You are on page 1of Search inside document WORK [page 1:] At any time, we could all stop paying rent, mortgages, taxes, utilities; they would be powerless against us if we all quit at once. At any time, we could all stop going to work or schoolor go to them and refuse to obey orders or leave the premises, instead turning them into community centers. At any time, we could tear up our IDs, take the license plates off our cars, cut down security cameras, burn money, throw away our wallets and assemble cooperative associations to produce and distribute everything we need. Whenever my shift drags, I find myself thinking about this stuff. Am I really the only person whos ever had this idea?
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How is it that the harder we work, the poorer we end up compared to our bosses? When the economy crashes, why do people focus on protecting their jobs when no one likes working in the first place? Can capitalism survive another century of crises? Our newest book, entitled Work, addresses these questions and a great many more. To answer them, we had to revisit our previous analysis of employment and develop a more nuanced understanding of the economy.
We spent months studying obscure history and comparing notes about how we experience exploitation in our daily lives, slowly hammering out a grand unified theory of contemporary capitalism.
The poster is based on the classic illustration of the pyramid of the capitalist system below published in the Industrial Worker in In combination, the book and poster explore the positions we occupy within this pyramid and the mechanics that maintain it.
From the industrial revolution to the internet, from the colonization of the Americas to the explosion of the service sector and the stock market, from the financial crisis to the upheavals taking place right now across the globe, Work offers an overview of how capitalism functions in the 21st century and what we can do to get beyond it. Gallery image 01 of Work : capitalism. The pyramid of the capitalist system published in the Industrial Worker in Table of Contents.
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Since the summer of , CrimethInc. Typically featuring the performances of traveling theatrical troupes, musicians, direct-action and mutual-aid workshops from individual participants, the few-days-long camping trips have attracted coverage in newspaper articles,  initiated multiple Reclaim the Streets actions, mobilized large Critical Mass events, and catalyzed many other activities. There has been a pattern of promoting convergences as festivals, reminiscent of barnstorming flying circuses and travelling sideshows. Grimy and feral-looking, the CrimethInc kids squatted in small groups around a clearing Every year a different set of policy requests is released from locals in the field, typically encouraging a sober, consensus-based space in which no financial transactions are made. The one firm rule has been "No police informants," a regulation which has been ignored by the FBI. Academic Stacy Thompson has described CrimethInc.
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