Juan Conatz

Interview about 2011 'Wisconsin uprising'

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

Images from the 'Wisconsin uprising'

To mark the 4th Anniversary of the protests that emerged in Wisconsin in response to an austerity bill pushed by the Governor to break public sector unions, I've uploaded most of my pictures from my time there in Spring of 2011.

When interventions die: wobbling towards 'old beardism'

A response to some of the articles written by 'Wobbling Towards Communism', an informal group of left communists in the IWW.

Preventable mistakes - Juan Conatz

An account by Juan Conatz of a failed attempt to respond to a firing at work.

“I never met a man I admired more”: Vincent St. John (1876-1929)

A short biography written by Juan Conatz of Vincent St. John, who was a hugely important and influential member in the IWW's early years.

Contractualism should be avoided

A reply to an article that appeared in the Industrial Worker newspaper, titled 'The contract as a tactic'.

Zines and underground comics of the 1980s and 1990s

A blogpost about various 'zines, underground comics and alternative publications I was exposed to during the late 1980s and 1990s.

Occupy City Council!: Minneapolis and sewer socialism

A mostly finished writing on Ty Moore, Socialist Alternative, Occupy and SEIU in Minneapolis. For the 'sewer socialism' reference in the title, see this Great Moments in Leftism strip.

Ghosts of Leninist past: a review of The Roots of American Communism

A review and some comments from Juan Conatz on Theodore Draper’s history of the various factions that would become the Communist Party USA.