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brazil/guyana/suriname/fguiana / imperialismo / guerra Tuesday October 16, 2018 05:41 by Coordenação Anarquista Brasileira
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Nota da Coordenação Anarquista Brasileira

O atual cenário político brasileiro exige muita lucidez e frieza para o conjunto dos lutadores e das lutadoras populares e sua análise da realidade. Nós da Coordenação Anarquista Brasileira, modestamente, buscamos dar nossa contribuição a compreensão do convulsionado cenário político-social, cujo principal corte se encontra no golpe jurídico-parlamentar que derrubou Dilma Rousseff do governo. Vivemos recentemente o chamado esgotamento do pacto da Nova República de 1988. Tal pacto, mantinha a exclusão social dos/as de baixo, enquanto garantia direitos jurídicos mínimos, numa coalizão que envolveu políticos burgueses, o empresariado, os militares e parte dos setores reformistas da esquerda.

A construção do Estado brasileiro, no entanto, sempre esteve mais próxima dos interesses das potências imperialistas de turno do que da maioria da população. O estado penal para os pobres sempre foi a norma das instituições da democracia burguesa. Os governos do PT, desde Lula, incrementaram a máquina criminal da ordem pública com todo um aparato legislativo-judicial que reproduziram o super-encarceramento dos pobres e negros e a parafernália repressiva que ataca as lutas sociais. O pacto de conciliação de classes foi rompido e o colaboracionismo rasgado para dar lugar à agenda agressiva do capitalismo financeiro sobre os direitos sociais, as liberdades parciais e os bens públicos, que foram conquistas históricas do movimento popular.

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greece / turkey / cyprus / miscellaneous Monday October 01, 2018 19:47 by Paddy Rua
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As repression keeps mounting in Turkey amidst a generalised economic crisis, we had the chance of discussing with a member of Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet (DAF), a Turkey-based anarchist organisation, the current situation under Ergogan and its implications in the ongoing Syrian conflict and the new balance of power which is being created out of this civil war. Their perspectives are of interest to militants everywhere in the Globe.

Ελλάδα / Τουρκία / Κύπρος / Περιβάλλον Thursday August 16, 2018 05:42 by provo
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Μακάρι να γίνει αυτή η νέα καταστροφή πέρα από αφορμή πένθους και επίδειξης εθελοντισμού και κοινωνικής αλληλεγγύης (που πρέπει να ειπωθεί ότι είναι ανέλπιστα συγκινητική) και αφορμή προβληματισμού. Βαθύ προβληματισμού γύρω από την ποιότητα και την ιεράρχηση των κοινωνικών αξιών. Γιατί από τις προηγούμενες μεγάλες καταστροφές το μόνο που έμεινε ήταν δυστυχώς περισσότερα αυθαίρετα.

niederlande / deutschland / österreich / imperialismus / krieg Tuesday August 07, 2018 10:12 by Rheinmetall entwaffnen
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Poster of the camp

Weltweit sind deutsche Waffen am Morden beteiligt. Deutschland liegt bei den Rüstungsexporten auf Platz 4 und in der EU an zweiter Stelle. In den letzten 10 Jahren konnte Rheinmetall ohne großen Aufschrei zu einem der größten Munitionslieferanten der Welt aufsteigen.

A protest camp just next to a Rheinmetall production area will take place from 29.08.2018 - 04.09.2018 in Germany in Unterlues.

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mashriq / arabia / iraq / community struggles Thursday July 19, 2018 01:11 by Zaher Baher
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The below is a report about the current situation in central and southern Iraq. It is over a week there has been a massive demos and protests against the central and local government and also against the oil companies . The report below briefly explains the situation .

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Read also: Update report : The mass protests in Baghdad and Southern Iraq continue

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text[South Africa] Stop the repression of casualised/contract workers in Ekurhuleni! Sep 29 07:27 by International Labour, Research & Information Group 0 comments

The International Labour, Research & Information Group (ILRIG) along with the forty-one (41) community, labour and other civil society organisations, gathered in Johannesburg for the 16th Annual Globalisation School, condemn in the strongest possible terms the violent repression of the legitimate protest engaged in today by casualised/contract workers at the Ekurhuleni Municipality. The protest was organised by the Simunye Workers Forum (SWF), who are part of the School.

textPicking up the pieces: How Syrian society has changed Sep 26 13:53 by Synaps Network 0 comments

Syria’s war has transformed the country in both shattering and subtle ways. While many evolutions are for the worse, others inspire cautious optimism: Syrians have shown relentless ingenuity in adapting to every stage of a horrendous conflict, salvaging remnants of dignity, solidarity and vitality amid nightmarish circumstances.

textThe US-Turkey stand-off in context: the US and the weaponisation of global finance Sep 13 19:04 by VASSILIS K. FOUSKAS and BULENT GOKAY 0 comments

Mainstream pundits and media commentators see the crisis in US-Turkey relations and the collapse of the Turkish currency as a result of Turkey's refusal to hand over to the US an American Evangelical priest. The analysis here shows that the roots of the conflict in times of crisis, uncertainty and hegemonic instability, go far beyond political epiphenomena. The US, a declining superpower, is trying to use the power of the dollar as a weapon to punish Turkey and other disobedient actors in the international system.

textHow Did Socialists Respond to the Advent of Fascism? Aug 15 16:51 by John Riddell 0 comments

The following talk was given on 21 July 2018 to a two-day seminar at York University entitled “Historical perspectives on united fronts against fascism and the far right.”

textStand down, Margaret! Aug 10 17:14 by David Rosenberg 0 comments

NOT content with calling Jeremy Corbyn a “fucking anti-semite and racist,” and treating herself as the victim when the Labour Party threatened to act on a third party complaint about her use of outrageous and abusive language against a fellow Labour MP whom she has known for several decades, and is the leader of the Labour Party, Margaret Hodge has had the chutzpah to compare her fight against Corbyn’s alleged anti-semitism with her fight in her Barking constituency against the British National Party (BNP).

textTurkish Elections, Looming Fascism and Left Politics Jul 06 18:41 by Baris Karaagac 0 comments

The elections on 24 June in Turkey for a new president and parliament, which took place under a state of emergency, constitute an historic moment in Turkish republican history with important consequences.

textThe Family-Party-State Nexus in Nicaragua May 10 03:06 by Trevor Evans 0 comments

In 1979 a popular uprising led by the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) overthrew the U.S.-backed Somoza-family dictatorship which had ruled Nicaragua since the 1930s, and in 1984 the Sandinistas and their presidential candidate, Daniel Ortega, decisively won the country’s first free elections in decades. The Sandinistas introduced a major programme of land redistribution and a significant expansion of public health care and education services. However, initial gains were undermined under the impact of an armed opposition (‘the contra’) organized and promoted by the U.S., a collapse of international raw material prices in the early 1980s, and Sandinista policy errors, including an over-ambitious programme of large-scale investments.

textThe “New Turkey”: Permanent State of Emergency and the Dream of Absolute Power Apr 24 22:57 by Önder Kulak and Kansu Yıldırım 0 comments

After declaring a state of emergency in the country, the decree laws of the government have replaced the law and therefore the constitution (already suspended partially) in Turkey.

textBuscando la verdad entre las ruinas de Duma Apr 24 19:16 by Robert Fisk 0 comments

Traducido para Rebelión por Juan Antonio Julián.

textThe search for truth in the rubble of Douma Apr 24 19:13 by Robert Fisk 0 comments

Exclusive: Robert Fisk visits the Syria clinic at the centre of a global crisis

textElections in Russia, 2018: Managed Democracy? Mar 23 00:08 by David Mandel 0 comments

This article examines the bases of popular support for recently re-elected Russian president Vladimir Putin. Although this support is strenuously “cultivated” by the regime by various illicit means, it nevertheless has a genuine basis that needs to be understood by people on the left who are trying to develop an enlightened position in the escalating confrontation between the “West” and Russia.

textEn qué va el trueque de fusiles por votos Mar 07 10:13 by Frente Internacional 0 comments

Con una campaña mediática bien orquestada, el régimen terminó el año anterior y comenzó el actual, invitando a la opinión a celebrar el éxito del proceso de paz con las FARC, que silenció más de 7 mil fusiles insurgentes, desmovilizó otros tantos guerrilleros y los “reinsertó” a la sociedad, con la promesa de cambiar esos fusiles por votos y concursar en pie de igualdad, con las elites tradicionales en las luchas políticas colombianas.

textVermont AFL-CIO Central Labor Council Stands With Rojava Feb 24 22:57 by Green Mountain Central Labor Council AFL-CIO 0 comments

Organized Labor must stand in solidarity with working people in all parts of the world when they rise up to defend their rights and when they struggle to build a better, more democratic and more socialist world;

textVanguards of Humanity: Why I support Afrin & the Rojava Revolution Feb 01 19:22 by Marcel Cartier 0 comments

The dark clouds of 21st-century fascism are once again hanging over the heads of the people of northern Syria. As if the inhabitants of the region often referred to as Rojava haven’t suffered enough over the course of the past 7 years of war, the Turkish state has come to the conclusion that the time is ripe to pick up the fallen, bloodied sword from the corpse that is Islamic State. Together with Salafist mercenaries carrying flags of the Syrian ‘rebels’ – one of the many components of what at one historical juncture seemingly all so long ago was a cohesive ‘Free Syrian Army’ – Erdogan’s regime vows a ‘swift operation’ to destroy ‘terrorism’ in Afrin.

textThe Iran Protests: A Third Path to Political Change? Jan 19 06:36 by Fouad Oveisy and Behnam Amini 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.”

textThe Rage of the Poor in Iran Jan 10 19:53 by Araz Bağban 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.”

textHeyday for Nepali Communists Jan 10 19:48 by Farooq Tariq 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.

textFranquismo o fascismo Dec 20 17:26 by Vicenç Navarro 0 comments



Hace ya años hubo un debate muy vivo e intenso en círculos politológicos en nuestro país sobre el tipo de régimen político que existía en España durante el periodo 1939-1978. Algunos politólogos, como el Sr. Juan Linz, de la Universidad de Yale (muy influyente en España, maestro de muchos de los profesores de Ciencias Políticas más conocidos en este país), sostenían que aquel régimen había sido un régimen autoritario, o lo que podría llamarse una dictadura a secas, sin más. Su misión era mantener el orden y la autoridad, siendo su dimensión represiva la más acentuada. Dirigida por un caudillo al que el régimen consideraba que tenía dotes casi sobrehumanas (“Caudillo por la gracia de Dios”, se decía en España para definir al Caudillo), tal tipo de Estado recibía el nombre de caudillista, siendo la forma de dictadura más común en América Latina, y que, según tales autores, incluía también la dictadura en España llamada franquista.

textTampa's Dark Ages Dec 20 15:48 by Sex Worker Solidarity Network 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.

Foto Archivo: Toma estudiantil de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia con sede en la ciudad de Palmira, departamento del Valle del Cauca imageRecuerdos en resistencia Dec 02 20:57 by Alexander Escobar 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”.

textDemocracia virtual Nov 22 06:28 by Alexander Escobar 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_remap.jpg imageCine, Mujeres y Acuerdo de Paz Nov 12 22:38 by Alexander Escobar 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.

textNew Mass Resistance as Spanish State Jails Catalan Ministers Nov 10 18:02 by Dick Nichols 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.

textCommuniqué on the Situation in Catalonia Nov 01 16:01 by Anticapitalistas 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.

textComunicado de Anticapitalistas ante la situación en Catalunya Nov 01 15:59 by Anticapitalistas 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.

textA note on the Declaration of Independence adopted October 27 by the Catalan parliament Oct 30 15:47 by Richard Fidler 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.

textCatalonia: Independence Declared after Rajoy Refuses Last-Minute Deal Oct 30 15:46 by Dick Nichols 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.”

textCatalonia’s Paradox Oct 11 16:55 by Josep Maria Antentas 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.

textEl referéndum de Cataluña de 2017 y la izquierda española o española izquierda Sep 28 06:33 by Narciso Matías Rojas 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.

textEspaña contra Catalunya, ¿qué debemos hacer? Sep 24 15:45 by Iñaki Gil de San Vicente 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.

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