No State Solution in Gaza

(Reposted from libcom.org) Statement distributed by the Manchester and Sheffield Anarchist Federation groups on the conflict in Gaza, in solidarity with the victims of the conflict, and for internationalism. One thing is absolutely clear about the current situation in Gaza: … Continue reading

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Anarchism and the Black Revolution – Lorenzo Komboa Ervin

From libcom.org Written by ex-Black Panther turned anarchist Lorenzo Komboa Ervin, Anarchism and the Black Revolution is both an easy-to-read introduction to the fundamental principles of class struggle anarchism and an analysis of their relevance to the black liberation movement. … Continue reading

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Mobility, the 47%, and the Myth of Opportunity

By John Jacobsen of Seattle Free Press – http://seattlefreepress.org Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney poses with business partners at Bain Capital “…there are 47 percent [of Americans]… who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government … Continue reading

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The Chicago Teachers Strike and the Privatization of a Generation

By John Jacobsen of Seattle Free Press – http://seattlefreepress.org CTU Delegates voted this week to end the 7 day long strike which had effectively shut down all of Chicago’s public schools. The decision comes after the latest round of negotiations … Continue reading

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Bakunin vs. Marx

Ulli Diemer on some of the points of departure between anarchism and Marxist-Leninism. By Ulli Diemer I propose in this article to examine some of the most common anarchist objections to “Marxism”. The issues I shall single out are all … Continue reading

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WSA Statement on Marikana Massacre

We, members of the Workers Solidarity Alliance, send our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the murdered miners. On August 16th police open fire on striking miners outside the Lonmin platinum mine in South Africa’s north west province.  … Continue reading

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Anarchist Communism: Its Basis and Principles

by Peter Kropotkin 1887 I Anarchism, the no-government system of socialism, has a double origin. It is an outgrowth of the two great movements of thought in the economic and the political fields which characterise the nineteenth century, and especially … Continue reading

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Recall in Wisconsin – the Alternative Was Worse

By John Jacobsen of the Trial By FireBlog Recall in Wisconsin – the Alternative Was Worse The votes are in: republican Governor Scott Walker has survived his much publicized recall election, besting his Democratic opponent, Tom Barrett, by a sound 9 point … Continue reading

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Statism and Anarchy – Mikhail Bakunin 1873

From the Marxists Internet Archive: http://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/bakunin/works/1873/statism-anarchy.htm Written: 1873; Source: Bakunin on Anarchy, translated and edited by Sam Dolgoff, 1971; See Also: Conspectus of Bakunin’s Statism and Anarchy by Karl Marx, 1874. Statism and Anarchy is the first completed volume of … Continue reading

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A Libertarian Socialist Critique of the “Libertarian” Party and Ron Paul

By Brian P. Ellis – http://brianpellis.blogspot.com/2012/05/libertarian-socialist-critique-of.html The word “libertarian” is becoming an increasingly popular descriptor of political ideology in the US, though many in the US incorrectly associate libertarianism only with the capitalist Libertarian Party. Historically libertarianism was a term … Continue reading

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You Can’t Blow up a Social Relationship – The Anarchist case against Terrorism

This essay was was published as a pamphlet around late 1978 or 1979, in the aftermath of the Sydney Hilton Bombing. The black humour of the time around the anarchist movement was that the police and security forces framed Ananda … Continue reading

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Karl Marx and the Iroquois – Franklin Rosemont

Submitted by Max Krueger Franklin Rosemont delves into Marx’s Ethnological Notebooks and examines their significance and relevance towards today’s communist movement: There are works that come down to us with question-marks blazing like sawed-off shotguns, scattering here and there and … Continue reading

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Trotskyism and the Vanguard Party By Ulli Diemer

From http://peoplenotprofit.net/2012/02/marx-2/trotskyism-and-the-vanguard-party-by-ulli-diemer/ By Ulli Diemer Trotskyists, for those uninitiated into the sometimes confusing and special world of left-wing politics, are followers of Leon Trotsky, the man who was with Lenin a principal leader of the Russian Revolution, and who opposed … Continue reading

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Arizona set to Abolish Public Unions

Sumbitted and authored by John of the Trial by Fire blog http://thetrialbyfire.org/ Arizona sate employees’ unions were caught off guard this week with news that the state’s republican controlled senate was passing a series of bills which, amongst other provisions, … Continue reading

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How Do We Overthrow the Plutocracy?

Submitted and authored by Max Krueger How Do We Overthrow the Plutocracy? I keep hearing people say at Occupations, “We shouldn’t address that until we fix the electoral process;” “We can do” or “We can debate that after we win.” … Continue reading

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Occupy Wall Street’s Next Steps – Part 1

http://thetrialbyfire.org/2011/11/29/occupy-wall-streets-next-steps-part-1/ Occupy Wall Street’s Next Steps – Part 1 By John E Jacobsen, of the Trial by fire. “Direct Action is a method by which we ordinary people achieve specific political and economic goals, without having to rely on so-called … Continue reading

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“Red November, Black November” in Memory of Labor’s Martyrs

Red November, Black November Red November, black November, Bleak November, black and red. Hallowed month of labor’s martyrs, Labor’s heroes, labor’s dead. Labor’s wrath and hope and sorrow, Red the promise, black the threat, Who are we not to remember? … Continue reading

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Karl Korsch: His Contribution to Revolutionary Marxism

Paul Mattick 1962 Source: From: Marxists.org http://www.marxists.org/archive/mattick-paul/1962/korsch.htm, original from: Anti-Bolshevik Communism Paul Mattick, published by Merlin Press, 1978; Transcribed: by Andy Blunden, for marxists.org 2003; Proofread: by Chris Clayton 2006. Karl Korsch was born in 1886 in Tostedt in the … Continue reading

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Does revolutionary Spain show that libertarian socialism can work in practice?

From the Spunk Library: http://spunk.org/library/intro/faq/sp001547/secI8.html Yes. As Murray Bookchin puts it, “[i]n Spain, millions of people took large segments of the economy into their own hands, collectivized them, administered them, even abolished money and lived by communistic principles of work … Continue reading

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MILLION WORKER MARCH SUPPORTS OCCUPY WALL STREET

The Million Worker March (MWM) organizers and activists call upon all workers organized and unorganized and the unemployed to join and defend the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement. We extend the call to anti-war, immigration rights, environmental and social justice … Continue reading

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