2000s

The Commoner journal

Archive of the online autonomist marxist journal The Commoner. Founded by Massimo de Angelis in 2001.

https://thecommoner.org/

In the beginning there is the doing, the social flow of human interaction and creativity, and the doing is imprisoned by the deed, and the deed wants to dominate the doing and life, and the doing is turned into work, and people into things. In this crazy world revolts are practices of hope.

This journal is about living in a world in which the doing is separated from the deed, in which this separation extends in to an ever increasing number of life spheres, and a world in which revolts against this separation are ubiquitous.

Anti-Fascist Action: an Anarchist perspective

An overview of Anti-Fascist Action and the shifts in focus that led to its demise, by an ex-Liverpool AFA member. Written for Black Flag magazine in 2005.

The Summit Protests: a dissenting view - Political Matti

An article challening the tactics of set piece protests against summit meetings of heads of state.

From Black Flag #205 (2005). Writen by Political Matti and originally published in Working Class Resistance #10, magazine of Organise! Ireland.

G8 Gleneagles: 7 Days At The World’s Most Secure Golf Course

A helicopter monitoring protesters as they approach the security perimeter.

Black Flag article on protests against the G8 summit at Gleneagles in Scotland in 2005.

Mayday 2004 in Dublin

This year saw an EU summit in Dublin. it fell on May Day. Irish anarchists organised against it. Black flag interviewed one of the organisers of the march against the EU summit. A member of the Workers Solidarity Movement,. he is speaking here in a personal capacity. More information on the protests can be found at indymedia.ie and struggle.ws/eufortress/

Article from Black Flag #224 (2004).

An interview with a piquetera - "If the aggression is globalised then the resistance needs to be globalised."

"Argentina: Que se Vayan Todos, (let's get rid of all of them), a cardboard piec

In June and July of 2003, two Argentinian women toured the UK to talk about the wave of social change which is sweeping their home country. Graciela and Neka talked about the Piquetero movement. which has seen unemployed workers taking control of over 200 factories and organising a direct democracy through neighbourhood assemblies. The movement has also organised road blockades in resistance to the neo-liberal reforms which are leaving many Argentinians unemployed, The tour was organised by the Argentina Autonomist Project (AAP), an group which seeks to educate people around the world about the struggles in Argentina. I met up with Graciela at the Glasgow event, to find out.

Zapatistas Put Autonomy Into Practice

In 2003 the Zapatista movement of indigenous people in Chiapas, Mexico initiated some important new developments in the self-management of their 1,000 autonomous communities.

Article from Black Flag #224 (2004).

The end of confrontation: A step back - Iban

A reflective article on recent anti-capitalist protests against the European summits in Spain from Black Flag in 2002.