en / fr / es / pt / de / it / ca / el

The news from 379 anarchist collectives are automatically posted here
News feed updated every 5 minutes

Source

The Commoner

‘Fascist Feelings’ – An Excerpt from Post-Internet Far Right

This excerpt has been taken with permission from 'Fascist Feelings,' a chapter in Dog Section Press' new book, Post-Internet Far Right. On release this book will contribute to our understandings of modern far-right movements, and can be pre-ordered here in order to support printing.Capitalism produc…

Ripples of Power: The Costs of Power Expanded

In the first article of the series ‘The Cost of Power and Hierarchy,’ I discussed, at length, some of the foundational theories of perception, conception, the dynamic influential relationship between the subject and their surrounding environment, and how that relates to studies researching the e…

4-2-3-1: The New War of Position

I have put no small amount of thought, as I was writing this series, on how to conclude it. Were it a younger version of myself writing this, or if I was writing for Novara/Tribune, I might try and tie it up with a convenient bow. I might say, full of confidence, that having established the blueprin…

Coercion: Fundamental to the Modern State

Commentators would like to have you believe that the state as an organisation depends on popular legitimacy, or the ‘will of the people.’ Or, they might try to argue that the state functions on some kind of contract which we follow because, overall, we believe it to be just or know we could not…

Towards an Anarchism in the Philippine Archipelago

There is a necessity for a liberatory politics in the Archipelago known as the Philippines and as anarchists we think Anarchism has the framework to fill this need. The dominant forms of politics we have now are insufficient for developing a liberatory politics in the archipelago. This liberatory po…

Kronstadt as Revolutionary Utopia: 1921-2021 and Beyond – Our Recap

Much to our benefit, members of The Commoner were able to help organise, support, and watch a wonderful conference on the Kronstadt Rebellion of red sailors against the Soviet Government. Held on March 20-21, the conference featured film screenings, readings, and panel discussions with historians, a…

This is the Revolution, We Are Eating as Fast as we Can: An Interview With CT Butler

A search for intentional communities brought be to the door of CT Lawrence Butler. He is one of the original founding members of Food Not Bombs in the early 80’s, and has a long and storied career in activism and organising. In addition to direct action and material aid, he has authored two books…

Manchester’s ‘Kill the Bill’ Demonstration

Over the weekend, we saw the culmination of the efforts of activist groups, especially Sisters Uncut, to bring people out to protest the actions of the police. Although the murder of Sarah Everard by police officer Wayne Couzens can be seen as what sparked the protests, hers is but one of many stori…

The ‘Spy Cops’ Saga, and the Eye and Fist of the State

In the modern UK, there is the collective feeling among the general public that the state is there for our protection and prosperity. It is often difficult to convince the average person that this is not the case, when the burden of proof is so heavily on us who do not join in this illusion. The act…

Win or Lose, But Always with Democracy

In the last part of this series, we looked at how football could be considered intellectual and, beyond that, virtuosic, taking from both Antonio Gramsci and Paolo Virno. In this second part, we’ll be looking at the history of football in order to provide some examples of what we are talking about…

Communalism and the “Democratic Nation”: Welsh Independence and Building a New Society

The Welsh independence movement is a statist movement which will, as and when it is successful, create a nation-state with British characteristics, presumably heavily influenced by other European representative democracies. In that way, although there is no doubt that it will represent a huge improv…

The Reality of Food: The Service Sector in San Francisco

This is the text of a leaflet I distributed among co-workers and customers at The Real Food Company in San Francisco. Real Food consists of two high priced natural food markets in SF’s Russian Hill and Marina District neighbourhoods. I was employed as a cashier at the Polk Street store from March…

Fighting Catholics, Fash, and Catholic Fash – An Interview with the Polish Anarchist Federation

In this instalment of our 'Blueprints for an Anarchist Future' series, we had the please of speaking to the Polish Anarchist Federation, who are doing wonderful work federating the various anarchist organisation in so-called Poland. In this interview, they spoke to us about the way they are organise…

The Virtuosic Game – Rashford and Organic Intellectuals

It’s been a busy past year for Marcus Rashford. The Manchester United forward has become a prominent figure in the media and national consciousness in the UK, something that is already quite a feat when one is a player for both a top UK team and the national squad. Already known for creating oppor…

Boris is the Crisis

Boris Johnson has been Prime Minister for just over a year now, and 100,000 people are dead from COVID-19. Some (I could not possibly guess who) would be of a mind to say those two facts are related. But in the analysis and opinion pieces by both those who support him and those who oppose him, there…

Mutual Aid Does Nothing Alone: A Rebuttal to Joanna Wuest

In her article ‘Mutual Aid Can’t Do It Alone,’ The Nation author Dr. Joanna Wuest alleges that mutual aid is insufficient to support people in (and out of) crisis. She contends that while mutual aid is a useful tool, its efficacy pales in comparison to state programmes. Yet Wuest fails to enga…

Climate, Capitalism & Class War with Noam Chomsky

In December, Søren Hough from Science for the People sat down with the famous linguist and activist Noam Chomsky. Chomsky has written a plethora of books on political subjects, with his collection of interviews, named On Anarchism, reaching stores worldwide. His most recent book, Climate Crisis and…

Born in the Wild West of West London – An Interview with AngryWorkers

'We are not calling for a new organisation, but for a new political practice and coordination.'This month we had the pleasure of speaking to AngryWorkers, whose words above perfectly encapsulate their unique take on political praxis. They are a space for enquiry, not union-building; for creating net…

The Cost of Power and Hierarchy

On April 5th, 1887, Lord John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton proclaimed, ‘Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.’ Obviously, we could poke fun at the evident contradiction of the prestigious position Lord Acton held and the intent and meaning of the quote, and if we were t…

Betraying Anarchy? Xin Shiji & The Four Elders

Today there is often a great deal of discussion about what makes (or inversely, what does not make) someone an anarchist. This can involve some unfair gatekeeping, say in the outright exclusion of the individualist or market anarchist, but can also involve some very frank discussions about our theor…

Cyberpunk: An Empty Rebellion

Cyberpunk 2077 is an upcoming role-playing game developed by the Polish-based studio, CD Projekt Red, known for their critically acclaimed The Witcher series. The game follows the cyberpunk handbook and takes place in a dark future where society has broken down, with violent gangs running rampant an…

Decolonial, Abolitionist Mutual Aid – An Interview with 815 Mutual Aid Network

The 815 Mutual Aid network is a Rockford, Illinois based collective that works to deal with the COVID-19 crisis through mutual aid efforts. According to their Facebook page, the collective is anti-capitalist and focuses on organising through black feminist traditions. The network provides food, medi…

We’ve Had a Rebrand!

'Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.'Thanks for your wisdom Leo Tolstoy, but we have decided to do both. The Commoner has had a rebrand. That means a new logo, a new banner, and a new website. Instead of our old Guardian-esque 'C' logo, we now have this beau…

Belarus Rising: The Dying Dictatorship

August has been a month of revolt for the people of Belarus, as from the election on the 9th August, 'Europe’s last dictator' received an overwhelmingly positive result. Such a thing is not agreeable to the people of Belarus, who believe that the result is not reflective of the entire vote. Lukash…

‘Show, don’t tell; stand with, not for’: A Review of Great Anarchists

September 23, 2020 Accessible, well-presented, and full of lessons. A review of Ruth Kinna's take on the anarchist canon. Unlike with Marxism's venerated namesake, the great Karl Marx himself, it has always been difficult to pin down a canon of anarchist thinkers. There are no schools of thought tha…


« Older posts



Anarchist news | Noticias anarquistas | Actualité anarchiste | Anarchistische Nachrichten | Notícias Anarquistas | Notizie anarchiche | Notícies anarquistes | Αναρχική Ομοσπονδία

All content sourced from external websites. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Anarchistfederation.net or its partners. [Disclaimer]