interviews

On the United States and social movements: interview with Noam Chomsky

This recent interview with Noam Chomsky in Boston is part of a more general inquiry into social issues and activist movements in the United States, that we conducted over the past few months on the East Coast, from Baltimore and Philadelphia to New-York and Boston. The rest will be published soon.

Negri on football and class struggle

In June of 2006, Antonio Negri spoke with Renaud Dely and Rico Rizzitelli, two journalists from Liberation, about football, fordism and class struggle. Translated from Spanish by Guio Jacinto.

The Curzon Cinemas struggle: A snapshot

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An unfinished essay-interview with workplace activists at the Curzon Cinemas covering their living wage fight, their union recognition agreement, and changes to their terms and working conditions.

1970 oral history interview with Katherine Hyndman

A 1970 interview conducted by Staughton Lynd of Katherine Hyndman, a one-time unemployed organizer and Communist Party USA member who was jailed and threatened with deportation for her antiwar stance during the 1950s.

1971 oral history interview with Irving Abrams

An oral history interview with Jewish anarchist and Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) member, Irving Abrams, conducted in 1971.

1972 oral history with Sam Dolgoff

An oral history interview with long-time anarcho-syndicalist and Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) member, Sam Dolgoff, conducted in 1972.

The search for a useable past: an interview with Paul Buhle on Radical America

An interview of Paul Buhle, the founder of the radical journal, Radical America.

An Interview with Miguel Amorós – Cazarabet-El Sueño Igualitario

In this 2015 interview, Miguel Amorós discusses his book about Buenaventura Durruti, Durruti in the Labyrinth (2006), the controversies and enigmas surrounding the untimely and mysterious death of this charismatic figure of anarchism, and the impact of his death on the anarchosyndicalist movement in Spain during the civil war, which Amorós says was not dependent on the actions of any single individual, but that his demise demoralized the rank and file of the anarchist movement and reinforced the trend towards bureaucratization in the CNT-FAI by providing those institutions with a martyr for propaganda purposes to rally the masses behind the war and government collaboration.

Gender war and social stability in Xi’s China: Interview with a friend of the Women’s Day Five (1st half)

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Many friends and associates of the five feminists detained on March 7 are still in hiding, but one was willing to meet for an interview on March 16. The fact of their detainment has been widely reported in the international media, but so far little analysis has been offered, so this interview focuses on questions such as: what is unique about this case? Why were these individuals targeted? Why, in the Xi regime’s crackdown on civil society in general, does it seem especially afraid of feminism?

Interview about 2011 'Wisconsin uprising'

A 2011 interview with Juan Conatz about the protests in Wisconsin.