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áfrica austral / movimiento anarquista / entrevista Monday February 11, 2019 08:38 by Warren McGregor 1 image 1 video file 1 audio file
Entrevista con Warren McGregor, del Frente Anarquista Comunista Zabalaza (ZACF), Sudáfrica. Warren McGregor es un activista nacido en los municipios de color de Cape Flats, ahora vive en Johannesburgo, donde participa en la educación de la clase obrera y sindical.
¿Qué es el anarquismo? ¿Quién gobierna realmente Sudáfrica? ¿Debemos formar un "partido de los trabajadores"? ¿Cómo aborda el anarquismo la opresión racial y nacional? ¿Cómo podemos construir el contrapoder de la clase obrera? ¿Cuál es la situación de la izquierda? ¿Cómo vinculamos las luchas por las reformas con la transformación revolucionaria y el contrapoder? ¿De dónde viene el anarquismo y cuál es su historia en Sudáfrica? ¿Hacia dónde vamos ahora?
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international / the left / opinion / analysis Sunday February 10, 2019 14:27 by Wayne Price 1 image 1 video file 1 audio file
This was prepared as background for an anarchist study group which is reading Silvia Federici’s Caliban and the Witch; Women, the Body, and Primitive Accumulation. Federici is a well-known Marxist-feminist of a libertarian-autonomist Marxist perspective. read full story / add a comment
aotearoa / pacific islands / miscellaneous / opinion / analysis Wednesday February 06, 2019 12:24 by AWSM
NZ based social activist Alex Pirie discusses his personal circumstances as well as his view of current local, national and international issues. read full story / add a comment
áfrica austral / a esquerda / opinião / análise Monday February 04, 2019 18:56 by Warren McGregor 1 image 1 video file 1 audio file
Um apelo à unidade da esquerda socialista é amplamente ouvido em toda África do Sul, mas ele é frequentemente interpretado como um chamado à unidade da práxis (unidade no programa teórico e na ação). Isso muitas vezes é enquadrado como a transcendência de velhas divisões (estas vistas como antiquadas, sectárias ou descartadas como dogmáticas), e outras vezes como unidade a fim de agir (retoricamente posta como o oposto da teoria de gabinete). O que nós, anarquistas revolucionários, pensamos? English read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / anarchist movement / other libertarian press Monday January 14, 2019 18:34 by Woke Anarchists Collective
Anarchism in the UK is a joke. Once symbolising hard-fought struggles for freedom, the word has been stripped bare to make way for narrow-minded, separatist and hateful identity politics by middle class activists keen to protect their own privileges. We write this leaflet to reclaim anarchism from these identity politicians. read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / environment / feature Wednesday January 02, 2019 18:49 by Wayne Price 1 comment (last - tuesday january 08, 2019 06:57) 1 image
The idea of a "Green New Deal" has been raised in response to the threat of climate and ecological catastrophe. Two such proposals are analyzed here and counterposed to the program of revolutionary libertarian ecosocialism. read full story / add a comment
international / workplace struggles / opinion / analysis Thursday December 13, 2018 20:16 by Lucien van der Walt 1 image
Trade union renewal is essential but should not be reduced to democratising structures or new recruitment methods. Renewal should centre on a bottom-up movement based on rank-and-file reform movements, and the direct action of workers as a precondition for radical redistribution of power and wealth to workers, community assemblies and councils in a self-managed, egalitarian order based on participatory planning and distribution by need. It must be rooted in an anarcho-syndicalist understanding that unions can profoundly change society. read full story / add a comment
An Anarchist View of State Formation-- Review of Peter Gelderloos, “Worshipping Power: An Anarchist View of Early State Formation”
international / history / review Thursday December 13, 2018 03:12 by Wayne Price 1 comment (last - wednesday december 19, 2018 13:07) 1 image
A review of Peter Gelderloos'anarchist analysis of how states are formed and developed. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / environment / opinion / analysis Friday December 07, 2018 19:20 by ShaWn Hattingh 1 image
When it comes to greenhouse gas emissions, South Africa falls within the 15 biggest polluters in the world. But there is also a class dimension when it comes to pinning down which sections of society are responsible for air pollution – the major polluters in South Africa are the ruling class (capitalists, politicians and top state bureaucrats) and their state and corporations (including state corporations), continuing an economy based on cheap black labour, mining and externalising costs. State-backed”empowerment” firms — for Afrikaners from 1948, and blacks from 1994 — are deeply involved.
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The WSM are shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the death of Alan MacSimóin, one of our founder members, a friend, and a key central figure in building the anarchist movement in Ireland for over four decades. Alan had not been a member of WSM for some years but remained politically active right to the end. His last Facebook post on November 29th was supporting the locked out bricklayers at Mary’s Mansions. Alan will be sorely missed by all in the WSM and we offer our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. read full story / add a comment
The Anarchism of Blackness--Review of Zoe Samudzi & William C. Anderson, “As Black as Resistance; Finding the Conditions for Liberation.”
north america / mexico / anarchist movement / review Wednesday November 28, 2018 08:29 by Wayne Price 6 images
There are almost no books on anarchism and African-American liberation, which makes this an exceptional work. It places racial oppression at the center of U.S. society, interacting and overlapping with all other forms of oppression and exploitation. The strengths and weaknesses of the work are reviewed. read full story / add a comment
WSM marks International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women at their strategy gathering
The WSM took some time out from our future directions discussions session at Cloughjordan eco village over the week to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. read full story / add a comment
Ιβηρική / Αναρχική Ιστορία / Γνώμη / Ανάλυση Friday November 16, 2018 17:23 by Thabang Sefalala-Lucien van der Walt 1 image
“Η μελλοντική κοινωνική οργάνωση πρέπει να γίνει μόνο από τα κάτω προς τα πάνω, από την ελεύθερη ένωση ή ομοσπονδία των εργαζομένων” αρχικά σε τοπικό επίπεδο και εν τέλει “σε μια μεγάλη ομοσπονδία, διεθνή και καθολική,” που θα αγκαλιάζει όλη την ανθρωπότητα που υποφέρει, και είναι ικανή να ξαναφτιάξει τον κόσμο πάνω στη βάση της κοινωνικής δικαιοσύνης, της ισότητας και της ελευθερίας. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / anarchist movement / interview Tuesday November 13, 2018 19:11 by Warren McGregor 1 image
Interview with Warren McGregor of the Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front (ZACF), South Africa. Warren McGregor is an activist born in the Coloured townships of the Cape Flats, now resident in Johannesburg, where he is involved in working class and union education.
What is anarchism? Who really rules South Africa? Should we form a "workers party"? How does anarchism address racial and national oppression? How can we build working class counter-power? What is the state of the left? How do we link fights for reforms to revolutionary transformation and counter-power? Where does anarchism come from and what is its history in South Africa? Where to now? read full story / add a comment
aotearoa / pacific islands / miscellaneous / appeal / petition Thursday November 08, 2018 14:00 by AWSM
This is a call out for solidarity with social activist Alex Pirie who has recently been diagnosed with advanced cancer. read full story / add a comment
aotearoa / pacific islands / miscellaneous / opinion / analysis Monday October 29, 2018 19:16 by AWSM 1 image
On 31st October two members of the British monarchy will be visiting Rotorua, Aotearoa/New Zealand as part of a nationwide tour. AWSM has distributed this leaflet in anticipation of the visit. read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Wednesday September 26, 2018 13:53 by Synaps NetWork
Syria’s war has transformed the country in both shattering and subtle ways. While many evolutions are for the worse, others inspire cautious optimism: Syrians have shown relentless ingenuity in adapting to every stage of a horrendous conflict, salvaging remnants of dignity, solidarity and vitality amid nightmarish circumstances. read full story / add a comment
international / anarchist movement / opinion / analysis Sunday September 09, 2018 07:52 by Wayne Price 1 image
A review of the nature of the State as understood by anarchists, especially as proposed by the tendency called "post-anarchism." This is done through a review of the opinions of Saul Newman, a leading proponent of post-anarchism, in his work, "Anarchism, Marxism, and the Bonapartist State." The post-anarchist view is opposed by the class theory of the state, versions of which are raised by traditional, revolutionary anarchists and by Marx. read full story / add a comment
Μέση Ανατολή / Αραβία / Ιράκ / Ιμπεριαλισμός / Πόλεμος / Γνώμη / Ανάλυση Thursday August 23, 2018 23:06 by Unity-Ahdut-Al-Wihdeh 1 image
Θα συνεχίσουμε να συμμετέχουμε, ως οργάνωση αλλά και ατομικά, μαζί με τους/τις παλαιστίνιους/ες κατοίκους της Δυτικής Όχθης, με ισραηλινούς/ές και άλλους/ες ακτιβιστές/ριες, στον καθημερινό αγώνα ενάντια σε όλες τις πτυχές της κατοχής και της καταπίεσης στα κατεχόμενα εδάφη του 1967. Θα στηρίξουμε και θα συνεργαστούμε όσο καλύτερα μπορούμε με τον αγώνα των κατοίκων της Γάζας ενάντια στις επιθέσεις του ισραηλινού κράτους και στην ισραηλινό-αιγυπτιακή πολιορκία. Και θα είμαστε ενεργοί/ες εντός των συνόρων του 1948 ενάντια στις διακρίσεις, την καταπίεση και την εκδίωξη των παλαιστινίων εργατών/ριών που έχουν ισραηλινή υπηκοότητα. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / repression / prisoners / appeal / petition Wednesday August 15, 2018 07:09 by Solidarity With the Boiketlong 4 1 image
On the 21st April 2015 the Magistrates Court in Sebokeng sentenced 4 community activists from Boiketlong, to a total of 16 years in prison. The activists are: Dinah Makhetha, Sipho Mangane, Dan Molefe and Pulane Mahlangu. Key witnesses could not even identify the 4 but the courts sought to use the apartheid law of ‘doctrine of common purpose’ to jail them. They were found not guilty of ‘public violence’ but guilty of ‘assault, arson and malicious damage to property’.
Pulane Mahlangu has run away and no one knows where she is or if she is in good health. Either way, she cannot come home.
Dan Molefe died of stress-related illness in December 2017.
Although released for a short period while the appeal process was underway, both Dinah and Sipho are back in prison as they lost the first level of Appeal. The magistrate is prepared to consider shortening the sentence but not the sentence itself. The appeal process remains underway.
There is now an opportunity for a mediated process that may assist in a process of early release. There is an urgent need to cover the costs of mediation which we estimate could come to about R40 000. Appeals have been made to the community to raise funds as well to the broader movement. read full story / add a comment