Blogs

Homes to Those Who Live in Them!

The demand often raised in the renters’ protests that housing should not be a commodity is a correct and an important one. But it amounts to nothing as long as the relations of power and domination of this society are not called into question.

Celebrating Independence Day Anew as Anarchists and Libertarians

The 12th of June and A New Independence

Written by Malaginoo.

Why You (or anyone) Should NOT Start a Business

Mula sa mga nais umaklas. Inilathala ni Aklas.

Ano ang Mali sa Estado?

Mula sa mga nais umaklas. Inilathala ni Aklas.

The National Liberation Struggle. Some personal experiences from Southern Africa

Ceuta: The Divisions of Class and Nation are at the Root of the Descent into Barbarism

The latest episode of a long running drama is now playing out on the world’s TV screens. In the Spanish enclave of Ceuta, on the northern tip of Morocco, desperate people facing incredible peril, and willing to sacrifice all they have, are trying to find a new life. What added an extra dimension to the pathos was the reception given to the influx of refugees by the Spanish army, with photos of beatings emerging in the media.

Iran: The Working Class and the Election

With less than forty days to the 13th presidential election in Iran, its architects and promoters are finding that the harsh social climate is making it difficult to "heat up" the political atmosphere. Their previous tricks are not so effective, but this has not stopped them continuing to do whatever it takes to stir up interest. It seems that this time the option of not participating in the election has been added to the gamut of choices by the policy-makers of the ruling class political factions and the zealous lovers of the ballot box.

Prisons and Police Brutality: Last Line in the Defence of Exploitation and Oppression (Part II)

Over the past year in the United States and across the world, police violence against primarily black and brown working-class people has received renewed attention. The events that followed the murder of George Floyd at the hands of the police set off a wave of rebellion and protest beyond the US and across the world. The protest movement was quickly co-opted by sectors of the bourgeoisie, but the aftermath of the heady urban rebellions is that questions about the role of police and racism as tools of the capitalist class in dominating the workers are now asked more frequently than before.

Prisons and Police Brutality: Last Line in the Defence of Exploitation and Oppression (Part I)

Although the issue goes well beyond the individual, it has been the brutality of individual law enforcement officers against individual workers (who are usually black, brown and/or mentally ill) that have been highlighted in the media in recent times. Because of this we find it relevant to shed some light on the conditions inside the prisons (which contain over 40,000 people) in Australia and the brutality and negligence of law enforcement officers.

Entretien avec Xuân Rayne, travailleur du sexe vietnamien et anarchiste

Xuân Rayne, travailleur du sexe vietnamien et anarchiste

Nous avons interviewé Xuân Rayne, un anarchiste vietnamien et un travailleur du sexe non binaire basé aux États-Unis, pour connaître leurs points de vue sur l'intersection de leurs identités, les voies de la solidarité internationale entre les travailleurs du sexe et la façon dont les travailleurs en général peuvent se tenir aux côtés des travailleurs du sexe. Xuân utilise tous les pronoms.
A translation of our interview with Xuân Rayne into French. Translated by Al Raven.

Fellow health workers – We have to take this struggle into our own hands – Leaflet

This is a longer version of a leaflet that we wrote for the current pay campaign in general and the day of action on the 3rd of July in concrete. If you want us to send you copies for your local protests, please contact us at: healthworkersunited@protonmail.com

Learning processes – On recent working class movements in the Middle-East

Interview with Xuân Rayne: Vietnamese, Anarchist, Sex Worker

Xuân Rayne: Vietnamese, Anarchist, Sex Worker

We interviewed Xuân Rayne, a Vietnamese anarchist and non-binary sex worker based in the United States for their insights into the intersection of their identities, the paths for international solidarity among sex workers, and how workers in general can stand with sex workers. Xuân uses any/all pronouns. 
Also available in Tiếng Việt, French, and Spanish.

HeathrowWorkersPower - Thoughts and news on direct action

At Heathrow, once we’ve decided what we want, what actions shall we take to get it? And what can our method of action tell us about what we want? Some recent events might give us some hints.

Nữ quyền Việt Nam — “Cần đoàn kết đấu tranh cho quyền lợi lao động”

May Hai factory staff is in working hours. © ILO

Trong bối cảnh kinh tế xã hội thị trường ở Việt Nam hiện đại, đấu tranh vị nữ vẫn luôn là một vấn đề hết sức cấp thiết. Đi tìm lời đáp cho câu hỏi liên quan đến thực tế và phương hướng đấu tranh vị nữ tại Việt Nam, nhóm Mèo Mun đã phỏng vấn Nguyễn Ngọc Trân — tác giả từng có bài viết về vấn đề “nữ quyền Tân-tự do” trong bối cảnh Việt Nam hiện nay.
Độc giả quan tâm có thể tìm đọc thêm bài viết “Giải Huyền Thoại Về Hiệp Ước Hoà Bình Oslo” do Nguyễn Ngọc Trân đồng tác giả cùng các thành viên nhóm Vietnam Young Marxists và Mèo Mun.

Neither Israel, Nor Palestine: No War but the Class War

The one hope — and a hope not just for the workers of Palestine or Israel but for the whole of humanity — is a working class revival which resists all the attempts of capitalism and imperialism to thrust their bloody agendas upon us.

Las promesas rotas de Vietnam

“La revolución de las ratas” — Diều Hâu.

Una crítica anarquista vietnamita al llamado “socialismo” de Vietnam.
A translation of our piece “The Broken Promises of Vietnam” into Spanish. Translated by Grupo Anarquista Aurora.

Giải Huyền Thoại Về Hiệp Ước Hoà Bình Oslo

Giải Huyền Thoại Về Hiệp Ước Hoà Bình Oslo

Hiện nay, khi giới học thuật phương Tây đã giải ảo cái gọi là “tiến trình hòa bình” đến từ Israel và sự ảo tưởng từ hiệp ước hòa bình Oslo, chúng tôi nhận thấy vẫn có một niềm tin cố hữu cho rằng Tổ chức giải phóng Palestine (PLO) đã từ chối những cuộc thương nghị hòa bình đến từ Oslo. Palestine bị biến thành một kẻ thích gây hấn, cực đoan và không chịu nhượng bộ. Điều nguy hại hơn là nhiều kẻ tô vẽ Israel thành người nhân từ, làm mọi cách để được hưởng hòa bình nhưng đều bị phía đại diện Palestine từ chối.

The Working Class Response

As we said in the last issue of Aurora, bosses are seizing advantage of increasing unemployment to reduce ‘labour costs’. It is encouraging to see a growing number of workers refusing to take this lying down.

The Capitalist Offensive

The British state is no stranger to violence.