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north america / mexico / anarchist movement / anarchist communist event Tuesday June 24, 2014 16:24 by Tresnia
On July 30th in Dallas, Texas the American Legislative Exchange council will be meeting in Dallas, we'll be there to stand up and fight back! read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / crime prison and punishment / policy statement Sunday May 11, 2014 11:09 by M. Cinelli
We stand in solidarity with Cecily McMillan and will in the future. Cecily has been punished in order to make an example out of the Occupy movement. At the same time we must look at the bigger picture. By the end of today, another life, activist or not, will have been snuffed out by state violence. These include attacks against active militants involved in the struggle for liberation of oppressed peoples like Mumia Abu-Jamal, Maroon Shoatz and Leonard Peltier, as well as everyday people of color and undocumented migrants struggling to survive against the racist class divisions perpetuated by capitalism. There have been 239 people killed by the NYPD since Amadou Diallo in 1999, and 107 since Sean Bell in 2010; nearly all of them have been people of color. While we see that Cecily is a political prisoner, we recognize that the black and brown men and women who are systematically beaten on the street and thrown into prisons are political by default. Having historically been the most exploited of the exploited class, their well-being, survival and resistance to the widening gap between classes poses a threat to the capitalist status quo that the state seeks to insure. read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / the left / anarchist communist event Friday April 25, 2014 04:36 by Syndicalist
Our intention with this call is to create a welcoming space where we can engage in an exchange of ideas with the broader public. We call on groups and individuals from all social anarchist and anti-authoritarian tendencies to join us to help plan and build this contingent. read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / workplace struggles / news report Sunday March 16, 2014 20:08 by Jake Carman
Picket lines have returned to Insomnia Cookies, less than two weeks after the company settled with four workers who struck in August of 2013. On Friday March 14, two dozen union members and supporters rallied in front of the Boston location of Insomnia Cookies, demanding the reinstatement with back pay of union organizer and bicycle delivery “driver,” Tasia Edmonds. On March 9 the company suspended Edmonds without pay for a month, alleging insubordination, while the union maintains she was disciplined for her union-building efforts. read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / anarchist movement / opinion / analysis Wednesday April 17, 2013 08:22 by Adam Weaver and SN Nappalos
This essay is an argument for moving towards national organization in the United States. It explores the limitations of political organization today, recent positive experiences, and possible ways to build on the present to push forward. read full story / add a comment
américa del norte / méxico / crime prison and punishment / llamado / petición Sunday April 14, 2013 00:15 by David Venegas Efren Hernandez
Hacemos un llamado fraterno y urgente a todxs los compañeros activistas de organizaciones colectivos y medios alternativos para que sigan difundiendo, y con más fuerza, n nuestra situación, así como un sincero y humilde agradecimiento a todos los que ya lo hacen. No nos abandonen, cuando logremos recuperar nuestra libertad y como hemos hecho siempre nosotros no los abandonaremos bajo ninguna circunstancia.
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north america / mexico / the left / opinion / analysis Sunday March 17, 2013 23:44 by Adam Weaver
This is a piece we’re sharing originally posted to Machete 408 by Adam Weaver. It is a review/summation piece is being released in conjunction with a forthcoming piece by Scott Nappolas which presents an extensive discussion of Lenin’s concept of democratic centralism. read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / the left / opinion / analysis Sunday March 17, 2013 23:35 by S. Nappalos
The terrain is changing beneath our feet. Since the collapse of the majority of the “official communist” regimes, the world has witnessed both events and ideas that have undermined the former dominant thinking within the left. The Zapatistas, Argentina in 2001, South Korean workers movements, Oaxaca in 2006, the struggles around anti-globalization, and Greece’s series of insurrectionary moments have increasingly presented challenges to traditional left answers to movements and organization. In previous eras Marxist-Leninism was the nexus which all currents by default had to respond to either in agreement or critique. Today, increasingly anarchist practices and theory have come to play this role.

As a member of an anarchist political organization, a friend once told me I in fact was practicing democratic centralism. This was perplexing, because the group had no resembling structures, practices, or the associated behaviors of democratic centralism. However, I was told that since we debated, came to common decisions, and acted on that collective democracy, we were in fact democratic centralist. This kind of productive confusion led to questions about the concept, and why the target of democratic centralism has shifted. This move, the shifting conceptual territory of core concepts of a certain orthodoxy, comes up repeatedly not only with democratic centralism, but also surrounding ideas like crisis, dialectics, the State, and class. The resulting cognitive dissonance caused me to investigate attempts at reinvigorating the concept of democratic centralism (democratic centralist revisionism), and understand truly what it is, where it came from, and how it has been practiced. read full story / add a comment
américa del norte / méxico / education / llamado / petición Wednesday March 13, 2013 09:41 by Estudiantes Expulsados de CCH UNAM
Apoyo incondicional a los estudiantes expulsados del Colegio De Ciencias y Humanidades, plantel Naucalpan

Marcha este Jueves 14 de Marzo del Monumento Alvaro Obregon a Rectoria.

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north america / mexico / anarchist movement / anarchist communist event Thursday February 14, 2013 07:37 by CB
The 7th Annual NYC Anarchist Book Fair will happen April 5-7, at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center on the Lower East Side. read full story / add a comment
américa del norte / méxico / luchas indígenas / news report Thursday February 14, 2013 07:17 by Desinformemonos
Además de afrontar un posible decreto gubernamental que pretende institucionalizar su funcionamiento, la toma de sus instalaciones por parte de la Upoeg representa “una agresión directa contra el sistema comunitario”, denuncia la Coordinadora Regional de Autoridades Comunitarias read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / workplace struggles / news report Saturday December 22, 2012 03:00 by David
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
north america / mexico / community struggles / news report Thursday December 20, 2012 09:40 by S 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[1] 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[2]. read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / anarchist movement / news report Tuesday December 18, 2012 23:15 by Mexico 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
north america / mexico / anarchist movement / link to audio Monday December 10, 2012 07:50 by Miami Autonomy & Solidarity
Pablo a MAS member presented on political organization and intermediate level analysis at the Losa Angeles Anarchist Bookfair. read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / anarchist movement / anarchist communist event Monday November 26, 2012 02:52 by AWB
We are a group of anarchist fiction writers assembling an anthology of stories to be published in early 2013. read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / anarchist movement / press release Tuesday November 13, 2012 12:04 by sweezox
Announcing the Heat Index blog at www.heatindexatl.info read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / anarchist movement / anarchist communist event Saturday November 10, 2012 08:10 by Anarchist Writers Bloc
The Anarchist Writers' Bloc - Minneapolis Chapter seeks submissions for a forthcoming anthology of anarchist fiction! Submit to awb@riseup.net by December 21, 2012.
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north america / mexico / anarchist movement / anarchist communist event Tuesday September 25, 2012 21:33 by omarblak
We are excited to announce the 3rd annual Carrboro Anarchist Bookfair for the weekend of November 10th. In the past two years these bookfairs have served as a gathering place and melting pot of radical ideas and texts, workshops and discussions, and action in our region. Long-time friends and comrades, book lovers and firebrands, and the openly curious are all invited to attend. read full story / add a comment
amérique du nord / mexique / Éducation / opinion / analyse Sunday September 09, 2012 08:56 by Collectif Emma Goldman
Depuis la création de SAGE-UQAC (Service de l’association générale étudiante de l’UQAC), un conseil d’administration a été mis sur pied. Ce C.A a pour mission la viabilité financière du MAGE-UQAC, via la création de services dans les murs de l’université. Historiquement, le MAGE-UQAC n’a jamais été une association étudiante très combative; elle misait beaucoup plus sur la collaboration et le copinage avec les « gestionnaires » de l’université. Ayant été créée en 1969, l’UQAC a toujours accueilli énormément d’étudiants et étudiantes en administration. Ils et elles ont d’ailleurs été les créateurs et créatrices du MAGE-UQAC et de ses services. La vision entrepreneuriale de ceux et celles-ci a amené la base militante étudiante à déserter cette association étudiante puisqu’elle ne représentait pas ses intérêts et n’était pas fidèle à sa mission. read full story / add a comment
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La police assassine les étudiants imageMexique : des pistoleros contre la protestation étudiante 01:06 Tue 07 Oct by Commission international 0 comments

Le Mexique est secoué par les révélations sur un massacre d’étudiant.e.s protestataires, le 26 septembre : 6 morts, 25 blessés et 38 disparus. On vient de retrouver les corps de 17 des disparus, exécutés vraisemblablement par des paramilitaires de mèche avec les pouvoirs publics.

Suite à l’attaque d’une manifestation d’étudiant.e.s mexicains dans le Guerrero par les forces armées de l’État, les organisations et associations qui soutiennent l’« Autre Campagne » en Europe manifestent leur solidarité.

Les nouvelles concernant les étudiant.e.s disparu.e.s sont alarmantes, puisque des corps ont récemment été retrouvés dans des fosses communes. Les témoignages convergent pour accuser les paramilitaires — de connivence avec les autorités locales — d’avoir commis ce massacre.
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presxsanarquistaslibertad366.jpg imageDepuis l’Europe : Solidarité avec les prisonnier-e-s anarchistes emprisonnés à Mexico 02:19 Tue 09 Sep by Commission international 0 comments

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brown04.jpg imageTerror in Ferguson 17:45 Wed 20 Aug by Denver Anarchist Black Cross 0 comments

Saturday August 9th, a racist Ferguson police officer profiled and fatally shot a black teenager, Michael Brown, as he walked to his grandmother’s residence with a friend. He was 18 years old. Multiple witnesses told KMOV that Brown was unarmed and had his hands up in the air when he was cut down. “The officer shot again and once my friend felt that shot, he turned around and put his hands in the air,” said witness Dorian Johnson. “He started to get down and the officer still approached with his weapon drawn and fired several more shots.” The family and the community are calling his death an execution.

mural_fb.jpg imageThe Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural 08:19 Thu 07 Aug by Scott Campbell 0 comments

Presented by Art Forces, the Estria Foundation and NorCal Friends of Sabeel, the Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural is a monumental work of public art located in Uptown Oakland on 26th Street between Telegraph and Broadway. The mural pays homage to the history of Bay Area public art and expresses solidarity with Palestinians as bombs continue to fall on Gaza.

imagenzapa.gif imageÚltimas palabras de Subcomandante Marcos antes de dejar de existir 19:05 Thu 29 May by Subcomandante Marcos 0 comments

La Realidad, Chiapas, 25 de mayo 2014.- Por medios libres, alternativos, autónomos o como se digan. Esta madrugada, como cierre del homenaje al compañero Galeano, más de tres mil bases de apoyo, milicianos e insurgentes zapatistas y alrededor de mil adherentes a La Sexta, escuchamos las “últimas palabras públicas” del Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos del Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional. En el templete estaban presentes 6 comandantes y comandantas del Comité Clandestino Revolucionario Indígena, el Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés y el propio Subcomandante Marcos. Exponemos algunos fragmentos de las cinco partes de la carta.

textDays After Settlement, Pickets Return to Insomnia Cookies 20:08 Sun 16 Mar by Jake Carman 0 comments

Picket lines have returned to Insomnia Cookies, less than two weeks after the company settled with four workers who struck in August of 2013. On Friday March 14, two dozen union members and supporters rallied in front of the Boston location of Insomnia Cookies, demanding the reinstatement with back pay of union organizer and bicycle delivery “driver,” Tasia Edmonds. On March 9 the company suspended Edmonds without pay for a month, alleging insubordination, while the union maintains she was disciplined for her union-building efforts.

drapeaudelucl.jpg imageUltime congrès de l’UCL 20:59 Sun 02 Mar by Union Communiste Libertaire 0 comments

Une page est tournée mais l’histoire de l’anarchisme au Québec n’est évidemment pas terminée. Les organisations sont des moyens et non des fins. Les personnes qui ont fait l’UCL continuent de s’impliquer dans plusieurs projets libertaires, dont les éditions Ruptures et le Collectif Emma-Goldman qui poursuit sur sa lancée.

Workers, community allies, and others rallied in front of the store imageDylan's Candy Bar Workers Rally for Better Hours, Pay, & Respect 01:09 Sat 02 Nov by Stephanie Basile 0 comments

Dylan's Candy Bar workers staged a lively rally outside the store's flagship location Wednesday night.

portland.jpg imageSolidarity networks spread as a new alternative to ‘alternative labor’ 00:04 Tue 29 Oct by Shane B 0 comments

Here is a look at the new campaign of the Portland Solidarity Network, and how their organizing format provides a new avenue for alternative labor.

stopracism_1.gif imageQuébec : Déclaration commune pour une communauté inclusive et antiraciste au Saguenay 10:35 Thu 19 Sep by Collectif Emma Goldman 0 comments

Horreur et stupeur sont des mots bien insuffisants pour exprimer notre dégoût face au crime haineux perpétré samedi après-midi à l’endroit de la Mosquée de Chicoutimi. Nous qui militons au quotidien pour abattre ces frontières formées de préjugés, de violence, d’oppression, de privilège et d’ignorance, sommes attristé-e-s par cette nouvelle manifestation d’un système d’oppression – le racisme – bien présent chez nous. Alors que nous voyons dans cet acte la continuité d’une campagne de propagande haineuse d’un groupuscule raciste de la région, nous nous insurgeons également contre des formes de racisme beaucoup plus répandues et banalisées dans notre milieu. À l’ombre des bêtes idées-marketing de « ville accueillante » (sans action) et des vaines quêtes du journalisme policier de nos grands médias, nous émettons cette déclaration à partager : du courage naît l’espoir, l’espoir de vaincre et terrasser toutes les formes d’oppression. C’est un appel à l’action. [Engilsh]

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videoThe Emanci-funktion of the Working Class Nov 15 by Bernardo Proletariat 0 comments

In this essay, I'm trying to get the ball rolling on a longer-term discussion on the political nature of hip hop from a revolutionary anarchist perspective. I'm hoping for a broad range of responses from artists and militants, which will allow us to swap notes and build up our respective movements.

imageCrisis and Revolt Sep 28 by Wayne Price 0 comments

Liberals and progressive forces support the Democratic Party in elections, even though humanity is facing a number of interconnected threats and nightmarish catastrophes: economic, ecological/climate, and others. Democratic liberals, while perhaps the "lesser evil" to the Republican reactionaries, have no solutions to the objective dangers which threaten society with great suffering and destruction. The only real alternative is popular mass struggle or defeat--socialist-anarchism or catastrophes.

imageAudio: Translating Anarchy: The Anarchism of Occupy Wall Street Aug 22 by andrew 0 comments

A 30 minute talk by Mark Bray, author of Translating Anarchy: The Anarchism of Occupy Wall Street followed by an hour of discussion. Translating Anarchy tells the story of the anti-capitalist anti-authoritarians of Occupy Wall Street who strategically communicated their revolutionary politics to the public in a way that was both accessible and revolutionary.

imageResistencia y movilizaciones en comunidades negras de EEUU aumentan después del asesinato de Mike Br... Aug 17 by Lucía Ángela Bambace 0 comments

El 9 de agosto en Ferguson del estado de Missouri, Michael Brown, un joven negro de 18 años, fue asesinado por la policía a pesar de estar desarmado, y de levantar las manos cuando era detenido. Brown estaba en camino a visitar su abuela con un amigo, la policía los detuvo cuando estos caminaban por la calle. El encuentro intensificó cuando Brown se resistió a ser detenido, e ingresar dentro del auto policial. Como trataban escaparse, la policía disparó a los jóvenes en repetidas ocasiones hasta dar con Brown. Su amigo, Dorian Johnson, dice que la policía continuó disparando aún después de que se dieran vuelta con sus manos levantadas.

imageAnarchism and the Philosophy of Pragmatism May 06 by Wayne Price 1 comments

Anarchism and the philosophy of pragmatism can add to each other. Pragmatism is explained as a philosophy of active experience and experimental naturalism. Pragmatism advocates radical, decentrlized democracy and industrial self-management, which is very close to anarchism. However pragmatists have often opposed reformist perspectives to revolution. The case for revolution is presented.

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imageMexique : des pistoleros contre la protestation étudiante Oct 07 Alternative Libertaire 0 comments

Le Mexique est secoué par les révélations sur un massacre d’étudiant.e.s protestataires, le 26 septembre : 6 morts, 25 blessés et 38 disparus. On vient de retrouver les corps de 17 des disparus, exécutés vraisemblablement par des paramilitaires de mèche avec les pouvoirs publics.

Suite à l’attaque d’une manifestation d’étudiant.e.s mexicains dans le Guerrero par les forces armées de l’État, les organisations et associations qui soutiennent l’« Autre Campagne » en Europe manifestent leur solidarité.

Les nouvelles concernant les étudiant.e.s disparu.e.s sont alarmantes, puisque des corps ont récemment été retrouvés dans des fosses communes. Les témoignages convergent pour accuser les paramilitaires — de connivence avec les autorités locales — d’avoir commis ce massacre.
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imageDepuis l’Europe : Solidarité avec les prisonnier-e-s anarchistes emprisonnés à Mexico Sep 09 Alternative Libertaire 0 comments

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imageThe Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural Aug 07 0 comments

Presented by Art Forces, the Estria Foundation and NorCal Friends of Sabeel, the Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural is a monumental work of public art located in Uptown Oakland on 26th Street between Telegraph and Broadway. The mural pays homage to the history of Bay Area public art and expresses solidarity with Palestinians as bombs continue to fall on Gaza.

imageUltime congrès de l’UCL Mar 02 UCL 0 comments

Une page est tournée mais l’histoire de l’anarchisme au Québec n’est évidemment pas terminée. Les organisations sont des moyens et non des fins. Les personnes qui ont fait l’UCL continuent de s’impliquer dans plusieurs projets libertaires, dont les éditions Ruptures et le Collectif Emma-Goldman qui poursuit sur sa lancée.

imageDylan's Candy Bar Workers Rally for Better Hours, Pay, & Respect Nov 02 Retail, Wholesale & Department Store Union 0 comments

Dylan's Candy Bar workers staged a lively rally outside the store's flagship location Wednesday night.

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