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central africa / imperialism / war / opinion / analysis Wednesday April 29, 2015 16:31 byShawn Hattingh   image 1 image
In the heat of the struggle for statues like that of Rhodes – the arch-symbol of British imperialism – to be pulled down, and in the midst of the horror of the recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa, few people seemed to notice an announcement by Jacob Zuma that South African troops will remain at war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for another year. Of course, Zuma made this announcement on behalf of the South African ruling class – comprised today of white capitalists and a black elite mainly centred around the state, Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) and ‘traditional’ royal families. In this there was a real irony that while Rhodes’s likeness was falling from its perch at the University of Cape Town, and immigrants from other parts of Africa and Asia were being attacked because of sentiments stoked up by a rehabilitated relic of apartheid (the Zulu king, Zwelithini), the South African ruling class felt brash enough to say they will be continuing their own imperialist war in the DRC. read full story / add a comment
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southern africa / the left / feature Tuesday March 24, 2015 22:06 byShawn Hattingh   image 1 image
Karl Marx once said that history repeats itself, first as a tragedy then as a farce. A case in point is that in South Africa sections of the left are once again calling for a mass workers’ party (MWP) to be formed to contest elections – this they believe will bring us closer to revolution. History says otherwise.

Of course the new calls for a MWP stem from the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) breaking from the African National Congress (ANC). As an outcome NUMSA is exploring the possibility of setting up a MWP to contest elections. Many Marxist and leftist influenced organisations, but also cadres within NUMSA, are therefore providing reasons why activists should be interested in such a party. read full story / add a comment
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Νότια Αφρική (Περιφέρεια) / Λαϊκοί Αγώνες / Γνώμη / Ανάλυση Saturday October 04, 2014 19:54 byShawn Hattingh - Lucien van der Walt   image 1 image
Ο θάνατος του Νέλσον Μαντέλα συνοδεύτηκε από χιλιάδες άρθρα και εκατομμύρια ανθρώπων τα οποία απέδιδαν σε αυτόν φόρο τιμής. Εξυμνώντας τον σωστά, για την εναντίωση του στον φυλετισμό, την συνεισφορά του στους απελευθερωτικούς αγώνες στην N. Αφρική και για την στάση του ενάντια στο καθεστώς του απαρτχάιντ, το οποίο και τον κράτησε φυλακισμένο για 27 χρόνια. Για μεγάλο μέρος της ζωής του ο Νέλσον Μαντέλα υπήρξε η βασική φιγούρα των απελευθερωτικών αγώνων στην N. Αφρική κατά την διάρκεια των δεκαετιών του 1960, 1970 και 1980.
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mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war / feature Sunday September 28, 2014 05:13 byShawn Hattingh   image 1 image
This article highlights how the US state created the conditions in the Middle East in which a right-wing reactionary force like the Islamic State (formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham) could emerge. Along with this – and central to the article – it discusses how the US state is refusing to back the only two effective forces that are fighting the Islamic State: the Kurdish Workers’ Party and the People’s Protection Units. Indeed, this article is also written to express solidarity with the People’s Protection Units that are currently fighting a key battle against the Islamic State to hold onto the city of Kobani in Syria. [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
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mashrek / arabia / irak / imperialismo / guerra / opinione / analisi Saturday September 27, 2014 15:24 byShawn Hattingh   text 1 comment (last - saturday october 04, 2014 06:38)   image 1 image
Le notizie che vanno per la maggiore raccontano le storie degli orrori commessi dallo Stato Islamico (IS) in Siria ed in Iraq ma anche di come gli Stati Uniti vogliano apparentemente mettere fine a questi orrori per ragioni umanitarie. Quello che non viene mai detto dai media privati e di Stato è da dove viene l'IS, quali sono le vere ragioni di questo nuovo intervento degli USA in Medio Oriente, della volontà degli USA di isolare e distruggere le uniche due forze che stanno realmente combattendo contro l'IS: il PKK e le YPG. [English] read full story / add a comment
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southern africa / the left / feature Wednesday May 07, 2014 20:28 byShawn Hattingh & Jonathan Payn   text 2 comments (last - tuesday may 13, 2014 20:37)   image 1 image
There has been much hype, amongst the media and sections of the public, in the run up to this year’s provincial and national elections in South Africa and, for some, the arrival of new parties to the electoral arena has renewed their faith in the possibility of an electoral solution to the myriad of problems facing South Africa. Politicians from across all parties have been using this hype and a seemingly renewed faith in the ballot box to their advantage. The question, therefore, is: can equality, socialism, national liberation or ‘economic freedom’ – or even a respite from state violence – for a majority be brought about through parties and activists entering into the state or through voting for parties that promise not to use the state for violent or oppressive means; or will this only lead to a dead-end for the working class yet again? read full story / add a comment
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international / economy / opinion / analysis Saturday March 01, 2014 19:49 byShawn Hattingh   text 2 comments (last - saturday march 08, 2014 19:36)   image 1 image
Since 2009 the US state has been undertaking Quantitative Easing (QE), which has involved the US state creating $ 85 billion a month, effectively electronically printing money out of thin air, and linking this to the “purchasing” of paper assets like US government bonds and also more importantly mortgaged backed securities from banks, hedge funds, private equity firms, and asset management companies, which lost their value when the capitalist crisis hit hard in 2008. Through this, these financial institutions and banks have been given up to $ 85 billion a month for the last five years. Much of this money has been used by these corporations to increase their speculative activity, including speculating on government bonds sold by the likes of the South African, Brazilian, Argentinean, and Turkish states. Now the US state has been looking to start tapering QE and speculators as a result are exiting these government bond markets. As this article explores it will probably not be the ruling class (capitalists and top state officials) that suffer the worst convulsions associated with tapering, although they may be affected, but the working class in countries such as South Africa, Brazil, Indonesia, India, Argentina and Turkey. This article examines why and how this could take place, how ruling classes from different countries are trying to protect themselves; and why and how the working class will in all likelihood be worst hit. In order to, however, understand how the class war around QE is unfolding it is important first to look at the role states have played during the crisis, along with the competition that exists between states.
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southern africa / migration / racism / feature Sunday December 15, 2013 23:39 byShawn Hattingh and Lucien van der Walt   image 1 image
Mandela, the ANC and the 1994 Breakthrough: Anarchist / syndicalist reflections on national liberation and South Africa’s transition
Shawn Hattingh and Lucien van der Walt


The destruction of the apartheid state form, with its odious policies of coercion and racism, was a major triumph for the working class in South Africa and elsewhere, showing that ordinary people can challenge and defeat systems that seem quite unbreakable. Mandela did play a heroic role, but was also the first to admit that “It is not the kings and generals that make history but the masses of the people, the workers, the peasants, the doctors, the clergy." And indeed, it was the black working class, above all, that through struggle tore down many features of apartheid by the late 1980s, such as the pass law system, the Group Areas Act and numerous other odious laws and policies.

The 1994 transition in South Africa was a political revolution, a break with the apartheid and colonial periods of state-sanctioned white supremacy, a “massive advance” in the conditions of the majority. It introduced a new state, based on non-racialism, in which South Africa was to be a multi-racial, multi-cultural but unified country, founded on human rights; welfare and social policy and legislation was transformed; capitalism was kept in place, but despite this, there were very massive and very real changes, political and material, that made qualitative differences in the daily lives of millions of black and working class people. And for millions, it is precisely the association of Mandela with that victory and with those changes that makes him so emotionally powerful.

Yet at the same time, Mandela’s policies and politics had important limitations that must be faced if the current quandary of South Africa, nearly 20 years later, is to be understood. Mandela never sold out: he was committed to a reformed capitalism, and a parliamentary democracy, and unified South Africa based on equal civil and political rights, a project in which black capitalists and black state elites would loom large. These goals have been achieved, but bring with them numerous problems that must be faced up if the final liberation – including national liberation – of South Africa’s working class is to be achieved.

The 1994 breakthrough was a major victory, but it was not the final one, for a final one requires a radical change in society, towards a libertarian and socialist order based on participatory democracy, human needs rather than profit and power, and social and economic justice, and attention to issues of culture and the psychological impact of apartheid.

As long as the basic legacy of apartheid remains, in education, incomes, housing and other spheres, and as long as the working class of all races is excluded from basic power and wealth by a black and white ruling class, so long will the national question – the deep racial / national divisions in South Africa, and the reality of ongoing racial/ national oppression for the black, Coloured and Indian working class – remain unresolved. And so long will it continue to generate antagonisms and conflicts, the breeding ground for rightwing populist demagogy, xenophobia and crime. By contrast, a powerful black elite, centred on the state and with a growing corporate presence, has achieved its national liberation.
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Members of the SANDF carry the mortal remains of 13 members that were killed in Central African Republic (CAR) during the handing over to the respective families at the Waterkloof Air Force Base, in Pretoria, March 28 (Reuters)
international / imperialism / war / opinion / analysis Thursday April 18, 2013 21:56 byShawn Hattingh   image 1 image
Many people in South Africa were shocked by the death of at least 13 South African National Defence Force (SANDF) troops when rebels overran their base in the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR). Amongst the public and within the media questions soon started arising around the possible reasons why troops were in CAR to begin with. When it emerged that troops were possibly partly deployed to protect businesses in CAR linked to top African National Congress (ANC) officials, there was widespread outrage. The fact that South African troops were involved in protecting the political and economic interests of wealthy people linked to the South African state in CAR, and other African countries, should perhaps, however, not come as a surprise. Throughout its history, whether during apartheid or post apartheid, the South African state – which is controlled by the ruling class and headed up by members of this class - has been most willing to deploy troops in parts of Africa to protect the political, economic and strategic interests of the South African ruling class.
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southern africa / workplace struggles / opinion / analysis Saturday February 09, 2013 23:28 byShawn Hattingh   image 1 image
The series of strikes and protests that recently took place in and around farms in South Africa’s Western Cape Province was fuelled by the deep-seated anger and frustration that workers feel. On a daily basis, farm workers face not only appalling wages, bad living conditions and precarious work, but also widespread racism, intimidation and humiliation. The extent of the oppressive conditions run deep and it is not uncommon for workers to even be beaten by farm-owners and managers for perceived ‘transgressions’. Indeed, life for workers in the rural areas has always been harsh, but over the last two decades it has in many ways gotten even worse and poverty has in many cases grown. read full story / add a comment
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southern africa / workplace struggles / feature Monday September 17, 2012 18:06 byShawn Hattingh   image 1 image
This article explores, from an anarchist perspective, the sugar industry in southern Africa, and how the two dominant companies - Illovo and Tongaat-Hulett - exploit and oppress workers and communities surrounding their operations. read full story / add a comment
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southern africa / workplace struggles / opinion / analysis Tuesday September 04, 2012 16:19 byShawn Hattingh   image 1 image
While any human being with any sense of justice should be appalled by what happened at Marikana it would, however, be a mistake to view it as an isolated incident that emerged out of the blue. read full story / add a comment
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Ελλάδα / Τουρκία / Κύπρος / oικονομία / Γνώμη / Ανάλυση Tuesday May 29, 2012 20:03 byShawn Hattingh (ZACF)   image 1 image
Καθώς η κρίση στην Ευρώπη έχει ενταθεί, ο ταξικός πόλεμος και ο ιμπεριαλισμός έχουν εμβαθύνει στην Ελλάδα. Πράγματι, η ελληνική εργατική τάξη έχει υποστεί περαιτέρω επιθέσεις σε βάρος της από την τοπική άρχουσα τάξη -που αποτελείται από τους καπιταλιστές και υψηλόβαθμους κρατικούς αξιωματούχους- και τις ιμπεριαλιστικές δυνάμεις. read full story / add a comment
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venezuela / colombia / the left / feature Tuesday May 08, 2012 04:44 byShawn Hattingh   text 12 comments (last - friday june 08, 2012 02:26)   image 1 image
For many people on the left, within and outside of Southern Africa, the ‘Bolivarian Revolution’ is seen as a beacon of socialist hope in a sea of capitalist despair. The reason why many leftists feel so strongly attached to this project, and promote it as an alternative, is because they have come to view it as a move by the Venezuelan state towards creating a genuine, free form of socialism or at the very least an experiment that profoundly breaks with the tenets of neo-liberalism. This article, however, questions the assumption that the Venezuelan state is embarking upon a path to create a truly egalitarian and free socialist society. It will, therefore, be argued that Venezuela is not in a transitional phase to socialism; rather it is a capitalist country where the private sector and important state-owned companies seek to maximise profits. read full story / add a comment
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griekenland / turkije / cyprus / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Friday April 27, 2012 21:34 byShawn Hattingh   image 1 image
Klassen oorlog en imperialisme hebben zich in Griekenland verdiept. De Griekse arbeidersklasse is onderworpen aan verdere aanvallen van de lokale - en imperialistische heersende klassen. Om de laatste 'bailout' van het IMF en de ECB te ontvangen werd de Griekse staat door de Duitse, Franse en Amerikaanse heersende klassen verteld dat de pensioenen opnieuw moesten worden verlaagd, de openbare nutsvoorzieningen volledig moesten worden geprivatiseerd, en sociale uitgaven en lonen opnieuw moesten worden verlaagd. [English] read full story / add a comment
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greece / turkey / cyprus / miscellaneous / opinion / analysis Thursday April 12, 2012 19:55 byShawn Hattingh   image 1 image
Class war and imperialism have deepened in Greece. The Greek working class has been subjected to further attacks from the local and imperialist ruling classes. To receive the latest ‘bailout’ from the IMF and the ECB, the Greek state was told by the German, French and US ruling classes to again reduce pensions, to fully privatise public utilities, and to again cut social spending and wages. [Nederlands] read full story / add a comment
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africa meridionale / economia / opinione / analisi Tuesday March 06, 2012 17:38 byShawn Hattingh   image 1 image
Ancora una volta molto clamore è scoppiato sui media in seguito alla presentazione del bilancio dello Stato del Sud Africa. La finanziaria 2012, comunque, è una volta di più la dimostrazione del programma della classe al potere dell'ANC: liberalizzazioni, tagli alla spesa per i poveri e sussidi per i ricchi. Dalla legge di bilancio e da altre fonti risulta evidente che l'ANC, a dispetto dell'isteria dei media, non ha alcun interesse per le nazionalizzazioni. Lo Stato, dunque, cerca in gran parte di affrontare la crisi economica globale con il ricorso al mondo delle imprese, come al solito. [English] read full story / add a comment
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southern africa / economy / opinion / analysis Friday March 02, 2012 02:01 byShawn Hattingh   image 1 image
Once again much media fanfare has broken out in aftermath of the South African state’s budget speech. The budget, however, is yet more proof of the ANC’s ruling class agenda: free markets, budget cuts for the poor and subsidies for the rich. From the budget and other utterances it is clear the ANC has, despite media hysteria, no interest in nationalisation. The state will, therefore, try and deal with the global economic crisis largely through business-as-usual.
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international / environment / policy statement Tuesday November 29, 2011 19:19 byShawn Hattingh   image 1 image
At the time of writing, ruling class scum (the rich, big bosses, politicians and state managers) from across the globe are hopping on fancy planes to descend, like fleas, onto the posh air conditioned Durban Convention Centre for the COP 17 meeting. In between living in luxury, posing for press pictures, attending cocktail parties, closing business deals, and flashing fake bleached smiles; we are told - by these very same ruling class parasites - that they are coming to Durban and COP 17 to solve global warming. To be sure, the ruling class scum want us to believe that they are Armani-clad superheroes who care about us and who are flying in to save us all. But hold the applause and cheers, because nothing could be further from the truth. read full story / add a comment
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Νότια Αφρική (Περιφέρεια) / Καταστολή / Φυλακές / Γνώμη / Ανάλυση Thursday August 11, 2011 07:49 byShawn Hattingh (ZACF)   image 2 images
Πρέπει να μάθουμε από αυτά. Στην πραγματικότητα, αν θέλουμε να διασφαλίσουμε πως δεν θα υπάρξουν στο μέλλον άλλοι Άντριες Τατάνε, πρέπει να αναβιώσουμε τις καλύτερες πρακτικές της λαικής εξουσίας και να αρχίσουμε να χτίζουμε έναν ελεύθερο και ισότιμο κόσμο. Ένα κόσμο που θα βασίζεται στις αρχές που έχουν γίνει γνωστές, διαμέσου 150 χρόνων αγώνα για δικαιοσύνη, ως αναρχοκομμουνισμός. read full story / add a comment
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Abusos y arbitrariedad - retención de JOSÉ A. GUTIÉRREZ, en el bajo Caguán, Caquetá

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In the Rubble of US Imperialism

Elementos da Conjuntura Eleitoral 2014

The experiment of West Kurdistan (Syrian Kurdistan) has proved that people can make changes

[Chile] EL FTEM promueve una serie de “jornadas de debate sindical”

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2.png image[Colombia] ¡Con nuestra alegre rebeldía, a conquistar los derechos como clase! 23:09 Sun 03 May by Acción Libertaria Estudiantil (ALE) 0 comments

La urgente necesidad de aprender del pasado para construir nuevos caminos que permitan llenar de victoria y dignidad las luchas de las de abajo, se presenta hoy como una tarea inaplazable tras la fatídica derrota que ha significado para el grueso de las trabajadoras[1] y la población en general la avalancha neoliberal que amenaza con destruir todos los derechos básicos que en su momento la organización y la lucha conquistaron.

Hoy, en medio de incesantes discursos que desde los medios hegemónicos de comunicación reproducen la idea de la prosperidad económica que prepara los caminos para la “paz”, muchas de nosotras vivimos una realidad muy distinta que protagoniza el grueso de las trabajadoras: la miseria y el hambre que ocultan las estadísticas oficiales, la degradación de las condiciones de trabajo que hoy evocan más del 50% (cifras oficiales) de la población laboral, llamada eufemísticamente informal, que se rebuscan la vida trabajando durante horas, a veces días enteros, para poder sobrevivir, soportando la imposibilidad de acceder a un servicio de salud digno y gratuito, a una estabilidad laboral que le permita tener la certeza de un buen mañana, o simplemente a envejecer con las garantías de que la vida de entrega al trabajo será recompensada con estabilidad económica.

ese.jpg imageΗ απεργία των αφεντ&... 19:54 Thu 30 Apr by ΕΣΕ Θεσσαλονίκης 0 comments

Εδώ και μερικά χρόνια διεξάγεται στην Χαλκιδική ένας κοινωνικός αγώνας ενάντια στη καταστροφή του φυσικού περιβάλλοντος της περιοχής από διάφορες εταιρίες εξόρυξης χρυσού οι οποίες μπροστά στα κέρδη τους χρησιμοποιούν κάθε μέσο και είναι διατεθειμένες να μην αφήσουν τίποτα όρθιο. Από την άλλη ένα δυναμικό τοπικό κίνημα που δεν έχει πτοηθεί από τις 300 και πλέον διώξεις και συνεχίζει να παλεύει για τα αυτονόητα, για να ζουν και να δουλεύουν σε μια περιοχή που δεν θα τους σκοτώνει βιολογικά και δεν θα αποτελεί νεκρή γη μέσα σε λίγα χρόνια. Απέναντι τους έχουν από την αρχή την ίδια την Eldorado Gold, το κράτος με κάθε του μορφή, τους κατασταλτικούς μηχανισμούς του, καθώς και τους εργαζόμενους της εταιρίας.

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1η Μάη 1886 Σικάγο - 1η Μάη 2015 Αθήνα: 129 χρόνια μετά το πρόταγμα των εργαζομένων παραμένει ίδιο και σύγχρονο!

images.jpg imageEXPO 2015: nutrire il capitalismo, energie per lo sfruttamento 23:44 Sun 26 Apr by Alternativa LIbertaria/FdCA 0 comments

1 Maggio manifestazione internazionale a Milano

contro un'altra grande opera inutile,

contro 6 mesi di menzogne e annichilimento dei diritti,

per liberare l'agricoltura dal profitto e dallo spreco

to_arms1.jpg imageEnd ANZAC Day 20:18 Sun 26 Apr by MACG / Melbourne Antifascist Initiative 0 comments

Instead of glorifying the military prowess of the Anzacs, we should be building the working class movement which can sweep away all capitalist States. We need a revolution that will establish libertarian communism, a world of liberty, equality and solidarity, where war and militarism exist no more, except as exhibits in museums and lessons from history.

protesta.jpg imageTrabajadoras y trabajadores de Metro protestan contra su privatización 16:05 Fri 24 Apr by Solidaridad 0 comments

Manifiestan su preocupación ante el anuncio del Gobierno de concesionar Línea 7. Esta podría ser la puerta definitiva para la entrada a capitales privados, que no sólo afectará al pasaje de los usuarios, sino también posibilita una mayor precariedad laboral.

sinttulo1.jpg imageTemuco: “Forjemos una Universidad al servicio de la comunidad” 16:02 Fri 24 Apr by Forjemos 0 comments

En la Universidad Católica de Temuco nos encontramos ad portas de la elección de una nueva Federación de Estudiantes, luego de cerca de 9 años sin una mesa directiva. Nos hallamos dentro del proceso de campaña, iniciado el lunes 13 de abril. La fecha de las votaciones será el 27 y 28 de abril, donde las y los estudiantes podrán votar por las secretarías y mesa directiva de FEUCT.

textAnarkismo message of support to 1st Congress of Columna Libertaria Joaquín Penina 17:47 Wed 22 Apr by Anarkismo 0 comments

We are very pleased to be able to congratulate you on the realisation of your First Congress as a specific anarchist political organisation. In light of the disbanding of the Federación Anarco-Comunista Argentina we believe that this is a very important step both for our shared especifista tendency as well as for the development of anarchism in general, both in Argentina and the region.

textSaludos Anarkismo al Iº Congreso Columna Libertaria Joaquín Penina 17:45 Wed 22 Apr by Anarkismo 0 comments

Estamos muy contentos de poder felicitarles por la realización de su primer congreso como organización política anarquista específica. A la luz de la disolución de la Federación Anarco-Comunista Argentina creemos que esto es un paso muy importante tanto para la nuestra tendencia especifista compartida, así como para el desarrollo del anarquismo en general, tanto en la Argentina como la región.

loisurlerenseignementopposant.jpeg imageLoi sur le renseignement : halte au pilonnage de nos libertés individuelles et collectives 13:20 Tue 21 Apr by Relations Extérieures de la CGA 0 comments

Le projet de loi sur le renseignement dévoilé en mars par le gouvernement vient s'inscrire dans la continuité des lois sécuritaires dont s'arme l’État pour affermir son pouvoir, quelles que soient les tendances politiques des gouvernant-e-s.

Cette loi, en gestation depuis presque un an, fait suite à celle « contre le terrorisme » promulguée en novembre 2014, dont nous avions déjà dénoncé le caractère liberticide et hautement répressif. Le gouvernement s'appuie maintenant sur la pseudo union nationale post-attentats de Paris pour renforcer son discours « antiterroriste », faire valoir la légitimité de cette loi liberticide au nom de la « sécurité », et décider de la faire voter en procédure accélérée.

Alors que chacune des nouvelles mesures économiques (ANI, Pacte de responsabilité, loi sur les retraites, loi Macron, etc.) accentue la casse sociale, détériore nos conditions de travail et de vie, et nous appauvrit un peu plus au profit des classes dominantes que sont les actionnaires et le patronat, l’État durcit et élargit son arsenal législatif, afin d'organiser le contrôle et la surveillance généralisée de la population.

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imageΑπέναντι στο Κράτο&#... May 04 by Αναρχικοί για την Κοινωνική Απελευθέρωση (Α.Κ.Α.) 0 comments

Ανάλυση της Α.Κ.Α. για τις τρέχουσες συνθήκες. Το κείμενο βγήκε πριν την ολοκλήρωση της διαπραγμάτευσης στο Eurogroup.

imageA materialidade de mais uma traição de classe pelo Planalto May 04 by BrunoL 0 comments

03 de maio de 2014, Bruno Lima Rocha

Vejam o exemplo material da traição de classe deste governo que fez campanha dizendo que não mexeria em nenhum direito dos trabalhadores. O ministro do de Indústria e Comércio de Dilma é Armando Monteiro ex-presidente da Confederação Nacional da Indústria (CNI), senador pelo PTB de Pernambuco. Dilma passou o final de semana anterior ao 1º de Maio preparando um pacote de privatizações indiretas da ordem de 150 bilhões para concessões de portos, aeroportos, rodovias, hidrovias e ferrovias. E mesmo com tantas vantagens o Planalto é incapaz de impor uma condição de negociar com a CNI a manutenção da CLT, considerando que o empresariado acumula ganhos por uma década através do financiamento via BNDES e bancos estatais. A propaganda da CNI que está sendo distribuída via redes sociais, assim como a ofensiva de mídia da Fiesp e demais federações empresariais são a prova cabal da imposição de agenda com aceitação de Dilma e cia.

imageFrance : Après le 9 avril, après le 1er mai, augmentons la pression ! May 01 by Commission internationale A.L. 0 comments

Nous étions plus de 300.000 à manifester le 9 avril pour combattre la loi des patrons que nous impose un gouvernement qui n’a de socialiste que le nom. Mais ça ne suffira pas. Ce qu’il nous faut, c’est un mouvement d’ensemble, sans attendre 2017, car c’est par nos luttes qu’on pourra changer les choses.

imageAnálise de conjuntura abordando especificamente os interesses classistas para este 1º de maio de 201... May 01 by BrunoL 0 comments

30 de maio de 2015, Bruno Lima Rocha

Abertura – Na semana de 1º de maio de 2015, vivemos um momento ímpar. A classe trabalhadora pode estar diante da pior derrota na história recente do país desde a traição de João Goulart (quando este optou por não resistir) quando do golpe de 1º de abril de 1964. O absurdo é estarmos vivendo esta circunstância em função de um governo frágil, que fez campanha por esquerda (em especial no 2º turno), ganhou raspando – acertadamente polarizando o país – e já entregara quase tudo ainda no ano de 2014. A conjuntura é tensa porque esta mudança vinda do Projeto Lei 4330 na prática altera – e para o bem da acumulação dos patrões e empregadores, além de rentistas que se beneficiam dos recursos coletivos da União – a estrutura das relações de trabalho no Brasil. Logo, quando uma conjuntura pode influir de modo estrutural e desestruturante, esta se torna estratégica. Eis a arena onde as maiorias brasileiras hoje se encontram.

imageSouth Africa and the DRC: Has Rhodes passed on the baton? Apr 29 by Shawn Hattingh 0 comments

In the heat of the struggle for statues like that of Rhodes – the arch-symbol of British imperialism – to be pulled down, and in the midst of the horror of the recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa, few people seemed to notice an announcement by Jacob Zuma that South African troops will remain at war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for another year. Of course, Zuma made this announcement on behalf of the South African ruling class – comprised today of white capitalists and a black elite mainly centred around the state, Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) and ‘traditional’ royal families. In this there was a real irony that while Rhodes’s likeness was falling from its perch at the University of Cape Town, and immigrants from other parts of Africa and Asia were being attacked because of sentiments stoked up by a rehabilitated relic of apartheid (the Zulu king, Zwelithini), the South African ruling class felt brash enough to say they will be continuing their own imperialist war in the DRC.

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image[Colombia] ¡Con nuestra alegre rebeldía, a conquistar los derechos como clase! May 03 Acción Libertaria Estudiantil (ALE) 0 comments

La urgente necesidad de aprender del pasado para construir nuevos caminos que permitan llenar de victoria y dignidad las luchas de las de abajo, se presenta hoy como una tarea inaplazable tras la fatídica derrota que ha significado para el grueso de las trabajadoras[1] y la población en general la avalancha neoliberal que amenaza con destruir todos los derechos básicos que en su momento la organización y la lucha conquistaron.

Hoy, en medio de incesantes discursos que desde los medios hegemónicos de comunicación reproducen la idea de la prosperidad económica que prepara los caminos para la “paz”, muchas de nosotras vivimos una realidad muy distinta que protagoniza el grueso de las trabajadoras: la miseria y el hambre que ocultan las estadísticas oficiales, la degradación de las condiciones de trabajo que hoy evocan más del 50% (cifras oficiales) de la población laboral, llamada eufemísticamente informal, que se rebuscan la vida trabajando durante horas, a veces días enteros, para poder sobrevivir, soportando la imposibilidad de acceder a un servicio de salud digno y gratuito, a una estabilidad laboral que le permita tener la certeza de un buen mañana, o simplemente a envejecer con las garantías de que la vida de entrega al trabajo será recompensada con estabilidad económica.

imageΗ απεργία των αφεντ&... Apr 30 0 comments

Εδώ και μερικά χρόνια διεξάγεται στην Χαλκιδική ένας κοινωνικός αγώνας ενάντια στη καταστροφή του φυσικού περιβάλλοντος της περιοχής από διάφορες εταιρίες εξόρυξης χρυσού οι οποίες μπροστά στα κέρδη τους χρησιμοποιούν κάθε μέσο και είναι διατεθειμένες να μην αφήσουν τίποτα όρθιο. Από την άλλη ένα δυναμικό τοπικό κίνημα που δεν έχει πτοηθεί από τις 300 και πλέον διώξεις και συνεχίζει να παλεύει για τα αυτονόητα, για να ζουν και να δουλεύουν σε μια περιοχή που δεν θα τους σκοτώνει βιολογικά και δεν θα αποτελεί νεκρή γη μέσα σε λίγα χρόνια. Απέναντι τους έχουν από την αρχή την ίδια την Eldorado Gold, το κράτος με κάθε του μορφή, τους κατασταλτικούς μηχανισμούς του, καθώς και τους εργαζόμενους της εταιρίας.

imageΣυγκέντρωση-Πορεί ... Apr 30 0 comments

1η Μάη 1886 Σικάγο - 1η Μάη 2015 Αθήνα: 129 χρόνια μετά το πρόταγμα των εργαζομένων παραμένει ίδιο και σύγχρονο!

imageEXPO 2015: nutrire il capitalismo, energie per lo sfruttamento Apr 26 0 comments

1 Maggio manifestazione internazionale a Milano

contro un'altra grande opera inutile,

contro 6 mesi di menzogne e annichilimento dei diritti,

per liberare l'agricoltura dal profitto e dallo spreco

imageEnd ANZAC Day Apr 26 Anarkismo 0 comments

Instead of glorifying the military prowess of the Anzacs, we should be building the working class movement which can sweep away all capitalist States. We need a revolution that will establish libertarian communism, a world of liberty, equality and solidarity, where war and militarism exist no more, except as exhibits in museums and lessons from history.

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