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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

Bil'in - 10 years of persistent joint struggle

In solidarity with the NO TAV struggle

Wave of arrests in Ireland as state tries to break water charges movement

Não se intimidar, não desmobilizar! Toda nossa solidariedade ao companheiro Vicente!

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!

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textPer l'unione della classe lavoratrice 17:47 Tue 24 Feb by Coordinamento lavoratori e lavoratrici Genova 0 comments

Un coordinamento per stringere e rafforzare i legami di fratellanza tra i lavoratori, nel quale potranno confluire i tanti lavoratori, la maggioranza, delle piccole aziende, oggi isolati da quelli delle medie e grandi imprese, e i sempre più numerosi disoccupati.

textMeet the new boss: Greek police baton & tear gas migrant demonstration 22:54 Mon 23 Feb by Andrew Flood 0 comments

Saturday police in Greece batoned and tear gassed protesters outside one of the migrant detention camps now being run by Syriza. Militant protests both inside and outside the camp resumed last weekend after the suicide of a Pakistani migrant, Nadim Mohammed who had been held for 18 months, released and then returned to the Amygdaleza camp. The news of the suicide broke on February 14th along with the news that another migrant had killed themselves in Thessaloniki police station.

notav210215.jpg imageSolidarietà con la lotta NO TAV 16:39 Sun 22 Feb by Anarkismo 0 comments

Fermare l'inutile progetto di alta velocità tra Torino e Lione significa fermare le sue mortali conseguenze sull'ambiente e sulla natura. Occorre fermare tutte le grandi opere inutili. Bisogna fermare il sacco dei territori! Bisogna riprendere il controllo popolare sui territori!
Per tutto questo, il 21 febbraio grande manifestazione unitaria del movimento NO TAV a Torino. [English]

notav210215_1.jpg imageSolidarité avec la lutte des NO TAV 00:27 Sun 22 Feb by Anarkismo 0 comments

Depuis plus de 20 ans, des militant-e-s s'opposent à la construction d'une ligne à grande vitesse devant relier Lyon à Turin. Ce grand projet inutile serait une catastrophe en termes de destruction de la nature et de ravages écologiques. En effet, certains tunnels seront creusés sur des gisements d'uranium et d'amiante, qui auront pour effet de répandre des poussières de ces minerais dans l'atmosphère de la vallée. D'autre part, de nombreuses expropriations sont prévues pour la construction de la voie ferrée, notamment de terres agricoles. [English]

textPalestina-Israele, 10 anni di lotta unitaria a Bil'in contro i coloni, contro il muro/recinzione del... 00:21 Sat 21 Feb by Ilan S. 0 comments

La lotta unitaria dei comitati popolari dei villaggi e degli israeliani di "Anarchici contro il muro" è iniziata circa 12 anni fa nel campo di Mas'ha. Le lotte unitarie si sono sviluppate in vari villaggi con successo alterno, ma solo la lotta del villaggio di Bil'in si è fatta persistente anno dopo anno tenendo alta la bandiera della lotta popolare non-armata e diventando il punto di riferimento per l'attenzione e l'ispirazione dei Palestinesi di tutta di Cisgiordania e di migliaia di attivisti internazionali che si sono uniti a noi per brevi periodi (alcuni anche più a lungo) diffondendo le notizie e la lotta una volta tornati a casa. Anche alcune migliaia di attivisti della variegata sinistra radicale israeliana sono stati a Bil'in almeno una volta aiutandoci ad impedire l'emarginazione della resistenza popolare palestinese. [English]

manifportoalegre.jpg imageNon farsi intimidire, non smobilitare! Tutta la nostra solidarietà al compagno Vicente! 23:46 Fri 20 Feb by Federação Anarquista Gaúcha 0 comments

Il compagno Vicente, come altri militanti ed attivisti di altre organizzazioni, di altri collettivi e di altre ideologie non è il primo e non sarà l'ultimo giovane nero ed anarchico ad essere condannato in questo Brasile razzista. Migliaia di persone nere ed in condizione di povertà vengono sterminate e condannate quotidianamente dalla polizia militare all'interno di questo sistema giudiziario borghese e razzista. [Português]

textContinueremo a vigilare affinché le norme vigenti, che in Italia e in Friuli vietano le coltivazioni... 18:05 Fri 20 Feb by Coordinamento per la tutela della biodiversità FVG 0 comments

Va cercata e distrutta ogni coltivazione ogm presente sui nostri territori e le aziende agricole coinvolte devono essere punite e messe sotto sequestro cautelativo.

fau.jpg imageFAU : Révolutionnaires au cœur des luttes 17:52 Fri 20 Feb by Abóbora 0 comments

La FAU est une organisation bien implantée dans de nombreux syndicats. Illustration avec le Suatt, celui des taxis et opératrices de téléphone.

lucha_libertaria.jpg imageFAU, l'Uruguay rouge et noir 17:49 Fri 20 Feb by Abóbora 0 comments

Fruit d’un siècle et demi d’histoire, où elle a notamment traversé une dictature sanguinaire, l’organisation communiste libertaire uruguayenne est bien implantée dans les quartiers comme dans les syndicats. Récit d’une rencontre avec des camarades de la Federación Anarquista Uruguaya (FAU), au siège de leur organisation à Montevideo.

engine.feed.gr.jpeg imageΕνάντια στις αυξήσ&#... 16:33 Wed 18 Feb by «Μαύρο & Κόκκινο» 0 comments

Κείμενο ενάντια στις αυξήσεις τους αποκλεισμούς του ΟΑΣΘ που μοιράζεται σε στάσεις του ΟΑΣΘ στη Θεσσαλονίκη.

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imageEl mes de febrero lleva el nombre de José Santos González Vera Mar 01 by Solidaridad 0 comments

Periódico Solidaridad conmemora al escritor anarquista que inspirado en las luchas sociales desarrolló una pluma rebelde que hasta hoy cobra sentido.

image[Chile] A dos años de tu ausencia compañero Juan Pablo Jiménez Mar 01 by Marina Lanalhue 0 comments

El 21 de febrero del año 2013, en un cambio de turno al interior de la hoy desaparecida Empresa Azeta, moría Juan Pablo Jiménez producto de un mortal disparo en la cabeza que lo arrancó de los brazos de todo lo que amaba. Las circunstancias de su muerte son ya por todas y todos conocidas, como también la ridícula respuesta dada por la “justicia” chilena a su familia y compañeros de lucha; una “bala loca” que en su caótico, “casual” y frenético camino impactó justó en la cabeza de un dirigente sindical valiente y combativo, de un luchador social activo, de un trabajador y padre de 2 hijos que ya había recibido amenazas de muerte. “Así son los azares del destino”; esa parecía ser la respuesta con la que debían contentarse quienes amaron a Juan Pablo en vida y aún lo hacen hoy después de su partida. Por otro lado, el chivo expiatorio apareció rápidamente: un menor de edad, de una población, pobre, sin educación, un “don nadie”, fue sindicado como el autor del loco disparo que arrebató a Juan Pablo la vida.

imageΤο μετέωρο βήμα της ... Feb 28 by Dmitri (republishing) 0 comments

Όταν ένα σύστημα εξουσίας βυθίζεται σε κατάσταση κρίσης, εκδηλώνεται πάντοτε ανάμεσα στις ελίτ και τις προνομιούχες κοινωνικές ομάδες η διάθεση για μια αναδρομή στις πυρηνικές φαντασιακές κοινωνικές σημασίες χάρη στις οποίες αναπαράγεται και δικαιολογείται η κυριαρχία τους. Φυσικά, οι συνθήκες κρίσης δημιουργούνται όταν η αναπαραγωγή των βασικών πολιτικών, οικονομικών και πολιτισμικών παραμέτρων του ετερόνομου κοινωνικού παραδείγματος είναι πλέον αδύνατη, υπό το βάρος μιας αμετάκλητης αλλαγής των «αντικειμενικών» οικονομικών παραγόντων, μιας ενδεχόμενης ανατροπής του συσχετισμού δυνάμεων ανάμεσα στις τάξεις, ή της ρήξης με το ηγεμονικό πολιτισμικό παράδειγμα λόγω μιας αλλαγής που επέρχεται στις υποκειμενικές συνθήκες.

imageUn llamado a nuestra tendencia: ¡A estimular el pensamiento y la acción! Feb 26 by Sebastián Hernández y Espartaco Gatti 0 comments

Publicado en la edición n°26 del periódico anarquista chileno Solidaridad

imageΤέχνη, φεμινισμός κ&... Feb 25 by Dmitri (republishing) 0 comments

Η συμμετοχή γυναικών καλλιτεχνών, που μεταξύ άλλων απευθύνουν ερωτήματα σχετικά με τους κοινωνικούς ρόλους και τις έμφυλες επιτελέσεις, με έργα τους σε μεγάλες διοργανώσεις και εκθέσεις σημαντικών ιδρυμάτων είναι πλέον γεγονός ακόμη και στην ελληνική εικαστική πραγματικότητα, η οποία με επιδεικτική καθυστέρηση ακολούθησε τις διεθνείς εξελίξεις

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textPer l'unione della classe lavoratrice Feb 24 0 comments

Un coordinamento per stringere e rafforzare i legami di fratellanza tra i lavoratori, nel quale potranno confluire i tanti lavoratori, la maggioranza, delle piccole aziende, oggi isolati da quelli delle medie e grandi imprese, e i sempre più numerosi disoccupati.

imageSolidarietà con la lotta NO TAV Feb 22 0 comments

Fermare l'inutile progetto di alta velocità tra Torino e Lione significa fermare le sue mortali conseguenze sull'ambiente e sulla natura. Occorre fermare tutte le grandi opere inutili. Bisogna fermare il sacco dei territori! Bisogna riprendere il controllo popolare sui territori!
Per tutto questo, il 21 febbraio grande manifestazione unitaria del movimento NO TAV a Torino. [English]

imageSolidarité avec la lutte des NO TAV Feb 22 0 comments

Depuis plus de 20 ans, des militant-e-s s'opposent à la construction d'une ligne à grande vitesse devant relier Lyon à Turin. Ce grand projet inutile serait une catastrophe en termes de destruction de la nature et de ravages écologiques. En effet, certains tunnels seront creusés sur des gisements d'uranium et d'amiante, qui auront pour effet de répandre des poussières de ces minerais dans l'atmosphère de la vallée. D'autre part, de nombreuses expropriations sont prévues pour la construction de la voie ferrée, notamment de terres agricoles. [English]

imageNon farsi intimidire, non smobilitare! Tutta la nostra solidarietà al compagno Vicente! Feb 20 FAG 0 comments

Il compagno Vicente, come altri militanti ed attivisti di altre organizzazioni, di altri collettivi e di altre ideologie non è il primo e non sarà l'ultimo giovane nero ed anarchico ad essere condannato in questo Brasile razzista. Migliaia di persone nere ed in condizione di povertà vengono sterminate e condannate quotidianamente dalla polizia militare all'interno di questo sistema giudiziario borghese e razzista. [Português]

textContinueremo a vigilare affinché le norme vigenti, che in Italia e in Friuli vietano le coltivazioni... Feb 20 Friuli Venezia Giulia 0 comments

Va cercata e distrutta ogni coltivazione ogm presente sui nostri territori e le aziende agricole coinvolte devono essere punite e messe sotto sequestro cautelativo.

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