When the call is made to free Harlem, New York, to free 12th Street here in Detroit and all the other 12th streets around the country, send for me.
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.
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?
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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.
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.