internationalism

Happy birthday! SII turns one today

It all began with a discussion, which then turned into a manifesto, before becoming a website.

The enemy of my enemy - notes on not having really shit politics

For what seems like forever, the Julian Assange saga has been everywhere. On TV, in the papers, on Facebook and Twitter, it's been impossible to avoid it and all the horrific misogyny and rape apologism that comes with it. Underlying all of which is a cliché - at that a fallacious one - which defines pretty much all of the worst in leftist politics: the enemy of my enemy is my friend.

Primero de Mayo: un golpe radical en el vientre de la Bestia

El Primero de Mayo de 2012 ha de ser el momento de revivir ese Primero de mayo que la clase dominante ha tratado de borrar, celebrando el Día Internacional de los Trabajadores en los Estados Unidos, como una manifestación política de conciencia de clase y de solidaridad internacional.

May Day: A Radical Strike into the Belly of the Beast

May Day: A Radical Strike into the Belly of the Beast

On May 1st, 2012, we will revive the May Day the ruling class has tried to erase; we will celebrate International Workers’ Day in the United States as a political manifestation of class consciousness and international solidarity.

The history of the federalist IWMA - Vadim Damier

Article by Russian anarcho-syndicalist Vadim Damier on the occasion of the 140th anniversary of the Federalist International Workingmen's Association (IWMA).

The economy of making women care

Resisting, questioning, creating... the struggle continues!

A brief analysis of how capitalism systematically subjugates women, and therefore how women's emancipation is bound up with the struggle against capitalism.

After Zimmerwald - Radical Chains

zimmerwald

The modern left, bolshevism included, are all children of Zimmerwald. It was at the Zimmerwald conference in 1915 that the revolutionary left thrashed out the issues of its relation to the centrist and reformist wings of the movement and its orientation towards national self-determination... Lenin may have been well in advance of anyone in his call for revolutionary defeatism, but... Lenin's defence of the right of nations to self-determination was no more than a reiteration of orthodoxy and... in their assessment of the real consequences of support for nationalism the European left proved to be more perspicacious than Lenin.

No national solutions

The Commune's Clifford Biddulph replies to the debate on the national question.

The perplexities of the Middle Eastern conflict - Communicating Vessels

Essay looking at the concepts of nation and national identity, especially in relation to the Israel/Palestine conflict.

We won't pay for the bosses' war - No War But The Class War

Leaflet from 1991, looking at the logic behind the impending Gulf War, and its meaning for the working class, both in the UK and internationally.