From International Socialism 2:92, Autumn 2001.
Copyright © International Socialism.
Copied with thanks from the International Socialism Archive.
Marked up by Einde O’Callaghan for ETOL.
GENOA WAS the greatest battle of the anti-capitalist movement since its beginning in Seattle in 1999. Tom Behan has long studied Italian politics and brings his expertise to bear in a record of the events in July. He goes on to look at the crisis of the Italian political system that has resulted. Russian writer and activist Boris Kagarlitsky argues that the movement now has to look to workers in factory and office if it is to mobilise on a scale that can defeat the might of the state.
ALEX CALLINICOS develops a critique of Toni Negri, the theorist of autonomism and the figure to whom many of the Black Bloc anarchists look for inspiration. He argues that Negri’s theory is an impoverished body of ideas as incapable of providing intellectual guidance to the new movement as the Black Bloc is of providing practical guidance. Jack Fuller’s dissection of the previous phase of autonomist activity was first published in International Socialism in the spring of 1980. We reproduce it here since none of the warnings that it issues about the illusions of autonomism have lost their relevance. Irish socialist Goretti Horgan concludes our discussion on the anti-capitalist movement by examining the fate of women in the global economy.
ECONOMIC RECESSION has now taken hold of the US economy. Rumy Hasan looks back at the 1997 South East Asian crisis and examines its subsequent course and impact on the world system.
PATRICE LUMUMBA was the left wing leader of the Congo in the early 1960s. His fate at the hands of the CIA is the subject of a new book reviewed by Charlie Kimber, while Megan Trudell looks at a new account of the American Revolution which tells the story through the words and actions of grassroots activists.
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