Occupy, Resist, Produce - Scop Ti

Occupy, Resist, Produce - Scop Ti

Scop Ti is located in the small town Gémenos near Marseille, in Southern France. The plant belonged to Lipton (Unilever) and produced herbal and fruit teas and the 120-year-old local French black tea brand Thé de l’Éléphant. In September 2010 Unilever decided to relocate production and machines to Poland, closed the plant and left 182 workers without their jobs. The workers immediately occupied their workplace, supported by the union CGT. Initially all 182 workers participated in the occupation; after three years 76 were still active.

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54th ITH Conference: "Workplace Democracy Revisited: Labour and Practices of Participation, Workers' Control and Self-Management in Global Perspective"

Thursday, 6 September 2018, 17:45-19:30

Keynote Lecture: Dario Azzellini (Department of Development Sociology, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA): Liberating Labour? The Multiple Facets of Workplace Democracy in Space and Time

54th ITH Conference: „Workplace Democracy Revisited: Labour and Practices of Participation, Workers’ Control and Self-Management in Global Perspective“

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Dario Azzellini in: Council Democracy. Towards a Democratic Socialist Politics

"The Legacy of Workers’ Councils in Contemporary Social Movements"

„The return to public assemblies and direct democratic methods in the wave of the global "squares movements" since 2011 has rejuvenated interest in forms of council organisation and action. The European council movements, which developed in the immediate post-First World War era, were the most impressive of a number of attempts to develop workers’ councils throughout the twentieth century. However, in spite of the recent challenges to liberal democracy, the question of council democracy has so far been neglected within democratic theory.

Labour as a Commons: The Example of Worker-Recuperated Companies

This article argues that labour can be understood as a commons, located in the discussion of how commons can advance the transformation of social relations and society. To manage labour as a commons entails a shift away from the perception of labour power as the object of capital’s value practices, towards a notion of labour power as a collectively and sustainably managed resource for the benefit of society.

Dario Azzellini at the Asia Europe People's Forum

The case for commons and social commons

What are commons? Who can develop commons? Is commoning based on harmony?

Book Review

Living on the Margins: Undocumented Migrants in a Global City by Alice Bloch and Sonia McKay

"The book offers interesting insight into the everyday life of undocumented migrants without portraying them as helpless victims. Ample quotations from the interviews underline their agency and the complex and contradictory conditions they experience in the ethnic enclaves they are forced to rely on. Bloch and McKay shed light on the circumstances, motivations, and conditions of ethnic enclave employers, who, in most of the literature on undocumented migration, are not a subject of research.

Dario Azzellini ile röportaj

İŞÇİ KONSEYLERİNDEN GÜNÜMÜZ KÜBA KOOPERATİÇİLİĞİNE: Konuş Kolektif Hafıza

“Beşik dipsiz uçurumun üzerinde sallanıyor ve sağduyu bize varlığın iki karanlık ebediyet içinde anlık bir ışık kırılmasından ibaret olduğunu söylüyor” diyor Nabokov. Ama bir de kolektif hafıza var. Paul Fraisse’den aktaralım: “Hiçbir zaman yalnız değiliz... En şahsi hatıralarımız bile içinde yaşadığımız topluluğa sıkı sıkıya bağlı”. İşte şimdi o kolektif hafızaya kulak veriyoruz. Dario Azzellini’ye bağlanıp 1956 Macaristan ayaklanmasından başlayıp güncel Küba kooperatifçilik hareketine uzanan işçi kolektiflerini dinliyoruz.

Yunanistan'dan Occupy'a Demokrasinin Yeniden İnşası

Bizi Temsil Edemezler!

Bizi Temsil Edemezler!

David Harvey'in önsözünü yazdığı bu çalışma, Yunanistan, Türkiye, Arjantin ve ABD gibi farklı lokasyonlarda, kitlesel protesto hareketleri nihayetinde demokrasinin ne anlama gelmesi gerektiği sorusunu gündeme getiriyor. Occupy da dâhil olmak üzere bu yatay hareketler, devrimci sosyal değişimin temeli olarak katılımcı demokrasiyi uygulama rolünü üstlenmekte ve bunu talep etmekte.

Radio Corax: interview mit Dario Azzellini

Wer die Wahl und Maduro disqualifiziert, versteht Venezuela nicht

Ende Mai wurde in Venezuela Nicolas Maduro erneut zum Präsidenten gewählt. Die internationalen Reaktionen auf das Ergebnis waren unterschiedlich. Während einige Länder, unter anderem Kuba gratulierten, hat der US-Außenminister Mike Pompeo die Wahl als Schwindel bezeichnet und Sanktionen angekündigt. In Europa und von der Lima-Gruppe wurden Stimmen laut, dass die Wahl undemokratisch abgelaufen sei. Eine andere Sicht auf die Wahl und die Situation in Venezuela hat der linke Sozialwissenschaftler Dario Azzellini.

Dario Azzellini'yle Latin Amerika'da solun ufku:

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