Submitted by Nate on Dec 30 2013 08:37
This blog post raises some questions posed by the election of Kshama Sawant to Seattle City Council and related developments, questions for people who are pro- and who are anti- this kind of electoral effort.
Submitted by Nate on Dec 12 2013 07:33
Lots of people who start Karl Marx's Capital get stuck somewhere in the early chapters of volume 1. In this post, I make some suggestions about how to get unstuck and read the whole book.
Submitted by Nate on Jul 27 2013 04:45
Article from the Industrial Worker newspaper on fast food strikes in the U.S.
Submitted by Nate on Oct 21 2012 06:55
This blog post argues that "No politics" is a bad idea and an inaccurate description of the IWW.
Submitted by Nate on Jun 27 2012 05:21
Book review about Franco Berardi's The Soul at Work: From Alienation to Autonomy
Submitted by Nate on Jun 22 2012 19:16
Blog post about anti-foreclosure and eviction struggles, and reformism and radicals in mass movements more generally.
Submitted by Nate on Jun 12 2012 07:04
In this post I argue that we should build organizations that can't be used as instruments for enforcing capitalist social relationships.
Submitted by Nate on May 31 2012 17:52
Speculative remarks on political trends in the present U.S.
Submitted by Nate on May 21 2012 05:18
Blog post about the idea that planning and capitalism are different things.
Submitted by Nate on Mar 20 2012 06:42
Blog post about lacking vocabulary to talk about important economic changes we've experienced, and how that lack of vocabulary hurts us.
Submitted by Nate on Feb 22 2012 23:34
Nate Hawthorne takes a look at how labor-capital structures of negotiation have changed in response to worker militancy and the state changing how it deals with what capitalists do. Along the way he gets into Joe Burns' new book, the ILWU-EGT conflict, the Occupy movement and 'direct unionism'.
Submitted by Nate on Feb 18 2012 17:20
Nate Hawthorne on the libertarian communist milieu and the language we use.
Submitted by Nate on Feb 7 2012 21:31
Article speculating on possible outcomes in Occupy, current anti-austerity struggles, and radical involvement.
Submitted by Nate on Jan 26 2012 04:38
Article on political metaphors and imagery
Submitted by Nate on Jan 18 2012 06:56
Blog post about Marx's Capital, what it is and isn't, partially in reply to Joseph Kay.
Submitted by Nate on Jan 6 2012 05:27
This article discusses the idea that the experience of struggle and direct action transforms people.
Submitted by Nate on Dec 30 2011 07:49
Blog post about Occupy Wall Street, deportation, and demands.
Submitted by Nate on Dec 22 2011 23:05
An article by Nate Hawthorne responding to 'Is reform possible?' on whether significant reform is possible in contemporary capitalism, how it could happen and why it is important to consider the question.
Submitted by Nate on Dec 21 2011 05:29
Slightly fictionalized autobiographical short story, with the U.S. invasion of Iraq in the early 1990s as background.
Submitted by Nate on Dec 13 2011 20:30
Article about the state and ways that struggles by workers sometimes reinforce capitalism.