Mike Harman

Dauvé versus Marx

En critiquant Caliban et la Sorcière de Silvia Federici, Gilles Dauvé souligne les limites de sa propre conception de la création du prolétariat à l'échelle internationale et sa compréhension du travail de Marx sur l'esclavage. Ces limitations ne sont pas uniques à Dauvé, mais étant donné que c'est quelqu'un qui libcom cite comme étant une influence, surtout en raison de son insistance sur le prolétariat comme une catégorie négative plutôt que positive, et qui a eu une influence sur la tendance de communisation en général, nous devrions nous attendre à mieux.

Angela Nagle's Plagiarise Any Nonsense

Nagle's poorly sourced book on the online culture wars includes a copy and pasted definition of a fascist ideology and misrepresents non-binary genders.

Notes on working at a sixth form college library, London 2005-2007

A London college library

Between 2005-2007 a member of the libcom group worked term-time in the library at a Sixth Form College in London. This article/interview documents his attempts to organise his workplace and touches on some wider issues around working in education in the UK.

1918: Rice riots and strikes in Japan

From July-September 1918, Japan was swept with a wave of riots from rural fishing villages to major industrial centres and coal fields, in what was the largest upheaval in Japan to date, and the widest ranging popular disturbances since the unrest during the Meiji restoration of 1868.

The Vichuga uprising, 1932

Soviet poster exhorting factory workers to join the Bolsheviks, 1932

In April 1932 at Vichuga, Ivanovo Industrial Region (IPO), USSR, 16,000 textile workers struck at several factories and temporarily took control of the town until the uprising was crushed by both heavy repression and promises of reform from central Soviet command.