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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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allogo1_1.jpg imageAcción Libertaria: Declaración ante la represión del 21 de mayo 17:47 Thu 28 May by Acción Libertaria 0 comments

Como Acción Libertaria-Chile queremos manifestar nuestro más profundo apoyo a Rodrigo Avilés, a su familia y a su organización Unión Nacional Estudiantil. Repudiamos el actuar de Fuerzas Especiales, que en las últimas jornadas de protesta social ha reafirmado que el Estado en su conjunto resguarda de manera violenta la desigualdad y la exclusión, privando a las grandes mayorías de sus derechos fundamentales y la posibilidad de construir una vida digna.

rodrigoaviles_1.jpg imageBasta de represión: fuerza Rodrigo 17:45 Thu 28 May by Solidaridad 0 comments

En el último tiempo Chile ha sido testigo de varios hechos que nos avergüenzan como sociedad, en donde el Estado, su policía, el miedo y el individualismo fomentado por la matriz cultural neoliberal son totalmente responsables.

allogo1.jpg imageNace un nuevo referente estudiantil en Chile: Acción Libertaria 20:18 Wed 27 May by Acción Libertaria 0 comments

Desde hace ya varios meses, compañeras y compañeros de distintas regiones nos hemos organizado para construir un espacio a nivel estudiantil, que responda a la necesidad de transformar la sociedad. Nos reconocemos como parte del pueblo, y como tal, sentimos la necesidad material y el deber moral de incidir en nuestra realidad, hacia un horizonte donde no exista la dominación ni la explotación. Por ello, y en el contexto de la rearticulación del sector libertario en Chile, hemos decidido crear una nueva organización donde, con conciencia histórica, autocrítica y voluntad de construcción, aportemos desde lo estudiantil a la reconstrucción del tejido social y al avance del movimiento popular en la consecución de sus demandas estratégicas, desde una perspectiva clasista, feminista y libertaria.

arton629881b6a.jpg imageLoi sur le renseignement : Un Patriot Act à la française 18:18 Sun 24 May by Tristan (AL Toulouse) 0 comments

Après les assassinats de janvier 2015 le gouvernement compte faire voter en urgence une nouvelle loi antiterroriste. Celle-ci constitue une grave atteinte aux libertés publiques dans un contexte de répression politique systématisée.

textPalestina-Israele, la lotta unitaria favorisce la campagna B.D.S. intensificando la pressione intern... 17:31 Sun 24 May by Ilan S. 0 comments

La crescente pressione operata dalla campagna B.D.S. non solo preoccupa la classe dirigente israeliana, ma ne ha già provocato una spaccatura. Che si era manifestata nelle dimissioni del governo di Netaniahu e nell'indizione di nuove elezioni. L'esito è stato persino peggiore per lui. Ha perso la maggioranza all'interno della destra. Il suo 61% (contro il 59%) è stato ottenuto solo coalizzandosi con il centro-destra di Kakhlon che aveva già bloccato le mosse della destra tradizionale e di alcune tendenze di neoliberismo radicale. Un nuovo equilibrio di potere all'interno della classe dirigente israeliana potrebbe portare nel futuro immediato ad una coalizione con il partito di pseudo-sinistra della lista sionista o addirittura ad una diversa coalizione senza Netaniahu o persino senza il partito Licud. In questo contesto proseguono gli sgomberi di palestinesi - sia in Israele che in Cisgiordania. [English]

textPresentación de Apoyo Mutuo 11:30 Sat 23 May by APOYO MUTUO 0 comments

A dos semanas de las elecciones municipales se presentaba en Madrid,en el Teatro Lagrada la iniciativa política Apoyo Mutuo, una herramienta de ámbito estatal que pretende "convertir en actores políticos a las personas que no se ven representadas por la vía institucional".
Apoyo Mutuo ha hecho suyo el desafío marcado por el manifiesto “Construyendo Pueblo Fuerte” una iniciativa que nació hace un año en foros en internet, en los que militantes de colectivos libertarios impulsaron un debate en torno a la forma de actuar ante la nueva situación social y política. y que fue presentado al público el pasado 19 de febrero. En el texto se hacía un llamamiento a la autoorganización popular como método para construir una democracia directa de personas libres e iguales.

textPalestine-Israel, As the split in the elite, a part of which is already suffering, threatens Prime m... 23:57 Fri 22 May by Ilan S. 0 comments

The election which was a response to rebellion in the elite - threatening to restrict his daily newspaper - resulted in a partial defeat. He is dependant now on the support of the center-right party and the orthodox parties,and now he is trying desperately to regain control. The mounting pressure on Israel threatens to take a fast escalation. It is already expressed in the threat to expel Israel from FIFA and of intervention of the Hague Court. The French initiative in the UN security council is approaching. The escalation in transfer actions - both within Israel and the West Bank is an effort to recruit at least the support of orthodox parties and the extreme right. In spite of harsher efforts to repress the Palestinian struggle - both in occupied east Jerusalem and the popular non-armed struggle the struggle continues. The very optimistic activists already feel the approaching victory.

iwwgreecebl.png imageΗ ελπίδα δεν θα έρθε... 19:22 Thu 21 May by IWW Greece 0 comments

Ποτέ δεν εiναι αργά για να ανατραπεί η κατάσταση, όλα είναι στο χέρι μας, όλα μπορούν να ανατραπούν. Στο πλαίσιο αυτό χαιρετίζουμε και στηρίζουμε κάθε πρωτοβουλία αγώνα προς αυτή την κατεύθυνση. Για την χειραφέτηση των ανθρώπων! Για έναν κόσμο χωρίς αφεντικά.
Η αδικία σε έναν είναι αδικία σε όλους και αυτή είναι η δύναμη των εργαζομένων πάντα και παντού.

11053923_1575094792758577_1269334861821632773_n.jpg image¿Entre la Guerra y la Paz? // 7mo Espacio Estudiantil Libertario Beatriz Sandoval - Universidad Naci... 02:51 Wed 13 May by Grupo Estudiantil Anarquista 0 comments

Tras la realización de los Espacios Estudiantiles anteriores, donde conocimos y profundizamos un poco sobre temas como: la Educación Libertaria y Popular (2011-II), la Historia del Movimiento Estudiantil en Colombia (2012-II), la Historia del Movimiento Estudiantil en América Latina (2013-I) e Indignad★s y Revueltas Populares (2013-II), Movimientos agrarios y levantamientos indígenas (2014-I) y Feminismo y Género (2014-II), volvemos este semestre con un nuevo tema que nos ayudará a conocer y estudiar sobre los actuales diálogos de paz y pretende profundizar en el posicionamiento de una apuesta anarquista en esta coyuntura, que hemos titulado “¿Entre la Guerra y la Paz?”.

1429275988_bachelet.jpg imageLa política del gatopardismo: Presidenta Bachelet anuncia nuevo gabinete 19:07 Tue 12 May by Solidaridad 0 comments

El reacomodo de la clase dominante demuestra la desesperada búsqueda del empate para entregar una sensación de tranquilidad y renovación ante la crisis. La llegada del sector conservador de la Democracia Cristiana a uno de los ministerios clave y el enroque de cuatro ministros demuestra que el cambio solo es una píldora más para el momento político.

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imageLa “cuestión ambiental” en Chile y una propuesta de acción May 28 by Javier Zúñiga 0 comments

La “cuestión ambiental” es, a esta altura, uno de los llamados “problema-país”. La cantidad de conflictos reportados, su vínculo con una vocación productiva basada fundamentalmente en un modelo primario-exportador con hegemonía del capital rentista-financiero (sobre todo en minería y energía), la cantidad de actores involucrados que se organizan para cautelar y garantizar sus derechos y condiciones básicas de vida y trabajo, una institucionalidad ambiental permisiva y confinada en los intereses de las grandes empresas nacionales y transnacionales, etc., configuran un marco que vuelve sumamente complejo pensar en soluciones de mediano y largo plazo a la “cuestión ambiental”.

imageUna Triste Víctima May 28 by Colectivo Contrainformatico SubVersión 0 comments

Esa mañana ella y un centenar de estudiantes salieron a romper con la rutina, a enfrentar el olvido y a señalar el terrorismo de Estado engendrado en sus asesinos más visibles: la policía. Fue allí cuando un disparo y posterior explosión desconcertaron a las manifestantes, entre las cuales estaba ella. Su cuerpo cayó en la entrada de la calle 45 y fue trasladado a un centro de Urgencias donde falleció. Su Alma y su espíritu quedaron grabados en las memorias de los estudiantes que durante décadas han participado en ese mismo punto de manifestaciones y que como ella, y bien El Tiempo lo señala, "En Colombia todavía la batalla es contra el sistema".

image[Chile] Cuenta pública: el anuncio en educación y los desafíos del movimiento estudiantil May 28 by Solidaridad 0 comments

Bachelet anunció gratuidad para el 60 por ciento de los estudiantes más “vulnerables”, beneficio que se extenderá a casi 264 mil jóvenes a partir del 2016. ¿Se puede creer en una medida que no plantea salidas concretas para solucionar la crisis de la educación y superar su lógica de mercado?

imageIrán y el ajedrez Kurdo May 27 by BrunoL 0 comments

26 mayo, 2015

Por Bruno Lima Rocha

La ciudad de Mahabad es conocida como la capital del Kurdistán iraní, y hoy opera como el epicentro, de la rebelión popular de los kurdos contra la autoridad chiita de Teherán. Durante un corto tiempo de duración, de la república del Kurdistán, que existió en 1946 bajo apoyo de la antigua Unión soviética, esta ciudad dio el nombre a un estado embrionario, cuyos líderes fueron fusilados por el régimen del Shah apoyado por los ingleses. Después de la Revolución Islámica de 1979, la situación de los kurdos del leíste no mejoró en la Región.

imageAnarchist in Ireland on todays Marriage equality referendum May 22 by andrew 1 comments

Southern Ireland is voting toward on whether to allow Marriage equality, that is to extend marriage to couples of the same gender. Young migrants have flocked back to the country in the last 24 hours to help insure the referendum passes. If it does Ireland will be the first country in the work to introduce Marriage equality by popular referendum yet it was one of the last countries in Europe to decriminalise sex between men. In that sense the referendum is about much more than the issue of Marriage but it also a battle against the 'old Ireland' of clerical control and an authoritarian state that sought to control all aspects of the lives of those under its control. The articles that follow are some of the many that the Workers Solidarity Movement have published, for the most part via their Facebook page.

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imageAcción Libertaria: Declaración ante la represión del 21 de mayo May 28 0 comments

Como Acción Libertaria-Chile queremos manifestar nuestro más profundo apoyo a Rodrigo Avilés, a su familia y a su organización Unión Nacional Estudiantil. Repudiamos el actuar de Fuerzas Especiales, que en las últimas jornadas de protesta social ha reafirmado que el Estado en su conjunto resguarda de manera violenta la desigualdad y la exclusión, privando a las grandes mayorías de sus derechos fundamentales y la posibilidad de construir una vida digna.

imageBasta de represión: fuerza Rodrigo May 28 0 comments

En el último tiempo Chile ha sido testigo de varios hechos que nos avergüenzan como sociedad, en donde el Estado, su policía, el miedo y el individualismo fomentado por la matriz cultural neoliberal son totalmente responsables.

imageNace un nuevo referente estudiantil en Chile: Acción Libertaria May 27 0 comments

Desde hace ya varios meses, compañeras y compañeros de distintas regiones nos hemos organizado para construir un espacio a nivel estudiantil, que responda a la necesidad de transformar la sociedad. Nos reconocemos como parte del pueblo, y como tal, sentimos la necesidad material y el deber moral de incidir en nuestra realidad, hacia un horizonte donde no exista la dominación ni la explotación. Por ello, y en el contexto de la rearticulación del sector libertario en Chile, hemos decidido crear una nueva organización donde, con conciencia histórica, autocrítica y voluntad de construcción, aportemos desde lo estudiantil a la reconstrucción del tejido social y al avance del movimiento popular en la consecución de sus demandas estratégicas, desde una perspectiva clasista, feminista y libertaria.

textPresentación de Apoyo Mutuo May 23 0 comments

A dos semanas de las elecciones municipales se presentaba en Madrid,en el Teatro Lagrada la iniciativa política Apoyo Mutuo, una herramienta de ámbito estatal que pretende "convertir en actores políticos a las personas que no se ven representadas por la vía institucional".
Apoyo Mutuo ha hecho suyo el desafío marcado por el manifiesto “Construyendo Pueblo Fuerte” una iniciativa que nació hace un año en foros en internet, en los que militantes de colectivos libertarios impulsaron un debate en torno a la forma de actuar ante la nueva situación social y política. y que fue presentado al público el pasado 19 de febrero. En el texto se hacía un llamamiento a la autoorganización popular como método para construir una democracia directa de personas libres e iguales.

imageΗ ελπίδα δεν θα έρθε... May 21 0 comments

Ποτέ δεν εiναι αργά για να ανατραπεί η κατάσταση, όλα είναι στο χέρι μας, όλα μπορούν να ανατραπούν. Στο πλαίσιο αυτό χαιρετίζουμε και στηρίζουμε κάθε πρωτοβουλία αγώνα προς αυτή την κατεύθυνση. Για την χειραφέτηση των ανθρώπων! Για έναν κόσμο χωρίς αφεντικά.
Η αδικία σε έναν είναι αδικία σε όλους και αυτή είναι η δύναμη των εργαζομένων πάντα και παντού.

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