This edition is based on a translation of the first version of this text in French, signed “Des Communeux” and dated March 18th, 2011.
This translation was originally published in May 2013 on the Dialectical Delinquents’ blog.
Class War quickly corrected this translation and made the lay-out for publication as a booklet for the 150th anniversary of the “Paris Commune”.
March 18th, 2021.
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Ecological collapses, social implosion, proliferation of insurgencies: the seams of the world-system are cracking everywhere. It is now understood: we believed in Nature since we had been separated from it, as we believed in Society in order to be able to exist. It is this double belief, which we called modernity, that is irreparably failing.
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**Many people regard anarchism and socialism as contradictory programs. This is based on the conception of “socialism” as state ownership of the economy. Yet historically, anarchists have regarded this program as “state socialism” or “authoritarian socialism.” They have rejected such views in favor of “anarchist-socialism” or “libertarian socialism.” This concept of anarchism as a variety of socialism remains important today in opposition to pro-capitalist “libertarianism” and to “democratic socialism”–that is, reformist state socialism.**
Continue reading Are Anarchists Socialists? – Should Anarchists be (Libertarian) Socialists? Should Socialists be Anarchists?
Zoe (AKA Anarchopac) join’s Breht for the second installment of our sub-series “In Dialogue With Anarchism”. Topics include: Anarchist social theory, organizationally-minded tendencies within anarchism, the Marxist and Anarchist conceptions of the State, our different organizing strategies, whether or not we can work together, and more!
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The following editorial is the last known piece of writing by Rosa Luxemburg. It was written just after the Spartacus uprising was crushed by the German government and in the hours prior to the arrest and murder of her and Karl Liebknecht by the Freikorps.
Continue reading Today: 100 years after #RosaLuxemburg was killed – Her last known piece of writing
A Libertarian Communist analysis of the Great Leap Forward under Mao Tse-Tung and the Chinese Communists which aims to show that the Great Leap Forward was a capitalist project rather than a socialist, or communist one.
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Reflections on the 1918 German revolution at the CWO/ICT Public Meeting in London (November 17 2018).
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Excellent text from Gilles Dauvé outlining the development of capitalism, and communism as the real movement in everyday life which tends towards the abolition of wage labour. Capitalism would be too happy to see us change our lives locally while it carries on globally. Because it is a central force, the State has to be demolished by central action. Because its power base is ubiquitous, it must be extinguished everywhere. Communisation will combine both dimensions… or fail.
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