racism

Oiseau-tempête : Second issue

Oiseau-tempête

This is a translation of a magazine published by a french collective from 1997 to 2006. The original issues can be found here, in French.

Summary of the second issue (fall 1997) :
-THE IMMIGRANT AND THE « LAW OF POPULATION » IN MODERN CAPITALISM
-WHAT'S UP WITH THE GREEKS ?
-JUNE 36 : BEHIND THE SCENES
-SERGE BRICIANER, SHADES OF BLACK AND BRIGHT RED.
-THE MYTHS OF EXPERIMENTAL SCIENCE
-THE LOVES OF ART AND MONEY
-« DECHERVELAGE »

Jomo Kenyatta, post-war Labour Party, strikes and the pass system - Makhan Singh

Annotated excerpt from Makhan Singh's History of Kenya's Trade Union Movement to 1952, describing Jomo Kenyatta's comments on the kipande pass system and strike action shortly after he was elected leader of the Kenya African Union (KAU).

Thoughts on the 70th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust

The Holocaust

Some reflections on the capitalist roots of the Holocaust.

Tearing racism up from its capitalist roots: An African anarchist-communist approach - by Bongani Maponyane (ZACF)

A take down of scientific racism, and analysis of the ongoing links between capitalism and racism in South Africa.

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.

Dauvé versus Marx

Juvenile convicts at work in the fields, 1905.

In critiquing Silvia Federici's Caliban and the Witch Gilles Dauvé highlights limitations in his own conception of the creation of the proletariat internationally, and his understanding of Marx’s work on slavery. These limitations are not unique to Dauvé, but as someone libcom cites as an influence, especially due to his insistence on the proletariat as a negative rather than positive category, and who has been influential on the communisation tendency generally, we should expect better.

Soumaila Sacko: the murder of a migrant union activist in Italy

On June 2 Soumaila Sacko, a migrant agricultural worker from Mali, was brutally murdered in San Calogero in Italy. He was shot in the head while gathering aluminium to rebuild the shantytown on the outskirts of San Ferdinando, where over four thousand seasonal workers live during harvest season, in overpopulated shack and tents, amidst garbage, plastic and rubber.

Windrush Scandal Reveals the Inherent Brutality of Capitalism

The Windrush scandal may be slipping off the front pages but the uncertainty and harassment of 21,000 ex-Commonwealth-born British citizens, who have no passport from any country, is an ongoing fact of life. About a quarter of those who have no passport and who suddenly find their status as legal British citizens questioned are from the Caribbean.

Windrush – Tories, Labour, LibDems all guilty!

The Anarchist Communist Group (ACG) comments on Windrush.