state capitalism

Humanitarian Aid... for War

War or no war, one thing is certain, and that is the bourgeoisie — Chavista or oppositionist — cannot take society anywhere. There is no viable solution based on the nation and certainly not a capitalist one.

The Venezuelan Crisis

Recent political events in Venezuela have once again brought to the fore its devastating economic situation. The struggle for power between Maduro and Guaidò, or between a fraudulently re-elected president and an opposition candidate who has proclaimed himself president, besides giving Venezuela a grotesque image, hides the real scenario of an economic and political human tragedy.

Against All Capitalist Factions! For Proletarian Independence!

Neither Maduro nor Guaidó have anything to offer the working-class in the face of this turmoil.

Gabriel Kolko's "The Triumph of Conservatism: A Reinterpretation of American History 1900–1916"

(See wrightswriting.com for more commentaries on left-wing scholarship.)

Cuba: Fading Star in the Caribbean (1986)

A 1986 left-wing critique of Cuba as state capitalist, dependent & dominated by Russian imperialism, and still burdened by racism, sexism, and homophobia. A special supplement focuses on the anti-gay policies of the Castro regime.

Carillion’s Failure and the Private Finance Initiative

carillion

The collapse of Carillion is another symptom of capitalism’s general crisis of profitability. We are told the PFI and debacle of Carillion are not the way capitalism is supposed to work. Unfortunately this is the way capitalism is supposed to work, and the way it worked under state control also. The system is supposed to transfer wealth created by the working class to those who own capital and this is precisely what has been happening with Carillion, with PFI in general and with privatisation.

Class struggle in the Cuba enterprise - humanaesfera

The nationalized capitalism of Cuba and the worldwide class struggle.

N. Ossinsky’s Critique of State Capitalism in Russia

This is our third translation from Kommunist No 1 the journal of the “left Communists” which appeared briefly in the spring of 1918 to register the concerns of its supporters about certain developments in the Russian revolution which they saw as dangerous to its future.

Anti-Capitalist, but Libertarian Communist

RAC evaluates the meaning of "anti-capitalism" to Anarchists.

Communisme is de materiële menselijke gemeenschap: Amadeo Bordiga in onze tijd - Loren Goldner

Newspaper fragment of a portrait of Amadeo Bordiga

Loren Goldner's tekst uit 1991 over het werk van de Italiaanse Marxist Amadeo Bordiga en met name over diens verhelderende inzicht dat "kapitalisme gelijkstaat aan de agrarische revolutie". Voorafgegaan door het voorwoord bij de Zweedse editie uit 2002.