interviews

Interview about 2011 'Wisconsin uprising'

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

Sharing the pains, indignities and anger: the New Left's strategy of "industrialization"

An interview with a former member of the Revolutionary Socialist League, which put a priority on encouraging members to get factory jobs in the 1970s.

Lefebvre on the Situationists: an interview

An at times playful conversation with Henri Lefebvre conducted by Kristin Ross. Lefebvre, then in his eighties, discussed his memories of Guy Debord and the Situationist International as well as his attempts to provoke mischievous students around Nanterre University in 1968, where the May uprisings began. Originally published in October 79 (1997).

"The next battle will be much more violent": Interview with Philip Rizk

Interview with Philip Rizk, a filmaker and writer living in Cairo, on the 2011 revolt in Egypt, its limitations, its aftermath and prospects for the future.

Anarchism and feminism: voices from the seventies

Interview extracts with women activists in 1970's UK discussing anarchism, feminism and the relationship between the personal and the political. Carried out by Judy Greenway and Lynn Alderson in 1977.

Syriza and social movements: between big risks and some opportunities. An interview with AK Athens

An interview by infoaut with Spyros Tz, a comrade of AlfaKappa Athens, about the social and political context in Greece that will be affected by the electoral victory of SYRIZA.

Some reflections from the Red and Black Coordination meeting in Madrid

Some short interviews with participants of a Red and Black Coordination meeting in Spain during 2014.

“The harsh reality of capitalism”: Low wages, zero-hours contracts, and self-organisation in London’s Everyman Cinemas

London's cinema workers march through central London

An interview-essay detailing the experiences of cinema worker Eve Ryman and her involvement in a self-organised wage/contract dispute and subsequent union drive.

“Every action was done collectively”: An interview with newly unionised TEFL workers

Faced with an attack on their working conditions, TEFL workers in Dublin formed a union, threatened to strike, and beat back a pay cut!

Sold on promises: China's intra-working class exploitation

An interview recorded from memory. This blog is about the upsurges that occur, the cracks that appear in China’s system. But sometimes the picture we give out of a China in revolt is rosy in a way that misses the very deep scarring in this society—the kind of fracturing of trust within the working class, between friends and family, in the relationships that underlie organization.