Archive for the ‘anti-nationalism’ Category

I just found this article on Wikipedia. Anti-Japaneseism (反日亡国論 hanNichi-bōkoku-ron?) is a theory promoted by a faction of the Japanese New Left which radicalizes the Old Left’s Anti-Japanism.

Interesting text on anti-Germanism published at Contested Terrain. Also read the interesting discussion at the Libcom forum, despite degenerating into predictable flame wars at various points. Some links to follow from there, including “Blaming the Banks is not our Business“. And an important new text on anti-nationalism, from AntiFa AK Cologne, published at Shift. While […]

Cross-posted from BobFromBrockley At the start of the year, I wrote a post on nations, states and the one-state solution, which ended with an invocation of John Lennon’s “Imagine”. It was pretentious, self-dramatising and exaggerated to talk about a “defining moment” in the way I did, and I cringe to re-read that final paragraph of the post. […]

An excellent post at History is Made at Night, which I recommend highly. Here’s some extracts, but you’ll want to read the whole thing. A global economic crisis is leading to global austerity – yet paradoxically in places at the sharp end populist nationalism is resurgent amidst the demonstrations and riots. A recent survey of the […] GAZA’S YOUTH MANIFESTO FOR CHANGE! von Gaza Youth Breaks Out (GYBO), Montag, 13. Dezember 2010 um 06:47 Fuck Hamas. Fuck Israel. Fuck Fatah. Fuck UN. Fuck UNWRA. Fuck USA! We, the youth in Gaza, are so fed up with Israel, Hamas, the occupation, the violations of human rights and the indifference of the international community! […]

Via Contested Terrain: Towards a critique of anti-German “communism” By Raphael Schlembach Interface: a journal for and about social movements. Volume 2 Issue 2. November 2010. (pp. 199-219). Abstract The spectre of anti-Germans has easily become the Feindbild for activists of the Anglophone Left; yet rarely does this translate into fundamental or informed criticism of […]

From Junge Link/Wine and Cheese Appreciation Society of Greater London’: Start: 11. November 2010 19:30 Ende: 11. November 2010 22:30 Ort: The Harrow (upstairs) Straße: Google Map 22 Whitefriars Street, London, United Kingdom, EC4Y 8JJ The worker’s movement usually considered antisemitism to be the socialism of the fool or a shortened critique of capitalism. On the contrary, we hold that […]

///NEWS AND NOTES Anti-fascist punk? An interview with Oi Polloi on their attitudes to Israel, Jews, etc. Intro and questions in German, answers in English. [Via Waterloo Sunset here.] Those “immigrants” and their “Nazi” love for Germany: An incoherent article about some incoherent politics. Any more information about this gratefully received. [Via Waterloo Sunset here.] On […]

A London event 1 July: 7pm, Conway Hall (Club Room) 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL Critique of nationalism is nothing unheard of on the Left and among Marxists and Anarchists. However, for many radical critics of the nation, it is merely a smoke screen that distracts the working class from its own interests. […]

Highly recommended article from Platypus. Related: David Broder on internationalism from below. And two from anarchism’s capitalist far right: For a no state solution; Israel and Palestine: A Statist War.