CLASS STRUGGLE ANARCHISM

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Moscow Autonomous Action on the Ukrainian war | anarchistnews dot org

We do not support the view that Donbass war is some kind of ‘resistance against Ukrainian fascists’. As stated before, there are nationalist tendencies in contemporary Ukraine, but hardly more than in any other exUSSR country. In Russia, patriotic, imperialist and outright fascist propaganda is at least as often heard as in the Ukraine or even more. And pro-Russian ‘people’s republics’ of Donbass mimic this. Judging by what we know from there, there is no sign that any changes happen there which can be considered ‘leftist’ or at least ‘social democratic’. Vice versa, they keep issuing ‘laws’ like prohibiting homosexual relations or establishing ‘dominant role’ of Orthodox Church in the region. The rhetoric of their leaders is exactly what you call ‘red-brownism’: a paradoxical mixture of right-wing conservatism and Soviet-like imperialism. We know about cases of ethnic cleansing under their rule: at least it happened with Jews and Roma people. So, it comes as no surprise that European fascists are joining them.

Thus, we believe that ‘anti-fascist struggle’ is here a simple label, which does not have anything to do with the reality. And the reality is that these ‘republics’ are an attempt of Russian imperialists to back pro-Russian nationalist groups in the region and to provide them with weapon, equipment and lately with armed forces in order to create havoc there. The final aim is, perhaps, to use the situation as a tool in stopping the Ukraine from joining NATO, and, as stated before, in distracting attention of Russian population towards some external enemy. It is ironic that at the same time Russian laws proclaim any call to separatism to be a grave crime, and you can be sent to prison for several years if you demand a referendum like the one conducted in the Crimea in March 2014.

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memejacker:

http://www.forwardprogressives.com/why-the-left-needs-to-reject-russell-brand/

spoilers the article is about only Brand talking about how voting doesnt change things (it doesnt)

first Dennis Kucinich and now Russel Brand are being labeled as basically ultra-left radicals. okk

I like how they use the fact that he was a heroin addict as a reason not to listen to him. Also laughed at this:

if we refuse to vote, things like income inequality are only going to get worse. 

but if you vote democrat they’ll get… better?

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Pink Grease – Peaches (72 plays)

Pink Grease were my favourite British glam rock band of the 2000s, They had a great T-Rex/early Bowie/New York Dolls kind of thing going, live shows were spectacular - love the theremin in this tune

sovietposteroftheday:

"Women in the collective farms - a great force", 1933.

reminder that peasant women were at the forefront of the widespread resistance to the collective farms - which were a catastrophic failure

sovietposteroftheday:

"Women in the collective farms - a great force", 1933.

reminder that peasant women were at the forefront of the widespread resistance to the collective farms - which were a catastrophic failure

allpowerviolencetothesoviets:

trotskies replied to your post:Lenin: Oh shit all the revolutionaries have been…

The best Anarchists supported or even joined the Bolsheviks anyway

probably a good survival technique 

The idea that “the best of the anarchists” joined the bolsheviks is one you’ll come across pretty often, trots love repeating it - it comes from Lenin, quoted by every trots favourite former anarchist Victor Serge, in “Memoirs of a Revolutionary” :

"Lenin was very anxious to have the support of “the best of the anarchists.”

He was talking about the anarchist and syndicalist delegates to the 2nd international, not Russians, and he didn’t actually get their support, in fact Serge characterises them as “merry but mistrustful and questioning” which sounds about right. Serge remained a supporter of Lenin, but ironically the anarchists Lenin considered “the best” (the syndicalists) were the total opposite of the sort of anarchist Serge had been, he was an individualist who specifically railed against syndicalism.

So anyway, yes anarchists in Russia and worldwide supported and participated in the Russian Revolution, but virtually none supported Leninism after 1921, including the ones Lenin apparently considered “the best” (the libertarian delegates to the 2nd comintern: Borghi, Souchy, Pestana and Lepetit)


The Anarchist Rabbi, an essayistic documentary, follows in the footsteps of Rudolf Rocker, an anarchist who campaigned with London’s East End Jewish migrants 100 years ago. Steven Berkoff narrates Rocker’s ghost who has returned to re-visit the places that were significant to him and turn of the 20th century anarchism. The film proposes that urban development reinforces the status-quo and class interests, undermining memory and an understanding of working-class history.

ADAM KOSSOFF is an artist-filmmaker and writer and Reader in the Moving Image at University of Wolverhampton. Recent exhibitions and screenings include - ‘The Anarchist Rabbi’, Whitechapel Gallery, London; ‘Moscow Diary’, Moscow Museum of Modern Art; ‘Made in Wolverhampton’, Open City Documentary Festival, London (Shortlisted for Time Out Best City Film). 

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The Anarchist Rabbi, an essayistic documentary, follows in the footsteps of Rudolf Rocker, an anarchist who campaigned with London’s East End Jewish migrants 100 years ago. Steven Berkoff narrates Rocker’s ghost who has returned to re-visit the places that were significant to him and turn of the 20th century anarchism. The film proposes that urban development reinforces the status-quo and class interests, undermining memory and an understanding of working-class history.

ADAM KOSSOFF is an artist-filmmaker and writer and Reader in the Moving Image at University of Wolverhampton. Recent exhibitions and screenings include - ‘The Anarchist Rabbi’, Whitechapel Gallery, London; ‘Moscow Diary’, Moscow Museum of Modern Art; ‘Made in Wolverhampton’, Open City Documentary Festival, London (Shortlisted for Time Out Best City Film). 

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frantzofanon:

justmarxistleninistthings:

tfw mlms call theirs a “revolutionary science”

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I don’t remember any time when the ancoms had a successful revolution (-:

Given that the emancipation of the working class and the subsequent abolition of all classes is the common goal of both anarchist communism and marxism-leninism, and this goal has quite plainly not been achieved for any length of time anywhere, and society in general shows no definite sign of progression towards that end, and the consequence of this fact is continued human suffering and degradation on a massive scale as well as the exploitation and probable destruction of all life on this planet - I find these arguments over whose ideology failed better last time they were relevant really rather depressing. We’re like vultures pecking over the carrion of the 20th century working class movement…

It seems pretty obvious to me that the intense and unrelenting oppression and immiseration of working class people in every corner of the world and the virtual non existence of an international communist movement capable of doing something about it makes the argument from results sound pretty hollow, regardless of who’s making it. Unless of course you think everything’s in fine shape and the revolution is just around the corner, in which case keep counting your medals comrades, congrats on being right all along.

useless spongers 

useless spongers 

Anonymous asked: Hey, so I'm not super good at class analysis or whatever. I've worked under the table since I was twelve doing clean up work in remolded homes, doing landscaping grunt work, etc now I've got into college with gov't $$$ due to my financial standing. Am I lumpen? or what?

you’re not lumpen by any definition I know of… I don’t really like the “lumpenproletariat” as a concept much though, always struck me as a moral judgement rather than a materialist category of analysis. If you don’t own shit that provides you with an income you’re probably working class… don’t get caught up with self classification though, I’ve known people who tie themselves in knots trying to put themselves in a ‘class’ box (my mum does X but my dad does Y and I do Z) but I’ve never really seen the point, I don’t see what practical purpose it serves. Especially since the end result is often some weird subcategory of the already vague designation of “middle class”, like I honestly once met a bloke who told me he was “upper lower middle class” whatever the fuck that’s supposed to mean haha

cryingoutinthemaddeningcrowd asked: Here's a question for you, mate, because you seem the sort who'd know about this sort of thing. Why is it that companies are able to advertise jobs with wages below the minimum wage? I thought that the minimum wage was one of those legal requirements that keeps companies from being Victorian-levels of evil? What's going on, mate - help a comrade (do people still say that?) out!

Aye people still say that, and if not, fuck it let’s say it anyway

dunno mate, it could be that they are looking for people 21 and under who get a smaller minimum wage, smaller again under 18… or it might be an apprenticeship for which the minimum wage is so small they may as well not have bothered setting it, it’s a couple of quid or something 

other option is it’s one of those sneaky bastard operations that make you technically “self employed”, I worked in a call centre like that once, you had a contract that said you were an independent agent so basically they didn’t have to give you sick pay or any benefits whatsoever…. failing that they’re breaking the law and you’ve stumbled across one of the few times it’s completely acceptable to pass information to the coppers, enjoy!

BREAKING: 1,000 more tax jobs to go as HMRC closes 14 offices | USi

Wildcat strike in Merthyr Tydfil

shrooomieee:

Neither land nor women are territories of conquest

shrooomieee:

Neither land nor women are territories of conquest

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"Sir, in delivering your speech before a crowded assembly of several hundred Italians from our colony in London, you found a way of singing the praises of the brave military actions of our soldiers who are heroically fighting to conquer Tripolitania and Cyrenaica; and you invited the audience to do the same. Whilst the assembly, overwhelmed and enthralled by the heady words of glory, fatherland, civilising conquests, listened and jubilantly broke out in frenetic acclaim at the eloquent rhetorical speech […] in a hidden corner of the room a humble worker like me, of low class and without any other authority than knowing himself to be right, quivered with indignation, stifling a shout of protest in his heart."

— Ottavio Valperga, Open letter to the Italian Ambassador in London, 1912

"It was said by a distinguished English judge, in the celebrated Somerset slave case, that ‘No slave can breathe the free air of England.’ It would be well if the laws of this country were such that it could be said truthfully, that no anarchist can breathe the free air of America."

— Judges remarks, The People vs Johann Most, 1887

The Scottish anarchist John Turner, first person to be deported from the US under the Anarchist Exclusion Act of 1903

The Scottish anarchist John Turner, first person to be deported from the US under the Anarchist Exclusion Act of 1903