Trotsky and Gramsci on Revolutionary Strategy
“Whereas other writers often see these two Marxists in conflict, Albamonte and Maiello view them not as adversaries, but as comrades-in-arms who have points of convergence alongside their differences.” Marxist historian Doug Greene discusses the main topics presented in a new book by two national leaders of the Partido de los Trabajadores Socialistas (PTS).
Doug Enaa GreeneSeptember 15, 2016
The Forgotten Workers’ Control Movement of Prague Spring
In his book, Pete Dolack retells the story of the workers' council movement in former Czechoslovakia that sprang up after the Soviet invasion in 1968.
Pete DolackMarch 30, 2016
Voices from the Rhodes Must Fall Campaign
The Rhodes Must Fall movement (#RhodesMustFall), sparked by a protest action at the University of Cape Town on March 9, 2015, spread quickly to other university campuses in South Africa. It has been echoed by a campaign at Oxford University to bring down a statue of the Victorian imperialist Cecil Rhodes, attracting enormous public attention.
RoseMarch 28, 2016
The Ansteel Strike in Guangzhou and Continued Attempts by the Chinese State to Crack Down on Labor
In a year which has seen much labor militancy, a labor strike at a Guangzhou steel factory involving reportedly more than 2,000 workers has captured much attention. The strike lasted seven days, with some partial victories. Workers were demonstrating against pay cuts, lay-offs, and the introduction of a performance-based payment system.
Brian HioeMarch 7, 2016
New Year, Old Struggles: The Strike for a Collective Agreement in the Logistics Sector
Since 2008, the logistics sector in Italy has been the epicenter of a wave of struggles led by a workforce mainly manned by immigrants. These struggles have at times been severely repressed by the employers (with the support of heavy deployment of police), but have also gained significant victories. These victories are not only to be celebrated by the workers in question, rather their meaning goes beyond the logistic sector and speaks to all of us.
Clash City WorkersJanuary 13, 2016
No One Is Free Until We’re All Free
The Downtown Boys’ "Full Communism" was one of the most talked-about punk albums of 2015. NME called it the best debut album of the year. It also happens to be one of the most subversive albums made in any genre in recent years. With songs like “100% Inheritance Tax,” the group isn’t shy about putting radical politics on the table. We spoke with bandmembers Victoria Ruiz and Joey DeFrancesco about organizing hotel workers, file sharing, and dismantling the capitalist system.
Left VoiceJanuary 12, 2016
Milica Ružičić, artist engaged against police violence and with the struggles of the working class
In a general context of rising state repression and bonapartization of political regimes in Europe, we interviewed the Serbian visual artist and anarchist Milica Ružičić. In 2010, she dedicated a serial of paintings to denounce police violence around the world. Currently, she also teaches at the College of Fine and Applied Arts and is a singer in Cruellas, a band based in Belgrade, Serbia.
Révolution PermanenteJanuary 5, 2016