HOW TO STOP A WOUNDFROM BLEEDING ZINE
A read on capitalist logistics and anarchist/communist counterlogistics. Each day the Alameda Corridor carries and distributes $250 million worth of exploited domestic and international surplus-labor in the form of material commodities to the rest of the country. This "bleeding wound" cuts through many of our Los Angeles working-class POC communities that ironically have been decimated economically due to the offshoring of jobs and industries to cheaper labor markets in the ever expanding capitalist desire to valorize. Largely unseen, as is the logic of the capitalist mode of production itself, the underground corridor hides the expropriated labor and the mechanizations of a globalized society based on commodity production and the extraction of surplus value. We need to understand the hidden abode of commodity capital’s circulation to not only understand capitalism today, but also in order to theorize the disruption of commodity capital’s circulation, the lifeblood which keeps capitalism alive and thriving. Capitalist logistics infrastructure, such as the Alameda Corridor, secures, routinizes, and systematizes our exploitation as the concealed, generic, conduit between our production and our consumption. When flesh is cut and wounded, the body naturally responds instinctively to clot and stop the loss of blood. How do we then deal with a wound that is killing us and our communities? In what ways have we tried to stop capitalist logistics in the past and what can we learn from those attempts in order to know how to stop this wound from bleeding?