Zerowork

Introduction to Zerowork I

Introduction to the first issue of Zerowork in 1975, putting it into historical context.

The working class struggle against the crisis: self-reduction of prices in Italy - Bruno Ramirez

Bruno Ramirez's analysis of the Italian working class' response to the economic crisis of the 1970s, with particular focus on "the refusal to comply with price increases of essential services", also known as 'self-reduction'.

Darkness at midnight: Review of Midnight Oil - Work, Energy, War, 1973-1992 by Midnight Notes

Kuwaiti oil fields burn

A review of an anthology of articles by the US autonomist Marxist-influenced Midnight Notes collective and the earlier Zerowork group.

TPTG's conversation with George Caffentzis

Interview with George Caffentzis on Zerowork, Midnight Notes, autonomist Marxism and American social movements, amongst other things.

Food, famine and the international crisis - Harry Cleaver

This article by Harry Cleaver describes the technological development and introduction of high-yield grains into South-East Asia as a method of controlling class struggle.

Money in the world crisis: the new basis of capitalist power - Christian Marazzi

Christian Marazzi writes on the crisis for Zerowork journal in October 1976.

Wildcats in the Appalachian coal fields - William Cleaver

William Cleaver on the often unofficial strikes of miners in the mid to late 20th century.

Notes on the international crisis - Mario Montano

Mario Montano on the crisis in the 1970s for Zerowork.

Throwing away the ladder: the universities in the crisis - George Caffentzis

George Caffentzis' article on the development of class struggle in American universities since 1960.