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Editorial #2 -Thoughts on Bessemer

布朗诉弗格森案——21世纪美国反种族主义运动史

Ferguson to Oakland 2014

在过去几个月内,美国国内爆发了激烈的反种族主义运动,黑人乔治·佛洛依德之死与警察的不公执法点燃了人们的怒火,进而导致了声势浩大的抗议。事实上,自21世纪以来,美国社会曾经历过多起严重的种族主义事件,2012年17岁的黑人青年特雷沃恩·马丁(Trayvon Martin)之死、2014年黑人青年迈克·布朗(Michael Brown)遇害同样引发过强烈的社会不满。而长期以来被视作高犯罪率群体、在劳动力市场上受到歧视、居住在孤立地区的黑人对于社会以及司法、政治以及经济制度怀着强烈的不满。在人们惊讶于本次“黑命攸关”运动的巨大能量的同时,他们或许也应该意识到黑人群体所经历过的伤痛和歧视。

Kill the Bill? Change the System!

Leaflet distributed by the CWO at various Kill the Bill protests happening around the UK.

Left Nationalism and Support for Imperialist War in the United States

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

A Plague on Both Your Houses – The Position of the Working Class in the Current Crisis

This pamphlet is product of our collective debate and conversations with fellow workers over recent months. You can read a summary of over a dozen interviews about changing power-relations during the lockdown here. Feel free to print this text as a pamphlet and share it with your comrades and co-workers.

UK Asylum Policy: No Sanctuary from Capitalism

Asylum has long been a thorny issue for the British ruling class. As a signatory to the 1951 Refugee Convention the UK is obliged to grant asylum when, in the opinion of the Home Office, an asylum seeker has demonstrated that they have a well founded fear of persecution on the grounds of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership of a particular social group. Yet asylum seekers are continuously vilified in the popular press as criminals and scroungers overwhelming the benefits system, the vitriol often being fuelled by the cynical statements of government ministers.

Vaccine Nationalism

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

French lessons – What we can learn from the 1988 hospital workers’ strike coordinations in France

We translated the following two texts from 1988, because we think that there are still things we can learn from the strike movement back then. Today in the UK we are confronting similar questions: how can we organise the struggle for higher wages in the NHS and defeat the insulting 1% pay offer? How can we overcome divisions into different unions and professional groups and regions (e.g. with the government in Scotland offering a still puny 4% increase)

Asia Art Tours Interviews Bandilang Itim: Philippines & Anarchism

Asia Art Tours interviews Bandilang Itim.
Taken from: Part 1, Part 2.

To better understand the history of Anarchism in the Philippines and the state terror unleashed by Rodrigo Duterte, we were thrilled to speak with the Bandilang Itim collective. 

Eat the rich: My experience in hospitality work during the pandemic

With a provisional date set for the gradual reopening of the hospitality sector in UK, now seems a prescient moment to reflect upon the experiences of hospitality staff during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Closing Intransigence

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

1871-2021: Vive la Commune!

Today, we keep alive the lessons of 1871 and 1917.

Croydon Solidarity Network – One year on

Italy: The Capitalist Attacks Are Already Beginning

The following articles are translations of a statement and a leaflet issued by our sister organisation in Italy, Battaglia Comunista (Internationalist Communist Party).

Announcing a Southeast Asian Anarchist Library

Ang Aklatang Anarkista para sa Timog-silangang Asya ay bagong proyekto ng The Anarchist Library na nagtatampok ng panatikang anarkista mula sa Timog-silangang Asya. Perpustakaan Anarkis Asia Tenggara adalah proyek terbaru dari The Anarchist Library yang menyediakan literatur anarkis multibahasa dari atau berbahasa Asia Tenggara. Thư viện Chủ nghĩa Vô trị vùng Đông Nam Á là món quà mới nhất từ Thư viện Chủ nghĩa Vô trị, với các tài liệu đa ngôn ngữ, gồm các ngôn ngữ địa phương. ห้องสมุดอนาธิปไตยเอเชียตะวันออกเฉียงใต้เป็นภารกิจล่าสุดของห้องสมุดอนาธิปไตย ที่รวบรวมงานเขียนเกี่ยวกับอนาธิปไตยในเอเชียตะวันออกเฉียงใต้ หรืองานเขียนที่เป็นภาษาในกลุ่มประเทศเอเชียตะวันออกเฉียงใต้เอาไว้ด้วยกัน

The Nationalist Poison Behind Brexit

Far from “getting Brexit done”, the pantomime goes on. There are so many issues that both EU and UK want to extend the period of grace before the full treaty is implemented.

There isn't a Vaccine against Capitalism

Every day a piece of news reminds us that we live in a globalised world where the consequences of human activity are not limited to national boundaries. Whether it’s the Covid pandemic with its rapidly morphing virus, or the last minute attempts to reduce global warming and the wider ecological damage — mainly from the last 200 years — that is threatening life on earth, we all know that the remedies have to be global.

8 Historical Working Women Moments for 8 March

For what was once International Working Women’s Day, before it became International Women’s Day upon being co-opted by the UN and its corporate sponsors, we have written on 8 struggles throughout history in which working women played a vital and influential role.