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May '68 in France (1968)

May ’68 in France (1968)

Euro­pean cap­i­tal is today enter­ing an insti­tu­tion­al cri­sis. If the free­dom of being able to vote com­mu­nist is no longer enough for the young work­ers as com­pen­sa­tion for their being exploit­ed, which tools and which ide­olo­gies will cap­i­tal use in order to con­trol it, giv­en that polit­i­cal democ­ra­cy and the wel­fare state no longer func­tion?

Organizing Histories

Organizing Histories

This text is a the­o­ret­i­cal inter­ven­tion, which has been prompt­ed by ques­tions and dis­cus­sions sur­round­ing my book. It is an inter­weav­ing of med­i­ta­tions on the nar­ra­tion of his­to­ry, ide­ol­o­gy, and the ques­tion of lib­er­a­tion – themes that used to belong to one fab­ric, but which have been torn apart in most con­tem­po­rary dis­cours­es on iden­ti­ty.

Intercommunalism: The Late Theorizations of Huey P. Newton, ‘Chief Theoretician’ of the Black Panther Party

Intercommunalism: The Late Theorizations of Huey P. Newton, ‘Chief Theoretician’ of the Black Panther Party

Those in search of the­o­ry to inform their polit­i­cal prac­tice will find val­ue in Newton’s treat­ment of the prob­lems of race, nation­al­ism, and inter­na­tion­al­ism, his spec­u­la­tions on the future of sur­plus pop­u­la­tions and ques­tions of class com­po­si­tion, and the role of infor­ma­tion tech­nol­o­gy in future pos­si­bil­i­ties for strug­gle.

Intercommunalism (1974)

Intercommunalism (1974)

The log­ic of the the­sis of inter­com­mu­nal­ism is: impe­ri­al­ism leads to “reac­tionary inter­com­mu­nal­ism” to “rev­o­lu­tion­ary inter­com­mu­nal­ism” to pure com­mu­nism and anar­chy. Each of the con­cepts is in need of def­i­n­i­tion and rede­f­i­n­i­tion.

What Does it Mean to Live? Notes from the Zapatistas’ First International Gathering of Politics, Art, Sport, and Culture for Women in Struggle

What Does it Mean to Live? Notes from the Zapatistas’ First International Gathering of Politics, Art, Sport, and Culture for Women in Struggle

Far from main­stream media cov­er­age but at the heart of the autonomous orga­ni­za­tion of women’s strug­gle on the con­ti­nent, the First Inter­na­tion­al Gath­er­ing of Pol­i­tics, Art, Sport, and Cul­ture for Women in Strug­gle was held in Zap­atista ter­ri­to­ry, Chi­a­pas, Mex­i­co, from March 8-10, 2018. Con­voked by the women of the Zap­atista Army for Nation­al Lib­er­a­tion (EZLN) and in what turned… Read more →

A Socialist Southern Strategy in Jackson

A Socialist Southern Strategy in Jackson

We know that the lit­er­al mean­ing of the word Utopia is no-place. It dou­bles as a word mean­ing a per­fect world. Appro­pri­ate­ly, the Latin Amer­i­can lit­er­ary giant, Eduar­do Galeano, who came from the con­ti­nent which has gift­ed the world so many of this and last century’s attempts to reach the unreach­able, gave us the very best spin on the word.… Read more →

May '68, from the Critique of Society to the Critique of Political Economy

May ’68, from the Critique of Society to the Critique of Political Economy

I arrived in Turin with my par­ents in Sep­tem­ber of ‘68. It was the dawn of what would lat­er become the work­ers’ ’69: the great absence – as I will argue – in the com­mem­o­ra­tions of these years, squeezed between the twen­ti­eth anniver­sary of the stu­dent strug­gles and the bicen­te­nary of the French Rev­o­lu­tion.

Poulantzas Revisited: State, Classes and Socialist Transition; An Interview with Panagiotis Sotiris

Poulantzas Revisited: State, Classes and Socialist Transition; An Interview with Panagiotis Sotiris

Nicos Poulantzas offered invalu­able insights into the com­plex­i­ty of state appa­ra­tus­es, artic­u­lat­ing mul­ti­ple rela­tions between the state and the ter­rain of class strug­gle includ­ing the realm of pro­duc­tion, and the myr­i­ad ways that the state func­tions as a cru­cial node in the (re)production of bour­geois class strate­gies.

Remembering May

Remembering May

On the fifti­eth anniver­sary of May 1968, we repro­duce two new oral his­to­ries with three women who took part in those tur­bu­lent events.