Following on from the post ‘Economic ‘Growth’ will destroy everything’
on the insane policy of infinite growth on a finite planet in environmental collapse, we present two documentaries:
The first is a brilliant docu on revolutionary degrowth from 2012 in Spain and France with subtitles in 4 languages…Stop! Filming The Change-
The second is the trailer of the award winning documentary ‘Decrecimiento’ (Degrowth) which is being premiered free in Madrid cinemas next week.
Stop! Filming The Change (Stop! Rodando el Cambio)
– subtitles in English / français / italiano / castellano
Continue reading Growing Our Selves by De-Growing the System..- degrowth videos
Ancestral Tiwanaku Society celebrated
In the Mesopotamia rooms at the British Museum there are no depictions of warriors or warfare, chariots or combat, clubs or swords – for nearly four thousand years.
By Gregory Sams .. shared with thanks … There is a remarkable discovery that has not yet emerged from our renewed interest in ancient civilization. Yet few remark upon this glaring omission from the relics and records we dig up and discover.
I first recognized its absence at a visit to the British Museum, and made a point of going back a few years later for another check. Their Mesopotamian rooms begin at 6500 BC, and as you wander through the exhibits and look at the artifacts and
As for kings and rulers, there was a single image thought to be a king because it looks like he’s wearing a crown. And what is this king doing? He is feeding flowers to sheep.
Thriving Ancient Cities with No Ruling Elite?
Around 2700 BC the first inter-city state dispute turned into what could be termed a war. Little is known, other than that the Sumerians made off with the weapons of the losing Elamites. Continue reading Can anarchism work?.. Mesopotamia and Tiwanaku ‘thrived for Centuries With No Ruling Elite’
free to read and download plain PDF , EPUB (for mobile etc) https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/peter-gelderloos-anarchy-works
EN ESPAÑOL AQUI https://es.theanarchistlibrary.org/library/peter-gelderloos-la-anarquia-funciona
This book takes examples from around the world, picking through history and anthropology, showing that people have, in different ways and at different times, demonstrated mutual aid, self-organization, autonomy, horizontal decision making, and so forth–the principles that anarchy is founded on–regardless of whether they called themselves anarchists or not.
Too well documented to be strictly mythology, and too generalized to be strictly anthropology, this is an inspiring answer to the people who say that anarchists are utopian: a point-by-point introduction to how anarchy can and has actually worked.
Workers Solidarity Movement position paper on Platformism and the WSM as collectively agreed by the July 2017 National Conference. This sits under ‘The Role of the Revolutionary Organisation’ paper.
The Role of the Revolutionary Organisation’ ..
Platformism and the WSM – a Workers Solidarity Movement position paper
This position paper outlines in practical terms what platformism means to the WSM. Our collective theoretical understanding is framed in the WSM Constitution’s core point of unity number 3 and 4:
‘3. We identify ourselves as anarchists and with the “platformist”, anarchist-communist or especifista tradition of anarchism. We broadly identify with the theoretical base of this tradition and the organisational practice it argues for, but not necessarily everything else it has done or said, so it is a starting point for our politics and not an end point.
4. The core ideas of this tradition that we identify with are the need for anarchist political organisations that seek to develop: Theoretical Unity Tactical Unity Collective Action and Discipline Federalism’ Continue reading Platformism as an Anarchist Organisation Tactic