internationalism

The Paris Commune: revolution and counterrevolution in Paris in 1870-1871

This is a draft translation in English of the book "La Commune de Paris – Révolution et contre-révolution à Paris en 1870-1871" in its first publication in French in 2011 under the name "Des Communards".

Our perspective and tasks on the Rojava Revolution

A statement from Black Rose Anarchist Federation / Federación Anarquista Rosa Negra on the Rojava Revolution, its complexities, the international left's reception of it, and the organization's goals for a relationship to it.

In Rojava: people's war is not class war

Text “In Rojava: People’s War is not Class War”, which you can read below, represents a contribution of “Internationalist Communist Tendency” (ICT) to a debate that has been taking place in certain circles claiming “anti-capitalist struggle” since several weeks. The central points of this discussion are current events in Western Kurdistan, Rojava.

A.I.T. La Internacional del Sindicalismo Revolucionario - CNT-AIT, IWA-AIT Secretariado

A.I.T. La Internacional del Sindicalismo Revolucionario - CNT-AIT, IWA-AIT Sec.

A.I.T. La Internacional del Sindicalismo Revolucionario - Editado por la C.N.T. española con la colaboración del Secretariado A.I.T. Compilación presentada por Ramón Liarte [auto-translation english http://tinyurl.com/kjo4d6g ]

The bloodbath in Syria: class war or ethnic war?

Anarchists join Kurdish fighters in Syria

As the Syrian conflict drags on, Devrim Valerian looks at the fighting, in particular in Syrian Kurdistan which many on the left have hailed as a "social revolution" and asks whether any side deserves workers' support.

Nationalism and the “National Question” - Murray Bookchin

Murray Bookchin

Murray Bookchin's essay in which he criticizes nationalism, and compares the anarchist and Marxist response to the phenomenon.

Internationalism is the only response to the Kurdish issue - International Communist Current

A communist critique of the essentially nationalist politics of the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) as well as disturbing features about the internal organisation like the abuse of female members. While we don't agree with all of the politics of the ICC, this is a useful contribution and is all the more relevant now that many Western radical seem to be being taken in by PKK propaganda that it is now a "libertarian socialist" organisation. Trigger warning for mention of sexual violence.

Beyond the Scottish referendum - Mike Sabot

Never be deceived ~ Lucy Parsons

A look at the 2014 referendum on Scottish independence written by Edinburgh Anarchist Federation member, Mike Sabot, in a personal capacity, criticising both the Yes and No campaigns.

Russian demonstrator sent for psychiatric "treatment"

Bolotnaya Square demo

MARIA C., a Russian activist, comments on the sentencing of Mikhail Kosenko, who was arrested at one of last year’s demonstrations. To find out more, come to the meeting at 5.0 pm, Saturday 19 October, at the Anarchist Bookfair (details below).

100 Years Ago: The Philadelphia dockers strike and Local 8 of the IWW - Mouvement Communiste and Kolektivně proti Kapitălu

cartoon from IWW leaflet - "hold fast, buddie, we got 'em"

A text published to celebrate the hundredth anniversary of an important strike launched by the IWW on the Philadelphia docks, analysing both the strengths and weaknesses of the IWW at the time.

Also made available as PDF and MOBI (Kindle) files.