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southern africa / migration / racism / opinion / analysis Tuesday June 02, 2015 20:19 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 14:50 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 15:40 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 15:34 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 15:26 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 19:28 byShawn Hattingh & Jonathan Payn   text 2 comments (last - tuesday may 13, 2014 19:37)   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 20:04 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 19:57 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 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
zuidelijk afrika / community struggles / persbericht Monday September 10, 2007 17:16 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 09:54 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 16:10 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
Employees at the Zarfati Garage in Mishur Adumim vote to strike on July 22, 2014. (Photo courtesy of Ma’an workers union)

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Οι εξεγέρσεις όμως δεν έρχονται ως γραμμική συνέπεια των κοινωνικών αιτιών που τις δημιουργούν. Δεν προγραμματίζονται και σίγουρα δεν επαναλαμβάνονται με τους ίδιους τρόπους, ειδικά στις επετείους τους. Αν θέλουμε όχι να βαδίσουμε στον δρόμο του Δεκέμβρη αλλά να τον ξεπεράσουμε θα πρέπει να εντείνουμε τις αντιστάσεις σε κάθε κοινωνικό πεδίο όπου υπάρχει η σύγκρουση εξουσιαστών-καταπιεσμένων.

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El día 30 de noviembre, a las 11pm, un joven que había escapado del cautiverio que le impuso un grupo paramilitar que a un no se ha logrado identificar, llegó a la vereda Llano Guavito, y denunció que él había sido secuestrado el día 28 de Noviembre, luego fue llevado un guadual ubicado en las inmediaciones de una de las grandes haciendas dedicadas a la producción de caña, al parecer propiedad del ingenio Castilla. Allí permaneció amarrado y descubrió que este grupo está conformado tanto por civiles como por hombres que utilizan uniformes camuflados, armas de largo alcance y equipos de guerra, además se conoció que este grupo tenían secuestrado otros dos indígenas, un hombre y una mujer, que también lograron escapar de su cautiverio, sin embargo hasta el momento no se conoce el paradero de estas dos personas que al parecer pertenecen a las comunidades de Corinto y Huellas.

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Δεν γνωρίζουμε ποια θα είναι η εξέλιξη και ποιο το πόρισμα της αστικής δικαιοσύνης για την ευθύνη και την τιμωρία των φονιάδων αφεντικών, η εμπειρία μας όμως μας λέει ότι οι εργοδότες είναι οι μόνιμοι υπεύθυνοι για κάθε εργοδοτική δολοφονία και έχουμε την απορία αν θα επιδείξουν οι αστυνομικοί που ως γνωστό προτιμούν ιδιαίτερα για την σίτιση τους την εν λόγω αλυσίδα ταχυεστιατορίων, τον ίδιο υπερβάλλοντα ζήλο για την δίωξη των εγκληματιών εργοδοτών, όπως διώκουν αντίστοιχα τους αγωνιζόμενους εργαζόμενους.

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Συγκέντρωση το Σάββατο 3/12 στις 12 το μεσημέρι έξω από το Everest της Πλατείας Βικτωρίας

Η εργοδοτική δολοφονία στα Everest είναι απλά ένα ακόμα ηχηρό καμπανάκι στα αυτιά του εργατικού κινήματος. Έρχεται να υπενθυμίσει με τον πιο επιτακτικό τρόπο πως ο οργανωτικός διαχωρισμός από την ΓΣΕΕ και η δημιουργία μιας νέας, ανεξάρτητης, ταξικής και πραγματικά αγωνιστικής συνδικαλιστικής συνομοσπονδίας είναι μια από τις σημαντικότερες προϋπόθεσης επίβιωσης της εργατικής τάξης.

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Από τη πλευρά μας ως αναρχικοί, αλληλέγγυοι με τους φτωχούς και τους εξεγερμένους όλης της γης, θα στεκόμαστε δίπλα σε κάθε καταπιεσμένο και καταπιεσμένη αυτού του κόσμου και θα αγωνιζόμαστε μαζί για τη ζωή και την αξιοπρέπεια. Στοχεύουμε στη σύνδεση των αγώνων των μεταναστών/προσφύγων με το πρόταγμα της συνολικής ανατροπής κράτους και κεφαλαίου. Από κοινού όλοι οι εκμεταλλευόμενοι και καταπιεσμένοι αυτού του κόσμου να αντισταθούμε στους δολοφονικούς σχεδιασμούς του κράτους και των αφεντικών. Να προτάξουμε την κοινωνική και ταξική αυτοοργάνωση, τους κοινούς αγώνες ντόπιων και μεταναστών ενάντια στη φτώχεια, την εξαθλίωση, τον φόβο, τον ρατσισμό και την κρατική και παρακρατική τρομοκρατία. Να προωθήσουμε τον διαρκή αγώνα για την παγκόσμια κοινωνική επανάσταση, την αναρχία και τον ελευθεριακό κομμουνισμό.
ΣΥΓΚΕΝΤΡΩΣΗ: ΣΑΒΒΑΤΟ 3 ΔΕΚΕΜΒΡΗ – 12 μ. ΣΤΟ ΜΕΤΡΟ ΕΛΑΙΩΝΑ ΚΑΙ ΠΟΡΕΙΑ ΣΤΟ ΣΤΡΑΤΟΠΕΔΟ ΣΥΓΚΕΝΤΡΩΣΗΣ

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Comunicado de la organización de Mujeres Anarquistas en el Estado turco sobre la actual situación de represión a las mujeres. [Türkçe] [English] [Ελληνικά] [Italiano]

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Το Σαββατοκύριακο 26 και 27 Νοέμβρη πραγματοποιήθηκε στην Πάτρα (Εργατικό Κέντρο) το 2ο συνέδριο της Αναρχικής Πολιτικής Οργάνωσης – Ομοσπονδία Συλλογικοτήτων.

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Anche se la legge sugli "abusi sessuali" presentata il 17 novembre da 6 deputati dell'AKP è stata ritirata, è importante capire cosa significhi per noi donne questa proposta che è stata contestata dalle nostre proteste fin dagli inizi. La bozza di legge abbassava l'età minima per il consenso sessuale da 15 a 12 anni a puntava a disporre una situazione di impunità per i colpevoli di molestie e di stupri attualmente sotto processo nonchè per quelli futuri: una depenalizzazione dei crimini sessuali. Assoluzione per i colpevoli di violenze e di stupri nel caso sposino le bambine di cui hanno abusato; esposizione delle ragazze al rischio di violenze e stupro all'età di 12 anni e la previsione di bambine spose. Il ritiro della legge da un lato è diventato uno degli esempi più consistenti di come noi donne diventiamo libere se resistiamo e dall'altro ha mostrato la politica di stallo dello Stato.
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Ο μόνος τρόπος της ύπαρξής μας ενάντια στο κράτος, το οποίο συντηρεί την ύπαρξή του με την καταστροφή της ζωής μας, είναι να οργανωθούμε και να αγωνιστούμε. Ενάντια στο κράτος με τους νόμους του, τις απαγορεύσεις και υποτιθέμενη δικαιοσύνη, με την οποία περιμένουν από εμάς να τους παρακαλέσουμε, αντιστεκόμαστε και γινόμαστε ελεύθερες δημιουργώντας μια νέα ζωή. Καλούμε όλες τις γυναίκες να αγωνίζονται μέχρι να καταστραφούν η πατριαρχία και το κράτος. [English] [Türkçe] [Italiano] [Castellano]

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imageTrump and the myth of the progressive but misled 'white working class' voters Dec 06 by andrew 0 comments

Once it became clear that Trump was going to become the president of the USA, my Facebook feed became cluttered with attempts to understand how that could possibly happen.  How could a white supremacist, misogynist and utterly transparent snake oil salesman accumulate so many votes?  Those on the left both inside and outside the borders of the USA struggled to understand what had happened. [Listen to the audio of this entire article] A common conclusion in too many of these pieces is that the left needs to reach out, and listen to the concerns of, those who voted for him as a priority.  In a similar fashion to how sections of the left evaluated Brexit, they see a working class anti-establishment rebellion in the Trump vote from what they term the ‘white working class’. They believe that component was won by Trump because it has been neglected by the left - often, they will assert, because the rest of the left was distracted by what they call identity politics. This is a simple explanatory story that is particularly attractive to those sections of the left that have a nostalgic yearning for an imagined past of pure class struggle, shorn of internal concerns around oppression.  But the concept of masses of otherwise progressive working class voters opting for Trump on economic grounds is a myth.  The attractiveness of that myth and its promotion has more to do with the hostility of that section of the left towards the influence of intersectional feminism than anything more substantive.  That hostility has caused them to seek out anecdotes and exceptional regions and present them as the typical story that defines the election just as liberal Hillary Clinton campaigners have focused in on Facebook false news stories as the cause of her defeat.

imageΚοινωνικές τάξεις &#... Dec 04 by Felipe Correa 0 comments

Το άρθρο αυτό -που εξήχθη σχεδόν πλήρως από το βιβλίο μου Teoria Bakuniniana do Estado [Μπακουνική Θεωρία του Κράτους] (2)- έχει στόχο να παρουσιάσει μια σύντομη συζήτηση για τη θεωρία των κοινωνικών τάξεων και της γραφειοκρατίας έτσι όπως διατυπώθηκε από τον Μιχαήλ Μπακούνιν στην αναρχική περίοδο της ζωής του.
Ποια είναι τα κριτήρια που καθορίζουν τις κοινωνικές τάξεις; Ποιες είναι οι κοινωνικές τάξεις; Υπάρχουν κυρίαρχες και καταπιεσμένες τάξεις; Πώς μπορεί να οριστεί η ταξική πάλη; Τι είναι η γραφειοκρατία; Πώς σχετίζεται με άλλα κοινωνικά στρώματα; Αυτά είναι μερικά από τα ερωτήματα στα οποία το κείμενο προσπαθεί να απαντήσει.

imageConfederalismo ibérico. La plurinacionalidad viable. Dec 02 by José Luis Carretero Miramar 0 comments

El problema territorial en el Estado Español ha pasado a convertirse en una de las más candentes cuestiones de la actualidad. El procés catalán, masivamente apoyado en las calles por un parte muy importante de la ciudadanía, junto a los históricos reclamos de autonomía e independencia en Euskadi o Galicia, conforman los hitos principales de una situación que puede conducir a una quiebra desordenada del Régimen del 78, tanto como a su restauración autoritaria sobre la excusa de la unidad nacional.

imageFidel Castro (1926-2016) Dec 02 by Samuel Farber 0 comments

Dopo una lunga malattia che lo ha costretto a ritirarsi dalla carica nel luglio 2006, Fidel Castro è morto lo scorso 25 novembre. Nel corso della sua vita Castro era sopravvissuto a molti sforzi degli Stati Uniti per rovesciare il suo governo ed anche eliminarlo fisicamente, vedi la sponsorizzazione di invasioni, numerosi tentativi di assassinio e attacchi terroristici. Castro ha tenuto il potere politico supremo a Cuba per più di 47 anni, e anche dopo aver lasciato il suo alto ufficio ha continuato ad essere politicamente impegnato per diversi anni incontrando numerose personalità straniere e scrivendo le sue Reflexiones sulla stampa del Partito Comunista Cubano. [English] [Castellano]

imageLos video-foros como herramientas de construcción colectiva Dec 02 by Rebeldía Contrainformativa 0 comments

En la realización de video foros las comunidades se reconocen a sí mismas en las practicas que realizan, se ven en el medio audiovisual como lo que son, sujetos colectivos que se organizan y transforman la realidad en la que existen, este reconocimiento empodera a las comunidades, fortalece sus identidades colectivas y reafirma sus posiciones de lucha.

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Πορεία 6/12 – Αναρχική Ομοσπονδία-Περιφέρεια Κ. Μακεδονίας
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imageΠορεία, 6 Δεκέμβρη Κα... Dec 05 1 of Anarkismo Editorial Group 0 comments

Οι εξεγέρσεις όμως δεν έρχονται ως γραμμική συνέπεια των κοινωνικών αιτιών που τις δημιουργούν. Δεν προγραμματίζονται και σίγουρα δεν επαναλαμβάνονται με τους ίδιους τρόπους, ειδικά στις επετείους τους. Αν θέλουμε όχι να βαδίσουμε στον δρόμο του Δεκέμβρη αλλά να τον ξεπεράσουμε θα πρέπει να εντείνουμε τις αντιστάσεις σε κάθε κοινωνικό πεδίο όπου υπάρχει η σύγκρουση εξουσιαστών-καταπιεσμένων.

imageΚαι λογίστρια νεκρ&#... Dec 03 0 comments

Δεν γνωρίζουμε ποια θα είναι η εξέλιξη και ποιο το πόρισμα της αστικής δικαιοσύνης για την ευθύνη και την τιμωρία των φονιάδων αφεντικών, η εμπειρία μας όμως μας λέει ότι οι εργοδότες είναι οι μόνιμοι υπεύθυνοι για κάθε εργοδοτική δολοφονία και έχουμε την απορία αν θα επιδείξουν οι αστυνομικοί που ως γνωστό προτιμούν ιδιαίτερα για την σίτιση τους την εν λόγω αλυσίδα ταχυεστιατορίων, τον ίδιο υπερβάλλοντα ζήλο για την δίωξη των εγκληματιών εργοδοτών, όπως διώκουν αντίστοιχα τους αγωνιζόμενους εργαζόμενους.

imageΝα μην συνηθίσουμε &... Dec 03 0 comments

Συγκέντρωση το Σάββατο 3/12 στις 12 το μεσημέρι έξω από το Everest της Πλατείας Βικτωρίας

Η εργοδοτική δολοφονία στα Everest είναι απλά ένα ακόμα ηχηρό καμπανάκι στα αυτιά του εργατικού κινήματος. Έρχεται να υπενθυμίσει με τον πιο επιτακτικό τρόπο πως ο οργανωτικός διαχωρισμός από την ΓΣΕΕ και η δημιουργία μιας νέας, ανεξάρτητης, ταξικής και πραγματικά αγωνιστικής συνδικαλιστικής συνομοσπονδίας είναι μια από τις σημαντικότερες προϋπόθεσης επίβιωσης της εργατικής τάξης.

imageΑληλεγγύη σε πρόσφ&#... Dec 02 0 comments

Από τη πλευρά μας ως αναρχικοί, αλληλέγγυοι με τους φτωχούς και τους εξεγερμένους όλης της γης, θα στεκόμαστε δίπλα σε κάθε καταπιεσμένο και καταπιεσμένη αυτού του κόσμου και θα αγωνιζόμαστε μαζί για τη ζωή και την αξιοπρέπεια. Στοχεύουμε στη σύνδεση των αγώνων των μεταναστών/προσφύγων με το πρόταγμα της συνολικής ανατροπής κράτους και κεφαλαίου. Από κοινού όλοι οι εκμεταλλευόμενοι και καταπιεσμένοι αυτού του κόσμου να αντισταθούμε στους δολοφονικούς σχεδιασμούς του κράτους και των αφεντικών. Να προτάξουμε την κοινωνική και ταξική αυτοοργάνωση, τους κοινούς αγώνες ντόπιων και μεταναστών ενάντια στη φτώχεια, την εξαθλίωση, τον φόβο, τον ρατσισμό και την κρατική και παρακρατική τρομοκρατία. Να προωθήσουμε τον διαρκή αγώνα για την παγκόσμια κοινωνική επανάσταση, την αναρχία και τον ελευθεριακό κομμουνισμό.
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