Monthly Archives: October 2014

“listen to Kurdish voices”

The longer YPJ/YPG defends Kobane (at this point maybe 50% of it), the more certain it becomes that even marginally better circumstances could have made a huge difference. I have not given up hope yet, but already too many people … Continue reading

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arm kobane

I know some people in the region would not appreciate a Trotsky quote, but I know of nothing better than this: Let us imagine that in the next European war the Belgian proletariat conquers power sooner than the proletariat of … Continue reading

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idle and unskillful (capital part 7)

“We have seen that when commodities are exchanged, their exchange value manifests itself as something totally independent of their use value. But if we abstract from their use value, there remains their Value as defined above. Therefore, the common substance … Continue reading

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socially necessary and artificial scarcity

No, this isn’t another post about video game money, but it does start there.[1] I think that the in-game currency that gets sold for real world money has more value (as in socially necessary abstract labor time) than the video … Continue reading

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labor in the abstract (capital part 6)

“This common “something” cannot be either a geometrical, a chemical, or any other natural property of commodities. Such properties claim our attention only in so far as they affect the utility of those commodities, make them use values. But the … Continue reading

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