Interview with J.J. Lebel 1975

Mattick, Paul
Year Published:  1975
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX10517

Transcript of an interview with J.J. Lebel.


"As every strike, demonstration, occupation or other kinds of anticapitalist activity which ignores the official labor organisations and escapes their controls, takes on the character of independent working class action, which determines its own organisation and procedures, may be regarded as a council movement; so, on a larger scale, the spontaneous organisation of revolutionary upheavals, such as occurred in Russia in 1905 and 1917, in Germany in 1918, and later against the state-capitalist authorities, in Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Poland, avail themselves of workers' councils as the only form of working class actions possible under conditions in which all established institutions and organisations have become defenders of the status quo."

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