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international / miscellaneous / press release Tuesday December 13, 2011 20:16 by Lucien van der Walt
The Facebook page of 'Black Flame' has been reorganised and rebooted, now carrying regular updates related to the book by Lucien van der Walt and Michael Schmidt... read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / community struggles / news report Wednesday December 07, 2011 19:11 by Ilan S.
Throughout the Zionist settler colonialist project in Palestine from time to time there have been waves of onslaught and, in between, periods of persistent pressure for expanding the areas colonized and transferring Palestinians from their lands... and persistent resistance (Tsumud) by the Palestinians. The last few weeks have been an in-between wave period of persistent pressure by Israel and persistent resistance (Tsumud) by the Palestinians. The joint struggle of the activists of the Anarchists Against the Wall initiative with the grassroots Palestinian activists over the last 8 years is part of the persistent resistance. The main focuses of resistance are still Araqeeb and the Bedouins (in Israel mainly), Beit Ummar, Bil'in, Ma'sara, Nabi Salih, Ni'lin, occupied East Jerusalem (Silwan and Sheikh Jarrah), Kafr Qaddum, South Hebron hills, Walaja. read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / workplace struggles / news report Wednesday November 30, 2011 17:22 by various 2 comments (last - wednesday november 30, 2011 19:56)
WSM members & supporters in northern Ireland will be providing live coverage of the N30 Pension strikes today via our Twitter feed. The strike is part of the UK wide public sector strike against attacks on public sector pensions, attacks similar to those imposed on public sector workers in southern Ireland over the last couple of years. They are part of a Europe wide offensive against the pensions rights of workers. read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / community struggles / news report Wednesday November 30, 2011 03:18 by Ilan S.
Because of internal considerations, in parallel with the demolition of a minimal part of illegal settler colonialist buildings on private Palestinian lands, the demolition of Palestinian houses increases. Part of it is the confrontations of the joint struggle in the hills south of the Hebron region. Another part was this week's demolition of Bil'in outposts in the returned lands adjacent to the new route of the separation wall. Miraculously the older one, built nearly 7 years ago at the beginning of the struggle under cover of heavy rain, survived till this week. During the first few months we often spent nights near the fire at the adjacent shade - with members of the village committee, in order to protect the outpost from being destroyed by Israeli State forces. The usual weekend struggle continued - including the flag bearers, Beit Ummar, Bil,in, Ma'sara, Nabi Salih, Ni'lin, and occupied East Jerusalem. [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / the left / opinion / analysis Tuesday November 29, 2011 17:59 by John E Jacobsen
Occupy Wall Street has taken the nation by storm. It has spread to nearly every major metropolitan area in the country, attracting hundreds of thousands to its confrontational, directly democratic structure. Since its inception earlier this year, protests have steadily become more militant – beginning with the occupations of public parks, and moving on to attempted general strikes and direct attacks on the banks. read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / anarchist movement / anarchist communist event Monday November 28, 2011 20:19 by Lucien van der Walt 1 comment (last - saturday december 17, 2011 21:03)
Lucien van der Walt talking on BLACK FLAME: The revolutionary class politics of anarchism and syndicalism
Saturday 10th of December, 2pm
84b Whitechapel High Street
London E1 7QX
nearest tube, Aldgate East
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italy / switzerland / workplace struggles / press release Thursday November 24, 2011 23:02 by FdCA Labour Commission
A fine baptism for the new Monti government, and as had been widely forecast by any right-thinking person, FIAT has announced it is applying its new single contract - first introduced at the Pomigliano, Mirafiori and Grugliasco plants - in every part of its automobile sector (FIAT S.p.A.), to be shortly followed by its industrial sector (FIAT Industrial). [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / community struggles / news report Wednesday November 23, 2011 06:55 by Ilan S.
Against the background of worldwide struggle for social justice, the encroachment of settler colonialism both in the villages and occupied Jerusalem advances. The weekend's joint demonstrations and the struggle within Israel for social justice and against fascism also advance. The peak of the struggle was in Tel Aviv this evening (Tuesday 22.11.11) where several thousand converged near the national theater. Within the demo we had a black block of anarchists and other radical activists simulating a grotesque fascist counter-demo. After long speeches and chanting we started a spontaneous march to the headquarters of the Likud ruling party. State forces just monitored us till some people threw a few eggs at the building, at which point they retaliated with a tear gas canister and arrested an activist. [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
Anthony Gorman, 2010, "'Diverse In Race, Religion And Nationality . . . But United In Aspirations Of Civil Progress': The Anarchist Movement In Egypt 1860–1940," in Steve Hirsch and Lucien van der Walt (eds), "Anarchism and Syndicalism in the Colonial and Postcolonial World, 1870-1940: the praxis of national liberation, internationalism and social revolution," Leiden, Boston, Brill.
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mashriq / arabia / iraq / community struggles / news report Tuesday November 15, 2011 20:12 by Ilan S.
Another olive picking season is ending with its confrontations with settler colonialists slowly encroaching on adjacent lands of Palestinian villages. Accompanying villagers at the lands coveted by neighboring settler colonialists and the Israeli state continue - in addition to the regular weekend joint demonstrations. Anata, Beit Ummar, Bil'in, Ma'asara, Nabi Saleh, Ni'lin, Qaddum, Sheikh Jarrah, South of Hebron Hills, Walajah. Within Israel the Bedouins are in a much wider confrontation than Arakib. The Struggle for Social Justice is still fermenting even if not with the original intensity. The not predictable political storms of the winter that just begin are approaching. [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / imperialism / war / opinion / analysis Friday November 11, 2011 21:06 by Sean Matthews
Anyone who has been active on the left and broader labour movement will have faced the 'million dollar question from republicans on the 'national question'. The question of opposition or indifference to the partition of the island is often thrown by republicans like a dagger in the direction of the existing left. In responnse many become either wedded to the romantic idea of the flag removing all our sins or face the jibe of being a ‘gas and water socialist’ or at worst a sop to unionism. It’s the type of choice you get at Stormont every four years where you get to choose between Coca Cola and Pepsi. Equally it’s the type of approach of the PSNI press statement that presents every ’dissenter’ from the status-quo as being wedded to physical force republicanism. But of course its much more complicated than this….
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ireland / britain / crime prison and punishment / news report Friday November 11, 2011 21:03 by Sean Matthews
The sixty million payoff to prison officers in Northern Ireland could be much better spent on addressing the causes of crime such as poverty, social deprivation and prison rehabilitation. Prison officers who served during the Troubles could walk away from their jobs with packages of more than £120,000 plus pension as part of a £60m redundancy programme aimed at ‘modernising’ the service.
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mashriq / arabia / iraq / community struggles / news report Wednesday November 02, 2011 01:15 by Ilan S.
The settler colonialists intensify their assaults both in the occupied West Bank and within Israel. The olive-pickers are assaulted by settler colonialists with partial backing of State forces in spite of the participation of Israeli activists. International support for a Palestinian State alarms the settlers and their reprisals are channeled against the Palestinians. The social struggle against neoliberal capitalist piggery continues and the State tries to divert attention by intensifying terror in the Gaza Strip. [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
greece / turkey / cyprus / repression / prisoners / press release Monday October 31, 2011 21:01 by Relations Internationales de la CGA
north america / mexico / anarchist movement / opinion / analysis Friday October 28, 2011 10:33 by Jeff Shantz
It is sometimes said that while anti-capitalist and alternative globalization movements are clear on what we do not want, we are less clear on what we do want (socialism, anarchism, specifics). Certainly, recent movements have not been as effective as their predecessors (labor in the 1910s and ‘30s; the social movements of the ‘60s and ‘70s) in sustaining the sorts of practices – intellectual and material – that put into effect aspects of the alternative world we seek. My colleague Alan Sears attributes this current inability to a decline in what he calls “infrastructures of dissent” or what I prefer to call “infrastructures of resistance.” As anti-capitalist movements face possibilities of growth, as happened after Seattle in 1999, questions of organization and the relation of various activities to each other and to broader movements for social change can only become more urgent. Yet, the absence of durable organizations or institutions, formal or informal, rooted in working-class organizations and communities, makes for demoralization or a retreat into subculturalism, as has happened to many of the alternative globalization groups. We now face a pressing need to rebuild “infrastructures of resistance” that might sustain not only activists and organizers, but especially the poor and working-class people who are being disastrously impacted by the current crisis. read full story / add a comment
An Irish anarchist perspective on today's EU crisis summit decision to reduce Greek debt by 50%, in the face of the recent resistance by the Greek working class. Particularly as contrasted with the differing levels of resistence in Ireland and the corresponding dictat of making the people of Ireland pay 100% of the debts incurred in the Irish property boom casino by globalised finance. read full story / add a comment
A light-hearted look at today's Irish presidential election comparing it, unfavourably, to a reality TV programme popular in Ireland and Britain where viewers phone in to vote for their favourite entertainers. read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / community struggles / news report Wednesday October 26, 2011 02:15 by Ilan S.
The local struggle of the villages against the crawling occupation frustrate the striving of Israel to take over all the areas around the Palestinian towns and leaving the towns and cities as separated islands. The picking of the olive trees open many battle arenas where settler colonialists are encouraged by the Israeli state to expand the areas around them "clean of Palestinians". The anarchists against the wall and other radical Israelis share with the Palestinian partners some of the injuries inflicted by settlers while state forces prefer a neutral position. Anata was the bloody arena at the beginning of the month. In addition to the accompanying farmers to fields and olive trees we participated in the usual location of week end demonstrations: Beit Ummar, Bil'in, Ma'asara (where they celebrated the 5 year anniversary), Ni'ilin, and Qaddoum (which joined for persistent struggle 4 months ago). [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
greece / turkey / cyprus / repression / prisoners / news report Monday October 24, 2011 19:55 by TPTG
About the 48-hour strike of 19-20/10 in Greece, the change of the police doctrine towards a "softer management" of demonstrations and the role of the stalinists in "self-policing" the protests read full story / add a comment
The Irish Anarchist History archive goes online on Friday, October 21st. at http://irishanarchisthistory.wordpress.com.
This site will be updated at least once every two weeks with new material added.
Our aim is to build an online archive of magazines, pamphlets, papers and books from and about anarchist organisations in Ireland, from their early beginnings in the 1880s through to today. read full story / add a comment
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Palestine-Israel The struggle and the joint struggle continue in spite of the stand still* 13:34 Mon 14 Apr 0 comments
The Dublin anarchist Bookfair returns to Liberty Hall on Saturday 12th of April this year 19:43 Tue 08 Apr 0 comments
Palestine-Israel, The joint popular struggle continues to backdrop of "talks" that change nothing 18:23 Fri 04 Apr 0 comments
The Platform: Issue 1 18:48 Sun 23 Mar 0 comments
Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle continue on back ground of an immanent crash of "negotiations* 02:35 Thu 20 Mar 0 comments
Days After Settlement, Pickets Return to Insomnia Cookies 20:08 Sun 16 Mar 0 comments
For Berkin Elvan 20:09 Thu 13 Mar 0 comments
Against bosses' immunity 17:59 Wed 12 Mar 0 comments
Palestine-Israel, The more Israel is threatened by B.D.S. the more vicious is to the Palestinians* 00:19 Wed 12 Mar 0 comments
Statement of left and anarchist organizations about "Borotba" organization 14:19 Thu 06 Mar 1 commentsmore >>
On Dogmatism Apr 07 0 comments
Silent No Longer: Confronting Sexual Violence in the Left Mar 26 2 comments
“Sharing the pains, indignities and anger” Mar 10 1 comments
The Political Thought of Errico Malatesta Mar 08 1 comments
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AWU statement on Russian intervention Mar 06 ACT 0 comments
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