Blogs

The Hobbit- The Desolation of Warners

I Don’t Value Value: Capitalism, Value, The Value Form, and Commodity Production

Solving the question of "value" from an Anarcho-syndicalist point of view.

Ending the cycle of violence: the youth-led bike movements of London challenging gang culture today

A look at the recent surge in levels of gang related violence and deaths of young people in working class, BME areas of London , and the youth-led movements growing in response to it.

WorkersWildWest no.7

Issue no.7 of our local working class paper - we distribute 2,000 copies in front of local workplaces, job centres, housing estates. Find one of the articles below, remaining articles see PDF-file.

Universal Basic Income

UBI is gaining traction amongst the capitalist class because it presents a last-ditch ploy to maintain ‘social peace’ and undermine a collective working class fight back in the economic turbulence to come. Not so much a “utopia for realists” as a dystopian reformist panacea in the face of declining ‘economic growth’, wages, services and general quality of life.

Proletarian internationalism and the war in Syria

An anti-criticism by Fredo Corvo

A series of interviews with working class women from west London - Part 5

Last part of our series - find the collated articles in the attached PDF

Living The Dream with the National Disability Insurance Scheme

Latest Living The Dream podcast - this episode is on the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Living The Dream is hosted at The Word From Struggle Street

Back to the Future: Rebranding Social Democracy

There are two ways to read Inventing the Future. One is a fairly innocent critique of the “post-68 left”, and an outline of how to build a desirable post-capitalist future through a flawed Gramscian framework. The other is a critique of working class self-activity, and a call for a benevolent class of technocrats who can gradually reform capitalism for the masses.

Anti-Semitism – rooting out oppression or ruling class hypocrisy?

Those who see the need to eliminate anti-Semitism should involve themselves in the struggle for a classless and nationless world. The current media circus about Parliamentary factions is totally removed from the necessary struggle to root out anti-Semitism through the struggle to destroy capitalism.

#marchforourlives: From liberal discourse to class analysis

How can a class perspective help to shed light on the ongoing debate over gun control?

Tragic events in Russia

Exactly a week after Putin’s “landslide” victory in the Russian Presidential election (March 18) a terrible fire broke out in the “Winter Cherry” shopping and entertainment centre of the Siberian city of Kemerovo. It killed more than 80 people, at least 40 of whom are children. Some are still missing. Appalling though Kemerovo was, it was not an isolated incident.

Education Strikes from West Virginia and Kenya to the UK

On Sunday March 25 the CWO held a meeting in Newcastle focussing on the recent educational strikes across the world. It was attended by students, academics and other university workers (some in the CWO, some not) who had participated in the recent pickets of Newcastle, York and Durham universities. A CWO comrade gave the following introduction.

The Poverty of Luxury Communism

Fully Automated Luxury Communism

A spectre is haunting Europe and the US, the spectre of... productivist national protectionism from the Left. QQ and Mike Harman respond to Novara Media and Jacobin Magazine.

Notes on Soviet Attitudes to Homosexuality

Fragments of information concerning the attitudes of the Bolshevik government in its early years to homosexuality.

Italian Elections: there’s nothing more depressing in a desert of ideas and perspectives

Given the current programmatic poverty of the bourgeoisie, not voting is a duty. However, today, that isn’t enough.

Why is Gibraltar a focus of European conflict?

The Irish-UK stand-off is not the only dispute over borders following Brexit.

The settler-colonial control of Treaty in Aotearoa

An article which critiques treaties as a formalised mechanism legitimising settler-colonial control in Aotearoa, instead positing autonomous insurrection as an alternative means of collective emancipation.

Anarcho-syndicalist Trans-Feminism

Cobbling together a linking up of Anarcho-syndicalism and Trans-Feminism.

The Peccadilloes of Gun Control Activism

I take a look at the problems with the Parkland sparked gun control movement and hint at a desired alternative to gun control activism.