SIC - International Journal for Communisation
Sic aims to be a locus for unfolding the problematic of communisation.
It comes from the encounter of individuals involved in various projects in different countries: among these are the journals Endnotes, published in the UK and the US, Blaumachen in Greece, Riff-Raffin Sweden, and certain more or less informal theoretical groups in the US (New York and San Francisco).
Sic is an international theoretical project, not a homogeneous group. Differences of opinion are welcome and eagerly put to discussion: they should come as no surprise. However, a common ground does exist, and it does differentiate Sic from other currents. Sic is an open project. Openness is of course no panacea, and a helpful mutual explanation and understanding is not a specialty of the society we all are part of.
Crisis has become a household word and the attack on the value of labour power an everyday reality. Such an attack had already been stamped on capitalism's genetic code by the restructuring of the '70s–'80s, but the crisis of restructured capitalism gave it an enormous impetus. Communisation is no longer being perceived as an exotic beast, and it even tends at times to become a fashionable word. It is almost obvious that the world of our days, matter and soul alike, is the world actually produced by and for capital; that, therefore, workers and their products would have never existed as such if capital had not called them into existence in the first place; that working people's demands have nowadays become asystemic or, in other words, a scandal akin to high treason; that proletarians are forced to defend their condition against capital but, in this struggle, actions that hurt capital are also actions that tend to call into question the proletarian condition; that communism cannot possibly be conceived as a program to be realised, but only as the historical product of proletariat's struggle against capital and, at the same token, against its own class belonging; etc., etc. All this is reassuringly easy to show, almost worryingly so in fact.