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From Communism to Activism? | Michael Roberts Blog

March 14th, 2018 · No Comments

This is bizarre nonsense: dogmatic marxist theory is confusing the issue. There is no time like the present for an activist/revolutionary
range of tactics…

The most intense periods of struggle appear to be when the labour movement is reasonably strong in incomes and organisation but when the profitability of capital has started to fall, according to Marx’s law of profitability. Then the battle over the share of the surplus and wages rises. Historically, in the UK that was from 1910 just before and just after WW1; and in the 1970s. Such objective conditions have so far not arisen again. So the spectre of Communism haunting Europe – the phrase that Marx and Engels started with their manifesto in 1848 (in a similar intense period as those above) – is not yet with us again.

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