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The Iran Protests: A Third Path to Political Change? 06:36 Jan 19 0 comments
The Rage of the Poor in Iran 19:53 Jan 10 0 comments
Heyday for Nepali Communists 19:48 Jan 10 0 comments
Franquismo o fascismo 17:26 Dec 20 0 comments
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italia / svizzera / movimento anarchico Sunday January 14, 2018 09:15 by FdCA 1 comment (last - monday january 15, 2018 02:00)
Oggi 13 gennaio 2018 ci ha lasciati Donato Romito, segretario nazionale di Alternativa Libertaria e militante comunista anarchico. Maestro e sindacalista ha fortemente inciso nella vita sociale e politica della provincia di Pesaro e Urbino, unendo nel tempo all’indefessa militanza politica una profonda attività di formatore, una raffinata sensibilità di storico di movimento e di didatta, oltre a una intensa e instancabile attività sindacale, in CGIL prima, e nell’Unicobas poi, tali da considerarlo un punto di riferimento per tutto il movimento anarchico e per la sinistra di questo territorio.
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The Iran Protests: A Third Path to Political Change? Jan 19 06:36 0 comments
Days of protests in Iran have caught statesmen, analysts and observers by surprise, even though the anti-austerity and anti-establishment sentiments behind this primarily working-class revolt have been brewing for years. All the same, surprise is not a common reaction across the media. An early analysis offered in a tweet by the popular and self-styled Marxist pundit, Ali Alizadeh, captures a sentiment which is common across an array of responses to these events from individuals and groups as disparate, in both aim and ideas, as the Iranian reformists, the Iranian postcolonial left, and middle class Iranians both inside and outside Iran. Alizadeh asks: “Do you realize that it is because [the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI)] is secured and external threats [to Iran’s national security] have been minimized [by the policies of the IRI], that the right to protest [inside Iran] is now recognized [by the IRI government]?…[This is why I] insist that [regional] security is the prerequisite to everything else, including [civil, political and personal] freedoms.”
The Rage of the Poor in Iran Jan 10 19:53 0 comments
The protests against the high cost of living in the cities of Khorasan province on December 28th soon spread to many cities of Iran incredibly quick and almost turned into a revolt within a week. The protests primarily targeted the high cost of living, financial difficulties and corruption. However, they quickly became politicized and began to target the foundations of the Islamic Republic (IR), namely the religious autocracy. The slogans quickly turned from “death to high cost of living” to “death to the dictator.”
Heyday for Nepali Communists Jan 10 19:48 0 comments
Communists have won a landslide victory in the elections for House of Representatives of Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal held in two phases on 26th November and 7th December 2017. In a parliament of 275, the elections were held for 165 seats under the first past the post system (FPTP) and the rest, 110 seats, were by proportional system. Farooq Tariq visited Nepal for four days after the election results were announced from 13/17 December 2017 and reports.
Franquismo o fascismo Dec 20 17:26 0 comments
Tampa's Dark Ages Dec 20 15:48 0 comments
The City of Tampa is rewriting a homophobic bathhouse ordinance to now criminalize sex workers. Please call and email city council members to oppose the criminalization of sex workers and stop the homophobic bathhouse ordinance.
Recuerdos en resistencia Dec 02 20:57 0 comments
Resistir al sistema es enfrentarse al horror, “al más frío de todos los monstruos fríos”. La comprensión de ello llegó de forma paralela mientras cientos de cuerpos cercenados eran convertidos en cifras e informes de derechos humanos, y miles de rostros que habitaban trochas y ríos eran condenados al humo indiferente de ciudades convertidas en campos de concentración que infamemente pasaron a ser denominadas como “albergues”.
Democracia virtual Nov 22 06:28 0 comments
La democracia, convertida en falsedad política, es mutación de un invento mediático que aplica control social a poblaciones que terminaron creyendo que los países se transforman sin luchas de pueblos y comunidades que arriesgan la vida en acciones de hecho contra el Estado. Así construyeron modelos mentales para sociedades que olvidan las luchas de sus muertos, a quienes en vida solo profesan odio porque osaron profanar al nuevo ídolo de la mansedumbre: aquella democracia virtual que impone pacifismo a sus súbditos.
Cine, Mujeres y Acuerdo de Paz Nov 12 22:38 0 comments
Durante varios días la cineasta Ana González permaneció con los excombatientes de las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) realizando talleres y diversas actividades enfocadas a la construcción de archivo audiovisual y fortalecimiento de la memoria. ¿Saldará el cine colombiano su deuda con la memoria, con la historia del país? Es momento que la imagen salga de la quietud y recobre el movimiento en favor de la vida y derrote al silencio, esa petrificación cómplice de quienes se vendieron a la infamia y censura de un modelo político y económico que impone solo muerte y miseria.
New Mass Resistance as Spanish State Jails Catalan Ministers Nov 10 18:02 0 comments
Judge Carmen Lamela of Spain's National High Court – direct descendant of the fascist Franco-era Court of Public Order – took the war of the Spanish state against the Catalan pro-independence government to a new level of judicial violence on November 2.
Communiqué on the Situation in Catalonia Nov 01 16:01 0 comments
1. On 27 October, in fulfilment of the mandate of the referendum of 1 October in which despite police repression more than two million people participated, the Catalan Parliament proclaimed the Catalan Republic. In a Spain with a monarchy that is a direct successor of the dictator Franco, a Republic that opens up a constituent process is without doubt a proposal that breaks with the 1978 regime, with its political consensus and with a constitutional order that serves the elites. This proclamation occurs in a context of constant threats to apply article 155 and impose an authoritarian outcome on a conflict that demands an eminently political and democratic solution. In fact, in recent days the application of 155 had come to be threatened no matter what happened. We call for the application of article 155 to be rejected and for democratic, peaceful and disobedient defence of the will of the Catalan people and of their right to decide.
Comunicado de Anticapitalistas ante la situación en Catalunya Nov 01 15:59 0 comments
1- El 27 de Octubre, cumpliendo el mandato del referéndum del 1 de Octubre en el que participaron más de 2 millones de personas a pesar de la represión policial, el Parlament de Catalunya proclamó la Republica Catalana. En una España con una monarquía sucesora directa del dictador Franco, una República que abre un proceso constituyente es sin duda una propuesta que rompe con el régimen del 78, con sus consensos políticos y con un orden constitucional al servicio de las élites. Esta proclamación se produce en un contexto de amenazas constantes para aplicar el 155 y darle una salida autoritaria a un conflicto que tiene que tener una salida eminentemente política y democrática. De hecho, en los últimos días se había llegado a amenazar con la aplicación del 155 pasara lo que pasara, se hiciera lo que se hiciera. Llamamos a rechazar la aplicación del artículo 155 y a la defensa democrática, pacífica y desobediente de la voluntad del pueblo catalán y su derecho a decidir.
A note on the Declaration of Independence adopted October 27 by the Catalan parliament Oct 30 15:47 0 comments
The Declaration begins by reciting the full text of a resolution adopted October 10 by the parliamentary representatives of the pro-independence parties. The resolution recalls the repeated and frustrated attempts by Catalonia since the adoption of the post-Franco Spanish constitution of 1978 to expand the very limited administrative autonomy it grants into political recognition as a nation within the Spanish state.
Catalonia: Independence Declared after Rajoy Refuses Last-Minute Deal Oct 30 15:46 0 comments
Just after 3pm on October 27, the Catalan parliament voted to ratify the results of the country's October 1 referendum on self-determination, proclaiming Catalonia “an independent state in the form of a republic.”
Catalonia’s Paradox Oct 11 16:55 0 comments
October 1 has passed, closing a period of the shared history between Catalonia and the Spanish state and beginning an uncertain future. It was a day when all the tension building over the five-year independence process came to a head.
El referéndum de Cataluña de 2017 y la izquierda española o española izquierda Sep 28 06:33 0 comments
Un consejo a la izquierda española: si no hay referéndum en Cataluña el 1-O jamás la izquierda verá un referéndum en España, si antes la burguesía no está segura de que lo puede ganar.
España contra Catalunya, ¿qué debemos hacer? Sep 24 15:45 0 comments
Transcripción ampliada de la intervención realizada el 17 de septiembre en Sant Feliu del Baix Llobregat, organizada por la Candidatura d’Unitat Popular (CUP), en la que también intervino Mireia Vehí, diputada en el Parlament por la CUP-CC. Terminando la transcripción se han producido 14 detenciones de personas acusadas de ser demócratas, decenas de registros e incautaciones de documentos y propaganda.
Catalonia Referendum: Resisting the Spanish Government Siege Sep 24 15:43 0 comments
In 1713-14, it took the troops of Spain’s Borbon monarchy 14 months of siege before taking Barcelona and ending Catalan self-rule. In September 2017, Catalonia is again under siege, this time from the central Spanish People’s Party (PP) government. Under prime minister Mariano Rajoy the Spanish state is concentrating all its firepower on stopping the Catalan government’s October 1 independence referendum. On that day, if this siege is successfully resisted, Catalan citizens will vote on whether “Catalonia should become an independent state in the form of a republic.”
In Defence of Democratic Rights in Catalonia Sep 22 16:18 0 comments
In Catalonia an important process of independence is taking place against Spain. At the request of the Popular Party (PP), the Spanish Constitutional Court declared the Catalan Statute of 2010, unconstitutional. This statute was negotiated between the Government of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero and later endorsed by the Spanish Parliament. Since then, the number of Catalans who want to become independent from Spain has not stopped growing.
[Johannesburg] Housing and Land: We demand answers Aug 16 05:09 1 comments
About 40 communities from southern Johannesburg have united under the banner of Gauteng Civics. The Gauteng Civics have summonsed the national Minister of Human Settlements, the Gauteng MEC for Human Settlement, Mr Paul Mashatile, and the Mayor of the City of Joburg, Herman Mashaba, to our mass rally on Saturday 19 August to answer our demands for housing and land.
[Colombia] Encuentro por la Autonomía y la Vida Digna Jul 19 07:57 0 comments
Desde diversos procesos que hoy nos organizamos en la ciudad de Bogotá alrededor de las luchas estudiantiles, feministas y de género, comunicativas, barriales, educativas populares y comunitarias, impulsamos este evento como una apuesta colectiva clave para impulsar y fortalecer los procesos populares que hoy se piensan desde un caminar autónomo por la construcción de sujetos, comunidades y territorios libres de todo tipo de dominación social.
[South Africa] Kroonstad explodes – Call for solidarity Jun 29 05:16 0 comments
The Free State Housing Campaign started door to door work in 3 wards (367 RDP households) in Kroonstad, Free State, and a mass meeting was held in each ward and then a mass march in Kroonstad. All this led to a broadening of the campaign as expressed in well over a thousand residents marching in Kroonstad and putting their demands very clearly to various government departments giving them 7 days to respond. At a report-back meeting held on Sunday 11th June there was extreme anger at Governments response and well “the shit and the ‘gatvol’ factor hit the fan” when the community marched in the township and were attacked by the police. 16 activists were jailed, charged with public violence and eventually released. This is a call for solidarity to contribute no matter how small or big to this struggle.
In the Shadow of Social Democracy: Right-Wing Challenges and Left Alternatives Apr 24 19:12 0 comments
We live in a paradoxical world. Much debate on the radical left revolves around multitudes of discontented groups – sometimes lumped together as the 99%, sometimes rebranded as precariat – struggling against an abstract empire and its 1% rulers. Capitalism and class – once serving as a compass to navigate left politics through the apparently chaotic sees of everyday life – have turned into subjects of theoretical debate with little to no connection to political praxis.
Explaining White Privilege To A Broke White Person Apr 12 16:34 0 comments
Years ago some feminist on the Internet told me I was “privileged.”
Reactionary Working Class? Mar 17 06:51 0 comments
Large parts of the western working class now seem to gather around right populists, demagogues, and racists. They vote for reactionary and fascistoid political parties. They helped to vote the UK out of the EU and to make Trump president of the world's superpower number one, and they vote so massively for the far right political parties that the latter have government power in sight throughout several of Europe's most populous countries.
The liberal roots of Islamophobia Mar 06 17:30 0 comments
Today's worst Islamophobes are not hailing from the ranks of the far-right movement, instead they claim to be liberals.
Western Sahara: An Albatross on African Union’s Conscience Feb 27 01:28 0 comments
At the 28th Summit meeting of the African Union (AU) held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 30 January 2017, Morocco's readmission to the continental body generated heated discussion. At the end of the day the Kingdom of Morocco managed to win over sufficient member states on its side and it was allowed to join the fold unconditionally.
German newspaper apologises for publishing false allegations of Cologne-style New Year sex... Feb 15 20:51 0 comments
Germany’s highest-selling newspaper has issued an apology for publishing false allegations of Cologne-style sex attacks in Frankurt during New Year celebrations.
This week the issue is not Trump. It is ourselves. Jan 27 16:39 0 comments
On the day President Trump is inaugurated, thousands of writers in the United States will express their indignation. "In order for us to heal and move forward...", say Writers Resist, "we wish to bypass direct political discourse, in favour of an inspired focus on the future, and how we, as writers, can be a unifying force for the protection of democracy."
Homecoming to Nostalgia: The Inauguration of Donald J. Trump Jan 25 18:49 0 comments
“In a time of universal deceit,
Why we should listen to anarchists in the age of Trump Jan 24 02:32 0 comments
Among the sweeping changes that President Donald J. Trump has already brought to Washington with his inauguration is the specter of window-breaking anarchists.more >>