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Revolutionary History

Between Utopia and Terror

Vidar Lindstrøm First published in English at Commune Lasting only a few weeks, the Bavarian Council Republic was one one of the highest peaks of the revolutionary wave that ended World War I. By the Autumn of 1918, it had become clear that Germany was losing the World War. In a last ditch effort, the…

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Imperialism

Liberalism and War

Like any economic system, imperialism needs an ideology to justify its rule. For this purpose, capitalism employed liberalism, which in principle places the freedom of the individual above that of the community. The basis of the capital economy is the free contracting partner, who is bound only to his own self-interest. According to this view,…

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Class War & Capitalism

Enough is Enough – A grass roots movement for direct action in the UK

Under the hashtag #EnoughIsEnough, a direct action movement is growing at pace in the UK. The rallies have filled halls across the country in September. Organized by a collection of trade unions and local community action groups in response to the cost of living crisis. Their aims are simple: to fight for change for normal…

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Class War & Capitalism

Central banks and global private equity – A toxic combination leading us to Fascism

From Natterjack The world’s ten richest men more than doubled their fortunes from $700 billion to $1.5 trillion in the last 2 years. Billionaires today have accumulated wealth of over $5 trillion. Anybody confronted with these current figures of whatever political hue must logically ask, can this really be an optimal economic system for 8…

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Interview

Women in the GDR

The following interview was conducted by women from the group Proletarian Autonomy Magdeburg, as part of the Volkstimmungs editorial team, with a Magdeburg woman on 16 February 2020. The Magdeburger Volksstimmung is a local newspaper that is put into letterboxes free of charge in the neighbourhoods of Stadtfeld Ost and West and distributed directly to…

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Class War & Capitalism

“There is no one dominating segment in the class”

From: Autonom Organisering Sweden is often described as a sort of actually existing capitalist utopia: supposedly equal, progressive, environmental and feminist. In this text, we will show how Swedish society is hardly something to emulate even as we ask what it means to fight in (supposed) welfare capitalism. We will do this through an explanation…