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Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle is still on after a year of big hopes and bigger disappointment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / community struggles / news report Wednesday September 19, 2012 00:50 byIlan S.
There were high hopes at the beginning of the year both about the joint struggle against the occupation, about the social struggle, and about the treatment of guest workers families and the refugees. In all three of them there is a clear setback. Only one village (Qadumm) was added to the persistent weekly demonstrations, and settler colonialists harassments intensify the efforts to transfer villagers fro area C. Most of the activists of last year social struggle were lured to the parliamentary quagmire. Many of the guest worker families with children an lot of refugees were deported. More and more refugees are arrested and taken to the huge concentration camp most of the refugees are supposed to be incarcerated in... In spite of disappointment and the Autumn blues the struggle continue. [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / community struggles / news report Thursday September 13, 2012 14:36 bySean Matthews
People in deprived areas in Northern Ireland are three times more likely to take their lives. Health minister Edwin Poots said, ‘Unemployment rates in deprived areas further affect people and this is a major concern. Studies indicate that a 1% increase in unemployment is met with a corresponding 0.79% increase in suicide. read full story / add a comment
mashrek / arabia / irak / lotte sul territorio / cronaca Wednesday September 12, 2012 19:01 byIlan S.
Oltre alle consuete località di lotta in cui gli anarchici contro il muro hanno unito le loro forze a quelle dei comitati locali degli attivisti, come a Beit Ummar, Bil'in, Ma'sara, Nebi Saleh, Ni'lin, e Qaddum, i compagni hanno preso parte ad altre lotte come a Sheikh Jarrah, sulle colline sud di Hebron, ed all'interno di Israele: come al tribunale regionale di Haifa, al campo di concentramento di Saharonim, ed alle manifestazioni contro le minacce di guerra contro l'Iran. [English] read full story / add a comment
Recentemente le forze israeliane hanno intensificato la repressione. La maggiore pressione viene esercitata sui contadini palestinesi per sgomberarli dalla Valle del Giordano e dalle colline sud di Hebron, e per colpire la lotta unitaria contro l'espansione coloniale ed il terrore di stato israeliano a Beit Ummar, Nabi Saleh e Qaddum. Nelle settimane passate ci sono state manifestazioni e presidi contro le intenzioni di attacco militare israeliano sugli impianti nucleari in Iran. La lotta contro le provocazioni ai danni dei profughi e la lotta sociale continuano ma con meno coinvolgimento di massa. [English] read full story / add a comment
international / anarchist movement / news report Monday September 10, 2012 21:28 byCollective Action
This year marks the 140 year anniversary of the first anarchist International held at St.Imier, Switzerland, in 1872. In celebration of the anniversary an international gathering was called in St.Imier in mid-August. A contingent of Collective Action militants attended the gathering along with thousands of other anarchists from around the world to discuss politics, create new international ties and, of course, have some fun. read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / community struggles / news report Tuesday September 04, 2012 01:10 byIlan S.
In addition to the regular locations of struggle the anarchists against the wall combine forces with the local popular comities of activists: Beit Ommar, Bil'in, Ma'asara, Nebi Saleh, Ni'ilin, and Qadum, comrades joined additional struggles. Sheikh Jarrah, South of Hebron Hills, and within Israel: Haifa regional court, Saharonim concentration camp, and demos against the war mongering. The uncertainty regarding the exploding of the Tycoons bauble, the economy slump, the war mongering regarding Iran and the scandalous treatment of the refugees dump a bit the energy of the activists. The continuous and escalating of transfer efforts of Palestinians farmers in the main targets of Jordan valley, South of Hebron Hills and the hoses demolitions result in may minutes of felt helplessness. [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
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
Palestine-Israel, In spite of the pick of the Summer heat, Ramadan day fasting and the war mongering
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
Nel contesto delle minacce di guerra israeliane per l'attività nucleare dell'Iran, Israele intensifica le azioni per la demolizione delle case e per lo sgombero dei Palestinesi dall'area C, pari al 60% della Cisgiordania occupata. I Palestinesi persistono nella loro modalità di resistenza nota come Tsumud. Gli attivisti israeliani ed internazionali sono uniti dovunque possono - soprattutto nella regione delle colline a sud di Hebron e del fiume Giordano. [English] 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
Fa caldo. Fa molto caldo a metà giornata in questi giorni di mezza estate. Nei villaggi, i palestinesi di religione musulmana hanno iniziato venerdì 20 luglio il periodo di Ramadan che prevede fino al tramonto l'astinenza da cibo ed acqua. Di conseguenza c'è meno partecipazione alle manifestazioni unitarie, che sono però più vivaci grazie al fatto che d'estate arrivano frotte di attivisti internazionali in ferie. Ci sono state le consuete manifestazioni del venerdì a Bil'in, Ma'sara, Nabi Saleh, Ni'lin, Kufr Qaddum, Sheikh Jarrah ed il sabato 21 a Beit Ummar. [English] 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
italia / svizzera / repressione / prigionieri / cronaca Monday July 23, 2012 17:28 byFdCA - sezione "Nestor Makhno" di Fano/Pesaro
Presso l'infoshop di Via da Serravalle, nel centro storico fanese, una ventina di compagni e compagne provenienti da Fano, Pesaro, Ancona, Reggio Emilia, esponenti dell'Assemblea Anarchica Marchigiana, delle associazioni afferenti all'infoshop (Femminismi, Campagna Solidarietà Palestina, Transition Town), del sindacalismo di base pesarese hanno preso parte all'iniziativa proposta dalla sezione FdCA di Fano/Pesaro di protesta e di denuncia delle condanne inflitte dalla Cassazione per i fatti di Genova 2001. 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
La lotta unitaria degli attivisti palestinesi con gli attivisti israeliani ed internazionali non ha mai potuto contare su un consenso generalizzato. In Israele, negli ambienti più reazionari si obietta che vi sono influenze di componenti laiche, mentre i "nazionalisti" estremisti si oppongono agli attivisti israeliani. L'Autorità Palestinese invece non è mai stata troppo contenta di questa lotta indipendente. Alcuni "militanti" (palestinesi, ndr) sono contro la modalità di lotta non-armata. Persone di strette vedute non hanno un'idea del contributo che la lotta unitaria dà alla pressione internazionale su Israele perché metta fine all'occupazione o almeno attenui il livello di repressione. [English] read full story / add a comment
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
In passato, gli attivisti israeliani fermati durante le lotte unitarie venivano rilasciati alla fine della manifestazione oppure dietro cauzione in tarda serata o in nottata dopo un interrogatorio per essere infine diffidati a recarsi in quella regione per due settimane. Raramente accadeva che gli attivisti rimanessero in stato di detenzione anche nel corso della notte per essere poi rilasciati dal giudice il giorno dopo con restrizioni fino ad un mese. [English] read full story / add a comment
Palestine-Israel, The harassment of Israeli and Palestinians involved in the joint struggle escalate
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
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
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Las Marchas de la Dignidad acuerdan convocar huelga general 18:58 Tue 16 Dec 0 comments
- Desde CGT se considera que se está ante un momento histórico en el devenir de las luchas obreras y sociales
Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle to the backdrop of the end-of-the-world "status quo" and as cat... 16:47 Mon 15 Dec 0 comments
The old world order, in which US interests in the region East of the Mediterranean let Israel - a bastion of the US - continue with its Zionist settler colonialist in the 1967 occupied Palestine, has ended. Europe has started to advance its own interests, which are not in accord with the Israeli bastion. The independent steps of Europe are enhanced by its public opinion against Israeli colonialism to which the joint struggle in the West Bank contributes a lot. It was the approach of the imminent crisis that forced the Israeli Prime minister to call for elections, to save himself from the normally-timed election when the crisis would be the main agenda. The murder of the Palestinian minister of the popular struggles has focused attention on the ferment and rising of the popular non-armed struggles of which Israel is contemplating suppression with systematic use of live ammunition.
Palestina-Israele - la lotta unitaria contribuisce allo spostamento degli equilibri di potere all'in... 16:15 Sun 14 Dec 0 comments
Lo Stato di Israele è stato costruito soprattutto dai socialisti nazionalisti che controllavano il 75% dell'economia nel 1949. A causa della dipendenza dalle potenze imperialiste i cosiddetti socialisti investirono soprattutto nella costruzione di una elite capital-sionista che perse il potere nel 1977. I conflitti di interesse all'interno della classe dirigente capital-sionista iniziarono a mutare l'equilibrio tra la piccola fazione di industriali favorevole all'espulsione dei palestinesi e la fazione capitalista integrata nella globalizzazione neoliberista che voleva sfruttare i palestinesi ed i lavoratori dei paesi vicini. [English]
Palestine-Israel - The joint struggle contributes to the shift in domination within the Israeli capi... 15:50 Sun 30 Nov 0 comments
Israel was built mainly by the national socialists who owned 75% of the economy in 1949. Due to dependence on the imperial powers the so-called socialist elite invested a lot in building the Zionist-capitalist elite to which it lost power in 1977. Conflicts of interest within the Zionist-capitalist elite started to change the balance between the small tycoons section that supported the Zionist wish to transfer the Palestinians out and the capitalist section that integrated in the neo-liberal globalization who wish to exploit the Palestinians and the workers of neighboring countries. The restructuring of power relations in global capitalism after the last crisis had its Israeli expression in the near-bankruptcy of the tycoon elite and the present collapse of the government coalition. The economic damage which has already resulted from the B.D.S. campaign which is enhanced by the joint struggle seems to be hastening a shift in the balance of powers.
The social revolution will sweep Turkey Kurdistan sooner or later 06:39 Sun 16 Nov 1 comments
By Zaher Baher from Haringey Solidarity Group and Kurdistan Anarchists Forum
[Chile] Pronto circulará una nueva edición de Solidaridad 20:51 Fri 14 Nov 0 comments
Con mucho agrado anunciamos que pronto circulará por distintos puntos del país la edición impresa N°26 de Solidaridad “Hay un mundo nuevo por ganar”. A continuación exponemos los contenidos de esta edición:
Palestina-Israele - la lotta unitaria in tempi turbolenti 15:41 Fri 14 Nov 0 comments
La lotta popolare non-armata delle comunità palestinesi, a cui aderiscono gli Anarchici Contro il Muro ed altri, non è una lotta di "liberazione nazionale" o di "autodeterminazione" della nazione palestinese. E' invece la lotta del popolo palestinese, la cui stragrande maggioranza è composta di lavoratori, contro la minaccia di sgomberi e contro lo sfruttamento imposto dal progetto coloniale sionista di Israele. Nessuno di coloro i quali partecipano alle lotte e che non stanno dentro l'elite palestinese nutre illusioni sull'elite palestinese e sullo Stato che governeranno e gestiranno dopo la fine dell'occupazione. [English]
Palestine-Israel - the joint struggle in turbulent times.* 02:03 Tue 11 Nov 0 comments
The popular unarmed struggle of Palestinian communities joined by the Israeli Anarchists Against the Wall and others is not a struggle for the "national liberation" or "self determination" of the Palestinian nation. It is the struggle of Palestinian people, of which the overwhelming majority are working people, against the threat of transfer and the suppression and exploitation by the Israeli Zionist settler colonialist project. None of those involved in the struggle who are not in the Palestinian elite have illusions about the Palestinian elite and the state they will rule and manage after the end of the occupation. None of those involved in the struggle believe that the end of the direct occupation will solve the 1948 Nakba and the refugee problems. However, they still prefer the end of the occupation and independence from Israel, over direct Israeli rule, as it will not be an agent of transfer or of such brutal suppression and exploitation. [Italiano]
Palestina-Israele, la lotta unitaria mette a nudo la vera natura di Israele 17:22 Fri 07 Nov 0 comments
Per anni Israele ha cercato di neutralizzare la pressione delle persone più illuminate nascondendo il suo brutale razzismo e le sue attività omicide ricorrendo alla memoria dell'Olocausto quale giustificazione per tutti i suoi atti efferati man mano che venivano rivelati. Tuttavia, questa mascherata durata anni ha portato ad una crescente disillusione verso il "sogno sionista" e ad un veloce allentamento dei vincoli precedenti. La destra predica apertamente la sua ideologia razzista estremista. I coloni "paramilitari" sono a ruota libera. [English]
Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle to the backdrop of Israel no longer hiding its true nature* 01:19 Sun 26 Oct 0 comments
Throughout the years Israel has tried to neutralize the pressure of more enlightened people by hiding its brute racism and murderous activities by recruiting the memory of the Holocaust as justification for all its heinous acts when revealed. However, as the masquerade has been exposed in recent years and more and more are disillusioned from the "Zionist dream", the restraints are being loosened fast. The rightists preach their extreme racist ideology in the open. The "paramilitarist" settlers get a freer hand. The transfer of Palestinians both within the 1948 borders and these occupied in 1967 is being done in the open. Though it is still restricted mainly to the Israeli area of the Bedouins in the south and the C agricultural regions of the 1967 borders, the "gloves" have been removed. In the same new mode, repression of the non-armed popular struggles has intensified in the last few weeks and we cannot guess what the limit of the new repression mode will be - if at all. [Italiano]more >>
17 de dezembro de 2014, Bruno Lima Rocha
L'analisi è relativamente complessa e la risultante sembra essere semplice. Le forze sociali della Rojava sono circondate avendo alle spalle il confine con la Turchia. Prima della liberazione della parte siriana del Kurdistan, le vie usate dai trafficanti di armi per l'approvvigionamento logistico dei jihadisti potevano contare sull'aiuto (tolleranza) dello Stato turco. Dopo il luglio 2012, le YPG, milizie di autodifesa organicamente legate alla TEV-Dem [composizione delle forze sociali egemonizzade dal PYD (Partito di Unione Democratica) che organizza la società locale] hanno cominciato a chiudere il confine nella ricerca di una autonomia regionale. [Castellano]
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Εισήγηση στην Εκδή... Dec 13 0 comments
Εισήγηση της ΕΣΕ Θεσσαλονίκης από την εκδήλωση ενάντια στην Κυριακάτικη αργία μαζί με τους "εργαζόμενους/εργαζόμενες στο εμπόριο" (https://orthostasia.wordpress.com/) που μεταφέρθηκε στο Κατειλημμένο Εργατικό Κέντρο Θεσσαλονίκης στις 7 Δεκέμβρη - Αυτή η Κυριακή έχει επιβληθεί ως εργάσιμη. - Συγκέντρωση την Κυριακή, 14 Δεκέμβρη Τσιμισκή με Αριστοτέλους στις 10.30πμ Ενάντια στο άνοιγμα των μαγαζιών.
This essay seeks to address the subject of the Egyptian revolution by following the narrative of the revolution in the 2013 documentary Al Midan (The Square) by Jehane Noujaim. [footnote: Jehane Noujaim. 2013. Al-Midan (The Square). [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2486682/.] The question under investigation here is: How is the revolution – its dynamics and its capacity – narrated in this piece of documentary film? Basically, I want to know, how the director and its narrators give meaning to this recent part of Egyptian history.more >>
Protest in solidarity with Spanish anarchists Dec 22 Anarkismo 0 comments
On 16 December 2014, Spanish police launched ‘Operation Pandora’. Round-ups, searches, and arrests were carried out at squats in the ‘Casa de la Montaña’ district of Barcelona, at the libertarian San-Andres reading room, the anarchist Poble-Sec reading room, as well as 15 private homes.
6 σημεία για το Κομπα... Dec 18 0 comments
6 σημεία για το Κομπανί και 3 σημεία για την ελευθερία
Necrologio dell'anarchico nigeriano Sam Mbah (1963-2014) Dec 14 ZACF 0 comments
Il Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front esprime la sua più profonda tristezza per la morte di San Mbah, un grande uomo, un fratello africano, un nostro compagno di lotta. Esprimiamo le nostre più sincere condoglianze a tutti coloro che conoscevano Sam. Ci sia di conforto sapere che il tempo da egli ha trascorso con noi è stato assolutamente di grande aiuto. [English]
MACG withdraws from Australians for Kurdistan Dec 12 Anarkismo 0 comments
This statement was prepared for the public meeting on “Beyond Kobanê – Behind the revolution in Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan)”, which was held at Victorian Trades Hall on Wednesday 3 December by Australians for Kurdistan. Most of it was read at the meeting, but due to time constraints, the latter part was curtailed. The parts in italics were not able to be read. There has been minor editing for publication.
Décès de l’anarchiste nigérien Sam Mbah Dec 12 0 comments
Le Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front [Ndt. Organisation communiste libertaire d’Afrique du Sud] est profondément attristé d’apprendre la mort d’un grand être humain, un frère africain et un camarade de lutte – Sam Mbah. Nous voudrions envoyer nos plus sincères sympathies à ceux et celles qui ont connu Sam. Nous espérons que vous puissiez vous consoler par le fait qu’il a fait le plus pleinement usage du temps passé avec nous.more >>