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international / miscellaneous / non-anarchist press Thursday December 20, 2012 - 19:45 by Mark Weisbrot
President Obama's crass comments about newly-elected Chavez only serve to further alienate himself from Latin America. ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / workplace struggles / non-anarchist press Saturday December 08, 2012 - 21:50 by Benjamin Fogel
Ben Fogel on the media response to the self-organised farm workers' strike in the Western Cape. ... read full story / add a comment
central africa / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Monday November 26, 2012 - 06:14 by Justin Podur
Rebels, called the M23, have taken Goma, the main city of North Kivu, one of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)'s eastern provinces. Their plan is to march to Bukavu, the main city of South Kivu, and from there, they say, across the massive country to Kinshasa, the Congo's capital. ... read full story / add a comment
central america / caribbean / miscellaneous / non-anarchist press Saturday November 24, 2012 - 19:01 by Patrick Sylvain
The relative jubilee over Michel Martelly’s victory in the Haitian presidential elections after the statistical rearrangements by the Organization of American States soon after the primaries in March 2011 that had placed Martelly in second place was seen as a political intervention. Such intervention allowed him to square off against Mirlande Manigat, a conservative constitutional law professor and a former first lady who appeared distant from the social suffering of Haitians and even remotely out of date when compared to the flamboyant Martelly who was well coached and extremely ambitious to attain the pinnacle of Haitian power. ... read full story / add a comment
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southern africa / workplace struggles / non-anarchist press Wednesday November 21, 2012 - 16:09 by Commercial, Stevedoring, Agricultural & Allied Workers Union   image 1 image
For over 2 weeks now, farmworkers in different areas of the Western Cape have been striking. This is a spontaneous strike driven by workers on the ground in response to decades and decades of brutality at the hands of farmers and a government that has thus far refused to listen to workers and transform the rural landscape characterised by dependency master-slave relations, racism, sexism, starvation wages and violations of the limited freedoms won from decades of working class struggle. Farmworkers do backbreaking work sometimes for 12 hours a day to produce food and wine for everybody in this country and countries overseas yet they are forced to work under unsafe and unhealthy conditions, to drink dirty water, live without electricity, live without toilet facilities, on poverty wages, suffer threats of evictions, and violent physical and verbal abuse and intimidation at the hands of the bosses.
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mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Saturday November 17, 2012 - 06:06 by Dan Freeman-Maloy
“What I am trying to say to you, my friends, comrades, brothers and sisters, is that what we are facing with Israel is a two-headed monster: it is both an imperialist monster, a colonialist monster; but it is also an exterminist state.” — Eqbal Ahmad, speaking on the occasion of Israel's 1982 invasion of Lebanon. ... read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / workplace struggles / non-anarchist press Wednesday November 14, 2012 - 23:02 by Cat Wiener
As a nation swooned over a Royal wedding costing an estimated £10 million+, it emerged that cleaners at Buckingham Palace earn only £6.45 an hour, well under the recommended London Living Wage of £7.85ph (shortly to rise to £8.30). ... read full story / add a comment
central america / caribbean / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Wednesday November 14, 2012 - 22:57 by Mark Weisbrot
Unlike earthquake or hurricane, Haiti's cholera outbreak is a manmade disaster – by the very agency supposed to protect it. ... read full story / add a comment
international / the left / non-anarchist press Monday November 12, 2012 - 02:52 by Fawwaz Traboulsi
The Arab revolutions are presenting the Left with a mixture of existential challenges and historical opportunities. The decisive factor will be the Left's ability to learn from the rich lessons of its own past experiences and vast revolutionary legacy, in order to develop its own project and role in the coming period, and to work out a coherent plan for tackling challenges ahead. May that be an occasion for the Left to move away from its penchant for lacerating self-criticism, as if there is no end to paying penance for past sins, and to embrace instead a study of the past that contributes to a better understanding of the Left's current position and role, especially in preparation for the tasks of the coming period. This also presupposes that there are elements within the Left who are ready to transcend two currents still active in their midst: a leftist current that continues to support despotic regimes on the pretext of giving priority to the “national question” and a leftist current that is counting on external intervention for paving the way to democracy. ... read full story / add a comment
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southern africa / workplace struggles / non-anarchist press Friday November 09, 2012 - 13:12 by Commercial, Stevedoring, Agricultural & Allied Workers Union   text 3 comments (last - sunday november 25, 2012 - 15:55)   image 1 image
The Leeuwenkuil farm in Agter-Paarl, Cape Town – one of largest farms in the Western Cape, which produces wine and olives, is one instance of the ongoing intimidation and attacks against workers by bosses on the farms. Here, the farmer, Willie Dreyer, is denying workers’ rights to freedom of association and freedom of speech. The farmer has intimidated workers by dismissing shop stewards and laying false charges of attempted murder against two farm workers, Amos White and Patrick Philander, and charges of assault against CSAAWU’s Assistant General Secretary, Karel Swart. The union has been denied access to the farm on weekends and after hours in the week on a number of occasions. We maintain that workers must be able to meet with any organization or person they choose to in their own time. It should not be the prerogative of the farmer to control workers’ own time and who they can and cannot meet. Workers and their families are standing behind their dismissed leaders. They are sharing what they have with each other – their pain and their strength. ... read full story / add a comment
central america / caribbean / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Tuesday November 06, 2012 - 23:32 by Antonio Carmona
After years of strategic dialogue and an arduous process of electoral inscription, Puerto Rico can now count on an organized alternative, a political party that is committed to defending the interests of the working-class and marginalized sectors of the island's population. On November 6, 2012, the new Working People's Party (Partido del Pueblo Trabajador, PPT) will run 71 candidates, from governor to members of the municipal legislative assembly. “Breaking the electoral barrier” and “Puerto Rico should be governed by those who sweat for it” are the slogans that the PPT brings to the 2012 elections. ... read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / repression / prisoners / non-anarchist press Tuesday November 06, 2012 - 18:49 by Kurdistan Solidarity Ireland
Hundreds of Kurdish prisoners are now taking part in a hunger strike which they have declared is to be indefinite.
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venezuela / colombia / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Tuesday November 06, 2012 - 00:13 by Nazih Richani
On November 15, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP) and the delegates of the Colombian state will begin to tackle the first issue on their agenda: the agrarian question. My previous blog addressed the diametrically opposed narratives and positions on the agrarian question posed by the two contending forces and how this could unfold in the immediate future. In this blog I discuss the potential role of the Colombian military as spoilers to the peace process. ... read full story / add a comment
central america / caribbean / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Thursday November 01, 2012 - 18:45 by Common Dreams
While US media has focused on Hurricane Sandy's destruction in the nation, the historic storm's global impact started days ago in Caribbean nations. In Haiti, the storm has left worries of a food crisis and another cholera outbreak, while the "disaster of decades of policies" by the international community compounds misery. ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / workplace struggles / non-anarchist press Sunday October 21, 2012 - 11:16 by Jared Sacks
The coverage of the Marikana massacre seems to start with the mass killings of 16 August. But that’s not where, or how the violence started, and it wasn’t rivalry between unions, either. Rewind a few days and prepare for goosebumps: you’ll find a web of conspiracy around two murders which were not reported in the media and ended in no arrests, but scared the living daylights out of the workers before the weeks of horror started. ... read full story / add a comment
venezuela / colombia / the left / non-anarchist press Wednesday October 10, 2012 - 04:53 by Mark Weisbrot
WASHINGTON — For most people who have heard or read about Hugo Chávez in the international media, his reelection on Sunday as president of Venezuela by a convincing margin might be puzzling. ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / the left / non-anarchist press Tuesday October 09, 2012 - 21:27 by Chris Webb   text 1 comment (last - thursday december 12, 2013 - 16:53)
About a month ago I stood with some 200 striking farm workers in South Africa's Hex River Valley, a rich agricultural region that produces table grapes for export. The workers were on strike against severe pay cuts and outsourcing, which came about when a major fruit export company took over the farm from its previous owner. The workers were a mixed group. Some were Zimbabwean migrants, but the majority were Xhosa speakers from the more impoverished Eastern Cape, where 72 per cent of the population lives below the poverty line. Most of them currently lived in the valley's informal settlements, expanses of matchbox houses and zinc shacks on the dusty ground between the grape farms. As we marched toward the farm, the workers began to sing struggle songs praising the African National Congress (ANC) and the role of struggle leaders like Oliver Tambo and Chris Hani. ... read full story / add a comment
venezuela / colombia / the left / non-anarchist press Monday October 08, 2012 - 05:10 by Mark Weisbrot
Venezuela is about to hold impeccably free and fair elections. Yet the US treats it as a dictatorship. ... read full story / add a comment
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venezuela / colombia / miscellaneous / other libertarian press Monday October 01, 2012 - 02:31 by El Libertario, Venezuela   image 1 image
* As the electoral ritual granting legitimacy to the occupant of the presidential seat approaches, we want to affirm to the country’s public opinion what the anarchists’ position has been regarding the electoral carnival as instrument for control and submission of the collective. What follows is the El Libertario #67 Editorial, where we clearly state our position. ... read full story / add a comment
scandinavia / denmark / iceland / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Monday September 10, 2012 - 22:44 by Mark Weisbrot
Even in the past, Sweden had "collaborated with its Washington allies" to violate human rights and international law. ... read full story / add a comment
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