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central asia / the left / non-anarchist press Friday March 15, 2013 - 21:49 by Noaman G. Ali
"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 by Roger 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 by National 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 by Corrispondente Infoaut   text 3 comments (last - wednesday may 08, 2013 - 02:00)   image 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 by COMITE 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
southern africa / gender / non-anarchist press Tuesday February 19, 2013 - 19:44 by Alex Duval Smith
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
russia / ukraine / belarus / crime prison and punishment / other libertarian press Sunday February 17, 2013 - 00:04 by Anarchist Federation
This is a major speaking tour in Britain about prisoners in Belarus by a visiting activist - a rare chance to find out about what is going on and to see how you can support them. There are 13 dates so far. ... read full story / add a comment
central america / caribbean / workplace struggles / non-anarchist press Saturday February 16, 2013 - 00:51 by Members of One Struggle   image 1 image
A garment worker in Haiti was beaten up by a factory manager for demanding to be paid the (inadequate anyway) minimum wage of 300 goud per day ($7.06 US). Then he was fired. This factory produces goods for Gildan, one of the largest clothing companies in the world. The organizers in the factory call on international allies to express solidarity and to demand that Leo be given his job back, for the workers to be paid according to their rights, and for the manager who hit him to be fired. ... read full story / add a comment
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north africa / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Friday January 25, 2013 - 03:01 by Joshua Virasami   image 1 image
Exploiting the latest spillover from the two previous interventions in Libya and Mali, which are a product of AFRICOM intelligence and military assistance, they are making rapid gains in their North Africa advance. For what? One begins to ask, before continuing understanding how profitable chaos is, is crucial to answering the question. The ensuing chaos within Mali, expanding to Algeria and set to encompass North Africa leaves scope for a state of permanent low level war. This low level war is nothing new, it’s taking place as you read this over nearly all of the globalised world claiming millions of lives: described by John Pilger as the Third World War. This expanding theatre of the ‘war on terror’, which I will later explore, provides ample opportunity within its vast marketplace for hordes of corporations to destroy, ravage, rebuild and beautify entire nations. ... read full story / add a comment
international / gender / non-anarchist press Thursday January 24, 2013 - 20:17 by Jamil Khader
The unfolding debate about the Palestinian hip hop group DAM’s new music video “If I Could Go Back in Time,” and Lila Abu-Lughod and Maya Mikdashi’s critique of it, has generated an intense visceral reaction on the part of many readers on Jadaliyya and in the blogosphere. DAM produced this music video in collaboration with the director Jackie Salloum and the renowned singer and activist Amal Murkos, to tackle the heinous crime of honor killing in Palestine. Abu-Lughod and Mikdashi took the video to task for treating the horrible phenomenon of honor killing as a social rather than a political problem. Many readers, as well the members of DAM, however, mistook their piece as an attempt to exonerate Arab patriarchal structures of culpability. Admittedly, Abu-Lughod and Mikdashi do not go far enough in condemning these sexist cultural traditions. But as Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian and Suha Daher-Nashif cogently demonstrate, the oppressive patriarchal structures in Palestine have worked in cahoots with the Israeli apartheid policies to perpetrate gender inequality. ... read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Monday January 21, 2013 - 20:53 by Danny Gold
On last Thursday, FSA rebels advanced into Kurdish and Christian neighborhoods in Aleppo, Syria, in a daring attempt to capture the city. Initial reports based on FSA claims and somebody’s friend who spoke to someone in Aleppo on the phone had the rebels taking 90 percent of the city and cooperating with Kurdish militias, but less than a day later these claims were revealed to be false. ... read full story / add a comment
west africa / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Monday January 21, 2013 - 19:13 by Roger Annis
France, the former slave power of west Africa, has poured into Mali with a vengeance in a military attack launched on January 11. French warplanes are bombing towns and cities across the vast swath of northern Mali, a territory measuring some one thousand kilometers from south to north and east to west. French soldiers in armoured columns have launched a ground offensive, beginning with towns in the south of the northern territory, some 300 km north and east of the Malian capital of Bamako.

A French armoured convoy entered Mali several days ago from neighbouring Ivory Coast, another former French colony. French troops spearheaded the overthrow of that country's government in 2011.

The invasion has received universal support from France's imperialist allies. The U.S., Canada and Europe are assisting financially and with military transport. To provide a figleaf of African legitimacy, plans have been accelerated to introduce troops from eight regional countries to join the fighting (map here ). ... read full story / add a comment
international / anarchist movement / other libertarian press Thursday January 17, 2013 - 23:50 by Dysophia
A call out for articles on exploring Islamophobia from an anarchist perspective, particularly seeking contributions from anarchists in Islam-dominated societies. Also interested in hearing from groups in those societies about their activities and how anarchists in other countries may show solidarity with them. ... read full story / add a comment
central america / caribbean / miscellaneous / non-anarchist press Monday January 14, 2013 - 03:22 by Dan Beeton and Jake Johnston
Dan Beeton is International Communications Director at the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C.

Jake Johnston is an international researcher at the Center for Economic and Policy Research. He writes on Haiti related issues for the blog Relief and Reconstruction Watch.
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france / belgium / luxemburg / miscellaneous / non-anarchist press Thursday January 10, 2013 - 23:59 by The Guardian   image 1 image
Three Kurdish women activists have been found dead with bullet wounds to the neck and chest in the Kurdistan information centre in Paris. ... read full story / add a comment
venezuela / colombia / the left / non-anarchist press Thursday January 10, 2013 - 20:53 by Mark Weisbrot
Despite 14 years of catastrophist predictions for Venezuela, oil wealth has been successfully turned to social purposes ... read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / history of anarchism / other libertarian press Tuesday January 08, 2013 - 20:44 by Mike Davis
Mike Davis on the introduction of Taylorist management techniques to break up workers solidarity, and the response of the revolutionary Industrial Workers of the World union. ... read full story / add a comment
venezuela / colombia / the left / non-anarchist press Tuesday January 08, 2013 - 18:47 by Mark Weisbrot
Since Hugo Chávez first took office, he and his party have won 13 of 14 national elections, mainly because they greatly improved the living standards of the majority of voters in Venezuela. Since 2004, after the economy recovered from the devastating opposition oil strike, poverty has been cut by half and extreme poverty by more than 70 percent. ... read full story / add a comment
west africa / workplace struggles / other libertarian press Wednesday January 02, 2013 - 22:59 by Working Class Self-Organisation Blog   image 1 image
Hundreds of workers are striking against non-payment of bonuses, for an end to racism, and improved conditions at Sierra Leone’s largest diamond mine in Koidu. Following a blockade of the entrances and clashes with scabs, the armed forces were deployed, who opened fire on the workers, killing two and injuring many others.
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international / anti-fascism / non-anarchist press Monday December 31, 2012 - 21:57 by Araz Bagban
The new constitution submitted to referendum by Mohamed Morsi, the president of Egypt elected with the support of the Freedom and Justice party, i.e. the political wing of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, in addition to its properties of attacking working-class achievements as well as women's and minorities’ rights, is preparing the legal ground for the Brotherhood to seize the whole political power in the country. The powers proposed for the president in the constitution, not subject to any supervision, are leading Egypt toward dictatorship. ... read full story / add a comment
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