An edition of the Novara radio show discussing the history and analysis of the Italian workerist movement, Autonomia and its continued relevance and resonance within anti-austerity movements today with Federico Campagna of Through Europe.
This week, Workerism, Autonomia and Lessons from the Italian Left; What can 2011 learn from Italy in the 1970s - with Federico Campagna from Zed Books.
Novara - a weekly show on Resonance FM discussing political theory, practice and aesthetics. Discussions and interventions will be with workers, theorists, students and activists. Hosted by Aaron Peters.
I really like this show and
I really like this show and wish there was something similar in the U.S., although I imagine it would be hard because we're so spread out.
this was great
this was great
This is a great introduction
This is a great introduction to the movements and theories of 1968-77. The discussion of the refusal of work as driving capitalist innovation reminded me of this:
To elaborate on that, it
To elaborate on that, it would suggest the current crisis has its roots in capital's success in smashing working class power, employing spatial fixes (e.g. moving big factories from the west to low-wage dictatorships) rather than technical fixes (labour-saving innovations). Without a strong antagonistic subject forcing it to innovate, capital grinds to a halt.
Paradoxically, that would suggest an upsurge in class antagonism (infsofar as it falls short of communisation) might be just what capitalism needs to jump start accumulation. It does seem plausible, e.g. the repression of finance and some redistribution of wealth would be a likely response to a powerful class movement, and these might at the same time re-establish conditions for accumulation (e.g. boosting effective demand and limiting destructive bubbles).
A provocative hypothesis at least.
Any chance of making this
Any chance of making this available for download on SoundCloud again?
Joseph Kay wrote: To
However, once again its important not to overstate the slow down in labour productivity growth.
Here's a graph of the US, UK and Germany's labour productivity growth from 1950-2010, with 1980 being used as the base year. (i.e. 1980 every country is equal to 100, so you are looking at change relative to 1980).
Or to look at the same stats in a different way, here are bar charts showing increase in labour productivity for the same countries.
Posting graphs on libcom could easily become my new hobby.
By-the-by, I actually think your idea has quite a lot too it. I do literally mean - "its important not to overstate" the problems with increasing labour productivity.
Gah the labels didn't come
Gah the labels didn't come out on those graphs.
Its the same throughout.
Black/Grey - US
Blue - UK
Red - Germany
If peeps are only just being
If peeps are only just being introduced to '77, Antonio Negri: The Revolt that never ends (2004) and La Classe Operaia va in Paradiso (1971) are both great watches!
Anatta wrote: Any chance of
JDownloader will get you the file
Looking at it in a positive light, if this is correct, it means we will remain in crisis until a strong class movement emerges, with all the radicalisation of various elements that this entails.
If anything, i think it is greater evidence of the inadequacy of orthodox/'revolutionary' (ie. bolshevik) marxist 'do class struggle however we can' (including through parliament) and confirms the prefigurative aspect of struggle, and how it is not the reforms in themselves, but how they are won, that will positively reinforce future industrial tactics making more direct conflict with capital and lead to a resultant growth in conscious communist struggle.
Even if communisation doesn't occur, the success of direct methods of struggle at winning results will still be internalised into the collective memory of the class. I think the evidence for this lies in the (much neglected) fact italy saw several waves of base committees including in 1986, which lies outside the period of struggle usually associated with them.
A reactionary quote (about Hull 1978) from someone my university loves and i hate, relevant to this:
That is an amazing quote!
That is an amazing quote!