proletariat

Class, nation, people and the real movement within the crisis of reproduction of capitalist social relations

This text aims at a critique of recent left (and “ultra-left”) analyses that use the concepts of “middle class”, “interclassism” and populism in order to describe or even polemicize against social movements such as the “movements of the squares” and the “yellow vests” movement.

Class struggle frontiers in Hinterland

Hinterland cover

Comrade Motopu provides an overview of Phil Neel’s book and attempts to place it in the ongoing debates over the centrality of labor movements vs. surplus populations and riots vs. strikes.

Telling the truth about class - Gáspár Miklós Tamás

Rousseau vs. Marx

G.M. Tamás argues that all socialist endeavours can be divided between Rousseauian and Marxian ones. Rousseau seeks to replace stratified society with the people, while Marx believes that capitalist society might end by one of its fundamental classes, the proletariat, abolishing itself.

Proletarian internationalism and the war in Syria

An anti-criticism by Fredo Corvo

Telegraphic communist theory - humanaesfera

A telegraphic (i.e. brief, concise and direct) presentation of communist theory. Basic concepts: private property, capital, proletariat, class struggle and communism.

The dictatorship of the proletariat - Joseph Weydemeyer

Article on proletarian dictatorship first published in 'Turn-Zeitung', New York, January 1st 1852. Written by Joseph Weydemeyer (1818-1866), a Prussian military officer and socialist who emigrated to the US after his participation in the failed revolution of 1848. In the US he was active in the early, American workers' movement, was a proponent of abolitionism and racial equality, and became a lieutenant colonel in the Union army during the Civil War.

"Middle class": masochistic repressive paranoid moralism - humanaesfera

An attempt to analyze how the material conditions of existence explain the reactionary psychology that prevails in the working class insofar as it is crushed as a class and reproduces exploitation.