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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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southern africa / economy / feature Wednesday July 27, 2011 16:49 byShawn Hattingh   text 5 comments (last - tuesday august 02, 2011 17:48)   image 1 image
It has become common knowledge that South Africa is the most unequal country in the world. Only 41% of people of working age are employed, while half of the people employed earn less than R 2 500 a month. Worse still, inequality is growing with wages as a share of the national income dropping from 50% in 1994 to 45% in 2009; while profit as a share of national income has soared from 40% to 45%. In real terms this means that while a minority live well – and have luxurious houses, swimming pools, businesses, investments, and cushy positions in the state - the majority of people live in shacks or tiny breezeblock dwellings, are surrounded by squalor, and struggle on a daily basis to acquire the basics of life like food and water. Likewise, while bosses, state managers, and politicians – both black and white – get to strut around in fancy suits barking orders; the majority of people are expected to bow down, do as told, and swallow their pride. Despite being expected to be subservient, however, protests in working class areas are spreading. People have become fed up with being unemployed, having substandard housing, suffering humiliation, and having their water and electricity cut off. In fact, per person South Africa has the highest rate of protests in the world [3]. It is in this context of growing community direct action, even if still largely un-coordinated, that the state has felt it necessary, at least on a rhetorical level, to declare its intentions to lead a fight against unemployment and reduce inequality. To supposedly do so it unveiled a new economic framework, The New Growth Path (NGP), late in 2010 with the declared aim of creating 5 million jobs by 2020 [4]. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / imperialism / war / opinion / analysis Friday June 10, 2011 01:12 byShawn Hattingh
In this article, using an anarchist analysis, it will be argued that this lopsided trade, expansive investment and projection of state power by the South African ruling class are signs of the imperialist role they play in southern Africa. In undertaking this, it will be outlined how the South African ruling class, as an integral part of their imperialist role, are conducting a class war against the workers and the poor across sub-Saharan Africa. Through examining this class war, it will hopefully become clear that the South African state is being used as a key instrument by the ruling class – made up of capitalists and high-ranking state officials – to further their own interests in southern Africa. The consequence of highlighting the imperialist nature of the South African state also has implications for the strategies and tactics that should be used in struggle. It will be strongly argued that due to its hierarchical centralising and expansionist ambitions, the state cannot be used as a tool for liberation in South Africa or in the region.
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southern africa / repression / prisoners / opinion / analysis Thursday April 21, 2011 22:28 byShawn Hattingh   image 5 images
On the 13th April, people in South Africa were stunned. On the evening news the sight of six police force members brutally beating a man, Andries Tatane, to death was aired. The images of the police smashing his body with batons and repeatedly firing rubber bullets into his chest struck a cord; people were simply shocked and appalled. Literally hundreds of articles followed in the press, politicians of all stripes also hopped on the bandwagon and said they lamented his death; and most called for the police to receive appropriate training to deal with ‘crowd control’ – after all, elections are a month away. Andries Tatane’s death was the culmination of a protest march in the Free State town of Ficksburg. The march involved over 4,000 people, who undertook the action to demand the very basics of life - decent housing, access to water and electricity, and jobs. read full story / add a comment
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southern africa / workplace struggles / feature Thursday April 07, 2011 22:51 byShawn Hattingh   image 2 images
The economic crisis in South Africa has seen inequalities, and the forced misery of the working class, grow. While the rich and politicians have continued to flaunt their ill-gotten wealth, workers and the poor have been forced to suffer. It is in this context that the majority of the leaders of the largest trade unions have, unfortunately, elected to once again place their faith in a social dialogue and partnerships with big business and the state. So while the state and bosses have been on the offensive against workers and the poor, union officials have been appealing to them to save jobs during the crisis. Not surprisingly, this strategy has largely failed. While union leaders and technocrats have been debating about the policies that should or should not be taken to overcome the crisis, bosses and the state have retrenched over 1 million workers in a bid to increase profits. It is, therefore, sheer folly for union leaders to believe that the state and bosses are interested in compromise – without being forced into it. As seen by their actions, the elite are only interested in maintaining their power, wealth and lifestyles by making the workers and the poor pay for the crisis. For the elite, social dialogue is simply a tool to tie the unions up and limit their real strength – direct action by members. In fact, even before the crisis, social dialogue had been a disaster for the unions contributing towards their bureaucratisation and having abysmal results in terms of them trying to influence the state away from its pro-rich macro-economic policies. read full story / add a comment
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russia / ucraina / bielorussia / storia / opinione / analisi Monday March 21, 2011 18:38 byShawn Hattingh   image 1 image
Negli anni recenti, molti a sinistra hanno cercato di formulare una visione del socialismo fondato sulla democrazia. Ne è nata una pletora di giornali e di dibattiti a livello internazionale su quanto sia necessario che il socialismo debba essere di natura partecipativa se si vuole conseguire la vera libertà. Alcuni hanno dato a questa ricerca nomi evocativi di una sorta di socialismo democratico, quali "Socialismo del 21° secolo", "socialismo-dal-basso" ed anche "ecosocialismo". In Sud Africa la voglia di socialismo democratico ha suscitato iniziative quali la Conferenza per una Sinistra Democratica (CSL); e persino il Partito Comunista del Sud Africa ha sottolineato la necessità di un programma socialista più partecipativo. [English] read full story / add a comment
Issue #3 of the Newsletter of the Tokologo African Anarchist Collective

Front page

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”

Ukraine: Interview with a Donetsk anarchist

The present confrontation between the Zionist settler colonialist project in Palestine and the indigenous working people

Prisões e mais criminalização marcam o final da Copa do Mundo no Brasil

An Anarchist Response to a Trotskyist Attack: Review of “An Introduction to Marxism and Anarchism” by Alan Woods (2011)

هەڵوێستی سەربەخۆی جەماوەر لە نێوان داعش و &

Contra a Copa e a Repressão: Somente a Luta e Organização!

Nota Pública de soldariedade e denúncia

Üzüntümüz Öfkemizin Tohumudur

Uruguay, ante la represión y el abuso policial

To vote or not to vote: Should it be a question?

Mayday: Building A New Workers Movement

Anarchist and international solidarity against Russian State repression

Argentina: Atentado y Amenazas contra militantes sociales de la FOB en Rosario, Santa Fe

Réponses anarchistes à la crise écologique

50 оттенков коричневого

A verdadeira face da violência!

The Battle for Burgos

Face à l’antisémitisme, pour l’autodéfense

Reflexiones en torno a los libertarios en Chile y la participación electoral

Mandela, the ANC and the 1994 Breakthrough: Anarchist / syndicalist reflections

Melissa Sepúlveda "Uno de los desafíos más importantes es mostrarnos como una alternativa real"

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textPalestina-Israele, la lotta unitaria prosegue ma a bassa intensità: lo scorso venerdì solo 3 israeli... 16:43 Sun 14 Sep by Ilan S. 0 comments

I 50 giorni di guerra su Gaza sono finiti dopo che Israele ha implorato un cessate-il-fuoco ed aperto ad ulteriori richieste da parte di Hamas (di cui alcune tenute segrete persino agli stessi ministri israeliani). Una maggioranza di israeliani è disposta ad ammettere che Israele non ha vinto la guerra ma riconoscono con difficoltà che Hamas ha avuto la mano migliore. I ministri hanno approvato due settimane fa un documento del governo contenente una proposta di dispiegamento di una forza internazionale a Gaza, che può significare la fine dell'occupazione israeliana della Striscia di Gaza e l'apertura del ghetto... e può essere un precedente che potrebbe essere la fine dell'occupazione della Cisgiordania. [English]

textCGT inicia una campaña por la despenalización del aborto y el derecho de las mujeres a decidir sobre... 00:15 Wed 10 Sep by CGT 0 comments

CGT trabaja por la despenalización del aborto y defiende el derecho de las personas a decidir libremente sobre su sexualidad, sobre su modelo de familia y en general, sobre su vida.

presxsanarquistaslibertad366.jpg imageDepuis l’Europe : Solidarité avec les prisonnier-e-s anarchistes emprisonnés à Mexico 03:19 Tue 09 Sep by Commission international 0 comments

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textPalestine-Israel, The joint struggle continues with lower intensity: last Friday only 3 Israelis cam... 22:10 Sun 07 Sep by Ilan S. 0 comments

The 50-day war on Gaza ended, after Israel begged for a ceasefire and yielded to major demands from Hamas (some kept in secret even from Israeli government ministers). A majority of Israelis admit that Israel did not win the war but with difficulty admit that Hamas had the upper hand. Ministers passed two weeks ago a classified Cabinet document containing a proposal to place an international force in Gaza, which may mean the end of Israel's occupation of the Gaza Strip and the opening of the Ghetto... and may be a precedent to what could be the end of the occupation of the West Bank). In Israel, the "radical" left is back to "normal"... though many more activists are contemplating joining the comrades who had already lost hope and emigrated. It seems the international pressures of the imperial powers and the advances of the boycott movement are bringing the end of the 1967 occupation sooner than expected. [Italiano]

pegasus_large_t_1301_106228890_0_3.jpg imageAppoggio alle 595 operaie delle pulizie 17:30 Sat 06 Sep by Dmitri (republishing) 0 comments

La Rete europea del Sindacalismo alternativo e di Base manifesta il suo appoggio alle 595 operaie delle pulizie del Ministero delle Finanze greco di Atene che furono licenziate il 17 settembre del 2013 per mettere il servizio di pulizia nelle mani delle aziende esterne private.

pegasus_large_t_1301_106228890_0_2.jpg imageSolidaridad con las 595 trabajadoras 17:27 Sat 06 Sep by Dmitri (republishing) 0 comments

La Red Europea de Sindicatos Alternativos y de Base manifiesta su apoyo y solidaridad con las 595 trabajadoras de limpieza del ministerio de Finanzas griego que fueron despedidas el 17 de septiembre de 2013 para poner el servicio de limpieza a disposición de los subcontratistas privados.

pegasus_large_t_1301_106228890_0_1.jpg imageSolidarity with 595 cleaning workers 17:24 Sat 06 Sep by Dmitri (republishing) 0 comments

The European Network of Alternative and Base Unions expresses its support and solidarity with 595 cleaning workers of the Greek Finance Ministry who were dismissed on September 17 2013 to put the cleaning service in the hands of private subcontractors.

pegasus_large_t_1301_106228890_0.jpg imageΑλληλεγγύη στις 595 κ^... 17:21 Sat 06 Sep by Dmitri (republishing) 0 comments

Το Ευρωπαϊκό Δίκτυο Εναλλακτικών Συνδικάτων και Συνδικάτων Βάσης εκφράζει την υποστήριξη και την αλληλεγγύη του στις 595 καθαρίστριες του ελληνικού υπουργείου Οικονομικών που απολύθηκαν στις 17 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013 για να παραδοθεί η υπηρεσία σε ιδιώτες υπεργολάβους.

orbituaryofousilawrencezitha.gif imageOrbituary of Ousi Lawrence Zitha 16:03 Mon 01 Sep by Nobyhle Dube 0 comments

Comrade Lawrence was born on 7 July 1969 in Kliptown before moving to Ceza in KwaZulu-Natal. He attended Ceza Primary and Nghunghunyone Secondary, matriculating in 1986 with exemption (excellent at that time).

textPor la Federación Anarquista del Caribe 08:31 Mon 01 Sep by Taller Libertario Alfredo López 0 comments

Para ello proponemos la realización en marzo de 2015 en la región dominicana del primer encuentro constitutivo de la F.A.C.-C. [Centroamérica] (nombre provisional) de individualidades y “delegados” de colectivos ácratas en la región, que sea el punto de cierre inicial para confrontarse y coordinar acciones, ideas e insumos, a partir de los ejes temáticos que emerjan de los colectivos en cada localidad. [English]

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imageOs flancos abertos de Marina Silva são alvos móveis para as baterias do lulismo original Sep 19 by BrunoL 0 comments

Bruno Lima Rocha, 18 de setembro de 2014

Na reta final do 1º turno, faltando menos de vinte dias para o pleito, parece que finalmente houve um ajuste da estratégia de campanha do partido de governo (PT) e da defesa do mandato da presidente Dilma Rousseff. Como havíamos dito anteriormente, o pior dos mundos para a situação seria uma versão do lulismo mais palatável para os operadores midiáticos e com livre trânsito nos agentes com poder de veto. Tal produto de marketing político é a ex-ministra do Meio Ambiente Marina Silva. E, sua maior virtude publicitária, termina por tornar-se o alvo visível e concreto dos ex-correligionários petistas.

imageSindicalismo e Ação Direta Sep 18 by Coordenação Anarquista Brasileira 0 comments

No primeiro semestre de 2014, a luta de diversas categoriais de trabalhadores (as) ganharam as ruas para o desespero de patrões e governos. O contra-ataque dos poderosos teve a ajuda da grande mídia, que tentou criminalizar os protestos e desmobilizar os lutadores. Isso ocorreu antes, durante e depois da Copa do Mundo, momento em que os noticiários buscavam legitimar as ações violentas dos aparelhos repressivos do Estado e seus governantes. Na sequência, vieram também as perseguições políticas e prisões de dezenas de manifestantes de forma autoritária, violando os meios democráticos e direitos humanos. [English]

imageEEUU en el Medio Oriente: hipocresía y doble discurso Sep 15 by BrunoL 0 comments

Bruno Lima Rocha*

El Oriente Medio es un ajedrez motivado por el peor realismo, mezclado con intereses geoestratégicos. Veamos por qué, a través de la doble posición de los Estados Unidos, Israel entró en una guerra “preventiva” contra Hamás, organización político-militar de fundamentación religiosa y que comparte el gobierno de la Franja de Gaza desde 2006. El saldo del conflicto fueron cerca de 52 israelíes muertos y más de 2000 palestinos eliminados físicamente. La infraestructura de Gaza fue destruida con la aplicación de la estrategia de “tierra arrasada”. Esta forma de combate viene de la política de Reagan y sus aliados centro americanos contra las guerrillas de El Salvador y Guatemala en los años 80. La postura de los Estados Unidos –ardoroso y autoproclamado defensor de los derechos humanos– fue tímida delante de la supremacía bélica y tecnológica del Estado de Israel. El país fundado por pioneros sionistas como Ben Gurión es el único del planeta con poder de veto dentro de Washington. Es por eso que la política de los EEUU para Medio Oriente tiene literalmente, dos pesos y dos medidas.

imageΕρωτήματα εξ Ανατο&#... Sep 15 by Κώστας Σβόλης 0 comments

Τι ακριβώς συμβαίνει στην Ουκρανία; Ένας ιμπεριαλιστικός πόλεμος «δια αντιπροσώπων»; Η σύγκρουσή δυο εθνικισμών; Η αντιπαράθεση δυο ολοκληρωτισμών (βλ Νεοναζισμού και των απολιθωμάτων του Σταλινισμού); Η συμπύκνωση της παγκόσμιας αντιπαράθεσης του Νεοφασισμού ενάντιων Αντιφασισμού σε επίπεδο ένοπλης σύγκρουσης; Τι σηματοδοτεί η δημιουργία των Λαϊκών Δημοκρατιών στην Ν.Α Ουκρανία; είναι παραρτήματα του Κρεμλίνου ή μορφές λαϊκής αυτοδιάθεσης; Διαφορετικά ερωτήματα, τις ίδιας όμως υφής, θα μπορούσαμε να θέσουμε και για την προσπάθεια δημιουργίας Ισλαμικού Κράτους στην Μέση Ανατολή (Συρία, Ιράκ) από τους Τζιχαντιστές. Τελικά ποιους ενισχύουν το ΝΑΤΟ, οι ΗΠΑ και η ΕΕ, τους Κούρδους του Ιράκ; ή τους Ισλαμιστές που στην προηγούμενη περίοδο είχαν εξοπλίσει για να πολεμήσουν το καθεστώς του Άσαντ;

imageUnionism and Direct Action Sep 15 by Brazilian Anarchist Coordination (CAB) - union front 0 comments

In the first half of 2014, the struggles of diverse categories of workers were taken to the streets to the dismay of bosses and governors. The powerful’s counterattack was supported with the help of the mainstream media, which tried to criminalise the protests and demobilise the strugglers. This happened before, during and after the World Cup – a time in which the news sought to legitimise the violent actions of the repressive apparatus of the state and its leaders. Following this came the political persecutions and arrests of dozens of protestors in an authoritarian manner, violating democratic means and human rights. [Português]

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imageDepuis l’Europe : Solidarité avec les prisonnier-e-s anarchistes emprisonnés à Mexico Sep 09 Alternative Libertaire 0 comments

Août 2014

imageOrbituary of Ousi Lawrence Zitha Sep 01 Tokologo African Anarchist Collective 0 comments

Comrade Lawrence was born on 7 July 1969 in Kliptown before moving to Ceza in KwaZulu-Natal. He attended Ceza Primary and Nghunghunyone Secondary, matriculating in 1986 with exemption (excellent at that time).

textPor la Federación Anarquista del Caribe Sep 01 0 comments

Para ello proponemos la realización en marzo de 2015 en la región dominicana del primer encuentro constitutivo de la F.A.C.-C. [Centroamérica] (nombre provisional) de individualidades y “delegados” de colectivos ácratas en la región, que sea el punto de cierre inicial para confrontarse y coordinar acciones, ideas e insumos, a partir de los ejes temáticos que emerjan de los colectivos en cada localidad. [English]

textFor The Caribbean Anarchist Federation Sep 01 0 comments

For all this we propose a constitutive meeting of the F.A.C.-C [-Central American] (Caribbean and Central American Anarchist Federation) in the Dominican Republic in March of 2015. We call individuals and “delegates” of anarchist collectives in the region to join us in this meeting that will be an initial decisive moment to compare and coordinate actions, ideas and supplies based on the topics/themes that would emerge from each collective according to their location. [Castellano]

imageSolidarietà internazionale a* Zapatist@s di fronte alla controrivoluzione in Chiapas Aug 31 Alternative Libertaire 0 comments

Alla società civile nazionale ed internazionale,
Alla Sesta nazionale ed internazionale,
Ai media liberi, autonomi ed indipendenti,
Alle amministrazioni del buon governo,
All' EZLN,
Alle basi di appoggio dell'EZLN
[Castellano]

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