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The russian revolution of 1917: The Dada counterpoint

Dada remains within the framework of European weaknesses; it’s still shit, but from now on we want to shit in different colours to adorn the zoo of art with the flags of every consulate. Tristan Tzara, Manifesto of Monsieur Antipyrine … Continue reading

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The russian revolution of 1917: All power to the soviets

A graffito graces a wall in today’s Lisbon: “All power to the soviets! 1917/2017”.  If it were not the fact that the graffito is attributed to the youth league of the portuguese communist party, following on a poster campaign celebrating … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Russian Anarchists on the Wagner Mutiny

From the CrimethInc. collective (24/06/2023) … Statements from Three Anarchist Organizations Early on June 24, Vladimir Putin addressed Russia about the unfolding rebellion of the Wagner private military company, saying that Yevgeny Prigozhin’s rebellion is “pushing the country toward anarchy and fratricide.” … Continue reading

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Lessons for Anarchists About the Ukraine War from Past Revolutions

We share a historical-political essay on the war in Ukraine, by Wayne Price, from the latest edition of the Black Flag Anarchist Review. Lessons for Anarchists About the Ukraine War from Past Revolutions Wayne Price (BlackFlag Anarchist Review Volume 3 … Continue reading

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The Syrian revolution: Bearing witness to the impossible

We share below a reflection on and, in its own way, a testimonial of the Syrian revolution, by Catherine Coquio (Lundi Matin #137, March 12, 2018). This is followed by a more recent video recorded interview with her (in french), … Continue reading

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Of war and revolution: Ukraine

Why is our century worse than any other? Is it that in the stupor of fear and grief It has plunged its fingers in the blackest ulcer, Yet cannot bring relief? Anna Akhmatova, from Plantain (1919) “The main enemy is … Continue reading

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