reformism

The Oakland police cannot be reformed

The Oakland Police cannot be reformed partly because reformers are not even willing to fight for incremental change

Resistance Vol. 12, No. 3 (August-October 1954)

The Vol. 12, No. 3 (August-October 1954) issue of Resistance, an anarchist publication produced out of New York.

Theory and action in Marxist doctrine - Amadeo Bordiga

In this article from 1951, Amadeo Bordiga presents a master-summary of various bourgeois ideologies and their underlying social dynamics, before outlining the Marxist conception of party, praxis, and the Marxist approach to the unions.

Reforming the reformers - Gilles Dauvé

A short review by Gilles Dauvé of Thomas Piketty's Capital in the 21st century.

Libertarian critique and the left wing of capitalism - Miguel Amorós

In these (January 2016) draft notes for a lecture on the “partiocracy” and its crisis—pertaining for the most part to Spain and Southern Europe—Miguel Amorós points out that, while the “professional politicians” continue to betray their former constituencies (relatively privileged layers of the middle class), and the civil society movement (the “left wing of capitalism”, “led for the most part by professors and lawyers”) tries to rally those same constituencies to support illusory “reforms”, a revolutionary response must involve at least in part the pursuit of a kind of “restoration” that takes its “inspiration from historical examples of non-capitalist ways of living together”.

The Historical Place of the SPGB

SPGB rally Trafalagar Square 1967

Transcript of the opening remarks of a talk by Steve Coleman (for the Socialist Party of Great Britain) taking place on 1 June 1980 in London. Full audio recording also available online.

The postmodern left and the success of neoliberalism

The international Left promotes its own image rather than engaging in the bitter reality of resistance against neoliberalism. It does not need to believe in postmodernism because it is postmodernism.

Labour party debate What is Socialism?

Is Labour Government the Way to Socialism 1946 SPGB pamphlet cover

Transcript of the opening remarks of a debate between Steve Coleman (for the Socialist Party of Great Britain) and Councillor Laurence Spigel (for the Labour party) taking place on 4 April 1985 at the Duke of York in London. Full audio recording also available online.

What if John Brown joined a nonprofit?

East Coast-based Leninist collective discussing the role of nonprofits in the workers' movement as part of the larger ideology of reformism.

Limits to Reformism