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Reflections on the 1/17/13 Seattle Solidarity Workshop

This piece is a contribution to our blog from a close compa of ours that we’ve worked closely with since before MAS was founded.  He offered to share a few of his reflections on the Seattle Solidarity Event that we hosted on January 17th of this year.  This should have been posted much sooner; but […]

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Solidarity Against the Persecution of the Gaucha Anarchist Federation in Brazil

By International Anarchist Organisations – Various Call for solidarity and endorsement against the persecution in Brazil of anarchist militants and the Gaucha Anarchist Federation in Porto Alegre In Porto Alegre, on June 20 past, about 15 agents from the Civil Police raided the Ateneo Batalha da Varzea, political and social premises where the Gaucha Anarchist […]

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Solidaridad contra la persecución hacia la Federación Anarquista Brasileña

by Organizaciones Anarquistas Internacionales – Varios Pedido de solidaridad y adhesiones contra la persecución en Brasil hacia militantes Anarquistas brasileros y la Federación Anarquista Gaúcha de Porto Alegre (RS) En Porto Alegre, el pasado 20 de junio, cerca de 15 agentes de la Policía Civil sin orden de allanamiento irrumpieron en el Ateneo Batalha da […]

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Democratic Centralism in Practice and Idea: A critical evaluation

-S. Nappalos The terrain is changing beneath our feet. Since the collapse of the majority of the “official Communist” regimes, the world has witnessed both events and ideas that have undermined the former dominant thinking within the left. The Zapatistas, Argentina in 2001, South Korean workers movements, Oaxaca in 2006, the struggles around anti-globalization, and […]

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From Theory to Practice, Taking a Critical Look at Leninism

This is a piece we’re sharing originally posted to Machete 408 by Adam Weaver. It is a review/summation piece is being released in conjunction with a forthcoming piece by Scott Nappolas which presents an extensive discussion of Lenin’s concept of democratic centralism. (soon to be linked) From Theory to Practice, Taking a Critical Look at Leninism […]

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MAS 2013 International Women’s Day Statement

Today we celebrate International Women’s Day.  The history of International Women’s Day dates back to the struggles of working women in the United States and Russia in the early 20th century.   Although many advances have been made since this time in fighting against gender oppression, patriarchy not only still exists but fundamentally influences every […]

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Building Power and Advancing: For Reforms, Not Reformism

By Thomas (Miami Autonomy & Solidarity) “We shall carry out all possible reforms in the spirit in which an army advances ever forwards by snatching the enemy-occupied territory in its path.” – Errico Malatesta[i] As anarchist communists, we are against reformism.  However, we are for reforms.  We believe that fundamentally the entire system of capitalism, […]

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Movimientos y Organización: una entrevista a Lucha Común por Comité Editorial Acción Libertaria

MAS gustaría presentarles esta entrevista de un miembro de la organización anarquista Lucha Común (EE.UU.) por Comité Editorial Acción Libertaria en Bogotá. ¡Disfrúta! Con el ánimo de establecer y fortalecer las relaciones con organizaciones libertarias internacionales, hemos realizado la siguiente entrevista al compañero Antonio, militante de la organización política Lucha Común, una federación anarquista con varios años […]

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Foxes and Henhouses: Austerity and the false dance of healthcare fraud

-SN Nappalos Healthcare fraud is a big deal. The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) estimates that tax payers are on the hook for around $80 billion per year of fraud.[1] In 2011, the FBI had a record year retrieving $4.1 billion from fraudulent practitioners and businesses.[2] The Department of Health and Human Services discuss, in […]

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Normal Means

This story comes to us from MAS member SN Nappalos about experiences working in healthcare. — Fabiola closed her eyes. On the television, a preacher spoke a prayer while the patient rested quietly in the bed. That day Fabiola was fired, or terminated as management called it. The supervisor crept in quietly, and reported finding […]

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