George Caffentzis

In Letters of Blood and Fire - George Caffentzis

A collection of essays by George Caffentzis.

Part One: Work/Refusal
The Work/Energy Crisis and the Apocalypse
Mormons in Space (with Silvia Federici)
The End of Work or the Renaissance of Slavery?
A Critique of Rifkin and Negri
Three Temporal Dimensions of Class Struggle
A Critique of “Cognitive Capitalism”

Part Two: Machines
On Africa and Self-Reproducing Automata

The work/energy crisis and the apocalypse - George Caffentzis

1980 essay by George Caffentzis examining capitalist society following the 1973 energy and economic crisis amidst the widespread refusal of work by women and the young.

The litany of natural stuffs - petroleum, natural gas, uranium, coal, wood, water, sunlight - apprehension about their limits, joy in their abundance, skepticism about their benefits, pass for the bulk of "analyses" of the "energy crisis" that "we" face.

Generation of debt: the university in default & the undoing of campus life

A pamphlet by Reclamations Journal on skyrocketing student debt in the context of budget cuts and economic crisis.


Amanda Armstrong, Insolvent Futures / Bonds of Struggle

Malcolm Harris, Bad Education

Mark Paschal, A Framework for Student Debt

George Caffentzis, The Student Loan Debt Abolition Movement in the United States

Daniel Marcus, Six Pictures of Our Insolvency (photo essay)

Must we rebuild their anthill? A letter to/for Japanese comrades

Silvia Federici and George Caffentzis describe the threat to capitalist legitimacy from the disaster in Japan and the use of nuclear power as a strategy of accumulation and terror.

By Silvia Federici and George Caffentzis

Dear comrades,

Hoisting the “Knowledge Bank” on Its Own Petard: The World Bank and the “Double Crisis” of African Universities

George Caffentzis, of Midnight Notes and the Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa, on the World Bank and the 'double crisis of Africa universities'.

Hoisting the “Knowledge Bank” on Its Own Petard: The World Bank and the “Double Crisis” of African Universities

by George Caffentzis
Presented at the Faculty of Humanities Seminar
Rhodes University
Grahamstown, South Africa
Feb. 16, 2010

Struggle is like education and it just keeps going on.

[i]For 'tis the sport to have the enginer

From Capitalist Crisis to Proletarian Slavery: An Introduction to Class Struggle in the US, 1973-1998

An Introduction to Class Struggle in the US, 1973-1998

by George Caffentzis

Is Truth Enough? - George Caffentzis

Text of a talk given by American autonomist George Caffentzis on the Iraq war and the American anti-war movement.

"Is Truth Enough? The Bush Administration's Lies and the Anti-War Movement's Truths" George Caffentzis

[A transcription of a talk given to the "Truth and Consequences" Anti-War Forum at the University of Maine, Augusta, Maine, on March 20, 2004.]

TPTG's conversation with George Caffentzis

Interview with George Caffentzis on Zerowork, Midnight Notes, autonomist Marxism and American social movements, amongst other things.

TPTG's Conversation with George Caffentzis

George Caffentzis, an offspring of Greek immigrants from Lakonia, a place in southern Greece, is associate professor in the Department of Philosophy, University of Southern Maine. But, as you will see it for yourselves, the 15th of October, 2000, was not for us "an evening with a philosopher". George is an activist to a fault. We met him for the first time in Athens on the 14th of October, 2000, but we have been in correspondence with Midnight Notes editors since 1993.

Throwing away the ladder: the universities in the crisis - George Caffentzis

George Caffentzis' article on the development of class struggle in American universities since 1960.