It took only a matter of weeks for politicians and political pundits to openly muse about the death calculus that should be undertaken to determine how many should die to “save the economy,” or more precisely to restore profits to owners and investors. Shutdowns and isolation might be good for people and the planet but were not so great for capital accumulation. It turns out capital does not care if people or the planet die, as long as the Dow goes up. Pretenses have been shed, the core of the system is on display.Continue reading Mutual Aid and Solidarity against Crisis – Green Syndicalist Reflections on #COVID19
By necessity, ATU’s work often centers around talking to tenants about their “rights” as given to them by the legal system. In our organizing, these rights are referred to as the shield. A shield can protect you, but it cannot win a fight for you. Your rights often can only protect you if you have access to a lawyer, and can fail you on a judge’s whim. You need something more—you need the sword. We offer this zine in hopes that the tools within will help folks to go on the offensive and fight back against their landlords. Because even when the law and the courts ul mately work to serve the landlord class, the power of tenants united will prevail.Continue reading #RentStrike: Tactics of the Autonomous Tenants Union – VOL. 1
The Bangladesh anarchist workers’ movement is less than five years old, born out of the ashes of failed Marxism-Leninism. The author of this article recalls the antecedent period in Bangladesh history where Marxism-Leninism held hegemony. This was a time of deep faith and affection for the thought of Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin, Mao Tsetung, and Trotsky. As far as the author understands, none in the movement knew of anarchism as a political ideology and would not know of it until decades later. We revered the hanging portraits of Marxist leaders, we studied their books, and we integrated discussion of their ideas into our daily lives. Our life’s pursuit was to become socialist revolutionaries.Continue reading #Bangladesh Anarcho-Syndicalist Federation: The Growth of Anarcho-Syndicalism in Bangladesh
On Thursday February 13 anarchist comrade Aragorn! passed away. We republish his text “Anarchy and Nihilism: Consequences”.Continue reading #Aragorn! #Anarchy and #Nihilism: Consequences
On Thursday February 13 anarchist comrade Aragorn! passed away. We republish his text “Nihilism, Anarchy, and the 21st century”.Continue reading #Aragorn! – #Nihilism, #Anarchy, and the 21st century
The origin of the Anarchafeminist Manifesto is in Norway. The Anarchafeminist Manifesto is the summary of the feminist political program unanimously agreed upon by the third congress of the Anarchist Federation of Norway, 1—7 of June 1982. The manifesto was first published in Norwegian in “Folkebladet” (IJA) no 1 1983 pp. 4—5. Soon after the “Manifesto” was published in CRIFA-Bulletin no 44 mars—avril 1983 in French (p. 12) and English (p. 13). Later on the French version was used as the basis for a translation to English that was published on the Internet. The “Manifesto” is also translated to other languages. Anarchafeminst greetings from Anna Quist, co-writer of the “Anarchafeminst Manifesto.” Translated from French (Bulletin C.R.I.F.A. No 44 mars—avril 1983 p. 12).Continue reading Anarchafeminist Manifesto
We are Hackers, We are Anarchists, We are curious.Continue reading The Anarcho Hacker Manifesto (2018) v.2
The Emergence and Dissolution of Hierarchy. A book, written by Murray Bookchin.Continue reading Murray Bookchin: The Ecology of Freedom
In this essay I substitute “wage-slave” for “worker” since there are many different ideas of what “work” could mean. I am also considering the fact that “worker” is socially loaded with congratulatory appraisal as it conceals the true nature of it’s meaning: slave. Here I criticize “wage-slave” as a role and identity assigned to individuals by a system that requires their physical and mental subjugation en masse. The “wage-slave” is only such, as long as one fulfills that role and identity. Beneath that role and identity is a chaotic uniqueness which arms the individual with emancipatory potential.
Fascist times are periods of open, brutal, class war (when the sheets quite literally slip off). Events of the last year, including the killing of three people opposing a white supremacist shouting racist and anti-Muslim slurs at two women on a mass transit train in Portland and the murder of IWW fellow worker Heather Heyer by a neo-Nazi in Charlottesville show the desperate need for working class self-defense of our communities.