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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tèks prezantasyon yo nan anèks la.

BATAY LA FENK KÒMANSE!

metroparo.jpg imageSindicatos de trabajadores que construyen nuevas líneas 3 y 6 se unen para presentar demandas a Metr... 04:51 Thu 09 Apr by Solidaridad 0 comments

Hoy miércoles 8 de abril a las 09:30 horas está convocada una conferencia de prensa en las afueras de las oficinas de METRO S.A., Avenida Libertador Bernardo O´Higgins #1414, donde los representantes de cerca de siete mil trabajadores contratistas expondrán sus demandas laborales.

jumbbo.jpg imageExitoso primer día de huelga del Sindicato Nacional Jumbo 06:20 Wed 08 Apr by Solidaridad 0 comments

Más de 1800 trabajadores del supermercado del multimillonario Paulmann se manifestaron en el Costanera Center para exigir mejoras laborales. Una importante batalla para conseguir un reajuste salarial que la empresa ha negado durante meses de negociaciones.

jumbo.jpg image[Chile] Trabajadores de Jumbo inician histórica huelga 06:18 Wed 08 Apr by Solidaridad 0 comments

Más de 1800 trabajadores decidieron movilizarse para mejorar sus condiciones laborales a partir de mañana lunes 6 de abril. Ante la negativa de la empresa y después de meses de negociaciones, el Sindicato Nacional Jumbo espera romper el cerco informativo y enfrentar sus demandas ante el dueño del retail, el multimillonario Horts Paulmann.

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

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

imageEduardo Galeano, la conciencia latinoamericana Apr 14 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D. 0 comments

El sensible fallecimiento del escritor uruguayo Eduardo Galeano (3 de Septiembre 1940- 13 de Abril 2015) deja un vacío irreparable en el mundo de las letras latinoamericanas.

image[UNal-Bogotá] Mantilla… Tenemos que hablar Apr 13 by Colectivo Contrainformativo SubVersión 0 comments

La tan rimbombante campaña “Tenemos que Hablar”, estrategia de resolución de conflictos liderada por Bienestar Universitario de la Universidad Nacional en la sede Bogotá, realizó una encuesta en la universidad para determinar cuáles eran las principales problemáticas que aquejaban a la comunidad universitaria, incluyendo estudiantes, profesores y trabajadores.

imageΟ Θεός είναι το απόλ... Apr 12 by Μιχαήλ Μπακούνιν 0 comments

Το παρακάτω κείμενο είναι μια περικοπή από τον τόμο που κυκλοφόρησε από τις εκδόσεις «Ελεύθερος Τύπος» «Φεντεραλισμός Σοσιαλισμός Αντιθεολογισμός» του Μ. Μπακούνιν. Είναι, όπως φαίνεται και από τον τίτλο που επιλέχθηκε από μια φράση στο κείμενο, κομμάτι του κεφαλαίου για τον Αντιθεολογισμό. Ίσως είναι πράγματα που, θα πει κάποιος, πως έχουν ειπωθεί ή πως η επίκληση της επιστήμης έναντι της θρησκείας είναι χιλιοχρησιμοποιημένη στην τελευταία φάση εξέλιξης του καπιταλισμού. Παρ’ όλα αυτά, η φιλοσοφική αξία του κειμένου είναι αδιαμφισβήτητη και θα έλεγα πως σε καιρούς που ο σκοταδισμός επιστρέφει με ταχύτητα και μάλιστα, σε καιρούς που η αλματώδης τεχνολογική εξέλιξη του καπιταλισμού τον ντύνει με έναν μανδύα -ψευδο- προοδευτικότητας, η πολεμική, και κυρίως, η λογική της πολεμικής ενάντια στους παλιούς συμμάχους της εξουσίας, είναι περισσότερο από ποτέ αναγκαία.

imageΕπαναστατικό ψωμί Apr 09 by Emile Pouget 0 comments

Επαναστατικό ψωμί - Το άρθρο του Γάλλου αναρχο-κομμουνιστή Emile Pouget με θέμα το «ψωμί» ως πυρήνα όλου του κοινωνικού ζητήματος.

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imageA free film screening Apr 13 Anarkismo 0 comments

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

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

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

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

Tèks prezantasyon yo nan anèks la.

BATAY LA FENK KÒMANSE!

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

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

imageRally Against Racism Sat 4 April Mar 29 Anarkismo 0 comments

The far Right “Reclaim Australia” plans to hold an anti-Muslim rally in Melbourne and also at other places around Australia. They want people to believe they’re just “ordinary Australians” who are worried about “radical Islam”. What they’re NOT telling you is that they are Fascists – yes, actual far Right, Hitler-loving racists who have decided it’s a tactical advantage to wrap themselves in Australian flags.

imageDos comunicados en torno al paro portuario de advertencia en Chile Mar 24 0 comments

"Este es un Paro para expresar nuestro malestar porque aunque muchos políticos coinciden con nosotros que a este proyecto de reforma deben hacerse muchos reparos, estos iban a hacerse conversando con los trabajadores, con sus organizaciones representativas, y la verdad es que a pesar de haber solicitado audiencia 2 veces a la Comisión de Trabajo de la Cámara, simplemente no nos invitaron."

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