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Class Struggle in the Time of Coronavirus: An Incomplete Chronicle of Events (16-21 March)

The following review is a small depiction of what’s happening in the world, outside Italy (for the situation in Italy, see: leftcom.org).

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Empty supermarkets: The food supply-chain from a workers’ perspective

Everyone is complaining about empty supermarket shelves. Lots of people are now asking themselves how they get filled in the first place.

The Four Horsemen of Capitalist Decay

Capitalism – the current social system based on private property, wage labour and production for profit – is at a turning point. Day by day it becomes clearer that the existing relations of production have become fetters preventing humanity from addressing the urgent problems facing the whole planet. Unable to resolve its own contradictions, capitalism is instead hurtling us towards barbarism.

Sa Pag-Usab Sa Tanang Butang: usa ka anarkistang pagsangpit

CrimethInc's classic pamphlet on anarchism, To Change Everything translated into Bisaya/Cebuano.

Thoughts on the Corona regime

Corona has taken over. Despite the fear and panic (or even denial) that has taken hold, one thing is for sure: the cracks of the system are emerging for all to see.

Repormer At Pulitiko

A translation of Alexander Berkman's “Reformer and Politician” from What is Communist Anarchism?

Class Power on Zero-Hours - Introduction

Introduction to our upcoming book. Our book tour is messed up by the virus - so please circulate online and order the book for your time of self-isolation: www.classpower.net

Italy: "We're not Lambs to the Slaughter!" Class Struggle in the Time of Coronavirus

The line that divides this entire society into two social classes is today, in the time of coronavirus, clearer than ever.

Demonstration and Strike of Peroni Workers at Tor Sapienza (Rome)

On February 29th we (comrades from the CWO and Battaglia Comunista) were at the solidarity demonstration with the warehouse workers of the Italian-Japanese company Peroni in Tor Sapienza, Rome. The workers there are carrying on a bitter struggle for better working conditions which started with a week-long strike.

Three Stars and a Sun [bahay kubo kahit munti]

An introduction to antistatism and antinationalism for a Philippine audience.

Initial Thoughts on Coronavirus and its Fallout

The article which follows is a translation from Battaglia Comunista 3 (March 2020), paper of our Italian affiliate, the Internationalist Communist Party. Italy has currently one of the worst death rates from coronavirus (4%), higher even than China’s. This despite locking down over a dozen towns in Lombardy, closing all schools and universities throughout the country, banning public gatherings and telling Italians who attend any social gatherings that they should keep one metre in any direction away from the next person.

Destroying Our Planet... Sustainably

As this article goes to press (December 2019), the bush fires that have been raging for weeks through six Australian states, from Queensland to Western Australia, have consumed 12.5 million acres of land and the death toll is mounting. They continue to wreak disaster as record-breaking temperatures average over 400C.

Supplementary Thoughts on The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists and the Ongoing Great Money Trick

After 100 years of us failing to achieve the "Co-operative Commonwealth" the bourgeoisie continue to dominate workers' lives with the "Great Money Trick". As Tressell foresaw, there remains a desperate need for the revolutionary reconstitution of society.

Strikes Against Pension Reform in France

Governments and bosses have divided the class, between “national” and “foreign” workers, young and old, public and private, all in the name of the so-called national interest. But workers in France have given an inspiration to workers everywhere.

Some Reasons To Not Necessarily Care About Election Cycles

Anarkiya at Pamahalaan

An excerpt from Errico Malatesta's "Anarchy" translated into Filipino.

The Ifugao—People without Government

An anarchist anthropological review of the Ifugao people who constructed elaborate rice terraces without forming a government structure.

Swamp Maoism

A (hopefully) joke position paper by a fictitious maoist cell in Florida advocating the start of a protracted people's war in Florida everglades. Reproduced for archival purposes.