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Ayanda Kota, chairperson of the Unemployed People's Movement. Photo by Jon Pienaar.
southern africa / the left / non-anarchist press Friday December 05, 2014 15:14 byAyanda Kota   image 1 image
Some NGOs with no membership that cast themselves as "radical" misuse grassroots organisations for their own purposes, writes Ayanda Kota. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / the left / non-anarchist press Sunday January 08, 2012 22:59 byAyanda Kota
A true liberation movement would never have killed Andries Tatane, attacked and jailed activists of social movements. It would never send people to lull – it would encourage people to continue organising and mobilising against injustices and oppression. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / community struggles / non-anarchist press Tuesday November 22, 2011 13:23 byAyanda Kota
Ayanda Kota, chairperson of the Unemployed People's Movement, on the 'secrecy bill' that comes before the South African parliament today. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / community struggles / non-anarchist press Monday May 02, 2011 17:04 byAyanda Kota
On the 27th of April 1994 the people of this country stood in long queues for many hours, waiting to cast their vote for the first time. In some parts of the country the weather was indeed hostile, freezing cold, while in other parts of the country it was scorching hot. Our people were voting for the first time, voting for an end to racism and for democracy and a better life - for jobs, free education and decent housing. Over and above their vote for their material needs to be met they were voting for their freedom. Or so they were made to believe! read full story / add a comment
southern africa / miscellaneous / non-anarchist press Thursday March 18, 2010 13:48 byAyanda Kota
The lives of the unemployed youth in Grahamstown may seem to be a world apart from those of the students. For us the only choices are to accept defeat and to sink into depression or to organise and fight for a place in this society. For you it seems that there is a clear path to a good life.

But capitalism is not a stable system. You may find yourself unemployed after you graduate. You may also find yourself sitting at home waiting for your life to begin. In fact some of you may find yourselves excluded from the university before you graduate if you cannot pay your fees read full story / add a comment
southern africa / the left / non-anarchist press Wednesday March 17, 2010 23:34 byAyanda Kota
The courage and determination of the struggle during the apartheid must serve as an example to the oppressive regime of the Zuma administration that the more you suppress the people the more they resist. It is trough those struggle that we have the Zuma administration today and it is through the street protest and mass mobilization that we will topple this capitalist government and the tenderpreneurs that defend it in the language of the left. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / miscellaneous / non-anarchist press Wednesday January 27, 2010 15:29 byAyanda Kota
A paper delivered by the Convenor of the Unemployed People’s Movement at the meeting held at Rhodes University, Politics Department, Grahamstown on the 22 January 2010. read full story / add a comment
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Bil'in, 10.07.15. Photo: Mohammed Yasin Photography imagePalestine-Israel, The activists participating in the joint struggle get old... but the struggle is s... 15:10 Tue 28 Jul by Ilan S. 0 comments

It is hard for many activists when the real meaning of the struggle are not concrete achievable gains, but a global worldwide struggle. This week, the concrete and the global merged when the struggle against the destruction of Susiya village recruited international support and forced Israel to delay or even cancel the demolition of the village. Pressure from the imperial powers on Israel was joined by European warning about approaching sanctions against the Israeli banking system for its involvement in the settlers' projects in the occupied West Bank. It seems the erosion of Israeli immunity from paying for its war crimes is collecting momentum. The Israeli media is full of news about B.D.S. - the joint struggle in which thousands of international activists participate, contributing a lot. The heroic Bil'in, Ni'lin, Nabi Saleh, Qaddum, Ma'sara, and Sheikh Jarrah keep the weekly flame from extinguishing.

bagesmycmaa8jbz.jpg imageΠρος το αναρχικό κί&... 20:47 Mon 27 Jul by Αναρχικές συλλογικότητες 0 comments

Οι συλλογικότητες που υπογράφουμε αυτή την ανακοίνωση ολοκληρώνουμε τις διαδικασίες για την συγκρότηση αναρχικής ομοσπονδίας, και ανακοινώνουμε πως αυτές πλησιάζουν στο τέλος τους. Μετά την πλήρη ολοκλήρωση αυτών των διαδικασιών θα ακολουθήσει το ιδρυτικό συνέδριο που σκοπεύουμε να πραγματοποιηθεί 3-4 Οκτώβρη του 2015.

presospoliticosposter205x300.png imageCarta de Felix Gutiérrez al Grupo Estudiantil Anarquista (G.E.A) 04:52 Sun 26 Jul by Félix Mauricio Gutiérrez 0 comments

El compañero Félix Mauricio Gutiérrez es estudiante de Filosofía de la Universidad Pedagógica Nacional y actualmente se desempeñaba como profesor en colegios urbanos y semiurbanos de Cundinamarca para preparar estudiantes a las pruebas Saber, con la Corporación Educativa ASED. Félix, estudiante libertario, fue capturado junto a otras 12 personas el 8 de Julio pasado, en un operativo que, a modo de falso positivo judicial, pretende estigmatizar a los movimientos sociales con una supuesta vinculación con el Ejército de Liberación Nacional.

Attentato a Suruç imageMassacro a Suruç in Turchia 16:01 Fri 24 Jul by International Secretary – Black Rose Anarchist Federation 0 comments

A mezzogiorno del 20 luglio, nella città di confine di Suruç nel Kurdistan turco, una bomba ha lacerato i corpi di comunisti, socialisti ed anarchici che si stavano recando a Kobane per partecipare alla sua ricostruzione. Decine di persone sono rimaste uccise, molti i feriti. [English]

textPalestina-Israele, il mondo in subbuglio; il vecchio ordine mondiale non sarà più lo stesso; e la lo... 15:42 Fri 24 Jul by Ilan S. 0 comments

L'1 gennaio del 1994 in Chiapas le masse innalzarono la bandiera della ribellione giusto dopo che il mondo capitalista aveva celebrato il suo trionfo sulle rivoluzioni del 20° secolo e si accingeva a lanciare la globalizzazione neoliberista a livello mondiale. Ma la lotta è proseguita con nuove modalità. I sorprendenti sviluppi nella Rojava, in cui le principali potenze imperialiste si trovano a dare sostegno aereo ai Curdi antiautoritari ed anticapitalisti di Siria, sono come uno stormo di passeri che segnano l'arrivo della primavera. In questo imminente cambiamento, si sviluppa il panico delle classi dirigenti sioniste israeliane di fronte alla veloce avanzata della campagna B.D.S.... Non possiamo misurare il contributo di ciascuna lotta al cambiamento, ma sembra che una quota importante spetti alle migliaia di attivisti internazionali che hanno condiviso con noi la lotta unitaria non-armata contro il muro della separazione, contro gli insediamenti e contro l'occupazione. [English]

arton6450c6aa9.jpg imageAntiracisme 02:38 Fri 24 Jul by Benjamin 0 comments

On prend les mêmes et on recommence : ce 9 juillet au matin, le campement des migrant-es qui s'était établi sur l'esplanade Nathalie-Sarraute, dans le 18e arrondissement, a de nouveau été vidé de ses occupant-es par les pouvoirs publics avec la complicité de l'OFPRA, d'Emmaüs, d'élu-es municipaux et de militant-es du Front de gauche.

textItalia: rottamazione della scuola pubblica 19:50 Thu 23 Jul by Alternativa Libertaria/FdCA 2 comments

Occorrerà ricostruire scuola per scuola l'unità dei mesi scorsi, ri-alimentare fiducia e fermezza nella consapevolezza che questa legge si potrà rendere inapplicabile solo con un'opposizione istituto per istituto.

dublinsolidarityphotoshoot.jpg imageDublin protests in solidarity with the Belfast mother charged with supplying the abortion pill to he... 19:35 Thu 23 Jul by Andrew 0 comments

A couple of hundred people came to the pro choice solidarity rally in Dublin, Ireland last nigh organised by the WSMt. It was called to protest against the prosecution of a women in Belfast for supplying her daughter with the abortion pill.

bombing_3.jpg imageDeclaração sobre o recente massacre em Suruc, Turquia 02:13 Wed 22 Jul by Federación Anarquista Rosa Negra 0 comments

Hoje lamentamos a perda de amigos e amigas, companheiros e companheiras, e renovamos nosso comprometimento com uma luta revolucionaria internacional em memoria deles e delas.
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bombing_2.jpg imageDeclaración Sobre el Reciente Masacre en Suruc, Turkia 02:07 Wed 22 Jul by Federación Anarquista Rosa Negra 0 comments

Hoy lloramos la pérdida de amigos y compañeros y renovamos nuestro compromiso con una lucha revolucionaria internacional en su memoria. Al mediodía, en la aldea fronteriza de Suruc, en el Kurdistán Turco, una bomba destrozó los cuerpos de comunistas, socialistas y anarquistas que iban en camino a ayudar en la reconstrucción de Kobane. Decenas de personas fueron asesinadas, muchas otras quedaron heridas. Un militante de Black Rose estaba presente en las preparaciones de la campaña en apoyo a la reconstrucción de Kobane y Rojava, pero no fue alcanzado por la explosión.
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imageA crise política e os limites da democracia liberal como vetor de desenvolvimento soberano no Brasil... Aug 05 by BrunoL 0 comments

04 de agosto de 2015, Bruno Lima Rocha

"Dirceu não abre e nem gagueja na hora do depoimento. Entendo que Dirceu macula e lastima ex-combatentes da ditadura. O ex-Ministro forte de Lula está do lado errado do conflito social, opera com a mentalidade do antigo inimigo de classe, e atua de forma assemelhada a Rodolfo Galimberti brasileiro e vai se comportar do mesmo jeito de sempre; sem entregar ninguém e menos ainda ceder a pressões externas", opina Bruno Lima Rocha, professor de Relações Internacionais.

Eis o artigo.

imageThinking about Anarchism - Anarchism and the State Aug 05 by Cormac & Ferdia 0 comments

Ever wonder why the Gardaí / police show up in large numbers when you’re trying to stop water meters in your estate, but haven’t got the resources to come straight out when you think your neighbour’s house is being burgled? If so, you’re thinking about the state.

imageΕυρώπη-Φρούριο Aug 04 by Άπατρις 0 comments

Η de facto πολιτική της Ε.Ε, είναι να αφήνει τους μετανάστες να πνίγονται, ώστε να τους αναγκάσει να φοβηθούν να κάνουν το ταξίδι. Το 2014, σχεδόν 4.000 πτώματα ανθρώπων περισυνελέγησαν από τη Μεσόγειο. Κι αυτός ο αριθμός αντιπροσωπεύει, μόνο τα πτώματα που βρέθηκαν. Ο συνολικός αριθμός των αφίξεων στην Ιταλία το 2014 ανέβηκε πάνω από 300% σε σχέση με το 2013, με περισσότερους από 170.000 πρόσφυγες.

image“Masacre laboral” contra los obreros de Chiclets Adams/Cadbury en Cali Aug 04 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D. 0 comments

Frente a la empresa de Cadbury-Chiclets Adams en el barrio Calima de la ciudad de Cali, los obreros se han agrupado en “carpas de la resistencia” para protestar por el cierre de la empresa, propiedad de Mondelēz Internacional, multinacional norteamericana, que produce una serie de productos, entre ellos las galletas Oreo, Motitas, Sparkies, Halls, Chiclets Adams, Bublicious, Trident, Bubbaloo, Certs y Club Social. Esto no es una huelga, sino una lucha sindical para reclamar el derecho al trabajo. Las paredes de la fábrica se encuentran llenos de carteles en que denuncian a la multinacional, que llaman al boicot de sus productos y al reintegro de los trabajadores. Denuncian, en fuertes términos, lo que llaman una “Masacre Laboral” en contra de los trabajadores. Un obrero comenta que “esto es una masacre laboral, porque con este cierre, unilateral, fraudulento, nos han cortado nuestros proyectos de vida, nuestra estabilidad. Por ejemplo, yo iba a comprar una vivienda y ahora el banco me ha rechazado el préstamo. Son muchas las afectaciones que los obreros estamos sufriendo solamente por la codicia de una multinacional que nos ve como máquinas viejas que pueden desechar cuando ya les han sacado todo el uso que podían”.

imageUna proyección de análisis acerca de la aproximación de Cuba con EEUU Aug 04 by BrunoL 0 comments

Por Bruno Lima Rocha

La reaproximación entre Estados Unidos y Cuba, con la reanudación de las relaciones diplomáticas entre los dos países, está concluyendo una etapa de la geopolítica de América Latina, que se remonta a la Guerra Fría. La victoria de la Revolución Cubana abrió en nuestro continente una ventana de posibilidades de cambio, resultando en un vendaval revolucionario de tres décadas. Aún tenemos fuerzas insurgentes latinoamericanas, como el ELN y la FARC colombianas, y el EZLN y EPR de México, pero tal accionar está muy distante del que hubo hasta la rendición y armisticio de las guerrillas centro-americanas en la mitad de la década de 1990. Observar las relaciones cubano-estadunidenses hoy, implica también en hacer la proyección de los tiempos que se avecinan.

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imageΠρος το αναρχικό κί&... Jul 27 0 comments

Οι συλλογικότητες που υπογράφουμε αυτή την ανακοίνωση ολοκληρώνουμε τις διαδικασίες για την συγκρότηση αναρχικής ομοσπονδίας, και ανακοινώνουμε πως αυτές πλησιάζουν στο τέλος τους. Μετά την πλήρη ολοκλήρωση αυτών των διαδικασιών θα ακολουθήσει το ιδρυτικό συνέδριο που σκοπεύουμε να πραγματοποιηθεί 3-4 Οκτώβρη του 2015.

imageMassacro a Suruç in Turchia Jul 24 Black Rose Anarchist Federation / Federación Anarquista Rosa Negra (BRRN) 0 comments

A mezzogiorno del 20 luglio, nella città di confine di Suruç nel Kurdistan turco, una bomba ha lacerato i corpi di comunisti, socialisti ed anarchici che si stavano recando a Kobane per partecipare alla sua ricostruzione. Decine di persone sono rimaste uccise, molti i feriti. [English]

textItalia: rottamazione della scuola pubblica Jul 23 2 comments

Occorrerà ricostruire scuola per scuola l'unità dei mesi scorsi, ri-alimentare fiducia e fermezza nella consapevolezza che questa legge si potrà rendere inapplicabile solo con un'opposizione istituto per istituto.

imageDeclaração sobre o recente massacre em Suruc, Turquia Jul 22 Federación Anarquista Rosa Negra - Black Rose Anarchist Federation 0 comments

Hoje lamentamos a perda de amigos e amigas, companheiros e companheiras, e renovamos nosso comprometimento com uma luta revolucionaria internacional em memoria deles e delas.
[Castellano] [ English]

imageDeclaración Sobre el Reciente Masacre en Suruc, Turkia Jul 22 FARN - BRAF 0 comments

Hoy lloramos la pérdida de amigos y compañeros y renovamos nuestro compromiso con una lucha revolucionaria internacional en su memoria. Al mediodía, en la aldea fronteriza de Suruc, en el Kurdistán Turco, una bomba destrozó los cuerpos de comunistas, socialistas y anarquistas que iban en camino a ayudar en la reconstrucción de Kobane. Decenas de personas fueron asesinadas, muchas otras quedaron heridas. Un militante de Black Rose estaba presente en las preparaciones de la campaña en apoyo a la reconstrucción de Kobane y Rojava, pero no fue alcanzado por la explosión.
[Português] [ English]

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