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international / workplace struggles / press release Friday May 01, 2020 18:55 by Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group   image 1 image
The struggle against the coronavirus pandemic is one that can only be won by an act of unprecedented human solidarity. Through that act the values of a new world can be born. But turning those values into reality requires the working class. Only the working class: global, multi- racial, multicultural and gender diverse, has the potential strength to uproot the power of capital at its source and steer a new course. We can start by defending health and safety for all workers and by fighting for adequate resources for the health care system. We can extend the struggle by defending civil liberties and opposing austerity. And we can culminate it with a revolution to overthrow capitalism and create libertarian communism, worldwide. read full story / add a comment
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indonesia / philippines / australia / imperialism / war / press release Saturday April 25, 2020 15:39 by Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group   image 1 image
The US-dominated world order can only be maintained by endless war. Australia, a junior partner, has signed up to this to maintain its domination of the South Pacific and Timor L’Este. The situation would not be improved by allying with China or any other would-be hegemon, because that wouldn’t change the system. The working class needs to unite internationally and abolish capitalism. Only this can build the basis for a world of liberty, equality and solidarity, where war is no more and the nation state has been abolished. We can have a new world of libertarian communism read full story / add a comment
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Διεθνή / Εργατικοί Αγώνες / Γνώμη / Ανάλυση Saturday April 18, 2020 19:47 by Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group   image 1 image
Αλλά αν δεν πάρουμε τους χώρους εργασίας από τους καπιταλιστές, δεν θα τους νικήσουμε ποτέ. Οι νίκες μας θα είναι μερικές και αναστρέψιμες. Οι αγώνες μας εκτός των χώρων εργασίας πρέπει επίσης να κατευθύνονται προς την οικοδόμηση μιας τέτοιας δύναμης που μπορεί να επιβάλει ένα άλλο είδος πολιτικής. Μόνο η πολυφυλετική, πολυπολιτισμική και διαφορετικής φύσης εργατική τάξη μπορεί να απαλλαγεί από τον κόσμο του καπιταλισμού. read full story / add a comment
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Ινδονησία / Φιλιππίνες / Αυστραλία / Διάφορα / Γνώμη / Ανάλυση Sunday April 12, 2020 15:34 by Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group   image 1 image
Η Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group (Αναρχική Κομμουνιστική Ομάδα Μελβο-ύρνης καλεί τους αναρχικούς να ξεκινήσουν και τις ομάδες βάσης στα συνδικάτα να αγωνιστούν για την απάντηση των εργαζομένων στην πανδημία του κορονοϊού. Οι εργαζόμενοι πρέπει να χρησιμοποιήσουν κάθε δύναμη και εξουσιοδότηση διαθέτουν στους χώρους εργασίας ώστε να αναγκάσουν το κλείσιμο μη βασικών βιομηχανιών, την επαρκή προστασία της υγείας και της ασφάλειας και την παροχή εισοδήματος για όλους. Εάν τα αιτήματα αυτά κερδίσουν την υποστήριξη των εργαζόμενων, η συνδικαλιστική γραφειοκρατία είτε θα πρέπει να παραδώσει τα συνδικάτα στη βάση τους είτε να εξοστρακισθεί μια για πάντα. read full story / add a comment
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indonesia / philippines / australia / miscellaneous / opinion / analysis Saturday April 11, 2020 08:58 by Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group   image 1 image
The Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group calls on Anarchists to start rank and file groups in the unions to fight for a workers’ response to the coronavirus pandemic. Workers need to use workplace power to force the closure of non-essential industries, adequate protection of health and safety and the provision of a living income for all. If a groundswell for these demands gains strength, the officials will have either to give in to the rank and file, or be swept aside. In the course of this struggle over immediate issues, workers will raise broader demands, both about the management of the pandemic (e.g. civil liberties) and the sort of society we want afterwards. And it is in the context of this struggle that we can begin to win the argument for Anarchist Communism and to build the movement for a workers’ revolution that can create it. read full story / add a comment
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international / anarchist movement / opinion / analysis Monday March 16, 2020 19:17 by Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group   image 1 image
The Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group advocates that Anarchists should orient their strategies to the workplace.

Other areas of struggle are also vital. People can and should struggle against oppression wherever they find it and struggle outside the workplace can win reforms and radicalise people. But unless we take the workplaces off the capitalists we’ll never beat them. Our victories will be partial and reversible. Our struggles outside the workplace should also be directed towards building a force that can take its politics inside it. Only the multi-racial, multicultural and gender diverse working class can rid the world of capitalism. read full story / add a comment
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Ινδονησία / Φιλιππίνες / Αυστραλία / Περιβάλλον / Γνώμη / Ανάλυση Thursday December 26, 2019 14:39 by Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group (MACG)   image 1 image
Η Αναρχική Κομμουνιστική Ομάδα Μελβούρνης πιστεύει ότι το Κίνημα Απεργιών στα Σχολεία για το Κλίμα έχει μεγάλες δυνατότητες και ότι θα πρέπει ολόψυχα να ενωθούν μαζί του τα συνδικάτα. Οι σχολικές απεργίες πρέπει να μετατραπούν σε απεργίες των εργαζομένων. Στην Αυστραλία, η επόμενη ημέρα παγκόσμιας σχολικής απεργίας πρέπει να είναι η ευκαιρία μαζικών συντονισμένων απεργιών από εργαζόμενους από όσο το δυνατόν περισσότερες βιομηχανίες και κλάδους, με στόχο την οικοδόμηση μιας γενικής απεργίας. Η δύναμη του κεφαλαίου δημιουργείται στο χώρο εργασίας και μόνο με την οργάνωση εκεί μπορούν οι εργαζόμενοι να ανατρέψουν αυτή την εξουσία, να την αφαιρέσουν από τους καπιταλιστές και να την χειριστούν οι ίδιοι. read full story / add a comment
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indonesia / philippines / australia / environment / opinion / analysis Wednesday December 25, 2019 18:16 by Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group (MACG)   image 1 image
The Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group believes that the School Strike for Climate movement has great potential and that it should be joined wholeheartedly by the unions. School strikes should be turned into workers’ strikes. In Australia, the next global school strike day should be the occasion for mass co-ordinated strikes by workers from as many industries as possible, with the aim of building towards a general strike. The power of capital arises in the workplace and it is only by organising there that workers can wrench that power away from the capitalists and wield it themselves. read full story / add a comment
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Διεθνή / Λαϊκοί Αγώνες / Γνώμη / Ανάλυση Tuesday December 24, 2019 06:21 by Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group (MACG)   image 1 image
Τέλος, είναι απαραίτητο να αναγνωρίσουμε ότι δεν υπάρχει σύγκρουση μεταξύ αυτών των δύο καθηκόντων. Πράγματι, το πρώτο είναι προϋπόθεση του δεύτερου. Οι αναρχικοί που οργανώνονται με βάση το Especifismo πρέπει να προπαγανδίζουν αδιάκοπα στη Χιλή και οπουδήποτε αλλού αυτό είναι πρακτικό, οι εργαζόμενοι να σχηματίζουν μαζικά όργανα εργατικής δημοκρατίας και να απομακρύνονται από τους κοινοβουλευτικούς δρόμους που μπορούν να οδηγήσουν μόνο σε ήττα ή από πολιτικά κόμματα που αναζητούν εξουσία μόνο για τον εαυτό τους και όχι για τους εργάτες. Μόνο η επαναστατική κατάργηση του καπιταλισμού μπορεί να λύσει την πιεστική κρίση της Νότιας Αμερικής και μόνο ο Αναρχικός Κομμουνισμός, το Especifismo, μπορεί να φωτίσει τον δρόμο προς αυτή την επανάσταση. read full story / add a comment
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international / community struggles / opinion / analysis Monday December 23, 2019 20:06 by Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group (MACG)   image 1 image
Finally, it is necessary to recognise there is no conflict between these two tasks. Indeed, the first is a precondition of the second. Anarchists organised on the basis of Especifismo need to be propagandising ceaselessly, in Chile and wherever else is is practical, for workers to form mass organs of workers’ democracy and to turn away from Parliamentary roads that can only lead to defeat or from political parties which seek power only for themselves, not the workers. Only the revolutionary abolition of capitalism can solve South America’s pressing crisis and only Anarchist Communism, Especifismo, can light the way to that revolution. read full story / add a comment
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indonesia / philippines / australia / indigenous struggles / opinion / analysis Thursday November 14, 2019 18:06 by Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group (MACG)i   image 1 image
We recognise the right of the West Papuan people to self-determination and we call on the working class in both Australia and Indonesia to join us in this. It is particularly important for the working class movement in Indonesia to recognise the West Papuans’ right of self-determination, because this is the only way in which the question can be resolved peacefully. read full story / add a comment
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international / environment / opinion / analysis Wednesday November 13, 2019 19:08 by Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group (MACG)   image 1 image
The general strike for a Just Transition will be the beginning, but not the end of the matter. We will open up a debate about the dimensions and shape of the Just Transition. As the struggle progresses, more workers will come to realise that the only Just Transition is a transition away from capitalism. Two facts will drive this. First more people will see the existing capitalist class is so invested in fossil fuels that it has to be swept aside for humanity to achieve sustainability. The understanding will also emerge that eternal growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. Only by abolishing capitalism can we disconnect living standards from resource consumption and adopt a circular zero waste economy. read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-fascism / opinion / analysis Monday September 09, 2019 19:07 by Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group (MACG)   image 1 image
The growth of Fascism is ongoing. The massacres will continue and perhaps keep accelerating until we have a movement that can both confront it physically and address the political issues that give it life. This requires workers uniting across borders to win battles that cannot be won on the national terrain. Whether we are talking about cars, mining, garments or anything else, we confront global corporations and global supply chains. Our response must be global. And by building a truly global labour movement, we can not only defeat Fascism, but open the door to a workers’ revolution that will do away with capitalism forever. read full story / add a comment
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indonesia / philippines / australia / community struggles / opinion / analysis Monday May 27, 2019 11:45 by Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group   image 1 image
What is required is a movement that knows the police are the attack dogs of the enemy and they are to be resisted with all the strength and intelligence we can muster. We need a movement that wants to #StopAdani directly, a movement that will create facts on the ground that the Government cannot ignore. And this movement, in challenging the State, will inevitably look beyond it, to a new society with no State and no cops, and where capitalism is no more. read full story / add a comment
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indonesia / philippines / australia / community struggles / press release Friday May 17, 2019 06:40 by Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group   image 1 image
On 18 May, enrolled voters in Australia will decide which members of the capitalist class will represent us in Parliament and crush us in government for the next three years. This election occurs at a time when the world has been informed that it has, at most, until 2030 to take effective action to stop and begin reversing climate change, or risk crossing tipping points into runaway temperature rises that would kill billions and endanger industrial civilisation. So you’d think the major players would be presenting plans to fix it. But no, this is Australian capitalist democracy and we get something different. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / repression / prisoners / press release Monday May 13, 2019 23:17 by Melbourne Anarchist Communist Grouptri   image 1 image
The MACG thus defends Julian Assange, not because of his politics, which have curdled and are now quite suspect, nor because we consider him innocent of the Swedish accusations. The US ruling class has no objection to his politics, because they are riddled with the sort of people with whom he has been collaborating. And neither do they have any objection to sexual assault – if they did, Donald Trump would not be President. The United States wants to punish him, not for any crimes he might have committed, but for his good deeds. The MACG defend Assange for those same good deeds. read full story / add a comment
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indonesia / philippines / australia / workplace struggles / feature Wednesday May 01, 2019 20:57 by Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group   image 1 image
The only way out is struggle. We, the working class, must organise in the teeth of all obstructions. We must build the unions that the officials manifestly can’t build by themselves. We must use our vital weapon, the strike, and if the officials won’t help, we must act without them. And we must build solidarity across borders, because only international solidarity can beat the power of global capital. Standing together, in defiance of nationalism, we will have built a movement that embodies the values of a new and better world, a movement which also has the power to create that world. We can make a revolution to overthrow capitalism and create libertarian communism, worldwide. read full story / add a comment
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indonesia / philippines / australia / crime prison and punishment / press release Thursday April 25, 2019 22:05 by Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group   image 1 image
There will be no peace while imperialism dominates the globe. Imperialism, though, is not a policy but the set of international relationships under global capitalism. Powerful countries compete with each other for influence and markets and seek to impose a world order in their favour. To end imperialism and its endless wars, we need to end capitalism. read full story / add a comment
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Νέα Ζηλανδία / Νήσοι Ειρηνικού / Μετανάστευση / Ρατσισμός / Γνώμη / Ανάλυση Saturday April 06, 2019 19:56 by Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group   image 1 image
Υπάρχει μόνο ένας τρόπος να καταπολεμήσουμε αποτελεσματικά τον φασισμό, επειδή η μόνη δύναμη που μπορεί να νικήσει τον φασισμό είναι η οργανωμένη εργατική τάξη. Χρειαζόμαστε ένα ενωμένο μέτωπο όπου όλοι οι στόχοι των φασιστών συναντιούνται στον αγώνα. Σε αυτό το ενιαίο μέτωπο χωρούν βέβαεια διαφορετικές πολιτικές προοπτικές και ποικίλες τακτικές, αλλά αν μπορούμε να συμφωνήσουμε για την ανάγκη να δράσουμε μαζί ενάντια στον κοινό εχθρό, αυτό μπορεί να αποβεί αποτελεσματική. Κατά τη διάρκεια του αγώνα, η εγκυρότητα των Αναρχικών Κομμουνιστικών αρχών και οργανωτικών προσεγγίσεων θα αποδειχθεί σε ολοένα αυξανόμενο αριθμό εργαζομένων. read full story / add a comment
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aotearoa / pacific islands / migration / racism / opinion / analysis Saturday April 06, 2019 19:51 by Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group   image 1 image
There is only one way to fight Fascism effectively, because the only force that can beat Fascism is the organised working class. We need a united front where all the Fascists’ targets come together in struggle. This united front necessarily has room for different political perspectives and a diversity of tactics, but as long as we can agree on the need to act together against the common enemy, it can be effective. In the course of the struggle, the validity of Anarchist Communist principles and organisational approaches will be proven to increasing numbers of workers. read full story / add a comment
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