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APPROPRIATE THE disease of racism, laid the groundwork to CURE IT, AND MAKE SURE IT DOESN'T COME BACK read full story / add a comment
international / the left / other libertarian press Tuesday August 04, 2015 09:22 by Jan Makandal 2 comments (last - tuesday august 18, 2015 09:21)
Once again the radical left petite bourgeoisie has failed.
This is not particular to Greece. It is a general tendency of struggles in many other social formations as well, wherever the petite bourgeoisie instead of the working class is leading the struggle. One lesson to learn is that whenever we persist in hoping that something positive will come from petite bourgeois leadership, however radical they might seem, THE RESULT WILL BE THE SAME: A TOTAL CAPITULATION TO CAPITAL.
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Dogmatism is a manifestation of theoretical and/or ideological deficiencies, such as idealism (metaphysics), sectarianism, elitism or followership. It’s a significant obstacle to working class emancipation, which we must identify and comprehend in order to combat it. There are several variants and expressions, including:
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Sectarianism is an ideological practice, a comportment, in the ideological realm. It is rooted in the social division of labor into classes, which originated with the emergence of a gender-based division of labor in hunter/forager social formations, which itself corresponded to and resulted from the development of various relations of gender-based domination and subordination.
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international / workplace struggles / opinion / analysis Thursday November 28, 2013 20:41 by Jan Makandal 1 image
Some on the Left argue that wage struggles are inherently reformist. The reality is that they can be either reformist or democratic (the latter as an embedded element of an overall revolutionary struggle). A thin line divides the two. The difference is that the reformist will be satisfied with reforms and stop there, while an autonomous democratic movement that has the potential to contribute to revolution will keep demanding more and more, continuing to weaken (not mechanically) capital and finally challenge its existence. read full story / add a comment
internazionale / storia / opinione / analisi Thursday February 10, 2011 17:16 by Jan Makandal 1 image
Troppo spesso tutti noi a sinistra ci mettiamo ad analizzare prematuramente una realtà oggettiva sulla base di quello che vediamo come se fosse espressione di una contraddizione interna, senza investigare a tutto campo, comprendere od acquisire tutti i fattori interni, anche a livello di conoscenza su base percettiva. [English] read full story / add a comment
international / history / opinion / analysis Monday February 07, 2011 19:48 by Jan Makandal 4 comments (last - friday february 11, 2011 05:59) 1 image
All too often, we on the Left attempt to prematurely analyze objective reality based on what we see as the expression of an internal contradiction, without thoroughly investigating, understanding or appropriating the internal factors, even at the level of perceptual knowledge. [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
international / the left / non-anarchist press Sunday April 11, 2010 06:07 by Jan Makandal 8 comments (last - sunday april 18, 2010 18:57)
In the political struggle, it is most important for an organization to constantly define its relationship with the masses. In the case of political struggle in the interest of working people, and particularly in the interest of the working class and all classes that are under domination and under exploitation, there is a fundamental principle that needs to be applied to the relationship of an organization with the masses, with all the classes that constitute the masses. This principle is Mass Line. read full story / add a comment
central america / caribbean / imperialism / war / opinion / analysis Monday March 15, 2010 06:22 by Jan Makandal 1 image
In consolidating the Haitian dominant classes and their state apparatus, imperialism plays a direct and indirect role in maintaining the dictatorship of the dominant classes on the masses. Imperialism intervenes directly on class struggles in the Haitian social formation. Its principal form of intervention is the consolidation of repression and oppression on the popular masses. Imperialists use many structural apparatus to directly partition and control the popular masses. read full story / add a comment
central america / caribbean / imperialism / war / opinion / analysis Saturday February 13, 2010 10:29 by Jan Makandal 1 image
1968 till now...
This period is most important. Many things happened in this period that were totally different from the previous periods. This was not abnormal. Imperialist domination was consolidating and the general situation of the social formation was reaching a more critical stage.
Two important conditions marked this period. The Haitian dominant classes, especially the bourgeoisie, totally aligned themselves with the Duvalier regime. This rallying happened in a period of extreme, extensive and consistent repression on the working class movement, as well as the progressive cultural movement between 1961 to 1965. Soon after, the repressive Duvalier regime organized another period of heightened repression against progressives and communists, from 1967 to 1969. The secondary contradictions existing between Duvalier and imperialism were slowly becoming resolved. The American government consolidated its relations with the regime. Imperialism resumed economic and military aid. read full story / add a comment
central america / caribbean / imperialism / war / opinion / analysis Sunday February 07, 2010 11:57 by Jan Makandal 1 image
95 years of domination is enough. Haiti is in worse shape than ever. Who needs help like this.Since capitalism reached the stage of imperialism, many imperialist countries started to develop relations with Haiti. From the onset, these relations were nothing else but relations of domination.
In order to better advance, I will divide this analysis into three periods. read full story / add a comment
As an act of solidarity I am posting a note of Mitchel Cohen. read full story / add a comment
central america / caribbean / miscellaneous / opinion / analysis Friday August 21, 2009 21:13 by Jan Makandal
wE will never be satisfied under capitalism. read full story / add a comment
Haitian yellow unions are giving legitimacy to the unscrupulous Haitian dominant classes. CTH is one
central america / caribbean / economy / opinion / analysis Monday March 30, 2009 20:05 by Jan Makandal 8 comments (last - friday april 10, 2009 16:14) 1 image
In every social formation, the working class faces the daily ruthless exploitation and domination of the capitalist class. Other classes in capitalist society or capitalist dominated society also face the wrath of bourgeois domination but the working class is one of the classes that deals both with domination and exploitation, giving the working class an historical role in bringing humanity to a much higher form of social relations based on a classless society. This special relation of the workers to capital allows the working class movement to combat the petit bourgeois interpretation of bourgeois democracy. read full story / add a comment
Independent Response on the Exchange Between The League of the Revolutionary Party and Batay Ouvriye
international / imperialism / war / other libertarian press Monday October 13, 2008 20:19 by Jan Makandal 23 comments (last - thursday february 19, 2009 18:18)
I am supporter of Batay Ouvriye [BO] and wish to participate in this debate not only as a supporter of BO but also as a revolutionary militant who shares a common vision of radical change from a proletarian alternative. read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / the left / other libertarian press Saturday April 05, 2008 18:55 by Jan Makandal
A general requirement of an organized movement is to build and accumulate forces. Unity needs to be built not created. As a progressive myself, I am against imperialist wars of aggression, imperialist occupations, but I do support peoples’ struggles for liberation. I will not be generically against war. How could I take positions that are against the essence of my own existence?
We need a movement, a real genuine autonomous progressive movement. Start again a poor people campaign [working people] Not one that is ready to concede from the very start the essence of our interest read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / the left / other libertarian press Tuesday February 19, 2008 19:00 by Jan Makandal
No one would ever have tought in their widest dream that a human with a black complexion would be a viable contender for the presidency of the United States of America read full story / add a comment
central america / caribbean / workplace struggles / non-anarchist press Thursday February 15, 2007 06:40 by Jan Makandal
The workers won't back down read full story / add a comment
central america / caribbean / economy / opinion / analysis Wednesday January 17, 2007 00:54 by Jan Makandal 1 image
Hope Bill: another recycle policy. The Haitian Hemispheric Opportunity through Partnership Encouragement Act, or HOPE, is a bill which recently passed as part of a package of legislation which included normalizing trade relations with Vietnam and extending special benefits to four Andean and 37 African nations. One of the so-called objectives of HOPE is to create jobs that are in dire need in Haiti... read full story / add a comment