information theorist • infrastructure architect
• building and using weapons of information warfare
• political transparency will serve the consciousness and organization of the proletariat
Here is a more comprehensive index to all of Ben's work, email lists, annual reports, etc.
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(1) Ben's more popular articles confront the crisis of theory
The most important task for revolutionaries in the present period
is the creation of a genuinely revolutionary mass organization
(or system of organizations) capable of uniting everything healthy
in the progressive and workers' movements and laying the foundations
for a mass workers' party that can overcome both the reformist
and sectarian diseases and unite the majority of the working class
around a program centered on the overthrow of bourgeois rule
• A scenario for the overthrow of bourgeois rule
in the U.S. in the middle of the 21st century
Have you ever wondered how it all might happen?
Events may unfold something like this.
Politics, Economics and the Mass Media
• Proletarism is anti-revisionist Marxism for the 21st century
From the Russian workers' movement (with experience in underground organizing
against the rule of Brezhnev's "communists" and militant strikes under the rule
of Yeltsin's "democrats") has come a proposal to recognize, with a new name,
a decisive break with the treachery of the "communist" leadership
-- which enslaved the working class and betrayed the revolutionary movement in a way comparable to the great betrayal of 1914. (Includes timeline history chart)
(2) Community and Project Proposals
Our community-in-embryo is small and quiet at this time. I hope to see it develop.
The discussion lists for our community are the pof-200 and pof-300 lists.
My more recent posts can be seen in the public archives of the theorist list.
The wiki for the Media Weapon community is here.
• The Attention Refinery
(the next step in wiki warfare)
A proposal for a progressive activists' news rating & filtering service
News and views to serve the working class, the antiwar movement and the struggle to end bourgeois rule -- posted, summarized, rated and filtered by activists like you
(3) Market forces created our world. Conscious forces will create our future.
How in the coming period of intensified class struggle,
activists will use open communities and
information war to win ever-increasing attention
and support and create the conscious forces
that will bring us certain victory
(4) Cartoons, culture and history
A Cartoon Guide to the Left in Seattle
The Democratic and Republican Parties • The Imperialist Democratic Party • The Big Antiwar Coalitions • The Green Party • The Reformist Disease • The Sectarian Disease • The Crisis of Theory • The SA and ISO (ie: Socialist Alternative and International Socialist Organization) • The FSP (ie: Freedom Socialist Party and Radical Women) • ANSWER and NION (ie: Not in Our Name) • The RCP (ie: Revolutionary Communist Party) • The CVO (ie: Communist Voice Organization) • The Anarchists • You, dear reader
the significance of the phenomenon
known as "Burning Man":
Desert Goddesses Saturate
A community of artists opens
The History of the Universe, Humankind and Communism
(5) More theory and analysis
How activists will organize today ...
and the world will be organized tomorrow
Public debate concerning how we organize
and what tasks are decisive|
We need mass democracy
SAIC and the struggle for sobriety • In honor of those who have fallen • (2008)
How to Build the Party of the Future • (unfinished) • (May 97 - May 98)
Humanity's Future Gift Economy
The Self-Organizing Moneyless Economy • (1995)
The ascendency of the self-organizing moneyless economy • (2004)
(6) Other software related project proposals
( A detailed proposal and mockup )
Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words
(8) "Ads" for some of Ben's articles and projects