class struggle

Capitalism, class and class struggle for (ex) dummies

A brief introduction to capitalism, class, and class struggle. Downloadable, ready-to-print PDF adapted from libcom.org's introductions. Includes graphics.

Revolution and primitivism - Miguel Amoros

Transcript of a talk on primitivism given by Miguel Amorós in 2003 in which he distinguishes “between those who want to understand archaic societies in order to acquire conceptual weapons for confronting and transforming the world, and those who seek innocence and beatitude, lost in the passage of time, in primitive lifestyles” and compares the ideology of the latter—“vulgar” and “philistine” primitivists—to the bourgeois “idealization of nature” of the Enlightenment era.

Interview on The Black Book of Capitalism - Robert Kurz

Robert Kurz discusses his book, The Black Book of Capitalism, which he describes as a "radical-critical history of modernization since the 18th century", summarizes his views on "class struggle" in the context of his critique of value and labor, refers to the "dominant order" as "an accumulation of infamies" and calls for a movement "that will directly appropriate resources and bypass the detour of the market, the State, money and politics".

Endnotes: Two aspects of austerity

What are we to make of the current round of austerity? Some members of Endnotes give their assesment.

Technology and class

Subversion examine the role of technology in class struggle as a tool for ratcheting up the exploitation of the working class.

The transitional phase of the crisis: the era of riots

In December 2010-January 2011 the Arab-African revolt burst, and it turns out that it is going to be the historical catalyst for entering the ‘era of riots’, the transitional stage of this crisis. The reproduction crisis of the proletariat, and thus of capitalism, is defined as an important structural element of this period.

From situationism to the abyss: a pamphlet against the harmful phenomena of the encyclopedia - Alpha Vingt

A libertarian Marxist/communist critique of the Encyclopedie des Nuisances, chronicling the group's evolution from situationist-inspired councilist activism during the 1970s, to its "abandonment of any kind of revolutionary perspective" during the early 1990s, until its final surrender to "passive contemplation of the catastrophe" and "apocalyptic defeatism" during the late 1990s. Includes critiques of Guy Debord's situationist theory and the Frankfurt School.

Class struggle and revolution

Subversion on the relationship between strikes and struggle today, and social revolution tomorrow.

Afterword to "the history of ten years" - Miguel Amoros

A former collaborator of the Encyclopedie des Nuisances chronicles the group's political trajectory from its situationist origins in the 1970s (inspired by Thesis 17 of The Veritable Split in the International regarding "pollution and the proletariat") to its ultimate disillusionment with the proletariat as revolutionary subject during the "extremely alienating conditions" of the 1990s.

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.