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international / gender / opinion / analysis Wednesday January 27, 2016 18:27 by Bongani Maponyane 1 image
As anarchist-communists, we oppose sexism whenever and wherever it exists, although we also realise that class position differentiates the experience of sexism. We salute all the woman freedom fighters, and the older generation of women, many our mothers, who bear the scars of the gruesome battles in which they stood firm, fighting the oppression imposed on the African native by colonial conquest. There were hard times in the apartheid era, where black women were abused, raped and oppressed: the state did nothing to stop this, but aided it, as the state was part of the system of oppression. History shows that dispossession and systematic dehumanization for the purposes of exploitation and domination were undertaken through the uncontrolled and coercive mayhem of the South African state. read full story / add a comment
internacional / migración / racismo / opinión / análisis Wednesday January 27, 2016 17:27 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D. 1 comment (last - thursday january 28, 2016 05:11) 1 image
La islamofobia cumple el fin de naturalizar el imperialismo, el neo-colonialismo y la misión civilizadora de Occidente, a la vez que convierte el racismo, la discriminación y la violencia anti-inmigrante en algo excusable. Los tiempos actuales son de profunda reacción en Europa en todo sentido, sea en la cultura, en los derechos sociales y económicos, en la política. La islamofobia no es más que la banda sonora del ascenso político de una siniestra ultra-derecha global que desprecia todo cuanto huela a progresismo y pasa desapercibida, precisamente, porque todo el mundo está demasiado preocupado de los molestos musulmanes. La islamofobia es, de hecho, una pieza clave en el sistema de dominación. read full story / add a comment
brazil/guyana/suriname/fguiana / history of anarchism / opinion / analysis Wednesday January 27, 2016 11:51 by Rebel Worker 1 image
Overview of the 1918 Brazilian anarchist uprising.
SOURCE: "Rebel Worker" (Australia), volume 19, number 1 (163), p. 17. Original author not known.
(Digitised by Leroy Maisiri, ZACF, South Africa). read full story / add a comment
venezuela / colombia / luchas indígenas / news report Wednesday January 27, 2016 10:07 by Lucha Libertaria-Rebeldía Contrainformativa 1 image 1 video file
Liberar la madre tierra significa mandatar sobre nuestro territorio, proteger nuestros bienes comunes del capital transnacional, con-vivir en equilibrio y armonía con el otro, construir autonomía desde abajo y combatir al opresor con rabia, memoria y alegre rebeldía. read full story / add a comment
italia / svizzera / lotte sul territorio / cronaca Wednesday January 27, 2016 09:57 by Alternativa Libertaria/FdCA 1 comment (last - sunday may 08, 2016 23:53)
Dopo quasi 3 mesi di occupazione di un vecchio stabile Itea a Trento promossa dai compagni di Trento e Rovereto per riportare all'attenzione pubblica il tema della casa e del diritto all'abitare e per organizzare serate e dibattiti"alternativi" il 19 gennaio è avvenuto lo sgombero da parte della polizia.
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russia / ukraine / belarus / history of anarchism / opinion / analysis Wednesday January 27, 2016 07:23 by Emma Goldman 1 image
Extracts from anarchist-communist Emma Goldman's classic analysis, as presented in her 1924 "My Further Disillusionment with Russia." Goldman argued clearly that the Russian Revolution's end, in a new one-party dictatorship and new elite ruling a highly unequal society, could not be excused as a simple degeneration caused by external pressures of imperialist intervention and economic crisis (the view of defenders of the Communist Party). It also could not be explained as the inevitable result of class-based revolution that overthrew parliament and private property (the view of liberals). The programme and actions of the Communist Party, based on building a centralised state run by a single centralised party and repression, crushed democratic bottom-up proletarian and peasant initiative and self-management, worsened the economic situation, and destroyed the revolution from within. The revolution itself was actually very democratic and egalitarian, not by its nature dictatorial, and this placed it in a fatal struggle with Bolshevik / Communist rule. Revolution, to succeed, needs a total "transvaluation" of values to a "libertarian spirit" that rejects authoritarianism, and bottom-up "economic" mobilisation of the masses through steps like anarcho-syndicalism and co-operatives, that place decisions in the hands of the grassroots masses. "Means" must match "ends," and ethics and action must always be consistently based on libertarian, just principles: "Today is the parent of tomorrow. " read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / history of anarchism / opinion / analysis Wednesday January 27, 2016 05:04 by Enrique Flores Magon 1 image
Powerful address by the Mexican anarchist-communist revolutionary, Enrique Flores Magon, brother to fellow anarchist-communist militants Jesus and Ricardo Flores Magon. This address was given to a US court, defending the brothers' fight for "the emancipation of the downtrodden, particularly of the Mexican proletarians, and of the disinherited all over the world in general." It defends the then-ongoing Mexican Revolution against imperialism and capitalism, argues for anarchist-communism, and makes an internationalist appeal to the American working class for joint struggle against tyrants and exploiters, stressing common class realities.
The brothers Enrique and Ricardo Flores Magon were at the time in exile, in the USA, conducting revolutionary work. They were arrested several times, this speech being given during the trial that followed their arrest in 1916 for distributing "indecent materials" (both were found guilty). Ricardo was again arrested in 1918 for sedition, given 20 years, and died in a US prison in 1922. Enrique was released in 1923 and returned to Mexico. read full story / add a comment
iberia / historia del anarquismo / reseña Wednesday January 27, 2016 04:21 by Agustín Guillamón 1 image
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italia / svizzera / lotte sindacali / cronaca Wednesday January 27, 2016 04:09 by Alternativa Libertaria/FdCA 1 image
A Genova, sono già scesi in piazza e scenderanno anche oggi, i lavoratori dell’ILVA. read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / miscellaneous / news report Wednesday January 27, 2016 03:32 by Ilan S. 2 comments (last - monday december 19, 2016 22:22)
Tanya Golan, a member of the anarchist-communist federation Ahdut (Unity) in Israel is rolling into the total refusal of the mandatory service in the Israeli army for graduates of high school. "Tania is An anarchist, a vegan and an activist in ecological struggles. She refuses to take part in the Zionist army. We publish her Declaration of refusal, which includes her reasoning and her social criticism.:" read full story / add a comment
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