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southern africa / history Tuesday December 09, 2014 - 14:41 byWarren McGregor   image 1 image
Today the terms “populism” and “workerism” are widely thrown about in South African political circles. Often, these terms and others (“syndicalism,” “ultra-left,” “counter-revolutionary,” “anti-majoritarian” …) have no meaning: they are just labels used to silence critics. SA Communist Party (SACP) leaders do this often. But in the 1980s, “populism” and “workerism” referred to two rival positions battling for the soul of the militant unions.

These debates, thirty years on, remain very relevant: let us revisit them, and learn. Today’s radical National Union of Metalworkers of SA (NUMSA) was part of the “workerist” camp, while its key rival, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) was identified with “populism.” The early battles over the direction of the Congress of SA Trade Unions (COSATU) still echo today, although there is no longer a clear “workerist” camp. ... read full story / add a comment
Hector Pieterson (1964 – June 16, 1976). Killed at age 12 when the police opened fire on protesting students. 16 June stands as a symbol of resistance to the brutality of the apartheid government.
southern africa / history Saturday December 06, 2014 - 22:58 byBongani Maponyane   image 1 image
The massacre of South African school children in 1976 – for protesting for instruction in their native languages and for a proper curriculum – continues to be remembered and to influence us today. It showed the brutality of the apartheid state and it left scars still felt by people today.

The challenges faced by youth today are different to that experienced in 1976. This does not mean everything has changed. We need to look to history to learn about and not to repeat mistakes made. But we also look to history to provide us with inspiration. We need to revisit the spirit of the youth of 1976 and copy their courage – to overcome these issues facing our young people today. We need to be the change that we want to see. ... read full story / add a comment
/ Thursday November 27, 2014 - 03:50 byDaniel Cohn-Bendit
볼세비키 정권의 반혁명적 성격과 그 결과를 러시아혁명의 상황에서 서술 ... read full story / add a comment
Syndicalistes et libertaires, une histoire de l'UTCL (1974-1991) Théo Rival
france / belgique / luxembourg / histoire Tuesday November 11, 2014 - 04:30 byCommission internationale AL   image 1 image
L’année 1974 est marquée par des mouvements revendicatifs dans les secteurs des services. Successivement, dans les banques, aux PTT, plus modestement à la SNCF, ces grèves vont faire souffler une brise de créativité et d’auto-organisation directement liée à la force de projection de Mai 68. Mais c’est bien la grève des PTT, par sa capacité à bousculer la marche normale de la société, qui sera le pivot de cette année sociale. ... read full story / add a comment
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netherlands / germany / austria / history Friday November 07, 2014 - 20:40 byJonathan Payn   image 1 image
A "revolutionary alternative from below" that was not quite to be but holds pertinent lessons for movements today. Our latest issue of Workers World News continues our educational series on "united fronts" with a focus on the Workers’ Council Movement in Germany, 1920-1923. Part 1: NUMSA and the ‘United Front Against Neoliberalism’
Part 2: Anti-militarist United Fronts and Italy’s “Red week”, 1914
Part 3: The 1917 Russian Revolution and United Front ... read full story / add a comment
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netherlands / germany / austria / history Thursday October 16, 2014 - 15:40 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
Part 4: United Working Class Action and the Workers’ Council Movement in Germany, 1920-1923 ... read full story / add a comment
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bolivia / peru / ecuador / chile / historia Sunday October 12, 2014 - 23:51 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 - 14:59 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 - 15:34 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
Part 4: United Working Class Action and the Workers’ Council Movement in Germany, 1920-1923 ... read full story / add a comment
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international / history Friday August 08, 2014 - 21:47 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 - 19:53 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 - 19:46 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 - 16:56 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 - 07:31 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 - 17:15 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 Wednesday September 11, 2013 - 23:27 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 - 22:51 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 - 03:37 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
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Ελλάδα / Τουρκία / Κύπρος / Ιστορία (γενική) Thursday August 15, 2013 - 04:43 byDmitri (republishing)   image 1 image
Από τις σελίδες του έντυπου δρόμου "Παροξυσμός" ... read full story / add a comment
Issue #4 of the Newsletter of the Tokologo African Anarchist Collective

History

Thu 25 Dec, 14:13

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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! 05:40 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 04:35 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... 18:55 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' 17:38 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 00:14 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! 21:26 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 ? 19:37 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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imageOur History of Struggle: the 1980s “Workerist-Populist” Debate Revisited Dec 09 by Warren McGregor 0 comments

Today the terms “populism” and “workerism” are widely thrown about in South African political circles. Often, these terms and others (“syndicalism,” “ultra-left,” “counter-revolutionary,” “anti-majoritarian” …) have no meaning: they are just labels used to silence critics. SA Communist Party (SACP) leaders do this often. But in the 1980s, “populism” and “workerism” referred to two rival positions battling for the soul of the militant unions.

These debates, thirty years on, remain very relevant: let us revisit them, and learn. Today’s radical National Union of Metalworkers of SA (NUMSA) was part of the “workerist” camp, while its key rival, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) was identified with “populism.” The early battles over the direction of the Congress of SA Trade Unions (COSATU) still echo today, although there is no longer a clear “workerist” camp.

imageThe 1976 Struggle and the Emancipation of the Future Dec 06 by Bongani Maponyane 0 comments

The massacre of South African school children in 1976 – for protesting for instruction in their native languages and for a proper curriculum – continues to be remembered and to influence us today. It showed the brutality of the apartheid state and it left scars still felt by people today.

The challenges faced by youth today are different to that experienced in 1976. This does not mean everything has changed. We need to look to history to learn about and not to repeat mistakes made. But we also look to history to provide us with inspiration. We need to revisit the spirit of the youth of 1976 and copy their courage – to overcome these issues facing our young people today. We need to be the change that we want to see.

text볼셰비즘의 성격과 전략 Nov 27 by Daniel Cohn-Bendit 0 comments

볼세비키 정권의 반혁명적 성격과 그 결과를 러시아혁명의 상황에서 서술

imageSyndicalistes et libertaires Nov 11 by Commission internationale AL 0 comments

L’année 1974 est marquée par des mouvements revendicatifs dans les secteurs des services. Successivement, dans les banques, aux PTT, plus modestement à la SNCF, ces grèves vont faire souffler une brise de créativité et d’auto-organisation directement liée à la force de projection de Mai 68. Mais c’est bien la grève des PTT, par sa capacité à bousculer la marche normale de la société, qui sera le pivot de cette année sociale.

imageUnited Working Class Action and the Workers’ Council Movement in Germany, 1920-1923 Nov 07 by Jonathan Payn 0 comments

A "revolutionary alternative from below" that was not quite to be but holds pertinent lessons for movements today. Our latest issue of Workers World News continues our educational series on "united fronts" with a focus on the Workers’ Council Movement in Germany, 1920-1923. Part 1: NUMSA and the ‘United Front Against Neoliberalism’
Part 2: Anti-militarist United Fronts and Italy’s “Red week”, 1914
Part 3: The 1917 Russian Revolution and United Front

more >>

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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