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southern africa / the left / feature Wednesday May 07, 2014 20:28 byShawn Hattingh & Jonathan Payn   text 2 comments (last - tuesday may 13, 2014 20:37)   image 1 image
There has been much hype, amongst the media and sections of the public, in the run up to this year’s provincial and national elections in South Africa and, for some, the arrival of new parties to the electoral arena has renewed their faith in the possibility of an electoral solution to the myriad of problems facing South Africa. Politicians from across all parties have been using this hype and a seemingly renewed faith in the ballot box to their advantage. The question, therefore, is: can equality, socialism, national liberation or ‘economic freedom’ – or even a respite from state violence – for a majority be brought about through parties and activists entering into the state or through voting for parties that promise not to use the state for violent or oppressive means; or will this only lead to a dead-end for the working class yet again? read full story / add a comment
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international / the left / opinion / analysis Tuesday February 12, 2013 03:07 byJonathan Payn   image 1 image
From 25th to 27th January 2013, ELAOPA returned to the city of its birth to commemorate ten years of the difficult but necessary journey to building people’s power in Latin America. It seeks to “maintain its independence in the face of political parties, the state and its governments, NGOs, companies and all those that, with authoritarian structures distant from our realities, come to tell us what we have to do.” read full story / add a comment
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brésil/guyane/suriname/guinée française / mouvement anarchiste / entrevue Sunday March 18, 2012 17:19 byJonathan Payn   image 1 image
Dans cette interview, réalisée entre août et octobre de 2010, la Fédération Anarchiste de Rio de Janeiro (Federação Anarquista do Rio de Janeiro – FARJ) évoque son interprétation de concepts tels que le spécifisme (especifismo), le dualisme organisationnel, l’insertion sociale et le rôle de l'organisation politique anarchiste par rapport aux mouvements sociaux et à la lutte de classe. Il s’agit aussi de parler de l'entrée récente de la FARJ dans le Forum de l'Anarchisme Organisé (Fórum do Anarquismo Organisado – FAO) et des conséquences sociales du choix de Rio de Janeiro comme une Ville Hôte de la FIFA 2014, aussi bien que des questions quelquefois difficiles, telles que la nécessité de trouver un équilibre entre les niveaux d'unité théorique et stratégique et du besoin de croître comme organisation. La Fédération Anarchiste de Rio de Janeiro (Federação Anarquista do Rio de Janeiro (FARJ) est une organisation anarchiste spécifique de la ville de Rio de Janeiro, le Brésil. [Português] [English] read full story / add a comment
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brazil/guyana/suriname/fguiana / anarchist movement / review Wednesday February 08, 2012 21:03 byJonathan Payn   image 1 image
This document, first published in Portuguese under the title Anarquismo Social e Organização and adopted at the first Congress of the Federação Anarquista do Rio de Janeiro in August 2008, seeks to map out the FARJ’s theoretical conception of an organised, class struggle anarchism and, “More than a purely theoretical document, [...] reflects the conclusions realised after five years of practical application of anarchism in the social struggles of our people”. read full story / add a comment
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southern africa / the left / opinion / analysis Tuesday December 27, 2011 13:32 byJonathan Payn   text 1 comment (last - monday january 02, 2012 17:03)   image 1 image
Failures of democracy have been a big part of the history of the DLF. We in the Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front (ZACF) have had to raise such challenges several times (see “DLF structure: concerns and proposals” by ZACF). We have long been troubled by the lack of proper democratic structures, by a leadership that consists far more of middle-class intellectuals than of grassroots militants, and by a programme that seems to be determined in advance by the academic and NGO interests of these intellectuals instead of by the immediate needs of the workers and the poor. read full story / add a comment
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machrek / arabie / irak / luttes dans la communauté / nouvelles Monday December 26, 2011 01:52 byJonathan Pollak   image 1 image
Le porte-parole militaire avait raison - Mustafa est mort parce qu'il jetait des pierres, il est mort parce qu'il avait osé parler d'une vérité, avec ses mains, dans un endroit où elle est interdite. [Hebrew] [English] [Italiano] [Castellano] read full story / add a comment
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mashrek / arabia / irak / lotte sul territorio / cronaca Thursday December 15, 2011 23:34 byJonathan Pollak   image 1 image
Il portavoce dell'esercito ha ragione... Mustafa è morto perché lanciava sassi; è morto perché osava dire una verità - con le sue mani - in un luogo dove la verità è vietata. [English] read full story / add a comment
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mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialismo / guerra / opinión / análisis Wednesday December 14, 2011 01:46 byJonathan Pollak   image 1 image
El portavoz del ejército tenía razón - Mustafá murió porque tiraba piedras; murió porque se atrevió a expresar una verdad, con sus manos, en un lugar donde la verdad está prohibida. read full story / add a comment
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mashriq / arabia / iraq / community struggles / news report Tuesday December 13, 2011 13:41 byJonathan Pollak   image 1 image
The army spokesman was right - Mustafa died because he threw stones; he died because he dared to speak a truth, with his hands, in a place where the truth is forbidden. [Italiano] [Castellano] read full story / add a comment
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southern africa / miscellaneous / opinion / analysis Wednesday November 23, 2011 20:19 byJonathan Payn   image 1 image
It was recently reported by various newspapers that ‘a “notorious gang of anarchists” with links to cash heists is attempting to destabilise the Gauteng ANC’. Newspaper articles [*] quoted ANC provincial secretary David Makhura as saying that an ANC investigation would ‘expose the hidden hand of business people who are fuelling and financing activities that seek to disrupt the functioning of the ANC’. The claims came after a group of disgruntled party members allegedly held an unofficial parallel election to decide the party’s Tshwane leader. According to Makhura the parallel gathering ‘was organised by a notorious gang of anarchists, most of whom have disciplinary cases’. read full story / add a comment
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southern africa / anarchist movement / opinion / analysis Sunday November 06, 2011 12:19 byJonathan Payn   image 1 image
The Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front, or ZACF – Zabalaza meaning ‘struggle’ in isiZulu and isiXhosa – is a specific anarchist political organisation based in Johannesburg, South Africa. It is a unitary organisation – or federation of individuals, as opposed to a federation of collectives – whereby membership is on an individual basis, by invitation only. This is because we have seen – through our own experience, as well as that of global anarchism historically – that we can accomplish more as an organisation, and be more effective, when our members share a certain level of theoretical and strategic unity, and collective responsibility.
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international / environment / opinion / analysis Monday July 11, 2011 21:04 byJonathan Payn   image 1 image
Across South America there is a growing movement – assuming different forms and characteristics, but with similar origins, demands and objectives – that, despite it being located at a strategically important intersection between two critical social issues – class struggle and ecology – seems to me to have received little attention in South African academic and activist circles. And this is true despite the fact that the social and economic conditions that gave rise to this movement prevail in South Africa, as they did – and continue to – in many South American countries. Perhaps this is due to the fact that this movement concerns people largely marginalised by industrial society and so-called ‘brown’ ecological issues – such as the pollution and contamination of rivers and dams surrounding poor communities, most acutely effecting the workers and poor – as opposed to the much more sanitary ‘green’ ecological issues – such as conservation and animal welfare – often associated, in South Africa at least, with liberal white activists from the middle and upper classes [1]. This is the movement of the catadores, as they are known in Brazil, and clasificadores in Uruguay; the recyclable waste pickers and sorters who, similarly to South Africa, constitute a growing informal sector in the industrial production cycle. This includes all people – not formally employed by public or private waste management services – who collect, transport, classify and sell recyclable waste for a living – or ‘work with scrap’ – thus “reducing demand for natural resources and reducing greenhouse gas emissions” [2]. A category of work which, according to the World Bank, is performed by 15 million people globally – or one percent of the world population [3] – and has become increasingly common in South Africa in recent years. read full story / add a comment
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southern africa / miscellaneous / opinion / analysis Thursday September 09, 2010 20:57 byJonathan Payn   image 2 images
The promise of safe, reliable and affordable public transport comes as welcome news for the majority of working class and poor South Africans and immigrants to the country. The segregated town planning left behind by the system of racialised capitalism known as apartheid has meant that the majority of the population – also those who can least afford it – are often the ones who have the furthest to travel to work, schools, hospitals and so on.

This article looks at the Bus Rapid Transit system, what BRT really is, how our so-called leaders plan to implement it – since, as usual, there has been very little popular involvement – and whether our leaders, or BRT, can serve the needs of the poor and working class read full story / add a comment
Pogroms then... and now.
southern africa / migration / racism / feature Friday September 26, 2008 18:14 bySteffi, Jonathan Payn and James Pendlebury   image 1 image
Only 14 years after the end of apartheid some say that this is a new apartheid. Only 14 years after the genocide in Rwanda some say that this is a genocide South African style. But this time it is not just about the still existing economic gap between South Africans of different skin colours, nor about a war between different ethnopolitical groups like in Rwanda. It is about nationality and the fight between those who have the minimum security of being born in South Africa, and the unlucky ones who have no such security – who have, in many cases, had to flee to South Africa from violence or starvation elsewhere. The events of May 2008 show a deep xenophobic sentiment in South Africa that is largely due to social and economic circumstances. It is a poisonous cocktail of nationalism mixed with lack of service delivery. [Italiano] read full story / add a comment

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10511181_814985838514454_1351043700669393330_n.jpg imageThe 4th annual Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair 18:55 Sat 26 Jul by Dmitri (republishing) 0 comments

The 4th annual Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair is an opportunity for all people to read, listen, discuss, share skills and knowledge workshops and talks, socialise and partake in a diverse range of activities around political, cultural, environmental and social justice issues. The bookfair, part of a global network of around 100 bookfairs, is a free event held annually at the Abbotsford Convent (St Heliers Street, Abbotsford).

In 2014, it will take place from 10am-6pm on Saturday the 9th of August.

gaza.jpg imagePalestina, l'ostaggio perenne 00:06 Wed 23 Jul by Federazione dei Comunisti Anarchici 0 comments

Continua la guerra nella Striscia di Gaza governata da Hamas, anche se in tutto il mondo continuano le manifestazioni contro le scelte guerrafondaie di Israele. Dalla scomparsa dei tre coloni da Gush Etzion, (colonia per soli ebrei sotto il controllo totale dello stato di Israele in Cisgiordania), Israele ha posto sotto assedio quattro milioni di palestinesi, bombardando ospedali, scuole, ogni sorta di obiettivi civili, distruggendo e saccheggiando case, rubando, effettuando sequestri, ferendo e uccidendo sia in modo mirato che indiscriminato al di fuori di ogni legislazione internazionale.

textPalestina-Israele - conflitto senza fine tra il colonialismo sionista ed i palestinesi 17:56 Tue 22 Jul by Ilan S. 0 comments

Siamo al 13° giorno di guerra nella Striscia di Gaza governata da Hamas. In tutto il mondo continuano le manifestazioni contro le scelte guerrafondaie di Israele. Tutto quello che Israele vuole da questa guerra è rompere l'unità di governo palestinese ed evitare l'accelerazione degli accordi di pace. Il problema causato dalla resa di Hamas, messa in ginocchio dalla crisi economica, alla Autorità Palestinese, deriva dalle scelte del governo egiziano, il quale minaccia molto seriamente quel progetto di divisione permanente dei Palestinesi a cui Israele ha dedicato tanti sforzi. Il solo totale collasso del governo di Hamas nella Striscia di Gaza spaventa Israele più di ogni altra cosa. [English]

textPalestine-Israel - a struggle that never ends between Zionist settler colonialism and the indigenous... 15:25 Sun 20 Jul by Ilan S. 0 comments

The war on the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip continues for the 13th day. Demonstrations against Israeli warmongering continue both in Israel and throughout the world. All that Israel wants in this war that it has initiated is to thwart a Palestinian unity government and curb the peace agreements it might speed up. The danger of Hamas' surrender to the Palestinian Authority in the heels of its economic crisis has resulted from the actions of the new Egyptian government, which seriously threatens the project of splitting the Palestinians, something that Israel has invested extraordinary efforts in. Only the total collapse of Hamas rule in Gaza scares Israel more than that. However, due to internal problems among the Israel political elite and public opinion, the government refrained from revealing the true nature of the war, which is to stabilize independent Hamas rule in Gaza and prevent the need for Hamas to surrender to the Palestinian Authority of the West Bank. So, instead the Israeli government has exaggerated the reports about attacks against Hamas and is hiding the real agenda - the obstruction of Palestinian unity. [Italiano]

pal.jpg imagePalestina: nessuna giustizia, nessuna pace! 14:47 Thu 17 Jul by Alternative Libertaire 0 comments

Da molti giorni l'esercito israeliano bombarda la striscia di Gaza, in seguito al lancio di razzi sul territorio israeliano. Col pretesto di prendersela con i "terroristi", o con "quelli che rifiutano la pace", i bombardamenti colpiscono in realtà la popolazione civile, bambini compresi, e servono a scoraggiare con il terrore ogni volontà di resistenza. [Français]

pal.jpg imagePalestine : pas de justice, pas de paix ! 21:27 Tue 15 Jul by Alternative Libertaire 0 comments

Depuis plusieurs jours, l’armée israélienne bombarde la bande de Gaza, suite à l’envoi d’une roquette sur le territoire israélien. Sous prétexte de s’en prendre à des « terroristes », ou à « ceux qui refusent la paix  », les bombardements touchent en réalité surtout la population civile, y compris des enfants, et visent à décourager, par la terreur, toute volonté de résistance. [Italiano]

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Información sobre las movilizaciones del 13 de julio contra la abolición del domingo como día festivo

60a212e9895b2f2de074f766f98a8955.jpg imageΚυριακάτικη εργασ ... 11:10 Mon 14 Jul by ΕΣΕ Θεσσαλονίκης 0 comments

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textChi dice che il futuro è finito? 15:28 Sun 13 Jul by Segreteri Nazionale FdCA 0 comments

I diversi fattori che al momento sembrano scollegati tra loro delineano il punto di caduta o, almeno, il tentativo del capitale di trovare un nuovo equilibrio internazionale per assicurare una nuova fase di accumulazione capitalistica, in area occidentale (USA-EU). Ciò che viene comunemente definita crisi e che dal 2008 affligge interi popoli sembra non poter uscire dalla propria dimensione monetaria. Una politica monetaria - che vede le banche commerciali protagoniste nella creazione di danaro attraverso il prestito reso possibile dall'aumento del debito - ha una funzione temporale necessaria a proteggere la capitalizzazione del sistema finanziario, ma ha il pregio di mostrare a tutti quali sono le dinamiche del potere finanziario.

textPalestina-Israele, settimane tumultuose inibiscono gli sforzi di Israele per scatenare una terza int... 14:34 Sun 13 Jul by Ilan S. 0 comments

Proprio quando la pressione dell'Europa su Israele per un compromesso con il governo palestinese stava cogliendo il momento giusto favorito dal calo in atto delle esportazioni israeliane, Israele ha cercato di trarre vantaggio dal rapimento dei tre giovani coloni applicando i "piani nel cassetto" nel tentativo di incendiare una intifada armata. Quasi tre settimane di propaganda basata su menzogne (come se sapessero già della morte dei tre giovani) hanno inondato i media. Quando alla fine i corpi sono stati "trovati", le bugie sono risultate per quello che erano e le intimidazioni per far accendere l'intifada hanno fallito l'obiettivo. I crescenti crimini di odio dell'estrema destra israeliana e l'uccisione di un giovane palestinese a Gerusalemme Est occupata hanno scatenato una dura reazione nella città e nelle zone palestinesi all'interno dei confini del 1948. [English]

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imageIsraele/Palestine: dietro l'attuale conflitto Jul 28 by Ilan S. 0 comments

L'Egitto insiste nel voler annientare il governo di Hamas, propaggine dei Fratelli Musulmani, sulla Striscia di Gaza. Israele vuole "solo" sabotare il cedimento/compromesso di Hamas verso l'Autorità Palestinese sulla Cisgiordania. Per capire l'importanza del contesto politico degli eventi in corso bisogna rifarsi al novembre 2012, con l'accordo tra Israele ed Hamas sponsorizzato dall'Egitto. [English]

imageIsrael/Palestine: Background to the present conflict Jul 27 by Ilan S. 0 comments

Egypt insists on dissolving the rule of the Muslim Brotherhood offshoot, Hamas, in the Gaza Strip. Israel "just" wants to sabotage the yielding/compromise by Hamas to the Palestinian West Bank Authority. The relevant political context for the present round begins in November 2012, with the agreement between Israel and Hamas under Egyptian sponsorship. [Italiano]

imageKurdes, entre assauts islamistes et avancées politiques Jul 27 by Elisenda Panadés 0 comments

Le Kurdistan syrien, seul face aux assauts djihadistes, appelle à la solidarité internationale. [Castellano]

imageY con el EPL… ¿entonces qué? Jul 27 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D. 0 comments

Independiente de si el EPL es visto un movimiento insurgente numéricamente mucho menos significativo que las FARC-EP o el ELN –visión por lo demás estrecha-, el tema de fondo es que cada movimiento guerrillero colombiano se formó en base a un determinado tipo de agravios, representando a determinadas bases sociales, representando una apuesta política alzada en armas.

textDocumento de Aproximación a la Coyuntura Argentina desde una Perspectiva Anarquista Jul 26 by Columna Libertaria Joaquín Penina 0 comments

A la hora de pensar en la historia argentina de los últimos 40 años -y antes también- podemos observar como los ciclos de incremento de la represión fueron precedidos por "propuestas" de ajustes hechos por la clase dominante para garantizar la gobernabilidad política en equilibrio con el "rumbo económico" elegido. De más esta decir que cada paso que ha dado el Estado en este sentido ha resultado en detrimento de reivindicaciones y conquistas populares logradas con la lucha. El argumento madre de los sectores de poder, con la clase política a la cabeza, es la apelación constante al bienestar de la nación, al porvenir de la patria y a mantener la paz social (entre clases).

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imageThe 4th annual Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair Jul 26 MACG 0 comments

The 4th annual Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair is an opportunity for all people to read, listen, discuss, share skills and knowledge workshops and talks, socialise and partake in a diverse range of activities around political, cultural, environmental and social justice issues. The bookfair, part of a global network of around 100 bookfairs, is a free event held annually at the Abbotsford Convent (St Heliers Street, Abbotsford).

In 2014, it will take place from 10am-6pm on Saturday the 9th of August.

imagePalestina, l'ostaggio perenne Jul 23 FdCA 0 comments

Continua la guerra nella Striscia di Gaza governata da Hamas, anche se in tutto il mondo continuano le manifestazioni contro le scelte guerrafondaie di Israele. Dalla scomparsa dei tre coloni da Gush Etzion, (colonia per soli ebrei sotto il controllo totale dello stato di Israele in Cisgiordania), Israele ha posto sotto assedio quattro milioni di palestinesi, bombardando ospedali, scuole, ogni sorta di obiettivi civili, distruggendo e saccheggiando case, rubando, effettuando sequestri, ferendo e uccidendo sia in modo mirato che indiscriminato al di fuori di ogni legislazione internazionale.

imagePalestina: nessuna giustizia, nessuna pace! Jul 17 AL 0 comments

Da molti giorni l'esercito israeliano bombarda la striscia di Gaza, in seguito al lancio di razzi sul territorio israeliano. Col pretesto di prendersela con i "terroristi", o con "quelli che rifiutano la pace", i bombardamenti colpiscono in realtà la popolazione civile, bambini compresi, e servono a scoraggiare con il terrore ogni volontà di resistenza. [Français]

imagePalestine : pas de justice, pas de paix ! Jul 15 AL 0 comments

Depuis plusieurs jours, l’armée israélienne bombarde la bande de Gaza, suite à l’envoi d’une roquette sur le territoire israélien. Sous prétexte de s’en prendre à des « terroristes », ou à « ceux qui refusent la paix  », les bombardements touchent en réalité surtout la population civile, y compris des enfants, et visent à décourager, par la terreur, toute volonté de résistance. [Italiano]

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