“The content of the revolution that is born in each historical period, including that of the current period of restructuring which, by its very nature, can never be consummately restructured, is prefigured in the day- to-day proletarian struggles.
This is because struggles are a constitutive the historical production of the revolution element of capitalist relations; they are the conflict between the poles of the contradiction that continually transforms the contradiction itself (exploitation). Revolution can only be produced from this contradiction, that is, revolution as the radical transformation of capital or its abolition: the overcoming of exploitation. The present day relation of exploitation produces the struggles of a fragmented proletariat, whose reproduction is increasingly precarious. These are the struggles of a proletariat adequate to restructured capitalism.
The day-to-day revindicative struggles in the current historical period are considerably different from struggles in previous historical periods. Proletarian demands do not constitute a revolutionary programme anymore, as was the case until the beginning of the restructuring, during ‘the period of ‘68’. This is not due to a ‘subjective weakness’ or ‘lack of consciousness’ on the part of the working class.”