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mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war / opinion / analysis Friday August 15, 2014 19:55 by PaulB
The US special forces finally sent to Mount Sinjar in Northern Iraq to assess a mission to rescue the threatened Yezidis this morning [Thursday 14 August], reported that most of the displaced population had already been rescued in the previous days. What is not being widely reported is the identity of the Kurdish forces who secured the northern side of the mountain and opened a safe passage for the threatened Yezidi civilians, through the Syrian territory they control to Dohuk in the north of the Kurdish Autonomous region in Iraq.

Embarrassingly for the US, arriving on its white charger to save the day, only to discover they are far too late, the saviours of the Yezidis are the Turkish Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and their Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) allies. The PKK are officially on the US and EU “terrorist” lists and the autonomous Syrian region defended by the YPG is subject to blockade by ISIS to the South and West, Turkey to the North and the corrupt Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) regime in Kurdish Northern Iraq to the East. read full story / add a comment
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iberia / community struggles / feature Sunday January 26, 2014 14:32 by PaulB   text 1 comment (last - saturday february 01, 2014 04:02)   image 1 image
Just over a week ago, if you were thinking of cities in Spain most likely to host the start of a proletarian uprising, Burgos would have come pretty much at the bottom of the list. A sleepy, socially conservative, traditionally ultra-Catholic city in the Northern Castille plain, Burgos was up until now mostly known for its Cathedral and other mediaeval real estate and a local sausage uncannily reminiscent of Clonakilty black pudding. But since the initial clashes between police and protesters in the working class district of Gamonal on the night of Friday 10th January, Burgos has seen nights of continual rioting, a veritable military occupation by riot police, and solidarity demonstrations this week around 46 cities in Spain, including two successive nights of demos in the capital Madrid, resulting in clashes with the police, arrests and injuries. All this supposedly over a plan to redevelop the main road through Gamonal into a tree-lined Boulevard. read full story / add a comment
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russia / ukraine / belarus / history of anarchism / review Thursday October 31, 2013 17:04 by Paul Petard   image 1 image
The Kate Sharpley Library and Alexander Berkman Social Club collectives have recently produced a beautiful book containing complete facsimile reprints of the Bulletin of the Joint Committee for the Defense of Revolutionists Imprisoned in Russia, and the Bulletin of the Relief Fund of the International Working Men’s Association for Anarchists and Anarcho-Syndicalists Imprisoned or Exiled in Russia, which were originally published from 1923-1931. read full story / add a comment
international / economy / opinion / analysis Friday September 27, 2013 16:38 by Paul Bowman
Like the fading sun of the Summer, there is now little time left to enjoy the last days of Eurostasis we have been enveloped in of late. The relative calm that descended on the Eurocrisis, with the brief exception of the Cyrpus panic in March, is coming to an end with the German elections this coming Sunday. read full story / add a comment
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brazil/guyana/suriname/fguiana / anarchist movement / feature Friday April 26, 2013 01:11 by Paul Bowman   image 1 image
In a wide ranging interview Paul Bowman talked to Felipe Corrêa (FC)  a Brazilian anarchist who is member of Organização Anarquista Socialismo Libertário [Libertarian Socialist Anarchist Organization] (OASL) about anarchist orgainising in Brasil, just how global the crisis really is and the forthcoming World Cup. read full story / add a comment
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grecia / turchia / cipro / economia / opinione / analisi Tuesday March 19, 2013 18:04 by Paul Bowman   image 1 image
Sabato 16 marzo i ciprioti si sono svegliati con la notizia di essere in procinto di essere derubati. Con un agguato pre-programmato e pianificato per concidere con un weekend di vacanza delle banche locali, i burocrati dell'Eurozona hanno minacciato di bancarotta il sistema bancario cipriota facendo paventare un ritiro immediato del supporto di liquidità da parte della BCE. [English] read full story / add a comment
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greece / turkey / cyprus / economy / feature Tuesday March 19, 2013 17:38 by Paul Bowman   text 2 comments (last - thursday march 28, 2013 05:38)   image 1 image
This Saturday morning Cypriot people woke up to the news that they were about to be robbed. In a pre-planned ambush scheduled to coincide with a local bank holiday weekend, Eurozone apparatchiks threatened to bankrupt the Cypriot banking system by immediate withdrawal of the ECB liquidity support. [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
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north america / mexico / workplace struggles / news report Wednesday February 27, 2013 21:33 by Paul M   image 1 image
The IWW and members of Common Cause Toronto have been hitting the picket lines in support of striking refuelers employed by Porter Fixed Base Operations (FBO) at the Toronto Island airport. The strike has been bravely fought by a mere 22 workers fed up with unsafe working conditions and low wages. read full story / add a comment
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international / histoire de l'anarchisme / opinion / analyse Tuesday January 22, 2013 02:36 by Paul Arrighi   image 1 image
...Parmi les nombreux contacts que la guerre d’Espagne a permis à Silvio Trentin d’intensifier, figure la trace d’une correspondance avec le dirigeant anarchiste et enseignant de philosophie, Camille Berneri . Le 10 décembre 1936, Silvio Trentin lui fit part de son intense désir de se joindre, à nouveau, à ses camarades qui se rendaient en Espagne : « Tous les jours je fais des plans d’ «évasion» et tous les jours des obstacles nouveaux et insurmontables me contraignent ici à l’impotence». read full story / add a comment
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international / economy / opinion / analysis Friday September 28, 2012 14:12 by Paul Bowman   image 1 image
The rain is pouring, Summer's over and the Eurozone crisis is back from his hols. Timed nicely to coincide with the brutal Spanish riot police attack on the indignados protest outside the Madrid parliament, yesterday's statement by the remaining triple-AAA rated "Nordic Front" of Germany, Finland and the Netherlands, has put the cat back amongst the pigeons. read full story / add a comment
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iberia / economia / opinione / analisi Monday June 11, 2012 22:28 by Paul B.   text 1 comment (last - monday june 11, 2012 23:08)   image 1 image
Nella prossima settimana la Spagna entra in zona salvataggio. Nonostante i segnali sempre più forti di catastrofe imminente che giungono da Madrid, la battaglia tra le istanze del capitalismo spagnolo da una parte e Bruxelles, Berlino e Francoforte dall'altra, è riuscita per ora a scongiurare l'ora del giudizio. Ma riusciranno a raggiungere lo scopo di impedire la caduta della Spagna prima delle seconde elezioni in Grecia? [English] read full story / add a comment
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iberia / economy / opinion / analysis Saturday June 09, 2012 18:17 by Paul B.   image 1 image
Spain began this week in bailout territory. Despite the increasingly shrill warnings of imminent catastrophe from Madrid, the battle of wills between the Spanish capital and Brussels, Berlin and Frankfurt has managed to avert the hour of judgement thus far. But can they achieve the aim of preventing the fall of Spain before the second Greek election? [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
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internazionale / economia / opinione / analisi Tuesday May 22, 2012 20:37 by Paul Bowman   image 1 image
Come un incidente d'auto al rallentatore, l'inarrestabile crisi dell'Eurozona ha toccato un altro punto di crisi. Le elezioni in Francia ed in Grecia, le elezioni tedesche in Renania Settentrionale-Vestfalia e le nuove elezioni in Grecia il prossimo mese, hanno portato i sintomi di sofferenza della Eurozona a livelli di panico. Sull'intera situazione grava lo spettro di una morte annunciata: un funerale per l'icona dell'euro come un partito che nessuno vuole abbandonare. [English] read full story / add a comment
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bolivia / peru / ecuador / chile / economía / non-anarchist press Sunday May 20, 2012 21:36 by Paul Walder   image 1 image
La semana previa al anuncio de la reforma tributaria, el presidente Sebastián Piñera volvió a repetir que Chile podría alcanzar el desarrollo hacia finales de esta década, si mantiene las actuales tasas de crecimiento. Durante el primer año de su gobierno el producto nacional creció 6,1 por ciento, en 2011 un seis, en tanto las proyecciones para el año en curso están en torno a un cinco por ciento, debido a la crisis financiera de las grandes economías del mundo.
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international / economy / opinion / analysis Thursday May 17, 2012 17:46 by PaulB
The slow-motion car crash that is the ongoing Eurozone crisis has hit yet another seizure point. The previous weekend’s French and Greek elections, Sunday’s German election in Nordrhein-Westfalen and the threat of a second Greek election next month, has raised the Eurozone stress levels back to panic levels. Hanging over the whole situation is the spectre of a death foretold - a funeral for the vision of the Euro as the party that no-one ever leaves. [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
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internazionale / economia / opinione / analisi Thursday April 12, 2012 17:40 by Paul Bowman   image 1 image
Mentre si spengono le fiamme dell'ultimo round di scontri in Grecia, l'incapacità dei principali media di raccontare la storia dell'attuale crisi dell'Eurozona ci lascia in mezzo all'oscurità proprio come un attimo prima che le molotov illuminassero i TG della sera. read full story / add a comment
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bolivia / peru / ecuador / chile / community struggles / non-anarchist press Wednesday March 21, 2012 18:32 by Paul Walder   image 1 image
El estallido de la protesta social de Aysén, un evento tal vez sorpresivo y accidental para un gobierno en pleno letargo veraniego, ha sido una etapa más del malestar incubado durante las últimas dos décadas. Emergió cual volcán hace un año, en Magallanes, para extenderse durante 2011 por múltiples sectores. read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / economy / news report Friday March 02, 2012 23:57 by Paul
Wednesday the European Central Bank (ECB) gave out 530 billion euros in 3-year term loans to the private banks of the Eurozone. Together with the 490 billion they doled out last December, that's over 1 trillion euros. If pigs could fly and politicians never lied and every household in the country was magically able to pay the hated Household Tax, the total receipt would be 160 million euro. At that rate, it would take 6,250 years to amount to 1 trillion. It would also take 20 years to amount to the 3.2 billion euros the state are handing over to the Anglo bondholders on the 31st March coming. read full story / add a comment
internazionale / economia / stampa non anarchica Thursday February 23, 2012 16:08 by Paul Mattick, Jr.
Come descrivere gli eventi che hanno sconvolto l'economia globale negli ultimi tre anni? La maggior parte dei commentatori economici concordano sul fatto che ci sia stata una crisi finanziaria, che ha dato origine a una recessione, ma che una azione rapida del governo per salvare le società finanziarie e "stimolare" l'economia abbia scongiurato la minaccia di una vera e propria depressione. Alcuni economisti non si aspettano una ripresa economica prima di un anno o due, mentre quasi tutti sono d'accordo che anche un miglioramento dell'economia sarà una ripresa senza posti di lavoro, ma l'opinione comune, almeno per il momento, è che il peggio è alle nostre spalle. Ma, con qualunque variazione, l'idea di base è che la causa principale dei problemi del mondo è stato il crollo del settore finanziario americano, causato dalla assunzione di rischi finanziari senza precedenti, stimolati dai fantastici profitti raggiunti da questo settore negli anni 90 e aiutati da una regolamentazione governativa lassista. [English] read full story / add a comment
international / economy / non-anarchist press Thursday February 23, 2012 15:57 by Paul Mattick, Jr.
How are we to describe the events that have convulsed the global economy over the last three years? Most economic commentators agree that there was a financial crisis, which gave rise to a recession, but that swift governmental action to bail out financial corporations and "stimulate" the economy averted the threat of a full-scale depression. Some economists do not expect full economic bloom for another year or two, while almost all agree that even an improved economy will be a "jobless recovery," but the consensus view, at least for the moment, is that the worst is behind us. But, with whatever variations, the basic idea is that the root cause of the world's economic troubles was the collapse of the American finance industry, brought on by unparalleled financial risk-taking, stimulated by the fantastic profits achieved by this sector in the 1990s and helped along by lax governmental regulation. [Italiano] read full story / add a comment

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macdec2014.jpg imageProtest in solidarity with Spanish anarchists 02:49 Mon 22 Dec by MACG 0 comments

On 16 December 2014, Spanish police launched ‘Operation Pandora’. Round-ups, searches, and arrests were carried out at squats in the ‘Casa de la Montaña’ district of Barcelona, at the libertarian San-Andres reading room, the anarchist Poble-Sec reading room, as well as 15 private homes.
Presently, 11 anarchists have been detained incommunicado by the state and accused of belonging to an ‘anarchist terrorist’ organisation (https://libcom.org/news/spain-pandora’s-box-17122014).

daf_in_kobane_3.jpg image6 σημεία για το Κομπα... 10:39 Thu 18 Dec by No man 0 comments

6 σημεία για το Κομπανί και 3 σημεία για την ελευθερία
Προκήρυξη σχετικά με την πολιορκία του Κομπανί, τον φονταμενταλισμό και τις αυτόνομες κουρδικές περιφέρειες στη βόρεια Συρία.

marxes.jpg imageLas Marchas de la Dignidad acuerdan convocar huelga general 18:58 Tue 16 Dec by Confederación General del Trabajo 0 comments

- Desde CGT se considera que se está ante un momento histórico en el devenir de las luchas obreras y sociales
- Se convocará una huelga general laboral, social y de consumo el 22 de octubre de 2015
- CGT entiende que la lucha es la única garantía de defensa de los derechos, gobierne quien gobierne

Bil'in, 12.12.14. Photo: Hamza Burnat imagePalestine-Israel, The joint struggle to the backdrop of the end-of-the-world "status quo" and as cat... 16:47 Mon 15 Dec by Ilan S. 0 comments

The old world order, in which US interests in the region East of the Mediterranean let Israel - a bastion of the US - continue with its Zionist settler colonialist in the 1967 occupied Palestine, has ended. Europe has started to advance its own interests, which are not in accord with the Israeli bastion. The independent steps of Europe are enhanced by its public opinion against Israeli colonialism to which the joint struggle in the West Bank contributes a lot. It was the approach of the imminent crisis that forced the Israeli Prime minister to call for elections, to save himself from the normally-timed election when the crisis would be the main agenda. The murder of the Palestinian minister of the popular struggles has focused attention on the ferment and rising of the popular non-armed struggles of which Israel is contemplating suppression with systematic use of live ammunition.

Bil'in. Foto: Mohammed Yasin imagePalestina-Israele - la lotta unitaria contribuisce allo spostamento degli equilibri di potere all'in... 16:15 Sun 14 Dec by Ilan S. 0 comments

Lo Stato di Israele è stato costruito soprattutto dai socialisti nazionalisti che controllavano il 75% dell'economia nel 1949. A causa della dipendenza dalle potenze imperialiste i cosiddetti socialisti investirono soprattutto nella costruzione di una elite capital-sionista che perse il potere nel 1977. I conflitti di interesse all'interno della classe dirigente capital-sionista iniziarono a mutare l'equilibrio tra la piccola fazione di industriali favorevole all'espulsione dei palestinesi e la fazione capitalista integrata nella globalizzazione neoliberista che voleva sfruttare i palestinesi ed i lavoratori dei paesi vicini. [English]

Sam Mbah imageNecrologio dell'anarchico nigeriano Sam Mbah (1963-2014) 13:55 Sun 14 Dec by Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front 0 comments

Il Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front esprime la sua più profonda tristezza per la morte di San Mbah, un grande uomo, un fratello africano, un nostro compagno di lotta. Esprimiamo le nostre più sincere condoglianze a tutti coloro che conoscevano Sam. Ci sia di conforto sapere che il tempo da egli ha trascorso con noi è stato assolutamente di grande aiuto. [English]

daf02.jpg imageMACG withdraws from Australians for Kurdistan 17:46 Fri 12 Dec by MACG 0 comments

This statement was prepared for the public meeting on “Beyond Kobanê – Behind the revolution in Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan)”, which was held at Victorian Trades Hall on Wednesday 3 December by Australians for Kurdistan. Most of it was read at the meeting, but due to time constraints, the latter part was curtailed. The parts in italics were not able to be read. There has been minor editing for publication.

textDécès de l’anarchiste nigérien Sam Mbah 06:49 Fri 12 Dec by Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front 0 comments

Le Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front [Ndt. Organisation communiste libertaire d’Afrique du Sud] est profondément attristé d’apprendre la mort d’un grand être humain, un frère africain et un camarade de lutte – Sam Mbah. Nous voudrions envoyer nos plus sincères sympathies à ceux et celles qui ont connu Sam. Nous espérons que vous puissiez vous consoler par le fait qu’il a fait le plus pleinement usage du temps passé avec nous.

Sam Mbah imageObituary of Nigerian anarchist Sam Mbah 14:34 Tue 09 Dec by Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front 0 comments

Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front is deeply saddened to hear of the death a great human being, African brother, and fellow activist – Sam Mbah. We would like to send our deepest sympathies to those who knew Sam. We hope that you are comforted by the fact that the time he did spend with us was put to its absolute fullest use. [Italiano]

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Με αφορμή την προσπάθεια πυρπόλησης καταστήματος επίπλων, στο οποίο βρίσκονταν πελάτες και εργαζόμενοι, στο κέντρο της Θεσσαλονίκης την ώρα της πορείας, οι αντιεξουσιαστικές ομάδες της Θεσσαλονίκης εξέδωσαν ανακοίνωση, θέλοντας να διαχωρίσουν τη θέση τους από τέτοιες πρακτικές.

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image“Contabilidade criativa” e a incrível capacidade do governo em piorar a relação política a cada opor... Dec 18 by BrunoL 0 comments

17 de dezembro de 2014, Bruno Lima Rocha

No Brasil, a estimativa de perdas (ou gastos) com a corrupção é da ordem de R$ 69 bilhões de reais ao ano. Já a sonegação (sem contar a injustiça fiscal) chega a R$ 415 bilhões de reais. E, por fim, se da sonegação (e o sonegômetro quase ninguém fala), a gastança com a rolagem da dívida odiosa é ainda mais ocultada. Este gasto é da ordem de R$ 718 bilhões de reais ao ano! Esconder estes números e inverter as prioridades é o conluio da mídia hegemônica com os operadores do mercado financeiro e seus representantes, dentro e fora do governo de turno.

imageIl fronte della Rojava ed il complesso teatro delle operazioni della rivoluzione sociale curda Dec 16 by BrunoL 0 comments

L'analisi è relativamente complessa e la risultante sembra essere semplice. Le forze sociali della Rojava sono circondate avendo alle spalle il confine con la Turchia. Prima della liberazione della parte siriana del Kurdistan, le vie usate dai trafficanti di armi per l'approvvigionamento logistico dei jihadisti potevano contare sull'aiuto (tolleranza) dello Stato turco. Dopo il luglio 2012, le YPG, milizie di autodifesa organicamente legate alla TEV-Dem [composizione delle forze sociali egemonizzade dal PYD (Partito di Unione Democratica) che organizza la società locale] hanno cominciato a chiudere il confine nella ricerca di una autonomia regionale. [Castellano]

imageEl frente de Rojava y el complejo escenario de la revolución social kurda Dec 15 by BrunoL 0 comments

Por Bruno Lima Rocha

El análisis es relativamente complejo y el resultado parece ser simple. Las fuerzas sociales de Rojava, están rodeadas en la retaguardia, por el cierre de la frontera realizado por Turquía. Antes el bloqueo de la parte siria de Kurdistán, las líneas de los traficantes de armas y el suministro logístico de jihadistas, se realizó (tolerada) por el Estado turco. Después de julio de 2012, el YPG, milicia de autodefensa orgánicamente ligada a la TEV-Dem (composición de las fuerzas sociales hegemonizadas) y el PYD (Partido de la Unión Democrática), con la organización de la sociedad local) comenzó a cerrar la frontera en busca de una autonomía regional. [Português]

imageΕισήγηση στην Εκδή&#... Dec 13 by ΕΣΕ Θεσσαλονίκης 0 comments

Εισήγηση της ΕΣΕ Θεσσαλονίκης από την εκδήλωση ενάντια στην Κυριακάτικη αργία μαζί με τους "εργαζόμενους/εργαζόμενες στο εμπόριο" (https://orthostasia.wordpress.com/) που μεταφέρθηκε στο Κατειλημμένο Εργατικό Κέντρο Θεσσαλονίκης στις 7 Δεκέμβρη - Αυτή η Κυριακή έχει επιβληθεί ως εργάσιμη. - Συγκέντρωση την Κυριακή, 14 Δεκέμβρη Τσιμισκή με Αριστοτέλους στις 10.30πμ Ενάντια στο άνοιγμα των μαγαζιών.

textThe Narrative of the Egyptian revolution (2011-2013) in the documentary 'Al Midan' (The Square) Dec 13 by Sweatshirt 0 comments

This essay seeks to address the subject of the Egyptian revolution by following the narrative of the revolution in the 2013 documentary Al Midan (The Square) by Jehane Noujaim. [footnote: Jehane Noujaim. 2013. Al-Midan (The Square). [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2486682/.] The question under investigation here is: How is the revolution – its dynamics and its capacity – narrated in this piece of documentary film? Basically, I want to know, how the director and its narrators give meaning to this recent part of Egyptian history.

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imageProtest in solidarity with Spanish anarchists Dec 22 Anarkismo 0 comments

On 16 December 2014, Spanish police launched ‘Operation Pandora’. Round-ups, searches, and arrests were carried out at squats in the ‘Casa de la Montaña’ district of Barcelona, at the libertarian San-Andres reading room, the anarchist Poble-Sec reading room, as well as 15 private homes.
Presently, 11 anarchists have been detained incommunicado by the state and accused of belonging to an ‘anarchist terrorist’ organisation (https://libcom.org/news/spain-pandora’s-box-17122014).

image6 σημεία για το Κομπα... Dec 18 0 comments

6 σημεία για το Κομπανί και 3 σημεία για την ελευθερία
Προκήρυξη σχετικά με την πολιορκία του Κομπανί, τον φονταμενταλισμό και τις αυτόνομες κουρδικές περιφέρειες στη βόρεια Συρία.

imageNecrologio dell'anarchico nigeriano Sam Mbah (1963-2014) Dec 14 ZACF 0 comments

Il Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front esprime la sua più profonda tristezza per la morte di San Mbah, un grande uomo, un fratello africano, un nostro compagno di lotta. Esprimiamo le nostre più sincere condoglianze a tutti coloro che conoscevano Sam. Ci sia di conforto sapere che il tempo da egli ha trascorso con noi è stato assolutamente di grande aiuto. [English]

imageMACG withdraws from Australians for Kurdistan Dec 12 Anarkismo 0 comments

This statement was prepared for the public meeting on “Beyond Kobanê – Behind the revolution in Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan)”, which was held at Victorian Trades Hall on Wednesday 3 December by Australians for Kurdistan. Most of it was read at the meeting, but due to time constraints, the latter part was curtailed. The parts in italics were not able to be read. There has been minor editing for publication.

textDécès de l’anarchiste nigérien Sam Mbah Dec 12 0 comments

Le Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front [Ndt. Organisation communiste libertaire d’Afrique du Sud] est profondément attristé d’apprendre la mort d’un grand être humain, un frère africain et un camarade de lutte – Sam Mbah. Nous voudrions envoyer nos plus sincères sympathies à ceux et celles qui ont connu Sam. Nous espérons que vous puissiez vous consoler par le fait qu’il a fait le plus pleinement usage du temps passé avec nous.

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