Harry Cleaver

Immigration: The blockage of mobility in the Mediterranean basin - Yann Moulier and Pierre Ewenzyck

1978 article with an introduction by Harry Cleaver on migration controls in the Mediterranean basin area.

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Internationalisation of capital and mode of production in agriculture - Harry Cleaver

Article on agricultural policy by American autonomist Harry Cleaver

Internationalisation of Capital and Mode of Production in Agriculture*
by Harry Cleaver

EPW Editor's Introduction

Close the IMF, abolish debt and end development: a class analysis of the international debt crisis - Harry Cleaver

The political targets of this article are reformist understandings of international debt and development. Opposing theories which 'blame the victim', Cleaver construes international debt as 'a weapon against the working class', and the debt crisis as 'a product of working class power' . Repudiation of debt is accordingly the necessary Marxist political response .

Written in 1988 (?)

Kropotkin, Self-valorization And The Crisis Of Marxism

This paper was written for and presented to the Conference on Pyotr Alexeevich Kropotkin organized by the Russian Academy of Science on the 150th anniversary of his birth.

The conference was held in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Dimitrov on December 8 - 14, 1992. It was the first such conference to be held on Russian soil since the Revolution in 1917.

by Harry Cleaver
Associate Professor of Economics
University of Texas
Austin, Texas

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On Schoolwork and the Struggle Against It - Harry Cleaver

“On Schoolwork and the Struggle Against It” is an article about the organisation of and resistance to the contemporary capitalist university by Harry Cleaver, a relatively well known autonomist Marxist and professor of economics at the University of Texas in Austin.

He wrote the essay as part of a response to the critique of his book Reading Capital Politically in the article “From operaismo to ‘autonomist Marxism’” in the 2002 edition of the British communist journal Aufheben.

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The Chiapas Uprising and the Future of Class Struggle in the New World Order

Autonomist Marxist, Harry Cleaver, analyses the Zapatista uprising in Chiapas and its relevence to class struggle in the era of globalisation.

INTRODUCTORY NOTE: This article was written for the Italian journal RIFF-RAFF published in Padova, Italy. Revised versions have also been published in STUDIES IN POLITICAL ECONOMY and in CANADIAN DIMENSION. THE CHIAPAS UPRISING AND THE FUTURE OF CLASS STRUGGLE IN THE NEW WORLD ORDER by Harry Cleaver, University of Texas at Austin hmcleave@mundo.eco.utexas.edu

The Zapatistas and the International Circulation of Struggle - Lessons Suggested and Problems Raised

A variation of this Paper, originally prepared for the conference on "Globalization from Below" at Duke in February 1998, presented to the INET'98 Conference in Geneva in July 1998.

For a long, long time many activists have recognized two things: first, that capitalism operates on a global level and second, that to achieve enough power to overthrow capitalism the working class must find ways to organize its own struggles at the same level.

Response to Sergio Fiedler's Attack on Autonomous Marxism

"This is an article published in the last Green Left Weekly run by the Democratic Socialist Party (leninist, ex-trotsquists) in Sydney Australia. Love & Rage has directed me to write a response, but if comrades from this lists want to write their own it would be a fantastic contribution to the political education of our group. Most of the criticism are directed to Harry Cleaver, so it would really good for us to have a few words from him. Thanks." - Sergio Fiedler

Karl Marx: Economist or Revolutionary?

Harry Cleaver's analysis of Marx's work as more than mere economics but as a revolutionary tool for the working class.

During the last ten years Marxism has come to occupy a substantial position within American academia.(1) This is especially true in economics where, until recently, discussion of Marx and the Marxist tradition was largely confined to courses in the history of economic thought and in the economic history of the Soviet Union.(2)

The Zapatistas and the Electronic Fabric of Struggle *DRAFT*

What follows is a DRAFT of a chapter of a book on the Zapatistas and revolution at the beginning of the XXIst Century. The book, edited by John Holloway in Mexico City, will consist of a collection of new articles, mostly from Mexican scholars and political analysts. This essay should be quoted only with permission from the author.

The Zapatistas And The Electronic Fabric Of Struggle(*)