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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 - 17:42 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 - 00:06 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 - 14:21 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 - 16:40 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 - 18:32 by Richard Pithouse   text 2 comments (last - tuesday september 29, 2009 - 20:30)
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 - 21:25 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 - 20:10 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 - 21:59 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 - 20:58 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 - 17:58 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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Issue #4 of the Newsletter of the Tokologo African Anarchist Collective

Front page

After the election of Syriza in Greece - Power is not in Parliament

[Chile] Movimiento Estudiantil: ¿En dónde debemos enfocar nuestros esfuerzos?

Je ne suis pas Charlie

México en llamas: raíces y perspectivas de una lucha que avanza y la crisis de un sistema político

Sobre la liberación de prisioneros y el restablecimiento de relaciones diplomáticas, por los gobiernos de Cuba y EE.UU.

No to Golden Dawn in Australia!

Abusos y arbitrariedad - retención de JOSÉ A. GUTIÉRREZ, en el bajo Caguán, Caquetá

Could a Revolution Happen in the US?

An Anarchist Communist Reply to ‘Rojava: An Anarcho-Syndicalist Perspective’

Lutar e vencer fora das urnas

In the Rubble of US Imperialism

Elementos da Conjuntura Eleitoral 2014

The experiment of West Kurdistan (Syrian Kurdistan) has proved that people can make changes

[Chile] EL FTEM promueve una serie de “jornadas de debate sindical”

Ukraine: Interview with a Donetsk anarchist

The present confrontation between the Zionist settler colonialist project in Palestine and the indigenous working people

Prisões e mais criminalização marcam o final da Copa do Mundo no Brasil

An Anarchist Response to a Trotskyist Attack: Review of “An Introduction to Marxism and Anarchism” by Alan Woods (2011)

هەڵوێستی سەربەخۆی جەماوەر لە نێوان داعش و &

Contra a Copa e a Repressão: Somente a Luta e Organização!

Nota Pública de soldariedade e denúncia

Üzüntümüz Öfkemizin Tohumudur

Uruguay, ante la represión y el abuso policial

To vote or not to vote: Should it be a question?

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b8tytbaciaajreb.jpg imageSupport IFF workers in Melbourne 16:57 Thu 29 Jan by Dmitri 0 comments

About 25-30 workers at International Flavours and Fragrances (IFF) in Dandenong, Melbourne have initiated a factory occupation in january 25 2015 in response to the company trying to force a pay cut and indefinitely locking them out. SUPPORT IS NEEDED NOW! It's really significant that these workers have decided to take strong industrial action at a point when workers rights are under attack more than ever.

ese_2.jpg imageAppeal for financial support 19:02 Wed 28 Jan by Libertarian Syndicalist Union (ESE Athens) 0 comments

Libertarian Syndicalist Union (ESE Athens) supports and joins in solidarity movements for the Syrian refugees (victims of war) which live in Greece. Apart from their fair request for direct provision of asylum and travel documents, these people have huge needs in terms of accommodation, food, health care, etc. Hundreds of Syrian refugees reside in hotels (as a stopgap solution), not in good conditions , being under the responsibility of the Greek government and Athens' mayor. We can also report that food supplies for the above refugees are οbtained from charities and solidarity movements.

10933741_789944897725451_7421130446225923181_n.jpg image¡Organicemos la rebeldía! Sigamos luchando, soñando y creando mundos nuevos 00:58 Wed 28 Jan by Grupo Estudiantil Anarquista 0 comments

Expresamos nuestras palabras de solidaridad con la familia, amigas y compañeras de Carlos Alberto Pedraza, persona que entregó su vida para forjar el cambio y la unidad revolucionaria. Inesperadamente ha dejado este mundo –forzosamente-, pero sus palabras serán visibles en las ideas y caminos por la construcción de un mundo nuevo, un mundo lleno de ilusión, esperanza y amor, aquel mundo nuevo que llevamos dentro de nuestros corazones.2 Parte un compañero para vivir, vivir eternamente en los corazones e ideas, pero también quedan las huellas y pasos hechos por la dignidad y la solidaridad, en esta construcción donde nos encontramos día a día, codo a codo.

b8tr1udiaaanghv.jpg imageLas fuerzas kurdas liberan la ciudad de Kobane: celebraciones en la frontera siria 21:29 Tue 27 Jan by Sandra Segall 0 comments

Durante el lunes las fuerzas kurdas expulsaron al grupo armado Daesh de la ciudad de Kobane tras más de cuatro meses de combates por la localidad fronteriza. La victoria se celebró tanto en Kobane como en otras partes del mundo, sin embargo, EEUU señaló al mismo tiempo que la disputa de la ciudad continua.

lemebel.jpg imagePedro Lemebel: “No necesito disfraz, aquí está mi cara, hablo por mi diferencia, defiendo lo que soy... 18:36 Tue 27 Jan by Meribel González 0 comments

Un agresivo cáncer te llevó muy temprano. Demasiado incorrecto para recibir un Premio Nacional. Demasiado rebelde para la cultura de los Fondart. No fuiste un escritor embobado por la extravagancia del mundo de las letras, fuiste un hombre pobre, homosexual y creador inigualable: “Hay tantos niños que van a nacer con una alita rota y yo quiero que vuelen compañero. Que su revolución les dé un pedazo de cielo rojo para que puedan volar”.

1378325_795285173893636_5297279479773835095_n1.jpg imageWe are winning in Kobanê Today, and in All Kurdistan Tomorrow! 02:53 Tue 27 Jan by DAF 0 comments

Today, the gangs that the states created for their interests are running away though the ruins they are leaving behind in Kobanê. While the victory of resistance is echoing in the free streets of Kobanê, the

conviction of freedom is rising above the same ruins in the streets. Like comrade Durutti says, "We are not in the least afraid of ruins". Today and tomorrow, in Kobanê and many other places, we know that a new life is being created among the ruins.

textRazzisti e basta 04:14 Sun 25 Jan by Alternativa Libertaria/FdCA 0 comments

Volantino diffuso sabato 24 gennaio a Fano in contrasto con sit-in razzista della Lega Nord contro i richiedenti asilo

1.jpg imageΈνα πολύ καλό βιβλί&... 12:18 Sat 24 Jan by Dmitri 0 comments

Πέτρος Πέτκας, "Δικτατορία του προλεταριάτου" και "Εργατικά συμβούλια": Ασύμβατες έννοιες Τιμή : 6 ευρώ - Σελ. 85

10934267_759882237438957_1607557655_n.jpg imageΠολιτική Ανακοίνω ... 16:19 Thu 22 Jan by "Μαύρο & Κόκκινο" 0 comments

Ότι υπόσχονται οι εκλογές το πετυχαίνει ο καθημερινός αγώνας.~ Δεν ψηφίζουμε, προετοιμάζουμε την Κοινωνική Επανάσταση.

«Αυτός που ψηφίζει και δεν κάνει τίποτε για την Κοινωνική Επανάσταση κι αυτός που δεν ψηφίζει κι ομοίως δεν κάνει τίποτε για την Κοινωνική Επανάσταση είναι το ίδιο άχρηστοι για την υπόθεσή μας.» -Β. Durruti-

renaico_2.jpg image[Chile] Evento cultural: ¡Salvemos Renaico! ¡No al peaje! 00:38 Thu 22 Jan by N. Fuentes 0 comments

El “Colectivo social ¡Salvemos el río Renaico!” es una organización que funciona en base a autogestión y mantiene autonomía política, está conformada por jóvenes y adultos de la comuna de Renaico y surge por la crítica situación por la que atraviesa el río de dicha comuna a raíz de la intervención de la empresa “CMPC”, canales de regadío irregulares, la introducción de bosques de árboles exóticos y la actual instalación de una central hidroeléctrica de paso por parte de la empresa “Agua Viva S.A.”, pero además este colectivo ha adoptado nuevas problemáticas a sus actividades de agitación, como la construcción de la llamada “Ruta Nahuelbuta” que traerá consigo la instalación de un peaje en Coihue (entrada norte) y otro en Tijeral (entrada sur) afectando directamente al bolsillo de los renaiquinos.

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imageW.E.B. Du Bois and the Fight over His U.S. Memorial Jan 30 by Wayne Price 0 comments

W.E.B. Du Bois was an important African-American scholar and activist. In the 60s there was an effort to create a memorial for him in his home town in Massachusetts. This met with a great deal of right-wing resistance. The history of this controversy shines light on the broader issues of racism and Cold War anti-communism.

imagePor qué como anarquistas apoyamos la lucha autónoma del pueblo mapuche Jan 29 by C.Peste 0 comments

El conflicto entre el Estado chileno y el Pueblo Mapuche nace con la propia formación e imposición del Estado. Y se agudiza con el establecimiento de asentamientos fuertemente militarizados en el territorio del Pueblo Mapuche: el Wallmapu. Estos asentamientos trajeron consigo la imposición de la cultura occidental a través de sangre y fuego, exterminando a los habitantes autóctonos de la zona.

Desde los años 90 a la actualidad, la lucha del Pueblo Mapuche ha ido buscando diversas formas de combatir al Estado y el capitalismo. La miseria, el hambre, la injusticia y la desigualdad económica en las zonas al sur de Chile han hecho notar que el enemigo no es solo el Estado/nación, sino que también es el sistema capitalista en el cual habitamos. Son justamente, estos puntos los que iremos desarrollando a lo largo de este texto, con el fin de responder a nuestra inquietud: ¿Cómo anarquistas apoyamos la lucha del Pueblo Mapuche?

imageA Makhnovitchina e o Anarquismo Jan 29 by Piotr Arshinov 0 comments

Este texto -- o capítulo XII do livro "História do Movimento Makhnovista", de Piotr Arshinov -- foi escrito no início dos anos 1920 e reflete sobre as relações entre a makhnovitchina e o anarquismo. Ele estabelece, a partir de uma avaliação autocrítica, os primeiros elementos das posições que serão mais bem delineadas na Plataforma, de 1926, escrita pelos militantes russos exilados na França que se articulavam em torno da revista "Dielo Truda".

imageMovimiento popular y expectativas electorales Jan 27 by Procés Embat 0 comments

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imageMoviment popular i expectatives electorals Jan 27 by Procés Embat 0 comments

El paper del moviment llibertari davant les conjuntures electorals i la recuperació institucional dels moviments socials i populars

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imageAppeal for financial support Jan 28 0 comments

Libertarian Syndicalist Union (ESE Athens) supports and joins in solidarity movements for the Syrian refugees (victims of war) which live in Greece. Apart from their fair request for direct provision of asylum and travel documents, these people have huge needs in terms of accommodation, food, health care, etc. Hundreds of Syrian refugees reside in hotels (as a stopgap solution), not in good conditions , being under the responsibility of the Greek government and Athens' mayor. We can also report that food supplies for the above refugees are οbtained from charities and solidarity movements.

image¡Organicemos la rebeldía! Sigamos luchando, soñando y creando mundos nuevos Jan 28 Grupo Estudiantil Anarquista 0 comments

Expresamos nuestras palabras de solidaridad con la familia, amigas y compañeras de Carlos Alberto Pedraza, persona que entregó su vida para forjar el cambio y la unidad revolucionaria. Inesperadamente ha dejado este mundo –forzosamente-, pero sus palabras serán visibles en las ideas y caminos por la construcción de un mundo nuevo, un mundo lleno de ilusión, esperanza y amor, aquel mundo nuevo que llevamos dentro de nuestros corazones.2 Parte un compañero para vivir, vivir eternamente en los corazones e ideas, pero también quedan las huellas y pasos hechos por la dignidad y la solidaridad, en esta construcción donde nos encontramos día a día, codo a codo.

textRazzisti e basta Jan 25 sezione "Silvia Francolini" di Fano-Pesaro 0 comments

Volantino diffuso sabato 24 gennaio a Fano in contrasto con sit-in razzista della Lega Nord contro i richiedenti asilo

imageΠολιτική Ανακοίνω ... Jan 22 0 comments

Ότι υπόσχονται οι εκλογές το πετυχαίνει ο καθημερινός αγώνας.~ Δεν ψηφίζουμε, προετοιμάζουμε την Κοινωνική Επανάσταση.

«Αυτός που ψηφίζει και δεν κάνει τίποτε για την Κοινωνική Επανάσταση κι αυτός που δεν ψηφίζει κι ομοίως δεν κάνει τίποτε για την Κοινωνική Επανάσταση είναι το ίδιο άχρηστοι για την υπόθεσή μας.» -Β. Durruti-

textSolidarietà al Dordoni Jan 21 sezione di Correggio 0 comments

COL FASCISMO NON SI DISCUTE, IL FASCISMO SI ABBATTE " (Buenaventura Durruti).

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