uprisings

Iran: On Oil and Troubled Water

As we write, comrades are translating the bulletins emerging from the struggles of the oil workers’ strike committee in Iran which have now been ongoing for two months. They can be found on our website (and we publish Statement No. 12 below). The oil workers are not alone.

Cuba’s burning?

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Belarus: “When We Rise” - A Critical Analysis of the 2020 Revolt against the Dictatorship

A critical analysis of the 2020 Belarusian uprising. This article was originally published on pramen.io, and then first appeared in English at Crimethinc.

Cuban Anarchists on the Protests of July 11

To explore the causes and implications of the wave of protests that broke out in Cuba on July 11, we present two interviews with Cuban anarchists and a statement from an anarchist initiative in Cuba. This article was first published by Crimethinc.

"I am thirsty": statements from Soheil Arabi and the Federation of Anarchism Era on the uprising in Iran

Anarchist Graffiti in Iran: "Long Live Armed Uprising Khuzestan is not alone"

Two short statements from anarchists in Iran on the current uprising.

The Notting Hill Riots (1976) - Martin Wright

Martin Wright on the Notting Hill riots of August 30 1976. From Anarchy (second series) #21.

Ang Potensyal na Anarkistang Tendensiya ng Diliman Commune

Art piece commemorating the First Quarter Storm

An analysis of the potential for anarchist tendencies in the Diliman Commune, a student uprising against the Marcos Administration.

Latin America Burns between Revolt and Repression

For decades Latin America was the United States’ "backyard", although more recently it has also been seen as a den of "socialists". Today it is undergoing a deep crisis that spares neither the big countries such as Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela, nor the small ones such as Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru.

They are not Evo supporters! They are Alteños, dammit!

Statement from Colectivo Curva on the resistance of the people of El Alto in response to the ongoing coup attempt in Bolivia. Based in El Alto themselves, Colectivo Curva argue that the native peoples of El Alto remember their history of struggle against the Morales government: they do not fight for him and his party, but against an attack on their communities from the far-right coup plotters.

Global Protests: The Relentless Capitalist Crisis Demands the Overthrow of the System

How to make sense of these mushrooming mass protests-cum-rebellions which have no clear class character, owe their lightening speed of organisation largely to the rallying capacity of social media, which have few distinct or established leaders and whose often contradictory demands are constantly changing and are now emulating each other?