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Sam Mbah
africa occidentale / movimento anarchico / comunicato stampa Sunday December 14, 2014 13:55 par Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front   image 1 image
Il Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front esprime la sua più profonda tristezza per la morte di San Mbah, un grande uomo, un fratello africano, un nostro compagno di lotta. Esprimiamo le nostre più sincere condoglianze a tutti coloro che conoscevano Sam. Ci sia di conforto sapere che il tempo da egli ha trascorso con noi è stato assolutamente di grande aiuto. [English] read full story / add a comment
région sud de l'afrique / mouvement anarchiste / communiqué de presse Friday December 12, 2014 06:49 par Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front
Le Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front [Ndt. Organisation communiste libertaire d’Afrique du Sud] est profondément attristé d’apprendre la mort d’un grand être humain, un frère africain et un camarade de lutte – Sam Mbah. Nous voudrions envoyer nos plus sincères sympathies à ceux et celles qui ont connu Sam. Nous espérons que vous puissiez vous consoler par le fait qu’il a fait le plus pleinement usage du temps passé avec nous. read full story / add a comment
Sam Mbah
west africa / anarchist movement / press release Tuesday December 09, 2014 14:34 par Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front   image 1 image
Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front is deeply saddened to hear of the death a great human being, African brother, and fellow activist – Sam Mbah. We would like to send our deepest sympathies to those who knew Sam. We hope that you are comforted by the fact that the time he did spend with us was put to its absolute fullest use. [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
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southern africa / workplace struggles / appeal / petition Wednesday November 19, 2014 03:03 par Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front   text 6 comments (last - thursday december 11, 2014 10:18)   image 3 images
We are writing to you out of solidarity for CSAAWU, a union based amongst farmworkers in South Africa with which we have relations. In 2012/3 South African farmworkers rebelled against the deplorable conditions in the sector – for which hundreds were dismissed and victimized. CSAAWU is one of the few unions that organises in this difficult and under-represented industry. In the aftermath of the rebellion it took a decision to take up the struggle, including by defending close to 100 workers in the labour court.
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southern africa / workplace struggles / link to pdf Monday March 24, 2014 15:54 par Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front   image 1 image
The trade unions are the combat organisations of the working class. They were built to defend and advance workers' interests against the bosses. BUT the unions can be MUCH more. The unions have the potential not only to fight the bosses in the here and now. They can ALSO organise the workers for a REVOLUTIONARY GENERAL STRIKE. This means that the workers take the land, mines and factories from the bosses and politicians. It means we run them in the interests of the workers and the poor. Real democratic socialism and real working class freedom and power will never come through getting new political parties into parliament. This is an illusion. Parliament is the graveyard of struggles. It is the place where the radicals of yesterday become the crooked politicians of today. Socialism, freedom and power can only come through class struggle. This means organising in communities AND building strong worker organisations. Worker organisations must be built to defeat the bosses, and their ally, the state… and replace them with direct workers control of production. Free of the politicians. Free of the bosses. This is the REVOLUTIONARY GENERAL STRIKE. And this can only come though revolutionary industrial unionism (anarchist syndicalism). Revolutionary unions are vital for replacing the bosses and politicians with a grassroots working class democracy. read full story / add a comment
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southern africa / anarchist movement / policy statement Monday February 17, 2014 13:37 par Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front   image 1 image
Zabalaza means struggle, the continual struggle of the working class to access real freedom. We mean freedom from the repression of the state, and oppression by multi-national as well as local companies. Too long has a small elite been in control. Workers and their communities have risen up many times in the past but have always been crushed by the police forces of the state. In the past the working class – including the poor and unemployed – has protested but often lost: social movements have burnt out and trade union leaders have made bad deals with the bosses.
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brazil/guyana/suriname/fguiana / anarchist movement / news report Sunday September 08, 2013 23:00 par Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front   image 1 image
Dear comrades of the FARJ, It is with great honour that we send greetings to you on your tenth anniversary (30th August 2013) and in commemorating ten years of militant commitment to the arduous task of building a counter-power that can advance towards libertarian socialism, to anarchy. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / workplace struggles / policy statement Tuesday August 27, 2013 04:01 par Zabalaza Books   image 1 image
Zabalaza Books is pleased to make available – in PDF – this classic text, by the (Platformist) Anarchist Workers' Group (AWG), active in Britain from 1988-1992: In Place of Compromise: Why We Need a Rank and File Movement (Huddersfield, Anarchist Workers Group, 1988). It deals with issues of anarchist strategy in relation to orthodox unions, provides an important analysis of the nature of trade union bureaucracies, and draws on the earlier history of rank-and-file syndicalism, notably the Workers' Committee Movement in Britain in the late 1910s. The AWG emerged from a split in the syndicalist Direct Action Movement (now the Solidarity Federation, or SolFed). It presented a strategy for militant work within the existing unions, rather than for building new pure (and tiny) alternative unions, or for boycotting or otherwise ignoring the existing unions. It must be noted that the AWG collapsed in 1992, and several of its former members moved to Leninism - a fact that has sometimes been absurdly used to suggest that platformism leads to Leninism. The choices of these individuals do not detract from the value of this pamphlet. For a balanced view of the fate of the AWG, see http://www.anarkismo.net/article/8452 and for other AWG texts, see http://flag.blackened.net/revolt/awg.html read full story / add a comment
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southern africa / history / opinion / analysis Monday June 17, 2013 23:59 par Zabalaza   image 1 image
This year [2006] marks the 30th anniversary of the 1976 Soweto uprising in South Africa, which marked the start of the fall of apartheid, and inspired activists worldwide. African working youth played a leading role, and their sacrifices showed us that ordinary people can make a difference to the injustices of our world. Revolutionaries should commemorate this struggle, but also learn from its failings.
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southern africa / anarchist movement / link to pdf Tuesday February 12, 2013 02:00 par Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front   image 1 image
Issue number 13 of the ZACF's organ, Zabalaza: A Journal of Southern African Revolutionary Anarchism now available online. read full story / add a comment
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brazil/guyana/suriname/fguiana / movimento anarquista / opinião / análise Saturday June 16, 2012 01:36 par Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front   image 1 image
Mensagem da ZACF ao I CONCAB read full story / add a comment
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international / miscellaneous / press release Thursday June 14, 2012 16:20 par Zabalaza Books   image 1 image
All new publications by Zabalaza Books from March till June 2012 read full story / add a comment
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brazil/guyana/suriname/fguiana / anarchist movement / link to pdf Thursday March 22, 2012 13:51 par Zabalaza Books   image 1 image
English translation of “Anarquismo Social e Organização”, by the Anarchist Federation of Rio de Janeiro (Federação Anarquista do Rio de Janeiro – FARJ), Brazil, approved at the 1st FARJ Congress, held on 30th and 31st of August 2008.
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An Anarchist Society
international / miscellaneous / press release Monday January 23, 2012 15:19 par Zabalaza Books   image 2 images
All new publications from Zabalaza Books for the month of January.
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international / miscellaneous / press release Monday November 14, 2011 20:56 par Zabalaza Books   image 1 image
All publications from Zabalaza Books for the month of September read full story / add a comment
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international / anarchist movement / press release Thursday September 08, 2011 23:25 par Zabalaza Books   image 1 image
The Zabalaza Books pages have moved to the new ZB site. read full story / add a comment
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southern africa / anarchist movement / link to pdf Friday July 08, 2011 20:34 par Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front   image 1 image
Announcing the publication of issue number twelve of the anarchist communist journal Zabalaza: A Journal of Southern African Revolutionary Anarchism, July 2011. Now available online in .PDF read full story / add a comment
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southern africa / anarchist movement / press release Sunday April 10, 2011 16:37 par Zabalaza.Net tech crew   image 1 image
We, at the Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front (ZACF), are pleased to announce that the new Zabalaza website, Home of Southern African Anarchism, is now online. read full story / add a comment
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southern africa / the left / press release Wednesday February 23, 2011 01:46 par Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front   image 1 image
From 20 to 23 January 2011, working class and revolutionary militants from throughout South Africa, including a ZACF delegation, gathered in Johannesburg for the Conference of the Democratic Left (CDL). The gathering ended in the launch of the Democratic Left Front (DLF) as a loose alliance of organisations and individuals in struggle.

In explaining our relationship to the DLF, we will here summarise our reservations, while explaining why they are outweighed by the genuine achievements of the CDL. The reservations cover three main areas: attitudes towards the state and elections; leadership structures; and the DLF programme and demands. (We are also less than enthusiastic about some new terms that have become popular in the CDL and DLF, such as “eco-socialism”; but this is largely a matter of language, which we will not discuss in detail here.) read full story / add a comment
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africa meridionale / repressione / prigionieri / comunicato stampa Tuesday February 22, 2011 20:11 par Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front   image 1 image
Un gruppo di attivisti, che si era riunito in privato per dibattere le recenti insurrezioni in Nord Africa e il Medio Oriente, è stato arrestato durante un'operazione della polizia. Sono attualmente in stato di fermo, senza accuse, e ci sono giunti voci che alcuni membri del gruppo sono sottoposti a gravi aggressioni fisiche da parte dei loro aguzzini. [English] read full story / add a comment
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International call for solidarity with the case of Nicolás Neira

1º Congreso de la Federación Anarquista de Rosario (FAR)

María Esther Biscayard de Tello, nuestro homenaje

The party is haunting us again

[Colombia] Declaración Constitutiva de Acción Libertaria Estudiantil

Flora Tristán: precursora del feminismo y de la emancipación proletaria

Bil'in - 10 years of persistent joint struggle

In solidarity with the NO TAV struggle

Wave of arrests in Ireland as state tries to break water charges movement

Não se intimidar, não desmobilizar! Toda nossa solidariedade ao companheiro Vicente!

After the election of Syriza in Greece - Power is not in Parliament

[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”

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to_arms1.jpg imageEnd ANZAC Day 20:18 Sun 26 Apr by MACG / Melbourne Antifascist Initiative 0 comments

Instead of glorifying the military prowess of the Anzacs, we should be building the working class movement which can sweep away all capitalist States. We need a revolution that will establish libertarian communism, a world of liberty, equality and solidarity, where war and militarism exist no more, except as exhibits in museums and lessons from history.

protesta.jpg imageTrabajadoras y trabajadores de Metro protestan contra su privatización 16:05 Fri 24 Apr by Solidaridad 0 comments

Manifiestan su preocupación ante el anuncio del Gobierno de concesionar Línea 7. Esta podría ser la puerta definitiva para la entrada a capitales privados, que no sólo afectará al pasaje de los usuarios, sino también posibilita una mayor precariedad laboral.

sinttulo1.jpg imageTemuco: “Forjemos una Universidad al servicio de la comunidad” 16:02 Fri 24 Apr by Forjemos 0 comments

En la Universidad Católica de Temuco nos encontramos ad portas de la elección de una nueva Federación de Estudiantes, luego de cerca de 9 años sin una mesa directiva. Nos hallamos dentro del proceso de campaña, iniciado el lunes 13 de abril. La fecha de las votaciones será el 27 y 28 de abril, donde las y los estudiantes podrán votar por las secretarías y mesa directiva de FEUCT.

textAnarkismo message of support to 1st Congress of Columna Libertaria Joaquín Penina 17:47 Wed 22 Apr by Anarkismo 0 comments

We are very pleased to be able to congratulate you on the realisation of your First Congress as a specific anarchist political organisation. In light of the disbanding of the Federación Anarco-Comunista Argentina we believe that this is a very important step both for our shared especifista tendency as well as for the development of anarchism in general, both in Argentina and the region.

textSaludos Anarkismo al Iº Congreso Columna Libertaria Joaquín Penina 17:45 Wed 22 Apr by Anarkismo 0 comments

Estamos muy contentos de poder felicitarles por la realización de su primer congreso como organización política anarquista específica. A la luz de la disolución de la Federación Anarco-Comunista Argentina creemos que esto es un paso muy importante tanto para la nuestra tendencia especifista compartida, así como para el desarrollo del anarquismo en general, tanto en la Argentina como la región.

loisurlerenseignementopposant.jpeg imageLoi sur le renseignement : halte au pilonnage de nos libertés individuelles et collectives 13:20 Tue 21 Apr by Relations Extérieures de la CGA 0 comments

Le projet de loi sur le renseignement dévoilé en mars par le gouvernement vient s'inscrire dans la continuité des lois sécuritaires dont s'arme l’État pour affermir son pouvoir, quelles que soient les tendances politiques des gouvernant-e-s.

Cette loi, en gestation depuis presque un an, fait suite à celle « contre le terrorisme » promulguée en novembre 2014, dont nous avions déjà dénoncé le caractère liberticide et hautement répressif. Le gouvernement s'appuie maintenant sur la pseudo union nationale post-attentats de Paris pour renforcer son discours « antiterroriste », faire valoir la légitimité de cette loi liberticide au nom de la « sécurité », et décider de la faire voter en procédure accélérée.

Alors que chacune des nouvelles mesures économiques (ANI, Pacte de responsabilité, loi sur les retraites, loi Macron, etc.) accentue la casse sociale, détériore nos conditions de travail et de vie, et nous appauvrit un peu plus au profit des classes dominantes que sont les actionnaires et le patronat, l’État durcit et élargit son arsenal législatif, afin d'organiser le contrôle et la surveillance généralisée de la population.

10933810_1098653513483989_8172575092281804228_n.jpg imageCon el mundo patas arriba, Se fue Galeano. 23:34 Mon 20 Apr by Colectivo Contrainformativo SubVersión 0 comments

Hoy el mundo está más que nunca patas arriba, se fue a la eternidad el hombre que hizo de sus letras rebeldía y dignidad, aquel inclaudicable luchador que con su prosa emancipada atravesó el latir insubordinado de aquellas que hacemos de nuestras vidas lucha constante e intransigente contra el capital. Se fue el escritor uruguayo Eduardo Galeano.

textKurdistan: teoria e gineologia 01:14 Mon 20 Apr by Arin Mirkam 0 comments

Il movimento femminile curdo vuole ovviamente distruggere il patriarcato e riferirsi alle esperienze del movimento femminista, ma si sforza anche di costruire una teoria originale adatta al contesto del Kurdistan.

rallynoticefinalsaturday4april2015a41e1427453761459.jpg imageAustralia: Manifestazione contro il razzismo sabato 4 aprile 00:36 Mon 20 Apr by MACG 0 comments

Gli estremisti di destra di “Reclaim Australia” intendono fare una manifestazione anti-musulmana a Melbourne ed anche in altre città del paese. Vogliono far credere alle gente di essere nient'altro che “semplici australiani” i quali sono preoccupati dell'"islam radicale". Quello che NON vi dicono è che sono solo dei fascisti – di estrema destra, dei razzisti innamorati di Hitler i quali si avvolgono tatticamente nella bandiera australiana. [English]

textPalestine-Israel, The joint struggle continues with fresh conviction that it is a fulcrum of the int... 18:56 Sat 18 Apr by Ilan S. 0 comments

With the conviction that our main contribution is not so much in changes on the ground but in the spirit of the struggle of the participants and the fulcrum we provide to the international lever. The gradual increase in international pressure which the Israeli high court verdict is that is a criminal act for Israeli to promote causing already much of damages in the economy of occupation and concern of the Zionist-colonialist Israeli ruling Elite. We see here again how small number of activists can initiate a turn in the course of history when it is applied in the ripe cross-road. It started in a small joint camp in Masha 2003 for struggle against the separation fence, after the idea raised half a year earlier in the European People Global Action conference in Leiden - in which activists from the East of the Mediterranean region participated too. The camp initiated struggles in various villages that riped at 2005 in the Bil'in struggle... which expanded and expanded...

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image[Colombia] Ante el terror y la impunidad. Levantamiento popular Apr 26 by Walter Guadalupe 0 comments

En lo poco que va del 2015 en Colombia, según la defensoría del pueblo, se han registrado, en todo el territorio dominado por el estado colombiano, un poco más de 283 movilizaciones. Plantones, concentraciones, marchas, bloqueos de vías, enfrentamientos directos con las fuerzas de seguridad, cese de actividades, han sido algunas de las expresiones de inconformidad de diversos sectores de la sociedad. Las acciones colectivas o de protesta de las comunidades organizadas han llamado la atención sobre temas tan diversos como la educación, la salud, el trabajo, la defensa del territorio, entre otros. Las respuestas del estado a las demandas de la comunidad no se han salido del libreto: dilación, represión y terror.

imageΧαράζοντας δρόμου ... Apr 25 by Ευάγριος Αληθινός 0 comments

Το κείμενο που ακολουθεί γράφτηκε και δημοσιεύτηκε τον Μάρτη του 2010 στην εφημερίδα δρόμου "Άπατρις". Η αναδημοσίευσή και κοινοποίησή του είναι κάτι παραπάνω από επιθυμητή, ακόμη και χωρίς καμία αναφορά στο συγγραφέα του.

imageWhy May Day matters to Botswana: radical roots, today's struggles Apr 24 by S. Byrne, P. Chinguwo, W. Mcgregor, L. van der Walt 0 comments

When we celebrate May Day we rarely reflect on why it is a public holiday in Botswana or elsewhere. Sian Byrne, Paliani Chinguwo, Warren Mcgregor and Lucien van der Walt tell of the powerful struggles that lie behind its existence, and the organisations that created it and kept its meaning alive, including its roots in the radical working class struggles.

imagePontes e aproximações entre o anarquismo e o Confederalismo Democrático Apr 24 by BrunoL 0 comments

Pontes e aproximações entre o anarquismo e o Confederalismo Democrático.

23 de abril de 2015 – Bruno Lima Rocha

Segue a introdução escrita por Pablo Misraji, responsável pela radução do segundo artigo de uma série sobre a questão da Revolução Social contemporânea de Rojava, no Curdistão. Neste ensaio, as distinções e proximidades teórico-práticas com outras experiências de autogestão econômica e política, são apresentadas e permitem que os projetos políticos de transformação social continuadamente catalisem a força social e se condicionem às metodologias da realidade.

Introdução para esta questão em particular

Nesta seção eu vou expor algumas informações históricas básicas sobre o modelo de organização política anarquista e, no final, fazer uma comparação entre essas experiências e na contemporaneidade, com a estratégia da organização política que pretende ser a catalisadora de uma transformação social pelo Confederalismo Democrático.

imageEduardo Galeano, la coscienza latinoamericana Apr 23 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D. 0 comments

La scomparsa dello scrittore uruguayano Eduardo Galeano (3 settembre 1940 - 13 aprile 2015) lascia un vuoto irreparabile nel mondo della letteratura latinoamericana. [Castellano]

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imageEnd ANZAC Day Apr 26 Anarkismo 0 comments

Instead of glorifying the military prowess of the Anzacs, we should be building the working class movement which can sweep away all capitalist States. We need a revolution that will establish libertarian communism, a world of liberty, equality and solidarity, where war and militarism exist no more, except as exhibits in museums and lessons from history.

imageTemuco: “Forjemos una Universidad al servicio de la comunidad” Apr 24 0 comments

En la Universidad Católica de Temuco nos encontramos ad portas de la elección de una nueva Federación de Estudiantes, luego de cerca de 9 años sin una mesa directiva. Nos hallamos dentro del proceso de campaña, iniciado el lunes 13 de abril. La fecha de las votaciones será el 27 y 28 de abril, donde las y los estudiantes podrán votar por las secretarías y mesa directiva de FEUCT.

textAnarkismo message of support to 1st Congress of Columna Libertaria Joaquín Penina Apr 22 1 of Anarkismo Editorial Group 0 comments

We are very pleased to be able to congratulate you on the realisation of your First Congress as a specific anarchist political organisation. In light of the disbanding of the Federación Anarco-Comunista Argentina we believe that this is a very important step both for our shared especifista tendency as well as for the development of anarchism in general, both in Argentina and the region.

textSaludos Anarkismo al Iº Congreso Columna Libertaria Joaquín Penina Apr 22 1 of Anarkismo Editorial Group 0 comments

Estamos muy contentos de poder felicitarles por la realización de su primer congreso como organización política anarquista específica. A la luz de la disolución de la Federación Anarco-Comunista Argentina creemos que esto es un paso muy importante tanto para la nuestra tendencia especifista compartida, así como para el desarrollo del anarquismo en general, tanto en la Argentina como la región.

imageLoi sur le renseignement : halte au pilonnage de nos libertés individuelles et collectives Apr 21 Coordination des Groupes Anarchistes 0 comments

Le projet de loi sur le renseignement dévoilé en mars par le gouvernement vient s'inscrire dans la continuité des lois sécuritaires dont s'arme l’État pour affermir son pouvoir, quelles que soient les tendances politiques des gouvernant-e-s.

Cette loi, en gestation depuis presque un an, fait suite à celle « contre le terrorisme » promulguée en novembre 2014, dont nous avions déjà dénoncé le caractère liberticide et hautement répressif. Le gouvernement s'appuie maintenant sur la pseudo union nationale post-attentats de Paris pour renforcer son discours « antiterroriste », faire valoir la légitimité de cette loi liberticide au nom de la « sécurité », et décider de la faire voter en procédure accélérée.

Alors que chacune des nouvelles mesures économiques (ANI, Pacte de responsabilité, loi sur les retraites, loi Macron, etc.) accentue la casse sociale, détériore nos conditions de travail et de vie, et nous appauvrit un peu plus au profit des classes dominantes que sont les actionnaires et le patronat, l’État durcit et élargit son arsenal législatif, afin d'organiser le contrôle et la surveillance généralisée de la population.

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