Autonomist Marxism

What is the “social strike”?

Submitted by Matthew on 8 March, 2017 - 11:02 Author: Daniel Randall

Recent strikes by “gig economy” workers (e.g. Deliveroo) are profoundly significant. They explode the myth, peddled by some on both left and right, that so-called precarious workers can’t organise, and that the proliferation of those types of work is in the process of rendering labour organising historically redundant.

Two critiques: "Empire" and "new imperialism" martin Sat, 01/12/2008 - 09:22

Download this article (pdf). It discusses the issues round “globalisation” by way of two critiques, of Negri-Hardt and of the “new imperialism” theory of John Rees, Alex Callinicos and other writers associated with the British SWP.

Both accounts have a theological taste to them. But where Negri’s and Hardt’s is enthusiastic, mystical theology, Callinicos’s is the theology of the worldly-wise, “moderate” prelate of a modern established church.

Anarchism today: PowerPoint presentation martin Sun, 01/06/2008 - 09:33

Introducing some of the strands in anarchist thinking today: download here (5MB). This is not meant to be "self-sufficient", but rather to help with discussing the ideas.

An interview with Beverly Silver AWL Wed, 09/21/2005 - 22:04

An interview with Beverly Silver about her book Forces Of Labor, which we studied in the Brisbane Workers' Liberty study group of 2005, and which we will be studying at the AWL day schools in London and Sheffield on 1 October 2005.

Beverly J Silver came to Germany in early June 2005 to present her book "Forces of Labor". This is an interview for the German magazine Analyse + Kritik.

Autonomist Marxism: three themes, three critiques martin Sat, 12/27/2003 - 12:52

A critical survey of "autonomist" Marxism, from its origins in Italian "operaismo" in the 1960s through to the writings today of Antonio Negri and Michael Hardt.

Other material on this site:

Review of Negri and Hardt's "Empire"

Autonomism, workerism, and Trotskyism in Italy;

Review of Steve Wright's book on the history of autonomism in the 1960s and 70s.

On other sites:

Forum on "autonomist Marxism" martin Wed, 12/03/2003 - 23:06

Wednesday 17 December, 7.30pm. Marx, Negri and working-class autonomy: a discussion of "autonomist" Marxism and its relevance in the new anti-capitalist movements of today. London AWL forum with Massimo De Angelis and Martin Thomas. Also sponsored by London Social Forum.