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I’ve been blissfully ignorant of these ideas of privilege and the concept of checking it until very recently. It came across my radar after the fall out of a twitter row. A set of ideas were put forward, and argument was made. The response to this argument boiled down to the person was writing it from a perspective of “white male privilege”. The issues were side stepped.
I assumed that this was an abuse of a theory that I didn’t understand, that privilege theory wasn’t simply a handy tool to dismiss an argument because you don’t like the person making it. I asked on twitter for some links so I could find out what this theory was really about. The most interesting and by interesting I mean the most infuriating was A Class Struggle Anarchist Analysis of Privilege Theory – from the Women’s Caucus.
Found at the SabCat site
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This talk is at a midpoint between being an original work, and being an exegesis of Selma’s James justly famous “Sex, Race and Class.” This astonishingly brilliant work contains within itself the clear foundations of a historical materialist, or Marxist, conception of the relationship between capitalism and oppression. Because I have mixed in many of my own original points, both intentionally and no doubt by accidental misinterpretation, I would strongly suggest everyone here goes and reads the original.
This text is taken from an audio recording of a talk and discussion in the Black Rose anarchist social centre in Sydney on the theme of identity politics and its relevance today. The text is taken from the website of the Workers’ Solidarity Movement. Go to the WSM site here
When we speak of communism we are talking about two things. Firstly as a way of organising society based on the principle of ‘from each according to ability, to each according to need’, and secondly as the real movement towards such a society in the world right now….
Zabalaza Books’ AgitProp Series is a series of Black and White short text pamphlets designed to be given out free of charge or for a small donation. The AgitProp Series is made up of short clear texts on primary issues of interest to anarchists.
- Anarchism, Class Struggle and Political Organisation
- Anarchist Decision Making & Organisational Form
- Do Anarchists Reject “Class Conflict” and “Collective Struggle”?
- Racism and the Class struggle
- Revolutionary Trade Unionism – the key to Revolution [new slightly-revised version]
- The Workers’ Committee: An Outline of its Principles and Structure
- Building a Revolutionary Movement: Why Anarchist-Communist Organisation
- Insurrection and Organisation
- Strengthening Anarchism’s Gender Analysis and Transgender Liberation, Class Politics & Anarchism
- The Bosses Need Us …We Don’t Need Them: Common Sense Reasons for Worker Self-Management
- How to Fire Your Boss: A Workers Guide to Direct Action
- Organising in the Workplace
- Libertarian Communism: An Introduction