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russia / ukraine / belarus / the left / opinion / analysis Monday April 24, 2017 06:28 by Wayne Price   image 1 image
The Russian Revolution of 1917 demonstrates the dangers of a revolutionary minority taking over, setting up its own state, and substituting itself for the working class and oppressed. read full story / add a comment
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north america / mexico / the left / opinion / analysis Saturday December 17, 2016 03:40 by Wayne Price   text 2 comments (last - sunday december 18, 2016 06:49)   image 1 image
The rise of a U.S. movement which rejects the legitimacy of Trump's presidency. read full story / add a comment
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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 02:02 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 06:38 by Wayne Price   text 1 comment (last - wednesday august 03, 2016 07:44)   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 10:45 by Wayne Price   text 2 comments (last - saturday april 09, 2016 06:23)
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 02:33 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 15:28 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 13:50 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 10:42 by Wayne Price   text 8 comments (last - sunday may 26, 2013 00:10)   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 02:22)   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
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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