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ireland / britain / history / opinion / analysis Wednesday April 20, 2016 21:31 by Andrew   text 3 comments (last - thursday april 28, 2016 20:41)
Almost a century ago, an armed insurrection took place in Ireland to end British rule and to establish an independent Irish Republic. The 1916 Rising was soon accompanied by major popular revolts against World War One across Europe and later emulated by anti-colonial movements across the Global South. When it comes to remembering the 1916 Rising, why do conservative politicians and historians want to convince us that it would have been better for us if Pearse and Connolly had stayed at home? Why did the state parade lots of military equipment and personnel down O’Connell Street to mark the centenary? Why did so many people turn out to watch it? This panel attempts to think through the meaning of 1916 for us today, and the politics at stake in how these events are remembered, forgotten, and mis-remembered. read full story / add a comment
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southern africa / history / opinion / analysis Tuesday April 05, 2016 17:44 by Lucien van der Walt   text 1 comment (last - wednesday april 06, 2016 22:27)   image 1 image
If W. H. "Bill" Andrews (1870- 1950) is remembered today, it is usually as a founder and leader of the Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA, today the SACP). In that role, he served as party chair, member of the executive of the Communist International, leading South African trade unionist, visitor to the Soviet Union, and defendant in the trial of communists that followed 1946 black miners' strike.
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Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana
west africa / history / opinion / analysis Monday April 04, 2016 21:10 by Tokologo African Anarchist Collective   text 1 comment (last - tuesday april 05, 2016 05:38)   image 1 image
Ghana, West Africa, was a British colony called "Gold Coast" until 1957. It became the first independent country in "black" Africa after reforms and struggles in the 1940s and 1950s. The new president, the brilliant Kwame Nkrumah, and his Convention People's Party (CPP), had fought for independence. Now they aimed at major changes in the society, even speaking of socialism. And Nkrumah proposed a united African government for the continent: Pan-Africanism.

But by the mid-1960s, hopes were fading. There were good reforms in education and services and self- respect for Africans that helped remove colonialism's damages. But the CPP has become a dictatorship, with a personality cult around Nkrumah. Unions and struggles were suppressed. The economy was in trouble. A new elite hijacked independence and resources. When the military seized power in 1966, people celebrated in the streets. Today Ghana is one of the poorest African countries.

What went wrong and what can we, anarchists in Africa, learn from this experience? read full story / add a comment
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Ιρλανδία / Μεγάλη Βρετανία / Ιστορία (γενική) / Κριτική / Παρουσίαση Friday March 11, 2016 16:51 by Ελευθεριακές Εκδόσεις Κουρσάλ   image 1 image
Κυκλοφόρησε από τις Ελευθεριακές Εκδόσεις Κουρσάλ η «Μάχη της Cable Street 1936». Πρόκειται για συλλογικό έργο του Cable Street Group, μιας ομάδας στο ανατολικό Λονδίνο που έχει συσταθεί για να διατηρήσει ζωντανή τη μνήμη της μάχης-ορόσημο του βρετανικού αντιφασισμού. read full story / add a comment
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irlanda / gran bretaña / historia / opinión / análisis Friday January 22, 2016 16:34 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D.   image 1 image
Porque la esclavitud se acabó ¡oh gloriosos muertos! Cuando ustedes cayeron en la mojada niebla”.
(The Foggy Dew, Canon Charles O’Neill, 1919) read full story / add a comment
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bolivia / peru / ecuador / chile / historia / opinión / análisis Thursday December 24, 2015 07:02 by Salvador Oskita   image 1 image
La Villa San Luis de Las Condes, también conocida como Compañero Carlos Cortés, fue un proyecto desarrollado por la CORMU (Corporación de Mejoramiento Urbano) para el gobierno de la Unidad Popular, el cual se emplazó en una de las comunas más ricas del país. read full story / add a comment
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Ιβηρική / Ιστορία (γενική) / Γνώμη / Ανάλυση Thursday December 03, 2015 18:17 by Dmitri (republishing)   image 1 image
Μια σύντομη περιγραφή των κοινωνικών συνθηκών στη μετεμφυλιακή Ισπανία που συνοδεύεται από μια σύντομη εξιστόρηση της γενικής απεργίας στη Βαρκελώνη του 1951. Τα γεγονότα της Βαρκελώνης οδήγησαν σε απεργίες σε όλη τη χώρα και σηματοδότησαν τη δυναμική επιστροφή της μαχητικότητας της εργατικής τάξης της Ισπανίας μετά από πάνω από μια δεκαετία υπό το καθεστώς Φράνκο. read full story / add a comment
italia / svizzera / storia / stampa non anarchica Saturday November 28, 2015 02:03 by Lucio Garofalo
Nei giorni scorsi non sono mancate numerose commemorazioni ufficiali per celebrare il 35° anniversario del terremoto che il 23 novembre del 1980 sconquassò il Sud Italia con un’intensità che superò il 10° grado della scala Mercalli ed una magnitudo pari a 6,9 della scala Richter. Una scossa durata ben 90 secondi fece tremare tutto l’Appennino meridionale, radendo al suolo decine di paesi dell’Irpinia e della Lucania. A 35 anni di distanza il ricordo di quella tragedia ha suscitato ancora emozioni di sgomento e cordoglio, un profondo senso di angoscia, misto a dolore r rabbia... read full story / add a comment
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bolivia / peru / ecuador / chile / historia / entrevista Thursday November 05, 2015 18:13 by Adela Velarde   image 2 images
Tras 45 años, entrega su testimonio, sobre un proceso fundamental del programa de la Unidad Popular; la intervención de empresas textiles, un hito que sirvió de modelo para otras áreas y que enfrentó el conflicto en torno a la propiedad y la administración de los medios de producción. read full story / add a comment
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internacional / historia / opinión / análisis Wednesday October 14, 2015 05:58 by Colectivo ContraInformativo Sub*Versión   image 1 image
Al mirar el paralelo entre la España Imperialista de hoy y el legado de resistencia de los pueblos originarios, Frente al imperialismo capitalista de las grandes multinacionales y la resistencia al mercado y el consumismo exacerbado, no caben dudas que la Autogestión y la Acción Directa son la alternativa para construir un mundo fraterno. read full story / add a comment
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argentina/uruguay/paraguay / historia / portada Monday August 17, 2015 14:44 by Prensa FAR   image 2 images
El objetivo del análisis que se desarrollará a continuación es el de proveer una aproximación a algunos procesos centrales de la historia reciente tanto mundial, regional como local. Entendemos que como militantes anarquistas debemos tener claro cuál es el contexto en el que vivimos para poder intervenir en las luchas sociales en sintonía con el mismo y potenciar así nuestras prácticas. read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / history / other libertarian press Thursday July 30, 2015 01:55 by bob mcglynn
This is by an author who summerized the " 60's civil war in the U.S." in a few short paragraphs.
I add in a long intro slamming the media etc. for reducing the 60's to ONLY the civil rights movement (leaving out the more radical/revolutionary currants like the Black Panthers), and the peace movement (leaving out the equally massive important- to way generalize a complicated mixed scene- anti-war/anti-imperialist movement.
I mention anarchistic tides such as the all over the map student movement that burned down buildings to fight en loco parentis- in the place of parents- fight for personal freedom and to be treated like adults- the effect of which, though modified, can be scene on today's campus's. I mention the hippies/freaks who were everywhere and anarchist if not conciously than in effect.
I go into womens/gay etc movements. The incredible revolution in creative music called "the soundtrack for the revolution" that was picked up in the underground of the Soviet Bloc whose lyrics could'nt be understood but meant "freedom". I mention BIG TIME that guys could be incredibly liberated to grow their hair long...
I give alot of play to the formation of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War which was the only group of vets in U.S. history to oppose a war still in effect that had plenty of effect as U'll see... much more...
Then finally i quote the text mentioned at the beginning by another author. read full story / add a comment
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international / history / feature Saturday June 27, 2015 16:10 by Wayne Price   text 11 comments (last - sunday october 11, 2015 08:09)   image 1 image
The aftereffects of the Second World War are still being felt. While very popular, it was an inter-imperialist war, a struggle for world domination. But it also included popular struggles against fascism, for national independence, democratic rights, and the possibility of socialist revolution. At their best, anarchists and other revolutionary socialists looked for ways to be part of this working class and people’s war.” Analyzing the war, and thinking through its issues, may help to prepare revolutionary anarchists for future upheavals.
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netherlands / germany / austria / history / review Tuesday June 09, 2015 23:43 by Michael Schmidt   image 1 image
Although commended by no less a luminary than Sir Ian Kershaw on the dust-jacket, Richard J. Evans' name is not one that stands in the first ranks of historians of Nazism and the ultimately (self)destructive spiral of accelerating radicalism that led to the Holocaust. To be fair, it is tough to distinguish oneself in this field because the rise of such an implacable evil in the heart of what in many respects was the most "civilised" of Western countries poses the greatest riddle of the 20th Century – and has thus been exhaustively treated by more works than any other single historical topic. read full story / add a comment
greece / turkey / cyprus / history / non-anarchist press Friday April 24, 2015 15:52 by Sungur Savran
To the memory of Stepan Shaumyan, Armenian Bolshevik leader of the Baku Commune in 1918, and of Hrant Dink, Armenian socialist intellectual from Istanbul who, until his assassination in 2007, exerted a Herculean effort to bring the genocide into the centre of attention in Turkey. read full story / add a comment
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Βαλκανικές Χώρες / Ιστορία (γενική) / Γνώμη / Ανάλυση Monday February 23, 2015 18:51 by Dmitri   image 3 images
Μακεδονία-Θράκη 1903. Η οθωμανική τουρκική αυτοκρατορία βρισκόταν σε στάδιο παρακμής. Για αιώνες, οι Αρχές της κυβερνούσαν με σκληρότητα, επιβάλλοντας φόρους και άλλες υποχρεώσεις, αλλά στις περισσότερες περιπτώσεις επιτρέποντας στους υπηκόους να μιλούν τη γλώσσα τους και να λατρεύουν τη θρησκεία τους. Τώρα, όμως, ήταν μια εποχή κρίσιμη. Τα σύνορα της Αυτοκρατορίας δέχονταν πιέσεις, και η οθωμανική κυριαρχία γινόταν ολοένα και πιο σκληρή και καταπιεστική. Το φάσμα των απελευθερωτικών αγώνων στοίχειωνε τις φθίνουσες οθωμανικές κατακτήσεις στα Νότια Βαλκάνια. Βίαιες εξεγέρσεις διαδέχονταν η μία την άλλη, από τη μια γενιά στην επόμενη. read full story / add a comment
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north america / mexico / history / opinion / analysis Friday January 30, 2015 23:41 by Wayne Price   text 1 comment (last - tuesday february 17, 2015 07:04)   image 1 image
W.E.B. Du Bois was an important African-American scholar and activist. In the 60s there was an effort to create a memorial for him in his home town in Massachusetts. This met with a great deal of right-wing resistance. The history of this controversy shines light on the broader issues of racism and Cold War anti-communism. read full story / add a comment
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aotearoa / Îles du pacifique / histoire / opinion / analyse Wednesday December 31, 2014 04:25 by Commission internationale AL   image 1 image
Le 20 novembre 1984, la ville de Thio sur la côte est de la Nouvelle-Calédonie est occupée par des militants et militantes kanak, qui bloquent les accès routiers et maritimes, en faisant une commune autonome. Le nouveau Front de libération national kanak et socialiste inaugure une nouvelle étape dans la lutte anticolonialiste, dont l’objectif proclamé est « l’indépendance kanak socialiste ». read full story / add a comment
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southern africa / history / opinion / analysis Tuesday December 09, 2014 14:41 by Warren McGregor   image 1 image
Today the terms “populism” and “workerism” are widely thrown about in South African political circles. Often, these terms and others (“syndicalism,” “ultra-left,” “counter-revolutionary,” “anti-majoritarian” …) have no meaning: they are just labels used to silence critics. SA Communist Party (SACP) leaders do this often. But in the 1980s, “populism” and “workerism” referred to two rival positions battling for the soul of the militant unions.

These debates, thirty years on, remain very relevant: let us revisit them, and learn. Today’s radical National Union of Metalworkers of SA (NUMSA) was part of the “workerist” camp, while its key rival, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) was identified with “populism.” The early battles over the direction of the Congress of SA Trade Unions (COSATU) still echo today, although there is no longer a clear “workerist” camp. read full story / add a comment
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.
southern africa / history / opinion / analysis Saturday December 06, 2014 22:58 by Bongani Maponyane   image 1 image
The massacre of South African school children in 1976 – for protesting for instruction in their native languages and for a proper curriculum – continues to be remembered and to influence us today. It showed the brutality of the apartheid state and it left scars still felt by people today.

The challenges faced by youth today are different to that experienced in 1976. This does not mean everything has changed. We need to look to history to learn about and not to repeat mistakes made. But we also look to history to provide us with inspiration. We need to revisit the spirit of the youth of 1976 and copy their courage – to overcome these issues facing our young people today. We need to be the change that we want to see. read full story / add a comment
Double Issue 5/6 of Tokologo, the Newsletter of the TAAC, now available

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bastard_book_inter_out.jpg imageΜπάσταρδη μνήμη 08:03 Sat 08 Dec by μπάσταρδες με μνήμη 0 comments

Θεσσαλονίκη, 100 χρόνια ελλάδας, πατριαρχίας, καπιταλισμού είναι αρκετά

fag.png imageHá 48 anos do Golpe Militar: Memória, Verdade e Justiça! 06:40 Thu 05 Jul by Federação Anarquista Gaúcha 0 comments

Resultado de uma conspiração que envolveu setores empresariais, a grande imprensa, setores religiosos conservadores e militares, a ditadura civil-militar que se iniciou em abril de 1964 cumpriu o objetivo das elites econômicas e políticas de nosso país de calar as lutas dos trabalhadores que vinham se desenvolvendo com vigor no campo e nas cidades, pautando uma série de reformas estruturais com o intuito de garantir maiores direitos e condições de vida mais dignas aos oprimidos.

textIrish Anarchist archive goes online 05:35 Fri 21 Oct by Alan MacSimoin 0 comments

The Irish Anarchist History archive goes online on Friday, October 21st. at http://irishanarchisthistory.wordpress.com.

This site will be updated at least once every two weeks with new material added.

Our aim is to build an online archive of magazines, pamphlets, papers and books from and about anarchist organisations in Ireland, from their early beginnings in the 1880s through to today.

tunisian_crowdthumb600x45040776.png imageالمجلس الوطني لح... 19:55 Thu 15 Sep by Coordination nationale des conseils de la revolution Tunisie 0 comments

لقد كشف احتداد هذا الصراع و توسّع الحراك الشعبي و تناميه و تجذّره يوما بعد يوم ، جسامة انسياق العديد من القوى الانتهازية في مسار " الإصلاح " و " الوفاق " مع السلطة ، وفداحة انخراطها في هيئاتها و في مسارات " الانتقال الديمقراطي " المزعوم التي تُروّجُ لها. لقد ساهمت هذه القوى الانتهازية من ليبيراليين و يمين متستّر بالدين و بيروقراطية نقابية و يساريين تائبين يدورُون في فلكها ، في تخريب و تعطيل المسار الثوري طيلة الأشهر المنقضية. و هي تسعى اليوم إلى تقديم طوق النجاة للسلطة الحاكمة المُتهاوية عبر محاولة تطويق النهوض الثوري وامتصاص الغضب الشعبي و مسايرة التحركات الشعبية الاحتجاجية شكليّا لإفراغها من زخمها المتجذّر وإنزال سقفها السياسي إلى مطالب جزئية لا تمسّ المصالح الجوهرية للطبقات الرجعية الحاكمة و إنّما تصبُّ في أفق استحقاقات انتخابوية.

لقد أثبتتْ الوقائع أنّ النضال الميداني الجماهيري الذي تبنّاه اجماهير شعبنا و مناضلي المجالس الجهوية و المحلية لحماية الثورة والقوى الثورية يبقى السبيل الوحيد لتحقيق أهداف الثورة و إقامة نظام ديمقراطي شعبي.

remains_to_be_seen_cover1.jpg image'Remains to be Seen: Tracing Joe Hill's ashes in New Zealand' 18:38 Tue 05 Jul by Garage Collective 0 comments

Featuring an array of archival documents and illustrations, Remains to be Seen: Tracing Joe Hill's ashes in New Zealand—an easy-to-read account of censorship and radical labour during the First World War—is now available from Rebel Press: http://www.rebelpress.org.nz/publications/remains-to-be...-seen

burning.png imageΓυναίκες στην Πυρά 17:16 Mon 22 Nov by Κόκκινο Νήμα 0 comments

Γυναίκες στην Πυρά. Το κυνήγι μαγισσών στην Ευρώπη, οι περιφράξεις και η άνοδος του καπιταλισμού.

michelchatrand300.jpg imageCamarade Michel Chartrand 01:14 Thu 06 May by Cause commune 0 comments

Nous ne voulons collaborer en aucune circonstance. On va se mettre en opposition carrée au pouvoir! On va aider tous ceux qui veulent protester, contester, et faire la révolution!
- Michel Chartrand, 1970

L'affiche de l'arrêt parisien de la tournée imageSur les traces de l'anarchisme au Québec... en tournée en France! 22:26 Thu 01 Oct by Phebus 0 comments

Ce petit message pour vous informer de la venue en France, du 2 au 10 octobre, de Mathieu Houle-Courcelles, pour présenter son livre Sur les traces de l’anarchisme au Québec (1860-1960)

http://www.luxediteur.com/surlestracesdelanarchismeauquebec

Ce sera l'occasion de faire connaître le courant libertaire québécois, son histoire et ses luttes. Venez nombreux ! (itinéraire de la tournée ci-dessous)

textUna goccia nell'oceano 16:54 Wed 07 Jan by FdCA Sezione "Luigi Fabbri" di Roma 0 comments

Il 16 dicembre 2008, come realtà antagoniste e libertarie abbiamo promosso, insieme all'Assemblea degli studenti di Sociologia e Scienze della Comunicazione in mobilitazione, una delle pochissime iniziative che quest'anno, in Italia, abbiano ricordato la Strage di Stato.

mai6808.jpg imageMai 68 : défouloir ou révolution manquée ? 20:37 Fri 18 Apr by Mai 68 Libertaire 1 comments

Mai 68, ce fut la plus grande grève générale qu'ait connu la France, les usines et les facs occupées, des expériences autogestionnaires de masse, des barricades, un pouvoir d'Etat désorganisé, la bourgeoisie qui fait ses valises, les ministères désertés...

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textRemembering the 1916 rebellion in Ireland together Apr 20 by Andrew 3 comments

Almost a century ago, an armed insurrection took place in Ireland to end British rule and to establish an independent Irish Republic. The 1916 Rising was soon accompanied by major popular revolts against World War One across Europe and later emulated by anti-colonial movements across the Global South. When it comes to remembering the 1916 Rising, why do conservative politicians and historians want to convince us that it would have been better for us if Pearse and Connolly had stayed at home? Why did the state parade lots of military equipment and personnel down O’Connell Street to mark the centenary? Why did so many people turn out to watch it? This panel attempts to think through the meaning of 1916 for us today, and the politics at stake in how these events are remembered, forgotten, and mis-remembered.

imageBill Andrews and South Africa’s Revolutionary Syndicalists Apr 05 by Lucien van der Walt 1 comments

If W. H. "Bill" Andrews (1870- 1950) is remembered today, it is usually as a founder and leader of the Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA, today the SACP). In that role, he served as party chair, member of the executive of the Communist International, leading South African trade unionist, visitor to the Soviet Union, and defendant in the trial of communists that followed 1946 black miners' strike.

image"Seek Ye First the Political Kingdom"? Learning from Kwame Nkrumah's Failures in Ghana Apr 04 by Tokologo African Anarchist Collective 1 comments

Ghana, West Africa, was a British colony called "Gold Coast" until 1957. It became the first independent country in "black" Africa after reforms and struggles in the 1940s and 1950s. The new president, the brilliant Kwame Nkrumah, and his Convention People's Party (CPP), had fought for independence. Now they aimed at major changes in the society, even speaking of socialism. And Nkrumah proposed a united African government for the continent: Pan-Africanism.

But by the mid-1960s, hopes were fading. There were good reforms in education and services and self- respect for Africans that helped remove colonialism's damages. But the CPP has become a dictatorship, with a personality cult around Nkrumah. Unions and struggles were suppressed. The economy was in trouble. A new elite hijacked independence and resources. When the military seized power in 1966, people celebrated in the streets. Today Ghana is one of the poorest African countries.

What went wrong and what can we, anarchists in Africa, learn from this experience?

image¿Quién le teme a 1916? El revisionismo histórico de la tecnocracia neoliberal/neocolonial irlandesa Jan 22 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D. 0 comments

Porque la esclavitud se acabó ¡oh gloriosos muertos! Cuando ustedes cayeron en la mojada niebla”.
(The Foggy Dew, Canon Charles O’Neill, 1919)

image[Chile] El despojo de San Luis de Las Condes Dec 24 by Salvador Oskita 0 comments

La Villa San Luis de Las Condes, también conocida como Compañero Carlos Cortés, fue un proyecto desarrollado por la CORMU (Corporación de Mejoramiento Urbano) para el gobierno de la Unidad Popular, el cual se emplazó en una de las comunas más ricas del país.

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imageHá 48 anos do Golpe Militar: Memória, Verdade e Justiça! Jul 05 FAG 0 comments

Resultado de uma conspiração que envolveu setores empresariais, a grande imprensa, setores religiosos conservadores e militares, a ditadura civil-militar que se iniciou em abril de 1964 cumpriu o objetivo das elites econômicas e políticas de nosso país de calar as lutas dos trabalhadores que vinham se desenvolvendo com vigor no campo e nas cidades, pautando uma série de reformas estruturais com o intuito de garantir maiores direitos e condições de vida mais dignas aos oprimidos.

textIrish Anarchist archive goes online Oct 21 0 comments

The Irish Anarchist History archive goes online on Friday, October 21st. at http://irishanarchisthistory.wordpress.com.

This site will be updated at least once every two weeks with new material added.

Our aim is to build an online archive of magazines, pamphlets, papers and books from and about anarchist organisations in Ireland, from their early beginnings in the 1880s through to today.

image'Remains to be Seen: Tracing Joe Hill's ashes in New Zealand' Jul 05 Beyond Resistance 0 comments

Featuring an array of archival documents and illustrations, Remains to be Seen: Tracing Joe Hill's ashes in New Zealand—an easy-to-read account of censorship and radical labour during the First World War—is now available from Rebel Press: http://www.rebelpress.org.nz/publications/remains-to-be...-seen

imageΓυναίκες στην Πυρά Nov 22 0 comments

Γυναίκες στην Πυρά. Το κυνήγι μαγισσών στην Ευρώπη, οι περιφράξεις και η άνοδος του καπιταλισμού.

imageSur les traces de l'anarchisme au Québec... en tournée en France! Oct 01 1 of Anarkismo Editorial Group 0 comments

Ce petit message pour vous informer de la venue en France, du 2 au 10 octobre, de Mathieu Houle-Courcelles, pour présenter son livre Sur les traces de l’anarchisme au Québec (1860-1960)

http://www.luxediteur.com/surlestracesdelanarchismeauquebec

Ce sera l'occasion de faire connaître le courant libertaire québécois, son histoire et ses luttes. Venez nombreux ! (itinéraire de la tournée ci-dessous)

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