Viewpoint Magazine

Issue 3: Workers' Inquiry

Issue 3: Workers’ Inquiry

The Amer­i­can Work­er in Transna­tional Cir­cu­la­tion • Expe­ri­ence and Infor­ma­tion • The Dis­cov­ery of Class Com­po­si­tion • No Inves­ti­ga­tion, No Right to Speak • Inquiry Today • Future Direc­tions for The­ory and Inquiry • Let­ters from Read­ers

New Site, and a Preview

New Site, and a Preview

The View­point web­site has been redesigned, thanks to the excel­lent work of Peter Rood, and the illus­tra­tions of Steven Zam­bra­no Cas­cante. Our third issue, on the the­me “Work­ers’ Inquiry,” is just around the cor­ner. Until then, here’s a small taste of what’s to come.

Issue 2: Theory and Practice

Issue 2: Theory and Practice

The move­ments of the unem­ployed in Argenti­na • Human­i­ties and the uni­ver­si­ty cri­sis • The TED­i­fi­ca­tion of high­er edu­ca­tion • An inter­view with Gopal Bal­akr­ish­nan • Dance, music, and protest • Rad­i­cal ethnog­ra­phy and cul­tur­al stud­ies • Mod­ern crises and the ver­nac­u­lar • Trans­la­tions of Alisa Del Re, Michel Fou­cault, and Louis Althusser

Is There a Future for Socialism?

Is There a Future for Socialism?

First entry in an exchange with Jacobin, by Asad Haider and Salar Mohan­desi: “We all won­dered, as we watched Back to the Future, how alter­na­tive futures could change the whole uni­verse while Mar­ty McFly stayed the same. Those movies amount­ed to a Rea­gan­ite phi­los­o­phy of his­to­ry: the short-cir­cuit between the Fifties and the Eight­ies which con­verts every con­tin­gent encoun­ter into one reac­tionary loop, cen­tered on the white man who secret­ly invents rock n’ roll, seduces his moth­er, and con­quers the space-time con­tin­u­um.”

Work

Work

Last Thurs­day night, work­ers for Seri­ous Mate­ri­als in Chicago occu­pied their fac­to­ry. The night before, Occu­py Philly’s Edu­ca­tion and Train­ing Work­ing Group held a meet­ing of its ten-week “Dis­sect­ing Cap­i­tal­ism” work­shop, at the Lan­cast­er Avenue Autonomous Space. View­point edi­tor Salar Mohan­desi spoke on the top­ic “Con­tem­po­rary Labor and Work­place Strug­gles,” along with Sean West Wispy, an orga­niz­er at Occu­py Philly with expe­ri­ence in the labor move­ment.

Issue 1: Occupy Everything

Issue 1: Occupy Everything

Class com­po­si­tion of Occu­py • The first two weeks of Occu­py Philly • The Arab Spring and glob­al finance • Oak­land and its insur­rec­tionary his­to­ry • Pur­to Rican high­er edu­ca­tion and the stu­dent strike • Hip-hop and rev­o­lu­tion­ary prac­tice • The labor move­ment and the future of Occu­py • Trans­la­tions of Cor­nelius Cas­to­ri­adis and Anton Pan­nekoek