Class Against Class website

libcom note: this is a copy of the Class against Class website which was formerly at It should be noted that many texts from the newer website are also hosted on in the library. 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. (Taken from As We See It by Solidarity [London])
Latest Updates - 15.01.2009

Toni Negri

Keynes and the Capitalist Theory of the State post-1929 Capitalist Domination and Working Class Sabotage Crisis of The Crisis State Archaeology and Project.. The Mass Worker and the Social Worker

Mario Tronti

Struggle Against Labor - Mario Tronti Workers and Capital Social Capital The Strategy of The Refusal Lenin in England

Raniero Panzieri

The Capitalist Use of Machinery: Marx Versus the Objectivists - Raniero Panzieri Surplus value and planning: notes on the reading of 'Capital' - Raniero Panzieri

Cornelius Castoriadis/Socialisme Ou Barbarie

What Is Bureaucracy-Claude Lefort The Role of Bolshevik Ideology in the Birth of the Bureaucracy What Really Matters History as Creation The Proletariat and Organisation The Content of Socialism,Part One

Ante Ciliga

Lenin,Also... The Kronstadt Revolt

Herman Gorter

Open Letter to Comrade Lenin Obituary by H.Canne Meijer

Alexandra Kollantai

The Workers Opposition

Karl Korsch

Korsch in Spain - Paul Piccone The Crisis of Marxism - Karl Korsch The Present State of the Problem of Marxism and Philosophy: An Anti-critique The Marxism of Karl Korsch - Paul Mattick Principles of Marxism:A Restatement Introduction to Capital Why I Am a Marxist 10 Theses on Marxism

Paul Mattick

Some Comments On Mandel's Marxist Economic Theory - Paul Mattick The Marxism of Karl Korsch - Paul Mattick Economic Crisis and Crisis Theory Economics,Politics and The Age Of Inflation

Guy Aldred

Trade Unions and the Class War Representation and the State

Otto Ruhle

The Revolution Is Not a Party Affair Moscow Report Reichstag Speech From The Bourgeois To The Proletarian Revolution

Elephant Editions

Strange Victories-Midnight Notes Contributions to The Revolutionary Struggle,Intended To Be Discussed,Corrected,And Principally,Put Into Practice Without Delay-Ratgeb(Raoul Vaneigem) Albania:Laboratory of Subversion For an Anti-authoritarian Insurrectionist International-Proposal for a Debate Workers Autonomy-Elephant Editions

General Texts

Anti-Semitism and National Socialism - Moishe Postone Anti-globalisation and the Question of Socialism - Werner Bonefeld Ends and Beginnings - Tim Mason National Socialism and the Working Class, 1925 - May, 1933 - Tim Mason Germany, "Domestic Crisis" and War in 1939 - Tim Mason Ante Ciliga,Trotsky, and State Capitalism: Theory, Tactics, and Re-evaluation during the Purge Era, 1935- 1939 - Michael S Fox Antonio Gramsci and the Bolshevization of the PCI - Thomas R Bates The Power of Women and the Subversion of the Community - Mariarosa Dalla Costa & Selma James From Left Radicalism to Council Communism: Anton Pannekoek and German Revolutionary Marxism - John Gerber The Stopwatch and the Wooden Shoe: Scientific Management and the Industrial Workers of the World - Mike Davis Street Politics in Hamburg, 1932-3 - Anthony McElligott On Council Communism - Marcel van der Linden The Misery of Islam - Al-Djouhall The Working-Class Struggle Against the Crisis: Self-Reduction Of Prices in Italy - Bruno Ramirez Take Over the City -Lotta Continua Apology for The Algerian Insurrection Politics in the First Person: the autonomous workers movement in Italy The Mass Strike in France May-June 1968 -ICO.Root and Branch Pamphlet#3.(Including Five Theses on the Class Struggle By Anton Pannekoek.) "Nous Sommes Tous Des Casseurs" - Youth Revolt in France, March 1994 Wildcat: Dodge Truck June 1974 - Black and Red The Commune: Paris 1871 - P. Guillaume and M. Grainger (Solidarity Pamphlet#35) Crime Becomes Custom - Custom Becomes Crime - Trevor Bark The KAPD in Retrospect Theory of Crisis and the Problem of Constitution - Giacomo Marramao Workers of the World, Tonight!: International Dockers' Struggles in the Eighties - BM Blob Black Cats,White Cats,Wildcats: Auto Workers in Detroit/Niggermation In Auto: Company Policy and the Rise of Black Caucuses - Martin Glaberman/Dan Georgakas and Marvin Surkin A Note on the Use of the Word 'Soviet' - Neil C Fernandez Technological Despotism - Ian Tillium Defeat at Fiat - Marco Revelli Moscow 1921 - Meetings in the Kremlin - Interview with Bernhard Reichenbach (KAPD) Yugoslavery - Yugoslavia: Capitalism and Class struggle 1918-1967 & Some Basic Ingredients of Yugoslav Ideology - B.M Blob Like a Summer with a Thousand Julys … - B.M Blob The Red Rose of Nissan - John Holloway A Fresh Look at Lenin - Andy Brown.With a Postface by Ian Pirie and A.A. Raskolnikov (Solidarity Pamphlet no.56) Working Class Self-Activity - George Rawick Theses on Mass Worker and Social Capital - Guido Baldi John Zerzan and The Primitive Confusion Origin and Function of the Party Form (and 1974 Postface) - Jacques Camatte The Unhappy Elitist: Victor Serge's Early Bolshevism - Peter Sedgwick Marxism, prefigurative Communism, and the Problem of Workers' Control- Carl Boggs The Olive-Drab Rebels: Military Organizing During The Vietnam Era - Matthew Rinaldi Mutinies: 1917-1920 - Dave Lamb (Solidarity) None Shall Escape: Radical perspectives in the Caribbean - Fundi (Caribbean Situationist) The Kurdish Uprising & Kurdistan's Nationalist Shop Front and Its Negotiations with the Baathist/Fascist Regime (Plus an account of the Workers Councils) The Working Class Uprising In East-Germany June 1953 Class struggle Against Bolshevism - Cajo Brendel The Working Class and Social Change - Martin Glaberman Councils and State in Weimar Germany - Guido De Masi and Giacomo Marramao Karl Marx and The Iroquois - Franklin Rosemont The Ideology and Practice of Contestation seen through Recent Events in France - Richard Gombin The Council Communists between the New Deal and Fascism - Gabriella M. Bonacchi Lavori in corso - Riccardo Bellofiore The Limits Of Matticks Economics:Economic Law and Class Struggle - Ron Rothbart Sabotage and striking on the Job-Louis Adamic The Lordstown Struggle And the Real Crisis in Production-Ken Weller Unions Against Revolution-G.Munis/J.Zerzan The Tribe Of Moles--Sergio Bologna(1977) Social Constitution and the Form of the Capitalist State-Werner Bonefeld Introduction to the United States An Autonomist Political History-Noel Ignatiev Old Left,New Left,What's Left?-Paul Mattick,jr Lenin's Terror Within The Party-Gregory Maximoff Jan Waclaw Machajski: A Radical Critic of The Russian Intelligensia and Socialism-(Marshall S.Shatz) Counter-Planning on the Shop floor-Bill Watson Class Composition and The Theory Of The Party At The Origins of The Workers' Councils Movement-Sergio Bologna Poor Lenin-Bob Darke Paris: May 1968-Maurice Brinton Information on the above painting,"The Sun of Communism" (Aleksei Alekseevich Shovkunenko),can be found at The Museum of Totalitarian Art

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Red Marriott
Jan 24 2011 12:51
Jan 24 2011 14:08
Red Marriott wrote:
Some of this stuff is already in the libcom library; eg, None Shall Escape: Radical perspectives in the Caribbean - Fundi (Caribbean Situationist)

yes, it's all up on libcom, I finished copying it a while ago. All these links point to the articles on libcom. I just thought it would be useful to group them altogether as they were on the original website

Jan 25 2011 01:16

Extremely happy to see this all here, thanks! I missed that site.

Jan 25 2011 08:59


Jan 27 2011 07:28

Does anyone know what that image is? I'm assuming it's a water color..

Jan 27 2011 10:59

Look above the first comment.

Aug 3 2011 17:40

Who were this group?

Aug 3 2011 21:15

It wasn't a group, as far as I know it was one bloke who used to be a member of the AF. He posted on libcom and some other forums with the username butchersapron