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Ukraine: An Election for the Oligarchs 20:34 Mar 20 0 comments
Imperialism and Capitalism: As American as Apple Pie? 16:42 Feb 19 0 comments
The Economic and Social Plan of the Bolsonaro Government 23:11 Dec 28 0 comments
Brazil: The Collapse of Democracy? 04:06 Oct 28 0 comments
Elections in Russia, 2018: Managed Democracy? 00:08 Mar 23 0 commentsmore >>
Volante del 24 de Marzo de la Organización Resistencia Anarquista read full story / add a comment
Contra a Reforma da Previdência, Organizar a Luta desde a Base com Ação Direta Popular e Solidariedade de Classe!
brazil/guyana/suriname/fguiana / miscellaneous / opinião / análise Saturday March 23, 2019 22:48 by Coordenação Anarquista Brasileira 1 image
No dia 20 de fevereiro de 2019, após meses de especulação do mercado financeiro, chantagem dos grandes empresários e publicidade pesada da mídia corporativista, o governo Bolsonaro entregou na Câmara dos Deputados a tão cobiçada Reforma da Previdência. Finalmente a classe trabalhadora brasileira conheceu qual será o tamanho do ataque que vem pela frente através da caneta dos de cima. Como já era previsível, o projeto de Paulo Guedes é ainda mais duro do que o apresentado por Temer. Essa reforma significa mais retirada de direitos de trabalhadoras e trabalhadores. read full story / add a comment
russia / ukraine / belarus / miscellaneous / non-anarchist press Wednesday March 20, 2019 20:34 by Volodymyr Ishchenko
Five years after the “EuroMaidan” protests in Kiev and elsewhere toppled the government of now-exiled former president Viktor Yanukovych, the people of Ukraine are set to elect a new leader. Over 34 million Ukrainian citizens will be eligible to cast their vote on 31 March, although several million will be prevented from participating due to the ongoing conflict situation in the country’s eastern Donbass region. Should none of the candidates receive an absolute majority, a second round of voting will be held on 21 April.
Ukraine consistently ranks among the poorest countries in Europe – last year it overtook Moldova to occupy the top spot in the list. The largest post-Soviet state after Russia in terms of population, it finds itself torn between the European Union promising economic integration and a limited degree of freedom of movement, and deepening the country’s relationship with Moscow, the largest consumer of Ukrainian exports to which Ukraine is tied by centuries of shared history, tradition, and repeated conflict.
EuroMaidan exacerbated the country’s ongoing economic decline and mounting social pressures in 2013–14, ultimately triggering the war in the Donbass region and the Russian annexation of the Crimean peninsula. These tensions have facilitated the rise of a vicious Ukrainian nationalism that the government led by current president Petro Poroshenko is not afraid to manipulate for its own purposes. Attacks on left-wing activists and ethnic minorities are becoming increasingly common, while armed far-right paramilitaries like the so-called “Azov Battalion” are normalized and integrated into mainstream political life.
That said, not everyone in Ukraine is happy about these developments. Although none of the candidates in the upcoming elections offer a particularly radical or progressive vision for the country, voters will at least be able to decide whether to endorse Poroshenko’s current course or throw their support behind another figure. Loren Balhorn of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung spoke with Kiev-based sociologist Volodymyr Ishchenko to get a better understanding of the candidates, the state of the county, and what is at stake for the people of Ukraine in 2019. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / miscellaneous / opinion / analysis Tuesday March 19, 2019 06:33 by Leroy Maisiri 1 image
This article, with the guidance of anarchism as a theory, provides a critical analysis of Zimbabwe and its current state, arguing against simple analysis and going beyond individual politics. The real, underlying problem is a society governed by a class system under the control of a predatory state that cannot survive a day without the exploitation of its people. It is essential to organize and educate the masses for a revolution they can claim as their own, against all forms of oppression and that builds on everyday struggles to improve the deplorable conditions of Zimbabwe. read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / miscellaneous / non-anarchist press Tuesday February 19, 2019 16:42 by James Parisot
In the midst of the U.S. Civil War (1861 – 1865), as somewhere between half a million to three quarters of a million bodies lay dead from bullets and disease, Emanuel Leutze completed a painting titled Westward the Course of Empire Takes Its Way for the U.S. Capitol. The painting celebrated empire as central to American history. Included in the final draft of the painting was a free black man, subordinate to the leadership of the white men forging the path of empire across the continent; supposedly saved from slavery with their leadership.1 Of course, as W.E.B. Du Bois famously discussed, central to the Civil War was the “general strike of the slaves”; their resistance was key to abolition. Regardless, Leutze’s painting was one representative of the broader trend, going back to the initial creation of an independent American government, in which so-called democracy and freedom were felt through the vision of empire. read full story / add a comment
Αυτό που θα πρέπει να μας ανησυχεί λοιπον στην περίοδο που διανύουμε, δεν είναι μονάχα οι δυναμικές που βλέπουμε στο προσκήνιο αλλά κι αυτές που δεν βλέπουμε, γιατί μένοντας μόνο στις υπεραπλουστεύσεις περί αρμονικής σχέσης αστικού κράτους-παρακράτους, ξεχνάμε, ότι ουκ ολίγες φορές αυτές έχουν διασαλευτεί και περιέλθει σε μια πλήρως αντιδιαλεκτική φάση. Το γεγονός μάλιστα ότι σε όλο αυτό το κλίμα έχουν υπάρξει και αριστερές αντί- ιμπεριαλιστικές πινελιές κάνει τα πράγματα να φαντάζουν ακόμα πιο δυσοίωνα. Γιατί όταν όλα μπλέκουν και όταν όλα συναντιούνται σε ένα θολό πεδίο επίκλησης του Έλληνα λαού, που πάντα ξέρει και ποτέ δεν καταλαβαίνει που παν τα τέσσερα, οι κριτικές στάσεις υποχωρούν ολοένα και περισσότερο και αυξάνει η σύγχηση η θολούρα και ο λαϊκισμός. Παράγοντες που γεννάνε τέρατα. Αν μη τι άλλο κι αυτό ιστορικά βεβαιωμένο. read full story / add a comment
venezuela / colombia / miscellaneous / opinión / análisis Thursday February 14, 2019 02:21 by Grupo Libertario Via Libre 1 image
Se anuncia así un 2019 complicado, marcado por el empeoramiento de las condiciones económicas generales, una probable definición antipopular de la crisis venezolana y el fortalecimiento del giro derechista del continente. Tenemos entonces que prepararnos para resistir desde el movimiento social, afinando nuestra inteligencia y el compromiso con nuestros pueblos. read full story / add a comment
aotearoa / pacific islands / miscellaneous / opinion / analysis Wednesday February 06, 2019 12:24 by AWSM
NZ based social activist Alex Pirie discusses his personal circumstances as well as his view of current local, national and international issues. read full story / add a comment
aotearoa / pacific islands / miscellaneous / opinion / analysis Tuesday January 22, 2019 10:57 by Pink Panther 1 image
This article offers tools for debunking conspiracy theories. It views such ideas as a dangerous blockage preventing a clearer path to solving the very real political, social and economic problems we face. read full story / add a comment
brazil/guyana/suriname/fguiana / miscellaneous / opinion / analysis Monday January 21, 2019 05:15 by BrunoL 1 image
The October 2018 presidential and general elections in Brazil challenged that notion. An extreme right wing candidate, Jair Messias Bolsonaro, rose to power in a contested victory. This was the last straw in a mounting political crisis with multiple causes and, the way it looks at the moment, even more consequences. read full story / add a comment
venezuela / colombia / miscellaneous / opinión / análisis Tuesday January 15, 2019 06:03 by Ana Líos Morales 1 image
Nos han hecho creer que la cotidianidad colombiana es una novela en la que el show no se detiene y uno tras otro nos van presentando personajes que en lo absoluto son improvisados. Nunca se arriesgarían a tanto quienes tienen las riendas de los caballos que halan la cosa política, aquellos que conscientes van escribiendo, con sangre por tinta, el guion del acontecer colombiano. Teniendo en cuenta que no dan puntada sin dedal, en esta temporada de la novela: ¿Cuál será la evolución del personaje que interpreta Iván Duque?
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Το κοινωνικό περιβάλλον και η κοινή γνώμη, που πάντα εκφράζει την υλική και πολιτική γνώμη του περιβάλλοντος αυτού, βαραίνει πολύ πάνω στην ελεύθερη σκέψη και χρειάζεται πολύ μεγάλη δύναμη σκέψης, κι ακόμη περισσότερο αντικοινωνικού ενδιαφέροντος και πάθους, για να αντισταθεί κανείς σ’αυτή την βαριά καταπίεση. Η ίδια η κοινωνία, με την θετική και αρνητική της επίδραση, γεννά την ελεύθερη σκέψη στον άνθρωπο και από την άλλη, η κοινωνία είναι εκείνη που συχνά την συντρίβει. read full story / add a comment
brazil/guyana/suriname/fguiana / miscellaneous / non-anarchist press Friday December 28, 2018 23:11 by Joao Marcio and João Pedro Stédile
"Reformed" captain Jair Bolsonaro already committed to the “market” the handover of all decisions in the economic area to large capital, under the hegemony of financial capital and foreign corporations (as personified in Paulo Guedes and his Chicago Boys, including Levy in the Brazilian Development Bank-BNDES). As per the President’s statements, his will be a government directly headed by businessmen committed to the reduction of the “Brazil cost,” that is, to the increase of private profit. A government with such profile would not only give continuity but also radicalize Michel Temer’s agenda with the aim of implementing the following measures: read full story / add a comment
Οι όμορφες γεωγραφίες του αναρχισμού - Από την εισαγωγή του βιβλίου του Simon Springer: Οι αναρχικές ρίζες της γεωγραφίας read full story / add a comment
aotearoa / pacific islands / miscellaneous / appeal / petition Thursday November 08, 2018 14:00 by AWSM
This is a call out for solidarity with social activist Alex Pirie who has recently been diagnosed with advanced cancer. read full story / add a comment
Διεθνή / Διάφορα / Κριτική / Παρουσίαση Wednesday November 07, 2018 19:46 by Dmitri (αναδημοσίευση) 1 image
Στο βιβλίο του "Οι αναρχικές ρίζες της γεωγραφίας", ο Simon Springer θέτει τις προϋποθέσεις για μια ριζοσπαστική πολιτική δυνατοτήτων και ελευθερίας μέσα από μια συζήτηση για τις εξεγερσιακές γεωγραφίες που καλύπτουν τις καθημερινές μας εμπειρίες. Προσεγγίζοντας τις αναρχικές γεωγραφίες ως καλειδοσκοπικές χωρικότητες που επιτρέπουν τη δημιουργία μη ιεραρχικών σχέσεων μεταξύ αυτόνομων οντοτήτων, ο Springer επιχειρεί να διαμορφώσει μια νέα πολιτική φαντασία. read full story / add a comment
aotearoa / pacific islands / miscellaneous / opinion / analysis Monday October 29, 2018 19:16 by AWSM 1 image
On 31st October two members of the British monarchy will be visiting Rotorua, Aotearoa/New Zealand as part of a nationwide tour. AWSM has distributed this leaflet in anticipation of the visit. read full story / add a comment
brazil/guyana/suriname/fguiana / miscellaneous / non-anarchist press Sunday October 28, 2018 04:06 by Alfredo Saad-Filho
Brazil will elect its new President on 28 October 2018. Since the judicial-parliamentary coup that removed elected President Dilma Rousseff, of the Workers’ Party (PT), the new administration (led by her former Vice-President, Michel Temer) has advanced its agenda of neoliberal ‘reforms’. The economic crisis has continued unabated, and the campaign for the destruction of the PT has intensified, leading to the imprisonment of former President and PT founder Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Finally, the Armed Forces have increasingly intervened in political life, particularly through the occupation of peripheral areas in Rio de Janeiro. Their close articulation with the Judiciary is encapsulated in the appointment of General Fernando Azevedo e Silva as ‘advisor’ to the President of the Supreme Court, and in statements that would be scandalous in less turbulent times, such as the thinly-disguised demand for Lula’s incarceration issued by Army Commander General Eduardo Villas Boas. The co-ordinated shift of public institutions toward an exceptionally excluding variety of neoliberalism was challenged by attempts to rebuild the left through Lula’s campaign for the presidency and, in particular, through his convoy around the country in early 2018, which led to his steep rise in the opinion polls. read full story / add a comment
brazil/guyana/suriname/fguiana / miscellaneous / opinião / análise Saturday October 27, 2018 05:52 by Coordenação Anarquista Brasileira 1 image
Na última semana e com mais intensidade no dia de hoje, Polícia Federal, Justiça Eleitoral, Ministério Público Eleitoral e Tribunais Regionais Eleitorais fizeram uma ofensiva contra a liberdade de expressão de norte a sul pelas Universidades brasileiras.
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Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet: "The state’s project of eliminating revolutionary opposition hasn’t finished yet"
greece / turkey / cyprus / miscellaneous / feature Monday October 01, 2018 19:47 by Paddy Rua 1 image
As repression keeps mounting in Turkey amidst a generalised economic crisis, we had the chance of discussing with a member of Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet (DAF), a Turkey-based anarchist organisation, the current situation under Ergogan and its implications in the ongoing Syrian conflict and the new balance of power which is being created out of this civil war. Their perspectives are of interest to militants everywhere in the Globe. read full story / add a comment