With yet another general election looming in Britain, this extensive treatment of the concept by veteran anarchist activist Lucien van der Walt looks at South Africa’s post-Apartheid experiences under the long governance of the ANC. Originally produced for a debate at Khayelitsha, Cape Town, van der Walt’s speech was recently transcribed and first appeared at
Many indigenous communities across Mexico refrained from voting in today’s national elections. Some have banned the electoral process in their territories. They protest a political system that excludes and exploits them, and threatens their interests. The Wixarika people of San Sebastian Teponahuaxtlan, who take part in the boycott, installed checkpoints around their territory in order
Thousands of protesters will stream into the streets of Washington, DC on January 20 to oppose the incoming presidency of Donald Trump. As they march, chant, unfurl their banners, and attempt to disrupt the inauguration, they step into a decades-long history of protests against the presidential spectacle. What follows is a history of anarchist counter-inaugural
“…while liberty of thought is written in the charter, slavery of thought, under the name of majority rule, is decreed by the charter.” – P. J. Proudhon It should come as no surprise that the trend in rallying to the ballot box is declining. People are lacking incentive to vote, and with entirely good reason.