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Ayanda Kota, chairperson of the Unemployed People's Movement. Photo by Jon Pienaar.
southern africa / the left / non-anarchist press Friday December 05, 2014 - 15:14 par Ayanda Kota   image 1 image
Some NGOs with no membership that cast themselves as "radical" misuse grassroots organisations for their own purposes, writes Ayanda Kota. ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / the left / non-anarchist press Sunday January 08, 2012 - 22:59 par Ayanda Kota
A true liberation movement would never have killed Andries Tatane, attacked and jailed activists of social movements. It would never send people to lull – it would encourage people to continue organising and mobilising against injustices and oppression. ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / community struggles / non-anarchist press Tuesday November 22, 2011 - 13:23 par Ayanda Kota
Ayanda Kota, chairperson of the Unemployed People's Movement, on the 'secrecy bill' that comes before the South African parliament today. ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / community struggles / non-anarchist press Monday May 02, 2011 - 17:04 par Ayanda Kota
On the 27th of April 1994 the people of this country stood in long queues for many hours, waiting to cast their vote for the first time. In some parts of the country the weather was indeed hostile, freezing cold, while in other parts of the country it was scorching hot. Our people were voting for the first time, voting for an end to racism and for democracy and a better life - for jobs, free education and decent housing. Over and above their vote for their material needs to be met they were voting for their freedom. Or so they were made to believe! ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / miscellaneous / non-anarchist press Thursday March 18, 2010 - 13:48 par Ayanda Kota
The lives of the unemployed youth in Grahamstown may seem to be a world apart from those of the students. For us the only choices are to accept defeat and to sink into depression or to organise and fight for a place in this society. For you it seems that there is a clear path to a good life.

But capitalism is not a stable system. You may find yourself unemployed after you graduate. You may also find yourself sitting at home waiting for your life to begin. In fact some of you may find yourselves excluded from the university before you graduate if you cannot pay your fees ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / the left / non-anarchist press Wednesday March 17, 2010 - 23:34 par Ayanda Kota
The courage and determination of the struggle during the apartheid must serve as an example to the oppressive regime of the Zuma administration that the more you suppress the people the more they resist. It is trough those struggle that we have the Zuma administration today and it is through the street protest and mass mobilization that we will topple this capitalist government and the tenderpreneurs that defend it in the language of the left. ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / miscellaneous / non-anarchist press Wednesday January 27, 2010 - 15:29 par Ayanda Kota
A paper delivered by the Convenor of the Unemployed People’s Movement at the meeting held at Rhodes University, Politics Department, Grahamstown on the 22 January 2010. ... read full story / add a comment

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textKurdistan: teoria e gineologia 01:14 Mon 20 Apr by Arin Mirkam 0 comments

Il movimento femminile curdo vuole ovviamente distruggere il patriarcato e riferirsi alle esperienze del movimento femminista, ma si sforza anche di costruire una teoria originale adatta al contesto del Kurdistan.

rallynoticefinalsaturday4april2015a41e1427453761459.jpg imageAustralia: Manifestazione contro il razzismo sabato 4 aprile 00:36 Mon 20 Apr by MACG 0 comments

Gli estremisti di destra di “Reclaim Australia” intendono fare una manifestazione anti-musulmana a Melbourne ed anche in altre città del paese. Vogliono far credere alle gente di essere nient'altro che “semplici australiani” i quali sono preoccupati dell'"islam radicale". Quello che NON vi dicono è che sono solo dei fascisti – di estrema destra, dei razzisti innamorati di Hitler i quali si avvolgono tatticamente nella bandiera australiana. [English]

textPalestine-Israel, The joint struggle continues with fresh conviction that it is a fulcrum of the int... 18:56 Sat 18 Apr by Ilan S. 0 comments

With the conviction that our main contribution is not so much in changes on the ground but in the spirit of the struggle of the participants and the fulcrum we provide to the international lever. The gradual increase in international pressure which the Israeli high court verdict is that is a criminal act for Israeli to promote causing already much of damages in the economy of occupation and concern of the Zionist-colonialist Israeli ruling Elite. We see here again how small number of activists can initiate a turn in the course of history when it is applied in the ripe cross-road. It started in a small joint camp in Masha 2003 for struggle against the separation fence, after the idea raised half a year earlier in the European People Global Action conference in Leiden - in which activists from the East of the Mediterranean region participated too. The camp initiated struggles in various villages that riped at 2005 in the Bil'in struggle... which expanded and expanded...

Poster for the 10th Dublin Anarchist Bookfair image10th Dublin Anarchist Bookfair - April 25th #DABF 19:48 Fri 17 Apr by Andrew 0 comments

The 10th Dublin Anarchist Bookfair which will take place Saturday 25th of April around Smithfield square. If you live in Ireland come along and meet anarchists and hundreds of people curious about anarchism in what is the biggest annual gathering of any radical left event.

img_3251.jpg image[Chile] Trabajadores de Jumbo cumplen 9 días en huelga este martes 05:24 Wed 15 Apr by Solidaridad 0 comments

Los trabajadores de Jumbo cumplen ocho días de huelga, y dejan en evidencia la arrogancia del multimillonario dueño del supermercado, Horst Paulmann. Una muestra más de como los empresarios ignoran las demandas salariales en Chile, pero que no impide continuar la lucha a más de 1800 trabajadores.

far.jpg image1º Congreso de la Federación Anarquista de Rosario (FAR) 23:46 Mon 13 Apr by Federación Anarquista de Rosario 0 comments

Durante los meses de marzo y abril realizamos nuestro primer congreso como organización política. Abrimos una nueva etapa para nuestra organización y es por eso que hemos decidido reflejarlo cambiando el nombre de la misma, por uno que dé cuenta de forma más cabal nuestras formas organizativas y nuestros horizontes de construcción. Es así que la Federación Anarquista de Rosario es la continuación de la Columna Libertaria Joaquín Penina.

11145958_10206361868628998_370325192_n.jpg image[Chile] Sindicalistas marchan contra la Reforma Laboral 23:38 Mon 13 Apr by Solidaridad 0 comments

Alrededor de 500 personas se reunieron el día de ayer en la Plaza de Armas para marchar en contra de la reforma laboral, la actividad fue convocada por el Comité de Iniciativa por la Unidad Sindical (CIUS). La marcha contó con la presencia de distintas federaciones, confederaciones y sindicatos, CGT, Confederación Bancaria, CEPCH, Federación de Peonetas de Coca-cola, SINTRAC, Federación de Trabajadores de la Educación, Sindicato Nacional Jumbo, entre otros. Este comité representa alrededor de 300 sindicatos que agrupan a 30.000 trabajadores aproximadamente.

img_2178.jpg image[Chile] Trabajadores del SENAME se manifiestan en contra del lucro en las políticas públicas 23:36 Mon 13 Apr by Solidaridad 0 comments

Más de 35 personas se reunieron en las afueras de la institución el pasado 31 de marzo.Representantes de ocho sindicatos del área social, una asociación de SENAME y trabajadores del área de distintos programas denunciaron la inoperancia de la institución respecto de la fiscalización de los recursos licitados por las distintas ONG, fundaciones y Corporaciones colaboradoras que ejecutan políticas públicas. Estas instituciones lucran con dinero público, limitando recursos para las intervenciones y de pasada precarizan a sus trabajadores. Además al terciarizar la ejecución de las políticas públicas ha generado altos niveles de subcontratación en el área.

palikari_nibs_poster_1.jpg imageA free film screening 19:59 Mon 13 Apr by MACG / Melbourne Antifascist Initiative 0 comments

The documentary Palikari: Louis Tikas and the Ludlow Massacre (2014, Nickos Ventouras) narrates one of the “bleakest and blackest” chapters in American labor history, the Ludlow Massacre.
A 101 years earlier, on April 20, 1914, in Ludlow, Colorado, USA, a strike for basic labor rights by exploited miners and their families, mostly immigrants, was violently ended by state militia. In the fight, the strikers’ tent colony was machine-gunned and burned to the ground, leaving over twenty people dead, including women and children.

img_22392.jpg imageFòmasyon PLATFÒM SENDIKA IZIN TEKSTIL (PLASIT-BO) 19:18 Thu 09 Apr by Batay Ouvriye 0 comments

Jou ki te 7 avril 2015 pase a, Sendika Batay Ouvriye nan Pòtoprens (SOTA), nan Wanament (SOKOWA ) ak nan Karakòl (SOVASHG), yo tout afilye nan Entèsendikal Premye Me – Batay Ouvriye (ESPM-BO), nan lokal POHDH la, lanse devan laprès PLATFÒM SENDIKA IZIN TEKSTIL (PLASIT-BO).

Sa fè plizyè mwa rapwochman ant diferan sendika yo ap fèt, dekwa pou yo ka ini fòs yo nan kad batay y ap mennen kont ekzaksyon patwon yo ansanm ak leta reyaksyonè yo a. Jounen jodi a, Platfòm sa a se yon premye pa nan objektif kreye yon FEDERASYON sendika izin tekstil yo.

Tèks prezantasyon yo nan anèks la.

BATAY LA FENK KÒMANSE!

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imageThe Bizarre US-Iranian Negotiations Apr 20 by Wayne Price 0 comments

The US and other imperial powers hypocritically demand that Iran limits its nuclear energy and military programs, in unilateral "negotiations." But while internationalists reject US hypocrisy and bullying, we should not accept nuclear bombs or energy by any nation.

imageNegociando la derrota política, militar y moral de la insurgencia Apr 20 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D. 0 comments

El ataque en Buenos Aires, Cauca, de una estructura de las FARC-EP en contra de una unidad contra-insurgente de élite del Ejército, la Fuerza de Tarea Conjunta Apolo, que dejó como saldo 11 soldados muertos y varios heridos de consideración, ha puesto nuevamente al rojo vivo el debate en torno al proceso de paz. El sector uribista y el sector santista de la oligarquía se han unido para declarar, con gran estridencia, que esto es una violación intolerable al Derecho Internacional Humanitario (DIH), que los “terroristas” no han cumplido su palabra y han roto el cese al fuego unilateral, que las acciones militares deben arreciar. Santos ha ordenado reanudar los bombardeos, tras un mes de haber sido suspendidos (mientras proseguía la ofensiva militar en el terreno) y apenas a escasos días de haber decretado que la suspensión de éstos se prolongaría por un mes más. Situación que, aunque de momento no pone a peligrar la mesa de negociaciones de paz, sí nos demuestra que estamos muy lejos del punto de no retorno, refutando algunas visiones excesivamente optimistas. ¿Es necesario insistir en que estos eventos comprueban una vez más que la fórmula de negociar en medio de las hostilidades se vuelve cada día más insostenible?

imagePonti tra anarchismo e confederalismo democratico - 2 Apr 20 by BrunoL 0 comments

Introduzione a questo particolare tema, 2 aprile 2015, Bruno Lima Rocha In questa seconda parte intendo fornire alcune informazioni storiche di base sul modello di organizzazione politica anarchica ed alla fine compiere un confronto tra queste esperienze e l'attuale missione dell'organizzazione politica che intende fungere da catalizzzatore per un cambiamento sociale confederalista democratico. [English]

imageCuando Galeano entrevistó a un preso anarquista recién fugado… Apr 19 by Colectivo Contrainformativo SubVersión 0 comments

A raíz de la muerte de Eduardo Galeano se nos viene muchas imágenes de él, de sus palabras, de sus versos, a nuestra mente. Hoy queremos recordarlo con esta entrevista que le realizó al compañero Alberto “Pocho” Mechoso, militante de la Federación Anarquista Uruguaya y de su brazo armado Organización Popular Revolucionaria 33 Orientales, quién se encontraba preso en los años 70 y logro escapar de la cárcel después de varias torturas hechas por los servicios de inteligencia, lo que demuestra una vez más que la pluma de Galeano siempre estuvo dispuesta como una espada para las luchas de los pueblos, así, la tarea de entrevistar a Pocho Mechoso la asumió Eduardo con la altura que se requiere, con el dolor de ver la represión expandirse en Uruguay y con la convicción de que una salida revolucionaria y antiautoritaria era necesaria.

imageLo público, lo privado y la Reforma Educacional en Chile Apr 17 by Melissa Sepúlveda 0 comments

Publicado originalmente en la edición N°27 del periódico anarquista chileno Solidaridad, marzo-abril 2015.

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imageAustralia: Manifestazione contro il razzismo sabato 4 aprile Apr 20 Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group 0 comments

Gli estremisti di destra di “Reclaim Australia” intendono fare una manifestazione anti-musulmana a Melbourne ed anche in altre città del paese. Vogliono far credere alle gente di essere nient'altro che “semplici australiani” i quali sono preoccupati dell'"islam radicale". Quello che NON vi dicono è che sono solo dei fascisti – di estrema destra, dei razzisti innamorati di Hitler i quali si avvolgono tatticamente nella bandiera australiana. [English]

textPalestine-Israel, The joint struggle continues with fresh conviction that it is a fulcrum of the int... Apr 18 AAtW, ainfos, Ahdut (Unity) 0 comments

With the conviction that our main contribution is not so much in changes on the ground but in the spirit of the struggle of the participants and the fulcrum we provide to the international lever. The gradual increase in international pressure which the Israeli high court verdict is that is a criminal act for Israeli to promote causing already much of damages in the economy of occupation and concern of the Zionist-colonialist Israeli ruling Elite. We see here again how small number of activists can initiate a turn in the course of history when it is applied in the ripe cross-road. It started in a small joint camp in Masha 2003 for struggle against the separation fence, after the idea raised half a year earlier in the European People Global Action conference in Leiden - in which activists from the East of the Mediterranean region participated too. The camp initiated struggles in various villages that riped at 2005 in the Bil'in struggle... which expanded and expanded...

imageA free film screening Apr 13 Anarkismo 0 comments

The documentary Palikari: Louis Tikas and the Ludlow Massacre (2014, Nickos Ventouras) narrates one of the “bleakest and blackest” chapters in American labor history, the Ludlow Massacre.
A 101 years earlier, on April 20, 1914, in Ludlow, Colorado, USA, a strike for basic labor rights by exploited miners and their families, mostly immigrants, was violently ended by state militia. In the fight, the strikers’ tent colony was machine-gunned and burned to the ground, leaving over twenty people dead, including women and children.

imageFòmasyon PLATFÒM SENDIKA IZIN TEKSTIL (PLASIT-BO) Apr 09 0 comments

Jou ki te 7 avril 2015 pase a, Sendika Batay Ouvriye nan Pòtoprens (SOTA), nan Wanament (SOKOWA ) ak nan Karakòl (SOVASHG), yo tout afilye nan Entèsendikal Premye Me – Batay Ouvriye (ESPM-BO), nan lokal POHDH la, lanse devan laprès PLATFÒM SENDIKA IZIN TEKSTIL (PLASIT-BO).

Sa fè plizyè mwa rapwochman ant diferan sendika yo ap fèt, dekwa pou yo ka ini fòs yo nan kad batay y ap mennen kont ekzaksyon patwon yo ansanm ak leta reyaksyonè yo a. Jounen jodi a, Platfòm sa a se yon premye pa nan objektif kreye yon FEDERASYON sendika izin tekstil yo.

Tèks prezantasyon yo nan anèks la.

BATAY LA FENK KÒMANSE!

imagevideoNace la Federación Anarquista de Catalunya Apr 04 Federació Anarquista de Catalunya 0 comments

En el año 2013, diversos grupos de tendencia libertaria de Catalunya comienzan a ver la necesidad de encontrar un espacio organizativo, de coordinación y encuentro. Después de varios encuentros la Federación se funda el pasado junio del 2014 y se presenta ahora con 18 grupos de todo el territorio catalán.

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