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central america / caribbean / the left / review Monday November 28, 2016 07:31 by Wayne Price   image 2 images
The recent death of Fidel Castro makes it timely to review this account of how Che Guevara and Fidel Castro created the ideology and social structure of "Communist" Cuba. read full story / add a comment
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north america / mexico / the left / opinion / analysis Wednesday September 07, 2016 01:02 by Wayne Price   image 1 image
There are non-anarchist radicals who advocate creating a new, third, party, to replace the Democrats at least. They share many of the values of anarchists. However anarchists regard this as a mistaken strategy. read full story / add a comment
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north america / mexico / the left / review Monday August 01, 2016 05:38 by Wayne Price   text 1 comment (last - wednesday august 03, 2016 06:44)   image 1 image
Review of Frank's "Listen, Liberal." A leading liberal journalist, he exposes the Democratic Party as dominated by a section of the capitalist class, namely the top of the professional-managerial sector. He demonstrates its acceptance of inequality and its rejection of the working class. read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / the left / opinion / analysis Friday April 01, 2016 09:45 by Wayne Price   text 2 comments (last - saturday april 09, 2016 05:23)
There is a new approach on the U.S. Left, which rejects both capitalism and state socialism. In several ways it resembles anarchism. It has been promoted by The Next System Project, and has been critiqued recently by Sam Gindin--who makes some insightful comments, but also demonstrates limitations. read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / the left / opinion / analysis Friday February 26, 2016 20:49 by Wayne Price   text 3 comments (last - friday march 04, 2016 02:39)
In recent decades, there have been efforts to "rehabilitate" the U.S. Communist Party as an historical model for the Left. Anti-authoritarian socialists and anarchists find this troubling. Whle the CP did some good things it also did some very bad things. A brief summary of its history demonstrates that and explains why this is. read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / the left / review Sunday October 25, 2015 04:23 by Wayne Price
Commentary on a recent draft document on the strategy and vision of the Democratic Socialists of America, from the viewpoint of revolutionary libertarian socialism (anarchism). read full story / add a comment
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international / the left / review Saturday May 23, 2015 01:33 by Wayne Price   image 1 image
Istvan Meszaros, a well-known Marxist theorist, has material which can be interesting to anarchists. He has an insightful analysis of the current stage of capitalism and the state. He makes Marx's "withering away of the state" central to his program, and he rejects electoral party politics. But paradoxically, he also supports the late Hugo Chavez's attempted use of the Venezuelan state to move to socialism. How can we understand this and respond to it? read full story / add a comment
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greece / turkey / cyprus / the left / opinion / analysis Saturday February 21, 2015 14:00 by Wayne Price   text 2 comments (last - sunday february 22, 2015 03:28)   image 1 image
Yanis Varoufakis is the Finance Minister of the new Greek government of the left-wing Syriza party. Describing himself as an "erratic Marxist," he has presented an overview of his political and economic opinions. This provides background information on the philosophy and strategy of Syriza's leaders, which can be critiqued from the perspective of anarchism. read full story / add a comment
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international / the left / feature Thursday July 10, 2014 14:28 by Wayne Price   text 4 comments (last - monday january 26, 2015 11:31)   image 1 image
The leader of the International Marxist Tendency has written an attack on anarchism from his Trotskyist perspective. He makes some correct criticisms of some versions of anarchism, in relation to those who reject revolution or political organization. But he attempts to defend the idea of a "workers' state" by limited quotes from Lenin and by mistating the history of the Russian revolution. [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
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internazionale / la sinistra / recensione Tuesday July 01, 2014 12:50 by Wayne Price   image 1 image
Il leader della International Marxist Tendency ha scritto un attacco contro l'anarchismo da una prospettiva trotzkysta. Alcune sue critiche a certe correnti dell'anarchismo risultano corrette, in particolare in relazione a coloro che rifiutano la rivoluzione o l'organizzazione politica. Ma egli poi cerca di difendere l'idea di uno "stato operaio" ricorrendo a limitate citazioni di Lenin e mistificando la storia della rivoluzione russa. [English] read full story / add a comment
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north america / mexico / the left / debate Monday February 24, 2014 03:06 by Wayne Price   text 1 comment (last - thursday march 06, 2014 09:35)   image 1 image
The Platypus Society is having a panel on "Marxism and Anarchism," 3/17, in Chicago. It prepared a list of questions on the topic. These are my responses to the questions, in preparation for the discussion. read full story / add a comment
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international / the left / review Monday December 30, 2013 12:27 by Wayne Price   text 1 comment (last - friday january 10, 2014 05:55)   image 1 image
This is a review of Ronald D. Tabor, The Tyranny of Theory: A Contribution to the Anarchist Critique of Marxism (2013).
Marxism, like anarchism, came out of movements for democracy, socialism, and working class liberation. Its goals were for a free, cooperative, classless, stateless, and nonoppressive society. Yet Marxism ended up establishing totalitarian, mass murdering, state capitalist, regimes. This is the paradox of Marxism. Why did this happen? An attempt to analyze this is made in this new book by Ron Tabor, a former Marxist and now an anarchist. Wayne discusses Ron's ideas. read full story / add a comment
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international / the left / review Monday November 18, 2013 04:26 by Wayne Price   image 1 image
A Review of Peter Hudis (2013), “Marx’s Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism” from the viewpoint of a Marxist-informed revolutionary anarchist.
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international / the left / opinion / analysis Tuesday April 30, 2013 09:42 by Wayne Price   text 8 comments (last - saturday may 25, 2013 23:10)   image 1 image
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." read full story / add a comment
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international / the left / opinion / analysis Wednesday March 21, 2012 03:52 by Wayne Price   text 14 comments (last - saturday april 28, 2012 01:22)   image 1 image
Left Communism overlaps with Anarchism. What can anarchists learn from examining the opinions on various topics held by left communists? read full story / add a comment
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internaţional / the left / opinion/analysis Tuesday January 17, 2012 08:29 by Wayne Price   image 1 image
Revoluţiile folosesc întotdeauna elemente a ceea ce este de altfel privit ca “nonviolenţa”. Luptele revolutionare revoluţionare includ greve şi alte acţiuni de masă, care sunt deseori neinarmate, cel puţin la început. [English] read full story / add a comment
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internazionale / la sinistra / recensione Wednesday November 09, 2011 23:50 by Wayne Price   image 1 image
Ecco la recensione di una collezione di pensieri sparsi sull'anarchismo, sull'antropologia e di studi accademici. David Graeber prende posizione contraria alla necessità di uno scontro rivoluzionario con lo stato e di un suo eventuale rovesciamento. Egli si dichiara, invece, a favore di un approccio gradualista che lascia lo Stato nella sua solitudine. [English] read full story / add a comment
international / la gauche / opinion / analyse Monday November 07, 2011 00:56 by Wayne Price
Un tract anarchiste distribué lors d'une conférence à New-York de la International Socialist Organization (ISO) critiquant ses positions trotskistes. read full story / add a comment
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amérique du nord / mexique / la gauche / opinion / analyse Thursday October 14, 2010 07:58 by Wayne Price   image 1 image
Un compagnon communiste libertaire new-yorkais, Wayne Price, a hier publié cette analyse intéressante sur la conjoncture politique aux États-Unis. Tellement intéressant que nous avons pensé à vous (on vous aime!) et l'avons traduit parce que c'est bien le genre de déclaration politique qu'il nous faut en cette période de crise économique, de restriction budgétaire, de scandales politiques, etc... De quoi alimenter des réflexions pour sortir de la passivité.

Traduction du Blogue du Collectif Emma Goldman - http://ucl-saguenay.blogspot.com/ read full story / add a comment
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north america / mexico / the left / opinion / analysis Tuesday October 12, 2010 08:36 by Wayne Price   text 1 comment (last - thursday october 14, 2010 06:45)   image 1 image
This is the kind of political statement which I think should be made by class struggle anarchists to U.S. working people and oppressed peope. Not necessaritly these exact words but this sort of statement. read full story / add a comment
Employees at the Zarfati Garage in Mishur Adumim vote to strike on July 22, 2014. (Photo courtesy of Ma’an workers union)

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dscn1721.jpg imageLa compañera kurda Melike Yasar visitó Valparaíso, Chile 16:58 Mon 23 Nov by Acción Libertaria 0 comments

En la tarde del 19 de Noviembre se realizó el encuentro organizado por Acción Libertaria-Valparaíso , el Comité Provisorio de Solidaridad con Rojava 2015 y el Comité Chileno-Mapuche de Solidaridad con Kurdistán, con Melike Yasar en la Facultad de Humanidades de la Universidad de Valparaíso.

2434769c7a4250aa1b7bf00b28751c5d.jpg imageΚοινότητες αγώνα σ&#... 16:32 Thu 17 Sep by Αναρχικό/Αντιεξουσιαστικό Στέκι Αντίπνοια 0 comments

Η άνοδος του ΣΥΡΙΖΑ στην εξουσία ήρθε σε μία κρίσιμη για το κεφάλαιο χρονική περίοδο, αφού προηγουμένως, είχαν εφαρμοστεί σκληρά μέτρα από τις προηγούμενες κυβερνήσεις και η κοινωνία είχε φτάσει σε ασφυκτικό τέλμα. Έτσι ο ΣΥΡΙΖΑ ήταν το τελευταίο χαρτί της αστικής τάξης προκειμένου να διαφυλάξει την ακεραιότητα του καπιταλιστικού μοντέλου. Ο ΣΥΡΙΖΑ που μέχρι τότε αυτοπροσδιοριζόταν ως κομμάτι του κινήματος ήταν η βέλτιστη επιλογή προκειμένου να δράσει εκτονωτικά, αρχικά ως έμπορος ελπίδας, στην συνέχεια καπηλευόμενος αγώνες των κινημάτων και τέλος καθοδηγώντας και εκμηδενίζοντας την κοινωνική οργή.
Καλλιέργησε αυταπάτες, οι οποίες όμως σύντομα κατέρρευσαν.

10933810_1098653513483989_8172575092281804228_n.jpg imageCon el mundo patas arriba, Se fue Galeano. 22:34 Mon 20 Apr by Colectivo Contrainformativo SubVersión 0 comments

Hoy el mundo está más que nunca patas arriba, se fue a la eternidad el hombre que hizo de sus letras rebeldía y dignidad, aquel inclaudicable luchador que con su prosa emancipada atravesó el latir insubordinado de aquellas que hacemos de nuestras vidas lucha constante e intransigente contra el capital. Se fue el escritor uruguayo Eduardo Galeano.

exfel.png imageComunicado Renuncia FeL-Chile 12:52 Wed 02 Apr by Ex - militantes del Frente de Estudiantes Libertarios 0 comments

Transcurridos una serie de acontecimientos, acompañados cada uno por sus respectivas reflexiones y aprendizajes, es que los militantes libertarios que suscribimos esta declaración, y ante el quiebre ideológico que atraviesa al conjunto de los libertarios y libertarias tomamos la decisión de separarnos del Frente de Estudiantes Libertarios - Chile asumiendo, con nuestras palabras y acciones , las consecuencias políticas de tal decisión y decididos por tanto a seguir construyendo en el camino revolucionario de nuestro pueblo.

paperdragons1.jpg imageStatement of left and anarchist organizations about "Borotba" organization 14:19 Thu 06 Mar by Left and anarchist organizations 1 comments

We, the collectives and members of Ukrainian leftist and anarchist organizations, announce that “Borotba” union is not a part of our movement. During the whole time of this political project’s existence, its members tended to be committed to the most discredited, conservative and authoritarian “leftist” regimes and ideologies, which do not represent the interests of working classes in any way.

368235_114948_1.jpg imageApuntes ante la actual coyuntura de destitución del Alcalde de Bogotá 20:20 Tue 17 Dec by Grupo Libertario Vía Libre 0 comments

Posicionamiento del Grupo Libertario Vía Libre ante la destitución e inhabilitación del alcalde bogotano Gustavo Petro.

alejandroordonezygustavopetro549x345.jpg image¡Ni con Petro ni con Ordóñez! 07:27 Sun 15 Dec by Grupo Estudiantil Anarquista 2 comments

Sin lugar a dudas uno de los sucesos que más ha dado de que hablar en los últimos días es la destitución de Gustavo Petro como alcalde de la ciudad de Bogotá y su inhabilitación para ejercer cargos públicos durante 15 años según un fallo emitido por la Procuraduría General de la Nación. Según este órgano de vigilancia estatal, la medida obedece a las presuntas irregularidades presentadas en el cambio de esquema para la recolección de basuras implementado mediante un decreto en Diciembre del año 2012. La decisión fue dada a conocer a la opinión pública en boca del procurador Ordóñez a comienzos de esta semana y desde ese momento las distintas reacciones no se han hecho esperar.

1175747_507339036003691_878192099_n__copia.jpg imageA 40 años del Golpe con nuestros caídos en la Memoria y la Lucha! 16:15 Thu 19 Sep by Izquierda Libertaria Temuco 0 comments

Declaración de la Izquierda Libertaria de Temuco

40aosunidosenlalucha.jpg imageComunicado 11 de septiembre 19:53 Wed 11 Sep by Izquierda libertaria de Valdivia 0 comments

A 40 años del golpe militar nos levantaremos una y mil veces

Por vivir en dignidad

Por Socialismo y Libertad

1369091_10201883332271160_862043588_n.jpg imageA 40 años del Golpe, ¡A seguir construyendo camino Revolucionario! 11:08 Wed 11 Sep by Red Libertaria Estudiantil 0 comments

A 40 años del Golpe de Estado en Chile, rechazamos tajantemente la idea de perdón y olvido, pero también reafirmamos nuestra lucha no sólo contra el dolor y la impunidad de los asesinatos, sino también contra el Estado y el Capital, elementos que sostienen la hegemonía de la violencia.
Son 40 años de profundas huellas, de memorias resentidas, algunas olvidadas, otras televisadas; 40 años de resignaciones, de conformismos, de temor y traiciones; sin embargo, a 40 años es tiempo de que marquemos la historia con nuevos hitos, que terminen de una vez por todas con 40, 50 o más de 500 años de profunda colonización, violencia y asesinato contra nuestros pueblos, contra nuestros/as hermanos/as, contra nuestros trabajadores/as, pobladores/as, estudiantes y pueblos originarios…

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imageFidel Castro (1926-2016) Dec 02 by Samuel Farber 0 comments

Dopo una lunga malattia che lo ha costretto a ritirarsi dalla carica nel luglio 2006, Fidel Castro è morto lo scorso 25 novembre. Nel corso della sua vita Castro era sopravvissuto a molti sforzi degli Stati Uniti per rovesciare il suo governo ed anche eliminarlo fisicamente, vedi la sponsorizzazione di invasioni, numerosi tentativi di assassinio e attacchi terroristici. Castro ha tenuto il potere politico supremo a Cuba per più di 47 anni, e anche dopo aver lasciato il suo alto ufficio ha continuato ad essere politicamente impegnato per diversi anni incontrando numerose personalità straniere e scrivendo le sue Reflexiones sulla stampa del Partito Comunista Cubano. [English] [Castellano]

imageFidel Castro (1926-2016) Nov 30 by Samuel Farber 1 comments

After a long illness that forced him to withdraw from office in July 2006, Fidel Castro died on November 25. Castro had previously survived many U.S. efforts to overthrow his government and physically eliminate him including the sponsorship of invasions, numerous assassination attempts and terrorist attacks. He held supreme political power in Cuba for more than 47 years, and even after having left high office he continued to be politically engaged for several years meeting with numerous foreign personalities and writing his Reflexiones in the Cuban Communist Party press. In light of a likely future state capitalist transition and the role that foreign capital and political powers such as the United States, Brazil, Spain, Canada, Russia and China may play in it, the prospects for Cuban national sovereignty—perhaps the one unambiguously positive element of Fidel Castro’s legacy—are highly uncertain. [Italiano] [Castellano]

imageFidel Castro (1926-2016) Nov 30 by Samuel Farber 0 comments

Tras una larga enfermedad que le obligó a renunciar a su cargo en julio de 2006, Fidel Castro murió el 25 de noviembre pasado. Castro había sobrevivido antes a muchos intentos de EEUU de derribar su gobierno y eliminarlo físicamente mediante el patrocinio de invasiones militares, numerosas tentativas de asesinato y ataques terroristas. Ejerció el poder político supremo en Cuba durante más de 47 años, e incluso después de retirarse continuó políticamente activo durante varios años, reuniéndose con numerosas personalidades extranjeras y publicando sus Reflexiones en la prensa del Partido Comunista Cubano. Dada la probable transición futura hacia un capitalismo de Estado y el papel que puedan desempeñar los capitales y poderes políticos extranjeros, como EE UU, Brasil, España, Canadá, Rusia y China, el porvenir de la soberanía nacional cubana –tal vez el único elemento indudablemente positivo del legado de Fidel Castro– parece sumido en la incertidumbre. [Italiano] [English]

imageShould the Left Call for a Third Party? Sep 07 by Wayne Price 0 comments

There are non-anarchist radicals who advocate creating a new, third, party, to replace the Democrats at least. They share many of the values of anarchists. However anarchists regard this as a mistaken strategy.

textLabour- 100 Wasted Years Aug 09 by AWSM 0 comments

This article looks at the centenary of the Labour Party in New Zealand/Aotearoa and the outcome of the party's actions in that time.

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imageΚοινότητες αγώνα σ&#... Sep 17 0 comments

Η άνοδος του ΣΥΡΙΖΑ στην εξουσία ήρθε σε μία κρίσιμη για το κεφάλαιο χρονική περίοδο, αφού προηγουμένως, είχαν εφαρμοστεί σκληρά μέτρα από τις προηγούμενες κυβερνήσεις και η κοινωνία είχε φτάσει σε ασφυκτικό τέλμα. Έτσι ο ΣΥΡΙΖΑ ήταν το τελευταίο χαρτί της αστικής τάξης προκειμένου να διαφυλάξει την ακεραιότητα του καπιταλιστικού μοντέλου. Ο ΣΥΡΙΖΑ που μέχρι τότε αυτοπροσδιοριζόταν ως κομμάτι του κινήματος ήταν η βέλτιστη επιλογή προκειμένου να δράσει εκτονωτικά, αρχικά ως έμπορος ελπίδας, στην συνέχεια καπηλευόμενος αγώνες των κινημάτων και τέλος καθοδηγώντας και εκμηδενίζοντας την κοινωνική οργή.
Καλλιέργησε αυταπάτες, οι οποίες όμως σύντομα κατέρρευσαν.

imageStatement of left and anarchist organizations about "Borotba" organization Mar 06 1 comments

We, the collectives and members of Ukrainian leftist and anarchist organizations, announce that “Borotba” union is not a part of our movement. During the whole time of this political project’s existence, its members tended to be committed to the most discredited, conservative and authoritarian “leftist” regimes and ideologies, which do not represent the interests of working classes in any way.

imageApuntes ante la actual coyuntura de destitución del Alcalde de Bogotá Dec 17 0 comments

Posicionamiento del Grupo Libertario Vía Libre ante la destitución e inhabilitación del alcalde bogotano Gustavo Petro.

image¡Ni con Petro ni con Ordóñez! Dec 15 Grupo Estudiantil Anarquista 2 comments

Sin lugar a dudas uno de los sucesos que más ha dado de que hablar en los últimos días es la destitución de Gustavo Petro como alcalde de la ciudad de Bogotá y su inhabilitación para ejercer cargos públicos durante 15 años según un fallo emitido por la Procuraduría General de la Nación. Según este órgano de vigilancia estatal, la medida obedece a las presuntas irregularidades presentadas en el cambio de esquema para la recolección de basuras implementado mediante un decreto en Diciembre del año 2012. La decisión fue dada a conocer a la opinión pública en boca del procurador Ordóñez a comienzos de esta semana y desde ese momento las distintas reacciones no se han hecho esperar.

imageA 40 años del Golpe con nuestros caídos en la Memoria y la Lucha! Sep 19 0 comments

Declaración de la Izquierda Libertaria de Temuco

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