Blogs

There isn't a Vaccine against Capitalism

Every day a piece of news reminds us that we live in a globalised world where the consequences of human activity are not limited to national boundaries. Whether it’s the Covid pandemic with its rapidly morphing virus, or the last minute attempts to reduce global warming and the wider ecological damage — mainly from the last 200 years — that is threatening life on earth, we all know that the remedies have to be global.

8 Historical Working Women Moments for 8 March

For what was once International Working Women’s Day, before it became International Women’s Day upon being co-opted by the UN and its corporate sponsors, we have written on 8 struggles throughout history in which working women played a vital and influential role.

"We the Workers": China Behind the Scenes

Review of the documentary “We the Workers” (2017), directed by Wenhai Huang.

Ukol sa Penomenon ng mga Tarantadong Trabaho: Isang Rant sa Pagtatrabaho

Salin mula sa Orihinal na Akda “On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs: A Work Rant” ni David Graeber. Inisalin ni Malaginoo.

1%? Up yours! We need health workers' and patients' power!

Things are heating up – the 1% pay increase insult dished out by the government led to a lot of angry discussions in tea rooms and on ward floors.

‘Dear Comrades’, by Andrei Konchalosky – A film review

Bakit Bandilang Itim?

A Tagalog translation of “Why the Black Flag?” from Reinventing Anarchy, Again (1996) by Howard J. Ehrlich, pp 31-32. English original included.

Zorn über Stolz: Ein Aufruf an „radikale“ cis (het) Männer und ihre Unzulänglichkeit in Gender-Kämpfen

A translation of Adrienne Onday's “Wrath Over Pride”

Class Consciousness and Working Class Emancipation

Discussion with the Angry Workers of the World (AWW)

The Kronstadt Revolt: One Hundred Years of Counter-Revolution

Little noticed at the time, few events in working class history have provoked so much emotional response, or have led to so many myths down the years, as the revolt at the Kronstadt naval base in Russia. At a distance of a century we can appreciate just how tragic and significant it was.

Mythology About the Middle Class and the Class Struggle

The notion that there exists a growing middle class whose livelihood rests neither on wage labour nor manufacturing or industrial profits has long been used to challenge Marx’s revolutionary perspective that ultimately the future of capitalism will be decided by a struggle between the two great contending classes in modern society: the bourgeoisie and the proletariat, or if you prefer, the bosses and the workers.

Student Protests in Turkey: A Communist Critique

There is an urgent need to break out of the reformist, legalistic, and parliamentarian strait-jacket that these protests confine themselves to.

The lockdown interviews

During 2020, we interviewed two dozen fellow workers about their experiences of work during the Covid-19 lockdown. We spoke to nurses, postal workers, tube drivers, call-centre workers, university lecturers, agricultural workers, school students and more. Print and circulate the pamphlet...

Revolts in Myanmar

Since 1 January the streets of what used to be known as Burma have filled with demonstrations nearly every day. The straw that broke the camel’s back was the army’s coup which overthrew State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, destroying her party (NLD) through the heavy repression meted out to the demonstrators demanding “liberty and democracy”.

The Tours Congress and the Birth of the French Communist Party

It is now 100 years since the Tours Congress of 25 to 31 December 1920, when the majority of delegates of the French Section of the Workers' International (SFIO) voted to join the Third International.

The PMC meets the Tucker Carlson Left

Werewolf vs. Vampire

Comrade Motopu uncovers the reactionary politics underpinning Catherine Liu's new book and her social media presence.

Argentina under Covid - A report from comrades

We asked comrades of Cuadernos de Negación from Argentina some questions about the local conditions during the pandemic.

Only the pigs remain - UK class struggle report

贫苦与债务——论过剩人口与过剩资本的逻辑与历史

Lazarus

我们习惯透过老一代的周期理论来解释当下的危机。主流经济学家围着复苏的“绿苗”团团转,而批判性的批判家只去问“恢复”增长是不是还要再久一些。确实,如果我们从商业周期理论甚至长波理论出发,就会很容易假定泡沫破灭后就是繁荣,规律得跟钟表一样,而经济下行总是为反弹式上行“铺好道路”。但是,将来一旦这团乱码解开了,我们有多大可能看到资本主义的新黄金时代?

Communist Work in a Covid Crisis: A Framework

Perspectives for the CWO as discussed in its AGM, November 2020