Grenfell: Because they were poor

June 19th: A member of the Anarchist Federation writes on guilt and the ever-rising death count in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire.

John Bull believers face a rude awakening

June 9th: Iain McKay writes on the collapse of the Tory economic plan and its dire “solutions” to the looming troubles of Brexit On every level Thatcherism is recognised to have failed, from the broken housing market, to railways unfit for purpose, a dysfunctional labour market etc.

Anti-democratic values: Making the case for consensus

June 8th: In this essay written for the June C4SS Mutual Exchange Symposium, Derek Wittorff argues that the left’s focus on democracy and a falling off of interest in consensus-based approaches is short-sighted, and pushes even anarchists down paths of hierarchical control.

Notes on the 2017 General Election Campaign

June 7th: In his latest column, Jon Bigger muses on one of the weirdest general election spectacles in living memory.

Case study: A campaign over insecure work

June 4th: Liverpool Solfed writes about its campaign against as the firm attempts to ape companies like Deliveroo and Uber in casualising jobs into a self-employed “gig economy” model At Easter, Liverpool-SolFed made a call out to protest against working conditions at Sandemans, a company which offers “Free Tours” in Liverpool and across Europe.

Anarchists analyse Brazil’s political earthquake

May 26th: In the following essay members of Coordinación Anarquista Brasileña, a member group of the Anarkismo network, analyses the series of mass protests, riots and rebellions which have rocked the State and its elites in recent months.

Why I’m not voting – I represent myself

May 7th: Jon Bigger reflects on his experiences, as a voter, non-voter and even Class War candidate, with general elections Two years ago today (May 7th) I turned up at a polling station in Croydon and put a cross next to my name.

Venezuela: State Power — when the Left is the problem

April 17th: As protests rise once again on the streets of Caracas, we are witnessing a struggle between the conservative Venezuelan bourgeoisie removed from control of the State apparatus and an emerging middle class which uses the State as a lever of accumulation, writes Raúl Zibechi.

Chile: Women and the pensions backlash

April 10th: Following a new wave of protests against Chile’s Pinochet-era privatised pensions system, María Carrasco of libertarian communist journal Solidaridad looks at why women have particular reason to stand up for a new way.

Radical Mapuche Struggle: Ancestral resistance against the State and capital

April 6th: The fight for autonomy of the mapuche peoples in Chile has much to teach us, argues Contra Toda Autoridad in this article, originally written for Issue 4 of the collective’s journal and translated by Avalanche.