Blogs

Grenfell Tower – the smoke & the mirrors

There is an ever-growing stream of media commentary on the Grenfell fire, increasing daily as the public enquiry unfolds. There are some elements in the media with the goal of obscuring or excusing the plain facts as part of a pre-emptive defence manoeuvre to protect those most implicated in what caused the fire and the 72 deaths. That they feel the need to use such distortions to defend the Grenfell landlords and those who ordered and oversaw the Grenfell refurbishment that fitted the lethal cladding only increases the suggestion of a general doubt on all sides about their innocence.

Decline of the USA, Rise of the Struggles?

The USA, as the world’s leading capitalist nation, is economically, politically and morally bankrupt.

Heathrow Workers' Newsletter No.5

Rent Strikes: Organisation and Action

Article about the Bristol University Rent Strike from a participant and member of Leeds SolFed.

The Fight for Partial Freedom in Vietnam

Celebration at the iSee LGBT Event

Western leftists, communists, and anarchists alike routinely call for “unity” with the authoritarian oppressors in their favourite “socialist” states. They value a cheap, doom to end in failure unity with the statists, the genocide deniers, the red fascists, more than the well-being and liberation of marginalised groups.

May Day 2021: The Only Future for Humanity is Communist Revolution

We are certain that humanity is capable of recovering from the many evils that afflict it today, but only through a radical change in the world’s economic and social order.

Solidarity with Firefighters, Paramedics, and Hospital Workers!

Leaflet distributed by the ICO at a protest rally in South Australia for firefighters and paramedics.

Solidarity and Self-Organisation are the Weapons of the Working Class

Leaflet distributed by the CWO during the last round of strikes at universities across the UK.

Brexit: The Ruling Class Shoots Itself in the Foot

Brexit finally came into force on 1 January 2021, over 4 years after the referendum of 2016. During these four years the leading bodies of the British capitalist class had fought a delaying and rear-guard type of campaign to stop it happening but failed.

Learning from health workers in Argentina – On the current rebellion in Neuquén

Here in the UK we face a difficult situation in the health sector, people are tired, they survive on low wages, they fear changes such as privatisation. We haven’t found our own ways yet to do something about this. Health workers in Argentina don’t have it easier than us. Their conditions are similarly bad, if not worse. But they have found ways to make themselves heard.

Queerphobia in Vietnam

A flag that represents your gender, sexuality, and humanity

Is queerphobia in Vietnam a mere product of colonialism, and does it matter?

China: Neijuan - New Wildcat article

We translated this new Wildcat article, written by a comrade who has been living in China for a while. Click here for the original article.

Presumption of Trust: how ‘direct action’ initiatives heal the land of distrust and gaslighting

An anarchist reflection on the community pantry movement in the Philippines.

Successful Revolutions?

Critique of the fetish for "success" by online Stalinists.

The Broken Promises of Vietnam

 “A Rats' Revolution” by Diều Hâu.

A Vietnamese anarchist critique of the so-called "socialism" of Vietnam.

Class Struggle and Gender Trouble

Leaflet distributed by the CWO at protests around the Gender Recognition Act (GRA) happening around the UK last year.

Reopen or Close Schools: A Lose-Lose Situation for the Working Class

Article from 1919 (mcmxix.org), the new journal of the North American affiliates of the ICT.

Domestic Violence is a Workplace Issue

The combination of poor working conditions and sexism in our workplaces makes it harder for victims and survivors of abuse to access the resources and support they need. If we want to create workplace solidarity we need to be aware of the fact that our colleagues may be experiencing violence at home.

Paano Magsimula ng Bodegong Bayan/ How to Start a Community Pantry

A guide on how to start your own community pantry/bodegang bayan for your own neighborhood in Tagalog and English!

Ενάντια σε μια καραντινα με χαρακτηριστικά στρατιωτικού νόμου

Written by Simoun Magsalin with input from the Bandilang Itim Collective and translated into Greek by alerta.gr