historical materialism

The original content of the communist program is the obliteration of the individual as an economic subject, rights-holder, and agent of human history (Part II)

Día de Muertos in Janitzio (credit: México Destinos)

The second part of Amadeo Bordiga’s exposition of the features of communist society and of the revolutionary party that, in his estimation, is the only entity able to bring it into being. Critique of democracy, and of the “immediatist” conceptions of those who would like to see the party replaced by different forms of organization, is here tightly interlinked with a vision of society which will know nothing of classes or exchange and which will spatially and temporally integrate the entire human species into the Social Man, who will not even have any use for “freedom” in the conventional sense of the word.

Bakunin, historical materialism, and social philosophy – Brian Morris

Two chapters from Bakunin: The Philosophy of Freedom by Brian Morris which illustrate Bakunin’s views in terms of historical materialism and social philosophy which have often been misunderstood or overlooked.

El Manifesto de Aceleracionismo de Género

El Manifesto de Aceleracionismo de Género by Eme Flores and Vikky Storm

¡Muerte al género que nos da muerte! ¡Libertad para lxs cuirs! Pero el género muere al engullir su propia cola. El género ya está muriendo. Su último aliento está cerca, pero aún tiene tiempo para salvarse. En nosotrxs está el apresurar a su fin. Impulsarlo, darle rapidez, hacerlo…

Acelerar.

The Gender Accelerationist Manifesto

Th Gender Accelerationist Manifesto by Eme Flores and Vikky Storm

Death to gender! Freedom to the queers! But gender dies through eating its own tail. Gender is dying already. Its death rattle is upon us, but it still has time to save itself. It is on us to hurry it along to its final end. To speed it on. To make it...

Accelerate.

Walter Rodney's "How Europe Underdeveloped Africa"

Notes on a classic work of dependency theory.

Gabriel Kolko's "The Triumph of Conservatism: A Reinterpretation of American History 1900–1916"

(See wrightswriting.com for more commentaries on left-wing scholarship.)

Notes on a Marxist history of empiricism

George Novack

A summary of an old critical Marxist history of empiricism.

An updated and improved Marxism

A brief outline of a 21st-century conception of revolution. The notion of a "dictatorship of the proletariat" that smashes the capitalist state in one great insurrection has to be put to rest. Realism (materialism) is better than idealism.

Speech at the Anniversary of The People's Paper - Karl Marx

Delivered at a Chartist banquet in London on April 14, 1856.

Chris Knight’s theory of human origins: an abridged account

Edmund Bradden provides an introduction to Chris Knight's theory of human origins. Reposted from the 'Radical Anthropology Group' website.