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Marx for TodayINSURGENT NOTES – ISSUE 6 (March 2013)

Insurgent Notes: http://insurgentnotes.com

 

Editorial: In This Issue

Loren Goldner: Fictitious Capital and Contracted Social Reproduction Today: China and Permanent Revolution

John Garvey: The New Worker Organizing

Matthew Quest: CLR James and Maoism

John Garvey: Trotsky Reconsidered: Claude Lefort’s Perspective

Michael Rectenwald: A Post-Mortem on Post-Modernism

 

Book Reviews:

Loren Goldner.  Review/Essay:  Cesar Chavez, the United Farm Workers, and the Question of Unions in Contemporary Capitalism

Freddy Fitzsimmons. Review/Essay: The Condition of the Working Classes in England

Maury Moriarity  on  Michael Schmidt/Lucien van der Walt

Black Flame: The Revolutionary Class Politics of Anarchism and Syndicalism.

AK Press 2009. Vol. 1.

 

First published in http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/new-issue-of-insurgent-notes

Posthuman

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Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjxeHvvhJQ (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales); and at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo (new remix, and new video, 2012)  

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

 

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It's Crisis Time!

INSURGENT NOTES – NUMBER 5

New York City Insurgent Notes No. 5, dealing mainly with the U.S. Occupy movement, is now up at:
http://insurgentnotes.com

January 2012

The Occupy Movement in the United States

Editorial

Globalization of Capital, Globalization of Struggle

 

OWS and the Working Class

Kadir Ateş

 

Reports From the Occupy Wall Street Events of Mid-November

R.S.

 

Reflections on the New School Occupation

Arya Zahedi

 

NYC Transit Workers’ Fare Strike 2012: Can Occupy Open Horizons for a Frustrated Labor Movement?

Johnny Locks

Oakland

 

Occupy Oakland: The Port Shutdown and Beyond—All Eyes on Longview (Guest Article)

Jack Gerson

Seattle

 

The Radicalization of Decolonize/Occupy Seattle (Guest Article)

Black Orchid Collective

Baltimore

 

Letter from Baltimore

Curtis P.

Atlanta

 

Occupy Atlanta: Privilege Politics or Popular Self-Management for the Post-Civil Rights City (Guest Article)

Theo Tegemea and Z.A. Mrefu

Los Angeles

 

Occupy LA: The Worst of the Best

Amiri Barksdale and Ryann Scypion

 

Other Articles

 

The Sky Is Always Darkest Just Before the Dawn: Class Struggle in the US from the 2008 Crash to the Eve of the Occupations Movement

Loren Goldner

 

Boom and Bust… Literally

R.S.

 

Letter From France: French Trotskyist Traveling-Salesman Besancenot Touts Moth-Eaten Electoral Wares in New York

Y.C.

 

Letter From Spain: The November 2011 General Elections in Spain: Indignation Trapped in the Ballot Box

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‘I believe in the afterlife.

It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Human Herbs’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h7tUq0HjIk (live)

‘Human Herbs’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au-vyMtfDAs

‘Stagnant’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo  

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

‘The Lamb’ by William Blake – set to music by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw3VloKBvZc

 

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Palestine

INSURGENT NOTES NUMBER FOUR

Insurgent Notes No. 4 is now up at: http://insurgentnotes.com

Issue 4
August 2011
In This Issue
Focus on the Middle East
Anti-Imperialism and the Iranian Revolution

Arya Zahedi
Taksim Is Not Tahrir- Yet

Kadir Ateş
On Egypt

Mouvement Communiste
On Tunisia

Mouvement Communiste
The Arab Revolts and the Cage of Political Economy

Benoit Challand
And Also… The Murder of the Mon Valley

R. S.
Of Forest and Trees Part Two

S. Artesian
Report from Spain: On the May 15th Movement

C. V.
Theses for Discussion

Loren Goldner

Letters

More on Madison
Letter from Paris

 

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Karl Marx

NEW YORK STUDY GROUPS ON MARXISM AND REVOLUTIONS

From Loren Goldner

I am considering various topics for study groups for the coming year, based on what people are most interested in. The groups will start in mid-October and run to the end of June 2011. They will meet every other week in Manhattan, most probably on Thursday evenings (the time that seems most convenient for most people), and involve about 100 pages of reading per session. Participants should be committed to doing the reading and attending regularly.

The Capital group of fall 2009-June 2010 and the summer Grundrisse group have been (IMHO) quite successful, with high levels of participation and discussion by all involved. Participants in the 2010-2011 groups will be asked to make presentations on parts of the reading or (with option No. 3) reporting back to the group on independent reading. I have found this to be a very workable way to encourage maximum participation.

The main topics I’m considering are:
Marx’s Capital, 3 volumes.

Marx’s Theories of Surplus Value, plus readings from Smith, Ricardo and Hegel.

The history of revolutions from the English Revolution to the present (English, French, 1848, Paris Commune, Russian Revolutions (1905 and 1917), German, Spanish) and various working-class upsurges and insurrections since 1945. Given the near-infinite character of the topic and of the possible readings, the focus will depend in part on the interests of the group.

I will choose two of the above, based on the response.

For those of you not familiar with where I’m coming from, check out my web site

http://home.earthlink.net/~lrgoldner

…and the new on-line journal of which I am a co-editor

http://insurgentnotes.com

If any of the proposed topics grab you, and you have the time and energy to participate, contact me asap at

lrgoldner@yahoo.com

Loren

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Charles Widmore

INSURGENT NOTES

The first issue of Insurgent Notes: Journal of Communist Theory and Practice, an on-line journal put out by the Insurgent Notes Collective is now up at: http://insurgentnotes.com

Comments are welcome through: editors@insurgentnotes.com or to me personally (lrgoldner@yahoo.com)

Loren Goldner

INSURGENT NOTES
Journal of Communist Theory and Practice
Vol. 1,  No. 1
Summer 2010

Editorial: Presenting Insurgent Notes

The Historical Moment That Produced Us: Revolution or Recomposition?/Loren Goldner

Bring In The Paper, Bring on the Torches/S. Artesian

Workers’ Progress? From Iron Mines to Iron Bars/John Garvey

A Chinese Alternative? Interpreting the Chinese New Left Politically/Lance Carter

Crisis in the U.S: Social and Economic Effects, Restructuring and Methods of Adapting/Henri Simon

A Report on Recent Struggles In Greece/the Greek BIDA group

California: After the March 4th Movement/John Garvey

Capitalism is a Waste of Time: Godwin, Malthus, and the Ideology of “No Alternative”/Jason Rhodes

Strike Wave in China/Lance Carter

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