Archive for August, 2010

On the lie that must be destroyed: Nestor Makhno and anti-semitism

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Recent discussion here has resulted in some people throwing up the filthy accusation that the Kronstadt rebels in 1921 rallied under the banner of anti-Semitism, despite not one shred of evidence to be found of this despicable accusation within the first hand sources of the rebels’ manifestos or literature from the time: a slander that [...]

Marx and Hegel on alienation, on Radio 4

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Not the grand old men themselves, you understand, but presenter Laurie Anderson grills a selection of guests on the meaning of the term. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00tgf11/Thinking_Allowed_Alienation/

Absentee Landlords ‘return’ to oppress the Irish

Monday, August 30th, 2010

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2010/0823/1224277382124.html

Moishe Postone’s revolutionary analysis of anti-semitism

Saturday, August 28th, 2010

Is now available to order. The essay Anti-Semitism and National Socialism is revolutionising peoples’ comprehension of the underlying, ever present terror of capitalist society. Now available as a pamphlet, published by Chronos and via the online bookstore Substances, here.

The myth of ‘overcrowded Britain’

Saturday, August 28th, 2010

PD received an email today: THE DAILY MAIL IS SCUM. THIS DISGUSTING RAG POURS SCORN ON EVERY ASYLUM SEEKER OR REFUGEE UNDER THE SUN. THIS COUNRY IS NOT OVERCROWDED. NEXT TIME YOU COME BACK ON A PLANE FROM TORRA MOLINOS LOOK OUT OF THE WINDOW BEFORE YOU LAND.  THIS COUNTRY IS MOSTLY, ER, COUNTRY. WE [...]

‘Nietzsche and the anarchists’

Saturday, August 28th, 2010

Good introductory article to Nietzsche’s philosophy and the anarchistic crossover: http://radicalarchives.org/2010/05/18/nietzsche-and-the-anarchists/

On Vince Taylor

Friday, August 27th, 2010

Recently on BBC radio David Bowie did a prog about Vince Taylor, the rock and roller who passed away a few years ago in Switzerland where he worked as a mechanic. Bowie said he owed alot to Taylor and that the Ziggy Stardust stuff was inspired by Taylor. We find that assertion to be completely [...]

German value critique theory available in English!

Friday, August 27th, 2010

Chronos publications have made some sterling efforts in the past with their translations of work by Robert Kurz, Norbert Trenkle and others. Marx 2000 and Krisis/Contributions to the Critique of Commodity Society are two essay collections that are particularly worth reading for their original and timely interventions. Now available to order at the super new online [...]

On the origins of a despond named Clegg

Friday, August 27th, 2010

Wagon Train by John Ford (1950) was well timed to be shown on BBC 2 (26 August, 2010). The history of a group of Mormons and two trail scouts who cross America with their wagons full of people in order to go West, end up confronting all sorts of perils. Some were due to the hostile environment, [...]

Value: ‘the true subject of capitalism’

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

In this society, commodities make decisions, and people carry them out. We are the executors of the will of capital. If subjectivity means being able to to do what you want to do, then the subject of capital knows exactly what it needs and wants to do.  It is the subjectivity of a robot.  By contast, [...]