Bolivia: Burdens of a State Manager 17:44 Apr 13 0 comments
Brazil: The Débâcle of the PT 18:31 Mar 30 0 comments
Syriza's Only Choice: A Radical Step Forward 15:13 Mar 11 0 comments
Hard Talk: Syriza's First Weeks in Power in Greece 20:41 Feb 18 0 comments
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Murray Bookchin has passed away
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Murray Bookchin, an early proponent of what he described as social ecology, died at home early Sunday at the age of 85.
He was surrounded by family when he died of heart failure at home, said his daughter, Debbie Bookchin.
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Listen, Trotskyist! 06:37 Tue 31 Oct 2 comments
An anarchist leaflet given out at a conference of the International Socialist Organization in NYC which challenged its Trotskyist views.
On Dogmatism Apr 07 0 comments
Dogmatism is a manifestation of theoretical and/or ideological deficiencies, such as idealism (metaphysics), sectarianism, elitism or followership. It’s a significant obstacle to working class emancipation, which we must identify and comprehend in order to combat it. There are several variants and expressions, including:
An anarchist critique of horizontalism Feb 24 3 comments
Horizontalism is an emerging term used to describe the key common characteristics of the waves of rebellion of the last decade. Occupy in 2011 was the peak to date but the term Horizontalism itself appears to originate the rebellion in Argentina after the 2001 banking crisis there. Marina Sitrin in her book on that rebellion says the term (in Spanish obviously) was used to describe the neighborhood, workplace & unemployed assemblies that emerged to form "social movements seeking self-management, autonomy and direct democracy." Image by Author:Meeting in Gezi Park, June 2013
The Nostalgic Left Feb 15 0 comments
The nostalgic left is a bit of shorthand I’ve started using for those on the left who have reacted to the disintegration of the old left by wishing for idealised simpler times. And perhaps more strangely blaming the collapse on what they see as threatening new developments, like intersectionality. They hold such newfangled nonsense responsible for the current failure of the left to get an echo from the general population.
Have you daydreamed about being a member of an intergenerational social justice organization like the Order of Phoenix? Do you want Dumbledore to be your mentor?
Is It a State? Apr 30 8 comments
Marxists argue that anarchists really do advocate a state, or something indistinguishable from one, but do not admit it. But what anarchists advocate is the overturning of the existing state and the creation of a new, nonstate, association of councils, assemblies, and a popular mililtia. There is no such thing as a "workers' state."more >>
Murray Bookchin Aug 11 0 comments
La creación de una tendencia que el llamó "comunalismo", criticada por muchos fundamentalistas "superrevolucionarios", que ni siquiera se toman la molestia de estudiarla a la luz de las experiencias actuales, constituye un camino de construcción altamente valorable y necesario, en los tiempos en que los movimientos sociales se encuentran con tan baja autoestima y grado de fuerza.
Zapatistas announce details of organisation of Intercontinental encounter Nov 29 EZLN 3 comments
The Sixth Declaration of the Selva Lacandona proposed a new Intercontinental encounter to follow up those held in the 1990's in Chiapas and the Spanish state. This communique announces details of a consultation to take place until June 30th on holding it that proposes that “Intergalactic Committees” be formed on the five continents.