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south-east asia / the left Sunday May 09, 2021 21:13 by Vietnamese Anarchists   text 2 comments (last - friday june 11, 2021 15:49)
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... to exist is in itself a victory, thus a role manifests itself, a role to represent the voices of Vietnamese radicals. We aim at the future working class, the youth, who are both perpetuating and oppressed by capitalism and the state so that they can break through its oppressive chains.

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france / belgique / luxembourg / la gauche Tuesday May 04, 2021 06:53 by Union Communiste Libertaire
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Cortège anticapitaliste à Orléans, 1er mai 2021

Malgré un contexte sanitaire et social plus que difficile après plus d’un an de gestion autoritaire et catastrophique de l’état français face au coronavirus, le 1er mai en France fut globalement une réussite. Ce fut l’occasion dans les différentes villes où l’UCL est implantée occasion de débattre et d’exposer nos revendications (comme en témoignent les différentes photos que nous ont fait parvenir les camarades et que nous relayons dans cet article.), particulièrement autour de la réforme de l’assurance-chômage en lien avec les occupations des travailleurs et travailleuses précaire de la culture.

Malheureusement, cette réussite sur le territoire français s’est aussi accompagnée de violences inacceptables contre le mouvement ouvrier organisé, en particulier contre la CGT. A Lyon et Nantes également, une partie des manifestant-es de ce qu’on a coutume d’appeler « le cortège de tête » a pris à partie les syndicats et les intermittent-es et précaires en lutte, allant jusqu’à prendre à parti le cortège du syndicat CGT des livreurs de Deliveroo, composé en grande partie de personnes sans papier.

A la répression policière contre le mouvement social s’ajoute cette année à des actes et des attaques inacceptable vis à vis d’une organisation syndicale.
Nous relayons ici le communiqué de l’Union Communiste Libertaire suite à ces événements et apportons par la même occasion notre entière solidarité aux camarades blessé-es et évidemment choqué-es.

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north america / mexico / the left Wednesday July 03, 2019 15:37 by Wayne Price
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Many liberals and other Democrats see Trump as the main problem facing the U.S. Therefore their focus is on defeating him in the next election (or impeachment). They focus on the electoral system and hope for salvation through government action. I disagree. Trump is a major problem, but he is the culmination of years of political and economic development, and is related to similar politics in other countries. The fight against Trumpism requires a non-electoral and militant program.

iberia / la izquierda Friday October 20, 2017 18:29 by Gavroche
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El repunte autoritario es para toda España, que no quede duda de que un gobierno liberticida y corrupto como el de Rajoy no está solo en esto y que cuenta con el firme apoyo del PSOE y de los grandes medios de comunicación y de las instituciones clave del estado: Tribunal Constitucional, Supremo, Audiencia Nacional, Fiscalía, cuerpos policiales y ejército. Y por supuesto la Monarquía. Ante esto sólo se alza Catalunya, quizás Euskadi, y unas cuantas decenas de miles de personas valientes que han salido a la calle en todas las ciudades para solidarizarse con su proceso de autodeterminación y protestar por la represión. Es necesario pasar de actitudes defensivas (la protesta contra la represión) a una actitud de ofensiva. No se entiende qué están haciendo las organizaciones de las Marchas de la Dignidad o de los llamados frentes sociales que no están convocando a tomar la calle. Pero no para protestar por la represión si no para exigir la República y el fin del antiguo régimen (el de 1978, con su inequívoco origen en 1939).

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  • iberia / la izquierda Friday February 03, 2017 16:37 by José Luis Carretero Miramar
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    Ponencia presentada en el Panel “Las ocupaciones obreras y la autogestión a lo largo de la historia –vínculos con el presente. II Encuentro Euro - Mediterráneo “La Economía de los trabajadorxs” - VIOME - 28/29/30 Octubre 2016. Participantes: Francesca Gabbriellini (Italia), Milos Vlaisavljevic (Croacia), Ozgur Narin (Turquía), Alan Tuckman y Tom Unterrainer (Reino Unido) y Mario Hernandez (Argentina).

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    «Μια επανάσταση αρουραίων» του Diều Hâu imageΟι ανεκπλήρωτες `... May 13 19:43 by Βιετναμέζοι αναρχικοίi 0 comments

    Τελικά, η ίδια η ύπαρξη είναι από μόνη της μια νίκη, επομένως, ένας ρόλος εκδηλώνεται από μόνος του, ένας ρόλος που να εκπροσωπήσει τις φωνές των βιετναμέζων ριζοσπαστών. Στοχεύουμε στη μελλοντική εργατική τάξη, στη νεολαία, που διαιωνίζουν τον καπιταλισμό και το κράτος και καταπιέζονται από αυτούς, ώστε να μπορούν να σπάσουν τις καταπιεστικές του αλυσίδες.

    fao1.jpg imageSolidaridad Con El Pueblo Colombiano Y Su Levantamiento Popular May 12 02:21 by Frente Anarquista Organizado 0 comments

    Declaración del Frente Anarquista Organizado (FAO) de la Región Chilena, solidarizando con el pueblo colombiano y su levantamiento popular. Mandamos un fraternal saludo a las y los militantes comunistas anárquicos que bregan por construir pueblo organizado desde las bases del mundo social; también, solidarizamos con la clase trabajadora del Estado colombiano y hacemos un llamado, pese a la censura en las redes sociales y en los medios, a seguir en las calles.

    “A Rats' Revolution” by Diều Hâu imageThe Broken Promises of Vietnam May 09 21:13 by Vietnamese Anarchists 2 comments

    ... to exist is in itself a victory, thus a role manifests itself, a role to represent the voices of Vietnamese radicals. We aim at the future working class, the youth, who are both perpetuating and oppressed by capitalism and the state so that they can break through its oppressive chains.

    premier_mai_ucl_1_orlans.png imagePremier Mai : Un coup porté contre l’un·e d’entre nous est un coup porté contre nous tou·t... May 04 06:53 by Union Communiste Libertaire 0 comments

    Le 1er mai en France a globalement été une réussite, dans les différentes villes où l'UCL est implantée, comme en témoignent les différentes photos que nous ont fait parvenir les camarades et que nous relayons dans cet article. Dans la plupart des manifestations, il a été l'occasion de débattre et d'exposer nos revendications, particulièrement autour de la réforme de l'assurance-chômage puisque les précaires du secteur de la culture continuent d'occuper les lieux culturels à travers toute la France contre cette réforme inique.

    Malheureusement, le Premier Mai parisien a été émaillé de violences inacceptables contre le mouvement ouvrier, en particulier contre la CGT. A Lyon et Nantes également, une partie des manifestant-es de ce qu'on a coutume d'appeler "le cortège de tête" a pris à partie les syndicats et les intermittent-es et précaires en lutte. La répression policière contre le mouvement social n'était pas suffisante, il a fallu que des gens aient la bonne idée de s'attaquer en plus aux organisations syndicales...

    Nous relayons ici le communiqué de l'Union Communiste Libertaire suite à ces événements et apportons par la même occasion notre entière solidarité aux camarades blessé-es et évidemment choqué-es.

    b0e8ohmieaaam2b.jpg imageBroken world, broken people – we need a path to a better future Feb 01 21:39 by Shawn Hattingh 0 comments

    We are living in a world that for most people is broken and that has broken most people. It is not a god given world, but one that has been constructed by those in power and that has left most people mired in deprivation. Under COVID-19, this world has sunk to new lows. All is not lost though. There has historically been a section within the progressive movement – in different parts of the world and in South Africa – based around forms of radically democratic socialism that has not only tapped into the righteous anger of the working class, but has also sought to create a home and sense of belonging for people based on progressive values and principles such as mutual aid, solidarity and even love. If we want a better world, we need to revive the popularity of the types of politics, ethics, values, principles and practices that formed the essence – at their best – of such movements and update it for the context of the 21st century.

    electionstress.jpg imageDid the System Work? Aftermath of the 2020 Election Dec 30 07:55 by Wayne Price 9 comments

    Liberals and others declare that the defeat of Donald Trump and of his coup-attempts demonstrate that "the system works," that the U.S.A. has an effective "democracy." I cannot see it that way.

    5d657c562e22af20d204fec3.png imageA Fundamental Thesis of Revolution and the State Nov 14 11:12 by Wayne Price 0 comments

    A fundamental thesis which all varieties of revolutionary socialists and anarchists once generally accepted: this state cannot be used to create socialism (communism or anarchism). It must be overturned, destroyed, and replaced by alternate social forms.

    workers_power.jpg imageBook Review: 'For Workers' Power' Sep 28 10:38 by LAMA 0 comments

    A review of the selected writings of Maurice Brinton.

    screen_shot_20200629_at_16.21.png imageDemocratic Confederalism and Movement Building in South Africa Jun 29 22:48 by Shawn Hattingh 0 comments

    The ongoing capitalist crisis, and the impacts of COVID19, have made it clear that the capitalist and state system we live under is neither efficient nor just. Inequality has hit record levels and a small elite has more wealth than ever, while the very basics – such as a decent healthcare, water, housing, sanitation, food and electricity – cannot be effectively financed, run nor delivered. Politicians in every state abuse their power too and corruption is rife, only its severity varies. We see this even when there is a pandemic – some local politicians have even sold food parcels meant to alleviate people’s hunger during the COVID 19 lockdown. Parliamentary democracy is largely hollow with a majority of people having no real political power. The oppression of women and people of colour continues unabated and imperialism deepens everyday. Due to the ever-expanding nature of capitalism the ecology is on the verge of collapse. It is clear a movement for change and an alternative to capitalism and the state system is needed. One alternative that is proving to be viable in large parts of the Kurdish majority areas of the Middle East is Democratic Confederalism. In South Africa there is much we can learn, adopt and adapt from Democratic Confederalism for local movement building.

    textAgenda for the Global South After COVID-19 Jun 28 03:34 by Vijay Prashad 0 comments

    In 1974, the United Nations General Assembly passed a New International Economic Order (NIEO), which was driven by the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM). The resolution laid out a clear plan for the structural transformation of the world system, which was in the throes of a crisis at the time. However, the NIEO was set aside and the world order was shaped in a neoliberal direction; this neoliberal orientation furthered the crisis and brought us to this current cul-de-sac of human possibilities.

    1_ocqjqykxoeqwp0d0jjb2a.jpg imageΗ θεωρία του Μαρξ &#... Jun 16 20:45 by Matthew Crossin 0 comments

    Αν και ο Μαρξ σκόπευε να αφιερώσει έναν τόμο του «Κεφαλαίου» στο ζήτημα του «Κράτους», πέθανε προτού ακόμη μπορέσει να ξεκινήσει αυτό το έργο. Έχουμε, λοιπόν, αφεθεί στην αναδιατύπωση της «μαρξιστικής θεωρίας του κράτους» από διάσπαρτες αναφορές που λανθάνουν σε διάφορα από τα συλλεχθέντα έργα του Μαρξ και του Ένγκελς. Η ανάλυσή μου διερευνά τις μετατοπίσεις και τις αντιφάσεις στη σκέψη τους, καθώς και τη χρησιμότητα αυτών των αντιφάσεων που εξυπηρετούν την εσφαλμένη παρουσίαση της αναρχικής εναλλαγής.

    hegemonismo_unidade_manipulao_chargerafaelcosta_jun20.jpg imageHEGEMONISMO DISFARÇADO DE "UNIDADE" E A UNIDADE QUE SE FORJA COM LUTA E ORGANIZAÇÃO Jun 15 08:15 by BrunoLR 0 comments

    Por Bruno Lima Rocha – 14 de junho de 2020
    Ao longo das últimas duas semanas venho promovendo na coluna que produzo para algumas emissoras livres e comunitárias um debate direto e tranquilo. Trata-se de aderir ou não (fisicamente) aos atos antifascistas e antirracistas. Também abordo o tema da unidade possível e do leque de alianças desejável. Não me refiro em momento algum a quem está preocupado com a pandemia e como todas e todos nós, entendemos que a orientação da Organização Mundial da Saúde (OMS) para o isolamento social está correta. Se a preocupação maior for a de evitar a propagação do contágio por aglomeração e contato físico, não há sombra de dúvida que é uma posição sólida e honesta intelectualmente. Tampouco na crítica, jamais me refiro a individualidades e sempre a lideranças consolidadas, com cargos eletivos ou postos de direção em partidos e movimentos. Também fica a crítica para as celebridades e subcelebridades, acadêmicas, artísticas ou esportivas que, sem compromisso político, aproveitam momentos de organização social para se promover.

    81dixpz9el.jpg imageOur Morals and Theirs May 15 08:36 by Wayne Price 0 comments

    During the late 1930s, Leon Trotsky and John Dewey, a leading U.S. liberal, wrote essays on the relation of means and ends in politics, and on whether Leninism led to Stalinism. I am going to discuss these works from an anarchist perspective.

    textAnother Sanders Betrayal Apr 15 23:08 by Laurie Dobson 0 comments

    As people come to grips with the announcement today that Bernie Sanders has suspended, i.e. dropped out of, his campaign, a myriad of collective feelings will have to run their inevitable course.

    textContradictions of Post-Soviet Ukraine and the New Left Mar 11 04:54 by Volodymyr Ishchenko 0 comments

    Ukraine ended the 1980s as one of the most advanced parts of the Soviet super-power with a developed machine-building industry. Thirty years later, Ukraine’s major economic indicators are on a par with many Third World countries. The country is fundamentally dependent on the financial, political, and military support of the West, with politics dominated by a handful of powerful oligarchs, right-wing paramilitaries regularly marching on the streets, and a part of the country annexed by neighboring Russia and another part torn through by the frontline. It can rightfully be called the northernmost country of the Global South. Moreover, there is not any relevant political force with a vision of alternative progressive national development.

    3b093e78a2464ecc6018b79378dd240f.jpg imageΗ λανθασμένη θεω`... Jan 22 19:40 by Dmitri (MACG - personal capacity) 0 comments

    Αυτή η εκπληκτικά πρώιμη όσο και ρηξικέλευθη κριτική απόρριψη της μαρξικής θεωρίας καθώς και του πρώτου της βλαστού, της σοσιαλδημοκρατίας, από τον εν πολλοίς λησμονημένο αναρχικό επαναστάτη και ουμανιστή Πιερ Ράμους -φιλολογικό ψευδώνυμο του Αυστριακού Ρούντολφ Γκρόσμαν- γράφτηκε εν μέσω του Πρώτου Παγκοσμίου Πολέμου, το 1916, και εκδόθηκε τρία χρόνια μετά.

    images.jpg imageAfter Impeachment--What Next for U.S. Politics? Jan 13 10:26 by Wayne Price 0 comments

    What happens next after Trump's impeachment and trial? What is the Democratic vs. Republican conflict really about? Does the Constitution provide any guidance? How should anarchists and other radicals position themselves politically?

    americalatina.jpg imageAlguns debates urgentes para as esquerdas mais à esquerda: uma reflexão a partir da luta n... Oct 14 10:19 by BrunoL 0 comments

    Escrevo estas palavras enquanto o povo equatoriano joga sua sorte nas ruas de Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca e demais municípios e regiões do país. Este texto não pretende fazer um balanço crítico da luta indígena e social contra o Pacto 883 do traidor Lenín Moreno e tampouco uma análise de conjuntura a partir da intervenção do FMI no país. O tema de fundo é outro.

    stalin_estatua.jpg imageColetânea crítica ao totalitarismo stalinista e a tentativa de normatizar o absurdo Oct 07 02:52 by BrunoL 0 comments

    Neste breve artigo, compilo observações dos embates recentes os quais participei neste início de outubro de 2019. A divisão por tópicos pode facilitar a leitura embora reconheça que na tradição mais “ortodoxa” dos textos das esquerdas, quebra o ritmo da narrativa. Entre prós e contras, seguimos,.

    paulgoodman.jpg imagePaul Goodman’s Anarchism Has Meaning Today Sep 23 12:03 by Wayne Price 0 comments

    The most well-known anarchist of the "sixties," Paul Goodman explored vitally important aspects of theory and practice: decentralism, community, liberatory technology, and utopian thinking.

    power2.jpeg imageClass struggle, the Left and power – Part 2 Sep 08 06:04 by Jonathan Payn 0 comments

    The first part of this series stated that, despite various well-intentioned efforts by forces on the extra-Alliance and independent left over recent years to unite working class struggles in South Africa, these largely have and will continue to fail to resonate with the working class, help build unity in struggle and form the basis of a new movement because of the theoretical understandings of class and power – and their strategic implications – on which they are founded and which are prevalent on much of the left. This article will give a basic overview of these theoretical understandings of class and power and their strategic implications and limitations and why it is therefore necessary to refine and develop understandings of class and power more capable of responding to the context of the neoliberal restructuring of the working class in order to advance the class struggle in pursuit of socialism. [Part 1]

    lucien.jpg imageShould the Anti-Capitalists Contest Elections? Sep 08 05:38 by Lucien van der Walt 1 comments

    This is a lightly edited transcription of a talk given by Prof. Lucien van der Walt on a panel on the eve of the 2019 national elections in South Africa: the International Labour Research and Information Group (ILRIG)/ Workers World Media Productions (WWMP) Public Forum, Isivivana Centre, Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa 25 April.

    31zky9ett1l.jpg imageMaoism vs. Libertarian Socialism? Review of Elliot Liu, Maoism and the Chinese Revolutio... Jul 30 05:07 by Wayne Price 1 comments

    Elliot Li's book analyzes Maoism, and its roots in the Chinese Revolution, from an anarchist and libertarian Marxist perspective.

    primaries_lead_jan31.jpg imageTrump is Not the Main Problem Jul 03 15:37 by Wayne Price 0 comments

    Many liberals and other Democrats see Trump as the main problem facing the U.S. Therefore their focus is on defeating him in the next election (or impeachment). They focus on the electoral system and hope for salvation through government action. I disagree. Trump is a major problem, but he is the culmination of years of political and economic development, and is related to similar politics in other countries. The fight against Trumpism requires a non-electoral and militant program.

    power2.jpeg imageAfter the election dust settles: Class struggle, the Left and power Jun 25 22:09 by Jonathan Payn 0 comments

    Twenty-five years into democracy the black working class majority in South Africa has not experienced any meaningful improvements in its conditions. The apartheid legacy of unequal education, healthcare and housing and the super-exploitation of black workers continues under the ANC and is perpetuated by the neoliberal policies it has imposed. The only force capable of changing this situation is the working class locally and internationally. Yet to do so, struggles need to come together, new forms of organisation appropriate to the context are needed; and they need both to be infused with a revolutionary progressive politics and to learn from the mistakes of the past. Outside the ANC alliance, there have indeed been many efforts to unite struggles – but these have largely failed to resonate with the working class in struggle and form the basis of a new movement. Nowhere is this more evident than with the newly-formed Socialist Revolutionary Workers Party (SRWP) – which got less than 25 000 votes in the national elections, despite the fact that the union that conceived it, Numsa, claims nearly 400 000 members. [Part 2]

    votailsf.jpg imageSinn Féin: From Full Confidence Of Victory To Arrogance And Entitlement Jun 13 18:04 by Eimhéar Ní Fhearóir 0 comments

    Eimhéar Ní Fhearóir responds to the election analysis offered by Sinn Fein's Natalie Treacy. Eimhéar Ní Fhearóir is an anarchist who was previously involved with republican activism.

    dscn9587.jpg imageBalance concentración en defensa de la JEP y los acuerdos de paz. 2019/03/13 Mar 23 07:41 by ViaLibre 0 comments

    En la tarde del pasado miércoles 13 de marzo se realizó una concentración en defensa de la Jurisdicción Especial para la Paz (JEP), ante las objeciones que el gobierno de Iván Duque del Centro Democrático, presento a puntos sustanciales de esta legislación, surgida en marco del proceso de paz entre el gobierno de Juan Manuel Santos con la antigua insurgencia de las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia-Ejército del Pueblo (FARC-EP), proceso al que Duque y su partido se opusieron de forma sistemática y hoy en el poder se han propuesta “hacer trizas” de forma progresiva.

    textAn inevitable division: the politics and consequences of the Labour split Feb 27 18:03 by Jeremy Gilbert 0 comments

    It’s the changing nature of class and capital that’s caused this split – and should shape the Left’s response to it. But discussing class meaningfully is the last media taboo.

    textLa ofensiva contra el chavismo fracasó. No pudieron y no pasaron Feb 27 04:16 by Rafael Agacino 0 comments

    Palabras sobre el momento y a vuelapluma.

    hammer_sickle.png imageA Workers’ Party and Elections or Class Struggle? Feb 26 17:32 by Warren McGregor 0 comments

    The question of state government elections and running a Workers or Socialist political party continues to be raised in the working class movement and the Left globally. As we may know, there was excitement about the rise of Jeremy Corbyn in the Labour Party in Britain, left political parties in certain parts of Europe and Latin America and, more recently, certain shifts to more centrist positions in the United States amongst a section of the Democratic Party calling themselves “Democratic Socialists”. In South Africa, many workers and some activists seem cautiously optimistic by NUMSA’s formation of the Socialist Revolutionary Workers Party that will seek to participate in the 2019 general elections.

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