Essays

An Anarchist Critique of the Cuban “Revolution”

  • Posted on: 1 January 2015
  • By: worker

The first shriek comes from a liberal, the latter a Marxist. With all due respect to both, I think the former quite confused if he thinks that Castroite Cuba more closely reflects his own Keynesian delusions, and the latter seems not to understand Che’s significant contribution to the normalization of relations between Cuba and the US (even though it occurs long after his death). Che was the Beard’s partner in the charade that was Cuban socialism, and his ally in the effort to rid that island of all forms of dissent and opposition.

In Rojava: people's war is not class war

  • Posted on: 29 December 2014
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Leftcom - by the ICT

http://www.autistici.org/tridnivalka/in-ro...

Text “In Rojava: People’s War is not Class War”, which you can read below, represents a contribution of “Internationalist Communist Tendency” (ICT) to a debate that has been taking place in certain circles claiming “anti-capitalist struggle” since several weeks. The central points of this discussion are current events in Western Kurdistan, Rojava.

An Open Letter to the Movement in Milwaukee from a Friendly Anarchist

  • Posted on: 29 December 2014
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

To whomever reads this, I'm writing this in hopes to clarify positions, give analysis, and give vague strategic proposals from an anarchist perspective. I'm someone who has been involved in Milwaukee's anti-racist/anti-police brutality/ #blacklivesmatter movement for a few years now. All of those descriptions of the movement are included because a movement is not just about one case, all of those things are necessarily related, and I don't honestly know a proper name for this movement that has been ongoing for years, so if you've got suggestions or criticism, please chime in.

For the Love of God

  • Posted on: 28 December 2014
  • By: worker

When living beings are separated from their own expressions, gestures, tools, and traditions, they are reduced to golem, mere bodies, and every influence that these things, once a part of their being and now expropriated by the category of “apparatus”, exercise over them is now read as a form of corruption or control. This postmodern trope of the fragility of liberty—all influence is coercion; therefore liberty is a utopian concept—derives from the unconscious assumption that every factor external to a golem has in fact been designed to mold it and guide it through the apparatuses where its miserable life plays out.

Why is online conflict so much more disruptive of organising?

  • Posted on: 27 December 2014
  • By: worker

From @ Writers - by Andrew Flood

I’ve written a good deal about both the positive organisational opportunities created by social networking. Here I’m going to look at one of the strong negatives, the intensification and deepening of conflict as a result of online disagreement . This results in fracturing movements even resulting in people unable to be physically in the same space as each other, never mind work together in a sustainable way.

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