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Foucault, OWS, and the Nature of Power

Posted 8th May 2014 at 06:22 by MarcusJuniusBrutus

This is an essay I wrote for the liberal forum Democratic Underground.


December 18, 2011 at 8:47pm


During the second half of the last century, French philosopher Michel Foucault developed a revolutionary theory of power relationships. Previous theories like Marxism and liberalism describe power as emanating from concentrations of power in the form of economic, social, and political elites. This power descends from the rulers to subjugated classes. Even...
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Egypt: Is the "democratic revolution" advancing like this?

Posted 3rd May 2014 at 04:31 by sixdollarchampagne (A Class in Rebellion)
Updated 28th May 2014 at 06:44 by sixdollarchampagne

[From the Fracción Trotskista, ft-ci.org – Unofficial translation]

Repression, persecution, imprisonments and death sentences

Egypt: Is the "democratic revolution" advancing like this?


May 1, 2014


By Diego Sacchi
Group: PTS (Partido de los Trabajadores Socialistas) of Argentina

Once again, a court in Egypt is sentencing hundreds of militants from the Muslim Brotherhood to death, for the ...
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Venezuela: With the businessmen, everything? Without the businessmen, nothing?

Posted 2nd May 2014 at 03:29 by sixdollarchampagne (A Class in Rebellion)
Updated 3rd May 2014 at 02:59 by sixdollarchampagne

[From the Fracción Trotskista, ft-ci.org – Unofficial translation, title slightly edited]

"Overcoming scarcity and inflation," by emptying the pockets of the people and trampling on workers' rights

With the businessmen, everything? Without the businessmen, nothing?

April 24, 2014
By Angel Arias
Group: LTS (Liga de Trabajadores por el Socialismo) of Venezuela

The national government seems to have a new slogan. In the middle...
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Spain: Panrico & Coca Cola: A big step in coordination of the struggles

Posted 24th April 2014 at 04:01 by sixdollarchampagne (A Class in Rebellion)

[From the Fracción Trotskista, ft-ci.org, unofficial translation]

Spain: Panrico and Coca Cola: A big step in the coordination of the struggles

April 17, 2014

By Cynthia Lub
Group: CcC (Clase contra Clase), of Spain

The working women and men of Panrico and Coca Cola are leading the biggest strikes in Spain. The war cry of Coca Cola Fuenlabrada is "Neither closures nor layoffs," a program of struggle linked to the "Zero...
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Building the New From Within the Old

Posted 19th April 2014 at 23:39 by Q

A short blog this time, giving reply to why we would need to build a "shell within the old order":

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I'm generally not in the habit of quoting dead Russians but Preobrazhensky's comments on the economic preconditions of capitalism socialism are still very relevant today. The second paragraph is the key passage.

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Capitalist production arises and develops within the womb of feudal society, or of feudal society which has been half disintegrated by commodity economy,
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