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The Nineteen Nineties all started with the mass destruction of Marx effigies. It was once the 'post-modern' age: we weren't imagined to want mammoth principles. because the Nineteen Nineties finish, we discover ourselves in a dynamic international society ever extra unified via downsizing, deskilling and dread--just just like the outdated guy stated. out of the blue, the enduring seems to be extra convincing than the ironic; that vintage bearded presence, the atheist as biblical prophet, is again simply in time for the millennium. on the sunrise of the 20 th century, there have been staff who have been able to die with The Communist Manifesto. on the sunrise of the twenty first, there is much more who're able to dwell with it.[p266.]
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The first Communal Council (cc) – a local body of self-government at the neighbourhood level that is supported financially by the national state – was established in 2005; now there are more than 40,000 across the country. 60 He also provides an in-depth account of the complicated internal politics that have frustrated the construction of workers’ councils at the factory level, such as in the cvg-Alcasa aluminium plant. Although cvg-Alcasa represents one of the most advanced experiences of workers’ control, deep ideological divisions amongst workers at the plant and the uncooperative stance of state bureaucrats have thwarted attempts to socialise production.
Introduction – systemic logics and historical specificity 25 Claudio Katz considers the prospects for such an anti-capitalist popular project rooted in an eco-socialist perspective in the concluding sections of his contribution to this volume. He situates the crisis of global warming within a wider set of destructive tendencies inherent to capitalism which threaten contemporary civilisation. Katz traces the short-term conjunctural contradictions of financialisation, overaccumulation, and trade imbalances that have fed into the dynamics of the global crisis over the last few years, and lays them over the top of longer term structural transformations in the neoliberal epoch of global capitalism, such as specific developments in the sphere of demand and the rate of profit.
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