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Without cooperative self-employment no future is possible

From spain, comes a manifesto in defence of creating networks of autonomous, ecological, feminist, self-managed work and consumption as the only viable political alternative to the State and Capital.  A manifesto speaks for itself; it is an affirmation of presence … Continue reading

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The economics and politics of the rojava revolution

From a distance, and in the absence of a knowledge of the local languages, news about the “rojava revolution” in nothern syria remains fragmentary and often contradictory.  While supportive of the movement, questions and doubts remain which we are unable … Continue reading

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Occupy, Resist, Produce: The rebellious factory okupations-cooperatives of europe

What is it to speak of alternative economies to capitalism?  Wherein lies the alterity of initiatives that seek to produce beyond profit, to produce for the satisfaction of human needs?  What is an anti/post capitalist production?

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Anti-capitalist economies in post-15M spain: Mondragón, Cooperatives and Okupations

… I am bound to suppose that the realisation of Socialism will tend to make men happy.  What is it then that makes people happy?  Free and full life and the consciousness of life. William Morris In spain, there are … Continue reading

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Integral Revolution: Enric Duran

It is difficult to imagine a radical change away from capitalism exclusively through protest.  Even if the taking of the State by an anti-capitalist movement (peacefully or violently) is conceded as a possibility, it is not at all clear how … Continue reading

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Revolution from below: Cooperativa Integral Catalana

  In continuity with an earlier post about an initiative that originated in Catalonia calling for the creation of an international network/space for the ideological and practical elaboration of autonomies beyond capitalism (integrarevolució), a return to one of the groups, … Continue reading

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