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Response: A digital capitalism Marx might enjoy

This is a response to an article originally posted on the MIT Technology review . The article claims that the nature of capital has changed so much from the newly industrialized economies Marx knew that there is a fundamental change in capitalism Marx could agree with. They take this position in favor of labor, but we will see just how good their analysis and proposal for the position of the laborer in future society is.

The present technological revolution and the emergence of postcapitalist social relations

I will address three sets of questions:
First: is there a technological revolution, and in this case, what does it consist of?
Second: is there currently an emergence of a new type of social relations because of this revolution?
Third question: what consequences such a reality may have for a revolutionary perspective?

Uber drivers strike in Indonesia

Mass meeting of striking Uber drivers in Jakarta (image via PPAS Jakarta)

Hundreds of Uber drivers have been on strike in Indonesia in a dispute over what they describe as “modern slavery” practices by the firm.

Anarcho-syndicalists and former workers block Bulgarian telecom headquarters over unpaid wages

Former employees of Max Telecom, along with anarchosyndicalists from ARS (Autonomous Worker’s Union) organised a picket demanding the immediate payment of all unpaid wages.

Simpsonwave: Nostalgia and sentiment in dystopia

Simpsonwave is a video remix series whose success lies in its ability to connect between its source material on a deep level. The Simpsons has its origins in a deep social critique and a groundbreaking willingness to touch on emotionally realistic situations. This ties in well with the music of vaporwave, which is an uncompromisingly subversive and cathartic form of social criticism.

When the robots fire us

Computers are replacing people's jobs much faster, than new ones get created. What shall we do then?

Forged by Pride: Cursory notes on digital propaganda and Russian queers

Does digital propaganda produced by Western LGBT communities in solidarity with Russian queers expose an exploitative relationship?

Come one, come all! Feminist and social justice blogging as performance and bloodshed - Flavia Dzodan

A thoughtful essay on "call-out culture" and the performative aspects of contemporary feminist and social justice media, by Flavia Dzodan.

Work and exploitation in the virtual economy

A brief history of my work as an online contractor and the exploitation inherent within the industry.

The Telekommunist Manifesto - Dmytri Kleiner

The Telekommunist Manifesto - Dmytri Kleiner

A controversial pamphlet which criticises Creative Commons as a form of privatisation, proposing 'copyfarleft' in its place, and puts forward 'venture communism' as a form of class struggle.