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southern africa / miscellaneous / opinion / analysis Saturday November 05, 2016 21:47 byShawn Hattingh   image 1 image
The battle between Pravin Gordhan and Jacob Zuma has been presented along the lines of a superhero comic. Gordhan, the hero, is portrayed as the last defence against the rampaging villain, vile Zuma. And like all superhero tales Gordhan the good appears to be gaining the upper hand over Zuma the bad – especially since corruption charges have been dropped and the damning Public Protector’s report on state capture has been released.
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southern africa / miscellaneous / opinion / analysis Tuesday May 10, 2016 14:41 byShawn Hattingh   image 1 image
Across the political spectrum, individuals and organisations have been expressing their disgust and shock that a faction – indeed a single family, the Guptas – have ‘captured’ the state. Consequently, there have been calls for state ‘capture’ to be ended though firing Zuma.

The Gupta’s offering cabinet posts to politicians, if true, was brazen and corrupt. While the fact that a section of capitalists – in this case a family – have such influence over the state should disgust us; it should not come as a surprise. To understand why, it is important to look at what states are, why they arose, and whose interests they serve. Coupled to this, it is essential to look at a few examples of how the state and capitalism in South Africa have always been defined by cronyism and corruption. read full story / add a comment
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international / economy / feature Sunday September 13, 2015 06:46 byShawn Hattingh   text 1 comment (last - monday september 14, 2015 01:52)   image 1 image
It was long ago stated that capitalism came into the world dripping in blood and dirt, from every pore, from head to toe. While it has demonstrated that it won’t simply collapse under its own weight, the recent goings-on around the current capitalist crisis have shown that with age it has become even more hideous. Capitalism is now rank with massive state intervention required to simply keep its rotting body moving: through states propping up the financial sector and deepening the colossal attack on the working class.
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central africa / imperialism / war / opinion / analysis Wednesday April 29, 2015 15:31 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 18:54 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 04:13 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 14:24 byShawn Hattingh   text 1 comment (last - saturday october 04, 2014 05:38)   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 19:28 byShawn Hattingh & Jonathan Payn   text 2 comments (last - tuesday may 13, 2014 19:37)   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 20:56 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 17:06 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 15:19 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 19:03 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 03:44 byShawn Hattingh   text 12 comments (last - friday june 08, 2012 01:26)   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 20:34 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 18:55 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
Employees at the Zarfati Garage in Mishur Adumim vote to strike on July 22, 2014. (Photo courtesy of Ma’an workers union)

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c1_k2swiaebkno_2.jpg imageAbout the threat to deport Mohamed A. 17:42 Mon 23 Jan by Musaferat 0 comments

Since October 2016, Mohamed A. has been in administrative arrestment in the police headquarters of Lesvos as a prospective deportee, as his requests to be granted political asylum have been rejected. He has been on hunger strike since 13/12/2016, demanding that his deportation be cancelled, and that he is granted political asylum.

c1_k2swiaebkno_1.jpg imageLa minaccia di deportazione di Mohamed A. 17:39 Mon 23 Jan by Musaferat 0 comments

Dal mese di ottobre 2016, Mohamed A. si trova in stato di detenzione amministrativa nella stazione di polizia di Lesbo, come candidato per la deportazione, in quanto è stata respinta la sua richiesta di asilo politico. Dal 13 dicembre 2016 è in sciopero della fame, per la cancellazione della deportazione e l’ottenimento dell’asilo politico.

c1_k2swiaebkno.jpg imageTürkiye’ye geri gönderilme tehlikesi ile karşı karşıya olan Mohamed A.’nın ... 17:36 Mon 23 Jan by Musaferat 0 comments

Ekim 2016’dan beri Midilli polis istasyonunda idari gözetim altında tutulan ve iltica başvurusu reddedilmesi sebebiyle sınır dışı edilmekle karşı karşıya kalan Mohamed A., Türkiye’ye sınır dışı edilmesini önlemek ve sığınma talebinin karşılanması için 12 Aralık’ta açlık grevine başladı.

9.jpg imageΑντιφασιστικές συ ... 16:54 Mon 23 Jan by Ελευθεριακή Πρωτοβουλία Θεσσαλονίκης 0 comments

Η αλήθεια είναι ότι αν και τους τελευταίους μήνες η «δράση» των φασιστών της πόλης μας έκανε πολύ συχνά να μειδιάσουμε, αυτό το τελευταίο, το να μην εμφανιστούν καν στην συγκέντρωση που κάλεσαν, έστω πίσω από την κάλυψη των μπάτσων όπως συνήθως, έστω σε κλειστό χώρο, έστω έξω από την πόλη… θέτει τον πήχη ακόμα “ψηλότερα”! Το γεγονός δε ότι την επόμενη ημέρα (22/1) έβγαλαν ανακοίνωση με την οποία υποστηρίζουν ότι ποτέ δεν κάλεσαν στην πορεία και όλα ήταν κόλπο των αντιφασιστών, οι οποίοι μόνοι τους τύπωσαν τα τρικάκια που καλούσαν στην εθνικιστική πορεία (!!!), απλά απογειώνει την ξεφτίλα τους, αλλά παράλληλα απογειώνει και το αστείο της υπόθεσης!

umutsilbuyuk768x496_2.jpg image[Turchia] 39° giorno di sciopero della fame in carcere per il rivoluzionario anarchico Umut Fır... 18:20 Sun 22 Jan by Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet 0 comments

In un tempo in cui le lacrime non si sono asciugate e la rabbia non si è ancora placata per le città distrutte dai carri armati e dai bombardamenti, per le centinaia di persone uccise, per le migliaia di vecchi, bambini, donne ed uomini feriti e sfollati, vivono nella nostra memoria le immagini dei colpevoli che si ricoprono di medaglie; in un tempo in cui i carri armati e gli aerei che hanno distrutto città ed ucciso le persone prendono di mira Ankara ed Istanbul lo scorso 15 luglio, gli eroi vengono accusati di tradimento nel giro di una notte. Migliaia di persone vengono stipate nelle carceri, decine di migliaia hanno perso il loro posto di lavoro. [Türkçe] [English] [Ελληνικά]

6339818330_975367e68a_b300x225.jpg imageΒέροια: Μια αντιφασ&... 18:05 Sun 22 Jan by ΕΣΕ Ημαθίας 0 comments

Ο εχθρός των ναζί είναι το εργατικό και κοινωνικό κίνημα που παλεύει για δικαιοσύνη. Ας μην διαψεύσουμε τους φόβους τους ούτε στιγμή. Δεν φτάνει στο δρόμο να κατεβαίνουν οι 200-300 ενεργοί πολίτες για να πνίξουν το φίδι. Χρειάζεται να φτιαχτεί ένα ακηδεμόνευτο «από τα κάτω» οριζόντιο μαχητικό αντιφασιστικό κίνημα, στην εργασία, στα σχολεία, τις γειτονιές κ.α που όχι μόνο θα φράζει το δρόμο στους φασίστες, αλλά θα ανοίγει γενικευμένα το δρόμο της αντίστασης και της ανυπακοής στις προσταγές των “από πάνω”.

16002995_10208929912544910_1237592031980817320_n_1.jpg imagePrimo incontro femminista di Solidaridad – Federación Comunista Libertaria 04:25 Sun 22 Jan by Mesa Feminista Solidaridad 0 comments

Dal 14 al 15 gennaio 2017, a Valparaíso, si è tenuto l'Incontro femminista nazionale di Solidaridad – Federación Comunista Libertaria.

umutsilbuyuk768x496_1.jpg imageΟ σύντροφος Umut Firat δεν ε&#... 06:51 Sat 21 Jan by Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet 0 comments

Οι συνθήκες στις οποίες κρατείται ο επαναστάτης αναρχικός κρατούμενος Umut Firat Suvariogullari οι οποίες έρχονται σήμερα στην επιφάνεια, είναι οι συνθήκες στις οποίες κρατούνται όλοι οι επαναστάτες κρατούμενοι κατά τη διάρκεια της κατάστασης έκτακτης ανάγκης. Ο Umut Firat Suvariogullari, που βρίσκεται στην 39 ημέρα απεργίας πείνας για να υπερασπιστεί την ταυτότητά του ως επαναστάτη αναρχικού και να δημιουργήσει βιώσιμες συνθήκες διαβίωσης, συνεχίζει τον αγώνα του, ενάντια σε όλες αυτές τις συνθήκες, και για να απελευθερωθεί με τον αγώνα του. [Türkçe] [English] [Italiano]

efren.jpg imageJoven herido en el rostro por disparo de arma química del ESMAD en Bello, Antioquia 00:09 Sat 21 Jan by El (A)guijón 0 comments

Los desalojos en el barrio Nuevo Jerusalén comenzaron sin garantías para las 175 familias que serán desalojadas, el Estado encarnado en las alcaldías municipales de Bello y Medellín no tiene una propuesta clara para reubicar a estas familias, solo han brindado un arriendo temporal de “3 meses con posibilidad de prórroga”, una solución en el aire para las familias que desde hace más de 10 años están construyendo su hogar, su casa, gentes que fueron desplazadas y que tampoco tuvieron apoyo o garantías a su llegada a la ciudad. Hoy estos hogares construidos con esfuerzo están siendo convertidos en escombros.

textDimissioni di Mc Guinness: ritornano i Troubles? 07:19 Fri 20 Jan by Gianni Sartori 0 comments

Dietro le recenti dimissioni del vice ministro nordirlandese i sintomi delle difficoltà e contraddizioni del processo di pace avviato venti anni fa

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imageVida e Obra de Bakunin Jan 17 by Felipe Corrêa 0 comments

Introdução ao livro "Revolução e Liberdade: cartas de 1845 a 1875", de Mikhail Bakunin, publicado pela editora Hedra em 2010.

imageΟι τύραννοι φέρνου&#... Jan 17 by Leila Al Shami 0 comments

Άρθρο για την καταστολή της συριακής επανάστασης, γραμμένο από την σύρια αντιεξουσιάστρια Leila Al Shami

imageΗ πολεμική του Μπακ&... Jan 16 by Του Θάνου Αγγελόπουλου 0 comments

Κατά την περίοδο 1860-1870 μέσα από την συζήτηση και την πολεμική κριτική ανάμεσα στους Μαρξ και Μπακούνιν ήρθαν στην επιφάνεια του εργατικού κινήματος δύο διαφορετικές ερμηνείες του κοινωνικού μετασχηματισμού, του τι είναι πράγματι κυριαρχία και ποιες συνθήκες είναι απαραίτητες για την απελευθέρωση του ανθρώπου. Η έντονη αντίθεση ανάμεσα στις δύο μεγάλες κινηματικές προσωπικότητες είχε τις βάσεις της σε θεμελιώδεις θεωρητικές διαφορές, που ακόμη και σήμερα συνεχίζουν να υφίστανται. Αυτός ο διαξιφισμός ήταν και η πρώτη αιτία για τη διάλυση της Πρώτης Διεθνούς και που αργότερα στιγμάτισε τις πιο ριζοσπαστικές τάσεις, αναρχικές και κομμουνιστικές, του διεθνούς εργατικού κινήματος.

imageΑπό την άμπωτη στην ... Jan 13 by Αυτόνομα Σχήματα 0 comments

Από την άμπωτη στην παλίρροια και πάλι πίσω - 3 συζητήσεις για τον απεργιακό αγώνα των εργαζομένων στα πανεπιστήμια και ορισμένες κριτικές σημειώσεις για την προοπτική των ταξικών αγώνων στην τριτοβάθμια εκπαίδευση - Το βιβλίο αυτό δημοσιεύτηκε τον Ιανουάριο του 2015 ως μια απόπειρα καταγραφής, κριτικής και αυτοκριτικής της ιστορίας του απεργιακού αγώνα των εργαζόμενων στα Πανεπιστήμια και των φοιτητών το 2013.

imageΧρήσιμες βυζαντιν ... Jan 11 by Dmitri (republishing) 0 comments

Μολαταύτα, το αναρχικό κίνημα δεν μπορεί να είναι και να παραμένει εσωστρεφές και αυτοαναφορικό. Αν οι αναρχικοί δεν απέρριπταν για λόγους αρχής την συγκεντρωτική διακυβέρνηση, τότε δεν θα είχαν παρά να καταλάβουν την κρατική εξουσία και να αναμορφώσουν δια της βίας την κοινωνική ολότητα κατ’ εικόνα κι ομοίωση των ιδεολογικών τους φαντασιώσεων. Ούτε θα ήταν απαραίτητη η δημιουργική αλληλεπίδραση του προτάγματος τους με τα ετεροκαθοριζόμενα κοινωνικά στρώματα, μιας και θα μπορούσαν να επιβάλλουν μονομερώς το δικό τους έτοιμο από-τα-πριν θεωρητικό μοντέλο για τον ενδεδειγμένο τρόπο οργάνωσης της κοινωνίας σε όλα τα επίπεδα.

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imageAbout the threat to deport Mohamed A. Jan 23 0 comments

Since October 2016, Mohamed A. has been in administrative arrestment in the police headquarters of Lesvos as a prospective deportee, as his requests to be granted political asylum have been rejected. He has been on hunger strike since 13/12/2016, demanding that his deportation be cancelled, and that he is granted political asylum.

imageLa minaccia di deportazione di Mohamed A. Jan 23 0 comments

Dal mese di ottobre 2016, Mohamed A. si trova in stato di detenzione amministrativa nella stazione di polizia di Lesbo, come candidato per la deportazione, in quanto è stata respinta la sua richiesta di asilo politico. Dal 13 dicembre 2016 è in sciopero della fame, per la cancellazione della deportazione e l’ottenimento dell’asilo politico.

imageTürkiye’ye geri gönderilme tehlikesi ile karşı karşıya olan Mohamed A.’nın ... Jan 23 0 comments

Ekim 2016’dan beri Midilli polis istasyonunda idari gözetim altında tutulan ve iltica başvurusu reddedilmesi sebebiyle sınır dışı edilmekle karşı karşıya kalan Mohamed A., Türkiye’ye sınır dışı edilmesini önlemek ve sığınma talebinin karşılanması için 12 Aralık’ta açlık grevine başladı.

image[Turchia] 39° giorno di sciopero della fame in carcere per il rivoluzionario anarchico Umut Fır... Jan 22 0 comments

In un tempo in cui le lacrime non si sono asciugate e la rabbia non si è ancora placata per le città distrutte dai carri armati e dai bombardamenti, per le centinaia di persone uccise, per le migliaia di vecchi, bambini, donne ed uomini feriti e sfollati, vivono nella nostra memoria le immagini dei colpevoli che si ricoprono di medaglie; in un tempo in cui i carri armati e gli aerei che hanno distrutto città ed ucciso le persone prendono di mira Ankara ed Istanbul lo scorso 15 luglio, gli eroi vengono accusati di tradimento nel giro di una notte. Migliaia di persone vengono stipate nelle carceri, decine di migliaia hanno perso il loro posto di lavoro. [Türkçe] [English] [Ελληνικά]

imageΒέροια: Μια αντιφασ&... Jan 22 0 comments

Ο εχθρός των ναζί είναι το εργατικό και κοινωνικό κίνημα που παλεύει για δικαιοσύνη. Ας μην διαψεύσουμε τους φόβους τους ούτε στιγμή. Δεν φτάνει στο δρόμο να κατεβαίνουν οι 200-300 ενεργοί πολίτες για να πνίξουν το φίδι. Χρειάζεται να φτιαχτεί ένα ακηδεμόνευτο «από τα κάτω» οριζόντιο μαχητικό αντιφασιστικό κίνημα, στην εργασία, στα σχολεία, τις γειτονιές κ.α που όχι μόνο θα φράζει το δρόμο στους φασίστες, αλλά θα ανοίγει γενικευμένα το δρόμο της αντίστασης και της ανυπακοής στις προσταγές των “από πάνω”.

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