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américa del norte / méxico / miscellaneous / non-anarchist press Friday April 24, 2015 - 17:16 byLaila Tajeldine
Estados Unidos tiene una dimensión territorial de 9,38 millones de kilómetros cuadrados, donde habitan más de 300 millones de personas y representa una de las economías más grandes del mundo. Sin embargo, se constituye como una de las naciones con mayor retraso en materia de derechos humanos.
La actual Constitución de Estados Unidos fue adoptada en 1787 y enmendada veintisiete veces desde 1791 a 1992, aunque muchas de sus enmiendas no fueron ratificadas, como la enmienda de prohibición de trabajo de menores y la enmienda de prohibición de discriminación entre hombres y mujeres. ... read full story / add a comment
greece / turkey / cyprus / history / non-anarchist press Friday April 24, 2015 - 16:52 bySungur Savran
To the memory of Stepan Shaumyan, Armenian Bolshevik leader of the Baku Commune in 1918, and of Hrant Dink, Armenian socialist intellectual from Istanbul who, until his assassination in 2007, exerted a Herculean effort to bring the genocide into the centre of attention in Turkey. ... 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
venezuela / colombia / represión / presos / non-anarchist press Tuesday April 21, 2015 - 17:43 bySemana
Durante 2014 fueron asesinados 25 activistas ambientales en el territorio colombiano.
"Cada semana son asesinados dos activistas medioambientales en el mundo", esta es la revelación más reciente de la ONG Global Witness que este lunes presentó un informe titulado '¿Cuántos más?'. La organización encargada de investigar casos de corrupción y abusos en la explotación de recursos naturales, aseguró que las cifras pueden ser mucho mayores al no existir datos oficiales por parte de varios gobiernos a quienes la problemática parece no importarles.
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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
bolivia / peru / ecuador / chile / the left / non-anarchist press Monday April 13, 2015 - 18:44 byJeffery R. Webber
In the opening salvos of Latin America’s uneven lurch to the Left in the early twenty-first century, Bolivia distinguished itself as the region’s most radical socio-political terrain.1 Left-indigenous movements in the countryside and cityscapes alike threw the state into crisis and brought two successive neoliberal presidents to their knees – Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada in 2003, and Carlos Mesa in 2005.2 Evo Morales’s party, the Movimiento al Socialismo (Movement Towards Socialism, MAS), leapt into the power vacuum opened up by this series of revolts, and there has been serious debate on the Left as to how best to button down the central political dynamic of the country ever since. In a country where 62 percent of the population self-identified as indigenous in the 2001 census, Morales became the first indigenous president through the December 2005 elections with 54 percent of the popular vote, assuming office in January 2006. He repeated this extraordinary electoral success in December 2009, with 64 percent, and again in October 2014, with 61 percent. ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / repression / prisoners / non-anarchist press Tuesday March 31, 2015 - 21:58 byTCC, R2K, UF, DLF 1 image
The Thembelihle Crisis Committee, the United Front (UF), the Right to Know (R2K) Campaign and the Democratic Left Front call on all people of good conscience in South Africa to endorse the call for an end to the security siege of Thembelihle. Since the 25th of February 2015, Thembelihle has faced a de facto State of Emergency at the hands of the South African Police Services (SAPS) and other security agents. This undeclared, unofficial State of Emergency in Thembelihle is an attack on all our constitutionally guaranteed rights to and freedoms to organise, associate and freely express ourselves. We call for urgent action to put pressure on the SAPS to end the siege. We call for the creation of conducive conditions for free, open and democratic political activity in which the people of Thembelihle may express and exercise their right to protest, and have their demands for a decent life of dignity met.
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brazil/guyana/suriname/fguiana / the left / non-anarchist press Monday March 30, 2015 - 19:31 byAlfredo Saad-Filho
Hundreds of thousands of chiefly white middle class protesters took to the streets in Brazil on 15 March in an organized upsurge of hatred against the federal administration led by President Dilma Rousseff of the Workers’ Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores, PT). These protests are far more cohesive and better organized than the previous wave of anti-government demonstrations, in 2013; their demands are unambiguously reactionary, and they include primarily the country's elite. ... read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / miscellaneous / non-anarchist press Friday March 20, 2015 - 00:31 byAdam Hanieh
Over four years since mass uprisings ousted sclerotic regimes in Tunisia and Egypt, it can seem that the initial hopes represented by these movements lie in tatters. Libya, Syria, Yemen and Iraq remain mired in bloody armed conflicts that have led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands and displaced millions more within and across borders. In the pivotal case of Egypt, military rule has returned through the violent crushing of protests, the arrests of an estimated 40,000 people and the rebuilding of the repressive structures of the [Hosni] Mubarak era. Elsewhere, autocratic governments look more secure in their rule today than they have for many years. ... read full story / add a comment
greece / turkey / cyprus / the left / non-anarchist press Wednesday March 11, 2015 - 16:13 bySpyros Lapatsioras, John Milios and Dimitris P. Sotiropoulos
“One must know how to employ the kairos [right or opportune moment] of one's forces at the right moment.
It is easy to only lose a little, if one always keeps foremost in the mind the idea that unity is never the trick, but the game.”
— Guy Gebord, “Notes on poker.” ... read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / workplace struggles / non-anarchist press Saturday March 07, 2015 - 01:21 byEd Olsen 10 comments (last - wednesday march 25, 2015 - 02:27)
I personally make just over $17 an hour, while the average wage of a plow driver is $38,000 a year. And yet you have made it clear that you will not tax the wealthy (like yourself) who can afford it to cover the budget gap which you created. But I do not expect you to necessarily understand the hardships you are asking us to suffer, as I am told you are personally worth ten million dollars. Maybe you don’t understand that taking $36 a paycheck out of my wages (which on average you are proposing for all plow drivers) is the difference between making or missing a mortgage payment, a utility bill, or buying a pair of shoes for the kids. Maybe you cannot understand. ... read full story / add a comment
greece / turkey / cyprus / economy / non-anarchist press Friday February 20, 2015 - 21:22 byLarry Elliot
Athens’ decision to accept a eurozone loan extension shows the troika did not really want to negotiate with Syriza - it wanted capitulation. ... read full story / add a comment
greece / turkey / cyprus / the left / non-anarchist press Wednesday February 18, 2015 - 21:41 bySakis Gekas
On January 25th, Syriza (Coalition of the Radical Left) formed a government in Greece with the help of the ANEL (Independent Greeks). Within 24 hours direct attacks, threats and provocations aimed at the Greek government, about to begin negotiations with EU and Eurozone leaders, began. The attacks were pre-emptive strikes against efforts to find a quick, viable and productive solution to the Greek debt problem that continues to strangle the Greek economy and society; time is very short and everyone is aware that it is working against the efforts of the Greek government that needs to reach an agreement by February 16 or February 28 at the latest. ... read full story / add a comment
west africa / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Monday February 09, 2015 - 17:08 byErnest Tate
A press report in 1983 that a popular uprising in Upper Volta, a small and poor land-locked country in Western Africa had led to an obscure, but charismatic army officer becoming head of state was truly inspiring news for all those looking for some kind of breakthrough against imperialism in that part of the world. It had come after the depressing news that Margaret Thatcher's Britain had defeated Argentina in the Malvinas and Ronald Reagan's America had crushed Grenada, a clear message to the world that, on a moment's notice, imperialism would brutally crush anything that threatened its power. But because the American empire had been taken by surprise by the Cuban revolution twenty-four years earlier, many of us were then hopeful that maybe we were witnessing such a possibility again, in Africa. ... read full story / add a comment
francia / bélgica / luxemburgo / imperialismo / guerra / non-anarchist press Thursday January 15, 2015 - 18:19 byMartín
Los atentados y ataques en París han causado conmoción, por lo inesperado, por su brutalidad y por el número de víctimas. En los noticiarios han copado el contenido y han causado una gran reacción. La primera la veíamos ayer, muy interesante, por tratarse el periódico atacado Charlie Hebdo de una publicación satírica, con cientos de ilustraciones de distintos ilustradores de todo el mundo, condenando el ataque (ver interesante artículo a este respecto: “Yo NO soy Charlie” de José Antonio Gutiérrez Danton). Hoy en París con esa manifestación multitudinaria. Y mañana al parecer con otra a la que van a acudir incluso dignatarios de distintos países, incluido Rajoy. Obviamente la situación es trágica pero la reacción me hace cuestionar lo que pasa y como se utilizará. ... read full story / add a comment
francia / bélgica / luxemburgo / imperialismo / guerra / non-anarchist press Monday January 12, 2015 - 20:06 byCarlos Aznares
Francia está convulsionada, surcada por la confusión e invadida por los miedos (que casi siempre desembocan en comportamientos xenófobos), porque esta vez la guerra que tanto provocaron y alentaron sus gobernantes ya no alcanza para verla solamente en los televisores. Ahora las balas de un lado y del otro resuenan en las calles de París y sus alrededores, y como no podía ser de otra manera hay muertos. Algunos, como los colaboradores del periódico "Charlie Hebdo", masacrados en su lugar de trabajo. Otros, fusilados por la policía francesa, que en su afán de "encontrar culpables", militariza con más de 80 mil efectivos la capital y sus pueblos adyacentes. Esta es la foto que muestra al mundo, en este particular principio de año, un país que a diferencia de los Estados Unidos, siempre se las ha arreglado para disimular su afición a la violencia, y dentro de ella, las "hazañas" de años de terrorismo estatal.
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france / belgium / luxemburg / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Monday January 12, 2015 - 19:53 byCorey Oakley 1 image
It was Herald Sun cartoonist Mark Knight who tipped me over the edge.
To be fair, he wasn’t wholly responsible. If it wasn’t for all the lunacy that preceded him, I probably would have dismissed his cartoon as just another Herald Sun atrocity, more a piece of Murdoch-madness to be mocked rather than trigger for outrage. But context is everything. And after days of sanctimonious blather about freedom of speech and the Enlightenment values of Western civilisation, his was one pencil-warfare cartoon too many. ... read full story / add a comment
france / belgique / luxembourg / migration / racisme / presse non anarchiste Monday January 12, 2015 - 18:34 byYafxCla
Non, nous n’irons pas manifester dimanche. Ni à Tours ni ailleurs. ... read full story / add a comment
Charlie Hebdo: Norway's Christians didn't have to apologise for Anders Breivik, and it's the same for Muslims now
france / belgium / luxemburg / migration / racism / non-anarchist press Friday January 09, 2015 - 17:37 byMartin Steel
It's as if no one in any Western country has ever gone berserk with a gun in a public place before. ... read full story / add a comment
france / belgium / luxemburg / migration / racism / non-anarchist press Thursday January 08, 2015 - 20:23 byJacob Canfield
On Wednesday morning, the French satirical paper Charlie Hebdo was attacked by three masked gunmen, armed with kalashnikovs, who stormed the building and killed ten of its staff and two police officers. The gunmen are currently understood to be Muslim extremists. This attack came minutes after the paper tweeted this drawing of ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi. ... read full story / add a comment