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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 2 comments (last - tuesday february 05, 2019 23:41) 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
ireland / britain / gender / feature Friday May 25, 2018 19:44 by WSM 2 comments (last - tuesday may 29, 2018 19:03) 1 image
Today May 25th we in Ireland finally get to vote to Repeal the hated 8th amendment. Here we present the 8 reasons WSM members are voting Yes to Repeal along with many of the articles we have published on the issue in recent months. read full story / add a comment
Reviewing Lundstrom's "Anarchist Critique of Radical Democracy" leads to a discussion of what "radical democracy" could mean and whether anarchists should support it. Some anarchists oppose "democracy" of any sort because they regard "majority rule" as inherently oppressive and un-anarchist. This view is criticized and rejected in favor of a view of anarchism as democracy without a state. read full story / add a comment
Resist-Occupy-Produce: What can Anarchists and Syndicalists Learn from Factory Take-Overs and Worker Cooperatives in Argentina?
international / workplace struggles / opinion / analysis Thursday May 10, 2018 05:52 by Leroy Maisiri & Lucien van der Walt 1 image
The remarkable “recovered factories” (fábricas recuperadas) movement saw hundreds of closed factories reopened by the workers, run democratically, creating jobs and helping working class and poor communities. It showed that there is only so much protesting can accomplish – at some point you have to create something new. But it also shows it is essential that such alternative sites of production form alliances with, and become embedded, in other movements of the working class, poor and peasantry, including unions and unemployed movements. This assists them in building larger struggles, and provides them with some protection from the capitalist market and the state. It is meanwhile important for unions and social movements to start to systematically develop alternatives to capitalist- and state- run social services and media. However, it is simply impossible to escape capitalism by creating cooperatives, social centres or alternative spaces –almost all means of production remain in ruling class hands, secured by force and backed by huge bureaucracies. It is essential to build a mass revolutionary front of unions and other movements, embracing popularly-run social services, media and production, and aiming at complete socialisation of the economy and of decision-making through a revolutionary rupture. read full story / add a comment
Βόρεια Αμερική / Μεξικό / Αριστερά / Γνώμη / Ανάλυση Saturday May 05, 2018 19:49 by Wayne Price 1 image
Πώς θα έπρεπε οι αναρχικοί των ΗΠΑ να ανταποκριθούν στην αύξηση του ενδιαφέροντος για το σοσιαλισμό; Υπήρξε αύξηση του ενδιαφέροντος των ΗΠΑ για τον «σοσιαλισμό», ιδίως μεταξύ των νέων ενηλίκων. Ποια είναι η σημασία αυτού; Τι σημαίνει "σοσιαλισμός" στους ανθρώπους; Γιατί συμβαίνει αυτό τώρα; Τι εμποδίζει την ανάπτυξη ενός σοσιαλιστικού κινήματος; Ποια θα πρέπει να είναι η αντίδραση των αναρχικών και άλλων αντιεξουσιαστών σοσιαλιστών; read full story / add a comment
Όποια κι αν είναι τα λάθη και οι περιορισμοί του Μαρξ και του Ένγκελς, του Μπακούνιν και του Κροπότκιν, είχαν δίκιο όταν συνηγορούσαν υπέρ της εργατικής επανάστασης. Παρά τις διαφορές και τα ψεγάδια τους, στηριζόμαστε πάνω τους. Χτίζουμε πάνω στο έργο τους. Η εργατική επανάσταση είναι μονόδρομος για την αταξική, ακρατική, μη καταπιεστική, δημοκρατική και συνεργατική, κοινωνία των ελεύθερα σχετιζόμενων ανθρώπων «μέσα στην οποία η ελεύθερη ανάπτυξη του καθενός είναι η προϋπόθεση για την ελεύθερη ανάπτυξη όλων». read full story / add a comment