La Venezuela del pueblo. Control obrero, cooperativas y comunas.

Los análisis sobre Venezuela se suelen concentrar en las políticas de gobierno y –hasta el 2013 – en la igura de Chávez. Hasta la mayoría de los autores que apoyan el proceso bolivariano han prestado poca atención a la construcción popular desde abajo. En este artículo se analizan la dinámica del movimiento para el control obrero, las cooperativas y su conexión con las Comunas como forma avanzada de autogobierno local.

An outline

ALBA – an alternative regional alliance?

Various regional integration initiatives have emerged as a counterpoint to the advance of globalisation. The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) is of interest from the perspective of the European left, because cooperation and integration take a very different shape in ALBA from other regional alliances. The three basic principles of ALBA are complementarity, solidarity and cooperation.  That in itself is a marked difference from the European Union (EU) with its four fundamental freedoms (the free movement of people, goods, services and capital).

Italien. Geschichte. Perspektive.

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Genua

Italien, eine starke Linke mit gesellschaftlicher Verankerung, breite Bündnisse, eine beeindruckende Massenmobilisierung, ein brutales Vorgehen der Sicherheitskräfte, Schusswaffengebrauch, der Exekution eines Demonstranten, eine Regierung, die an Zynismus kaum zu überbieten ist, fragwürdige Anschläge und dann wieder Hunderttausende auf den Straßen, gegen den Krieg und gegen die rechte Regierung. Die Ereignisse rund um den G8 in Genua im Sommer 2001 und die linke Mobilisierungsfähigkeit nach dem 11. September und gegen den "Antiterror-Krieg" zeugten Entsetzen, Verwunderung, Erstaunen und Bewunderung zugleich.

Dario Azzellini in: Towards just and sustainable economies The social and solidarity economy North and South, Edited by Peter North and Molly Scott Cato

"21st century socialism? Venezuela’s solidarity, social, popular and communal economy"

With capitalism in crisis - rising inequality, unsustainable resource depletion and climate change all demanding a new economic model - the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) has been suggested as an alternative. What can contribute in terms of generating livelihoods that provide a dignified life, meeting of social needs and building of sustainable futures? What can activists in both the global North and South learn from each other?

İşçi Denetimi ve İşyeri Demokrasisi

Emeğin Alternatif Tarihi

Emeğin Alternatif Tarihi

Konsey komünizmi, anarko-sendikalizm, İtalyan operaismo’su ve diğer “heretik” sol akımlar yoluyla Paris Komünü hakkındaki yazılarını izleyen “Emeğin Alternatif Tarihi”, şimdiye kadar görmezden gelinen tarihsel ve çağdaş otonom işçi hareketlerinin uygulama ve amaçlarını açığa çıkarmaktadır. Bu kitap, işçilerin işyerlerinde süreklilik ve öngörülebilirliği sağlayarak katılımcı demokrasinin anlatımı üzerinden kendi topluluklarını stabilize edebileceğini göstermektedir.

Constituent and Constituted Power: Reading Social Transformation in Latin America

Popular Sovereignty and Constituent Power in Latin America.

Democracy from Below.

Globale urbane Proteste, Betriebsbesetzungen zur Produktion unter Arbeiterkontrolle und lokale Selbstverwaltung

„This is a process not a protest“

Die Verbindungen und Gemeinsamkeiten zwischen den verschiedenen Protestbewegungen
seit Beginn der aktuellen Krise 2008 von Tunesien und Island
über die weltweiten Platzbesetzungen bis zu den aktuellen französischen
Protesten wurden von zahlreichen Autor_innen herausgestellt (Arenas 2014,
Castañeda 2012, Castells 2012, Cossar-Gilbert 2016, Mason 2013, Roos/
Oikonomakis 2014, Sitrin/Azzellini 2014). Die Bewegungen entstehen in
einer Krise der Repräsentation und teilen die Kritik – ob in autoritären
Regimen oder repräsentativen Demokratien – an der Repräsentation. Sie

Building 21st Century Socialism from Below

Communes and Workers' Control in Venezuela

Communes and Workers' Control in Venezuela

In Communes and Workers' Control in Venezuela: Building 21st Century Socialism from Below, Dario Azzellini offers an account of the Bolivarian Revolution from below. While authors on Venezuela commonly concentrate on former president Hugo Chávez and government politics, this book shows how workers, peasants and the poor in urban communities engage in building 21st century socialism through popular movements, communal councils, communes and fighting for workers' control.

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.

Workers’ Control and Workers’ Councils

Class Struggle in the Bolivarian Process

Workers’ initiatives and government measures in Venezuela to increase workers’ participation in the management of their companies sharply contrast with institutional actions that intend to inhibit and reduce such participation. Despite this, the movement for workers’ control in Venezuela has grown in recent years and achieved some important victories in conflicts in state companies.