An Anarchist Defense of National Self-Determination and Liberation

  • Posted on: 14 November 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

by Wayne Price

Some anarchists and libertarian Marxists oppose the concepts of national self-determination and national liberation. They argue that these slogans deny class struggle, endorse nationalism, is contrary to anarchist principles, and lead to Leninism. I respond to these arguments, saying that anarchists should be in solidarity with the people of oppressed nations without endorsing their nationalist leaders.

Anews podcast - episode 33

  • Posted on: 15 October 2017
  • By: thecollective

We have to apologize for the low sound quality again this episode. Some of us are not tech-friendly, and are still figuring out the parameters.

Welcome to the anews podcast. This is episode 33 for October 13. This podcast covers anarchist activity, ideas, and conversations from the previous week.

What’s a Justin Trudeau? On Canadian Nationalism and Social Peace for Canada’s 150th birthday

  • Posted on: 1 July 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Like most people, I don’t pay much attention to Canadian politics. This is true even of those of us who live in the territory it controls. Especially these days, with an evil clown in charge of the United States government, the eyes of people in Canada are pretty fixed on the other side of the border. When people do bother to think about Canada, it’s usually to praise a political icon who has become an object of envy for progressives around the world — Justin Trudeau. We take short breaks from watching the Trump circus to be vaguely relieved to see a handsome young man marching in the pride parade, or being friends with refugees, or having his cabinet be half women.

But what the heck is Justin Trudeau? What role does he play in the ongoing capitalist, colonial project that is Canada? How does he relate to the ten years of conservative government that preceded him? And what does it mean to resist a state lead by a political figure like him?

9 Things You Can Do With Your Canada Day Weekend That Won’t Make the Government Particularly Stoked

  • Posted on: 29 June 2017
  • By: thecollective


So canada day is coming up [July 1st], that day every summer where you try to avoid feeling some degree of disgusted/frustrated/awkward with the sudden surge of nationalism and patriotism you see all around your town.

We get it. You’re not alone.

Our attitude towards Rojava must be critical solidarity

  • Posted on: 2 February 2016
  • By: thecollective

By Zaher Baher

Many articles from different people about Rojava have expressed different views. The vast majority of them have covered the positive and bright sides of this experiment. I too have written many articles, in both Kurdish and English. In addition, I have given many interviews to Kurdish and non-Kurdish media. I have attended and addressed several meetings, both in the UK and abroad. I travelled once to Rojava and twice to Bakur (the Kurdistan part of Turkey).

Michael Schmidt: An African Anarchist Biography

  • Posted on: 26 November 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Michael Schmidt: An African Anarchist Biography
From: Drinking with Ghosts

Michael Schmidt (born in Johannesburg, South Africa, 1966) is an anarchist journalist, grassroots organiser, ideologue, historian, media trainer, researcher, consultant, and international free press and human rights activist. He was raised by a middle-class family of working class origin that was classified “white” – and as a result was uplifted by apartheid to the middle class.