Demokratie

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.

A könyv előszava „They Can’t Represent Us! Reinventing Democracy from Greece to Occupy“

David Harvey: Ők nem képviselhetnek bennünket

David Harvey 2014-es Ők nem képviselhetnek bennünket c. cikkében amellett érvel, hogy a kapitalizmus nyerteseit rá kell kényszeríteni, hogy megfizessék a környezetre és a társadalomra mért károkat. Világszintű mozgalom-viziójának fontos pillére a tüntetés mint eszköz a civilek kezében.

Eredetileg megjelent előszóként Marina Sitrin és Dario Azzellini: They Can’t Represent Us! Reinventing Democracy from Greece to Occupy. (Ők nem képviselhetnek bennünket! A demokrácia újra-feltalálása Görögországtól az ‘Occupy’ mozgalomig.) London–New York: Verso, 2014.

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.

A Preview of the Future

Workers’ Control in the Context of a Global Systemic Crisis

One of the ‘concrete utopias’, as Ernst Bloch called them, realistic possible concepts for a better world, that can already be found in the here and now, are ‘recuperated companies’. Focusing on the examples of the worker-controlled factories RiMaflow in the industrial periphery of Milan and Officine Zero in Rome this text allows a glimpse of how society could be organised differently.

Elezioni presidenziali in Venezuela, 20 maggio 2018

I primi risultati preliminari annunciati dal Consiglio Nazionale Elettorale del Venezuela danno il presidente Nicolás Maduro come vincitore delle elezioni presidenziali con il 68% dei voti con una partecipazione elettorale tra il 46 e il 48%. Maduro ha ricevuto 5.823.728 voti. Il principale candidato dell’opposizione Henri Falcón ha raggiunto il 21%, 1.820.552 voti, l’oppositore evangelico Javier Bertucci 925.042 voti e il candidato della sinistra trotzkista di opposizione Reinaldo Quijada ha ricevuto 34.614 voti.

Elecciones presidenciales en Venezuela, 20 de mayo 2018

"Quien descalifica el resultado electoral, quien no lo entiende, no entiende a Venezuela“

Los primeros resultados preliminares anunciados por el Consejo Nacional Electoral (CNE) en Venezuela dan al presidente Nicolás Maduro como ganador de las elecciones presidenciales con un 68% de los votos y con una participación electoral entre el 46 y 48%. Maduro recibió 5.823.728 votos. El principal candidato opositor Henri Falcón juntó un 21%, 1.820.552 votos; el opositor evangélico Javier Bertucci 925.042 votos y el candidato de la izquierda opositora trotskista Reinaldo Quijada, recibió 34.614 votos.

Bilbao resucita a Karl Marx

Entrevista El Salto: “La democracia tiene que estar adaptada a los diferentes lugares”

Bilbao se tiñó de rojo la semana pasada, y esta vez la culpable no fue ninguna afición visitante, sino la vuelta de uno de los clásicos. Los días 1, 2 y 3 de marzo la capital vizcaína acogió el Congreso Internacional Karl Marx, celebrado por el bicentenario de su nacimiento y organizado por el grupo de investigación Parte Hartuz y el Departamento de Ciencia Política y de la Administración de la UPV-EHU, con el apoyo de la Universidad y la colaboración de Betiko Fundazioa y diversos agentes políticos, sociales y sindicales.

Talk at the Asia-Europe People’s Forum and transform! conference "Our Common Social Future," Barcelona, June 8-10, 2018 - 10 juni 2018

Commons and Conflict

Today, everyone is speaking about commons and ‘commoning’, everyone wants to build commons. The World Bank has a group which is supposedly ‘protecting and improving the global commons’ and it reaches out to the private sector to ‘advance common goods’. You can find texts on commons on the website of the European Union, banks organize seminars on the commons. Transnational companies tell us they are building the commons, big magazines declare that Uber is commoning cars, and that the “sharing economy” is a form of commoning.

Is democracy working?

The term democracy is generally used as a synonym for liberal democracy, which is far from being the only possible form of democracy; indeed, it is even questionable whether liberal democracy was ever intended to be truly democratic. For centuries, liberals and democrats have been fierce opponents. Liberals only accepted democracy when it was limited to the political sphere, excluding it from the economic and social sphere. Liberal democracy became the new form of governance of the emerging production model (industrial capitalism).

Constituent and Constituted Power: Reading Social Transformation in Latin America

Popular Sovereignty and Constituent Power in Latin America.

Democracy from Below.