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The Chinese Working Class in the Global Capitalist Crisis: Revolutionary Mass Strike or a New Bureaucratic Containment?

Loren Goldner The Chinese Working Class in the Global Capitalist Crisis: Revolutionary Mass Strike or a New Bureaucratic Containment? Theses 1. The regime founded by the Chinese Communist Party in 1949 was not “state capitalism”, and still less a “workers’ state”. It was, like the Soviet Union and its post-1945 eastern European satraps, a “transition […]

De Chinese arbeidersklasse in de wereldwijde kapitalistische crisis: Revolutionaire Massastaking of een Nieuwe Bureaucratische Inkapseling?

door Loren Goldner Stellingen 1. Het regime dat in 1949 door de Chinese Communistische Partij in 1949 werd ingesteld, was geen ‘staatskapitalisme’, en nog minder een ‘arbeidersstaat. Het was, net als de Sovjet-Unie, en na 1945 haar Oost-Europese satellieten, een ‘overgang naar het kapitalisme’, een ‘burgerlijke revolutie met rode vlaggen’, een voorbereiding op volledige toetreding […]

 
Fictitious Capital and Contracted Social Reproduction Today; China and Permanent Revolution

Once again, capital requires, in order to survive as capital, a vast devalorization of all existing values, however great the destruction of human beings and means of production which that entails.

 
Notes Towards a Critique of Maoism

Maoism was part of a broader movement in the 20th century, of what might be called “bourgeois revolutions with red flags.”

 
General Perspectives on the Capitalist Development State and Class Struggle in East Asia

A historical elaboration of the context in which a socialist and later specifically Marxist left arose in Japan, China and Korea.

 
China in the Contemporary World Dynamic of Accumulation and Class Struggle: A Challenge for the Radical Left

China will emerge as a superpower or as “the” hegemon only through a bloody reshuffling of the capitalist deck, and not through the kind of “normal” development that achieved world hegemony for Britain after 1815.