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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.
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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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Bil'in, 10.07.15. Photo: Mohammed Yasin Photography imagePalestine-Israel, The activists participating in the joint struggle get old... but the struggle is s... 15:10 Tue 28 Jul by Ilan S. 0 comments

It is hard for many activists when the real meaning of the struggle are not concrete achievable gains, but a global worldwide struggle. This week, the concrete and the global merged when the struggle against the destruction of Susiya village recruited international support and forced Israel to delay or even cancel the demolition of the village. Pressure from the imperial powers on Israel was joined by European warning about approaching sanctions against the Israeli banking system for its involvement in the settlers' projects in the occupied West Bank. It seems the erosion of Israeli immunity from paying for its war crimes is collecting momentum. The Israeli media is full of news about B.D.S. - the joint struggle in which thousands of international activists participate, contributing a lot. The heroic Bil'in, Ni'lin, Nabi Saleh, Qaddum, Ma'sara, and Sheikh Jarrah keep the weekly flame from extinguishing.

bagesmycmaa8jbz.jpg imageΠρος το αναρχικό κί&... 20:47 Mon 27 Jul by Αναρχικές συλλογικότητες 0 comments

Οι συλλογικότητες που υπογράφουμε αυτή την ανακοίνωση ολοκληρώνουμε τις διαδικασίες για την συγκρότηση αναρχικής ομοσπονδίας, και ανακοινώνουμε πως αυτές πλησιάζουν στο τέλος τους. Μετά την πλήρη ολοκλήρωση αυτών των διαδικασιών θα ακολουθήσει το ιδρυτικό συνέδριο που σκοπεύουμε να πραγματοποιηθεί 3-4 Οκτώβρη του 2015.

Attentato a Suruç imageMassacro a Suruç in Turchia 16:01 Fri 24 Jul by International Secretary – Black Rose Anarchist Federation 0 comments

A mezzogiorno del 20 luglio, nella città di confine di Suruç nel Kurdistan turco, una bomba ha lacerato i corpi di comunisti, socialisti ed anarchici che si stavano recando a Kobane per partecipare alla sua ricostruzione. Decine di persone sono rimaste uccise, molti i feriti. [English]

textPalestina-Israele, il mondo in subbuglio; il vecchio ordine mondiale non sarà più lo stesso; e la lo... 15:42 Fri 24 Jul by Ilan S. 0 comments

L'1 gennaio del 1994 in Chiapas le masse innalzarono la bandiera della ribellione giusto dopo che il mondo capitalista aveva celebrato il suo trionfo sulle rivoluzioni del 20° secolo e si accingeva a lanciare la globalizzazione neoliberista a livello mondiale. Ma la lotta è proseguita con nuove modalità. I sorprendenti sviluppi nella Rojava, in cui le principali potenze imperialiste si trovano a dare sostegno aereo ai Curdi antiautoritari ed anticapitalisti di Siria, sono come uno stormo di passeri che segnano l'arrivo della primavera. In questo imminente cambiamento, si sviluppa il panico delle classi dirigenti sioniste israeliane di fronte alla veloce avanzata della campagna B.D.S.... Non possiamo misurare il contributo di ciascuna lotta al cambiamento, ma sembra che una quota importante spetti alle migliaia di attivisti internazionali che hanno condiviso con noi la lotta unitaria non-armata contro il muro della separazione, contro gli insediamenti e contro l'occupazione. [English]

arton6450c6aa9.jpg imageAntiracisme 02:38 Fri 24 Jul by Benjamin 0 comments

On prend les mêmes et on recommence : ce 9 juillet au matin, le campement des migrant-es qui s'était établi sur l'esplanade Nathalie-Sarraute, dans le 18e arrondissement, a de nouveau été vidé de ses occupant-es par les pouvoirs publics avec la complicité de l'OFPRA, d'Emmaüs, d'élu-es municipaux et de militant-es du Front de gauche.

textItalia: rottamazione della scuola pubblica 19:50 Thu 23 Jul by Alternativa Libertaria/FdCA 1 comments

Occorrerà ricostruire scuola per scuola l'unità dei mesi scorsi, ri-alimentare fiducia e fermezza nella consapevolezza che questa legge si potrà rendere inapplicabile solo con un'opposizione istituto per istituto.

dublinsolidarityphotoshoot.jpg imageDublin protests in solidarity with the Belfast mother charged with supplying the abortion pill to he... 19:35 Thu 23 Jul by Andrew 0 comments

A couple of hundred people came to the pro choice solidarity rally in Dublin, Ireland last nigh organised by the WSMt. It was called to protest against the prosecution of a women in Belfast for supplying her daughter with the abortion pill.

bombing_3.jpg imageDeclaração sobre o recente massacre em Suruc, Turquia 02:13 Wed 22 Jul by Federación Anarquista Rosa Negra 0 comments

Hoje lamentamos a perda de amigos e amigas, companheiros e companheiras, e renovamos nosso comprometimento com uma luta revolucionaria internacional em memoria deles e delas.
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bombing_2.jpg imageDeclaración Sobre el Reciente Masacre en Suruc, Turkia 02:07 Wed 22 Jul by Federación Anarquista Rosa Negra 0 comments

Hoy lloramos la pérdida de amigos y compañeros y renovamos nuestro compromiso con una lucha revolucionaria internacional en su memoria. Al mediodía, en la aldea fronteriza de Suruc, en el Kurdistán Turco, una bomba destrozó los cuerpos de comunistas, socialistas y anarquistas que iban en camino a ayudar en la reconstrucción de Kobane. Decenas de personas fueron asesinadas, muchas otras quedaron heridas. Un militante de Black Rose estaba presente en las preparaciones de la campaña en apoyo a la reconstrucción de Kobane y Rojava, pero no fue alcanzado por la explosión.
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11760166_1645652792317271_2694342465056829967_n.jpg imageOur Sadness Will Be Our Anger, Kobanê Will Reconstructure 01:33 Wed 22 Jul by Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet 0 comments

Yesterday, nearly three hundred people set off from different cities, with the call of Federation of Socialist Youth Associations; in order to rebuilt Kobanê, which was tried to be looted by the ISIS. Today, arriving Suruç (Pîrsus), just before leaving for Kobane, these young people made a press release in front of the Amara Culture Center in Suruç (Pîrsus). At the end of the press release, a bomb exploding in the middle of the crowd, silenced many hearts which had been beating with the hope of reconstruction.

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textLike leftists and communists, anarchists and libertarians have been divided over Rojava. Some of th... Jul 30 by Zaher Baher 0 comments

In my opinion the best attitude towards Rojava is “supportive and being critical” at the same time. Criticizing it alone and keeping distance from it does not benefit our current anarchist movement. This attitude again shows incapability of recognizing the reality of the movement, and would bring the blame of history over us. Meanwhile supporting it without criticizing its negative sides again shows that we do not see this movement realistically. Having this attitude, once the movement fails to meet our demands, we will be very disappointed and keep ourselves a far distance from any movement in the future.

imageAnálise de conjuntura em perspectiva – conspirando pela rendição total Jul 28 by BrunoL 0 comments

26 de julho de 2015, Bruno Lima Rocha

As frases são sempre as mesmas: "Populismo fiscal, suporte do Estado e fraude política a caminho"....assistimos a teleconferência apregoando o Manual do perfeito idiota daqueles que nos xingam de idiotas latino-americanos sendo aplicado.

Assistindo o programa Globonews Painel (deste sábado 25 de julho de 2015), cuja bancada era composta por dois economistas vinculados a consultorias privadas e um colega da ciência política igualmente vinculado a outra consultoria, me dei conta que há um tema de fundo nesta crise política. No primeiro mandato de Dilma, o ministro Guido Mantega de fato tentou uma inflexão desenvolvimentista, mas sem uma base social mobilizada e tampouco a predisposição do partido de governo para confrontar a sangria desatada de mais de 40% do orçamento da União para a especulação da agiotagem rentista. No segundo turno de 2014, houve uma eleição plebiscitária cuja chapa vitoriosa aceitou o brete do rentismo e chamara um ministro da Fazenda que apoiara Armínio Fraga para tomar conta do caixa da 8a economia do mundo.

imageΈνα μήνυμα του Ελιζ&... Jul 25 by risinggalaxy 0 comments

Το απόσπασμα που ακολουθεί είναι από την ιστορική μπροσούρα «Αναρχία» του γεωγράφου και αναρχικού Ελιζέ Ρεκλύ(1830-1905). Ο Ρεκλύ υπήρξε από τους σημαντικότερους γεωγράφους του καιρού του όσο και εμβληματική φυσιογνωμία του αναρχικού κινήματος και σύντροφος του Κροπότκιν, ασκώντας μεγάλη επιρροή στους κύκλους των αναρχικών σε όλο τον κόσμο.

imageΟ νέος μεταπολιτευ&#... Jul 25 by ΓΚ 0 comments

Μαζί να είμαστε στις γέφυρες με όσους αγώνες μετωπικά κινούνται στην κατεύθυνση της άμυνας ενάντια στην ταξική επίθεση, στην εκποίηση της δημόσιας περιουσίας, στην συνεργατική σχέση των δανειστών με τους ντόπιους κομπραδόρους μας, στην φορολογική απομύζηση, στις νέες περιφράξεις που θα μας περικυκλώνουν. Το ζήτημα της ενδογενούς παραγωγικής ανασυγκρότησης να είναι η επίθεσή μας. Διαπερνώντας, ταυτίζοντας, ακολουθώντας, προπορεύοντας ή συνοδοιπορώντας μαζί με άλλες, υπάρχουσες, πλευρές της αντίστασης, το σχέδιο για μια ενδογενή παραγωγική ανασυγκρότηση έχει κεντρική σημασία. Απαλλοτριώσεις, οικειοποιήσεις χώρων και δομών, κοινωνικά ιατρεία-φαρμακεία, πολιτιστικές και μορφωτικές δομές, συσσωματώσεις αντιστάσεων για δωρεάν παροχή αγαθών, αντιστάσεις εργαζομένων των σωματείων βάσης, αντιαναπτυξιακές πρωτοβουλίες σε επενδύσεις, αντιστάσεις στις εκποιήσεις στέγης, αντιστάσεις στην εκποίηση του δημόσιου πλούτου και των δημόσιων υποδομών, καθώς και άλλες μορφές άμυνας που θα αναπτυχθούν οφείλουν να επεξεργάζονται, προταγματικά, ένα σχέδιο αυτοδυναμίας της κοινωνίας στο να μπορέσει να εκβάλει όλο το χαμένο δημιουργικό της παραγωγικό ιστό.

textAnarchists lubricate the axes of the wheels of history that revolve too slowly Jul 24 by Ilan S. 0 comments

The main means of all ruling elites throughout history to force the people to submit to their rule was to recruit metaphysical powers - magic, deities and other kinds of lies to
frighten people into submission and accepting authority. People who challenge these lies
were the main enemy of the rulers all along history.

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imageΠρος το αναρχικό κί&... Jul 27 0 comments

Οι συλλογικότητες που υπογράφουμε αυτή την ανακοίνωση ολοκληρώνουμε τις διαδικασίες για την συγκρότηση αναρχικής ομοσπονδίας, και ανακοινώνουμε πως αυτές πλησιάζουν στο τέλος τους. Μετά την πλήρη ολοκλήρωση αυτών των διαδικασιών θα ακολουθήσει το ιδρυτικό συνέδριο που σκοπεύουμε να πραγματοποιηθεί 3-4 Οκτώβρη του 2015.

imageMassacro a Suruç in Turchia Jul 24 Black Rose Anarchist Federation / Federación Anarquista Rosa Negra (BRRN) 0 comments

A mezzogiorno del 20 luglio, nella città di confine di Suruç nel Kurdistan turco, una bomba ha lacerato i corpi di comunisti, socialisti ed anarchici che si stavano recando a Kobane per partecipare alla sua ricostruzione. Decine di persone sono rimaste uccise, molti i feriti. [English]

textItalia: rottamazione della scuola pubblica Jul 23 1 comments

Occorrerà ricostruire scuola per scuola l'unità dei mesi scorsi, ri-alimentare fiducia e fermezza nella consapevolezza che questa legge si potrà rendere inapplicabile solo con un'opposizione istituto per istituto.

imageDeclaração sobre o recente massacre em Suruc, Turquia Jul 22 Federación Anarquista Rosa Negra - Black Rose Anarchist Federation 0 comments

Hoje lamentamos a perda de amigos e amigas, companheiros e companheiras, e renovamos nosso comprometimento com uma luta revolucionaria internacional em memoria deles e delas.
[Castellano] [ English]

imageDeclaración Sobre el Reciente Masacre en Suruc, Turkia Jul 22 FARN - BRAF 0 comments

Hoy lloramos la pérdida de amigos y compañeros y renovamos nuestro compromiso con una lucha revolucionaria internacional en su memoria. Al mediodía, en la aldea fronteriza de Suruc, en el Kurdistán Turco, una bomba destrozó los cuerpos de comunistas, socialistas y anarquistas que iban en camino a ayudar en la reconstrucción de Kobane. Decenas de personas fueron asesinadas, muchas otras quedaron heridas. Un militante de Black Rose estaba presente en las preparaciones de la campaña en apoyo a la reconstrucción de Kobane y Rojava, pero no fue alcanzado por la explosión.
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