K-Punk

February 24, 2019 at 3:28 am (Uncategorized)

I didn’t come across Mark Fisher’s writings until after his death in January of 2017.  If you haven’t read any of his work, the massive volume compiling work from his K-Punk blog is well worth delving into: Music, politics, cultural theory. There’s plenty to find stimulating there.

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International Group of the Communist Left Forum in Toronto

February 24, 2019 at 3:25 am (Uncategorized)

The International Group of the Communist Left are a Left Communist grouping, “the result of the fusion of CIK- Klabastalo and FICL which dissolved beforehand in November 2013.” They are holding a public meeting March 2nd 2019, 2 pm at the Sidney Smith Hall of the Toronto University. The agenda will be the relation between the economic crisis, the class struggle and the imperialist war.

My politics are not those of the IGCL, but I’ll be there, and it should be a good discussion.

UPDATE: Please not, the meeting is March 2nd, not 3rd.

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Audio for Internationalist Perspective Forum

February 12, 2019 at 11:42 pm (Uncategorized)

On January 14 2019, Mac Intosh of Internationalist Perspective gave a talk in Seattle entitled “The Communist Left, Class Lines, and the New Reading of Marx.”

Audio from the event is now available on the IP site.

https://internationalistperspective.org/this-monday-a-meeting-in-seattle/

Scroll down for the link to the recording

Fischer

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Charles Reeve on “Fundamental Principles of Communist Production and Distribution”

February 11, 2019 at 11:41 pm (Uncategorized)

In the 1930s, the Netherlands-based council communist group the Group of International Communists (G.I.K.), produced an important text Fundamental Principles of Communist Production and Distribution. Despite its inclusion of the infamous “labour vouchers” as social measurement, the GIK text remained for many years one of the most important texts of the Dutch Communist Left.

Charles Reeve In a recent issue of the Brooklyn Rail, takes a look at the text and writes an interesting commentary. 

 

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