March 2018 Kate Sharpley Library Bulletin online 18:27 Mar 28 0 comments
Elections in Russia, 2018: Managed Democracy? 00:08 Mar 23 0 comments
En qué va el trueque de fusiles por votos 10:13 Mar 07 0 comments
Vermont AFL-CIO Central Labor Council Stands With Rojava 22:57 Feb 24 0 comments
Against Imperialism: International Solidarity and Resistance 19:57 Feb 10 0 commentsmore >>
This article looks at the recent events around the removal of Robert Mugabe from power in Zimbabwe. It argues that this will not bring liberation for the people of Zimbabwe, as it does not address the problems Zimbabwe faces – a ruthless ruling class, its state, capitalism and imperialism.
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.
Sat 21 Apr, 18:56
Interview With NZ Anarchist Part 2 Apr 19 07:01 0 comments
Interview With NZ Anarchist Apr 12 09:20 0 comments
[ZAD] For Immediate Release - Evictions Have Begun; the ZAD Calls for Mobilization Apr 12 07:37 1 comments
A call for intergalactic solidarity actions everywhere to end the destruction of the zad Apr 11 23:23 0 comments
Book Review: Radical Unionism Apr 11 11:33 1 comments
Afrin and the Policies of the Democratic Union Party Apr 04 07:47 0 comments
New Labour Bills attack workers' rights and democracy Mar 28 01:14 0 comments
Will the revolution be anarchist/libertarian-communist/socialist? Mar 27 16:29 0 comments
The fire of Kawa's will burn, the struggle against Dehaqs will keep on Mar 23 20:34 0 comments
Alternatives from the Ground Up Mar 17 21:59 0 comments
Political Assassination, State Terrorism: Marielle Franco, Still With Us! Mar 16 00:15 0 comments
The dangers of focusing all our attention on Donald Trump Mar 11 22:55 1 comments
WSM International Women’s Day Message - 2018 Mar 08 19:13 0 comments
Where to now Zimbabwe? An anarchist / syndicalist perspective after the dust has settled Mar 08 05:57 0 comments
Fortress Australia means racist torture Mar 02 16:04 0 comments
Fascism on the march Mar 01 16:58 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
The Cacahuatepec Massacre, Guerrero: First notes concerning an emergency that “nobody want... Feb 08 16:20 0 comments
Fire and Fury in the Time of Trump Feb 08 02:08 0 comments
Decades of organising wins new abortion referendum in Ireland Feb 02 18:43 0 comments
Solidarity for Afrin and Rojava against the Turkey State Jan 30 23:58 1 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
[Book Review] “Anarchist Encounters. Russia in Revolution”. Edited by A.W. Zurbrugg (Londo... Jan 25 20:57 1 comments
States at War with Peoples will Lose Jan 24 09:23 0 comments
The Yoke of Washington and Wall Street Jan 21 10:08 0 comments
On the untimely departure of our comrade and friend Donato Romito Jan 17 00:06 0 comments
anarchism OR marxism Jan 16 01:52 0 comments
SUTCRA communiqué on murder of Marcelo Silvera Jan 15 07:08 0 commentsmore >>