Racism is widely recognized as a cornerstone of global capitalism, yet it’s sometimes seen as an accidental byproduct of capital, or alternately, a distinct system altogether. To better understand how race and capital create each other, and reflecting on our post-Black Lives Matter organizing experiences, we are embarking on a study that seeks to understand
Members of Unity and Struggle are often asked what sets us apart from socialists and statist Marxists on the one hand, and Anarchists on the other. We have wrestled with many labels, debating whether to call ourselves “anti-state communists,” “libertarian Marxists,” simply, “communists,” or something else entirely. Ultimately, we have left this to individual members to decide.
A printable PDF of this piece is available for download here. It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others – W.E.B Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folks He who is reluctant to recognize me is against me – Frantz Fanon, Black Skin,
The following post is the third installment in an ongoing series on some of the key ideas in Marx’s thought. Part one can be found here. The second part is linked here. The last two parts will follow as they are completed: “What is Capital?” and, lastly, “Communism”. Capitalist Society and the Value Form Marx
(By Gussel Sprouts) “Communism is the riddle of history solved, and it knows itself to be this solution.” (Marx) If we are to affirm the ideology of Marx, and the Marxist understanding of not only communism, but its relationship to humanity, we can only begin so by understanding his thoughts on ideology and of his
We received these remarks in response to Chino’s “Bloom and Contend”. We feel the response is a useful contribution to the discussion and debate. We welcome additional feedback, debate, and questions in the comments sections of both pieces. by John Steele There’s a lot in this essay to agree with, and I appreciate the attempt
by Chino This is the introduction from a longer pamphlet, the full PDF is available for download here: Bloom and Contend_Chino ——- Introduction Who are our enemies? Who are our friends? This is a question of the first importance for the revolution. –Mao Tse-tung, Analysis of the Classes in Chinese Society, 1926 The Chinese revolutionary experience
In the recent debate over the legacy of Marxist-Feminism, Eve and Tyler presented a critique of Nat Winn’s use of the infamous ‘base and superstructure’ meme. Despite its wide usage, this particular set of categories has lead to deterministic theorizing, often gutting the subjectivity of the working class and oppressed from communist praxis. Underlying this