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Grenfell Tower – the smoke & the mirrors

There is an ever-growing stream of media commentary on the Grenfell fire, increasing daily as the public enquiry unfolds. There are some elements in the media with the goal of obscuring or excusing the plain facts as part of a pre-emptive defence manoeuvre to protect those most implicated in what caused the fire and the 72 deaths. That they feel the need to use such distortions to defend the Grenfell landlords and those who ordered and oversaw the Grenfell refurbishment that fitted the lethal cladding only increases the suggestion of a general doubt on all sides about their innocence.

Nagorno-Karabakh War: For Workers the Real Enemy Lies at Home

In the context of global capitalism the war in Nagorno-Karabakh is just one more conflict that capitalism in its imperialist stage cannot solve.

The UK political class between a rock and a hard place – UK report October 2020

The Tangerang Vandalism Case: The Court Decides Guilt Despite Torture and Inappropriate Application of Articles

An update on the anti-authoritarian prisoners from Tangerang. They were declared guilty despite anomalies in police and legal procedure and torture used against the defendants. An update to “Update on Anti-Authoritarian Prisoners Involved in Vandalism” We are reproducing this here to signal boost this news to the international community.

In Times of Lockdown: How to Contact and Work Towards Joining the CWO

If you like our output, if you read our articles and think we are saying sensible things, then please, consider opening up a dialogue with us. You can contact us in many different ways.

Banner Drop Action by Malaysian Comrades

A report on recent banner drops in Malaysia protesting the reckless actions of politicians.

Gramscism or Marxism?

The following is our foreword (with additional footnotes) to the book Gramsci between Marxism and Idealism by Onorato Damen, which we translated and published last year. The book is still available to order, but you can now download the PDF of it for free HERE.

Internationalism - Work in India and establishment of GurgaonWorkersNews

This article is part of a wider 'internationalism series', produced by comrades from the 'Let's get rooted' network: https://letsgetrooted.wordpress.com/2020/09/05/working-class-internationalism-series/

Bringing the Black Flag to the Philippines — An Interview with Bandilang Itim

The Commoner talks to Bandilang Itim, an organisation rallying together anarchists and libertarians in the so-called Philippines.

Die schwarze Fahne auf die Philippinen bringen – Ein Interview mit Bandilang Itim

The Commoner spricht mit Bandilang Itim, einer Organisation, die Anarchist:innen und Libertäre auf den Philippinen zusammenschließt. 

Especifismo: Ang Anarkistang Pamamaraan sa Pagbuo ng mga Kilalang Samahan at Rebolusyonaryong Kilusan

A Tagalog translation of Adam Weaver's introduction to Especifismo.

Anarchist Centralism?

A response to a C4ss article arguing for Anarchist centralism.

Cafiero and Marx: "Capital" in a Nutshell?

Review: Compendium of Karl Marx’s Capital by Carlo Cafiero. Published by the Anarchist Communist Group (ACG).

The Never-ending Martial Law: An Anarchist Reflection on the 21st of September

Martial law never really went away. An anarchist reflection on the 21st of September, the anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law by the dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

Anarkista Ka Ba? Alamin! — David Graeber

An idiomatic Tagalog adaptation of David Graeber’s “Are You An Anarchist? The Answer May Surprise You!” by Miyungs and edited by Lahumbuwan.

A Class Compass in the Covid Crisis

The crisis, which has been developing since the start of 2020, opens up new and unprecedented scenarios in class confrontations. For revolutionaries it is essential to clarify some basic points about the current period which are as original in form as they are classical in substance.

On the Anniversary of the US Bombing of Bosnia

The demise of the USSR in 1990-1 was quickly followed by the splintering of Yugoslavia as rival imperialisms sought to draw different parts of it in their orbit. The Internationalist Workers’ Group article which follows reminds us of one particular horror of the war that followed.

The Revolutionary Contribution of Paul Mattick

Review of Marxism in a Lost Century: A Biography of Paul Mattick by Garry Roth (Haymarket Books/Historical Materialism Series).