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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
elsewhere / community struggles / opinion/analysis Thursday August 09, 2018 21:02 by Justyna WróbleWska
Poniższy artykuł jest tłumaczeniem z języka angielskiego artykułu napisanego przez Międzynarowody Komun w Rożawie - Demokratyczną Federację Północnej Syrii (DFNS). DFNS to rewolucyjny eksperiment Kurdów i ich soluszników, który aktualnie ma miejsce pod postacią demokratyczego konfederalizmu opartym na podstawie bezpośredniej demokracji, równouprawnieniu kobiet i ekologii. Jeśli chcesz dowiedzieć się więcej, odwiedź: http://internationalistcommune.com/
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niederlande / deutschland / österreich / imperialismus / krieg / feature Tuesday August 07, 2018 10:12 by Rheinmetall entWaffnen 1 image
Weltweit sind deutsche Waffen am Morden beteiligt. Deutschland liegt bei den Rüstungsexporten auf Platz 4 und in der EU an zweiter Stelle. In den letzten 10 Jahren konnte Rheinmetall ohne großen Aufschrei zu einem der größten Munitionslieferanten der Welt aufsteigen.
A protest camp just next to a Rheinmetall production area will take place from 29.08.2018 - 04.09.2018 in Germany in Unterlues. read full story / add a comment
pays-bas / allemagne / autriche / impérialisme / guerre / événement communiste libertaire Tuesday August 07, 2018 10:02 by Rheinmetall entWaffnen 1 image
Communiqué d'un collectif qui entend arrêter la production de l'usine d'armement "Rheinmetall". Cette usine produit notamment des tanks qui sont utilisés par la Turquie pour son entreprise de nettoyage ethnique au Rojava. La guerre commence ici et c'est à nous de faire quelque chose contre elle.
Un camp aura lieu à proximité d'un site de production de Rheinmetall du 29/08/2018 au 04/09/2018 à Unterlues, en Allemagne. read full story / add a comment
paesi bassi / germania / austria / imperialismo / guerra / evento comunista anarchico Tuesday August 07, 2018 09:55 by Rheinmetall entWaffnen 1 image
Le armi tedesche sono coinvolte nelle uccisioni in tutto il mondo. La Germania è il quarto***es**portatore***di armi al mondo ed il secondo nell’UE. Negli ultimi 10 anni, Rheinmetall è stato in grado di diventare – senza molte proteste – uno dei maggiori fornitori di munizioni al mondo.
Campeggio dal 29/08/2018 al 04/09/2018 vicino alla fabbrica di Rheinmetall in Germania, a Unterlues. read full story / add a comment
países bajos / alemania / austria / imperialismo / guerra / anarchist communist event Tuesday August 07, 2018 09:46 by Rheinmetall entWaffnen 1 image
Comunicado de un colectivo que intenta parar la fábrica de armas "Rheinmetall". Esa por ejemplo produce tanks que estan utilizados por Turquía en la depuración étnica de Rojava. La guerra comienza aquí y nosotros debemos hacer algo contra ella.
Un acampamiento al lado de la área de producción de Rheinmetall tendrà lugar desde el 29/08/2018 hasta el 04/09/2018 en Alemania, en Unterlues. read full story / add a comment
international / anarchist movement / opinion / analysis Friday July 27, 2018 00:59 by Wayne Price 1 image
In order to understand government politics, it is necessary to have a theory of the state. The essay reviews classical anarchist and Marxist views of the class-based, pro-capitalist, nature of the state. But there are also non-class and non-capitalist influences on the state. These need to be integrated into a class theory of the state. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-fascism / opinion / analysis Thursday July 26, 2018 02:39 by ShaWn Hattingh 1 image
The context we now exist in is one that is defined by glaring contradictions everywhere, its fractured, changing, unstable and confrontational. It is a time of despair, but also pockets of hope. On the one hand, a spectre is haunting us, but it is not the one that Marx spoke of. Rather an authoritarian and extreme right wing form of capitalism, last seen on extensive scale in the 1930s, is rearing its hideous ghost-like head. This right wing extremism has become an ‘acceptable’ form of politics amongst some people in the context of the unresolved capitalist crisis. It is the ‘solution’ amongst sections of ruling classes in many countries to a crisis that is not going away. As part of this, many states are passing laws attacking basic rights that oppressed classes have won through decades and even centuries of struggle (including in South Africa); states are beginning to bare their teeth more often rather than being in a position to rule by consent; toxic nationalisms based on exclusionary racial, ethnic and religious identities (including within sections of the population in South Africa) have once again become acceptable and even embraced by sections of the population (giving rise to the likes of Trump, Le Pen and Duterte and xenophobia and other ills in South Africa); and bigotry and hate are back. Yet there is also hope. In many parts of the world, sections of the working class have fought back. This has seen movements of protests in some parts, attempts to revive unions in others and in some cases the re-emergence of left political parties and projects. But it is also a restructured working class, a working class that is fundamentally different from even the 1970s. New or different forms of organising happen next to the old. It is thus also a working class in which the past weighs like a nightmare on the present in organisational terms; experimenting with the new and different ways of organising, but also falling back into the old. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / the left / opinion / analysis Saturday July 21, 2018 05:45 by Warren McGregor 1 image
A call for socialist Left unity is heard widely today in South Africa, but is usually taken as a call for unity of praxis (unity in theoretical programme and action). This is sometimes framed as transcending old divides (these seen as outdated, divisive or dismissed as dogmatic), and sometimes as unity in order to have action (rhetorically set up as the opposite of “arm chair” theory).
What do we as revolutionary anarchists think? read full story / add a comment
Simon Bridges is the leader of the National Party, one of the two main traditional parties of government in Aotearoa/New Zealand. He is currently touring the regions of the country. This is a report of one of the public meetings held on the tour. read full story / add a comment
A review of a book by a libertarian Marxist sympathetic to anarchism who analyses four revolutions in the 20th century and discusses their lessons. read full story / add a comment
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber is an important organizer of North Carolina's Moral Monday movement and now of the national Poor People's Campaign. He and his co-workers have organized large scale demonstrations and civil disobedience at statehouses across the U.S. He has worked to build a fusion coalition of oppressed and exploited people. This book provides a view of the political and religious thinking which has motivated him and many others. read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / the left / opinion / analysis Friday June 15, 2018 07:57 by ShaWn Hattingh 1 image
In this education series we look at experiments, which have arisen through working class struggles, to create alternatives to capitalism. This will include looking at present and past alternatives to capitalism. In doing this, we are not saying these experiments should be carbon copied – they have often taken place in very different times and contexts.
Rather we are trying to show that, through struggle and experimentation, new societies that overturn capitalism can be brought into being; even under very harsh conditions. This, we believe, provides hope to working class struggles: what we have today under the capitalist and state system can be ended and replaced by a better society. Experiments in alternatives show clearly how another world is possible.
In this article, the first article of the education series on alternatives to capitalism, we look at an experiment that is taking place today, known as the Rojava Revolution, to overturn capitalism and the state system in northern Syria (which is being subjected to an imperialist and civil war). In Rojava a social revolution, influenced by libertarian socialism, has been underway since 2012 and a new society has emerged in the process.
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Ρωσία / Ουκρανία / Λευκορωσία / Καταστολή / Φυλακές / Ανακοίνωση Τύπου Wednesday June 13, 2018 21:28 by Workers Solidarity Movement 1 image
Απευθύνουμε ένα κάλεσμα για μια μέρα δράσης για να δοθεί η απαραίτητη προσοχή στα βασανιστήρια και η μεταχείριση σε βάρος των Ρώσων αναρχικών και αντιφασιστών που κρατούνται μετά από εξαναγκασμένες ομολογίες για κατηγορίες που αφορούν τρομοκρατία. read full story / add a comment
Tuesday, June 12 (Russia Day) We are asking for a day of action to highlight the torture and detention of Russian Antifascist Anarchists who are being detained with forced confessions for charges of terrorism.
The Actions: Please take photos of yourselves with messages of support and solidarity for the Anarchist prisoners. You can include signs with the names of those detained and tortured (names are below).
Workers Solidarity Movement Ireland will be holding a demo outside the Russian embassy on the 20th of June at 7pm with such posters and signs. read full story / add a comment
irlande / grande-bretagne / répression / prisonniers et prisonnières / événement communiste libertaire Sunday June 10, 2018 20:31 by WSM 1 image
Le Mardi 12 juin ( journée de la Russie) nous appelons à une journée d'action pour mettre en lumière la détention et la torture d'anarchistes antifascistes russes qui sont détenus sur la base d'aveux extorqués concernant des accusations de terrorisme.
Les actions proposées: prenez vous en photo avec un message de solidarité et de soutien aux prisoniers anarchistes. Vous pouvez inclure des panneaux comportant les noms des personnes détenues ou torturées (liste des noms ci-dessous)
Le Worker Solidarity Movement Ireland manifestera le 20 juin à 19h devant l'embassade Russe avec des panneaux de ce type. read full story / add a comment
irlanda / gran bretagna / repressione / prigionieri / evento comunista anarchico Sunday June 10, 2018 20:29 by WSM 1 image
Martedì 12 giugno (festa nazionale della Russia) chiamiamo a una giornata di azione per denunciare la tortura e l’incarcerazione di alcuni anarchici antifascisti russi,che al momento si trovano in carcere a seguito di confessioni estorte con la violenza.
Le azioni: postate una vostra foto con messaggi di sostegno e di solidarietà per i prigionieri anarchici. Potete includere dei cartelli con i nomi dei compagni detenuti e torturati (riportati qua sotto).
Il Workers Solidarity Movement Ireland condurrà inoltre una protesta il 20 giugno alle 7 della sera fuori dall'ambasciata russa a Dublino, con cartelli e striscioni simili. read full story / add a comment
This article argues that the recent abortion referendum in Ireland highlights the need for change in such laws in Aotearoa/New Zealand. read full story / add a comment