The Commoner

Issue 01: May 2001


This was our first issue – untitled, in memory of the unknown commoner – published shortly after the turn of the millennium and shortly before the G8 in Genova and 9/11, on the first May Day of the 21st century

  • Electric new commons – Franco Barchiesi: Delivery From Below, Resistance From Above. Electricity and the Politics of Struggle for People’s Needs in Tembisa [PDF]
  • Shall we kill the banks? – George Caffentzis: Varieties of Bancocide: Left and Right Critiques of the World Bank and IMF [PDF]
  • Flexibility for whom? – Anne Costello & Les Levidow: Flexploitation Strategies: UK Lessons for Europe [PDF]
  • The rat race disguised as freedom – Massimo De Angelis: Global Capital, Abstract Labour, and the Fractal-Panopticon [PDF]
  • War is on the agenda – Silvia Federici – War, Globalization, and Reproduction [PDF]

And Jesus went into the temple of God,
and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple
and over threw the tables of the money changers,
and seats of them that sold doves, And said unto them,
It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer;
but ye have made it a den of thieves.
Matthew 21: 12-13.
[same old story]

Let the pope remain, but make everyone pope.

Karl Marx, Grundrisse, Notebook 1 [turning the tables]