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mashriq / arabia / iraq / community struggles / news report Tuesday August 28, 2012 15:18 by Ilan S.
The Israeli state forces have escalated their repression lately. Their main targets are pressure on Palestinian farmers to transfer out of the Jordan valley and the south of Hebron hills, and the joint struggle against settler expansion and Israeli state terror at Beit Ummar, Nabi Saleh, and Qaddum. Throughout recent weeks there have been demonstrations and vigils against the intended bombing attack by Israel on the nuclear facilities of Iran. A few of them in front of the security compound at Kaplan street, others were mainly in front of the not far away apartment tower where the security minister Barak lives. Israel Putermam video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QPUnMJIBJM At the security compound. The struggle against the harassment of refugees and the social struggle continue too but no large masses are involved. [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
southern africa / repression / prisoners / press release Saturday August 25, 2012 16:24 by Workers Solidarity Alliance
We, members of the Workers Solidarity Alliance, send our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the murdered miners in South Africa. read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / anarchist movement / press release Thursday August 23, 2012 00:42 by sabotage
A post-conference report from the Workers Solidarity Alliance's 2012 Gathering in St. Louis MO read full story / add a comment
Palestine-Israel, In spite of the pick of the Summer heat, Ramadan day fasting and the war mongering
mashriq / arabia / iraq / community struggles / news report Tuesday August 21, 2012 18:55 by Ilan S.
After years of Friday demos in Bil'in and Saturdays and weekly days demos in other locations I took a break and traveled to the St-Imier international anarchist congress celebrating 140 years of struggle. I presented there three venues: one, the film Bil'in Habibti (Bil'in my love of Shai Polak) with discussion of the struggle in Bil'in, One about the Israeli Anarchists Against the Wall initiative, and one about the Anarchist psychotherapy I developed (http://ilan.shalif.com/psychology/content1.htm). Nothing can compare to a week with thousands of anarchists of all trends from all over the world - meeting in person comrades I work with for years. The struggle in Israel continued with out me and some reports cover the activities I missed. read full story / add a comment
Due to the Ramadan day fasting weeks the joint struggle in the various villages was not as usual. As compensation our comrades were involved in the various demos in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. In Jerusalem a pink-black block participated in the gay parade. In Tel Aviv comrades demonstrated on Wednesday the Susia demolition orders at the military radio station. On Saturday comrades participated in the commemoration meeting of the massacre at the gay club three years ago. Not far away, we had the social struggle - Occupy Tel Aviv. In spite of a competition by a reformist split of the movement meeting promoted by media and hired leafleting workers, our march and demo was even better than the three previous Saturday demos of July. Tomorrow, I am on my way to the international anarchist congress in St-Imier Swiss, commemorating the 140 anniversary of the first anarchist congress there. read full story / add a comment
On the background of the Israeli warmongering focused on the Iranian nuclear initiative, Israel intensifies its steps for house demolition and transfer of Palestinians from area C, which is 60% of the occupied West Bank. The Palestinians persist in the Tsumud mode of resistance. Israeli and international activists join whenever they can - mainly in the region of the hills south of Hebron and the Jordan river. Israeli state forces increase their efforts to exclude the internationals but limited by world PR. In spite of the warmongering, the world economic recession, and the hot weather, the social struggle continues in the main cities. The focus of repression of the joint struggle against the occupation and settler colonialist encroaching lands near settlements was a day after day invasion and harassment in the heroic village of Nabi Saleh. [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
It is hot. Very hot in the middle of the days in the middle of the summer. The Palestinian people of the villages who follow the Muslim religion started this Friday the Ramadan holidays in which eating and drinking is forbidden when the sun is shining. So the joint demonstrations were a bit shorter and smaller, but more lively as it is the season when a lot of international activists have their Summer vacations. We had this week the usual Friday demos in Bil'in, Ma'sara, Nabi Saleh, Ni'lin, Kufr Qaddum, Sheikh Jarrah and Saturday at Beit Ummar. Accompanying the villagers near colonialist settlements in the South Hebron hills... and throughout the week - peaking on late Saturday evening in the Social Struggle. Though the demonstrations in Tel Aviv are only with thousands of participants each but they are much more militant and radical compared to last year. [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
iberia / history of anarchism / press release Monday July 23, 2012 01:29 by Kate Sharpley Library 2 comments (last - friday september 21, 2012 08:34)
News of the Spanish Revolution : Anti-authoritarian Perspectives on the Events. Seven articles published in “One Big Union Monthly”, a journal of the Industrial Workers of the World, July, 1937 to February 1938, plus two later pieces on the experiences of participants.
A collection edited by Charlatan Stew. Published by the Kate Sharpley Library and Charlatan Stew: 2012. 88 pages. read full story / add a comment
I’ve just come back from visiting the Kate Sharpley Library in California. Things have changed from the days when I could get there on the bus and we were buying our first filing cabinet. Lots of filing cabinets now, as well as boxes like the Left Bank Books archive. It’s good to look at the non-fiction shelves, seeing ‘old friends’ and new acquisitions. read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / community struggles / news report Wednesday July 18, 2012 00:19 by Ilan S.
The joint struggle of Palestinian activists with Israeli and international activists was never a consensus affair. The more reactionary objected to the influence of secular partners. Extreme "nationalists" oppose the Israeli activists. The Palestinian authority was never too happy with the independent struggle. Some "militants" were against the non-armed mode of the struggle. Narrow-minded people did not have a clue about the joint struggle's contribution to international pressure on Israel to put end to the occupation or at least to lessen the level of repression. The demo against the renewal of discussions of the PA with Israeli rulers brought the PA objections to the open. ---- In Israel, the social struggle collects momentum while the split between the reformists who wish to join the parliament and those who refrain from that quagmire. [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
Palestine-Israel, The harassment of Israeli and Palestinians involved in the joint struggle escalate
mashriq / arabia / iraq / community struggles / news report Wednesday July 11, 2012 02:50 by Ilan S.
In the past, Israeli activists detained in joint struggle activities were released after the action ended or on bail late evening/night after interrogation in the police station and banned for two weeks from the specific region. Seldom activists were detained for the night and released at court the next day or banned for up to a month. In very seldom cases activists were detained for two nights, or asked by prosecution for longer time. Last Friday an Israeli comrade was detained at Nebi Saleh. Three days later, on Monday evening at about 6pm, he was released after a Jerusalem District Court judge ruled that there was no evidence to substantiate the soldiers’ allegation of assault. He was however indicted for “reckless behavior” and will face court proceedings for this charge. He also was banned from participation in actions for the following three months. [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
balkans region / anarchist movement / anarchist communist event Wednesday July 04, 2012 23:19 by Zlatibor
Fifth Zrenjanin Antifascist Festival (ZAF) will be held on 5th and 6th of October 2012. in the Cultural center of Zrenjanin (Zrenjanin, Serbia). During the second day of the festival, as a part of the program of ZAF, an anarchist bookfair will be held. Besides the bookfair this years program of the festival will consist of a concert, discussions, workshops, exhibition etc. read full story / add a comment
The social struggle within Israel and support for refugees under intense expulsion efforts draw activist from the joint struggle. The internal repression of Palestinians within the west bank by Palestinian Authority personal do not contribute the moral of the people. The sporadic escalation and deescalation of Israeli assaults on the Gaza Ghetto continue, and so are the efforts to transfer Palestinian farmers from the C areas coveted by the colonialist settlers project. Beit Umar, Susia, and the southern Hebron hills are the main victims. read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / community struggles / news report Wednesday June 27, 2012 01:49 by Ilan S.
The first high pick of the third Intifada is nearly over with significant successes of the hunger strike. As counter measure the Israeli state forces increase the harassments and pressures on inhabitants of area C (69% of occupied west bank) to transfer out to area A of the Palestinian authority. In the on going joint struggles of the AAtW with the popular comities and activists, Nebi Saleh still get the most of the harassments. Quaddum and Beit Ummar, which are too locations of regular struggle which is beyond the initial joint struggles against the separation fence, get the on going pressure and punishment to prevent the expansion to the other villages and small towns. Within Israel comrades were involved with the struggle against deportation of African refugees and racial incitement against them. The summer wave of the Israeli 'Occupy' social struggle is now blooming
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mashriq / arabia / iraq / community struggles / news report Wednesday June 20, 2012 20:32 by Ilan S.
The waves of the hunger strike struggle of the Palestinian prisoners mostly over with victory leave the urge for more. The Israeli state forces try to prevent the expansion of the third Intifada... but not by slowing the mounting efforts to transfer Palestinian villagers from area C. The joint struggle which started with the focus on the separation fence expanded so much that the other aspects are now more prominent. The weekly confrontations in Beit Ommar, Bil'in, Hebron and its southern hills region, Ma'asara, Nabi Saleh, N'ilin, Qaduum, Sheikh Jarrakh, are the core of the struggle with shifting focusing on locations in occupied east Jerusalem and area C which are targeted lately by the escalation of transfer efforts. Within Israel, The social struggle starts slowly to accumulate momentum, with more success in the periphery towns. [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / anarchist movement / opinion / analysis Saturday June 16, 2012 08:18 by Juan Conatz
Some rough thoughts on political organization, mostly based on my experience with groups in North America and conversations with some current and former members. read full story / add a comment
Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle continue on background of increased Israeli racism and transfer
mashriq / arabia / iraq / community struggles / news report Wednesday June 13, 2012 02:11 by Ilan S.
In addition to the weekly joint demonstrations and other joint actions the Anarchists Against the Wall activists participated in the social justice activities and solidarity with the African refugees lately under racial and state harassment. The peak was the Nacsa 45 demonstration in Tel Aviv where about one and a half thousand activists (mostly left to the communist party. State forces were surprisingly lenient and let us take the King George road for two hours, which leads from the city square to a park near the building of the ruling party. As the Summer begins, the political climate is warming the police "invitation" for interrogations activists. [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / community struggles / news report Wednesday June 06, 2012 15:04 by Ilan S.
One of the joint struggles we are involved in is B.D.S., called for by long, long ago by the Israeli anti-authoritarian anti-capitalists and adopted over the years by other Israeli activists and Palestinian organizations. In the last few years it has collected momentum and though Madonna did not respect it, she tried to co-opt it. The media gave space to the turning down of free tickets donated by Madonna to the more radical Israeli activists, and the State forces' preventing two Palestinian activists from the Ni'ilin joint struggle to attend. In addition to the joint demos and activities in the regular locations in the occupied Palestinian regions and within Israel, comrades were involved in the intensified struggle for the survival of African refugees, victims of Israeli State repression and the extreme right incitement. [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
In addition to the regular locations of joint struggles, the Anarchists Against the Wall initiative was involved with the struggle against the racist attacks on African refugees. Within Israel there were actions in solidarity with the Bedouins who are subject to creeping transfer that has lately accelerated. In Tel Aviv and Jerusalem it was mainly with the refugees and social justice. In the occupied West Bank of Palestine it was the fifth year of Al-Ma'sara, Beit Ummar for the sixth year, in Bil'in now already in the eighth year of continued struggle, in Nabi Salih already the third year, in Ni'ilin that is just completing the fourth year, in Qaddum that started this year, and the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of occupied east Jerusalem/Al-Quds already in the third year. [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
Palestine-Israel, After the first major victory of the third Intifada the joint struggle the AAtW involved in just persist ---- The victory of the hunger strike of Palestinian prisoners and their pick of the administrative prisoners was so unexpected that the wind as if left us. However, the third Intifada do not extinguish.The Palestinian farmers accompanied by Israeli and international activists confront brutal settlers protected by Israeli state forces. The usual week end joint demos continue and the coming summer seems to promise an escalation in both the struggle against occupation and for social justice within Israel. [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
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