Bastille Day Revisited

Bastille Day Revisited

On July 14, 1789, the peo­ple of Paris stormed the Bastille fortress, ini­ti­at­ing a polit­i­cal sequence that abol­ished feu­dal­ism, over­turned the monar­chy, and estab­lished pop­u­lar sov­er­eign­ty.

Greetings to Our Militant Vietnamese Brothers

Greetings to Our Militant Vietnamese Brothers

On this Fourth of July 1964 when White Amer­i­ca cel­e­brates its Dec­la­ra­tion of Inde­pen­dence from for­eign dom­i­na­tion one hun­dred and eighty-eight years ago, we of the Rev­o­lu­tion­ary Action Move­ment (RAM) con­grat­u­late the Viet­namese Front of Nation­al Lib­er­a­tion for their inspir­ing vic­to­ries against U.S. impe­ri­al­ism in South Viet­nam and there­by declare Our Inde­pen­dence from the poli­cies of the U.S. gov­ern­ment abroad and at home.

Chile: After 2011, Social Struggles and Constituent Process

Chile: After 2011, Social Struggles and Constituent Process

The ques­tion is how to devel­op, today in Chile, an anti-cap­i­tal­ist left, not dog­mat­ic or sec­tar­i­an or elec­tion­eer­ing or oppor­tunis­tic, able to debate a polit­i­cal pro­gram of clear rup­ture, but also help­ing in the short term to devel­op the uni­tary action, on the social and polit­i­cal front, which is use­ful for strength­en­ing pop­u­lar move­ments.

Logic or History? The Political Stakes of Marxist-Feminist Theory

Logic or History? The Political Stakes of Marxist-Feminist Theory

Spec­i­fy­ing the rela­tion­ship between the log­i­cal and his­tor­i­cal dimen­sions of cap­i­tal­ism is one of the most con­tro­ver­sial prob­lems in Marx­ist the­o­ry, and one about which I am very uncer­tain. Can we claim that gen­der oppres­sion is a nec­es­sary fea­ture of cap­i­tal­ism and, if so, at what lev­el of abstrac­tion can we make that claim?

Feedback

Feedback

It once was com­mon prac­tice for rad­i­cal jour­nals to solic­it feed­back from their read­ers. It anchored the­o­ret­i­cal devel­op­ments and point­ed to new areas of inquiry. As View­point expands its work, we hope our read­ers can help us revive the prac­tice here.

Precarity Rising

Precarity Rising

If pre­car­i­ty is in fact ris­ing and the con­di­tions of the work­ing class have rad­i­cal­ly changed, then we sim­ply can­not re-apply the same inher­it­ed polit­i­cal strate­gies, but have to find new ones.

Spain: From Networks to Parties … and Back

Spain: From Networks to Parties … and Back

Where­as the tra­di­tion­al, tele­o­log­i­cal nar­ra­tive would see “matu­ri­ty” as putting all eggs in the one party’s bas­ket, then, Span­ish move­ments hedged their bets, cre­at­ing an ecol­o­gy of alter­na­tives that, by bal­anc­ing each oth­er, increase the pos­si­bil­i­ty of social con­trol.