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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
Issue #4 of the Newsletter of the Tokologo African Anarchist Collective

Front page

After the election of Syriza in Greece - Power is not in Parliament

[Chile] Movimiento Estudiantil: ¿En dónde debemos enfocar nuestros esfuerzos?

Je ne suis pas Charlie

México en llamas: raíces y perspectivas de una lucha que avanza y la crisis de un sistema político

Sobre la liberación de prisioneros y el restablecimiento de relaciones diplomáticas, por los gobiernos de Cuba y EE.UU.

No to Golden Dawn in Australia!

Abusos y arbitrariedad - retención de JOSÉ A. GUTIÉRREZ, en el bajo Caguán, Caquetá

Could a Revolution Happen in the US?

An Anarchist Communist Reply to ‘Rojava: An Anarcho-Syndicalist Perspective’

Lutar e vencer fora das urnas

In the Rubble of US Imperialism

Elementos da Conjuntura Eleitoral 2014

The experiment of West Kurdistan (Syrian Kurdistan) has proved that people can make changes

[Chile] EL FTEM promueve una serie de “jornadas de debate sindical”

Ukraine: Interview with a Donetsk anarchist

The present confrontation between the Zionist settler colonialist project in Palestine and the indigenous working people

Prisões e mais criminalização marcam o final da Copa do Mundo no Brasil

An Anarchist Response to a Trotskyist Attack: Review of “An Introduction to Marxism and Anarchism” by Alan Woods (2011)

هەڵوێستی سەربەخۆی جەماوەر لە نێوان داعش و &

Contra a Copa e a Repressão: Somente a Luta e Organização!

Nota Pública de soldariedade e denúncia

Üzüntümüz Öfkemizin Tohumudur

Uruguay, ante la represión y el abuso policial

To vote or not to vote: Should it be a question?

Mon 02 Feb, 04:15

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textCremona: ora è tempo di unirsi intorno al compagno Emilio ed ai suoi cari 00:21 Mon 02 Feb by Alternativa Libertaria/FdCA 0 comments

Noi siamo e saremo vicino ai compagni del CSA Dordoni per la difesa di uno spazio di aggregazione delle lotte sociali, vedi quelle della casa. Altre sono le sedi da chiudere, quelle degli intolleranti, razzisti e xenofobi, di chi aggredisce a sprangate i compagni e con qualche complicità ne esce sempre fuori.

b8tytbaciaajreb.jpg imageSupport IFF workers in Melbourne 16:57 Thu 29 Jan by Dmitri 0 comments

About 25-30 workers at International Flavours and Fragrances (IFF) in Dandenong, Melbourne have initiated a factory occupation in january 25 2015 in response to the company trying to force a pay cut and indefinitely locking them out. SUPPORT IS NEEDED NOW! It's really significant that these workers have decided to take strong industrial action at a point when workers rights are under attack more than ever.

ese_2.jpg imageAppeal for financial support 19:02 Wed 28 Jan by Libertarian Syndicalist Union (ESE Athens) 0 comments

Libertarian Syndicalist Union (ESE Athens) supports and joins in solidarity movements for the Syrian refugees (victims of war) which live in Greece. Apart from their fair request for direct provision of asylum and travel documents, these people have huge needs in terms of accommodation, food, health care, etc. Hundreds of Syrian refugees reside in hotels (as a stopgap solution), not in good conditions , being under the responsibility of the Greek government and Athens' mayor. We can also report that food supplies for the above refugees are οbtained from charities and solidarity movements.

10933741_789944897725451_7421130446225923181_n.jpg image¡Organicemos la rebeldía! Sigamos luchando, soñando y creando mundos nuevos 00:58 Wed 28 Jan by Grupo Estudiantil Anarquista 0 comments

Expresamos nuestras palabras de solidaridad con la familia, amigas y compañeras de Carlos Alberto Pedraza, persona que entregó su vida para forjar el cambio y la unidad revolucionaria. Inesperadamente ha dejado este mundo –forzosamente-, pero sus palabras serán visibles en las ideas y caminos por la construcción de un mundo nuevo, un mundo lleno de ilusión, esperanza y amor, aquel mundo nuevo que llevamos dentro de nuestros corazones.2 Parte un compañero para vivir, vivir eternamente en los corazones e ideas, pero también quedan las huellas y pasos hechos por la dignidad y la solidaridad, en esta construcción donde nos encontramos día a día, codo a codo.

b8tr1udiaaanghv.jpg imageLas fuerzas kurdas liberan la ciudad de Kobane: celebraciones en la frontera siria 21:29 Tue 27 Jan by Sandra Segall 0 comments

Durante el lunes las fuerzas kurdas expulsaron al grupo armado Daesh de la ciudad de Kobane tras más de cuatro meses de combates por la localidad fronteriza. La victoria se celebró tanto en Kobane como en otras partes del mundo, sin embargo, EEUU señaló al mismo tiempo que la disputa de la ciudad continua.

lemebel.jpg imagePedro Lemebel: “No necesito disfraz, aquí está mi cara, hablo por mi diferencia, defiendo lo que soy... 18:36 Tue 27 Jan by Meribel González 0 comments

Un agresivo cáncer te llevó muy temprano. Demasiado incorrecto para recibir un Premio Nacional. Demasiado rebelde para la cultura de los Fondart. No fuiste un escritor embobado por la extravagancia del mundo de las letras, fuiste un hombre pobre, homosexual y creador inigualable: “Hay tantos niños que van a nacer con una alita rota y yo quiero que vuelen compañero. Que su revolución les dé un pedazo de cielo rojo para que puedan volar”.

1378325_795285173893636_5297279479773835095_n1.jpg imageWe are winning in Kobanê Today, and in All Kurdistan Tomorrow! 02:53 Tue 27 Jan by DAF 0 comments

Today, the gangs that the states created for their interests are running away though the ruins they are leaving behind in Kobanê. While the victory of resistance is echoing in the free streets of Kobanê, the

conviction of freedom is rising above the same ruins in the streets. Like comrade Durutti says, "We are not in the least afraid of ruins". Today and tomorrow, in Kobanê and many other places, we know that a new life is being created among the ruins.

textRazzisti e basta 04:14 Sun 25 Jan by Alternativa Libertaria/FdCA 0 comments

Volantino diffuso sabato 24 gennaio a Fano in contrasto con sit-in razzista della Lega Nord contro i richiedenti asilo

1.jpg imageΈνα πολύ καλό βιβλί&... 12:18 Sat 24 Jan by Dmitri 0 comments

Πέτρος Πέτκας, "Δικτατορία του προλεταριάτου" και "Εργατικά συμβούλια": Ασύμβατες έννοιες Τιμή : 6 ευρώ - Σελ. 85

10934267_759882237438957_1607557655_n.jpg imageΠολιτική Ανακοίνω ... 16:19 Thu 22 Jan by "Μαύρο & Κόκκινο" 0 comments

Ότι υπόσχονται οι εκλογές το πετυχαίνει ο καθημερινός αγώνας.~ Δεν ψηφίζουμε, προετοιμάζουμε την Κοινωνική Επανάσταση.

«Αυτός που ψηφίζει και δεν κάνει τίποτε για την Κοινωνική Επανάσταση κι αυτός που δεν ψηφίζει κι ομοίως δεν κάνει τίποτε για την Κοινωνική Επανάσταση είναι το ίδιο άχρηστοι για την υπόθεσή μας.» -Β. Durruti-

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imageJoaquim Levy y el mito del gobierno en disputa Feb 02 by BrunoL 0 comments

Por: Bruno Lima Rocha

Parece que por fin cayó la máscara, y el poder central asumió lo que ya pensaba en la llamada tercera vuelta de las elecciones presidenciales. Brasil tiene dos vueltas, siendo la tercera la no electoral, la que se negocia entre grupos de poder y partidos que han perdido las elecciones. Ahora los ganadores han expuestos su verdadero rostro o al menos la cara dura hegemónica. En la nota de la revista Carta Capital con fecha de 18 de enero de 2015 (escrita por el reportero Carlos Drummond) el ajuste fiscal aplicado por el Ministro de Hacienda, Joaquim Levy, se le caracterizó como "puñalada fiscal".

imageΑΛΦΑ υπό το μηδέν Jan 31 by Αργύρης Αργυριάδης 0 comments

Σε αυτή την ηλεκτρονική μπροσούρα θα γίνει μια προσπάθεια ανάλυσης της «νέας αναρχίας», υπό το πλαίσιο της κοινωνικής ψυχολογίας και της ψυχοδυναμικής προσέγγισης. Στόχος η συμβολή στα «εντός του χώρου» τεκταινόμενα στο επίπεδο των ιδεών και πώς αυτά διαμορφώνονται στο σύγχρονο περιβάλλον. Η ανάλυση επικεντρώνεται στις ιδέες (γενικό), χρησιμοποιεί τα γεγονότα μόνο ως παράδειγμα (μερικό) και δεν εστιάζει στους ανθρώπους (εδικό) σε προσωπικό επίπεδο. Ο άνθρωπος ως δρών υποκείμενο λαμβάνει θέση στα γεγονότα, κατασκευάζοντας την πραγματικότητά του, σύμφωνα με τις πληροφορίες που δέχεται. Είναι όμως οι σκοποί και τα μέσα επίτευξής τους αυτά που διαφοροποιούν και διαμορφώνουν τη δράση. Η συγγραφή δεν ήταν εύκολο έργο μιας και ο γράφων υποστηρίζει τον Ιστορικό Μείζονα Αναρχισμό, που ευρύτερα περιγράφεται ως Κοινωνικός Αναρχισμός. Με αυτό θέλω να τονίσω ότι στην πραγματικότητα δεν υπάρχει στην ανάλυση των κοινωνικών και πολιτικών φαινομένων καμία ουδετερότητα η οποία πηγάζει από μια υποτιθέμενη «επιστημονική» ή «ακαδημαϊκή» αντικειμενικότητα. Η Προσπάθεια ήταν να ανοίξει και όχι να εξαντλήσει το θέμα, παρουσιάζοντας την ερμηνεία ως εκδοχή και αφετηρία για σκέψη.

Αργύρης Αργυριάδης
Αθήνα, Ιανουάριος 2014

imageΑΛΦΑ υπό το μηδέν Jan 31 by Αργύρης Αργυριάδης 0 comments

Σε αυτή την ηλεκτρονική μπροσούρα θα γίνει μια προσπάθεια ανάλυσης της «νέας αναρχίας», υπό το πλαίσιο της κοινωνικής ψυχολογίας και της ψυχοδυναμικής προσέγγισης. Στόχος η συμβολή στα «εντός του χώρου» τεκταινόμενα στο επίπεδο των ιδεών και πώς αυτά διαμορφώνονται στο σύγχρονο περιβάλλον. Η ανάλυση επικεντρώνεται στις ιδέες (γενικό), χρησιμοποιεί τα γεγονότα μόνο ως παράδειγμα (μερικό) και δεν εστιάζει στους ανθρώπους (εδικό) σε προσωπικό επίπεδο. Ο άνθρωπος ως δρών υποκείμενο λαμβάνει θέση στα γεγονότα, κατασκευάζοντας την πραγματικότητά του, σύμφωνα με τις πληροφορίες που δέχεται. Είναι όμως οι σκοποί και τα μέσα επίτευξής τους αυτά που διαφοροποιούν και διαμορφώνουν τη δράση. Η συγγραφή δεν ήταν εύκολο έργο μιας και ο γράφων υποστηρίζει τον Ιστορικό Μείζονα Αναρχισμό, που ευρύτερα περιγράφεται ως Κοινωνικός Αναρχισμός. Με αυτό θέλω να τονίσω ότι στην πραγματικότητα δεν υπάρχει στην ανάλυση των κοινωνικών και πολιτικών φαινομένων καμία ουδετερότητα η οποία πηγάζει από μια υποτιθέμενη «επιστημονική» ή «ακαδημαϊκή» αντικειμενικότητα. Η Προσπάθεια ήταν να ανοίξει και όχι να εξαντλήσει το θέμα, παρουσιάζοντας την ερμηνεία ως εκδοχή και αφετηρία για σκέψη. Αργύρης Αργυριάδης
Αθήνα, Ιανουάριος 2014

imageStrike to stop aboriginal deaths in custody Jan 31 by MACG 0 comments

The movement against Aboriginal deaths in custody is growing. It is growing because the deaths just keep happening, and that’s criminal. We're not just talking about deaths from natural causes. Many of these deaths are far from natural.
From 'The Anvil' newsletter of Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group (MACG), issue 4/1, Feb. 2015.

imageW.E.B. Du Bois and the Fight over His U.S. Memorial Jan 30 by Wayne Price 0 comments

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.

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textCremona: ora è tempo di unirsi intorno al compagno Emilio ed ai suoi cari Feb 02 Federazione cremonese 0 comments

Noi siamo e saremo vicino ai compagni del CSA Dordoni per la difesa di uno spazio di aggregazione delle lotte sociali, vedi quelle della casa. Altre sono le sedi da chiudere, quelle degli intolleranti, razzisti e xenofobi, di chi aggredisce a sprangate i compagni e con qualche complicità ne esce sempre fuori.

imageAppeal for financial support Jan 28 0 comments

Libertarian Syndicalist Union (ESE Athens) supports and joins in solidarity movements for the Syrian refugees (victims of war) which live in Greece. Apart from their fair request for direct provision of asylum and travel documents, these people have huge needs in terms of accommodation, food, health care, etc. Hundreds of Syrian refugees reside in hotels (as a stopgap solution), not in good conditions , being under the responsibility of the Greek government and Athens' mayor. We can also report that food supplies for the above refugees are οbtained from charities and solidarity movements.

image¡Organicemos la rebeldía! Sigamos luchando, soñando y creando mundos nuevos Jan 28 Grupo Estudiantil Anarquista 0 comments

Expresamos nuestras palabras de solidaridad con la familia, amigas y compañeras de Carlos Alberto Pedraza, persona que entregó su vida para forjar el cambio y la unidad revolucionaria. Inesperadamente ha dejado este mundo –forzosamente-, pero sus palabras serán visibles en las ideas y caminos por la construcción de un mundo nuevo, un mundo lleno de ilusión, esperanza y amor, aquel mundo nuevo que llevamos dentro de nuestros corazones.2 Parte un compañero para vivir, vivir eternamente en los corazones e ideas, pero también quedan las huellas y pasos hechos por la dignidad y la solidaridad, en esta construcción donde nos encontramos día a día, codo a codo.

textRazzisti e basta Jan 25 sezione "Silvia Francolini" di Fano-Pesaro 0 comments

Volantino diffuso sabato 24 gennaio a Fano in contrasto con sit-in razzista della Lega Nord contro i richiedenti asilo

imageΠολιτική Ανακοίνω ... Jan 22 0 comments

Ότι υπόσχονται οι εκλογές το πετυχαίνει ο καθημερινός αγώνας.~ Δεν ψηφίζουμε, προετοιμάζουμε την Κοινωνική Επανάσταση.

«Αυτός που ψηφίζει και δεν κάνει τίποτε για την Κοινωνική Επανάσταση κι αυτός που δεν ψηφίζει κι ομοίως δεν κάνει τίποτε για την Κοινωνική Επανάσταση είναι το ίδιο άχρηστοι για την υπόθεσή μας.» -Β. Durruti-

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