Categories Archives: Worker Exploitation

Against Enclosure: The Commonwealth Men

This article originally appeared in Climate&Capitalism. Editor’s note: We are no Marxists, but we find it important to look at history from the perspective of the usual people, the peasants, and the poor, since liberal historians tend to follow the narrative of endless progress and neglect all the violence and injustice this “progress” was and … Continue reading Against Enclosure: The Commonwealth Men

Revolutionary and anti-capitalist strategy

This article originally appeared in Building a Revolutionary Movement By Adam H This post looks at if it’s possible to have a coherent strategy for the emancipatory transformation of a complex social system, 5 anti-capitalist strategies and revolutionary strategy. What does ‘emancipatory transformation of a complex social system’ mean? We currently live in a capitalist society … Continue reading Revolutionary and anti-capitalist strategy

Capitalism and reforms

This post includes sections on: can capitalism be reformed, proposed reforms, do reforms protect capitalism, why reforms won’t work, and capitalism undoes reforms that benefit ordinary people. This post is critical of reforms because they mostly protect capitalism in different ways and get in the way of building transformational mass movements. But I also do … Continue reading Capitalism and reforms

Capitalism’s cycles and waves

This article is from the blog buildingarevolutionarymovement. This post will look at the long-term cycles of the geographical centre of the capitalist economy (during capitalisms existence over the last 600 years), capitalism’s economic waves and cycles and the 10-year capitalist business cycle. There are several theories of historical cycles that relate to societies or civilisations, these are … Continue reading Capitalism’s cycles and waves

Totalitarianism of Today

“A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude.” – Aldous Huxley By Matej Kudláčik Many people stand with a torch and a sword defending against … Continue reading Totalitarianism of Today

Robbing the Soil, 1: Commons and classes before capitalism

This article originally appeared in Climate & Capitalism. Featured image: Harvesting grain in the 1400s Editor’s note: We are no Marxists, but we find it important to look at history from the perspective of the usual people, the peasants, and the poor, since liberal historians tend to follow the narrative of endless progress and neglect … Continue reading Robbing the Soil, 1: Commons and classes before capitalism

What is Neoliberalism?

This article is from the blog buildingarevolutionarymovement. This post provides a brief introduction to the current form of capitalism: neoliberalism. It includes sections on: neoliberal ideology; Governmentality – how neoliberalism governs, neoliberal government policies; how neoliberalism is a capitalist class project of domination; the history of neoliberalism in the twentieth century; and the three phase … Continue reading What is Neoliberalism?

What is Marxism Part 1: Marx’s Marxism

This article is from the blog buildingarevolutionarymovement. This post will cover the key ideas of the philosopher Karl Marx. In part 2, I will list the Marxist traditions after Marx. David Harvey, who has written many books on Marxism, describes Marxism as a mode of analysis and a critical way of thinking. He explains that … Continue reading What is Marxism Part 1: Marx’s Marxism

India’s Farmers’ Protests Are About More Than Reform — They Are Resisting The Corporate Takeover Of Agriculture

Written by Manu Moudgil – India’s historic farmers movement has overcome regional, religious, gender and ideological differences to challenge corporate influence on government. By Manu Moudgil/Waging Non Violence On Feb. 6, protesters blocked roads at an estimated 10,000 spots across India as part of the ongoing movement against the new farm laws enacted by the … Continue reading India’s Farmers’ Protests Are About More Than Reform — They Are Resisting The Corporate Takeover Of Agriculture

Sergio Alexander Kochergin on Ukraine, Iraq, and the United States

For this episode of The Green Flame, we speak with Sergio Alexander Kochergin, a filmmaker, organizer, former U.S. Marine, and native of Ukraine. He did two deployments to Iraq in 2003, 2004, and 2005, and testified before members of Congress in 2008 as part of the new Winter Soldier hearings organized by Iraq Veterans Against … Continue reading Sergio Alexander Kochergin on Ukraine, Iraq, and the United States