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international / economy / opinion / analysis Friday September 27, 2013 17:38 byPaul 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 byPaul 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 byPaul 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 byPaul 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 byPaul 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 byPaul 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 byPaul 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 byPaul 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 byPaul 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 byPaul 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 byPaul 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 byPaul 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 byPaul 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 byPaul 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 byPaul 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 byPaul 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 byPaul 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 byPaul 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 byPaul 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 byPaul 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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brown04.jpg imageTerror in Ferguson 18:45 Wed 20 Aug by Denver Anarchist Black Cross 0 comments

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Platform - Magazine of Anarchist Affinity from Melbourne

mural_fb.jpg imageThe Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural 09:19 Thu 07 Aug by Scott Campbell 0 comments

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

textPalestina-Israele, la lotta unitaria in tempi di guerra 17:07 Wed 06 Aug by Ilan S. 0 comments

Le lotte unitarie nelle solite località di Bil'in, Ni'lin, Ma'sara, Sheikh Jarrah, Nabi Saleh, Qaddum, le colline a ovest di Hebron, svoltesi nel weekend ed in settimana, si sono focalizzate sulla guerra a Gaza e sugli aspetti più evidenti dell'occupazione. Ad oggi, sembra che Israele abbia fallito l'obiettivo di insediare a Gaza un governo di Hamas indipendente ma indebolito, dato che le atrocità commesse su Gaza non sono riuscite a suscitare una pressione internazionale sufficiente a spingere l'Egitto ad allentare l'assedio su Gaza. Pare che tra Hamas e l'Autorità Palestinese in Cisgiordania verrà rinnovato quel patto che Israele ha così strenuamente cercato di sabotare. [English]

Un convoi de habitants de Deir Al Zour à soutenir la résistance Shueitat. Photo grâce à: Yalla Souriya imageSyrie : L'intifada de Deir Al Zor contre Daesh (L'Etat islamique-EI) 23:32 Tue 05 Aug by Leila Shrooms 0 comments

Les syrienNEs ont montré de manière répété qu'ils et elles refusent d'accepter les tyrannies qu'il s'agisse de celle de Bashar Al Assad ou de tout groupe extrémiste qui essaie de leur imposer sa vision. Dans les derniers mois, renforcé par les équipements militaires américains et iaquiens saisis en Irak, « L'Etat Islamique » (Précédement EEIL et connu localement sous le nom de Daesh) a fait des avancées considérables dans le nord et l'est de la Syrie. Là ou il est allé, il a imposé une interprétation haineuse et réactionnaire de la loi islamique et des restrictions sévères à la population locale, a commis des massacres sectaires et d'autres atrocités telles que des crucifixions ou des décapitation, et a assassiné et emprisonné des révolutionnaires.

oabubakralbaghdadi570.jpg imageQue pensons nous de la crise actuelle en Irak ? 23:30 Tue 05 Aug by KAF 0 comments

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

textPalestine-Israel, The joint struggle in turbulent times* 21:09 Sun 03 Aug by Ilan S. 0 comments

The joint struggles in the locations of regular weekly activities of Bil'in, Ni'lin, Ma'sara, Sheikh Jarrah, Nabi Saleh, Qaddum, Western Hills of Hebron, in the weekend actions and some in between, have focused on the war on Gaza as the more obvious aspect of the occupation. Today, it seems Israel has failed to establish a weakened but independent power in the Gaza Strip - mainly because the atrocities by Israel have failed to recruit international pressure on Egypt to open the siege of Gaza enough. It seems there will be a revival of the accord between Hamas and the West Bank Palestinian Authority that Israel has invested so much effort into sabotaging. It is not clear yet what the the details will be and how the latest Israeli atrocities will influence pressure from the imperial powers on Israel to end the 1967 occupation. Latest news: Israel has started to retreat its forces from the Gaza Strip with no resolution and with rockets still being fired on Israel. [Italiano]

rocinante.jpg imageΝα τσακίσουμε τις Μ&... 18:35 Sat 02 Aug by Αναρχοσυνδικαλιστική Πρωτοβουλία Ροσινάντε 0 comments

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

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imageVíctimas y víctimas Aug 21 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D. 0 comments

Transcripción de una columna de opinión originalmente transmitida por Contagio Radio, la cual esperamos que sirva para estimular el debate y la reflexión en un momento crítico no solamente del proceso de paz, sino para la construcción de las narrativas del conflicto que servirán para que el conjunto de la sociedad colombiana le dé sentido a su violenta experiencia histórica reciente.

textİsrail Yemeği Yaktı Aug 20 by Ilan S. 0 comments

Mısır’ın inatla üstüne düşeni yapmaması –Gazze ablukasını hafifletmemesi- ve Hamas’ın ablukayı ciddi oranda azaltan bir anlaşma yapılmadıkça silah bırakmayı reddetmesi nedeniyle hava saldırıları yetersiz kalan İsrail, kara saldırısına geçti.

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imageA cúpula do terror financeiro global Aug 19 by BrunoL 0 comments

Bruno Lima Rocha, 18 de agosto de 2014

O Comitê de Determinações da Associação Internacional de Swaps e Derivativos (ISDA, ver o site dc.isda.org) equivale a uma instância globalizada de classificação de “riscos”, afirmando, por exemplo, se algum país está em default (calote) ou não. Este órgão foi criado em 2009, para tentar impor uma legitimidade a partir dos próprios fraudadores do sistema financeiro mundial. O jornal O Globo, em sua edição de 1º de agosto (página 24, em matéria de Marcio Beck e Rennan Setti) apresenta a informação dos componentes deste Comitê, sem fazer o contraponto do passado recente destes conglomerados do cassino do capital fictício. Bastaria consultar o domínio do Comitê, observar a composição dos membros das Américas e cruzar com informações difundidas pela grande mídia para dar-se conta de que, literalmente, quem está arbitrando o conflito é parte geradora da quebradeira de setembro de 2008.

imageΔέσμευση - ευθύνη - α`... Aug 18 by Dmitri 0 comments

Σκέψεις σχετικά με το ζήτημα της δέσμευσης, της ευθύνης και της αυτοπειθαρχίας

imageResistencia y movilizaciones en comunidades negras de EEUU aumentan después del asesinato de Mike Br... Aug 17 by Lucía Ángela Bambace 0 comments

El 9 de agosto en Ferguson del estado de Missouri, Michael Brown, un joven negro de 18 años, fue asesinado por la policía a pesar de estar desarmado, y de levantar las manos cuando era detenido. Brown estaba en camino a visitar su abuela con un amigo, la policía los detuvo cuando estos caminaban por la calle. El encuentro intensificó cuando Brown se resistió a ser detenido, e ingresar dentro del auto policial. Como trataban escaparse, la policía disparó a los jóvenes en repetidas ocasiones hasta dar con Brown. Su amigo, Dorian Johnson, dice que la policía continuó disparando aún después de que se dieran vuelta con sus manos levantadas.

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

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

imageThe Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural Aug 07 0 comments

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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