Anna is with us, we fight on! Bristol Antifascists Demo 16.03.19

Wessex Solidarity

Bristol Antifascists are joining with other radical groups and comrades in Bristol for a demonstration on 16th March to remember our amazing and inspiring comrade Anna Campbell. We also want to show our shared commitment to all that she stood for and towards the better world she fought so hard for.

Here’s some of the struggles Anna gave so much to and which we carry on:

Anarchism, Anti capitalism, Feminism, Anti Patriarchy, Queer struggle, Antifascism, Animal liberation, Hunt sabotage, Prison abolition, Defendant solidarity, Ecological struggle, Eviction resistance, Direct action…

Join us! Meet 2pm near the International Brigades plaque in Castle Park, between the church and the river.

15th March 2019 marks the first anniversary of when we lost Anna Campbell. Anna went out to Rojava, the Kurdish region of Syria, to join the Kurdish struggle against fascism. She was inspired by the revolution because of the politics of direct democracy…

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Alexander Berkman’s “What is Communist Anarchism?” audiobook

The Slow Burning Fuse

This is great and kudos for the narrator for doing it, shame though they skipped the intro, which would be worth including just for this passage:

…before I tell you what Anarchism is, I want to tell you what it is not.

That is necessary because so much falsehood has been spread about Anarchism. Even intelligent persons often have entirely wrong notions about it. Some people talk about Anarchism without knowing a thing about it. And some lie about Anarchism, because they don’t want you to know the truth about it.

Anarchism has many enemies; they won’t tell you the truth about it. Why Anarchism has enemies and who they are, you will see later, in the course of this story. Just now I can tell you that neither your political boss nor your employer, neither the capitalist nor the policeman will speak to you honestly about Anarchism. Most of…

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I won’t be joining the Internationalist Commune in celebrating the Communist International – Mal Content.

Wessex Solidarity

We often re-blog posts by the Internationalist Commune of Rojava and we offer this critique of the article here, in a spirit of comradeship:

http://internationalistcommune.com/with-the-spirit-of-the-iii-internationale/

The author correctly identifies the intellectual and moral bankruptcy of the Second International, well established by 1914. Following the defeat of the Paris Commune insurrection in 1871, the International Workingmen’s (sic) Association, which had brought together many radical tendencies, had fallen apart amid personal quarrelling and intrigue. At the London conference that year, Marx and Engels succeeded in passing a resolution that concluded:

“Considering, that against this collective power of the propertied classes the Working Class cannot act, as a class, except by constituting itself into a political party, distinct from, and opposed to, all old parties formed by the propertied classes; that this constitution of the Working Class into a political party is indispensable in order to assure the triumph of the Social Revolution…

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Class Struggles in South Africa: from Apartheid to Neo-Liberalism —

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Author: Bikisha Media Collective File Size: 495 KB The South African working class is on the retreat. It is not defeated, but is falling back in the face of a major neo-liberal offensive by the democratic government elected in 1994. A vicious “home-grown Structural Adjustment Programme,” called “GEAR” or the Growth, Employment and Redistribution strategy, […]

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Message from Bangladesh Anarcho Syndicalist Federation-BASF on International Women’s DaY-2019: — খবর | Bangladesh Anarcho Syndicalist Federation

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Message from Bangladesh Anarcho Syndicalist Federation-BASF on International Women’s DaY-2019: A big part of Anarcho communism is the elimination of gender oppression. Women have been stomped on and trampled on by men for tens of thousands of years. 1,253 more words

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