensaïd was a prominent theorist of France’s New Anticapitalist Party (NPA), one of Europe’s most influential...
There were no banks in the City until the mid-17th century, and even a century...– Slavery and the building of Britain - we should widen that to read ‘Slavery and the building of Capitalism’. (via rumagin)
STRATEGY AND TACTICS: How the left can organiseto... →
amodernmanifesto: Free to download or read online this short book by John Rees draws on the experience of recent mass movements and past revolutions to suggest ways in which the left can maximize the effectiveness of all those who want to transform society.
Gramsci’s Leninism →
amodernmanifesto: The legacy of Antonio Gramsci is one of the most fiercely contested in the Marxist tradition. Gramsci’s lineage is claimed by myriad schools of thought for innumerable theoretical purposes, both within and out with Marxism. There is scarcely a social science that hasn’t incorporated Gramsci’s key concepts into its literature: often presenting the Italian as an ‘acceptable’...
Musicians Unite in Support of Pussy Riot |... →
antisocial-socialist: “The economy is failing, small and big businesses are going under… why don’t you get a job?”
It goes without saying that if capitalism could develop agriculture, which today...– Lenin, Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism, IV. Export of Capital (via arielnietzsche)
The invasion of Iraq will surely go down in history as one of the most cowardly...– Arundhati Roy. An excerpt from her speech at the Sydney Peace Prize, November 07, 2004. (via mehreenkasana)
The only moral virtue of war is that it compels the capitalist system to look...– Helen Keller, Menace of the Militarist Program Yes! Helen Keller is amazing. She is a quality internationalist. I look upon the whole world as my fatherland, and every war has to me a horror of a family feud. I look upon true patriotism as the brotherhood of man and the service of all to all. The...