Jacobin

The Poverty of Luxury Communism

Fully Automated Luxury Communism

A spectre is haunting Europe and the US, the spectre of... productivist national protectionism from the Left. QQ and Mike Harman respond to Novara Media and Jacobin Magazine.

Love Me, Ferguson, I’m a Liberal - Douglas Williams

How liberals brought an anticommunist slur from America’s past back to life.

Who is an "outside agitator"? - Richard Seymour

A short piece by Richard Seymour that serves as a reminder of the racist roots of the phrase "outside agitator".

Adbusted

Behind the bizarre ideology that fuels Adbusters.

China in revolt

Eli Friedman on some of the recent strikes in China.

Happy hookers: sex workers and their would-be saviors

Melissa Gira Grant on the framework in which sex work is discussed.

Chumbawamba’s long voyage

An article by Aaron Lake Smith about the anarchist rock group Chumbawamba, who broke up in 2012.

Teach for America: the hidden curriculum of liberal do-gooders

Teach for America, suitably representative of the liberal education reform more generally, underwrites, intentionally or not, the conservative assumptions of the education reform movement: that teacher’s unions serve as barriers to quality education; that testing is the best way to assess quality education; that educating poor children is best done by institutionalizing them; that meritocracy is an end-in-itself; that social class is an unimportant variable in education reform; that education policy is best made by evading politics proper; and that faith in public school teachers is misplaced.

Civilization was once a popular subject.

Malcolm Harris on the pointlessness of trying to reinvigorate social-democracy.