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central africa / imperialism / war Monday June 18, 2007 23:57 by Steffi   text 3 comments (last - friday november 16, 2012 00:52)
The Congo, a huge country located in the heart of Africa, is another perfect example why we have to change the political system we have today. The Congo has, since the beginning of outside intervention, suffered from different forms of violence and will also suffer from it in the future as long as there is no new global system. Millions of people have been killed and the killing, poverty and exploitation still go on. No government will ever change the situation of the Congolese people.

This article highlights how outside influence has played a major role in the Congo’s history and how it still affects life in the Congo. It thereby explores how the nation-state is a means to divide people along artificial lines, especially in Africa. Another reason for conflicts in Africa and especially in the Congo is the grouping of people into so-called “tribes” or “ethnic groups” that has been done by the colonial administration and the church. Its purpose was to put artificial borders between people in order to divide them and its political importance, even today, ignores what the real problems in the Congo are, namely the state and capitalism. Both exploit the Congo because of financial and political power and greed.

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mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war Thursday June 07, 2007 18:27 by José Antonio Gutiérrez   text 2 comments (last - monday june 11, 2007 19:17)
The following is an interview held with Sami Hermez on the 6th of June on the current crisis in Lebanon, that started on the 20th of May with the fighting between Fath al-Islam and the Lebanese Army. This has meant a major crisis for the Palestinian refugees, thousands of them being further displaced, many of them killed and wounded.

Sami is a Lebanese anthropologist who has been active in providing support and relief to Palestinian and Lebanese refugees. As well, he writes frequently to Electronic Lebanon taking a brave political stance in defense of Palestinians and against the US project for the region.

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mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war Monday June 04, 2007 17:12 by Kibush 40 Coalition   text 3 comments (last - wednesday june 06, 2007 16:49)
The second week of June will mark forty years since the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza in the 1967 Six Day war. This is now the longest enduring military occupation in the world. We can use this symbolic moment to hit out at those who benefit and profit from the pain and despair in Palestine, and to send the Israeli and G8 governments a message they cannot ignore.

This is a call-out for international direct actions against the occupation on June 6-12. We call in particular for actions against corporations profiting directly from the occupation that publicly shame them and/or cause them economic damage. Information on corporations involved with the occupation is available from http://www.boycottisrael.co.uk and many other sources, including a recent report by War on Want available at http://www.waronwant.org/download.php?id=443.

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north africa / imperialism / war Monday May 14, 2007 16:42 by Michael Schmidt   text 2 comments (last - thursday february 28, 2008 05:34)
The Darfur War has been described as the worst conflict in the world today - and yet despite intensive media coverage, many aspects of the conflict are misunderstood because of the propaganda battle that runs in tandem with the war on the ground. The view from the ground offers different perspectives.

The USA alleges genocide against the Fur, Masaalit and Zaghawa tribes by Khartoum-backed Janjaweed militia – an interest spurred no doubt by Washington’s desire for access to Sudan’s oil reserves which are currently being exploited exclusively by China and to a lesser extent, Malaysia and India. On the other hand, Nafi Ali Nafi, deputy leader of the ruling National Congress Party admitted that Khartoum armed and trained a “popular defence force” from among civilians to be used to support the Sudanese Defence Force in its battle against rebels in Darfur, while denying any genocidal campaign.
Sudan remains, in World Bank terms, a highly indebted poor country. But oil is changing all that: by 2006, oil accounted for over 25% of Sudan’s GDP. However little of the wealth from that 120,000 barrels of crude a year finds its way into an economy propped up by Bangladeshi guest workers lured to Sudan on false promises, or into neglected extremities like Darfur...

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internazionale / imperialismo / guerra Wednesday March 07, 2007 19:12 by Federazione dei Comunisti Anarchici   text 3 comments (last - tuesday july 03, 2007 19:41)
La Strategia di Fondo della FdCA è composta di Tesi che definiscono per la lunga durata il ruolo strategico degli storici nemici di classe, il ruolo strategico dell'organizzazione di massa del proletariato, il ruolo strategico dell'organizzazione politica, i compiti di entrambe le organizzazioni nel periodo di transizione al comunismo.

Nell'anno del suo 20° anniversario (2006), la FdCA ha aggiornato alcune di queste tesi, tra cui quella sull'Imperialismo USA, che era stata adottata dal primo congresso della federazione nel 1985. Il nuovo documento esamina: La guerra del Vietnam e la crisi del fordismo; L'emergere delle teorie monetariste; Il loro massimo fulgore; Il dollaro forte e la crisi industriale; Nuovi strumenti imperialistici; La crisi dei nuovi soggetti emergenti; La svolta militarista; Finanza ed esercito; La ripresa prossima ventura.

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textReflections on the Maidan Protests and the Pro-Autonomy Political Movement in Eastern Ukra... Aug 20 18:29 by Roger Annis 0 comments

The following interview was conducted by Roger Annis for Truthout with Daniel Grigor’ev, a social researcher at the Moscow-based Institute for the Study of Globalization and Social Movements and a graduate of Moscow State University. Among his academic duties, Grigor’ev teaches courses in social and political engagement to activists from eastern Ukraine who attend the Institute's school of political administration.

textİsrail Yemeği Yaktı Aug 20 02:16 by Ilan S. 0 comments

Mısır’ın inatla üstüne düşeni yapmaması –Gazze ablukasını hafifletmemesi- ve Hamas’ın ablukayı ciddi oranda azaltan bir anlaşma yapılmadıkça silah bırakmayı reddetmesi nedeniyle hava saldırıları yetersiz kalan İsrail, kara saldırısına geçti.

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textGaza 2014: La contribución de Europa a las matanzas de Israel Aug 18 20:21 by Jean Feyder 0 comments

Los crímenes cometidos por Israel durante las últimas semanas en Gaza no habrían sido posibles sin la complicidad de los Estados occidentales, Estados Unidos en primer lugar, pero también los Estados europeos.

textNi uno de los nueve motivos del bombardeo de Irak es “humanitario” Aug 18 20:17 by Nazanin Armanian 0 comments

Barak Obama no pudo resistir la tentación (o a las presiones de sus adversarios) y se convirtió en el cuarto presidente de EEUU en bombardear Irak, utilizando los mismos pretextos “benévolos” para el mismo objetivo principal: mantener el control de EEUU sobre el hidrocarburo iraquí. Lo revela la cronología de los acontecimientos, desde que un sector de los terroristas del Estado Islámico (EI) –llamados “rebeldes sirios”, a quienes arman Occidente, Turquía y Arabia Saudí-, entrara el diciembre pasado en Irak, sembrando pánico y muerte entre la población. Ya hay algunas respuestas a la pregunta de “¿por qué Obama no ha luchado en Irak contra Al Qaeda?” hasta la semana pasada.

460_0___30_0_0_0_0_0_oabubakralbaghdadi570.jpg imageO que nós pensamos sobre a atual crise no Iraque? Aug 17 13:00 by KAF (Fórum Anarquista do Curdistão) 0 comments

A crise do Iraque já se arrasta há décadas. Tanto o regime Saddam Hussein tanto quanto sob a atual "democracia", desde a invasão de 2003, não há liberdade, justiça social, igualdade e há poucas perspectivas para aqueles que são independentes aos partidos políticos no poder. Além da brutalidade e discriminação contra as mulheres e as minorias, um grande abismo foi criado entre os ricos e os pobres, fazendo com que os pobres ficassem cada vez mais pobres e os ricos mais ricos.

textNot in my name Aug 16 14:32 by Suzanne Weiss 0 comments

I am proud to join more than 250 Jewish Holocaust survivors and descendants of survivors in condemning “the massacre of Palestinians in Gaza” and “the ongoing genocide of the Palestinian people.” Our statement of solidarity calls for “an immediate end to the siege against and the blockade of Gaza” and a “full economic, cultural and academic boycott of Israel.”

textKurdish "Terrorists" Rescue Yezidis Aug 15 20:55 by PaulB 0 comments

The US special forces finally sent to Mount Sinjar in Northern Iraq to assess a mission to rescue the threatened Yezidis this morning [Thursday 14 August], reported that most of the displaced population had already been rescued in the previous days. What is not being widely reported is the identity of the Kurdish forces who secured the northern side of the mountain and opened a safe passage for the threatened Yezidi civilians, through the Syrian territory they control to Dohuk in the north of the Kurdish Autonomous region in Iraq.

Embarrassingly for the US, arriving on its white charger to save the day, only to discover they are far too late, the saviours of the Yezidis are the Turkish Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and their Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) allies. The PKK are officially on the US and EU “terrorist” lists and the autonomous Syrian region defended by the YPG is subject to blockade by ISIS to the South and West, Turkey to the North and the corrupt Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) regime in Kurdish Northern Iraq to the East.

textLa vuelta de Orwell y el Gran Hermano a la guerra en Palestina, Ucrania y contra la verdad Aug 14 17:45 by John Pilger 0 comments

La otra noche vi 1984, de George Orwell, representada en los escenarios de Londres. Pese a que pide a gritos una interpretación contemporánea, las advertencias de Orwell sobre el futuro se presentaron como una obra perteneciente a un periodo remoto e inofensivo. Parecía como si Edward Snowden nunca hubiera hecho públicas sus revelaciones, el Gran Hermano no fuera hoy un espía digital y el propio Orwell nunca hubiera dicho aquello de «para dejarse corromper por el totalitarismo no hace falta vivir en un país totalitario».

textThe return of George Orwell and Big Brother’s war on Palestine, Ukraine and the truth Aug 14 17:42 by John Pilger 0 comments

The other night, I saw George Orwells's '1984' performed on the London stage. Although crying out for a contemporary interpretation, Orwell's warning about the future was presented as a period piece: remote, unthreatening, almost reassuring. It was as if Edward Snowden had revealed nothing, Big Brother was not now a digital eavesdropper and Orwell himself had never said, "To be corrupted by totalitarianism, one does not have to live in a totalitarian country."

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220ee26b4e91.jpg imageInterview with a Syrian Army and FSA Defector Aug 13 15:35 by Brandon Gray 0 comments

In the apartment of a mutual friend I meet a young man from Aleppo I will call 'Ahmed' for his safety. His mood is lighthearted despite having part of a limb blown off by a grenade while fighting with the Free Syrian Army in Aleppo. We talk over tea and cigarettes while our friend Anarch translates. Ahmed takes a call from a friend in Syria with bad news: ISIS, the ruthless foe the FSA and other moderate brigades fought hard to kick out earlier this year, is back in Aleppo province. He puts down his phone and we begin the interview.

text"Muchas cosas tendrán que transformarse en Colombia para que podamos considerar la página ... Aug 12 22:31 by Timoleón Jiménez 0 comments

En entrevista concedida a la web de la Delegación de Paz de las FARC, el comandante guerrillero asegura que vienen temas complejos en los diálogos, y que no es realista pensar en un acuerdo definitivo este año.

th.jpg imagevideoSyria: Interview with an Aleppo anarchist Aug 12 15:57 by Brandon Gray 1 comments

The uprising in Syria against the totalitarian dictatorship of Bashar al Assad is now in its fourth year. What began in March 2011 in the southern city of Daraa with schoolboys spraypainting the slogan from Egypt, “The People Demand the Fall of the Regime,” soon became mass protests of all sects that spread across the country as brutal repression met tenacious resolve. Soldiers who disobeyed orders to open fire on protesters mutinied and formed the Free Syrian Army (FSA) to protect protesters from repression. Regular mass protests and popular councils sustained a vibrant rebellion. But at the time of writing, ISIS and the Assad regime are winning a war that has cost over 160,000 lives and destroyed huge swathes of the country, displacing millions. After communicating for almost two years via skype and facebook I finally had a chance to meet Anarch, a comrade from Syria with whom I had been exchanging messages for so long. He is from the neighbourhood of Bustan al Basha in Aleppo. This is our interview.

textLas FARC-EP y nuestras razones Aug 11 19:28 by Carlos Antonio Lozada 0 comments

La burguesía colombiana, adaptando su discurso a las políticas norteamericanas de cada momento, ha mantenido a lo largo de los años su política de terror, garantizando por medio de la violencia sistemática su permanencia en el poder y la eliminación de todo vestigio de oposición revolucionaria. Pero además, en una muestra de su doble moral, mientras por un lado adopta la política antidrogas de los EEUU que eleva el narcotráfico a la categoría de amenaza para la seguridad nacional, asimila la llamada clase emergente, surgida a partir del narcotráfico, fusionando los intereses de la vetusta oligarquía latifundista con los dineros e intereses de los capos de la mafia, alianza que dará origen al monstruo del narcoparalatifundismo, con su principal exponente, Álvaro Uribe Vélez.

textGobierno y FARC llegan a nuevos acuerdos Aug 11 19:20 by Delegaciones del Gobierno Nacional y las FARC- EP 0 comments

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textBasta con l'assedio di Gaza! Basta con il massacro! Aug 08 13:27 by Relations internationales CGA 0 comments

Dobbiamo fermare questa violenza coloniale, il più presto possibile, le umiliazioni quotidiane, gli espropri, la strategia di isolamento del popolo palestinese e il suo confinamento in una enorme prigione a cielo aperto. Dobbiamo fermare lo strangolamento quotidiano di una popolazione intera punita collettivamente in nome di una presunta "lotta contro il terrorismo". Noi sosteniamo la lotta palestinese ad alta voce per la loro dignità di esseri umani, la libertà di movimento e di insediamento, contro i posti di blocco e contro una politica di espropriazione e di blocco economico che mira a mettere in ginocchio tutta la popolazione. [Français]

textIf Palestinians Were Human Beings Aug 07 15:16 by Shourideh C. Molavi 0 comments

Today the struggle for people of conscience appears to be less about convincing people that Israel is committing war crimes against Palestinians or grossly violating international law. Instead the struggle has become about convincing the world that Palestinians are human beings too. The ongoing televised genocidal attack of Palestinians in Gaza by the Israeli army makes one wonder what the situation would have been like if global powers and mainstream voices saw Palestinians as human beings.

textHALTE AU BLOCUS DE GAZA! HALTE AU MASSACRE! Pour en finir avec le colonialisme, l'aparthe... Aug 07 09:24 by Relations internationales CGA 0 comments

Il faut faire cesser ces violences coloniales au plus vite, les humiliations quotidiennes, les expropriations, la stratégie d'isolement de la population palestinienne et son enfermement dans une immense prison à ciel ouvert. Il faut arrêter l'asphyxie quotidienne de toute une population punie collectivement au nom d'une prétendue "lutte contre le terrorisme". Nous soutenons haut et fort la lutte des PalestinienNEs pour leur dignité d'êtres humains, pour la liberté de circulation et d'installation, contre les check-points et contre une politique d'expropriation et de blocus économique qui vise à mettre à genou une population entière. [Italiano]

textIsrael's rank and rotten fruit is being called fascism Aug 07 05:37 by Mike Carlton 0 comments

The images from Gaza are searing, a gallery of death and horror. A dishevelled Palestinian man cries out in agony, his blood-soaked little brother dead in his arms. On a filthy hospital bed a boy of perhaps five or six screams for his father, his head and body lacerated by shrapnel. A teenage girl lies on a torn stretcher, her limbs awry, her face and torso blackened like a burnt steak. Mourners weep over a family of 18 men, women and children laid side by side in bloodied shrouds. Four boys of a fishing family named Bakr, all less than 12 years old, are killed on a beach by rockets from Israeli aircraft.

10422000_1451718511759098_4185819163345952525_n.jpg imageThe war to end all wars Aug 06 17:34 by MACG 0 comments

One hundred years ago today, Germany declared war on Belgium and Britain declared war on Germany. Starting with the assassination of an Archduke in Sarajevo on 28 June, an escalating series of mobilisations and declarations over five weeks ended up being the first truly World War.

Vielle en solidarité avec Gaza, à Alep, en Syrie. Photo : Syria Untold imagePalestine : Lutte mutuelle, solidarité mutuelle Aug 06 03:15 by Leila Shrooms 0 comments

J'ai passé beaucoup de temps à Gaza pendant les deux premières années de la révolution syrienne. Contrairement à d'autres contextes sociaux, où j'ai souvent hésité à parlé de la Syrie par peur d'avoir à faire face à des réactions stupides ou des analyses banales, à Gaza cela n'a pas été un problème avec les personnes que j'ai rencontré.

Un convoi de habitants de Deir Al Zour à soutenir la résistance Shueitat. Photo grâce à: Yalla Souriya imageSyrie : L'intifada de Deir Al Zor contre Daesh (L'Etat islamique-EI) Aug 05 23:32 by Leila Shrooms 0 comments

Les syrienNEs ont montré de manière répété qu'ils et elles refusent d'accepter les tyrannies qu'il s'agisse de celle de Bashar Al Assad ou de tout groupe extrémiste qui essaie de leur imposer sa vision. Dans les derniers mois, renforcé par les équipements militaires américains et iaquiens saisis en Irak, « L'Etat Islamique » (Précédement EEIL et connu localement sous le nom de Daesh) a fait des avancées considérables dans le nord et l'est de la Syrie. Là ou il est allé, il a imposé une interprétation haineuse et réactionnaire de la loi islamique et des restrictions sévères à la population locale, a commis des massacres sectaires et d'autres atrocités telles que des crucifixions ou des décapitation, et a assassiné et emprisonné des révolutionnaires.

oabubakralbaghdadi570.jpg imageQue pensons nous de la crise actuelle en Irak ? Aug 05 23:30 by KAF 0 comments

La crise irakienne est continue depuis des décennies, tant sous le régime de Saddam Hussein que sous le « régime démocratique actuel » depuis l'invasion de 2003. Il n'y avait ni de liberté, ni de justice sociale, ni d'égalité et peu de perspectives pour celles et ceux qui étaient indépendant des partis politiques au pouvoir. En plus de la brutalité existante et la discrimination contre les femmes et les genTEs ordinaires, un très grand fossé a été creusé entre les riches et les pauvres, rendant les pauvres de plus en plus pauvres et les riches de plus en plus riches. [English]

textIsraele ha dato fuoco al paiolo Aug 02 14:14 by Ilan S. 0 comments

Gia prima dell'attuale attacco, la guerra era stata iniziata dal blocco egiziano sulla Striscia di Gaza, con l'intento di far cadere il governo di Hamas in quanto organizzazione facente parte del movimento dei Fratelli Musulmani. [English] [Türkçe]

p_31_07_2014.jpg imageSoluzione finale per la Palestina Aug 02 01:23 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D. 0 comments

Benyamin Netanyahu ha dichiarato che l'esercito è giunto alla fase finale di questa operazione. Ufficialmente, fase "finale" significa chiudere i tunnel attraverso cui ai progionieri del ghetto di Gaza possono giungere cibo, medicine e tutte quelle cose che si sono rese inaccessibili a causa dell'assedio medioevale imposto loro da Israele, con l'appoggio europeo, nordamericano ed egiziano. Significa tagliare le vene che ancora fanno vivere Gaza, rendere irreversibile tale grave situazione ed accelerare la morte lenta di questa comunità di circa 2 milioni di esseri umani per fame, malattie e mancanza di acqua. Sembra che Israele stia proprio cercando la "soluzione finale" alla "questione palestinese". [Castellano]

textIsrael burned the stew Aug 02 00:12 by Ilan S. 0 comments

The present Gaza war was started before the actual shooting, by Egypt's blockade of the Gaza Strip, intended to break the rule of Hamas due to it being a part of the Islamic Brotherhood movement. [Italiano] [Türkçe]

oabubakralbaghdadi570_1.jpg imageKAF: Was wir über die aktuelle Krise im Irak denken Aug 01 22:34 by KAF 0 comments

Die Krise im Irak hält be­reits seit Jahr­zehn­ten an, seit sich das Land unter der Macht von Sad­dam Hus­sein oder unter dem „mo­men­ta­nen de­mo­kra­ti­schen Re­gime“ nach der In­va­si­on von 2003 be­fun­den hat. Es gab keine Frei­heit, kei­nen so­zia­len Frie­den, keine Gleich­be­rech­ti­gung und nur wenig Mög­lich­kei­ten für jene, die un­ab­hän­gig von den herr­schen­den po­li­ti­schen Par­tei­en waren.
Zu­sätz­lich zu der vor­han­de­nen Bru­ta­li­tät und Dis­kri­mi­nie­rung ge­gen­über Frau­en und gegen die ein­fa­chen Leute ging die Sche­re zwi­schen den Rei­chen und den Armen immer wei­ter aus­ein­an­der. Da­durch wur­den die Armen noch ärmer und die Rei­chen noch rei­cher.

p_31_07_2014.jpg imageLa solución final en Palestina Aug 01 14:36 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D. 4 comments

Benjamín Netanyahu dijo que el ejército está dispuesto a legar hasta el final en esta operación. Oficialmente, el “final” significa acabar con los túneles mediante los cuales los prisioneros del ghetto de Gaza pueden obtener alimentos, medicinas y todas esas cosas que les están vedadas por el bloqueo medieval que sufren por parte de Israel, con el respaldo europeo, norteamericano y egipcio. Significa cortar las venas con las cuales Gaza aún puede palpitar, estable en su gravedad, y acelerar la muerte lenta de esta comunidad de cerca de dos millones de seres humanos por hambre, por enfermedad, por sed. Parece que Israel está tomándose muy en serio la aplicación de la “Solución Final” al “problema palestino”. [Italiano]

textWe must end this collusion with terror in Colombia Jul 31 20:55 by Seumas Milne 0 comments

As talks to end a 50-year war hang in the balance, violent repression carries on – and the US and Britain stand behind it

376209_111340_1.jpg imageLa esquizofrenia de Santos: negociación y confrontación Jul 30 22:44 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D. 0 comments

El encantador de serpientes debería decidir su posición: o se sigue negociando en medio de la confrontación, y entonces debe asumir las consecuencias de esta torpe decisión, o se decreta un cese al fuego bilateral, y entonces debe tener capacidad para enfrentar las presiones de Washington y del bloque militar-terrateniente-mafioso. Decida lo que decida, lo importante es que Santos deje de exhibir un comportamiento esquizofrénico y asuma las consecuencias de sus acciones.

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