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international / history of anarchism / debate Sunday November 13, 2022 - 06:05 byWayne Price   text 6 comments (last - sunday november 20, 2022 - 12:08)   image 1 image
There is a debate over the views of Kropotkin, the great anarchist, on the First World War and on Imperialism in General. This shines a light on anarchists' opinions of imperialism, national self-determination, and the current Ukrainian-Russian War. ... read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / community struggles / press release Thursday September 29, 2022 - 20:15 byKurdish-Speaking Anarchist Forum   image 1 image
We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Mahsa Amini and the victims of the demonstrations.
Long live the struggle and the uprisings of the oppressed in Iranian cities Long live the unity of the exploited class struggles
Defeat to the efforts of the ruling party and to those in the opposition Death to Class sovereignty in all its names and its colors ... read full story / add a comment
international / community struggles / press release Thursday September 15, 2022 - 19:54 byMACG   text 1 comment (last - saturday october 29, 2022 - 12:19)   image 1 image
We are members of the working class. We have no great fortunes to defend. Instead, the Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group raises the banner of liberty, equality and solidarity. These principles, as promised by the foundation of liberal, democratic republics, can only be made real when there are no more bosses, or governments, or the threat of poverty hanging over our heads. Such a society, based on libertarian communism, will be freer than any democracy, be more equal than any capitalist republic, and unleash a solidarity unknown to the capitalist class and which can never exist between classes. The new world will relegate monarchy, along with every other form of government, to the history books – and King Charles III will be known, we hope, as Charles the Last. ... read full story / add a comment
international / environment / opinion / analysis Wednesday September 14, 2022 - 22:32 byMACG   image 1 image
The unions in Australia today are a shadow of their former selves, led by cowards whose main job is to police their members to ensure that unions aren't fined out of business by the vicious anti-union laws. This needs to be turned around completely before workers will consider fighting for a Just Transition – but also for workers to defend working conditions, maintain health and safety and be adequately compensated for the inflation that is now ripping through the economy and devastating real wages. And to do that, we need to take on the union bureaucracy and beat them. ... read full story / add a comment
brazil/guyana/suriname/fguiana / gender / policy statement Tuesday August 16, 2022 - 22:49 byBrazilian Anarchist Coordination   text 3 comments (last - monday november 21, 2022 - 03:19)   image 1 image
This document was produced by the Brazilian Anarchist Coordination [Coordenação Anarquista Brasileira] (CAB), a group of anarchist organizations working collaboratively across Brazil. It is translated and reprinted here with the permission of our sister organizations participating in CAB. The document has also served as an anchor point in recent discussions on feminism within Black Rose / Rosa Negra. We hope that by making this text available in English for the first time, we can increase its reach and impact. Translation by Enrique Guerrero-López ... read full story / add a comment
international / anarchist movement / feature Friday August 12, 2022 - 23:44 byFelipe Corrêa   text 13 comments (last - monday november 14, 2022 - 22:25)   image 4 images
The steady revival of organized Anarchism in the anglosphere has led to a re-engagement with the fundamental strategic questions of Anarchism. In what way should a revolutionary organization be structured? How should a revolutionary organization struggle for reforms? What role does the revolutionary organization play in the revolutionary process? In grappling with these questions the most novel contemporary insights have undoubtedly come from the Anarchist movement in Latin America, where the tradition of organized, class struggle anarchism was growing and successfully struggling whilst in the anglosphere it was languishing in a long period of decline. In the spirit of clarifying and spreading the debates of Latin American Anarchism to the anglosphere, I contacted Felipe Correa in early 2022 and asked him questions that various comrades had raised during reading groups and informal discussions concerning the tendency – questions that could not be easily answered by the texts available to us. His extensive response to my questions, ranging from the notion of power, the role of organizations, and the relation between Anarchism and class politics, offers valuable and unique insight into this important tendency.
[Português] ... read full story / add a comment
international / imperialism / war / opinion / analysis Friday July 29, 2022 - 19:26 byWayne Price   text 1 comment (last - friday august 19, 2022 - 19:15)   image 1 image
As far as I can tell, Ukrainian anarchists have in fact followed Malatesta’s approach. Virtually the whole country has risen up to oppose the invasion. There is voluntary organizing throughout the nation, both military and providing social services, despite chaos and destruction. Ukrainian anarchists have not made fools of themselves by opposing the resistance of the people. Instead they have merged with the broader movement of Ukrainians. Some have provided non-military services through mutual aid groups, such as food distribution. Others have formed a military unit composed of anarchists and anti-fascists. Although they have a good deal of autonomy, they coordinate with the Territorial Defense Forces. ... read full story / add a comment
iberia / history of anarchism / press release Friday July 29, 2022 - 02:10 byVarious anarchist organisations   text 1 comment (last - tuesday october 04, 2022 - 00:09)   image 1 image
When the people rise up, they are unstoppable and capable of changing history. These events are repeated from time to time and call into question the normal development of the capitalist “common sense” that there is no alternative. Of course, there is! The action of the people in rebellion, who put their bodies into overthrowing authoritarian regimes, dictatorships or coups d'état, demonstrates the importance of popular power and revolutionary preparation in order for major social transformations to take place. [Castellano] ... read full story / add a comment
international / history of anarchism / opinion / analysis Monday July 11, 2022 - 18:48 byLAMA   text 2 comments (last - tuesday august 30, 2022 - 09:40)   image 1 image
A short introduction to some of the basic ideas of Bakunin and their relevance in the 21st Century. ... read full story / add a comment
greece / turkey / cyprus / repression / prisoners / feature Sunday June 05, 2022 - 23:10 byVarious anarchist organisations   text 38 comments (last - thursday november 24, 2022 - 07:50)   image 1 image
We have recently sadly learnt that Turkish state repression has struck our comrade, Mahmut Demir – a member of Karala, an organisation which is part of our international coordination – who has been sentenced to 6 months and 7 days in prison without even having a hearing. This prison sentence was imposed following the complaint of a fascist informant, for “Public humiliation of the Turkish nation, the Republic of Turkey, the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, the government of the Republic of Turkey and the judicial organs of the state”. Our comrade, who learned of the reasons for the decision via mail delivery, was not even summoned by the police or the prosecutor's office to testify or defend themselves throughout the trial. [Castellano] ... read full story / add a comment
international / anarchist movement / opinion / analysis Wednesday June 01, 2022 - 21:09 byFelipe Corrêa and Rafael Viana da Silva   text 15 comments (last - thursday november 10, 2022 - 23:35)   image 1 image
The present text —the core of which was taken from the introduction that we wrote for the French edition of Social Anarchism and Organization, by the Anarchist Federation of Rio de Janeiro (FARJ)[1]— aims to discuss the question of the specific anarchist political organization, based on the contributions of Mikhail Bakunin, Errico Malatesta and the Organizational Platform for a General Union of Anarchists, written by militants organized around the magazine Dielo Trudá, among whom were Nestor Makhno and Piotr Archinov. We are going to take up the contributions of Bakunin and Malatesta to establish a dialogue between them and the Platform, trace the similarities and differences between the proposals of anarchists who advocate an organizational dualism and those of the Bolsheviks, and we will see the proximity of Malatesta with the Synthesis, as well as the historical impact of the Platform, which will make it possible to elucidate the positions that have been disseminated about this debate. ... read full story / add a comment
international / history of anarchism / link to pdf Sunday May 29, 2022 - 03:03 byKSL
KSL: Bulletin of the Kate Sharpley Library No. 105, May 2022 has just been posted on our site. ... read full story / add a comment
aotearoa / pacific islands / workplace struggles / news report Monday May 16, 2022 - 13:59 byLAMA   text 2 comments (last - thursday july 07, 2022 - 23:42)   image 1 image
A short report on a strike by health workers in Aotearoa/New Zealand. ... read full story / add a comment
indonesia / philippines / australia / anarchist movement / press release Tuesday May 10, 2022 - 18:56 byMACG   image 1 image
We don’t support running in elections or campaigning for them, but some Socialists are wasting their resources doing just that. Because none of them are in any danger of being elected this time around, the MACG considers that it’s possible to give them a principled vote (though it would be different if any might win – they would have to pass the test above). Such a vote is symbolic: you’re putting up your hand for Socialism and against capitalism. It’s a small gesture which you can make without compromising yourself. But we still think it was a mistake for honest Socialists to run. ... read full story / add a comment
international / anarchist movement / opinion / analysis Tuesday May 03, 2022 - 23:02 byFelipe Corrêa   text 5 comments (last - saturday september 10, 2022 - 15:23)   image 1 image
The present text aims to discuss, from a theoretical-historical perspective, some organizational issues related to anarchism. It responds to the assertion, constantly repeated, that anarchist ideology or doctrine is essentially spontaneous and contrary to organization. Returning to the debate among anarchists about organization, this article maintains that there are three fundamental positions on the matter: those who are against organization and / or defend informal formations in small groups (anti-organizationism); supporters of organization only at the mass level (syndicalism and communitarianism), and those who point out the need for organization on two levels, the political-ideological and the mass (organizational dualism). This text delves into the positions of the third current, bringing theoretical elements from Mikhail Bakunin and then presenting a historical case in which the anarchists held, in theory and in practice, that position: the activity of the Federation of Anarchist Communists of Bulgaria (FAKB) between the twenties and forties of the twentieth century. [Português] [Castellano] ... read full story / add a comment
international / anarchist movement / press release Tuesday May 03, 2022 - 22:39 byVarious anarchist organisations   text 6 comments (last - tuesday october 04, 2022 - 00:02)   image 1 image
1st of May, 1886! 136 years ago today, the American working class created a priceless experience for the upcoming struggles of the working classes of the whole world by saying “this fight is our last fight!”. It remains a victory till our time. The demand of “8 hours for work, 8 hours for sleep, 8 hours for whatever we want” to replace the 16 hours of work and the assaults of capitalism which targeted the lives of the working classes then in the 19th century turned into a general strike in America. General strike has been one of the most significant weapons of the anarchist action as an earning to the history of the class struggle. For anarchists, the struggle for 8 hours has never been seen as a simple request for reform. Anarchists fought to replace it with a social revolution, with the claim that “Regardless of our working time, whether it be 2 hours or 8 hours, it is slavery if we work for bosses”. [Castellano] ... read full story / add a comment
international / workplace struggles / press release Sunday May 01, 2022 - 19:17 byMACG   image 1 image
The crisis of capitalism won’t resolve itself.  No government can save us. Only the working class can end it for the better. We need to make a revolution.  We need to overthrow capitalism and build libertarian communism, worldwide.  For this, the labour movement needs to be built anew.  We need to organise in the workplace and rebuild our unions from the ground up.  We need direct democratic control, with delegates held to mandates, and a consistent federalist structure. The practices by which we build our movement will be the ones that form the basis of the new society.  And we need to do it now, because time is short. ... read full story / add a comment
international / anarchist movement / opinion / analysis Monday April 25, 2022 - 21:00 byFelipe Corrêa   text 2 comments (last - sunday june 19, 2022 - 08:32)   image 1 image
To begin the discussion on popular power it is important to return to the idea of a strategy of social transformation, since our political practice, as anarchists, is what could point toward this transformation. ... read full story / add a comment
international / imperialism / war / press release Monday April 25, 2022 - 19:55 byMACG   image 1 image
Australia’s militaristic national myth was founded on the Gallipoli landing.  The dead Anzacs are conscripted for service in all of Australia’s wars.  They have sanctified Australian imperialism in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan.  This year, the national commemoration of the Anzacs will be in the service of the developing conflict with China and the drive to war.  It must not be uncontested. ... read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / community struggles / opinion / analysis Thursday April 21, 2022 - 19:59 byZaher Baher   image 1 image
We can contact other local groups wherever they are and make our campaign bigger and nationwide. We can win the price war. Nowadays, organising ourselves and creating campaigns are much easier than thirty years ago during the poll tax era. New technology and social media platforms have given us more opportunities to call and contact people, whilst providing more and better skills to plan and organise. ... read full story / add a comment
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