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north africa / community struggles / non-anarchist press Tuesday February 22, 2011 - 23:47 by Richard Pithouse
In 1961 Frantz Fanon wrote, from Tunisia, “The colonial world is a world cut into two....The town belonging to the colonized people, or at least the native town, the Negro village, the medina, the reservation, is a place of ill fame, peopled by men of evil repute. They are born there, it matters little where or how; they die there, it matters not how or where.” Fifty years later cities are still divided into separate zones for those who count and those who don't count. ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / community struggles / other libertarian press Wednesday May 26, 2010 - 18:42 by Richard Pithouse
Last week Jacob Zuma visited the Sweetwaters shack settlement near Orange Farm in Johannesburg. He informed the nation that his shock at seeing human beings living like pigs had almost reduced him to tears. He also visited the Siyathemba settlement in Balfour where he, like a typical bullying ward councillor, berated angry residents for asking the questions that mattered. ... read full story / add a comment
África austral / community struggles / other libertarian press Friday May 14, 2010 - 01:06 by Richard Pithouse
Em setembro de 2009, no entanto, alguns líderes foram atacados no assentamento Kennedy Road por um grupo armado que entoava lemas étnicos. A polícia se negou a ajudar o AbM e somente estava presente para desarmar a resistência espontânea à multidão. Pessoas morreram durante a tentativa de defesa contra o grupo e as casas de mais de trinta líderes da AbM foram destruídas e saqueadas depois que os dirigentes locais do partido que está no poder tomaram o controle do assentamento. Os dirigentes partidários, tanto na cidade como na província, atacaram o movimento com uma linguagem extremamente forte nos dias posteriores ao ataque, condenado-o por sua exigência perante o governo para que o mesmo declarasse inconstitucional a Lei de Assentamentos Precários e acusando-o de se opor ao desenvolvimento. Afirmou-se aos oficiais da polícia e do estado, bem como aos repórteres, que as ONGs estrangeiras financiavam o movimento com o objetivo de deter o desenvolvimento para que, deste modo, os africanos continuassem pobres e mantivessem seu acesso ao financiamento.
[Castellano] ... read full story / add a comment
África austral / luchas indígenas / other libertarian press Tuesday May 11, 2010 - 15:21 by Richard Pithouse
Sin embargo, en septiembre de 2009, algunos líderes fueron atacados en el asentamiento Kennedy Road por una turba armada que coreaba lemas étnicos. La policía se negó a ayudar al AbM y solo se hizo presente para desarmar la resistencia espontánea a la turba. Gente murió durante el intento de montar una defensa contra la muchedumbre, y las casas de más de treinta líderes del AbM fueron destruidas y saqueadas después de que los dirigentes locales del partido en el poder tomaran control del asentamiento. Los dirigentes partidistas, tanto en la ciudad como en la provincia, atacaron al movimiento en un lenguaje extremadamente fuerte en los días posteriores al ataque, condenándolo por haber exigido al gobierno que declarase la Ley de Asentamientos Precarios inconstitucional y acusando al movimiento de oponerse al desarrollo. Se les dijo a oficiales de la policía y del estado así como a periodistas que las ONG extranjeras estaban financiando al movimiento con el fin de detener el desarrollo, para que, de esa manera, los africanos continuaran siendo pobres y mantuvieran su acceso al financiamiento.
[Português] ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / miscellaneous / other libertarian press Monday April 19, 2010 - 17:40 by Richard Pithouse
It really is a sorry state of affairs when a country that has produced so many remarkable people and movements is reduced to abandoning its national political stage to the spectacle of the Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB) and Julius Malema publicly shitting on our democracy. ... read full story / add a comment
région sud de l'afrique / Éducation / autre presse libertaire Tuesday March 16, 2010 - 07:28 by Richard Pithouse
Une réflexion sur les luttes universitaires en Afrique et dans le Nord
Le jeudi de la semaine dernière, le South African Students’ Congress (SASCO) a tenté de fermer 9 campus universitaires pour ajouter du punch à leur revendication pour la gratuité scolaire. Ils ont le plus failli réussir à l’Université de Johannesburg avant que la police les chassent d’une barricade en feu avec des cannons à eau.
Ce genre d’actions contre la marchandisation de l’éducation universitaire ont émergé et fleuri depuis les premiers jours dans notre démocratie. Et ils ont été une partie régulière de notre vie universitaire à travers l’Afrique depuis que la Banque Mondiale a décidé, dans le milieu des années 1980, que les universités été un luxe inaccessible pour l’Afrique.
[English] ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / education / other libertarian press Monday March 15, 2010 - 00:26 by Richard Pithouse
A reflection on university struggles in Africa and in the North

[Français] ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / indigenous struggles / non-anarchist press Monday March 01, 2010 - 18:58 by Richard Pithouse
A scathing attack on the corruption and authoritarianism within the ANC. ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / miscellaneous / non-anarchist press Monday February 15, 2010 - 16:24 by Richard Pithouse
On Thursday, Jacob Zuma promised us a government that will work "faster, harder and smarter." It sounded a little like the old Standard Bank slogan, "Simpler. Better. Faster." The ANC's 2009 election slogan was "Working Together We Can Do More," which was just a word away from the British cell phone company's advertising campaign, launched the year before, that declared "Together we can do more." But the slogan was good for a smile when activists in Jo'burg took the opportunity to grab cans of spray-paint and stencils and conclude it with words like 'corruption' and 'evictions' when it appeared on election posters. ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / miscellaneous / other libertarian press Friday February 05, 2010 - 18:25 by Richard Pithouse
For as long as Eskom continues to see public utilities as an opportunity for private profit, and electricity as a commodity for private consumption rather than a common good, civil society should invoke the tradition of civil disobedience and support communities and popular movements to resist state repression while they organise to appropriate electricity on a non-commodified, safe and carefully disciplined basis. ... read full story / add a comment
central america / caribbean / imperialism / war / other libertarian press Monday January 25, 2010 - 17:05 by Richard Pithouse   text 1 comment (last - tuesday january 26, 2010 - 01:53)
The devastation of Haiti is not a simple matter of bad luck. Earthquakes, like storms and epidemics, hit the poor with vastly more force than the rich. Much of the press coverage of the catastrophe in Haiti has wilfully disregarded the history of how Haiti was made poor and kept poor by, above all, the same American elites that are now dispensing charity, soldiers and advice. Racism has often been close to the surface or even grinning hideously far above it. ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / miscellaneous / other libertarian press Thursday January 14, 2010 - 22:48 by Richard Pithouse
Richard Pithouse, the much arrested philosopher from Abahlali baseMjondolo, takes apart the ongoing naivety around the achievement of 'democracy' in South Africa. ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / community struggles / other libertarian press Tuesday September 29, 2009 - 19:32 by Richard Pithouse   text 2 comments (last - tuesday september 29, 2009 - 21:30)
On Saturday night members of the Kennedy Road Development Committee were subject to a surprise attack by a group of about 40 armed men chanting anti Mpondo slogans. The police failed to intervene. People were killed. Later on that night all key AbM leaders were subject to attack. Everyone's houses (and businesses in two cases where people had shops) were destroyed. This mob (now known as 'the Zulu mob' in the settlement) has direct connections to the local ANC who had promised, two weeks ago, to turn the AbM office into an ANC office. ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / community struggles / other libertarian press Friday August 14, 2009 - 22:25 by Richard Pithouse
In recent weeks people have been willing to risk arrest, violence and in some cases death at the hands of our habitually brutal police force to assert a whole range of demands. These demands have included an insistence on the right to the cities, the right to an income, the right to a decent education and the right to a living wage.

The issuing of these demands has often, in direct contrast to the legalism of much of civil society, taken the practical form of the assertion of rights via direct and immediate appropriation, such as land occupations, rather than a request for an abstract recognition of rights in principle. ... read full story / add a comment
güney afrika / community struggles / non-anarchist press Tuesday July 28, 2009 - 21:10 by Richard Pithouse
Du Noon, Diepsloot, Dinokana, Khayelitsha, KwaZakhele, Masiphumelele, Lindelani, Piet Retief ve Samora Machel kasabaları. Seçim döneminde verilen kısa bir aradan sonra, kesilen yollara, yakılmış polis araçlarına ve göz yaşartıcı gaza, plastik mermilere ve kitlesel tutuklamalara geri döndük. Sadece bu ay içinde, KwaZahhele’de bir kız başından vuruldu, Piet Retief’de üç kişi vurularak öldürüldü ve Khayetlitsha’da vurulan bir adam yaşama savaşı veriyor. ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / indigenous struggles / non-anarchist press Thursday July 23, 2009 - 22:59 by Richard Pithouse
South Africa has been swept by an unprecedented wave of popular protests. Much reportage misses the politics of the rebellion - this piece engages with this directly. ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / miscellaneous / other libertarian press Friday June 19, 2009 - 21:58 by Richard Pithouse
Vast amounts of cash and political energies that could have been directed towards meeting the basic needs of people living in intolerable conditions have been wasted on stadiums for 2010. ... read full story / add a comment
güney afrika / göç / ırkçılık / non-anarchist press Thursday May 29, 2008 - 18:58 by Richard Pithouse
Güney Afrika’nın en büyük kenti ve ülkenin finansal başkenti Johannesburg, göçmenlere yönelik popüler saldırılarla sarsıldı. Saldırıların iki hafta önce Alexandra isimli gecekondu yerleşim bölgesinde başlamasından bu yana 40’dan fazla insan öldürüldü. ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / indigenous struggles / other libertarian press Sunday December 02, 2007 - 03:51 by Richard Pithouse
This article, published in the Anarchist journal Voices of Resistance from Occupied London, provides a useful overview of the history and politics of Abahlali baseMjondolo. ... read full story / add a comment
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18052473_120332000281462827_1754088053_o.jpg imageΟι ταξικοί αγώνες δ&... 20:52 Sun 30 Apr by ΕΣΕ - FAU 0 comments

Η ΕΣΕ ανταποκρινόμενη στο κάλεσμα της FAU Γερμανίας σε όλα τα άτομα, τις πρωτοβουλίες, τις συλλογικότητες και τα συνδικάτα βάσης, για μια διεθνή μέρα δράσης για την “Εργασία και τη Μετανάστευση” καλεί σε συμμετοχή στην απεργιακή συγκέντρωση – πορεία της 1ης Μάη στο Πολυτεχνείο Πατησίων και Στουρνάρα 11πμ με κεντρικό σύνθημα: Οι ταξικοί αγώνες δεν γνωρίζουν σύνορα!

capture1.jpg imageΠρωτομαγιά 2017 - Η πάλη ... 20:52 Sun 30 Apr by Πρωτοβουλία Εργαζομένων Ανέργων Σύρου Μυκόνου 0 comments

Να ορθώσουμε ανάστημα και να απαντήσουμε στην εξαπάτηση της εργοδοσίας του Νεωρίου που αφήνει απλήρωτους τους εργαζομένους εδώ και χρόνια, ενώ μέχρι και το δώρο του Πάσχα που ξετσίπωτα ισχυρίζεται πως το έδωσε, ποτέ δεν μπήκε σε τσέπη εργάτη. Να σταθούμε δίπλα στα κακοπληρωμένα γκαρσόνια και σερβιτόρες, στις ανασφάλιστες καθαρίστριες και καμαριέρες, στους εμποροϋπάλληλους που τους ετοιμάζουν να δουλεύουν όλες τις Κυριακές και αργίες, στους εποχιακούς εργαζόμενους που στοιβάζονται στις νέες φαβέλες / φυλακές της Μυκόνου.

solidarity.jpg image1 Maggio 2017-Per una trasformazione autogestionaria della vita sociale 14:48 Fri 28 Apr by Alternativa Libertaria/FdCA 0 comments

In questa fase di grande difficoltà per milioni di lavoratori e lavoratrici perseguitati dalle guerre guerreggiate e dalla devastante ristrutturazione capitalistica in atto da 10 anni, dobbiamo costruire una strategia di rottura con il sistema di dominio. Per fare questo abbiamo bisogno di organizzare, in tutte le sfere della vita sociale una trasformazione radicale. In questo senso la costruzione di una forza capace di autogestione sociale è indispensabile se vogliamo sconfiggere le classi dominanti.

gal_14771_1.jpg imageAttacco aereo turco sui Curdi Yezîdî e sui villaggi in Rojava 17:26 Thu 27 Apr by KNK 0 comments

25 aprile 2017 - by KNK

Gli aerei turchi hanno bombardato Şengal (Sinjar-Iraq/Kurdistan) and Dêrik (Karaçokê-Rojava/Kurdistan).

Secondo le ultime informazioni, 26 aerei turchi hanno bombardato Amûd e Geliyê Kersê nel Şengal/Sinjar. Il bombardamento è ancora in corso. Si è appreso che prima delle operazioni aeree, le comunicazioni erano state del tutto interrotte a Dêrik e nelle aree circostanti.

gal_14771.jpg imageThe Turkish army is attacking Yezîdî Kurds and Rojava villages 19:09 Tue 25 Apr by KNK 1 comments

According to the latest information, 26 Turkish warplanes attacked Amûd and Geliyê Kersê of Şengal/Sinjar. The bombardment is still going on. It has been learned that prior to the aerial operation, communication networks had been completely cut in Dêrik and its surrounding areas.

textVELENI A NORD-EST 15:33 Tue 25 Apr by Gianni Sartori 0 comments

VERSIONE RIVEDUTA E CORRETTA:
UN AMARO AMARCORD TRA I MIASMI INQUINANTI DEL NORD-EST , RICORDI DI UN'EPOCA IN CUI, FORSE, SI POTEVA ANCORA IMPEDIRE LA CATASTROFE AMBIENTALE, STRISCIANTE O DILAGANTE...

da_cov.jpg imageEnd War: End Capitalism 06:58 Tue 25 Apr by Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group 0 comments

War is integral to imperialism. We can't end war without ending imperialism and we can't end imperialism without ending capitalism, because imperialism is not merely a policy, but the set of international relationships in capitalism for over 100 years now. We don't have to send young men and women overseas to kill brown people and we don't have to allow a US base at Pine Gap to guide both nuclear missiles and drones. To change direction, though, means eliminating the capitalist system that brings us these horrors. The working class needs to unite internationally and make a revolution to abolish it. We need to replace capitalism with the only possible alternative – libertarian communism.

textItalia - 25 aprile 2017: per sempre in lotta, per sempre in resistenza 21:18 Mon 24 Apr by Alternativa Libertaria/FdCA 0 comments

Il fascismo si combatte nelle piazze, con l’azione diretta, con la conquista maggiore di nuove libertà, con l’autogestione e con l’organizzazione dal basso.

saludparatodos53782.jpg imageMovimiento Salud Para Todos y Todas realiza lanzamiento oficial en Santiago 18:20 Mon 24 Apr by Solidaridad 0 comments

El miércoles 12 del presente mes de abril se realizó el lanzamiento del Movimiento Salud para Todos (MSPT), en un auditorio lleno del Consultorio Familiar Nº1 Ramón Corvalán, ubicado en Santiago Centro, en lo que sus organizadores describieron como un hito, dado el recorrido que ha hecho el movimiento en el último tiempo.

textSOSPESO LO SCIOPERO DELLA FAME DELLE PRIGIONIERE E DEI DEI PRIGIONIERI CURDI 14:59 Mon 24 Apr by Gianni Sartori 0 comments

Sospeso su richiesta della Unione delle Comunità del Kurdistan lo sciopero della fame iniziato in febbraio

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textA "Zionist left" and a real left - two parallel lines that will never meet. Apr 30 by Ilan S. 0 comments

The "far-reaching compromise" of the Israeli Communist Party (and its front Hadash) who are pretending to be non-Zionists, and their like on the Zionist left is "two states for two peoples". It means: the existence of the State of Israel within the 1967 borders - the "Green Line", in which the Palestinian citizens are a minority.

imageΗ συγκλονιστική «απ&... Apr 29 by Τάσος Θεοφίλου 0 comments

Η "απολογία" του Τάσου Θεοφίλου σήμερα 28 Απριλίου 2017 στην εκδίκαση του εφετείου του, καθρέφτισε για άλλη μια φορά την καθαρότητα του πνεύματός του, το αίσθημα αλληλεγγύης και την αξιοπρέπεια που τον διακρίνει αλλά και την ουσιαστική πολιτική και κοινωνική του συνείδηση.

imageBeyond May Day Parades: Building a Counter-Movement in Malaysia and Worldwide Apr 28 by Muttaqa Yushau Abdulra’uf, Sian Byrne, Warren McGregor and L 0 comments

Let us learn from our past struggles, in the USA and in Malaysia. May Day should be an occasion to reflect not jubilate, to engage not agonize, to demand not relent, and to organise, not complain. We need systemic change that can guarantee equality, fraternity, self-management and socialisation of the commonwealth, guided by a bottom–up approach to decision making. We need a labour movement that is multicultural and international, feminist, active in urban and rural struggles, and that prizes reason over superstition, justice over hierarchy, self-management over state power, international solidarity over nationalism. We need to fight for a universal human community, not parochialism and separatism. The organisational power and strategic location of the Malaysian union movement provides an excellent point of departure for building this counter-movement. This is our appeal and message as we celebrate this May Day, on the eve of dark days in which the storm clouds gather over humanity – but in which the light of hope of a better future can break through, if we arm ourselves with the correct ideas and approaches. May Day began as an example of globalisation-from-below. Let us rally to it. Let us take back its original vision: liberty, equality, unity.

imageΜπορούμε ακόμα να ε&... Apr 27 by Dmitri 0 comments

Βλαχοευρωπαίοι της σαχλαμάρας, τσανακογλύφτες της αντιπαροχής και του πανωσηκώματος, υπανάπτυκτοι της ανάπτυξης, μωροφιλόδοξοι αεριτζήδες, διαχρονικά μικρονοϊκοί και εθελόδουλοι. Αδέλφια μου, αλήτες, σκουλικαντέρες. Εδώ στις ακρογιαλιές του Ομήρου, που ο Ελύτης έγινε πια ντεμοντέ, εδώ στο κέντρο μια ωκεάνιας νηνεμίας που προμηνύει τον αφανισμό, εδώ στο φτερό μια κοινωνίας που ίπταται πάνω από τη δυστυχία των άλλων, εδώ στο μεταίχμιο μια εποχής τεράτων, μουλιάζουμε όλοι μαζί. Θα σωθούμε;

textIERI LA RIMAR, OGGI LA MITENI Apr 25 by Gianni Sartori 1 comments

Tra il serio e il faceto (si ride per non piangere) una carrellata di ricordi sui tempi in cui si sarebbe ancora potuto impedire il disastro ambientale del Nord-Est (forse).

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imageΟι ταξικοί αγώνες δ&... Apr 30 0 comments

Η ΕΣΕ ανταποκρινόμενη στο κάλεσμα της FAU Γερμανίας σε όλα τα άτομα, τις πρωτοβουλίες, τις συλλογικότητες και τα συνδικάτα βάσης, για μια διεθνή μέρα δράσης για την “Εργασία και τη Μετανάστευση” καλεί σε συμμετοχή στην απεργιακή συγκέντρωση – πορεία της 1ης Μάη στο Πολυτεχνείο Πατησίων και Στουρνάρα 11πμ με κεντρικό σύνθημα: Οι ταξικοί αγώνες δεν γνωρίζουν σύνορα!

imageΠρωτομαγιά 2017 - Η πάλη ... Apr 30 0 comments

Να ορθώσουμε ανάστημα και να απαντήσουμε στην εξαπάτηση της εργοδοσίας του Νεωρίου που αφήνει απλήρωτους τους εργαζομένους εδώ και χρόνια, ενώ μέχρι και το δώρο του Πάσχα που ξετσίπωτα ισχυρίζεται πως το έδωσε, ποτέ δεν μπήκε σε τσέπη εργάτη. Να σταθούμε δίπλα στα κακοπληρωμένα γκαρσόνια και σερβιτόρες, στις ανασφάλιστες καθαρίστριες και καμαριέρες, στους εμποροϋπάλληλους που τους ετοιμάζουν να δουλεύουν όλες τις Κυριακές και αργίες, στους εποχιακούς εργαζόμενους που στοιβάζονται στις νέες φαβέλες / φυλακές της Μυκόνου.

image1 Maggio 2017-Per una trasformazione autogestionaria della vita sociale Apr 28 0 comments

In questa fase di grande difficoltà per milioni di lavoratori e lavoratrici perseguitati dalle guerre guerreggiate e dalla devastante ristrutturazione capitalistica in atto da 10 anni, dobbiamo costruire una strategia di rottura con il sistema di dominio. Per fare questo abbiamo bisogno di organizzare, in tutte le sfere della vita sociale una trasformazione radicale. In questo senso la costruzione di una forza capace di autogestione sociale è indispensabile se vogliamo sconfiggere le classi dominanti.

imageAttacco aereo turco sui Curdi Yezîdî e sui villaggi in Rojava Apr 27 0 comments

25 aprile 2017 - by KNK

Gli aerei turchi hanno bombardato Şengal (Sinjar-Iraq/Kurdistan) and Dêrik (Karaçokê-Rojava/Kurdistan).

Secondo le ultime informazioni, 26 aerei turchi hanno bombardato Amûd e Geliyê Kersê nel Şengal/Sinjar. Il bombardamento è ancora in corso. Si è appreso che prima delle operazioni aeree, le comunicazioni erano state del tutto interrotte a Dêrik e nelle aree circostanti.

imageEnd War: End Capitalism Apr 25 Anarkismo 0 comments

War is integral to imperialism. We can't end war without ending imperialism and we can't end imperialism without ending capitalism, because imperialism is not merely a policy, but the set of international relationships in capitalism for over 100 years now. We don't have to send young men and women overseas to kill brown people and we don't have to allow a US base at Pine Gap to guide both nuclear missiles and drones. To change direction, though, means eliminating the capitalist system that brings us these horrors. The working class needs to unite internationally and make a revolution to abolish it. We need to replace capitalism with the only possible alternative – libertarian communism.

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