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southern africa / community struggles / non-anarchist press Wednesday June 09, 2010 - 20:27 by Lifu Nhlapo
Jacob Zuma visited Balfour about two weeks ago, for the second time, where there were some of the most militant service delivery protest last year in July 2009 and even this year. The first time when he was in Balfour, he said he was there to investigate for himself what is happening. This time around, when he was there he said he is there also to investigate. So, for how long will Jacob Zuma be investigating rather than taking an action? It makes me wonder whether he was not trying to cool the people of Balfour and others that he visited so that service delivery protests don’t erupt. ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / community struggles / non-anarchist press Thursday June 03, 2010 - 20:23 by Toussaint Losier
Toussaint Losier, a student at the University of Chicago who has spent long periods immersed in South Africa's radical movements, reports on the repression faced by Abahlali baseMjondolo as the World Cup looms. ... read full story / add a comment
África austral / community struggles / non-anarchist press Wednesday June 02, 2010 - 22:28 by Toussaint Losier
El mayor movimiento social del país, Abahlali baseMjondolo, ha encabezado un gran número de acciones. Gracias a él, algunos de los ciudadanos más pobres han construido una organización democrática y sin partido.

El presente reportaje es una versión actualizada del reportaje en inglés publicado en la revista Left Turn. ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / community struggles / non-anarchist press Monday May 31, 2010 - 14:43 by Landless People's Movement eTwatwa
Early on the morning of Sunday 30th May the shacks of two members of the Landless People's Movement (LPM) Executive Committee in eTwatwa, Ekurhuleni, were burnt down. The previous day the police attacked the LPM, killing one person and seriously injuring another ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / community struggles / non-anarchist press Sunday May 30, 2010 - 16:11 by Landless People’s Movement
An LPM activist has been killed by the police after a march on a local councillor. ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / community struggles / other libertarian press Wednesday May 26, 2010 - 18:42 by Richard Pithouse
Last week Jacob Zuma visited the Sweetwaters shack settlement near Orange Farm in Johannesburg. He informed the nation that his shock at seeing human beings living like pigs had almost reduced him to tears. He also visited the Siyathemba settlement in Balfour where he, like a typical bullying ward councillor, berated angry residents for asking the questions that mattered. ... read full story / add a comment
région sud de l'afrique / luttes dans la communauté / presse non anarchiste Wednesday May 26, 2010 - 15:05 by Bongani Xezwi
Protea du Sud est l'un de ces « quartiers informels » (bidonville) qui n'a pas encore bénéficié au cours des 16 dernières années de la démocratie. À l'heure actuelle, les gens de Protea-sud vivent toujours sans aucun service (eau, électricité et sanitaires). Hier, la communauté qui vit dans des maisons à loyer modéré a décidé de débrancher l'électricité que les gens des habitations informelles avaient connecté dans leurs baraques en tôle. Ils sont allés dans le quartier pour débrancher et battre les gens qui avaient connecté l'électricité dans leurs baraques. En conséquence, deux personnes ont reçu des coups de feu et une est décédée sur place tandis que l'autre a été transportée d’urgence à l'hôpital. ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / community struggles / non-anarchist press Wednesday May 26, 2010 - 14:45 by Kerwin Datu
While residents in the Soweto suburb of Protea South clash with shack dwellers over electricity, members of the Landless Peoples Movement are urging both sides to rise above infighting and unite against a government which has failed to provide sufficient services throughout the past sixteen years. ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / community struggles / non-anarchist press Tuesday May 25, 2010 - 02:48 by Bongani Xezwi   text 2 comments (last - wednesday may 26, 2010 - 06:37)
Protea South is one of the informal settlements that has not yet benefited in the last 16 years of democracy. As it stands, people in Protea South are still living without services (water, electricity and toilets). Yesterday the community that lives in the bond houses decided to disconnect the electricity that the people from the informal settlement connected into their tin shacks. They went around disconnecting and beating people who connected the electricity within their shacks. As a result, two people were shot and one died on the spot while the other one was rushed to hospital. ... read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / community struggles / other libertarian press Tuesday May 25, 2010 - 02:21 by Dana Gabriel
There is speculation that the recent bombing of a bank in Canada might have been a false flag operation carried out by agent provocateurs to blame anarchists and give police a reason to further ramp up security. In many ways, the whole security operations for the G8/G20 summits are a sideshow designed to serve as a distraction. Any violence and mayhem before or during the meetings plays right into the globalists hands and will be used to justify a police state crackdown.
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africa meridionale / lotte sul territorio / stampa non anarchica Monday May 17, 2010 - 23:37 by Filippo Mondini
La chiamano «politica della vita»: è la democrazia del più grande movimento sociale del Sudafrica, quello dei baraccati. Che lotta contro le spese per i mondiali ... read full story / add a comment
venezuela / colombia / community struggles / non-anarchist press Saturday May 15, 2010 - 03:46 by RECALCA
El pasado mes de febrero de 2010, más de 60 organizaciones sociales constituimos la Red Colombiana Frente a la Gran Minería Transnacional, con el ánimo de articular las luchas que cientos de miles de colombianos están librando para enfrentar el accionar de las grandes compañías mineras, que actúan contra los intereses de comunidades, trabajadores, pequeños mineros y el medio ambiente, con la complicidad del gobierno nacional.
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África austral / community struggles / other libertarian press Friday May 14, 2010 - 01:06 by Richard Pithouse
Em setembro de 2009, no entanto, alguns líderes foram atacados no assentamento Kennedy Road por um grupo armado que entoava lemas étnicos. A polícia se negou a ajudar o AbM e somente estava presente para desarmar a resistência espontânea à multidão. Pessoas morreram durante a tentativa de defesa contra o grupo e as casas de mais de trinta líderes da AbM foram destruídas e saqueadas depois que os dirigentes locais do partido que está no poder tomaram o controle do assentamento. Os dirigentes partidários, tanto na cidade como na província, atacaram o movimento com uma linguagem extremamente forte nos dias posteriores ao ataque, condenado-o por sua exigência perante o governo para que o mesmo declarasse inconstitucional a Lei de Assentamentos Precários e acusando-o de se opor ao desenvolvimento. Afirmou-se aos oficiais da polícia e do estado, bem como aos repórteres, que as ONGs estrangeiras financiavam o movimento com o objetivo de deter o desenvolvimento para que, deste modo, os africanos continuassem pobres e mantivessem seu acesso ao financiamento.
[Castellano] ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / community struggles / non-anarchist press Monday May 03, 2010 - 14:11 by Abahlali baseMjondolo
The Kennedy mob continued to demolish shacks last night. ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / community struggles / non-anarchist press Thursday April 22, 2010 - 17:49 by Abahlali baseMjondolo
The Abahlali baseMjondolo commune in the Kennedy Road squatter camp was smashed late last year when the movement was attacked by an ethic militia organised by the local party structures and backed by the police and intelligence agencies. The movement has regrouped and recently organised a major protest on Jacob Zuma in downtown Durban despite severe intimidation. But the Kennedy Road settlement remains under ANC control and violent intimidation continues. ... read full story / add a comment
südliches afrika / gemeinschaftliche kämpfe / nichtanarchistische presse Tuesday April 13, 2010 - 19:43 by Werner Gilits
Ihr Ziel haben die Angreifer vom 26. September 2009 nicht erreicht. Auf unsere Bewegung wurde ein Überraschungsangriff durchgeführt, der spontane Widerstand wurde von der Polizei gebrochen, unser Büro wurde zerstört, hunderte unserer Mitglieder und UnterstützerInnen aus Kennedy Road verjagt, dreizehn unserer GenossInnen verhaftet und illegal in Haft behalten, und uns wurde verboten, uns offen in der Siedlung zu organisieren, in der unsere Bewegung gegründet wurde. ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / community struggles / non-anarchist press Wednesday April 07, 2010 - 18:48 by Chris Rodrigues
As the ANC turns into an aggressive kleptocracy - and confronts a ongoing country wide revolt from poor communities - Chris Rodrigues brings some sanity to the debate about their very convenient return to anti-apartheid songs calling for whites to be shot. ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / community struggles / non-anarchist press Sunday March 28, 2010 - 14:19 by Gladys Mokolo
Today, 26 March 2010, more than fifty Early Childhood Development principals delivered a memorandum of grievances to the Mayor of Johannesburg Amos Masondo demanding children’s right to education since South Africa is celebrating Human Rights month. It is a fact that under the constitution of the country, childrens’ right are fundamentally important than the City of Johannesburg By-laws. The group will be delivering the memorandum at the City of Johannesburg Mayors Office at eleven o’ clock in the morning to voice out their grievances. The Orange Farm Early Childhood Development Forum (OFECDF) is a forum by a group of crèches in and around Orange Farm/Drieziek, 40 km South of Johannesburg. ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / community struggles / non-anarchist press Monday March 22, 2010 - 22:31 by Abahlali baseMjondolo
A memorandum form a march in Durban today if between three and five thousand people. The march was initially banned, then enabled to proceed on a restricted route. But the marchers defied the restrictions successfully. ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / community struggles / non-anarchist press Monday March 15, 2010 - 03:03 by Abahlali baseMjondolo
AbM, still recovering from attacks by a state backed militia last year have now been unlawfully and summarily banned from exercising the right to public protest. ... read full story / add a comment
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textPalestina-Israele, la lotta unitaria favorisce la campagna B.D.S. intensificando la pressione intern... 17:31 Sun 24 May by Ilan S. 0 comments

La crescente pressione operata dalla campagna B.D.S. non solo preoccupa la classe dirigente israeliana, ma ne ha già provocato una spaccatura. Che si era manifestata nelle dimissioni del governo di Netaniahu e nell'indizione di nuove elezioni. L'esito è stato persino peggiore per lui. Ha perso la maggioranza all'interno della destra. Il suo 61% (contro il 59%) è stato ottenuto solo coalizzandosi con il centro-destra di Kakhlon che aveva già bloccato le mosse della destra tradizionale e di alcune tendenze di neoliberismo radicale. Un nuovo equilibrio di potere all'interno della classe dirigente israeliana potrebbe portare nel futuro immediato ad una coalizione con il partito di pseudo-sinistra della lista sionista o addirittura ad una diversa coalizione senza Netaniahu o persino senza il partito Licud. In questo contesto proseguono gli sgomberi di palestinesi - sia in Israele che in Cisgiordania. [English]

textPalestine-Israel, As the split in the elite, a part of which is already suffering, threatens Prime m... 23:57 Fri 22 May by Ilan S. 0 comments

The election which was a response to rebellion in the elite - threatening to restrict his daily newspaper - resulted in a partial defeat. He is dependant now on the support of the center-right party and the orthodox parties,and now he is trying desperately to regain control. The mounting pressure on Israel threatens to take a fast escalation. It is already expressed in the threat to expel Israel from FIFA and of intervention of the Hague Court. The French initiative in the UN security council is approaching. The escalation in transfer actions - both within Israel and the West Bank is an effort to recruit at least the support of orthodox parties and the extreme right. In spite of harsher efforts to repress the Palestinian struggle - both in occupied east Jerusalem and the popular non-armed struggle the struggle continues. The very optimistic activists already feel the approaching victory.

iwwgreecebl.png imageΗ ελπίδα δεν θα έρθε... 19:22 Thu 21 May by IWW Greece 0 comments

Ποτέ δεν εiναι αργά για να ανατραπεί η κατάσταση, όλα είναι στο χέρι μας, όλα μπορούν να ανατραπούν. Στο πλαίσιο αυτό χαιρετίζουμε και στηρίζουμε κάθε πρωτοβουλία αγώνα προς αυτή την κατεύθυνση. Για την χειραφέτηση των ανθρώπων! Για έναν κόσμο χωρίς αφεντικά.
Η αδικία σε έναν είναι αδικία σε όλους και αυτή είναι η δύναμη των εργαζομένων πάντα και παντού.

11069802_1573020152966041_6106928576595608333_n.jpg imageDesde el Sur, defendiendo la rebeldía y combatiendo la impunidad 08:52 Mon 11 May by Grupo Estudiantil Anarquista 0 comments

Este 1 de mayo, el Grupo Estudiantil Anarquista, junto con algunos procesos barriales, salió a las calles a conmemorar el día de la clase trabajadora. Ondeando nuestras banderas rojinegras y gritando consignas en contra del Estado opresor y el capital explotador, las mentes libertarias que se resisten al olvido y que siguen luchando por la creación de mundos nuevos antiautoritarios nos congregamos en el sur de la ciudad para manifestar nuestra inconformidad frente a este sistema injusto y desigual que sigue viviendo de la expropiación, el expolio y el pillaje.

textPalestine-Israel, The joint struggle enhance the B.D.S. which intensify the international pressure w... 00:20 Fri 08 May by Ilan S. 0 comments

The B.D.S. which intensify the pressure not only worry the Israeli elite - it already caused a split in it. The split expressed in the initiation of law against the Netaniahu daily caused him to dismantle his coalition and call for election. The result was even worse for him. He lost the majority of the hard core right. The 61 (versus 59) coalition was achieved only with Kakhlon center-right that already blocked the main rightist moves and some of the extreme neoliberal tendency. A new power balance in the Israeli elite may result with a near future coalition with the pseudo left party Zionist List or even entirely different coalition without Netaniahu or even without the Licud party. With this back ground, transfer of Palestinians intensify - both citizens of Israel and in the occupy west bank... And the repression and struggle continue in Bil'in, Ni'ilin, Nebi Saleh, Qadoom, Ma'asarah, Sheikh Jarrah, South Hebron Hills and sporadicly in other places. [Italiano]

images.jpg imageEXPO 2015: nutrire il capitalismo, energie per lo sfruttamento 23:44 Sun 26 Apr by Alternativa LIbertaria/FdCA 0 comments

1 Maggio manifestazione internazionale a Milano

contro un'altra grande opera inutile,

contro 6 mesi di menzogne e annichilimento dei diritti,

per liberare l'agricoltura dal profitto e dallo spreco

textPalestine-Israel, The joint struggle continues with fresh conviction that it is a fulcrum of the int... 18:56 Sat 18 Apr by Ilan S. 0 comments

With the conviction that our main contribution is not so much in changes on the ground but in the spirit of the struggle of the participants and the fulcrum we provide to the international lever. The gradual increase in international pressure which the Israeli high court verdict is that is a criminal act for Israeli to promote causing already much of damages in the economy of occupation and concern of the Zionist-colonialist Israeli ruling Elite. We see here again how small number of activists can initiate a turn in the course of history when it is applied in the ripe cross-road. It started in a small joint camp in Masha 2003 for struggle against the separation fence, after the idea raised half a year earlier in the European People Global Action conference in Leiden - in which activists from the East of the Mediterranean region participated too. The camp initiated struggles in various villages that riped at 2005 in the Bil'in struggle... which expanded and expanded...

textPalestine-Israel, The collapse of the deterrent ability of Israel in the last Gaza war is expressed ... 04:37 Wed 08 Apr by Ilan S. 0 comments

The frustrated Israeli state force who do not dare to prevent the weekly non armed popular demonstrations - Joined and purely of Palestinians, resort to shooting on demonstrators with frequent use of live fire by snippers. In the annexed regions of Jerusalem they no more pretend it is not an occupied area and apply there the occupation procedures - both in treatment of detaining children and houses demolition. The "hot" areas of the popular non armed struggle gradually expand but still far away from a general uprising. The international popular struggle worry the Israeli elite but the damages to the Israeli economy is still in the margins. It seems the Zionist settler colonialist elite which bribed the tycoons section of the capitalist elite with extreme neo liberal measures cannot do it any more as other sections of the capitalist elite (backers of Cakhlon) rebelled.

textPalestina-Israele, la lotta unitaria in tempi turbolenti di frammentazione della classe dirigente si... 16:27 Thu 26 Mar by Ilan S. 0 comments

La saldatura tra le classi dirigenti sioniste e capitaliste che era iniziata nel 1948, è controllata dal 2010 dai magnati dell'economia. Quel neoliberismo "così vincente" è stato sfidato dalla lotta sociale, dai conflitti all'interno della stessa classe dirigente capitalista e minacciato dalla pressione internazionale che mina il potere calante del vecchio ordine da quando la destra ha perso la maggioranza assoluta nel parlamento a causa ora dell'opposizione sionista più moderata (Kachlon). Non è certo quanto velocemente l'arretramento della corrente neoliberista insieme alla sconfitta dei magnati e combinata con la pressione internazionale porteranno ad un arretramento anche del progetto di espansione sionista che espelle i Palestinesi. [English]

textPalestina-Israele, anno decisivo per la lotta unitaria 18:15 Sun 22 Mar by Ilan S. 0 comments

La pur minima pressione delle potenze imperialiste su Israele affinché attenui la sua morsa sui Palestinesi delle aree occupate nel 1967 sta dando i suoi risultati (più in Cisgiordania che nel ghetto di Gaza). Infatti Israele sta dando lavoro ai circa 100.000 Palestinesi dei territori occupati. La maggior parte dei posti di blocco sono stati rimossi. La rivolta dei Palestinesi in Cisgiordania prosegue solo grazie ai canali di una piccola minoranza di attivisti che tengono vive lotte sia unitarie che separate durante il weekend. [English]

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imageClass Struggle, ‘Xenophobia’ and the Local Elite May 21 by Jonathan Payn 0 comments

The xenophobic violence and looting following King Zwelithini’s statement that foreigners “pack their bags and leave” spread to cities and townships across the country. However, the recent attacks are not an isolated incident; nor is Zwelithini solely responsible for fomenting it. Local elites – particularly those linked to the ruling party – also encourage anti-immigrant attitudes and actions. This article, based on discussions with Abahlali baseFreedom Park activists, looks at how local elites stimulate ‘xenophobia’ to protect their class interests, as well as how progressive working class activists have responded.

imageΟ μαρξισμός και το έ... May 12 by Άγις Στίνας (Σπύρος Πρίφτης) 0 comments

Το καθήκον των επαναστατών και στην «ειρήνη» και στον πόλεμο είναι να βοηθήσουν τις μάζες να πάρουν συνείδηση του σκοπού και των μέσων του κινήματός τους, να αποδεσμευτούν από την κηδεμονία της κομματικής και συνδικαλιστικής γραφειοκρατίας, να πάρουν οι ίδιες την υπόθεσή τους στα χέρια τους, να μην εμπιστεύονται άλλη «ηγεσία» έξω από τα δικά τους εκτελεστικά όργανα που τα εκλέγουν και τα ανακαλούν οι ίδιες οποτεδήποτε, να αποκτήσουν οι ίδιες το αίσθημα της πολιτικής ευθύνης και προ παντός και πάνω απ’ όλα να χειραφετηθούν πνευματικά από την εθνική και πατριωτική μυθολογία.

imageΠρολεταριακή εξέγ ... May 10 by Dmitri (republishing) 0 comments

Η εθνική Βραζιλίας δέχεται ταπεινωτική ήττα με 7-1 από τη Γερμανία. Οπαδοί της Σελεσάο κατεβαίνουν στους δρόμους, συγκρούονται με τις δυνάμεις καταστολής, τραυματίζουν έναν έφιππο αστυνομικό, λεηλατούν μαγαζιά και σουπερμάρκετ, πυρπολούν λεωφορεία και καίνε τη βραζιλιάνικη σημαία. Η μιντιακή διαχείριση των γεγονότων για ακόμα μια φορά τείνει προς την αβλαβή ερμηνεία των ταραχών: για όλα φταίει η απογοήτευση απ’ τη συντριπτική ήττα. Οι εικόνες των συγκρούσεων και των καταστροφών, όμως, δεν είναι η εξαίρεση για τη Βραζιλία. Εδώ κι ενάμιση περίπου χρόνο η χώρα βιώνει μια κατάσταση διαρκούς προλεταριακής εξέγερσης ενάντια στην αριστερή κυβέρνηση του Partido dos Trabalhadores (PT- Κόμμα Των Εργατών). Μια εξέγερση ενάντια στην κυβέρνηση- πρότυπο για τους εν Ελλάδι επίδοξους διαχειριστές της αριστεράς του κεφαλαίου...

imagePrendiendo Fuego a la Soga May 08 by Romina Akemi 0 comments

El procesamiento de los policías por el crimen de Freddie Gray demostró el impacto de las manifestaciones ante las injusticias que vive la comunidad negra de Estados Unidos. Sin embargo, la cifra de muertos a causa de la violencia del Estado racista es enorme. La soga del Ku Klux Klan continúa aterrorizando en la llamada “tierra de la libertad”. [English]

imageAnálise de conjuntura abordando especificamente os interesses classistas para este 1º de maio de 201... May 01 by BrunoL 0 comments

30 de maio de 2015, Bruno Lima Rocha

Abertura – Na semana de 1º de maio de 2015, vivemos um momento ímpar. A classe trabalhadora pode estar diante da pior derrota na história recente do país desde a traição de João Goulart (quando este optou por não resistir) quando do golpe de 1º de abril de 1964. O absurdo é estarmos vivendo esta circunstância em função de um governo frágil, que fez campanha por esquerda (em especial no 2º turno), ganhou raspando – acertadamente polarizando o país – e já entregara quase tudo ainda no ano de 2014. A conjuntura é tensa porque esta mudança vinda do Projeto Lei 4330 na prática altera – e para o bem da acumulação dos patrões e empregadores, além de rentistas que se beneficiam dos recursos coletivos da União – a estrutura das relações de trabalho no Brasil. Logo, quando uma conjuntura pode influir de modo estrutural e desestruturante, esta se torna estratégica. Eis a arena onde as maiorias brasileiras hoje se encontram.

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imageΗ ελπίδα δεν θα έρθε... May 21 0 comments

Ποτέ δεν εiναι αργά για να ανατραπεί η κατάσταση, όλα είναι στο χέρι μας, όλα μπορούν να ανατραπούν. Στο πλαίσιο αυτό χαιρετίζουμε και στηρίζουμε κάθε πρωτοβουλία αγώνα προς αυτή την κατεύθυνση. Για την χειραφέτηση των ανθρώπων! Για έναν κόσμο χωρίς αφεντικά.
Η αδικία σε έναν είναι αδικία σε όλους και αυτή είναι η δύναμη των εργαζομένων πάντα και παντού.

imageEXPO 2015: nutrire il capitalismo, energie per lo sfruttamento Apr 26 0 comments

1 Maggio manifestazione internazionale a Milano

contro un'altra grande opera inutile,

contro 6 mesi di menzogne e annichilimento dei diritti,

per liberare l'agricoltura dal profitto e dallo spreco

imageΕνάντια στις αυξήσ&#... Feb 18 0 comments

Κείμενο ενάντια στις αυξήσεις τους αποκλεισμούς του ΟΑΣΘ που μοιράζεται σε στάσεις του ΟΑΣΘ στη Θεσσαλονίκη.

textAlla conquista dell'organizzazione, verso il Social Strike europeo Feb 16 Roma 13-14-15 febbraio 2015 0 comments

Obiettivi principali del II atto dello Strike Meeting sono stati: il consolidamento e l'articolazione della coalizione sociale e l'estensione europea del processo dello Sciopero sociale.

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-

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