Socialismo

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.

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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.

L'adéu de Chávez i el futur del procés bolivarià. Traducción de "Venezuela With and Beyond Chavez"

Veneçuela amb Chávez i més enllà

“Chávez va ser un dels nostres”, diuen els pobres dels barris de Caracas, la gent de tota Amèrica Llatina, i els residents del Bronx, juntament amb els aproximadament dos milions de persones pobres als EUA que ara tenen calefacció gratuïta gràcies al govern de Chávez. Sean Penn va dir a Chávez: “Avui el poble dels Estats Units ha perdut un amic que mai va saber que tenia. I les persones pobres de tot el món han perdut a un campió”.  Són dies tristos.

Note from the LeftEast editors: The following interview was originally published in Serbian at Mašina.rs

Workers Control in Venezuela and Beyond: An Interview with Dario Azzelini

Dario Azzelini is a theoretician and political activist splitting time between Berlin and Caracas. He recently stayed in Belgrade to participate in the conference “Let’s bring socialism back into the game“. That gave us an opportunity to talk about different topics he addresses in his work – ranging from the question of Maduro’s election loss, the interrelation of art and politics, to cases of recuperations of workers’ factories throughout Europe.

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.

„Es wird nun sehr stark auf die gesellschaftliche Mobilisierung ankommen“

Nach den Parlamentswahlen in Venezuela

Es wurde eine Riesenklatsche für die linksgerichtete Regierung Venezuelas: Am Sonntag fanden dort Parlamentswahlen statt, und Venezuelas konservative Opposition hat die Wahl gewonnen. Sie stellt künftig die Mehrheit im Parlament.

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Poder constituido y poder constituyente en Venezuela

La construcción de los dos lados [2 Volumenes]

vol. 1

Con la presente obra, el autor estudia el proceso de transformación social en Venezuela entre 1999 y 2009. Se propone un análisis sobre la extensión de la participación popular en el Estado y en la sociedad, ubicando la mirada hacia las tensiones y contradicciones que se generan en este proceso “de dos lados” (poder constituido por un lado y poder constituyente por otro) con base en una detenida revisión del desarrollo y práctica de la “democracia participativa y protagónica” a partir del primer estudio empírico a fondo sobre los Consejos Comunales y sus efectos en las comunidades.

The Communal System as Venezuela’s Transition to Socialism

Communism in the 21st Century

"The purpose of this chapter is to explore practices in the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela linked to the idea of a transition to socialism through the construction of communal production and consumption cycles controlled by workers and communities. The envisioned transition combines local self-administrat on and workers’ control of the means of production. The present work concentrates mainly on the experiences of local self-administration.

Die „bolivarianische“ Metropole zwischen Selbstorganisation und Steuerung. metroZones 12

Caracas, sozialisierende Stadt

Caracas, sozialisierende Stadt

Seit Ende der 1990er Jahre unterliegt  Venezuelas Hauptstadt Caracas einem fundamentalen Transformationsprozess. Im Zuge der „bolivarianischen Revolution“ versuchen lokale und staatliche Organe gemeinsam mit der Bevölkerung eine neue urbane Politik umzusetzen. Einst marginalisierte Bewohner_innen organisieren sich in Stadtteilräten, Nachbarschaftsversammlungen oder Medienkollektiven und entwickeln sich so zum Akteur politischer, sozialer wie auch kultureller Veränderung.

Venezuela With and Beyond Chavez

“Chávez was one of us”, say the poor from the barrios in Caracas, the people throughout Latin America, and Bronx residents together with probably two million poor people in the US, who now have free heating thanks to the Chávez government. Sean Penn said on Chávez: “Today the people of the United States lost a friend it never knew it had. And poor people around the world lost a champion.” These are sad days.