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Bernard Sigamoney (1888-1963)
africa meridionale / storia dell'anarchismo / opinione / analisi Wednesday December 24, 2014 14:43 byLucien van der Walt   image 1 image
Un movimento globale, quello della tradizione anarchica e sindacalista rivoluzionaria, ha influenzato persone di tutti i ceti sociali. Una delle figure più rappresentative fu Bernard L.E. Sigamoney, nato nel 1888. Il nipote di braccianti indiani a contratto, che emigrarono in Sud Africa nel 1870, divenne un maestro di scuola con una impostazione da classe operaia. [English] read full story / add a comment
Bernard Sigamoney (1888-1963)
southern africa / history of anarchism / opinion / analysis Friday December 12, 2014 15:38 byLucien van der Walt   image 1 image
A global movement, the anarchist and syndicalist tradition has influenced people from all walks of life. A notable figure was Bernard L.E. Sigamoney, born in 1888. The grandson of indentured Indian labourers, who arrived in South Africa in the 1870s, he became a school teacher with a working class outlook. [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
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Νότια Αφρική (Περιφέρεια) / Λαϊκοί Αγώνες / Γνώμη / Ανάλυση Saturday October 04, 2014 18:54 byShawn Hattingh - Lucien van der Walt   image 1 image
Ο θάνατος του Νέλσον Μαντέλα συνοδεύτηκε από χιλιάδες άρθρα και εκατομμύρια ανθρώπων τα οποία απέδιδαν σε αυτόν φόρο τιμής. Εξυμνώντας τον σωστά, για την εναντίωση του στον φυλετισμό, την συνεισφορά του στους απελευθερωτικούς αγώνες στην N. Αφρική και για την στάση του ενάντια στο καθεστώς του απαρτχάιντ, το οποίο και τον κράτησε φυλακισμένο για 27 χρόνια. Για μεγάλο μέρος της ζωής του ο Νέλσον Μαντέλα υπήρξε η βασική φιγούρα των απελευθερωτικών αγώνων στην N. Αφρική κατά την διάρκεια των δεκαετιών του 1960, 1970 και 1980.
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eastern asia / history of anarchism / opinion / analysis Monday September 08, 2014 19:11 byLucien van der Walt   image 1 image
Sketch of the life of Liu Shifu (Sifo, or Sifu), Chinese anarchist-communist, 1884-1915.
First published as SIFU: A CHINESE REVOLUTIONIST 1884-1915 by H.E. Shaw, in "Esperanto Journal of the People," from Mother Earth volume 10, number 8, October 1915

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internazionale / lotte sindacali / opinione / analisi Friday July 25, 2014 15:41 byLucien van der Walt   image 1 image
Perché è importante sviluppare una nuova visione del ruolo trasformatore dei sindacati in un mondo di crisi e di disuguaglianze; i limiti del sindacalismo concertativo, degli approcci nazionalisti, di quelli marxisti-leninisti e social-democratici; e come l'anarcosindacalismo ed il sindacalismo rivoluzionario - in quanto importante tradizione storica, bagaglio di idee ed esperienza rivoluzionaria, soprattutto in Spagna nel 1936-1939 - possono contribuire al dibattito. [English] read full story / add a comment
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international / workplace struggles / opinion / analysis Friday July 04, 2014 16:30 byLucien van der Walt   image 1 image
van der Walt, Lucien (2014) “Reclaiming Syndicalism: From Spain to South Africa to Global Labour Today,” Global Labour Journal, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 239-252.

New article: why it's important to develop a new, transformative vision for trade unions in a world of crisis and inequality; the limits of business unionism and of nationalist, Marxist-Leninist and social democratic approaches; and how anarcho- and revolutionary syndicalism -- as an important historical tradition, as a set of ideas, and as a revolutionary experience, notably in Spain 1936-1939 -- can contribute to the debate. [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
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southern africa / workplace struggles / debate Friday March 07, 2014 05:44 byLucien van der Walt   image 1 image
Lightly edited transcript from Lucien van der Walt’s discussion at 1st National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) Political School, September 2013. From his debate with Solly Mapaila, 2nd deputy GS of the South African Communist Party (SACP) on anarcho-syndicalist versus Leninist views of the revolutionary potential of unions. A version was printed in ASR #61 2014, pp. 11-20

Captures van der Walt’s main points: the debate on the anarcho-syndicalist view that revolutionary trade unions, allied to other movements, creating a self-managed worker-controlled socialism through mass education, counter-power and workplace occupations; anarcho-syndicalism as a working class tradition; the anarcho-syndicalist view that unions can potentially be more revolutionary than political parties including Communist Parties, & be revolutionary without leadership by parties; the view that electioneering can be replaced with direct action campaigns; that the Spanish Revolution (1936-1939) shows unions taking power and making a bottom-up worker-controlled revolution; and how NUMSA’s current actions refute Marxist-Leninist theory; other problems with that theory’s traditional approach to unions; and the implications of all of this for current debates over the form of a new socialist movement in South Africa and elsewhere; and the nature of the South African ruling class and the primary social contradictions.

Lucien van der Walt is co-author of “Black Flame: The revolutionary class politics of anarchism and syndicalism” (w.Michael Schmidt, 2009, AK Press) and co-editor of “Anarchism and Syndicalism in the Colonial and Postcolonial World, 1870-1940” (w. Steve Hirsch and Benedict Anderson, 2010, Brill). He has a long history of involvement in the working class movements. read full story / add a comment
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Διεθνή / Αναρχικό κίνημα / Γνώμη / Ανάλυση Tuesday February 04, 2014 17:08 byLucien Van Der Walt   image 1 image
Στο παρόν κείμενο παρουσιάζεται μια ανάλυση του μαζικού αναρχισμού και συνδικαλισμού από θεωρητική και πρακτική πλευρά, ως απάντηση στις απόψεις του Daryl Glaser, που θέλουν τα εργατικά συμβούλια να μην πληρούν τις βασικές δημοκρατικές αρχές και να χρησιμοποιούνται μόνο ως ένα απλό εργαλείο κατά την διάρκεια των πρώιμων σταδίων μιας επανάστασης, τα οποία είναι πολύ πιθανό είτε να καταρρεύσουν είτε να οδηγήσουν σε ένα σταλινικού τύπου καθεστώς- ενώ αντιπροτείνει μια μορφή κοινοβουλευτισμού μέσω συμμετοχικών δομών. read full story / add a comment
Nelson Mandela
southern africa / migration / racism / feature Sunday December 15, 2013 23:39 byShawn 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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international / anarchist movement / debate Friday December 13, 2013 16:12 byLucien 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 byLucien 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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southern africa / community struggles / opinion / analysis Tuesday December 10, 2013 14:12 byLucien van der Walt   image 1 image
Our country is in a mess. Hunger, poverty, exploitation and injustice stalk the land.

The working class and poor face, at every step, the high walls of injustice, the chains of unemployment, and the bullets and batons of the police.

Conflicts shake the country, and hopes that shone in 1994 are fading, rusting under the waters of greed, oppression, and inequality; those hopes seem like a dream that fades when you awake to a grim reality. read full story / add a comment
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norte da África / história do anarquismo / link para pdf Monday December 02, 2013 21:59 byLucien van der Walt & Michael Schmidt   image 1 image
Esse texto dos autores sul-africanos apresenta elementos para uma compreensão da desconhecida história do anarquismo no norte da África. Trazem fatos e personagens de mais de um século de anarquismo em países como Egito, Argélia, Marrocos, Tunísia e Líbia. Continuam, dessa maneira, a mostrar que o anarquismo não se resumiu e nem se resume ao eixo do Atlântico Norte ressaltado nos estudos de referência.
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Διεθνή / Αναρχική Ιστορία / Γνώμη / Ανάλυση Wednesday October 09, 2013 17:39 byLucien van der Walt-Michael Schmidt   image 1 image
Αγωνιστική Μειοψηφία: Το Ζήτημα της Αναρχικής Πολιτικής Οργάνωσης - Των Lucien van der Walt και Michael Schmidt read full story / add a comment
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Διεθνή / Αναρχικό κίνημα / Γνώμη / Ανάλυση Wednesday October 09, 2013 17:34 byLucien van der Walt-Michael Schmidt   image 1 image
Αγωνιστική Μειοψηφία: Το Ζήτημα της Αναρχικής Πολιτικής Οργάνωσης Των Lucien van der Walt και Michael Schmidt read full story / add a comment
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Διεθνή / Αναρχικό κίνημα / Γνώμη / Ανάλυση Wednesday October 09, 2013 17:22 byLucien van der Walt-Michael Schmidt   image 1 image
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international / history of anarchism / debate Saturday August 31, 2013 04:49 byLucien van der Walt   text 3 comments (last - sunday december 15, 2013 04:57)   image 1 image
This article defends the argument that anarchism/syndicalism emerged in the 1860s, as a libertarian form of socialism, opposed to social and economic hierarchy/inequality, favouring international class struggle and revolution, from below, for a self-managed, socialist, stateless order; it defends the necessity using a truly global history and analysis, placing the colonial and postcolonial world, and a wide range of mass movements, centre-stage, in order to grasp the "canon" of texts/thinkers/theories that must be ‘regarded as authoritative for anarchist thought and practice or especially significant in the historical development of anarchism’. It rejects claims that anarchism is a timeless "orientation" existing outside of contexts and classes, and demonstrates the methodological and analytical problems that arise from such approaches, including tautology, assertion and selective use of evidence. read full story / add a comment
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internacional / movimento anarquista / opinião / análise Tuesday August 13, 2013 19:10 byMichael Schmidt e Lucien van der Walt   image 1 image
Introdução do livro Black Flame: the revolutionary class politics of anarchism and syndicalism [Chama Negra: a política classista e revolucionária do anarquismo e do sindicalismo de intenção revolucionária]. read full story / add a comment
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Διεθνή / Αναρχικό κίνημα / Γνώμη / Ανάλυση Thursday May 16, 2013 20:24 byLucien van der Walt - Michael Schmidt   image 1 image
Το Νόημα του Αναρχισμού: Συζητώντας τη βιβλιογραφία* - Ελληνική μετάφραση του Πρώτου Κεφαλαίου του βιβλίου των Lucien van der Walt και Michael Schmidt “Black Flame – The Revolutionary Class Politics of Anarchism and Syndicalism”

* Αποσπάσματα από το δίτομο έργο «Μαύρη Φλόγα» (υπό έκδοση). Mετάφραση, επιμέλεια: Κωστής read full story / add a comment
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Διεθνή / Αναρχικό κίνημα / Γνώμη / Ανάλυση Thursday May 16, 2013 20:21 byLucien van der Walt - Michael Schmidt   image 1 image
Το Νόημα του Αναρχισμού: Συζητώντας τη βιβλιογραφία* - Ελληνική μετάφραση του Πρώτου Κεφαλαίου του βιβλίου των Lucien van der Walt και Michael Schmidt “Black Flame – The Revolutionary Class Politics of Anarchism and Syndicalism”
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Issue #4 of the Newsletter of the Tokologo African Anarchist Collective

Front page

After the election of Syriza in Greece - Power is not in Parliament

[Chile] Movimiento Estudiantil: ¿En dónde debemos enfocar nuestros esfuerzos?

Je ne suis pas Charlie

México en llamas: raíces y perspectivas de una lucha que avanza y la crisis de un sistema político

Sobre la liberación de prisioneros y el restablecimiento de relaciones diplomáticas, por los gobiernos de Cuba y EE.UU.

No to Golden Dawn in Australia!

Abusos y arbitrariedad - retención de JOSÉ A. GUTIÉRREZ, en el bajo Caguán, Caquetá

Could a Revolution Happen in the US?

An Anarchist Communist Reply to ‘Rojava: An Anarcho-Syndicalist Perspective’

Lutar e vencer fora das urnas

In the Rubble of US Imperialism

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?

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b8tytbaciaajreb.jpg imageSupport IFF workers in Melbourne 16:57 Thu 29 Jan by Dmitri 0 comments

About 25-30 workers at International Flavours and Fragrances (IFF) in Dandenong, Melbourne have initiated a factory occupation in january 25 2015 in response to the company trying to force a pay cut and indefinitely locking them out. SUPPORT IS NEEDED NOW! It's really significant that these workers have decided to take strong industrial action at a point when workers rights are under attack more than ever.

ese_2.jpg imageAppeal for financial support 19:02 Wed 28 Jan by Libertarian Syndicalist Union (ESE Athens) 0 comments

Libertarian Syndicalist Union (ESE Athens) supports and joins in solidarity movements for the Syrian refugees (victims of war) which live in Greece. Apart from their fair request for direct provision of asylum and travel documents, these people have huge needs in terms of accommodation, food, health care, etc. Hundreds of Syrian refugees reside in hotels (as a stopgap solution), not in good conditions , being under the responsibility of the Greek government and Athens' mayor. We can also report that food supplies for the above refugees are οbtained from charities and solidarity movements.

10933741_789944897725451_7421130446225923181_n.jpg image¡Organicemos la rebeldía! Sigamos luchando, soñando y creando mundos nuevos 00:58 Wed 28 Jan by Grupo Estudiantil Anarquista 0 comments

Expresamos nuestras palabras de solidaridad con la familia, amigas y compañeras de Carlos Alberto Pedraza, persona que entregó su vida para forjar el cambio y la unidad revolucionaria. Inesperadamente ha dejado este mundo –forzosamente-, pero sus palabras serán visibles en las ideas y caminos por la construcción de un mundo nuevo, un mundo lleno de ilusión, esperanza y amor, aquel mundo nuevo que llevamos dentro de nuestros corazones.2 Parte un compañero para vivir, vivir eternamente en los corazones e ideas, pero también quedan las huellas y pasos hechos por la dignidad y la solidaridad, en esta construcción donde nos encontramos día a día, codo a codo.

b8tr1udiaaanghv.jpg imageLas fuerzas kurdas liberan la ciudad de Kobane: celebraciones en la frontera siria 21:29 Tue 27 Jan by Sandra Segall 0 comments

Durante el lunes las fuerzas kurdas expulsaron al grupo armado Daesh de la ciudad de Kobane tras más de cuatro meses de combates por la localidad fronteriza. La victoria se celebró tanto en Kobane como en otras partes del mundo, sin embargo, EEUU señaló al mismo tiempo que la disputa de la ciudad continua.

lemebel.jpg imagePedro Lemebel: “No necesito disfraz, aquí está mi cara, hablo por mi diferencia, defiendo lo que soy... 18:36 Tue 27 Jan by Meribel González 0 comments

Un agresivo cáncer te llevó muy temprano. Demasiado incorrecto para recibir un Premio Nacional. Demasiado rebelde para la cultura de los Fondart. No fuiste un escritor embobado por la extravagancia del mundo de las letras, fuiste un hombre pobre, homosexual y creador inigualable: “Hay tantos niños que van a nacer con una alita rota y yo quiero que vuelen compañero. Que su revolución les dé un pedazo de cielo rojo para que puedan volar”.

1378325_795285173893636_5297279479773835095_n1.jpg imageWe are winning in Kobanê Today, and in All Kurdistan Tomorrow! 02:53 Tue 27 Jan by DAF 0 comments

Today, the gangs that the states created for their interests are running away though the ruins they are leaving behind in Kobanê. While the victory of resistance is echoing in the free streets of Kobanê, the

conviction of freedom is rising above the same ruins in the streets. Like comrade Durutti says, "We are not in the least afraid of ruins". Today and tomorrow, in Kobanê and many other places, we know that a new life is being created among the ruins.

textRazzisti e basta 04:14 Sun 25 Jan by Alternativa Libertaria/FdCA 0 comments

Volantino diffuso sabato 24 gennaio a Fano in contrasto con sit-in razzista della Lega Nord contro i richiedenti asilo

1.jpg imageΈνα πολύ καλό βιβλί&... 12:18 Sat 24 Jan by Dmitri 0 comments

Πέτρος Πέτκας, "Δικτατορία του προλεταριάτου" και "Εργατικά συμβούλια": Ασύμβατες έννοιες Τιμή : 6 ευρώ - Σελ. 85

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Ότι υπόσχονται οι εκλογές το πετυχαίνει ο καθημερινός αγώνας.~ Δεν ψηφίζουμε, προετοιμάζουμε την Κοινωνική Επανάσταση.

«Αυτός που ψηφίζει και δεν κάνει τίποτε για την Κοινωνική Επανάσταση κι αυτός που δεν ψηφίζει κι ομοίως δεν κάνει τίποτε για την Κοινωνική Επανάσταση είναι το ίδιο άχρηστοι για την υπόθεσή μας.» -Β. Durruti-

renaico_2.jpg image[Chile] Evento cultural: ¡Salvemos Renaico! ¡No al peaje! 00:38 Thu 22 Jan by N. Fuentes 0 comments

El “Colectivo social ¡Salvemos el río Renaico!” es una organización que funciona en base a autogestión y mantiene autonomía política, está conformada por jóvenes y adultos de la comuna de Renaico y surge por la crítica situación por la que atraviesa el río de dicha comuna a raíz de la intervención de la empresa “CMPC”, canales de regadío irregulares, la introducción de bosques de árboles exóticos y la actual instalación de una central hidroeléctrica de paso por parte de la empresa “Agua Viva S.A.”, pero además este colectivo ha adoptado nuevas problemáticas a sus actividades de agitación, como la construcción de la llamada “Ruta Nahuelbuta” que traerá consigo la instalación de un peaje en Coihue (entrada norte) y otro en Tijeral (entrada sur) afectando directamente al bolsillo de los renaiquinos.

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imageΑΛΦΑ υπό το μηδέν Jan 31 by Αργύρης Αργυριάδης 0 comments

Σε αυτή την ηλεκτρονική μπροσούρα θα γίνει μια προσπάθεια ανάλυσης της «νέας αναρχίας», υπό το πλαίσιο της κοινωνικής ψυχολογίας και της ψυχοδυναμικής προσέγγισης. Στόχος η συμβολή στα «εντός του χώρου» τεκταινόμενα στο επίπεδο των ιδεών και πώς αυτά διαμορφώνονται στο σύγχρονο περιβάλλον. Η ανάλυση επικεντρώνεται στις ιδέες (γενικό), χρησιμοποιεί τα γεγονότα μόνο ως παράδειγμα (μερικό) και δεν εστιάζει στους ανθρώπους (εδικό) σε προσωπικό επίπεδο. Ο άνθρωπος ως δρών υποκείμενο λαμβάνει θέση στα γεγονότα, κατασκευάζοντας την πραγματικότητά του, σύμφωνα με τις πληροφορίες που δέχεται. Είναι όμως οι σκοποί και τα μέσα επίτευξής τους αυτά που διαφοροποιούν και διαμορφώνουν τη δράση. Η συγγραφή δεν ήταν εύκολο έργο μιας και ο γράφων υποστηρίζει τον Ιστορικό Μείζονα Αναρχισμό, που ευρύτερα περιγράφεται ως Κοινωνικός Αναρχισμός. Με αυτό θέλω να τονίσω ότι στην πραγματικότητα δεν υπάρχει στην ανάλυση των κοινωνικών και πολιτικών φαινομένων καμία ουδετερότητα η οποία πηγάζει από μια υποτιθέμενη «επιστημονική» ή «ακαδημαϊκή» αντικειμενικότητα. Η Προσπάθεια ήταν να ανοίξει και όχι να εξαντλήσει το θέμα, παρουσιάζοντας την ερμηνεία ως εκδοχή και αφετηρία για σκέψη.

Αργύρης Αργυριάδης
Αθήνα, Ιανουάριος 2014

imageΑΛΦΑ υπό το μηδέν Jan 31 by Αργύρης Αργυριάδης 0 comments

Σε αυτή την ηλεκτρονική μπροσούρα θα γίνει μια προσπάθεια ανάλυσης της «νέας αναρχίας», υπό το πλαίσιο της κοινωνικής ψυχολογίας και της ψυχοδυναμικής προσέγγισης. Στόχος η συμβολή στα «εντός του χώρου» τεκταινόμενα στο επίπεδο των ιδεών και πώς αυτά διαμορφώνονται στο σύγχρονο περιβάλλον. Η ανάλυση επικεντρώνεται στις ιδέες (γενικό), χρησιμοποιεί τα γεγονότα μόνο ως παράδειγμα (μερικό) και δεν εστιάζει στους ανθρώπους (εδικό) σε προσωπικό επίπεδο. Ο άνθρωπος ως δρών υποκείμενο λαμβάνει θέση στα γεγονότα, κατασκευάζοντας την πραγματικότητά του, σύμφωνα με τις πληροφορίες που δέχεται. Είναι όμως οι σκοποί και τα μέσα επίτευξής τους αυτά που διαφοροποιούν και διαμορφώνουν τη δράση. Η συγγραφή δεν ήταν εύκολο έργο μιας και ο γράφων υποστηρίζει τον Ιστορικό Μείζονα Αναρχισμό, που ευρύτερα περιγράφεται ως Κοινωνικός Αναρχισμός. Με αυτό θέλω να τονίσω ότι στην πραγματικότητα δεν υπάρχει στην ανάλυση των κοινωνικών και πολιτικών φαινομένων καμία ουδετερότητα η οποία πηγάζει από μια υποτιθέμενη «επιστημονική» ή «ακαδημαϊκή» αντικειμενικότητα. Η Προσπάθεια ήταν να ανοίξει και όχι να εξαντλήσει το θέμα, παρουσιάζοντας την ερμηνεία ως εκδοχή και αφετηρία για σκέψη. Αργύρης Αργυριάδης
Αθήνα, Ιανουάριος 2014

imageStrike to stop aboriginal deaths in custody Jan 31 by MACG 0 comments

The movement against Aboriginal deaths in custody is growing. It is growing because the deaths just keep happening, and that’s criminal. We're not just talking about deaths from natural causes. Many of these deaths are far from natural.
From 'The Anvil' newsletter of Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group (MACG), issue 4/1, Feb. 2015.

imageW.E.B. Du Bois and the Fight over His U.S. Memorial Jan 30 by Wayne Price 0 comments

W.E.B. Du Bois was an important African-American scholar and activist. In the 60s there was an effort to create a memorial for him in his home town in Massachusetts. This met with a great deal of right-wing resistance. The history of this controversy shines light on the broader issues of racism and Cold War anti-communism.

imagePor qué como anarquistas apoyamos la lucha autónoma del pueblo mapuche Jan 29 by C.Peste 0 comments

El conflicto entre el Estado chileno y el Pueblo Mapuche nace con la propia formación e imposición del Estado. Y se agudiza con el establecimiento de asentamientos fuertemente militarizados en el territorio del Pueblo Mapuche: el Wallmapu. Estos asentamientos trajeron consigo la imposición de la cultura occidental a través de sangre y fuego, exterminando a los habitantes autóctonos de la zona.

Desde los años 90 a la actualidad, la lucha del Pueblo Mapuche ha ido buscando diversas formas de combatir al Estado y el capitalismo. La miseria, el hambre, la injusticia y la desigualdad económica en las zonas al sur de Chile han hecho notar que el enemigo no es solo el Estado/nación, sino que también es el sistema capitalista en el cual habitamos. Son justamente, estos puntos los que iremos desarrollando a lo largo de este texto, con el fin de responder a nuestra inquietud: ¿Cómo anarquistas apoyamos la lucha del Pueblo Mapuche?

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imageAppeal for financial support Jan 28 0 comments

Libertarian Syndicalist Union (ESE Athens) supports and joins in solidarity movements for the Syrian refugees (victims of war) which live in Greece. Apart from their fair request for direct provision of asylum and travel documents, these people have huge needs in terms of accommodation, food, health care, etc. Hundreds of Syrian refugees reside in hotels (as a stopgap solution), not in good conditions , being under the responsibility of the Greek government and Athens' mayor. We can also report that food supplies for the above refugees are οbtained from charities and solidarity movements.

image¡Organicemos la rebeldía! Sigamos luchando, soñando y creando mundos nuevos Jan 28 Grupo Estudiantil Anarquista 0 comments

Expresamos nuestras palabras de solidaridad con la familia, amigas y compañeras de Carlos Alberto Pedraza, persona que entregó su vida para forjar el cambio y la unidad revolucionaria. Inesperadamente ha dejado este mundo –forzosamente-, pero sus palabras serán visibles en las ideas y caminos por la construcción de un mundo nuevo, un mundo lleno de ilusión, esperanza y amor, aquel mundo nuevo que llevamos dentro de nuestros corazones.2 Parte un compañero para vivir, vivir eternamente en los corazones e ideas, pero también quedan las huellas y pasos hechos por la dignidad y la solidaridad, en esta construcción donde nos encontramos día a día, codo a codo.

textRazzisti e basta Jan 25 sezione "Silvia Francolini" di Fano-Pesaro 0 comments

Volantino diffuso sabato 24 gennaio a Fano in contrasto con sit-in razzista della Lega Nord contro i richiedenti asilo

imageΠολιτική Ανακοίνω ... Jan 22 0 comments

Ότι υπόσχονται οι εκλογές το πετυχαίνει ο καθημερινός αγώνας.~ Δεν ψηφίζουμε, προετοιμάζουμε την Κοινωνική Επανάσταση.

«Αυτός που ψηφίζει και δεν κάνει τίποτε για την Κοινωνική Επανάσταση κι αυτός που δεν ψηφίζει κι ομοίως δεν κάνει τίποτε για την Κοινωνική Επανάσταση είναι το ίδιο άχρηστοι για την υπόθεσή μας.» -Β. Durruti-

textSolidarietà al Dordoni Jan 21 sezione di Correggio 0 comments

COL FASCISMO NON SI DISCUTE, IL FASCISMO SI ABBATTE " (Buenaventura Durruti).

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