Since the ebbing of the Sixties, a particular form of protest captured the imaginations of many progressives and radicals: nonviolent direct action designed to disrupt power and prefigure the world to come.  Longtime organizer L.A. Kauffman reflects on the complexities and challenges of that tradition. She also considers the politics of our time, in which … Continued

In the eyes of the Marxist thinker Rosa Luxemburg, the mass strike lay at the center of revolutionary strategy. What did Antonio Gramsci, another important radical theorist, think of the mass strike, and of revolution? Daniel Egan argues that Luxemburg’s theory of the mass strike is consistent with Gramsci’s emphasis on protracted struggle. Socialism and … Continued