sex and sexuality

Primitive communism, barbarism and the origins of class society - Lionel Sims

Mammoth hunting: big-game abundance

Lionel Sims on primitive communism, in particular examining the claims of Frederick Engels.

A slice of an assembly and some interventions by the Metropolitan Indians

A L'Europeo article, presumably around '77, containing coverage of an assembly and interviews with Metropolitan Indians.

Art and revolt - Fernand Pelloutier

Text of a speech delivered on behalf of the group, Arte Social, in Paris in 1896, in which one of the founders of French revolutionary syndicalism expresses his views on art and revolution, discusses the decadence of bourgeois morality and illustrates its deleterious effects on the morale of the working class by means of colorful anecdotes drawn from contemporary newspaper reports, and proclaims that "the goal of revolutionary art" is to "remove the veil from social lies".

Indecorous and Free! Women's protests in Italy

In this latest phase of widespread political and economic crisis, the subject of sexuality has become crucial. In this context the role of women is once again determined and exploited by those in power, within an old traditional ideological perspective. We’ve surely needed a women’s mobilisation against the government and its PM for some time now, and not just because of the sexual scandals.

"I am not a man or a woman, I am a transexual" - Jamrat Mason speaks at Hackney Pride, 2010

Transcript of a speech given at Hackney Pride 2010. Transman and anarchist communist Jamrat Mason discusses gender, sexuality and sexism and the wider relevance of transgender issues in society. One paragraph that was omitted from the actual speech for reasons of length is included below in square brackets.

Proud to be ... So what?

Junge Linke on identity politics, and the emancipation of oppressed groups under capitalism.

Some remarks on homophobia and homosexuality

Junge Linke analyse the question of homosexuality.

Democrats to allow repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell - sexual violence in the military remains high

Last Thursday, the House of Representatives voted 234-194 to allow the repeal of the controversial Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy. The vote mirrored an earlier closed-door agreement of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT), which orders the discharge of any soldier who “demonstrate(s) a propensity or intent to engage in homosexual acts,” was first passed under the Clinton Administration in 1993.

A shadow of glorious (though strange) good things to come: The Ranters and libertarian communism in the English civil war

An image commemorating the Diggers

An examination of the Ranters, one of the most radical groups to emerge during the English Civil War. Taken from issue 74 of Organise!, the Anarchist Federation's magazine.

Fargate Calling

Plaque commemorating Samuel Holberry

The first in a series of articles exploring Sheffield's radical history. From the Fargate Speaker, the paper of Sheffield Anarchist Federation.