Categories Archives: Strategy & Analysis

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?

Revolutionary moments and periods in Britain

This article is from the blog buildingarevolutionarymovement. This post lists 9 Revolutionary moments and periods in Britain since 1381. This is a broad overview so I will look at the details and patterns of these moments and periods in future posts. Following on from the previous post about learning from history, there has been a long … Continue reading Revolutionary moments and periods in Britain

MANUFACTURING CATASTROPHE How and why mainstream media minimizes climate change

Editor’s note: The mainstream media is not only minimizing climate change but all the horrors of corporate capitalism. This article originally appeared in Climate&Capitalism. By Tyler Poisson Q: What is mainstream media? A: Mainstream media is the set of media companies that dominate mass mediums. Also known as corporate/mass/monopoly media, mainstream media consists of cable … Continue reading MANUFACTURING CATASTROPHE How and why mainstream media minimizes climate change

What are revolutions?

This article is from the blog buildingarevolutionarymovement. George Lawson writes in Anatomies of Revolution about two common but unhelpful ways that revolutions are viewed. Either as everywhere – on the streets in the Middle East, to describe new technology, in films and also to describe political leaders. The second is that they are minor disturbances and “irrelevant … Continue reading What are revolutions?

Book Review of “Bright Green Lies”

Editor’s note: We are very thankful to George Price for his wonderful review of the book Bright Green Lies. Book Review: Bright Green Lies: How the Environmental Movement Lost Its Way and What We Can Do About It By Derrick Jensen, Lierre Keith, and Max Wilbert By George Price, originally published on his blog learningearthways. This … Continue reading Book Review of “Bright Green Lies”

What are social movements?

This article is from the blog buildingarevolutionarymovement.   Social movements are important because when collective action spreads across an entire society it leads to a cycle of protest. When such a cycle is organised around opposed or multiple classes or interest groups then this can lead to revolutions [1]. This is simplistic as there are … Continue reading What are social movements?