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western asia / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Tuesday October 25, 2016 - 16:38 by Michael Skinner
7 October 2016 marks the fifteenth anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan. Many Western leaders claimed the invasion, dubbed Operation Enduring Freedom, was a humanitarian intervention to liberate Afghans and especially Afghan women and girls from the brutal Taliban regime. However, the evidence demonstrates the results have been anything but humane or liberating.
The people truly liberated by the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan are the wealthy investors in the military-industrial complex and those betting on successfully extracting Afghan resources and developing the infrastructure of the New Silk Road. ... read full story / add a comment
southern asia / workplace struggles / non-anarchist press Tuesday September 06, 2016 - 18:22 by Number 13
Since India embraced what trade unions call the LPG route to growth (that is liberalization, privatization and globalization) in 1991, the country has seen 16 general strikes. And the 17th all India workers’ strike falls on September 2nd. The last general strike, observed on 2 September 2015, saw participation from nearly 150 million workers – that's half the population of the entire U.S., or more than the combined population of the UK, Canada and Australia. This year, the unions expect a better turnout given the controversial labour policies pursued by the Narendra Modi-led NDA government. ... read full story / add a comment
greece / turkey / cyprus / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Tuesday August 30, 2016 - 16:38 by Phil Hearse 1 comment (last - wednesday august 31, 2016 - 22:43)
Turkey's incursion into northern Syria on 24 August was flagged up as a move to drive the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) out of the border town of Jarabulus. But that is just a cover: Turkey's not very secret major objective is to crush the 50,000-strong Kurdish YPG (People's Protection Unit) militia, and overrun the three autonomous Kurdish dominated areas, collectively called “Rojava” by the Kurds. ... read full story / add a comment
Ελλάδα / Τουρκία / Κύπρος / Διάφορα / Λοιπός Ελευθεριακός Τύπος Saturday June 18, 2016 - 18:44 by «Η Σφήκα» 1 image
Κυκλοφόρησε το τεύχος 9 (Ιούνιος 2016) του εντύπου «Η Σφήκα», της Συνέλευσης για την ΚΥκλοφορία των Αγώνων. ... read full story / add a comment
KSL: Bulletin of the Kate Sharpley Library 86-87, May 2016 [Double issue] has just been posted on our site. ... read full story / add a comment
américa central / caribe / imperialismo / guerra / non-anarchist press Saturday March 12, 2016 - 15:36 by David Brooks
Recuerdan su papel central para minar el retorno de Zelaya al poder en Honduras
Tras el golpe se desató una ofensiva contra movimientos populares en el país centroamericano
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france / belgium / luxemburg / repression / prisoners / non-anarchist press Saturday March 12, 2016 - 15:31 by Ali Abuminah
France has ratcheted up its draconian repression of free speech about Palestine with the arrest of a woman for wearing a T-shirt supporting the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement. ... read full story / add a comment
international / history of anarchism / other libertarian press Tuesday March 01, 2016 - 04:23 by KSL
KSL: Bulletin of the Kate Sharpley Library No. 85, March 2016 has just been posted on our site. ... read full story / add a comment
internazionale / lotte indigene / altra stampa libertaria Saturday February 27, 2016 - 05:32 by Gianni Sartori 2 comments (last - sunday february 28, 2016 - 07:31)
Tra l'incudine dell'Isis e il martello di Ankara, la resistenza celebra il capodanno curdo di Newroz. per l'Umanità ... read full story / add a comment
internazionale / cultura / stampa non anarchica Thursday February 25, 2016 - 22:53 by Lucio Garofalo
Marx e l'omofobia
È da poco trascorso (sotto silenzio) un anniversario storico estremamente importante: il 21 febbraio 1848 venne pubblicata a Londra la prima edizione del "Manifesto del Partito Comunista" di Karl Marx e Friedrich Engels.
Attuale più che mai. Oggi, in molti invocano il ritorno della Vecchia Talpa: "E quando la rivoluzione avrà condotto a termine questa seconda metà del suo lavoro preparatorio, l’Europa balzerà dal suo seggio e griderà: ben scavato, vecchia talpa!". Colgo l'occasione per avanzare alcune riflessioni personali... ... read full story / add a comment
bolivia / peru / ecuador / chile / la izquierda / other libertarian press Wednesday February 24, 2016 - 17:12 by Rafael Bautista S.
Nunca como ahora tuvo tanta pertinencia aquella desafortunada invención de nuestro vicepresidente. Pues si el supuesto empate tiene sabor a derrota, entonces la figura del “empate técnico” es sólo un amargo consuelo (pretendiendo hacer de la derrota empate, lo técnico resulta una mera alquimia que sueña convertir plomo en oro). Nunca la retórica del empate se hace tan amarga como cuando se pretende disfrazar una derrota que confirma la no correspondencia entre la realidad y su interpretación. En ese sentido, lo técnico encubre una catástrofe: el gigante de bronce se descubre con pies de barro. Marx decía que la historia se repite dos veces, una como tragedia y otra como comedia. Lo que no dijo es que la comedia no es tal para el que la sufre; la tragedia continúa y hasta con más saña (por eso la historia está para aprenderla, no sólo para citarla). ... read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / religion / other libertarian press Friday February 19, 2016 - 02:20 by Javier Sethness Castro 1 image
Reza Aslan's Zealot (2013) presents the ways in which the life of Jesus of Nazareth was “revised” ex post facto by the Gospel-writers or evangelists Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, and how it was that Rome's suppression of the Jewish Revolt of 66 C.E. catalyzed the very writing of the Gospels (70-120 C.E.) and the propagation throughout the Greco-Roman Diaspora of the revisionist views of Saul (Paul) of Tarsus, which stressed the divinity of Jesus while attempting to reconcile or downplay the prophet's political revolutionism, directed against Rome and the Jewish ruling class, as summarized in the Kingdom of God he proclaimed. Aslan provides many historical correctives both to the presentation of the Gospels and the dogma institutionalized by the various Christian churches, yet his own account of Jesus as Zealot would likely be improved by engagement with Christian anarchist thinkers such as Leo Tolstoy. ... read full story / add a comment
La CONAIE rechaza categóricamente la presencia de Erdogan en el Ecuador y se solidariza con las mujeres violentadas por sus guardias de seguridad
bolivia / peru / ecuador / chile / antifascismo / non-anarchist press Saturday February 06, 2016 - 15:09 by CONAIE
La CONAIE rechaza categóricamente la presencia del primer mandatario turco, Recep Tayyip Erdogan como invitado oficial del gobierno ecuatoriano, quien es responsable por el hostigamiento, represión, persecución política del pueblo kurdo y de sus expresiones político organizativas. ... read full story / add a comment
This article is based on some of the research that I have conducted over the past two years on women’s activism in Egypt, Lebanon, and Jordan, from independence until the Arab uprisings. I collected over one hundred personal narratives from middle class women activists of different generations. This research was initially framed in terms of what is perceived to be a ‘gender paradox’: despite over a century of women’s activism, why do women in Arab countries continue to face some of the largest gender inequalities in the world? ... read full story / add a comment
The just-released Oxfam Davos report An Economy For the 1% which the mass media have ignored arrestingly shows that 62 individuals (388 in 2010) now own more wealth than 50 per cent of the world's population. More shockingly, it reports from its uncontested public sources that this share of wealth by half of the world's people has collapsed by over 40 per cent in just the last five years. ... read full story / add a comment
iberia / la izquierda / other libertarian press Sunday January 17, 2016 - 15:53 by Ander Jimenez Cava 1 comment (last - sunday january 17, 2016 - 17:29) 1 image
En lugar de asestarles la estocada final, como han tenido oportunidad, han preferido mantener los castellets y que sea el pueblo catalán el que soporte sobre sus espaldas a los que están arriba, que son los mismos de siempre. ... read full story / add a comment
grecia / turquía / chipre / imperialismo / guerra / other libertarian press Sunday January 17, 2016 - 08:45 by KNK 2 images
En los últimos meses venimos recibiendo noticias de los ataques del estado turco contra la población kurda de Bakur [Norte de Kurdistán, perteneciente al estado turco]. Estos ataques han ido aumentando hasta estar ahora en la práctica, en guerra abierta, con barrios enteros sitiados por el ejército. Las informaciones de los medios de comunicación están siendo bastante confusas al respecto y Erdogan está aprovechando la "crisis de los refugiados" para tener una posición de fuerza ante sus aliados occidentales. Este comunicado del Congreso Nacional Kurdo hace un resumen de la situación actual y un llamamiento a exigir el cese de las masacres cometidas por el estado turco. ... read full story / add a comment
international / migration / racism / non-anarchist press Friday January 15, 2016 - 04:50 by Kevin Ovenden
But wasn’t Charlie Hebdo once something to do with the left, loosely a product of a previous upsurge of social struggle many years ago?
Yes it was. So were Sir Oswald Mosley, Benito Mussolini, Georges Sorel… ... read full story / add a comment
italia / svizzera / cultura / altra stampa libertaria Friday January 15, 2016 - 00:59 by Gianni Sartori 1 comment (last - sunday october 09, 2016 - 20:10)
In ricordo di un compagno cheti considerava tanto comunista quanto anarchico, coerentemente. Da Marcinelle a Serantini, da Avola al Leoncavallo...sempre presente nelle lotte proletarie ... read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / crime prison and punishment / non-anarchist press Wednesday January 13, 2016 - 23:20 by Lesley J. Wood
After the killing of Michael Brown in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri in the late summer of 2014, protests erupted, and the Black Lives Matter spread across North America to protest police violence, too often systematically directed at poor and racialized communities. The massive police presence at these protests, with weapons and armoured vehicles that looked and felt like major military deployments, made it clear to all that something fundamental had taken place in policing practices and strategies. The intensification and extension of the coercive and security branches of the state was well-known since the declaration of the ‘war on terror’ in 2001, and the subsequent leaks of official documents by Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning and others. The hardening of the state in its day-to-day operations at the most local levels could now be seen everywhere by all, in an increasing confrontation with the democratic rights of assembly and protest.
Lesley Wood's recent book, Crisis and Control: The Militarization of Protest Policing (2014), locates these developments in a longer term perspective in relation to the spread of neoliberalism. Analyzing police agencies, strategies and practices from the mid-1990s to the present, she identifies a range of the structural and political forces that have led to the militarization of policing, particularly in North America, but also in trends that extend to Europe. This involves detailing a new matrix in the relations between the security, national police and defence apparatuses of the state with local police forces and the defence and security industries. Professional police associations and their various conferences and conventions have become important nodes for the spread of ‘best-practice policing’, in the form of kettling, barricading, infiltration and pre-emptive arrests, usage of new anti-protest weaponry, security screening, local intelligence-gathering capacities and the like. But also as sites where the case is made for an increase in police budgets, more capital intensification of policing and thus for accumulation by the ‘coercive’ industries (which define modern urbanism as much as the so-called ‘creative’ sector).
In a period of sharpening inequality, permanent neoliberal austerity, and hard right forces gaining ground, the logic for a further militarization of policing, securitizing of cities, and curtailing and limiting protests. In her book, Wood seeks not only to map these developments in North America through time, but also to expose the contradictions in the new forms of policing in capitalist states, and begin to pose how social and anti-capitalist movements will have to respond to ‘demilitarize our relations’.
Lesley Wood teaches sociology at York University, Toronto and Greg Albo teaches political science at York University. ... read full story / add a comment