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Toward Theory of Political Organization for Our Time Part III: nature of our period

S. Nappalos The Nature of Our Period: looking to an autonomous working class alternative The end of the twentieth century was a time of transition. The regime of low-intensity warfare, the dismantling of the welfare state, and neo-liberal privatization schemes ultimately was running its course[1]. The final defeats were to be dolled out across the […]

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Towards Theory of Political Organization for Our Time Part II: we are not platformists, we strive to be

S. Nappalos In recent times a number of ideological currents from the libertarian communist tradition have inspired a generation to organize, build and reproduce organizations, and struggle around a rethinking of their traditions and future. Much of this theory comes from the period of the greatest waves of proletarian and peasant struggles in the 20th […]

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Towards Theory of Political Organization for Our Time Part I: trajectories of struggle, the intermediate level, and political rapprochement

S. Nappalos Political organization is a collective answer to common problems. People organize based on a collective sense of need, and the perspectives and problems encountered in social groups crystallize into organizational forms and moments. This is a general historical trend; even without a theory, organization emerges to meet concrete needs that cannot be solved […]

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The Intermediate Level Analysis

by S. Nappalos There is a left tradition of thinking about and taking action within two realms of activity: the mass level and the revolutionary political level. There are different ways to cash out these concepts, but at their most sensible they are distinguished by levels of unity and content. The mass level is where […]

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Why Women Should Join Political Organizations

By Dolores In Miami Autonomy and Solidarity, we have discussions with people that might identify with the  “left” in general to see where our political agreement lies; as well as to learn from each other with the goal of reaching enough unity to become members of MAS. While these discussions have helped us engage with […]

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Hunger Strike for a real solution to the complex conflict between the Mapuche nation and the Chilean State

The untenable situation which the various communities of the Mapuche people have faced for centuries has once again reached crisis point. Mapuche political prisoners, tired and weary of violations of their rights, torture and persecution, even against minors, and excessive and arbitrary treatment by the Chilean State and Judiciary, took the grave decision to go […]

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State Ownership and Socialism: A critical voice from Cuba

We are reposting here an article from Havana Times. While we cannot vouch for the sources, the article raises important issues and critical debates happening in Cuba that provide a challenge to the direction of the island. Pedro Campos Original Havana Times Article HAVANA TIMES, April 27 — Recently in Granma, the newspaper of the […]

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