Libanon. There is now “a state of emergency” in Beirut. No, not to deal with the devastating explosion in its port which left 200 people dead or missing, over 6,000 injured and 300,000 homeless. The “state of emergency” is to protect the political and economic elite from the anger of the Lebanese population who were already on their knees before the explosion on 4 August.Continue reading The #Lebanon Disaster: A Metaphor for Modern Capitalism
Nandita Sharma, Home Rule: National Sovereignty and the Separation of Natives and Migrants, Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2020.Continue reading Home Rule: National Sovereignty and the Separation of Natives and Migrants
Philippines. A statement from the Bandilang Itim Collective on the continuation of school semesters and rent and debt obligations under the current state of pandemic.Continue reading #Philippines – To pay is to die: The threat of student debt and homelessness in times of the #coronavirus
Manchester. UK. April 8, 2020. An article by a careworker in Manchester Solfed about how careworkers are being treated during the current crisis.Continue reading Careworkers: Cannon fodder to the #coronavirus?
Philippines. April 3, 2020. The lockdown quarantine in the Philippines is effectively martial law. This is an anarchist perspective on the COVID-19 crisis.Continue reading The #Philippines – Against a #Quarantine with Martial Law Characteristics
A perspective of a Filipino-American on the COVID-19 crisis.
An original article by Adobong Anarkiya, an anarchist from the Filipino diaspora in the United States.Continue reading An Anarchist and Filipino Diaspora Perspective on the #COVID-19 #Pandemic
Manila. Philippines. March 30, 2020. An anarchist perspective on the COVID-19 quarantine and lock down in Metro Manila.Continue reading #Covid-19 lockdown in the #Philippines: #quarantine reflections
UK. March 25, 2020. Socialism, or communism, or whatever you want to call a society of the future, will not save us from occasional epidemics. It would however deal with them in an entirely different way.Continue reading #COVID19: Humanity’s Health or Capitalism’s Profit?
The victory of the ANC in the South African election has yet again shown it is the capitalists’ chosen party for running South African capitalism. Its primary role is organising and enforcing the exploitation of the working class even when this means downing strikes in bloodshed as we saw at Marikana in 2012 (see leftcom.org).Continue reading #ANC: The Chosen Party for South African Capitalism
Have you ever wondered how to talk dirty without reinforcing the patriarchy? Or what all the fuss is about polyamory? These are just two of the many topics tackled by the Anarcho Agony Aunts (AAA), an anarcha-feminist duo offering anonymous sex and relationship advice via their YouTube channel. The pair see what they’re doing as having a dual-pronged strategy: helping to tackle issues with dating on the left while also reaching out to young men who are preyed on by men’s rights activists and the alt-right.Continue reading Anarcho Agony Aunts: The struggle against fascism begins with the struggle against toxic masculinity