capitalism

The Coining of "Privatisation" and Germany's National Socialist Party- Germa Bel

A history of the term privatisation and its relationship to Nazi economic policy.

Increasing dysfunctionality of wage-labour based commodity production and radical ruptures among global wage-workers - Kamunist Kranti

Temporary workers gathered at the Yamaha factory gate in NOIDA. June 2016.

We are well into the age of global market, global capital, and global wage-workers. Simple production economies have been decimated. National theorisations are ghosts. Statist theorisations are tottering. Identities are a hindrance. Abolition of private property, learning from the Russian Revolution.. are moribund slogans. An account highlighting some crucial points for resistance to work today.

Beyond the agrarian revolution - Peter Jonas

Agricultural workers

The text translated below discusses the role of the agrarian revolution in marxist political movements and the underlying historical/theoretical assumptions about capitalist development. It also goes into the current state of affairs resulting from the global demise of the independent peasantry and revolutionary peasant movements, and asks what remains of a communist agrarian programme.

Stitched Up

An account of working conditions and class relations in a small business.

Bloody legislation against the expropriated

Vagrant being punished in Tudor England

Karl Marx's short history of the violent legislation introduced by governments in Europe to force peasants removed from their land into wage labour from the 16th century.

The lie of black capitalism

Urban poor in Ghana

Article by Hija de Oya explaining how the liberation of black people is inherently bound up in the struggle against capitalism.

Much ado about nothing - Théorie Communiste

TC undertake a painstaking, point-by-point refutation of Love of Labor? Love of Labour Lost…, first by developing in detail the concept of programmatism, which allows for an historicisation of the terms of class struggle, revolution and communism, then by delineating the originality of a new cycle of struggle, beyond programmatism.

Private property, substance of state - humanaesfera

A detailed and concise analysis of what the state is and how it operates

Abstract labour and value in Marx’s system - Isaak Illich Rubin

An English translation of a lecture given at a meeting of the General Economics Section of the Institute for Economics, Moscow, by I.I. Rubin in May and June 1927. First published in 'Pod Znamenem Marksizma', 1927; source: 'Capital and Class' #5, Summer 1978; translated: by Kathleen Gilbert; transcribed: by Andrew Chitty.