Will Barnes

The Second Industrialization of the American South - Will Barnes

Hyundai auto plant grand opening 2005

"The Second Industrialization of the American South," written by the late Will Barnes in 2007, is excerpted from a longer essay entitled “The New Faces of Labor and Capital in the American South” (which will be posted on libcom when editing is completed). This essay details deindustrialization and relocation of global auto capital to the U.S. South.

The Working Class, World Capitalism and Crisis: A General Perspective

Republic Windows & Doors factory occupation

The following remarks by Will Barnes constitute a more or less coherent reflection the larger part of which has been developed by the author over three years [when written in 2009]. Some aspects of what follows are eminently warranted, and easily justified; others would be far more difficult to convincingly defend. None of it is unassailable.1

  • 1. I have drawn heavily on two discussion I have recently penned, “Imperialism, Recreation of the Conditions for and the Drift toward World War” as it appears in Nature, Capital, Communism and “Could Antarctica Melt? Revolution Imagined. Three Scenarios.” [at these texts available at: http://intcssc.wordpress.com/]

Capitalism and productivism in Lyn Marcus' dialectical economics

Lyn Marcus NCLC leader

Will Barnes' critique of Lyn Marcus (Lyndon LaRouche)'s text Dialectical Economics.

Report from Madison: Fascists and Unions in the U.S. North

High schoolers walk out & join Madison protest

A detailed report and analysis of the attack on public sector workers in Wisconsin and the response of workers and the unions.