Tag: Marxist Theory

Capitalism

Life vs. Capital

How does the pandemic force us to rethink the relations among capital, state power, and human life?

Capitalism

Salt in the Wound

What sorts of crises are emerging from Covid-19, and how should we understand them in relation to prior crises?

Capitalism

The Virus Infects Politics, Pt. 2

Philosopher Michael Bray provides us with six theses on social reproduction, biopolitical economies, and the legitimacy of states in the context of the current crisis.

Viruses illustrated with beadwork by the artist Ruth Cuthand
Capitalism

The Virus Infects Politics, Pt. 1

Philosopher Michael Bray provides us with six theses on social reproduction, biopolitical economies, and the legitimacy of states in the context of the current crisis.

Anti-capitalism

Leninism?

What should we understand today by the term “Leninism”? How much of it actually derives from Lenin’s theoretical output, or must we examine his actual political practice instead?

Capitalism

Covid Capitalism

Covid-19 has starkly revealed not only the brutal systemic priorities of capitalism—profit-making over life-making—but also the relationship between capital and the capitalist state form. We should be attentive to this relationship in order to face a darker truth about this crisis: that it is far from an anomaly and that lacking a body blow to the system, we should prepare for a world where such crises and its effects become part of our daily lives.

Capitalism

COVID-19 as Social Murder

COVID-19 isn’t just a pandemic. Let’s put the homicidal structures of capitalism on trial.

Anti-capitalism

An Organic Crisis Is Upon Us

As the world descends into chaos, political struggles are articulated in unexpected ways. Gramsci’s concept of “organic crisis” can help us make sense of this mess and what it all means for the politics of class struggle.

Soviet-Era Bas-relief on the facade of a building in Minsk, Belarus
Anti-capitalism

Jordy Cummings’ Review of Comrade

Is it possible to think, write, and practice a communism that is not fully determined by the debates and divisions of the twentieth century, one that learns from socialist and communist struggles—victories as well as defeats—and extends the struggle for communism into the twenty-first century?

A lone truck or "road train" travels down an otherwise empty Australian road, beneath a blue and party cloudy sky
Anti-capitalism

How “Just-in-Time” Capitalism Spread COVID-19

Historically, most epidemics have spread geographically through two common forms of long-distance movement: trade and war. The timing, however, changed dramatically with the rise of capitalism.

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