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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
Gaza - Derry speaks (photo: http://flickr.com/people/hellsbells/)
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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ss.jpg imageCall for transnational solidarity 17:59 Thu 28 Jul by A.P.O. 0 comments

The far-right bastards of syriza go smoothly hand in hand with ND (nea dimokratia, right-wing party in power before syriza’s election), anthimos (the metropolit, church’s highest officer in Thessaloniki) and all the rest pile of shit, consisting the long arm of repression. With a non-seen before operation of revenge against no border camp, they attack in the crack of dawn on families of refugees in their own homes and on the solidaries.

rocinante_1.jpg imageΚάτω τα χέρια από τι... 17:51 Thu 28 Jul by Αναρχοσυνδικαλιστική Πρωτοβουλία Ροσινάντε 0 comments

«Η Ιστορία κατευθύνεται από δυο μόνο αρχές. Το Κράτος και την κοινωνική επανάσταση, την επανάσταση και την αντεπανάσταση, που δεν πρόκειται ποτέ να φιλιώσουν αλλά έχουν εμπλακεί σε έναν αγώνα μέχρι θανάτου. Το Κράτος είναι το έγκλημα. Το μικρότερο και το λιγότερο επιθετικό Κράτος είναι εγκληματικό ακόμα και στα όνειρά του…»

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13882280_10210404037600585_7582603198664033058_n.jpg imageΈνας χρόνος από την ... 17:08 Thu 28 Jul by Άπατρις 0 comments

Ένας χρόνος έκλεισε σήμερα από την βομβιστική επίθεση στο Suruç στη Ν.Τουρκία στα σύνορα με το Kobane. Οι εκδηλώσεις μνήμης που είχαν προγραμματιστεί για το περασμένο Σαββάτο 16/07 ακυρώθηκαν, καθώς την προηγούμενη ημέρα η απόπειρα πραξικοπήματος στην Τουρκία συμπίεσε μεγάλης κλίμακας ιστορικά γεγονότα σε διάστημα λίγων ωρών. Όλες αυτές τις μέρες οι μόνοι που νιώθουν άνετα να κυκλοφορούν όλο το εικοσιτετράωρο μέσα στην πόλη είναι οι οπαδοί του κόμματος AKP και οργανωμένοι ή σκόρπιοι εθνικιστές ή φανατικοί ισλαμιστές που συμμετέχουν στην περιφρούρηση και την προστασία της πολύ- αμφιλεγόμενης τουρκικής “δημοκρατίας”.

conceabor.jpg imageEn varias ciudades de Chile se marchó por un aborto libre, gratuito y seguro 16:38 Thu 28 Jul by Gema Ortega 0 comments

Este 25 de julio se realizó la 4° marcha por el “Aborto Libre, Gratuito y Seguro” convocada por la Coordinadora Feministas en Lucha y que fue replicada en ciudades como Iquique, Antofagasta, Copiapó, Valparaíso, Curicó, Chillán, Concepción, Temuco y Valdivia.

textΑνακοίνωση της Α.Π.Ο... 23:46 Wed 27 Jul by δυσήνιος ίππος 0 comments

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12472486_1708820332703174_1627080330251749890_n.jpg imageGreece: Squats raided and evicted 21:30 Wed 27 Jul by Dmitri (republishing) 0 comments

The message the left wing government wants to transmit is that there is no space for solidarity and self-managed responses to the ordeal of the refugees, only the state’s charity and the confinement, marginalisation and selective deportation carried out by a government that follows to the letter the criminal immigration policies of the EE.

21469594628.jpg imageΕκκένωση 3 στεγαστι&... 18:31 Wed 27 Jul by Ελευθεριακή Πρωτοβουλία Θεσσαλονίκης 0 comments

Κατά τη διάρκεια της νύχτας από την Τρίτη 26/7 προς τη Τετάρτη 27/7 έλαβε χώρα μεγάλης έκτασης αστυνομική επιχείρηση με σκοπό την εκκένωση 3 στεγαστικών καταλήψεων: της κατάληψης του Ορφανοτροφείου στην οδό Λαμπράκη στην Άνω Τούμπα, της κατάληψης Hurriya στην οδό Καρόλου Ντηλ 34 δίπλα στην πλατεία Άθωνος και της κατάληψης στο  Μανδαλίδειο κτίριο στην λεωφόρο Νίκης.

41469594629.jpg imageΕκκενώσεις τριών κ&#... 18:26 Wed 27 Jul by Αντιεξουσιαστική Κίνηση Θεσσαλονίκης 0 comments

Δεν είναι τυχαίο το γεγονός, πως οι εκκενώσεις γίνονται δύο μέρες μετά τη λήξη του No Border Camp στη Θεσσαλονίκη, μιας διοργάνωσης στην οποία συμμετείχε πληθώρα αληλλέγγυων απ’όλο τον κόσμο, που ήρθε σε επαφή με τους πρόσφυγες και μετανάστες, μίλησε μαζί τους για τα προβλήματα που αντιμετωπίζουν στα κέντρα «φιλοξενίας» – εκτόπισης και πρότεινε δρόμους αυτοοργάνωσης, αμεσοδημοκρατίας και αγώνα για την καλυτέρευση της ζωής τους.

no11.jpg imageEl pueblo trabajador chileno salió a la calle y mostró un contundente rechazo a las AFP 02:47 Wed 27 Jul by Aquiles Carrasco Navas 0 comments

Como un rotundo éxito se califican los resultados de la pasada Jornada Nacional de Movilización contra las AFP’s, convocada entre la Coordinadora Nacional de Trabajadoras y Trabajadores NO + AFP y otras organizaciones sociales.

fb_img_1469103168100.jpg imageNace FENTTAS, herramienta de lucha de las y los trabajadores del área social 02:28 Wed 27 Jul by Francisco Bravo 0 comments

El lunes 18 recién pasado, luego de un largo pero enriquecedor proceso de lucha y convergencia de los distintos sindicatos del área social, se constituyó la primera Federación Nacional de Trabajadoras y Trabajadores del área social, FENTTAS, espacio sindical que aglutina a las y los trabajadores que ejecutan la política pública externalizada por parte del Estado, mediante empresas privadas contratistas que postulan a la oferta programática existente en materia social, procedente de Sename, Sernameg, Senda y todos los servicios del Ministerio de Desarrollo Social, entre otras instituciones gubernamentales.

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image¡Hay Tabla!. El Absurdo del Nuevo Código de Policía Jul 27 by Colectivo ContraInformativo Sub*Versió 0 comments

Ya vamos por la mitad del mal llamado “año de la paz”, se han dado varios de los pasos para llegar a tal fin según el discurso oficial, ya se mencionó con bombos y platillos que “el último día de la guerra” había llegado. Y bueno, vale la pena reconocer que efectivamente es un hecho histórico, un hito en la realidad del país -eso es una verdad a voces-, pero decir que vivimos el “último día de la guerra” trae consigo un sesgo político, social, cultural y económico de la realidad bastante fuerte, no es más que lo que podría mencionarse en términos literarios: toda una hipérbole.

imageΚολλεκτίβες στην Ε&#... Jul 24 by Lucien van der Walt 0 comments

Το κράτος δεν παρέχει μία εναλλακτική οδό στον καπιταλισμό ούτε ο καπιταλισμός στο κράτος. Και οι δύο αυτές δομές κοινωνικής οργάνωσης συνδέονται εσωτερικά και αλληλοσυμπληρώνονται. Δεδομένου του γεγονότος ότι καμία από τις δύο δομές δεν είναι επιθυμητή αναδύεται η ερώτηση: υπάρχει ένας τρίτος δρόμος; Η συζήτηση που προηγήθηκε για τον αναρχο-συνδικαλιστικό-ακρατικό σοσιαλισμό – προσπάθησε να δείξει τη διανοητική συνοχή, την πιθανότητα, και την επιθυμία του ως εναλλακτικής διεξόδου. Το θέμα επομένως που αντιμετωπίζουν οι σοσιαλιστές δεν είναι: “εάν ήρθε το τέλος της ιστορίας” Η πρόκληση μάλλον είναι να ανακαλύψουμε ξανά και να μάθουμε από ένα σημαντικό κομμάτι της ιστορίας, την πλούσια και ιστορικά καταξιωμένη παράδοση του αναρχοσυνδικαλισμού.

imageAlgunas reflexiones en torno al “mayo chilote” Jul 22 by Derek Ángulo 0 comments

Durante enero de este año la llegada de la marea roja desató una serie de movilizaciones en la Región de Los Lagos. Esta era la causa principal presentada por el gobierno para la crisis socioambiental que azotaba la región, silenciando las consecuencias de la depredación de las empresas salmoneras en la zona. Una salmonera había vertido el día 9 de mayo, 9 toneladas de desperdicios a 17 millas de la costa de Ancud, con la aprobación de Directemar y Sernapesca. Pero este no era un hecho aislado, ya habían pasado 40 años de industria salmonera en el territorio.

imageSpagna 1936 - le collettività Jul 20 by Alternativa Libertaria/FdCA 0 comments

dal libro di Gaston Leval, "Né Franco né Stalin : le collettività anarchiche spagnole nella lotta contro Franco e la reazione staliniana" Istituto Editoriale Italiano, 1952

textIrriducibilità al capitalismo significa lavorare in termini di partecipazione Jul 20 by Alternativa Libertaria/FdCA 0 comments

post-fazione al libro "Biologico, collettivo, solidale: Dalla filiera agricola alle azioni mutualistiche, il modello partecipativo della Cooperativa Iris" di Monia Andreani, ed.Altreconomia 2016

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imageCall for transnational solidarity Jul 28 0 comments

The far-right bastards of syriza go smoothly hand in hand with ND (nea dimokratia, right-wing party in power before syriza’s election), anthimos (the metropolit, church’s highest officer in Thessaloniki) and all the rest pile of shit, consisting the long arm of repression. With a non-seen before operation of revenge against no border camp, they attack in the crack of dawn on families of refugees in their own homes and on the solidaries.

imageΚάτω τα χέρια από τι... Jul 28 0 comments

«Η Ιστορία κατευθύνεται από δυο μόνο αρχές. Το Κράτος και την κοινωνική επανάσταση, την επανάσταση και την αντεπανάσταση, που δεν πρόκειται ποτέ να φιλιώσουν αλλά έχουν εμπλακεί σε έναν αγώνα μέχρι θανάτου. Το Κράτος είναι το έγκλημα. Το μικρότερο και το λιγότερο επιθετικό Κράτος είναι εγκληματικό ακόμα και στα όνειρά του…»

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imageΈνας χρόνος από την ... Jul 28 0 comments

Ένας χρόνος έκλεισε σήμερα από την βομβιστική επίθεση στο Suruç στη Ν.Τουρκία στα σύνορα με το Kobane. Οι εκδηλώσεις μνήμης που είχαν προγραμματιστεί για το περασμένο Σαββάτο 16/07 ακυρώθηκαν, καθώς την προηγούμενη ημέρα η απόπειρα πραξικοπήματος στην Τουρκία συμπίεσε μεγάλης κλίμακας ιστορικά γεγονότα σε διάστημα λίγων ωρών. Όλες αυτές τις μέρες οι μόνοι που νιώθουν άνετα να κυκλοφορούν όλο το εικοσιτετράωρο μέσα στην πόλη είναι οι οπαδοί του κόμματος AKP και οργανωμένοι ή σκόρπιοι εθνικιστές ή φανατικοί ισλαμιστές που συμμετέχουν στην περιφρούρηση και την προστασία της πολύ- αμφιλεγόμενης τουρκικής “δημοκρατίας”.

textΑνακοίνωση της Α.Π.Ο... Jul 27 Αναρχική Πολιτική Οργάνωση 0 comments

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imageΕκκένωση 3 στεγαστι&... Jul 27 0 comments

Κατά τη διάρκεια της νύχτας από την Τρίτη 26/7 προς τη Τετάρτη 27/7 έλαβε χώρα μεγάλης έκτασης αστυνομική επιχείρηση με σκοπό την εκκένωση 3 στεγαστικών καταλήψεων: της κατάληψης του Ορφανοτροφείου στην οδό Λαμπράκη στην Άνω Τούμπα, της κατάληψης Hurriya στην οδό Καρόλου Ντηλ 34 δίπλα στην πλατεία Άθωνος και της κατάληψης στο  Μανδαλίδειο κτίριο στην λεωφόρο Νίκης.

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