When/Where: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 6:00 PM at The Commons Brooklyn (388 Atlantic Ave., 2nd floor)
For our sixth gathering, we will be focusing on direct action and labor. We will be viewing At the River I Stand (1993) about the 1968 sanitation workers’ strike in Memphis.
- Georges Sorel, “The Political General Strike,” in Reflections on Violence (pp. 168-204) (1906/1916)
- William Ernst Trautmann, “Direct Action and Sabotage,” in Direct Action and Sabotage: Three Classic IWW Pamphlets from the 1910s, edited by Salvatore Salerno (pp. 19-56) (1912/1997)
Additional Suggested Readings (if you have the time):
- Robert Lumley, “The Workers’ Movement,” in States of Emergency: Cultures of Revolt in Italy from 1968 to 1978 (1990)
- Marie Trigona, “Zanon: Worker Managed Production, Community and Dignity,” Toward Freedom (2006)