Category Archives: Theory

Athena’s Birth- Neoliberalism and Punx

“What about the future? What about the generations of people to come? What about the things that we destroy in the name of profits? Ensuring today that there is a future for the world to come. How about the people … Continue reading

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Ellen Meiksins Wood makes the case for the centrality of class struggle in any analysis of emancipatory politics and human emancipation. Check it: “Capitalism is uniquely indifferent to the social identity of the people it exploits. Unlike previous modes of production, its … Continue reading

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Review of Althusser’s ‘On Reproduction of Capitalism

Review of Althusser’s ‘On Reproduction of Capitalism Just grabbed this Althusser book recently, apparently it is the first time ‘On Reproduction of Capitalism’ was published in the English language, so this will be interesting if it measures up to the hype … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events

A couple of upcoming events in the area: Party, Organization, and Revolution: A Branch Meeting of NYU ISO Wednesday, April 2, 7th floor lobby, Kimmel Center of University Life 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY. 100012 Capitalism is a system whose … Continue reading

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Marx blogged to death

Originally posted on Michael Roberts Blog:
The New York Times has launched a debate about whether Karl Marx was right after all about capitalism ( As the NYT put it in its introduction to the contributions of some well-known economic…

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Drowned Out – Media Filters in Action

“More than a decade after Saddam Hussein agreed to give up weapons of mass destruction, Iraq has stepped up its quest for nuclear weapons and has embarked on a worldwide hunt for materials to make an atomic bomb, Bush administration … Continue reading

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Collective Action in Ludlow

Sounds of heavy breathing, crunching leaves, and nervous murmurs filled the silence in between the rounds of gunshots echoing amongst the trees from the Colorado Fuel & Iron Co. guards, hired militiamen, and Colorado National Guard. The air was thick … Continue reading

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Towards the Precipice: Robert Brenner on the crisis in the US economy

Towards the Precipice: Robert Brenner on the crisis in the US economy Robert Brenner calls the housing crisis before it occurs. To restore order, the Federal Reserve brought down interest rates in record-breaking fashion, but there was no response from … Continue reading

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Do what you love mantra: Capitalist optimism in hindsight.

“Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life! Before succumbing to the intoxicating warmth of that promise, it’s critical to ask, “Who, exactly, benefits from making work feel like non-work?” “Why should workers feel as … Continue reading

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Class Analysis – Erik Olin Wright

Class Analysis – Erik Olin Wright Clear explanation surrounding why the proletariat is a universal class, that can not emancipate itself without emancipating all of humanity using a parable of the shmoo

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