elections

On the French Election: No bosses, no nations! No Le Pen, no Macron!

  • Posted on: 3 May 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Two texts from issue 9 of the anarchist broadsheet Paris Sous Tension, published this week, responding to the ongoing French electoral circus.

Everyone knows the results of the first round of the presidential elections. For us, this isn't what matters. That millions of people still bother to go vote shows that we are still living in a society largely made up of obedient citizens and not, alas, of free individuals. But how could this surprise us when we know of the whole range of institutions – starting with school – that continue, year after year, to reproduce such creatures. That a majority of them gave their support to an ex-banker (a veritable messiah of the coming capitalism) and to a disgrace (a populist demagogue who plays on the hatred and resentment that drives so many of our contemporaries) reminds us that we truly have no hope of sharing anything with such people. And sadly, it shows where resignation, everyone-for-themselves, identification with the national community, the abandonment of all hope of revolution, and the erasure of historical memory can lead. Nothing surprising. But let's leave the pessimism for later.

The Anarchists Episode #7: The Fight for Better Wages, Freedom of the Press, and more...

  • Posted on: 1 May 2017
  • By: thecollective

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In this episode we talk about the minimum wage and why it's a good idea to raise it, we do a roundup of the latest election news, cover the recent developments in Chechnya, as well as the latest attempts to silence whistleblowers.

TOTW: The Election

  • Posted on: 8 November 2016
  • By: thecollective

There seems to be two different attitudes regarding the election. Denounce it for all the world to see or simply ignore it and let the date pass you by. What attitude do you take and why?

Assuming that "business as usual" wins this particular election rather than "something like fascist" will business be as usual or will there be some kind of substantive change in the next 2-12 months that we could notice? What will that change be? Is a civil war possible? How about 100 days of coherent legislative agenda?

Sydney: Anarchist anti-electoral campaign

  • Posted on: 7 July 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From: https://disaccords.wordpress.com/2016/07/02/sydney-anti-electoral-campaign/

Over the past two months some anarchists around Sydney mounted a campaign against politics and the democratic process.

This election takes place in a period of historic disillusionment with the political spectacle and the politicians who represent it, and never before have so many parties been on offer, to direct that mistrust back into the electoral process.

(A-Radio) Anarchist Federation in Glasgow about their work, the referendum and the rise of nationalism

  • Posted on: 18 September 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

As Anarchist Radio Berlin we made an interview with the Anarchist Federation in Glasgow about their work, the referendum and the rise of nationalism.

As Anarchist Radio Berlin we had the opportunity of talking to an activist of the Anarchist Federation in Glasgow. The interview was about their local activities as well as the Scottish independence referendum and the rise of nationalism in the region.

(A-Radio) ABC Belarus on the release of the prisoners and the upcoming elections

  • Posted on: 5 September 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

As Anarchist Radio Berlin we made an interview with ABC Belarus on the release of the anarchist prisoners and the upcoming elections.

Length: 5:18 min

On August 22, the Belarusian president Lukashenko signed papers to release all official political prisoners in the country. This includes the three anarchists that were still imprisoned. We talked with Anarchist Black Cross Belarus about their release and the upcoming elections among other things. You can find more information also in English on the website of ABC Belarus: abc-belarus.org

Anarchy Now! Chile Elects to Revolt

  • Posted on: 3 July 2015
  • By: stimulator

This week we take a look at the 6 plus year student revolt in Chile, plus ballot burning fury in Mexico and an interview with militants from Santiago who tell us about the anarchist scene there.

To watch this video visit http://www.submedia.tv/stimulator/2015/07/03/anarchy-now-chile-elects-re...

(A-Radio) Greek anarchists on Syriza

  • Posted on: 12 March 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)