Letter 2: Castoriadis to Pannekoek

Where in con­trast there is, in fact, a real dif­fer­ence of opin­ion between us, is on the ques­tion of know­ing if, dur­ing this rev­o­lu­tion­ary peri­od, these coun­cils will be the sole organ­ism which plays an effec­tive role in con­duct­ing the rev­o­lu­tion, and, to a less­er extent, what the role and task is of the rev­o­lu­tion­ary mil­i­tants in the mean­time. That is, the “ques­tion of the par­ty.”

Issue 1: Occupy Everything

Issue 1: Occupy Everything

Class com­po­si­tion of Occu­py • The first two weeks of Occu­py Philly • The Arab Spring and glob­al finance • Oak­land and its insur­rec­tionary his­to­ry • Pur­to Rican high­er edu­ca­tion and the stu­dent strike • Hip-hop and rev­o­lu­tion­ary prac­tice • The labor move­ment and the future of Occu­py • Trans­la­tions of Cor­nelius Cas­to­ri­adis and Anton Pan­nekoek

The Prince and the Pauper

Every­one on the left has point­ed out that the riots in Lon­don are root­ed in capital’s assault on the work­ing class, couched in the ide­o­log­i­cal lan­guage of aus­ter­i­ty – and that this was the kin­dling sparked by the racist police bru­tal­i­ty that cul­mi­nat­ed in the mur­der of Mark Dug­gan. But our task – like Marx’s task, when he defend­ed the vio­lent upheaval of the Sile­sian weavers – isn’t to give a moral eval­u­a­tion of the riots, like school­mas­ters dili­gent­ly stack­ing the pros against the cons, but, rather, to grasp their spe­cif­ic char­ac­ter.