Sep 19

September 19, 2014

Great Moments in Leftism's take on Independence

Don’t Mourn. Organise.

Yesterday Scotland voted against independence. Today half the country are mourning, their hopes of a new state and it’s social democratic promise dashed. The other half are relieved, if perhaps not enthusiastically celebrating, the potential uncertainty removed; things will persist as before. We neither mourn nor celebrate. The scaremongering of the No campaign would likely have proved largely unfounded. So too would the promises of the Yes campaign. In reality our lives would have continued mostly as they did before…

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Sep 18

September 18, 2014

Referendum rant from an immigrant

This is going to be a bit of a rant rather than a carefully crafted piece because I desperately need to get it off my chest. I haven’t written anything about the referendum yet and I haven’t weighed in much on lots of the discussions that friends and people around me are having (although I have been listening), because my frame of reference is different since I became an anarchist. I’m also not eligible to vote, because I’m not a…

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Aug 14

August 14, 2014

Resisting Work

Resisting work: stories of striking, organising, thieving and skiving – With author and activist D.D. Johnston

Saturday 16th August – 7pm – Autonomous Centre of Edinburgh An evening of stories of everyday working class lives and struggles D.D. Johnston in conversation with local activists will presents his most recent novel The Deconstruction of Professor Thrub and will read extracts from his first book Peace, Love and Petrol Bombs. He will also talk about his involvement in the legendary McDonalds Workers Resistance network, and its relevance for workplace organising today. From its initial organising in McDonalds store…

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May 17

May 17, 2014

declaration

Declaration of Internationalists against the war in Ukraine

WAR ON WAR! NOT A SINGLE DROP A BLOOD FOR THE “NATION”! The power struggle between oligarchic clans in Ukraine threatens to escalate into an international armed conflict. Russian capitalism intends to use redistribution of Ukrainian state power in order to implement their long-standing imperial and expansionist aspirations in the Crimea and eastern Ukraine where it has strong economic, financial and political interests. On the background of the next round of the impending economic crisis in Russia, the regime is…

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May 14

May 14, 2014

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Introduction to Anarchist Communism

“Anarchism is not a beautiful utopia, nor an abstract philosophical idea, it is a social movement of the labouring masses.” – Dyelo Truda Group “Communism is for us not a state of affairs which is to be established, an ideal to which reality [will] have to adjust itself. We call communism the real movement which abolishes the present state of things. The conditions of this movement result from the premises now in existence.” – Karl Marx, The German Ideology What…

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