Stop the Arms Fair – Info & Planning

Bristol Anarchist Federation

The DPRTE arms fair has the dubious honour of having been chased out of three cities; Bristol, Cardiff and Birmingham. We don’t plan to let up on the vibrant protests that have confronted it around England and Wales, so will following it to Farnborough, where the event takes place on Thursday March 28th.

If you are interested in attending on the 28th, or want to learn more about the Arms Trade and resistance to it, join us at Hydra Books, 34 Old Market on Saturday the 3rd of March at 2pm. Facebook Event More information on the DPRTE arms fair, including location and a summary of the campaign against it so far is on the AFed website.

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Witchcraft, Gender, & Marxism | Philosophy Tube

Federici ‘mansplained’ (very neatly)

AngryWorkers – Class Struggle Reading Group – 2nd of May 2019

Angry Workers of the World


At the next meeting of our class struggle reading group we want to discuss the first 33 pages of Marx’ ‘German Ideology’…

We chose the text because it can help us to understand history in order to be able to change the future. The text questions social power and oppression by showing that the power of oppressors is not something that they just have, but that their power is created…

We can also discuss if Marx’ thoughts will lead us all straight to the gulags!

The text is no easy read, we will try our best to summarise it for the discussion – so no worries if the going gets tough…

Find the PDF here: Marx_The_German_Ideology

The first four pages are the most confusing, as they are more of a rant against the Hegel hipsters who think they are the true revolutionary intellectuals. After that the text becomes quite straight…

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A Feminist Critique of Marx by Silvia Federici

Slightly marred by the picture of Maria Ginesta with the caption about Mujeres Libres. Ginesta was neither an anarchist nor a milician, she was secretary to the ‘Pravda’ correspondent Mikhail Koltsov, and a member of Stalin’s PSUC.
Apart from the historical inaccuracy, it’s a great website.

The End of Capitalism

Silvia Federici is one of the most important political theorists alive today. Her landmark book Caliban and the Witch demonstrated the inextricable link between anti-capitalism and radical feminist politics by digging deep into the actual history of capital’s centuries-long attack on women and the body.

In this essay, originally written in 2008, she follows up on that revelation by laying out her feminist anti-capitalist vision, and how it extends beyond traditional Marxism. This piece is comprehensive – long but far-reaching. At times seeing the truth requires seeing in the dark – acknowledging the true horrors of the world as it currently is manifest.

This essay was updated and published in Silvia’s new anthology Revolution at Point Zero, and I have made a few small additional edits.  Enjoy! [alex]

The Reproduction of Labor Power in the Global Economy and the Unfinished Feminist Revolution (2011 edition)

capitalism-domestic-labor“Women’s work and women’s labor…

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The three matrons of Dundee – and other tales of our times

scottish unemployed workers' network

Three matrons, Rhineland

The sign of a good day on the stall is absolute boredom. Last week’s stall was busier than we would have liked it to have been. Indeed, we had our first case before we had even set up the advice stall, and it was the kind of case that is all too familiar to us.

Bruce had just been released from a short prison sentence and was worried and angry in equal measure. He had just been told by Job Centre staff that he could not receive UC payments due to his lack of a bank account or photographic identification. Job Centre staff were clearly being unnecessarily difficult.

Although a bank account is required to receive UC payments, the lack of one needn’t be any barrier to setting up a UC account. All that is required is for the claimant to fill in the sort code field in the UC…

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Blast from the past – Workers Inquiry like it’s 1999

Angry Workers of the World


Interviewed by friends from ‘Notes from Below’, one of us reflects with comrades about workers inquiries in call centres in the bad old 1990s. Ain’t getting younger, but the experience might still be relevant for folks today…

*** Can I start by asking why you decided to start the workers inquiry/militant research project? Why did you choose call centers?

Three aspects are worth mentioning: the limitations of the radical left and our attempt to reconnect revolutionary politics with class struggle; the experiences of militant inquiry – or conricerca – as a useful tool to do that; and call centers as the new locations of mass labor and potential workers’ struggles.

During the 1990s, the radical left in Germany integrated itself into the mainstream by despising the working class. Its focus was on building antifascist ‘democratic’ alliances and occupying moral high ground as ‘anti-Germans.’ ‘Post-modernism’, ’post-industrialism,’ and identity politics were…

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International Women’s Day – Friday 8th March, 12 pm in Glasgow

IWW Scotland

IWW-womenIn honour of International Women’s Day – Friday, 8 March – a Rally and Walk of Pride will be assembling at 12 Noon in the Glasgow City Centre at the Dewar’s statue in Buchanan Street.

All are welcome to come together for singing, an open mic, a display of banners and placards, and leaflets on the history of this international holiday, and the ongoing importance of speaking out and fighting back against the twin evils of capitalism and patriarchy.

This will be followed by a Walk of Pride through George Square to the City Chambers to honour, in song and in spirit, ourselves, each other, and all lovers of liberty and equality.  Please join us as we demand respect and our rights: in our homes, our neighbourhoods, and our workplaces.

More information on this event, and the Industrial Workers of the World, is available from Clydeside IWW branch: clydeside[at]


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