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north america / mexico / migration / racism / opinion / analysis Tuesday December 06, 2016 17:36 byAndrew   text 1 comment (last - thursday december 15, 2016 04:48)   image 3 images
Once it became clear that Trump was going to become the president of the USA, my Facebook feed became cluttered with attempts to understand how that could possibly happen.  How could a white supremacist, misogynist and utterly transparent snake oil salesman accumulate so many votes?  Those on the left both inside and outside the borders of the USA struggled to understand what had happened. [Listen to the audio of this entire article] A common conclusion in too many of these pieces is that the left needs to reach out, and listen to the concerns of, those who voted for him as a priority.  In a similar fashion to how sections of the left evaluated Brexit, they see a working class anti-establishment rebellion in the Trump vote from what they term the ‘white working class’. They believe that component was won by Trump because it has been neglected by the left - often, they will assert, because the rest of the left was distracted by what they call identity politics. This is a simple explanatory story that is particularly attractive to those sections of the left that have a nostalgic yearning for an imagined past of pure class struggle, shorn of internal concerns around oppression.  But the concept of masses of otherwise progressive working class voters opting for Trump on economic grounds is a myth.  The attractiveness of that myth and its promotion has more to do with the hostility of that section of the left towards the influence of intersectional feminism than anything more substantive.  That hostility has caused them to seek out anecdotes and exceptional regions and present them as the typical story that defines the election just as liberal Hillary Clinton campaigners have focused in on Facebook false news stories as the cause of her defeat. read full story / add a comment
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france / belgium / luxemburg / migration / racism / news report Friday July 15, 2016 18:17 byAndrew   image 1 image
At least 84 dead in Nice as a truck is deliberately driven through the huge crowds marking the anniversary of the French Revolution. The driver who was shot be police after plowing through the crowd for 1.2km is reported to be a French citizen of Tunisian descent. The method of attack which is very similar to one advocated in the ISIS magazine strongly suggests an ISIS /Daesh attack. read full story / add a comment
Nigel Farange in front of a Leave poster which many pointed out was very similar to a Nazi propaganda film.
ireland / britain / migration / racism / feature Thursday June 30, 2016 04:19 byAndrew   text 5 comments (last - tuesday july 12, 2016 21:00)   image 1 image
The Leave / Brexit vote in the referendum came in the end as a surprise, a narrow win for Remain was expected. This may be because the core Leave vote was in the run-down white working class communities of the now desolate English and Welsh industrial zones. A population trapped in conditions of long-term unemployment and poverty who no one really pays much attention to anymore. Some on the left have seized on the makeup of this core vote to suggest that there was some progressive element to the Brexit vote despite the campaign being led by racist hatemongers and wealthy US-oriented neoliberals. Mostly that’s a mixture of wishful thinking and post hoc justification for having called for a Leave vote in the first place, but it is true that a section of the working class, C2DEs in marketing speak, voted to Leave in close to a 2:1 ratio. Is the class composition of that vote enough to automatically make it progressive regardless of content? And what does it tell us that a section of the radical left seems to think the answer to that question is yes, that it is enough to be anti-establishment? read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / anarchist movement / opinion / analysis Tuesday May 03, 2016 17:42 byAndrew   image 1 image
Here are 9 video and audio recordings from the Dublin anarchist bookfair. So whether you were far away or were there but had to miss one session in order to attend another this is your chance to catch up. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / anarchist movement / news report Thursday April 14, 2016 16:52 byAndrew   image 1 image
Every year hundreds of people attend the Dublin Anarchist Bookfair for a day of inspiring discussions and the opportunity of meeting lots of other radicals, browsing books and meeting campaigns.

The 11th Dublin Anarchist Bookfair will take place Saturday 16th of April around Smithfield square, there will also be a major event on the Friday night in the Teachers Club, 35 Parnell Square.

On the Saturday the book & campaign stalls will be in The Generator on the east side of Smithfield square, doors open at 9.30 for setup, 10.00 for early browsing. The meetings will also be in two pubs, the Cobblestone at the top (north) of the square and Frank Ryans which is just off the South West corner on Queen st. read full story / add a comment
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international / the left / opinion / analysis Friday February 19, 2016 19:20 byAndrew Flood   image 1 image
Why can’t the 99% simply vote in a government that acts in their interest and not that of the 1%

At a simple level parliamentary elections sound like the ideal way for the mass of the ‘have nots’ to use their numbers to overcome the power and influences of the tiny number of have’s. Occupy talked about this division in the language of the 1% and 99%; a crude approximation that does reflect a reality where the number of wealthy decision makers is actually very tiny, indeed less than 1%. So, why can’t the 99% simply vote in a government that acts in their interest and not that of the 1%? read full story / add a comment
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international / anarchist movement / opinion / analysis Tuesday February 16, 2016 16:33 byAndrewNFlood   image 1 image
What if we build it and they don’t come? That was the experience of the left during the crisis - decades had been spent building organisations and a model of how crisis would create revolution but when the crisis arrived the left discovered that the masses weren’t convinced. The expected pattern of crisis leading to small strikes and protests, then to mass strikes and riot and then perhaps to general strike and revolution didn’t flow as expected. Under that theory the radical left would at first be marginal but then as conditions drove class militancy to new heights the workers disappointed by reformist politicians and unions leaders would move quickly to swell its ranks. read full story / add a comment
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internacional / moviment anarquista / opinion/analysis Tuesday February 16, 2016 16:29 byAndrewNFlood   image 1 image
“Horitzontalisme” és un terme emergent utilitzat per descriure les característiques claus comunes de les ones de rebel·lió de la darrera dècada. “Occupy”, el 2011, ha estat el cim fins a la data, però el terme, per sí mateix, sembla originar-se amb la rebel·lió a l’Argentina després de la crisi bancària de 2001. Marina Sitrin en el seu llibre sobre aquella revolta utilitza el terme (en castellà, òbviament) per descriure el barri, lloc de treball i les assemblees d’aturats que sorgiren per formar “els moviments socials que clamaven per l’autogestió, l’autonomia i la democràcia directa.” read full story / add a comment
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Ιρλανδία / Μεγάλη Βρετανία / Περιβάλλον / Γνώμη / Ανάλυση Thursday January 07, 2016 04:04 byAndrew Flood   image 1 image
Τότε ήταν η κρίση του Παγκοσμίου Πολέμου που εξάντλησε τα όρια της κοινοβουλευτικής δημοκρατίας και, τελικά, οδήγησε σε μαζική εξέγερση. Σήμερα οι κρίσεις που αντιμετωπίζουμε είναι αρκετά διαφορετικές, αλλά είναι όλο και πιο σαφές ότι δεν είναι λιγότερο καταστροφικές και όλο και περισσότερο δεν μπορούν να γίνουν αντικείμενο τροποποιήσεων. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / environment / opinion / analysis Saturday January 02, 2016 21:59 byAndrew Flood   image 1 image
We awake to news that more towns in Ireland are under water due to storm flooding. And that perhaps the sea ice at the north pole might melt due to temperatures rising above zero. The first story is given a lot more prominence in Irish media than the second but strangely at the same time another story is being celebrated. The start of yet more greenhouse gases being pumped out of their safe place far below the sea off the Irish shore to be processed and then released into the atmosphere via the Corrib refinery (The refinery was sold off by the Irish Government to the Shell company for a fraction of what it is worth). read full story / add a comment
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Ως αναρχικοί πιστεύουμε ότι τα αφεντικά θα αντισταθούν σε μια επανάσταση, οπότε προκύπτει ότι δεχόμαστε την ανάγκη μιας ένοπλης δύναμης για να υπερασπιστεί την επανάσταση. Αλλά οι αναρχικοί αντιτίθενται επίσης στο μιλιταρισμό, που περιλαμβάνει τακτικούς στρατούς που ελέγχονται από το κράτος μέσω των αξιωματικών, οι οποίοι έχουν ειδικά προνόμια όπως επιπλέον μερίδες, καλύτερα τρίμηνα, χαιρετισμό, κ.λπ. Έτσι, λοιπόν, ποια εναλλακτική λύση προτείνουν οι αναρχικοί; read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / history of anarchism / opinion / analysis Friday October 23, 2015 16:15 byAndrew Flood   text 1 comment (last - thursday october 29, 2015 07:06)   image 1 image
One of the key foundation documents for the Workers Solidarity Movement is the ‘Organizational Platform of the General Union of Anarchists (Draft)’ This text was written in Paris in 1926 by a group that included exiled Russian and Ukrainian anarchists and was very influenced by the lessons they drew from the Russian Revolution. Three of the authors -- Nestor Makhno, Ida Mett, Piotr Archinov -- were then and now very well known anarchists, the remaining two -- Valevsky and Linsky -- I know relatively little about. read full story / add a comment
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greece / turkey / cyprus / repression / prisoners / opinion / analysis Tuesday October 13, 2015 16:45 byAndrew Flood   text 1 comment (last - tuesday october 13, 2015 18:04)   image 1 image
Graffiti has appeared at the site of the bomb explosion in Ankara yesterday that reads "It was not terror that killed us, it was the state." This is reflecting the widespread belief that the true origins of the bombing that killed around 100 people at the pro Kurdish peace demonstration are to be found in Erdogan's AKP party desperate attempt to intensify conflict in the hope of polarizing the electorate ahead of Novembers elections. The same process in other words that those killed yesterday were demonstrating against. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / gender / news report Monday August 10, 2015 16:07 byAndrew Flood   image 1 image
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. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / gender / news report Thursday July 23, 2015 18:35 byAndrew   image 1 image
A couple of hundred people came to the pro choice solidarity rally in Dublin, Ireland last nigh organised by the WSMt. It was called to protest against the prosecution of a women in Belfast for supplying her daughter with the abortion pill. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / workplace struggles / news report Tuesday July 07, 2015 16:51 byAndrew   image 1 image
Friday June 12ths shock closure of the iconic Clery’s department store in Dublin shows how the law is set up to favour capital and screw workers. Workers are being told there may be no additional redundancy or owed holiday payments as the company is in debt. But this is only the case because right before the closure the largest asset, the building itself, was separated off from the accumulated debts. This was almost certainly legal under our system but of such obvious dubious morality that the workers could expect massive popular support if they occupied the building on a permanent ongoing basis. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / gender / opinion / analysis Friday May 22, 2015 22:33 byAndrew   text 1 comment (last - saturday may 23, 2015 02:39)   image 2 images
Southern Ireland is voting toward on whether to allow Marriage equality, that is to extend marriage to couples of the same gender. Young migrants have flocked back to the country in the last 24 hours to help insure the referendum passes. If it does Ireland will be the first country in the work to introduce Marriage equality by popular referendum yet it was one of the last countries in Europe to decriminalise sex between men. In that sense the referendum is about much more than the issue of Marriage but it also a battle against the 'old Ireland' of clerical control and an authoritarian state that sought to control all aspects of the lives of those under its control. The articles that follow are some of the many that the Workers Solidarity Movement have published, for the most part via their Facebook page. read full story / add a comment
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mashriq / arabia / iraq / the left / opinion / analysis Wednesday May 13, 2015 21:14 byAndrew   image 1 image
Revolutions are seldom made in favourable circumstances.  Russia 1917 emerged from the mass slaughter of WWI and the disintegration of an economy under the pressure of the supply demands of that war.  Spain 1936 emerged from a well planned and executed fascist coup amongst a powerful military backed and armed by international fascism.  Schemas for revolution that depend on quiet times and plenty may well be doomed from the start. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / anarchist movement / news report Friday April 17, 2015 18:48 byAndrew   image 1 image
The 10th Dublin Anarchist Bookfair which will take place Saturday 25th of April around Smithfield square. If you live in Ireland come along and meet anarchists and hundreds of people curious about anarchism in what is the biggest annual gathering of any radical left event.
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irlanda / gran bretagna / repressione / prigionieri / opinione / analisi Friday February 20, 2015 22:59 byAndrew   image 1 image
E' in corso da tempo in Irlanda una rivolta contro l'ennesima tassa da austerity, questa volta è la tassa sull'acqua. Nelle aree residenziali del paese ci sono conflitti che vedono da una parte i residenti e dall'altra la Garda (la polizia di stato, ndt) insieme ai sorveglianti privati che devono installare i contatori dell'acqua. Ci sono stati cortei di decine di migliaia di persone. Questa settimana, prendendo a pretesto un piccolo incidente di 3 mesi fa quando gli attivisti del movimento bloccarono con un sit-in di 2 ore l'auto del Tánaiste (termine che indica il vice-primo ministro irlandese, ndt), la polizia irlandese ha fatto delle perquisizioni nelle case di 21 attivisti del movimento. Quello che segue è il report sulla retata della scorsa settimana a cura del Workers Solidarity Movement. [English] read full story / add a comment

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16804025_1345491685528382_8659638798479109849_o.jpg imageEl pueblo bielorruso marcha contra la “Ley de impuestos para parásitos sociales” 19:37 Fri 24 Feb by Demián Revart 0 comments

El 17 de febrero de 2017, alrededor de 2000 personas se dieron cita en un encuentro en la ciudad de Minsk –sin trabas de persecución o ilegalidad- para discutir ciertos ejes de lucha contra la “Ley de impuestos para parásitos sociales”.

16996348_1101451536631678_1627039852747632571_n.jpg imagePronunciamiento de solidaridad con Standing Rock desde México 19:21 Fri 24 Feb by Ruptura Coleciva (RC) 0 comments

La parte del Planeta que llamamos México, permanecemos en pie de lucha junto a Standing Rock / The part of the Planet we call Mexico stands with Standing Rock

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.

6339818330_975367e68a_b300x225.jpg imageΟ φασισμός τσακίζε&#... 03:45 Thu 23 Feb by Ελευθεριακή Συνδικαλιστική Ένωση Ιωαννίνων 0 comments

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]

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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.

imageLa Fundación Del Cric Y La Lucha Indígena Del Cauca En Los Años 70 Feb 26 by Rebeldía Contrainformativa 0 comments

En el Norte del Cauca el proceso de reforma agraria impulsado desde el INCORA abrió espacios de discusión y reflexión colectiva de campesinos e indígenas, articulados en la ANUC, sobre el derecho a la tierra y la reforma agraria. Además, militantes importantes no indígenas, como el sacerdote Pedro León Rodríguez y Gustavo Mejía, impulsaron procesos de lucha por la tierra entre campesinos e indígenas que permitió alcanzar un cúmulo de experiencias de organización popular que poco tiempo después serían importantes para la conformación del CRIC . Gustavo Mejía fundó para 1970 el Frente Social Agrario, FRESAGRO e impulsó las dos primeras asambleas del CRIC, su compromiso con la lucha por la tierra llegó a su fin cuando fue asesinado en Corinto el primero de marzo de 1974 . Por su parte Pedro León Rodríguez, conocido como el “cura rojo”, participó en procesos de lucha por la vivienda en Corinto, estuvo activo en los procesos de ocupación de tierra en Santa Elena y fundó el movimiento Unidad Popular que posteriormente se articuló a FRESAGRO luego, tras la formación del CRIC, convocó a los sacerdotes del Cauca a dar apoyo a la nueva organización. (1)

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.

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imagePronunciamiento de solidaridad con Standing Rock desde México Feb 24 0 comments

La parte del Planeta que llamamos México, permanecemos en pie de lucha junto a Standing Rock / The part of the Planet we call Mexico stands with Standing Rock

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.

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