Blogs

Ayutla de los Libres municipality will govern itself without political parties; it’s peoples time

It’s about time for peoples to self-govern

From Solidarity Networks to Class Organisation in Times of Labour Hallucinations

Reflections on the relation between solidarity networks, workplace groups and class organisation, based on our modest experiences in west London. We see this effort in opposition to the current electoral surge and try to explain why.

Whatever happened to Dear old Lenin?

I read a book by Lenin and I made some notes. The emphasis in the quotes are mine.

Reflections on my time in Palestine

This short essay covers the realities of the nation state that Israel makes explicit as well as personal experience with the occupation.

Grenfell Tower: A Tragedy Foretold

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The truth is, to the authorities, Grenfell Tower tenants didn’t really matter ...It has been left to the survivors themselves and the wider community to organise relief ... they organised in their hundreds and held mass meetings, electing delegates, organising demonstrations. The community has shown itself to be well organised, efficient, extremely compassionate and truly democratic. Everything the capitalist state isn’t.

Review: They can't kill us all: Ferguson, Baltimore, and the new era in America's racial justice movement

They Can't Kill Us All

A review of Wesley Lowery's book covering the emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement and other activist projects in response to police shootings in the US.

Living The Dream after the UK General Election

Latest episode of the Living The Dream podcast from The Word From Struggle Street - an anticapitalist blog from Brisbane.

Are we all Corbynistas now?

Latest blogpost from The Word From Struggle Street - an anticapitalist blog from Brisbane. An attempt to make sense of the debate in Australia around Corbyn.

Paramilitaries kill six, and leave three children wounded, to steal territories in Guerrero, Mexico

The armed assault resulted in the death of three women, one man, a 17-year-old youth, and a baby of just four months.

Venezuela: The dead-end of the "Bolivarian Road to Socialism"

There was no revolution in Venezuela. Being against neo-liberalism is not the same as opposing capitalism but only one form of it. However, it does feed into the social democratic narrative of Corbynism. Today, in the middle of an election campaign, the assertion that “Venezuela is socialist” is happily repeated by right wing papers and politicians to gloat over the social disaster which Venezuela has become.

2 mois après le massacre à Arantepakua, la Ronde Communautaire "Kuaricha" et la sécurité se renforcent

À toutes les actions -des riches- correspondent une réaction -du peuple-.

Anarcho-Corbynism and support for Labour

It is a fact that lately certain anarchists have placed themselves in the Corbyn camp. As Freedom News admits, "lots of anarchists have decided they’re going to vote to try and get rid of the Tories".

What now? Fighting austerity in a hung parliament

Assembly in Argentina, 2001

Whatever the result of the general election, we need to be building a movement capable of creating a better world.

After 2 months of Arantepakua's massacre, strengthens it the "Kuaricha" Community Round and security

To all action -of the richs-, correspond a reaction -of the people-.

Why I’m still not voting

Corbyn, rather than being the saviour of the working class in Britain, demonstrates the futility of even the best of intentions when operating within logic and limits of capitalist democracy.

Call COBRA, that’ll sort it

I originally posted this at Freedom News shortly after the Manchester bombing, but blow me if it's not strangely prescient on today's events as well...

Living The Dream under The Accord

Latest episode of the Living The Dream podcast from The Word From Struggle Street - an anticapitalist blog from Brisbane.

At the Turning Point: An Open Letter to my Chavista Friends

More than two months of protests continue in Venezuela

The principle of enantiadromia says that culminating processes revert into their opposite like a yin-yang. This is a force that's certainly at work in Venezuela today as the Bolivarian Revolution, which promised deepening democracy becomes a dictatorship.

Draft thoughts on strategy for American anarchists

A sketch written and distributed amongst some anarchists from April of 2016 prior to Trump's electoral victory.

Message from Subcomandante Moisés and EZLN after the creation of Indigenous Council of Government

Message from Subcomandante Moisés and the EZLN on the historic formation of the Indigenous Council of Government of the CNI that has made official the ‘candidacy’ of the compañera María de Jesús Patricio Martínez “Marichuy”, a Nahua indigenous woman from Tuxpan, Jalisco, who will represent the voice of the original people from the IGC in the electoral process of 2018 in México, not to dispute power, but to make visible the RESISTANCE by all possible means..