Opinion

Wed
27
Apr

A New Vision or a New Reformism?

From Anarkismo by Wayne Price

workers' democracy from the perspective of revolutionary eco-anarchism

There is a new approach on the U.S. Left, which rejects both capitalism and state socialism. In several ways it resembles anarchism. It has been promoted by The Next System Project, and has been critiqued recently by Sam Gindin--who makes some insightful comments, but also demonstrates limitations.

Wed
27
Apr

Anarcho-Primitivism Is Not Just Another Ideology: An Interview with John Zerzan

“Are people happy with domestication, with leading domesticated lives? I think the answer is, resoundingly, 'no'.” - John Zerzan

From the site 'More Thought': http://moretht.blogspot.com (see this site for a PDF of the interview and a Czech translation of the interview)

This interview took place in December 2015, during the Ekofilm festival in the city of Brno, the Czech Republic, and was transcribed and edited April 2016.

Q: What do you think is the importance of environmental festivals like Ekofilm, especially when visitors to such festival are mostly already environmentally conscious?

Tue
19
Apr

An Indigenous Anarchist Against Intoxication Culture

by Sarambi

Sat
09
Apr

The Revolution Will Not Be Sober

The problem with notions of “radical sobriety” & “intoxication culture”

By Zoë Dodd & Alexander McClelland
From HIV HEPC Anarchist

Fri
08
Apr

Destination Anarchy! Every Step Is an Obstacle

By Tasos Sagris of VOID NETWORK, this text is part of a series exploring the anarchist analysis of democracy.

CrimethInc

I find myself in the courtyard of the School of Fine Arts in Athens, Greece. It’s May 25, 2011, a hot summer day. A five-day anarchist and anti-authoritarian festival starts in six hours and I am scrambling to prepare all the small details I have in mind. I’m working alone.

Sun
21
Feb

MPs Are Scared. So They Should Be!

Freedom (U.K.)

Tue
16
Feb

The Nine Filters That Explain Why Fundamental Change Cannot Come From Voting

With General Election 2016 upon us, why can't the 99% simply vote in a government that acts in our interests and not that of the 1%? At a simple level parliamentary elections sound like the ideal way for the mass of the ‘have nots’ to use their numbers to overcome the power and influences of the tiny number of have’s. Occupy talked about this division in the language of the 1% and 99%; a crude approximation that does reflect a reality where the number of wealthy decision makers is actually very tiny, indeed less than 1%

Sat
06
Feb

Smash Clintonism: Why Democrats, Not Republicans, are the Problem

by Andrew Levine
CounterPunch
February 5, 2016

Nine times out of ten, or ninety-nine times out of a hundred, electoral politics at the national level these days does more to disable democracy than to enhance it.

Sometimes, though, elections can be good for something. This may be one of those times.

Until recently, it seemed that the 2016 Presidential election, a factor in American politics since at least 2014, would, as usual, deflect democratic impulses into useless electoral pursuits – and, as if that weren’t bad enough, that it would do so in a boring, unedifying way: by pitting two pro-corporate, interventionist-minded, military-industrial complex friendly political families, the Clintons and the Bushes, against one another.

It seemed that the only redeeming feature of the impending spectacle would be that one or the other of those god-awful families would finally be done in.

Mon
01
Feb

Global inequality is escalating rapidly - let’s end concentrations of wealth and power, completely

AndrewNFlood
Infoshop News (via Anarchist Writers)
February 1, 2016

Oxfam has just released a report that shows global inequality has escalated rapidly over the last 6 years.  The particular measure they used is a very important one.  First they calculated the wealth held by the poorest 50% of the planets population, which is about 3.6 billion people. And then they asked how many of the richest people held the same amount of wealth.

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