On the social significance of the impending climate collapse
A continuation of the analysis from Twelve Years…and more (Part 1)
Also the limitations of the political struggle
A cry for help
March 1, 2019
An Anti-Capital progress report, or, why the hell did this edition take so long.
A summing up of the movements in capitalism from the 2000’s to the early 2010’s; draws connections between the economic distress and political reaction.
The task at hand for us is not to build an online base, but a real base among the working class.
An average wage already exists, why not explicitly recognize this and struggle to raise it?
August 10, 2018
June 20, 2018
The domination of the living by the dead is the law of value, what does the control of the dead by the living look like?
On oil, overproduction, and fracking ugly.
There is a connection between the productivity of labor and surplus value, but it may not be quite as simple as Marx states.
Occupational drug use is tacitly supported, at least some of the time.
The story of members of Teamsters Local 264 members in New York suffering under a new mutation in the fight against defined-benefit pensions.
Reflections on work in the building services industry in the public sector.
May 9, 2018
Fresh from his inspiring success in Greece, Yanis Varoufakis modernizes the Communist Manifesto.
A retrospective analysis (and lamentation) of an experience organizing in the workplace in the absence of any connection to a wider workers’ movement.
An historical comparison of police in ancient Sparta and modern police accompanied by a look at what we can do.
The commodity, labor power, and the necessity of abolishing wage differentials.
Why the legacy of “backwardness” requires the most radical, egalitarian, advanced solutions.
Report from a factory worker in the United States on the conditions in his workplace.
March 30, 2018
Anti-Capital’s open letter to the public school workers of West Virginia following the strike of February-March 2018.
Brief summing up of the workplace conditions I experience.
Conditions in the class struggle since 2016 have culminated in the potential for a strike wave in 2018. The 2 simultaneous statewide strikes and 1 lock-out in West Virginia in February-March signal a new development for the working-class in America.
A look behind the latest capital expansion
A contribution to frank and honest discussion about the form of the political party for the working-class.
Fröhlicher 200 Geburtstag, Karl
Affirmation and defense of the dictatorship of the proletariat in the present.
March 9, 2018
Maritime transport and its doldrums
A continuation from the first part, now looking at the different moments of production as interconnected.
How can you apply categories of Marx’s critique of political economy– socially necessary labor time / surplus labor time — to organizing in the workplace?
A review of Loren Goldner’s Revolution, Defeat, and Theoretical Underdevelopment
January 26, 2018
Why Marx doesn’t over-value crisis
It really does all begin, and end, with commodity production
An introductory series looking at Marx’s ideas of modes of production in the abstract and in isolation.
Pondering relative surplus value and the flight of capital
After the crisis of 2007-08, lock-outs were employed liberally by the bourgeoisie. Today, the watchword since Trump’s election is lay-off.
Undeterred by my past record in making predictions, I make another prediction.
October 27, 2017
A look at the relationship between Capital and labor and how labor is capable of transforming society from capitalism to communism.
Contribution to the discussion on how and why it is possible to merge different fronts in the class struggle (Note: this article does not represent a consensus among the editors of Anti-Capital).
From the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 to Operation Dixie
Recognition of the historical significance of the Russian Revolution.
August 18, 2017
A look at why the petty-bourgeois’s position in society renders them hostile to the working class with an exploration of the Teamster’s union.
More on the Facebook/Amazon/Netflix/Google nexus
Observations from a reader of Anti-Capital.
La historia de una victoria de los trabajadores en la que la unidad entre los trabajadores de la custodia de los inmigrantes y los ciudadanos en sus luchas culminó en $4,5 millones en salarios y la compensación diferida aumenta.
A contribution from a reader of Anti-Capital which reaffirms the necessity of a critique of political economy in the social atmosphere that has prevailed since the crisis of 2007-08.
Notes from an outsider on the polemic between the Red Party and Workers’ Offensive groups.
July 21, 2017
The story of a workers’ victory in which unity between immigrant and citizen custodial workers in their struggles culminated in $4.5 million in wage and deferred compensation increases.
On the Facebook/Amazon/Netflix/Google Nexus
Me and Chairman Bob
A contribution from a reader of Anti-Capital on the nature of attacks on workers’ health care as an attack on the class as a whole.
June 16, 2017
Why “serve the people” is insufficient.
An analysis of what constitutes the limit of the trade union form of organization: sacrificing the interests of the minority for the majority of members within the organization, and sacrificing the interests of the majority of workers outside the organization for the interests of the minority within it.
History matters. The publication of Das Kapital and the Russian Revolution.
A contribution from a reader of Anti-Capital that relates their experience in the anti-fascist struggle in the streets of Berkeley, California.
April 21, 2017
Common origins and the convergence of anti-labor, anti-immigrant, racist attacks.
An exhaustive critique of the International Communist Current (ICC) pamphlet “Unions Against the Working-Class”.
Evaluating the then present situation of antifa and fascist forces
The unspoken legacy of October 1917 and its tangible relevance for the socialist movement in 2017 is in the life story of Ivan Babushkin, a Bolshevik factory worker shot dead by a Tsarist punitive expedition in 1906.
February 23, 2017
Where we are and how capital got us here.
Learning how to walk the line between armchair Marxist and useless activity
The perspective of reciprocal solidarity is the recognition of the particular interests of segments of the class and the process of locating potential links within the class struggle. The synthesis of these particular interests into actions which reflect the interest of the whole class is fundamental to success in both local struggles and on the international terrain.
A plea for others to utilize the energy generated by the election of Trump to organize the working class. Also an introduction to Red Tutors
Criminal, stupid, criminally stupid– nothing says “IMF” better
The experience of socialist intervention in the class struggle is not unilateral– it affects both socialist and non-socialist workers through the shared experience of such intervention.
January 4, 2017
Trump? And us? You know who Trump is, but who are we?
The story of Appalachian metalworkers, Occupy Century Aluminum and the experience of workers in America since the crisis of 2007-08.
Learn how to train to run quickly.
There’s not enough Dramamine in the world for this.
How do we begin building the capacity to defend ourselves collectively?
How do we interpret the class struggle in the midst of a sudden spike in action and apply this interpretation to practical political activity? A review of the Wisconsin Uprising.
What we intend.