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Putting Brazil in Context: The Fall of the Workers Party

Introduction by Adam Weaver With the election of far-right politician Jair Bolsonaro to the presidency of Brazil many are struggling for answers as to how the world’s fifth most populous country elected a president who openly praises the Brazil’s former dictatorship and has threatened to jail left political opponents. At the same time the charismatic […]

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Hope vs Fear: The Future of Anticapitalist Politics in Latin America

By Pablo Abufom  (Versión Español Debajo) When faced with complex and painful phenomena, poetic metaphors and comparisons flourish. Regarding the current political situation in Latin America, I too want to add to the current rain of metaphors. 1. The new growth of right-wing politics, evangelical conservatism and neofascist grassroots movements in Latin America is like […]

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Workers Power and the Spanish Revolution

In a political moment where the tide of fascism appears to be on the march, looking at past examples can provide inspiration, hope and lessons. In this valuable and lucid long-form essay, veteran writer and activist Tom Wetzel details what George Orwell described when first arriving in anarchist dominated Barcelona as his first time actually seeing […]

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Review: The Next Revolution by Murray Bookchin

Review of The Next Revolution: Popular Assemblies and the Promise of Direct Democracy by Murray Bookchin. Edited by Debbie Bookchin and Blair Taylor, preface by Ursula K. Le Guin. Verso, December 2014. Free PDF of the book here.  By Anarcho Murray Bookchin (1921-2006) was for four decades a leading anarchist thinker and writer. His many articles […]

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Of Movements and Midterms: A Salvo on Electoralism

The following article was originally published by Salvo, a quarterly newspaper focused on working class perspectives based in San Gabriel Valley and the greater Los Angeles area. Visit their website to download a free copy and donate to receive a copy.  By Salvo Magazine Editorial Collective If you weren’t already made excruciatingly aware by the deluge of […]

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No Time for Patience: Fascism, Climate, and Capitalism

Image: La Rote Art. (IG: @slarote / Blog) By Mark Bray, TruthOut We are living in ominous times. Every week something new: white supremacist murders in Kentucky and Pittsburgh; the continued rise of the far right in Europe; Trump’s attack on transgender rights; the election of aspiring tyrant Jair Bolsonaro to the Brazilian presidency; the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report that climate catastrophe is likely only […]

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From Pittsburgh to Brazil: Antisemitism and Fascist Violence

By Julia T. Antisemitic violence has spiked dramatically in the United States with 2018 being the largest single year increase on record since 1994. From desecrations of graveyards to the massacre of eleven worshipers at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, this confluence of bigotry and white supremacist fervor exemplifies a growing global wave […]

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The State and Revolution: Theory and Practice

  The following text was first published as a chapter in “Bloodstained, One Hundred Years of Lenninist Counterrevolution” by AK Press. Taking Lenin’s The State and Revolution as a focus, this text compares the rhetoric of Lenin to the reality of the regime that was created – comparing the theory to the practice. You can […]

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