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"Christ Pantocrator," Hagia Sophia, Istanbul (recreation).  Courtesy Sophia Institute
mashriq / arabia / iraq / religion / other libertarian press Friday February 19, 2016 - 02:20 by Javier Sethness Castro   image 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
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
international / gender / non-anarchist press Tuesday February 02, 2016 - 16:33 by Nicola Pratt
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
international / economy / non-anarchist press Tuesday January 26, 2016 - 18:07 by John McMurtry
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
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iberia / la izquierda / other libertarian press Sunday January 17, 2016 - 15:53 by Ander Jimenez Cava   text 1 comment (last - sunday january 17, 2016 - 17:29)   image 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
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grecia / turquía / chipre / imperialismo / guerra / other libertarian press Sunday January 17, 2016 - 08:45 by KNK   image 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   text 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
mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialismo / guerra / non-anarchist press Tuesday January 05, 2016 - 19:23 by Gideon Levy
Así estábamos los hijos de los nacionalistas, cerrados, bastante ignorantes, simplemente no lo sabíamos y eso ocurría mucho antes de que Naftali Bennett fuera ministro de Educación. Así era en aquellos hermosos años, cuando los ministros de Educación eran de la izquierda, los años de la añoranza. ... read full story / add a comment
internazionale / cultura / stampa non anarchica Monday January 04, 2016 - 01:12 by Lucio Garofalo
La riflessione più significativa sul Capodanno la scrisse Antonio Gramsci in giovane età, nel 1916, esattamente un secolo fa. Gramsci aveva ragione quando scriveva che dovrebbe essere Capodanno ogni giorno. Ma senza le stupide convenzioni sociali, gli stereotipi ottusi, il falso perbenismo borghese, il moralismo ed il conformismo ipocrita della società dei consumi di massa, senza i buoni propositi di ogni inizio d'anno che fanno assomigliare la vita umana ad un'azienda commerciale con i suoi consuntivi finali, bilanci e preventivi. Il comunismo dovrà spazzare via anche le inutili e sciocche convenzioni, le date e le ricorrenze vuote di senso. Questi Capodanni, che rappresentano soltanto convenzioni rituali, inducono a credere sul serio in una discontinuità della vita e della storia umana. Mentre non è affatto vero. Sono altri i momenti storici che hanno sancito un salto rivoluzionario, o una discontinuità effettiva. Ad esempio, il 1789 o il 1917... ... read full story / add a comment
Cuban comrades at fundraiser--they need our support too!
central america / caribbean / anarchist movement / other libertarian press Thursday December 31, 2015 - 03:12 by M. Castillo, D. Prieto, I. Díaz   text 1 comment (last - saturday february 13, 2016 - 17:27)   image 1 image
re-posted from Fifth Estate Magazine, issue 395, Winter 2016

Cuban Anarchist Solidarity Fund (US dollar donations):
https://www.gofundme.com/cuban-fund

For Euro-zone contributions:
https://www.gofundme.com/gg2wrcac

Link to Fifth Estate article
http://www.fifthestate.org/archive/395-winter-2016/we-w...cuba/ ... read full story / add a comment
internazionale / economia / altra stampa libertaria Thursday December 24, 2015 - 06:41 by Lucio Garofalo
Azzardo alcune riflessioni di tipo filosofico ed esistenziale, quindi politico. La realtà, che supera puntualmente ogni più fervida immaginazione, ispira un'elaborazione critica di straordinaria attualità storica. Il sistema creato dalla borghesia capitalista ha predicato nel mondo, a decorrere dal secondo dopoguerra, quella che è la religione più diffusa e vincente di ogni tempo e luogo: la fede cieca ed incondizionata nel mercato, nel totem della finanza. Il culto idiota e mondano del denaro e del successo. Il feticismo della merce e del profitto. La morale utilitarista dell’avere e dell’apparire ad ogni costo in luogo dell’essere, sacrificando tutto e tutti. Il corollario finale è l’avvento di una sottocultura di massa improntata al consumismo esasperato, acritico ed alienante, all’edonismo ebete, egoista e conformista. Quella che nell’età contemporanea è l’ideologia più ottusa ed onnipotente, una mentalità assai pervasiva e totalitaria, più feroce e persuasiva di qualsiasi tipo di fascismo e di assolutismo che si sia mai visto nella storia millenaria dell’umanità. Negli ultimi decenni, alle popolazioni del mondo occidentale si è imposto uno stile di vita iperconsumista: hanno bombardato i cervelli per convincere la gente che bisognava lavorare e produrre al massimo per guadagnare e consumare il più possibile, con il risultato che gli individui sono nevrotici, insoddisfatti ed infelici... ... read full story / add a comment
internacional / género / non-anarchist press Tuesday December 22, 2015 - 15:58 by Fernando Buen Abad Dominguez
“En el comportamiento hacia la mujer, botín y esclava de la voluptuosidad común, se manifiesta la infinita degradación en que el hombre existe para sí mismo… Del carácter de esta relación se desprende en qué medida el hombre ha llegado a ser y se concibe como ser genérico, como ser humano: la relación entre hombre y mujer es la más natural de las relaciones entre uno y otro ser humano”. Marx ... read full story / add a comment
international / environment / non-anarchist press Thursday December 17, 2015 - 17:04 by Steffen Böhm
The Paris Agreement has mostly been greeted with enthusiasm, though it contains at least one obvious flaw. Few seem to have noticed that the main tool mooted for keeping us within the 2℃ global warming target is a massive expansion of carbon trading, including offsetting, which allows the market exchange of credits between companies and nations to achieve an overall emissions reduction. That's despite plenty of evidence that markets haven't worked well enough, or quickly enough, to actually keep the planet safe.

The debate over whether to include carbon markets in the final agreement came right to the wire. Some left-leaning Latin American countries such as Venezuela and Bolivia vehemently opposed any mention, while the EU, Brazil, and New Zealand, among other countries, pushed hard for their inclusion – with support from the World Bank, the IMF and many business groups. ... read full story / add a comment
venezuela / colombia / the left / non-anarchist press Monday December 07, 2015 - 04:21 by Gregory Wilpert
The current economic, political, and social situation in Venezuela is very complicated, which makes it somewhat difficult for outsiders to make sense of. On the one hand there are many people who defend the Bolivarian revolution, pointing to the successes it has had in reducing poverty and inequality and in increasing citizen participation and self-governance. On the other hand, there is a chorus of critics, not just from the usual suspects on the political right, but often from the left, who criticize the Maduro government's economic management of the country, corruption, the high inflation rate and shortages, and the trial of a high profile opposition politician, who the government accuses of fomenting violence. How did Venezuela get here? What happened since Hugo Chavez's death? Did the project derail, get stuck, hit a speed bump, or crash altogether? In order to answer this question, I will first analyze the origins of the current economic situation. ... read full story / add a comment
italia / svizzera / storia / stampa non anarchica Saturday November 28, 2015 - 03:03 by Lucio Garofalo
Nei giorni scorsi non sono mancate numerose commemorazioni ufficiali per celebrare il 35° anniversario del terremoto che il 23 novembre del 1980 sconquassò il Sud Italia con un’intensità che superò il 10° grado della scala Mercalli ed una magnitudo pari a 6,9 della scala Richter. Una scossa durata ben 90 secondi fece tremare tutto l’Appennino meridionale, radendo al suolo decine di paesi dell’Irpinia e della Lucania. A 35 anni di distanza il ricordo di quella tragedia ha suscitato ancora emozioni di sgomento e cordoglio, un profondo senso di angoscia, misto a dolore r rabbia... ... read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / non-anarchist press Wednesday November 18, 2015 - 17:26 by Gerardo Otero and Efe Can Gürcan
Our goal is to formulate ten theses on what we believe constitutes the historical background of the Syrian refugee crisis within the context of the Arab Spring. One central argument is that Western meddling in this process was turned into a violent contest for state power that has resulted in grave human tragedy. The recent Paris attacks with over 100 fatalities – resulting in a state-of-emergency declaration and arson of refugee camps in retaliation – indicate that the Syrian refugee crisis has already taken on a greater importance for global politics. ... read full story / add a comment
internazionale / imperialismo / guerra / altra stampa libertaria Tuesday November 17, 2015 - 15:43 by Lucio Garofalo
Il terrorismo islamico è solo una forma di depistaggio. È proprio una curiosa circostanza, niente affatto casuale, quella in cui uno degli attentatori di Parigi porti addosso un prezioso documento personale come il passaporto (guarda caso, di nazionalità siriana). Una strana "circostanza" che somiglia molto ad un atto di depistaggio. Siamo giunti al paradosso che chiunque si sforzi di ragionare liberamente (e criticamente) con la propria testa è accusato di "fantasticare"... ... read full story / add a comment
international / history of anarchism / other libertarian press Monday November 02, 2015 - 02:46 by KSL
KSL: Bulletin of the Kate Sharpley Library No. 84, October 2015 has just been posted on our site. The PDF is up at: http://www.katesharpleylibrary.net/x3fh0j. Contents list is at http://www.katesharpleylibrary.net/c86835 ... read full story / add a comment
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