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France's National Assembly and Senate have voted to extend the country's military intervention in Mali. A resolution passed both houses of parliament on April 22. Not a single vote was cast in opposition. Three days later, the United Nations Security Council approved Resolution 2100, creating a policing mission beginning July 1, 2013. The mission is called by its French acronym MINUSMA. Its projected size is 11,200 soldiers and 1,440 police.
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southern africa / workplace struggles / non-anarchist press Monday May 06, 2013 - 18:43 byCSAAWU 4 images
Over 60 CSAAWU worker leaders have been dismissed for taking part in the recent strike wave. Farmers are dismissing workers, increasing their rent, electricity and water. Farmers are preventing dismissed workers from finding alternate sources of income and threatening workers with evictions. Workers are being forced to take their children out of school and borrow money for food where they can. Workers are sitting with pain and suffering but do not regret standing up against years of abuse and exploitation. Viva the spirit of farm workers! ... read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / community struggles / other libertarian press Saturday May 04, 2013 - 01:23 byResistance editors
MAY 2013 RESISTANCE is out. THE GREEN SHOOTS OF REVOLT (Bedroom Tax), Pro-choice in Ireland, Benefits interviewee campaign, Bristol Bookfair report (and forthcoming Sheffield bookfair), Greece migrant worker attacks, Bangladesh factory solidarity, Jock Palfreeman prisoner support. ... read full story / add a comment
venezuela / colombia / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Monday April 29, 2013 - 05:35 byDublin Conference
Political Declaration of the “ European conference in solidarity with the agrarian and popular struggles , and in support of the talks for Peace with Social Justice in Colombia.” Dublin, April 20-21, 2013 ... read full story / add a comment
The death of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on April 8 has renewed an intense political debate in Britain and internationally over her legacy. For her ruling class sycophants, Thatcher was a heroine, “one of the greatest” prime ministers Britain ever had. While she is falsely credited with lifting Britain out of a lasting economic slump during the 1970s, she did succeed in imposing a drastic and lasting shift in the balance of social and economic wealth between rich and poor, very much to the detriment of the latter. She was prime minister from 1979 to 1990. ... read full story / add a comment
A critique from within the Black Consciousness tradition in South Africa of a collapse of a faction of that tradition into an authoritarian form of politics. ... read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / anarchist movement / other libertarian press Friday April 12, 2013 - 07:46 byAnarchist Federation
We've reached issue 150 of Resistance after 15 years at ten issues a year. If you'd like to look at back issues you can go to our website (link below, Publications menu), or if you like typing then try http://www.afed.org.uk/res/resist1.pdf for issue one and then replace the 1 by any number between 2 and 150 for the rest. Easy or what?
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central america / caribbean / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Tuesday April 02, 2013 - 21:47 byMark Weisbrot
In Honduras, Reagan-era atrocities are back as the Obama administration funds a state implicated in murdering opponents. ... read full story / add a comment
central america / caribbean / miscellaneous / non-anarchist press Tuesday April 02, 2013 - 04:04 byTrenton Daniel
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- The former United Nations human rights monitor in Haiti is taking a swipe at the Caribbean nation's legal system as he leaves his post. ... read full story / add a comment
“On the eve of the crisis, the bourgeois, with the self-sufficiency that springs from intoxicating prosperity, declares money to be a vain imagination. Commodities alone are money. But now the cry is everywhere: money alone is a commodity! As the hart pants after fresh water, so pants his soul after money, the only wealth.”
— Capital, Karl Marx. ... read full story / add a comment
venezuela / colombia / the left / non-anarchist press Tuesday March 26, 2013 - 19:54 byManuel Larrabure
The death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez has prompted the international left to acknowledge two key features about him and Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution. The first is Chávez's commitment to fighting for the poor and oppressed. Plenty of statistics demonstrate this. Literally millions have been lifted out of poverty and given new opportunities to improve their lives. Examples from daily life abound. I remember speaking to an upper class anti-Chavista once who was complaining about how, since Chávez came to power, it had become difficult to find maids. Many of the poor women she used to hire, she explained, had enrolled in a free education program provided by the government, one of the highly successful ‘missions.’ Another time, an empanada maker who lived with his son in the same 10-foot by six-foot stand he cooked out of told me how, since Chávez arrived, his community became emboldened to organize themselves into a cooperative with the mission of fighting the hotel and restaurant chains in the area, and create a community controlled tourist zone. ... read full story / add a comment
international / education / other libertarian press Sunday March 24, 2013 - 15:24 byGlykosymoritis 1 image
The development of modern society and what has happened to the working-class movement over the last 100 years (and in particular since 1917) have compelled us to make a radical revision of the ideas on which that movement has been based.
Forty years have elapsed since the proletarian revolution seized power in Russia. From that revolution it is not socialism that ultimately emerged but a new and monstrous form of exploiting society and totalitarian oppression that differed from the worst forms of capitalism only in that the bureaucracy replaced the private owners of capital and “the plan” took the place of the “free market.” Ten years ago, only a few people like us defended these ideas. Since then, the Hungarian workers have brought them to the world’s attention.
Among the raw materials for such a revision are the vast experience of the Russian Revolution and of its degeneration, the Hungarian workers’ councils, their actions, and their program. But these are far from being the only elements useful for making such a revision. A look at modern capitalism and at the type of conflict it breeds shows that throughout the world working people are faced with the same fundamental problems, often posed in surprisingly similar terms. These problems call everywhere for the same response. This answer is socialism, a social system that is the very opposite of the bureaucratic capitalism now installed in Russia, China, and elsewhere.
The experience of bureaucratic capitalism allows us clearly to perceive what socialism is not and cannot be. A close look both at past proletarian uprisings and at the everyday life and struggles of the proletariat enables us to say what socialism could and should be. Basing ourselves on a century of experience we can and must now define the positive content of socialism in a much fuller and more accurate way than was possible for previous revolutionaries. In today’s vast ideological morass, people who call themselves socialists may be heard to say that they “are no longer quite sure what the word means.” We hope to show that the very opposite is the case. Today, for the first time, one can begin to spell out in concrete and specific terms what socialism really could be like. ... read full story / add a comment
international / education / other libertarian press Saturday March 23, 2013 - 17:59 byGlykosymoritis 1 image
Cornelius Castoriadis, aka Paul Cardan, was the most prominent member of the Socialisme ou Barbarie group in France in the late 1940s-1960s, which advocated workers’ self-management in workplaces and society as opposed to capitalism in its private and state-run forms. Here we present Maurice Brinton’s translation of Castoriadis’ classic On the content of socialism. The work is subtitled ‘From the Critique of Bureaucracy to the Idea of the Proletariat’s Autonomy’ ... read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Saturday March 23, 2013 - 05:23 byAbdullah Öcalan 1 image
I SALUTE THE FREEDOM NEWROZ OF THE OPPRESSED ... read full story / add a comment
"I just want to help children,” a voice called out in English from a clothing store in Thamel, a tourist area of Kathmandu, Nepal's capital city. I saw a young white woman walking out of the store, and my curiosity got the better of me. “You want to help children?” I called out. It was a dark, cold January evening and the narrow streets were lit largely from stores which had no front walls and the signs that hung over them. The woman stopped and turned around. ... read full story / add a comment
west africa / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Wednesday March 06, 2013 - 22:23 byRoger Annis
France perpetrated two large deceptions in conducting its military intervention into Mali six weeks ago. These have been universally accepted in mainstream media reporting. ... read full story / add a comment
venezuela / colombia / repression / prisoners / non-anarchist press Tuesday March 05, 2013 - 20:05 byNational Commission of Human Rights, Marcha Patriótica
On March 03, 2013,in the village of La Esmeralda, in the municipality of Rovira (Tolima), the peasant organiser Maribel Oviedo was illegally detained, without an arrest warrant, by membes of the Infantry Batallion VI. She is member of the Association of Rural Workers of Tolima (ASTRACATOL).
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north africa / community struggles / non-anarchist press Tuesday March 05, 2013 - 19:46 byCorrispondente Infoaut 3 comments (last - wednesday may 08, 2013 - 02:00) 3 images
An unprecedented situation is taking place in the city of Port Said - complete self-management, a rejection of everything that authority represents. It is a situation that the main actors in the Egyptian struggle at this time - the workers - are trying to reproduce in other cities too. [ ... read full story / add a comment
venezuela / colombia / environment / non-anarchist press Thursday February 28, 2013 - 17:22 byCOMITE AMBIENTAL Y CAMPESINO DE CAJAMARCA
Threats, stigmatisation and criminalisation of the campesino social movement of Anaime and Cajamarca, which opposes AngloGold Ashanti’s La Colosa project in Colombia. ... read full story / add a comment
Oscar Pistorius was the perfect South African sporting hero because victory over his disability made him a universally admired figure in a still-divided society. The profoundly macho culture he grew up in spans racial groups and provides some explanation for the country's shocking rates of domestic violence. [Italiano] ... read full story / add a comment