Sozialismus

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.

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.

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.

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.

Interview avec Dario Azzellini

Communes et contrôle ouvrier au Venezuela

“Les communes devraient être l’espace dans lequel nous allons donner naissance au socialisme” – tels étaient les mots de Hugo Chávez dans une de ses fameuses émissions présidentielles. Pour discuter des communes vénézuéliennes et des nouvelles formes de participation, ainsi que de leurs succès, difficultés et contradictions, nous avons interviewé Dario Azzellini *. Il a étudié et documenté ces questions tout au long de la révolution Bolivarienne. Son livre «Communes and Workers’ Control in Venezuela »  a récemment été publié en livre de poche par Haymarket Books.

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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