Gilles Dauvé

John Gray - Introduction to The Question of the State

John Gray's introduction to La Guerre Sociale's 'The Question of the State', discussing the history of the article and its relation to the Faurisson affair where some French ultra-left groups including La Guerre Sociale supported Robert Faurisson's negationism (holocaust revisionism).

Get rid of work - Gilles Dauvé

A slightly modified chapter 3 of the book From Crisis to Communization, published in 2017 by Editions Entremonde.

En este mundo, pero no de este mundo – Gilles Dauvé

Artículo de Gilles Duavé en el que retoma los aspectos básicos de la revolución comunista en la perspectiva de la realidad presente: la del fin de los llamados "socialismos reales" como la debacle ambiental y su contestación ecológica, entre otros.

Quando as insurreições morrem – Gilles Dauvé

Influente texto sobre a história das revoluções e contrarrevoluções que aconteceram na primeira metade do século XX, especialmente o período de 1917 até 1937, abrangendo as insurreições do trabalhadores na Itália, na Alemanha, na Rússia e na Espanha, a relação entre a derrota dessas insurreições e o crescimento da social-democracia, da democracia, do fascismo e do nazismo e a maneira como o Estado se converte em democracia e ditadura conforme as necessidades do capital.

Everything must go!: The abolition of value - Bruno Astarian and Gilles Dauvé

This book is about a revolution (i.e. a historical break, not gradual peaceful evolution) that creates communism – not its preconditions.

Capitalism and communism - Gilles Dauvé

Communism in action: striking Renault workers in 1968

Excellent text from Gilles Dauvé outlining the development of capitalism, and communism as the real movement in everyday life which tends towards the abolition of wage labour.

The Question of the State – La Guerre Sociale

This article from La Guerre Sociale No.2, March '78, was based on one written by Dauvé, who did not wish to become directly involved with LGS, but offered two texts for possible inclusion and said they could do as they wished with the texts. It was rewritten without Dauvé's participation – "completed, drastically cut and profoundly corrected and revised" according to LGS, but they also stated about 70% of the result was from Dauvé's original article. Dauvé declined to be cited on the article and also reportedly stated that his views about the state were better expressed in an introduction he wrote to a collection of articles from the '30s left communist journal 'Bilan'.

Brouillards de guerre - Gilles Dauvé

June 2016 article by G.D. on IS, Syria, war, the state and rhetoric, first published on the DDT21 blog.

Du féminisme illustré - éditions Blast & Meor

This 2015 pamphlet, 'Feminism Illustrated', combines the translations of a 1974 article written for 'Le Fléau Social' ['The Social Plague'], and a 2015 interview, both signed 'Constance Chatterley', an alias Gilles Dauvé used for that French magazine in 1974. Nearly all 'Fléau Social' articles were signed under fanciful aliases.

Love of Labour? Love of Labour Lost… - Gilles Dauvé and Karl Nesic

Dauvé and Nesic’s historical account challenges the thesis that the self-identification of the proletarian as producer has been the decisive cause of its defeats. When, they ask, did the workers actually try to shoulder economic growth? When did they ever compete with bourgeois owners or modern directors for the management of the companies? Workers’ movements don’t boil down to an affirmation of labour. And if the “being” of the proletariat theorised by Marx is not just a metaphysics, its content is independent of the forms taken by capitalist domination.