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.Continue reading Wayne Price: Our Morals and Theirs – Means and Ends in Anarchist, Liberal, and Marxist Morals
May day statement by Coordenação Anarquista Brasileira – CAB (Brazil), Federación Anarquista Uruguaya – FAU (Uruguay), Federación Anarquista Rosario – FAR (Argentina), Organización Anarquista de Córdoba – OAC (Argentina), Federación Anarquista Santiago – FAS (Chile), Grupo Libertario Vía Libre (Colombia), Union Communiste Libertaire (France), Embat – Organización Anarquista (Catalonia), Alternativa Libertaria – AL/fdca (Italy), Die Plattform – Anarchakommunistische Organisation (Germany), Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet – DAF (Turkey), Organization Socialiste Libertaire – OSL (Switzerland), Libertaere Aktion (Switzerland), Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group – MACG (Australia), Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement – AWSM (Aotearoa / New Zealand) and Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front – ZACF (South Africa)Continue reading For the Popular Classes of the World, Pandemic, Crisis, All Times Are Times of Struggle!
This is a statement from some activists from Haringey Solidarity Croup express its support and solidarity to UK National Health Service (NHS) and other workers. In the meantime expresses its anger about that people been asked to pay the money to NHS while the health system is being suffered for almost two decades on the hands of the current government of conservative party and the former one of Labour. The demand is unreasonable while the UK is 3rd richest country in Europe and 6th richest country the world. The statement clarifies the current position of NHS and treatment of the government to NHS.Continue reading #London, #UK: “Clap for Carers” but now they want our money as well
Joint analysis by Coordenação Anarquista Brasileira (CAB) (Brazil), Federación Anarquista Uruguaya (FAU), Federación Anarquista Rosario – FAR (Argentina), Organización Anarquista de Córdoba – OAC (Argentina), Federación Anarquista Santiago – FAS (Chile), Grupo Libertario Vía Libre (Colombia), Union Communiste Libertaire (France), Embat – Organización Anarquista (Catalonia), Alternativa Libertaria / Federazione dei Comunisti Anarchici – AL/fdca (Italy), Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet – DAF (Turkey) and Organization Socialiste Libertaire – OSL (Switzerland). April 2020
Continue reading Joint Statement: Against the Capitalist #Pandemic, Solidarity between Peoples
2020 has started with some changes at region level, and especially with the continuity of the huge and incredible mobilization of the Chilean people. That popular revolt which has been through more than 100 days, has changed social and political situation of that country, and also has impacted the entire region. New scenery appeared and, as we said in preceding analysis, comes within the framework of the huge wave of popular mobilizations that’s been deployed for Latin Americans communities (Haiti, Ecuador, and other countries with less intensity). As we can see, it’s time for the people on the streets, these are fighting times.
At the same time, it’s starting all over the world a new economic crisis that’s being increasing with Coronavirus and its impact on international markets. The issue of Oil and its effects on peripheral economies from Latin America also can impact the cost of living and the ultra-liberal technocracy’s legitimacy, which continues being part of this new phase all over our continent. But also, the coronavirus’s pandemic brought with it a series of changes in this new phase, which is difficult and premature to judge its impact. Nevertheless, its impact compels us to discuss a new situation, a global phase that is changing with masses control policies and increasing repressive measures, and there’s where the three decades of neoliberalism’s ravages becomes evident with the breakdown of public health and social safe measures.
We divided this analysis into two sections: a first one addressing Chilean mobilization and social and political changes over the continent; and a second one with a primary analysis about the new situation that has been triggered since Covid-19‘s expansion.
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.Continue reading #Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group: Why class struggle?
This interview with Juan Carlos Mechoso of the Uruguayan Anarchist Federation (FAU) – conducted by Felipe Corrêa – discusses FAU’s “strategy of especificismo”. Relevant topics are addressed in the questions, such as: the concept of especificismo, this type of anarchism’s relationship with the classics and with similar experiences that have emerged in history, especifismo’s relation with the Latin American context, comparisons with other ideologies that promote operating at distinct levels (party – mass movement), scientific concepts, ideology and its relation to socialism, programmatic positions that anarchists should defend in popular movements, concepts and conceptions of class, neoliberalism, the development model of Latin American, popular power, strategy, armed struggle and social revolution.Continue reading Juan Carlos Mechoso (Uruguayan Anarchist Federation–FAU): The Strategy of Especifismo
This booklet, called Capitalism, Anti-capitalism and Popular Organisation, is a publication of the Popular University of Rio de Janeiro in conjunction with the Movement of Unemployed Workers of Rio de Janeiro (MTD-RJ).Continue reading Popular University of Rio de Janeiro, #Brazil: Capitalism, Anti-capitalism and Popular Organisation
**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?
Korea (South and North). Independence, transnationalism, and the question of national development 1919–1984. A book review: Dongyoun Hwang (Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2016).Continue reading Book Review: #Anarchism in #Korea (South & North)
Interview with a comrade of DAF, regarding the state of Turkey’s invasion of Rojava, the reaction of the people in Turkey, the impact of the campaign of boycotting Turkish companies products, its markets and also the attitude of people in Turkey. First Part. Interview conducted by the KAF (Kurdish-speaking Anarchists Forum ).Continue reading Interview with a comrade from DAF (Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet | Revolutionary Anarchist Action)