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Venezuela: Un golpe que nació muerto, sin apoyo militar y mucho menos popular 21:20 May 01 0 comments
venezuela / colombia / workplace struggles / opinión / análisis Wednesday May 01, 2019 21:53 by ViaLibre 1 image
Celebramos un nuevo 1ero de Mayo, día de las trabajadoras del mundo. Lo hacemos movilizándonos desde el sur de la ciudad, en conjunto con las organizaciones que forman el Encuentro por la Autonomía y la Vida Digna. En esta efeméride de las de abajo, reflexionamos sobre la situación y las luchas actuales, y proponemos nuevos cursos de acción para el futuro de la organización popular. read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / history of anarchism / opinion / analysis Wednesday May 01, 2019 21:38 by Albert Parsons 2 images
As a tribute to one of the most remarkable agitators in labour history, we publish on May Day the autobiography of Albert Parsons. He was one of the five Chicago Anarchists who were tried in 1886-1887 and executed in November 1887 for their role as 8-hour working-day agitators and as anarchist militants. This mock-trial in 'the land of liberty' is one of the most shameful events in the history of labour in the whole world, and gave rise to May Day commemorations all over the world -the day was picked, because the repression which ended up in the 'legal lynching' of the Chicago Martyrs started after the general strike for the 8 hours working-day in May 1st 1886. This day is commemorated all over the world in memory of the Chicago Martyrs -unsurprisingly, one of the few countries which does not commemorate May Day is the land where this barbaric crime took place -the United States. They invented their own 'Labour Day' in September, with the purpose of severing the working class in the US from its radical tradition, and to devoid of meaning the conquest of the 8 hour working-day, a product of struggle and enormous sacrifice, not a gift from the capitalists. The life of Albert Parsons is instructive of the trajectory of many working class agitators in the US in the 19th century, a period of remarkable radicalism which was crushed with unspeakable ruthlessness and repression. His life story goes from fighting in the Confederate States Army during the US Civil War as a 13 year old, to republican and civil rights' agitator, advocate of the emancipation of the slaves, then trade unionist, socialist and anarchist. He was married to Lucy Parsons, a mixed race woman herself born a slave, who would become a prominent socialist and anarchist, and who was a founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World, IWW, in 1905. A remarkable organiser and orator, he was the soul of the most progressive and active workers' movement in the USA at the time: in Chicago. Parsons was the only US citizen of 'pure stock' among the Chicago Martyrs (his ancestry going back all the way to one of the pilgrims in the Mayflower in 1632) -all his comrades being German. The immigrant nature of these anarchists was the cause for a racist and xenophobic uproar that no doubt was crucial to justify their barbaric execution -these racist, xenophobic tendencies are still alive and healthy in the USA, as we can see from the current state of affairs in the country. This is why, being not only a remarkable speaker, but also a well-self-educated man (at a time when the workers' movement still placed much emphasis on the self-education of the workers), he chose to strike a chord with public opinion and counter arguments that socialism and anarchism were 'foreign' and 'alien' ideas, by appealing to texts such as the US Declaration of Independence and opinions of Thomas Jefferson, while also appealing to the conservative and religious frame of mind prevalent, ended up by quoting the Bible. Of course, nothing would save him from the fury of the capitalists' class hatred, but this autobiography is a masterpiece of engaging with the prevalent environment at the time from a radical perspective, of showing in a sober manner his process of radicalisation and the logic behind it, and also, a staunch defence of the anarchist principles by which he lived and which he did not betrayed when confronted to the gallows. Our best tribute to this titanic figure is to resist the current onslaught of the global capitalists against hard-won workers' rights, while to keep faithful to the cause of a free and just world. José Antonio Gutiérrez D.
1st May, 2019 read full story / add a comment
venezuela / colombia / antifascismo / non-anarchist press Wednesday May 01, 2019 21:20 by Aram Aharonian
Calma, tensa calma en Caracas y toda Venezuela, tras el publicitario intento de golpe de Estado en Venezuela, donde los sectores radicales de la oposición no lograron ni el apoyo de las Fuerzas Armadas ni que el pueblo saliera a la calle a sumatse a la intentona liderada por el autoproclamado presidente Juan Guaidó y el prófugo Leopoldo López. read full story / add a comment
indonesia / philippines / australia / workplace struggles / feature Wednesday May 01, 2019 20:57 by Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group 1 image
The only way out is struggle. We, the working class, must organise in the teeth of all obstructions. We must build the unions that the officials manifestly can’t build by themselves. We must use our vital weapon, the strike, and if the officials won’t help, we must act without them. And we must build solidarity across borders, because only international solidarity can beat the power of global capital. Standing together, in defiance of nationalism, we will have built a movement that embodies the values of a new and better world, a movement which also has the power to create that world. We can make a revolution to overthrow capitalism and create libertarian communism, worldwide. read full story / add a comment
O 1º de Maio e a Luta contra a Reforma da Previdência: Construir uma Greve Geral desde a base para defender nas ruas a nossa aposentadoria!
brazil/guyana/suriname/fguiana / workplace struggles / comunicado de imprensa Wednesday May 01, 2019 20:41 by Coordenação Anarquista Brasileira 1 image
O ajuste neoliberal no Brasil e na América Latina avança. Direitos históricos da classe trabalhadora e conquistas das lutas sociais estão sendo ou foram destruídos. Começou com o florestal. Avançou sobre o trabalhista. Desmantelou o minerário. Mexeu com o civil e agora quer acabar com o sistema de seguridade social. Este é composto por tripé: saúde, previdência e assistência social. Juntos eles garantem minimamente mecanismos de divisão de renda e pequenos avanços na justiça social tão cara neste continente. Foi produto de acumulo de lutas de nossa classe que começou com o sindicalismo revolucionário no início do século XX se estendeu por todo esse século. O pacto de classes da constituição de 88 absorveu parte das demandas acumuladas e arrebentadas pelo calor das lutas do movimento sindical e popular, mas por outro lado reservou a espada da exceção para cravar nos setores negros e populares que nunca tiveram lugar na democracia burguesa. read full story / add a comment
Βόρεια Αμερική / Μεξικό / Αναρχική Ιστορία / Γνώμη / Ανάλυση Wednesday May 01, 2019 06:09 by Mother Jones 1 image
Οι Αναρχικοί ηγέτες του οκταώρου κινήματος κρεμάστηκαν την Παρασκευή 11 Νοεμβρίου. Εκείνη τη μέρα οι πλούσιοι του Σικάγου είχαν ρίγη και πυρετό. Το σχοινί τεντώνεται προς όλες τις κατευθύνσεις από τη φυλακή. Αστυνομικοί άνδρες σταθμεύουν κατά μήκος των σχοινιών οπλισμένοι με τουφέκια. Ειδικές περιπολίες παρακολουθούσαν όλες τις προσεγγίσεις στη φυλακή. Οι στέγες γύρω από το βαρύ πέτρινο κτίριο ήταν γεμάτε με αστυνομικούς. Οι εφημερίδες έγειραν τη δημόσια φαντασία με ιστορίες εξεγέρσεων στις φυλακές. read full story / add a comment
The purpose of this pamphlet is giving a coherent, comparative analysis on how anarchists and Marxists view the concept of “class,” and the political implications of each approach. Class is the nucleus of both Marxism and anarchism; however the conceptualisation of class is different for both. In pointing out these differences, it is my hope that I will convincingly show how and why the anarchist conceptualisation of class is more comprehensive and more useful, providing a more holistic analysis of many related aspects of class, and a more practical political guide. In particular, the anarchist approach – which stresses ownership and control of administration and coercion, not only means of production, as with Marxism – allows us to develop an effective analysis of why the state simply cannot be used to emancipate the popular classes i.e. the working class, the poor and the peasantry. read full story / add a comment