In his introduction in Aut Aut, Dario Lanzardo says that these 'could be' entitled 'Theses On The Party' but the authors never referred to them that way.
"Panzieri-Tronti Theses" (1962)
1. Deviation between the logic of _Capital_ and analysis of the factory
Enchantment of method and a blockage of research. The terrain of study and of experimentation (hypothesis): no formula can resolve the problem.
1.1. Verification is given by/in struggle
- struggle as anticipation
- hypothesis as provocation (knowledge).
Socialist uses of workers’ inquiry*
The best way to shed light on the question of the ‘political aims of inquiry’ is to go back to a debate in Marxism.
The search for a new strategy for the class struggle in advanced capitalism is the order of the day. The urgency to arrive at a general perspective on this terrain prevails in the movement with the power of great historic necessities.
The contemporary forms of workers' struggles in the heartlands of advanced capitalism unmistakably reveal, in the rich content of their own spontaneity, the slogan of the struggle against wage labor as the only possible means of striking real blows against capital. The party must be the organization of what already exists within the class, but which the class alone cannot succeed in organizing.
Short story depicting armed struggle in Italy in the 1970s by Nanni Balestrini, author of _The Unseen_
LET A THOUSAND HANDS REACH OUT TO PICK UP THE GUN
by Nanni Balestrini
'As many enemies as there are slaves’: Spartacus and the politics of servile rebellion in the late republic
Spain's largest union Comisiones Obreras (CCOO) could call a general strike to protest against planned austerity measures, its head said last week, while Italy's main leftwing union federation yesterday (May 26th) threatened to call a one-day general strike next month in protest of its government's austerity package.
CCOO head Ignacio Fernandez Toxo said he would "probably" invoke a general strike over the Socialist government's "right-wing economic policy, financial speculation and the markets."
While waiting to hear someone justify what looks at first sight at least like an attempt to sell the Spartacus story as a form of pornography, it's worth drawing attention to why communists from Marx onwards and no doubt before have held the name Spartacus in such high esteem. This is an article published in World Revolution and the ICC's website. It came out not long after the success of Russel Crowe's Gladiator.
Spartacus revolt: inspiration for the proletariat
The workers of La Scala, Italy's most famous opera house, demonstrated yesterday during the meeting of the theatre's Board of Directors to protest against the last decree on lyric theatre.
Milan, 3rd May 2009 - The workers of La Scala demonstrated their disagreement with the decree on lyric theatres that is due to become law shortly. The decree is meant to introduce new regulations on workers' pensions and turnover and substantially cut the public funds dedicated to theatre and live shows in Italy.