state socialism

Against the Logic of the Guillotine: Why the Paris Commune Burned the Guillotine—and We Should Too

Crimethinc examine the history behind the guillotine, its current popularity as a left symbol, and try to suggest a vision of liberation not based around revenge fantasies.

Socialist Dog Catchers (or Presidents) Won’t Save Us

With Bernie Sanders entering the race to be the Democratic candidate for the 2020 election, Pádraig Sinjun discusses whether diverting resources from grassroots struggles to electoral campaigning is really the way to pursue class struggle.

Emerging conflicts in the Asian Youth Movements

United Black Youth League, Bradford.

Anandi Ramamurthy analyses the emerging divisions within the Asian Youth Movements around the issue of state funding. One faction opted to accept and was slowly absorbed into the functioning of the local state apparatus as individuals made careers for themselves in the Labour Party. Meanwhile, the other faction split off to form the United Black Youth League, opting instead for a more militant path.

The Martyrdom of Manol Vassev - Union of Bulgarian Anarchists in Exile

Letter produced by exiled Bulgarian Anarchists detailing the repression of Bulgarian government.

1989-90 - Beninese campaign for economic justice and democracy

In 1989 students, teachers and civil servants in Benin began strike actions in protest at the governments freezing of scholarships and the four month delay in wage payments in 1988. The government's stalling and repression dragged the campaign on into 1990 and escalated the conflict to the point where the regime crumbled.

Ethiopia's Red Terror - Original Wolde Giorgis

An account by one of the survivors of Ethiopia's Red Terror carried out by the regime of Colonel Mengistu against rival left wing groups.

CW: for physical abuse and torture.

Letters of Insurgents - Audiobook

An unabridged reading of Fredy Perlman's novel Letters of Insurgents by the group Audio Anarchy.

Ni venezuela popolo nomas per anarkiistoj en Latinameriko kaj de la Mondo: Solidareco estas multe pli ol skribita versio

Teksto skribis per Venezulaj Anarkiistoj en Majo 2017, pri la politika situacio en Venezuelo.

The 1968 Belgrade Student Revolution

An interview with Sonia Licht about the student protests she took part in at Belgrade University against the `Red Bourgeoisie` in1968.