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Picket outside Wits, 09.09.2011
southern africa / workplace struggles / opinion / analysis Wednesday September 14, 2011 14:25 byJames Pendlebury   image 2 images
Cleaning workers throughout South Africa have been on strike since Monday 8 August. They are demanding a living wage of R4 200 per month, as well as a 13th cheque and shorter hours.
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southern africa / workplace struggles / press release Thursday September 08, 2011 15:49 byMbuyiseni Ndlozi, James Pendlebury, Komnas Poriazis
Beginning on Sunday 28 August, Wits students have been littering parts of campus in solidarity with the cleaners’ strike. Cleaners throughout South Africa are demanding a living wage of R4 200 per month: this compares with less than R2 000 paid to cleaners at Wits, who are employed by outsourcing companies such as Supercare. The strike has been undermined, at Wits and elsewhere, by the presence of scab labour; Wits management and the outsourcing companies are striving for “business as usual”. This undermines the entire purpose of the strike, which is to compel exploiter-managers to meet workers’ demands by withdrawing their labour, by preventing the job from getting done – by making sure the campus is not clean. read full story / add a comment
internazionale / movimento anarchico / recensione Tuesday June 16, 2009 21:17 byJames Pendlebury
Comunisti Anarchici: una questione di classe è un documento di teoria della FdCA italiana che fornisce una esposizione chiave dei principi del comunismo anarchico: quegli stessi principi che – fra le altre – caratterizzano organizzazioni come la FdCA e lo ZACF del Sud Africa. Questa recensione critica di Questione di Classe è apparsa in forma ridotta (per ragioni di spazio) nella nostra rivista Zabalaza, No.10 – Aprile 2009 (http://www.zabalaza.net/pdfs/sapams/zab10.pdf). Qui appare nella sua versione completa. Questione di Classe può essere letto online su http://www.fdca.it . [English] read full story / add a comment
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international / anarchist movement / feature Wednesday June 10, 2009 22:54 byJames Pendlebury   text 3 comments (last - thursday june 18, 2009 04:21)   image 1 image
Anarchist Communists: a Question of Class is a theoretical position paper of the FdCA of Italy and a key contemporary exposition of the principles of anarchist communism – the principles of, among other organisations, the FdCA and southern Africa's ZACF. This critical review of Question of Class appeared in abridged form (for space reasons) in Zabalaza #10 (April 2009). The review is now published in full. Question of Class can be read online at http://www.fdca.it/fdcaen/index.htm. [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
southern africa / the left / opinion / analysis Monday December 01, 2008 14:52 byJonathan P & James Pendlebury
This article argues that active abstention is the only strategic and tactical approach to the 2009 South African elections which is consistent with revolutionary anti-capitalist politics. It was written for a forthcoming issue of Khanya: A Journal for Activists, which will present a range of different approaches that social movements may take in response to the 2009 elections. read full story / add a comment
africa meridionale / migrazione / razzismo / opinione / analisi Thursday October 02, 2008 15:57 bySteffi, Jonathan Payn e James Pendlebury
A solo 14 anni dalla fine dell'apartheid qualcuno sostiene che siamo in presenza di una nuova apartheid. A solo 14 anni dal genocidio in Rwanda c'è chi dice che in Sud Africa si stia verificando un genocidio particolare. Niente a che vedere con il gap economico tuttora esistente tra sudafricani con diverso colore della pelle e nemmeno con una guerra tra diversi gruppi etnici come in Rwanda. [English] read full story / add a comment
Pogroms then... and now.
southern africa / migration / racism / feature Friday September 26, 2008 17:14 bySteffi, Jonathan Payn and James Pendlebury   image 1 image
Only 14 years after the end of apartheid some say that this is a new apartheid. Only 14 years after the genocide in Rwanda some say that this is a genocide South African style. But this time it is not just about the still existing economic gap between South Africans of different skin colours, nor about a war between different ethnopolitical groups like in Rwanda. It is about nationality and the fight between those who have the minimum security of being born in South Africa, and the unlucky ones who have no such security – who have, in many cases, had to flee to South Africa from violence or starvation elsewhere. The events of May 2008 show a deep xenophobic sentiment in South Africa that is largely due to social and economic circumstances. It is a poisonous cocktail of nationalism mixed with lack of service delivery. [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
Νότια Αφρική (Περιφέρεια) / Αναρχικό κίνημα / Γνώμη / Ανάλυση Thursday September 25, 2008 18:52 byJames Pendlebury (ZACF)
Αν δεν υπάρχει εναλλακτική λύση, τότε ας μας συγκροτήσουμε εμείς μια τέτοια. Ας οικοδομήσουμε τα κινήματά μας σε τέτοιο σημείο που οι μετανάστες - οι γυναίκες που βιάζονται ή οι ομοφυλόφιλοι που αντιμετωπίζουν τη σοβινιστική βία – να μη χρειαστεί ν’ αναζητήσουν την αμφίβολη βοήθεια της αστυνομίας. Ας συγκροτήσουμε δυνατές κοινότητες της εργατικής τάξης που να είναι ικανές να αυτοαμυνθούν και να υπερασπίσουν τα μέλη τους ενάντια στην καταστολή και το σοβινισμό. read full story / add a comment
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southern africa / history / opinion / analysis Friday September 19, 2008 13:39 byJames Pendlebury   image 1 image
For decades, nationalism – African or Afrikaner – has been the dominant ideology in South Africa. It has drawn the working class into unity with the bosses, and divided workers from their fellow workers. It has promised freedom and delivered oppression; it has promised bread and delivered starvation. Nationalism can play a progressive role when in opposition to an oppressive regime, but in power, it invariably becomes a weapon against the working class. The pogroms of May 2008 are the latest disaster to arise from nationalism. [Ελληνικά] read full story / add a comment
southern africa / repression / prisoners / press release Friday May 02, 2008 00:13 byJames Pendlebury   text 1 comment (last - friday may 09, 2008 13:59)
A comrade fighting for water and housing in Sebokeng, south of Johannesburg, was murdered by police on the night of April 30. The ZACF condemns the latest outrage in a long tale of repression of working class movements, and calls on the oppressed to stand firm in struggle. read full story / add a comment
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journee_mondiale_pour_kobanee2fda.jpg imageDéclaration internationale libertaire de solidarité avec la résistance kurde 18:06 Mon 27 Oct by Anarchist Organisations and Militants 0 comments

Depuis quelques années, le mouvement kurde se rapproche des idées libertaires. Même s'il ne s'agit pas d'un mouvement anarchiste, ce changement montre que les idées anarchistes de liberté et d'égalité par la solidarité, nos idées d'horizontalité et de démocratie directe radicale contre l'etat sont valides et fortes, mais également nécessaires pour en finir avec l'héritage autoritaire de la gauche dans les mouvements sociaux. Exprimer notre solidarité avec rojava et le mouvement kurde est de notre responsabilité, parce qu'ils représentent l'espoir dans cette région et parce qu'il s'agit d'une lutte des opprimé-e-s contre les oppresseurs. Les vraies luttes ne sont jamais parfaites mais elles amènent à différentes potentialités de construction d'une société libre. Tout en exprimant notre solidarité avec le mouvement révolutionnaire au rojava, nous comprenons aussi que notre rôle est de continuer à développer les principes centraux de nos idées pour les partager avec les révolutionnaires du monde entier. - Groupe éditorial anarkismo.net [español] [English]

textPalestine-Israel, The joint struggle to the backdrop of Israel no longer hiding its true nature* 01:19 Sun 26 Oct by Ilan S. 0 comments

Throughout the years Israel has tried to neutralize the pressure of more enlightened people by hiding its brute racism and murderous activities by recruiting the memory of the Holocaust as justification for all its heinous acts when revealed. However, as the masquerade has been exposed in recent years and more and more are disillusioned from the "Zionist dream", the restraints are being loosened fast. The rightists preach their extreme racist ideology in the open. The "paramilitarist" settlers get a freer hand. The transfer of Palestinians both within the 1948 borders and these occupied in 1967 is being done in the open. Though it is still restricted mainly to the Israeli area of the Bedouins in the south and the C agricultural regions of the 1967 borders, the "gloves" have been removed. In the same new mode, repression of the non-armed popular struggles has intensified in the last few weeks and we cannot guess what the limit of the new repression mode will be - if at all.

150122_842113389166036_7294858716189015531_n.jpg imageVictory to the Rojava Revolution! 18:52 Sat 25 Oct by Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group 0 comments

Leaflet distributed today at a rally and march in Melbourne in solidarity to the Kurdish struggle.

versosciopero.jpg imageVerso lo sciopero generale e sociale nel mondo del lavoro, nei territori, nelle piazze 04:09 Thu 23 Oct by Federazione dei Comunisti Anarchici 0 comments

Come era facilmente prevedibile le rassicurazioni diffuse e propagandate a piene mani da politici, affaristi, finanzieri e confindustriali sulla possibilità di riprendersi da quella che veniva chiamata crisi si sono dimostrate una colossale bugia. Con una ingombrante operazione di depistaggio mediatico all'insegna di "dobbiamo abbattere il debito pubblico" o "dobbiamo abbattere le Tasse", "l'Europa ce lo chiede", "dobbiamo rispettare i vincoli del deficit imposto", si è proceduto alla cancellazione quasi totale dei diritti dei lavoratori.

sk_2.jpg imageDeclaración Internacional Libertaria de Solidaridad con la Resistencia Kurda 11:54 Wed 22 Oct by Organizaciones y Militantes Libertarios 0 comments

Desde algunos años, el movimiento kurdo se está acercando a las ideas libertarias. Aunque no se trata de un movimiento anarquista, este cambio muestra que las ideas anarquistas de libertad e igualdad a través de la solidaridad, nuestras ideas de horizontalidad y de democracia directa radical en contra del Estado no solo son validas y fuertes, sino que son también necesarias para que los movimientos sociales acaben con la herencia autoritaria de la izquierda. Expresar nuestra solidaridad con Rojava y el movimiento kurdo es nuestra responsabilidad, pues representan la esperanza en esta región y porque es una lucha de los oprimidos en contra de los opresores. Las verdaderas luchas no son nunca perfectas pero llevan a diversos potencialidades de construcción de una sociedad libre. Mientras expresamos nuestra solidaridad con el movimiento revolucionario en Rojava entendemos también que nuestro papel es seguir desarrollando los principios centrales de nuestras ideas para compartirlas con los y las revolucionari@s en el mundo. - Grupo editorial de Anarkismo.net [English]

textFascistes de l'EI, bas les pattes du Rojava ! Solidarité avec le processus révolutionnaire kurde ! 02:23 Wed 22 Oct by Relations internationales CGA 0 comments

Depuis plus de deux ans, le Rojava (Kurdistan syrien), est engagé dans un processus révolutionnaire spécifique. Resté longtemps à l'écart de celui proposé en Syrie car considéré comme trop marqué par l'idéologie panarabe et nationaliste, puis confronté à une contre-révolution interne fasciste et religieux takfiri, le Rojava développe ses propres institutions sociales, chasse les troupes du régime de Bachar, et affronte les forces politico-religieuses ou nationalistes arabes qui tentent de liquider cette dynamique autonomiste.

460_0___30_0_0_0_0_0_rojava_1.jpg imageΔιεθνής ελευθερια ... 19:16 Tue 21 Oct by Αναρχικές οργανώσεις και μαχητές 0 comments

Εδώ και μερικά χρόνια το κουρδικό κίνημα κινείται προς την κατεύθυνση των ελευθεριακών ιδεών. Αν και δεν είναι ένα αναρχικό κίνημα, αυτή η κίνηση είναι ένα σημάδι ότι οι αναρχικές ιδέες της ελευθερίας και της ισότητας μέσα από την αλληλεγγύη, οι ιδέες μας περί οριζοντιότητας και ριζοσπαστικής άμεσης δημοκρατίας καθώς και η ριζοσπαστική κριτική μας ενάντια στο Κράτος δεν είναι μόνο έγκυρες και ισχυρές, αλλά και αναγκαίες σε κινήματα ώστε να ξεφύγουν από την αυταρχική κληρονομιά στην αριστερά. Είναι καθήκον μας να εκφράσουμε την αλληλεγγύη μας στη Rojava και το κουρδικό κίνημα, επειδή αντιπροσωπεύουν την ελπίδα σε αυτήν την περιοχή και επειδή είναι οι καταπιεσμένοι που αγωνίζονται ενάντια στους καταπιεστές. Οι πραγματικοί αγώνες δεν είναι ποτέ τέλειοι, αλλά κουβαλούν διαφορετικές δυνατότητες για μια ελεύθερη κοινωνία. Εκφράζοντας την αλληλεγγύη μας με το επαναστατικό κίνημα στην Rojava σημαίνει ότι κατανοούμε το ρόλο μας στο να συνεχίσουμε να αναπτύσσουμε τα βασικά χαρακτηριστικά των ιδεών μας, προκειμένου να εμπνεύσουμε επαναστάσεις και επαναστάτες σε όλο τον κόσμο. Εκδοτική ομάδα Anarkismo.net [English]

rojava_1.png imageComunicato internazionale socialista-libertario in solidarietà con la resistenza curda 13:02 Tue 21 Oct by Anarchist Organisations and Militants 0 comments

Da alcuni anni il movimento curdo sta vivendo un processo che si muove in direzione libertaria. Sebbene non si tratti di un movimento anarchico, questo processo indica che le idee anarchiche di libertà ed uguaglianza attraverso la solidarietà, attraverso la nostra idea di orizzontalità e di democrazia diretta e radicale ed attraverso la nostra critica radicale contro lo Stato non solo sono forti e valide, ma sono anche necessarie per i movimenti che vogliano operare una rottura con l'eredità autoritaria all'interno della sinistra. E' nostro dovere esprimere la nostra solidarietà con la Rojava e con il movimento curdo, poiché essi rappresentano una speranza in questa regione e perché si ergono come oppressi in lotta contro i loro oppressori. Le lotte reali non sono mai perfette ma portano con sé diversi gradi di potenzialità di realizzazione di una libera società. Nell'esprimere la nostra solidarietà al movimento rivoluzionario nella Rojava ribadiamo che il nostro ruolo è quello di continuare a sviluppare i principi fondamentali delle nostre idee allo scopo di ispirare le rivoluzioni ed i/le rivoluzionar* di tutto il mondo. - Gruppo Editoriale di Anarkismo.net [English]

rojava_1.png imageInternational Libertarian-Socialist Statement in Solidarity with the Kurdish Resistance 04:36 Sun 19 Oct by Johnny 2 comments

For some years now the Kurdish movement has been moving in the direction of libertarian ideas. While not an anarchist movement, this move is a sign that anarchist ideas of freedom and equality through solidarity, our ideas of horizontality and radical direct democracy and our radical critique against the State are not only valid and strong, but are also necessary for movements in order to break away from the authoritarian legacy within the left. It is our duty to express our solidarity with Rojava and the Kurdish movement, because they represent hope in this region and because they are the oppressed fighting the oppressors. Real struggles are never perfect but they carry diverse degrees of potential to being about a free society. Expressing our solidarity with the revolutionary movement in Rojava means we understand our role is to continue developing the core tenets of our ideas in order to inspire revolutions and revolutionaries all over the world. - Anarkismo.net Editorial Group [Italiano] [Ελληνικά] [Castellano]

10696316_525133070956380_7931529301277717834_n.jpg imageAλληλεγγύη στους έν&... 03:47 Sun 19 Oct by Σύμπραξη για τον Αναρχικό Κομμουνισμό 0 comments

Εδώ και ένα μήνα, στην πόλη Κομπανί, κοντά στα σύνορα της Συρίας με την Τουρκία, κουρδικές ένοπλες αντάρτικες ομάδες δίνουν έναν αγώνα ενάντια στους φονταμενταλιστές και επεκτατιστές του ISIS. Η επίθεση ξεκίνησε στις 15/9 όταν χιλιάδες μαχητές του ISIS, υποστηριζόμενοι από δεκάδες άρματα μάχης και βαρύ πυροβολικό επιτέθηκαν στην πόλη σε τρία μέτωπα. Μέχρι αυτή την στιγμή, 2000 κούρδοι πολιτοφύλακες δίνουν ηρωικές μάχες ενάντια στους 10000 μαχητές του ισλαμικού κράτους και έχουν καταφέρει να ανακτήσουν εδάφη μέσα και έξω από την πόλη. Οι απώλειες για τον εχθρό είναι μεγάλες τόσο σε έμψυχο δυναμικό αλλά και όσον αφορά βαρύ οπλισμό και οχήματα που πέφτουν στα χέρια των ανταρτών.

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imageTokologo supports the community march on the Merafong municipal offices Oct 30 by Tokologo African Anarchist Collective 0 comments

The Tokologo African Anarchist Collective supports the protest march held by members of the Khutsong community – where we have active members – to the Merafong municipal offices.

imageTokologo supports the Khutsong community march on the Teba offices, Carltonville Oct 30 by Tokologo African Anarchist Collective 0 comments

The Tokologo African Anarchist Collective supports the protest march held by members of the Khutsong community – where we have active members – to the Teba Bank offices in Carletonville.

imageLos financistas del mundo y la elección en Brasil Oct 24 by BrunoL 0 comments

La segunda vuelta de las elecciones brasileras tiene relación directa con: la proyección del país, la alianza estratégica del bloque político del Mercado Común del Sur (MERCOSUR) y el alineamiento del Brasil dentro de la globalización corporativa: La política exterior de Lula extendida por Dilma (con algunas correcciones en su pragmatismo) es estructuralmente distinta de la del período de Fernando Henrique Cardoso. Se cambiaron el eje y el enfoque. A escala mundial nuestro país refuerza las relaciones Sur-Sur, priorizando específicamente las inversiones en infraestructura y cadenas productivas de América Latina y África. Brasil es hoy un motor del capitalismo mundial. Quien gane en las urnas comandará la 7ª economía mundal.

textRepensando la protección social: una crítica radical Oct 22 by Lucien van der Walt 0 comments

El Gobierno [de Sudáfrica] ha presentado varias medidas de protección social para aliviar la pobreza. COSATU (Congreso de Sindicatos Sudafricanos, por sus siglas en inglés] ha optado por demandar la introducción de una renta básica. Lucien van der Walt defiende que los sindicatos se han desviado con reivindicaciones tecnocráticas y que la reivindicación de la protección social debería estar conectada a la lucha de la clase trabajadora para reinventar la sociedad.

imagePor un día donde realmente se valoren los profesores Oct 17 by Ángel 0 comments

Hoy 16 de Octubre se celebra a nivel nacional “el día del profesor”, celebración que nace en 1943 y que hasta hace unas décadas se celebraba el día 11 de septiembre; para el año 1974 el día se cambió por el 10 de diciembre, hasta que en 1977 se estableció la actual fecha que va de la mano con la creación del colegio de profesores durante la dictadura.

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imageDéclaration internationale libertaire de solidarité avec la résistance kurde Oct 27 0 comments

Depuis quelques années, le mouvement kurde se rapproche des idées libertaires. Même s'il ne s'agit pas d'un mouvement anarchiste, ce changement montre que les idées anarchistes de liberté et d'égalité par la solidarité, nos idées d'horizontalité et de démocratie directe radicale contre l'etat sont valides et fortes, mais également nécessaires pour en finir avec l'héritage autoritaire de la gauche dans les mouvements sociaux. Exprimer notre solidarité avec rojava et le mouvement kurde est de notre responsabilité, parce qu'ils représentent l'espoir dans cette région et parce qu'il s'agit d'une lutte des opprimé-e-s contre les oppresseurs. Les vraies luttes ne sont jamais parfaites mais elles amènent à différentes potentialités de construction d'une société libre. Tout en exprimant notre solidarité avec le mouvement révolutionnaire au rojava, nous comprenons aussi que notre rôle est de continuer à développer les principes centraux de nos idées pour les partager avec les révolutionnaires du monde entier. - Groupe éditorial anarkismo.net [español] [English]

imageVictory to the Rojava Revolution! Oct 25 Anarkismo 0 comments

Leaflet distributed today at a rally and march in Melbourne in solidarity to the Kurdish struggle.

imageVerso lo sciopero generale e sociale nel mondo del lavoro, nei territori, nelle piazze Oct 23 FdCA 0 comments

Come era facilmente prevedibile le rassicurazioni diffuse e propagandate a piene mani da politici, affaristi, finanzieri e confindustriali sulla possibilità di riprendersi da quella che veniva chiamata crisi si sono dimostrate una colossale bugia. Con una ingombrante operazione di depistaggio mediatico all'insegna di "dobbiamo abbattere il debito pubblico" o "dobbiamo abbattere le Tasse", "l'Europa ce lo chiede", "dobbiamo rispettare i vincoli del deficit imposto", si è proceduto alla cancellazione quasi totale dei diritti dei lavoratori.

imageDeclaración Internacional Libertaria de Solidaridad con la Resistencia Kurda Oct 22 0 comments

Desde algunos años, el movimiento kurdo se está acercando a las ideas libertarias. Aunque no se trata de un movimiento anarquista, este cambio muestra que las ideas anarquistas de libertad e igualdad a través de la solidaridad, nuestras ideas de horizontalidad y de democracia directa radical en contra del Estado no solo son validas y fuertes, sino que son también necesarias para que los movimientos sociales acaben con la herencia autoritaria de la izquierda. Expresar nuestra solidaridad con Rojava y el movimiento kurdo es nuestra responsabilidad, pues representan la esperanza en esta región y porque es una lucha de los oprimidos en contra de los opresores. Las verdaderas luchas no son nunca perfectas pero llevan a diversos potencialidades de construcción de una sociedad libre. Mientras expresamos nuestra solidaridad con el movimiento revolucionario en Rojava entendemos también que nuestro papel es seguir desarrollando los principios centrales de nuestras ideas para compartirlas con los y las revolucionari@s en el mundo. - Grupo editorial de Anarkismo.net [English]

textFascistes de l'EI, bas les pattes du Rojava ! Solidarité avec le processus révolutionnaire kurde ! Oct 22 Coordination des Groupes Anarchistes 0 comments

Depuis plus de deux ans, le Rojava (Kurdistan syrien), est engagé dans un processus révolutionnaire spécifique. Resté longtemps à l'écart de celui proposé en Syrie car considéré comme trop marqué par l'idéologie panarabe et nationaliste, puis confronté à une contre-révolution interne fasciste et religieux takfiri, le Rojava développe ses propres institutions sociales, chasse les troupes du régime de Bachar, et affronte les forces politico-religieuses ou nationalistes arabes qui tentent de liquider cette dynamique autonomiste.

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