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venezuela / colombia / crime prison and punishment / opinión / análisis Monday January 30, 2017 20:42 by El (A)guijón   image 1 image
A pocas horas para entrar en vigencia el Nuevo Código de Policía y Convivencia Ciudadana, el cual contempla las reglas del comportamiento y conducta ciudadana, más que ser un documento que contempla más de 300 situaciones en 243 artículos que rigen la conducta y el comportamiento de los ciudadanos en el país; es a todas luces una ley hecha a la medida de los regímenes totalitarios en tanto que con la amenaza constante de la Ley Penal y la sanción vía multa, restringe y prohíbe todo intento de movilización institucionalizando así la criminalización. read full story / add a comment
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venezuela / colombia / represión / presos / news report Saturday January 21, 2017 00:09 by El (A)guijón   image 1 image
Los desalojos en el barrio Nuevo Jerusalén comenzaron sin garantías para las 175 familias que serán desalojadas, el Estado encarnado en las alcaldías municipales de Bello y Medellín no tiene una propuesta clara para reubicar a estas familias, solo han brindado un arriendo temporal de “3 meses con posibilidad de prórroga”, una solución en el aire para las familias que desde hace más de 10 años están construyendo su hogar, su casa, gentes que fueron desplazadas y que tampoco tuvieron apoyo o garantías a su llegada a la ciudad. Hoy estos hogares construidos con esfuerzo están siendo convertidos en escombros. read full story / add a comment
"Autonomy and struggle: students and workers decide!"
brazil/guyana/suriname/fguiana / education / opinion / analysis Friday December 16, 2016 19:07 by Jonathan Payn   image 1 image
In September 2016 the Brazilian government published a Provisional Measure (MP 746) outlining a reform in secondary education that would have devastating consequences for the education system, disproportionately affecting majority-black working class students. Students responded with direct action and occupied schools in the state of Paraná, with occupations soon spreading to at least six other states. One month later 600 high schools in Paraná alone had been occupied to protest the government’s attack on public education – which comes in the context of a broader attack on the working class through a Proposed Constitutional Amendment (PEC 241) that threatens to freeze public spending on health, education and social welfare until 2037. read full story / add a comment
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southern africa / migration / racism / opinion / analysis Tuesday June 02, 2015 20:19 by Jonathan Payn   image 1 image
Like in 2008, the recent wave of anti-immigrant violence and looting of foreign-owned stores that followed King Zwelithini’s statement that foreigners must “pack their bags and leave” quickly spread to cities and townships across the country. Unlike other places in Johannesburg, however, there were no reports of xenophobic violence in Thembelihle and, although the violence spread to numerous parts of Soweto in 2008, this adjacent township was unaffected then too. This article, based on an interview with an activist from the Thembelihle Crisis Committee (TCC), looks at how working class self-organisation and solidarity helped curb or prevent the outbreak of xenophobic attacks and attempts to draw lessons for preventing future attacks.
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southern africa / community struggles / opinion / analysis Thursday May 21, 2015 14:50 by Jonathan Payn   image 1 image
The xenophobic violence and looting following King Zwelithini’s statement that foreigners “pack their bags and leave” spread to cities and townships across the country. However, the recent attacks are not an isolated incident; nor is Zwelithini solely responsible for fomenting it. Local elites – particularly those linked to the ruling party – also encourage anti-immigrant attitudes and actions. This article, based on discussions with Abahlali baseFreedom Park activists, looks at how local elites stimulate ‘xenophobia’ to protect their class interests, as well as how progressive working class activists have responded.
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greece / turkey / cyprus / the left / opinion / analysis Wednesday May 06, 2015 20:26 by Joost Jongerden   image 1 image
In 2005, the Partiya Karkêren Kurdistani (Kurdistan Workers’ Party) (PKK) announced that it considered the nation-state a hindrance on the road to freedom, and that its strategic objective was not the establishment of a state but of an interlinked network of councils as the basis of self-determination and a new way of living together. The objective of this article is to discuss and explain the PKK’s understanding of politics as it evolved in the 2000s by looking at two concepts: ‘democratic autonomy’ and ‘democratic confederalism.’ This article will put these concepts in a historical and comparative perspective, and contextualise them in wider discussions in political and social sciences. The question central to this contribution is how these concepts make sense in the context of political theory, and how they have the potential to address fundamental shortcomings in modern democracy. Data has been collected by the study of primary sources and interviews. read full story / add a comment
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international / miscellaneous / opinion / analysis Thursday January 08, 2015 14:43 by Jonathan P   image 1 image
As working class activists, we should share experiences with – and learn from – working class struggles in other places. The ruling class organises worldwide to exploit and dominate our class. So we need to organise resistance to defend our interests everywhere. And we can only benefit from arming ourselves with lessons from different working class movements.
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netherlands / germany / austria / history / opinion / analysis Friday November 07, 2014 20:40 by Jonathan Payn   image 1 image
A "revolutionary alternative from below" that was not quite to be but holds pertinent lessons for movements today. Our latest issue of Workers World News continues our educational series on "united fronts" with a focus on the Workers’ Council Movement in Germany, 1920-1923. Part 1: NUMSA and the ‘United Front Against Neoliberalism’
Part 2: Anti-militarist United Fronts and Italy’s “Red week”, 1914
Part 3: The 1917 Russian Revolution and United Front read full story / add a comment
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netherlands / germany / austria / history / opinion / analysis Thursday October 16, 2014 15:40 by Jonathan Payn   image 1 image
In the October Revolution of 1917, the Bolshevik Party, together with other revolutionaries, overthrew the Provisional Government established in February and – together, initially, with left Social Revolutionaries – seized power. How did the Bolsheviks – a minority just eight months earlier, when the February Revolution overthrew the Tsar and established the Provisional Government – come to power so quickly? How did this small force emerge from relative obscurity to win large sections of the working class to its programme and take power? Herein lies the root and essence of United Front policy in a traditional Marxist sense. First published in issue 88 of Workers World News Part 1: NUMSA and the ‘United Front Against Neoliberalism’
Part 2: Anti-militarist United Fronts and Italy’s “Red week”, 1914
Part 4: United Working Class Action and the Workers’ Council Movement in Germany, 1920-1923 read full story / add a comment
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southern africa / history / opinion / analysis Wednesday September 03, 2014 15:34 by Jonathan Payn   image 1 image
The United Front tactic – aimed at uniting masses of workers in action and winning Communist leadership for the working class – was adopted as policy by the Communist International (Comintern) in 1921 and will be discussed later in this series. However, there are important examples of working class unity in action which predate Comintern policy and bear relevance to the united fronts discussion. One often-cited example is the united front to defend the gains of the February Revolution from a military coup in Russia in 1917, which will be discussed in the next article in this series.

Before looking at this, however, there is another example of proletarian unity in action – that didn’t seek to win Communist leadership – which warrants attention; that of a revolutionary worker-peasant alliance. This conception of united front action found expression in Italy’s anti-militarist “red blocs” and it is to these that we now turn.

First published in issue 87 of Workers World News Part 1: NUMSA and the ‘United Front Against Neoliberalism’
Part 3: The 1917 Russian Revolution and United Front
Part 4: United Working Class Action and the Workers’ Council Movement in Germany, 1920-1923 read full story / add a comment
NUMSA: The United Front is a weapon for uniting the working class.
southern africa / the left / opinion / analysis Wednesday September 03, 2014 15:26 by Jonathan Payn   image 1 image
The resolution adopted by the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) to form a ‘United Front against neoliberalism’ – as well as its decision not to endorse the ANC in the elections – represents an interesting development in the political landscape, one which activists should look at carefully and engage.

Due to the language used by the media, the Left, NUMSA’s critics and even NUMSA itself much confusion surrounds the debate – leaving many questions: Is the ‘United Front’ an organisation or attempt to build a new labour federation or political party? Is it an attempt to revive the 1980s United Democratic Front (UDF)? Why NUMSA’s sudden interest in community struggles?

This series, of which this article is the first, aims to clarify these and other questions by looking at the proposal and history of united fronts locally and internationally to clarify key issues and draw lessons that activists can use when engaging the pros and cons of NUMSA’s United Front proposal and if and how they think it should be developed. First published in issue 86 of Workers World News Part 2: Anti-militarist United Fronts and Italy’s “Red week”, 1914
Part 3: The 1917 Russian Revolution and United Front
Part 4: United Working Class Action and the Workers’ Council Movement in Germany, 1920-1923 read full story / add a comment
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venezuela / colombia / workplace struggles / opinión / análisis Monday June 16, 2014 17:48 by El Aguijón   image 1 image
El primero de mayo es reconocido en el mundo como un día de actividades de movilización relacionadas con el trabajo, en el cual se mezclan infinidad de concepciones, prácticas, deseos y añoranzas de muchos individuos y grupos organizados, aun su carácter reivindicativo de las luchas del proletariado mundial no parece en nuestros días haber una confrontación de clases tal como las ocurridas en Chicago a finales del siglo XIX. De ahí la obvia excusa para que reflexionemos sobre eso del trabajo y el trabajador. ¿Ha mejorado su situación? ¿Se vislumbran siquiera en el horizonte las siluetas de una nueva sociedad? ¿Se ha perdido el rumbo o nunca lo ha habido? read full story / add a comment
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internacional / antifascismo / opinión / análisis Saturday June 14, 2014 06:15 by El Aguijón   image 1 image
Especialmente en Ucrania y Venezuela, se ha observado como sectores de derechas han salido a las calles a manifestar su oposición apropiándose de estrategias de lucha comúnmente utilizadas por los sectores populares y las izquierdas. Estas manifestaciones han sido nutridas por la clases medias y altas, estudiantes universitarios, grupos fascistoides, ongs y una gama variopinta de población, apoyados por USAID (agencia de cooperación y ayuda de los gringos a la pobreza que ellos mismos crean) y la fundación Open Society Institutes del multimillonario George Soros. read full story / add a comment
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venezuela / colombia / movimiento anarquista / news report Friday May 23, 2014 01:53 by El Aguijón   image 1 image
El 9, 10 y 11 de mayo de 2014 se llevó a cabo en Medellín la segunda feria anarquista del libro y el fanzine. Durante esos tres días se contó con actividades como charlas, debates y exposiciones que reflejaron parte de las experiencias de trabajo sobre todo las que se vienen desarrollando alrededor de las letras y la escritura. Hubo una muestra permanente de material escrito a cargo de las editoriales, librerías y distribuidoras, además de un taller de encuadernación casera, todo acompañado de teatro, bazares, comidas, cafés y una significativa asistencia no solo de colectivos e individualidades libertarias sino de muchas otras personas afines y gustosos de la literatura anti-autoritaria. read full story / add a comment
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southern africa / the left / feature Wednesday May 07, 2014 19:28 by Shawn Hattingh & Jonathan Payn   text 2 comments (last - tuesday may 13, 2014 19:37)   image 1 image
There has been much hype, amongst the media and sections of the public, in the run up to this year’s provincial and national elections in South Africa and, for some, the arrival of new parties to the electoral arena has renewed their faith in the possibility of an electoral solution to the myriad of problems facing South Africa. Politicians from across all parties have been using this hype and a seemingly renewed faith in the ballot box to their advantage. The question, therefore, is: can equality, socialism, national liberation or ‘economic freedom’ – or even a respite from state violence – for a majority be brought about through parties and activists entering into the state or through voting for parties that promise not to use the state for violent or oppressive means; or will this only lead to a dead-end for the working class yet again? read full story / add a comment
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venezuela / colombia / community struggles / opinión / análisis Tuesday September 17, 2013 18:45 by (A)guijón   image 1 image
Marmato con su incesante rugir no duerme para vivir en su propio tiempo, ritmo y realidad socio histórica. Construido en medio de vibrantes montañas por las que atraviesa sinuoso el río Cauca, desde siglos atrás permanece habitado por comunidades que defienden con valentía el futuro de sus descendientes. Los pequeños mineros tradicionales marmateños tienen la férrea convicción que los cerros les pertenecen, que las minas de sus abuelos son de sus nietos, que la entrada de las compañías extranjeras en locomotoras desarrollistas amenazan su modo de vida y que el Paro (léase bloqueo de vías, acciones directas o vías de hecho) es necesario para que el gobierno tenga en cuenta sus justas exigencias. read full story / add a comment
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Τα μέλη της Organização Anarquista Socialismo Libertário (Αναρχική Οργάνωση Ελευθεριακού Σοσιαλισμού, OASL) συμμετείχαν στους αγώνες ενάντια στην άυξηση των τιμών στο Σάο Πάολο, τόσο στην πρωτεύουσα, όσο και σε πόλεις όπως η Mogi das Cruzes, Marilia και Franca, στο κίνημα που όλο και μεγαλώνει και έχει καταλάβει τη χώρα. Η συμμετοχή άλλων οργανώσεων που συνδέονται με το Coordenação Anarquista Brasileira (Συντονιστικό Αναρχικών Βραζιλίας, CAB) έχει βοηθήσει επίσης στην οικοδόμηση των αγώνων σε άλλα κράτη. [Português] read full story / add a comment
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venezuela / colombia / imperialismo / guerra / opinión / análisis Monday February 25, 2013 16:57 by El (A)guijón   image 1 image
Editorial de la publicación anarquista de Medellín El (A)guijón, No.22, Enero-Febrero 2013. read full story / add a comment
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venezuela / colombia / antifascismo / opinión / análisis Monday February 25, 2013 16:48 by El (A)guijón   image 1 image
Hablar de terrorismo de Estado hoy, en climas de progresismo político, de democracia, de aparente limpieza de las actuaciones del gobierno anterior, parece innecesario dirían los alineados al gobierno, esos que creen que Juan Manuel Santos representa una versión más moderada de la oligarquía colombiana, pero para muchos otros, los que no nos quedamos satisfechos con ese mundo de las apariencias proyectado, no es más que uno de los tantos disfraces con los que se revisten los dominadores de siempre. read full story / add a comment
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international / the left / opinion / analysis Tuesday February 12, 2013 03:07 by Jonathan Payn   image 1 image
From 25th to 27th January 2013, ELAOPA returned to the city of its birth to commemorate ten years of the difficult but necessary journey to building people’s power in Latin America. It seeks to “maintain its independence in the face of political parties, the state and its governments, NGOs, companies and all those that, with authoritarian structures distant from our realities, come to tell us what we have to do.” read full story / add a comment
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airportprotests.jpg imageΓια μια ενωτική, εργ... 15:59 Fri 24 Feb by Αναρχική Συμμαχία “1 Μάη” 0 comments

Μετάφραση κειμένου των συντρόφων της αναρχικής συμμαχίας 1 Μάη από την άλλη μεριά του Ατλαντικού σχετικά με τα πρόσφατα γεγονότα στις ΗΠΑ, την απαγόρευση εισόδου στα αεροδρόμια, τις φασιστικές επιθέσεις και τις κοινωνικές/ταξικές απαντήσεις.

chiapasoventicmaizewoman.jpg imagevideoLa Resistencia del Maíz 00:35 Fri 24 Feb by CEP-Enraizando 0 comments

El proceso de lucha a sido largo y difícil, con constantes intentos de desalojo, violencia desmedida por la fuerza publica que utiliza armas de fuego contra las comunidades y el asesinato de Lorenzo Largo el 29 de noviembre del 2007, y del joven Guillermo Pavi el 10 de abril del 2015, ambos asesinados por agentes del ESMAD. "La resistencia del maíz" recoge los acontecimientos vividos por las comunidades en el ultimo intento de desalojo realizado el 14 de octubre del 2016, en donde fueron destruidos los asentamientos y los cultivos de maíz de las comunidades, pero se registra también el proceso de lucha y resistencia, la reconstrucción de los asentamientos y la realización de nuevos cultivos de maíz que, además de presentarse como una alternativa a la crisis alimentaria para las comunidades, su cosecha es una victoria del movimiento indígena que continua haciendo uso y posesión de las tierras.

turkeysolidarity1_2.jpg imageLigel kesên ku ji bo azadiyê û li hemberî faşîzmê li ber xwe didin, hevgirtin! 15:05 Thu 23 Feb by Pêngava Hevgirtina Enternasyonalîst a Rethymnoyê (Gîrît) 0 comments

Rêhevalên hêja, li vê quncika biçûk a dinyayê em li têkoşîna we temaşe dikin. Li hemberî faşîzma ku nahêle hûn li jîngeh û taxên xwe bêhnekê bistînin, em dizanin ku li Tirkiyeyê dîrokeke dirêj û bi rûmet a gelan heye. Em dizanin ku li hemberî pêkutiyan li ber xwe didin û cîhanên nû li jêr şertên gelekî dijwar ava dikin. Em ji têkoşîna we best û cesaretê werdigirin. Bi vê têkoşîna we ya bi rûmet em dizanin ku dê vê ceribandina civakî pêk neyê. Em silavên xwe ji we û ji têkoşîna we re dişînin.

turkeysolidarity1_1.jpg imageÖzgürlük için ve faşizme karşı mücadele verenlerle dayanışma! 15:03 Thu 23 Feb by Rethymno (Girit)’deki Enternasyonalist Dayanışma İnisyatifi 0 comments

Sevgili yoldaşlar, dünyanın bu küçük köşesinden cesaretli mücadelenizi seyrediyoruz. Yaşam alanlarınız ve mahallenizde serbestçe nefes almaya izin vermeyen faşizme karşı Türkiye’deki halkların uzun ve onurlu bir mücadele tarihi olduğunu biliyoruz. Yaşadığınız baskılara cesaretinizle yüz vermediğinizi ve yeni dünyaları çok zor durumlar altında yarattığınızı biliyoruz. Mücadelenizden ilham ve cesaret alıyoruz. Sizin bu onurlu mücadelenizle yaratılmaya çalışılan bu toplumsal deneyin gerçekleşmeyeceğini biliyoruz. Size ve direnişinize selamlarımızı gönderiyoruz.

turkeysolidarity1.jpg imageΑλληλεγγύη στους λ&#... 15:00 Thu 23 Feb by Πρωτοβουλία Διεθνιστικής Αλληλεγγύης Ρεθύμνου 0 comments

Σύντροφοι και συντρόφισσες, από αυτή τη μικρή γωνιά του πλανήτη παρακολουθούμε το θαρραλέο αγώνα σας. Οι λαοί της Τουρκίας έχουν μακρά και ένδοξη ιστορία στον αγώνα ενάντια στο φασισμό, που στιγμή δεν έχει αφήσει να ανασάνουν ελεύθερα τα όμορφα μέρη σας και τις γειτονιές σας. Γνωρίζουμε ότι όχι μόνο αντιμετωπίζετε θαρραλέα την καταστολή, αλλά οικοδομείτε καινούριους κόσμους σε εξαιρετικά δύσκολες συνθήκες. Αντλούμε έμπνευση και κουράγιο από τον αγώνα σας. Ξέρουμε ότι με τον αξιοπρεπή αγώνα που δίνετε δεν θα επιτρέψετε να περάσει αυτό το κοινωνικό πείραμα. Σας στέλνουμε την πιο ζεστή αγκαλιά μας.

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Αν όμως νομίζουν πως με αυτό τον τρόπο θα ανακόψουν το κοινωνικό κίνημα, τις κατακτήσεις και τους αγώνες του, κάτι έχουν καταλάβει λάθος. Είμαστε διατεθειμένοι να τους βοηθήσουμε. Γιατί θα καταλάβουν τι θα πει να κλείνεις τον δρόμο σε αντιφασίστες, να προστατεύεις τα ναζιστικά καθάρματα και να φυλάς τους εκμεταλλευτές. Θα το καταλάβουν κι από την καλή κι από την ανάποδη!

ahr0cdovl2vzzwhtyxroawfzlmvzcgl2ymxvz3mubmv0l2zpbgvzlziwmtyvmtavmtq1otu1njnfmtczmzyyote2mzyyota5n185mje1mzm2mziwndazodq4ntk3x24tmji1edmwmc5qcgc.jpg imageΤο σχολείο που θέλο&... 18:08 Wed 22 Feb by ΕΣΕ Εκπαιδευτικών 0 comments

Στην αρχή ήταν ένα προάστιο της Θεσσαλονίκης, ύστερα ένα χωριό στην Ήπειρο, τώρα μια μικρή πόλη της Ημαθίας. Ποια θα είναι η επόμενη μικρή ή μεγάλη τοπική κοινωνία που θα ξεράσει το ρατσιστικό της δηλητήριο σε βάρος των παιδιών των προσφύγων; Ποιοι θα είναι οι επόμενοι νυκοκυραίοι που θα φοβηθούν τον συγχρωτισμό των βλασταριών τους στο σχολείο με παιδιά που έφυγαν από εμπόλεμες ζώνες, διέσχισαν τη θάλασσα και βρέθηκαν να ζητούν άσυλο στοιβαγμένα στα στρατόπεδα εξαθλίωσης του πολιτισμένου κόσμου μας; Και πότε όλοι οι υπόλοιποι, όσοι αντιλαμβανόμαστε ότι ο εχθρός είναι αλλού, θα τους κλείσουμε οριστικά πίσω στις τρύπες τους;

1486395120135_3.jpg imageSolidarietà con Théo e con ogni vittima degli abusi della polizia! No alla legge di "Pubblica Sicure... 23:12 Mon 20 Feb by Coordination des Groupes Anarchistes 0 comments

La Coordination des Groups Anarchistes (CGA) afferma la propria solidarietà con Théo, che è stato violentato, pestato ed insultato da 4 poliziotti nei giorni scorsi. Affermiamo anche la nostra solidarietà con le persone che hanno mostrato e continuao a mostrare la loro legittima rabbia contro la polizia a Aulnay e nella altre municipalità di Seine-Saint-Denis. Denunciamo l'uso della violenza da parte della polizia contro i manifestanti, in particolare i colpi di avvertimento con proiettili veri durante la notte tra il 6 e 7 febbraio, come pure tutti gli arresti e le detenzioni criminali. Sabato 11 febbraio è stata organizzata una manifestazione contro la violenza della polizia ed in solidarietà con Théo in tutta la Francia. Migliaia di persone si sono radunate davanti al tribunale di Bobigny dove la repressione è stata molto dura. [Français] [English] [Castellano]

16426075_1841964542686094_3875616516575574301_n_1.jpg imageUmut Fırat Süvarioğulları, il rivoluzionario anarchico in carcere, ha messo fine allo... 23:06 Mon 20 Feb by Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet 0 comments

Umut Fırat Süvarioğulları, il rivoluzionario anarchico in carcere nonchè editore del giornale anarchico Meydan ha messo fine allo sciopero della fame che aveva iniziato l'11 dicembre 2016, contro le condizioni di detenzione dello Stato d'emergenza (SOE) a cui era sottoposto all'interno della prigione di Izmir Yenisakran T Type numero 4, dove era stato "trasferito per l'esilio", costretto insieme ad altre 20 persone a stare in una cella da 14 persone e a dormire su letti sporchi di sangue, in condizioni di continue pressioni psicologiche, tortura e mancato riconoscimento della sua identità di rivoluzionario anarchico. [Türkçe] [English]

textPalestine-Israel, Celebrating a 12 years of persistent struggle in Bil'in and a small victory* 14:32 Sat 18 Feb by Ilan S. 1 comments

Regional change and new Israeli war minister who is clearly against annexation of additional of parts of Palestine (and even for cutting parts annexed 1948) resulted in the diminishing of the suppression of the non armed popular struggle. For months the Israeli forces diminished the harassment of the Friday demos of villages activists and the Israeli anarchists against the wall. In bil'in they nearly stopped entirely any shooting of tear gas and bullets, seldom tried to stop us from approaching the separation wall... The participants of the big demo of the 12th year celebration could not see even one soldier till the end of the demo when kids forced open the gate of the wall and resulted in a mildest ever response. The failure of the big plan of US to subvert the countries of the region as it exported terror (Al Quida, Daesh and Shieh advances) forced it to compromises with Iran, Rojave, (and probably with Syrian Assad, Russia and the Palestinians).

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imageΤαξική πάλη και α&... Feb 26 by Lucien van der Walt 0 comments

Μόνο μια ριζοσπαστική αλλαγή –μια νέα Αφρική βασισμένη στην ελευθεριακή και σοσιαλιστική ανάπτυξη– μπορεί να σπάσει αυτό τον φαύλο κύκλο. Αυτό περιλαμβάνει τόσο τον αγώνα ενάντια στις αφρικανικές ελίτ, όσο και ενάντια στον ιμπεριαλισμό. Και αυτό με τη σειρά του απαιτεί μια ρήξη με τις ιδέες του «τρίτου κόσμου», που αγνοούν τα ταξικά ζητήματα μέσα στην Αφρική και με τον εθνικισμό, που καλεί σε ενότητα όλους τους Αφρικανούς – μία άνευ ουσίας ενότητα μεταξύ των τοπικών καταπιεστών και των θυμάτων τους. Χωρίς ένα προοδευτικό αριστερό και αναρχικό σχέδιο, οι απογοητεύσεις και η δυστυχία των μαζών απλώς θα καλυφθεί από κενές ιδέες (η «δημοκρατία») ή αντιδραστικά κινήματα (όπως το Boko Haram) και συναισθήματα (ο ρατσισμός και το μίσος προς τους μετανάστες).

imageWhy Workers’ Education? Why trade unions and what’s next? Feb 26 by Lucien van der Walt 0 comments

In these grim times, both globally and locally, it is important to reaffirm the centrality of workers’ education, and the need for a strong working-class movement. Ordinary people have immense potential to change the world, and steer it in a more progressive direction than that promised by capitalists, populists and the political establishment, writes Lucien van der Walt.

image2017 South African Budget Speech: No Pravin, it was not progressive nor redistributive Feb 26 by Shawn Hattingh 0 comments

On Wednesday, the Minister of Finance of South Africa stood up in the circus that passes itself off as a National Parliament and without any sense of irony what-so- ever declared that the South African state’s budget for 2017 was redistributive and progressive. If the Minister was to be believed, therefore, the budget was aimed at making a dent in the substantial class and racial inequalities that exist in the country. To back this up, supporters pointed out that the tax rate on top earners was raised marginally in the budget and people receiving dividends from shares would have to pay 5% more on these in tax. Despite this, one word could sum up the idea that the budget presented was redistributive and progressive: bullshit. Rather the budget presented by Minister Pravin Gordhan was yet again another attack on the working class. What the budget did was to favour corporations at the expense of the poor. In doing so, it remained based on the neoliberal dogma that has defined South Africa’s post-apartheid politics. In other words, the budget was a vivid demonstration of how the state is an instrument and weapon of the ruling class that functions to benefit that class. This can be seen throughout the budget, including how the state plans to raise money and how it plans to spend it.

imageLa nación democrática: sociedad multiétnica en Rojava Feb 22 by Alejandro Azadî 0 comments

El proceso revolucionario que vive Rojava (Kurdistan Sirio), y que promete extenderse en todo Kurdistan y Medio Oriente, esta sustentado sobre los paradigmas de Confederalismo Democrático y Nación Democrática esgrimidos en los textos de Abdhulla Ocalan. "Apo" adopto el pensamiento de Murray Bookchin "Municipalismo Libertario" y lo propuso al pueblo kurdo que lucha por su autodeteriminacioon.

imageLa insurrección anti-policial de San Bartolo Ameyalco Feb 20 by Demián Revart 0 comments

San Bartolo sigue en pie de lucha y con vigencia de retomar sus métodos asamblearios. La defensa de los recursos naturales no la harán los grupos ideológicos ni radicales: SERÁ TAREA DE LAS COMUNIDADES MISMAS.

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imageΓια μια ενωτική, εργ... Feb 24 0 comments

Μετάφραση κειμένου των συντρόφων της αναρχικής συμμαχίας 1 Μάη από την άλλη μεριά του Ατλαντικού σχετικά με τα πρόσφατα γεγονότα στις ΗΠΑ, την απαγόρευση εισόδου στα αεροδρόμια, τις φασιστικές επιθέσεις και τις κοινωνικές/ταξικές απαντήσεις.

imagevideoLa Resistencia del Maíz Feb 24 Centro de Comunicación y Educación Popular: Enraizando 0 comments

El proceso de lucha a sido largo y difícil, con constantes intentos de desalojo, violencia desmedida por la fuerza publica que utiliza armas de fuego contra las comunidades y el asesinato de Lorenzo Largo el 29 de noviembre del 2007, y del joven Guillermo Pavi el 10 de abril del 2015, ambos asesinados por agentes del ESMAD. "La resistencia del maíz" recoge los acontecimientos vividos por las comunidades en el ultimo intento de desalojo realizado el 14 de octubre del 2016, en donde fueron destruidos los asentamientos y los cultivos de maíz de las comunidades, pero se registra también el proceso de lucha y resistencia, la reconstrucción de los asentamientos y la realización de nuevos cultivos de maíz que, además de presentarse como una alternativa a la crisis alimentaria para las comunidades, su cosecha es una victoria del movimiento indígena que continua haciendo uso y posesión de las tierras.

imageLigel kesên ku ji bo azadiyê û li hemberî faşîzmê li ber xwe didin, hevgirtin! Feb 23 0 comments

Rêhevalên hêja, li vê quncika biçûk a dinyayê em li têkoşîna we temaşe dikin. Li hemberî faşîzma ku nahêle hûn li jîngeh û taxên xwe bêhnekê bistînin, em dizanin ku li Tirkiyeyê dîrokeke dirêj û bi rûmet a gelan heye. Em dizanin ku li hemberî pêkutiyan li ber xwe didin û cîhanên nû li jêr şertên gelekî dijwar ava dikin. Em ji têkoşîna we best û cesaretê werdigirin. Bi vê têkoşîna we ya bi rûmet em dizanin ku dê vê ceribandina civakî pêk neyê. Em silavên xwe ji we û ji têkoşîna we re dişînin.

imageÖzgürlük için ve faşizme karşı mücadele verenlerle dayanışma! Feb 23 0 comments

Sevgili yoldaşlar, dünyanın bu küçük köşesinden cesaretli mücadelenizi seyrediyoruz. Yaşam alanlarınız ve mahallenizde serbestçe nefes almaya izin vermeyen faşizme karşı Türkiye’deki halkların uzun ve onurlu bir mücadele tarihi olduğunu biliyoruz. Yaşadığınız baskılara cesaretinizle yüz vermediğinizi ve yeni dünyaları çok zor durumlar altında yarattığınızı biliyoruz. Mücadelenizden ilham ve cesaret alıyoruz. Sizin bu onurlu mücadelenizle yaratılmaya çalışılan bu toplumsal deneyin gerçekleşmeyeceğini biliyoruz. Size ve direnişinize selamlarımızı gönderiyoruz.

imageΑλληλεγγύη στους λ&#... Feb 23 0 comments

Σύντροφοι και συντρόφισσες, από αυτή τη μικρή γωνιά του πλανήτη παρακολουθούμε το θαρραλέο αγώνα σας. Οι λαοί της Τουρκίας έχουν μακρά και ένδοξη ιστορία στον αγώνα ενάντια στο φασισμό, που στιγμή δεν έχει αφήσει να ανασάνουν ελεύθερα τα όμορφα μέρη σας και τις γειτονιές σας. Γνωρίζουμε ότι όχι μόνο αντιμετωπίζετε θαρραλέα την καταστολή, αλλά οικοδομείτε καινούριους κόσμους σε εξαιρετικά δύσκολες συνθήκες. Αντλούμε έμπνευση και κουράγιο από τον αγώνα σας. Ξέρουμε ότι με τον αξιοπρεπή αγώνα που δίνετε δεν θα επιτρέψετε να περάσει αυτό το κοινωνικό πείραμα. Σας στέλνουμε την πιο ζεστή αγκαλιά μας.

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