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CHOCOLATE FISH, RED HERRINGS & BILLIONAIRES

This article is republished by agreement from the blog of the Aotearoa* Workers Solidarity Movement. We think they’re AWSM: CHOCOLATE FISH, RED HERRINGS AND BILLIONAIRES The rich become that way because they work hard to provide the everyday things that … Continue reading

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JUSTICE FOR GEORGE FLOYD

This article first appeared in The Anvil Vol 9 No 3, published on 7 June 2020. Adam Berry/Getty Images The United States is aflame with rage over the police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis on 25 May. A cop … Continue reading

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MAY DAY 2020

Origins In 1886, workers in Chicago in the US kicked off a campaign to win the eight hour day, starting with a strike on 1 May. Police started breaking up a peaceful workers’ demonstration, then an unknown person threw a … Continue reading

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ENDLESS WAR

The MACG’s annual Anzac Day statement for this year was published on 25 April 2020. Gallipoli Churchill had a bright idea in 1915 about helping Russia, Britain’s World War I ally: to secure a passage through the Dardanelles and knock … Continue reading

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THE PLAGUE

This article first appeared in The Anvil, Vol 9 No 2, published on 10th April 2020. The coronavirus pandemic started in a market in Wuhan late last year. It grew into a crisis through bureaucratic suppression of bad news by … Continue reading

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WHY CLASS STRUGGLE?

This article first appeared in The Anvil, Vol 9 No 1, published on 28th February 2020. It’s not uncommon for contemporary Anarchists to say “class struggle is outmoded and isn’t how to make a revolution these days” or “the working … Continue reading

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AFTER THE FIRES

This article first appeared in The Anvil, Vol 9 No 1, published on 28th February 2020. The disastrous bushfires in eastern Australia are now out, but not before over 18.7 million hectares were burnt and 34 people killed. Sydney, Australia’s … Continue reading

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SOUTH AMERICA ON FIRE

This article first appeared in The Anvil, Vol 8 No 6, published on 22nd December 2019. Across South America, the class struggle is raging at an intensity that Australia has rarely seen. Both Right and Left are on the offensive … Continue reading

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EASTERN AUSTRALIA ON FIRE

This article first appeared in The Anvil, Vol 8 No 6, published on 22nd December 2019. Since then the fires have spread even further and the death toll has risen markedly. For the last six weeks, the eastern States of … Continue reading

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STRIKE FOR A SUSTAINABLE CLIMATE

This article first appeared in The Anvil Vol 8 No 5, Sep-Oct 2019. On 20 September this year, there was a co-ordinated series of demonstrations around the world held under the umbrella of “School Strike for Climate”. At least 6 … Continue reading

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