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Hamilton Tenant

A newsletter by and for tenants in Hamilton. The goal of this newsletter is to share the stories of working-class tenants in Hamilton and inspire each other in our collective struggle for better conditions in our homes and our lives.

The battle of Idlib Province in Syria is decisive and crucial for the future of Rojava

This article is a brief analysing of the future of Rojava in Syria in Line with the attack of Assad’s forces on Idlib’s Province . The battle of Idlib can be a crucial one for all sides who are involve especially for the regime and the Kurdish in Rojava .
There are few scenarios that the Kurdish forces there and its self rule administration are facing . There is also a strong possibility after this battle the Kurdish question there can be on the top of Assad and Russia’s agenda to be resolved either way.

Teses sobre o bolchevismo - Helmut Wagner (Rudolf Sprenger)

As «Teses sobre o bolchevismo» são um documento básico para entender o processo cujo desfecho foi a ruptura entre o comunismo de conselhos e o bolchevismo.  Nelas, encontram-se resumidos os posicionamentos dos comunistas de conselhos contra o bolchevismo que foram se formando no período compreendido entre 1918 (começo da revolução alemã) e o início dos anos 30.

Gender egalitarianism made us human: A response to David Graeber & David Wengrow's 'How to change the course of human history' - by Camilla Power

In an ambitious recent article in Eurozine David Graeber and David Wengrow try to rewrite the narrative of human history. They attack the ‘myth’ that humans had once enjoyed equality and freedom in hunter-gatherer bands, until the invention of farming sent us down the road to social inequality.

Your Revolution Is Not My Revolution: Thirty Years After May ’68 – François Lonchampt and Alain Tizon

A complete English translation of a book first published in France in 1999, a post-mortem on May ’68, discussing the various ways that the most popular demands voiced in May were recuperated by capitalism in its post-1968 “revolution from the right” (Pasolini) and incorporated into a consumerist lifestyle of selfish hedonism, pseudo-individualism, phony libertarianism and permitted rebellion (the “triumph of situationism”) as part of the restructuring of the global workforce and the creation of a “new man”, concluding with a call for “a new civilizing phenomenon” and “a revolution of the spirit” similar to the movement led by Christianity during the decline and fall of the Roman Empire.

An updated and improved Marxism

A brief outline of a 21st-century conception of revolution. The notion of a "dictatorship of the proletariat" that smashes the capitalist state in one great insurrection has to be put to rest. Realism (materialism) is better than idealism.

The Bolsheviks come to power - Alexander Rabinowitch

The Bolsheviks Come to Power is one of the most important histories of the Russian Revolution to challenge the mainstream narratives.

Abstentionism and anarchism

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An article by Camillo Berneri arguing that electoral abstentionism should not be considered dogma by anarchists, written shortly after the victory of the Popular Front in the Spanish elections of February 1936. The translation does not imply endorsement.

The History of a One-sided Dialogue With Todd Ashker

Historian Denis O'Hearn writes about his relationship with Todd Ashker, one of the leaders of the 2011-2013 hunger strike movement in California prisons. This article first appeared in Counterpunch.