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LOOKING FOR THE PROLETARIAT

Looking for the Proletariat : Socialisme ou Barbarie and the Problem of Worker Writing

By Stephen Hastings-King

Looking for the Proletariat is a contribution to understanding the implosion of the Marxist Imaginary. The implosion is staged in terms of the first English-language history of the French revolutionary group Socialisme ou Barbarie from 1949 to 1957. It explains why Socialisme ou Barbarie was the only Marxist organization interested by worker experience and how the group’s anti-Leninist position on organization led it to privilege first-person worker narratives in order to understand worker experience and its revolutionary possibilities. Using the only first-person accounts of working-class experience in French industry of the 1950s, the book explores the disintegration of collective investment in the Marxist Imaginary that unfolded at Renault’s Billancourt factory in the aftermath of the Hungarian Revolution and the contexts that shaped it.

See: http://www.brill.com/products/book/looking-proletariat

First published in http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/new-from-brills-historical-materialism-book-series-looking-for-the-proletariat-by-stephen-hastings-king

 

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Karl Marx

Karl Marx

CAPITALISM IS BARBARISM: ORGANISING FOR COMMUNISM

Lectures on this topic by The Marxist Study Centre

Against Illusions of Their Politics

Communist Politics is Possible

Sunday 6th April 2014

14.30

The Conway Hall

25 Red Lion Square

London WC1R 4RL

The Marxist Study Centre is a discussion group dedicated to spreading Marxist science

Uk_msc@yahoo.co.uk

BM Box MSC.UK, London WC1N 3XX

 

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Zombies

COMBINED AND UNEVEN APOCALYPSE: LUCIFERIAN MARXISM

EVAN CALDER WILLIAMS

From the repurposed rubble of salvagepunk to undead hordes banging on shopping mall doors, from empty waste zones to teeming plagued cities, Combined and Uneven Apocalypse grapples with the apocalyptic fantasies of our collapsing era. Moving through the films, political tendencies, and recurrent crises of late capitalism, Evan Calder Williams paints a black toned portrait of the dream and nightmare images of a global order gone very, very wrong. Situating itself in the defaulting financial markets of the present, Combined and Uneven Apocalypse glances back toward a messy history of zombies, car wrecks, tidal waves, extinction, trash heaps, labour, pandemics, wolves, cannibalism, and general nastiness that populate the underside of our cultural imagination. Every age may dream the end of the world to follow, but these scattered nightmare figures are a skewed refraction of the normal hell of capitalism.

The apocalypse isn’t something that will happen one day: it’s just the slow unveiling of the catastrophe we’ve been living through for centuries. Against any fantasies of progress, return, or reconciliation, Williams launches a loathing critique of the bleak present and offers a graveside smile for our necessary battles to come.

Evan Calder Williams is a writer and theorist. He writes the blog Socialism and/or barbarism. He currently resides in Santa Cruz, California, where he is a doctoral candidate in literature.

Socialism and/or Barbarism: http://socialismandorbarbarism.blogspot.com/

See: http://www.zero-books.net/book/detail/814/Combined-and-Uneven-Apocalypse

Book Details:

ISBN:
[978-1-84694-468-0]
Price:
£14.99 || $24.95
Publishing on:
29 Apr 2011
Pages:
261
Format:
Paperback

Endorsement:
Yes, another book about zombies and the end of the world. But this is not just another book about zombies and the end of the world. Like one of the junk-suturing recusants whose philosophy he has been central to constructing, Evan Calder Williams builds something rageful and compelling and quite new out of all this fucking wreckage.— China Miéville

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‘I believe in the afterlife.

It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

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Civilization

CIVILIZATION CRISIS OR CRISIS OF CAPITAL?

IV Seminar Cemarx – UNEB

Civilization Crisis or Crisis of Capital?
Date – 09 to 12 November 2010

Venue – Auditorium Aduneb
Campus of the University of Bahia-UNEB, Brazil: http://www.uneb.br

Day 09:11:10
Opening conference – 14:30
The Marxist Reflection About the Current Impasses
Prof. Virginia Fontes (UFF / Fiocruz)

Day 10:11:10
Table 01 – 14:00
State, Power and Social Conflicts

Milton Pinheiro (UNEB / PUC-SP)
Marcelo BUZETTO (MST / ENFF)
Jairo Pinheiro (UNESP)

Day 11:11:10
Table 02 – 14:00
Imperialism, Globalisation and Crisis

Sofia Manzano (USJT / UNICAMP)
Marcelo Fernandes (UFRRJ)
Muniz Ferreira (UFBA)

Day 12:11:10
Table 03 – 14:00
Civilization or Barbarism

Mauro Iasi (UFRJ / ICP)
Lúcio Flávio R. de Almeida (PUC-SP)
Osmar Moreira (UNEB)

Promotion: Cemarx / Uneb

Sponsor: Institute Caio Prado Jr. (ICP) and CMMG

Coordination:

Milton Pinheiro (Uneb)
Muniz Ferreira (UFBA)
Ricardo Moreno (Uneb)

Release of books and magazines:

Brasil e o capital-imperialismo
Virginia Fontes
Ed EPSJV / UFRJ Editora Fiocruz and

Outubro e as experiências socialistas do século XX
Milton Pinheiro (Org.)
Ed Quarteto

Revista Novos Temas (ICP)
Number 02

Revista Lutas Sociais (NEILS)
Number 24

For more details: sofiamanzano@hotmail.com

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Utopia?

DYSTOPIA: WHAT IS TO BE DONE?

Dystopia: What is to be done? is an hour long documentary film available for free viewing and/or download and showing for educational purposes on the website: www.DystopiaFilm.com.  

It analyses a compendium of crises facing humanity – peak oil, climate change, pollution, disease. poverty, terrorism, war etc. – in terms of their complex causal inter-linkages and common framing and exacerbation within the global world economy.

The long time Marxist message that humanity faces a choice between (eco)socialism and barbarism is given a renewed urgency. The website in addition to the film contains a one minute trailer, a resources page and information about the book of the same title and it author.

Dr. Garry Potter

Director of Graduate Studies

Department of Sociology

Wilfird Laurier University

Waterloo, Ontario

Canada  N2L 3C5

gpotter@wlu.ca or garrypotter34@aol.com

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It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

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Socialism and Hope

SOCIALISME OU BARBARIE ONLINE

 

SOCIALISM OR BARBARISM ONLINE

ANNOUNCEMENT IN ENGLISH (August 2010): To Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Publication of the Review Socialisme ou Barbarie. Organe de Critique et d’Orientation Révolutionnaire (S. ou B.).

You will find now on this website http://soubscan.org a list of texts also from the seventh issue of the review, with each text title paired with a hyperlink leading to a .pdf scan. These scans have been performed on a used copy purchased at a secondhand bookseller. We are thus putting them at the disposal of everyone (workers, students, activists, researchers, etc.) in order to fill an obvious publication void. This scanner project, which will eventually include all S. ou B. issues, is conceived without any desire to compete with anyone and is carried out by a collective of individuals and groups from several European countries as well as from North, Central, and South America.

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