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southern africa / migration / racism / opinion / analysis Tuesday June 02, 2015 21:19 byJonathan Payn   image 1 image
Like in 2008, the recent wave of anti-immigrant violence and looting of foreign-owned stores that followed King Zwelithini’s statement that foreigners must “pack their bags and leave” quickly spread to cities and townships across the country. Unlike other places in Johannesburg, however, there were no reports of xenophobic violence in Thembelihle and, although the violence spread to numerous parts of Soweto in 2008, this adjacent township was unaffected then too. This article, based on an interview with an activist from the Thembelihle Crisis Committee (TCC), looks at how working class self-organisation and solidarity helped curb or prevent the outbreak of xenophobic attacks and attempts to draw lessons for preventing future attacks.
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southern africa / community struggles / opinion / analysis Thursday May 21, 2015 15:50 byJonathan Payn   image 1 image
The xenophobic violence and looting following King Zwelithini’s statement that foreigners “pack their bags and leave” spread to cities and townships across the country. However, the recent attacks are not an isolated incident; nor is Zwelithini solely responsible for fomenting it. Local elites – particularly those linked to the ruling party – also encourage anti-immigrant attitudes and actions. This article, based on discussions with Abahlali baseFreedom Park activists, looks at how local elites stimulate ‘xenophobia’ to protect their class interests, as well as how progressive working class activists have responded.
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netherlands / germany / austria / history / opinion / analysis Friday November 07, 2014 20:40 byJonathan Payn   image 1 image
A "revolutionary alternative from below" that was not quite to be but holds pertinent lessons for movements today. Our latest issue of Workers World News continues our educational series on "united fronts" with a focus on the Workers’ Council Movement in Germany, 1920-1923. Part 1: NUMSA and the ‘United Front Against Neoliberalism’
Part 2: Anti-militarist United Fronts and Italy’s “Red week”, 1914
Part 3: The 1917 Russian Revolution and United Front read full story / add a comment
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netherlands / germany / austria / history / opinion / analysis Thursday October 16, 2014 16:40 byJonathan Payn   image 1 image
In the October Revolution of 1917, the Bolshevik Party, together with other revolutionaries, overthrew the Provisional Government established in February and – together, initially, with left Social Revolutionaries – seized power. How did the Bolsheviks – a minority just eight months earlier, when the February Revolution overthrew the Tsar and established the Provisional Government – come to power so quickly? How did this small force emerge from relative obscurity to win large sections of the working class to its programme and take power? Herein lies the root and essence of United Front policy in a traditional Marxist sense. First published in issue 88 of Workers World News Part 1: NUMSA and the ‘United Front Against Neoliberalism’
Part 2: Anti-militarist United Fronts and Italy’s “Red week”, 1914
Part 4: United Working Class Action and the Workers’ Council Movement in Germany, 1920-1923 read full story / add a comment
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southern africa / history / opinion / analysis Wednesday September 03, 2014 16:34 byJonathan Payn   image 1 image
The United Front tactic – aimed at uniting masses of workers in action and winning Communist leadership for the working class – was adopted as policy by the Communist International (Comintern) in 1921 and will be discussed later in this series. However, there are important examples of working class unity in action which predate Comintern policy and bear relevance to the united fronts discussion. One often-cited example is the united front to defend the gains of the February Revolution from a military coup in Russia in 1917, which will be discussed in the next article in this series.

Before looking at this, however, there is another example of proletarian unity in action – that didn’t seek to win Communist leadership – which warrants attention; that of a revolutionary worker-peasant alliance. This conception of united front action found expression in Italy’s anti-militarist “red blocs” and it is to these that we now turn.

First published in issue 87 of Workers World News Part 1: NUMSA and the ‘United Front Against Neoliberalism’
Part 3: The 1917 Russian Revolution and United Front
Part 4: United Working Class Action and the Workers’ Council Movement in Germany, 1920-1923 read full story / add a comment
NUMSA: The United Front is a weapon for uniting the working class.
southern africa / the left / opinion / analysis Wednesday September 03, 2014 16:26 byJonathan Payn   image 1 image
The resolution adopted by the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) to form a ‘United Front against neoliberalism’ – as well as its decision not to endorse the ANC in the elections – represents an interesting development in the political landscape, one which activists should look at carefully and engage.

Due to the language used by the media, the Left, NUMSA’s critics and even NUMSA itself much confusion surrounds the debate – leaving many questions: Is the ‘United Front’ an organisation or attempt to build a new labour federation or political party? Is it an attempt to revive the 1980s United Democratic Front (UDF)? Why NUMSA’s sudden interest in community struggles?

This series, of which this article is the first, aims to clarify these and other questions by looking at the proposal and history of united fronts locally and internationally to clarify key issues and draw lessons that activists can use when engaging the pros and cons of NUMSA’s United Front proposal and if and how they think it should be developed. First published in issue 86 of Workers World News Part 2: Anti-militarist United Fronts and Italy’s “Red week”, 1914
Part 3: The 1917 Russian Revolution and United Front
Part 4: United Working Class Action and the Workers’ Council Movement in Germany, 1920-1923 read full story / add a comment
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southern africa / the left / feature Wednesday May 07, 2014 20:28 byShawn Hattingh & Jonathan Payn   text 2 comments (last - tuesday may 13, 2014 20:37)   image 1 image
There has been much hype, amongst the media and sections of the public, in the run up to this year’s provincial and national elections in South Africa and, for some, the arrival of new parties to the electoral arena has renewed their faith in the possibility of an electoral solution to the myriad of problems facing South Africa. Politicians from across all parties have been using this hype and a seemingly renewed faith in the ballot box to their advantage. The question, therefore, is: can equality, socialism, national liberation or ‘economic freedom’ – or even a respite from state violence – for a majority be brought about through parties and activists entering into the state or through voting for parties that promise not to use the state for violent or oppressive means; or will this only lead to a dead-end for the working class yet again? read full story / add a comment
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international / the left / opinion / analysis Tuesday February 12, 2013 03:07 byJonathan Payn   image 1 image
From 25th to 27th January 2013, ELAOPA returned to the city of its birth to commemorate ten years of the difficult but necessary journey to building people’s power in Latin America. It seeks to “maintain its independence in the face of political parties, the state and its governments, NGOs, companies and all those that, with authoritarian structures distant from our realities, come to tell us what we have to do.” read full story / add a comment
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brésil/guyane/suriname/guinée française / mouvement anarchiste / entrevue Sunday March 18, 2012 17:19 byJonathan Payn   image 1 image
Dans cette interview, réalisée entre août et octobre de 2010, la Fédération Anarchiste de Rio de Janeiro (Federação Anarquista do Rio de Janeiro – FARJ) évoque son interprétation de concepts tels que le spécifisme (especifismo), le dualisme organisationnel, l’insertion sociale et le rôle de l'organisation politique anarchiste par rapport aux mouvements sociaux et à la lutte de classe. Il s’agit aussi de parler de l'entrée récente de la FARJ dans le Forum de l'Anarchisme Organisé (Fórum do Anarquismo Organisado – FAO) et des conséquences sociales du choix de Rio de Janeiro comme une Ville Hôte de la FIFA 2014, aussi bien que des questions quelquefois difficiles, telles que la nécessité de trouver un équilibre entre les niveaux d'unité théorique et stratégique et du besoin de croître comme organisation. La Fédération Anarchiste de Rio de Janeiro (Federação Anarquista do Rio de Janeiro (FARJ) est une organisation anarchiste spécifique de la ville de Rio de Janeiro, le Brésil. [Português] [English] read full story / add a comment
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brazil/guyana/suriname/fguiana / anarchist movement / review Wednesday February 08, 2012 21:03 byJonathan Payn   image 1 image
This document, first published in Portuguese under the title Anarquismo Social e Organização and adopted at the first Congress of the Federação Anarquista do Rio de Janeiro in August 2008, seeks to map out the FARJ’s theoretical conception of an organised, class struggle anarchism and, “More than a purely theoretical document, [...] reflects the conclusions realised after five years of practical application of anarchism in the social struggles of our people”. read full story / add a comment
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southern africa / the left / opinion / analysis Tuesday December 27, 2011 13:32 byJonathan Payn   text 1 comment (last - monday january 02, 2012 17:03)   image 1 image
Failures of democracy have been a big part of the history of the DLF. We in the Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front (ZACF) have had to raise such challenges several times (see “DLF structure: concerns and proposals” by ZACF). We have long been troubled by the lack of proper democratic structures, by a leadership that consists far more of middle-class intellectuals than of grassroots militants, and by a programme that seems to be determined in advance by the academic and NGO interests of these intellectuals instead of by the immediate needs of the workers and the poor. read full story / add a comment
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southern africa / miscellaneous / opinion / analysis Wednesday November 23, 2011 20:19 byJonathan Payn   image 1 image
It was recently reported by various newspapers that ‘a “notorious gang of anarchists” with links to cash heists is attempting to destabilise the Gauteng ANC’. Newspaper articles [*] quoted ANC provincial secretary David Makhura as saying that an ANC investigation would ‘expose the hidden hand of business people who are fuelling and financing activities that seek to disrupt the functioning of the ANC’. The claims came after a group of disgruntled party members allegedly held an unofficial parallel election to decide the party’s Tshwane leader. According to Makhura the parallel gathering ‘was organised by a notorious gang of anarchists, most of whom have disciplinary cases’. read full story / add a comment
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southern africa / anarchist movement / opinion / analysis Sunday November 06, 2011 12:19 byJonathan Payn   image 1 image
The Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front, or ZACF – Zabalaza meaning ‘struggle’ in isiZulu and isiXhosa – is a specific anarchist political organisation based in Johannesburg, South Africa. It is a unitary organisation – or federation of individuals, as opposed to a federation of collectives – whereby membership is on an individual basis, by invitation only. This is because we have seen – through our own experience, as well as that of global anarchism historically – that we can accomplish more as an organisation, and be more effective, when our members share a certain level of theoretical and strategic unity, and collective responsibility.
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international / environment / opinion / analysis Monday July 11, 2011 21:04 byJonathan Payn   image 1 image
Across South America there is a growing movement – assuming different forms and characteristics, but with similar origins, demands and objectives – that, despite it being located at a strategically important intersection between two critical social issues – class struggle and ecology – seems to me to have received little attention in South African academic and activist circles. And this is true despite the fact that the social and economic conditions that gave rise to this movement prevail in South Africa, as they did – and continue to – in many South American countries. Perhaps this is due to the fact that this movement concerns people largely marginalised by industrial society and so-called ‘brown’ ecological issues – such as the pollution and contamination of rivers and dams surrounding poor communities, most acutely effecting the workers and poor – as opposed to the much more sanitary ‘green’ ecological issues – such as conservation and animal welfare – often associated, in South Africa at least, with liberal white activists from the middle and upper classes [1]. This is the movement of the catadores, as they are known in Brazil, and clasificadores in Uruguay; the recyclable waste pickers and sorters who, similarly to South Africa, constitute a growing informal sector in the industrial production cycle. This includes all people – not formally employed by public or private waste management services – who collect, transport, classify and sell recyclable waste for a living – or ‘work with scrap’ – thus “reducing demand for natural resources and reducing greenhouse gas emissions” [2]. A category of work which, according to the World Bank, is performed by 15 million people globally – or one percent of the world population [3] – and has become increasingly common in South Africa in recent years. read full story / add a comment
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southern africa / miscellaneous / opinion / analysis Thursday September 09, 2010 20:57 byJonathan Payn   image 2 images
The promise of safe, reliable and affordable public transport comes as welcome news for the majority of working class and poor South Africans and immigrants to the country. The segregated town planning left behind by the system of racialised capitalism known as apartheid has meant that the majority of the population – also those who can least afford it – are often the ones who have the furthest to travel to work, schools, hospitals and so on.

This article looks at the Bus Rapid Transit system, what BRT really is, how our so-called leaders plan to implement it – since, as usual, there has been very little popular involvement – and whether our leaders, or BRT, can serve the needs of the poor and working class read full story / add a comment
africa meridionale / migrazione / razzismo / opinione / analisi Thursday October 02, 2008 16:57 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 18:14 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
zuidelijk afrika / community struggles / persbericht Monday September 10, 2007 18:16 byJonathan Payn
Op dinsdag 14 augustus probeerden meer dan 1000 leden van de gemeenschap van de “informele nederzetting” Sebokeng de Golden Highway tussen Sebokeng en Johannesburg te blokkeren, uit protest tegen de inadequate dienstverlening door de ANC regering sinds diens verkiezing in 1994.... read full story / add a comment
Νότια Αφρική (Περιφέρεια) / Τοπικές Επαφές / Ανακοίνωση Τύπου Thursday June 28, 2007 10:54 byJonathan Payne - ZACF (southern Africa)
Ακροδεξιοί άλλαξαν οδικές πινακίδες με ονόματα του απελευθερωτικού κινήματος των μαύρων με ονόματα ηγετών των Μπόερς, αλλά ο τοπικός Δήμος απέδωσε την ευθύνη σε… «ρατσιστές αναρχικούς»! read full story / add a comment
southern africa / the left / press release Wednesday June 27, 2007 17:10 byJonathan Payn   text 3 comments (last - tuesday february 19, 2008 10:15)
Right-wingers in the South African town of Potchefstroom removed street-signs with the names of liberation figures and replaced them with those of Boer leaders. But the Potch City Council attributed the actions to "racist anarchists". read full story / add a comment
Double Issue 5/6 of Tokologo, the Newsletter of the TAAC, now available

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img_20160106_095803.jpg imageΠόλεμος στα αφεντι&#... 17:27 Fri 06 May by Dmitri 0 comments

Σήμερα τα χάνουμε όλα. Μας θέλουν δούλους, τσιράκια και γλέιφτες του κάθε καραγκιόζη δίχως αξιοπρέπεια με μόνο απατειλό όνειρο να γίνουμε και εμείς αφεντικά μπας και βγούμε απο το βούρκο πατώντας επι πτωμάτων. Η συνειδητοποίηση της θέσης μας, η γνώση του παρελθόντος, η συλλογική αντίσταση και η αλληλεγγύη δείχνουν σε ποια πλευρά του δρόμου θα σταθούμε και θα παλέψουμε. Δεν ζητάμε περισσότερα, τα θέλουμε ΟΛΑ.

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Από το Μεξικό μέχρι την Τουρκία κι από την Ελλάδα μέχρι τις φτωχογειτονιές της Γαλλίας, να φωνάξουμε στα ταξικά μας αδέρφια πως τίποτα δεν έχει τελειώσει και πως κανείς καταπιεσμένος δεν είναι μόνος του όσο υπάρχει αντίσταση και αγώνας. Για να πάρουμε τις ζωές στα χεριά μας, να αναλάβουμε την ευθύνη να ορίσουμε το παρόν και το μέλλον, χτίζοντας μια νέα χειραφετημένη κοινωνία με βάση την αξιοπρέπεια, τη δικαιοσύνη, την ελευθερία, την αλληλεγγύη στα συντρίμμια του κόσμου της εξουσίας, του κράτους και του κεφαλαίου.

textΠρωτομαγιάτικη απ ... 21:00 Thu 05 May by Κοινωνικός χώρος των “από κάτω” Αλδεβαράν 0 comments

Οι εργάτες και οι εργάτριες της Νάουσας, οι άνεργοι και οι άνεργες, στα εργοστάσια, στη γη, στα καφενεία και τις ταβέρνες, στο νοσοκομείο οφείλουμε να αναζητήσουμε και να βρούμε τους τρόπους οργάνωσης της τάξης μας σε τοπικό, ελλαδικό και διεθνές επίπεδο. Να ξανασυνδεθούμε στις αλυσίδες του μαχητικού αγώνα, για να ανακτήσουμε αυτά που δημιουργούμε, για λιγότερες ώρες εργασίας και περισσότερο ελεύθερο χρόνο, για την κατάργηση όλων των αντεργατικών νόμων, για την απελευθέρωση μας από τα αφεντικά στο κράτος και στην οικονομία.

13148000_10209105563821906_765149549_o1.jpg imageΝα σπάσουμε τη βιτρ&... 05:49 Thu 05 May by Ελευθεριακή Πρωτοβουλία Θεσσαλονίκης 0 comments

Την Κυριακή 8 Μάη θα είμαστε στο δρόμο διαδηλώνοντας και περιφρουρώντας, με αποκλεισμούς καταστημάτων, την γενική απεργία που έχει κηρυχθεί, όχι γιατί το είπε η ΓΣΕΕ, με την οποία είμαστε ρητά και ξεκάθαρα σε αντίθετα στρατόπεδα της ταξικής πάλης, αλλά επειδή η κατάργηση της Κυριακάτικης αργίας δεν πρέπει να επιβληθεί. Επειδή θα αντισταθούμε σε κάθε επιθετική κίνηση του κεφαλαίου, από το νέο ασφαλιστικό νομοσχέδιο, ως τις μειώσεις μισθών και συντάξεων, το κόψιμο των επιδομάτων, τη διάλυση της δημόσιας περίθαλψης, τις αυξήσεις τιμών σε βασικά αγαθά, την αύξηση των εισιτηρίων στα ΜΜΜ, τις αποφάσεις του Αρείου Πάγου που υποχρεώνουν εργάτες σε αποζημίωση των αφεντικών για εργατικά ατυχήματα, τα κοψίματα ρεύματος και νερού και τους πλειστηριασμούς πρώτης κατοικίας.

16e63b16056647fbb686b208cb59b7bf.jpg imagePor un primero de Mayo clasista, de lucha y resistencia! 16:38 Tue 03 May by Federación Anarquista de Rosario (FAR) 0 comments

Para nosotras/os el 1° de Mayo simboliza la continuidad de las luchas y resistencias de los/las de abajo, su carácter internacionalista y sobre todo la vigencia del proyecto de construcción de una sociedad libertaria.

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Οι εργαζόμενοι στο αυτοδιαχειριζόμενο εργοστάσιο “Ρομπέν του Ξύλου” μαζί με όσες κι όσους πλαισιώνουν με αλληλεγγύη την προσπάθειά μας σας καλούμε να βρεθείτε μαζί μας στην απεργιακή συγκέντρωση της Εργατικής Πρωτομαγιάς την Κυριακή 8 Μαΐου στις 11πμ στην πλατεία Δημαρχείου της Βέροιας.

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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

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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.

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imageAudio & video from the Dublin Anarchist Bookfair panels May 03 by Andrew 0 comments

Here are 9 video and audio recordings from the Dublin anarchist bookfair. So whether you were far away or were there but had to miss one session in order to attend another this is your chance to catch up.

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 Leroy 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.

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imageΠόλεμος στα αφεντι&#... May 06 1 of Anarkismo Editorial Group 0 comments

Σήμερα τα χάνουμε όλα. Μας θέλουν δούλους, τσιράκια και γλέιφτες του κάθε καραγκιόζη δίχως αξιοπρέπεια με μόνο απατειλό όνειρο να γίνουμε και εμείς αφεντικά μπας και βγούμε απο το βούρκο πατώντας επι πτωμάτων. Η συνειδητοποίηση της θέσης μας, η γνώση του παρελθόντος, η συλλογική αντίσταση και η αλληλεγγύη δείχνουν σε ποια πλευρά του δρόμου θα σταθούμε και θα παλέψουμε. Δεν ζητάμε περισσότερα, τα θέλουμε ΟΛΑ.

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Από το Μεξικό μέχρι την Τουρκία κι από την Ελλάδα μέχρι τις φτωχογειτονιές της Γαλλίας, να φωνάξουμε στα ταξικά μας αδέρφια πως τίποτα δεν έχει τελειώσει και πως κανείς καταπιεσμένος δεν είναι μόνος του όσο υπάρχει αντίσταση και αγώνας. Για να πάρουμε τις ζωές στα χεριά μας, να αναλάβουμε την ευθύνη να ορίσουμε το παρόν και το μέλλον, χτίζοντας μια νέα χειραφετημένη κοινωνία με βάση την αξιοπρέπεια, τη δικαιοσύνη, την ελευθερία, την αλληλεγγύη στα συντρίμμια του κόσμου της εξουσίας, του κράτους και του κεφαλαίου.

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Οι εργάτες και οι εργάτριες της Νάουσας, οι άνεργοι και οι άνεργες, στα εργοστάσια, στη γη, στα καφενεία και τις ταβέρνες, στο νοσοκομείο οφείλουμε να αναζητήσουμε και να βρούμε τους τρόπους οργάνωσης της τάξης μας σε τοπικό, ελλαδικό και διεθνές επίπεδο. Να ξανασυνδεθούμε στις αλυσίδες του μαχητικού αγώνα, για να ανακτήσουμε αυτά που δημιουργούμε, για λιγότερες ώρες εργασίας και περισσότερο ελεύθερο χρόνο, για την κατάργηση όλων των αντεργατικών νόμων, για την απελευθέρωση μας από τα αφεντικά στο κράτος και στην οικονομία.

imageΝα σπάσουμε τη βιτρ&... May 05 0 comments

Την Κυριακή 8 Μάη θα είμαστε στο δρόμο διαδηλώνοντας και περιφρουρώντας, με αποκλεισμούς καταστημάτων, την γενική απεργία που έχει κηρυχθεί, όχι γιατί το είπε η ΓΣΕΕ, με την οποία είμαστε ρητά και ξεκάθαρα σε αντίθετα στρατόπεδα της ταξικής πάλης, αλλά επειδή η κατάργηση της Κυριακάτικης αργίας δεν πρέπει να επιβληθεί. Επειδή θα αντισταθούμε σε κάθε επιθετική κίνηση του κεφαλαίου, από το νέο ασφαλιστικό νομοσχέδιο, ως τις μειώσεις μισθών και συντάξεων, το κόψιμο των επιδομάτων, τη διάλυση της δημόσιας περίθαλψης, τις αυξήσεις τιμών σε βασικά αγαθά, την αύξηση των εισιτηρίων στα ΜΜΜ, τις αποφάσεις του Αρείου Πάγου που υποχρεώνουν εργάτες σε αποζημίωση των αφεντικών για εργατικά ατυχήματα, τα κοψίματα ρεύματος και νερού και τους πλειστηριασμούς πρώτης κατοικίας.

imagePor un primero de Mayo clasista, de lucha y resistencia! May 03 Federación Anarquista de Rosario (FAR) 0 comments

Para nosotras/os el 1° de Mayo simboliza la continuidad de las luchas y resistencias de los/las de abajo, su carácter internacionalista y sobre todo la vigencia del proyecto de construcción de una sociedad libertaria.

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