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By Antonio Negri, Michael Ryan, Félix Guattari

Psst... whats up you young ones. Wanna construct communism?

The undertaking: to rescue 'communism' from its personal disrepute. as soon as invoked because the liberation of labor via mankind's collective construction, communism has in its place stifled humanity. We who see in communism the liberation of either collective and person probabilities needs to opposite that regimentation of idea and hope which terminates the individual.

Bankrupt: the collectivist regimes that have did not discover socialist or communist beliefs. Capitalism too has performed quick and unfastened with delivers of liberty, equality, growth and enlightenment.

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C. against world society takes CoivIuNIsTs Lam Us 61 place. It is also in the ensemble of civil, social, economic, and industrial domains. And, there as well, according to infinitely differentiated, transversal filiations of operators of power, who are beyond the control of common humans, beyond union or political control - at least in the traditional sense - and in the middle of which can be found mixed up: multinationals, the Mafias, the military industrial complexes, the secret services, even the Vatican.

But, within the frame of these different sub-systems, Integrated World Capitalism has not ceased to stimulate fratricidal wars for the conquest of COMMUNISTS Lii Us 59 intermediary degrees of participation in integration. The enemy has become the poor, those poorer than oneself. If theory has ever had the need to evaluate the basis of power and of command over human life, it finds in this a convincing example, in that the essence of the problem turns out to be in production and in the organization of work, in the frightening capitalist voraciousness which structures them on a world scale and which subjugates them within the frame of the generalized mass-mediated, cybernetic [informatique] integration of poles of domination.

To a certain extent, the poor find themselves produced twice by this system: by exploitation and by marginalization and death. Terror, which in the metropolitan countries is incarnated as the potential for nuclear extermination, is actualized, in the marginalized countries, as extermination by famine. Let it be clear, nevertheless, that there is nothing "peripheral" in this last design: in fact, there are only differences of degree between exploitation, destruction by industrial and urban pollution, welfare conceived as a separating out of zones of poverty, and the extermination of entire peoples, such as those 60 FELIx GUAITARI & ToM NEGRI which occur in the continents of Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

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