self-management

Private property, scarcity and democracy - humanaesfera

This article was originally written as a response to "libertarians" who see scarcity as a natural, objective and eternal consecration of private property and the market. It also describes a perspective concerning the limitations of democracy in relation to the transformation of the material conditions of existence.

Crise e autogestão - Négation

Texto que analisa a contra-revolução sob a forma de capital variável autogerindo empresas ocupadas. Afirma, contra ela, a perspectiva de negação da empresa na comunidade material, a comunidade humana mundial.

Anarchy #002

Issue of Anarchy from April 1961 with articles about workers' control, the building industry, syndicalism and more.

Propriedade privada, escassez e democracia - humanaesfera

Artigo originalmente escrito como resposta aos "libertários" que veem a escassez como uma consagração natural, objetiva e eterna da propriedade privada e do mercado. Também é mostrada uma perspectiva a respeito dos limites da democracia em relação à transformação das condições de existência materiais.

Lessons of the collectives - Victor Alba

Published by Victor Alba, a former member of the POUM, in 2001, just before his death, this text addresses problems that the author believes will be faced by any resurgence of collectives of the kind formed in Spain during the Civil War, specifically problems of a “psychological” kind, warning that any future attempts to form collectives—in a society that has become an “amorphous mesocratic miasma” that has suppressed working class culture and militant traditions—will be dominated by a desire for more money and possessions rather than concerns about the environment, natural resources, and energy, for instance, which require the acceptance of “austerity”, and quality rather than quantity.

The ‘Solidarity’ group: not so solid - Socialist Party of Great Britain

Cornelius Castoriadis, a.k.a. Paul Cardan

Article critical of the market socialism of Cornelius Castoriadis and some others in the Solidarity group by the SPGB. While not agreeing with everything in the article (for example about the Russian revolution) we would generally agree with this critique.

Da Esquerda Alemã a Socialisme ou Barbarie - La Banquise

Este texto, que é um capítulo de  "le roman de nos origines" (La Banquise No. 2 1983), examina as contribuições e limites da esquerda comunista alemã (comunistas de conselhos) e do grupo Socialisme ou Barbarie.
(Traduzido e publicado pelo Grupo Autonomia no website Biblioteca Virtual Revolucionária em Julho de 2006 a partir da versão original em francês - publicada no website John gray-For Communism)

Direct Democracy is not Utopia (Yavor Tarinski)

One of the most common arguments against direct democracy is that it sounds as a very good idea, but it is impossible to implement.

Steps Towards a New World (Yavor Tarinski)

Nowadays the exit from the so-called economic crisis in Europe has become the main topic of conversation. Various politicians, “experts” and technocrats speak of possible exits from the critical situation in which our societies have been trapped. But in the midst of the heated debates and worsening living standards, on the horizon has emerged one different alternative – one coming from the grassroots.

Market socialism, self-management and the case for workers' co-ops - Darrow Schecter

This is a chapter 'self-management and the case for workers' co-ops' from Radical theories: Paths beyond Marxism and social democracy (1994) by Darrow Schecter. This study is being shared for critical consideration.