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north america / mexico / community struggles / opinion / analysis Tuesday June 12, 2007 22:04 by Randy Lowens   image 1 image
In the article that follows, we will briefly review the history of various campaigns to stop or reform Wal-Mart (that presumably gave birth to the unofficial, ineffectual Wal-Mart boycott), and contrast these efforts to more organized and constructive boycotts, such as the CIW's burgeoning efforts to reform the fast food supply chain. We will draw what lessons seem appropriate from the comparison (while carefully noting several differences), then suggest a course of action that the legions of Wal-Mart bashers might find more productive than individual, noble, but largely futile personal boycotts. read full story / add a comment
Andy Warhol's rendering of Chairman Mao
north america / mexico / culture / feature Saturday February 03, 2007 19:42 by Randy Lowens   text 60 comments (last - friday february 16, 2007 19:26)   image 1 image
Most progressives agree that traditional institutions, cultural or political, deserve a good shaking up. So we approve of discourse that challenges the boundaries set by staid literary journals or moribund political organizations. In letters as in politics, we speak on the one hand of the traditional, mainstream elements deserving of comeuppance, and on the other of the avant-garde, the rebels. But inevitably, some wish to be more radical than the radicals, the newest new wave. This latter tendency is typically irrelevant at best, but often does real harm by posing as the "true" avant-garde and attacking more productive rebellious movements. In the following article we will examine two cases of extremism for its own sake, consciously postmodern experimental literature, and also a school of thought called Post-Left Anarchy. We will situate each in its cultural context, and make distinctions or draw parallels as appropriate. read full story / add a comment
Locals and Activists
north america / mexico / community struggles / feature Thursday January 11, 2007 20:34 by Randy Lowens   text 13 comments (last - friday january 02, 2009 18:13)   image 1 image
Class antagonism takes a multiplicity of forms: Environmental struggles can also pit the impoverished against the profiteers. In the mountains of Appalachia, anger against Mountaintop Removal coal mining overshadows labor struggles, or even the war in Iraq, as the single issue that most arouses the passions of the common folk. read full story / add a comment
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Issue #3 of the Newsletter of the Tokologo African Anarchist Collective

Front page

Elementos da Conjuntura Eleitoral 2014

The experiment of West Kurdistan (Syrian Kurdistan) has proved that people can make changes

[Chile] EL FTEM promueve una serie de “jornadas de debate sindical”

Ukraine: Interview with a Donetsk anarchist

The present confrontation between the Zionist settler colonialist project in Palestine and the indigenous working people

Prisões e mais criminalização marcam o final da Copa do Mundo no Brasil

An Anarchist Response to a Trotskyist Attack: Review of “An Introduction to Marxism and Anarchism” by Alan Woods (2011)

هەڵوێستی سەربەخۆی جەماوەر لە نێوان داعش و &

Contra a Copa e a Repressão: Somente a Luta e Organização!

Nota Pública de soldariedade e denúncia

Üzüntümüz Öfkemizin Tohumudur

Uruguay, ante la represión y el abuso policial

To vote or not to vote: Should it be a question?

Mayday: Building A New Workers Movement

Anarchist and international solidarity against Russian State repression

Argentina: Atentado y Amenazas contra militantes sociales de la FOB en Rosario, Santa Fe

Réponses anarchistes à la crise écologique

50 оттенков коричневого

A verdadeira face da violência!

The Battle for Burgos

Face à l’antisémitisme, pour l’autodéfense

Reflexiones en torno a los libertarios en Chile y la participación electoral

Mandela, the ANC and the 1994 Breakthrough: Anarchist / syndicalist reflections

Melissa Sepúlveda "Uno de los desafíos más importantes es mostrarnos como una alternativa real"

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arcis.jpg imageUniversidad ARCIS: Síntoma de la crisis generalizada del sistema de educación superior privada 02:47 Mon 22 Sep by Profesores autoconvocados, ARCIS 0 comments

“Un país que destruye la escuela pública no lo hace nunca por dinero, porque falten recursos o porque su costo sea excesivo. Un país que desmonta la Educación, las Artes, las Culturas, lo hace porque ya está gobernado por aquellos que solo tienen algo que perder con la difusión del saber” (Ítalo Calvino, 1974)

textPalestine-Israel: The joint struggle confront the transfer efforts of the Israeli settler colonialis... 15:49 Sun 21 Sep by Ilan S. 0 comments

Though Israel failed in its last open assault on the Gaza Strip, it still succeed in its transfer efforts. The drowning of a refugee ship with 450 mainly Gaza people reflect the partial success of Israel transfer efforts that for the never ended efforts since 1948. The siege on Gaza join the pressure on both Palestinians within the 1948 borders and that of the 1967. The big masses were driven out during the 1948 and 1967 wars, but efforts continued with all means possible. Some expelled by force some were moved within the border as pressure to "voluntary transfer". Within the 1967 borders, the Israeli efforts are targeted on the villages and Bedouins living in area C where the joint struggle to resist it is mainly focused in the South of Hebron Hills. And the joint struggle in Arkib, Dahamsh (1948 borders), and Bil'in, Ma'asara, Nabi Saleh, Ni'ilin, Qaddum, Sheikh Jarah (East Jerusalem) continue "as usual".

textPalestina-Israele, la lotta unitaria prosegue ma a bassa intensità: lo scorso venerdì solo 3 israeli... 16:43 Sun 14 Sep by Ilan S. 0 comments

I 50 giorni di guerra su Gaza sono finiti dopo che Israele ha implorato un cessate-il-fuoco ed aperto ad ulteriori richieste da parte di Hamas (di cui alcune tenute segrete persino agli stessi ministri israeliani). Una maggioranza di israeliani è disposta ad ammettere che Israele non ha vinto la guerra ma riconoscono con difficoltà che Hamas ha avuto la mano migliore. I ministri hanno approvato due settimane fa un documento del governo contenente una proposta di dispiegamento di una forza internazionale a Gaza, che può significare la fine dell'occupazione israeliana della Striscia di Gaza e l'apertura del ghetto... e può essere un precedente che potrebbe essere la fine dell'occupazione della Cisgiordania. [English]

textCGT inicia una campaña por la despenalización del aborto y el derecho de las mujeres a decidir sobre... 00:15 Wed 10 Sep by CGT 0 comments

CGT trabaja por la despenalización del aborto y defiende el derecho de las personas a decidir libremente sobre su sexualidad, sobre su modelo de familia y en general, sobre su vida.

presxsanarquistaslibertad366.jpg imageDepuis l’Europe : Solidarité avec les prisonnier-e-s anarchistes emprisonnés à Mexico 03:19 Tue 09 Sep by Commission international 0 comments

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textPalestine-Israel, The joint struggle continues with lower intensity: last Friday only 3 Israelis cam... 22:10 Sun 07 Sep by Ilan S. 0 comments

The 50-day war on Gaza ended, after Israel begged for a ceasefire and yielded to major demands from Hamas (some kept in secret even from Israeli government ministers). A majority of Israelis admit that Israel did not win the war but with difficulty admit that Hamas had the upper hand. Ministers passed two weeks ago a classified Cabinet document containing a proposal to place an international force in Gaza, which may mean the end of Israel's occupation of the Gaza Strip and the opening of the Ghetto... and may be a precedent to what could be the end of the occupation of the West Bank). In Israel, the "radical" left is back to "normal"... though many more activists are contemplating joining the comrades who had already lost hope and emigrated. It seems the international pressures of the imperial powers and the advances of the boycott movement are bringing the end of the 1967 occupation sooner than expected. [Italiano]

pegasus_large_t_1301_106228890_0_3.jpg imageAppoggio alle 595 operaie delle pulizie 17:30 Sat 06 Sep by Dmitri (republishing) 0 comments

La Rete europea del Sindacalismo alternativo e di Base manifesta il suo appoggio alle 595 operaie delle pulizie del Ministero delle Finanze greco di Atene che furono licenziate il 17 settembre del 2013 per mettere il servizio di pulizia nelle mani delle aziende esterne private.

pegasus_large_t_1301_106228890_0_2.jpg imageSolidaridad con las 595 trabajadoras 17:27 Sat 06 Sep by Dmitri (republishing) 0 comments

La Red Europea de Sindicatos Alternativos y de Base manifiesta su apoyo y solidaridad con las 595 trabajadoras de limpieza del ministerio de Finanzas griego que fueron despedidas el 17 de septiembre de 2013 para poner el servicio de limpieza a disposición de los subcontratistas privados.

pegasus_large_t_1301_106228890_0_1.jpg imageSolidarity with 595 cleaning workers 17:24 Sat 06 Sep by Dmitri (republishing) 0 comments

The European Network of Alternative and Base Unions expresses its support and solidarity with 595 cleaning workers of the Greek Finance Ministry who were dismissed on September 17 2013 to put the cleaning service in the hands of private subcontractors.

pegasus_large_t_1301_106228890_0.jpg imageΑλληλεγγύη στις 595 κ^... 17:21 Sat 06 Sep by Dmitri (republishing) 0 comments

Το Ευρωπαϊκό Δίκτυο Εναλλακτικών Συνδικάτων και Συνδικάτων Βάσης εκφράζει την υποστήριξη και την αλληλεγγύη του στις 595 καθαρίστριες του ελληνικού υπουργείου Οικονομικών που απολύθηκαν στις 17 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013 για να παραδοθεί η υπηρεσία σε ιδιώτες υπεργολάβους.

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imageEl aborto libre seguro y gratuito: por la autodeterminación de nuestro cuerpo y nuestra fuerza de tr... Sep 20 by La Alzada 0 comments

Los defensores de la autoridad temen el advenimiento de la libre maternidad, que les ha de robar sus presas ¿Quiénes irán a los campos de combate? ¿Quiénes han de crear el bienestar común? ¿Quién sería policía, carcelero, si a mujer se negara a dar a luz? (…)
Emma Goldman

imageHay toda una institucionalidad que ha sido construida para reprimir el cuerpo de las mujeres Sep 20 by La Champurria 0 comments

Durante mucho tiempo, el aborto fue considerado uno de los temas intocables en este país. Recientementese conoció el caso de una adolescente que, producto de lesiones provocadas por un aborto, concurrió al Hospital Luis Tisné y fue denunciada por el médico que la asistió. Sin reparos al código de ética médica, vemos como una vez más no se resguardó la salud ni la dignidad de las mujeres, infringiendo derechos básicos de las pacientes. Este caso se viene a sumar a cientos de los que ya hemos sido testigos en nuestro país, donde no existe ningún tipo de legislación en resguardo de las mujeres en estas situaciones, menos aún disposiciones que garanticen su autonomía corporal y reproductiva. Esto da lugar a la pregunta: ¿podemos esperar algún cambio por parte del gobierno de Bachelet?

image[Chile] Huelga de “Las Vacas Gordas”: cuando los patrones de fundo se pisan la cola Sep 20 by Gannicus 0 comments

Indignación causó en las redes sociales el video que mostraba al dueño del conocido Restaurant “Las Vacas Gordas” despidiendo en plena calle a sus trabajadores en huelga. Finalmente, luego de 7 días de huelga lograron llegar a un acuerdo gracias a la fuerza de las redes y organizaciones sociales.

imageGli Enragés nella Rivoluzione francese Sep 20 by Marco Casalino 0 comments

Chi erano gli Enragés, chi faceva parte del movimento e quali obiettivi si proponevano di realizzare? Mio obiettivo è di fare una breve descrizione del loro pensiero politico lasciando volutamente senza risposta la domanda che da decenni gli storici si pongono: il movimento degli Enragés può essere considerato un predecessore della corrente anarchica?

imageOs flancos abertos de Marina Silva são alvos móveis para as baterias do lulismo original Sep 19 by BrunoL 0 comments

Bruno Lima Rocha, 18 de setembro de 2014

Na reta final do 1º turno, faltando menos de vinte dias para o pleito, parece que finalmente houve um ajuste da estratégia de campanha do partido de governo (PT) e da defesa do mandato da presidente Dilma Rousseff. Como havíamos dito anteriormente, o pior dos mundos para a situação seria uma versão do lulismo mais palatável para os operadores midiáticos e com livre trânsito nos agentes com poder de veto. Tal produto de marketing político é a ex-ministra do Meio Ambiente Marina Silva. E, sua maior virtude publicitária, termina por tornar-se o alvo visível e concreto dos ex-correligionários petistas.

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imageUniversidad ARCIS: Síntoma de la crisis generalizada del sistema de educación superior privada Sep 22 0 comments

“Un país que destruye la escuela pública no lo hace nunca por dinero, porque falten recursos o porque su costo sea excesivo. Un país que desmonta la Educación, las Artes, las Culturas, lo hace porque ya está gobernado por aquellos que solo tienen algo que perder con la difusión del saber” (Ítalo Calvino, 1974)

imageDepuis l’Europe : Solidarité avec les prisonnier-e-s anarchistes emprisonnés à Mexico Sep 09 Alternative Libertaire 0 comments

Août 2014

imageOrbituary of Ousi Lawrence Zitha Sep 01 Tokologo African Anarchist Collective 0 comments

Comrade Lawrence was born on 7 July 1969 in Kliptown before moving to Ceza in KwaZulu-Natal. He attended Ceza Primary and Nghunghunyone Secondary, matriculating in 1986 with exemption (excellent at that time).

textPor la Federación Anarquista del Caribe Sep 01 0 comments

Para ello proponemos la realización en marzo de 2015 en la región dominicana del primer encuentro constitutivo de la F.A.C.-C. [Centroamérica] (nombre provisional) de individualidades y “delegados” de colectivos ácratas en la región, que sea el punto de cierre inicial para confrontarse y coordinar acciones, ideas e insumos, a partir de los ejes temáticos que emerjan de los colectivos en cada localidad. [English]

textFor The Caribbean Anarchist Federation Sep 01 0 comments

For all this we propose a constitutive meeting of the F.A.C.-C [-Central American] (Caribbean and Central American Anarchist Federation) in the Dominican Republic in March of 2015. We call individuals and “delegates” of anarchist collectives in the region to join us in this meeting that will be an initial decisive moment to compare and coordinate actions, ideas and supplies based on the topics/themes that would emerge from each collective according to their location. [Castellano]

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