Marxism

Wage-labour and capital - Karl Marx - audiobook

Karl Marx by ~ohyran on deviantART

Orignally written as a series of newspaper articles in 1847, Wage-Labour and Capital was intended to give a short overview, for popular consumption, of Marx’s central threories regarding the economic relationships between workers and capitalists. Recorded as an audiobook by LibriVox.

These theories outlined include the Marxian form of the Labour Theory of Value, which distinguishes “labour” from “labour-power”, and the Theory of Concentration of Capital, which states that capitalism tends towards the creation of monopolies and the disenfranchisement of the middle and working classes.

International exchange and the law of value (conclusion) - Isaak Dashkovskij

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Dashkovskij wrote a 3-article series on international trade. The present article is the conclusion. Under the Banner of Marxism, 59-91, no. 5, 1927. See also the translation of the preceding part (no. 4, 1927).

1 Money and international commodity circulation.

  • 1. Editorial note. The editors do not share some of the positions of the article of c. Dashkovskij.

International exchange and the law of value - Isaak Dashkovskij

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Second part. Under the Banner of Marxism, p. 131-151, no. 4, 1927 Also see concluding third article.

The first part, titled 'On the theory of the development of the world market and world economy', appeared in issue no. 1 of 1927, but is not available (at least for now).

Theorizing deliverance from the labour- and commodity-centred society

Philosopher André Gorz returns, in one of the last texts to appear before his death, to the dynamic of financial capitalism and the reasons why we may see guaranteed social income as an opportunity to exit capitalism.

Is the universal allocation of a guaranteed social income (RSG [in French]) compatible with capitalism? If so, is the RSG objective to consolidate capitalist society, even save it? If not, can it undermine the bases of this society or smooth the transition from an economic system based on commercial value towards a fundamentally different system?

Anarchy Can't Fight Alone

By Kuwasi Balagoon

The dialectic of exploitation and repression, forms of self-organization, and the avoidance of vulgar workerism

Gayge Operaista writes about some of the strengths and weaknesses of anarchist political organizations, the IWW and solidarity networks in the U.S.

INTRODUCTION: WHAT DO WE SEEK TO ACHIEVE IN THE NEAR-TERM?

Of Flying Cars and the Declining Rate of Profit - David Graeber

David Graeber discusses technological advancement, capitalism and bureaucratic culture.

A secret question hovers over us, a sense of disappointment, a broken promise we were given as children about what our adult world was supposed to be like.

Radical America #04.04: CLR James

CLR James issue of Radical America, a left wing magazine established by members of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS).

Vol. IV, No. 4 MBV. 1970

Introduction by Martin Glaberman

PHILOSOPHY AND MODERN SOCIETY
Excerpt from Modern Politics (1960) ............ 3

AMERICAN SOCIETY
The Revolutionary Solution to the Negro Problem
in the United States (1947) ................ 12
Excerpt from State Capitalism & World
Revolution (1949) ..................... 19

Direct action makes history

A recent Occupy Wall Street spokes council meeting

A central part of our organising practice at Recomposition is direct action. In this piece our comrade Marianne addresses criticisms of Occupy Wall Street and the importance placed in that movement on a direct action strategy.

The following is not a commentary on, much less a defense of, David Graeber – with whom I disagree. It is a critique of key facets of the ideology of Andrew Kliman.

Bifo says relax - Malcolm Harris

Malcolm Harris contests the viability of Berardi's conception of "slowing down" to defeat capitalism.

Of the anti-capitalist scholars and intellectuals who prescribe a political program, Franco Berardi might have the most counter-intuitive ideas. In his many articles, books, and lectures, Berardi pushes a curious line against a mind-warping market culture.