Tag Archives: Communism

Antonio Negri: A Communist Life

I was a communist throughout.Justly though, the other communistslooked askance at me. I was a communistdespite their certainties, despite my doubts.Justly they did not see themselves in me.They would not admit my discipline.My centralism seemed anarchy to them.My self-criticisms contradicted … Continue reading

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Alain Badiou: Thirteen theses and some comments on politics today

What is the communist hypothesis? In its generic sense, given in its canonic Manifesto, ‘communist’ means, first, that the logic of class—the fundamental subordination of labour to a dominant class, the arrangement that has persisted since Antiquity—is not inevitable; it can … Continue reading

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The existential communism of Jean-Luc Nancy

Même le chaos n’est pas entièrement chaotique ;même le compact laisse passer la lumière ;même l’individu contient encore une part de nuit Frédéric Neyrat, Le communisme existentiel de Jean-Luc Nancy, éditions Lignes. From Lundi matin (#302, 30/08/2021, in translation), a reflection on … Continue reading

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Jean-Luc Nancy: Communism, The Word

The gravest and most painful testimony of the modern world, the one that possibly involves all other testimonies to which this epoch must answer (by virtue of some unknown decree or necessity, for we bear witness also to the exhaustion … Continue reading

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Thinking politics from Sergei Loznitsa’s “State Funeral”

A revolution’s most important works of art are the men produced by it. New fiery souls are seen to arise from the explosion of new life that cleaves the convulsed world, like anthems that fill the air with clamours of … Continue reading

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Creating autonomies in greece: Voices from the capitalist wilderness

Theodoros Karyotis’ essay “The Right to the City in an Age of Austerity”, focusing on greek urban-political struggles in the period of 2008 and after, allows us to conceive of what a radical politics might look like beyond the indigenous-capitalist … Continue reading

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What is to be done? The question of a proletarian revolution

(photograph by Sebastião Salgado) proletarian 1650s (n.) “member of the lowest class;” 1660s (adj.) “of the lowest class of people;”; with – iant + Latin proletarius “citizen of the lowest class” (as an adjective, “relating to offspring), in Ancient Rome, propertyless people, … Continue reading

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An apology for communism: The invisible committee’s Now

I am large, I contain multitudes.  Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass The real problem is not that of restoring a Marxist or Leninist or Maoist truth, nor that of remaking an organisation with the same methods and therefore the same … Continue reading

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All power to the plenums: Bosnia and Herzegovina’s insurrection

Generalised self-management is simply the totality in accordance with which the councils unitarily inaugurate a style of life based on permanent and collective imagination … Raoul Vaneigem … power does not define itself only by its capacity to make itself … Continue reading

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The anti-worlds of communism: John Holloway

From the The Guardian, a video series that reflects on worlds beyond capitalism.  The first is an animation to the words of John Holloway …

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