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February 5, 2017, Insurgent Notes Meeting Summary

February 5, 2017, Conference Audio Recordings

Review: Joshua Kurlantzick, A Great Place to Have a War: America in Laos and the Birth of a Military CIA (New York, 2016)

Review: Christophe Guilluy, Le crepuscule de la France d’en haut (2016)

On the Current Situation in the United States

Sunday, February 5, 2017: Open Meeting Agenda

Letter From Mexico

Open Call—Public Meeting

Letter From Paris

Letter From Italy

Review: David Bandurski, Dragons in Diamond Village: Tales of Resistance in Urbanizing China (2016)

Letter From Barcelona

Abolitionism: A Study Guide

Letter From Strasbourg

The Heavy Lifting of Class Struggle

We’re Tempted to Say We Told You So, But We Won’t

Some Facts and Figures, and a Bit of Commentary to Go With It

Dispatch From West Virginia

Anyone But

In This Issue

Notes on a Future Politics—Part I

Review: Ashwin Desai, Reading Revolution: Shakespeare on Robben Island

Editorial: President Trump?

Strike Wave and Worker Victories in Cambodia

21st Century Trade Union Conspiracy Trial

Another Response to May ‘68 Revisited

Checking Out

Response to May ’68 Revisited

May ’68 Revisited

Convict and Immigrant Detainee Struggles Converge in Strike Wave

On Lenin and the Right to National Self-Determination

In Service to Scarcity: The Pursuit of Value as the Production of Poverty

In This Issue

Editorial: US Party Elites Hemorrhage at the Edges

Review: Beth Macy, Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local—and Helped Save an American Town (2014)

C.L.R. James’s “Critical Support” of Fidel Castro’s Cuba

The Chinese Working Class in the Global Capitalist Crisis (Chinese)

Help Needed to Produce Rosa Luxemburg’s Complete Works

Review: Kate Evans, Red Rosa: A Graphic Biography of Rosa Luxemburg (2015)

The New Far-Right Government in Poland

Struggles in Logistics in Italy

Gangs, Truces, and Recent US Riots: “Bellum pauperum contra pauperes”?

The Chinese Working Class in the Global Capitalist Crisis

Syriza and Sanders: “Just Say ‘No’” to Neo-liberalism

Review: Steve Fraser, The Age of Acquiescence: The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power (2015)

Note on Will Barnes

Ferguson and After: Where Is This Movement Going?

Atlanta: Notes on the Politics of Respectability

Some Reflections on the Recent New York City Struggles

Oakland After Ferguson

Philadelphia: The PPD’s Strategic Response to the Movement Against Police Violence

Report From Chicago

Observations from Pittsburgh

Los Angeles: Hands Up, Fight Back

From an IN Correspondent Overseas

Brooklyn Report

No More Missouri Compromises

Review: Nick Turse, Kill Anything That Moves. The Real American War in Vietnam (2013)

Review: Chris Rhomberg, The Broken Table: The Detroit Newspaper Strike and the State of American Labor (2012)

IKEA Warehouse Workers’ Struggle Is Everybody’s Struggle: Support It!

In This Issue

The Agrarian Question in the Russian Revolution: From Material Community to Productivism, and Back

Review: Christian Høgsbjerg, C.L.R. James in Imperial Britain (2014)

Review: David Williams, Bitterly Divided: the South’s Inner Civil War (2008)

Review: Akinyele O. Umoja, We Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement (2013)

Letter From Thailand II

Notes on Alabama: Searching for the Ghost of “Big Jim” Folsom

What’s up with Bosnia?

Letter From Mexico: The Privatization of PEMEX

Review: J. Arch Getty, Practicing Stalinism: Bolsheviks, Boyars and the Persistence of Tradition (Yale, 2013)

Letter From Southeast Asia

Review: Wild Socialism: All Power to the Councils!

Letter From Thailand

Yugoslav Self-Management: Capitalism Under the Red Banner

Letter From Mexico

Review: Philip Mirowski, Never Let A Serious Crisis Go To Waste: How Neoliberalism Survived the Financial Meltdown (Verso, 2013)

The Struggle at Peugeot in France

The Singularity and Socialism

Brazil: Balance Sheet and Prognosis

Madagascar: At the Bottom of the Capitalist Abyss

Review: Susan Buck-Morss, Thinking Past Terror: Islamism and Critical Theory on the Left (Verso, 2003)

The Spanish Revolution, Past and Future: Grandeur and Poverty of Anarchism;How the Working Class Takes Over (or Doesn’t), Then and Now

The “Not so Bright” Protégés and the Comrades that “Never Quarreled”: C.L.R. James’s Disputes on Labor’s Self-Emancipation and the Political Economy of Colonial Freedom

In This Issue

Postmodernism, the Academic Left, and the Crisis of Capitalism

C.L.R. James’s Conflicted Intellectual Legacies on Mao Tse Tung’s China

Trotsky Reconsidered: Claude Lefort’s Perspective

The New Worker Organizing

In This Issue

In This Issue

Sowing the Wind, Reaping the Tempest

Letter from Baltimore

Globalization of Capital, Globalization of Struggle

The 1% of the 99% and an Anti-Capitalist Alternative

Letter from Paris

More on Madison

Theses for Discussion

Report From Spain: On the May 15th Movement

The Murder of the Mon Valley

On Tunisia

Of Forest and Trees Part Two

In This Issue

Taksim Is Not Tahrir- Yet

Anti-Imperialism and the Iranian Revolution


Of Forests and Trees

How the French pension system works

Rethinking Educational Failure and Reimagining an Educational Future

Bleeding Wisconsin

From Cairo to Madison, The Old Mole Comes Up For An Early Spring

Anti-Capitalism or Anti-Imperialism?


A Report on Recent Struggles in Greece