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north america / mexico / anarchist movement / opinion / analysis Friday October 28, 2011 10:33 by Jeff Shantz
It is sometimes said that while anti-capitalist and alternative globalization movements are clear on what we do not want, we are less clear on what we do want (socialism, anarchism, specifics). Certainly, recent movements have not been as effective as their predecessors (labor in the 1910s and ‘30s; the social movements of the ‘60s and ‘70s) in sustaining the sorts of practices – intellectual and material – that put into effect aspects of the alternative world we seek. My colleague Alan Sears attributes this current inability to a decline in what he calls “infrastructures of dissent” or what I prefer to call “infrastructures of resistance.” As anti-capitalist movements face possibilities of growth, as happened after Seattle in 1999, questions of organization and the relation of various activities to each other and to broader movements for social change can only become more urgent. Yet, the absence of durable organizations or institutions, formal or informal, rooted in working-class organizations and communities, makes for demoralization or a retreat into subculturalism, as has happened to many of the alternative globalization groups. We now face a pressing need to rebuild “infrastructures of resistance” that might sustain not only activists and organizers, but especially the poor and working-class people who are being disastrously impacted by the current crisis. read full story / add a comment
uluslararası / anarşist hareketin / opinion/analysis Friday August 29, 2008 05:47 by Jeff Shantz
Jeff Shantz, York Üniversitesi (Kanada/Toronto) Tarih Bölümünde öğretim görevlisidir.. read full story / add a comment
Διεθνή / Αναρχικό κίνημα / Γνώμη / Ανάλυση Thursday November 15, 2007 06:15 by Jeff Shantz και P.J. Lilley (NEFAC-Τορόντο)   text 1 comment (last - thursday november 15, 2007 06:18)
Greek translation of Jeff Shantz και P.J. Lilley “Platform is not just for platformists anymore”. read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / workplace struggles / news report Wednesday October 05, 2005 18:15 by Jeff Shantz
Generally speaking, you might expect any union executive wrapping up negotiations that will see the loss of around 3500 members to be feeling as though things had gone dreadfully wrong. Yet there was Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) leader Buzz Hargrove announcing the loss of almost 1500 GM jobs (following losses of 1100 at Ford and at least 1000 at Daimler-Chrysler) by claiming: “I’m absolutely elated.” read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / workplace struggles / news report Tuesday September 20, 2005 16:40 by Jeff Shantz   text 1 comment (last - friday december 16, 2005 08:52)
Labour Day in Canada began on April 15, 1872 when the Toronto Trades Assembly organized a mass workers' demonstration, in part to demand the release of 24 leaders of the Toronto Typographical Union who had been imprisoned for striking to gain a nine-hour workday. read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / workplace struggles / news report Monday September 05, 2005 19:51 by Jeff Shantz
On August 15 management at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) locked out 5 500 of its workers, including technical, support and editorial staff as well as on-air hosts, reporters and commentators. read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / community struggles / news report Monday August 15, 2005 03:20 by Jeff Shantz   text 8 comments (last - tuesday march 08, 2011 08:39)
An update on the struggle for a raise in the Ontario welfare and disability rates focusing on the 'special diet supplement’, which is under attack from Toronto bureaucrats. read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / environment / opinion / analysis Thursday August 11, 2005 00:35 by Jeff Shantz   text 1 comment (last - monday august 15, 2005 18:31)
In recent years a variety of social movement and environmental commentators have devoted a great deal of energy to efforts which argue the demise of class struggle as a viable force for social change (See Eckersley, 1990; Bowles and Gintis, 1987; Bookchin, 1993; 1997). These writers argue that analyses of class struggle are unable to account for the plurality of expressions which hierarchy, domination and oppression take in advanced capitalist or what they prefer to call "postindustrial" societies (See Bookchin, 1980; 1986). They charge that class analyses render a one-dimensional portrayal of social relations. The result of this has been a broad practical and theoretical turn away from questions of class and especially class struggle. read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / community struggles / news report Thursday June 30, 2005 19:03 by Jeff Shantz
Recently the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) was alerted to the little known provision that allows for people receiving Ontario Works (OW) and Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) assistance to apply for up to $250 as a nutritional dietary supplement if a medical professional deems it necessary. read full story / add a comment
nord america / messico / genero / opinione / analisi Monday June 06, 2005 22:35 by PJ Lilley e Jeff Shantz   text 2 comments (last - sunday june 11, 2006 22:42)
Per le lavoratrici, il controllo del proprio corpo è solo un'altra battaglia della guerra di classe, ma è sempre presente. In questo secondo articolo della serie sulla riproduzione, esamineremo il controllo delle nascite e la sterilizzazione nel contesto degli altri attacchi ai poveri. read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / gender / opinion / analysis Tuesday April 26, 2005 05:32 by PJ Lilley & Jeff Shantz   text 1 comment (last - monday june 06, 2005 23:55)
As anarcha-feminists, when we think of "reproductive rights" we usually first think of a woman's right to choose when/where/how she has children in terms of her access to free, safe abortions and multiple birth control technologies. We might think of Emma Goldman standing on a soapbox risking arrest to talk to women about condoms, or of our sisters currently standing on the front lines doing clinic defense actions. But on the flip side of the same coin is the right to choose to have a child, and the access to health care and a safe environment to enable that choice. Creeping liberalism and racism manifest when the equation that abortion equals "individual choice free from state interference", or the interests of white, middle class women become the dominant interpretation of reproductive liberty. read full story / add a comment
Double Issue 5/6 of Tokologo, the Newsletter of the TAAC, now available

Tue 03 May, 05:19

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69084_1673779683786_1216250346_31824838_3188070_n.jpg imageΖήτω η Εργατική Πρω&... 17:24 Mon 02 May by Αναρχοσυνδικαλιστική Πρωτοβουλία Ροσινάντε 0 comments

Η Αναρχοσυνδικαλιστική Πρωτοβουλία Ροσινάντε καλεί όλους τους εργαζόμενους και όλες τις εργαζόμενες στις κινητοποιήσεις των επόμενων ημερών ενάντια στο ασφαλιστικό έκτρωμα της κυβέρνησης, στο πλάι των προσφύγων, για τη ζωή και την ελευθερία.

photo223090299846634285.jpg image1 de Mayo: Poder Popular, desde abajo, entre todas… ¡Es nuestro momento! 02:24 Mon 02 May by AM 0 comments

Diversas organizaciones libertarias del estado español, de carácter político o específico, han lanzado un manifiesto conjunto por este Primero de Mayo de 2016. Se trata de varias organizaciones de militantes cuya visión libertario o revolucionario pasa por construir poder popular para poder llegar a una sociedad socialista y libertaria. Es uno de los primeros pasos de un largo camino que se abre en la Península Ibérica.

textLIBERTAD 12 PRESOS ELOXOCHITLAN, OAXACA, MEXICO 09:14 Sat 30 Apr by ComiteSolidaridadPresosPerseguidosEloxochitlan 0 comments

Breve comunicado sobre el terrorismo de estado impuesto en Eloxochitlan, Sierra Mazateca, Oaxaca, Mexico

cityplaza1.jpg imageΖήτω η κατάληψη του ... 07:46 Sat 30 Apr by Αναρχοσυνδικαλιστική Πρωτοβουλία Ροσινάντε 0 comments

Η Αναρχοσυνδικαλιστική Πρωτοβουλία Ροσινάντε χαιρετίζει με ενθουσιασμό και ολόψυχη αλληλεγγύη την κατάληψη του εγκαταλειμμένου ξενοδοχείου City Plaza, για τις στεγαστικές ανάγκες 211 προσφύγων (107 παιδιών, 59 γυναικών και 45 ανδρών) από το Κουρδιστάν, τη Συρία, το Αφγανιστάν, το Ιράν και την Παλαιστίνη και τη δημιουργία ενός κέντρου αγώνα, πληροφόρησης και αλληλεγγύης, παλεύει για την ενίσχυση, τη διεύρυνση και την επιτυχία της και διαθέτει το σύνολο των δυνάμεών της σε αυτήν, συμμετέχοντας ενεργά στην Πρωτοβουλία Αλληλεγγύης σε Οικονομικούς και Πολιτικούς Πρόσφυγες.

13087448_551959655010525_5324434818345000151_n.jpg imageΑναρχική Πρωτομαγ ... 16:56 Fri 29 Apr by Αναρχική Πολιτική Οργάνωση (Ομοσπονδία Συλλογι_ 0 comments

Για να χτίσουμε μια νέα χειραφετημένη κοινωνία με βάση την αξιοπρέπεια, τη δικαιοσύνη, την ελευθερία, την αλληλεγγύη, στα συντρίμμια του κόσμου της εξουσίας, του κράτους, του κεφαλαίου.

iwwdemonstrationny_1.jpg imageΓια την Ειρήνη 21:07 Wed 27 Apr by Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group 0 comments

Πρέπει να οικοδομήσουμε ένα κίνημα της εργατικής τάξης, που να εκτείνεται πέρα ​​από τα σύνορα και να μην αφήνει έδαφος στις καπιταλιστικές κυβερνήσεις που δεν έχουν καμία λύση για τα διεθνή προβλήματα, παρά μόνο τον πόλεμο. Πρέπει να οικοδομήσουμε την επανάσταση των εργατών και την ανατροπή του καπιταλισμού. Και μόνο τότε θα μπορέσουμε να οικοδομήσουμε έναν κόσμο ελευθερίας, ισότητας και αλληλεγγύης - έναν κόσμο σε ειρήνη.

daf330x200.jpg imageΓια την αναρχική επ&... 20:24 Wed 27 Apr by DAF (Επαναστατική Αναρχική Δράση) 0 comments

Προσπαθούν να αποτρέψουν τον αναρχικό αγώνα με την πολιτική πολέμου τους, στους δρόμους. Τρείς σύντροφοί μας συνελήφθησαν από την αστυνομία. Δεν θα μας εμποδίσουν από τον Αγώνα μας. Θα συνεχίζουμε να αγωνιζόμαστε ενάντια στο Κράτος και το Κεφάλαιο.

text25 aprile 2016, 1 Maggio 2016 17:06 Wed 27 Apr by Alternativa Libertaria/FdCA 0 comments

Il 25 aprile 1945 il Comitato di Liberazione Nazionale Alta Italia proclamava l'insurrezione in tutti i territori italiani ancora occupati dai nazifascisti.
Nel giro di 6 giorni, quasi tutta l'Italia settentrionale era stata liberata dai partigiani.
Così il Primo Maggio si festeggiarono contemporaneamente la liberazione e la giornata internazionale dei lavoratori,

textMobilisations du 28 avril et du 1er mai contre la Loi Travail 13:50 Wed 27 Apr by Relations Extérieures de la CGA 0 comments

Depuis plus d'un mois et demi, de larges secteurs de la société sont mobilisés contre la loi travail, et l'opinion publique rejette très massivement ce nouveau coup porté aux travailleur-ses.
Plus d'un million de manifestant-e-s sont descendu-e-s dans la rue lors de la mobilisation interprofessionnelle du 31 mars, à laquelle s'ajoutent des mobilisations dans la jeunesse ou encore la multiplication des Nuits Debout. Ce mouvement de fond exprime un ras-le-bol et catalyse l'exaspération liée aux attaques incessantes contre les salarié-e-s pour le plus grand bénéfice du patronat.
Alors qu'au mois de mai, le texte de loi sera débattu au Parlement, l'enjeu est d'augmenter massivement le rapport de force en faveur des travailleur-ses, chômeur-ses et de la jeunesse pour que ce projet de régression sociale soit abandonné. Les prochaines mobilisations du 28 avril et du 1er mai doivent marquer un tournant pour construire un blocage économique qui impose au gouvernement de reculer.

iwwdemonstrationny.jpg imageFor Peace 17:02 Mon 25 Apr by Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group 0 comments

If we want peace, we must follow the example of the workers and worker-soldiers who ended WWI. We must build a working class movement which spans across frontiers and cuts the ground out from under the capitalist governments that have no solution for international problems but war. We must make a workers' revolution and overthrow capitalism. And only then will we be able to build a world of liberty, equality and solidarity – a world at peace.

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image1 Mayıs’ta Taksim’deyiz! May 03 by Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet 0 comments

Kitle ve kitleselleşmek, biz devrimci anarşistlerin kavramları değildir. Bizim için önemli olan, tüm tutsaklıkları ve adaletsizlikleri yaşayan ezilenlerin kavgayı içselleştirmesidir. Ancak ve ancak bu bireyler sayesinde oluşacak örgütlü bir toplum, nitelikli niceliğinin gücünü gösterebilecektir.
Şimdi, işletilmeyen otobüslere, kapatılan yollara, bariyerlerle kilitlenmiş ve polislerle kapatılmış bir Taksim’e rağmen; yasaklanan bir Taksim’e rağmen; tüm benliğimizle, tüm beraberliğimizle bu 1 Mayıs’ta da Taksim’deyiz.

imageO 1° de Maio em meio à crise final do projeto “Democrático-Popular” May 03 by Coordenação Anarquista Brasileira 0 comments

Os 14 anos de hegemonia do projeto democrático popular chegam a sua saturação final. Nestes últimos anos a esquerda não governista esteve em meio a uma luta para conformar uma alternativa a esse bloco. Cada setor, cada organização concebeu, a sua maneira, o que seria essa alternativa. Mas no fim, não foi capaz de presenciar alguma proposta que disputasse com o bloco governista nas lutas populares. Isso, por sua vez, não tirou de cena o surgimento de inúmeras experiências que transbordam ensinamentos e avanços difíceis de medir precisamente. Das “greves selvagens” e das revoltas nas obras do PAC, passando pelas jornadas de junho em 2013, a luta por moradia nas grandes cidades e a recente onda de ocupações de escolas por estudantes secundaristas em São Paulo, Goiânia, Rio de Janeiro e Belém mostram que em meio às trevas da ofensiva reacionária, também vai se afirmando uma nova geração de lutadores e lutadoras. Uma geração que não se formou pelas estruturas tradicionais de luta e organização que a esquerda construiu nas últimas décadas, por isso mesmo, uma geração refratária aos métodos e à cultura destas estruturas.

textWhy May Day? An African Working Class Perspective May 02 by Lero Maisiri 0 comments

In South Africa, the black working class majority is gripped by the rough hands of its ruling class, made up of a cold combination of black state elites and white capitalist elites, who choke the very life out of her. blazing but blinded. In days like these it is important to remember our heroes, our champions of past years, to remember the stories of Ma Josie Mpama, who wanted nothing more, than to see the working class mature, to explode like landmines under the feet of the oppressive system that has spent centuries trampling over us. The other day, while deep in thought, I felt the room grow more still, filled with clarity. The voices of Lucy Parsons, Josie Mpama and other heroes pierced my very being. Their voices reminded me of the dream, the obtainable goal. To remember that we, the working class billions, can be more than what we are now, that we can awake, from our half-life, that we can be more than the shares and stocks that the system has nailed to our backs.

imagePrimer de Maig 2016, dia de la classe treballadora May 01 by Embat 0 comments

La forma en la qual es configura i s’organitza el capital al segle XXI ha suposat una gran transformació que tendeix a formes més globalitzades, enxarxades, descentralitzades, altament diversificades i disperses que els moviments sindical i social encara no han pogut contrarestar efectivament. La particularitat que vivim al sud d’Europa és la terciarització de la nostra economia on l’equivalent a les antigues fàbriques fabrils són els calls centers, l’hostaleria, les cadenes de menjar ràpid, les empreses de logística i altres formes d’activitat econòmica no vinculades a la producció. La indústria que queda a Catalunya perd la seva centralitat i es troba financiaritzada. És evident, que el model de conflicte laboral i cultura sindical heretat de la transició ha quedat completament desbordat per aquesta tendència i la reestructuració constant del capitalisme.

imageMAY DAY 2016 May 01 by Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group 0 comments

The labour movement in Melbourne, though far declined from its former strength, has neither totally given up the ghost nor been allowed quarter by its enemies. Unions campaign for health and safety, against insecure work and against the use of temporary work visas to undermine labour standards. The campaigns, though, are undermined by the conservatism and timidity of the union officials, their support for the Labor Party and their nationalist focus on “Aussie jobs”, which interferes with building the necessary solidarity between local workers and super-exploited migrant workers. Meanwhile, the capitalists are proceeding with legislation to destroy the construction workers' union (CFMEU) and bring the entire union movement under close State supervision.

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imageΖήτω η Εργατική Πρω&... May 02 0 comments

Η Αναρχοσυνδικαλιστική Πρωτοβουλία Ροσινάντε καλεί όλους τους εργαζόμενους και όλες τις εργαζόμενες στις κινητοποιήσεις των επόμενων ημερών ενάντια στο ασφαλιστικό έκτρωμα της κυβέρνησης, στο πλάι των προσφύγων, για τη ζωή και την ελευθερία.

image1 de Mayo: Poder Popular, desde abajo, entre todas… ¡Es nuestro momento! May 02 EMBAT 0 comments

Diversas organizaciones libertarias del estado español, de carácter político o específico, han lanzado un manifiesto conjunto por este Primero de Mayo de 2016. Se trata de varias organizaciones de militantes cuya visión libertario o revolucionario pasa por construir poder popular para poder llegar a una sociedad socialista y libertaria. Es uno de los primeros pasos de un largo camino que se abre en la Península Ibérica.

textLIBERTAD 12 PRESOS ELOXOCHITLAN, OAXACA, MEXICO Apr 30 CSPPE 0 comments

Breve comunicado sobre el terrorismo de estado impuesto en Eloxochitlan, Sierra Mazateca, Oaxaca, Mexico

imageΖήτω η κατάληψη του ... Apr 30 0 comments

Η Αναρχοσυνδικαλιστική Πρωτοβουλία Ροσινάντε χαιρετίζει με ενθουσιασμό και ολόψυχη αλληλεγγύη την κατάληψη του εγκαταλειμμένου ξενοδοχείου City Plaza, για τις στεγαστικές ανάγκες 211 προσφύγων (107 παιδιών, 59 γυναικών και 45 ανδρών) από το Κουρδιστάν, τη Συρία, το Αφγανιστάν, το Ιράν και την Παλαιστίνη και τη δημιουργία ενός κέντρου αγώνα, πληροφόρησης και αλληλεγγύης, παλεύει για την ενίσχυση, τη διεύρυνση και την επιτυχία της και διαθέτει το σύνολο των δυνάμεών της σε αυτήν, συμμετέχοντας ενεργά στην Πρωτοβουλία Αλληλεγγύης σε Οικονομικούς και Πολιτικούς Πρόσφυγες.

imageΑναρχική Πρωτομαγ ... Apr 29 0 comments

Για να χτίσουμε μια νέα χειραφετημένη κοινωνία με βάση την αξιοπρέπεια, τη δικαιοσύνη, την ελευθερία, την αλληλεγγύη, στα συντρίμμια του κόσμου της εξουσίας, του κράτους, του κεφαλαίου.

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