Prole.info

Prole.info

Prole” is short for “proletarian” a word used by Karl Marx to describe the working class under capitalism. We are all the people in this society who do not own property or a business we can make money from, and therefore have to sell our time and energy to a boss–we are forced to work. Our work is the basis of this society.
We are not just a sociological category. Work, and the society that grows out of it are alienating and miserable for us. We are constantly fighting against the conditions of our lives. Simply standing up for our own interests brings us into conflict with bosses, bureaucrats, landlords, police and politicians everywhere. These everyday struggles are the starting point to undermining capitalism. We are not just the working class; we are the working class that struggles to do away with work and class, and the society built around them.

The experience of those who are forced to work, and who struggle against the society based on work, creates certain kinds of ideas. When we are actively fighting for our own interests, these ideas solidify into a subversive, anti-capitalist perspective. This has at times been called “communism” or “anarchism”. We do not need political groups to bring us these ideas, but we do need to think about how to fight for ourselves.



The Housing Monster
Abolish Work: “Abolish Restaurants” Plus “Work, Community, Politics, War”
Abolish Restaurants: A Worker’s Critique of the Food Service Industry
The Housing Monster

The Housing Monster

SKU: 9781604865301
Author: Prole.info
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 9781604865301
Published: 8/2012
Format: Paperback
Size: 8.5 x 11
Page count: 160
Subjects: Politics/Graphic Novels-Comics

Praise

“A thorough and easy-to-read analysis of the fight at the construction site and what the conditions are for the struggle in the city and for the land.”
—Kämpa Tillsammans!

“Part illustrated guide to Marx, part analysis of the everyday consequences of producing and consuming housing as a commodity, and part revolutionary call to arms!”
Aufheben

“Looking for a place to dwell? Or even for an entirely new world to live in? But maybe you’re afraid radical theory is boring? Then The Housing Monster is the book for you. The author of the now classic Abolish Restaurants has come to grips with another vital issue: the housing question. Class analysis + a critique of daily life + uncensored innovative graphics + more… Enjoy!”
—Gilles Dauvé

“In this persuasive chapbook, author Prole.info utilize words and illustrations to tell two intriguing parallel stories: first, what the food service industry entails for those who work in the restaurants themselves, and then, the political and social implications of eating establishments on local economies and working people.”
—Dotrad.com on Abolish Restaurants

“The entire booklet is enthralling, perhaps especially so if you don’t already know what goes on behind the scenes for underpaid, non-unionized restaurant workers in the United States.”
—Change.org on Abolish Restaurants



Abolish Work: “Abolish Restaurants” Plus “Work, Community, Politics, War”

Abolish Work: “Abolish Restaurants” Plus “Work, Community, Politics, War”

SKU: 9781604863406
Author: Prole.info
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 9781604863406
Published: 8/2014
Format: Paperback, ePub, PDF, mobi
Size: 8.5 x 5.5
Page count: 96
Subjects: Art-Illustration/Politics/Sociology-Occupation

Praise

“The entire booklet is enthralling, perhaps especially so if you don’t already know what goes on behind the scenes for underpaid, non-unionized restaurant workers in the United States.“
—Brittany Shoot, Change.org

“The stress of the dinner rush, the fights with co-workers, the split shifts, the lousy tippers, the aching backs . . . It is not just random individual misfortune. It is a functional and necessary part of a larger system that creates similar conditions everywhere. Capitalist society is built on class struggle, and Abolish Work puts forward the perspective of one side in that struggle.“
—Mickey Z., PlanetGreen.com

“In this persuasive chapbook, author Prole.info utilizes words and illustrations to tell two intriguing parallel stories: first, what the food service industry entails for those who work in the restaurants themselves, and then, the political and social implications of eating establishments on local economies and working people.“
—Ernesto Aguilar, dotrad.com

“Class analysis + a critique of daily life + uncensored innovative graphics + more . . . Enjoy!“
—Gilles Dauvé

Abolish Work on the surface looks like simple agitprop. It is expertly illustrated in stark, thick-lined drawings that are shadow-like and rudimentary. This breaks up the text and makes it more digestible, while adding a cold and unsettling feel to what is a well-researched and near perfect political essay.“
—Craven Rock



Abolish Restaurants: A Worker’s Critique of the Food Service Industry

Abolish Restaurants: A Worker’s Critique of the Food Service Industry

SKU: 9781604860481
Author: Prole.info
Publisher: PM Press
Published: 6/2010
ISBN: 9781604860481
Format: Pamphlet, ePub, PDF, mobi
Page count: 60
Size: 8.5 x 5.5
Subjects: Labor, Politics-Activism

About

A 60-page illustrated guide to the daily misery, stress, boredom, and alienation of restaurant work, as well as the ways restaurant workers fight against it. Drawing on a range of anticapitalist ideas as well as a heaping plate of personal experience, it is part analysis and part call-to-arms.



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