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netherlands / germany / austria / history Thursday October 16, 2014 - 16:40 byJonathan Payn   image 1 image
In the October Revolution of 1917, the Bolshevik Party, together with other revolutionaries, overthrew the Provisional Government established in February and – together, initially, with left Social Revolutionaries – seized power. How did the Bolsheviks – a minority just eight months earlier, when the February Revolution overthrew the Tsar and established the Provisional Government – come to power so quickly? How did this small force emerge from relative obscurity to win large sections of the working class to its programme and take power? Herein lies the root and essence of United Front policy in a traditional Marxist sense. First published in issue 88 of Workers World News Part 1: NUMSA and the ‘United Front Against Neoliberalism’
Part 2: Anti-militarist United Fronts and Italy’s “Red week”, 1914 ... read full story / add a comment
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bolivia / peru / ecuador / chile / historia Monday October 13, 2014 - 00:51 byEspartaco Gatti   image 1 image
Publicado originalmente en la edición n°25 del periódico anarquista chileno Solidaridad. ... read full story / add a comment
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francia / belgio / lussemburgo / storia Saturday September 20, 2014 - 15:59 byMarco Casalino   image 1 image
Chi erano gli Enragés, chi faceva parte del movimento e quali obiettivi si proponevano di realizzare? Mio obiettivo è di fare una breve descrizione del loro pensiero politico lasciando volutamente senza risposta la domanda che da decenni gli storici si pongono: il movimento degli Enragés può essere considerato un predecessore della corrente anarchica? ... read full story / add a comment
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southern africa / history Wednesday September 03, 2014 - 16:34 byJonathan Payn   image 1 image
The United Front tactic – aimed at uniting masses of workers in action and winning Communist leadership for the working class – was adopted as policy by the Communist International (Comintern) in 1921 and will be discussed later in this series. However, there are important examples of working class unity in action which predate Comintern policy and bear relevance to the united fronts discussion. One often-cited example is the united front to defend the gains of the February Revolution from a military coup in Russia in 1917, which will be discussed in the next article in this series.

Before looking at this, however, there is another example of proletarian unity in action – that didn’t seek to win Communist leadership – which warrants attention; that of a revolutionary worker-peasant alliance. This conception of united front action found expression in Italy’s anti-militarist “red blocs” and it is to these that we now turn.

First published in issue 87 of Workers World News Part 1: NUMSA and the ‘United Front Against Neoliberalism’ Part 3: The 1917 Russian Revolution and United Front ... read full story / add a comment
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international / history Friday August 08, 2014 - 22:47 byMark Kosman   image 1 image
In 1871, Karl Marx wrote that governments use war as a fraud, a ‘humbug, intended to defer the struggle of the classes’. In 1914, that fraud was so effective that not only most workers but also most Marxists supported their respective nation’s rush to war. Ever since then, governments have used war to defer class struggle and prevent revolution. But this strategy cannot last forever.[1] ... read full story / add a comment
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Ελλάδα / Τουρκία / Κύπρος / Ιστορία (γενική) Saturday May 10, 2014 - 20:53 byDmitri   image 1 image
Να θυμόμαστε τον Μάη τιυ 1936 (και όχι μόνο) ... read full story / add a comment
west africa / history Thursday May 01, 2014 - 20:46 byWarren McGregor
The origin of May Day, International Workers Day, lies in the historic fight for decent working hours that culminated in the execution of four trade unionists in Chicago, the United States, in November 1887. This was a decisive moment in the struggle for a just society through militant trade unionism. In Nigeria, May Day was first declared in 1980 by the People’s Redemption Party (PRP)-led government of the late Abubakar Rimi in Kano State. ... read full story / add a comment
Imágenes de la manifestación del Primero de Mayo de 1914 en Bogotá. Fotografía del Periódico El Gráfico, Número 182 Mayo 2 de 1914.
venezuela / colombia / historia Thursday May 01, 2014 - 17:56 byRenán Vega Cantor   image 1 image
¿Y qué es la fiesta del trabajo? Sencillo es comprenderlo: así como los santos y los acontecimientos celebres tienen su fiesta, el trabajo también tiene la suya. Y después de los domingos, que son días de descanso, ésta será la única fiesta que los obreros debemos guardar y respetar”.

Manuel Antonio Reyes, dirigente de la Unión Obrera, durante la celebración del Primero de Mayo de 1914, El Domingo, mayo 7 de 1914 [i]. ... read full story / add a comment
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Ελλάδα / Τουρκία / Κύπρος / Ιστορία (γενική) Thursday May 01, 2014 - 08:31 byDmitri   image 1 image
H Eργατική Πρωτομαγιά στη δεκεατία του1930

ΤΟΥ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΗ ΤΡΩΑΔΙΤΗ

*Αποσπάσματα από τις σελίδες του "Ούτε Θεός-Ούτε Αφέντης" στο http://ngnm.vrahokipos.net ... read full story / add a comment
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Ιβηρική / Ιστορία (γενική) Sunday February 09, 2014 - 17:29 byAgustin Guillamon   image 1 image
Η ιστορία είναι ένα ακόμη πεδίο μάχης μεταξύ των πολλών που υπάρχουν στον ταξικό πόλεμο. Δεν πρόκειται απλώς για ένα ζήτημα ανάκτησης της μνήμης των ταξικών αγώνων του παρελθόντος αλλά και μια μάχη για την ιστορία από επαναστατική σκοπιά, δηλαδή από την σκοπιά της υπεράσπισης των ιστορικών συμφερόντων του προλεταριάτου, η οποία δεν μπορεί να είναι άλλη από την θεωρητικοποίηση των ιστορικών εμπειριών του διεθνούς εργατικού κινήματος. ... read full story / add a comment
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bolivia / peru / ecuador / chile / history Thursday September 12, 2013 - 18:15 byOrganizaciones libertarias de Santiago   image 1 image
40 years after the military coup, we libertarians keep our memories fresh for the present and the future. We do not look to the past as a gesture of defeat - rather we looking for confirmation that today's fight is the same one that the popular classes have been carrying on in Chile forever. [Castellano] ... read full story / add a comment
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bolivia / peru / ecuador / chile / historia Thursday September 12, 2013 - 00:27 byOrganizaciones libertarias de Santiago   image 1 image
A 40 años del golpe militar, las y los libertarios hacemos un ejercicio de memoria para el presente y el futuro. No miramos al pasado con un gesto de derrota, sino buscando una confirmación de que la pelea que damos hoy es la misma que hemos dado las clases populares de Chile desde siempre. La clase dominante ha asumido distintas estrategias para someter al pueblo: ayer fue una dictadura militar que impuso a punta de fusil y de privatizaciones el modelo capitalista neoliberal, hoy es la democracia restringida y tutelada que impone su consenso precarizando el trabajo, asesinando al mapuche, reprimiendo a las y los estudiantes que luchan, entregando una salud indigna y una vivienda miserable, privando a las mujeres de la decisión sobre su cuerpo, entregando nuestros recursos naturales al mejor postor. [English] ... read full story / add a comment
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bolivia / peru / ecuador / chile / historia Wednesday September 11, 2013 - 23:51 byEspartaco Gatti   image 1 image
El debate estratégico entre los revolucionarios en torno al tema del poder, el rol central que ocupa la clase trabajadora en la construcción del socialismo y la espinosa discusión en torno a los límites de la institucionalidad burguesa para avanzar en nuestras luchas, son debates a los cuales hay que darle respuesta y que emergen a propósito del periodo que cerró el Golpe. ... read full story / add a comment
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brazil/guyana/suriname/fguiana / história Saturday August 31, 2013 - 04:37 byMarcus Vinicius de Marchi Faria   image 1 image
No final da década de 1970, mas especificamente no ano de 1978, após 10 anos de estagnação política do movimento operário que tem como um último grande momento as mobilizações da categoria no ano de 1968, causado especialmente pela repressão da ditadura civil-militar e pelo atrelamento cada vez mais dos sindicatos a um plano oficial de supercontrole do governo, o sindicalismo brasileiro passa a ter novamente o seu papel de protagonista entre as formas de contestação do sistema político, social, econômico, cultural e, principalmente, organizacional do ponto de vista enfrentamento capital versus trabalho. Esse artigo pretende retomar aspectos básicos do sindicalismo no Brasil, a partir da criação da Confederação Operária Brasileira e, apontar como os momentos de maior radicalização do movimento sindical no Brasil foram os que, em certa medida, tiveram uma ampla participação de base e sem controle centralizado de ideologias autoritárias tantos de esquerda como de direita e, ou, corporativistas. ... read full story / add a comment
Η κηδεία των Θεμιστοκλή Καρανικόλα και Βασιλική&#9
Ελλάδα / Τουρκία / Κύπρος / Ιστορία (γενική) Thursday August 15, 2013 - 05:43 byDmitri (republishing)   image 1 image
Από τις σελίδες του έντυπου δρόμου "Παροξυσμός" ... read full story / add a comment
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Ελλάδα / Τουρκία / Κύπρος / Ιστορία (γενική) Monday July 29, 2013 - 19:35 byDmitri (republishing)   image 2 images
Το παρακάτω κείμενο αποτελείται απο εκτεταμένα αποσπάσματα άρθρου που δημοσιεύτηκε στην εβδομαδιαία αναρχική εφημερίδα "Άλφα" #49 με ημερομηνία κυκλοφορίας 6 Απρίλη 1996, και παρατίθεται στα πλαίσια αποδελτίωσης υλικού απο το ιστορικό αρχείο του ελληνικού αναρχικού κινήματος της μεταπολίτευσης. ... read full story / add a comment
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southern africa / history Monday June 17, 2013 - 23:59 byZabalaza   image 1 image
This year [2006] marks the 30th anniversary of the 1976 Soweto uprising in South Africa, which marked the start of the fall of apartheid, and inspired activists worldwide. African working youth played a leading role, and their sacrifices showed us that ordinary people can make a difference to the injustices of our world. Revolutionaries should commemorate this struggle, but also learn from its failings.
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argentina/uruguay/paraguay / historia Tuesday June 11, 2013 - 02:21 byEspartaco Gatti   image 1 image
Artículo publicado en el número 16 del periódico "Solidaridad" ... read full story / add a comment
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Ελλάδα / Τουρκία / Κύπρος / Ιστορία (γενική) Friday May 03, 2013 - 20:05 byΕΣΕ – Αθήνας   image 1 image
Απρίλης 1974: μποϊκοτάζ των ελληνικών πλοίων στα ξένα λιμάνια - Συνεχίζουμε την παρουσίαση εργατικών αγώνων από προηγούμενες δεκαετίες. Αξίζει άραγε αυτή η αναδρομή στις απεργίες μιας μακρινής 25ετίας (1967-1990); Πιστεύουμε πως αξίζει. Ζούμε σε εποχές βάρβαρων αντεργατικών μέτρων και αφαίρεσης των στοιχειωδών δικαιωμάτων. ... read full story / add a comment
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Ελλάδα / Τουρκία / Κύπρος / Ιστορία (γενική) Monday April 15, 2013 - 18:08 byMiltos C.   image 1 image
Σε αυτό το σύντομο άρθρο θα ασχοληθώ με την ελληνική ιστορία ως πηγή έμπνευσης του προτάγματος της αυτονομίας. Οι πηγές που θα αναφερθούν είναι οι πιο γνωστές και δεν καλύπτουν όλο το εύρος των στοιχείων που μας χρειάζονται για να στηρίξουμε την άποψή μας. ... read full story / add a comment
Issue #3 of the Newsletter of the Tokologo African Anarchist Collective

History

Mon 20 Oct, 12:32

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bastard_book_inter_out.jpg imageΜπάσταρδη μνήμη 08:03 Sat 08 Dec by μπάσταρδες με μνήμη 0 comments

Θεσσαλονίκη, 100 χρόνια ελλάδας, πατριαρχίας, καπιταλισμού είναι αρκετά

fag.png imageHá 48 anos do Golpe Militar: Memória, Verdade e Justiça! 06:40 Thu 05 Jul by Federação Anarquista Gaúcha 0 comments

Resultado de uma conspiração que envolveu setores empresariais, a grande imprensa, setores religiosos conservadores e militares, a ditadura civil-militar que se iniciou em abril de 1964 cumpriu o objetivo das elites econômicas e políticas de nosso país de calar as lutas dos trabalhadores que vinham se desenvolvendo com vigor no campo e nas cidades, pautando uma série de reformas estruturais com o intuito de garantir maiores direitos e condições de vida mais dignas aos oprimidos.

textIrish Anarchist archive goes online 05:35 Fri 21 Oct by Alan MacSimoin 0 comments

The Irish Anarchist History archive goes online on Friday, October 21st. at http://irishanarchisthistory.wordpress.com.

This site will be updated at least once every two weeks with new material added.

Our aim is to build an online archive of magazines, pamphlets, papers and books from and about anarchist organisations in Ireland, from their early beginnings in the 1880s through to today.

tunisian_crowdthumb600x45040776.png imageالمجلس الوطني لح... 19:55 Thu 15 Sep by Coordination nationale des conseils de la revolution Tunisie 0 comments

لقد كشف احتداد هذا الصراع و توسّع الحراك الشعبي و تناميه و تجذّره يوما بعد يوم ، جسامة انسياق العديد من القوى الانتهازية في مسار " الإصلاح " و " الوفاق " مع السلطة ، وفداحة انخراطها في هيئاتها و في مسارات " الانتقال الديمقراطي " المزعوم التي تُروّجُ لها. لقد ساهمت هذه القوى الانتهازية من ليبيراليين و يمين متستّر بالدين و بيروقراطية نقابية و يساريين تائبين يدورُون في فلكها ، في تخريب و تعطيل المسار الثوري طيلة الأشهر المنقضية. و هي تسعى اليوم إلى تقديم طوق النجاة للسلطة الحاكمة المُتهاوية عبر محاولة تطويق النهوض الثوري وامتصاص الغضب الشعبي و مسايرة التحركات الشعبية الاحتجاجية شكليّا لإفراغها من زخمها المتجذّر وإنزال سقفها السياسي إلى مطالب جزئية لا تمسّ المصالح الجوهرية للطبقات الرجعية الحاكمة و إنّما تصبُّ في أفق استحقاقات انتخابوية.

لقد أثبتتْ الوقائع أنّ النضال الميداني الجماهيري الذي تبنّاه اجماهير شعبنا و مناضلي المجالس الجهوية و المحلية لحماية الثورة والقوى الثورية يبقى السبيل الوحيد لتحقيق أهداف الثورة و إقامة نظام ديمقراطي شعبي.

remains_to_be_seen_cover1.jpg image'Remains to be Seen: Tracing Joe Hill's ashes in New Zealand' 18:38 Tue 05 Jul by Garage Collective 0 comments

Featuring an array of archival documents and illustrations, Remains to be Seen: Tracing Joe Hill's ashes in New Zealand—an easy-to-read account of censorship and radical labour during the First World War—is now available from Rebel Press: http://www.rebelpress.org.nz/publications/remains-to-be...-seen

burning.png imageΓυναίκες στην Πυρά 17:16 Mon 22 Nov by Κόκκινο Νήμα 0 comments

Γυναίκες στην Πυρά. Το κυνήγι μαγισσών στην Ευρώπη, οι περιφράξεις και η άνοδος του καπιταλισμού.

michelchatrand300.jpg imageCamarade Michel Chartrand 01:14 Thu 06 May by Cause commune 0 comments

Nous ne voulons collaborer en aucune circonstance. On va se mettre en opposition carrée au pouvoir! On va aider tous ceux qui veulent protester, contester, et faire la révolution!
- Michel Chartrand, 1970

L'affiche de l'arrêt parisien de la tournée imageSur les traces de l'anarchisme au Québec... en tournée en France! 22:26 Thu 01 Oct by Phebus 0 comments

Ce petit message pour vous informer de la venue en France, du 2 au 10 octobre, de Mathieu Houle-Courcelles, pour présenter son livre Sur les traces de l’anarchisme au Québec (1860-1960)

http://www.luxediteur.com/surlestracesdelanarchismeauquebec

Ce sera l'occasion de faire connaître le courant libertaire québécois, son histoire et ses luttes. Venez nombreux ! (itinéraire de la tournée ci-dessous)

textUna goccia nell'oceano 16:54 Wed 07 Jan by FdCA Sezione "Luigi Fabbri" di Roma 0 comments

Il 16 dicembre 2008, come realtà antagoniste e libertarie abbiamo promosso, insieme all'Assemblea degli studenti di Sociologia e Scienze della Comunicazione in mobilitazione, una delle pochissime iniziative che quest'anno, in Italia, abbiano ricordato la Strage di Stato.

mai6808.jpg imageMai 68 : défouloir ou révolution manquée ? 20:37 Fri 18 Apr by Mai 68 Libertaire 1 comments

Mai 68, ce fut la plus grande grève générale qu'ait connu la France, les usines et les facs occupées, des expériences autogestionnaires de masse, des barricades, un pouvoir d'Etat désorganisé, la bourgeoisie qui fait ses valises, les ministères désertés...

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imageThe 1917 Russian Revolution and United Front Oct 16 by Jonathan Payn 0 comments

In the October Revolution of 1917, the Bolshevik Party, together with other revolutionaries, overthrew the Provisional Government established in February and – together, initially, with left Social Revolutionaries – seized power. How did the Bolsheviks – a minority just eight months earlier, when the February Revolution overthrew the Tsar and established the Provisional Government – come to power so quickly? How did this small force emerge from relative obscurity to win large sections of the working class to its programme and take power? Herein lies the root and essence of United Front policy in a traditional Marxist sense. First published in issue 88 of Workers World News Part 1: NUMSA and the ‘United Front Against Neoliberalism’
Part 2: Anti-militarist United Fronts and Italy’s “Red week”, 1914

imageKilapán y la lucha Mapuche durante el siglo XIX Oct 13 by Espartaco Gatti 0 comments

Publicado originalmente en la edición n°25 del periódico anarquista chileno Solidaridad.

imageGli Enragés nella Rivoluzione francese Sep 20 by Marco Casalino 0 comments

Chi erano gli Enragés, chi faceva parte del movimento e quali obiettivi si proponevano di realizzare? Mio obiettivo è di fare una breve descrizione del loro pensiero politico lasciando volutamente senza risposta la domanda che da decenni gli storici si pongono: il movimento degli Enragés può essere considerato un predecessore della corrente anarchica?

imageAnti-militarist United Fronts and Italy’s “Red week”, 1914 Sep 03 by Jonathan Payn 0 comments

The United Front tactic – aimed at uniting masses of workers in action and winning Communist leadership for the working class – was adopted as policy by the Communist International (Comintern) in 1921 and will be discussed later in this series. However, there are important examples of working class unity in action which predate Comintern policy and bear relevance to the united fronts discussion. One often-cited example is the united front to defend the gains of the February Revolution from a military coup in Russia in 1917, which will be discussed in the next article in this series.

Before looking at this, however, there is another example of proletarian unity in action – that didn’t seek to win Communist leadership – which warrants attention; that of a revolutionary worker-peasant alliance. This conception of united front action found expression in Italy’s anti-militarist “red blocs” and it is to these that we now turn.

First published in issue 87 of Workers World News Part 1: NUMSA and the ‘United Front Against Neoliberalism’ Part 3: The 1917 Russian Revolution and United Front

imageWorld War One and 100 Years of Counter-Revolution Aug 08 by Mark Kosman 0 comments

In 1871, Karl Marx wrote that governments use war as a fraud, a ‘humbug, intended to defer the struggle of the classes’. In 1914, that fraud was so effective that not only most workers but also most Marxists supported their respective nation’s rush to war. Ever since then, governments have used war to defer class struggle and prevent revolution. But this strategy cannot last forever.[1]

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imageHá 48 anos do Golpe Militar: Memória, Verdade e Justiça! Jul 05 FAG 0 comments

Resultado de uma conspiração que envolveu setores empresariais, a grande imprensa, setores religiosos conservadores e militares, a ditadura civil-militar que se iniciou em abril de 1964 cumpriu o objetivo das elites econômicas e políticas de nosso país de calar as lutas dos trabalhadores que vinham se desenvolvendo com vigor no campo e nas cidades, pautando uma série de reformas estruturais com o intuito de garantir maiores direitos e condições de vida mais dignas aos oprimidos.

textIrish Anarchist archive goes online Oct 21 0 comments

The Irish Anarchist History archive goes online on Friday, October 21st. at http://irishanarchisthistory.wordpress.com.

This site will be updated at least once every two weeks with new material added.

Our aim is to build an online archive of magazines, pamphlets, papers and books from and about anarchist organisations in Ireland, from their early beginnings in the 1880s through to today.

image'Remains to be Seen: Tracing Joe Hill's ashes in New Zealand' Jul 05 Beyond Resistance 0 comments

Featuring an array of archival documents and illustrations, Remains to be Seen: Tracing Joe Hill's ashes in New Zealand—an easy-to-read account of censorship and radical labour during the First World War—is now available from Rebel Press: http://www.rebelpress.org.nz/publications/remains-to-be...-seen

imageΓυναίκες στην Πυρά Nov 22 0 comments

Γυναίκες στην Πυρά. Το κυνήγι μαγισσών στην Ευρώπη, οι περιφράξεις και η άνοδος του καπιταλισμού.

imageSur les traces de l'anarchisme au Québec... en tournée en France! Oct 01 1 of Anarkismo Editorial Group 0 comments

Ce petit message pour vous informer de la venue en France, du 2 au 10 octobre, de Mathieu Houle-Courcelles, pour présenter son livre Sur les traces de l’anarchisme au Québec (1860-1960)

http://www.luxediteur.com/surlestracesdelanarchismeauquebec

Ce sera l'occasion de faire connaître le courant libertaire québécois, son histoire et ses luttes. Venez nombreux ! (itinéraire de la tournée ci-dessous)

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