Spatula Reading Group

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Join Worker’s Spatula in our regular reading of revolutionary texts, the Spatula Reading Group, and become part of the process of our interventions in practical politics by responding to them!

On the first and fifteenth of every month, we’re going to assign a different revolutionary text for collective reading. It may be from the Marxist-Leninist canon, or perhaps it will be Hegel, but we will provide a link to the text online.

We want you, the readers, to write a one-page summary, or response with your reactions, preferably in terms of how you were able to relate the reading to the material conditions in which you are doing revolutionary politics. Through this online reading and recontextualising, you will be taking part in the dialectic that underlies Worker’s Spatula.

Taking part in this campaign is a great way to improve your Marxist reading and help expand Worker’s Spatula’s collective consciousness of the theoretical and practical struggles in your life. We encourage all to take part, and to e-mail us at mastursublator [at] gmail.com

January 1st, 2017: Legality and Illegality by György Lukács
January 15th, 2017: Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism ch. 4, 5, 6 by Vladimir Lenin
February 1st, 2017: Towards a Critique of the Category of Totalitarianism by Domenico Losurdo
February 15th, 2017: Pour Hegel: Marx’s lifelong debt to Hegelian dialectics by Ross Wolfe
March 1st, 2017: The Social Basis of the Woman Question by Alexandra Kollontai
March 15th, 2017: Introduction to the Philosophy of Right by GWF Hegel
April 1st, 2017: My Life by Leon Trotsky; Legislation of Liberal Discourse by J. Moufawad-Paul
April 15th, 2017: Becoming from the Science of Logic by GWF Hegel
May 1st, 2017: Some Manifestations of National Oppression in the Soviet Union Today by Natasha Iliriani
May 15th, 2017: Settlers: The Mythology of the White Proletariat by J. Sakai
June 1st, 2017:
The Wealth of Nations, Book 1, ch. 1, 2, 3 by Adam Smith
June 15th, 2017:
On the Real and Nominal Price of Commodities, or their Price in Labour, and their Price in Money by Adam Smith
July 1st, 2017:
孟子 – Mengzi
July 15th, 2017:
Casting Shadows by Kali Akuno