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international / community struggles Thursday August 06, 2009 21:43 by Andrew   text 6 comments (last - thursday august 06, 2009 21:42)
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Michael Dwyer posing with pistols in Bolivia

In any country with a half way critical media, the last few months would have been disastrous for Shell in Ireland. In a crucial period in Shell’s imposition of an experimental gas pipeline on the people of Erris it emerges that Michael Dwyer, one of the security guards on this project, was part of an attempt to trigger a civil war in Bolivia. Soon after that it became clear that at least three others who had worked as security guards at the Shell compound had travelled to Bolivia with Dwyer and were wanted there for questioning. Some, it emerged, had links to fascist organizations in Eastern Europe.

international / anarchist movement Wednesday July 22, 2009 20:26 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D.   text 4 comments (last - sunday july 26, 2009 03:56)
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It is not enough to have the "truth"...

A revolutionary programme is, in a few words, a set of very precise and concrete proposals to advance towards profound social transformations. It is not revolutionary theory, but the application of this theory in order to comprehend and change a concrete society. It departs from an analysis of the current society, studies the current conditions of the terrain for the class struggle, identifies the most urgent problems and the conditions to develop a movement; studies potential allies and enemies; and proposes a series of changes, as well as a way to reach them by means of struggle.

An article which discusses the anarchist programme from a revolutionary anarchist perspective. In it, the author analyses the need to make a qualitative shift from an anarchism which is restricted to propaganda circles, to an anarchism with the possibility of social transformation, putting forward a few basic considerations for the necessity of the development of revolutionary programmes in order to facilitate this shift.

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international / anarchist movement Thursday June 25, 2009 19:16 by Wayne Price   text 10 comments (last - friday december 25, 2009 19:42)
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There are two main trends in anarchism, which agree on antistatism and anticapitalism and opposition to all oppression, but disagree on revolution, democracy, prefigurative politics, and class struggle.

It has been stated by various theorists that there are two main trends in modern anarchism. How they are conceptualized varies with the writer. I will state how I see the two broad tendencies in the anarchist movement, using the books Anarchy Alive! (Uri Gordon) and Black Flame (Micahel Schmidt & Lucien Van der Walt) to illustrate the two trends. I will describe them as differing on the issues of revolution or reformism, of democracy, of what “prefigurative politics” mean, and of attitudes toward the working class.

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international / anarchist movement Wednesday June 10, 2009 23:54 by James Pendlebury   text 3 comments (last - thursday june 18, 2009 05:21)
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Anarchist Communists: a Question of Class

Anarchist Communists: a Question of Class is a theoretical position paper of the FdCA of Italy and a key contemporary exposition of the principles of anarchist communism – the principles of, among other organisations, the FdCA and southern Africa's ZACF. This critical review of Question of Class appeared in abridged form (for space reasons) in "Zabalaza" #10 (April 2009). The review is now published in full.

Anarchism is not an abstract ideal of freedom springing out of the brain of some intellectual. It is not a dream of utopia unconnected to reality. It is a movement of the exploited workers, beginning in their daily material struggles; and its history is marked by a sustained link between anarchist theory and the continuing struggles of mass working class movements.

This was the perspective of Mikhail Bakunin, the founding theorist of anarchism, whose revolutionary ideas grew out of his experience in the 19th century working class movement of the First International. It was the perspective of the Organisational Platform of the Libertarian Communists, drafted by Ukrainian and Russian anarchists in response to the defeat of the Russian Revolution by the Bolsheviks. It is the perspective taken by long-standing ZACF militants, van der Walt and Schmidt, in their two-volume history of anarchism, Counter-power. And it is the perspective of the ZACF's Italian comrades of the Federazione dei Comunisti Anarchici (Federation of Anarchist Communists, or FdCA), in their excellent theoretical position paper “Anarchist Communists: a Question of Class”.

[Italiano]

international / miscellaneous Wednesday June 03, 2009 00:42 by European anarchist organizations   text 1 comment (last - wednesday june 03, 2009 13:23)
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From June 4th to 7th, European voters are called to the polls to choose who will "represent" them in the European Parliament.
As anarchist communists, we do not think elections can bring any real change, as we prefer direct democracy to representative democracy. In other words, we prefer decisions affecting all workers to be discussed and made by those workers themselves, collectively.

The European Union's functioning and goals are opposed to this self-managing model and thus to the interests of the workers and the people. Its leaders despise the people so much that, although they may ask for our opinion, the only answer allowed is one which accepts the EU's political line which has already been decided eslewhere. The EU's attitude to the rejection by referendum of the Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe exemplifies this fact.

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textIl silenzio dei colpevoli Jul 27 17:56 by Lucio Garofalo 0 comments

Il silenzio e l'indifferenza del mondo, delle istituzioni politiche internazionali, persino el papa, risultano agghiaccianti quanto le carneficine e i crimini commessi dall'esercito israeliano nella Striscia di Gaza.

129_2211brics_7.jpg imageI Brics e il nuovo asse di espansione capitalista Jul 26 14:13 by BrunoL 0 comments

Dalla 6ª Riunione del Vertice dei leader del blocco di paesi composto da Brasile, Russia, India, Cina e Sud Africa (Brics) sono uscite indicazioni per un obiettivo e per due certezze. Il fatto concreto è dare ordine alla redistribuzione geografica del capitalismo mondiale. Fondare i pilastri di una Nuova Banca per lo Sviluppo ed un Fondo di Contingenza sono passi importante per sovrapporsi al moribondo ordine scaturito da Bretton Woods. [Português]

cosatumayday.jpg imageIl sindacalismo rivendicativo: dalla Spagna al Sud Africa al mondo del lavoro globale oggi Jul 25 16:41 by Lucien van der Walt 0 comments

Perché è importante sviluppare una nuova visione del ruolo trasformatore dei sindacati in un mondo di crisi e di disuguaglianze; i limiti del sindacalismo concertativo, degli approcci nazionalisti, di quelli marxisti-leninisti e social-democratici; e come l'anarcosindacalismo ed il sindacalismo rivoluzionario - in quanto importante tradizione storica, bagaglio di idee ed esperienza rivoluzionaria, soprattutto in Spagna nel 1936-1939 - possono contribuire al dibattito. [English]

Mais importante do que disputar espaço decisório dentro do Fundo Monetário Internacional (FMI) é compor outro organismo multilateral de modo a fortalecer a posição dos emergentes à frente do G-20. imageOs Brics e o novo eixo de expansão capitalista Jul 25 09:13 by BrunoL 0 comments

A 6ª Reunião de Cúpula dos líderes do bloco de países formado por Brasil, Rússia, Índia, China e África do Sul (Brics) apontou para uma realização e duas certezas.
O fato concreto é da ordem da redistribuição geográfica do capitalismo mundial. Fundar os pilares de um Novo Banco de Desenvolvimento e um Fundo de Contingência é um importante passo para sobrepor a moribunda ordem nascida em Bretton Woods. [Italiano]

z.png imageAfrica And Globalization Jul 21 19:35 by Martin Hart-Landsberg 0 comments

Economists continue to celebrate the free movement of goods, services, and capital. However, faced with slowing economic conditions in core countries, it is now third world growth that is highlighted as proof of the gains from unregulated globalization. As the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development points out:

textGaza: scontro impari Jul 18 17:44 by Lucio Garofalo 0 comments

La Striscia di Gaza invasa dall'esercito israeliano. Ma lo scontro è tra forze impari...

textChi dice che il futuro è finito? Jul 13 15:28 by Segreteri Nazionale FdCA 0 comments

I diversi fattori che al momento sembrano scollegati tra loro delineano il punto di caduta o, almeno, il tentativo del capitale di trovare un nuovo equilibrio internazionale per assicurare una nuova fase di accumulazione capitalistica, in area occidentale (USA-EU). Ciò che viene comunemente definita crisi e che dal 2008 affligge interi popoli sembra non poter uscire dalla propria dimensione monetaria. Una politica monetaria - che vede le banche commerciali protagoniste nella creazione di danaro attraverso il prestito reso possibile dall'aumento del debito - ha una funzione temporale necessaria a proteggere la capitalizzazione del sistema finanziario, ma ha il pregio di mostrare a tutti quali sono le dinamiche del potere finanziario.

santiago_armengod_anarquia400.png imageAn Anarchist Response to a Trotskyist Attack: Review of “An Introduction to Marxism and An... Jul 10 15:28 by Wayne Price 2 comments

The leader of the International Marxist Tendency has written an attack on anarchism from his Trotskyist perspective. He makes some correct criticisms of some versions of anarchism, in relation to those who reject revolution or political organization. But he attempts to defend the idea of a "workers' state" by limited quotes from Lenin and by mistating the history of the Russian revolution. [Italiano]

bakunin300x187.jpg imageΠιοτρ Β. Ριαμπόφ – Ο... Jul 06 20:21 by Dmitri 0 comments

Ο Πιοτρ Β. Ριαμπόφ είναι ιστορικός και φιλόσοφος, διδάκτωρ του Παιδαγωγικού Κρατικού Πανεπιστημίου της Μόσχας. Ενεργός στο αναρχικό κίνημα από το 1987, με πλούσια αρθρογραφία, επικεντρώνει το έργο του αφενός στην προβληματική του υπαρξισμού στην σύγχρονη κουλτούρα και αφετέρου στην ιστορία των κινημάτων απελευθέρωσης. Η συνοπτική, συγκριτική θέση του για τον «άνθρωπο που εξεγείρεται» στο έργο του Μπακούνιν και του Καμύ ταξιδεύει εδώ με αφορμή τα 200 χρόνια από τη γέννηση του Ρώσου φιλοσόφου και καλεί σε μια συζήτηση για τον «εξεγειρόμενο» του σήμερα.

cosatumayday_1.jpg imageReclaiming Syndicalism: From Spain to South Africa to Global Labour Today Jul 04 17:30 by Lucien van der Walt 0 comments

van der Walt, Lucien (2014) “Reclaiming Syndicalism: From Spain to South Africa to Global Labour Today,” Global Labour Journal, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 239-252.

New article: why it's important to develop a new, transformative vision for trade unions in a world of crisis and inequality; the limits of business unionism and of nationalist, Marxist-Leninist and social democratic approaches; and how anarcho- and revolutionary syndicalism -- as an important historical tradition, as a set of ideas, and as a revolutionary experience, notably in Spain 1936-1939 -- can contribute to the debate. [Italiano]

santiago_armengod_anarquia400.png imageReplica anarchica ad un attacco trotzkysta Jul 01 13:50 by Wayne Price 0 comments

Il leader della International Marxist Tendency ha scritto un attacco contro l'anarchismo da una prospettiva trotzkysta. Alcune sue critiche a certe correnti dell'anarchismo risultano corrette, in particolare in relazione a coloro che rifiutano la rivoluzione o l'organizzazione politica. Ma egli poi cerca di difendere l'idea di uno "stato operaio" ricorrendo a limitate citazioni di Lenin e mistificando la storia della rivoluzione russa. [English]

textLa lulización de la izquierda latinoamericana Jun 25 20:33 by pablo stefanoni 0 comments

Desde fines de los años 90, América Latina viene transitando lo que a falta de términos más precisos se ha definido como pos-neoliberalismo, y que el presidente ecuatoriano Rafael Correa denominó “cambio de época”. Se trata, sin duda, de una variedad de experiencias difícilmente reductibles a la extendida clasificación de las “dos izquierdas”. Este clivaje, que Álvaro Vargas Llosa sintetizó –apelando a metáforas maniqueas- como izquierdas vegetarianas (Chile, Brasil, Uruguay) contra izquierdas carnívoras (Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador) corre el riesgo de congelar imágenes demasiado acotadas de procesos atravesados por una gran diversidad de pliegues y ángulos de análisis –pero tampoco capta las convergencias entre ambas orillas-. Problemas similares encontramos con quienes, desde la izquierda radical, realizan la misma disección pero colocando del lado correcto a los gobiernos revolucionarios y del negativo a los reformistas. Que recientemente un largo artículo en The New York Times elogie la gestión macroeconómica de Evo Morales con el término “prudente” (1), que La Nación –“el diario de la oligarquía argentina”- titule un artículo “Bolivia da la nota” (2) o que el programa “Dinero” de la CNN le haya entregado la “medalla de oro” al país andino diciendo que “Bolivia está mejor desde 2005” (3) constituyen ilustrativas advertencias tanto para los antipopulistas furibundos como para quienes creen que en el bloque bolivariano se estaría transitando la salida del capitalismo. Lo mismo ocurre con el interesante proceso ecuatoriano, que combina transformaciones profundas –e incluso refundacionales- con un nacionalismo dolarizado.

a_liberdade.jpg imageΑναρχικοί και συ_... Jun 18 20:15 by Ούτε Θεός-Ούτε Αφέντης 0 comments

Ο ρόλος των αναρχικών και των συνδικαλιστών στις πορτογαλικές αποικίες κατά την περίοδο 1926-2013 είναι ένα από τα ζητήματα που πρέπει να μελετηθούν. Αρκετοί πολιτικοί αντιφρονούντες στην Πορτογαλία κυρίως, αλλά και κατά ένα μέρος στην Ισπανία -ανάμεσά τους και αναρχικοί- στάλθηκαν κατά κάποιες περιόδους σε αναγκαστική εξορία (“degredo" στα πορτογαλικά) και φυλάκιση στις πορτογαλικές αποικίες της Αφρικής (Αγκόλα και Μοζαμβίκη), αλλά και στο Τιμόρ, στην Νοτιοανατολική Ασία-Ειρηνικό, ως επί το πλείστον κατά τη διάρκεια της περιόδου 1905-1930, δηλαδή κατά την περίοδο από το τέλος της Μοναρχίας προς τη Στρατιωτική Δικτατορία (μετά το 1926) και στην αρχή του Νέου Κράτους (1934).

917954955959947949769962250x300.jpg imageΨηφίζουν οι αναρ`... Jun 14 12:17 by Eduardo Colombo 0 comments

To κείμενο που παρουσιάζεται εδώ αποτελεί μέρος του βιβλίου “Η βούληση του λαού – Δημοκρατία και Αναρχία” του Eduardo Colombo, που κυκλοφορεί από τις εκδόσεις Στάσει Εκπίπτοντες. Ο αυθεντικός τίτλος του κειμένου είναι “Η ψήφος και η καθολική ψηφοφορία”

democraciadecapriles.gif imageReflexiones en torno a las revoluciones de la derecha Jun 14 07:15 by El Aguijón 0 comments

Especialmente en Ucrania y Venezuela, se ha observado como sectores de derechas han salido a las calles a manifestar su oposición apropiándose de estrategias de lucha comúnmente utilizadas por los sectores populares y las izquierdas. Estas manifestaciones han sido nutridas por la clases medias y altas, estudiantes universitarios, grupos fascistoides, ongs y una gama variopinta de población, apoyados por USAID (agencia de cooperación y ayuda de los gringos a la pobreza que ellos mismos crean) y la fundación Open Society Institutes del multimillonario George Soros.

bakuninlines.jpg imageThe Life of Bakunin: anti-imperialism, anti-capitalism, anti-statism May 31 23:55 by SAASHA 0 comments

We do not see Bakunin as a god who never made mistakes. Of course he was not perfect. was a man, but a man who gave his all for the struggle of the oppressed, a revolutionary hero who deserves our admiration and respect. “From Bakunin, we can learn much about revolutionary activism. We can learn even more about the ideas needed to win the age-old fight between exploiter and exploited, between worker and peasant, on the one hand, and boss and ruler on the other. The greatest honor we can do his memory is to fight today and always for human freedom and workers liberation.”

euparl.jpg imageHo prenotato un seggio a Bruxelles May 31 14:11 by Federazione dei Comunisti Anarchici 0 comments

La globale crisi economico-finanziaria, giunta ormai al suo sesto anno consecutivo plasma e modella le elezioni europee e di rimando gli scenari nazionali. Sul 25 maggio si sono concentrate e scaricate le tensioni, le aspirazioni e le barbarie che in ogni paese della UE sono state alimentate dai processi economici in corso. Così, le misure anti-proletarie di austerity (dal nodo scorsoio dei piani di salvataggio fino ai recenti fiscal compact e pareggio di bilancio) - appena mitigate dalla tardiva azione della BCE (taglio dei tassi, iniezioni di liquidità) - hanno dettato le campagne elettorali di partiti e movimenti euro-popolari ed euro-populisti, euro-post/socialdemocratici ed euro-neoriformisti, euro-scettici ed euro-nazisti, tutti alla ricerca di un posto al sole nel parlamento europeo, ancorchè vittime, consapevoli o meno, di un clamoroso equivoco.

xb1993.17.000.jpg imageΘεός και ελευθερ^... May 30 20:34 by Μιχαήλ Μπακούνιν 0 comments

...Υπάρχει αυτή η αντίφαση. Θέλουν το Θεό αλλά θέλουν και την ανθρωπότητα. Επιμένουν να συνενώνουν δύο όρους που, μόλις χωριστούν, δεν μπορούν πια να συναντηθούν παρά μόνο για ν’ αλληλοκαταστραφούν. Λένε με μια ανάσα: «Ο Θεός και η ελευθερία του ανθρώπου», «ο Θεός και η αξιοπρέπεια και η δικαιοσύνη και η αδελφότητα και η ευημερία των ανθρώπων» χωρίς να νοιαστούν για τη μοιραία λογική, σύμφωνα με την οποία, αν υπάρχει Θεός, αναγκαστικά είναι ο αιώνιος, ο ανώτατος, ο απόλυτος αφέντης και αν ο αφέντης αυτός υπάρχει, τότε ο άνθρωπος είναι σκλάβος. Αλλά, αν είναι σκλάβος, τότε δεν είναι προσιτή γι’ αυτόν ούτε η δικαιοσύνη, ούτε η φιλοσοφία, ούτε η αδελφότητα, ούτε η ευημερία».

boqn104iaaeioct.jpg imageEl PKK saluda a las FARC-EP con motivo de su 50º aniversario May 29 18:41 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D. 0 comments

La agencia de noticias kurda Firat, ha dado a conocer un video en el cual las Fuerzas de Defensa del Pueblo (Hêzên Parastina Gel, HPG), brazo armado del Partido de los Trabajadores del Kurdistán (Partiya Karkerên Kurdistan, PKK), envían un saludo a las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia, Ejército del Pueblo (FARC-EP), con motivo de su 50º aniversario.

1376418_1405928809636471_1401864849_n.jpg imageΘέση και ρόλος το ... May 28 19:11 by Dmitri 0 comments

Η θέση και ο ρόλος του αναρχισμού στην εξέλιξη του σοσιαλισμού του Πιοτρ Κροπότκιν μετάφραση kostav

1526803_710732495617817_1322769083_n.jpg imageΗ θέση και ο ρόλος &... May 26 20:11 by Πιοτρ Κροπότκιν 0 comments

Η θέση και ο ρόλος του αναρχισμού στην εξέλιξη του σοσιαλισμού - του Πιοτρ Κροπότκιν - μετάφραση kostav

oldbakunin.jpg imageIn Defense of Bakunin and Anarchism May 25 06:19 by Wayne Price 1 comments

The Marxist journal, "Platypus Review", published an article by Herb Gamberg which attacked anarchism by focusing on Bakunin. Wayne Price wrote a response and Gamberg replied, in PR. The following is Wayne's original response plus his new reply to Gamberg's latest comments.

Bakunin y Gerdzhikov imageCuestiones organizativas del anarquismo May 19 02:40 by Felipe Corrêa 0 comments

Publicado originalmente en la revista académica "Espaço Livre" (http://revistaespacolivre.net), num. 15, de 2013, ese texto tiene por objetivo discutir, desde una perspectiva teórico-histórica, algunas cuestiones organizativas relativas al anarquismo. [Português]

fdca4.jpg imageOltre le elezioni May 18 13:29 by Segreteria Nazionale FdCA 0 comments

Serviranno a poco, da un punto di vista istituzionale e di rappresentanza. Eppure queste elezioni europee saranno un test importante soprattutto sulle scomposizioni politiche in atto, per quanto così impregnate dal tentativo estremo di trovare ancora una volta la sicurezza economica ai candidati. E se questo è uno degli aspetti vistosi di questa campagna elettorale costruita dai media abilmente, che come sempre polarizzano lo scontro mediatico su temi pretestuosi in modo da offuscarne l'essenza politica vera, di fatto come sempre ci si adopera per togliere ogni spazio alle risposte oppositrici de processo autoritario in corso.

200pxblack_flame_cover.jpg imageStuart Christie's Preface to "Black Flame: the revolutionary class politics of anarchism a... May 11 12:19 by Red and Black Action 0 comments

Stuart Christie's Preface to Lucien van der Walt and Michael Schmidt, "Black Flame: the revolutionary class politics of anarchism and syndicalism" (AK Press, San Francisco)

textThe world has nothing to fear from the US losing power May 07 17:34 by Mark Weisbrot 0 comments

As China looks set to overtake the US as the world's largest economy, a multipolar world can only be good for democracy.

10178017_1481799015389513_6939860148660990759_n.jpg image"Ο Αναρχισμός στο ... May 05 19:57 by Dmitri (republishing) 0 comments

Καθώς πλησιάζει η βιβλιοπαρουσίαση "Ο Αναρχισμός στον Κομμουνισμό - εμμένοντας στην επαναστατική ανάγκη" εκδ. Πανοπτικόν, συνεχίζουμε να δημισιεύουμε αποσπασματα του βιβλίου, ενδεικτικά της ομορφιάς της καθαρής σκέψης του Φ. Τερζάκη. Γιατί; Επειδη μπορεί να σας ξεδιψάσουν σε καιρούς οραματικής ανυδρίας..

mayday1_1.jpg imagePrimero de Mayo: Construcción de un Nuevo Movimiento de Trabajadores/as
 May 03 13:51 by Varios organizaciones anarquistas 0 comments

Durante demasiado tiempo los principales segmentos de la clase obrera han sido latentes en la ilusión de que el cambio puede ser delegado a organizaciones exteriores o partidos. Cuando nuestras luchas son burocratizadas y delegadas a los demás, perdemos la propiedad sobre ellas y, a su vez perdemos muchos beneficios que se obtienen a través de ellas. Una victoria de la clase obrera sólo puede establecerse si nuestra clase es activa en la lucha que lleva a la victoria. [English] [Italiano]

nightsky2.jpg imageθέλουμε να νιώθο`... May 02 19:55 by Άνω Θρώσκω 0 comments

θέλουμε να νιώθουμε τις ηλιαχτίδες θέλουμε να μυρίζουμε τα άνθη...
(στίχοι από το «Τραγούδι για το Οκτάωρο» των απεργών του Σικάγο, το 1886)

mayday1.jpg imageMayday: Building A New Workers Movement May 02 00:21 by Various anarchist organizations 0 comments

For far too long major segments of the working class have been dormant under the illusion that change can be delegated to exterior organizations or parties. When our struggles are bureaucratized and delegated to others, we lose ownership over them and in turn lose many benefits gained through them. A victory for the working class can only be established if our class is active in the struggle leading to victory. [Italiano] [Castellano]

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