Why the British elite is losing it’s sense of control, and what that might mean for the rest of us.
The Tories have found their election slogan. The words ‘strong and stable leadership’ will be stuck on repeat for the next month, but so far there has been something off in the Tories’ delivery of their core message. Theresa May seemingly can’t end a sentence without some form of the words ‘strong and stable leadership’. The compulsion to keep repeating the mantra betrays an obsession with the words that go beyond the usual parroting of meaningless sound-bites. The Tories addiction to the slogan feels like an unconscious over-compensating. They have to say the words constantly because they know that actually these times are not stable, and they simply can not offer anything, let alone strong leadership. [continues]
Two articles with anarchist perspective on the new USA presidency, by AF members.
1 ) Whoever you vote for? Trump and anarchism.
2 ) Trump: New Possibilities.
2016 was very demoralising, and 2017 is looking worse. Anarchists have tended to be enduringly optimistic about the revolutionary potential of the working class. Now it seems to be at an all-time low. But this only makes revolutionary analysis and social activism more important than ever. It is time to work out what to do for the best in the new political environment, and to do it.
A box of ashes, the state and the next Cuban revolution
Una caja de cenizas, el Estado y la prÃ³xima revoluciÃ³n en Cuba
By Marcelo ‘Liberato’ Salinas
Translated by the Anarchist Federation, Britain. 2nd January 2017
A Reply to Theresa May’s Statement There is no ONE humanity There is the humanity made up of classes: slaves and masters Organisational Platform of…
Video recording from the Glasgow-leg of the 2015 ‘Cuban Anarchism Reborn’ speaking tour. The speaker is part of Taller Libertario Alfredo Lopez (TLAL) in Havana.
The fight against austerity driven cuts by the ConDem coalition government failed. As we go into a fresh wave of resistance this piece takes a critical look at the UK anti-cuts movement.
The Higher Education green paper came out today and it’s fucking catastrophic for anyone wanting to learn. Here are six reasons why: