NonPolitics

2019 – Ein Jahresrückblick im Zeichen der Sozialen Kämpfe

8 Jun , 2020  

Übersetzt von Richard A. Bachmann.

aus dem Commune Magazin.

Es ist schon seltsam heutzutage Englischmuttersprachler zu sein, besonders wenn man aus Großbritannien oder den USA kommt. Beide Nationen war einst sowohl in militärischer als auch wirtschaftlicher Hinsicht global agierende Kolonisatoren, die allseits die Akkumulation befeuerten. Doch es ist nicht einfach ...

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Documentation, NonPolitics

Covid 19 – Aufstand oder Barbarei

31 Mrz , 2020  

Nein sie sind nicht einfach Zuhause geblieben. Haben die Hände in den Schoss gelegt und ängstlich in sich hinein gehorcht. Weil sie sich das einfach nicht leisten konnten. Weil ihre Kinder was zu essen brauchen. Also haben sie sich an die gute alte Zeit erinnern, als sie dem Staat und ...

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EconoFiction

Global Governance

11 Jan , 2020  

It is easy to see today that in the course of implementing neo-liberal strategies, the state is being increasingly restricted in its function as the guarantor of social peace and compromise between the classes, while the various modes of operation of the social police are being intensified step by step. ...

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Documentation

Iraq, from riot to impossible reform. 2018-2019. Part One

5 Jan , 2020  

“I stopped in elementary school, but I already knew how to shoot with a Kalashnikov. We were training in the neighborhood.”
A Basra resident, former militiaman1

Since the crash of the Islamic State (ISIS) in autumn 2017, Iraqi news has been regularly punctuated by episodes of demonstrations and riots on ...

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EconoFiction

Global Order and Imperialism

24 Nov , 2019  

The fact that struggles for reproductive conditions or circulation struggles are increasing again worldwide at the moment is no coincidence. In France in particular, they are increasing in intensity from week to week with the Yellow West. The shifts are easy to understand there, the radicalism of the Riots, the ...

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EconoFiction

Imperialism and World Market

13 Nov , 2019  

While there are important parallels between the national market and the world market, the latter is not simply a subcategory of the latter. A more detailed analysis of the world market reveals that it is more than just the aggregation of states and enterprises, namely a complex structure, a chain ...

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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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EconoFiction

The Global World Order

17 Okt , 2019  

The fact that struggles for reproductive conditions or circulation struggles are increasing again worldwide at the moment is no coincidence. In France in particular, they are increasing in intensity from week to week with the Yellow West. The shifts are easy to understand there, the radicalism of the Riots, the ...

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EconoFiction

FX & Imperialism

8 Okt , 2019  

What affects the exchange rate of a country’s currency? The answer depends on where that country stands in the world economy. Not simply because an exchange rate is the value of one currency versus another, so that you must weigh up two or more countries. It is mainly because the ...

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EconoFiction

Index of Power Update, 2018-19: China #2

18 Sep , 2019  

his is an update of the statistics for my Index of Power, using data for 2018-19 and discussing what a country’s ranking reflects. The major change is that China’s rank has shifted up and it has now taken the UK’s place at number 2 in the world. The US still ...

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EconoFiction

Capital and Power in the 21st Century (Extract)

10 Sep , 2019  

The world economy is currently in a phase of secular stagnation with persistently low growth rates of the real gross domestic product.1 The litanies of boundless economic growth that the representatives of capital and the imperialist states repeatedly prayed to the populations after the Second World War have literally come ...

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