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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.

Cosa Nostra: Sponsorships, Affinity-based vetting and recruiting

A guide on recruitment and vetting for your own affinity groups.

Against the Terror of Anti-Terror

An anarchist analysis on the Anti-Terror Act being discussed in the Philippine congress.

The Black Rebellions (1967) by Dave Dellinger

Detroit Riots 1967 military tank

Dave Dellinger, principled anarcho-pacifist revolutionary (and one of the Chicago 7 defendants in 1969), wrote this essay in response to liberals – like Martin Luther King – endorsing federal troops being called in to suppress the 1967 Detroit Riots. His position is that we support "the side of the oppressed and exploited," in this case fighters for black liberation during the uprisings in Newark, Detroit and Spanish Harlem, not the "establishment" – meaning the state's repressive forces in the form of cops and the military.

On Minneapolis: Police Brutality & Class Struggle

Flyer distributed by comrades and sympathisers at protests over the murder of George Floyd.

Panlipunang Rebolusyon ang Solusyon

An article in Filipino written during the height of the Occupy movement arguing for social revolution.

Social Revolution is the Solution

An article written during the height of the Occupy movement arguing for social revolution.

50 Years of Equal Exploitation?

29 May marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Equal Pay Act 1970, precipitated by the Ford sewing machinists’ strike in 1968 which started in Dagenham.

New UK initiative - Founding conference

Weak Arguments I have heard: "BUT THE STATE DOESN'T ALWAYS HAVE TO BE THAT WAY!"

First entry into a series of blogs where I address bad political arguments I have heard from others.

Ang Werpa ng mga Institusyon para sa Kontrol at Dominasyon

An article on the power of institutions for control and domination with a note on the state.

Maikling komentaryo sa Dispalinhadong Pag-Unawa sa Ideya ng “Survival of the Fittest”

A social ecological commentary on the concept of “Survival of the Fittest.”

Fever: Class struggle under pandemic

Multi-lingual blog by various collectives around the globe about workers' struggle against the Covid-19 regime. Follow and contribute... www.feverstruggle.net

The joy of [censored]: A brief glimpse inside the murky world of JPay

A brief look at the absurdities of a public-private censorship partnership.

We Are Against All Institutional Parties

The ICT considers itself to be one core of the future international party of the working class. But the word “party” often triggers an allergic reaction, even amongst elements otherwise sympathetic to our politics – after all, there is already no shortage of parties both of the left and the right which attempt to rule the capitalist state, be it through electoral or military means. As we often repeat, our vision has nothing in common with these rackets. The party we seek to build is not a government in waiting but a guide in the struggle for a new world.

The Economics of Used Cars

The human cost of selling used cars.

Domestic Violence: The Hidden Pandemic

For many people, lockdown has exacerbated an already deadly domestic situation, or, as one sufferer put it, it’s a pandemic on top of an epidemic.

Ang Bawat Organismo ay may Puwang sa Daigdig Natin

A social ecological article written in Filipino.

Reflections on ‘uneven and combined development’ and ‘class composition’

First part in a series of texts on 'revolutionary working class strategy' for the 21st century

Anarchism in the Philippines

An encyclopedic entry on anarchism in the Philippines