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internazionale / lotte indigene / altra stampa libertaria Saturday February 27, 2016 - 05:32 byGianni Sartori   text 2 comments (last - sunday february 28, 2016 - 07:31)
Tra l'incudine dell'Isis e il martello di Ankara, la resistenza celebra il capodanno curdo di Newroz. per l'Umanità ... read full story / add a comment
internazionale / cultura / stampa non anarchica Thursday February 25, 2016 - 22:53 byLucio Garofalo
Marx e l'omofobia

È da poco trascorso (sotto silenzio) un anniversario storico estremamente importante: il 21 febbraio 1848 venne pubblicata a Londra la prima edizione del "Manifesto del Partito Comunista" di Karl Marx e Friedrich Engels.

Attuale più che mai. Oggi, in molti invocano il ritorno della Vecchia Talpa: "E quando la rivoluzione avrà condotto a termine questa seconda metà del suo lavoro preparatorio, l’Europa balzerà dal suo seggio e griderà: ben scavato, vecchia talpa!". Colgo l'occasione per avanzare alcune riflessioni personali... ... read full story / add a comment
international / gender / non-anarchist press Tuesday February 02, 2016 - 16:33 byNicola Pratt
This article is based on some of the research that I have conducted over the past two years on women’s activism in Egypt, Lebanon, and Jordan, from independence until the Arab uprisings. I collected over one hundred personal narratives from middle class women activists of different generations. This research was initially framed in terms of what is perceived to be a ‘gender paradox’: despite over a century of women’s activism, why do women in Arab countries continue to face some of the largest gender inequalities in the world? ... read full story / add a comment
international / economy / non-anarchist press Tuesday January 26, 2016 - 18:07 byJohn McMurtry
The just-released Oxfam Davos report An Economy For the 1% which the mass media have ignored arrestingly shows that 62 individuals (388 in 2010) now own more wealth than 50 per cent of the world's population. More shockingly, it reports from its uncontested public sources that this share of wealth by half of the world's people has collapsed by over 40 per cent in just the last five years. ... read full story / add a comment
international / migration / racism / non-anarchist press Friday January 15, 2016 - 04:50 byKevin Ovenden
But wasn’t Charlie Hebdo once something to do with the left, loosely a product of a previous upsurge of social struggle many years ago?

Yes it was. So were Sir Oswald Mosley, Benito Mussolini, Georges Sorel… ... read full story / add a comment
internazionale / cultura / stampa non anarchica Monday January 04, 2016 - 01:12 byLucio Garofalo
La riflessione più significativa sul Capodanno la scrisse Antonio Gramsci in giovane età, nel 1916, esattamente un secolo fa. Gramsci aveva ragione quando scriveva che dovrebbe essere Capodanno ogni giorno. Ma senza le stupide convenzioni sociali, gli stereotipi ottusi, il falso perbenismo borghese, il moralismo ed il conformismo ipocrita della società dei consumi di massa, senza i buoni propositi di ogni inizio d'anno che fanno assomigliare la vita umana ad un'azienda commerciale con i suoi consuntivi finali, bilanci e preventivi. Il comunismo dovrà spazzare via anche le inutili e sciocche convenzioni, le date e le ricorrenze vuote di senso. Questi Capodanni, che rappresentano soltanto convenzioni rituali, inducono a credere sul serio in una discontinuità della vita e della storia umana. Mentre non è affatto vero. Sono altri i momenti storici che hanno sancito un salto rivoluzionario, o una discontinuità effettiva. Ad esempio, il 1789 o il 1917... ... read full story / add a comment
internazionale / economia / altra stampa libertaria Thursday December 24, 2015 - 06:41 byLucio Garofalo
Azzardo alcune riflessioni di tipo filosofico ed esistenziale, quindi politico. La realtà, che supera puntualmente ogni più fervida immaginazione, ispira un'elaborazione critica di straordinaria attualità storica. Il sistema creato dalla borghesia capitalista ha predicato nel mondo, a decorrere dal secondo dopoguerra, quella che è la religione più diffusa e vincente di ogni tempo e luogo: la fede cieca ed incondizionata nel mercato, nel totem della finanza. Il culto idiota e mondano del denaro e del successo. Il feticismo della merce e del profitto. La morale utilitarista dell’avere e dell’apparire ad ogni costo in luogo dell’essere, sacrificando tutto e tutti. Il corollario finale è l’avvento di una sottocultura di massa improntata al consumismo esasperato, acritico ed alienante, all’edonismo ebete, egoista e conformista. Quella che nell’età contemporanea è l’ideologia più ottusa ed onnipotente, una mentalità assai pervasiva e totalitaria, più feroce e persuasiva di qualsiasi tipo di fascismo e di assolutismo che si sia mai visto nella storia millenaria dell’umanità. Negli ultimi decenni, alle popolazioni del mondo occidentale si è imposto uno stile di vita iperconsumista: hanno bombardato i cervelli per convincere la gente che bisognava lavorare e produrre al massimo per guadagnare e consumare il più possibile, con il risultato che gli individui sono nevrotici, insoddisfatti ed infelici... ... read full story / add a comment
internacional / género / non-anarchist press Tuesday December 22, 2015 - 15:58 byFernando Buen Abad Dominguez
“En el comportamiento hacia la mujer, botín y esclava de la voluptuosidad común, se manifiesta la infinita degradación en que el hombre existe para sí mismo… Del carácter de esta relación se desprende en qué medida el hombre ha llegado a ser y se concibe como ser genérico, como ser humano: la relación entre hombre y mujer es la más natural de las relaciones entre uno y otro ser humano”. Marx ... read full story / add a comment
international / environment / non-anarchist press Thursday December 17, 2015 - 17:04 bySteffen Böhm
The Paris Agreement has mostly been greeted with enthusiasm, though it contains at least one obvious flaw. Few seem to have noticed that the main tool mooted for keeping us within the 2℃ global warming target is a massive expansion of carbon trading, including offsetting, which allows the market exchange of credits between companies and nations to achieve an overall emissions reduction. That's despite plenty of evidence that markets haven't worked well enough, or quickly enough, to actually keep the planet safe.

The debate over whether to include carbon markets in the final agreement came right to the wire. Some left-leaning Latin American countries such as Venezuela and Bolivia vehemently opposed any mention, while the EU, Brazil, and New Zealand, among other countries, pushed hard for their inclusion – with support from the World Bank, the IMF and many business groups. ... read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / non-anarchist press Wednesday November 18, 2015 - 17:26 byGerardo Otero and Efe Can Gürcan
Our goal is to formulate ten theses on what we believe constitutes the historical background of the Syrian refugee crisis within the context of the Arab Spring. One central argument is that Western meddling in this process was turned into a violent contest for state power that has resulted in grave human tragedy. The recent Paris attacks with over 100 fatalities – resulting in a state-of-emergency declaration and arson of refugee camps in retaliation – indicate that the Syrian refugee crisis has already taken on a greater importance for global politics. ... read full story / add a comment
internazionale / imperialismo / guerra / altra stampa libertaria Tuesday November 17, 2015 - 15:43 byLucio Garofalo
Il terrorismo islamico è solo una forma di depistaggio. È proprio una curiosa circostanza, niente affatto casuale, quella in cui uno degli attentatori di Parigi porti addosso un prezioso documento personale come il passaporto (guarda caso, di nazionalità siriana). Una strana "circostanza" che somiglia molto ad un atto di depistaggio. Siamo giunti al paradosso che chiunque si sforzi di ragionare liberamente (e criticamente) con la propria testa è accusato di "fantasticare"... ... read full story / add a comment
international / history of anarchism / other libertarian press Monday November 02, 2015 - 02:46 byKSL
KSL: Bulletin of the Kate Sharpley Library No. 84, October 2015 has just been posted on our site. The PDF is up at: http://www.katesharpleylibrary.net/x3fh0j. Contents list is at http://www.katesharpleylibrary.net/c86835 ... read full story / add a comment
international / the left / other libertarian press Tuesday August 04, 2015 - 09:22 byJan Makandal   text 2 comments (last - tuesday august 18, 2015 - 09:21)
Once again the radical left petite bourgeoisie has failed.
This is not particular to Greece. It is a general tendency of struggles in many other social formations as well, wherever the petite bourgeoisie instead of the working class is leading the struggle. One lesson to learn is that whenever we persist in hoping that something positive will come from petite bourgeois leadership, however radical they might seem, THE RESULT WILL BE THE SAME: A TOTAL CAPITULATION TO CAPITAL.
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international / history of anarchism / other libertarian press Wednesday July 15, 2015 - 18:09 byKSL
KSL: Bulletin of the Kate Sharpley Library No. 82-83, July 2015 [Double issue] has just been posted on our site. ... read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / non-anarchist press Wednesday June 10, 2015 - 20:00 byGeorge Wright
On May 27th the United States Department of Justice issued a 47-count indictment against nine International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) officials and five executives of FIFA-affiliated sports management firms. The charges the United States pressed included racketeering, wire fraud, and money laundering amounting to $150-million over a 24-year period. That morning, the Swiss Government also arrested seven of the indicted defendants at a Zurich hotel, while holding them for possible extradition to the United States. The United States and Switzerland also announced that criminal investigations into FIFA's 2010 decisions to award the World Cup to Russia for 2018 and to Qatar for 2022 would continue. Is there a basis for the United States’ allegations of corruption against FIFA officials and affiliated sports executives? Why is the United States involved in issuing indictments against FIFA officials and affiliated sports executives? How will the United States targeting FIFA corruption play out? ... read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / non-anarchist press Wednesday June 03, 2015 - 17:21 byMario Candeias
What should we call the current era? Post-everything? Or perhaps, the interregnum? Whatever the name it should be given, the current period is characterized by neoliberal trans-nationalization. In addition, U.S. hegemony has been under question since the beginning of this period. In fact, the Empire is no longer U.S.-American and a change in hegemony is in full swing. Despite what world-systems theorists such as Giovanni Arrighi suggest, the balance does not seem to be tipping toward China. Nevertheless, as Niall Ferguson points out, it is moving toward Chimerica. Furthermore, since the beginning of the global financial crisis, no project has been in sight that could reorganize the active consensus of the subalterns, move perspectives on accumulation one step up the ladder, and provide a position capable of establishing a new world order. ... read full story / add a comment
internacional / migración / racismo / non-anarchist press Tuesday May 05, 2015 - 18:20 bySantiago Alba Rico
Frente a la hipocresía y la indiferencia, apetece y hasta se impone ser un poco demagógicos. Digamos la verdad: Europa está acostumbrada a tirar gente al mar. Lo hizo durante siglos en el marco del rentabilísimo comercio de esclavos del que participaron todas las grandes naciones que dan hoy lecciones de humanidad y democracia al resto del mundo. El antropólogo Fernando Ortiz recordaba en uno de sus libros la cifra: en 1825 se calculaba que cada año los negreros clandestinos arrojaban al océano 3.000 esclavos vivos, bien para escapar de las patrullas, bien para desprenderse de la mercancía defectuosa. Muchos más habían muerto antes, durante el acarreo por el continente africano o durante la espera en los barracones del puerto. ... read full story / add a comment
international / migration / racism / non-anarchist press Wednesday April 22, 2015 - 14:53 byCinzia Arruzza
In the night between April 18th and April 19th a boat filled with up to 950 migrants sank in the Mediterranean Sea, 70 miles north of Libya, while trying to reach the southern European border. This was not only the greatest tragedy to date involving migrants in the Mediterranean Sea, it is also the last of a long series of deaths: around 14,600 from 1993 to November, 2012; 900 in little more than a year from January, 2014 to April, 2015, before this latest tragedy. ... read full story / add a comment
internacional / imperialismo / guerra / non-anarchist press Tuesday April 21, 2015 - 15:46 byTariq Ali
Three decades ago, with the end of the Cold War and the dismantling of the South American dictatorships, many hoped that the much talked about ‘peace dividend’ promised by Bush senior and Thatcher would actually materialise. No such luck. Instead, we have experienced continuous wars, upheavals, intolerance and fundamentalisms of every sort – religious, ethnic and imperial. The exposure of the Western world’s surveillance networks has heightened the feeling that democratic institutions aren’t functioning as they should, that, like it or not, we are living in the twilight period of democracy itself. ... read full story / add a comment
international / imperialism / war / other libertarian press Wednesday March 04, 2015 - 16:01 byWilliam T. Hathaway
The US troop surges inspire an anarchist to another kind of surge. ... read full story / add a comment

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