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"Kropotkin - The Coming Revolution"

From Void Network
Magazin - underground media collective and Void Network
present
KROPOTKIN - THE COMING REVOLUTION 
a 23' short film compiled from different  articles and books of the anarchist Peter Kropotkin. 
The film tries to give an introduction  to the basic concepts of  anarcho-communism.

The Oakland General Strike, The Days Before, The Days After

From: Autonomous Struggle of the Glittertariat

What follows is my personal account of the events that led up to the Oakland General Strike of the 2nd of November, 2011. This takes the form of much personal narrative mixed with analysis, while I'm still analyzing and thinking through the events, and while the longer term effects are unknown, to get these experiences in writing while they are still fresh. I apologize in advance for any rambling or roughness in the narrative.

Analytical & Strategic Considerations for Occupy*

First I have to thank many of my comrades for inspiration. Many of the ideas herein have been sourced from conversations and are directly ripped off from close friends. If the points below seem a little unruly at times it is because I have been working on this piece on and off between going to occupations all over the Northeast, but I do not want to hold off any longer. Like Bakunin often left us with pieces written in the heat of struggle, this is a work in progress. The first part is a brief analysis that should not be unfamiliar to anarchists so far, it has been a common theme in most critiques I have seen. The second half is some strategic considerations that hopefully will help us think more about our role in this movement.

Podcast on workers' control

Podcast on Workers' Control

"What happens when those who work for others decide to take their collective destinies into their own hands and manage themselves? That's a question workers around the world have answered in different forms over the 140 years since the Paris Commune. Scholar and activist Immanuel Ness discusses the history, across time and place, of workers' control and workers' councils."

Less Talk, More Regroupment

A piece on revolutionary strategy and getting organized by southerner Jasper Conner author of Towards a Student Unionism

A Critique of Anti-Assimilation, Part I

By Operaista
Reposted from Glittertariat

AKA "Why I hate the term 'classism'"; "Why I hate inverted hierarchies" will be Part II

A really big, important concept in radical queer thought and struggle is Anti-Assimilation, which, at its most basic, is "we don't want to elevate our position in the social order by becoming as much like the straights as possible"; clearly, there are a wide variety of possible positions that could be described as anti-assimilationist by that decision - from the communist position of "abolish the present state of things, the revolution is communization" to a very reformist view that just seeks to allow all genders, sexualities, expressions, etc, to be put on an equal footing. Between these two very different poles lie most people who would describe themselves as anti-assimilationist; in fact, I bet many who read this would point out that the very limited, reformist view of anti-assimilationism is not held by many who would use the term (which is true).

Solidarity with the Seattle Anarchists!

Solidarity with the Seattle Anarchists! At least one member of Seattle Solidarity Network has been arrested after police crashed an anarchist party arresting 7. More after the jump!

The Great Divide: Towards Bridging the Gap Between Anarchist- and Community-Based Organizing

This article is a few years old now but I still find its' message relevant to the tension between anarchist activism and day to day community organizing. Also check out: For Effective Organizing & Activism 2 Organizing

AWSM! An Introduction to Anarchist-Communism

So our friends in the Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement (http://www.awsm.org.nz/) gave a presentation to their comrades in the anarcho-syndicalist group Beyond Resistance (http://beyondresistance.wordpress.com/)

It is an intro to anarchist communism, and it is pretty AWESOME if I do say so myself!

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