Sep 07 Ato-Liberdade e Igualdade
Cine, Mujeres y Acuerdo de Paz 22:38 Nov 12 0 comments
New Mass Resistance as Spanish State Jails Catalan Ministers 18:02 Nov 10 0 comments
Communiqué on the Situation in Catalonia 16:01 Nov 01 0 comments
Comunicado de Anticapitalistas ante la situación en Catalunya 15:59 Nov 01 0 comments
A note on the Declaration of Independence adopted October 27 by the Catalan parliament 15:47 Oct 30 0 commentsmore >>
brazil/guyana/suriname/fguiana / repression / prisoners Sunday November 05, 2017 21:41 by Anarkismo Organizations
We learnt that on October 25th, a large police operation called « Erebus » (Érebo in Portuguese, i.e. the name of the Greek god of darkness) was launched against the anti-authoritarian movement.
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.
Wed 22 Nov, 15:39
The Maoriland Worker on the Haymarket Martyrs Nov 15 11:11 0 comments
Traditional Values: Housing & Direct Action Nov 15 11:06 0 comments
The anticapitalist movement in the Catalan Republic Nov 09 18:14 0 comments
National Self-Determination, Internationalism, and Libertarian Socialism Nov 08 05:56 0 comments
The Cheap Politics that Destroy Our Communities Nov 07 23:24 0 comments
The Way Forward for South Africa Nov 07 23:19 0 comments
Hail the October Revolution Nov 07 16:22 0 comments
Stuck in a Rut Nov 07 10:45 0 comments
Hands off the anarchist movement ! Solidarity with the FAG and the anarchists in Brazil ! Nov 05 21:41 1 comments
Catalonia: “It is Not Just a Question of Redrawing a Border” Nov 02 23:50 0 comments
Joint Statement by CGT, Solidaridad Obrera & CNT About the Situation in Catalonia Nov 02 23:39 0 comments
Wellington Anti-Nazi Demo Report Nov 02 09:23 0 comments
The Kurdish people should get involved in and support campaigns on Local and National issu... Nov 01 05:22 0 comments
URGENT! Against Criminalization, Surround Those That Struggle With Solidarity Oct 26 16:53 0 comments
Santiago Maldonado Present! Oct 21 12:06 0 comments
No to State, No to war. Yes for self-administration and the Social revolution Oct 18 05:46 0 comments
Rallying for Choice in Belfast Oct 14 00:31 0 comments
The WSM on the struggle for abortion rights in Ireland Oct 13 23:32 0 comments
March for Choice 2017 - report & video from Dublin Oct 13 23:03 0 comments
South Africa: Fueling the Fire Oct 12 19:58 0 comments
October 2017 Kate Sharpley Library Bulletin online Oct 11 18:37 0 comments
Statement on Marriage Equality Survey Oct 05 20:50 0 comments
After the 3-O strike, CNT calls for extending the social response Oct 04 07:39 0 comments
Solidarity with the strike in Catalonia! Madrid against the repression of the Catalan peop... Oct 04 00:00 0 comments
What is happpening in Catalonia ? Oct 03 08:23 0 comments
We choose to fight! On October 3rd, everyone on general strike! Oct 03 07:05 0 comments
The Catalan Powder Keg: "Rajoy Or República" Oct 03 05:46 0 comments
From Dublin to Brussels demand universal access to abortion Sep 26 20:09 0 comments
Solidarity to linksunten.indymedia.org Sep 08 06:02 0 comments
Charlottesville: The world is divided... Sep 04 06:21 0 commentsmore >>