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KSL: Bulletin of the Kate Sharpley Library No. 103, September 2021

The latest issue of the bulletin of the Kate Sharpley Library is out now.

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Death or Renewal: Is the Climate Crisis the Final Crisis?

Is This the “Inevitable” Collapse of Capitalism?

Classical socialists, both anarchists and Marxists, have written of the eventual end of capitalism–either through a popular revolution creating a new society or through the self-destruction of capitalism. Global warming raises the question of whether humanity is now facing such a possible total crisis, of choosing between socialism or social ruin.

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Lyon, France: Fascist attacks will not stop us!

The Anarkismo network relays the communiqué of the Lyon group of the Union Communiste Libertaire (UCL), an organisation active in France and Belgium and which is a member of the network. We express our solidarity with our comrades in Lyon and relay their communiqué and their call for financial solidarity.

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The victories of the future will flourish from the struggles of the past! Long live the Paris Commune!

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the first modern social revolution in the glorious history of oppressed people’s struggle, the Paris Commune of 1871. For 72 days, the proletarians of the city of Paris re-organised the social relationships in terms of direct democracy, towards the direction of economic equality, mutual aid and political freedom.

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So-called Australia: Building Popular Power In Poverty

The LNP government has announced this week its planned changes to the JobSeeker payment in so-called Australia. After 27 years of no increases, they have decided to raise the dole from $40 a day all the way up to $43 a day. This leaves the payment far below the relative poverty line ($457 a week), let alone Henderson Poverty line ($550) which Anti-Poverty Network QLD argues is the minimum acceptable raise.

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Did the System Work? Aftermath of the 2020 Election

Wayne Price

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.

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