EconoFiction, NonPolitics

WORLD RIOTS – A NEW CYCLE OF FIGHTING (1)

8 Nov , 2019  

There are decades when nothing happens. And there are weeks in which decades happen.”
​Lenin ​Be it France, Hong Kong, Ecuador, Haiti, Egypt, Algeria, Lebanon, Iraq, Catalonia or Chile – the uprisings mark the beginning of a new cycle of struggles.

The current Riots open up a political ...

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EconoFiction

Nick Dyer-Withefords Cyber-Proletariat. Accumulation of Capital, Cybernetics and proletarian class.

25 Okt , 2019  

Cybernetics and Class
Why speak of a global proletariat in the context of cybernetic capital? The term “cybernetics” has two meanings. The first is the school of thought that developed its theories for the British and American military in the 1930s through experiments in radar technology, ballistics and the construction ...

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NonPolitics

The Autumn of the Uprisings (2)

24 Okt , 2019  

The protests against the G-20 summit in Hamburg in the summer of 2017 culminated in a micro-insurgency in the Schanzenviertel. For the first time in a long time, a social antagonism was ignited in Germany for a brief moment, the severity of which nobody had expected. The uprisings that have ...

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NonPolitics

A New Approach – The Autumn of the Uprising

23 Okt , 2019  

The Gilets Jaunes, Hong Kong, Ecuador, Haiti, Egypt, Algeria, Guinea, Lebanon, Catalonia, and now Chile, these events mark the beginning of a new sequence of revolts.

We (Lundi Matin*) have received this written communiqué jointly from Santiago and Paris and hereby forwarded it.

Those certain Jemande (Quidams), another blow more… ...

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NonPolitics

The Autumn of the Uprisings (1)

23 Okt , 2019  

“To abstain from violence against the violent is to become their accomplice. We do not have the choice between innocence and violence, but only between different forms of violence … Violence is the starting point common to all regimes. If one condemns all violence, one places oneself outside the realm ...

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Documentation

How to take back our streets: lessons from 10 months of resistance in France

17 Sep , 2019  

This is a translation of the article ‘Comment reprendre nos rues‘ from the Cerveaux Non Disponibles website. They can be followed on Twitter via @CerveauxNon

Over ten months, the Gilets Jaunes movement has managed again and again to surprise: to surprise the authorities, the police, the media, public opinion. And ...

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PhiloFiction

Quantum Marxism/Non-Laruelle

6 Sep , 2019  

Laruelle calls for a Marxist gnosis in his essay Marx with Planck and consequently calls himself not a Marxist, but a future-oriented Marxist in search of an aleatoric teleology that has no connection with what Marxist philosophy has hitherto set as the measure and method for Marxism. Laruelle thus in ...

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EconoFiction

Swoosh

18 Jan , 2019  

Through a discussion of Nike’s Flyknit this essay deal with recent struggles and socioeconomic/technological trends in China, their relation to changing fashions in the West and possible forms of resistance that may emerge in global supply chains..

Note: Much of the material on China below is drawn from the important ...

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Documentation

The “Yellow Vests” Show How Much the Ground Moves Under Our Feet

10 Dez , 2018  

It strikes me that the profound confusion, even incredulity, displayed by the French commentariat—and even more, the world commentariat—in the face of each successive “Acte” of the Gilets Jaunes drama, now rapidly approaching its insurrectionary climax, is a result of a near total inability to take account of the ways ...

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Documentation

An interview with Karl-Heinz Dellwo: 68 – Aborted Liberation

7 Dez , 2018  

Andreas Baader wrote at some point in this time: “The aim of the RAF is to dissolve the RAF” and also that it is “The aim of politics to dissolve politics”.
read the interview here
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NonPolitics

Class/segmentation/racialization

13 Nov , 2018  

Originally published by Théorie Communiste as ‘Classe / seg­men­ta­tion / raci­sa­tion. Notes’. Translated from the French by LNFC.

There has al­ways been seg­ment­a­tion with­in labor power. We must take it, then, as an ob­ject­ive de­term­in­a­tion of labor power un­der cap­it­al that nat­ur­ally leads to a di­vi­sion of labor. Here we ...

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NonPolitics

History and the Sphinx: Of Riots and Uprisings

17 Jun , 2018  

Riots are the Sphinx of the left. Every soi disant radical intellectual feels compelled, it seems, to answer the riddle they hear posed by the riots of the present, in Bahrain or Asturias, Chile or Britain: Why now? Why here? Why riot? These answers generally come in a few simple ...

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NonPolitics

May ’68: Beyond the Artificial Commemorations and Remembrances

13 Jun , 2018  

Interview with Kristin Ross by Yavor Tarinski for Babylonia Journal.
You can find the interview in Greek here.

Kristin Ross gave an interview for Babylonia journal, analyzing the meanings and significance of May ’68. She will be among the keynote speakers at this year’s B-Fest (25th-26th-27th of May in ...

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Documentation

May ’68 and its Afterlives

3 Mai , 2018  

During May 1968, students and workers in France united in the biggest strike and the largest mass movement in French history. Protesting capitalism, American imperialism, and Gaullism, 9 million people from all walks of life, from shipbuilders to department store clerks, stopped working. The nation was paralyzed—no sector of the ...

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NonPolitics

Fear Eats the Soul: Water Benjamin and Baader Meinhof

1 Mai , 2018  

Neither of the figures in my title – Walter Benjamin and The Baader Meinhof Group – are in any direct way associated with 1968 – indeed each brackets it in time. The one, Benjamin, was long dead by the time of the student and worker revolts, that would undoubtedly have ...

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Documentation, NonPolitics

Final Remarks ( The Crisis and the Rift: A Symposium on Joshua Clover’s Riot.Strike.Riot)

21 Apr , 2018  

Interlude on the Model

It is here that we might arrive at what I believe to be the most significant generic distinction regarding what kind of book it is. It is a book that makes models. A model always involves radical exclusions, always involves the economist’s most vexing incantation: ceteris

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Documentation

Hans-Jürgen Krahl (1943-1970)

17 Apr , 2018  

“The anti-authoritarian revolt was precisely a process of Marxist training, in which we have gradually detached from bourgeois ideologies, in which we have revealed the purely ideological character of its promises of liberation, and definitively understood that the classic forms of liberalism and emancipation, which still drive the liberal capitalism
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NonPolitics

An invitation for a beautiful may in paris.

12 Mrz , 2018  

In April remain present, alert, but most of all prepare a truly revolutionary 1st of may in Paris. The two last ones where quite something, in spite of the growing ferocity of the police tactics. Moreover being sure that considering the date there will be a bunch of Italians, Greeks, ...

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NonPolitics

11 Theses on Possible Communism

4 Feb , 2018  

In January 2017, comrades from across the globe gathered in Rome to assess the conditions of contemporary capitalism and to plan communist strategies for our present. Viewpoint, as a co-sponsor of the conference, participated in discussions locally and translated interviews with key participants. Today, one year later, we present our

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Documentation, EconoFiction

On the Character of Marxian Theory, “Ricardian Marxism” and the Role of F. Engels

21 Jan , 2018  

Exposition of the basic points of the Marxist theory of value and its ideological implications, of money (Parts I and II), of social capital and of crises (Parts III and IV) makes it clear that the theoretical analysis (the system of concepts and their logical implications) in question is not ...

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EconoFiction, GenericScience, Lexicon, NonPolitics, PhiloFiction

FORS and the new Global Wealth Report 2017

16 Nov , 2017  

The new Global Wealth Report 2017 is out. It says there is 280 trillion dollar global wealth and that there will be 341 trillion dollar by 2022.

As always, you have to consider a few things: Some countries are missing in the stats, it’s only the wealth of adults and ...

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Documentation

Class Struggles in the USSR

3 Okt , 2017  

Charles Bettelheim

Class Struggles in the USSR First Period: 1917-1923

© 1976 by Monthly Review Press

Translated by Brian Pearce

Originally published as
Les luttes de classes en URSS
© 1974 by Maspero/Seuil, Paris, France

 

pdf  here ...

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NonPolitics

Taking sides in a strange situation

3 Okt , 2017  

taken from ediciones inéditos Originally published in French by Lundi Matin on Oct. 1st, 2017. Translated from Catalan into French by Alèssi dell’Umbria. Here we present our translation into English. Although we may not agree with a position that advocates for another republic or voting, we share this to deepen ...

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