Anarchist Studies: Syndicalism, Anarchism and Marxism Wed, 05/23/2012 – 14:02 — Anarcho Printer-friendly versionThis is the published version of a reply to an article by Marxist Ralph Darlington in Anarchist Studies (vol. 17, no. 2). Darlington’s original article appeared in Volume 17, Number 1 of Anarchist Studies and discusses the anarchist origins of syndicalism and refutes attempts [...]
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“There Are Marxists in India?”: Economist Prabhat Patnaik on the Global Crisis Saturday, 28 April 2012 12:19By Robert Jensen, Dissident Voice | Interview
“There Are Marxists in India?”: Economist Prabhat Patnaik on the Global Crisis Saturday, 28 April 2012 12:19By Robert Jensen, Dissident Voice | Interview After an engaging half-hour interview with India‘s pre-eminent Marxist economist during a conference at New York University, I told a friend about my one-on-one time with Prabhat Patnaik. “There [...]
The situation to state it briefly is this: The [SPD] Executive and the General Commission [of the Trade Unions] have already considered the mass strike, and after lengthy negotiations it was defeated by the resistance of the General Commission”The masses themselves ought to decide, but it is our duty to present the [...]
What if democracy is just an illusion? In the US, the dominant political discourse consists of ideas put forth by the ruling class.
Karl Marx argued that in any society, those in charge have the power to propagandise their worldview [GALLO/GETTY] New Haven, CT - Karl Marx never visited the United States, but he nevertheless understood the country, because he understood capitalism. As you know, there’s no American ideology that’s mightier than capitalism. Equality, justice and the rule of [...]
A recent squabble or perhaps more correctly feather fight between a past so called Labor great in Bob Hawke and the present unelected Australian PM Gillard shows up a classic divide between what the Labor portrays its public image as and what the grubby realities are. This was a party supposedly with [...]
Syndicalism, Marxist Myth and Anarchist Reality Fri, 11/25/2011 – 15:35 — Anarcho Printer-friendly version“In drawing up theses for the international workers’ movement we must not begin with theoretical, preconceived assumptions… If we forsake the empirical road and take one that is doctrinaire, we cannot create an International of struggle.” Augustin Souchy at the [...]
Occupy Wall Street’s anarchist roots The ‘Occupy’ movement is one of several in American history to be based on anarchist principles.
The ‘Occupy’ movement is ‘a genuine attempt to create the institutions of a new society in the shell of the old’ [AFP] London, UK – Almost every time I’m interviewed by a mainstream journalist about Occupy Wall Street I get some variation of the same lecture: “How are you going to get anywhere if you refuse [...]
I thought I might return to this rather interesting Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek. HE tells a wonderful joke about the Russian Propaganda Minister dying and being in Hell for a short period. Many of his talks are frenetic to say the least and he professes to be a fairly straight forward communist at times. [...]