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américa del norte / méxico / miscellaneous / non-anarchist press Wednesday April 12, 2017 - 16:34 by Gina Crosley-Corcoran
Years ago some feminist on the Internet told me I was “privileged.”
“THE F&CK!?!?” I said.
I came from the kind of poor that people don’t want to believe still exists in this country. Have you ever spent a frigid northern-Illinois winter without heat or running water? I have. At 12 years old were you making ramen noodles in a coffee maker with water you fetched from a public bathroom? I was. Have you ever lived in a camper year-round and used a random relative’s apartment as your mailing address? We did. Did you attend so many different elementary schools that you can only remember a quarter of their names? Welcome to my childhood. ... read full story / add a comment
niederlande / deutschland / österreich / gemeinschaftliche kämpfe / andere libertäre presse Thursday March 30, 2017 - 03:42 by G. Stppnbr4nd
Am 8. März, zum Frauen*kampftag, fand in Karl-Marx-Stadt eine Solidaritätsdemo für die neu gegründete GG/BO Sektion statt. Vom Hauptbahnhof an liefen circa 170 Teilnehmer*innen durch Chemnitz, um sich am Ende der Route vor dem Chemnitzer Frauen*-Knast zu sammeln, wo neben lautstarken Solidaritätsbekundungen auch viele tolle Redebeiträge zu hören waren. Darunter verlesene Briefe anderer Inhaftierter, die ebenfalls in der Gefangengewerkschaft aktiv sind, Beiträge feministischer Gruppen und Einzelpersonen. Auch dieser Beitrag wurde vor Ort vorgetragen. Er ist von uns als FAU Sektion Chemnitz, die zusammen mit vielen anderen Ortgruppen und Syndikaten an diesem Tag vertreten war.
Denn: Unverträgliche Gewerkschaften sollten zusammenhalten, genau so wie wir auch die sozialen Kämpfe auf dem Weg in die befreite Gesellschaft nur gemeinsam gewinnen können. In diesem Gedanken steht auch der hier veröffentlichte Redebeitrag.
GG/BO=Gefangengewerkschaft bundesweite Organisation [http://ggbo.de/]
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Large parts of the western working class now seem to gather around right populists, demagogues, and racists. They vote for reactionary and fascistoid political parties. They helped to vote the UK out of the EU and to make Trump president of the world's superpower number one, and they vote so massively for the far right political parties that the latter have government power in sight throughout several of Europe's most populous countries. ... read full story / add a comment
international / migration / racism / non-anarchist press Monday March 06, 2017 - 17:30 by Hamid Dabashi
Today's worst Islamophobes are not hailing from the ranks of the far-right movement, instead they claim to be liberals. ... read full story / add a comment
north africa / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Monday February 27, 2017 - 01:28 by Nizar Visram 1 image
At the 28th Summit meeting of the African Union (AU) held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 30 January 2017, Morocco's readmission to the continental body generated heated discussion. At the end of the day the Kingdom of Morocco managed to win over sufficient member states on its side and it was allowed to join the fold unconditionally. ... read full story / add a comment
German newspaper apologises for publishing false allegations of Cologne-style New Year sex assaults in Frankfurt
netherlands / germany / austria / migration / racism / non-anarchist press Wednesday February 15, 2017 - 20:51 by Justin Huggler
Germany’s highest-selling newspaper has issued an apology for publishing false allegations of Cologne-style sex attacks in Frankurt during New Year celebrations.
Police in the city ordered an investigation after Bild claimed a mob of some 900 drunk asylum-seekers had assaulted women on one of the city’s best known shopping streets.
But the police investigation found conclusively that there was no mob and that the alleged sex assaults did not take place. ... read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / miscellaneous / non-anarchist press Friday January 27, 2017 - 16:39 by John Pilger
On the day President Trump is inaugurated, thousands of writers in the United States will express their indignation. "In order for us to heal and move forward...", say Writers Resist, "we wish to bypass direct political discourse, in favour of an inspired focus on the future, and how we, as writers, can be a unifying force for the protection of democracy." ... read full story / add a comment
greece / turkey / cyprus / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Wednesday January 25, 2017 - 18:49 by Cyrus Bina
“In a time of universal deceit,
Telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
— George Orwell ... read full story / add a comment
international / history of anarchism / other libertarian press Tuesday January 24, 2017 - 18:24 by KSL
north america / mexico / miscellaneous / non-anarchist press Tuesday January 24, 2017 - 02:32 by Nathan Schneider
Among the sweeping changes that President Donald J. Trump has already brought to Washington with his inauguration is the specter of window-breaking anarchists. ... read full story / add a comment
américa del norte / méxico / la izquierda / non-anarchist press Monday January 23, 2017 - 16:20 by Nancy Fraser
La elección de Donald Trump es una más de una serie de insubordinaciones políticas espectaculares que, en conjunto, apuntan a un colapso de la hegemonía neoliberal. ... read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / the left / non-anarchist press Monday January 23, 2017 - 16:18 by Nancy Fraser
The election of Donald Trump represents one of a series of dramatic political uprisings that together signal a collapse of neoliberal hegemony. These uprisings include the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom, the rejection of the Renzi reforms in Italy, the Bernie Sanders campaign for the Democratic Party nomination in the United States, and rising support for the National Front in France, among others. Although they differ in ideology and goals, these electoral mutinies share a common target: all are rejections of corporate globalization, neoliberalism, and the political establishments that have promoted them. In every case, voters are saying “No!” to the lethal combination of austerity, free trade, predatory debt, and precarious, ill-paid work that characterize financialized capitalism today. Their votes are a response to the structural crisis of this form of capitalism, which first came into full view with the near meltdown of the global financial order in 2008. ... read full story / add a comment
international / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Friday December 30, 2016 - 17:21 by David Bush
The debate over Syria on the Left is toxic. I pulled together 13 points about the situation in Syria I hope can be useful in framing the discussion in a more productive way. The ultimate goal of these discussions in Western countries should be to have a clearer idea about how to strengthen antiwar movements to stop the madness of imperialism. ... read full story / add a comment
Sobre cómo el discurso del trabajo sexual se ha vuelto hegemonico invisibilizando el componente de pobreza y explotación que lleva el hecho de la prostitución. ... read full story / add a comment
eastern asia / workplace struggles / non-anarchist press Thursday December 08, 2016 - 01:38 by SooKyung Nam
For the sixth straight weekend, hundreds of thousands of Koreans came out in Seoul (and with other Korean cities estimates approaching 2 million people on the streets) to demand the resignation of President Park Geun-hye. This Saturday December 3, the protests marched on the Presidential Blue House. The three opposition parties introduced a bill last week to impeach the President, supported by a majority of the parliament (171 of 300 members), for abuse of power in an influence-peddling scandal. But the vote needs a 2/3 majority and requires a rump of Park's Saenuri party to break and support the opposition to pass the bill.
These are the largest demonstrations in South Korea since the pro-democracy movement of the 1980s. But the street protests are also against the neoliberal reforms Park has pursued and the attacks on the KCTU (Korean Confederation of Trade Unions), and an emphatic statement that all politics is not forming in a populist hard right. The below essays were written just after the fourth demonstration weekend. ... read full story / add a comment
central america / caribbean / the left / non-anarchist press Wednesday November 30, 2016 - 19:59 by Slavoj Zizek
In the last decades, Cuban “socialism” continued to live only because it didn’t yet notice it was already dead. ... read full story / add a comment
international / history of anarchism / other libertarian press Friday November 18, 2016 - 03:55 by KSL
KSL: Bulletin of the Kate Sharpley Library No. 88, October 2016 has just been posted ... read full story / add a comment
internacional / workplace struggles / other libertarian press Saturday November 12, 2016 - 18:33 by CIB Unicobas Bari
A la luz de la convocación de un “Congreso de refundación de la A.I.T.” propuesta por la C.N.T.-E., la F.A.U.-Alemania y la U.S.I.-Prato Carnico (hizo la escisión de la U.S.I.), nos hemos sentidos obligados a expresar algunas consideraciones sobre eso y de volver a proponer nuestro testimonio en el 20° Congreso de la A.I.T. de diciembre 1996 en Madrid.
Las razones por las que expresamos y volvemos a proponer este testimonio se relacionan a las consideraciones hechas con las cuales las tres siglas sindicales proponen este congreso. ... read full story / add a comment
international / workplace struggles / other libertarian press Saturday November 12, 2016 - 18:22 by CIB Unicobas Bari
In the light of the convocation of a “congress to refound the I.W.A.” made by the C.N.T.-E., by F.A.U.-Germany and by U.S.I.-Prato Carnico (secessionist), we decided to make some considerations about it along with reproposing our testimony from the 20th I.W.A. Congress of Madrid from December 1996.
The reasons we express ourselves and repropose this documents are closely linked to the motivations with which the three unions propose this congress. ... read full story / add a comment
internazionale / lotte sindacali / altra stampa libertaria Saturday November 12, 2016 - 18:04 by CIB Unicobas Bari 1 comment (last - saturday november 19, 2016 - 23:04)
Alla luce della convocazione di un “congresso di rifondazione della A.I.T.” proposta dalla C.N.T.-E, dalla F.A.U.-Germania e dell'U.S.I.-Prato Carnico-Italia (scissionista), ci siamo sentiti in dovere di esprimere alcune considerazioni in merito e di riproporre la nostra testimonianza risalente al 20° Congresso dell'A.I.T. tenutosi a Madrid nel Dicembre 1996.
Le ragioni per cui ci esprimiamo e riproponiamo questo documento si riallacciano alle motivazioni con le quali le tre sigle sindacali propongono questo congresso. ... read full story / add a comment