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OK. Video - Indonesia Media Arts Festival

International media arts festival, OK. Video, is back. This is the seventh festival organized biannually since it was first held in 2003. ORDE BARU OK. Video - Indonesia Media Arts Festival 2015 is held on 15 - 28 June 2015 and supported by the Galeri Nasional Indonesia which also becomes the festival's main venue.

 

http://okvideofestival.org/web/en/

The Laura Flanders Show: They Can't Represent Us!

The Laura Flanders Show: Marina Sitrin y Dario Azzellini (con subtítulos en castellano)

For over 100 years May Day has been celebrated by workers, socialists, anarchists, autonomists, and a myriad of other radicals.

Revolutionary May Day in Berlin: It Began with a Riot

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Social movements and the fight against authority

The lecture will take place in the social centre Aftonomo Steki in Exarcheia

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With, Against and Beyond Left Governments?

The election of SYRIZA in Greece and rising popularity of Podemos and similar local parties in Spain has again opened the question for autonomous movements as to how change can be made in society. This panel will argue that change is made from below, but at the same time bring into question if change from above can make more space for those from below. The focus will be on concrete experiences of popular base movements, where the panelists have had direct experience, including in Spain, Greece, Argentina, Uruguay and Venezuela.

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Is Post-Chavez Venezuela Still Leftist?

In the aftermath of the death of Hugo Chávez, the key question for the left is whether his successors have been true to his legacy, or whether the “revolutionary process” has now stalled or, even worse, been thrown into reverse. The pressing problems that now beset Venezuela have convinced some Chavistas that President Nicolás Maduro is lacking in Chávez’s political acumen. These problems include chronic shortages of consumer goods and an annual inflation rate of over 60 percent.

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Book launch: An Alternative Labour History. Worker Control and Workplace Democracy

Presentation of "An Alternative Labour History: Worker Control and Workplace Democracy" (Zed Books) edited by Dario Azzellini. The global financial crisis has led to radical forms of protest and new workers’ takeovers have sprung up all over the globe. In the US, Republic Windows and Doors started production under worker control in January 2013. Later that year workers in Greece took over and managed a hotel, a hospital, a newspaper, a TV channel and a factory. The dominant revolutionary left has viewed workers' control as part of a system necessary during a transition to socialism.

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Commune or nothing: Dual power and popular self-organization in Venezuela and Latin America

With Marina Sitrin and Dario Azzellini

Ed.: this post is part of a series dealing with Austria’s history of fascism. Further entries can be found here.

Persecution and Exile of Austrian Sociological Authors During Fascism

Hundreds of Austrian sociological authors were persecuted and exiled during fascism between 1933 and 1945, most of them Jews, but also a large number of non-Jewish liberals, democrats, socialists and communists. The repression began during “Austro-fascism” between 1933/34 and the “Anschluss” to Nazi Germany in March 1938 – which was welcomed by most of the Austrian population. As soon as Austria joined the “Third Reich” German forces and Austrian volunteers unleashed a wave of terror imprisoning more than 70,000 people in a few days.

A Preview of the Future. Workers’ Control in the Context of a Global Systemic Crisis

A Preview of the Future. Workers’ Control in the Context of a Global Systemic Crisis

Originating in a bold exhibition at the Secession in Vienna, this book examines moments in social and cultural life where there are glimpses of utopia, where other possibilities of being are imagined and even partially realised. The book moves through Latin American carnivals, forgotten histories, queer utopias, science fiction, workers' ™ control of factories and much more.

Contemporary Crisis and Workers Control: Chapter 2

This chapter was taken from “An Alternative Labour History” | Edited by Dario Azzellini and published by Zed Books

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Dario Azzellini, Venezuela and the Latin American Context: Revolutionary Populism?

One of the accusations often raised against former Venezuelan President Chávez (and also against other Latin American leaders) is that of populism. In occidental media discourse the term is used without further explanation and implies automatically a negative judgment. Nevertheless, Latin American populism has historically been different from traditional European populism.

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Oliver Ressler & Dario Azzellini - Comuna Under Construction

'Comuna Under Construction' is an ethnography of self-organisation, a film which as part of a series of collaborations the artist Oliver Ressler carried out with Azzellini, takes a look at the everyday experiences of ordinary Venezuelan people. Since the initiation of a rhizomatic system of self-organizing - citizens come together to discuss local issues through a network of committees and subcommittees which empower people to initiate local development projects.

Worker Control and Workplace Democracy

An Alternative Labour History

An Alternative Labour History

An Alternative Labour History
Worker Control and Workplace Democracy

Zed Books, March 2015

Venezuela’s social transformation and growing class struggle.

Venezuela’s social transformation and growing class struggle.

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ISOLA UTOPIA: RiMAFLOW AND ISOLA PEPE VERDE, CONCRETE UTOPIAS - A project by Isola Art Center

ISOLA UTOPIA: RiMAFLOW AND ISOLA PEPE VERDE, CONCRETE UTOPIAS
a project by Isola Art Center

in the context of
PRACTICES AS AN INTERSECTION IN A FRAGILE ENVIRONMENT
curated by Claudio Zecchi

Program:

10.30-17.00- Isola Utopia Video (a video review in loop, a web doc, books, prints etc) (click below to see the details)

17.00 From "Fight-Specific Isola" to "Isola Utopia"
Meeting with open debate
The concept of "Fight-Specific", Introduction by Antonio Brizioli.
Interventions by Andris Brinkmanis, Giusy Chechola, Elvira Vannini and others,

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European seminar: Socialization and Commons in Europe, How to build an Alternative Project?

An event sponsored by Urban Democracy Lab at NYU/Gallatin

Marina Sitrin, They Can't Represent Us! "Occupy" in Global Context

A Conversation

Sponsored by the Urban Democracy Lab, North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA), Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), and the Center for Artistic Activism

An event sponsored by Urban Democracy Lab at NYU/Gallatin

Dario Azzellini, They Can't Represent Us! "Occupy" in Global Context

A Conversation
 
Sponsored by the Urban Democracy Lab, North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA), Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), and the Center for Artistic Activism
 

Laura Flanders Show

They Can’t Represent Us!

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They Can’t Represent Us: Horizontalism & Direct Democracy Workshop with Marina Sitrin in Burlington, VT

As part of our ongoing efforts to engage with and learn from struggles in the Global South, TowardFreedom.com and the Peace & Justice Center will host Marina Sitrin for a workshop on direct democracy and horizontalism. She is a facilitator and co-author, with Dario Azzellini, of the recently published They Can't Represent Us: Reinventing Democracy from Greece to Occupy.

Occupy, Resist, Produce - RiMaflow

Occupy, Resist, Produce - RiMaflow

A Film by Dario Azzellini and Oliver Ressler

RiMaflow, Milan, Italy

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They Can't Represent Us!: Reinventing Democracy from Greece to Occupy

Discussion with authors Marina Sitrin and Dario Azzellini

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They Can't Represent Us!: Reinventing Democracy from Greece to Occupy

Book launch with authors Marina Sitrin and Dario Azzellini

They Can’t Represent Us! describes how the new global movements are putting forward a radical conception of democracy, often using the voices of the movement participants themselves. Mass movements in disparate places such as Greece, Spain, Argentina, and the United States ultimately share an agenda—to raise the question of what democracy should mean. These horizontalist movements, including Occupy, exercise and claim participatory democracy as the ground of revolutionary social change today.

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"They Can't Represent Us: Reinventing Democracy from Greece to Occupy"

Marina Sitrin's & Dario Azzellini's Conference Tour "They Can't Represent Us!: Reinventing Democracy from Greece to Occupy" (Verso)

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"They Can't Represent Us: Reinventing Democracy from Greece to Occupy"

Join authors Marina Sitrin and Dario Azzellini as they discuss how mass protest movements in disparate places such as Greece, Argentina, and the United States ultimately share an agenda—to raise the question of what democracy should mean. These horizontalist movements, including Occupy, exercise and claim participatory democracy as the ground of revolutionary social change today.