Class Against Class website

Archived copy of the Class against Class website, with links to all the articles it contained.

Submitted by Steven. on January 24, 2011

libcom note: this is a copy of the Class against Class website which was formerly at It should be noted that many texts from the newer website are also hosted on in the library.

Welcome to Class Against Class, a site dedicated to reclaiming the Theory & Practice of Class Struggle from authoritarian groups or those who would presume in some way to act on behalf of the working class.The significance of the name 'Class Against Class' lies in our recognition that despite the numerous & varied developements Capital has undergone as a result of working class pressure,the basis for its' existence remains in the'real' process of production & reproduction,in the expropiation of surplus value by capital (i.e wage labour);in its' simplest form we work for them. Who 'we' consists of,the question of 'work',& who 'they' are,are of course open to debate,& we welcome recent discussions of 'class recomposition',the role of unpaid labour in reproduction,the 'refusal of work' etc.*

We have no particular 'party line',we only argue for the centrality of working class self-activity in any attempts to go beyond the existing social relations,and take as our starting point the recognition that:

Meaningful action, for revolutionaries, is whatever increases the confidence, the autonomy, the initiative, the participation, the solidarity, the equalitarian tendencies and the self -activity of the masses and whatever assists in their demystification. Sterile and harmful action is whatever reinforces the passivity of the masses, their apathy, their cynicism, their differentiation through hierarchy, their alienation, their reliance on others to do things for them and the degree to which they can therefore be manipulated by others - even by those allegedly acting on their behalf.
(Taken from As We See It by Solidarity [London])

Latest Updates - 15.01.2009

Toni Negri

Keynes and the Capitalist Theory of the State post-1929
Capitalist Domination and Working Class Sabotage
Crisis of The Crisis State
Archaeology and Project.. The Mass Worker and the Social Worker

Mario Tronti

Struggle Against Labor - Mario Tronti
Workers and Capital
Social Capital
The Strategy of The Refusal
Lenin in England

Raniero Panzieri

The Capitalist Use of Machinery: Marx Versus the Objectivists - Raniero Panzieri
Surplus value and planning: notes on the reading of 'Capital' - Raniero Panzieri

Cornelius Castoriadis/Socialisme Ou Barbarie

What Is Bureaucracy-Claude Lefort
The Role of Bolshevik Ideology in the Birth of the Bureaucracy
What Really Matters
History as Creation
The Proletariat and Organisation
The Content of Socialism,Part One

Ante Ciliga

The Kronstadt Revolt

Herman Gorter

Open Letter to Comrade Lenin
Obituary by H.Canne Meijer

Alexandra Kollantai

The Workers Opposition

Karl Korsch

Korsch in Spain - Paul Piccone
The Crisis of Marxism - Karl Korsch
The Present State of the Problem of Marxism and Philosophy: An Anti-critique The Marxism of Karl Korsch - Paul Mattick
Principles of Marxism:A Restatement
Introduction to Capital
Why I Am a Marxist
10 Theses on Marxism

Paul Mattick

Some Comments On Mandel's Marxist Economic Theory - Paul Mattick
The Marxism of Karl Korsch - Paul Mattick
Economic Crisis and Crisis Theory
Economics,Politics and The Age Of Inflation

Guy Aldred

Trade Unions and the Class War
Representation and the State

Otto Ruhle

The Revolution Is Not a Party Affair
Moscow Report
Reichstag Speech
From The Bourgeois To The Proletarian Revolution

Elephant Editions

Strange Victories-Midnight Notes
Contributions to The Revolutionary Struggle,Intended To Be Discussed,Corrected,And Principally,Put Into Practice Without Delay-Ratgeb(Raoul Vaneigem)
Albania:Laboratory of Subversion
For an Anti-authoritarian Insurrectionist International-Proposal for a Debate
Workers Autonomy-Elephant Editions

General Texts

Anti-Semitism and National Socialism - Moishe Postone
Anti-globalisation and the Question of Socialism - Werner Bonefeld
Ends and Beginnings - Tim Mason
National Socialism and the Working Class, 1925 - May, 1933 - Tim Mason
Germany, "Domestic Crisis" and War in 1939 - Tim Mason
Ante Ciliga,Trotsky, and State Capitalism: Theory, Tactics, and Re-evaluation during the Purge Era, 1935- 1939 - Michael S Fox
Antonio Gramsci and the Bolshevization of the PCI - Thomas R Bates
The Power of Women and the Subversion of the Community - Mariarosa Dalla Costa & Selma James
From Left Radicalism to Council Communism: Anton Pannekoek and German Revolutionary Marxism - John Gerber
The Stopwatch and the Wooden Shoe: Scientific Management and the Industrial Workers of the World - Mike Davis
Street Politics in Hamburg, 1932-3 - Anthony McElligott
On Council Communism - Marcel van der Linden
The Misery of Islam - Al-Djouhall
The Working-Class Struggle Against the Crisis: Self-Reduction Of Prices in Italy - Bruno Ramirez
Take Over the City -Lotta Continua
Apology for The Algerian Insurrection
Politics in the First Person: the autonomous workers movement in Italy
The Mass Strike in France May-June 1968 -ICO.Root and Branch Pamphlet#3.(Including Five Theses on the Class Struggle By Anton Pannekoek.)
"Nous Sommes Tous Des Casseurs" - Youth Revolt in France, March 1994
Wildcat: Dodge Truck June 1974 - Black and Red
The Commune: Paris 1871 - P. Guillaume and M. Grainger (Solidarity Pamphlet#35)
Crime Becomes Custom - Custom Becomes Crime - Trevor Bark
The KAPD in Retrospect
Theory of Crisis and the Problem of Constitution - Giacomo Marramao
Workers of the World, Tonight!: International Dockers' Struggles in the Eighties - BM Blob
Black Cats,White Cats,Wildcats: Auto Workers in Detroit/Niggermation In Auto: Company Policy and the Rise of Black Caucuses - Martin Glaberman/Dan Georgakas and Marvin Surkin
A Note on the Use of the Word 'Soviet' - Neil C Fernandez
Technological Despotism - Ian Tillium
Defeat at Fiat - Marco Revelli
Moscow 1921 - Meetings in the Kremlin - Interview with Bernhard Reichenbach (KAPD)
Yugoslavery - Yugoslavia: Capitalism and Class struggle 1918-1967 &
Some Basic Ingredients of Yugoslav Ideology - B.M Blob
Like a Summer with a Thousand Julys … - B.M Blob
The Red Rose of Nissan - John Holloway
A Fresh Look at Lenin - Andy Brown.With a Postface by Ian Pirie and A.A. Raskolnikov (Solidarity Pamphlet no.56)
Working Class Self-Activity - George Rawick
Theses on Mass Worker and Social Capital - Guido Baldi
John Zerzan and The Primitive Confusion
Origin and Function of the Party Form (and 1974 Postface) - Jacques Camatte
The Unhappy Elitist: Victor Serge's Early Bolshevism - Peter Sedgwick
Marxism, prefigurative Communism, and the Problem of Workers' Control- Carl Boggs
The Olive-Drab Rebels: Military Organizing During The Vietnam Era - Matthew Rinaldi
Mutinies: 1917-1920 - Dave Lamb (Solidarity)
None Shall Escape: Radical perspectives in the Caribbean - Fundi (Caribbean Situationist)
The Kurdish Uprising & Kurdistan's Nationalist Shop Front and Its Negotiations with the Baathist/Fascist Regime (Plus an account of the Workers Councils)
The Working Class Uprising In East-Germany June 1953 Class struggle Against Bolshevism - Cajo Brendel
The Working Class and Social Change - Martin Glaberman
Councils and State in Weimar Germany - Guido De Masi and Giacomo Marramao
Karl Marx and The Iroquois - Franklin Rosemont
The Ideology and Practice of Contestation seen through Recent Events in France - Richard Gombin
The Council Communists between the New Deal and Fascism - Gabriella M. Bonacchi
Lavori in corso - Riccardo Bellofiore
The Limits Of Matticks Economics:Economic Law and Class Struggle - Ron Rothbart
Sabotage and striking on the Job-Louis Adamic
The Lordstown Struggle And the Real Crisis in Production-Ken Weller
Unions Against Revolution-G.Munis/J.Zerzan
The Tribe Of Moles--Sergio Bologna(1977)
Social Constitution and the Form of the Capitalist State-Werner Bonefeld
Introduction to the United States An Autonomist Political History-Noel Ignatiev
Old Left,New Left,What's Left?-Paul Mattick,jr
Lenin's Terror Within The Party-Gregory Maximoff
Jan Waclaw Machajski: A Radical Critic of The Russian Intelligensia and Socialism-(Marshall S.Shatz)
Counter-Planning on the Shop floor-Bill Watson
Class Composition and The Theory Of The Party At The Origins of The Workers' Councils Movement-Sergio Bologna
Poor Lenin-Bob Darke
Paris: May 1968-Maurice Brinton

Information on the above painting,"The Sun of Communism"
(Aleksei Alekseevich Shovkunenko),can be found at The Museum of Totalitarian Art


Submitted by Steven. on January 24, 2011

Red Marriott

Some of this stuff is already in the libcom library; eg, None Shall Escape: Radical perspectives in the Caribbean - Fundi (Caribbean Situationist)

yes, it's all up on libcom, I finished copying it a while ago. All these links point to the articles on libcom. I just thought it would be useful to group them altogether as they were on the original website


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Submitted by rooieravotr on January 25, 2011

Extremely happy to see this all here, thanks! I missed that site.


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Submitted by jonnylocks on January 27, 2011

Does anyone know what that image is? I'm assuming it's a water color..


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Submitted by davidbroder on August 3, 2011

Who were this group?


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Submitted by Steven. on August 3, 2011

It wasn't a group, as far as I know it was one bloke who used to be a member of the AF. He posted on libcom and some other forums with the username butchersapron