no event posted in the last week
Against Imperialism: International Solidarity and Resistance 19:57 Feb 10 0 comments
Vanguards of Humanity: Why I support Afrin & the Rojava Revolution 19:22 Feb 01 0 comments
The Iran Protests: A Third Path to Political Change? 06:36 Jan 19 0 comments
The Rage of the Poor in Iran 19:53 Jan 10 0 comments
Heyday for Nepali Communists 19:48 Jan 10 0 commentsmore >>
north america / mexico / anti-fascism Wednesday August 16, 2017 23:32 by Black Rose Anarchist Federation
We stand in solidarity with anti-racist activists in Charlottesville today, their families, the IWW and DSA members present, and all those involved in the struggle against the rising tide of fascism worldwide.
[Castellano] [Ελληνικά] [Français]
See also: [IWW's statement] [Français] [Ελληνικά]
The labour movement has been unable to de-link itself from its archenemy: capital. As its structures bureaucratise, as its leaders become career unionists, as it opens investment companies and pays staff increasingly inequitable salaries, it increasingly mirrors the very thing it is fighting. If the South African Federation of Trade Unions is to meet its promise, it must be fundamentally different from the organisation it was born out of.A federation will not liberate the class, nor will its affiliates; only the working class can liberate itself and it will never be able to do that as long as there is an implicit belief in a Great Leader/s; as long as the union is seen as a legal service and as long as power and money are centralised. A truly participatory, democratic trade union would be one where the locals/branches of each affiliate control the membership dues collected, where they would use their dues to do work on the ground and put some aside for provincial and national work; where the workers have direct ownership of the means of trade union production (negotiation, representation, mobilisation) and where the extremely loosely used term, democracy, translates into individual worker agency and empowerment to ensure that the base, the majority, the working class, is where true power lies, and that it uses its power to change the world for the benefit of the many.
When we have to deal with disagreements, conflicts and faults, these problems must be solved with a justice that is based on our libertarian ethical values. What does this concretely mean? That we have to hear all the parties involved and make sure to provide physical and psychological protection too all, especially if someone has – at least presumably – been hurt. In cases of sexual violence – for instance – we should not reproduce the bias of bourgeois patriarchal so-called “justice” that too frequently isolates (female) survivors and dismisses their feelings and words. It means that we have to establish means to examine the different positions and eliminate any doubts. That we have to have democratic and collective processes to deal with that and to take decisions and make recommendations. And, mainly, that we must first try to reeducate people instead of punishing or isolating them. Not that in some cases punishment or isolation couldn’t be the only solution, but, at least, we have to make (re)education a priority over punishment and isolation, which should be last resorts.
To deal with these problems within our movement instances of ethical justice that aim to resolve major disagreements, conflicts and faults are necessary. These instance, such as an “ethics commission” for example, could be convened and articulated whenever one or more militants within our movement or organizations identify a problem of this kind and ask formally for the establishment of a commission. The establishment of a commission (or the denial) would be the result of a collective decision made by the deliberative and decision-making bodies of the respective organizations. If a commission is established, then a certain number of militants not involved with the case could be mandated to constitute the commission and be given a deadline to listen to the different parties involved, to develop positions, eliminate doubts and then to produce a written document with a position and recommendations to the respective organization.
The struggle of the black working class majority of Freedom Park, South Africa, is not just for land on which to build housing – although that is obviously a central issue and key demand; nor is it just against the accompanying political and police violence and intimidation. It is a struggle against the injustice, violence and corruption of a system that puts the power, privileges and profits of a few before the lives and wellbeing of the majority.
brazil/guyana/suriname/fguiana / miscellaneous Tuesday May 30, 2017 06:32 by Coordenação Anarquista Brasileira
O Brasil vive um terremoto político, escancarando a podridão das elites do país e fragilizando ainda mais os laços que as sustentam no poder. A operação orquestrada que possibilitou a gravação entre o presidente Michel Temer e o dono da JBS, maior empresa de carnes do mundo, altera a correlação de forças no país e joga gasolina na crise política e social. Com a instabilidade política, o governo tem mais dificuldade para mobilizar sua base e avançar com as Reformas da Previdência e Trabalhista, os maiores ataques à classe oprimida.
Isso não é motivo para se comemorar, não devemos tirar peso destas lutas. Agora é a hora de partir pra cima, massificar as mobilizações com o trancamento das ruas, paralisações rumo à greve geral para barrar os cortes sociais e as reformas. Devemos aprofundar a democracia, mas a democracia direta, onde as/os trabalhadoras/es nos seus locais de trabalho, estudo e moradia decidam o rumo do país. O momento é desfavorável para nós oprimidos e oprimidas, mas a crise e a disputa entre as elites abrem margem para outros projetos.
[Castellano] [English] [Italiano]
Fri 23 Feb, 10:52
Εργατική και κοι_... Feb 22 19:02 0 comments
Το εθνικιστικό σ`... Feb 21 18:07 0 comments
Confederalism, Democratic Confederalism and Rojava Feb 21 06:06 0 comments
Out with the old, in with the not so new Feb 19 14:58 0 comments
La revolución rusa. Una interpretación crítica y libertaria Feb 04 08:37 0 comments
¿Por dónde cortar el nudo gordiano en la negociación ELN-Gobierno de Colombia? Feb 03 09:06 0 comments
Decades of organising wins new abortion referendum in Ireland Feb 02 18:43 0 comments
Geopolítica del pueblo kurdo y el caso de Rojava Feb 01 22:15 0 comments
Για μια Θεωρία τη ... Jan 31 21:12 0 comments
A call for solidarity: defend Afrin — defend humanity! Jan 29 06:41 0 comments
The geopolitics of the Kurds and the case of Rojava Jan 29 06:38 0 comments
La consigna libertaria es no olvidar el año viejo Jan 22 23:38 0 comments
The Yoke of Washington and Wall Street Jan 21 10:08 0 comments
Για το Μακεδονικa... Jan 18 05:42 0 comments
[Chile] El feminismo desde la otra vereda Jan 16 08:05 0 comments
Elementos para una izquierda anti-racista en Chile: la cuestión colonial mapuche Jan 16 08:01 0 comments
Governança global e hegemonia dos EUA Jan 15 07:00 0 comments
«Ο κοκκινόμαυρος ... Jan 13 20:08 0 comments
Carta desde la prisión: Kôtoku Shûsui (18 de Diciembre de 1910) Jan 13 05:36 0 comments
The political nature of the Fourth Industrial Revolution Jan 13 00:51 0 comments
Μακεδονία και Εθ_... Jan 09 20:09 0 comments
Una propuesta para el debate sobre la transformación social y el anarquismo Jan 09 05:37 0 comments
Είναι επαναστατι... Jan 08 19:55 0 comments
Sans nationalités ni frontières, s’éveille un Kurdistan libertaire Jan 04 09:11 0 comments
"Desmontando a mitologia liberal sobre a origem da tecnologia moderna" Jan 02 07:37 0 comments
The Revival of U.S. Socialism—And an Anarchist Response Jan 02 03:33 0 comments
Lapu-Lapu Petmalu Dec 31 19:46 0 comments
Where is the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) heading? Dec 30 22:11 0 comments
Algunas ideas para entender al fujimorismo Dec 29 23:55 0 comments
80 años de Mujeres Libres: las anarquistas que revolucionaron la clase obrera Dec 29 23:48 0 commentsmore >>