Is the State Part of the Matrix of Domination and Intersectionality? An Anarchist Inquiry

The notions ‘matrix of domination’ and ‘intersectionality’ have become buzzwords in discussions of power relations (patriarchy, racism, capitalism). Systems of domination must be examined in terms of their overlaps and mutual influences (‘matrix’), institutions and individuals being necessarily positioned at the intersections of these systems. Informed by anarchism, this article raises the possibility of viewing the state per se as a system of domination, oppression, appropriation and exclusion, one that is interwoven with other systems and influences them as much as they influence the state.

The nation State and nationalism - Oiseau-tempête (André Dréan)

During this end of the century, it is hard to ignore the flood of nationalistic expressions. Nationalism appears to have become the world’s most shared mass ideology.

The Chomsky effect or anarchism of the State - Oiseau-tempête (Claude Gillon)

A French ''Oiseau-tempête" journal's (post-Situationist; Marxist autonomist/insurrectionary anarchist) critique of Chomsky translated into English. This comes from the ninth issue of Oiseau-tempête as its twelfth article and is authored Claude Guillon.

Fascists are the Tools of the State: Peter Gelderloos

An essay published in 2007 about the relationship of Fascism (in broad strokes, nationalistic movement terms) and the State.

Rojava: the fraud of a non-existent social revolution

Cult of personality - portrait of Öcalan

Text from Mouvement Communiste and Kolektivně proti Kapitălu in response to recent myths propagated about the Rojava "revolution", with a detailed background about inter-imperial rivalries, the so-called "Kurdish question", national questions in general... To many leftists and anarchists, Rojava is a paradise on earth. We say: down with paradise!

Whatever happened to Dear old Lenin?

I read a book by Lenin and I made some notes. The emphasis in the quotes are mine.

Propriedade privada, substância do Estado - humanaesfera

Uma análise detalhada e concisa sobre o que é o Estado e sobre como ele opera.

Private property, substance of state - humanaesfera

A detailed and concise analysis of what the state is and how it operates

The CIA reads French theory: on the intellectual labor of dismantling the cultural Left - Gabriel Rockhill

Notwithstanding its limitations, an interesting historical look at the state's utilisation of academia and the cultural sphere in the struggle to discredit Marxism. First published 28/02/17 in 'The Philosophical Salon' of the 'LA Review of Books'.

The Question of the State – La Guerre Sociale

This article from La Guerre Sociale No.2, March '78, was based on one written by Dauvé, who did not wish to become directly involved with LGS, but offered two texts for possible inclusion and said they could do as they wished with the texts. It was rewritten without Dauvé's participation – "completed, drastically cut and profoundly corrected and revised" according to LGS, but they also stated about 70% of the result was from Dauvé's original article. Dauvé declined to be cited on the article and also reportedly stated that his views about the state were better expressed in an introduction he wrote to a collection of articles from the '30s left communist journal 'Bilan'.