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Aufheben #23 (2015-16)

Aufheben 23

Issue 23 of Aufheben, published in Autumn 2015

Brexit means… what? Hapless ideology and practical consequences

Anti-Brexit protest march in London following the EU referendum

A number of left groups and individuals campaigned for the UK to leave the European Union. Aufheben argue that the Brexit campaign, and the referendum itself, its results and its implementation, have been one with a victory of the ruling class against us. The implementation of Brexit will negatively affect solidarity among workers and radical protesters, setting back our strength and potentials to overturn capitalism. Many people in the radical left were blinded by the ideological forms of our capitalist relations, the reification of our human interactions, to the point of accepting a victory of the far right with acquiescence, or even collaborating with it.

Intakes: An activist's perspective on the fracking struggle at Balcombe

For this Intakes article, we asked one of our friends who had been along to the Balcombe site to share with us his experience of the anti-fracking campaign and to give us his perspective on its prospects for escalation.

What happened to the economic recovery in the West? The case of the UK

Did the crisis mark the beginning of a new down-swing in capitalist development? If not, why was the economic recovery so slow?

5,000 years of debt?

William Hogarth, "The Rake in a debtors' prison", from "The Rake's progress", 17

Aufheben's critical review of David Graeber's book Debt: The first 5,000 years.

Aufheben #22 (2013)

Aufheben 22

Issue of Aufheben, published in October 2013.

The climate crisis …and the new green capitalism?

Photo by Sandri Alexandra

Aufheben convincingly argue that "green capitalism" is not impossible, and that capital can recuperate environmental struggles.

The euro crisis: taking the PIGS to market

Aufheben's account and analysis of the euro crisis.