From: Rakesh Bhandari (rakeshb@STANFORD.EDU)
Date: Wed Jun 25 2003 - 13:42:28 EDT
interesting links to works by Riccardo B and others. rb http://www.geocities.com/cordobakaf/ CLASS AGAINST CLASS Welcome to Class Against Class, a site dedicated to reclaiming the Theory & Practice of Class Struggle from authoritarian groups or those who would presume in some way to act on behalf of the working class.The significance of the name 'Class Against Class' lies in our recognition that despite the numerous & varied developements Capital has undergone as a result of working class pressure,the basis for its' existence remains in the'real' process of production & reproduction,in the expropiation of surplus value by capital(i.e wage labour);in its' simplest form we work for them.Who 'we' consists of,the question of 'work',& who 'they' are,are of course open to debate,& we welcome recent discussions of 'class recomposition',the role of unpaid labour in reproduction,the 'refusal of work' etc.* We have no particular 'party line',we only argue for the centrality of working class self-activity in any attempts to go beyond the existing social relations,and take as our starting point the recognition that: Meaningful action, for revolutionaries, is whatever increases the confidence, the autonomy, the initiative, the participation, the solidarity, the equalitarian tendencies and the self -activity of the masses and whatever assists in their demystification. Sterile and harmful action is whatever reinforces the passivity of the masses, their apathy, their cynicism, their differentiation through hierarchy, their alienation, their reliance on others to do things for them and the degree to which they can therefore be manipulated by others - even by those allegedly acting on their behalf.
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