The Disobedient City and the Stateless Nation

While Barcelona en Comú builds on the same tradition of local autonomy and anti-statism, the Catalan question sets it apart from the Paris Commune. By Kate Shea Baird Barcelona’s default setting is “disobedient”. In 1870, it hosted the founding congress of the anarchist movement in Spain, a political current that has influenced the city’s politics…

Libya: Preparing for War Against the Caliphate

Editorial Comment: For English-speaking readers, this is an excellent summary of some of the complex and critically important current events and challenges facing Libya.  Meena has referenced her commentary, linking statements to facts as outlined in official documents and leaks from secret meetings. By Meena Sovjani ©Jamahiriya News Agency Today, the United States placed da’esh…

The Neo-Colonial Nature of the European Union and its Intervention in Africa

Stop Foreign Intervention in Africa The current debates in the monopoly controlled media concerning the future of Britain’s membership of the EU are presented from the perspective of falsifying its essential character. The EU remains the organisation of the big monopolies and financial institutions of Europe, especially those of Britain, France and Germany, and acts…

Claudia Jones : Revolutionary Pan-Africanist

Claudia Jones used the organizational space of the Communist Party to advance the cause of anti-racism, world peace, decolonization and the class struggle. By Ajamu Nangwaya Claudia Jones was a revolutionary whose activism spanned two continents, North America and Europe. Claudia Vera Cumberbatch was born on February 21, 1915 in Belmont, Trinidad and Tobago, the…

Rebel Cities and the Revanchist Elite

Reclaiming the City If municipal platforms are to become a standard bearer of social justice and democracy, autonomous counterpowers will have to be developed from below. By Carlos Delclós In a world flooded by news of fluctuating markets, stagnating economies, outraged multitudes and insurgent violence, it is as if anything can spark widespread revolt, whether…

The Duékoué Massacre and Latin America

The massacre exposes with devastating clarity that European powers and their North American accomplices are permanently addicted to genocidal conquest. By Tortilla Con Sal In Latin America and the Caribbean, recent reverses in Argentina and Venezuela seriously affect the process of emancipation of the region’s peoples from neocolonial control and interference. A look at the…