Tag Archives: revolution

The economics and politics of the rojava revolution

From a distance, and in the absence of a knowledge of the local languages, news about the “rojava revolution” in nothern syria remains fragmentary and often contradictory.  While supportive of the movement, questions and doubts remain which we are unable … Continue reading

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The revolution is everywhere: A.N.A.L. apropriations of private property

In early December of 2014, the Anonymous Nation of Anarchist Libtertarians declared their independence, in the heart of the crumbling and the nation state formerly known as, United Kingdom (8 December 2014) …

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Revolution is everywhere: The radical politics of housing in spain

Following on our previous post on housing occupations in Rome, we share below, in translation, an interview with an activist of the Plataforma de Afectados por la Hipoteca of Sabadell, Catalonia (BCstore 04/04/2017).  We have had numerous occasions to write … Continue reading

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Revolution is everywhere: House occupations in Rome

The understanding that capitalism is more than a form of economic organisation-exploitation, that the exploitation of labour presupposes the creation and reproduction of the conditions of that exploitation, and that today the production of those conditions is itself a source … Continue reading

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March 18, 1871: The Birth of the Paris Commune – A Narrative

Remembering the Paris Commune (from CrimethInc.), followed by an interview with Kristen Ross, author of Communal Luxury: The Political Imaginary of the Paris Commune (Verso, 2015), with Roarmag‘s Jerome Roos … What idea does the Paris Commune represent? And why is this … Continue reading

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The story of Nestor Makhno through film

From paris-luttes.info … The Makhnovist movement was one of the rare anarchist-communist insurrections in history, if not the only one, capable of holding a territory for a number of years (from 1917 to 1921).  The film that follows returns to the … Continue reading

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Murray Bookchin: The Ghost of Anarcho-Syndicalism

In our series dedicated to anarcho-syndicalism, we share Murray Bookchin’s critical reflections on this tradition within anarchism, in the excellent essay, “The Ghost of Anarcho-Syndicalism”.  Whatever reservations we have regarding the direction of Bookchin’s anarchism towards a radically democratic municipalism, … Continue reading

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Long Term Resistance: Fighting Trump and Liberal Co-option

From the Its Going Down media collective, an essay by Peter Gelderloos (20/02/2017) … Long Term Resistance: Fighting Trump and Liberal Co-option So far, the only thing that has mitigated the horrifying opening salvos of Trump’s presidency—of course the first … Continue reading

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Struggles for autonomy

The question  “what is to be done?” for anti-capitalist and anti-authoritarian politics often invites the suggestion that there must be a single, unequivocal answer to it, at multiple levels: ends or goals, tactics and strategies, organisations, all supposedly grounded in … Continue reading

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The russian february revolution of 1917: Boris Yelensky

We continue to share testimonials/reflections on the russian revolution, from Robert Graham’s Anarchist Weblog … Boris Yelensky (1889-1974) was a Russian anarchist from Kuban, a city in southern Russia just north of the Black Sea. In the 1890s, he moved … Continue reading

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