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mashriq / arabia / iraq / community struggles / news report Thursday January 03, 2013 00:30 byIlan S.
Less than three weeks to the Israeli elections, the settler colonialists are raising the level of belligerence with state forces restraining... the Palestinians and increasing harassment. The international imperial powers are refraining from restraining Israel, waiting for the post-election era. The Palestinian elite is "holding its breath" and restraining the unarmed third Intifada it criticizes in the open. The approaching international pressure - both formal and non-formal - is making the Israeli elite very uneasy, like a person who is riding a tiger and fears for his life, thinking what will happen when he gets off. The popular struggles and the confrontation with the occupation forces is expanding gradually to more locations than the long-term joint struggles. [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / community struggles / news report Tuesday December 25, 2012 23:53 byIlan S.
It was not a sudden eruption as the previous Intifadas'' uprisings. It is a gradual increasing of activities interwoven with the increased world wide involvement with the B.D.S. calls to boycott Israel. The Israeli security forces focus the threats and warning of the anarchists against the wall activists about our contribution to the de-legitimizing of Israel. The extreme right Israelis who sense the increasing pressures on the prime minister who tend to yield when pressure is too high, shift their support to the more to the right (and principled) party. The activities for the cleansing transfer of Palestinians from the choicest areas continue even when some steps are curtailed due to resistance and international pressure. [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
I started the day feeling pessimistic about what would happen and even though on the whole, people came, yelled and then went home, I was a lot more encouraged by the days events than I thought I’d be.
That said, let me be clear that this is an accounting of the days events and not any sort of feeling of victory or satisfaction with the business unions’ approach or their marriage to the democratic party. This is an attempt to describe what I was seeing glimpses of, piece that are present, just below the surface in spite of the unions’ backwards ways.
This bill is only possible because most of the unions have not been organizing, have been acting in the interests of the bosses as much as in the interests of workers and have wed themselves almost completely to the democratic party, who hasn’t really given them a thing in several decades. I don’t dispute any of that and have had my share of experiences with unions that make me sick to my stomach. That said, I think it is incorrect to write them off as obsolete, having run their course or irrelevant. The hundreds of thousands of people who participate in their unions, despite their problems don’t think so and I think it is a mistake to dismiss those sentiments and commitments. That was demonstrated pretty well in what I saw on Tuesday. read full story / add a comment
Il fallimento di lungo periodo degli sforzi politici da parte dell'Autorità Palestinese per giungere a risultati concreti può far crescere la tanta frustrazione accumulata fino al punto di deflagrazione. L'iniziale incremento delle lotte locali non-armate si sta avvicinando al punto di esplosione nonostante l'appello dell'Autorità Palestinese a limitare la lotta nell'ambito dell'arena politica internazionale. [English] read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / community struggles / news report Thursday December 20, 2012 09:40 byS Nappalos
In a time when people are experiencing unparalleled hardship, Miami-Dade county is ramping up to steamroll more foreclosures. This news comes as rents are rising in Miami spurred on by international speculators and investors, and people losing their homes. Nationally homeless is increasing due to the pervasive unemployment, sub-poverty wages of the lowest tier of the working population, and the multi-decade long attacks on housing safety nets. We are now witnessing a homelessness that includes young able bodied people some of whom are working while homeless. read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / community struggles / news report Tuesday December 18, 2012 23:25 byIlan S.
The failure so far of the political efforts by the Palestinian Authority to bring substantial results may increase the accumulation of frustration to the point that it may explode. The initial increase of non-armed local struggles is approaching explosion point in spite of the call by the Palestinian Authority to limit the struggle to the international political arena. In addition to the locations of the ongoing struggles, other locations are initiating such struggles. Beit Nuba and al-Mufakara are just two examples. The intensification of harassment up to the use of live ammunition during weekday raids in Ni'lin and Nabi Saleh may be part of other harassment by the Israeli state forces, whose escalation seems to ber aimed at initiating a Third Intifada. [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / anarchist movement / news report Tuesday December 18, 2012 23:15 byMexico ABC
In recent days, following the events of the demonstrations on December 1st for the presidential inauguration of Enrique Peña Nieto, during which the police forces, both of the Federal [national] and Federal District [Mexico City] forces, brutally repressed demonstrators - officials of the Federal District government, amongst whom were the head of government of the FD and the capital's attorney, have made statements declaring that those responsible for the clashes are anarchist groups.[Castellano] [Français] [Deutsch] read full story / add a comment
Un centinaio di antifascisti ed antifasciste ha presidiato dalle 15.30 alle 18.00 Piazzale Collenuccio a Pesaro, luogo dedicato alla memoria dei partigiani e dei caduti civili nel corso della 2GM. read full story / add a comment
Dopo la grossa sconfitta politica di Israele nell'attacco a Gaza e dopo la successiva sconfitta negli USA, la repressione messa in atto dalle forze di stato israeliane nei confronti delle manifestazioni settimanali ha dovuto fare i conti con ordini di contenimento. Lo si è visto in video in alcuni casi in cui piccole unità di soldati si sono date alla fuga di fronte al lancio di pietre dei giovani: un video dei più eloquenti è stato mandato e rimandato in onda sui canali TV israeliani. [English] read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / community struggles / news report Tuesday December 11, 2012 14:25 byIlan S.
After the mainly political defeat of Israel in the attack on Gaza and the following defeat in the US, the Israeli state forces repression of the weekly demonstrations was met with restraining orders. It was expressed in a few cases of small units of soldiers escaping from stone-throwing youth - the video of the most pictorial one played again and again on Israeli TV channels. Rightist "talking heads" complained that the fleeing soldiers insulted Israel and harsher measures must be taken. The more realistic ones pointed to the international loss of respect for Israel that harmed protesters would aggravate. In addition to the usual Beit Ummar, Bil'in, Al-Ma'sara, Nabi Saleh, Ni'lin, Qaddum, South Hebron hills, and Sheikh Jarrah, there was the addition this week of Kufr ad-Dik and Krayut. [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
mashrek / arabia / irak / lotte sul territorio / cronaca Wednesday December 05, 2012 17:12 byIlan S.
Dopo anni di lotta persistente le prime crepe emettono una piacevole melodia. Il dolore dei caduti, dei feriti e di coloro che soffrono più di altri viene un po' mitigato dalla sconfitta subita da Israele a Gaza ed all'ONU. Sembra che la Tsumud, la resistenza e la lotta popolare non-armata stia iniziando a cambiare il corso delle cose in campo internazionale. Vediamo e rivediamo ancora una volta che quando la bilancia è in equilibrio, anche un piccolo gruppo di attivisti che persistono nella lotta può fare la differenza. [English] read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / community struggles / news report Tuesday December 04, 2012 16:29 byIlan S.
After years of persistent struggle the first cracks emit a more pleasant melody. The pains of the fallen, the injured, and these suffering more than others is softened a bit by the defeat of Israel in Gaza and the UN. It seems that the Tsumud, the resistance and the popular unarmed struggle start to change the flow of things in the international arena. We see it again and again that when the scales are in balance, even a small group of activists who persist in struggle can tip the scales. The joint struggle contribute its share in obstructing the efforts of the Israeli establishment to equate the struggle against Israel with antisemitism. The joint struggle even seems to collect momentum and more locations of popular and joint unarmed struggles are increasing. [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / community struggles / news report Monday November 26, 2012 20:23 byIlan S.
In addition joint demos and actions in Bil'in, Beit Ummar, Ma'sara, Nabi Saleh, Ni'ilin, Qaddum, South Hebron Hills, and Sheikh Jarrah, there were actions of the higher committee of the local grass root communities and other localities - both in the occupied West Bank and within Israel with the war in Gaza as focus. The long struggle against the settler colonialist Zionist project was reviewed in the conference commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Israeli anti-authoritarian, anti-capitalist Matzpen, whose heirs are the Anarchists Against the Wall. In it comrades stressed again the difference between the struggles against aspects of the Zionist project like military rule imposed on the Palestinians in the past within Israel and now in the 1967 occupied regions, and partial gains in it, and real solution only the social revolution in the whole region will bring. read full story / add a comment
Visite inattese alle prime ore del mattino di domenica scorsa per gli anarchici contro il muro ed altri, con tanto di "regalo". Non è roba di tutti i giorni essere svegliati dalla polizia. Senza autorizzazione, sono entrati in casa nostra ed hanno sequestrato 4 pezzi di carta con le mappe dei villaggi di Bil'in, Kafr Qaddum, Ni'lin ed an-Nabi Saleh. Hanno detto che fino alla metà di marzo 2013 non sarei potuto andare in nessuno di questi villaggi. Hanno fatto un elenco di tutte le cose che han preso ed hanno insistito che firmassi la ricevuta. [English] read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / community struggles / news report Tuesday November 13, 2012 05:22 byIlan S.
Unexpected visitors came Sunday early morning to visit activists of the anarchists against the wall and others with a "present": It is not everyday I get a wake up call from the police. Without warrant,they entered our home and handed over four bits of paper each with a map showing one of the villages of Bil'in, Kfur Qaddum, Nil'in and An Nabi Salih. They explained that until mid-March 2013 I cannot go on Fridays to any of these villages. They recorded the whole thing and insisted on signing receipt. It took time to understand it was not a legal personal restriction order, but a bogus act of intimidation which have no legal meaning. As it was the initiative of the regional commander of the center of the occupied was bank I joked that may be he want us to shift the focus of our weekend joint actions to the southern region of Southern Hebron Hills, Ma'asara, and beit Ommar. [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / community struggles / news report Tuesday November 06, 2012 18:29 byIlan S.
We just received announcement from Beit Ommar on the last developments in their town and region. The group of the activists in Beit Ommar was enlarged, and a regional comity of South Hill of Hebron activists was formally established. Last Weekend, after the Holiday, all the regular struggles were resumed, and many details are included in this report. Beit Ommar, Bil'in, Ma'sara, Nabi Saleh, Nilin, Qaddom, South of Hebron Hills and Sheikh Jarah too.... After eight years of continuous activity against the separation fences and walls & occupation in the west bank, and sporadic activities within Israel (including within the spectrum of social justice). After sporadic discussions about our activities and organization, the anarchists against the wall meeting of activists decided last month on weekly meetings to promote the cohesion of the group and our activities within Israel. read full story / add a comment
Le lotte degli Anarchici Contro il Muro non si sono mai limitate solo alle locali lotte unitarie contro il muro della separazione (Mas'ha, Zabuba, Budrus, Biddu, Bil'in, ecc). Né solo alle altre lotte locali contro l'occupazione (Beit Ummar, Nabi Saleh, Qaddum, autostrada 443, ecc.) E nemmeno solo alle azioni unitarie insieme ai nostri partners palestinesi. Nel corso degli anni abbiamo partecipato a tante azioni dirette: quelle delle lotte sociali, quelle dei rifugiati e dei lavoratori ospiti, ed anche attività per la gente del ghetto di Gaza (lo scorso anno tanti presidi di solidarietà e ora presenza davanti ai tribunali ed alle prigioni in solidarietà con l'equipaggio della nave che sabato cercava di rompere l'assedio di Gaza. [English] read full story / add a comment
La lotta unitaria a Bil'in non si è mai fermata in questi sette anni ed 8 mesi. Ha ispirato le lotte persistenti di Ni'lin, Ma'sara, Beit Ummar, Nabi Saleh, Qaddum, e Sheikh Jarrah. Gli attivisti di queste località resistenti hanno ispirato ed aiutato le lotte di altre comunità. La lotta ha raggiunto alta intensità quando è stata organizzata ad un più alto livello di coordinamento dei comitati. [English] read full story / add a comment
La lotta sociale in Israele è frammentata. Alcuni degli esponenti più in vista hanno usato l'attenzione dei media per saltare sul treno elettorale. Solo una minoranza ha scelto la via non parlamentare. Ben pochi attivisti hanno imparato dalla lotta che occorre prendere una strada anticapitalista antiautoritaria nella lotta sociale. Nei territori occupati tanti fastidi a causa dell'azione dei coloni in cooperazione con l'esercito nell'Area C, ma la minaccia di un collasso/disintegrazione della Autorità Palestinese costringe Israele a fare delle concessioni non senza lotte e pressioni. La lotta unitaria degli anarchici contro il muro è in una fase calante ma andiamo avanti. [English] read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / community struggles / news report Tuesday October 30, 2012 14:36 byIlan S.
The joint struggle in Bil'in have never stopped for the last seven years and eight months. It inspired the persistent struggles in Ni'ilin, Ma'asara, Beit Ummar, Nabi Saleh, Qaddum, and Sheikh Jarrah. Activists of the persistent locals inspired and helped the struggles in additional communities. It was "upgraded" when the higher level comity of the struggling local communities was organized. In addition to support of the local struggles it was also expressed in joint actions like this of the previous week at the 443 high way to Jerusalem which pass through the occupied west bank of Palestine and this week at the Beniamin compound against the settler colonialist Rami levi supermarket. This week end the activities were minimal because of the Eid Al Adha holiday, but not canceled. [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
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Palestine-Israel, The joint non armed struggle lost its excitement of novelty but it earned its repl... 16:22 Mon 17 Aug 0 comments
No one could predict that the joint camp in Masha 12 years ago of Israeli and Palestinian activists will ignite a wide movement of a joint non armed struggle which the Israeli occupying system will fail to extinguish. The thousands of activities and the tens of thousands of participates were not expected. Many small victories and the international B.D.S. warm the hearts of the not too many who persist in the joint struggle in spite of the mourning of those killed, empathy with the injured and solidarity with those arrested. The strong bond of partnership between the Palestinian activists and the Israeli Anarchists Against the Wall initiative was surprising. Disappointing but not surprising is the way the people of the Israeli anarchist scene refrained from adopting the initiative as the main recruiting mission. Bil'in, Ni'ilin, Ma'asara, Nebi Saleh, and Qaddum are still holding high the banner.
Italia/Francia no border: si balla a Ponte San Luigi 22:18 Tue 11 Aug 0 comments
Essere presenti a Ventimiglia, così come al Brennero, a Lampedusa o a Calais significa contribuire a sgretolare le frontiere di questa Fortezza Europa ormai in crisi. Un giorno sulle frontiere di quest’Europa balleremo, ricordando i tempi in cui ancora provavano a respingerci.
Amnesty International is holding its International Council Meeting in Dublin 17:07 Mon 10 Aug 0 comments
Amnesty International is holding its International Council Meeting in Dublin this week and earlier today many of the delegate attending staged a protest at the Dail (Irish Parliament) against the criminalisation of women under Ireland's anti-choice laws.
Some words about the Solidarity Fund of ESE 16:56 Mon 10 Aug 0 comments
The Solidarity Fund of the Libertarian Syndicalist Union (ESE Athens) has been in operation for 5 years. The idea for a permanent solidarity fund was born, when on the 31st October 2009 we gathered after a music night, 1060 euros, which we sent to cover the legal expenses of 6 arrested members of ASI (Anarchosyndicalist Initiative of Serbia).
Palestina-Israele, gli attivisti della lotta unitaria invecchiano... ma la lotta è sempre giovane e ... 15:49 Thu 06 Aug 0 comments
E' dura per molti attivisti, quando il significato reale della lotta non si concretizza in conquiste tangibili, ma in una lotta globale a livello mondiale. Questa settimana, il livello globale e quello della concretezza si sono combinati nella lotta contro la distruzione del villaggio di Susiya che ha avuto eco e sostegno a livello internazionale, costringendo Israele a rinviare se non a cancellare la demolizione del villaggio. Alle pressioni delle potenze imperiali su Israele si è aggiunto l'avvertimento della UE sull'approssimarsi di sanzioni contro il sistema bancario israeliano per il suo sostegno ai progetti dei coloni nella Cisgiordania occupata. [English]
Κοινοτική οικονομ ... 20:38 Wed 05 Aug 0 comments
Η Rojava γίνεται γρήγορα ένα κέντρο εμπορίου και παραγωγής, παρά τις ελλείψεις και τα δεινά που προκαλούνται από το συνεχιζόμενο πόλεμο. Η οικονομική ανάπτυξη σημειώνεται κατά μήκος των γραμμών που ορίζονται από την ηγεσία του Κουρδικού Κινήματος Ελευθερίας, και η τρέχουσα οικονομική ανάπτυξη καθοδηγείται από τις πρόσφατα οικοδομημένες κοινότητες, επιτροπές, συνδικάτα και πολιτικές οργάνωσεις, ως μέρος του δημοκρατικού προτύπου της οικονομίας.
Palestine-Israel, The activists participating in the joint struggle get old... but the struggle is s... 15:10 Tue 28 Jul 0 comments
It is hard for many activists when the real meaning of the struggle are not concrete achievable gains, but a global worldwide struggle. This week, the concrete and the global merged when the struggle against the destruction of Susiya village recruited international support and forced Israel to delay or even cancel the demolition of the village. Pressure from the imperial powers on Israel was joined by European warning about approaching sanctions against the Israeli banking system for its involvement in the settlers' projects in the occupied West Bank. It seems the erosion of Israeli immunity from paying for its war crimes is collecting momentum. The Israeli media is full of news about B.D.S. - the joint struggle in which thousands of international activists participate, contributing a lot. The heroic Bil'in, Ni'lin, Nabi Saleh, Qaddum, Ma'sara, and Sheikh Jarrah keep the weekly flame from extinguishing. [Italiano]
Carta de Felix Gutiérrez al Grupo Estudiantil Anarquista (G.E.A) 04:52 Sun 26 Jul 0 comments
El compañero Félix Mauricio Gutiérrez es estudiante de Filosofía de la Universidad Pedagógica Nacional y actualmente se desempeñaba como profesor en colegios urbanos y semiurbanos de Cundinamarca para preparar estudiantes a las pruebas Saber, con la Corporación Educativa ASED. Félix, estudiante libertario, fue capturado junto a otras 12 personas el 8 de Julio pasado, en un operativo que, a modo de falso positivo judicial, pretende estigmatizar a los movimientos sociales con una supuesta vinculación con el Ejército de Liberación Nacional.
Palestina-Israele, il mondo in subbuglio; il vecchio ordine mondiale non sarà più lo stesso; e la lo... 15:42 Fri 24 Jul 0 comments
L'1 gennaio del 1994 in Chiapas le masse innalzarono la bandiera della ribellione giusto dopo che il mondo capitalista aveva celebrato il suo trionfo sulle rivoluzioni del 20° secolo e si accingeva a lanciare la globalizzazione neoliberista a livello mondiale. Ma la lotta è proseguita con nuove modalità. I sorprendenti sviluppi nella Rojava, in cui le principali potenze imperialiste si trovano a dare sostegno aereo ai Curdi antiautoritari ed anticapitalisti di Siria, sono come uno stormo di passeri che segnano l'arrivo della primavera. In questo imminente cambiamento, si sviluppa il panico delle classi dirigenti sioniste israeliane di fronte alla veloce avanzata della campagna B.D.S.... Non possiamo misurare il contributo di ciascuna lotta al cambiamento, ma sembra che una quota importante spetti alle migliaia di attivisti internazionali che hanno condiviso con noi la lotta unitaria non-armata contro il muro della separazione, contro gli insediamenti e contro l'occupazione. [English]
Antiracisme 02:38 Fri 24 Jul 0 comments
On prend les mêmes et on recommence : ce 9 juillet au matin, le campement des migrant-es qui s'était établi sur l'esplanade Nathalie-Sarraute, dans le 18e arrondissement, a de nouveau été vidé de ses occupant-es par les pouvoirs publics avec la complicité de l'OFPRA, d'Emmaüs, d'élu-es municipaux et de militant-es du Front de gauche.more >>
Over the Last 12 months, particularly since Christmas the housing and homeless problem has deepened significantly. From last summer the amounts of families’ registering as homeless went from 264 to now, which are 531. The number of families that are registered as being in need of emergency accommodation is 792 adults with 1,112 dependent children. These statics were issued by the Dublin Regional Homeless Executive. This is a 100% rise within 12 months, but yet the state has not come out and said there is a crisis in housing.
Working Class Struggle, Blazing a Path to Freedom Aug 26 0 comments
NOTE: Heritage Day is a post-apartheid South African national holiday; unlike most, it has no clear link to major struggles in the past, although there are efforts to position it as a more “political” day. The talk below was given by Lucien van der Walt at an event organised by Sakhaluntu Cultural Group in Grahamstown, for black youth. Thank you all for coming. Thank you, chair, for the invitation. Thank you, organisers, for the event today. Today looks like a great day, a great day to look forward. But before we look forward, we must look back as well. Unless you know where you come from, you will never know where you can go.
For how long can South African elites keep misleading the people? Aug 26 0 comments
Those in power don’t want to confront the status quo of hatred against immigrants, or South Africa’s imperialist role in the region. They have a narrow set of interests: getting votes, accumulating wealth and power. However, the recent wave of attacks on immigrants and the ruptures of relations with other African countries – especially where South African corporations are operating – have touched the most delicate nerves of the established political powers, who have vowed to advance corporate interests in making profits.
24 de agosto de 2015, Bruno Lima Rocha
24 de agosto de 2015, Bruno Lima Rocha
Για τα γεγονότα στι&... Aug 26 0 comments
Για εμάς δεν χωράνε αυταπάτες σχετικά με τις προθέσεις των αισχρών πολιτικάντηδων του ΣΥΡΙΖΑ. Ο μοναδικός δρόμος για την αντιμετώπιση της γιγάντιας καταστροφής στον Κάκκαβο ξεκινάει από το κίνημα και τελειώνει σε αυτό. Την Κυριακή 23-8 υπήρξε προγραμματισμένη διαδήλωση από συντονιστικά καθώς και κατασκηνωτές πανευρωπαϊκού camping εναντίον της εξόρυξης, οι οποίοι διαδήλωσαν στο βουνό, ενώ αρκετοί από αυτούς συγκρούστηκαν με τα σκυλιά του κράτους και του Μπόμπολα που προστάτευαν το εργοτάξιο.
For the victory of the resistance of the turkish and kurdish popular movements Aug 24 Embat 0 comments
Different spanish and catalan organisations have signed a manifest in solidarity of the present struggle in Kurdistan and Turkey.
Por la victoria de la resistencia de los movimientos populares de Turquía y del Kurdistán Aug 24 Embat 1 comments
Manifiesto a favor y en solidaridad con la lucha kurda y de la izquierda en Turquía
Per la victòria de la resistència dels moviments populars de Turquia i el Kurdistan Aug 24 Embat 0 comments
Manifest en favor de la lluita a Turquia
Κυκλοφορεί το φύλλ... Aug 24 0 comments
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