Dossiers’ Table of Contents

The Return of Communism

The Return of Communism

View­point is proud to co-spon­sor the Rome Con­fer­ence on Com­mu­nism, tak­ing place in the eter­nal city from Jan­u­ary 18-22, 2017. The con­fer­ence entails a series of round­table dis­cus­sions with major fig­ures in the his­tory, prac­tice, and the­ory of com­mu­nism, as well as work­shops bring­ing together younger activists and mil­i­tants.

The Young Mario Tronti

The Young Mario Tronti

The rela­tion­ship between Anto­nio Gram­sci and operaismo, if occa­sion­ally men­tioned, is rarely expli­cated. And if trans­la­tions of Tronti’s 1960s writ­ings have appeared in frag­ments, his prior for­ma­tion has remained almost entirely obscured. These texts provide the reader with not only some of the ideas per­co­lat­ing in the mind of the young Tronti, but also a win­dow into the pre­his­tory of work­erism: the tumul­tuous debates within the Ital­ian left of the 1950s over the mean­ings of Marx­ism.

Strategy After Ferguson

Strategy After Ferguson

The eleven groups fea­tured in our move­ment inquiry con­sti­tute part of what may be an emerg­ing rad­i­cal pole in the strug­gle for black lib­er­a­tion. Even in their ana­lyt­i­cal diver­gence and orga­ni­za­tional het­ero­gene­ity, they yield the out­li­nes of a rev­o­lu­tion­ary unity, opposed to sep­a­ratism, whose ambi­tions exceed that of the mis­lead­er­ship both new and old. 

Black Liberation on Campus, 2015?

Black Liberation on Campus, 2015?

As this inquiry demon­strates, cam­pus activism has taken myr­iad forms – from peren­nial die-ins and walk­outs to a cam­paign for a Level 1 Trauma Cen­ter. Still, what many share is a rejec­tion of the mythos of “Black pro­gress.” What they embrace, in turn, is that the endur­ing con­di­tion of Blacks in the United States is one of strug­gle, neces­si­tat­ing agi­ta­tion for the re-imag­i­na­tion of equity in an equally endur­ing white-suprema­cist order.

You Can't Evict a Movement: Strategies for Housing Justice in the United States

You Can’t Evict a Movement: Strategies for Housing Justice in the United States

As neolib­eral gen­tri­fi­ca­tion accel­er­ates to out­ra­geous lev­els, we focus on three epi­cen­ters of hous­ing strug­gles to share emerg­ing and long-term strate­gies of resis­tance. In doing so, we intend to amplify a national con­ver­sa­tion about how to com­bat the dis­place­ment, inequal­ity, and vio­lence that con­sti­tute gen­tri­fi­ca­tion.