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greece / turkey / cyprus / community struggles / other libertarian press Friday June 05, 2015 - 16:06 by Ercan Ayboga   image 2 images
On Sunday, the 31st May 2015, the Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive has organized a protest meeting in Hasankeyf against a new declaration about the resettlement of the inhabitants in the town Hasankeyf, published on May 5. Five days before a lawsuit has been initiated by two inhabitants of Hasankeyf against this declaration at the Batman Administrative Court. ... read full story / add a comment
venezuela / colombia / la izquierda / other libertarian press Thursday June 04, 2015 - 17:52 by Savador López Amal
Luchador popular revolucionario de larga trayectoria en la izquierda venezolana, Roland Denis es graduado en Filosofía en la UCV y fue viceministro de Planificación y Desarrollo entre 2002 y 2003. En los años 80s militó en el Movimiento La Desobediencia y luego en el Proyecto Nuestramérica /Movimiento 13 de Abril. Es autor de, entre otros, Los Fabricantes de la Rebelión (2001) y Las Tres Repúblicas (2012). Actualmente participa en la organización de las “Asambleas de Militantes” centrada en el apoyo a la construcción de los territorios de “Gobierno Popular”. ... read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / non-anarchist press Wednesday June 03, 2015 - 17:21 by Mario Candeias
What should we call the current era? Post-everything? Or perhaps, the interregnum? Whatever the name it should be given, the current period is characterized by neoliberal trans-nationalization. In addition, U.S. hegemony has been under question since the beginning of this period. In fact, the Empire is no longer U.S.-American and a change in hegemony is in full swing. Despite what world-systems theorists such as Giovanni Arrighi suggest, the balance does not seem to be tipping toward China. Nevertheless, as Niall Ferguson points out, it is moving toward Chimerica. Furthermore, since the beginning of the global financial crisis, no project has been in sight that could reorganize the active consensus of the subalterns, move perspectives on accumulation one step up the ladder, and provide a position capable of establishing a new world order. ... read full story / add a comment
venezuela / colombia / community struggles / non-anarchist press Wednesday May 06, 2015 - 20:21 by Christian Mantilla
Una decisión urgida por las dilaciones oficiales. La Cumbre Agraria, Campesina, Étnica y Popular (Cacep), espacio de convergencia que reúne a diferentes procesos agrarios* tomó el pasado 27 de abril la decisión de declararse en asamblea permanente, exigiendo del Presidente de la República el inicio de una etapa de evaluación, balance y rendición de cuentas, debido a los incumplimientos y alargues en el proceso de negociación con la Mesa Única de Nacional, al tiempo que convoca a sus organizaciones de base a una asamblea de delegados para el próximo 13 de mayo en la ciudad de Bogotá, para definir el rumbo inmediato de la negociación, así como el camino que deberá tomar este espacio de convergencia a un año de su creación. ... read full story / add a comment
internacional / migración / racismo / non-anarchist press Tuesday May 05, 2015 - 18:20 by Santiago Alba Rico
Frente a la hipocresía y la indiferencia, apetece y hasta se impone ser un poco demagógicos. Digamos la verdad: Europa está acostumbrada a tirar gente al mar. Lo hizo durante siglos en el marco del rentabilísimo comercio de esclavos del que participaron todas las grandes naciones que dan hoy lecciones de humanidad y democracia al resto del mundo. El antropólogo Fernando Ortiz recordaba en uno de sus libros la cifra: en 1825 se calculaba que cada año los negreros clandestinos arrojaban al océano 3.000 esclavos vivos, bien para escapar de las patrullas, bien para desprenderse de la mercancía defectuosa. Muchos más habían muerto antes, durante el acarreo por el continente africano o durante la espera en los barracones del puerto. ... read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / migration / racism / non-anarchist press Wednesday April 29, 2015 - 14:47 by TA-NEHISI COATES
Officials calling for calm can offer no rational justification for Gray's death, and so they appeal for order. ... read full story / add a comment
américa del norte / méxico / miscellaneous / non-anarchist press Friday April 24, 2015 - 17:16 by Laila Tajeldine
Estados Unidos tiene una dimensión territorial de 9,38 millones de kilómetros cuadrados, donde habitan más de 300 millones de personas y representa una de las economías más grandes del mundo. Sin embargo, se constituye como una de las naciones con mayor retraso en materia de derechos humanos.

La actual Constitución de Estados Unidos fue adoptada en 1787 y enmendada veintisiete veces desde 1791 a 1992, aunque muchas de sus enmiendas no fueron ratificadas, como la enmienda de prohibición de trabajo de menores y la enmienda de prohibición de discriminación entre hombres y mujeres. ... read full story / add a comment
greece / turkey / cyprus / history / non-anarchist press Friday April 24, 2015 - 16:52 by Sungur Savran
To the memory of Stepan Shaumyan, Armenian Bolshevik leader of the Baku Commune in 1918, and of Hrant Dink, Armenian socialist intellectual from Istanbul who, until his assassination in 2007, exerted a Herculean effort to bring the genocide into the centre of attention in Turkey. ... read full story / add a comment
international / migration / racism / non-anarchist press Wednesday April 22, 2015 - 14:53 by Cinzia Arruzza
In the night between April 18th and April 19th a boat filled with up to 950 migrants sank in the Mediterranean Sea, 70 miles north of Libya, while trying to reach the southern European border. This was not only the greatest tragedy to date involving migrants in the Mediterranean Sea, it is also the last of a long series of deaths: around 14,600 from 1993 to November, 2012; 900 in little more than a year from January, 2014 to April, 2015, before this latest tragedy. ... read full story / add a comment
venezuela / colombia / represión / presos / non-anarchist press Tuesday April 21, 2015 - 17:43 by Semana
Durante 2014 fueron asesinados 25 activistas ambientales en el territorio colombiano.
"Cada semana son asesinados dos activistas medioambientales en el mundo", esta es la revelación más reciente de la ONG Global Witness que este lunes presentó un informe titulado '¿Cuántos más?'. La organización encargada de investigar casos de corrupción y abusos en la explotación de recursos naturales, aseguró que las cifras pueden ser mucho mayores al no existir datos oficiales por parte de varios gobiernos a quienes la problemática parece no importarles.

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internacional / imperialismo / guerra / non-anarchist press Tuesday April 21, 2015 - 15:46 by Tariq Ali
Three decades ago, with the end of the Cold War and the dismantling of the South American dictatorships, many hoped that the much talked about ‘peace dividend’ promised by Bush senior and Thatcher would actually materialise. No such luck. Instead, we have experienced continuous wars, upheavals, intolerance and fundamentalisms of every sort – religious, ethnic and imperial. The exposure of the Western world’s surveillance networks has heightened the feeling that democratic institutions aren’t functioning as they should, that, like it or not, we are living in the twilight period of democracy itself. ... read full story / add a comment
bolivia / peru / ecuador / chile / the left / non-anarchist press Monday April 13, 2015 - 18:44 by Jeffery R. Webber
In the open­ing salvos of Latin America’s uneven lurch to the Left in the early twenty-first cen­tury, Bolivia dis­tin­guished itself as the region’s most rad­i­cal socio-political ter­rain.1 Left-indigenous move­ments in the coun­try­side and cityscapes alike threw the state into cri­sis and brought two suc­ces­sive neolib­eral pres­i­dents to their knees – Gon­zalo Sánchez de Lozada in 2003, and Car­los Mesa in 2005.2 Evo Morales’s party, the Movimiento al Social­ismo (Move­ment Towards Social­ism, MAS), leapt into the power vac­uum opened up by this series of revolts, and there has been seri­ous debate on the Left as to how best to but­ton down the cen­tral polit­i­cal dynamic of the coun­try ever since. In a coun­try where 62 per­cent of the pop­u­la­tion self-identified as indige­nous in the 2001 cen­sus, Morales became the first indige­nous pres­i­dent through the Decem­ber 2005 elec­tions with 54 per­cent of the pop­u­lar vote, assum­ing office in Jan­u­ary 2006. He repeated this extra­or­di­nary elec­toral suc­cess in Decem­ber 2009, with 64 per­cent, and again in Octo­ber 2014, with 61 percent. ... read full story / add a comment
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southern africa / repression / prisoners / non-anarchist press Tuesday March 31, 2015 - 21:58 by TCC, R2K, UF, DLF   image 1 image
The Thembelihle Crisis Committee, the United Front (UF), the Right to Know (R2K) Campaign and the Democratic Left Front call on all people of good conscience in South Africa to endorse the call for an end to the security siege of Thembelihle. Since the 25th of February 2015, Thembelihle has faced a de facto State of Emergency at the hands of the South African Police Services (SAPS) and other security agents. This undeclared, unofficial State of Emergency in Thembelihle is an attack on all our constitutionally guaranteed rights to and freedoms to organise, associate and freely express ourselves. We call for urgent action to put pressure on the SAPS to end the siege. We call for the creation of conducive conditions for free, open and democratic political activity in which the people of Thembelihle may express and exercise their right to protest, and have their demands for a decent life of dignity met.
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brazil/guyana/suriname/fguiana / the left / non-anarchist press Monday March 30, 2015 - 19:31 by Alfredo Saad-Filho
Hundreds of thousands of chiefly white middle class protesters took to the streets in Brazil on 15 March in an organized upsurge of hatred against the federal administration led by President Dilma Rousseff of the Workers’ Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores, PT). These protests are far more cohesive and better organized than the previous wave of anti-government demonstrations, in 2013; their demands are unambiguously reactionary, and they include primarily the country's elite. ... read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / miscellaneous / non-anarchist press Friday March 20, 2015 - 00:31 by Adam Hanieh
Over four years since mass uprisings ousted sclerotic regimes in Tunisia and Egypt, it can seem that the initial hopes represented by these movements lie in tatters. Libya, Syria, Yemen and Iraq remain mired in bloody armed conflicts that have led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands and displaced millions more within and across borders. In the pivotal case of Egypt, military rule has returned through the violent crushing of protests, the arrests of an estimated 40,000 people and the rebuilding of the repressive structures of the [Hosni] Mubarak era. Elsewhere, autocratic governments look more secure in their rule today than they have for many years. ... read full story / add a comment
greece / turkey / cyprus / the left / non-anarchist press Wednesday March 11, 2015 - 16:13 by Spyros Lapatsioras, John Milios and Dimitris P. Sotiropoulos
“One must know how to employ the kairos [right or opportune moment] of one's forces at the right moment.
It is easy to only lose a little, if one always keeps foremost in the mind the idea that unity is never the trick, but the game.”

— Guy Gebord, “Notes on poker.” ... read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / workplace struggles / non-anarchist press Saturday March 07, 2015 - 01:21 by Ed Olsen   text 10 comments (last - wednesday march 25, 2015 - 02:27)
I personally make just over $17 an hour, while the average wage of a plow driver is $38,000 a year. And yet you have made it clear that you will not tax the wealthy (like yourself) who can afford it to cover the budget gap which you created. But I do not expect you to necessarily understand the hardships you are asking us to suffer, as I am told you are personally worth ten million dollars. Maybe you don’t understand that taking $36 a paycheck out of my wages (which on average you are proposing for all plow drivers) is the difference between making or missing a mortgage payment, a utility bill, or buying a pair of shoes for the kids. Maybe you cannot understand. ... read full story / add a comment
international / imperialism / war / other libertarian press Wednesday March 04, 2015 - 16:01 by William T. Hathaway
The US troop surges inspire an anarchist to another kind of surge. ... read full story / add a comment
greece / turkey / cyprus / economy / non-anarchist press Friday February 20, 2015 - 21:22 by Larry Elliot
Athens’ decision to accept a eurozone loan extension shows the troika did not really want to negotiate with Syriza - it wanted capitulation. ... read full story / add a comment
greece / turkey / cyprus / the left / non-anarchist press Wednesday February 18, 2015 - 21:41 by Sakis Gekas
On January 25th, Syriza (Coalition of the Radical Left) formed a government in Greece with the help of the ANEL (Independent Greeks). Within 24 hours direct attacks, threats and provocations aimed at the Greek government, about to begin negotiations with EU and Eurozone leaders, began. The attacks were pre-emptive strikes against efforts to find a quick, viable and productive solution to the Greek debt problem that continues to strangle the Greek economy and society; time is very short and everyone is aware that it is working against the efforts of the Greek government that needs to reach an agreement by February 16 or February 28 at the latest. ... read full story / add a comment
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