Categories Archives: Strategy & Analysis

What are reforms?

Editor’s note: “this quote of James Connolly who was an Irish Republican around the early 1900s, active around the 1900s in the independence movement in Ireland, and James Conolly said revolution is never practical until the hour the revolution strikes, then it alone is practical and all the efforts of the conservatives and compromisers become … Continue reading What are reforms?

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, 2: ‘Systematic theft of communal property’

This article originally appeared in Climate & Capitalism. It is part 2 of a series, read part 1 here. Featured image: Tenants harvest the landlord’s grain “The expropriation of the mass of the people from the soil forms the basis of the capitalist mode of production.” (Karl Marx) by Ian Angus “The ground of the parish … Continue reading Robbing the Soil, 2: ‘Systematic theft of communal property’

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

The Myths of Capitalism

This article is from the blog buildingarevolutionarymovement. This post lists and challenges, debunks, pulls apart the following myths of capitalism: there is no alternative to capitalism capitalism is the only system that provides individual and economic freedom everything is better under capitalism as capitalism increases the size of the economy, everyone benefits free-market capitalism is … Continue reading The Myths of Capitalism

Why do people support Capitalism?

This article is from the blog buildingarevolutionarymovement. In this post I’ll explain why people say they support capitalism and then the actual reasons why people support capitalism. To end capitalism we need to understand why people support it. I’m listing the positives in the post that I don’t agree with. In future posts I’ll describe … Continue reading Why do people support Capitalism?

What is Marxism Part 2: Marxism after Marx

This article is from the blog buildingarevolutionarymovement. The post describes the many Marxism’s after Marx. It’s long so the introduction lists the contents of the post. There is a mixture of theory and history. Marxism after Marx historically and geographically – David McLellan In Marxism after Marx, David McLellan has written the most comprehensive description … Continue reading What is Marxism Part 2: Marxism after Marx

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?

Protecting Your Community From Mining and Other Extractive Operations

A Guide for Resistance By Carlos Zorrilla with Arden Buck and David Pellow Resistance to mining is growing worldwide. Although extractive companies are powerful, they are also vulnerable. About this guide This guide is intended for leaders and organizers who can work with communities to carry out local actions, and who can also work at … Continue reading Protecting Your Community From Mining and Other Extractive Operations

What is Capitalism?

This article is from the blog buildingarevolutionarymovement. This post describes capitalism as: an activity, the capitalist system, the phases of capitalism through history and that there are many capitalisms. If we want to get rid of capitalism, first we need to understand what it is. Jeremy Gilbert, in his recent book Twenty-First Century Socialism, gives a … Continue reading What is Capitalism?