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Building Working-Class Defense Organizations:

Mon, 12/26/2016 - 13:15
An Interview with the Twin Cities General Defense Committee
The General Defense Committee of the Industrial Workers World (IWW) has become an important pole of struggle for pro-working-class revolutionaries in the Twin Cities. While active on a number of different fronts it is the participation of the General Defense Committee (GDC) in the year-long struggle against police killings and brutality in the Twin Cities that has largely led to the significant growth of the organization. The GDC has grown to approximately 90 dues-paying members in Minnesota, and has several active working-groups. In the wake of Trump’s election victory, Wobblies (1) and others across the country have begun establishing their own GDC locals – strongly influenced by the Twin Cities’ model.

Where the revolution is more likely to happen, in developed or non-developing countries?

Sun, 12/25/2016 - 10:26

There is no doubt that over the last couple of decades our movement has declined dramatically . Not only it is not achievable anymore, in fact it cannot maintain what had already achieved before. It is also very clear that Marx's theory is not the remedy for the current situation any longer. I believe it is extremely hard to expect that the revolution to take place in the advanced industrialised countries, at least not in the very near future.

This article puts forward the argument of possibility that the revolution could happen in the less or non-industrialised countries, before the advanced industrialised countries.

The article explains the mechanisms that exist in the non-industrialised countries that brings about the revolution.


Prison Sentence to Managing Editor of Anarchist Meydan Newspaper in Turkey

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 16:48
An investigation was started by Istanbul Chief Public Prosecutor's office about our newspaper related to articles "Both Arrival and Departure of State is From Fear", "Banned Until Further Order", and "Recreating Life" in the 30. issue of our newspaper published on December 2015 with the caption "Banning Everything". The lawsuit following the investigation ended after almost a year of trials.

Not My President!

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 16:40
The New Resistance
The rise of a U.S. movement which rejects the legitimacy of Trump's presidency.

Brazil: High school students show way forward for working class resistance

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 08:07
Published in "Workers World News", issue 102, December 2016
In September 2016 the Brazilian government published a Provisional Measure (MP 746)
outlining a reform in secondary education that would have devastating consequences for
the education system, disproportionately affecting majority-black working class students.


Students responded with direct action and occupied schools in the state of Paraná, with occupations soon spreading to at least six other states. One month later 600 high schools in Paraná alone had been occupied to protest the government’s attack on public education – which comes in the context of a broader attack on the working class through a Proposed Constitutional Amendment (PEC 241) that threatens to freeze public spending on health, education and social welfare until 2037.

Indigenous Armed Group Created in the Mountains of Guerrero

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 21:31
They send a message to the world: “With autonomy we fight for life and territory”

One Year after the 2015 Grahamstown Riots against Foreign Traders

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 18:59
Attacks Hurt Working Class and Poor, Only Capitalists and Politicians Benefit
A year ago, starting 20 October 2015, around 75 small shops were looted, some burned down, in the eastern townships and downtown area of the small Eastern Cape university town of Grahamstown/ iRhini, South Africa. The attacks targeted Asian and African immigrants, many of them Muslim, and displaced 500 people. These riots were largely ignored by the media.

The text below is a slightly revised revision of a briefing I was asked to write at the time for the local Unemployed People’s Movement (UPM). The UPM played a heroic role in opposing the attacks and assisting the displaced. The text’s general points remain relevant to the working class’s fight against prejudice and racism. And the riots of 2015 should not be forgotten.grahamstown-riots

Australia: Dylan Voller plans hunger strike

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 07:56
At least four guards involved in the tear gassing and other incidents of abuse while Dylan was in Don Dale are currently working as guards in the Darwin Correctional Centre and are continually tormenting Dylan. Some have threatened to have him bashed if he speaks out about his treatment.

Trump and the myth of the progressive but misled 'white working class' voters

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 06:36
Once it became clear that Trump was going to become the president of the USA, my Facebook feed became cluttered with attempts to understand how that could possibly happen.  How could a white supremacist, misogynist and utterly transparent snake oil salesman accumulate so many votes?  Those on the left both inside and outside the borders of the USA struggled to understand what had happened.


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A common conclusion in too many of these pieces is that the left needs to reach out, and listen to the concerns of, those who voted for him as a priority.  In a similar fashion to how sections of the left evaluated Brexit, they see a working class anti-establishment rebellion in the Trump vote from what they term the ‘white working class’. They believe that component was won by Trump because it has been neglected by the left - often, they will assert, because the rest of the left was distracted by what they call identity politics.


This is a simple explanatory story that is particularly attractive to those sections of the left that have a nostalgic yearning for an imagined past of pure class struggle, shorn of internal concerns around oppression.  But the concept of masses of otherwise progressive working class voters opting for Trump on economic grounds is a myth.  The attractiveness of that myth and its promotion has more to do with the hostility of that section of the left towards the influence of intersectional feminism than anything more substantive.  That hostility has caused them to seek out anecdotes and exceptional regions and present them as the typical story that defines the election just as liberal Hillary Clinton campaigners have focused in on Facebook false news stories as the cause of her defeat.


[Belfast] Book Launch: “Revolution in Rojava” by Michael Knapp, Anja Flach and Ercan Ayboga (Pluto Press, 2016)

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 18:28
BOOK LAUNCH: “Revolution in Rojava” by Michael Knapp, Anja Flach and Ercan Ayboga (Pluto Press, 2016)

Invited speaker: Ercan Ayboga, co-author of “Revolution in Rojava”

Belfast: Just Books (22 Berry Street, Belfast, BT1 1FJ), 19th December @ 6:30pm

American Anarchist and Wobbly killed by Turkey while fighting ISIS in Rojava

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 04:14
Selection of articles on the murder of anarchist Michael Israel, together with volunteer Anton Leschek, while fighting with the YPG against ISIS fascists in Rojava. They were bombed by Turkish airplanes.

[Dungannon] Book Launch: “Revolution in Rojava” by Michael Knapp, Anja Flach and Ercan Ayboga (Pluto Press, 2016)

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 19:15
BOOK LAUNCH: “Revolution in Rojava” by Michael Knapp, Anja Flach and Ercan Ayboga (Pluto Press, 2016)

Invited speaker: Ercan Ayboga, co-author of “Revolution in Rojava”

Dungannon: Éalú Centre, Shamble Lane, 15th December @ 6:30pm

[Cork] Book Launch: “Revolution in Rojava” by Michael Knapp, Anja Flach and Ercan Ayboga (Pluto Press, 2016)

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 09:33
BOOK LAUNCH: “Revolution in Rojava” by Michael Knapp, Anja Flach and Ercan Ayboga (Pluto Press, 2016)

Invited speaker: Ercan Ayboga, co-author of “Revolution in Rojava”

Cork: O’Rahilly Building (ORB 132), UCC, 12th December, 6pm

[Dublin] Book Launch: “Revolution in Rojava” by Michael Knapp, Anja Flach and Ercan Ayboga (Pluto Press, 2016)

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 08:48
BOOK LAUNCH: “Revolution in Rojava” by Michael Knapp, Anja Flach and Ercan Ayboga (Pluto Press, 2016)

Invited speaker: Ercan Ayboga, co-author of “Revolution in Rojava”

Dublin: Connolly Book (43 East Essex Street, Dublin 2), 13th December, 6pm

[Cavan] Book Launch: “Revolution in Rojava” by Michael Knapp, Anja Flach and Ercan Ayboga (Pluto Press, 2016)

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 08:42
BOOK LAUNCH: “Revolution in Rojava” by Michael Knapp, Anja Flach and Ercan Ayboga (Pluto Press, 2016)

Invited speaker: Ercan Ayboga, co-author of “Revolution in Rojava”

Cavan: Bridge Street Centre, Bridge Street, 14th December, 6,30pm

Slavoj Zizek: The Left’s Fidelity to Castro-ation

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 07:59
In the last decades, Cuban “socialism” continued to live only because it didn’t yet notice it was already dead.

Fidel Castro (1926-2016)

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 07:41
After a long illness that forced him to withdraw from office in July 2006, Fidel Castro died on November 25. Castro had previously survived many U.S. efforts to overthrow his government and physically eliminate him including the sponsorship of invasions, numerous assassination attempts and terrorist attacks. He held supreme political power in Cuba for more than 47 years, and even after having left high office he continued to be politically engaged for several years meeting with numerous foreign personalities and writing his Reflexiones in the Cuban Communist Party press. In light of a likely future state capitalist transition and the role that foreign capital and political powers such as the United States, Brazil, Spain, Canada, Russia and China may play in it, the prospects for Cuban national sovereignty—perhaps the one unambiguously positive element of Fidel Castro’s legacy—are highly uncertain. http://anarkismo.net/article/29808 http://anarkismo.net/article/29801

The Authoritarian Vision of Che Guevara

Sun, 11/27/2016 - 20:31
Review of Samuel Farber, The Politics of Che Guevara (2016)
The recent death of Fidel Castro makes it timely to review this account of how Che Guevara and Fidel Castro created the ideology and social structure of "Communist" Cuba.

State Is Rape

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 08:21
Here is the text of comrades from Anarchist Women organisation about the last situation in Turkey. We will share the news about the protests after the action today. http://anarkismo.net/article/29794 http://anarkismo.net/article/29797 http://anarkismo.net/article/29798 http://anarkismo.net/article/29810

Fascist attack in Croix Rousse (Lyon) and on the anarchist bookstore la Plume Noire

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 16:13
The resistance of our comrades prevented the fascists to enter the place, but couldn’t avoid property damages: the destruction of all window panes and part of the metal blinds. Several people were slightly injured in this attack that lasted long minutes, mainly because of projectiles (stones, metallic tools, bottles) thrown by the fascists. When they arrived and when they left, the fascists chanted “on est chez nous”, “la France aux Français” (xenophobic slogans) and “death to the Jews”, as signs of rally and dispersion.
This heinous attack isn’t an isolated incident. It took place nearly 20 years after far-right activists set fire to the previous location of the “Plume Noire” in 1997, and it follows from the current rise of far-right and fascism, which results in a multiplication of attacks against minorities, trade unionists, and feminist, antiracist, LGBT and progressive activists.

http://anarkismo.net/article/29777 http://anarkismo.net/article/29781