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russia / ukraine / belarus / the left / opinion / analysis Monday April 24, 2017 06:28 by Wayne Price   image 1 image
The Russian Revolution of 1917 demonstrates the dangers of a revolutionary minority taking over, setting up its own state, and substituting itself for the working class and oppressed. read full story / add a comment
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brazil/guyana/suriname/fguiana / a esquerda / opinião / análise Thursday April 20, 2017 03:41 by BrunoL   image 1 image
É lugar comum ouvir em análises e expressões vindas de todas as camadas da esquerda e da centro-esquerda, algo como “quando este povo vai se levantar indignado”? Além do sentimento de revolta e frustração – totalmente compartilhado por este que escreve – a afirmação também traz elementos de certa condescendência com o governo deposto e algo da perigosa inocência politica. Neste breve texto, tento demonstrar como a categoria ideologia foi desprezada e, por óbvia consequência, a relação com o oligopólio da mídia – em especial com a empresa líder – foi reificada. read full story / add a comment
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netherlands / germany / austria / the left / opinion / analysis Tuesday February 28, 2017 20:02 by Kevin Doyle   image 2 images
In this post, Anarchist Lens returns to the subject of electoral politics and how it demobilises the struggle for change. The example of the German Greens is examined. In the late 70s, Die Grünen (The Greens) emerged as a new force on the German and European left. Radical and activist led, they claimed to be aware of the pitfalls of the electoral process and were, in their own words, an ‘anti-party party’. Yet, in less than twenty years, they had capitulated on all their key principles: tolerating nuclear power, rubber-stamping German participation in NATO and even agreeing to capitalist-friendly market reforms. How did this transformation come about? read full story / add a comment
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iberia / la izquierda / portada Friday February 03, 2017 15:37 by José Luis Carretero Miramar   image 2 images
Ponencia presentada en el Panel “Las ocupaciones obreras y la autogestión a lo largo de la historia –vínculos con el presente. II Encuentro Euro - Mediterráneo “La Economía de los trabajadorxs” - VIOME - 28/29/30 Octubre 2016. Participantes: Francesca Gabbriellini (Italia), Milos Vlaisavljevic (Croacia), Ozgur Narin (Turquía), Alan Tuckman y Tom Unterrainer (Reino Unido) y Mario Hernandez (Argentina). read full story / add a comment
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mashriq / arabia / iraq / la izquierda / opinión / análisis Saturday January 28, 2017 02:21 by Alejandro Azadî   image 1 image
Oriente Medio es históricamente visto, desde Occidente, como una zona caliente. Desde las películas hollywoodenses hasta las empresas de viaje, ponen el acento en la extrema violencia que vive la región. Sin embargo, lo que nadie dice sobre esa violencia es que es agitada, y financiada, sistemáticamente, por Occidente y su punta de lanza: los Estados Unidos. read full story / add a comment
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international / the left / opinion / analysis Sunday December 25, 2016 21:26 by Zaher Baher   image 1 image

There is no doubt that over the last couple of decades our movement has declined dramatically . Not only it is not achievable anymore, in fact it cannot maintain what had already achieved before. It is also very clear that Marx's theory is not the remedy for the current situation any longer. I believe it is extremely hard to expect that the revolution to take place in the advanced industrialised countries, at least not in the very near future.

This article puts forward the argument of possibility that the revolution could happen in the less or non-industrialised countries, before the advanced industrialised countries.

The article explains the mechanisms that exist in the non-industrialised countries that brings about the revolution.

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north america / mexico / the left / opinion / analysis Saturday December 17, 2016 03:40 by Wayne Price   text 2 comments (last - sunday december 18, 2016 06:49)   image 1 image
The rise of a U.S. movement which rejects the legitimacy of Trump's presidency. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / the left / anarchist communist event Monday December 05, 2016 05:28 by Rojava Calling!   image 1 image
BOOK LAUNCH: “Revolution in Rojava” by Michael Knapp, Anja Flach and Ercan Ayboga (Pluto Press, 2016)

Invited speaker: Ercan Ayboga, co-author of “Revolution in Rojava”

Belfast: Just Books (22 Berry Street, Belfast, BT1 1FJ), 19th December @ 6:30pm read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / the left / anarchist communist event Friday December 02, 2016 06:15 by Rojava Calling!   image 1 image
BOOK LAUNCH: “Revolution in Rojava” by Michael Knapp, Anja Flach and Ercan Ayboga (Pluto Press, 2016)

Invited speaker: Ercan Ayboga, co-author of “Revolution in Rojava”

Dungannon: Éalú Centre, Shamble Lane, 15th December @ 6:30pm read full story / add a comment
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america centrale / caraibi / la sinistra / opinione / analisi Friday December 02, 2016 05:57 by Samuel Farber   image 1 image
Dopo una lunga malattia che lo ha costretto a ritirarsi dalla carica nel luglio 2006, Fidel Castro è morto lo scorso 25 novembre. Nel corso della sua vita Castro era sopravvissuto a molti sforzi degli Stati Uniti per rovesciare il suo governo ed anche eliminarlo fisicamente, vedi la sponsorizzazione di invasioni, numerosi tentativi di assassinio e attacchi terroristici. Castro ha tenuto il potere politico supremo a Cuba per più di 47 anni, e anche dopo aver lasciato il suo alto ufficio ha continuato ad essere politicamente impegnato per diversi anni incontrando numerose personalità straniere e scrivendo le sue Reflexiones sulla stampa del Partito Comunista Cubano. [English] [Castellano] read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / the left / anarchist communist event Wednesday November 30, 2016 20:33 by Rojava Calling!   image 1 image
BOOK LAUNCH: “Revolution in Rojava” by Michael Knapp, Anja Flach and Ercan Ayboga (Pluto Press, 2016)

Invited speaker: Ercan Ayboga, co-author of “Revolution in Rojava”

Cork: O’Rahilly Building (ORB 132), UCC, 12th December, 6pm

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ireland / britain / the left / anarchist communist event Wednesday November 30, 2016 19:48 by Rojava Calling!   image 1 image
BOOK LAUNCH: “Revolution in Rojava” by Michael Knapp, Anja Flach and Ercan Ayboga (Pluto Press, 2016)

Invited speaker: Ercan Ayboga, co-author of “Revolution in Rojava”

Dublin: Connolly Book (43 East Essex Street, Dublin 2), 13th December, 6pm read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / the left / anarchist communist event Wednesday November 30, 2016 19:42 by Rojava Calling!   image 1 image
BOOK LAUNCH: “Revolution in Rojava” by Michael Knapp, Anja Flach and Ercan Ayboga (Pluto Press, 2016)

Invited speaker: Ercan Ayboga, co-author of “Revolution in Rojava”

Cavan: Bridge Street Centre, Bridge Street, 14th December, 6,30pm read full story / add a comment
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central america / caribbean / the left / opinion / analysis Wednesday November 30, 2016 18:41 by Samuel Farber   text 2 comments (last - tuesday january 03, 2017 09:12)   image 1 image
After a long illness that forced him to withdraw from office in July 2006, Fidel Castro died on November 25. Castro had previously survived many U.S. efforts to overthrow his government and physically eliminate him including the sponsorship of invasions, numerous assassination attempts and terrorist attacks. He held supreme political power in Cuba for more than 47 years, and even after having left high office he continued to be politically engaged for several years meeting with numerous foreign personalities and writing his Reflexiones in the Cuban Communist Party press. In light of a likely future state capitalist transition and the role that foreign capital and political powers such as the United States, Brazil, Spain, Canada, Russia and China may play in it, the prospects for Cuban national sovereignty—perhaps the one unambiguously positive element of Fidel Castro’s legacy—are highly uncertain. [Italiano] [Castellano] read full story / add a comment
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américa central / caribe / la izquierda / opinión / análisis Wednesday November 30, 2016 06:09 by Samuel Farber   image 1 image
Tras una larga enfermedad que le obligó a renunciar a su cargo en julio de 2006, Fidel Castro murió el 25 de noviembre pasado. Castro había sobrevivido antes a muchos intentos de EEUU de derribar su gobierno y eliminarlo físicamente mediante el patrocinio de invasiones militares, numerosas tentativas de asesinato y ataques terroristas. Ejerció el poder político supremo en Cuba durante más de 47 años, e incluso después de retirarse continuó políticamente activo durante varios años, reuniéndose con numerosas personalidades extranjeras y publicando sus Reflexiones en la prensa del Partido Comunista Cubano. Dada la probable transición futura hacia un capitalismo de Estado y el papel que puedan desempeñar los capitales y poderes políticos extranjeros, como EE UU, Brasil, España, Canadá, Rusia y China, el porvenir de la soberanía nacional cubana –tal vez el único elemento indudablemente positivo del legado de Fidel Castro– parece sumido en la incertidumbre. [Italiano] [English] read full story / add a comment
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central america / caribbean / the left / review Monday November 28, 2016 07:31 by Wayne Price   image 2 images
The recent death of Fidel Castro makes it timely to review this account of how Che Guevara and Fidel Castro created the ideology and social structure of "Communist" Cuba. read full story / add a comment
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north america / mexico / the left / opinion / analysis Wednesday September 07, 2016 02:02 by Wayne Price   image 1 image
There are non-anarchist radicals who advocate creating a new, third, party, to replace the Democrats at least. They share many of the values of anarchists. However anarchists regard this as a mistaken strategy. read full story / add a comment
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venezuela / colombia / la izquierda / reseña Wednesday August 31, 2016 02:01 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D.   image 1 image
El actual libro “Elogio del pensamiento crítico”, editado por Ocean Sur -editorial que ha publicado un buen número de trabajos de Vega Cantor-, no es, en estricto rigor, un libro nuevo, sino un volumen que se ha ido construyendo en unas dos décadas de reflexiones al calor de los eventos nacionales e internacionales. La lectura de este libro nos indigna, nos hace reír y llorar, nos hace perderle el respeto a la autoridad, pero también nos permite comenzar a imaginar un futuro distinto y un presente alternativo. read full story / add a comment
aotearoa / pacific islands / the left / opinion / analysis Tuesday August 09, 2016 07:35 by AWSM
This article looks at the centenary of the Labour Party in New Zealand/Aotearoa and the outcome of the party's actions in that time. read full story / add a comment
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north america / mexico / the left / review Monday August 01, 2016 06:38 by Wayne Price   text 1 comment (last - wednesday august 03, 2016 07:44)   image 1 image
Review of Frank's "Listen, Liberal." A leading liberal journalist, he exposes the Democratic Party as dominated by a section of the capitalist class, namely the top of the professional-managerial sector. He demonstrates its acceptance of inequality and its rejection of the working class. read full story / add a comment
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