News and analysis

Australia turns centre‑left – with feminist characteristics

Hal Greenland asseses the dramatic shift to the centre left in Australia after the weekend federal elections.

How Amazon Invented “Plat‑Fordism”

Market ideologues, writes Francesco Massimo, paint Amazon as a model of a flexible, networked platform capitalism. Yet Amazon’s growth has revitalized parts of the Fordism that Silicon Valley claimed to have overcome — including the rise of an organized blue-collar workforce.

After the fire: Soil in spring

This is the third part of a series on lessons learnt after the 2019 uprising in Hong Kong by Zi-yuet of the Lausan collective.

Putin’s conquest of southeast Ukraine: Vexed questions of ‘negotiations’, gotcha moments and real imperial interests

In this long read Michael Karadjis examines the claim made by parts of the western left that the conflict in Ukraine is a proxy war.

Psychoanalysis practised as a form of resistance under occupation

In preparation for our event on Thursday 26 May 2022 in which Lara Sheehi and Alicia Valdés will be speaking, Ian Parker reviews 'Psychoanalysis Under Occupation: Practicing Resistance in Palestine' co authored by Lara.

ABOUT ANTICAPITALIST RESISTANCE

We seek revolutionary transformation to meet the compound crisis of ecological disaster, economic collapse, social decay, grotesque inequality, mass impoverishment, growing militarisation, and creeping authoritarianism.

SIGN UP FOR EMAIL UPDATES

Privacy policy

Revolutionary defeatism, yesterday and today

Simon Hannah reviews the varied Left positions in the aftermath of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and how to understand Lenin’s position of “revolutionary defeatism” in the current war.

Russia: a new wave of anti‑war protest

Don’t extradite Julian Assange

The Labour Briefing we remember

How the Russian Public Sees Events in Ukraine Today

Israel’s murder of Shireen Abu Akleh

Jake Daniels professional footballer and gay

EVENTS

May

26

Psychoanalysis and Liberation: Four Arguments

7.00pm – 8.30pm

Organised by ACR

Jun

2

Book Launch: Mind Fuck by Neil Faulkner

6.30pm – 8.30pm

Organised by ACR

VIDEO

Gilbert Achcar in conversation

Russian troops out of Ukraine/Down with all imperialist power/ Solidarity with the people of Ukraine

THEORY

Revolutionary defeatism, yesterday and today

Simon Hannah reviews the varied Left positions in the aftermath of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and how to understand Lenin’s position of “revolutionary defeatism” in the current war.

For a People’s History of Psychoanalysis’

On Being a Marxist Psychoanalyst (and a Psychoanalytic Marxist)

A Guide to Reading Karl Marx for the First Time

On the Frontier of Whiteness? Expropriation, War, and Social Reproduction in Ukraine

A Trans* Guide to Cis Solidarity: Beyond Oppression

From Managed Democracy to Fascism

PUBLICATIONS

Radical Psychoanalysis

This crisis-ridden world is having disastrous effects on the climate, on our bodies and on our internal worlds, on how we feel and try to respond, on how we panic and on how we act collectively. Psychoanalysis can be part of this collective political response. Ian Parker shows how personal struggle can be linked to political struggle so we confront misery in this world and find alternatives in anti-capitalist resistance.

Mind Fuck

In this little book, Neil Faulkner draws on Marxist-Freudian theory to provide an updated analysis of the mass psychology of fascism, and to argue for a progressive counter-offensive based on love, labour, and reason.

ALIENATION, SPECTACLE & REVOLUTION

This book offers critical Marxist thinking about the nature of the crisis and what must be done to turn mass protest into the revolutionary transformation on which our survival depends.

Why We Need Anti‑Capitalist Resistance

Simon Hannah gives an outline of Marxism and how it can help us in the fight to free people from exploitation and save the planet