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BAR Book Forum: Dario Azzellini’s “Communes and Workers' Control in Venezuela”

Millions of Venezuelans are building socialism from below, and most of them are Black, brown and female.

“The mainstream media, and even many people considering themselves leftists, cannot understand why the Maduro government is still in power.”

In this series, we ask acclaimed authors to answer five questions about their book. This week’s featured author is Dario Azzellini . Azzellini is a visiting fellow at the Latin American Studies Program, Cornell University. His book is Communes and Workers' Control in Venezuela: Building 21st Century Socialism from Below.

Dario Azzellini in: Reclaim Democracy. Die Demokratie Stärken und Weiterentwickeln

Selbstverwaltung und Arbeiter*innenkontrolle: Wenn die Demokratie nicht am Werkstor aufhört

"Ein grundlegendes Merkmal der liberalen Demokratie ist, dass demokratische Entscheidungsfindung aus den meisten Bereichen des Lebens aus- geschlossen bleibt. Liberalismus und Demokratie galten über Jahrhunderte hinweg als unvereinbare Gegensätze. Erst die Beschränkung der Demokratie auf die politische Sphäre machte sie für Liberale akzeptabel und führte zur Entstehung der liberalen Demokratie. Damit ist ein für die meisten Menschen zentraler und prägender Bereich des Lebens, die Arbeit, von der demokratischen Entscheidungsfindung ausgeschlossen.

Activistas y estudiosos responden a una pregunta que se hace la izquierda en todo el mundo

¿Cómo se manifiesta la lucha de clases en el siglo XXI?

Dario azzellini, Profesor del Departamento de Sociología del Desarrollo, Universidad de Cornell (Ithaca). Su publicación más recientes es Luchas obreras en el siglo XXI (Brill / Haymarket, 2018)

One Question in On State of Nature Blog

What does class struggle mean today?

What does class struggle mean today?

Class struggle, that is, the struggle between labour and capital, is not at all a concept that belongs to the past. In a world of growing inequality, it is a reality more pertinent than ever. A recent study has revealed that since 2008 the wealth of the richest 1% has been growing at an average of 6% a year, while the wealth of the remaining 99% of the world’s population has been growing by only 3%. By 2030, the world’s richest 1% will control nearly two-thirds of the world’s wealth.

Occupy, Resist, Produce - Scop Ti

Occupy, Resist, Produce - Scop Ti

Scop Ti is located in Gémenos, a small town near Marseille, in southern France. The plant was previously owned by Lipton, a subsidiary of Unilever. It used to produce herbal and fruit tea, as well as the 120-year-old local black tea brand Thé de l’Éléphant. In September 2010, Unilever decided to relocate production and the machines to Poland, closing the plant and putting 182 people out of their jobs. The workers, supported by the CGT union, immediately occupied their workplace. Initially, all 182 workers participated in the occupation; after three years, 76 remained active.

Entrevista con Dario Azzellini

Comunas y control obrero en Venezuela

“Las comunas deben ser el espacio sobre el cual vamos a parir el socialismo”, son palabras pronunciadas por Hugo Chávez en uno de sus famosos programas de radio “Aló presidente”. Hemos entrevistado a Dario Azzellini* para hablar de las comunas venezolanas y de las nuevas formas de participación, así como de sus éxitos, dificultades y contradicciones. Dario Azzellini ha investigado y documentado estos temas a lo largo de toda la Revolución Bolivariana. Haymarket Books acaba de publicar en edición de bolsillo su libro Communes and Workers’ Control in Venezuela.

Entrevista a Dario Azzellini

Desafiar el capitalisme per mitjà del control obrer, Per què és important el control obrer?

Una característica comuna de cada situació de crisi, des dels aixecaments de principis del segle XX fins a les reestructuracions neoliberals de la fi d'aquest  mateix  segle, és l'aparició del control obrer: els obrers s'organitzen per fer-se càrrec dels seus llocs de treball  per tal de  defensar els seus llocs de treball i les seves comunitats.

Entrevista con Dario Azzellini

Desafiar al capitalismo por medio del control obrero

Una característica común de cada situación de crisis, desde los levantamientos de principios del siglo XX hasta las reestructuraciones neoliberales de finales de ese mismo siglo, es la aparición del control obrero: los obreros se organizan para hacerse cargo de sus lugares de trabajo con el fin de defender sus puestos de trabajo y sus comunidades.

Dario Azzellini em: Movimentos Sociais e Crises contemporâneas, Vol. 3, Editado por Alves de Lima Filho, Paulo; Tahan Novaes; Henrique; Macedo, Rogério

“Toma de empresas y gestión bajo control obrero en Europa como respuesta a la crisis”

„Poderíamos dizer que este volume trata dos processos de transformação social sob o capital, contra ou a favor dele, das suas transições socioeconômicas no sentido da emancipação da classe trabalhadora quanto do capital, neste quadrante histórico de reversões conexas e complexas. A captura desses três ricos processos se dá em grande estilo, possibilitando ao leitor e alunos uma rica e apaixonante leitura de tão vitais processos.

interview with Dario Azzellini

Communes and Workers’ Control in Venezuela

“The communes should be the space in which we are going to give birth to socialism.” – these were the words of Hugo Chávez in one of his famous presidential broadcasts. To discuss the Venezuelan communes and the new forms of participation, as well as its successes, difficulties and contradictions, we have interviewed Dario Azzellini*. He has investigated and documented theses issues throughout the Bolivarian Revolution. His book Communes and Workers’ Control in Venezuela has recently been released in paperback by Haymarket Books.