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greece / turkey / cyprus / the left Monday January 26, 2015 21:58 by Andrew Flood
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Today, across Europe, the left is excited by Syriza topping the polls in the Greek election. Some on the left have gone so far as to suggest the election itself will mark the end of austerity policies, in the terminology of the Anglo left, an end to the idea that There Is No Alternative (TINA). Another indication that something of significance is happening is that ahead of the election a new wave of capital flight has started from Greece with an estimated 8 billion transferred out of the country over the last few weeks.

indonesia / philippines / australia / anti-fascism Sunday December 14, 2014 16:43 by Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group
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During the last 3 years in Greece, savage austerity imposed by the Troika (International Monetary Fund, European Central Bank and European Commission) has crippled the country’s economy. The austerity has led to a depression that is as bad, if not worse, as the Great Depression was in the United States. Enjoying the atmosphere of anguish and despair associated with economic depression, Golden Dawn has flourished, espousing an ideology of hate.

It is in effect a Fascist party that promotes anti-Semitic, anti-immigrant and misogynist chauvinism and has grown to become the third most popular political party in the country. It is this threat which led the Greek government to arrest the party’s leadership and dozens of its followers after a Golden Dawn member fatally stabbed anti-fascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas in September last year. Some Golden Dawn members (including senior leaders) have also been charged by police with bashing defenceless individuals, whom Golden Dawn deemed to be enemies, for causing explosions and for blackmail. A police investigation that has been launched into the party, but has failed to produce clear results. Beyond their racist, bigoted ideology, Golden Dawn draws inspiration from the violent methods of the Nazi German regime of the last century.

north america / mexico / anarchist movement Thursday November 13, 2014 19:21 by Wayne Price
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Why hasn't there been more rebellion in the US lately? What are the indications that a popular movement may develop which leads to revolution? What is meant by revolution, anyway?

Throughout the USA there is discontent. Under the apparently placid political surface there is bubbling dissatisfaction. Yet there has been only limited rebellion, all kept within the limits of Democratic-Republican politics as usual. Certainly, to most people, the possibility of a revolution — an uprising against capitalism and its state — seems distant, if not absurd. I want to argue that a revolution is quite possible (but not inevitable). And I want to clarify what revolution means.

Most political theorists ask why there are occasional rebellions and revolutions. I think it is more fruitful to ask why there are not more rebellions — popular struggles leading up to revolutions. Consider the unfairness of a tiny minority — the “one percent” — ruling over and getting rich from the big majority. Consider the dangers of ecological catastrophe, economic collapse, and nuclear war, not to mention many other issues of oppression and unfairness. Why do people put up with this? Why isn’t there at least a large movement to get rid of this system?

mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war Saturday November 01, 2014 20:37 by Anarkismo Editors Group
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REVOLUTIONARY SOLIDARITY WITH THE PEOPLES' STRUGGLE

This text is a response to the article Rojava: An Anarcho-Syndicalist Perspective by K. B., recently published on the Ideas and Action website of the North America-based Workers Solidarity Alliance (WSA). In the article, there is an attack on the Rojava revolution in the Middle East, an event in which the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) has played a key role.

This response is not published in bad faith or with ill intentions towards the writer or their organisation but, rather, in order to clarify and share our thinking regards the question of anarchist support both for national liberation movements and what is, for us, a very important and inspiring struggle playing out in the Middle East. The aim is to have a frank, and comradely, debate that takes us all forward.

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Rojava: An Anarcho-Syndicalist Perspective, K.B.

mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war Sunday September 28, 2014 04:13 by Shawn Hattingh
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The mainstream news is filled with stories about the horrors committed by the Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq, and how the US ruling class and their state want to stop this for humanitarian reasons. But what has not been widely covered in the corporate media is why the IS came to exist; the real reasons for the US state’s new round of intervention in the Middle East; and how the US wants to isolate and likely destroy the only two forces that have been effective in fighting the IS: the Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK) and the People’s Protection Units (YPG).

This article highlights how the US state created the conditions in the Middle East in which a right-wing reactionary force like the Islamic State (formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham) could emerge. Along with this – and central to the article – it discusses how the US state is refusing to back the only two effective forces that are fighting the Islamic State: the Kurdish Workers’ Party and the People’s Protection Units. Indeed, this article is also written to express solidarity with the People’s Protection Units that are currently fighting a key battle against the Islamic State to hold onto the city of Kobani in Syria.

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Issue #4 of the Newsletter of the Tokologo African Anarchist Collective

Issue #4 of the Newsletter of the Tokologo African Anarchist Collective

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ese_2.jpg imageAppeal for financial support Jan 28 19:02 by Libertarian Syndicalist Union (ESE Athens) 0 comments

1378325_795285173893636_5297279479773835095_n1.jpg imageWe are winning in Kobanê Today, and in All Kurdistan Tomorrow! Jan 27 02:53 by DAF 0 comments

syrizapowerparliament600.jpg imageAfter the election of Syriza in Greece - Power is not in Parliament Jan 26 21:58 by Andrew Flood 4 comments

textPalestine-Israel: Not even 10 years of joint struggle and the fruits are already ripe* Jan 14 05:24 by Ilan S. 0 comments

photo.jpg imageFor freedom of speech, against the Sacred Union Jan 14 03:14 by Commission international 0 comments

kalvellido_charlie_hebdo_1.jpg imageJe ne suis pas Charlie (I am not Charlie) Jan 12 05:29 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D. 14 comments

DAF militants are very active in supporting the Rojava Social Revolution imageAn Interview to a DAF militant about the solidarity for Rojava social process Jan 11 04:01 by BrunoL 0 comments

rp.jpg imageBuild a Strong People: Latin American Lessons in Leadership Jan 08 14:43 by Jonathan P 0 comments

Bibliografia dell'anarchismo imageEarly anarchist periodicals in Tunisia (by Leonardo Bettini, translation) Jan 08 14:25 by Leonardo Bettini 0 comments

Bibliografia dell'anarchismo imageEarly anarchist periodicals in Egypt (by Leonardo Bettini, translation) Jan 08 14:24 by Leonardo Bettini 0 comments

colinwardlifetimes.jpg imageColin Ward's Anarchism Jan 06 10:18 by Wayne Price 0 comments

amara.jpg imageAnarchist Women: "Long Live Freedom, Long Live Anarchism!" Jan 01 00:08 by Anarşist Kadınlar 0 comments

textPalestine-Israel, The joint struggle and the activists of the popular committees continue ... Dec 29 17:00 by Ilan S. 0 comments

textRegarding the release of prisoners and the re-establishment of diplomatic relations betwee... Dec 23 17:02 by Taller Libertario "Alfredo López" 0 comments

macdec2014.jpg imageProtest in solidarity with Spanish anarchists Dec 22 02:49 by MACG 0 comments

Bil'in, 12.12.14. Photo: Hamza Burnat imagePalestine-Israel, The joint struggle to the backdrop of the end-of-the-world "status quo" ... Dec 15 16:47 by Ilan S. 0 comments

images.jpg imageNo to Golden Dawn in Australia! Dec 14 16:43 by Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group 0 comments

textThe Narrative of the Egyptian revolution (2011-2013) in the documentary 'Al Midan' (The S... Dec 13 03:30 by Sweatshirt 0 comments

daf02.jpg imageMACG withdraws from Australians for Kurdistan Dec 12 17:46 by MACG 0 comments

Bernard Sigamoney (1888-1963) imageBernard Sigamoney, Durban Indian revolutionary syndicalist Dec 12 15:38 by Lucien van der Walt 0 comments

images_1.jpg imageDefeat the Liberals with a General Strike Dec 10 18:43 by Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group 0 comments

fosatfoundingcongress.jpg imageOur History of Struggle: the 1980s “Workerist-Populist” Debate Revisited Dec 09 14:41 by Warren McGregor 0 comments

Sam Mbah imageObituary of Nigerian anarchist Sam Mbah Dec 09 14:34 by Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front 0 comments

daf_clash_with_police.jpg imageDAF salutes comrade Nikos Dec 07 04:56 by DAF 0 comments

rr.jpg imageReview of Ready for Revolution, by Jorge Valadas Dec 06 23:26 by Jorge Valadas 1 comments

bart.jpg image“Nameless in the crowd of nameless ones…” : Dec 06 23:02 by Kate Sharpley Library 0 comments

Hector Pieterson (1964 – June 16, 1976). Killed at age 12 when the police opened fire on protesting students. 16 June stands as a symbol of resistance to the brutality of the apartheid government. imageThe 1976 Struggle and the Emancipation of the Future Dec 06 22:58 by Bongani Maponyane 0 comments

Sergei Shevchenko, left, Secretary General of the Revolutionary Confederation of Anarcho-Syndicalists – “N.I. Makhno” (RKAS), with the author of this monograph, Michael Schmidt, of South Africa, at a demonstration by 6,000 anarchists in Paris in 2000. imageThe neo-Makhnovist revolutionary project in Ukraine Dec 05 18:02 by Michael Schmidt 2 comments

graphicrama.jpg imageTraitor to the Working Class Majority: Cyril Ramaphosa Dec 03 14:03 by Siyabulela Hulu-Hulu 0 comments

web02westrandmunicipalworkers.jpg imageWest Rand Municipal Workers Fight Wage Cuts Dec 01 17:38 by Mzee 0 comments

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