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aotearoa / pacific islands / workplace struggles / opinion / analysis Wednesday October 08, 2014 12:00 byAWSM   image 1 image
The General Election in New Zealand/Aotearoa took place at the end of September and so its all over and done with. More accurately, the ritual of deciding who will politically rule over us has ended. The election of our bosses in the workplace never happened. The end result in both cases is the same. We are faced with a ruling class that feels emboldened to attack workers when it senses opportunities to do so. The latest piece of ammunition the government is preparing to lob our way comes in the form of a bland sounding piece of legislation, the Employment Relations Amendment Bill. This law was delayed prior to the election, due to the resignation of the now ex-MP criminal John Banks, but will be enacted within the next 100 days. What is the bill about? read full story / add a comment
aotearoa / pacific islands / miscellaneous / opinion / analysis Tuesday May 20, 2014 12:36 byAWSM
2014 is an election year in New Zealand/Aotearoa. What does the current mainstream political landscape look like going into the election? What is the alternative? read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / miscellaneous / opinion / analysis Saturday December 22, 2012 13:30 byWSM   text 1 comment (last - saturday january 05, 2013 23:14)
nce again violence has flared across Belfast and other parts of the north as protests continue around the flags issue. The latest disturbances come as Stormont Assembly leaders, Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness meet to discuss another wave of street protests, and their concerns about the damaging effect it is having on the economy leading up to the busiest shopping period of the calendar. But as each issued a separate statement calling for protests to come to an end, loyalist gangs flexed their muscles, blocking off streets and hijacking cars. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / workplace struggles / news report Thursday August 23, 2012 15:06 byWSM- Belfast   image 2 images
Around 50 people attended a lunch time vigil today organised by the Belfast Trade and District Council. A range of political organisations and unions attended including the Independent Workers Union, the WSM and Organise! During the rally one speaker from the council also referred to the police being workers too. This will provide little comfort to working people on the receiving end of state violence and terror. As our comrades from the Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front note, ‘The role of the police is to repress and silence the working class and poor. This problem cannot be fixed by commissions or enquiries – as some people think. Ask the family of Andries Tatane. It cannot be changed by elections. Remember: Sharpeville 1960, Soweto 1976, Uitenhague 1985, Michael Makhabane in 2000, SAMWU workers in 2009, Andries Tatane in 2011 … Marikana 2012. At least 25 protestors and strikers were killed from 2000, before Marikana.’ read full story / add a comment
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Ιβηρική / Αναρχική Ιστορία / Γνώμη / Ανάλυση Thursday August 02, 2012 19:20 bySean Matthews - WSM   image 1 image
Αυτή η χρονιά σηματοδοτεί την 76 επέτειο του «Ισπανικού Εμφυλίου Πολέμου», που είναι μία από τις πιο παρεξηγημένες συγκρούσεις του 20ού αιώνα. Για μερικούς, ιδίως εκείνους που μένουν προσκολημμένοι σε μια παραδοσιακή άποψη της ιστορίας, ο πόλεμος ήταν μόνο μεταξύ των δυνάμεων του φασισμού και εκείνων που υπεράσπιζαν τη δημοκρατικά εκλεγμένη κυβέρνηση των Ρεπουμπλικάνων. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / community struggles / opinion / analysis Saturday May 19, 2012 13:19 byWSM   image 3 images
The National Conference of the Campaign Against the Household and Water Taxes this Saturday will be making some key decisions that will determine the future success of the campaign. The ultimate objective of our campaign should be to ensure that everyone who gets involved in it can have an equal input into our decision-making. This will make for a more democratic and far more efficient Campaign which large numbers of people will feel direct ownership of. That will mean a far stronger Campaign and one capable of winning. On Saturday we will be distributing this text which explains the case for direct democracy as a leaflet to those attending the conference. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / anarchist movement / news report Tuesday May 01, 2012 14:12 byWSM-Derry   image 2 images
On the 10th anniversary of the death of former Civil Rights activist and Anarchist John McGuffin, local activists including former friends and comrades gathered in Derry’s Bogside and gave the iconic monument a fitting rebellious make-over with the red and black colours of anarchism. Over the next fortnight the black flag of anarchy will fly over Free Derry corner in a fine tribute. No Gods No Masters! read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / anarchist movement / link to pdf Tuesday March 27, 2012 20:18 byWSM   image 1 image
Issue 126 of Ireland's anarchist paper Workers Solidarity read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / anarchist movement / press release Thursday January 26, 2012 18:46 byWSM   image 1 image
The Derry Anarchists and the Workers Solidarity Movement support the call for people to attend and support all Bloody Sunday commemorative events over the upcoming weekend, including the 'March for Justice' leaving Creggan shops at 2.30 pm on Sunday 29 January.We stand in solidarity with and salute the courage and dignity of all of the members the Bloody Sunday families and the Bloody Sunday Justice Campaign in their long struggle for justice and truth. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / community struggles / news report Wednesday January 18, 2012 17:29 byWSM   image 3 images
Occupy Belfast seized the initiative Monday by re-possessing the former Bank of Ireland building in Royal Avenue gaining media coverage both here and across the world. Around a dozen protestors including a WSM member entered the building, unfurled banners and put up barricades despite early attempts by the police to illegally evict us. A WSM member who took part gives us his views on the occupation below. read full story / add a comment
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irlande / grande-bretagne / crime, prison et punition / opinion / analyse Wednesday August 24, 2011 17:37 byAidan, Andrew & Dermot - Workers Solidarity Movement (WSM)   image 1 image
Le meurtre de Mark Duggan par la police a engendré quatre nuits d’émeutes dans toute l’Angleterre. Le déclencheur immédiat en a été le meurtre lui-même, mais aussi la goujaterie de la police envers la famille et les amis de Mark. Cependant, les émeutes ont rapidement pris une dimension plus large, exprimant une colère et une aliénation plus générales, colère qui trop souvent a été mal ciblée, frappant les cibles les plus proches et à portée de main. Il y eut par conséquent de grandes destructions de biens, dans des quartiers déjà déshérités, et des attaques anti-sociales contre des riverains. Malgré ces aspects, les racines des émeutes résident dans les conditions économiques et politiques qui régissent ces zones, non pas dans la “piètre éducation” des parents ou dans la “criminalité aveugle”. Ces conditions ont été créées par cette même élite de politiciens et d’hommes d’affaire qui en appellent maintenant à un retour à la normalité et à la répression. Les émeutes surgissent à un moment particulier, qui voit le capitalisme atteint d’une crise profonde. En effet, les émeutes ont eu lieu au même moment qu’un nouveau krach dans les marchés mondiaux. Les deux événements se sont tenus la dragée haute dans les Unes des medias. Il ne s’agit pas d’une coïncidence, car le krach et les coupes budgétaires destinées à rejeter son coût sur les épaules des gens ordinaires, ont non seulement fait monter en flèche le chômage, mais aussi saigné à blanc les services publics. Le montant total des destructions provoquées par les émeutes est estimé à 200 millions de £, chiffre dont l’insignifiance pâlit à côté des destructions de richesses causées par les marchés boursiers. [English] [Română] read full story / add a comment
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italy / switzerland / repression / prisoners / news report Friday July 22, 2011 15:02 byWSM   image 1 image
Republished to mark the 10th anniversary of the Genoa G8 summit protest, these are the recollections of a WSM member about the days running up to the protest and the main event itself. He took part in one of the Genoa Black Blocs. It includes several photos taken in Genoa. read full story / add a comment
international / economy / opinion / analysis Thursday July 07, 2011 19:55 byWSM
The euro zone crisis, and the mainstream opinion formers’ response to it, raises the question of nationalistic understandings of the way the world works, and how these understandings frame our perception of where our interests lie. read full story / add a comment
Solidarity Issue 15 - June 2011
aotearoa / pacific islands / miscellaneous / link to pdf Saturday June 11, 2011 10:30 byAWSM   image 1 image
The 15th issue of Solidarity, free newssheet of the Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement. Visit the AWSM website to read the contents online and to download the .pdf (1.26MB) read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / anarchist movement / link to pdf Thursday May 26, 2011 21:58 byWSM   image 1 image
The May - June 2011 Edition of the Workers Solidarity freesheet, Ireland's anarchist paper is now online to read or download as a PDF. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / imperialism / war / press release Friday May 20, 2011 05:40 byWSM   image 1 image
The British Queen - An enemy of the working class, an enemy of the poor, head of the imperialist British state, symbol of privilege, inequality and oppression.

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Solidarity Issue 14 - April 2011
aotearoa / pacific islands / miscellaneous / news report Wednesday April 20, 2011 11:37 byAWSM   image 1 image
The 14th issue of Solidarity, free newssheet of the Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement. Visit the AWSM website to read the contents online and to download the .pdf (1.12MB) - http://awsm.org.nz/?p=518

Contents:

* A Class Quake
* Youth Rates Still an Issue to Fight
* Egypt’s New Rulers Step Up Repression
* No April Fools Joke
* Brutal Beneficiary Bashing Plotted
* The ‘Accidental’ Death of a Worker
* [T]Error Trial Continues - Without Jury read full story / add a comment
aotearoa / pacific islands / community struggles / appeal / petition Friday March 11, 2011 09:01 byAWSM
On February 22nd at just before 1pm, a devastating earthquake, measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale, and just 10km deep, hit Christchurch, the second biggest city in New Zealand. So far over 160 people have been officially declared dead and that toll is expected to rise to over 200. The earthquake came less than 6 months after a destructive 7.1 magnitude shock, which claimed no lives but saw thousands of homes and buildings damaged or destroyed. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / anarchist movement / link to pdf Thursday January 27, 2011 21:57 byWSM   image 1 image
The January - February 2011 Edition of Ireland's anarchist paper, the Workers Solidarity freesheet is now online to read or to download as a PDF file. read full story / add a comment
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Βόρεια Αφρική / Λαϊκοί Αγώνες / Νέα Saturday January 15, 2011 18:32 byPaul (WSM)   image 1 image
Αλλά οι άνθρωποι αυτοί σήμερα γνωρίζουν ότι αφού έχουν τη δύναμη να ανατρέψουν ένα μακρόχρονο δικτατορικό καθεστώς, πόσο πιο εύκολο θα είναι να ανατρέψουν ένα νέο ασταθές καθεστώς. read full story / add a comment
Issue #4 of the Newsletter of the Tokologo African Anarchist Collective

Front page

[Chile] Movimiento Estudiantil: ¿En dónde debemos enfocar nuestros esfuerzos?

Je ne suis pas Charlie

México en llamas: raíces y perspectivas de una lucha que avanza y la crisis de un sistema político

Sobre la liberación de prisioneros y el restablecimiento de relaciones diplomáticas, por los gobiernos de Cuba y EE.UU.

No to Golden Dawn in Australia!

Abusos y arbitrariedad - retención de JOSÉ A. GUTIÉRREZ, en el bajo Caguán, Caquetá

Could a Revolution Happen in the US?

An Anarchist Communist Reply to ‘Rojava: An Anarcho-Syndicalist Perspective’

Lutar e vencer fora das urnas

In the Rubble of US Imperialism

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

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1.jpg imageΈνα πολύ καλό βιβλί&... 12:18 Sat 24 Jan by Dmitri 0 comments

Πέτρος Πέτκας, "Δικτατορία του προλεταριάτου" και "Εργατικά συμβούλια": Ασύμβατες έννοιες Τιμή : 6 ευρώ - Σελ. 85

10934267_759882237438957_1607557655_n.jpg imageΠολιτική Ανακοίνω ... 16:19 Thu 22 Jan by "Μαύρο & Κόκκινο" 0 comments

Ότι υπόσχονται οι εκλογές το πετυχαίνει ο καθημερινός αγώνας.~ Δεν ψηφίζουμε, προετοιμάζουμε την Κοινωνική Επανάσταση.

«Αυτός που ψηφίζει και δεν κάνει τίποτε για την Κοινωνική Επανάσταση κι αυτός που δεν ψηφίζει κι ομοίως δεν κάνει τίποτε για την Κοινωνική Επανάσταση είναι το ίδιο άχρηστοι για την υπόθεσή μας.» -Β. Durruti-

renaico_2.jpg image[Chile] Evento cultural: ¡Salvemos Renaico! ¡No al peaje! 00:38 Thu 22 Jan by N. Fuentes 0 comments

El “Colectivo social ¡Salvemos el río Renaico!” es una organización que funciona en base a autogestión y mantiene autonomía política, está conformada por jóvenes y adultos de la comuna de Renaico y surge por la crítica situación por la que atraviesa el río de dicha comuna a raíz de la intervención de la empresa “CMPC”, canales de regadío irregulares, la introducción de bosques de árboles exóticos y la actual instalación de una central hidroeléctrica de paso por parte de la empresa “Agua Viva S.A.”, pero además este colectivo ha adoptado nuevas problemáticas a sus actividades de agitación, como la construcción de la llamada “Ruta Nahuelbuta” que traerá consigo la instalación de un peaje en Coihue (entrada norte) y otro en Tijeral (entrada sur) afectando directamente al bolsillo de los renaiquinos.

textSolidarietà al Dordoni 00:42 Wed 21 Jan by Alternativa Libertaria/FdCA 0 comments

COL FASCISMO NON SI DISCUTE, IL FASCISMO SI ABBATTE " (Buenaventura Durruti).

textAggressione fascista al CSA Dordoni di Cremona 00:38 Wed 21 Jan by Alternativa Libertaria/FdCA 0 comments

Alternativa Libertaria/FdCA - sezione Nino Malara di Genova esprime tutta la propria solidarietà e vicinanza ai compagni del Centro Sociale Dordoni per la vile aggressione subita da parte dei fascisti di Casa Pound.

textAttacco fascista al CSA Dordoni di Cremona 00:33 Wed 21 Jan by Giuseppe Moncada 0 comments

Emilio viene colpito in faccia e alla testa da diverse sprangate, e cade al suolo privo di sensi.
I vigliacchi continuano a picchiarlo con calci in testa e sul viso, fino a quando i compagni riescono a sollevarlo e portarlo all'interno del centro sociale e a barricarsi dentro.

textDi nuovo vile aggressione fascista a Cremona 00:28 Wed 21 Jan by Alternativa Libertaria/FdCA 0 comments

Alternativa Libertaria/FdCA cremonese esprime tutta la propria solidarietà ai compagni del Centro Sociale Dordoni per l'ennesima aggressione subita da Casa Pound e al compagno Emilio vittima del brutale pestaggio che versa ancora in gravissime condizioni in ospedale.

obuhand.jpg imageΌλες οι εκλογικές α&... 17:53 Tue 20 Jan by Βιομηχανικοί Εργάτες του Κόσμου (IWW) 0 comments

Οι Βιομηχανικοί Εργάτες του Κόσμου (IWW) δεν βλέπουν τίποτα καλό σε μια οικονομία που ελέγχεται από εταιρικά στελέχη ή από πολιτικούς, πόσο μάλλον σε μια κοινωνία που οργανώνεται με αυτόν τον τρόπο. Αντιθέτως θέλουν μια κοινωνία που να διευθύνεται από τους εργαζόμενους της μέσω άμεσης δημοκρατικής διαδικασίας χωρίς ιεραρχία.

textNo al fascismo, nazionalista o religioso che sia 19:19 Mon 19 Jan by CGA Lyon 0 comments

Comunicato del gruppo di Lione del CGA dopo gli attentati in Francia. [Français]

textPalestina-Israele: Neanche 10 anni di lotta unitaria ed i frutti sono già maturi 17:05 Sun 18 Jan by Ilan S. 0 comments

"Yedioth Ahronoth", il principale quotidiano israeliano, ha rivelato nella mattinata del 13 gennaio un documento riservato del Ministero degli Affari Esteri: "Peggioramento delle misure contro Israele... si teme che gli USA non ricorrano più al loro potere di veto all'interno del Consiglio di Sicurezza... una previsione particolarmente cupa per il 2015. Si coglie quanto lontano potrebbe spingersi questo tsunami politico, che in qualche modo sta già facendo il suo lavoro". Sembra che le molte migliaia di attivisti internazionali ed esponenti politici che hanno preso parte alla lotta unitaria con gli attivisti israeliani di Anarchici Contro il Muro insieme ai comitati popolari dei villaggi palestinesi siano stati i catalizzatori che hanno portato più volte la lotta all'ordine del giorno dei media fino a raggiungere la visibilità necessaria. [English]

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imageAfter the election of Syriza in Greece - Power is not in Parliament Jan 26 by Andrew Flood 1 comments

Today, across Europe, the left is excited by Syriza topping the polls in the Greek election. Some on the left have gone so far as to suggest the election itself will mark the end of austerity policies, in the terminology of the Anglo left, an end to the idea that There Is No Alternative (TINA). Another indication that something of significance is happening is that ahead of the election a new wave of capital flight has started from Greece with an estimated 8 billion transferred out of the country over the last few weeks.

imageNonguén-Concepción: elementos para la construcción de plataformas territoriales Jan 25 by Colectivo El Estero 0 comments

Junto al intenso proceso de urbanización que se está desarrollando en gran parte de Sudamérica, se presentan una serie de procesos políticos que no entregan ninguna garantía en términos de planificación regional. Esto ha convertido a los territorios en zonas localmente vulnerables, propiciando las bases para una globalización que golpea hasta nuestros últimos eslabones de patrimonio natural, cultural, arquitectónico, y sus diferentes expresiones.

imageείδα ένα όνειρο Jan 24 by Γιώργος Μεριζιώτης 0 comments

Χθες είδα ένα όνειρο – ένα καλό όνειρο, είδα ότι ο ΣYΡΙΖΑ έχει κρυφή ατζέντα και στην πραγματικότητα πρόκειται να εφαρμόσει το παρακάτω πρόγραμμα, (επειδή τα όνειρα δεν τα συγκρατούμε όλα γράφω όσα μπόρεσα να θυμηθώ).

imageJoaquim Levy e o mito do governo em disputa Jan 20 by BrunoL 0 comments

Parece que finalmente caiu a máscara e o poder central no 3º turno negociado expôs a sua verdadeira face – ou ao menos a face hegemônica. Na reportagem de CartaCapital de 18 de janeiro de 2015 (de Carlos Drummond) o ajuste fiscal aplicado pelo ministro da Fazenda Joaquim Levy foi caracterizado como "punhalada fiscal". O bom repórter da publicação que apoia o governo de centro-direita marcado pelo lulismo, ao ouvir fontes como dirigentes de centrais sindicais mais que acostumados a "dialogar" com o governo, as medidas implicam em tentativa de redução de déficit estrutural de 1,2% do PIB. A intenção de Levy e sua equipe (ou a equipe econômica indicada por Dilma, pós-graduada em economia pela Unicamp) como se sabe, intenta "sinalizar ao mercado" e outras balelas indicando que o Estado precisa diminuir seu papel e reforçar seu caráter de classe. Embora a sociedade brasileira seja bastante complexa para um país ocidental e o aparelho de Estado do governo central esteja recheada de interesses diretos e insulamentos tecnocráticos, no fundo o que está em jogo é a definição do caráter de classe do Estado e a diminuição do poder do voto individual na democracia indireta apresentada como melhor saída

imageLas contradicciones del sistema internacional en la revolución de Rojava Jan 20 by BrunoL 0 comments

La barbarie cometida el 06 de enero de 2015 contra periodistas-dibujantes de la publicación francesa Charlie Hebdo, demuestra cómo la presencia de Daesh (Estado Islámico, es o ISIL) es perjudicial, para ser tolerado como parte de cualquier negociación, por sus acciones de crueldad, el marco del sistema internacional. En este breve artículo, presento algunas contradicciones de los miembros de la OTAN, en el escenario del mundo en conflicto.

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imageΠολιτική Ανακοίνω ... Jan 22 0 comments

Ότι υπόσχονται οι εκλογές το πετυχαίνει ο καθημερινός αγώνας.~ Δεν ψηφίζουμε, προετοιμάζουμε την Κοινωνική Επανάσταση.

«Αυτός που ψηφίζει και δεν κάνει τίποτε για την Κοινωνική Επανάσταση κι αυτός που δεν ψηφίζει κι ομοίως δεν κάνει τίποτε για την Κοινωνική Επανάσταση είναι το ίδιο άχρηστοι για την υπόθεσή μας.» -Β. Durruti-

textSolidarietà al Dordoni Jan 21 sezione di Correggio 0 comments

COL FASCISMO NON SI DISCUTE, IL FASCISMO SI ABBATTE " (Buenaventura Durruti).

textAggressione fascista al CSA Dordoni di Cremona Jan 21 Sezione "Nino Malara" di Genova 0 comments

Alternativa Libertaria/FdCA - sezione Nino Malara di Genova esprime tutta la propria solidarietà e vicinanza ai compagni del Centro Sociale Dordoni per la vile aggressione subita da parte dei fascisti di Casa Pound.

textDi nuovo vile aggressione fascista a Cremona Jan 21 Federazione cremonese 0 comments

Alternativa Libertaria/FdCA cremonese esprime tutta la propria solidarietà ai compagni del Centro Sociale Dordoni per l'ennesima aggressione subita da Casa Pound e al compagno Emilio vittima del brutale pestaggio che versa ancora in gravissime condizioni in ospedale.

imageΌλες οι εκλογικές α&... Jan 20 0 comments

Οι Βιομηχανικοί Εργάτες του Κόσμου (IWW) δεν βλέπουν τίποτα καλό σε μια οικονομία που ελέγχεται από εταιρικά στελέχη ή από πολιτικούς, πόσο μάλλον σε μια κοινωνία που οργανώνεται με αυτόν τον τρόπο. Αντιθέτως θέλουν μια κοινωνία που να διευθύνεται από τους εργαζόμενους της μέσω άμεσης δημοκρατικής διαδικασίας χωρίς ιεραρχία.

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