Barricade Bulletin 15 - Sept/Oct/November 2021

Issue 15 of Barricade Bulletin, with articles on anarchist activity in Ireland, the cut to Universal Credit, Russian anarchists facing prison, the new IWOC Ireland zine Bulldozer, the book ban in Northern Irish prisons, solidarity with workers in Myanmar, Emma Goldman, business developments in Derry, a review of Black Flags and Windmills by scott crow, Zapatistas visiting Ireland, and the COP26 climate summit.

Zapatistas Put Autonomy Into Practice

In 2003 the Zapatista movement of indigenous people in Chiapas, Mexico initiated some important new developments in the self-management of their 1,000 autonomous communities.

Article from Black Flag #224 (2004).

Strategies for resistance under neoliberalism: lessons from the Zapatistas and the Landless Workers' Movement

Zapatista Village.

This essay examines the Zapatista Army of National Liberation and the Landless Workers' Movement and the ways that these movements have been able to persist for decades and surpass frequent limitations of revolutionary action under neoliberalism. These lessons are essential for efforts to build counter-power.

Death of a Zapatista: neoliberalism’s assault on indigenous autonomy

Members of the EZLN gather to remember their fallen teacher Galeano

Last month an indigenous teacher in the autonomous Zapatista region of Chiapas, Mexico, was murdered by paramilitaries. This article examines why.

Workers' democracy - Staughton Lynd

Serbia 2000

An article by Staughton Lynd reinterprets the concept of union democracy to include workers of all kinds (unionized workers, nonunion workers, and farmers); protection of the rights to strike, picket, and slow down; and the demand for worker-community ownership. This article examines two recent examples of workers’ democracy: the Serbian revolution of 2000 and the Zapatistas’ ongoing struggle in Chiapas, Mexico.

Staughton Lynd’s remarks on Solidarity Unionism

Staughton Lynd's speech at the 2005 IWW Centenary in Chicago, Illinois.

Wobblies and Zapatistas: conversations on anarchism, Marxism and radical history

Wobblies and Zapatistas

Andrej Grubacic is an anarchist from the Balkans. Staughton Lynd is a lifelong pacifist, influenced by Marxism. They meet in dialogue in an effort to bring together the anarchist and Marxist traditions, to discuss the writing of history by those who make it, and to remind us of the idea that "my country is the world." Encompassing a Left libertarian perspective and an emphatically activist standpoint, these conversations are meant to be read in the clubs and affinity groups of the new Movement.

The Assault on Autonomous Education in Southeast Mexico

The “low-intensity war” against autonomy in Mexico (Part Two)

An article discussing the history of military and paramilitary violence against political organisers and communities in resistance in Mexico from the 1960s to the present day.