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southern africa / migration / racism / opinion / analysis Tuesday June 02, 2015 21:19 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 15:50 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 21:26 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 16:40 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 16:34 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 16:26 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 18:48 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 07:15 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 02:53 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 20:28 by Shawn Hattingh & Jonathan Payn   text 2 comments (last - tuesday may 13, 2014 20:37)   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 19:45 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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argentina / uruguay / paraguay / repression / prisoners / news report Thursday January 03, 2013 03:05 by Jon   image 3 images
Hundreds and hundreds of people came together on 28 December at the Ateneo del Cerro in Montevideo, Uruguay for the receiving of the remains of Alberto “Pocho” Mechoso, detained and disappeared in Argentina in 1976. A long march accompanied Pocho’s family, friends and comrades – old, young and not-so-old... a whole people, a neighbourhood that was present to the cry of “Arriba los que luchan!”. [Castellano] read full story / add a comment
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argentina/uruguay/paraguay / movimiento anarquista / anarchist communist event Saturday December 01, 2012 13:11 by Jonathan   image 1 image
Abordaremos los siguientes ejes:
+Contexto histórico desde el Apartheid hasta la Actualidad
+Actualidad del Anarquismo en las luchas sociales
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venezuela / colombia / luchas indígenas / opinión / análisis Tuesday August 28, 2012 17:37 by El (A)guijón   image 1 image
Las acciones legítimas de sacar a los actores armados del territorio CXAB WALA KIWE del Norte del Cauca, por la defensa de la madre tierra, es una consecuencia lógica, sabia y de absoluta resistencia de un pueblo digno cansado y atropellado por un sistema de muerte: el capitalismo. Muchas y muchos creen que este es solo asunto de hace unos cuantos meses. Hay que recordar que nuestros compañerxs indígenas están en lucha milenaria y se niegan a desaparecer. Uno de sus mayores logros ante los nuevos inquisidores en la época de la independencia, no precisamente por la aristocracia criolla, sino como fruto de la insurrección comunera, fue el otorgar reconocimiento a los resguardos indígenas “mientras no se hayan vendido o permutado.” (Antonio García, Los Comuneros, p.245, Ed. Desde Abajo), Algunos resguardos desaparecieron, pero otros se han mantenido, han sido refugio, se han fortalecido y son la manera de permanencia y conservación de las culturas indígenas y del territorio. read full story / add a comment
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image300x243.jpeg imageΓια τα γεγονότα στι&... 20:41 Wed 26 Aug by Συλλογικότητα για τον Κοινωνικό Αναρχισμό «Μαύρ 0 comments

Για εμάς δεν χωράνε αυταπάτες σχετικά με τις προθέσεις των αισχρών πολιτικάντηδων του ΣΥΡΙΖΑ. Ο μοναδικός δρόμος για την αντιμετώπιση της γιγάντιας καταστροφής στον Κάκκαβο ξεκινάει από το κίνημα και τελειώνει σε αυτό. Την Κυριακή 23-8 υπήρξε προγραμματισμένη διαδήλωση από συντονιστικά καθώς και κατασκηνωτές πανευρωπαϊκού camping εναντίον της εξόρυξης, οι οποίοι διαδήλωσαν στο βουνό, ενώ αρκετοί από αυτούς συγκρούστηκαν με τα σκυλιά του κράτους και του Μπόμπολα που προστάτευαν το εργοτάξιο.

textFor the victory of the resistance of the turkish and kurdish popular movements 18:22 Mon 24 Aug by embatent 0 comments

Different spanish and catalan organisations have signed a manifest in solidarity of the present struggle in Kurdistan and Turkey.

textPor la victoria de la resistencia de los movimientos populares de Turquía y del Kurdistán 16:19 Mon 24 Aug by embatent 1 comments

Manifiesto a favor y en solidaridad con la lucha kurda y de la izquierda en Turquía

textPer la victòria de la resistència dels moviments populars de Turquia i el Kurdistan 16:16 Mon 24 Aug by embatent 0 comments

Manifest en favor de la lluita a Turquia

9299599639539579459579649493.jpg imageΚυκλοφορεί το φύλλ&#... 05:29 Mon 24 Aug by Dmitri (republishing) 0 comments

Κυκλοφορεί σε περίπτερα και πρακτορεία τύπου σε όλη την Ελλάδα το φύλλο 3 (39) β” περίοδος (Αύγουστος 2015) της Αναρχοσυνδικαλιστικής Εφημερίδας ΡΟΣΙΝΑΝΤΕ

textPalestine-Israel, The joint non armed struggle lost its excitement of novelty but it earned its repl... 16:22 Mon 17 Aug by Ilan S. 0 comments

No one could predict that the joint camp in Masha 12 years ago of Israeli and Palestinian activists will ignite a wide movement of a joint non armed struggle which the Israeli occupying system will fail to extinguish. The thousands of activities and the tens of thousands of participates were not expected. Many small victories and the international B.D.S. warm the hearts of the not too many who persist in the joint struggle in spite of the mourning of those killed, empathy with the injured and solidarity with those arrested. The strong bond of partnership between the Palestinian activists and the Israeli Anarchists Against the Wall initiative was surprising. Disappointing but not surprising is the way the people of the Israeli anarchist scene refrained from adopting the initiative as the main recruiting mission. Bil'in, Ni'ilin, Ma'asara, Nebi Saleh, and Qaddum are still holding high the banner.

textItalia/Francia no border: si balla a Ponte San Luigi 22:18 Tue 11 Aug by Presidio Permanente No Border di Ventimiglia 0 comments

Essere presenti a Ventimiglia, così come al Brennero, a Lampedusa o a Calais significa contribuire a sgretolare le frontiere di questa Fortezza Europa ormai in crisi. Un giorno sulle frontiere di quest’Europa balleremo, ricordando i tempi in cui ancora provavano a respingerci.
We are not going back!

textItalia: No allo smantellamento della sanità pubblica! 10:45 Tue 11 Aug by Alternativa Libertaria/FdCA 0 comments

Costituire comitati e coordinamenti misti di cittadini ed operatori per monitorare, denunciare e contrastare disservizi, incuria, riduzioni del servizio e sprechi causati dai tagli e da atti e delibere lesivi del diritto alla salute.

10982782_400702316785877_3447241981251257262_n.jpg imageAmnesty International is holding its International Council Meeting in Dublin 17:07 Mon 10 Aug by Andrew Flood 0 comments

Amnesty International is holding its International Council Meeting in Dublin this week and earlier today many of the delegate attending staged a protest at the Dail (Irish Parliament) against the criminalisation of women under Ireland's anti-choice laws.

ese.jpg imageSome words about the Solidarity Fund of ESE 16:56 Mon 10 Aug by ΕΣΕ Αθήνας 0 comments

The Solidarity Fund of the Libertarian Syndicalist Union (ESE Athens) has been in operation for 5 years. The idea for a permanent solidarity fund was born, when on the 31st October 2009 we gathered after a music night, 1060 euros, which we sent to cover the legal expenses of 6 arrested members of ASI (Anarchosyndicalist Initiative of Serbia).

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imageA nova direita e o objetivo estratégico do impeachment quase inalcançável Aug 30 by BrunoL 0 comments

28 de agosto de 2015, Bruno Lima Rocha

"Há uma evidente confluência de ideias-guia entre os que defendem o impeachment nas ruas (os grupos neoliberais) e os políticos de tradição oligárquica no Congresso Nacional. É por isso que no atual momento o povo perde de todos os lados. Seja pela direita que é governo, com o tucano e Chicago Boy Joaquim Levy à frente da pasta do Ministério da Fazenda (o mais importante dos ministérios); seja pela Agenda Brasil e a “salvação” do governo implicando em abrir mão de quase tudo para manter o mandato; seja pela oposição política formal que sem nenhum pudor apresenta um projeto entreguista de exploração de petróleo como o do senador José Serra (PSDB-SP), e na ponta direita da política, o povo brasileiro corre sério risco se as ideias reacionárias expressas nas ruas de 16 de agosto se tornarem realidade em alguma proporção. Logo, há muito mais em jogo do que a continuidade institucional a qualquer custo", constata Bruno Lima Rocha, professor de ciência política e de relações internacionais.

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imageThe reality of homelessness, the fight for decent housing and lessons from The Bolt hostel Aug 27 by Joe Conlon 0 comments

Over the Last 12 months, particularly since Christmas the housing and homeless problem has deepened significantly. From last summer the amounts of families’ registering as homeless went from 264 to now, which are 531. The number of families that are registered as being in need of emergency accommodation is 792 adults with 1,112 dependent children. These statics were issued by the Dublin Regional Homeless Executive. This is a 100% rise within 12 months, but yet the state has not come out and said there is a crisis in housing.

imageWorking Class Struggle, Blazing a Path to Freedom Aug 26 by Lucien van der Walt 0 comments

NOTE: Heritage Day is a post-apartheid South African national holiday; unlike most, it has no clear link to major struggles in the past, although there are efforts to position it as a more “political” day. The talk below was given by Lucien van der Walt at an event organised by Sakhaluntu Cultural Group in Grahamstown, for black youth. Thank you all for coming. Thank you, chair, for the invitation. Thank you, organisers, for the event today. Today looks like a great day, a great day to look forward. But before we look forward, we must look back as well. Unless you know where you come from, you will never know where you can go.

imageFor how long can South African elites keep misleading the people? Aug 26 by Philip Nyalungu 0 comments

Those in power don’t want to confront the status quo of hatred against immigrants, or South Africa’s imperialist role in the region. They have a narrow set of interests: getting votes, accumulating wealth and power. However, the recent wave of attacks on immigrants and the ruptures of relations with other African countries – especially where South African corporations are operating – have touched the most delicate nerves of the established political powers, who have vowed to advance corporate interests in making profits.

imageUDN na rua e o pedido de investigação das contas de campanha de Dilma. Mas o empresariado não quer a... Aug 25 by BrunoL 0 comments

24 de agosto de 2015, Bruno Lima Rocha

"Ou o que resta de base social mobilizada ou desembarca de vez do governo e acaba com qualquer resto de duplo discurso como o do tal "apoio crítico" ou toda a esquerda vai pagar um preço alto demais se tudo ruir", escreve Bruno Lima Rocha, professor de de ciência política e de relações internacionais.

Eis o artigo.

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Για εμάς δεν χωράνε αυταπάτες σχετικά με τις προθέσεις των αισχρών πολιτικάντηδων του ΣΥΡΙΖΑ. Ο μοναδικός δρόμος για την αντιμετώπιση της γιγάντιας καταστροφής στον Κάκκαβο ξεκινάει από το κίνημα και τελειώνει σε αυτό. Την Κυριακή 23-8 υπήρξε προγραμματισμένη διαδήλωση από συντονιστικά καθώς και κατασκηνωτές πανευρωπαϊκού camping εναντίον της εξόρυξης, οι οποίοι διαδήλωσαν στο βουνό, ενώ αρκετοί από αυτούς συγκρούστηκαν με τα σκυλιά του κράτους και του Μπόμπολα που προστάτευαν το εργοτάξιο.

textFor the victory of the resistance of the turkish and kurdish popular movements Aug 24 Embat 0 comments

Different spanish and catalan organisations have signed a manifest in solidarity of the present struggle in Kurdistan and Turkey.

textPor la victoria de la resistencia de los movimientos populares de Turquía y del Kurdistán Aug 24 Embat 1 comments

Manifiesto a favor y en solidaridad con la lucha kurda y de la izquierda en Turquía

textPer la victòria de la resistència dels moviments populars de Turquia i el Kurdistan Aug 24 Embat 0 comments

Manifest en favor de la lluita a Turquia

imageΚυκλοφορεί το φύλλ&#... Aug 24 0 comments

Κυκλοφορεί σε περίπτερα και πρακτορεία τύπου σε όλη την Ελλάδα το φύλλο 3 (39) β” περίοδος (Αύγουστος 2015) της Αναρχοσυνδικαλιστικής Εφημερίδας ΡΟΣΙΝΑΝΤΕ

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