Notes on TC First Letter
This is a very interesting discussion carried on at a high level your contribution so far on is splendid naturally I agree more with you than with Simon.
Aufheben: (past tense: hob auf; past participle: aufgehoben; noun: Aufhebung)
There is no adequate English equivalent to the German word Aufheben. In German it can mean "to pick up", "to raise", "to keep", "to preserve", but also "to end", "to abolish", "to annul". Hegel exploited this duality of meaning to describe the dialectical process whereby a higher form of thought or being supersedes a lower form, while at the same time "preserving" its "moments of truth". The proletariat's revolutionary negation of capitalism, communism, is an instance of this dialectical movement of supersession, as is the theoretical expression of this movement in the method of critique developed by Marx.
Critiques of the
New Social Workhouse
What is the link between the struggle to mitigate alienation (for higher wages, shorter hours, more benefits, less work intensity etc.) and the struggle against alienation itself? The answer to this question distinguishes communist practice from merely leftist practice.
Dole autonomy versus the re-imposition of work: analysis of the current tendency to workfare in the UK
Aufheben's 1998 analysis of the tendency towards workfare schemes in the UK.
The politics of anti-road struggle and the struggles of anti-road politics - the case of the No M11 link road campaign
Aufheben analyse the 2003 invasion of Iraq in the context of US foreign policy and geopolitics since the 1980s.
While the American-led interventions in Bosnia and Kosovo during the 1990s were presented as ‘humanitarian wars’, it was hard to disguise the fact that the invasion of Iraq was primarily motivated by a drive to reassert American power, and in particular its control over the world’s oil supplies.
Aufheben review Steve Wright's book Storming heaven: class composition and struggle in Italian autonomist Marxism and Harry Cleaver's Reading "Capital" politically.
Italy's 'Hot Autumn' of 1969 and 'Movement of 1977' were two of the high points of late 20th century revolutionary struggle. The recent publication of two books on workerism and autonomia testify to the continued interest in the theoretical development surrounding these events.
Aufheben analyse the Argentinian uprising of 2001 and its roots in neoliberal economic policies and the history of the region.
Reports on the Argentine movements over the last 12 months have been scattered between the issue of the national debt and the IMF, the struggles of the middle classes, the 'piqueteros' unemployed movement, and the generalised 'rejection of politics'. How do all these aspects fit together - do the various struggles ion Argentina constitute a proletarian attack against capital?