Aufheben

Review: Whatever happened to the Situationists?

A steady trickle of publications about the situationists testifies to the market value of their ideas, but it also reminds us of the continued requirement for revolutionaries to engage with them. In this review we look at two recent books. Ken Knabb's Public Secrets illustrates the self-obsessed nature of the situationist milieu after the heady days of 1968. What is Situationism? A Reader includes Barrot's important critique of the Situationist International for their one-sided emphasis on circulation rather then production.

Conspiracy theories - a new introduction (2020)

anti-lockdown conspiracy demo

New preface to Aufheben's article from 2016

Second open letter to those concerned with the progress of our enemies

TPTG respond to Aufheben's and some Libcom poster's critiques of their first open letter. They present further evidence to back up their accusation against Aufheben member JD and reiterate the importance of dealing with such enemies who hide within our own ranks.

Aufheben #23 (2015-16)

Aufheben 23

Issue 23 of Aufheben, published in Autumn 2015

Brexit means… what? Hapless ideology and practical consequences

Anti-Brexit protest march in London following the EU referendum

A number of left groups and individuals campaigned for the UK to leave the European Union. Aufheben argue that the Brexit campaign, and the referendum itself, its results and its implementation, have been one with a victory of the ruling class against us. The implementation of Brexit will negatively affect solidarity among workers and radical protesters, setting back our strength and potentials to overturn capitalism. Many people in the radical left were blinded by the ideological forms of our capitalist relations, the reification of our human interactions, to the point of accepting a victory of the far right with acquiescence, or even collaborating with it.

Intakes: An activist's perspective on the fracking struggle at Balcombe

For this Intakes article, we asked one of our friends who had been along to the Balcombe site to share with us his experience of the anti-fracking campaign and to give us his perspective on its prospects for escalation.

What happened to the economic recovery in the West? The case of the UK

Did the crisis mark the beginning of a new down-swing in capitalist development? If not, why was the economic recovery so slow?