Autonomist Marxism

What is the “social strike”?


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 Thomas

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.

An interview with Beverly Silver

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.

Forum on "autonomist Marxism"

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.

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