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argentina/uruguay/paraguay / historia Monday August 17, 2015 14:44 by Prensa FAR
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El objetivo del análisis que se desarrollará a continuación es el de proveer una aproximación a algunos procesos centrales de la historia reciente tanto mundial, regional como local. Entendemos que como militantes anarquistas debemos tener claro cuál es el contexto en el que vivimos para poder intervenir en las luchas sociales en sintonía con el mismo y potenciar así nuestras prácticas.

Será pertinente entonces aclarar que todo el desarrollo analítico siguiente es elaborado en función de la militancia y que como tal no pretende ser un análisis acabado ni un punto de llegada, sino que entendemos que se nutrirá de críticas y aportes que otros compañeros y compañeras puedan hacer. En consonancia con esto, cabe aclarar que este análisis no es únicamente un esfuerzo teórico si no que parte de la necesidad de comprender tanto las estrategias de los sectores dominantes como los diferentes procesos de resistencia que los de abajo venimos llevando adelante, todo esto desde una perspectiva anarquista.

Vale aclarar, además, que el presente análisis fue elaborado entre los meses de Marzo y Abril de 2015 a instancias del I Congreso de la Federación Anarquista de Rosario (ex Columna Libertaria Joaquín Penina), en donde dicho trabajo sirvió como insumo fundamental a la hora de interpretar los principales acontecimientos de la historia reciente.

international / history Saturday June 27, 2015 16:10 by Wayne Price   text 11 comments (last - sunday october 11, 2015 08:09)
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It is now 70 years since the end of the Second World War (1939—1945). It is often referred to as the “Good War” or even the “Last Good War.” The U.S. soldiers who fought it have been called the “Greatest Generation.” Since wars are best seen as evils unless proven otherwise, it is worth asking why World War II has such a good reputation, and whether it deserves it. After all, approximately 60 million people died around the world from that war.

The aftereffects of the Second World War are still being felt. While very popular, it was an inter-imperialist war, a struggle for world domination. But it also included popular struggles against fascism, for national independence, democratic rights, and the possibility of socialist revolution. At their best, anarchists and other revolutionary socialists looked for ways to be part of this working class and people’s war.” Analyzing the war, and thinking through its issues, may help to prepare revolutionary anarchists for future upheavals.

north america / mexico / history Monday November 26, 2012 21:30 by Jerome Raza   text 3 comments (last - sunday october 06, 2013 22:20)
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In September 2012, shortly after the end of the largest unlimited general student strike in the history of Quebec, several class-struggle anarchist organisations in Canada along with a few local chapters of the IWW put together a cross-country tour to bring the history and experiences of the Quebec student movement to students and activists outside the province. Stopping in over a dozen cities from Toronto, Ontario to Victoria, BC, the tour brought a participant in the 2012 student strike to audiences in colleges and universities as well as union halls and various cooperatives. The article that follows is based on this conference. Special thanks to Jonathan from Zabalaza for editing help!

international / history Friday September 11, 2009 21:53 by Michael Schmidt
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Pinochet and Wojtłya

In June 2009, one of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet’s most renowned accusers, Judge Juan Salvador Guzmán Tapia, visited South Africa on a speaking tour. Dean of the Law School at the Universidad Central de Chile in Santiago, and also a lecturer in human rights at the School of Journalism at the Universidad de la República, Guzmán was originally a Pinochet supporter, but turned against him after being selected by judicial lottery in 1998 to hear the 186 criminal charges against the man who, until his death in 2006, cast such long shadows over Chilean political life.

For those Chileans who took to the streets of their poblaciones in the early 1970s and mid-1980s to demand the release from Robben Island of Nelson Mandela and for an end to the apartheid regime in South Africa, the rightward shift of the African National Congress (ANC) with its embrace of anti-working-class neoliberalism is likely to be confusing. How did the world’s most celebrated new democracy come to be marred by ongoing violent protests by the poor against “their” government, faced down by police as bloody-minded as before, by continued housing evictions and mass forced removals so evocative of the depths of apartheid (1)? This analysis shall attempt to explain the trajectory of South African “democracy” and the failure of the “South African Revolution” by comparison to the Chilean experience of the popular overwhelming of Pinochetist reaction – in which the Left found itself fundamentally defeated, even as it attained its cherished victory.

brazil/guyana/suriname/fguiana / história Thursday October 30, 2008 18:46 by Felipe Corrêa
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Emiliano Zapata e Ricardo Flores Magón

Ao contrário das tentativas de mudança que se dão por dentro do Estado, há aquelas alternativas que se dão fora do âmbito do Estado. É inevitável falarmos em disputa de poder, mas entendendo poder como espaço político, e não como o poder do Estado e como a dominação. Poder não necessariamente implica em dominação. Por isso, é claro que os movimentos sociais, apesar de se constituírem, geralmente, fora do Estado, disputam espaço político com o Estado e os representantes da democracia representativa. Os movimentos que têm ou tiveram na História o objetivo de proporcionar uma mudança do status-quo, e dar a ele um sentido mais libertário, certamente disputavam espaço político com a reação e com o Estado. Na grande maioria das vezes, reivindicavam algo, de maneira organizada, o que lhes fazia constituir um movimento.

A América Latina tem uma grande tradição de movimentos sociais e, para essa discussão, acredito ser relevante recorrer a duas delas, ambas do México no contexto da Revolução Mexicana do início do século XX, e que continuam a ter protagonismo na América Latina até os nossos dias: o magonismo e o zapatismo.

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textRemembering the 1916 rebellion in Ireland together Apr 20 21:31 by Andrew 3 comments

Almost a century ago, an armed insurrection took place in Ireland to end British rule and to establish an independent Irish Republic. The 1916 Rising was soon accompanied by major popular revolts against World War One across Europe and later emulated by anti-colonial movements across the Global South. When it comes to remembering the 1916 Rising, why do conservative politicians and historians want to convince us that it would have been better for us if Pearse and Connolly had stayed at home? Why did the state parade lots of military equipment and personnel down O’Connell Street to mark the centenary? Why did so many people turn out to watch it? This panel attempts to think through the meaning of 1916 for us today, and the politics at stake in how these events are remembered, forgotten, and mis-remembered.

andrewsw.jpg imageBill Andrews and South Africa’s Revolutionary Syndicalists Apr 05 17:44 by Lucien van der Walt 1 comments

If W. H. "Bill" Andrews (1870- 1950) is remembered today, it is usually as a founder and leader of the Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA, today the SACP). In that role, he served as party chair, member of the executive of the Communist International, leading South African trade unionist, visitor to the Soviet Union, and defendant in the trial of communists that followed 1946 black miners' strike.

Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana image"Seek Ye First the Political Kingdom"? Learning from Kwame Nkrumah's Failures in Ghana Apr 04 21:10 by Tokologo African Anarchist Collective 1 comments

Ghana, West Africa, was a British colony called "Gold Coast" until 1957. It became the first independent country in "black" Africa after reforms and struggles in the 1940s and 1950s. The new president, the brilliant Kwame Nkrumah, and his Convention People's Party (CPP), had fought for independence. Now they aimed at major changes in the society, even speaking of socialism. And Nkrumah proposed a united African government for the continent: Pan-Africanism.

But by the mid-1960s, hopes were fading. There were good reforms in education and services and self- respect for Africans that helped remove colonialism's damages. But the CPP has become a dictatorship, with a personality cult around Nkrumah. Unions and struggles were suppressed. The economy was in trouble. A new elite hijacked independence and resources. When the military seized power in 1966, people celebrated in the streets. Today Ghana is one of the poorest African countries.

What went wrong and what can we, anarchists in Africa, learn from this experience?

2.jpg imageΗ μάχη της Cable Street Mar 11 16:51 by Ελευθεριακές Εκδόσεις Κουρσάλ 0 comments

Κυκλοφόρησε από τις Ελευθεριακές Εκδόσεις Κουρσάλ η «Μάχη της Cable Street 1936». Πρόκειται για συλλογικό έργο του Cable Street Group, μιας ομάδας στο ανατολικό Λονδίνο που έχει συσταθεί για να διατηρήσει ζωντανή τη μνήμη της μάχης-ορόσημο του βρετανικού αντιφασισμού.

irishstampeasteruprising.jpg image¿Quién le teme a 1916? El revisionismo histórico de la tecnocracia neoliberal/neocolonial ... Jan 22 16:34 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D. 0 comments

Porque la esclavitud se acabó ¡oh gloriosos muertos! Cuando ustedes cayeron en la mojada niebla”.
(The Foggy Dew, Canon Charles O’Neill, 1919)

departamentonuevo.jpg image[Chile] El despojo de San Luis de Las Condes Dec 24 07:02 by Salvador Oskita 0 comments

La Villa San Luis de Las Condes, también conocida como Compañero Carlos Cortés, fue un proyecto desarrollado por la CORMU (Corporación de Mejoramiento Urbano) para el gobierno de la Unidad Popular, el cual se emplazó en una de las comunas más ricas del país.

bstrikepic.jpg image1951: Γενική απεργία `... Dec 03 18:17 by Dmitri (republishing) 0 comments

Μια σύντομη περιγραφή των κοινωνικών συνθηκών στη μετεμφυλιακή Ισπανία που συνοδεύεται από μια σύντομη εξιστόρηση της γενικής απεργίας στη Βαρκελώνη του 1951. Τα γεγονότα της Βαρκελώνης οδήγησαν σε απεργίες σε όλη τη χώρα και σηματοδότησαν τη δυναμική επιστροφή της μαχητικότητας της εργατικής τάξης της Ισπανίας μετά από πάνω από μια δεκαετία υπό το καθεστώς Φράνκο.

textDall'anno zero dell'Irpinia Nov 28 02:03 by Lucio Garofalo 0 comments

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...

huegasumarblnng.jpg imageMiguel Pizarro, dirigente sindical de Sumar: “Controlar la producción fue fundamental para... Nov 05 18:13 by Adela Velarde 0 comments

Tras 45 años, entrega su testimonio, sobre un proceso fundamental del programa de la Unidad Popular; la intervención de empresas textiles, un hito que sirvió de modelo para otras áreas y que enfrentó el conflicto en torno a la propiedad y la administración de los medios de producción.

nada.jpg imageNada que Celebrar. A 523 años de la resistencia de los pueblos originarios. Oct 14 05:58 by Colectivo ContraInformativo Sub*Versión 0 comments

Al mirar el paralelo entre la España Imperialista de hoy y el legado de resistencia de los pueblos originarios, Frente al imperialismo capitalista de las grandes multinacionales y la resistencia al mercado y el consumismo exacerbado, no caben dudas que la Autogestión y la Acción Directa son la alternativa para construir un mundo fraterno.

far.jpg imageAportes para un análisis de la Etapa Histórica Actual Aug 17 14:44 by Prensa FAR 0 comments

El objetivo del análisis que se desarrollará a continuación es el de proveer una aproximación a algunos procesos centrales de la historia reciente tanto mundial, regional como local. Entendemos que como militantes anarquistas debemos tener claro cuál es el contexto en el que vivimos para poder intervenir en las luchas sociales en sintonía con el mismo y potenciar así nuestras prácticas.

textThe "60's" Semi-Civil War Conditions In the U.S. (and elsewhere too!) With an Anarchistic ... Jul 30 01:55 by bob mcglynn 0 comments

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.

main_1200.jpg imageThe Meaning of World War II—An Anarchist View Jun 27 16:10 by Wayne Price 11 comments

The aftereffects of the Second World War are still being felt. While very popular, it was an inter-imperialist war, a struggle for world domination. But it also included popular struggles against fascism, for national independence, democratic rights, and the possibility of socialist revolution. At their best, anarchists and other revolutionary socialists looked for ways to be part of this working class and people’s war.” Analyzing the war, and thinking through its issues, may help to prepare revolutionary anarchists for future upheavals.

armedsoldierssailorsan008.jpg imageThe Failed German Revolution of 1918-1919 Jun 09 23:43 by Michael Schmidt 0 comments

Although commended by no less a luminary than Sir Ian Kershaw on the dust-jacket, Richard J. Evans' name is not one that stands in the first ranks of historians of Nazism and the ultimately (self)destructive spiral of accelerating radicalism that led to the Holocaust. To be fair, it is tough to distinguish oneself in this field because the rise of such an implacable evil in the heart of what in many respects was the most "civilised" of Western countries poses the greatest riddle of the 20th Century – and has thus been exhaustively treated by more works than any other single historical topic.

textThe Armenian Genocide: An Open Wound Apr 24 15:52 by Sungur Savran 0 comments

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.

Ο αναρχικός Mihail Gerdzhikov από τους πρωτεργάτες της εξέγερσ&#9 imageΟι εξεγέρσεις το`... Feb 23 18:51 by Dmitri 0 comments

Μακεδονία-Θράκη 1903. Η οθωμανική τουρκική αυτοκρατορία βρισκόταν σε στάδιο παρακμής. Για αιώνες, οι Αρχές της κυβερνούσαν με σκληρότητα, επιβάλλοντας φόρους και άλλες υποχρεώσεις, αλλά στις περισσότερες περιπτώσεις επιτρέποντας στους υπηκόους να μιλούν τη γλώσσα τους και να λατρεύουν τη θρησκεία τους. Τώρα, όμως, ήταν μια εποχή κρίσιμη. Τα σύνορα της Αυτοκρατορίας δέχονταν πιέσεις, και η οθωμανική κυριαρχία γινόταν ολοένα και πιο σκληρή και καταπιεστική. Το φάσμα των απελευθερωτικών αγώνων στοίχειωνε τις φθίνουσες οθωμανικές κατακτήσεις στα Νότια Βαλκάνια. Βίαιες εξεγέρσεις διαδέχονταν η μία την άλλη, από τη μια γενιά στην επόμενη.

web_dubois_original.jpg imageW.E.B. Du Bois and the Fight over His U.S. Memorial Jan 30 23:41 by Wayne Price 1 comments

W.E.B. Du Bois was an important African-American scholar and activist. In the 60s there was an effort to create a memorial for him in his home town in Massachusetts. This met with a great deal of right-wing resistance. The history of this controversy shines light on the broader issues of racism and Cold War anti-communism.

20080430phowww00251.jpg imageil y a trente ans Dec 31 04:25 by Commission internationale AL 0 comments

Le 20 novembre 1984, la ville de Thio sur la côte est de la Nouvelle-Calédonie est occupée par des militants et militantes kanak, qui bloquent les accès routiers et maritimes, en faisant une commune autonome. Le nouveau Front de libération national kanak et socialiste inaugure une nouvelle étape dans la lutte anticolonialiste, dont l’objectif proclamé est « l’indépendance kanak socialiste ».

fosatfoundingcongress.jpg imageOur History of Struggle: the 1980s “Workerist-Populist” Debate Revisited Dec 09 14:41 by Warren McGregor 0 comments

Today the terms “populism” and “workerism” are widely thrown about in South African political circles. Often, these terms and others (“syndicalism,” “ultra-left,” “counter-revolutionary,” “anti-majoritarian” …) have no meaning: they are just labels used to silence critics. SA Communist Party (SACP) leaders do this often. But in the 1980s, “populism” and “workerism” referred to two rival positions battling for the soul of the militant unions.

These debates, thirty years on, remain very relevant: let us revisit them, and learn. Today’s radical National Union of Metalworkers of SA (NUMSA) was part of the “workerist” camp, while its key rival, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) was identified with “populism.” The early battles over the direction of the Congress of SA Trade Unions (COSATU) still echo today, although there is no longer a clear “workerist” camp.

Hector Pieterson (1964 – June 16, 1976). Killed at age 12 when the police opened fire on protesting students. 16 June stands as a symbol of resistance to the brutality of the apartheid government. imageThe 1976 Struggle and the Emancipation of the Future Dec 06 22:58 by Bongani Maponyane 0 comments

The massacre of South African school children in 1976 – for protesting for instruction in their native languages and for a proper curriculum – continues to be remembered and to influence us today. It showed the brutality of the apartheid state and it left scars still felt by people today.

The challenges faced by youth today are different to that experienced in 1976. This does not mean everything has changed. We need to look to history to learn about and not to repeat mistakes made. But we also look to history to provide us with inspiration. We need to revisit the spirit of the youth of 1976 and copy their courage – to overcome these issues facing our young people today. We need to be the change that we want to see.

text볼셰비즘의 성격과 전략 Nov 27 03:50 by Daniel Cohn-Bendit 0 comments

볼세비키 정권의 반혁명적 성격과 그 결과를 러시아혁명의 상황에서 서술

Syndicalistes et libertaires, une histoire de l'UTCL (1974-1991) Théo Rival imageSyndicalistes et libertaires Nov 11 04:30 by Commission internationale AL 0 comments

L’année 1974 est marquée par des mouvements revendicatifs dans les secteurs des services. Successivement, dans les banques, aux PTT, plus modestement à la SNCF, ces grèves vont faire souffler une brise de créativité et d’auto-organisation directement liée à la force de projection de Mai 68. Mais c’est bien la grève des PTT, par sa capacité à bousculer la marche normale de la société, qui sera le pivot de cette année sociale.

300pxspartacus_fight.jpg imageUnited Working Class Action and the Workers’ Council Movement in Germany, 1920-1923 Nov 07 20:40 by Jonathan Payn 0 comments

A "revolutionary alternative from below" that was not quite to be but holds pertinent lessons for movements today. Our latest issue of Workers World News continues our educational series on "united fronts" with a focus on the Workers’ Council Movement in Germany, 1920-1923. Part 1: NUMSA and the ‘United Front Against Neoliberalism’
Part 2: Anti-militarist United Fronts and Italy’s “Red week”, 1914
Part 3: The 1917 Russian Revolution and United Front

10153895_707207162702593_3220422623026631208_n.jpg imageThe 1917 Russian Revolution and United Front Oct 16 16:40 by Jonathan Payn 0 comments

In the October Revolution of 1917, the Bolshevik Party, together with other revolutionaries, overthrew the Provisional Government established in February and – together, initially, with left Social Revolutionaries – seized power. How did the Bolsheviks – a minority just eight months earlier, when the February Revolution overthrew the Tsar and established the Provisional Government – come to power so quickly? How did this small force emerge from relative obscurity to win large sections of the working class to its programme and take power? Herein lies the root and essence of United Front policy in a traditional Marxist sense. First published in issue 88 of Workers World News Part 1: NUMSA and the ‘United Front Against Neoliberalism’
Part 2: Anti-militarist United Fronts and Italy’s “Red week”, 1914
Part 4: United Working Class Action and the Workers’ Council Movement in Germany, 1920-1923

umlem_mapuche.jpg imageKilapán y la lucha Mapuche durante el siglo XIX Oct 13 00:51 by Espartaco Gatti 0 comments

Publicado originalmente en la edición n°25 del periódico anarquista chileno Solidaridad.

frenchprotest.jpg imageLessons of the "60s" for Anarchists in the New Radicalization Oct 06 09:16 by Wayne Price 0 comments

New York City, NY, USA

Wayne Price will be speaking at Bluestockings bookstore (172 Allen Street between Stanton and Rivington -  1 block south of Houston and 1st Avenue) on Oct. 29, Wed., 7pm:

enrages.jpg imageGli Enragés nella Rivoluzione francese Sep 20 15:59 by Marco Casalino 0 comments

Chi erano gli Enragés, chi faceva parte del movimento e quali obiettivi si proponevano di realizzare? Mio obiettivo è di fare una breve descrizione del loro pensiero politico lasciando volutamente senza risposta la domanda che da decenni gli storici si pongono: il movimento degli Enragés può essere considerato un predecessore della corrente anarchica?

erricomalatesta.jpg imageAnti-militarist United Fronts and Italy’s “Red week”, 1914 Sep 03 16:34 by Jonathan Payn 0 comments

The United Front tactic – aimed at uniting masses of workers in action and winning Communist leadership for the working class – was adopted as policy by the Communist International (Comintern) in 1921 and will be discussed later in this series. However, there are important examples of working class unity in action which predate Comintern policy and bear relevance to the united fronts discussion. One often-cited example is the united front to defend the gains of the February Revolution from a military coup in Russia in 1917, which will be discussed in the next article in this series.

Before looking at this, however, there is another example of proletarian unity in action – that didn’t seek to win Communist leadership – which warrants attention; that of a revolutionary worker-peasant alliance. This conception of united front action found expression in Italy’s anti-militarist “red blocs” and it is to these that we now turn.

First published in issue 87 of Workers World News Part 1: NUMSA and the ‘United Front Against Neoliberalism’
Part 3: The 1917 Russian Revolution and United Front
Part 4: United Working Class Action and the Workers’ Council Movement in Germany, 1920-1923

textNon vogliamo discutere di fronte al nemico la loro morte Aug 24 16:13 by Gianni Sartori 6 comments

A 35 anni dalla morte di quattro compagni autonomi vicentini un ricordo di chi comunque ha lottato per un mondo senza servi né padroni...

Capa imageFilosofia da História - Mikhail Bakunin Aug 20 04:30 by Grupo de Estudos Anarquistas do piauí 0 comments

Coincidindo com a data aclamada como o "dia do Historiador" (19.08.), disponibilizamos a tradução de parte do livro "Escritos de filosofía politica - Vol I", uma compilação de textos de Mikhail Bakunin realizada por G. P. Maximoff. O Capítulo chama-se "Filosofia da História", e acreditamos que não servirá somente axs historiadorxs, mas para tod@s militantes anarquistas.

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