Fire This Time: Notes on the Crisis of Reproduction

  1. Intro

Fire burns upon the witches pyres again. The flames usher in a period in which capital must contain a new crisis. The cyclical nature of crisis within capital crashes upon us: the woman worker body, whose purpose is twofold; to reproduce capital as well as to tend to a growing labor force with less and less resources. Continue reading

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When do we SNAP?: Against Cuts, Low Wages, and Food Stamp Discipline

The following was written a few months ago by comrades of ours, the Florence Johnston Collective, a reproductive workers group in NYC. Today, November 1st, 2013, marks the day that SNAP budget cuts go into effect.

Introduction

As political campaigns to raise the minimum wage grab headlines, there is a decrease in the federal minimum wage on the horizon that nobody is talking about. The coming reduction in the wage for working class people in the United States, employed and unemployed, will come from a two pronged reduction in SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits, better known as food stamps. These cuts will affect the 50 million people struggling to feed themselves and their families in the current economic depression. And these nationwide cuts, effecting every recipient, just may provide workers with the broad basis for action against the system that keeps them broke, overworked, and dependent on their boss and the state just to survive. Continue reading