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north america / mexico / crime prison and punishment / policy statement Sunday May 11, 2014 13:09 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 06:36 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 21:08 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 10:22 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 02:15 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 Monday March 18, 2013 00:44 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 Monday March 18, 2013 00:35 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 10:41 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 08:37 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 08:17 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 04:00 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 10:40 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 Wednesday December 19, 2012 00:15 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 08:50 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 03:52 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 13:04 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 09:10 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 23:33 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 10:56 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
amérique du nord / mexique / éducation / opinion / analyse Sunday September 09, 2012 10:54 by Collectif Emma Goldman
Les étudiantes et étudiants de l’UQAC sont aux prises avec une association étudiante générale, le MAGE-UQAC, constituée comme corporation de services, éteignoir de la contestation universitaire locale. Plutôt que droit acquis de chaude lutte (menée au niveau national), le MAGE-UQAC considère apparemment sa reconnaissance comme un privilège à conserver par une collaboration active dans les objectifs du rectorat; par la cooptation. De même, sa « défense des membres » passe essentiellement par les désirs passagers de fêtes et activités sociales et non, par la défense des intérêts réels étudiants, revendications historiquement définies depuis le mouvement d’occupations étudiantes d’octobre 1968. Un masque doit tomber! read full story / add a comment
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