• A Butterfly Reads History

    A Butterfly Reads History

    While Adorno claimed that to write poetry after Auschwitz was barbaric, hip-hop claims that it is necessary to write poetry after the barbarism of slavery. Its history, and its historical consequences, must be recorded.

Bastille Day Revisited

Bastille Day Revisited

On July 14, 1789, the people of Paris stormed the Bastille fortress, initiating a political sequence that abolished feudalism, overturned the monarchy, and established popular sovereignty.

Greetings to Our Militant Vietnamese Brothers

Greetings to Our Militant Vietnamese Brothers

On this Fourth of July 1964 when White America celebrates its Declaration of Independence from foreign domination one hundred and eighty-eight years ago, we of the Revolutionary Action Movement (RAM) congratulate the Vietnamese Front of National Liberation for their inspiring victories against U.S. imperialism in South Vietnam and thereby declare Our Independence from the policies of the U.S. government abroad and at home.

Chile: After 2011, Social Struggles and Constituent Process

Chile: After 2011, Social Struggles and Constituent Process

The question is how to develop, today in Chile, an anti-capitalist left, not dogmatic or sectarian or electioneering or opportunistic, able to debate a political program of clear rupture, but also helping in the short term to develop the unitary action, on the social and political front, which is useful for strengthening popular movements.

Logic or History? The Political Stakes of Marxist-Feminist Theory

Logic or History? The Political Stakes of Marxist-Feminist Theory

Specifying the relationship between the logical and historical dimensions of capitalism is one of the most controversial problems in Marxist theory, and one about which I am very uncertain. Can we claim that gender oppression is a necessary feature of capitalism and, if so, at what level of abstraction can we make that claim?

Feedback

Feedback

It once was common practice for radical journals to solicit feedback from their readers. It anchored theoretical developments and pointed to new areas of inquiry. As Viewpoint expands its work, we hope our readers can help us revive the practice here.

Precarity Rising

Precarity Rising

If precarity is in fact rising and the conditions of the working class have radically changed, then we simply cannot re-apply the same inherited political strategies, but have to find new ones.

Spain: From Networks to Parties … and Back

Spain: From Networks to Parties … and Back

Whereas the traditional, teleological narrative would see “maturity” as putting all eggs in the one party’s basket, then, Spanish movements hedged their bets, creating an ecology of alternatives that, by balancing each other, increase the possibility of social control.