An international May Day greeting for 2021

greeting comrades, now get back to the factory floor! we have stuff to build

From Anarchist Federation

AF note: The following is from the IFA Secretariat who are currently the FAI in Italy (this role rotates amongst the Federations making up the membership of IFA). We previously published a nice read about the anarchist origins of Mayday including the Haymarket Affair in Chicago mentioned below. Also, our 25th anniversary issue of Organise!  magazine 77 from a decade ago has articles we have previously published about the Paris Commune which was especially influential on the development of anarchist communism. Earlier in the year we also celebrated and remembered the bravery of the Kronstadt rebellion of 1921.

On May Day Eve

from Bandilang Itim

by Malaginoo

It’s hard to track how time flows in the quarantine. Events that happened long ago felt like they just happened yesterday, or the day before that. Meanwhile, the cries and calls of the last May Day still feel as fresh and ripe, as if the sun has set only once this past year. We can see why that is the case anyway. We still face the same issues. We still reject the repression forced onto us. We still reject the same impunity that continues to be strengthened by those in power, all while we are facing a crisis and threat to our own health.

This May Day, A Call For Anarchists To Build Transnational Bridges

from It's Going Down

This May Day, A Call For Anarchists To Build Transnational Bridges Of Solidarity With Refugees And Migrants

A special May Day message encouraging the building of bonds across borders and for anarchists, refugees and migrants to find common cause.

by Machete 

Hertz Van Consigned to the Flames - Against Constitutional Courts and Curfews

via athens.indymedia

Last week the rent cap was overturned by the Constitutional Court. This rent cap meant for many Berliners to be able to afford an apartment in their hometown.

Two by Jacques Camatte, on Immediatism podcast

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Two essays by Camatte are now available on Immediatism podcast.
Camatte and his colleagues, in publishing these essays for the French language journal Invariance (Annee 6, Serie II No. 3, 1973) presented their "complete rejection of...revolutionary parties and organizations, the theory of revolutionary consciousness, [and]the theory of the progressive development of productive forces." ~Original Black & Red Introduction to The Wandering of Humanity

Real Anarchism Has Never Been Philosophized

from Acid Horizon

An Interview with Catherine Malabou

In this episode of Acid Horizon, we had the privilege to discuss the metaphysics of anarchy with Professor Catherine Malabou of the European Graduate School and the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy.

An Indian Anarchist on Anti Caste Organizing and More!

An Indian Anarchist on Anti Caste Organizing and More!

From The Final Straw Radio

This week we are very happy to present an interview with Pranav Jeevan P, who is a student, a writer, an anti-caste activist, and an Indian anarchist living in the state of Kerala. You are listening to the full extended audio from this conversation, where you’ll hear Pranav explaining how he got into anarchism, how anarchistic praxis unfolds in India, some about the origins of and worldwide implications of the caste system, anti-caste organizing and how anarchism feeds it, and about how the BJP and Hindutva have real influence on people’s lives and destinies.

The End Is the Beginning: Anarchist Abolitionism as Communicative Creation

from Center for a Stateless Society

by Eric Fleischmann

Thomas Malthus, in his infamous work An Essay on the Principle of Population, takes several sections to critique the ideas of arguably the first modern anarchist thinker William Godwin. In one, Malthus writes,

Anarchist Comrade Lisa Is Free from Prison on Parole in Spain

via AMW

After 3 and a half years of closed prison and 1 and a half in so-called “semi-liberty,” on Monday 19 April 2021, having completed 2/3 of her sentence, she has been given parole, a measure that can be revoked or suspended at any moment if the authorities decide that the conditions have not been met.

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