communisation

Value and its abolition - Bruno Astarian

The attached text is an abridged translation of 'L'abolition de la valeur', to be published in 2016 by Editions Entremonde, Genève. The text has been published in the US as part of a book by Bruno Astarian and Gilles Dauvé: Everything must go - the abolition of value, Ardent Press, January 2016.

The brain of society: notes on Bordiga, organic centralism, and the limitations of the party form - C. Derrick Varn

Article examining Bordiga's idea that after the international class war is won, the organic-centralist party of the proletariat would, in a distant time, emerge as the 'brain' of the future, classless, stateless, communist society - the 'social brain', whose role would be to co-ordinate society's activities in accordance with the invariant communist programme.

Communization theory and the abolition of the value-form - Internationalist Perspective

Text by Mac Intosh in 'Internationalist Perspective' No. 57 (Fall/Winter 2012) on communisation.

When insurrections die - Gilles Dauvé

This is a reconceived version of 'Fascism and Anti-Fascism'. In this text, Dauvé shows how the wave of proletarian revolts in the first half of the twentieth century failed: either because they were crushed by the vicissitudes of war and ideology, or because their “victories” took the form of counter-revolutions themselves, setting up social systems which, in their reliance on monetary exchange and wage-labour, failed to transcend capitalism.

Contra a metafísica da escassez, copiosidade prática - humanaesfera

Uma resposta à seguinte objeção: "A abundância (superação da escassez) é impossível, uma vez que vivemos em um universo com recursos limitados, não só econômica mas fisicamente; portanto superar a escassez é uma exigência metafísica, absurda, que necessitaria uma automatização total do universo infinito para entregar à cada indivíduo, elevado ao status de um deus, a realização de seus menores caprichos e arbitrariedades."

Propriedade privada, escassez e democracia - humanaesfera

Artigo originalmente escrito como resposta aos "libertários" que veem a escassez como uma consagração natural, objetiva e eterna da propriedade privada e do mercado. Também é mostrada uma perspectiva a respeito dos limites da democracia em relação à transformação das condições de existência materiais.

Against the metaphysics of scarcity, for the practical copiousness - humanaesfera

A reply to the following objection: "The abundance (overcoming scarcity) is impossible since we live in a world with limited resources, not only economically, but physically, so overcoming scarcity is a metaphysical, absurd demand, which requires a complete automation of the infinite universe to deliver to each individual, raised to the status of a god, every whim and arbitrariness."

Nothing new to look at here: towards a critique of communization - Donald Parkinson

Donald Parkinson takes a look at some of the theorists under the label of ‘communization’ and takes a stab at their ideas.

Where is Theorie Communiste heading? - Bruno Astarian

Bruno Astarian responds to Theorie Communiste's text "It is in the present tense that communisation must be talked of", which was in turn he critique of Astarian's paper "Communisation as the way out of the crisis".