Autonomia robotnicza

Autonomia robotnicza
Aby zapobiec degeneracji ruchu społecznego, włoscy autonomiści zrealizowali koncepcję, wybiegającą o krok dalej od realiów ruchów czy partii oficjalnie kontestujących, lecz rzeczywiście potwierdzających istnienie kapitalizmu, w jego ewentualnie odświeżonej formie i treści. Dokonali analizy z punktu widzenia tych, którzy najbardziej odczuwali agresywny charakter gospodarki.

Marksizm i anarchizm

Marksizm i anarchizm
Upadek marksizmu w sferze politycznej i kompromitacja praktycznej realizacji idei „dyktatury proletariatu”, pociągnęły za sobą ogromne przeobrażenia na płaszczyźnie kulturowej. Ideolodzy systemu kapitalistycznego, mogli więc ogłosić „koniec historii”, ruch rewolucyjny został wyrugowany nie tylko w sensie fizycznym, zniknął również z ludzkich umysłów.

Teorie kryzysu

Teorie kryzysu
Czy kryzysy są wpisane w naturę sytemu kapitalistycznego, czy też są wywołane czynnikami wobec niego zewnętrznymi? Rozstrzygnięcie tego dylematu oczywiście ma spore znaczenie dla postawy, jaką dziś przyjmiemy: odrzucimy system w całości, czy będziemy starali się go jedynie reformować... aby dotrwał do następnego wstrząsu.

Samorządowa alternatywa

Samorządowa alternatywa
Czy w latach 80. istniała w ruchu "Solidarność" samorządowa alternatywa, zarówno dla PRL-owskiego socjalizmu, jak i dla kapitalizmu? Co się z nią stało? Czy samorządowa rewolucja została zdradzona, a jeśli tak to przez kogo? Na te pytania, mające fundamentalne znaczenie dla zrozumienia dzisiejszej sytuacji w Polsce, staramy się znaleźć odpowiedź w "Przeglądzie".

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The Anarchist Review presents debates of radical social movements in Poland and abroad. By promoting and criticizing libertarian trends we develop knowledge about self-organisation, action strategies, and the latest programmatic ideas. You can find theoretical texts beside reports on practical activity, all that with a global perspective.

FACISM IN THE AGE OF DEMOCRACY

Daniel Guérin Fascism and Big Business
Fascism is reduced to this: a strong state intended to prolong artificially an economic system based on profit and the private ownership of the means of production. Fascist dictatorship is the iron hoop with which the bourgeoisie tries to patch up the broken barrel of capitalism.

Jean Barrot Fascism/antifascism

„Fascism” is just an empty word used by the leftists to demonsrate their radicalism. However, the way they use the word results in confusion and theoretical compromises towards the state as well. The essence of antifascism is fighting with fascism by supporting the democracy at the same time.

Aufheben Review: Fascism / antifascism by Jean Barrot
Not all antifascist activity entails supporting democracy (...) it is a necessary part of our support for one class against the other that we confront all forces which attempt to divide us along lines of „race”, nationality etc.

Fascism/anti-Fascism – Barrot Replies
Beating off fascism means destroying its pre-conditions, i.e. its social causes = capitalism.

Oskar Szwabowski Fascist state – State of Fascism

Fascism is neither revolutionary nor reactionary, it is a historical form of authority in a hierarchical system based on product economy. It is the most striking form of sovereign authority, the logic of the national state.

„Pro-active” attitude is essential – interview with polish antifasists
Our actions are a response to specific threats that neofascists generate. Sometimes they are preventive. Our aim is make our cities neofascist-free, so that we could focus on other actions.

Grażyna Kubarczyk Political antifascism
„The new Polish antifascism” is rather apolitical than political, it does not contain political aspect, neither it seriously analyses the problem of the development of the far right in the modern societies.

French far right and the anti-fascist Movement – introduction to the film „Antifa – the nazi hunters”
Film „Antifa – the nazi hunters” is over an hour long documentary about French antifascist movement in the 1980's.

GLOBAL CAPITAL – GLOBAL PROLETARIAT

Jarosław Urbański Crisis and Social struggles in Poland
Present crisis indicates that the system is unstable and the social situation, which has been more calm after the unrest in 2002/2003, is heading to an open conflict again.

Piotr Ciszewski Is General Strike unreal?
The discourse of the public debate has been dominated by the governmental and capitalist side. They are talking about „retirement privileges” or „claims”. Even the union leaders are not trying to rectify those statements or to counter attack.

Global Crisis in India
We will have to see whether the local struggles against destructive development, the uprisings of large communities of impoverished semi-proletarianised peasants like the one in Lalgarh in November 2008, and the struggles of laid off workers in these semi-rural areas will be able to find moments of practical solidarity on the bases of their common proletarian existence.

Prol-position China in Crisis: Reason to panic?
Parts of the left in Europe, the USA and elsewhere project their hopes on the new working class in China and see the conflicts in the fall of 2008 and later as the harbinger of a new broad class movement.

Midnight Notes Promissory Notes: From Crises to Commons
After five hundred years of existence, capitalists are once again announcing to us that their system is in crisis. They are urging everyone to make sacrifices to save its life. (...) Already in every part of the planet, workers are paying the price of the crisis in retrenchment, mass unemployment, lost pensions, foreclosures, and death.

Karl Heinz Roth Global crisis – Global proletarianisation – Counter-perspectives

We are entering a world historical situation where all track switches of social-economic and political life are newly aligned. It will be the second epochal change for my generation after the period of 1967-1973.
Conrad M. Herold On Financial Crisis as a Disciplinary Device of Empire: Emergence and Crisis of the Crisis.
Liberalizing capital accounts was a powerful but quiet way of responding to the crisis of the Keynesian state.

Conrad M. Herold On Financial Crisis as a Disciplinary Device of Empire: Emergence and Crisis of the Crisis
Liberalizing capital accounts was a powerful but quiet way of responding to the crisis of the Keynesian state.

SYMPTOMS OF CLASS

Jarosław Urbański Banach's Bazaar – merchants or stall-keepers?
Social movements should care about the attitude considering not only the structural aspects of the class divisions and class interests, but also about something called „the process”. The society should be seen as a system, where different energies dynamically and mutually affect each other and which cause constant changes, transformations, „cracks” and divisions.

Andrzej Smosarski Beware of the alliances

Every political movement, which places its actions away from the representation of particular business cliques, should be extremely aware not to get involved in battles where it turns out to be just a social subcontractor of someone else's tasks connected to the market mechanisms of power.

Agata Czarnacka Bloody Riots in the bosom of the middle class

In Poland the classical concept of the „middle class” includes almost the whole society and essentaily, there is no political counter force such as the „lower classes”.

Piotr Ciszewski The myth of the „people's” capitalism
It is hard to count on the merchants' anger being directed somewhere else. The ideas of cooperative movement or the mutual aid undermine the system they support so much. It is not a coincidence that according to the National Labour Inspectorate the workers' right are violated much more often in small companies, especially those from the sales branch, than in the big ones.

COMMUNICATION GUERILLA

Jarosław Boruszewski Trance or Consensus – The strategies of switching

Every time we gather around a flag or any other symbol, every time we swallow prozac or we surrender to an advertising campaign, we take part in a game of the control forces or at least in the „trance of consensus”, which unawarely favours keeping us in a state of daze and cofusion.

Luther Blisset, Sonja Brünzels Cultural grammar and subversion
How does it happen that people in our society so obviously accept different forms of authority and domination which enslave them? Why are those things considered as normal and unquestionable? How can we disrupt and disorganise that social consensus, which causes wielding power?

Stephen Downes Hacking memes
They've declared information war against everybody. yep, that's right, the digital economy is really the perpetual war economy. Like genesis the great flood is on, only we're the ones being flooded, or rather bombarded by information, seeking our conversion to the holy faith of consumerism, otherwise known as virtual reality.

Luther Blisset, Sonja Brünzels The principles and modes of action of Communication Guerilla
Communication guerilla is an attempt to cause subversive effects through interference in the process of communication. Various methods and techniques used by the guerilla function based on two basic rules: the cognitive discord and over-identification.

Rudi Maier Image. Imagination. Imagineering. Resistance in times of Cognitive Capitalism
With the help of the specially designed interventions it is possible to show the social contradictions as well as to attack the allegedly unquestionable relationships of power. Thanks to them, questions about the acceptance of the authority, based on – usually unquestioned – „culture grammar”, do not stop.
Artykuł aktualizowany: 10.07.2010