Anarchism, ethnicity, and culture: the uprisings of the indigenous

Part four in a series of articles discussing the anarchist movement as it relates to non-European peoples and cultures. In the course of this article, I will be discussing struggles in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Americas. This may be surprising given that each prior and coming part of this series deals with a … Continue reading

The propaganda function of political correctness

Political correctness (PC) arises often in the media and in ordinary discourse. It has permeated the public consciousness and can provoke the most heated reactions from people. Quite often, we hear that it has “gone mad,” or that it is diluting / destroying culture and traditions in order to avoid offence. I have written on … Continue reading

Trade unions, worker militancy, and communism from below

One of the basic rights of workers in the industrialised world is the right to organise. Under the Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948,workers “have the right to establish and, subject only to the rules of the organisation concerned, to join organisations of their own choosing without previous authorisation.” … Continue reading

Anti-fascism in the 21st century: against collaboration with the state

Part four of a series exploring anti-fascism from a radical, working class perspective discusses why working with the state is viewed by many as counterproductive. In their founding statement, militant antifascist organisation Antifa say that they “will not work with, accept information from, nor pass information to the magazine Searchlight.” On the other hand, liberal … Continue reading

On property and the right of inheritance

In September 1869, Mikhail Bakunin delivered a Report on the question of Inheritance to the Basel Congress of the International Working-Men’s Association. In it, he posed the following question; But what separates property and capital from labour? What distinguishes the classes economically and politically from one another, what destroys equality and perpetuates inequality, the privilege … Continue reading