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Fifty Years Since Its Founding: 
A History of the Movement of the Revolutionary Left (MIR)

Fifty Years Since Its Founding: 
A History of the Movement of the Revolutionary Left (MIR)

The MIR was born on August 15, 1965, out of the con­flu­ence of sev­er­al small cur­rents of the crit­i­cal left that at that time opposed par­lia­men­tar­i­an­ism and the legal­ism of the major­i­ty of the left and aspired to con­struct a Marx­ist rev­o­lu­tion­ary orga­ni­za­tion, rup­tur­ing with elec­toral strate­gies and the state.

The Heavy Radicals: An Interview with Aaron Leonard

The Heavy Radicals: An Interview with Aaron Leonard

Rev­o­lu­tion­ary Union mem­bers weren’t going off to do some excit­ing actions and wait­ing for the rest of the world to rise up. This is heavy stuff. These young peo­ple basi­cal­ly said “I’m going to ded­i­cate my life to mak­ing a rev­o­lu­tion in the Unit­ed States.” 

Toward a Counter-Genealogy of Race: On C.L.R. James

Toward a Counter-Genealogy of Race: On C.L.R. James

The analy­sis of James’s thought elab­o­rat­ed here is only a pre­lim­i­nary to what we have called a counter-geneal­o­gy of race. Trac­ing this geneal­o­gy could assist us in over­com­ing the apo­r­ias that stall con­tem­po­rary debates around race, and requires sus­pend­ing any pre-giv­en con­cep­tion of the con­cept in order to shed light on the het­ero­ge­neous, and some­times con­tra­dic­to­ry, his­tor­i­cal instances of a counter-con­cept of race with­in strug­gles against racial oppres­sion.

Cyber-Proletariat: an Interview with Nick Dyer-Witheford

Cyber-Proletariat: an Interview with Nick Dyer-Witheford

Under­ly­ing those points – which we might call tac­ti­cal points about the usage of cyber­net­ic tech­nolo­gies by rev­o­lu­tion­ary move­ments – is anoth­er larg­er, more strate­gic point: the changes in class com­po­si­tion which have been effect­ed by cap­i­tal in terms of its restruc­tur­ing of the glob­al work­force using automa­ta and net­works and, in the finan­cial sys­tem, net­works of automa­ta.