Anarchist Federation on Obama

Below is a collectively produced statement on the election of Barack Obama by Manchester AF.

Obama: Meet the new boss, same as the old boss

There seems to be quite a lot of genuine excitement in the English language media following the election of Barack Obama. Various commentators are talking about it as if it signifies real change within America and even the world, rather than just the end of another of America’s four yearly electoral circuses.

Obama wins, but will he bring change?

Democrat Barack Obama today became the first African-American president of the United States. But in foreign policy will he deliver the change he has promised?

Nepal; a nice little earner for the Maoist ruling class - in Lenin's footsteps

"First time as tragedy, second time as farce" - Lenin & Prachanda

Nepal's Maoist Party has won around 220 seats in the recent Constituent Assembly (CA) election, about one-third of the total. Though the largest party, they don't have an overall majority; they have stated their wish to lead a coalition government.

Maoists win the election in Nepal

Nepali Maoist flags

The Maoist party - former guerrillas CPN(M) - have won a clear majority in last week's elections. But what changes will this mean for Nepal's workers and peasants?

Venezuela: on the dark side of the moon

Chavez supporters after election victory

The editorial group of El Libertario, newspaper of CRA, Comision de Relaciones Anarquistas from Venezuela, reflect on the prospects for the country after the seemingly indisputable electoral victory of Hugo Chavez.

Reforms take away what is gained through the struggle

Editorial of El Libertario #51 (November 2007) putting forward a libertarian position on the Consitutional Reform the regime attempts to impose.

The 'No Land, No House, No Vote' campaign still on for 2009

Article restating Abahlali baseMjondolo's anti-statist, anti-electoral politics seen as more or less treasonable by the state and 'ignorant' by the NGO left, some of whom suggested that Abahlali militants should be given 'voter education' so that they could be taught to 'understand democracy'.

We are the restless majority - S'bu Zikode

S'bu Zikode's article after Abahlali baseMjondolo's successful anti-electoral campaign in 2006.

Nicolas Sarkozy: A mandate for class war

Conservative politician Nicolas Sarkozy has won the French Presidential election ...