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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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jumbo1.jpg imageCENCOSUD en alerta: Sindicato Nacional Jumbo enfrenta un nuevo proceso de negociación colectiva 00:26 Fri 27 Mar by Gannicus 0 comments

Con cerca de 2000 trabajadoras y trabajadores afiliados en Santiago y otras ciudades del país el Sindicato Nacional Jumbo, único sindicato clasista dentro de la empresa, enfrenta su tercera negociación colectiva con la experiencia de haber protagonizado la primera huelga en la historia del supermercado de Horst Paulman, este miercoles 25 los y las trabajadores tienen asamblea general preparando la votación de huelga.

paro.jpg imageDos comunicados en torno al paro portuario de advertencia en Chile 03:06 Tue 24 Mar by Unión Portuaria de Chile 0 comments

"Este es un Paro para expresar nuestro malestar porque aunque muchos políticos coinciden con nosotros que a este proyecto de reforma deben hacerse muchos reparos, estos iban a hacerse conversando con los trabajadores, con sus organizaciones representativas, y la verdad es que a pesar de haber solicitado audiencia 2 veces a la Comisión de Trabajo de la Cámara, simplemente no nos invitaron."

textPalestine-Israel, the joint struggle in turbulent times of the fragmentation in the Zionist rilling ... 15:22 Sun 22 Mar by Ilan S. 0 comments

The merger between the Zionist leadership and the capitalist elite which started 1948 picked in the Tycoons dominance, at 20010. The "too successful" neo-liberalism was challenged by the social struggle, conflicts within the capitalist elite and threatened by international pressure yielded the diminishing power of the old order when the right lost its absolute power in the parliament depending now on the opponent of the milder Zionist right (Kachlon). It is not sure how fast the retreat in the neo-liberal trend and the defeat of the Tycoons combined with the international pressure will yield also retreat in the advance of the Zionist settler and transfer effort. Mean time the joint struggle continue in Bil'in, Ni'ilin, Nebi Saleh, Kadum, Ma'asarah, Southern Hebron Hills, Sheikh Jarrah, the Bedouins of the south, Dahamsh... with additional locations from time to time.

textManifestation - Banque Centrale Européenne 19:00 Sun 15 Mar by Laurent 0 comments

L’inauguration du nouveau siège de la Banque centrale européenne est prévue le 18 mars prochain, à Francfort-sur-le-Main. La coalition Blockupy se prépare à jouer les trouble-fête.

10154363_481743318633467_1566643708634594134_n.jpg imageDeclaración VI Asamblea del GeA // Enero 2015 06:10 Sun 15 Mar by Grupo Estudiantil Anarquista 0 comments

En el primer mes del año en curso, convocadas las necesidad de realizar una lectura constante que define nuestra actuación dentro del movimiento estudiantil y dentro de nuestras apuestas de llevar la enseñanza y el aprendizaje mas allá de las fronteras impuestas por la educación formal, nos encontramos cómo militantes del Grupo Estudiantil Anarquista para evaluar nuestro accionar en el semestre que pasó, en la actividad política desde nuestra fundación y discutir sobre nuestras proyecciones en el semestre que ya está transcurriendo, definiendo nuestras apuestas políticas a desarrollar en él.

961629_10153135186282509_1027313244_n.jpg imageIf The Government Is Thirsty For Blood, Then Take It! 21:59 Wed 11 Mar by LAF 0 comments

On the first anniversary of the murder of Berkin Elvan, our comrades opened a pankart on the stairs of Gezi Park, written " Berkin is here".
Our 8 comrades are assaulted, abused and taken into custody, handcuffed from the back.

They poured red paint on the stairs of the Gezi Park, shouting " If the government is thirsty for blood, then take it."
We are going to call the murderers to account!
Berkin is here, we are here!

arton62529fc14.jpg imageSyndicaisme 17:16 Wed 11 Mar by Commission internationale A.L. 0 comments

Le 9 avril, les organisations syndicales CGT, FO et Solidaires appellent se mettre en grève et à manifester. Le 9 avril, les militantes et les militants d'Alternative libertaire seront dans la rue pour tenir en échec le gouvernement, la classe politicienne et le Medef.

1.jpg imageEvery Woman is the Fight, Woman on the Fight! 00:23 Wed 11 Mar by Anarchist Women 0 comments

Last year again the lives of women have been stolen by men. Violence
of man at home, oppression of the boss at work, abuse and rape on the
streets, on every single space the women’s body have been scattered…

solidaridadn27_web_portada.jpg imageSolidaridad N°27. “Las mujeres nos abrimos camino”. Especial feminismo 13:45 Tue 10 Mar by Solidaridad 0 comments

Junto con presentar esta nueva edición del periódico Solidaridad. Desde el equipo editor, saludamos al movimiento feminista que ha a renacido con fuerza, brindando nuevos aires y perspectivas para el campo popular, pues cuando se trata de transformar el mundo, lo personal también es político, y el feminismo con su crítica antipatriarcal está ahí para que no lo olvidemos.

textPalestine-Israel, The joined struggle in a decisive year* 23:42 Mon 09 Mar by Ilan S. 0 comments

The minimal pressure of the imperial power on Israel to soften its pressures applied to the would be transfered Palestinians of the 1967 occupied areas have its results (more in the west bank than in the Gaza Ghetto). The about 100.000 Palestinians of the occupied territories are employed by Israelis. Most of the roadblocks were removed. The rebellion of the Palestinians in the west bank is channeled mostly through a small minority of activists in the joint and separate week end activities. People are like holding their breath to see if the culminated crisis in the international arena will yield a significant break throw. Mean time, the persistent week end struggles - though in a diminished intensity in Bil'in, Ma'asara, Ni'ilin, Nabi Saleh, Qaddum, South of Hebron Hills, Sheik Jarrah... with sporadic struggles in other locations.

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image¿La hipocresía de colarse en Transmilenio? Mar 24 by Acrata Libertario 0 comments

Dejémonos de hipocresías. Las cosas como son: el sistema de injusticia en el que vivimos no merece ninguna consideración. Resulta que ahora, debido al hambre que sufren millones de seres humanos y a la humillación a la que nos somete el orden en permanente “crisis”, el sistema saca a sus ideólogos baratos (disfrazados de periodistas) para mitigar lo que producen, que es la razón de su existencia. De nuevo salen los pseudo-investigadores con argumentos simples y poco elaborados, atacando donde no es, todo con el fin de defender el estatus-quo y el ejemplo del “buen ciudadano”. Este texto nace de la indignación e ira al saber que la ley es, de nuevo, una herramienta de uso fácil para los de arriba, quienes para justificar su actuar llaman a sus medios de desinformación para llenar las ciudades, medios virtuales y mentes con argumentos que solo pretenden ocultar el trasfondo de las cosas.

textLate contemplations about the Charlie Hebdo massacre Mar 24 by Mazen Kamalmaz 0 comments

The attack on Charlie Hebdo last January was carefully designed to the full benefit of IS, but also to the benefit of the ruling Elite in the advanced capitalist world. It was not intended as punishment for Charlie Hebdo's satiric attitude toward what IS considers as "sacred", but as punishment for millions of Muslims who accepted such an attitude by their silence, especially Muslims who live in France and the west. IS, like everyone else, knew very well that Muslims in Europe and the west will be under heavier pressure after such an attack. IS offered Muslims only one way to defend themselves: to accept its fundamentalist hyper-dogmatic version of Islam and join its ranks - martyrdom and heaven through killing and suicide bombing. The message of IS was clear: freedom of conscience and expression is never a part of Muslims' identity, so it must be declined, denied and fought against. Both IS and the western elite accepted this as a "fact".

imageTren al sur: el otro terremoto de Chile Mar 24 by Solidaridad 0 comments

El desfalco a la Empresa de Ferrocarriles del Estado (EFE) obligó al cierre de numerosas estaciones y dejó a cientos de comunas sumidas en la pobreza y el olvido. La triste herencia del gobierno de Lagos se convirtió en la bandera de lucha de un pueblo que se cansó de esperar: Yumbel quiere ser recodado no solo por su santo.

image…Y seguiremos solidarizándonos hasta que el sol se apague. Mar 24 by Grupo Estudiantil Anarquista 0 comments

Desde aquel 1492, el sol se empañó pero no se apagó, los pueblos indígenas y nosotras (trabajadoras, estudiantes, profesoras, campesinas, entre otras) seguimos en lucha y resistencia sin menguar la perseverancia. Estas tierras son de aquellas personas habitantes de esta masa continental mucho antes de la mal llamada “conquista”. Son sus habitantes legítimas mucho antes de las fronteras y banderas.

imageΤο χρέος είναι ο τρό... Mar 19 by Αυτόνομο Στέκι 0 comments

Πραγματικά θα μπορούσε να ισχυριστεί κανείς ότι η εκλογική νίκη του Συ.Ριζ.Α. και ο σχηματισμός κυβέρνησης με τους Ανεξάρτητους Έλληνες αποτελεί ένα ορόσημο, ένα σημείο καμπής στην διαδικασία βίαιης προσαρμογής της ελληνικής κοινωνίας στην ανασυγκρότηση της κερδοφορίας του κεφαλαίου. Με πολύ λίγα λόγια, η διαδικασία αυτή σηματοδοτείται από μια σχεδόν χωρίς προηγούμενο επιτάχυνση αναδιαρθρώσεων που είχαν ως αποτέλεσμα την φτωχοποίηση των λαϊκών στρωμάτων και υποτίμηση της εργασιακής δύναμης, την εκτίναξη της ανεργίας σε ποσοστό που ξεπερνά το 1/4 του ενεργού πληθυσμού, την ελαχιστοποίηση του άμεσου και έμμεσου μισθού, την οικονομική ασφυξία των αυτοαπασχολούμενων, την υπερφορολόγηση των μικροϊδιοκτητών, την καταστροφή της μικροεπιχειρηματικότητας.

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imageDos comunicados en torno al paro portuario de advertencia en Chile Mar 24 0 comments

"Este es un Paro para expresar nuestro malestar porque aunque muchos políticos coinciden con nosotros que a este proyecto de reforma deben hacerse muchos reparos, estos iban a hacerse conversando con los trabajadores, con sus organizaciones representativas, y la verdad es que a pesar de haber solicitado audiencia 2 veces a la Comisión de Trabajo de la Cámara, simplemente no nos invitaron."

imageDeclaración VI Asamblea del GeA // Enero 2015 Mar 15 Grupo Estudiantil Anarquista 0 comments

En el primer mes del año en curso, convocadas las necesidad de realizar una lectura constante que define nuestra actuación dentro del movimiento estudiantil y dentro de nuestras apuestas de llevar la enseñanza y el aprendizaje mas allá de las fronteras impuestas por la educación formal, nos encontramos cómo militantes del Grupo Estudiantil Anarquista para evaluar nuestro accionar en el semestre que pasó, en la actividad política desde nuestra fundación y discutir sobre nuestras proyecciones en el semestre que ya está transcurriendo, definiendo nuestras apuestas políticas a desarrollar en él.

imageSolidaridad N°27. “Las mujeres nos abrimos camino”. Especial feminismo Mar 10 0 comments

Junto con presentar esta nueva edición del periódico Solidaridad. Desde el equipo editor, saludamos al movimiento feminista que ha a renacido con fuerza, brindando nuevos aires y perspectivas para el campo popular, pues cuando se trata de transformar el mundo, lo personal también es político, y el feminismo con su crítica antipatriarcal está ahí para que no lo olvidemos.

textIl Jobs Act figlio delle linee di ristrutturazione dell'industria in Europa Mar 05 AL/FdCA 0 comments

I recentissimi decreti applicativi del Jobs Act emanati dal governo italiano si aggiungono ad altre legislazioni anti-operaie approvate all'interno dell'Unione Europea (UE). I contratti individuali a tutele crescenti, la ridefinizione del lavoro subordinato, la flessibilità svincolata dalla contrattazione, la monetizzazione dei licenziamenti e dell'espulsione dal ciclo produttivo hanno lo scopo immediato di portare all'irrilevanza il diritto di coalizione dei lavoratori ed il ruolo dell'organizzazione sindacale dentro le fabbriche.

textGenova: Multinazionali a delinquere. Il caso Ericsson Jabil Mar 05 0 comments

Le lotte e l'unità dei lavoratori sono rimaste l'unico strumento per difendere i nostri diritti.

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