democracy

[VIDEO] Breaking the Wheel? An Open Letter to Sam Tarly

A video using the popular TV show Game of Thrones as a launching point to discuss the fact that most people are unreasonably dismissive and close minded towards alternatives to capitalism and the state.They laugh off the very idea of it without giving proper consideration. The video is designed to make sense even to those who've never watched the show.

Workers' Democracy is the Only Real Democracy

The Trumps, the Bolsonaros, the Putins and the Xi Jinpings offer us capitalist barbarism and only the self-activity of the whole working class – the basis of working class democracy – can save humanity.

Abstention: A Class Response to Capitalist Elections

By abstaining from bourgeois electoral politics and building our own revolutionary organizations we are best placed to build our own political forces up to take advantage of the political crisis of bourgeois rule that manifests itself in disaffection from the ruling parties. For workers, elections are an exercise of ritual humiliation perpetrated upon them by those who exploit them.

The Renegade Kautsky and his Acolyte Eric Blanc

Some thoughts on Kautsky, Jacobin magazine and the new Social Democratic current.

Chartism and the multi-ethnic proletariat

Chartists.

A short history on the influence of William Cuffay, a black tailor, and Irish Catholic workers in the Chartist movement and how the British ruling class used racism to divide an increasingly multi-ethnic working class.

Letters: Wildcat UK #16

Letters from issue 16 of Wildcat (UK).

1989-90 - Beninese campaign for economic justice and democracy

In 1989 students, teachers and civil servants in Benin began strike actions in protest at the governments freezing of scholarships and the four month delay in wage payments in 1988. The government's stalling and repression dragged the campaign on into 1990 and escalated the conflict to the point where the regime crumbled.

The Ballot Humbug - Lucy Parsons

An article by Lucy Parsons explaining the sham of electoral politics in state society.

The Platform of the Workers Alliance – Valeriano Orobón Fernández

Asturian Miners - 1934

A 1934 newspaper article by Valeriano Oborón Fernández, a leading theoretician of the CNT, in which he explains why he is in favor of a “Workers Alliance” entailing the tactical unity of the CNT, UGT and PCE—particularly aimed at the proletarian rank and file of these organizations—for the purpose of not only defeating the fascist threat by means of revolution, but also for ensuring the predominance of “revolutionary working class democracy” in the post-revolutionary society, and outlines his suggestions for the basic principles of such an Alliance.