Item #6885 None Shall Escape: Caribbean Situationist versus Trevor Menroe. Fundi the Caribbean Situationist.
None Shall Escape: Caribbean Situationist versus Trevor Menroe
None Shall Escape: Caribbean Situationist versus Trevor Menroe
Fundi the Caribbean Situationist

None Shall Escape: Caribbean Situationist versus Trevor Menroe

London: Caribbean Situationist, 1973. 12 in. vinyl LP with posters inserts measuring 23 x 18 ¼ in. Record and sleeve in used condition. Posters very good to near fine. Item #6885

The exceedingly rare vinyl record of speeches by revolutionary Jamaican trade unionist and theorist Fundi the Caribbean Situationist, complete with both poster inserts.

Fundi, born George Myers, was one of the most original political theorists of the Caribbean New Left. While working in the 1960s as a refrigeration mechanic at a large meat-packing plant outside Kingston, Fundi organized workers’ councils, wildcat strikes, and worker takeovers of factories. Concurrently, he developed an idiosyncratic political theory of national liberation, revolution, and democracy, drawing from the Trotskyite thought of C.L.R. James, Grace Lee Boggs, and the Johnson-Forest Tendency (later Correspondence); Rastafarianism; Situationism; and Black Nationalism. In this LP, Fundi expounds on his politics, casting them in opposition to the old guard Stalinist left in Jamaica, represented by the trade unionist and scholar Trevor Monroe. His arguments that union and party bureaucracy must be challenged with equal ferocity as capitalists and bosses, and that forming workers’ councils was the best strategy to achieve a revolutionary people’s government from below, remain influential in autonomist, anarchist, and radical Caribbean circles.

Included with the LP are two poster inserts that feature texts by Mustapha Khayati, Guy Debord, and Raoul Vaneigem. Both are strikingly illustrated with graphics identifying several rebellions and militant worker organizing in the Caribbean in the 1960s and early-1970s: riots, wildcat strikes, and popular revolts in banana and sugar cane fields, bauxite mines, clerical offices, and industrial factories in Surinam, Jamaica, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Curacao, Bermuda, Cuba, Belize, the Canal Zone, Bermuda, St. Lucia, Trinidad, and the Dominican Republic.

A remarkable document of heterodox Caribbean radicalism, proletarian intellectualism, the Black radical tradition, and the wide-ranging itineraries and influence of Situationism in the 1960s and ‘70s.

One holding located in OCLC as of June 2023.

Price: $1,500.00