An interview with Antonio Negri by Niccolò Cuppini, as part of the Planetary Commune project. However much we may hesitate before Negri’s Marxism – his almost exclusive attention to Marxist theorisations of the Paris Commune, his use of the singular concept of the “working class” to capture the agencies of the event, and his ascription of a “communal ontology” to contemporary capitalism -, the interview that we share below remains valuable. And we share his Spinozist metaphor of the Paris Commune as the substance from which all of the lines of the “Left” flow.Continue reading The Paris Commune: Toni Negri
An interview with Franco “Bifo” Berardi on the Paris Commune of 1871 and its present resonances.Continue reading The Paris Commune: Franco “Bifo” Berardi
This edition is based on a translation of the first version of this text in French, signed “Des Communeux” and dated March 18th, 2011.
This translation was originally published in May 2013 on the Dialectical Delinquents’ blog.
Class War quickly corrected this translation and made the lay-out for publication as a booklet for the 150th anniversary of the “Paris Commune”.
March 18th, 2021.Continue reading The Paris Commune: Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Paris in 1870-1871
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the first modern social revolution in the glorious history of oppressed people’s struggle, the Paris Commune of 1871. For 72 days, the proletarians of the city of Paris re-organised the social relationships in terms of direct democracy, towards the direction of economic equality, mutual aid and political freedom.Continue reading The victories of the future will flourish from the struggles of the past! Long live the Paris Commune!
Voltairine de Cleyre (1866-1912) on the Paris Commune.Continue reading Voltairine de Cleyre: The Paris Commune
There are a few sure things about reading history books. Firstly, and most obviously, you generally know how it ends (badly, in the case of the Paris Commune).Continue reading #Anarchism, #Marxism and the lessons of the Commune