Podcast, 16:48 min

Why the music industry won’t be “Uberized” with Charles Umney and Dario Azzellini

Podcast: Why the music industry won’t be “Uberized” with Charles Umney and Dario Azzellini. Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change, University of Leeds, June 2022, 16:48 min

Dr Charles Umney and Dr Dario Azzellini discuss the limits to the platform economy, and why many occupations are unlikely to be ‘Uberized’, using the live music industry as an example.

Vortrag und Diskussion mit Dario Azzellini

Arbeiter*innen als Boss. Des Glückes eigener Schmied!

Was tun, wenn der Betrieb schließt? Es folgt Arbeitslosigkeit, v.a. für ältere Mitarbeiter*innen kann sie bis zur Rente dauern. Manchmal können die Beschäftigten eine Abfindung erstreiten, doch wie lange reicht diese?

Class Struggle from Above and from Below during the COVID-19 pandemic

Crises under capitalism, as historical analysis proves, tend to entail a transfer of wealth from the poor to the wealthy. Inequalities between poor and wealthy, between people of color and white people, between North and South and between genders are increasing. Most scholars will agree that this is also happening on a global level as a consequence of the handling of the covid-19 pandemic. However, there is a lot of disagreement regarding the evaluation of workers’ resistance.

Vídeo - Webinar

The Commons vs "normality". Global Capitalism, Commodity Chains and Migration after Covid-19

World Social Forum

Webinar hosted by transform! europe


Dario Azzellini en 2020 Crisis Civilizacional

Räte, Arbeiterkontrolle und Selbstverwaltung am Arbeitsplatz

Wir können auch anders

Wir können auch anders

 Die Forderung nach Wirtschaftsdemokratie war eine Initiative der Arbeiter- und Gewerkschaftsbewegung in den 1920er Jahren. In der Bundesrepublik wurde dieser Impuls vor allem in die unterschiedlichen Formen der Mitbestimmung in der verarbeitenden Industrie umgesetzt. Daneben gibt es die Praktiken der Genossenschaften, der Kooperativen und der Selbstverwaltung.

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.

Dario Azzellini at "Our common social future: Commoning and sharing for society, the environment and the economy. A program for a democratic, participatory and transformative social protection". Asia-Europe People's Forum, Barcelona, Catalonia, June 8-10, 2018

The case for commons and social commons

What are commons? Who can develop commons? Is commoning based on harmony?

Stiamo andando verso un altro crollo economico?

Non c'è dubbio che ci stiamo dirigendo verso un altro crollo economico, poiché il capitalismo è sempre diretto verso un altro crollo economico. È nella natura del capitalismo incrementare il capitale in eccesso e poi distruggerlo nuovamente attraverso crolli e guerre, al fine di far ripartire ancora una volta il processo di accumulazione. Dopo ogni crisi, come ci mostrano i dati storici, il ricco diventa più ricco e la concentrazione di capitale cresce. Da crollo a crollo, i cicli diventano più brevi e si accorciano via via che l'accumulazione di capitale in eccesso diventa più veloce.

¿Nos dirigimos hacia otra crisis económica?

Sin duda nos dirigimos a otra crisis económica. El capitalismo siempre se dirige a otra crisis económica. Es la naturaleza del capitalismo para aumentar el capital excedente para luego destruirlo de nuevo a través de una crisis o de la guerra, con el fin de reiniciar el proceso de acumulación, una vez más. Después de cada crisis, como muestran los datos históricos, los ricos se hacen más ricos y la concentración de capital crece.