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poland / czech / slovakia / the left Thursday May 03, 2012 - 22:49 by akai
Compared to many places in Europe, the socio-political situation in Poland is quite tragic with nearly complete right-wing ideological hegemony and attacks on workers' rights and access to public services which go years beyond the reforms just being introduced in the rest of Euope. With little social response to it. As part of one of the few organized pockets of resistance, I try to focus and try to go forward, yet taking a sober look around, the forces that are gaining as the crisis worsens are from the right and extreme right, while the left flounders and the anti-authoritarian movement struggles to keep afloat during a period of social resignation. ... read full story / add a comment
ZSP Teachers, Students and Scholarly Workers (unofficial logo)
international / education Thursday June 18, 2009 - 04:38 by akai   image 1 image
ZSP supports the Educational Strike in Germany taking place from June 15-19 and is planning an information action on June 19 on the 10th anniversary of the Signing of the Bologna Declaration. ... read full story / add a comment
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asia oriental / imperialismo / guerra Monday April 07, 2008 - 23:46 by Laure akai   text 1 comment (last - monday april 07, 2008 - 23:48)   image 1 image
La lucha por ser libres es recomendable y merece de toda nuestra simpatía. En momentos en que el Estado comete actos brutales de violencia en contra del pueblo, la solidaridad y la acción son necesarias y, de hecho, en todo el mundo la gente de bien ha expresado su indignación por la situación en el Tibet. Movimientos de protesta han llamado a terminar el “imperialismo cultural”, a la “libertad”, más aún, a “aplastar al opresor” y buscan la unidad mediante tales consignas y demandas. Sin embargo, ¿qué pasaría si el Tibet conquistara su independencia de China” [ English] ... read full story / add a comment
Ανατολική Ασία / Ιμπεριαλισμός / Πόλεμος Saturday March 29, 2008 - 18:23 by L. akai
Greek translation of L. Akai’s «What Does “Free Tibet” Mean for You?». ... read full story / add a comment
poland / czech / slovakia / workplace struggles Tuesday January 22, 2008 - 03:30 by akai47   text 1 comment (last - wednesday february 13, 2008 - 01:42)
In December 2007, a trade-union called “Krajowa Federacja Pracownikow (KFP)” (Worker’s Federation) was formed in Lionbridge Poland, a subsidiary of Lionbridge Technologies, a US-based multinational with subsidiaries all over the world. Lionbridge specializes in translations and adapting products to local markets (so called “globalization services”). ... read full story / add a comment
poland / czech / slovakia / workplace struggles Tuesday August 21, 2007 - 18:05 by Laure akai
In general, anarchists are on the side of the workers against capital and the state. We support and sympathize with many of their strikes, even when purely economic. However some unions are fighting to support privatizaion and the introduction of market relations in their regions. This has been particularly true in places like some Eastern European countries and in places with a strong leftist presence in the government. In Poland, the ongoing medical workers' strike is affected by the continuing debate over the privatization of health care. The doctor's union supports it - because they think it will help them earn more money. ... read full story / add a comment
poland / czech / slovakia / workplace struggles Wednesday May 31, 2006 - 19:27 by Laure akai
Thousands of health care workers are on strike in Poland. The government is threatening lockouts and claiming that medical workers should not strike. One newspaper even called the doctors "terrorists". But while the union is calling for more money from the state for the health care system, they have also published dozens of calls for the system to be privatized! Anarchists can offer another vision for running public services. ... read full story / add a comment
internacional / workplace struggles Friday February 17, 2006 - 17:53 by Laure akai
La legislación que propulsará la estrategia de Lisboa en su tendencia a imponer a un modelo económico más neoliberal en Europa ya se ha encontrado oposición, pero hay todavía necesidad de proponer unas estrategias para la creación de una sociedad justa y libertaria. ... read full story / add a comment
internazionale / lotte sindacali Friday February 10, 2006 - 18:41 by Laure akai   text 1 comment (last - friday february 10, 2006 - 18:43)
La legislazione che propellerà l'Agenda di Lisbona nel suo tentativo di imporre un modello economico più liberista sull'Europa ha già incontrato l'opposizione, ma resta ancora molta strada da fare se si vuole proporre delle strategie per la creazione di una società equa e libertaria. ... read full story / add a comment
internacional / workplace struggles Tuesday January 31, 2006 - 18:45 by Laure akai
A legislação que irá propulsionar a estratégia de Lisboa na sua viragem para impor um modelo económico mais neo-liberal à Europa já foi sujeito a oposição, mas ainda há necessidade de propor estratégias para a criação de uma sociedade equitativa e libertária. ... read full story / add a comment
poland / czech / slovakia / anarchist movement Tuesday October 25, 2005 - 02:10 by Laure akai
As anarchists, we should avoid electoral games and manipulations and concentrate on grassroots organizing and direct action to build bases for self-management and self-organized societies without government. This is about the results of our elections and our campaign to spread our ideas, despite resistance in the most unfortunate of places - the activist community. ... read full story / add a comment
Miners' Action, Warsaw, Sept. 11, 2003
poland / czech / slovakia / workplace struggles Thursday July 28, 2005 - 01:56 by Laure akai   text 1 comment (last - saturday july 30, 2005 - 14:38)   image 1 image
Why the rioting miners in Warsaw were not only justified in their demands but they actually were asking for way too little. On July 26, about 8000 miners descended upon Warsaw. This was the largest protests the miners had had since 2003 when they brought riots to the city. ... read full story / add a comment
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sorrymigrantx.jpg imageIreland - Migrant X refused an abortion and forced to have a C-section 22:31 Thu 21 Aug by Andrew 0 comments

This is as complete a story about what happened to 'Migrant X' that we are aware of.  Migrant X is a young migrant women who it emerged was refused an abortion by the Irish state despite apparently meeting the grounds of the X-case legislation and instead forced to carry the pregnancy and agree to a C-section.  The pregnanacy itself was the result of rape, Migrant X attempted suicide after being refused the abortion and later went on a hunger and thirst strike.  Once what had happened to her became known there were sizeable pro-choice solidarity demonstrations called across Ireland and at Irish embassies overseas.   We have been given information that the migrant woman at the centre of the current forced pregnancy was 'committed' to a psychiatric hospital following her initial request for termination. It’s already known that the initial request was made when she was 8 weeks pregnant.  It was this crucial period in which she was being held incommunicado which led directly to the Caesarian option being possible to impose as an ‘alternative’ to allowing her to access the abortion she had asked for.

brown04.jpg imageTerror in Ferguson 18:45 Wed 20 Aug by Denver Anarchist Black Cross 0 comments

Saturday August 9th, a racist Ferguson police officer profiled and fatally shot a black teenager, Michael Brown, as he walked to his grandmother’s residence with a friend. He was 18 years old. Multiple witnesses told KMOV that Brown was unarmed and had his hands up in the air when he was cut down. “The officer shot again and once my friend felt that shot, he turned around and put his hands in the air,” said witness Dorian Johnson. “He started to get down and the officer still approached with his weapon drawn and fired several more shots.” The family and the community are calling his death an execution.

textAni s Ukrajinou, ani s Ruskem! 01:43 Mon 18 Aug by Třídní válka 0 comments

Budujme svůj vlastní, třetí tábor, tábor sociální revoluce!

textNi Ukrainien, ni Russe ! 01:39 Mon 18 Aug by Třídní válka 0 comments

Développons notre propre camp, le troisième camp, celui de la révolution sociale !

textNeither Ukrainian nor Russian! 01:36 Mon 18 Aug by Třídní válka 0 comments

Let’s develop our own camp, the third camp, that of social revolution!

460_0___30_0_0_0_0_0_oabubakralbaghdadi570.jpg imageO que nós pensamos sobre a atual crise no Iraque? 13:00 Sun 17 Aug by KAF (Fórum Anarquista do Curdistão) 0 comments

A crise do Iraque já se arrasta há décadas. Tanto o regime Saddam Hussein tanto quanto sob a atual "democracia", desde a invasão de 2003, não há liberdade, justiça social, igualdade e há poucas perspectivas para aqueles que são independentes aos partidos políticos no poder. Além da brutalidade e discriminação contra as mulheres e as minorias, um grande abismo foi criado entre os ricos e os pobres, fazendo com que os pobres ficassem cada vez mais pobres e os ricos mais ricos.

textPalestine-Israel, Israel attack on Gaza ending with a defeat of its arrogant power show* 19:34 Tue 12 Aug by Ilan S. 0 comments

Israel started the attack on the Hamas to sabotage the Hamas compromise with the west bank authority, and restore a weakened Hamas independent rule in the Gaza strip. Hamas compromise was a response to Egyptian closer intended to dismantle the Hamas. The failed Israeli attack will force it to contribute its share to significantly open the closer of the border between Israel and the Gaza strip which was till the attack based on the bare minimal on the margin of humanitarian catastrophe. Whatever the details of the new cease fire and arrangements, the failure of Israel vicious assault to stop the Hamas from firing rockets on Israel is a significant "game changer". The failed attack on Gaza and the continuing popular struggle in the west bank are hastening the international pressures to end the occupation of the West bank and the closer of the Gaza strip.

coverfinallarge.jpg imageThe Platform – Issue 2 out now! 17:53 Mon 11 Aug by Dmitri (republishing) 0 comments

The Platform - Magazine of Anarchist Affinity from Melbourne

mural_fb.jpg imageThe Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural 09:19 Thu 07 Aug by Scott Campbell 0 comments

Presented by Art Forces, the Estria Foundation and NorCal Friends of Sabeel, the Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural is a monumental work of public art located in Uptown Oakland on 26th Street between Telegraph and Broadway. The mural pays homage to the history of Bay Area public art and expresses solidarity with Palestinians as bombs continue to fall on Gaza.

textPalestina-Israele, la lotta unitaria in tempi di guerra 17:07 Wed 06 Aug by Ilan S. 0 comments

Le lotte unitarie nelle solite località di Bil'in, Ni'lin, Ma'sara, Sheikh Jarrah, Nabi Saleh, Qaddum, le colline a ovest di Hebron, svoltesi nel weekend ed in settimana, si sono focalizzate sulla guerra a Gaza e sugli aspetti più evidenti dell'occupazione. Ad oggi, sembra che Israele abbia fallito l'obiettivo di insediare a Gaza un governo di Hamas indipendente ma indebolito, dato che le atrocità commesse su Gaza non sono riuscite a suscitare una pressione internazionale sufficiente a spingere l'Egitto ad allentare l'assedio su Gaza. Pare che tra Hamas e l'Autorità Palestinese in Cisgiordania verrà rinnovato quel patto che Israele ha così strenuamente cercato di sabotare. [English]

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imageAudio: Translating Anarchy: The Anarchism of Occupy Wall Street Aug 22 by andrew 0 comments

A 30 minute talk by Mark Bray, author of Translating Anarchy: The Anarchism of Occupy Wall Street followed by an hour of discussion. Translating Anarchy tells the story of the anti-capitalist anti-authoritarians of Occupy Wall Street who strategically communicated their revolutionary politics to the public in a way that was both accessible and revolutionary.

imageEl segundo tiempo del movimiento estudiantil Aug 22 by Luna & Ulisses 0 comments

Con un llamado a la movilización, se ha abierto el segundo tiempo del Movimiento Estudiantil, para este primer año de ofensiva gubernamental ¿Cuánto daño nos ha hecho? ¿Cómo orientamos la respuesta?

textOpinion Anarquista. Contra un nuevo genocidio en Gaza… Con la lucha y la resistencia siempre!! Aug 21 by federación Anarquista uruguaya 0 comments

La historia se repite. Aquí una vez como horror sangriento y otra con algo más de lo mismo. Ya hemos hecho puntualizaciones y dado nuestra opinión, bastante semejante a la de hoy, en oportunidades muy parecidas. El tema de fondo sigue siendo el mismo.

imageSiyonist Yerleşimcilerin Sömürgeci Projesi ve Filistin Halkı Arasındaki Mevcut Çat... Aug 21 by Ilan Shalif 0 comments

Son haftalarda İsrail devleti ve Filistin halkı arasında yoğunlukla süren çatışmalar, İsrail’in yerli halkı Filistin’den çıkarmak veya en azından terk etmeye zorlamak için sürdürdüğü çabaların bir parçasını oluşturmaktadır.

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imageVíctimas y víctimas Aug 21 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D. 0 comments

Transcripción de una columna de opinión originalmente transmitida por Contagio Radio, la cual esperamos que sirva para estimular el debate y la reflexión en un momento crítico no solamente del proceso de paz, sino para la construcción de las narrativas del conflicto que servirán para que el conjunto de la sociedad colombiana le dé sentido a su violenta experiencia histórica reciente.

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imageO que nós pensamos sobre a atual crise no Iraque? Aug 17 0 comments

A crise do Iraque já se arrasta há décadas. Tanto o regime Saddam Hussein tanto quanto sob a atual "democracia", desde a invasão de 2003, não há liberdade, justiça social, igualdade e há poucas perspectivas para aqueles que são independentes aos partidos políticos no poder. Além da brutalidade e discriminação contra as mulheres e as minorias, um grande abismo foi criado entre os ricos e os pobres, fazendo com que os pobres ficassem cada vez mais pobres e os ricos mais ricos.

imageThe Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural Aug 07 0 comments

Presented by Art Forces, the Estria Foundation and NorCal Friends of Sabeel, the Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural is a monumental work of public art located in Uptown Oakland on 26th Street between Telegraph and Broadway. The mural pays homage to the history of Bay Area public art and expresses solidarity with Palestinians as bombs continue to fall on Gaza.

imageQue pensons nous de la crise actuelle en Irak ? Aug 05 Forum anarchiste du Kurdistan 0 comments

La crise irakienne est continue depuis des décennies, tant sous le régime de Saddam Hussein que sous le « régime démocratique actuel » depuis l'invasion de 2003. Il n'y avait ni de liberté, ni de justice sociale, ni d'égalité et peu de perspectives pour celles et ceux qui étaient indépendant des partis politiques au pouvoir. En plus de la brutalité existante et la discrimination contre les femmes et les genTEs ordinaires, un très grand fossé a été creusé entre les riches et les pauvres, rendant les pauvres de plus en plus pauvres et les riches de plus en plus riches. [English]

imageΝα τσακίσουμε τις Μ&... Aug 02 0 comments

Η δικαστική παρωδία που ξεκίνησε στις αρχές του καλοκαιριού για την υπόθεση της επίθεσης με πυροβολισμούς εναντίον των μεταναστών εργατών στην Νέα Μανωλάδα τον Απρίλιο του 2013, ολοκληρώθηκε με τρόπο εξοργιστικό και παράλληλα αναμενόμενο. Το Μεικτό Ορκωτό Δικαστήριο Πάτρας αθώωσε τόσο τον φραουλοπαραγωγό, Νίκο Βαγγελάτο όσο και τους τρεις μπράβους του για την κύρια κατηγορία της εμπορίας ανθρώπων.

imageKAF: Was wir über die aktuelle Krise im Irak denken Aug 01 Kurdistan Anarchists Forum 0 comments

Die Krise im Irak hält be­reits seit Jahr­zehn­ten an, seit sich das Land unter der Macht von Sad­dam Hus­sein oder unter dem „mo­men­ta­nen de­mo­kra­ti­schen Re­gime“ nach der In­va­si­on von 2003 be­fun­den hat. Es gab keine Frei­heit, kei­nen so­zia­len Frie­den, keine Gleich­be­rech­ti­gung und nur wenig Mög­lich­kei­ten für jene, die un­ab­hän­gig von den herr­schen­den po­li­ti­schen Par­tei­en waren.
Zu­sätz­lich zu der vor­han­de­nen Bru­ta­li­tät und Dis­kri­mi­nie­rung ge­gen­über Frau­en und gegen die ein­fa­chen Leute ging die Sche­re zwi­schen den Rei­chen und den Armen immer wei­ter aus­ein­an­der. Da­durch wur­den die Armen noch ärmer und die Rei­chen noch rei­cher.

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