Monthly Archives: February 2017

The russian february revolution of 1917: Grigori Petrovitch Maximov

We continue to share testimonials/reflections on the russian revolution, shared from and inspired by Robert Graham’s Anarchist Weblog … Gregory (“Grigori”) Maksimov (often written as “Maximov” and “Maximoff” in English language material) was one of the leading exponents of anarcho-syndicalism … 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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In praise of wise folly: Wendell Berry

Shared by a friend of Autonomies …

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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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The russian february revolution of 1917: Nestor Makhno

From Robert Graham’s Anarchist Weblog … Nestor Makhno (1888-1934) is one of the best known (or notorious) of the anarchists involved in the 1917 Russian Revolution. He was from Gulyai-Pole (Huliaipole) in southern Ukraine. He became active in the local … Continue reading

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Moments of anarchy in armenia

From the CrimethInc. Collective … High Voltage: Lessons from Four Summers of Unrest in Armenia As massive anti-corruption protests shake former socialist countries and NATO and Russia mass their troops along the border between East and West, anarchists are asking how … Continue reading

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Iaroslavskaïa, the insurgent: Recuperating lost memories of revolution

The Russian Revolution often reduces itself, in superficial and/or interested narratives, to the seizure of political power in October of 1917 by Lenin’s Bolsheviks.  It was of course far more than that, both before and after.  And if the simple … Continue reading

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The russian february revolution of 1917: Anarchist resonances

On International Women’s Day, February 23, 1917, after almost three years of war, women textile workers in Petrograd illegally struck over a food shortage. Soon other workers joined in the strike. By the end of the day, 75,000 workers were … Continue reading

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First, they shot the anarchists: Trump and ‘The New Normal’

From the Its Going Down collective (08/02/2017), reflections on resistance to the “new normal” under Donald Trump …

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