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Why socialists should pause before celebrating Engels’ 200th birthday

As we are based in Wuppertal (Germany), we are confronted with a lot of celebrations around the 200th anniversary of Friedrich Engels’ birth. Engels was born in Wuppertal and even prominent Christian-Democrats (CDU, conservatives) and and wannabee Social Democrats of the SPD are commemorating Engels. But that’s actually not suprising… What follows is a piece by Daniel al-Rashid. Enough 14

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#Sydney: Fighting anti-trans bigotry even when the police don’t want us to

Sydney. Australia. Despite a ban by the Supreme Court, hundreds of people gathered at Taylor Square in Sydney, Saturday (October 10, 2020), to protest against Mark Latham’s anti-trans bill, and reject political censorship under the false guise of COVID-19 restrictions.

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Anarchist Communist Political Economy and the Spanish Revolution

Political economy is the study of production and distribution of the material means necessary for society to function [1]. Anarchist communism specifically advocates for a stateless, classless society featuring democratic control of the means of production, where goods are distributed by the principle “from each according to ability to each according to need” [2]. The key organisational structures are community controlled industries and communes with decentralised planning of production and distribution. Furthermore, when larger scale coordination is required these organisations form federations. Federations are controlled from below with democratically elected, recallable delegates. 

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#Facebook announce crackdown against anarchists

Social media giant Facebook today banned dozens of anarchist, anti-fascist and anti-capitalist pages after announcing a new crackdown against “anarchist groups that support violent acts”. 

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