Monthly Archives: June 2012

Update from Greece

We should never forget that parliamentary democracy is a deeply undemocratic institution. This was already noted as far back as the 1700s, if we recall Rousseau's comments on the Brittish. To quote Rudolf Rocker "Within the Socialist movement ifself the … Continue reading

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All is possible: strike, protest, occupy

The Austurian coal miners’ strike, called at the end of May by the principal unions representing the workers (CC.OO and UGT), indefinitely, to contest a brutal reduction in state support for the sector (over 60%), continues with what can only … Continue reading

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Stories from 15M’s spain

The 100,000 million Euro bailout from the EU for spain’s failing bank system is a desperate attempt to put an end to the ongoing consequences of a brutal devaluation of capital (in this instance, all manner of real estate) and … Continue reading

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Anti-Fascism: Lessons from the past

The constant stream of news from Greece of Golden Dawn fascists terrorising, harassing and beating immigrants is tragically not unique in our time, both in Greece and beyond, but gains new urgency with the party’s presence in parliament, a presence … Continue reading

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15M, Occupy, Quebec Student Movement in Print

  …we need all exuberant, floating, dancing, mocking, childish, and blissful art lest we lose our freedom above things that our ideal demands of us…. We should be able also to stand above morality — and not only to stand … Continue reading

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Touching Utopias: Reflections on Revolution in the Form of a Dreaming Wanderer’s Unfinished Spanish Travel Diary

…the final regime imagined by socialists cannot be fixed at a determined date by a sociological prediction; it is in the present.  It is not outside us; it is in our own hearts.  Socialism is being realized every day, under … Continue reading

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15M: Okupations and Situations

    One road is open, more open than ever, to help bring about revolution and the collapse of the present system: to begin on a small scale, and voluntarily, immediately, on all sides, you are called, you and your … Continue reading

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“Viver la Utopia”: Anarchism and the spanish revolution of 1936

A brilliant documentary about spanish anarchism during the years of the civil war by Juan Gamero (in spanish with english subtitles): Viver la Utopia/Living Utopia …

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“Which Side Are You On”

  An excellent  visual document of the British Miners' Strike of 1984-85 by Ken Loach … Which Side Are You On

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We Are All Greeks

To struggle through the state is to become involved in the active process of defeating yourself.                                                                John Holloway, Change the World Without Taking Power Elections in greece are scheduled for the 17th of June and what seems to lie … Continue reading

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