"The tip of a larger cultural iceberg"
Nathan Coombs of The Guardian on the UCSC occupation and the "communist Revival." While I disagree with some of this (including the fact that the "Communiqué From an Absent Future" isn't the manifesto of the occupation, but rather a related document with which we share certain perspectives), this is a relatively sharp and quite welcome piece. We must make communism at once less and far more frightening: something thinkable and accessible, even in its attempt to practically insist on an impossible world, and something that can be a world threat again, a shifting banner under which to gather and become the kind of mass subject capable of struggling with a totality, refusing to make demands, and making evident not just the hard work of antagonism but also of construction out of and through the channels of a system that will never give us what we want. The cultural reemergence and dissemination of the word now, perhaps with enough of its Stalinist semiotic baggage cut loose, is a needed start.
"What is now needed is for workers and students to stop making demands on the state, whether that be nationalisation, concessions or government intervention; and figure out how to take their occupied spaces and make them their own."