Marx’s economics for anarchists: an anarchist’s introduction to Marx’s critique of political economy
Wayne Price's pamphlet on Marxism from an anarchist perspective.
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: The Labour Theory of Value
Chapter 3: Cycles, Recessions, and the Falling Rate of Profit
Chapter 4: Primitive Accumulation at the Origins of Capitalism
Chapter 5: The Epoch of Capitalist Decline
Chapter 6: The Post-War Boom and Fictitious Capital
Chapter 7: State Capitalism
Chapter 8: Socialism or Barbarism?
An evaluation of the realities faced by co-operatives operating in the market through an analysis of ‘worker control’ and ‘social ownership’ in the former Yugoslavian co-operatives, ‘degeneration of worker control’ in the Mondragon Co-operative Complex in Spain and the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality’s state sponsored co-operative development project in South Africa.
Shawn Hatting from the Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front on the Mine-Line Factory Occupation in Johannesburg
by Shawn Hattingh (Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front)
Forward to Worker Control
Shawn Hattingh, from the Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front in South Africa, on the Kronstadt Rebellion.
What was the Konstadt Rebellion?
US President Barack Obama’s military regime (for as commander-in-chief of the world’s largest military machine, his is not merely a mild “administration”), has proven once again that when it comes to American imperialism’s dealing with the darker majority of humanity, having a black man in the Oval Office simply doesn’t matter.
As we argued in the last edition of Zabalaza, the widespread myth that Obama’s skin-colour automatically made him a better man was a deeply racist argument that would be proven to be threadbare as soon as Obama ordered the invasion of his first “country of colour” – and this happened in under a month of his inauguration when he authorised sending 17,000 extra troops to Afghanistan.
The Landless People's Movement (LPM) has been attacked in Soweto, Johannesburg. Their partners in the Poor People's Alliance (PPA), Abahlali baseMjondolo (AbM) were attacked in Durban in September last year. Information is still sketchy at this point but it could well be that the attacks are part of a broader crack down on popular movements by the African National Congress.
URGENT ALERT: LPM MEMBERS & SHACK-DWELLERS UNDER ATTACK IN PROTEA SOUTH, SOWETO
The Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front issue a call for fidelity to the Poor People's Alliance 'No Land! No House! No Vote' campaign as the 2011 elections loom in South Africa.
Even with all eyes on the World Cup, movements of the workers and the poor in South Africa must not forget that another challenge looms: the local government elections of 2011.
Latin American anarchist organizations, especifismo and involvement in mass movements
The most crucial issue facing the global anarchist movement today is not only how to win the battle for the leadership of ideas among the anti-capitalist movement, but how to ensure that direct action, mutual aid, collective decision-making, horizontal networks, and other principles of anarchist organising become the living practices of the social movements.
Michael Schmidt, from the Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front, takes apart the Jacob Zuma cargo cult...
Much printers’ ink has been shed by pundits and politicians in attempting to explain, excuse, laud or condemn the rise of Jacob Zuma to the ANC Presidency from where it is just a short hop, skip and jump to the South African Presidency following the 2009 General Election.