state capitalism

China's "Capitalist-Socialism" is Beginning to Tremble

Evergrande's $300 billion debt turns the spotlight on to the increase in unproductive and speculative investment that has given a fictitious boost to Chinese national capitalism.

Mèo Mun, Anarchist Views from Vietnam

A red and black anarchist flag with a purple cat with a yellow star.

The Final Straw Radio talks to Mèo Mun, an anarchist collective working to make anarchist materials and ideas more accessible to a Vietnamese audience, together with providing an analysis of social struggles from a Vietnamese anarchist lens.

Retrieved from The Final Straw Radio.

Also available as a printable zine.

Cuba: The Real Fight Against State Repression Begins with Workers' Self-Organization

Liberal capitalism is a remedy for the ailments brought on by six decades of state capitalism in just the same way that swimming in sewage would be a suitable "remedy" for a staph infection.

After the Cuban Protests: Discussion with Proletarios Cabreados

We are publishing here our translation of a further document on the Cuban protests in July, entitled Análisis de la actual crisis y revuelta en Cuba desde la perspectiva comunista radical, by a group in Ecuador which goes under the name of Proletarios Cabreados (Pissed off Proletarians). You can find them at proletariosrevolucionarios.blogspot.com

Cuba’s burning?

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Cuba is the Latest Episode in the Death Agony of (State) Capitalism

Cuba is the latest illustration of the failure of the Stalinist recipe of party dictatorship behind national borders, which palms off socialism as the development of the productive forces within a money based economy whilst every capitalist category, from wage labour to commodity production, from surplus value extraction to the concentration of privilege at one pole, is retained.

Sugarcane Stalinism

Originally published in Intransigence, Issue 2 (July 2018)

The Illusion of State Intervention in the Economy: The Eternal Anti-Working Class Weapon of Reformism

With each new jolt to the capitalist structure its crisis deepens. The disruption of production and distribution caused by the coronavirus pandemic has only added to the existing woes of the system. And, as ever, the working class is being fed illusions about the beneficial effect that state intervention would bring to their conditions and to the "community" in general, irrespective of class.

Capitalist Realism in North Korea

Cover of the book, a parody of North Korea propaganda with a dollar sign

A look at the memoirs of Felix Abt, arguably the most successful foreign capitalist to live and do business in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to date.

State Control is not Socialism

According to Tom Harris in The Daily Telegraph on 17 March, “we are all socialists now”.