communisation

What is communisation? - Leon de Mattis

Léon de Mattis' introduction to tap communisation for the journal, Sic.

Editorial

The present journal aims to be the locus for an unfolding of the problematic of communisation. It comes from the encounter of individuals involved in various projects in different countries : among these are the journals Endnotes, published in the UK and in the US, Blaumachen in Greece, Théorie Communiste in France, Riff-Raff in Sweden, and certain more or less informal theoretical groups in the US (New York and San Francisco). Each of these projects continues its own existence. Also participating are various individuals in France, Germany, and elsewhere, who are involved in other activities and who locate themselves broadly within the theoretical approach taken here.

Sic I

Issue 1 (November 2011) of Sic – a new journal on communisation from Endnotes, Blaumachen, Théorie Communiste, Riff-Raff and more.

Communization and its discontents: Contestation, critique, and contemporary struggles

communizers

Can we find alternatives to the failed radical projects of the twentieth century? What are the possible forms of struggle today? How do we fight back against the misery of our crisis-ridden present?

Why not the autumn of the communes?: A response to the Jacobins

viva la commune!

A response to Jacobin magazine's discussion on the #Occupy movement, by a student who experienced the 2009-2010 University of California protests and occupations. The author relates the movements back to the 'communisation' tendency within recent events in France.

The era of riots (update)

This is an introduction and update to the text "The transitional phase of crisis: The era of riots" by Greek communist group Blaumachen.

Is revolution back on the agenda? - Mark Kosman

Women march to Versailles during the French Revolution.

Every attempt to go beyond capitalism has ended in failure. But are capitalism's present problems putting anti-capitalist revolution back on the agenda?

To answer this question, this article looks at past revolutions, with emphasis on aspects rarely considered by the left. These include humanity's origins, gender and military history and the revolutionary transcendence of work and democracy.
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'We will take over!' Women march to Versailles during the French Revolution.

The transitional phase of the crisis: the era of riots

In December 2010-January 2011 the Arab-African revolt burst, and it turns out that it is going to be the historical catalyst for entering the ‘era of riots’, the transitional stage of this crisis. The reproduction crisis of the proletariat, and thus of capitalism, is defined as an important structural element of this period.

Franz Jakubowski: consciousness and the critique of political economy - Radical Chains

This article examines the attempt by Franz Jakubowski, a trotskyist leader of the 1930s, to confront those conceptions of consciousness that were dominant within the Second and Third Internationals... Unable to comprehend the impact of the prevention of communism on working class consciousness, Jakubowski is able only to reassert an abstract dichotomy of "false" and "correct" consciousness. This critique of Jakubowski has ramifications that go beyond the bolshevik tradition itself. From Radical Chains no.3

The suspended step of communisation: communisation vs socialisation - Theorie Communiste

2009 text by Theorie Communiste outlining what they think the process of communisation would look like.