Fascism and Antifascism (Augustín Guillamón)

The following is a short essay by renowned historian and comrade Augustín Guillamón about the complimentary function of fascism and antifascism in the modern context of corporate multinationals and generalized precarity and ecocide. The focus is on the current situation in the spanish State but one can easily draw parallels with the political situation in the rest of the democratic world.

The political division of the bourgeoisie, facing the constant threat of the proletariat, behind their two faces of fascism (the extreme right Vox, but also PP and Ciutadans) and parliamentary democracy (PSOE, Podemos and nationalists*TN) converge in a common strategy of the bourgeoisie, in defense of their historical class interests.

Originally published in catalan by the CGT’s Revista Catalunya, 11th of January, 2021
source: http://www.revistacatalunya.cat/?p=1490

Fascism and Antifascism

The medias of communication are the voice of their master and of the big capital that finances them. The discredited, falsifying and corrupt socialists and populists of the sole party PP-PSOE desperately need the fascist bogeyman to keep themselves on the political stage, and furthermore, [to make it look] as if they were different options. Continue reading →

The contagion of revolt spreads…Revolts everywhere! (Proletarios Internacionalistas)

Here is the english version of the latest text published by Proletarios Internacionalistas about the revolts happening around the world in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, putting the global state of alarm into question by fighting back against the brutal repression and crushing economic measures which have been imposed.

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Our lives before their profits! Down with the paquetazo, the government, capital and the state! [Ecuador]

Here is the translation of a leaflet distributed by comrades in the city of Quito, Ecuador at a demonstration yesterday, June 8th, against the economic and repressive measures undertaken by the government of Lenin Moreno and company in light of the “Coronavirus Crisis” there.

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Against the new “paquetazo” of this exploitative and murderous government, Let’s make a new proletarian revolt! [Ecuador]

Yesterday, May 25th was a nationwide day of protest in Ecuador against the new legal package introduced by the government of Lenin Moreno, cynically dubbed the “Humanitarian Aid Law”, which under the pretext of the coronavirus crisis in the country, cuts wages, justifies massive layoffs and increases the price of gasoline (the last of which was the catalyst for the massive revolts in October of last year which shook the whole region and also set the precedent for the subsequent revolts in Chile) Here is the translation of a flyer that was distributed by some comrades in Quito during the demonstrations there. Also it’s worth mentioning that the blog Fever has recently published a translation done recently, written by one of the same comrades (of the blog Proletarios Revolucionarios) about the recent international “app” couriers’ strike. That article can be found here: https://feverstruggle.net/2020/05/22/couriers-protests-in-ecuador-proletarian-resistance-in-the-midst-of-precarization-and-pandemic/

The plaintext version of the flyer follows, and you can click here for a print-ready pdf. Continue reading →

On activism, theory, the individual and revolutionary organization. (Proletarios Revolucionarios)

Here is the translation of part two of the series written by the comrade of Proletarios Revolucionarios, let’s let the introduction speak for itself:

On activism, theory, the individual and revolutionary organization. An imaginary debate between a few comrades

This text, composed for the most part of key fragments from texts by other historical and international comrades on the themes proposed, is the continuation or second part of my text “The self-abolition of the proleariat as the end of the capitalist world (or why the current revolt doesn’t transform into revolution”, and it’s a tentative and provisional response to the question “So what should we do then?”

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The self-abolition of the proletariat as the end of the capitalist world (Proletarios Revolucionarios)

Here is the translation of a recent text from a comrade of the now defunct group Proletarios Revolutionarios (Quito, Ecuador) which attempts to clarify the reason why past and current struggles don’t expand from local revolts to the global revolution that needs to be assumed for the survival of the species, placing an emphasis on the need for the proletariat to not only recognize our condition and fight against the capitalist class, but to recognize the need for us to abolish our condition as proletarians itself and therefore the capitalist conditions that have created our class. This text is part one of a two part series, part two will be published here very soon and a pdf compiling both is in the works.

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La Oveja Negra n.69 + Cuadernos de Negación n.12

Here are two texts translated in collaboration with the original authors, comrades from Rosario, Argentina: A special edition of the newsletter La Oveja Negra (The Black Sheep) with analysis about issues relating to the SARS-CoV2 crisis, and issue 12 of the journal Cuadernos de Negación, which makes a thorough critique of the ideology of self-management or cooperativism. Needless to say, both texts are essential reading in the context of current debates about how to understand and respond to the situation that we find ourselves in as a class today.

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The plaintext version of the articles in La Oveja Negra can be found on its respective site: https://boletinlaovejanegra.blogspot.com/p/coronavirus-and-social-issue-we-find.html



Against the pandemic of capital, social revolution! (Proletarios Internacionalistas)

Here is the english version of the latest text from Proletarios Internacionalistas about the role played by Capital and its States in exasperating the continuing coronavirus crisis and how it is taking advantage of the situation to oppress and exploit us as proletarians even more, using the opportunity to crush the growing wave of revolt that has been rising in the recent years. As the comrades make clear once again, the dynamic of capitalism imposed on us all around the globe is the deadliest virus of all, and the only way to ensure our survival as a species against this mortal threat is to unite and fight it as a class worldwide, in order to bury this pestilent system once and for all.

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Against the Holy Family of capital, we defend our lives by means of social antagonism (Grupo Barbaria)

In this article we intend to tackle the questions that are unpinned by the current state of emergency that was decreed by the Pedro Sánchez administration in Spain, along with the measures that were announced on Tuesday, March 17th. We are living in times of profound social crisis, a health crisis that, at the same, is combined with an economic crisis, of change in the climate, psychology, politics, etc. In reality we’re facing the crisis of a world that’s beginning to collapse, that’s exhausting its historical time: it’s the world of capital. It’s the crisis of capital. Continue reading →

The Pandemics of Capital (Grupo Barbaria)

Here’s a translation of an article published last week by Grupo Barbaria about the coronavirus and the crisis it has provoked: the causes, the social context and the prospects ahead.

It’s difficult to write a text like this one right now. In the current context, in which coronavirus has busted – or soon threatens to – the living conditions of many of us, the only thing you want to do is go out to the street and set everything ablaze, with a mask on if needed. That’s what it deserves. If the economy is worth more than our lives, it makes sense to delay the containment of the virus until the last moment, until the pandemic is already inevitable. It also makes sense that when it’s no longer possible to halt the contagion and it’s needed to disturb – to the bare minimum – the production and distribution of commodities, it be us who are fired, who are forced to work, who remain confined in the jails and the Foreigner Internment Centers, who are obliged to choose between the sickness and the contagion of loved ones or dying of hunger in quarantine. All of this with patriotic cheers and the call for national unity, with social discipline as the executioner’s mantra, with the elegies to the good citizen who bows the head and keeps quiet.

The Only thing that you want to do in moments like this is to smash everything. Continue reading →