China

The deepening capitalist crisis: From blood and dirt to much worse

  • Posted on: 9 September 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Anarkismo - by Shawn Hattingh

It was long ago stated that capitalism came into the world dripping in blood and dirt, from every pore, from head to toe. While it has demonstrated that it won’t simply collapse under its own weight, the recent goings-on around the current capitalist crisis have shown that with age it has become even more hideous. Capitalism is now rank with massive state intervention required to simply keep its rotting body moving: through states propping up the financial sector and deepening the colossal attack on the working class.

An Anarchist in Love with Mao’s China - Herbert Read’s ‘Letters from China’. Plus a list of dubious accounts of ‘successful’ revolutions, from Russia to Rojava

  • Posted on: 25 June 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

In the second year of the Great Leap Forward famine – in which perhaps 30 million died – Herbert Read visited China on an official delegation.

Read’s acceptance of a knighthood for his literary achievements had already discredited him amongst many anarchists. But, at the time of his visit in 1959, he was still the most prominent anarchist in Britain and his published writings had considerable influence on, amongst others, Murray Bookchin.