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north america / mexico / history of anarchism / opinion / analysis Friday August 22, 2014 18:46 byAndrew   image 1 image
A 30 minute talk by Mark Bray, author of Translating Anarchy: The Anarchism of Occupy Wall Street followed by an hour of discussion. Translating Anarchy tells the story of the anti-capitalist anti-authoritarians of Occupy Wall Street who strategically communicated their revolutionary politics to the public in a way that was both accessible and revolutionary. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / gender / news report Thursday August 21, 2014 22:31 byAndrew   image 1 image
This is as complete a story about what happened to 'Migrant X' that we are aware of.  Migrant X is a young migrant women who it emerged was refused an abortion by the Irish state despite apparently meeting the grounds of the X-case legislation and instead forced to carry the pregnancy and agree to a C-section.  The pregnanacy itself was the result of rape, Migrant X attempted suicide after being refused the abortion and later went on a hunger and thirst strike.  Once what had happened to her became known there were sizeable pro-choice solidarity demonstrations called across Ireland and at Irish embassies overseas.   We have been given information that the migrant woman at the centre of the current forced pregnancy was 'committed' to a psychiatric hospital following her initial request for termination. It’s already known that the initial request was made when she was 8 weeks pregnant.  It was this crucial period in which she was being held incommunicado which led directly to the Caesarian option being possible to impose as an ‘alternative’ to allowing her to access the abortion she had asked for. read full story / add a comment
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Διεθνή / Αναρχικό κίνημα / Γνώμη / Ανάλυση Monday August 11, 2014 18:01 byAndrew Flood   image 1 image
Το άρθρο του Andrew Flood αποτελεί μια πολύ καλή αφορμή για σκέψη, γύρω από το ζήτημα των κινημάτων “Οριζοντιότητας” όπως έχουν αρχίσει σιγα-σιγά να αναφέρονται διεθνώς. Το κείμενο του Andrew Flood στα Αγγλικά, μπορεί να βρεθεί στον ιστοτόπο Anarchist Writers. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / anarchist movement / news report Tuesday April 08, 2014 19:43 byAndrew   image 1 image
There will be discussions, speakers from movements engaged in struggle, home and abroad.  There will be books and stalls and much more.  If you’ve been to one, then you know what I’m talking about, if you haven’t make sure you keep the date set aside, and we’ll be seeing you on the 12th of April. Please mark your attendence on the main Facebook event for the bookfair and invite any friends you think should be interested.  Publicity is one of the big costs of hosting it every year so you contribution in that way really helps. read full story / add a comment
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international / the left / opinion / analysis Monday February 24, 2014 19:51 byAndrew Flood   text 3 comments (last - sunday april 13, 2014 00:38)   image 1 image
Horizontalism is an emerging term used to describe the key common characteristics of the waves of rebellion of the last decade. Occupy in 2011 was the peak to date but the term Horizontalism itself appears to originate the rebellion in Argentina after the 2001 banking crisis there. Marina Sitrin in her book on that rebellion says the term (in Spanish obviously) was used to describe the neighborhood, workplace & unemployed assemblies that emerged to form "social movements seeking self-management, autonomy and direct democracy." Image by Author:Meeting in Gezi Park, June 2013 read full story / add a comment
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international / the left / opinion / analysis Saturday February 15, 2014 20:10 byAndrew Flood   image 1 image
The nostalgic left is a bit of shorthand I’ve started using for those on the left who have reacted to the disintegration of the old left by wishing for idealised simpler times. And perhaps more strangely blaming the collapse on what they see as threatening new developments, like intersectionality. They hold such newfangled nonsense responsible for the current failure of the left to get an echo from the general population. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / anarchist movement / news report Wednesday December 18, 2013 20:50 byAndrew   image 1 image
The WSM had its Autumn national conference in Dublin on the 23rd November.  National Conference is the ultimate decision making body in the WSM. It happens every six months usually over a day or two. As well as discussing motions time is also spent on discussing the past six months activity and prospects for the next period. Conference also hears reports of activity from all branches, officers and working groups.  This covered areas like the Irish Anarchist Review, WSM Website, Dublin Anarchist Bookfair and our pro-choice and anti racist work. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / education / news report Monday September 16, 2013 22:12 byAndrew   text 1 comment (last - monday september 23, 2013 19:43)   image 1 image
In 2012 the attempt by the government to Quebec to introduce a 75% fee hike was defeated by the organisation of a mass student strike that lasted over 6 months. That fee increase was part of the global process of imposing the privatisation and commodification of education. Since the victory, organisers of the strike have been being doing speaking tours to aid the process whereby "youth and students everywhere are becoming increasingly conscious of the need to organize as a means to defend education as a social right". In September this tour reaches Ireland where we need to hear how a sustained and militant student movement that can win is built. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / gender / opinion / analysis Monday July 15, 2013 21:58 byAndrew Flood   image 1 image
Despite spending in the region of a million euro and getting the backing of the catholic church its now clear that the anti-choice extremists of Youth Defence & the Pro Life Campaign were resoundingly defeated when the Dail finally voted though legislation implementing the X-Case judgment of 21 years ago. This time last year they were confident that they already had enough Fine Gael TD's on board to block the required legislation but they reckoned against the wave of public anger that followed the death of Savita Halappanavar after she was denied a potentially life saving abortion in a Galway hospital. read full story / add a comment
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greece / turkey / cyprus / the left / feature Tuesday June 25, 2013 15:17 byAndrew Flood   text 2 comments (last - wednesday june 26, 2013 14:46)   image 1 image
Tear gas is a very good place to start trying to understand what is happening in Turkey.  The main purpose of tear gas is to terrorise and thus break up large crowds of people.  In Istanbul over the last weeks huge quantities have been used over and over to prevent large anti-government demonstrations developing. This wasn't about 'riot control' - generally there was no riot to control.  In this piece I'm going to put the Gezi park revolt in the context of the cycle of struggles that began in 2010 and of the specific economic, politcal and historical situation of the Turkish republic to try and draw out the lessons for all of us fighting global capitalism read full story / add a comment
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greece / turkey / cyprus / the left / interview Sunday June 02, 2013 20:18 byAndrew   image 1 image
The video is the Dublin Istanbul solidarity demonstration June 1 2013 - the audio track is an interview recorded with Sevinc just before the start of the demonstration. In this 45 minute interview Sevinc who recently migrated from Turkey to Ireland provides context on the Gezi park struggle and the police repression from recent regional and left politics. Touches on the Turkish left & anarchist movement, LGBT & Kurdish struggles, the role of the Ultras, the army & Police read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / workplace struggles / opinion / analysis Friday March 22, 2013 19:17 byAndrew Flood   image 1 image
We have to ask ourselves how we have found ourselves in unions where the leadership was allowed take such an approach. And we have to work out how we create unions that we control and which will help us organise together to defend our common interests. How has it come to this? read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / workplace struggles / opinion / analysis Wednesday March 20, 2013 19:09 byAndrew Flood   image 1 image
The government says if we Vote no to Croke Park they will impose it anyway. Many of the union leadership try and scare us into voting Yes with this threat and by saying the only alternative is strike action. Both are right. If we just vote no than the government will attack us. And when they do the only way we can win is if we are willing to fight back - that will mean industrial action. It will almost certainly mean at least the credible threat of an indefinite strike. read full story / add a comment
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internaţional / anarchist circulaţie / opinion/analysis Wednesday January 30, 2013 10:27 byAndrew Flood   image 2 images
În ultimul deceniu, o critică generalizată a civilizației a fost formulată de către un număr de autori, predominant din SUA. Unii dintre aceștia au ales să se identifice drept anarhiști, deși auto-indentificarea generală este de primitivist (sau din păcate “anarho”-primitivism). Argumentul lor general este că “civilizația” în sine este problema care duce la incapacitatea noastră de a trăi o viață plină de satisfacții. Astfel, lupta pentru schimbare este o luptă împotriva civilizației și pentru un pământ unde tehnologia a fost eliminată.
Critica primitivistă a anarhismului se bazează în jurul susţinerii că ar fi descoperit o contradicție între libertate și societatea de masă. În alte cuvinte, ei văd ca o imposibilitate orice societate care implică grupuri mult mai mari decât un sat să fie o societate liberă. Dacă acest lucru ar fi fost adevărat, atunci ar face propunerea anarhistă a unei lumi a “federațiilor libere formate din municipii, orașe și sate o imposibilitate. Astfel de federații și centre de populație sunt în mod evident o formă de societate de masă/civilizație. [English] read full story / add a comment
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irlanda / gran bretagna / genero / cronaca Wednesday January 23, 2013 22:06 byAndrew   image 6 images
Sabato a Dublino ha visto un altro disperato tentativo da parte della coalizione "anti-scelta" [ossia contro la scelta della donna di decidere - ndt.] di evitare che il Dáil (la Camera irlandese) introduca legislazione che permetterebbe l'aborto in casi in cui la vita della donna è in pericolo. Nonostante mesi di preparazione, comportando una spesa che deve essere stato vicino a un milione di euro, e nonostante che i parroci, durante la messa in ogni parocchia, abbiano reso obbligatorio la partecipazione a tutti i cattolici, meno di 15.000 si sono presentati alla manifestazione. Rispetto alle 150.000 donne che hanno dovuto viaggiare per ottenere aborti negli ultimi decenni, ciò equivale a quasi nulla, un pugno di fanatici trasportati in autobus da tutto il paese. [English] read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / gender / news report Wednesday January 23, 2013 03:18 byAndrew   image 6 images
Saturday in Dublin saw another desperate attempt by the anti-choice coalition to prevent legislation coming to the Dail (Irish parliament) to allow abortion where a women's life is under threat. Despite months of preparation, a spend that must have ran close to a million euro, and the parish priest at every mass in the country telling catholics they should attend, less that 15,000 turned up. Compared to the 150,000 women who have had to travel to obtain abortions in the last ecades this amounts to almost nothing, a handful of bigots bussed in from all over the country. [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / gender / news report Wednesday December 19, 2012 17:40 byAndrew Flood   image 1 image
This afternoon the government had finally confirmed that it is to legislate for abortion access under the conditions of the X-case. While we can welcome the failure of the anti-choice movement to stop this announcement, despite frantically spending a quarter of a million dollars euro in ten days, this is so little so late that it is almost meaningless. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / economy / news report Friday December 07, 2012 21:42 byAndrew   image 1 image
Roughly 1,000 people protested at the Dail (parliament building) in Dublin Wednesday night as yet another austerity budget was debated. As with previous budgets the new flat rate taxes, PRSI & excise hikes will mean workers & those on low income will be hit hard while the richest 1% will hardly notice any difference. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / gender / news report Friday November 30, 2012 22:59 byAndrew   image 1 image
Last night saw hundreds of pro-choice activists blockade the gates of the Dáil after TD's once more refused to pass X-case legislation. Twenty years after the X-case and one month after the death of Savita Halappanavar women in Ireland were told once more that the politicians had not had enough time. The political parties, in particular the Labour Party, were once more engaged in a cynical game of playing politics - a game that leaves pregnant women at continued risk in Irish hospitals. read full story / add a comment
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internazionale / movimento anarchico / cronaca Tuesday September 04, 2012 19:09 byAndrew Flood   image 1 image
Un paio di migliaia di anarchici da tutto il globo si sono radunati a St-Imier, la piccola città che ospitò nel 1872 la fondazione dell'Internazionale Anarchica, per commemorare questo evento con dozzine di eventi politici, organizzativi e culturali. Quale componente di questo raduno, la rete internazionale Anarkismo, di cui il WSM è la sezione irlandese, ha tenuto sia una conferenza europea che un raduno mondiale. [English] read full story / add a comment

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Issue #3 of the Newsletter of the Tokologo African Anarchist Collective

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textPalestine-Israel,The joint struggle and the vicious Israeli transfer efforts 05:28 Wed 01 Oct by Ilan S. 0 comments

Arkib (1948 Bedouins), Bil'in, Dahams (Ramla 1948 village), East Jerusalem (occupied 1967 mainly Sheikh Jarah, Shuafat, and the Bedouins of the region) Ma'asarah, Nabi Saleh, Ni'ilin, Qaddum, South of Hebron Hills - the main locations of the joint struggles the anarchists against the wall are involved in. As the Israeli pretending of striving for any kind of peace was exposed, the transfer efforts are intensified. It seems the hazards taking and gambling of Israel on the continuation of the occupation is increasing. The Israeli government count on the pro Israeli lobby of the US right and the strategic value of Israel in the present troubled time and recklessly disregard the mounting international pressure... though the Israeli officials and the public keep worrying in public about the economic and political pressures.

arton6013007a2.jpg imageReportage Photo : Les anarchistes turcs au secours du Kurdistan syrien 19:17 Mon 29 Sep by Commission international 0 comments

Kobanê (Aïn Al-Arab) est devenu un abcès de fixation où s’affrontent deux mondes : les forces progressistes, laïques et révolutionnaires d’un côté, les fanatiques religieux de l’autre.

Manifestation de la gauche kurde à Paris le 27 septembre 2014 image« Kobanê et le Kurdistan n’ont pas pour seul ennemi l’État islamique » 19:05 Mon 29 Sep by Commission international 0 comments

Allocution d’Alternative libertaire soutenue par l’OCL à la manifestation parisienne de la gauche kurde du 27 septembre 2014, en solidarité avec le Kurdistan syrien.

1bralex9.jpg imageΗ Τούμπα, οι μετανάσ... 19:31 Sun 28 Sep by "Μαύρο & Κόκκινο" 0 comments

Κείμενο της συλλογικότητας για τον Κοινωνικό Αναρχισμό "Μαύρο & Κόκκινο" από τη Θεσσαλονίκη για τα τελευταία συμβάντα στην Τούμπα με αφορμή την δημιουργία φιλοξενείου μεταναστών στην περιοχή

daf_in_kobane_3.jpg imageTurkish anarchists in Syria to support Kurdish people 15:37 Sat 27 Sep by Workers Solidarity Movement 4 comments

Istanbul anarchists along other leftists, feminists, and 'Gezi park types' have managed to cross over into Syria and the northern town of Kobane which is currently threatened by ISIS.

daf_in_kobane.jpg imageIn Shingal, Kobane and all Rojava, ISIS is Dehak and the people are Kawa 20:35 Fri 26 Sep by Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet 0 comments

In Kurdistan, people are fighting against ISIS, “the procreated violence” given birth by capitalism and the states that start wars for their own benefits. ISIS, subcontractor of the states that pursue income strategies on the region, is attacking people while yelling “islamic state!” and “holy war, jihad!”. People are suffering from hunger and thirst, getting ill, getting injured; migrating ad dying. They are still fighting in that struggle for existence. People are fighting not for the schemes and strategies around meeting tables, not for income, but for their freedom.

textMovilizaciones en defensa de los derechos y libertades de las personas 20:29 Fri 26 Sep by CGT 0 comments

Estamos ante un régimen que además de reprimir está alterando el orden jurídico para disponer de artilugios legales que le permitan ejercen la represión con total impunidad.

solidaridadn25_portada_web.jpg imageSOLIDARIDAD N°25: ¡Los derechos sociales. Se ganan en la calle 20:43 Thu 25 Sep by Solidaridad 0 comments

Compañeras y compañeros. Tenemos el agrado de comunicarles que una nueva edición del periódico Solidaridad pronto circulará por las principales ciudades del país.

A continuación les adelantamos algunos contenidos que forman parte de este número:

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".

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imageΑστικές επιρροές σ&#... Oct 01 by Μοrtar (Common Cause) 0 comments

Το παρακάτω κείμενο εκδόθηκε στο δεύτερο τεύχος του περιοδικού Μοrtar της ειδικής αναρχικής πολιτικής οργάνωσης Common Cause που δραστηριοποιείται στον Καναδά. Το αρχικό κείμενο μπορεί να βρεθεί στοhttp://zabalazabooks.net/2014/07/02/bourgeois-influence...edux/ Αναδημοσίευση από το ιστολόγιο http://halastor.blogspot.gr/ *** Μετάφραση kostav.

imageLa resistencia palestina: Símbolo de la lucha contra la opresión colonial Oct 01 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D. 0 comments

La más reciente ofensiva israelí en contra del pueblo palestino, que duró casi dos meses, es quizás una de las acciones más letales en la larga historia de violencias que acumula la entidad sionista sobre su lomo. Más de 2.000 muertos, al menos una cuarta parte de ellos menores de edad, masacrados con bombas, metralla y fósforo blanco que han sido arrojados de manera deliberada sobre la población civil inerme en la Franja de Gaza, la cual se refugió en hospitales, escuelas, oficinas de la ONU, mientras muchos otros han sido destrozados durmiendo en sus propios hogares. Sin embargo, aparte de estas cobardes atrocidades, Israel se ha demostrado impotente en sus dos objetivos centrales: no ha podido destruir la red de túneles mediante los cuales los palestinos en Gaza pueden burlar a duras penas el bloqueo absoluto y medieval impuesto; tampoco ha podido desbaratar la capacidad militar de la resistencia palestina.

image[Chile] No nos basta solamente con marchar Sep 29 by Solidaridad 0 comments

Editorial del n°25 del periódico anarquista chileno Solidaridad.

imageISIS, Iraq and the War on Terror Sep 28 by Joshua Virasami 0 comments

It's official, extremist firebrand Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of ISIS, will play the new bearded bogeyman. It's official, he didn’t loot the banks for gold but is in fact being paid by our friends, the good ol’ Gulf petro-monarchs. It's official, we are being frogmarched back into the 'kill the bogeyman' script. It's official, none of this is happening… "officially".

imageCrisis and Revolt Sep 28 by Wayne Price 0 comments

Liberals and progressive forces support the Democratic Party in elections, even though humanity is facing a number of interconnected threats and nightmarish catastrophes: economic, ecological/climate, and others. Democratic liberals, while perhaps the "lesser evil" to the Republican reactionaries, have no solutions to the objective dangers which threaten society with great suffering and destruction. The only real alternative is popular mass struggle or defeat--socialist-anarchism or catastrophes.

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image« Kobanê et le Kurdistan n’ont pas pour seul ennemi l’État islamique » Sep 29 Alternative Libertaire 0 comments

Allocution d’Alternative libertaire soutenue par l’OCL à la manifestation parisienne de la gauche kurde du 27 septembre 2014, en solidarité avec le Kurdistan syrien.

imageΗ Τούμπα, οι μετανάσ... Sep 28 0 comments

Κείμενο της συλλογικότητας για τον Κοινωνικό Αναρχισμό "Μαύρο & Κόκκινο" από τη Θεσσαλονίκη για τα τελευταία συμβάντα στην Τούμπα με αφορμή την δημιουργία φιλοξενείου μεταναστών στην περιοχή

imageIn Shingal, Kobane and all Rojava, ISIS is Dehak and the people are Kawa Sep 26 DAF - Revolutionary Anarchist Action 0 comments

In Kurdistan, people are fighting against ISIS, “the procreated violence” given birth by capitalism and the states that start wars for their own benefits. ISIS, subcontractor of the states that pursue income strategies on the region, is attacking people while yelling “islamic state!” and “holy war, jihad!”. People are suffering from hunger and thirst, getting ill, getting injured; migrating ad dying. They are still fighting in that struggle for existence. People are fighting not for the schemes and strategies around meeting tables, not for income, but for their freedom.

textMovilizaciones en defensa de los derechos y libertades de las personas Sep 26 CONFEDERACIÓN GENERAL DEL TRABAJO 0 comments

Estamos ante un régimen que además de reprimir está alterando el orden jurídico para disponer de artilugios legales que le permitan ejercen la represión con total impunidad.

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)

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