class struggle

Report on the Assembly Movement - Miguel Amoros

Brief analysis of the rise and fall of the Spanish assembly movement during the post-Franco transition in Spain during the late 1970s, written by a member of the Encyclopedie des Nuisances, in 1984.

History of ten years - Encyclopedie des Nuisances

Analysis of the outbreaks of class struggle in Portugal, Spain, Italy and Poland that took place between 1974 and 1984, published by the Encyclopedie des Nuisances in 1985.

Ab Ovo - Encyclopedie des Nuisances

In this essay the EdN argues that, in light of the destruction of the old framework of working class resistance, revolutionaries must start all over from scratch (Ab Ovo--"from the egg") and engage in new forms of contestation under the new totalitarian conditions imposed by the autonomous development of the society of the spectacle, for the "future economic secession of the immense majority".

Reading Marx in the 21st century-Robert Kurz

In this introduction to his 2001 book, Marx Lesen, German author Robert Kurz sets forth brief summaries of his concepts of "non-simultaneity", "catch-up modernization", the "exoteric" and "esoteric" Marx, and the importance of understanding the role of "fetishism" in modern capitalism.

The Progressive lockout and class struggle in Aotearoa-New Zealand

An article written in 2008 about a lockout of supermarket workers in New Zealand in 2006, looking at the role workers themselves played in the lockout, including some background to then state of class struggle in NZ.

The Beloit Iron Works and the submergence of class struggle

The history of class struggle in the Beloit Iron Works and how the company responded to it and kept it to a minimum.

The concept of the cycle of struggles - Roland Simon

Roland Simon of Theorie Communiste elaborates TC's concept of 'cycle of struggles' in their periodisation of the possibility of revolution.

Re-collecting our past - La Banquise

Street barricades - Paris 1848

A summary of historical tendencies towards communism from 1848 to 1984 - via 1917 and 1968.

Are the revolutionaries one counter-revolution behind? - La Banquise

Examining the nature and definition of the proletariat, class society and its abolition.

The making of the English working class - E. P. Thompson

E. P. Thompson's monumental study of the making of the English working class, and the development of its consciousness, during its formative years of 1780 to 1832.