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HISTORY OF ‘AUTO-REDUCTION’ with Pagliacci Rossi
January 20, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm GMT
The current cost-of-living crisis has incentivised a number of strikes in workplaces and sectors all across the country. However, the sphere of production isn’t the only place where a revitalisation of struggle is emerging. Struggles in the sphere of circulation, from energy bill refusal to mass shoplifting, have re-emerged as proletarian responses to our ongoing crises. From Marius Jacob’s ‘night workers’ to the ‘proletarian shopping’ of 1970s Italy, from the Poll Tax federations to student rent strikes, there is a historical precedent for this activity that must be explored and analysed if we wish to push these contemporary struggles further. Join workerist study group Pagliacci Rossi, and guests, as we dip into the history of ‘auto-reduction’, and discuss what role struggles in the sphere of circulation have to play in our current conjuncture. Throughout the evening, we will be assisted by a number of intriguing artefacts from the MayDay Rooms archives.
This event is open to all.