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Jan
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Anarchists and Black Struggle: Anarchists Must Know the True History of the Black Struggle

by Ali Khalid Abdullah

Thu
22
Jan
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Algeria: Same Boss, Same Struggle

The information in this file was recently published in FREEDOM - the fortnightly anarchist journal published by FREEDOM PRESS:

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Algeria no longer seems to be hitting the headlines with a string of communiques listing the assassinations of militant syndicalists, intellectuals and ordinary and anonymous people who made the mistake of letting be known their desire to live and dress outside the boundaries of religious dogma.

A certain fatalism lies behind the bloody stories in most press commentaries.

Thu
22
Jan
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Anarchism’s Promise for Anti-Capitalist Resistance

by Cindy Milstein

For many, a “new anarchism” seemed to have been birthed amid the cold rain and toxic fog that greeted the November 1999 World Trade Organization protest. Yet rather than the bastard child of an emergent social movement, this radical politics of resistance and reconstruction had been transforming itself for decades. Seattle’s direct action only succeeded in making it visible again. Anarchism, for its part, supplied a compelling praxis for this historical moment. And in so doing, it not only helped shape the present anti-capitalist movement; it also illuminated principles of freedom that could potentially displace the hegemony of representative democracy and capitalism.

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22
Jan
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For A World Without Moral Order

by Gilles Dauvé

The present article is an introduction to a critique of social mores, a contribution to the necessary task of revolutionary anthropology.

The communist movement possesses a dimension both of class and of humanity. Although the central role of the proletarian worker is at the foundation of that movement, and although that movement works toward human community, it is neither a form of workerism nor of humanism. For the time being, reformism lives off separation by the accumulation of demands in parallel spheres, never calling the spheres themselves into question. One measure of the potency of any communist movement is (or should be) its capacity to recognize, and in practice to go beyond the gap or contradiction between the dimensions of class and of community.

Sat
15
Nov
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What is Anarchism? Chapter 15: Between February and October

I REMEMBER attending a very large mass-meeting in Madison Square Garden, New York, called to celebrate the dethronement of the Tsar. The huge hall was crowded with twenty thousand people wrought up to the highest pitch of enthusiasm. "Russia is free!" the leading speaker began. A veritable hurricane of applause, shouts, and hurrahs greeted the declaration. It continued for many minutes, breaking out again and again. But when the audience became quiet and the orator was about to proceed, there came a voice from the crowd:

"Free for what?"

Sat
15
Nov
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What is Anarchism? Chapter 14: The February Revolution

IN Russia the Bolsheviki, known as the Communist Party, are in control of the government. The Revolution of October,1917, put them in power.*

Sat
15
Nov
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What is Anarchism? Chapter 13: Socialism

When you ask this question, the Socialist tells you:

'Vote the Socialist ticket. Elect our party. We'll abolish capitalism and establish Socialism.'

What does the Socialist want, and-how does he propose to get it?

There are many varieties of Socialists. There are Social Democrats, Fabian Socialists, National Socialists, Christian Socialists, and other labels. Generally speaking, they all believe in the abolition of poverty and unjust social conditions. But they disagree very much as to what would be 'just' conditions and, still more, how to bring them about.

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15
Nov
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What is Anarchism? Chapter 12: Whose is the Power?

People talk about the greatness of their country, about the strength of the government and the power of the capitalist class. Let us see what that power really consists of, wherein it lies, and who actually has it.

What is the government of a country? It is the King with his ministers, or the President with his cabinet, the Parliament or the Congress, and the officials of the various State and Federal departments. Altogether a small number of persons as compared with the entire population.

Sat
15
Nov
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What is Anarchism? Chapter 11: The Trade Union

'Yes, the union is our only hope,' you agree; 'it makes us strong.'

Indeed, there never was a truer word spoken: in union there is strength. It has taken labor a long time to realize this, and even to-day many proletarians don't understand it thoroughly.

There was a time when the workers did not know anything about organization. Later, when they did begin to get together to improve their condition, laws were passed against it and labor associations were forbidden.

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15
Nov
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What is Anarchism? Chapter 10: Reformer and Politician

Who is the reformer, and what does he propose?

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