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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
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ftem1.jpg imageEL FTEM promueve una serie de “jornadas de debate sindical” 13:29 Tue 26 Aug by Nahuel Valenzuela 0 comments

El Frente de Trabajadores y Trabajadoras Ernesto Miranda (FTEM), es un nuevo espacio organizativo de carácter político-social, asentado por ahora en la Región Metropolitana, en la cual convergen militantes del ámbito del trabajo: trabajadores y trabajadoras de base, dirigentes, delegados y compas vinculados a áreas técnicas o profesionales de apoyatura a la labor sindical. Este núcleo militante rescata la tradición organizativa que dio origen a la CUT del ‘53, así como a la figura de Ernesto Miranda Rivas, dirigente anarquista del gremio del cuero y calzado, promotor de la unidad de la clase trabajadora en la lucha por su emancipación en torno a los principios como la independencia política, la democracia directa, la solidaridad, el internacionalismo y el anticapitalismo.

textPalestina-Israele, l'attacco militare a Gaza è stato un fallimento rispetto alle aspettative ma anch... 18:11 Mon 25 Aug by Ilan S. 0 comments

La guerra di Israele su Gaza intendeva indebolire Hamas ma renderlo indipendente dall'Autorità in Cisgiordania. Un mese e mezzo è passato ed Israele non riesce a fermare il lancio di razzi di Hamas su Israele. Hamas ha chiesto ad alta voce la rimozione dell'assedio ed il primo ministro israeliano non ha avuto l'appoggio necessario dalla sua coalizione per il necessario compromesso. Per diminuire le perdite e per salvare la faccia Israele con il sostegno degli USA stanno ora delegando la questione a quel Consiglio di Sicurezza dell'ONU di cui Israele non si è curato per molti anni. [English]

Public Tev-Dem meeting in Qamishli to discuss attacks by al-Nusra imageThe experiment of West Kurdistan (Syrian Kurdistan) has proved that people can make changes 16:21 Sun 24 Aug by Zaher Baher 0 comments

What you read below is the experience of my visit, for a couple of weeks in May this year, 2014, to North East of Syria or Syrian Kurdistan (West of Kurdistan) with a close friend of mine. Throughout the visit we had the total freedom and opportunity to see and speak to whoever we wanted to. This includes women, men, youth, and the political parties. There are over 20 parties from Kurdish to Christian, of which some are in the Democratic Self Administration (DSA) or Democratic Self Management (DSM) of the region of Al Jazera. Al Jazera is one of three regions, (cantons) of West Kurdistan. We also met the Kurdish and Christian political parties who are not in the DSA or DSM. In addition, we met the top people from the Democratic Self Administration (DSM), members of the different committees, local groups and communes as well as businesspeople, shopkeepers, workers, people in the market and people who were just walking in the street.

textPalestine-Israel, The war assault on Gaza failed to bring the expected results and even back fired* 14:09 Sun 24 Aug by Ilan S. 0 comments

The war Israel started with the Hamas was intended to keep it weaker but independent of the west bank authority. A month and a half and Israel cannot stop the Hamas firing of rockets on Israel. The Hamas raised its demand about the lifting of the siege (closer) and the Israeli prime minister failed go get the support of his coalition for the needed compromise. To diminish the losses and to save face Israel with US backing are passing the decision to the UN security council the Israeli ruling elite evaded successfully so many years. The mounting economic pressures create cracks in the Israeli ruling elite and even the populist coalition party head - the foreign minister, start to promote the end of the 1967 occupation. And the joint popular grass root struggle continue - within Israel at the Arkib Bedouins as focus, Bil'in, Ma'asara, Neby Saleh, Ni'ilin, Qaddum, Sheikh Jarrah, South Hebron Hills. [Italiano]

sorrymigrantx.jpg imageIreland - Migrant X refused an abortion and forced to have a C-section 22:31 Thu 21 Aug by Andrew 0 comments

This is as complete a story about what happened to 'Migrant X' that we are aware of.  Migrant X is a young migrant women who it emerged was refused an abortion by the Irish state despite apparently meeting the grounds of the X-case legislation and instead forced to carry the pregnancy and agree to a C-section.  The pregnanacy itself was the result of rape, Migrant X attempted suicide after being refused the abortion and later went on a hunger and thirst strike.  Once what had happened to her became known there were sizeable pro-choice solidarity demonstrations called across Ireland and at Irish embassies overseas.   We have been given information that the migrant woman at the centre of the current forced pregnancy was 'committed' to a psychiatric hospital following her initial request for termination. It’s already known that the initial request was made when she was 8 weeks pregnant.  It was this crucial period in which she was being held incommunicado which led directly to the Caesarian option being possible to impose as an ‘alternative’ to allowing her to access the abortion she had asked for.

brown04.jpg imageTerror in Ferguson 18:45 Wed 20 Aug by Denver Anarchist Black Cross 0 comments

Saturday August 9th, a racist Ferguson police officer profiled and fatally shot a black teenager, Michael Brown, as he walked to his grandmother’s residence with a friend. He was 18 years old. Multiple witnesses told KMOV that Brown was unarmed and had his hands up in the air when he was cut down. “The officer shot again and once my friend felt that shot, he turned around and put his hands in the air,” said witness Dorian Johnson. “He started to get down and the officer still approached with his weapon drawn and fired several more shots.” The family and the community are calling his death an execution.

460_0___30_0_0_0_0_0_oabubakralbaghdadi570.jpg imageO que nós pensamos sobre a atual crise no Iraque? 13:00 Sun 17 Aug by KAF (Fórum Anarquista do Curdistão) 0 comments

A crise do Iraque já se arrasta há décadas. Tanto o regime Saddam Hussein tanto quanto sob a atual "democracia", desde a invasão de 2003, não há liberdade, justiça social, igualdade e há poucas perspectivas para aqueles que são independentes aos partidos políticos no poder. Além da brutalidade e discriminação contra as mulheres e as minorias, um grande abismo foi criado entre os ricos e os pobres, fazendo com que os pobres ficassem cada vez mais pobres e os ricos mais ricos.

textPalestina-Israele, l'attacco israeliano a Gaza finisce con la sconfitta della sua arrogante dimostra... 17:03 Fri 15 Aug by Ilan S. 0 comments

Israele aveva iniziato il suo attacco a Gaza per sabotare il compromesso tra Hamas e l'Autorità Palestinese e per restaurare un governo indipendente di un indebolito Hamas sulla Striscia di Gaza. Il compromesso di Hamas doveva essere una risposta al blocco egiziano finalizzato a smantellare Hamas stesso. Il fallito attacco israeliano porterà ad una significativa apertura del confine tra Israele e la Striscia di Gaza laddove prima dell'attacco passa lo stretto necessario in una situazione sull'orlo di una catastrofe umanitaria. [English]

textPalestine-Israel, Israel attack on Gaza ending with a defeat of its arrogant power show* 19:34 Tue 12 Aug by Ilan S. 0 comments

Israel started the attack on the Hamas to sabotage the Hamas compromise with the west bank authority, and restore a weakened Hamas independent rule in the Gaza strip. Hamas compromise was a response to Egyptian closer intended to dismantle the Hamas. The failed Israeli attack will force it to contribute its share to significantly open the closer of the border between Israel and the Gaza strip which was till the attack based on the bare minimal on the margin of humanitarian catastrophe. Whatever the details of the new cease fire and arrangements, the failure of Israel vicious assault to stop the Hamas from firing rockets on Israel is a significant "game changer". The failed attack on Gaza and the continuing popular struggle in the west bank are hastening the international pressures to end the occupation of the West bank and the closer of the Gaza strip.

coverfinallarge.jpg imageThe Platform – Issue 2 out now! 17:53 Mon 11 Aug by Dmitri (republishing) 0 comments

The Platform - Magazine of Anarchist Affinity from Melbourne

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imageMarina e o lulismo que só perde para si ou sua dissidência – 2 Aug 27 by BrunoL 0 comments

Bruno Lima Rocha, 26 de agosto de 2014

Marina Silva, ex-senadora pelo PT do Acre, ex-ministra do Meio Ambiente (MMA) durante o governo de Lula e ex-candidata a presidente como um enxerto no Partido Verde no pleito de 2010, está arrancando nas contestadas pesquisas de intenção de voto da segunda metade de agosto de 2014. Restando menos de 45 dias para a apuração de 1º turno, Marina cresce com a exposição permanente, sem críticas - em função do velório de Eduardo Campos e a comoção do país na sequência -, conseguindo esconder quase totalmente, as fragilidades de seu programa de governo.

imageThe wonders of the desperate gamble that Netanyahu lost Aug 26 by Ilan S. 0 comments

To keep Hamas on its legs again after the Egyptian closure forced it to its knees and to compromise with the West Bank Palestinian Authority, Netanyahu started a war that was supposed to set Hamas back on its feet, though much weaker than before the closure.

image[Chile] Profesores agrupados en el movimiento 50/50 exigen: “No mas pega pa’ la casa” Aug 26 by Solidaridad 0 comments

Este Martes [19 de Agosto] se realizó una consulta por parte del colegio de profesores en torno a la propuesta elaborada por el gobierno sobre la situación del profesorado, esta propuesta fue rechazada enérgicamente por las bases del colegio de profesores tensionando a los intereses partidarios de su dirección. Por otro lado profesores y trabajadores de la educación se organizan en paralelo al magisterio al cual critican de no representar a la mayoría de los profesores ya que muy pocos profesores están colegiados y en su mayoría son profesores jubilados, es en ese contexto donde surgen organizaciones de base en torno a demandas como el 50/50 de horas lectivas y no lectivas.

imageΑντι-σημιτισμός, κο&... Aug 25 by Γιάννης Ανδρουλιδάκης 0 comments

Όπως στη γραμματική υπάρχουν οι κύριες και οι δευτερεύουσες προτάσεις, έτσι και στη ζωή υπάρχουν τα κύρια και τα δευτερεύοντα ζητήματα. Η υπόνοια ότι τα μεν είναι σημαντικά και τα δε ασήμαντα είναι ελαφρώς απατηλή. Ακριβώς με τον ίδιο τρόπο που αν αφαιρέσεις μια δευτερεούσα πρόταση από μία φράση η κύρια μπορεί να στέκει άλογη και ακατανόητη, έτσι και τα δευτερεύοντα (ή δευτερογενή) πράγματα στη ζωή είναι συχνά απαραίτητα για να αποκτούν λογική και ουσία τα κύρια.

imageBRICS and the New Axis of Expansionist Capitalism Aug 24 by BrunoL 0 comments

(by: Bruno Lima Rocha. Translated by: Daniel Gutiérrez)

The BRICS alliance — a bloc of countries formed by the meetings of their leaders and without any formal documentation — has once again caught the world’s attention for trying a new hand in global power politics. The premise of the relationship between Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa is based on the economy and the potential of sharing a common destination point. Culturally, Brazil is most similar to post-Apartheid South Africa, and proportionally we carry a similar weight to Latin America, as does South Africa to sub-saharan Africa.

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imageO que nós pensamos sobre a atual crise no Iraque? Aug 17 0 comments

A crise do Iraque já se arrasta há décadas. Tanto o regime Saddam Hussein tanto quanto sob a atual "democracia", desde a invasão de 2003, não há liberdade, justiça social, igualdade e há poucas perspectivas para aqueles que são independentes aos partidos políticos no poder. Além da brutalidade e discriminação contra as mulheres e as minorias, um grande abismo foi criado entre os ricos e os pobres, fazendo com que os pobres ficassem cada vez mais pobres e os ricos mais ricos.

imageThe Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural Aug 07 0 comments

Presented by Art Forces, the Estria Foundation and NorCal Friends of Sabeel, the Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural is a monumental work of public art located in Uptown Oakland on 26th Street between Telegraph and Broadway. The mural pays homage to the history of Bay Area public art and expresses solidarity with Palestinians as bombs continue to fall on Gaza.

imageQue pensons nous de la crise actuelle en Irak ? Aug 05 Forum anarchiste du Kurdistan 0 comments

La crise irakienne est continue depuis des décennies, tant sous le régime de Saddam Hussein que sous le « régime démocratique actuel » depuis l'invasion de 2003. Il n'y avait ni de liberté, ni de justice sociale, ni d'égalité et peu de perspectives pour celles et ceux qui étaient indépendant des partis politiques au pouvoir. En plus de la brutalité existante et la discrimination contre les femmes et les genTEs ordinaires, un très grand fossé a été creusé entre les riches et les pauvres, rendant les pauvres de plus en plus pauvres et les riches de plus en plus riches. [English]

imageΝα τσακίσουμε τις Μ&... Aug 02 0 comments

Η δικαστική παρωδία που ξεκίνησε στις αρχές του καλοκαιριού για την υπόθεση της επίθεσης με πυροβολισμούς εναντίον των μεταναστών εργατών στην Νέα Μανωλάδα τον Απρίλιο του 2013, ολοκληρώθηκε με τρόπο εξοργιστικό και παράλληλα αναμενόμενο. Το Μεικτό Ορκωτό Δικαστήριο Πάτρας αθώωσε τόσο τον φραουλοπαραγωγό, Νίκο Βαγγελάτο όσο και τους τρεις μπράβους του για την κύρια κατηγορία της εμπορίας ανθρώπων.

imageKAF: Was wir über die aktuelle Krise im Irak denken Aug 01 Kurdistan Anarchists Forum 0 comments

Die Krise im Irak hält be­reits seit Jahr­zehn­ten an, seit sich das Land unter der Macht von Sad­dam Hus­sein oder unter dem „mo­men­ta­nen de­mo­kra­ti­schen Re­gime“ nach der In­va­si­on von 2003 be­fun­den hat. Es gab keine Frei­heit, kei­nen so­zia­len Frie­den, keine Gleich­be­rech­ti­gung und nur wenig Mög­lich­kei­ten für jene, die un­ab­hän­gig von den herr­schen­den po­li­ti­schen Par­tei­en waren.
Zu­sätz­lich zu der vor­han­de­nen Bru­ta­li­tät und Dis­kri­mi­nie­rung ge­gen­über Frau­en und gegen die ein­fa­chen Leute ging die Sche­re zwi­schen den Rei­chen und den Armen immer wei­ter aus­ein­an­der. Da­durch wur­den die Armen noch ärmer und die Rei­chen noch rei­cher.

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