DONATE NOW TO HELP UPGRADE LIBCOM.ORG

culture

Our First Temptations

As we're in the coronavirus era let's take a look at the meaning of hope in this era and how we can benefit from it.

Accepting to be a drop you become ocean

Yellow Vests

The "Yellow submarines collective" made this moving video based on an open letter that was signed by 1,400 artists and technicians titled “We will not be deceived", published in the newspaper Libération” on 5th May, 2019.
https://en.labournet.tv/accepting-be-drop-you-become-ocean

Intro to communism through the camping trip

This was written a while back and is meant to be a simple intro for those new to communism. This intro is made to help assist newcomers to some of the simple misunderstandings surrounding communism.

Iron Bars on the House of Labour

An overlay of two images. The CUPE Ontario Flag with a grouping of cops marching

How accepting surveillance officers and other parts of the repressive state into trade unions is a threat to organizers across so-called Canada...

Azadi (volume 1 issue 4, December 2017) - Indian Anarchist Federation

Azadi, meaning freedom and liberty, is a 4 page newsletter by Indian Anarchist Federation. Published and distributed primarily in city of Bhopal. It began in 2017.

Dead fascist poets society: why Casa Pound are no book club

The liberal commentariat seems to be completely unable to resist the allure of the far-right. The latest example: an article on Literary Hub that portrays violent neo-fascist gang Casa Pound as some sort of edgy poetry club.

Folk devils and moral panics

Mods and rockers fight, Brighton 1964

A detailed study by Stanley Cohen of the making of "moral panics" by the media, in particular examining the mods and rockers youth culture in the UK in the 1960s.

Stjepan Filipović: everlasting symbol of anti-fascism

Stjepan Filipović on the gallows

Short account of the execution of Croatian communist partisan Stjepan Filipović by the Nazis in 1942, which was made famous by his final act of defiance.

The CIA reads French theory: on the intellectual labor of dismantling the cultural Left - Gabriel Rockhill

Notwithstanding its limitations, an interesting historical look at the state's utilisation of academia and the cultural sphere in the struggle to discredit Marxism. First published 28/02/17 in 'The Philosophical Salon' of the 'LA Review of Books'.