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iberia / imperialismo / guerra / opinión / análisis Tuesday December 17, 2013 17:42 by José Luis Carretero Miramar   image 1 image
Los catalanes, parece ser, quieren decidir su futuro. Y para algunos eso no es un problema, sino una amenaza. Para otros la cuestión no está ahí, sino en los límites estrechos que, a derecha o izquierda, en castellano o en catalán, se le imponen a esa exigencia democrática fundamental: el derecho de los ciudadanos y ciudadanas a decidir la arquitectura institucional que les rodea. read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / community struggles / news report Tuesday December 17, 2013 00:29 by Ilan S.
In spite of the unusual cold whether and snow, Friday demonstrations against the occupation and suppression and settlers infringements continued. Israelis failed to arrive to Qaddum but were there morally, Ni'ilin, and Bil'in were easier to arrive and so was Sheikh Jarakh where activists from the west Jerusalem waded the heavy snow. The struggle of the Bedouins and supporters against their transfer caused the freezing of the Prawer plan law continue focused on the efforts to release the 13 demonstrators in Hura two weeks ago still not released from jail. The struggle against the concentration camps for the African refugees took a turning point when about 150 of them defied the cold whether and started a 200 kilometer march to the Israeli Parliament in Jerusalem with activists make efforts to give logistic support. In solidarity with them Bedouin activist from Arakib village (already destroyed more than 50 times decided to join the marchers. [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
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venezuela / colombia / represión / presos / opinión / análisis Monday December 16, 2013 20:06 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D.   image 3 images
Sobre el montaje judicial en contra de los soldados Yeison Orlando Castañeda Rojas (de la vereda El Cauchal), Wilmer Javier Pérez Parra (de la vereda Las Juntas), Isidro Alape Reyes (de la vereda Aguas Claras) y Bilman Useche Pava (de la vereda Las Juntas), presos sin condena desde Septiembre del 2011. Este atropello es parte de los abusos que se están viviendo en el Sur del Tolima en el marco de la militarizació del territorio. Este artículo había sido preparado a fines de Octubre pero desde entonces estábamos a la espera de que se anunciara una nueva audiencia. Hasta la fecha, no hay audiencia y la fiscalía sigue dilatando el proceso. read full story / add a comment
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venezuela / colombia / miscellaneous / anarchist communist event Monday December 16, 2013 19:26 by Grupo Estudiantil Anarquista   image 1 image
Una vez más nos encontramos "Construyendo Caminos de Solidaridad y Autogestión". Para esta oportunidad y como actividad de cierre, desde el Grupo Estudiantil Anarquista queremos invitarles a la Feria Libertaria: ¡Yo no olvido el año viejo! read full story / add a comment
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Ελλάδα / Τουρκία / Κύπρος / Εργατικοί Αγώνες / Ανακοίνωση Τύπου Monday December 16, 2013 19:05 by Κλαδική κατασκευών Α.Π.Ροσινάντε   image 1 image
Δεν είναι η πρώτη φορά που ένα συνδικάτο οικοδόμων, προκαλεί το ενδιαφέρον των εργαζομένων, όχι με την αγωνιστική του στάση απέναντι στα συσωρρευμένα προβλήματα της πλατιάς βάσης του κλάδου, αλλά λόγω… παρατυπιών στην εκλογική διαδικασία. Αυτή τη φορά την παράσταση έκλεψε το συνδικάτο του νομού Τρικάλων. read full story / add a comment
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southern africa / migration / racism / feature Sunday December 15, 2013 23:39 by Shawn Hattingh and Lucien van der Walt   image 1 image
Mandela, the ANC and the 1994 Breakthrough: Anarchist / syndicalist reflections on national liberation and South Africa’s transition
Shawn Hattingh and Lucien van der Walt


The destruction of the apartheid state form, with its odious policies of coercion and racism, was a major triumph for the working class in South Africa and elsewhere, showing that ordinary people can challenge and defeat systems that seem quite unbreakable. Mandela did play a heroic role, but was also the first to admit that “It is not the kings and generals that make history but the masses of the people, the workers, the peasants, the doctors, the clergy." And indeed, it was the black working class, above all, that through struggle tore down many features of apartheid by the late 1980s, such as the pass law system, the Group Areas Act and numerous other odious laws and policies.

The 1994 transition in South Africa was a political revolution, a break with the apartheid and colonial periods of state-sanctioned white supremacy, a “massive advance” in the conditions of the majority. It introduced a new state, based on non-racialism, in which South Africa was to be a multi-racial, multi-cultural but unified country, founded on human rights; welfare and social policy and legislation was transformed; capitalism was kept in place, but despite this, there were very massive and very real changes, political and material, that made qualitative differences in the daily lives of millions of black and working class people. And for millions, it is precisely the association of Mandela with that victory and with those changes that makes him so emotionally powerful.

Yet at the same time, Mandela’s policies and politics had important limitations that must be faced if the current quandary of South Africa, nearly 20 years later, is to be understood. Mandela never sold out: he was committed to a reformed capitalism, and a parliamentary democracy, and unified South Africa based on equal civil and political rights, a project in which black capitalists and black state elites would loom large. These goals have been achieved, but bring with them numerous problems that must be faced up if the final liberation – including national liberation – of South Africa’s working class is to be achieved.

The 1994 breakthrough was a major victory, but it was not the final one, for a final one requires a radical change in society, towards a libertarian and socialist order based on participatory democracy, human needs rather than profit and power, and social and economic justice, and attention to issues of culture and the psychological impact of apartheid.

As long as the basic legacy of apartheid remains, in education, incomes, housing and other spheres, and as long as the working class of all races is excluded from basic power and wealth by a black and white ruling class, so long will the national question – the deep racial / national divisions in South Africa, and the reality of ongoing racial/ national oppression for the black, Coloured and Indian working class – remain unresolved. And so long will it continue to generate antagonisms and conflicts, the breeding ground for rightwing populist demagogy, xenophobia and crime. By contrast, a powerful black elite, centred on the state and with a growing corporate presence, has achieved its national liberation.
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mashrek / arabia / irak / lotte sul territorio / cronaca Sunday December 15, 2013 13:49 by Ilan S.
La lotta unitaria degli Anarchici Contro il Muro con i comitati popolari dei villaggi che insiste con le settimanali lotte unitarie venne promossa per la prima volta quando si organizzò un comitato unitario che diede inizio alle prime sporadiche lotte. Questo mese si è svolta un'altra assise di promozione con un convegno mensile di tutti gli attivisti coinvolti - questa volta a Nabi Saleh. Questa settimana, visto l'intensificarsi degli sforzi israeliani per sgomberare i palestinesi, la lotta si è incentrata sul Piano Prawer che prevede la deportazione immediata di un 40.000 Beduini dentro i confini del 1948. [English] read full story / add a comment
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venezuela / colombia / la izquierda / comunicado de prensa Sunday December 15, 2013 07:27 by Grupo Estudiantil Anarquista   text 2 comments (last - tuesday december 17, 2013 20:41)   image 1 image
Sin lugar a dudas uno de los sucesos que más ha dado de que hablar en los últimos días es la destitución de Gustavo Petro como alcalde de la ciudad de Bogotá y su inhabilitación para ejercer cargos públicos durante 15 años según un fallo emitido por la Procuraduría General de la Nación. Según este órgano de vigilancia estatal, la medida obedece a las presuntas irregularidades presentadas en el cambio de esquema para la recolección de basuras implementado mediante un decreto en Diciembre del año 2012. La decisión fue dada a conocer a la opinión pública en boca del procurador Ordóñez a comienzos de esta semana y desde ese momento las distintas reacciones no se han hecho esperar. read full story / add a comment
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África austral / a esquerda / opinião / análise Sunday December 15, 2013 04:43 by Bruno Lima Rocha   image 1 image
Ao superar o Apartheid, necessariamente o símbolo do território tinha de refletir a nova unidade pluriétnica read full story / add a comment
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Διεθνή / Αναρχικό κίνημα / Γνώμη / Ανάλυση Saturday December 14, 2013 18:17 by Erich Mühsam   image 1 image
Αυτό είναι ένα σύντομο κομμάτι σχετικά με την αναρχία, που δημοσιεύτηκε από τον Γερμανό αναρχικό, Erich Mühsam (1878-1934). Φίλος του Gustav Landauer, που συμμετείχε στην Επανάσταση του 1919 στη Βαυαρία και ένας από τους πρώτους ριζοσπάστες που δολοφονήθηκε από τους Ναζί τον Ιούλη του1934 μετά την κατάληψη της εξουσίας από τους ίδιους, ο Mühsam υπήρξε, μαζί με τους Gustav Landauer και Rudolf Rocker, ένας από τους σημαντικότερους Γερμανούς αναρχικούς του 20ού αιώνα. Αυτή η μετάφραση έχει ληφθεί από τη συλλογή των γραπτών του Mühsam που εκδόθηκε από τον Gabriel Kuhn με τίτλο “Liberating Society from the State” (“Απελευθερώνοντας την Κοινωνία από το Κράτος“) που κυκλοφόρησε από PM Press. read full story / add a comment
italia / svizzera / antifascismo / comunicato stampa Friday December 13, 2013 20:03 by Segreteria Nazionale FdCA
Occorre rendersi conto che le scorciatoie ed i miti del blocco totale del paese, del barricadismo fine a se stesso, senza costruire coscienza solidale ed ugualitaria in organismi autonomi e libertari, potranno far esplodere tutta la loro carica ribelle, ma solo il tempo deciderà se avranno contribuito alla rivoluzione o a consolidare il potere dello Stato e della reazione.
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international / anarchist movement / debate Friday December 13, 2013 16:12 by Lucien van der Walt   text 1 comment (last - saturday december 21, 2013 05:24)   image 1 image
Examining the theory and practice of ‘mass’ anarchism and syndicalism, this paper argues against Daryl Glaser’s views that workers’ council democracy fails basic democratic benchmarks and that, envisaged as a simple instrument of a revolution imagined in utopian ‘year zero’ terms, it will probably collapse or end in ‘Stalinist’ authoritarianism—Glaser also argues instead for parliaments, supplemented by participatory experiments. While agreeing with Glaser on the necessity of a ‘democratic minimum’ of pluralism, rights, and open-ended outcomes, I demonstrate, in contrast, that this ‘minimum’ is perfectly compatible with bottom-up council democracy and self- management, as envisaged in anarchist/syndicalist theory, and as implemented by anarchist revolutions in Manchuria, Spain and Ukraine. This approach seeks to maximise individual freedom through an egalitarian, democratic, participatory order, developed as both means and outcome of revolution; it consistently insists that attempts to ‘save’ revolutions by suspending freedoms, instead destroy both. Parliament, again in contrast to Glaser, from this perspective, meets no ‘democratic minimum’, being part of the state, a centralized, unaccountable institutional nexus essential to domination and exploitation by a ruling class of state managers and capitalists. Rather than participate in parliaments, ‘mass’ anarchism argues for popular class autonomy from, and struggle against, the existing order as a means of winning economic and political reforms while—avoiding ‘year zero’ thinking—also building the new society, within and against, the old, through a prefigurative project of revolutionary counter-power and counter-culture. Revolution here means the complete expansion of a bottom-up democracy, built through a class struggle for economic and social equality, and requiring the defeat of the ruling class, which is itself the outcome of widespread, free acceptance of anarchism, and of a pluralistic council democracy and self-management system. read full story / add a comment
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África austral / community struggles / opinião / análise Friday December 13, 2013 12:38 by Lucien van der Walt   image 1 image
O nosso país está numa confusão. A fome, a pobreza, a exploração e a injustiça espreitam.

A classe trabalhadora e os pobres deparam, a cada passo, com os muros altos da injustiça, as cadeias do desemprego e as balas e os cassetetes da polícia.

Os conflitos agitam o país e as esperanças que brilhavam em 1994 estão a desaparecer, envelhecidas, enferrujando sob as águas da ganância, da opressão e da desigualdade; essas esperanças são como um sonho que desaparece quando se desperta para uma realidade sombria.

A questão nacional, as nossas profundas divisões de raça e nacionalidade, continuam sem solução: os políticos, pretos e brancos, pioram ainda a situação com o objectivo de obterem votos. read full story / add a comment
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venezuela / colombia / antifascismo / opinión / análisis Friday December 13, 2013 01:45 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D.   text 5 comments (last - tuesday march 25, 2014 19:12)   image 1 image
Parto aclarando que Petro no es ningún santo de mi devoción. Sin embargo su destitución e inhabilitación por 15 años es un escándalo, un atropello, una desmesura, que debería hacer reaccionar a cualquier persona con un mínimo de criterio. read full story / add a comment
international / anarchist movement / debate Thursday December 12, 2013 19:18 by Lucien van der Walt
Examining the theory and practice of ‘mass’ anarchism and syndicalism, this paper argues against Daryl Glaser’s views that workers’ council democracy fails basic democratic benchmarks and that, envisaged as a simple instrument of a revolution imagined in utopian ‘year zero’ terms, it will probably collapse or end in ‘Stalinist’ authoritarianism—Glaser also argues instead for parliaments, supplemented by participatory experiments. While agreeing with Glaser on the necessity of a ‘democratic minimum’ of pluralism, rights, and open-ended outcomes, I demonstrate, in contrast, that this ‘minimum’ is perfectly compatible with bottom-up council democracy and self-management, as envisaged in anarchist/syndicalist theory, and as implemented by anarchist revolutions in Manchuria, Spain and Ukraine. This approach seeks to maximise individual freedom through an egalitarian, democratic, participatory order, developed as both means and outcome of revolution; it consistently insists that attempts to ‘save’ revolutions by suspending freedoms, instead destroy both. Parliament, again in contrast to Glaser, from this perspective, meets no ‘democratic minimum’, being part of the state, a centralized, unaccountable institutional nexus essential to domination and exploitation by a ruling class of state managers and capitalists. Rather than participate in parliaments, ‘mass’ anarchism argues for popular class autonomy from, and struggle against, the existing order as a means of winning economic and political reforms while—avoiding ‘year zero’ thinking—also building the new society, within and against, the old, through a prefigurative project of revolutionary counter-power and counter-culture. Revolution here means the complete expansion of a bottom-up democracy, built through a class struggle for economic and social equality, and requiring the defeat of the ruling class, which is itself the outcome of widespread, free acceptance of anarchism, and of a pluralistic council democracy and self-management system. read full story / add a comment
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amerik santral / karayib / workplace struggles / news report Thursday December 12, 2013 17:16 by Batay Ouvriye   image 1 image
Se san ezitasyon tout ouvriye ak ouvriyèz faktori nan Sonapi ak sou wout ayewopò a lese travay yo pou reponn ak apèl kòdinasyon sendika ki nan tekstil ak abiman nan Pòtoprens. E se an plizyè milye yo pran lari epi desann devan palman an. read full story / add a comment
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Ιβηρική / Αναρχική Ιστορία / Γνώμη / Ανάλυση Thursday December 12, 2013 11:41 by Dmitri   image 1 image
Οι 7 θάνατοι του Μπουεναβεντούρα Ντουρρούτι (20/11/1936)
Επτά εκδοχές για το θάνατο του Μπουεναβεντούρα Ντουρρούτι. Aπόσπασμα από το βιβλίο του Χανς Μάγκνους Εντσενσμπέργκερ «Το σύντομο καλοκαίρι της Αναρχίας» εκδ. Οδυσσέας 1981 - Αναδημοσιεύει ο Παύλος read full story / add a comment
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bolivia / peru / ecuador / chile / education / entrevista Wednesday December 11, 2013 19:16 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D.   image 1 image
Melissa Sepúlveda, estudante de medicina de 22 anos, militante da Frente de Estudantes Libertários (FEL) e feminista libertária de “La Alzada”, foio eleitas, em meados de Novembro, presidente da Federação de Estudantes da Universidade do Chile (Fech) como candidata da lista “Lutar”, com 31,2% dos votos. Esta lista é a expressão de “um espaço de construção político e social que começa em finais de 2011 com a finalidade de fazer convergir diferentes projectos de base existentes na Universidade do Chile desenvolvidos por organizações e independentes de Esquerda com Intenção Revolucionária que apontam para o desenvolvimento de um projecto de Universidade e de educação ao serviço do conjunto social”, segundo explica o próprio programa. A FEL foi um animador e uma importante força dentro desta coligação ampla que não se articula apenas no momento das eleições estudantis, mas que trabalha nos espaços de construção e mobilização de forma permanente, desenvolvendo uima proposta de universidade dentro de um projecto de transformação social radical do Chile actual. [Castellano] [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
international / the left / opinion / analysis Wednesday December 11, 2013 11:25 by Chris Crass
Have you daydreamed about being a member of an intergenerational social justice organization like the Order of Phoenix? Do you want Dumbledore to be your mentor?
Have dementors ever burned you out to the point where you doubted your ability to take on the Voldemorts of our world? Do you find yourself analyzing Dumbledore’s Army for lessons on developing liberatory vision, culture, leadership, and organization?

Me too. Let’s develop our magic, build our liberation movement, and defeat the Voldemorts in our world. I’ll meet you in the Room of Requirement, and until then, here are my top lessons from Harry Potter for social justice organizing.
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venezuela / colombia / education / comunicado de prensa Wednesday December 11, 2013 04:56 by ULE   image 1 image
En este documento se estipula la misión de la Unión Libertaria Estudiantil frente a la educación. read full story / add a comment
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