Category Archives: Texts

Chinese books on Italian operaismo and feminism out

The translation of texts on Italian operaismo and feminism from the 1960s and 1970s is finished, and three book volumes were just published. Continue reading

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Repeated division

Since November 2016, FAW-VW, Volkswagen’s joint venture in Changchun, China, has never been clear of labor disputes around the issues of temporary labor. Continue reading

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Chronology: Operaismo in Italy

During the 1950s and the 1960s, Italy’s big manufacturing industry went through a cycle of modernization. Its products became highly competitive on the international market, exports doubled, and domestic demand increased considerably. Continue reading

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“The workers may have the last word, not those who are on the outside”

Interview with Ferruccio Gambino by Ralf Ruckus (Padua, Italy, April 2018), conducted for the Chinese edition of texts on ‘Operaismo and its critique.’ Continue reading

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“It is my story”

Interview with Alfonso Natella by Ralf Ruckus (Italy, April 2018), conducted for the Chinese edition of ‘Vogliamo tutto’ (or ‘We want everything’) and texts on ‘Operaismo and its critique.’ Continue reading

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Preface of the German edition of “Inside China’s Automobile Factories”

This preface was written by the editor of the German version of Zhang Lu’s book Inside China’s Automobile Factories. Continue reading

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The Foxconn Con

Insurgent Notes published two articles on the announced Foxconn investment in the USA. Continue reading

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Unrest in China’s Car Factories

We created a new page to collect material on auto workers’ protests in China. Continue reading

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Has the Workers’ Protest at FAW-VW Ended?

At the close of 2017, the yearlong temporary agency workers’ protest for equal pay at FAW-VW’s Changchun plant seemed to have ended. On December 21, FAW-VW suddenly offered all the temporary agency workers five-year contracts, inserting the condition that workers had to confirm all remuneration issues during their employment period through the temporary agency had been cleared up. Continue reading

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“The Germans don’t care. So it’s on us to fight!”

Short article describing the struggle of temporary workers at the FAW-VW joint venture in China who demand equal pay and get criminalized while elsewhere VW workers’ struggles erupt. Continue reading

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