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north america / mexico / the left / opinion / analysis Sunday March 17, 2013 23:35 byS. Nappalos
The terrain is changing beneath our feet. Since the collapse of the majority of the “official communist” regimes, the world has witnessed both events and ideas that have undermined the former dominant thinking within the left. The Zapatistas, Argentina in 2001, South Korean workers movements, Oaxaca in 2006, the struggles around anti-globalization, and Greece’s series of insurrectionary moments have increasingly presented challenges to traditional left answers to movements and organization. In previous eras Marxist-Leninism was the nexus which all currents by default had to respond to either in agreement or critique. Today, increasingly anarchist practices and theory have come to play this role.

As a member of an anarchist political organization, a friend once told me I in fact was practicing democratic centralism. This was perplexing, because the group had no resembling structures, practices, or the associated behaviors of democratic centralism. However, I was told that since we debated, came to common decisions, and acted on that collective democracy, we were in fact democratic centralist. This kind of productive confusion led to questions about the concept, and why the target of democratic centralism has shifted. This move, the shifting conceptual territory of core concepts of a certain orthodoxy, comes up repeatedly not only with democratic centralism, but also surrounding ideas like crisis, dialectics, the State, and class. The resulting cognitive dissonance caused me to investigate attempts at reinvigorating the concept of democratic centralism (democratic centralist revisionism), and understand truly what it is, where it came from, and how it has been practiced. read full story / add a comment
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bolivie / pérou / Équateur / chili / mouvement anarchiste / opinion / analyse Tuesday October 30, 2012 10:58 byS. Nappalos   image 1 image
Le Chili est un pays avec une riche histoire de lutte, et de profondes connections avec d’un côté, la domination, et de l’autre, la solidarité, de l’Amérique du Nord et de l’Europe. Peut-être encore plus que les autres pays d’Amérique du sud, le Chili porte un modèle néolibéral partagé avec les pays impérialistes, et particulièrement les États-Unis, qui ont saigné le Chili pour des siècles. Mais encore, la distance physique comme le paysage politique ont gardé les mouvements de l’État chilien obscurcis pour beaucoup de révolutionnaires dans le Nord. [English] read full story / add a comment
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bolivia / peru / ecuador / chile / education / entrevista Thursday October 25, 2012 08:05 byS. Nappalos   image 1 image
Entrevista realizada por Scott Nappalos, de Miami Autonomía y Solidaridad, a Felipe Ramírez, del Frente de Estudiantes Libertarios de Chile.
Transcrita por Mónica Kostas.
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bolivia / peru / ecuador / chile / education / interview Thursday October 25, 2012 08:02 byS. Nappalos   image 1 image
Interview by Scott Nappalos with Felipe Ramirez from FEL-Chile.
Translated by Mónica Kostas.
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bolivia / peru / ecuador / chile / anarchist movement / opinion / analysis Wednesday October 24, 2012 08:53 byS. Nappalos   image 1 image
Chile is a country with a rich history of struggle, and of deep connections to both the domination by and solidarity from North America and Europe. Perhaps more than other Latin American countries, Chile bears a shared neoliberal model with the imperialist countries, and particularly the US, that have been bleeding Chile for centuries. Yet both physical distance and the political landscape have kept the state of Chilean movements obscured from many revolutionaries in the North. [Français] read full story / add a comment
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north america / mexico / workplace struggles / opinion / analysis Wednesday September 07, 2011 01:00 byS. Nappalos   image 1 image
When a revolutionary begins organizing in a shop, the first step is typically to agitate one's coworkers. In our minds we see a step-by-step process wherein our agitation leads to other opportunities, recruitment, committee building, until we have power and an organization. The problem is that for most workplaces, this way of thinking gives the wrong impression. In some workplaces, particularly in production, there's a state of constant agitation and actions burst out before committees ever get built. In other workplaces agitation just never seems to take hold. What do we do in these situations? What do we do when agitation takes years without much visible result, or in places where workers are clearly in the retreat or a passive state? read full story / add a comment
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north america / mexico / education / news report Wednesday August 10, 2011 08:27 byS. Nappalos   image 1 image
Students and activists in Miami held a protest outside the Chilean consulate in downtown Miami Monday August 8th. The rally was organized by Students Working for Equal Rights, a student organization at campuses throughout Florida that organizes around student and immigrant issues. read full story / add a comment
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nord america / messico / movimento anarchico / opinione / analisi Friday January 28, 2011 17:30 byS. Nappalos   image 1 image
In tempi recenti un certo numero di correnti ideologiche della tradizione comunista libertaria ha ispirato tutta una generazione ad organizzarsi per costruire e riprodurre organizzazioni e lotte intorno ad una riflessione sulla tradizione in proiezione futura. Gran parte di questa teoria ci giunge dal periodo delle più grandi ondate di lotte proletarie e contadine del 20° secolo. Quel periodo ha prodotto una teoria dell'organizzazione basata su una posizione da protagonista all'interno dei punti più alti delle lotte, dei loro successi e delle sconfitte. [English] read full story / add a comment
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north america / mexico / the left / opinion / analysis Tuesday January 25, 2011 00:08 byS. Nappalos   text 3 comments (last - saturday january 29, 2011 07:40)   image 1 image
The end of the twentieth century was a time of transition. The regime of low-intensity warfare, the dismantling of the welfare state, and neo-liberal privatization schemes ultimately was running its course[1]. The final defeats were to be dolled out across the world in the eventual collapse of finance bubbles, widespread resistance to austerity, and the implosive of the economies of Latin America[2]. Before this was all but said and done, there was the gradual and later meteoric rise and fall of social movements against neo-liberal reforms and the militarism leading to the afghan and Iraq wars. Revolutionaries played an active and disproportionate role in mobilizing the social actors in what would become the largest mobilizations of their kind. read full story / add a comment
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north america / mexico / anarchist movement / opinion / analysis Tuesday January 25, 2011 00:04 byS. Nappalos   image 1 image
In recent times a number of ideological currents from the libertarian communist tradition have inspired a generation to organize, build and reproduce organizations, and struggle around a rethinking of their traditions and future. Much of this theory comes from the period of the greatest waves of proletarian and peasant struggles in the 20th century. That period produced theory of organization based on the protagonists’ position within high points of struggle, its successes and failures. [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
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north america / mexico / the left / opinion / analysis Monday January 17, 2011 01:44 byS. Nappalos   text 10 comments (last - monday january 24, 2011 08:41)   image 1 image
Political organization is a collective answer to common problems. People organize based on a collective sense of need, and the perspectives and problems encountered in social groups crystallize into organizational forms and moments. This is a general historical trend; even without a theory, organization emerges to meet concrete needs that cannot be solved except by building social forms to address them. read full story / add a comment
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north america / mexico / miscellaneous / news report Saturday May 01, 2010 19:40 byS. Nappalos   image 1 image
This article is commentary on a proposed trauma center at Kendall Regional Medical Center in South Florida, USA. read full story / add a comment
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north america / mexico / anarchist movement / opinion / analysis Saturday April 17, 2010 01:05 byS. Nappalos   image 1 image
This article is about levels of organization, and a strategic thesis that the intermediate level is the strategic point of intervention for the libertarian left in our time. The intermediate level is where groupings of conscious workers unify around some basic unity for coordination and struggle in the mass organization. read full story / add a comment
western asia / miscellaneous / link to audio Thursday December 10, 2009 20:13 byS. Nappalos
This is a talk and discussion on Iran hosted by Miami Autonomy and Solidarity. read full story / add a comment
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venezuela / colombia / anarchist movement / other libertarian press Tuesday November 17, 2009 23:25 byS. Nappalos   image 1 image   audio 2 audio files
This is the audio recording of a Miami Autonomy and Solidarity event with Nelson Mendez of the El Libertario editorial collective discussing Venezuelan social movements and anarchism. read full story / add a comment
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américa central / caribe / workplace struggles / news report Thursday August 13, 2009 22:31 byS. Nappalos   image 1 image
Más de 10.000 trabajadores, incluyendo a miembros de Batay Ouvrije, en la zona industrial (es decir, en el distrito de las enormes maquilas) de Puerto Príncipe, ocuparon sus fábricas el martes en apoyo a la petición de una legislación de salario mínimo aprobada por el parlamento, pero bloqueada por el presidente. read full story / add a comment
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central america / caribbean / workplace struggles / news report Monday August 10, 2009 14:08 byS. Nappalos   image 1 image
This is an update on struggles from July read full story / add a comment
américa del norte / méxico / movimiento anarquista / policy statement Sunday August 09, 2009 22:43 byS. Nappalos
Miami Autonomía y Solidaridad (MAS), es un grupo de individuos quienes se han juntado con el propósito de desarrollar una organización revolucionaria, que conviva con los demás movimientos sociales, teniendo como meta final contribuir al desarrollo de un movimiento popular autónomo, creado por los oprimidos, para derrocar el capitalismo, el estado, y toda forma de opresión. read full story / add a comment
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central america / caribbean / workplace struggles / news report Sunday August 09, 2009 22:20 byS. Nappalos   text 1 comment (last - thursday august 13, 2009 20:44)   image 1 image
Over 10,000 workers including Batay Ouvriye members at the industrial parks (i.e. mass sweatshop district) of Port au Prince occupied their factories Tuesday in support of the demand for the enactment of the minimum wage legislation passed by Parliament, but stalled by the President. read full story / add a comment
américa del norte / méxico / luchas indígenas / news report Thursday July 09, 2009 10:14 byS. Nappalos
Aproximadamente veinte personas se reunieron en la embajada peruana para protestar el masacre de personas indígenas que están defendiendo sus comunidades y tierra contra los intereses capitalistas y el gobierno peruano. read full story / add a comment
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rallynoticefinalsaturday4april2015a41e1427453761459.jpg imageRally Against Racism Sat 4 April 20:21 Sun 29 Mar by MACG 0 comments

The far Right “Reclaim Australia” plans to hold an anti-Muslim rally in Melbourne and also at other places around Australia. They want people to believe they’re just “ordinary Australians” who are worried about “radical Islam”. What they’re NOT telling you is that they are Fascists – yes, actual far Right, Hitler-loving racists who have decided it’s a tactical advantage to wrap themselves in Australian flags.

jumbo1.jpg imageCENCOSUD en alerta: Sindicato Nacional Jumbo enfrenta un nuevo proceso de negociación colectiva 00:26 Fri 27 Mar by Gannicus 0 comments

Con cerca de 2000 trabajadoras y trabajadores afiliados en Santiago y otras ciudades del país el Sindicato Nacional Jumbo, único sindicato clasista dentro de la empresa, enfrenta su tercera negociación colectiva con la experiencia de haber protagonizado la primera huelga en la historia del supermercado de Horst Paulman, este miercoles 25 los y las trabajadores tienen asamblea general preparando la votación de huelga.

paro.jpg imageDos comunicados en torno al paro portuario de advertencia en Chile 03:06 Tue 24 Mar by Unión Portuaria de Chile 0 comments

"Este es un Paro para expresar nuestro malestar porque aunque muchos políticos coinciden con nosotros que a este proyecto de reforma deben hacerse muchos reparos, estos iban a hacerse conversando con los trabajadores, con sus organizaciones representativas, y la verdad es que a pesar de haber solicitado audiencia 2 veces a la Comisión de Trabajo de la Cámara, simplemente no nos invitaron."

textPalestina-Israele, anno decisivo per la lotta unitaria 18:15 Sun 22 Mar by Ilan S. 0 comments

La pur minima pressione delle potenze imperialiste su Israele affinché attenui la sua morsa sui Palestinesi delle aree occupate nel 1967 sta dando i suoi risultati (più in Cisgiordania che nel ghetto di Gaza). Infatti Israele sta dando lavoro ai circa 100.000 Palestinesi dei territori occupati. La maggior parte dei posti di blocco sono stati rimossi. La rivolta dei Palestinesi in Cisgiordania prosegue solo grazie ai canali di una piccola minoranza di attivisti che tengono vive lotte sia unitarie che separate durante il weekend. [English]

textPalestine-Israel, the joint struggle in turbulent times of the fragmentation in the Zionist rilling ... 15:22 Sun 22 Mar by Ilan S. 0 comments

The merger between the Zionist leadership and the capitalist elite which started 1948 picked in the Tycoons dominance, at 20010. The "too successful" neo-liberalism was challenged by the social struggle, conflicts within the capitalist elite and threatened by international pressure yielded the diminishing power of the old order when the right lost its absolute power in the parliament depending now on the opponent of the milder Zionist right (Kachlon). It is not sure how fast the retreat in the neo-liberal trend and the defeat of the Tycoons combined with the international pressure will yield also retreat in the advance of the Zionist settler and transfer effort. Mean time the joint struggle continue in Bil'in, Ni'ilin, Nebi Saleh, Kadum, Ma'asarah, Southern Hebron Hills, Sheikh Jarrah, the Bedouins of the south, Dahamsh... with additional locations from time to time.

textManifestation - Banque Centrale Européenne 19:00 Sun 15 Mar by Laurent 0 comments

L’inauguration du nouveau siège de la Banque centrale européenne est prévue le 18 mars prochain, à Francfort-sur-le-Main. La coalition Blockupy se prépare à jouer les trouble-fête.

10154363_481743318633467_1566643708634594134_n.jpg imageDeclaración VI Asamblea del GeA // Enero 2015 06:10 Sun 15 Mar by Grupo Estudiantil Anarquista 0 comments

En el primer mes del año en curso, convocadas las necesidad de realizar una lectura constante que define nuestra actuación dentro del movimiento estudiantil y dentro de nuestras apuestas de llevar la enseñanza y el aprendizaje mas allá de las fronteras impuestas por la educación formal, nos encontramos cómo militantes del Grupo Estudiantil Anarquista para evaluar nuestro accionar en el semestre que pasó, en la actividad política desde nuestra fundación y discutir sobre nuestras proyecciones en el semestre que ya está transcurriendo, definiendo nuestras apuestas políticas a desarrollar en él.

961629_10153135186282509_1027313244_n.jpg imageIf The Government Is Thirsty For Blood, Then Take It! 21:59 Wed 11 Mar by LAF 0 comments

On the first anniversary of the murder of Berkin Elvan, our comrades opened a pankart on the stairs of Gezi Park, written " Berkin is here".
Our 8 comrades are assaulted, abused and taken into custody, handcuffed from the back.

They poured red paint on the stairs of the Gezi Park, shouting " If the government is thirsty for blood, then take it."
We are going to call the murderers to account!
Berkin is here, we are here!

arton62529fc14.jpg imageSyndicaisme 17:16 Wed 11 Mar by Commission internationale A.L. 0 comments

Le 9 avril, les organisations syndicales CGT, FO et Solidaires appellent se mettre en grève et à manifester. Le 9 avril, les militantes et les militants d'Alternative libertaire seront dans la rue pour tenir en échec le gouvernement, la classe politicienne et le Medef.

1.jpg imageEvery Woman is the Fight, Woman on the Fight! 00:23 Wed 11 Mar by Anarchist Women 0 comments

Last year again the lives of women have been stolen by men. Violence
of man at home, oppression of the boss at work, abuse and rape on the
streets, on every single space the women’s body have been scattered…

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textRiflessioni tardive sul massacro di Charlie Hebdo Mar 29 by Mazen Kamalmaz 0 comments

L'attacco a Charlie Hebdo dello scorso gennaio era stato attentamente concepito per dare il massimo vantaggio allo Stato Islamico, ma ne ha tratto vantaggio anche la classe dominante del mondo a capitalismo avanzato. Non si cercava di punire l'atteggiamento satirico di Charlie Hebdo verso ciò che ISIS considera "sacro", bensì di punire quei milioni di musulmani che avevano accettato tale atteggiamento in silenzio, specialmente quei musulmani che vivono in Francia e in occidente. [English]

image¿La hipocresía de colarse en Transmilenio? Mar 24 by Acrata Libertario 0 comments

Dejémonos de hipocresías. Las cosas como son: el sistema de injusticia en el que vivimos no merece ninguna consideración. Resulta que ahora, debido al hambre que sufren millones de seres humanos y a la humillación a la que nos somete el orden en permanente “crisis”, el sistema saca a sus ideólogos baratos (disfrazados de periodistas) para mitigar lo que producen, que es la razón de su existencia. De nuevo salen los pseudo-investigadores con argumentos simples y poco elaborados, atacando donde no es, todo con el fin de defender el estatus-quo y el ejemplo del “buen ciudadano”. Este texto nace de la indignación e ira al saber que la ley es, de nuevo, una herramienta de uso fácil para los de arriba, quienes para justificar su actuar llaman a sus medios de desinformación para llenar las ciudades, medios virtuales y mentes con argumentos que solo pretenden ocultar el trasfondo de las cosas.

textLate contemplations about the Charlie Hebdo massacre Mar 24 by Mazen Kamalmaz 0 comments

The attack on Charlie Hebdo last January was carefully designed to the full benefit of IS, but also to the benefit of the ruling Elite in the advanced capitalist world. It was not intended as punishment for Charlie Hebdo's satiric attitude toward what IS considers as "sacred", but as punishment for millions of Muslims who accepted such an attitude by their silence, especially Muslims who live in France and the west. IS, like everyone else, knew very well that Muslims in Europe and the west will be under heavier pressure after such an attack. IS offered Muslims only one way to defend themselves: to accept its fundamentalist hyper-dogmatic version of Islam and join its ranks - martyrdom and heaven through killing and suicide bombing. The message of IS was clear: freedom of conscience and expression is never a part of Muslims' identity, so it must be declined, denied and fought against. Both IS and the western elite accepted this as a "fact". [Italiano]

imageTren al sur: el otro terremoto de Chile Mar 24 by Solidaridad 0 comments

El desfalco a la Empresa de Ferrocarriles del Estado (EFE) obligó al cierre de numerosas estaciones y dejó a cientos de comunas sumidas en la pobreza y el olvido. La triste herencia del gobierno de Lagos se convirtió en la bandera de lucha de un pueblo que se cansó de esperar: Yumbel quiere ser recodado no solo por su santo.

image…Y seguiremos solidarizándonos hasta que el sol se apague. Mar 24 by Grupo Estudiantil Anarquista 0 comments

Desde aquel 1492, el sol se empañó pero no se apagó, los pueblos indígenas y nosotras (trabajadoras, estudiantes, profesoras, campesinas, entre otras) seguimos en lucha y resistencia sin menguar la perseverancia. Estas tierras son de aquellas personas habitantes de esta masa continental mucho antes de la mal llamada “conquista”. Son sus habitantes legítimas mucho antes de las fronteras y banderas.

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imageRally Against Racism Sat 4 April Mar 29 Anarkismo 0 comments

The far Right “Reclaim Australia” plans to hold an anti-Muslim rally in Melbourne and also at other places around Australia. They want people to believe they’re just “ordinary Australians” who are worried about “radical Islam”. What they’re NOT telling you is that they are Fascists – yes, actual far Right, Hitler-loving racists who have decided it’s a tactical advantage to wrap themselves in Australian flags.

imageDos comunicados en torno al paro portuario de advertencia en Chile Mar 24 0 comments

"Este es un Paro para expresar nuestro malestar porque aunque muchos políticos coinciden con nosotros que a este proyecto de reforma deben hacerse muchos reparos, estos iban a hacerse conversando con los trabajadores, con sus organizaciones representativas, y la verdad es que a pesar de haber solicitado audiencia 2 veces a la Comisión de Trabajo de la Cámara, simplemente no nos invitaron."

imageDeclaración VI Asamblea del GeA // Enero 2015 Mar 15 Grupo Estudiantil Anarquista 0 comments

En el primer mes del año en curso, convocadas las necesidad de realizar una lectura constante que define nuestra actuación dentro del movimiento estudiantil y dentro de nuestras apuestas de llevar la enseñanza y el aprendizaje mas allá de las fronteras impuestas por la educación formal, nos encontramos cómo militantes del Grupo Estudiantil Anarquista para evaluar nuestro accionar en el semestre que pasó, en la actividad política desde nuestra fundación y discutir sobre nuestras proyecciones en el semestre que ya está transcurriendo, definiendo nuestras apuestas políticas a desarrollar en él.

imageSolidaridad N°27. “Las mujeres nos abrimos camino”. Especial feminismo Mar 10 0 comments

Junto con presentar esta nueva edición del periódico Solidaridad. Desde el equipo editor, saludamos al movimiento feminista que ha a renacido con fuerza, brindando nuevos aires y perspectivas para el campo popular, pues cuando se trata de transformar el mundo, lo personal también es político, y el feminismo con su crítica antipatriarcal está ahí para que no lo olvidemos.

textIl Jobs Act figlio delle linee di ristrutturazione dell'industria in Europa Mar 05 AL/FdCA 0 comments

I recentissimi decreti applicativi del Jobs Act emanati dal governo italiano si aggiungono ad altre legislazioni anti-operaie approvate all'interno dell'Unione Europea (UE). I contratti individuali a tutele crescenti, la ridefinizione del lavoro subordinato, la flessibilità svincolata dalla contrattazione, la monetizzazione dei licenziamenti e dell'espulsione dal ciclo produttivo hanno lo scopo immediato di portare all'irrilevanza il diritto di coalizione dei lavoratori ed il ruolo dell'organizzazione sindacale dentro le fabbriche.

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