reformism

Reform is possible and reformism is guaranteed

An article by Nate Hawthorne responding to 'Is reform possible?' on whether significant reform is possible in contemporary capitalism, how it could happen and why it is important to consider the question.

Is reform possible?

A piece exploring whether the increasingly common claim by various anarchists and communists that reform is impossible is actually true. Inspired by informal conversations with Nate Hawthorne, who replies here.

Abracadabrante - Encyclopedie des Nuisances

The Encylcopédie des Nuisances analyzes the phenomenon of state- and corporate-approved environmentalism and provides some stark examples of the collaboration of consensus building environmentalists and government and industry paladins of ecological consciousness (“those who are rendering the earth uninhabitable”) in the “well-intentioned unanimity of the environmental state of emergency”.

Plaza – Riot – Commune

Research & Destroy consider the impossibility of reformism in the age of the crisis and the failure of the historic left, both in the context of the 'radical democracy' in the worldwide assembly and #Occupy movements.

When capitalism goes green - Miguel Amoros

A former member of the Encyclopedie des Nuisances discusses the current reformist environmentalism of capitalism, the fashionable support for "curtailing economic growth", and the growing role of the State and NGOs in enforcing a new framework for the continued survival of capitalist social relations, and concludes that "a libertarian society can only be created by way of a libertarian revolution".

The question of neoplatformism: critiques, mystifications, solutions - Roi Ferreiro

A 2008 essay on "neoplatformism" with regard to both its strengths and its weaknesses. Based on a rejection of the Marxism-Anarchism dichotomy, it analyzes the historical, theoretical and organizational implications of the new platformism and its potential role in helping to bring about a practical-organizational breakthrough for the anti-authoritarian movement of our time.

HONGRIE 1956: «LE PROLETARIAT A L’ASSAUT DU CIEL» - Mouvement Communiste

Un orchestre de cuivres ouvrier, Budapest 1956

The original French version of the Mouvement Communiste pamphlet on Hungary 56.

Address to those who would rather abolish harmful phenomena than manage them - Encyclopedie des Nuisances

An essay proclaiming the pivotal role of "harmful phenomena"--broadly defined to include everything from nuclear meltdowns to the construction of a superhighway--in the resurgence of a movement of "anti-economic and anti-statist emancipation", and warning against reformist "ecologism" as "the principle agent of censorship of the social critique latent in the struggle against harmful phenomena".

Theories of Thatcherism and Capitalist Decay - Peter Kennedy

'Fordism/Post-Fordism' cannot be used to understand Thatcherism. Marxism must come to terms with 'Labourism' which itself emerges out of a decaying form of capitalism and which extends capitalism's life beyond its years. The emergence of 'Thatcherism' served only to escalate capitalism's decay and so bring closer the day when workers must take democratic power into their own hands and conscious regulation of social labour becomes a political necessity.

U.S. CARD Act demonstrates the brankruptcy of Progressivism

Perhaps one of the greatest failures of progressives in the United States today is their insistence on our continued participation in elections and lobbying.