France

AngryWorkers au soleil - An escape to Marseille

Your Revolution Is Not My Revolution: Thirty Years After May ’68 – François Lonchampt and Alain Tizon

A complete English translation of a book first published in France in 1999, a post-mortem on May ’68, discussing the various ways that the most popular demands voiced in May were recuperated by capitalism in its post-1968 “revolution from the right” (Pasolini) and incorporated into a consumerist lifestyle of selfish hedonism, pseudo-individualism, phony libertarianism and permitted rebellion (the “triumph of situationism”) as part of the restructuring of the global workforce and the creation of a “new man”, concluding with a call for “a new civilizing phenomenon” and “a revolution of the spirit” similar to the movement led by Christianity during the decline and fall of the Roman Empire.

Oiseau-tempête : Second issue

Oiseau-tempête

This is a translation of a magazine published by a french collective from 1997 to 2006. The original issues can be found here, in French.

Summary of the second issue (fall 1997) :
-THE IMMIGRANT AND THE « LAW OF POPULATION » IN MODERN CAPITALISM
-WHAT'S UP WITH THE GREEKS ?
-JUNE 36 : BEHIND THE SCENES
-SERGE BRICIANER, SHADES OF BLACK AND BRIGHT RED.
-THE MYTHS OF EXPERIMENTAL SCIENCE
-THE LOVES OF ART AND MONEY
-« DECHERVELAGE »

The revolutionary program of communist society eliminates all forms of ownership of land, the instruments of production and the products of labor - Partito Comunista Internazionale

In this 1957 text drafted for the Partito Comunista Internazionale, Amadeo Bordiga, with his usual acerbic wit, restates some of the “invariant” principles of Marxism, denounces the idea that communism means collective or individual “property” or “ownership”—terms he subjects to historical analysis as transitory juridical forms—argues in favor of social usufruct as the concept most adequate for the future classless society, ridicules the “metaphysical and idealist” error of the “immediatists” who hold that “socialism is a struggle for the individual liberation of the worker” and, just to rub it in, condemns drinkers and smokers as “usufructuary traitors” against the health of the species.

The Mutu network: the revival of French radical media

The Mutu Network have developed a successful new model for French radical media, with 15 websites across the country embedded in their communities, reporting on local struggles and fighting back against the monopolisation of activist news by social media corporations.

SNCF: The unions and the parties on the left of capital have sabotaged the strike by channelling it into defence of the rail company and the state-boss. Only a big jump in workers autonomy can save it!

CGT SNCF demo

A translation of a leaflet distributed to striking rail workers in France. Produced by Mouvement Communiste. Original French version provided as a PDF.

Book Review: Jean Vigo

This is a review of the famous anarchist-inspired French auteur Jean Vigo.

Reflections on the Guillotine - Albert Camus

The last public execution in France 1939

An essay written in 1957 arguing for the abolition of capital punishment.

Syria: no war but the class war!

Explosions in Syria

Statement from the Anarchist Communist Group (ACG) on the recent bombings on Syria by the US, UK and French governments.