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Anarchists in Rojava: The Statements of the IRPGF and The Queer Insurrection and Liberation Army, April – August 2017 by the IRPGF

Published by Bastard Press

English – 32 pages

Original publication date: 2017. This edition 2017.

From the cover: On April 1 st 2017 the International Revolutionary People’s Guerilla  Forces (IRPGF) announced their formation as an anarchist combat unit fighting with the International Freedom Brigades in Rojava. Four months later, the group announced a queer anarchist contingent, The Queer Insurrection and Liberation  Army (TQILA), in response to the systematic persecution of LGBT people by Daesh and the capitalising of queer culture in the west.

The group has kept a high media profile since their announcement, and have issued multiple statements regarding their position in the conflict, issues of international solidarity, the rise of fascism in Europe and United States, and the role of revolutionary anarchism in combating fascism.

This pamphlet collects all text statements released by the IRPGF and TQILA between their formation in April 2017 and the announcement of TQILA in August 2017.

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Anarchists in Rojava: Two interviews with the IRPGF, April – May 2017 by the IRPGF.

Published by Bastard Press

English – 16 pages

Original publication date: 2017. This edition 2017.

From the cover: On April 1 st 2017 the International Revolutionary People’s Guerilla Forces (IRPGF) announced their formation as an anarchist combat unit fighting with the International Freedom Brigades in Rojava. The group has kept a high media profile since their announcement, and have issued multiple statements regarding  their position in the conflict, issues of international solidarity, the rise of fascism in Europe and United States, and the role of revolutionary anarchism in combating fascism.

This pamphlets collects two early interviews conducted by members of the IRPGF published on It’s Going Down in 2017.

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Anarchism in Turkey and Rojava: Revolutionary Anarchist Action (DAF) on anarchism in the Middle East by the DAF

Published by Bastard Press

English – 20 pages

Original publication date: 2015, this edition 2017.

From the cover: The DAF (Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet – Revolutionary Anarchist Action) are an anarchist group located in Turkey, based in Istanbul. For close to a decade they have been working in labour issues, women’s struggles, economic theory and radical
schooling. They publish a newspaper, Meydan, that is distributed in over twenty cities in Turkey and Kurdistan, and run several urban anarchist communes in Istanbul. The DAF have been in solidarity in the Kurdish revolution since its inception and several members participated in the military defence of Kobane, and the rebuilding and social and economic work afterward.

This pamphlet collects two interviews with the DAF on the issue of Rojava and Kurdish liberation, on anarchism today in Turkey, and an article by DAF member Huseyin Civan.

 

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g20coverAn Anarchist Critique of Brisbane’s G20 Meeting

Prepared for the G20 Summit held in Brisbane on the 15th and 16th of November 2014.

Authored pseudonymously by Some Bastard to contextualise the G20 from an anarchist perspective.

Please print and redistribute as you see fit, especially in Brisbane during the G20.

We’ll see you there.

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Kropotkin on communes and wages by Peter Kropotkin.

Published by Bastard Press

English – 24 pages

The Wage System first published in 1920. On a proposed communist settlement first published in 1895.

This is a single-volume edition of two previous Bastard Press titles.

In On a proposed Communist settlement, Kropotkin warns a group of communists about the dangers isolated communes face in the real world. With clear and precise insight developed by his early work as a geographer, he outlines the risks such communities face when starting, the problems existing social and economic models have in small numbers and the difficulties faced by the isolation and separation from day-to-day life and the literal invasion faced by those who do manage to achieve success. This edition also features a preface by Sydney anarchist and ecologist Graham Purchase.

In The Wage System Kropotkin argues against collectivist use of alternative currencies, such as the ‘labour note’ and exchange currencies (such as Ithaca Hours and LETS) by systematically investigating the problems with assessing the worth of labour and the the valuing of one kind of labour against another – the basis of wages and the economic systems of both capitalism and socialism. Over a century after it was written, The Wage System continues to offer a concise and skilled insight into the fundamental problems of wages, work and labour.

 

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