5th International Gathering of “The Workers’ Economy”

So far, four International Gathering have taken place, including the participation of people from 30 countries from the Americas, Europe, Africa and Oceania: Buenos Aires (2007 and 2009), Mexico City (2011) and João Pessoa, Brazil (2013). In this last meeting it was collectively decided that the next International Gathering of “The Workers’ Economy” will be held July 2015 in Venezuela (Punta Cardón, State of Falcón, Paraguaná Peninsula).

The Vth International Gathering of the Workers’ Economy in Venezuela will be organized into “ideas production panels” based on, but certainly not limited to, the following areas:

  • Global crisis and Latin American capitalism: analysis and responses from the workers’ economy.
  • Debates on self-management, co-management, workers' control, cooperatives, social production enterprises, and other ways of building the economy by workers.
  • Issues in and problems for constructing a political economy of labor: management, production and integration of production, technology, the legal situation, etc.
  • Poder popular (popular power), comunas (communes), social property, and territory.
  • The role of the working class in the transformation of the state.
  • Challenges of unionism and other forms of organizing workers within global neoliberal capitalism.
  • Precarious, informal, and servile/indentured work: social exclusion or reworking of forms of labor in global capitalism?
  • Building an education system for workers’ participatory, protagonistic, and democratic self-management.



Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 9:00am to Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 5:00pm