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ireland / britain / anarchist movement / other libertarian press Thursday July 30, 2015 - 11:15 by John Mulligan
There are preliminary ideas about anarchism and the difficulty it faces. The short piece of writing is sombre in places but ends on a positive note. It is an attempt to separate anarchism from other ideologies. ... read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / history / other libertarian press Thursday July 30, 2015 - 02:55 by bob mcglynn
This is by an author who summerized the " 60's civil war in the U.S." in a few short paragraphs.
I add in a long intro slamming the media etc. for reducing the 60's to ONLY the civil rights movement (leaving out the more radical/revolutionary currants like the Black Panthers), and the peace movement (leaving out the equally massive important- to way generalize a complicated mixed scene- anti-war/anti-imperialist movement.
I mention anarchistic tides such as the all over the map student movement that burned down buildings to fight en loco parentis- in the place of parents- fight for personal freedom and to be treated like adults- the effect of which, though modified, can be scene on today's campus's. I mention the hippies/freaks who were everywhere and anarchist if not conciously than in effect.
I go into womens/gay etc movements. The incredible revolution in creative music called "the soundtrack for the revolution" that was picked up in the underground of the Soviet Bloc whose lyrics could'nt be understood but meant "freedom". I mention BIG TIME that guys could be incredibly liberated to grow their hair long...
I give alot of play to the formation of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War which was the only group of vets in U.S. history to oppose a war still in effect that had plenty of effect as U'll see... much more...
Then finally i quote the text mentioned at the beginning by another author. ... read full story / add a comment
iberia / imperialismo / guerra / other libertarian press Wednesday July 22, 2015 - 07:34 by Federación Anarquista de Catalunya 5 images
El pasado 19 de julio se realizaron piquetes en el Consulado Turco de Barcelona, el Ayuntamiento de Granollers i la sede de Convergència Democràtica de Catalunya en Manresa. Una humilde muestra de solidaridad con las que luchan por un mundo más justo e igualitario, en un dia en el que conmemoramos la Revolución Social que se vivió en esta tierra.
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international / history of anarchism / other libertarian press Wednesday July 15, 2015 - 18:09 by KSL
KSL: Bulletin of the Kate Sharpley Library No. 82-83, July 2015 [Double issue] has just been posted on our site. ... read full story / add a comment
greece / turkey / cyprus / the left / non-anarchist press Monday July 13, 2015 - 00:22 by Leo Panitch
Did those who are already raising Lenin from his tomb to render quick judgement on Syriza's abject “world-historic defeat” (without saying much about what victory would look like or require) actually bother to read the rather similar plans that Syriza put forward before the referendum and that were consistently rejected by the EU and IMF “Institutions”? This rejection is what the referendum was about. The resounding OXI was then used by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to secure the resignation of the leading political representative of the domestic ruling class (and former Prime Minister), Antonis Samaras, and to get all the party leaders with any such claim or ambitions to speak for that class to adopt Syriza's position on the need for debt restructuring and investment funds. One might even say that if there was a class crossover involved here it was the other way around, one that looks more like what Gramsci meant by a hegemonic strategy rather than the way it is presented from the perspective of those standing on Lenin's Tomb. ... read full story / add a comment
grèce / turquie / chypre / divers / autre presse libertaire Saturday July 04, 2015 - 19:01 by Groupe Anarchiste Kath'odon (Athènes)
Ελλάδα / Τουρκία / Κύπρος / Διάφορα / Λοιπός Ελευθεριακός Τύπος Saturday July 04, 2015 - 18:54 by Αναρχική Συλλογικότητα Καθ
grecia / turchia / cipro / la sinistra / stampa non anarchica Friday June 19, 2015 - 16:28 by Sungur Savran
Così finalmente, nonostante tutti i meandri, le vie laterali e le deviazioni della storia, la logica delle lotte sociali ha finalmente impresso la sua impronta sulla politica della Turchia. La clamorosa sconfitta di Recep Tayyip Erdogan e del suo Akp alle urne nelle elezioni generali del 7 giugno in Turchia, mette allo scoperto una perdita di peso politico da parte di Erdogan a seguito dei successivi rovesci che ha subito negli ultimi due anni da parte delle masse e, in parte, dai suoi alleati di un tempo. [English] ... read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / economy / non-anarchist press Monday June 15, 2015 - 19:33 by Stephanie Basile
Change Group workers endured an intense union busting campaign to win their election 17-2. They are now about to engage in a contract fight with the company. ... read full story / add a comment
greece / turkey / cyprus / the left / non-anarchist press Monday June 15, 2015 - 19:11 by Sungur Savran
So at long last, despite all the meanders and sideways and detours of history, the logic of social struggles has finally put its stamp on the politics of Turkey. The resounding defeat of Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his AKP at the polls in the 7th June general elections in Turkey brings out into the open a loss of political clout on the part of Erdogan as a result of the successive blows he received in the last two years at the hands of the masses and, partly, his erstwhile partners. [Italiano] ... read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / non-anarchist press Wednesday June 10, 2015 - 20:00 by George Wright
On May 27th the United States Department of Justice issued a 47-count indictment against nine International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) officials and five executives of FIFA-affiliated sports management firms. The charges the United States pressed included racketeering, wire fraud, and money laundering amounting to $150-million over a 24-year period. That morning, the Swiss Government also arrested seven of the indicted defendants at a Zurich hotel, while holding them for possible extradition to the United States. The United States and Switzerland also announced that criminal investigations into FIFA's 2010 decisions to award the World Cup to Russia for 2018 and to Qatar for 2022 would continue. Is there a basis for the United States’ allegations of corruption against FIFA officials and affiliated sports executives? Why is the United States involved in issuing indictments against FIFA officials and affiliated sports executives? How will the United States targeting FIFA corruption play out? ... read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Monday June 08, 2015 - 06:38 by Garry Leech
By suggesting that the state of Israel should not exist, I am not being anti-Semitic. I am, however, being anti-Zionist. There is a distinct difference. An anti-Semite is someone who is prejudiced against Jews. An anti-Zionist, on the other hand, is opposed to that sector of the Jewish population who see it as their God-given right to establish a Jewish state in the Holy Land at the expense of the Palestinian people who have lived there for two thousand years. ... read full story / add a comment
greece / turkey / cyprus / community struggles / other libertarian press Friday June 05, 2015 - 16:06 by Ercan Ayboga 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