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international / economy / opinion / analysis Friday September 27, 2013 17:38 por 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 02:11 por 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 por 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 por 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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international / economy / opinion / analysis Friday September 28, 2012 15:12 por 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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internazionale / economia / opinione / analisi Tuesday May 22, 2012 21:37 por 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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internazionale / economia / opinione / analisi Thursday April 12, 2012 18:40 por 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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irlanda / gran bretagna / economia / opinione / analisi Sunday September 11, 2011 15:32 por Paul Bowman   image 1 image
Ed eccoci alla fine dell'estate. E' tempo per i politici e per i burocrati dell'Eurozona di far ritorno ai propri uffici e di dare un'occhiata alle cose da fare. Per la stessa ragione è tempo anche per noi, che siamo interessati a lottare contro l'Europa della Austerity, fare il punto della situazione. [English] read full story / add a comment
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international / economy / feature Monday June 27, 2011 01:47 por Paul Bowman   text 4 comments (last - sunday july 10, 2011 12:42)   image 1 image
The big bad ECB wolf is a-huffing and a-puffing but the first of the three little pigs is showing no signs of surrendering just yet. And behind the spectacle of the Greek populace standing up against its government and the core EU powers, lurks a recent historical shadow - a spectre is haunting Europe, the spectre of Yugoslavia. read full story / add a comment
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irlanda / gran bretagna / economia / opinione / analisi Wednesday November 24, 2010 21:02 por Paul Bowman   image 1 image
In Irlanda, le famiglie stanno facendo i conti con l'imposizione di altri e più drastici tagli dei servizi pubblici, dei posti di lavoro e dei redditi. Ma occorre rendersi conto che dietro questa logica brutale non c'è il FMI guidato da Washington, bensì l'Eurozona. [English] read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / economy / opinion / analysis Sunday November 21, 2010 16:47 por Paul Bowman   image 1 image
Ordinary families and households here face the imposition of even more severe cuts to services, jobs and incomes. But we must understand that the driving force behind that brutal logic is coming from the Eurozone, not the Washington-based IMF. [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
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international / the left / link to audio Tuesday May 04, 2010 01:22 por Paul Bowman   image 10 images   audio 2 audio files
The left talks a lot about class but in a manner that often confuses more than it clarifies. In this audio recording of a Rethinking revolution seminar at Seomra Spraoi Paul Bowman wonders just how useful the classification obsessed approach of the left actually is. read full story / add a comment
An IWW version of the class pyramid referred to in the talk
international / the left / link to audio Wednesday November 04, 2009 03:22 por Paul Bowman   image 1 image
Recording of a WSM branch education that looks at 'what is class' and outlines many of the different classifications that have been used before asking whether this is right approach to the question at all. Followed by a brief discussion of class in relation to a popular Irish phone in radio show phone ins demanding a public sector pay cut. read full story / add a comment
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mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war / opinion / analysis Friday February 06, 2009 20:05 por Paul Bowman   image 1 image
Slaughter in Gaza. It's in the papers, on the radio, on the TV news. We stare numbed at the images of horror while eating our dinner. And then the spokespeople, one after another. Hamas are blaming Israel. Israel and the US are blaming Hamas. The Europeans and the rest of the world are blaming the US. One one thing they are all agreed, it's not their fault, the blood is on somebody else's hands. Meanwhile bloodied parents stagger through the streets of Gaza bearing the shattered bodies of their children. read full story / add a comment
"El sistema se mantiene sin problemas"...
internacional / economía / opinión / análisis Tuesday December 23, 2008 10:42 por Paul Bowman   image 1 image
La historia oficial cuenta que los orígenes de la actual crisis recae en el colapso del mercado de créditos subprime norteamericano, es decir, créditos otorgados a personas pobres que no pueden pagar sus hipotecas. Aunque éste pudo haber sido el evento detonante de la crisis, cabe subrayar que no su causal real. read full story / add a comment
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international / economy / opinion / analysis Tuesday December 02, 2008 21:40 por Paul Bowman   image 3 images
The official story is that the origins of the current crisis lie in the collapse of the US subprime mortgage market - i.e. poor people not paying their mortgages. Although this may have been the trigger event, it is not the real cause. The real cause lies in pyramids not houses. Specifically the enormous debt pyramid built up by the Western countries read full story / add a comment
international / economy / link to video Saturday October 04, 2008 18:42 por Paul Bowman   video 1 video file   audio 1 audio file
A very detailed talk on the cause of the current world financial crisis that starts off by explaining the background economics in an easy to understand manner, moves on to the role the war and other events apart from the sub-prime crash played and concludes with a look at what opportunities have been created for anarchist by this sequence of events. read full story / add a comment
What broke the world economy?
ireland / britain / economy / feature Thursday September 18, 2008 23:07 por Paul Bowman   text 2 comments (last - tuesday september 23, 2008 09:59)   image 2 images
With financial giants toppling at rates that shock even seasoned financial commenters, many of us are left wondering, how did this state of affairs come to pass? What is becoming obvious is that the financial markets have become increasingly complex. This articles looks the nuts and bolts behind the economic headlines, explaining what is it that is being sold and why nobody seems to be able to stop the chaos from unfolding
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ireland / britain / imperialism / war / opinion / analysis Wednesday June 11, 2008 23:32 por Paul Bowman   image 1 image
Imagine that, leaving the pub on Saturday night, you find a fight outside. The Gardai turn up, grab a load of people, including you, and drag you off to the station, and throw in a beating in the back of the van. Next morning you are taken to an interview room and an old garda gives you a cup of tea, apologises for the “mix-up” earlier and says you can go as soon as you’ve signed a 6 page statement he’s prepared for you. read full story / add a comment
international / economy / opinion / analysis Thursday April 24, 2008 03:58 por Paul Bowman
This is the first part of a series of articles investigating the capitalist financial markets from a critical perspective. With such a large topic it is tricky finding a route into the subject and a plan of enquiry. The chosen road is to start with a look at the financial markets, particularly focusing on the mechanics of some of the instruments that have led to a momentous transformation of the workings of global financial markets in the most recent decades. read full story / add a comment

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saludparatodos53782.jpg imageMovimiento Salud Para Todos y Todas realiza lanzamiento oficial en Santiago 18:20 Mon 24 Apr by Solidaridad 0 comments

El miércoles 12 del presente mes de abril se realizó el lanzamiento del Movimiento Salud para Todos (MSPT), en un auditorio lleno del Consultorio Familiar Nº1 Ramón Corvalán, ubicado en Santiago Centro, en lo que sus organizadores describieron como un hito, dado el recorrido que ha hecho el movimiento en el último tiempo.

.jpg imageΚολαστήριο! 18:16 Sun 23 Apr by Συνέλευση Αναρχικών από τα Ανατολικά Ελευθερια_ 0 comments

Η αλληλεγγύη στον αγώνα των ασθενών-κρατουμένων του κολαστηρίου και των κρατουμένων στις γυναικείες πτέρυγες του Κορυδαλλού για πρόσβαση στην περίθαλψη, όπως και η αλληλεγγύη σε κάθε αγώνα που απαιτεί ανθρώπινες συνθήκες διαβίωσης μέσα στις φυλακές, άδειες για τους κρατούμενους ή τήρηση της νομοθεσίας, η οποία συχνά καταστρατηγείται (ειδικά όταν πρόκειται για πολιτικούς κρατουμένους) είναι αναπόσπαστο μέρος της ταξικής πάλης.

index.jpeg imageNa jornada de luta camponesa Pequenos Agricultores e Sem Terra retomam as terras do Açu 20:40 Wed 19 Apr by FARJ 1 comments

Os pequenos agricultores do Açu, 5º distrito de São João da Barra, Norte do Estado do Rio de Janeiro junto com o Movimento dos Trabalhadores Sem Terra (MST) reocuparam na manhã desta quarta-feira (19/04), às 5h da manhã, suas terras., após oito anos afastados por força do decreto do governo estadual Nº 41.195, de 19 de junho de 2009.

17973995_10209466926047052_332019194_n.png imageLa comunidad de Tasquillo en Hidalgo expulsa a sus autoridades tras represión policial 16:07 Tue 18 Apr by Demián Revart 0 comments

Y retumbaron las puertas de la alcaldía municipal...

text(Bielorussia) Libertà immediata per il nostro compagno Mikola Dziadok! 01:07 Mon 17 Apr by Revolución Internacional / World Revolution 0 comments

Mikola Dziadok è un giovane militante libertario, avvocato e scrittore che vive in Bielorussia. Fa parte della alleanza "Revolución Internacional / World Revolution - Прамень 'Pramen'" con cui collabora traducendo testi e saggi in russo e bielorusso sull'autogoverno, sui processi di comunità e sui movimenti sociali nel mondo. ma anche di storia, scienze sociali e pensiero critico, tematiche che dall'America Latina hanno suscitato l'interesse di molte organizzazioni e molti compagni in Europa. [Castellano][Français]

textBelarus : Liberté immédiate pour notre camarade Mikola Dziadok! 00:48 Mon 17 Apr by Revolución Internacional / World Revolution 0 comments

Mikola Dziadok est un jeune militant libertaire, avocat et écrivain en Belarus. Il fait partie de l’alliance "Revolución Internacional / World Revolution - Прамень 'Pramen'" et collabore avec [Revolución Internacional / World Revolution] en traduisant des textes et des essais vers le russe et le biélorusse sur l’autogouvernement, les processus communautaires et les mouvements sociaux dans le monde, que ce soit des écrits historiques, de sciences sociales ou de pensée critique, autant de thématiques qui ont attiré l’attention de nombreuses organisations et de nombreux-ses camarades d’Europe vers l’Amérique Latine. [Castellano][Italiano]

17919011_1843264252602462_1529940234_n.png imageNace la televisión comunitaria "Juaricua TV" para ampliar las ondas de la resistencia en la Ciudad d... 17:41 Sat 15 Apr by Demián Revart 0 comments

A escasos tres años de que los vecinos de la colonia Juárez se vieran las caras, se dirigieran la palabra , se autoerradicaran el extrañamiento de uno en uno y lograran politizar el desacuerdo con un megaproyecto de dimensiones orbitales, distintos proyectos comunitarios han emergido de un grupo de ellos que coincidió en realizar una labor permanente en defensa del barrio.

vl.jpg image[Colombia] Comunicado público ante situación de violencia machista al interior de nuestra organizaci... 02:17 Wed 12 Apr by Grupo Libertario Vía Libre 0 comments

El presente comunicado se escribe con la intención de hacer pública la posición que como Grupo Libertario Vía Libre, organización específica anarquista de la ciudad de Bogotá, Colombia, tenemos frente a un caso de violencia de género ocurrido entre militantes de nuestra organización. Pensamos que nuestra tarea, como anarquistas y feministas, es realizar ejercicios profundos de autocrítica y crítica que tengan como objetivo consolidar una posición de rechazo a las acciones y actitudes patriarcales, machistas y violentas tanto en el ámbito de lo público como en el ámbito de lo privado.

textLucien van der Walt – 2017 Statement on Michael Schmidt Affair 00:52 Wed 12 Apr by Lucien van der Walt 1 comments

On 11 February 2016, I issued an initial personal statement on the Michael Schmidt affair.[1] I completely rejected the irredeemable racist and right-wing statements attributed to Schmidt, which were mainly posted under false names online. They represent positions I have consistently opposed, for decades, to the best of my abilities. I noted problems with his explanation, centred on the claim that his posts and false personas were solely means for infiltrating the radical right for undercover research. I raised serious ethical problems with his actions, including his admitted role in repeatedly frustrating earlier investigations into his actions by myself and others. I also laid out my emotional turmoil over the affair, the gulf between the Schmidt I knew and trusted, a man active in left and black working class circles, and another Schmidt, increasingly exposed.

hkatastolhtwnantimilitaristwnsthnepoxhtoysyrizaapril2017cover.jpg imageKαταστολή των αντιμ&... 17:43 Tue 11 Apr by Ξυπόλυτο Τάγμα 0 comments

Η εν λόγω 16σέλιδη μπροσούρα, που αποτελεί την 9η κατά σειρά εκδοτική προσπάθεια, τυπώθηκε σε 2.000 αντίτυπα και διακινείται χωρίς αντίτιμο. Βέβαια, κάθε συνεισφορά θα γινόταν δεκτή με ικανοποίηση.

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imageReflexiones sobre el trabajo de base de matriz libertaria Apr 24 by Antônio Ade 0 comments

La izquierda brasilera vive una crisis de movilización que viene de décadas atrás. Eso queda en evidencia frente al escenario de ajuste, de recomposición conservadora y del retroceso en temas de derechos en el Brasil pre y pos dictadura. Así nos encontramos desarmados ante tantos ataques.

A pesar de las buenas movilizaciones recientes, posibilitadas en gran medida por los nuevos medios y redes sociales, el fracaso constante al movilizar amplios sectores de las clases oprimidas quedó claro tras el 2013 pues se evidenció el carácter volátil y pulverizado de los conflictos. A pesar de que en ese momento algunas movilizaciones lograron un relativo grado de radicalidad, muy raramente se encontraron entre sí, expresando una clara señal de fragmentación.

imageLessons of the Russian Revolution: Workers’ Revolutions are Different from Capitalist Revolutions Apr 24 by Wayne Price 0 comments

The Russian Revolution of 1917 demonstrates the dangers of a revolutionary minority taking over, setting up its own state, and substituting itself for the working class and oppressed.

imageCajamarca: environmental and territorial dispute in “post-conflict” Colombia Apr 23 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D. 0 comments

On March 26th there was a popular referendum in the heart of Colombia, in the town of Cajamarca, in the department of Tolima, to decide whether the citizens agreed with gold mining in their territory or not. In this municipality the transnational corporation AngloGold Ashanti has been for years pushing for the exploitation of a gold mine they call La Colosa (Colossus), which is reputedly the largest gold mine in the Western Hemisphere. 98% of voters rejected mining in Cajamarca, mostly because of the fact that gold has no use other than producing profits and it is a most destructive activity against the environment. [Castellano]

imageΕνάντια Στο Τέλος Τ&... Apr 22 by Συνέλευση για την Κυκλοφορία των Αγώνων 0 comments

Η επικείμενη εισαγωγή του ηλεκτρονικού εισιτηρίου στα ΜΜΜ της Αθήνας και οι αντιδράσεις που ήδη υπάρχουν φαίνεται να ανοίγουν ξανά στο δημόσιο διάλογο το θέμα των μεταφορών στη μητρόπολη. Στις παρακάτω γραμμές θα προσπαθήσουμε να βάλουμε κάποιους προβληματισμούς που αφορούν κυρίως στο πώς έχει αντιδράσει μέχρι στιγμής ο πολιτικά οργανωμένος κόσμος και λιγότερο το ποιές είναι ακριβώς οι παράμετροι της σχεδιαζόμενης αναδιάρθρωσης στα ΜΜΜ. Στόχος μας είναι να συνεισφέρουμε στην αποτελεσματικότητα του αγώνα για το μπλοκάρισμα της αναδιάρθρωσης.

imageΝόμος και Εξουσία Apr 21 by Πιοτρ Κροπότκιν 0 comments

Το βιβλίο του Πιοτρ Κροπότκιν «Νόμος και Εξουσία» εκδόθηκε από τη «Διεθνή Βιβλιοθήκη» το Φεβρουάριο του 1977 και εκτός από το ομώνυμο δοκίμιο, το οποίο μεταφράστηκε από τον Γιώργο Νταλιάνη, περιέχει και άλλα 6 δοκίμια του Κροπότκιν. Η μετατροπή της πρωτότυπης μετάφρασης στο μονοτονικό σύστημα καθώς και η προσαρμογή της γλώσσας και της ορθογραφίας στα σημερινά πρότυπα έγινα από εμάς, χωρίς αλλαγές στη σύνταξη και χωρίς να υπεισέλθουμε σε έλεγχο της νοηματικής απόδοσης.

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imageMovimiento Salud Para Todos y Todas realiza lanzamiento oficial en Santiago Apr 24 Solidaridad 0 comments

El miércoles 12 del presente mes de abril se realizó el lanzamiento del Movimiento Salud para Todos (MSPT), en un auditorio lleno del Consultorio Familiar Nº1 Ramón Corvalán, ubicado en Santiago Centro, en lo que sus organizadores describieron como un hito, dado el recorrido que ha hecho el movimiento en el último tiempo.

imageΚολαστήριο! Apr 23 0 comments

Η αλληλεγγύη στον αγώνα των ασθενών-κρατουμένων του κολαστηρίου και των κρατουμένων στις γυναικείες πτέρυγες του Κορυδαλλού για πρόσβαση στην περίθαλψη, όπως και η αλληλεγγύη σε κάθε αγώνα που απαιτεί ανθρώπινες συνθήκες διαβίωσης μέσα στις φυλακές, άδειες για τους κρατούμενους ή τήρηση της νομοθεσίας, η οποία συχνά καταστρατηγείται (ειδικά όταν πρόκειται για πολιτικούς κρατουμένους) είναι αναπόσπαστο μέρος της ταξικής πάλης.

textBelarus : Liberté immédiate pour notre camarade Mikola Dziadok! Apr 17 0 comments

Mikola Dziadok est un jeune militant libertaire, avocat et écrivain en Belarus. Il fait partie de l’alliance "Revolución Internacional / World Revolution - Прамень 'Pramen'" et collabore avec [Revolución Internacional / World Revolution] en traduisant des textes et des essais vers le russe et le biélorusse sur l’autogouvernement, les processus communautaires et les mouvements sociaux dans le monde, que ce soit des écrits historiques, de sciences sociales ou de pensée critique, autant de thématiques qui ont attiré l’attention de nombreuses organisations et de nombreux-ses camarades d’Europe vers l’Amérique Latine. [Castellano][Italiano]

image[Colombia] Comunicado público ante situación de violencia machista al interior de nuestra organizaci... Apr 12 1 of Anarkismo Editorial Group 0 comments

El presente comunicado se escribe con la intención de hacer pública la posición que como Grupo Libertario Vía Libre, organización específica anarquista de la ciudad de Bogotá, Colombia, tenemos frente a un caso de violencia de género ocurrido entre militantes de nuestra organización. Pensamos que nuestra tarea, como anarquistas y feministas, es realizar ejercicios profundos de autocrítica y crítica que tengan como objetivo consolidar una posición de rechazo a las acciones y actitudes patriarcales, machistas y violentas tanto en el ámbito de lo público como en el ámbito de lo privado.

textLucien van der Walt – 2017 Statement on Michael Schmidt Affair Apr 12 IATH / ITHA 1 comments

On 11 February 2016, I issued an initial personal statement on the Michael Schmidt affair.[1] I completely rejected the irredeemable racist and right-wing statements attributed to Schmidt, which were mainly posted under false names online. They represent positions I have consistently opposed, for decades, to the best of my abilities. I noted problems with his explanation, centred on the claim that his posts and false personas were solely means for infiltrating the radical right for undercover research. I raised serious ethical problems with his actions, including his admitted role in repeatedly frustrating earlier investigations into his actions by myself and others. I also laid out my emotional turmoil over the affair, the gulf between the Schmidt I knew and trusted, a man active in left and black working class circles, and another Schmidt, increasingly exposed.

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