Labor and capital are at loggerheads in France. As the open-ended strike launched on December 5th against a neoliberal overhaul of the pension system continues to expand, the Macron regime has dug in its heels to defend the advantages this so-called reform would have for the wealthy (even though it has recently been forced to present what it considers to be a “compromise” to the union leadership). In order to fully understand the nature and importance of this battle, it needs to be situated in relation to the recent history of the Yellow Vests movement as well as the global context of contemporary class warfare.Continue reading Understanding France’s General Strike in the Context of the Yellow Vests and Global Class Warfare
Introducing the Campus Power Project
Campus struggles in the US have surged recently: at Johns Hopkins, at Yale, at Evergreen State, at the University of Pennsylvania, and well beyond.
Continue reading Radical Education Department: Campus Organizers Push for More Faculty and Fewer Police [Part 1 of the Campus Power Project] – JK
An overview of the zines of the Radical Education Department (RED).Continue reading Radical Education Department: Breaking Ground
Continue reading The Failure of the French Intelligentsia? Intellectuals and Uprisings in the Case of the #YellowVests
This article was written within the framework of the RED collective and benefitted from our collaborative research and writing process. A special thanks to Rahman Bouzari for his assistance with references.
A piece by the Radical Education Department (RED).Continue reading For an Anti-Sectarian Revolutionary Left: 10 Hypotheses
The Radical Education Department (RED) weighs in on the ongoing debate around syndicalism and organizing strategies, arguing that modern variations of syndicalism still offer powerful weapons for autonomous anti-capitalist struggles and movements.Continue reading Build the Revolution: Anarcho-Syndicalism in the 21st Century
The Radical Education Department presents 10 lessons from the Yellow Vest movement which has exploded out of France in the last month.Continue reading Ten Lessons from the #YellowVests
As ICE’s brutality continues to shatter lives, we continue to document the struggle to abolish the institution. We’ve compiled more stories of radical struggle against ICE, the border patrol, and the police; documenting the different tactics, successes, and philosophies from around the country.
Building on their idea of ‘insurrectionary councilism,’ the Radical Education Department lays out an analysis about how to build and gain ground out of social struggles, rather than having it dissipate.
RED (Radical Education Department) was founded approximately one year ago, and it has developed in myriad unforeseeable and exciting ways, while also confronting obstacles and limitations along the way. By providing an overview of what I consider to be our successes, as well as an outline of goals for the coming year, it is my hope that I can contribute to the autonomous process of collective education that is crucially important to the revolutionary Left. Just as we have learned and continue to learn from so many of the radical groups at work around the world, I hope that others can take inspiration from our model, and also help us reach our goals for RED Year II!