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north america / mexico / economy Sunday January 01, 2012 13:21 byOccupy May 1st
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Occupy May 1st!

Build Power & Show Power through Mass Participatory Bold Action

To show our power, on May 1st, 2012, we will be organizing for such a mass participatory and bold collective action: a national general strike, mass boycott, student strike/ walk-out and mass day of action. We will be organizing within our unions- or informal workplace organizations where there’s no union or the union isn’t supportive- to hold a one-day general strike. Where a strike is not possible, we will be organizing people to call in sick, or take a personal day, as part of a coordinated “sick-out”. Those who are students will be walking-out of their schools (or not showing up in the first place). In the community, we will be holding a mass boycott and refusing to make any purchase on that day.

We, the 99%, will build our power and show our power until we've occupied our workplaces, our communities, our schools, our lives, our world... until we've occupied everything!



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north america / mexico / community struggles Wednesday October 12, 2011 15:50 byFirst of May Anarchist Alliance   text 6 comments (last - tuesday october 25, 2011 10:44)
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The following is a joint statement from the First of May Anarchist Alliance and The Utopian: A Journal of Anarchism and Libertarian Socialism.

We should strive to convince the movement that the problem in the US today is not just Wall Street or the corporations or the fact that the economic system is somehow being “gamed” or “rigged” by tricky selfish individuals. We need to explain that the cause of the crisis is the capitalist system itself, a system in which production is carried on only when it results in profits, the vast majority of which go to the tiny elite that runs the country. Correspondingly, we should work to persuade the movement that its ultimate aim should be the radical democratization of our entire society, in other words, a revolution in which the vast majority of people seize control of the economy and the country as a whole from the rich and disperse power and direct control of all aspects of social life as widely as possible. As a result, we should propose and support radical demands that both point in this direction and unite the broadest sectors of the population.

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américa del norte / méxico / represión / presos Tuesday October 04, 2011 17:20 byVoces Oaxaqueñas Construyendo Autonomía y Libertad   text 1 comment (last - wednesday october 05, 2011 00:04)
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Este 2 de octubre de 2011, tomamos el predio ubicado en la fundición 2 cuadras abajo de la muralla como una forma de movilización pacífica, pero sobre todo encaminada a generar espacios para el pueblo de Oaxaca, en el cual pueda encontrar la posibilidad de organizarse desde abajo, con las colonias, con las personas libres en espacios que han sido utilizados por los que ven en el poder la posibilidad de enriquecerse con lo que es y siempre ha sido del pueblo (...) En las primeras horas de esta mañana en el lugar de la ocupación ubicada en la calle de Valerio Trujano, Colonia Ampliación San Juan; hemos recibido intimidación primero por una persona de complexión gruesa que conducía un automovil compacto marca athos de color gris después por parte de una patrulla de policía de número económico 605, con al menos 7 policías a bordo, después por 3 sujetos los que parecían ser policías vestidos de civil, para que aproximadamente a las 8:30 de la mañana llegaran a rodear al menos 7 patrullas de la Policía municipal de Oaxaca, acompañados de una camioneta tipo van sin logotipos, quienes respaldan a dos personas que dicen ser representantes de un funcionario de Protección Civil de nombre Manuel Maza Sanchez, MISMO QUE ASEGURA POR PARTE DE SUS VOCEROS LOS POLICIAS SER EL DUEÑO DE ESTE PREDIO EL CUÀL NO LE PERTENECE, así mismo varios golpeadores de dicho funcionario circulan por el lugar.

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amérique du nord / mexique / divers Sunday April 17, 2011 01:10 bySecrétariat fédéral   text 1 comment (last - saturday april 07, 2012 15:20)
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Campagne pour l'abstention

Quand vient le temps des élections, la classe politique nous sert ses discours les plus doux et nous fait ses promesses les plus belles. Le cirque électoral et ses charlatans sont de retour pour nous vendre leurs salades : chaque député-e, de chaque parti, nous annonce avec conviction qu'un vote en sa faveur sera synonyme de grand changement! On connaît la chanson...

L'Union communiste libertaire (UCL) lance une campagne pour l'abstention aux élections fédérales. À cette fin, nous avons concocté des affiches et autocollants afin de promouvoir un nouveau site web, dédié à la question des élections : http://www.LeVraiChangement.com.  

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==> Please note that, thanks to our good friends at Common Cause, an English version of the campain website is available at www.genuinechange.info/

north america / mexico / workplace struggles Saturday April 02, 2011 03:18 byJuan Conatz
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Appeal for solidarity from the Madison, Wisconsin Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) branch:

International Capital is confronting International Labor on the world stage. Our neighbors in Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia have recently shown the world how to bring governments and rulers to their knees. As the struggle unfolds, we are learning from each other minute-to-minute.

In Madison, The Industrial Workers of the World are active in a fight against Governor Scott Walker, who serves the infamous Koch brothers and the wider corporate interests. We believe it will take a General Strike to stop Walker's legislation and strengthen the labor movement. Governor Walker and conservative legislators have pushed through a plan that will virtually destroy all unions for public employees, except for firefighters, police, and the state patrol. They also plan to severely cut welfare and medical programs, and reduce rights for immigrants.

We need to let union and non-union workers, the unemployed, and all disenfranchised people of the world know that true power does not rest in the marble halls of the capitol building or corporate boardrooms. It is through unity and action that our hearts and minds become the pathways of power and resistance.

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obamaafghanistanwar1.jpg imageFalse hope, broken promises: Obama’s belligerent legacy Jan 20 02:33 by Jakob Reimann 0 comments

When Obama received the Nobel Prize in 2009, the committee acknowledged his commitment to peace. He has since bombed eight countries.

1 image3 años de comunicar desde abajo, 3 años de Radio Comunitaria Amiltzinko Jan 19 19:15 by Demián Revart 0 comments

El 4, 5 y 6 de enero, la comunidad de Amilcingo en Morelos, se reunió de nueva cuenta para festejar y llevar a la conciencia la enorme labor radial de quienes integran la Radio Comunitaria Amiltzinko 100.7 FM

signal20170115221904.jpg imageEl cuerpo del internacionalista Michael Israel reposa en EEUU Jan 19 17:42 by IGD 0 comments

El voluntario norteamericano de 27 años murió en un bombardeo turco el 29 de noviembre en el norte de Siria.

signal20170115221904_1.jpg imageBody Of YPG Volunteer Michael Israel Returns To U.S. To Be Laid To Rest Jan 19 17:40 by IGD 0 comments

This past week on January 11th, the body of Michael Israel, Sacramento organizer and late YPG volunteer, finally arrived in California from overseas. His journey back into the United States took over a month, and began in Syria with a ceremony and mourning procession to send him off. His California community has been awaiting his arrival, and organized a funeral procession of their own to welcome Michael home for the last time. Sacramento and Bay Area activists, individuals from the California Kurdish community, and Michael’s friends and family all came together to accompanied him from the San Francisco Airport to Lodi, his hometown. Over fifty people took part in the long-distance procession, traveling in around 20 cars, vans, and buses festooned with YPG and anti-fascist flags, flowers, and pictures of Michael.

15941001_690919024408604_2504680982688502753_n.jpg imageLa comunidad de Suc-Tuc en Campeche decide conformar un autogobierno ante la corrupción y ... Jan 14 17:00 by Demián Revart 0 comments

En el municipio de Hopelchén en Campeche, la comunidad de San Franciso Suc-Tuc ha decidido regirse por usos y costumbres. ¿Qué significa esto?, los días 9, 10 y 11 de enero, tras una jornada de históricas asambleas deliberativas, los pobladores eligieron a un Consejo de Gobierno autónomo y a tres representantes que fungirán como tesorero, secretario y comisario, todos ellos, desconcentrados y revocables para la administración que se plantee en futuras asambleas, una diferencia radical de lo que enmarca el viejo orden constitucional.

Ahora, velarán por la gestión autónoma del territorio y la vida social en pos de los intereses comunes, y ya no por los que el Estado-Ayuntamiento siempre ha transformado en negocio y lucro de unos cuantos.

gasolinazo1024x683.jpe imageUn México en las calles, un México en rabia Jan 12 16:51 by Demián Revart 0 comments

"Desde el Ángel marcharon decenas de miles. Niños, jóvenes, adultos y algunos valientes en su silla de ruedas. La consigna sigue siendo, como desde mayo de 2012: ¡Fuera Peña! Hay que ver más a fondo la problemática, no es el régimen peñanietista, ¡es todo el Estado-Capital! Decimos sin tapujos que nuestra consigna es: ¡Que se vayan todos!"

cnte_gasolineras_chiapas1.jpg imageLa muerte de Pemex, el gasolinazo y la crisis económica que se aproxima Jan 12 15:41 by Demián Revart 0 comments

México no está al borde del colapso financiero… ¡ya lo está! Tenemos que ser realistas, y por tanto, nuestro análisis debe serlo de igual forma. Entrevista a obrero petrolero en lucha de PEMEX en Veracruz, México, sobre la crisis económica en el país.

IWW GDC Speaker on Street March Against Killer Cops imageBuilding Working-Class Defense Organizations: Dec 27 00:15 by Kdog 0 comments

The General Defense Committee of the Industrial Workers World (IWW) has become an important pole of struggle for pro-working-class revolutionaries in the Twin Cities. While active on a number of different fronts it is the participation of the General Defense Committee (GDC) in the year-long struggle against police killings and brutality in the Twin Cities that has largely led to the significant growth of the organization. The GDC has grown to approximately 90 dues-paying members in Minnesota, and has several active working-groups. In the wake of Trump’s election victory, Wobblies (1) and others across the country have begun establishing their own GDC locals – strongly influenced by the Twin Cities’ model.

policiacomunitariaguerrero620x350.jpg imagePolicía Comunitaria de Guerrero: una institución de los pueblos para la seguridad y justic... Dec 21 03:39 by Daniele Fini 0 comments

La historia del Estado de Guerrero, en México, encuentra su hilo conductor en la violencia, en particular la violencia política. La actitud autoritaria y represiva de las élites locales, tratando de mantener las grandes desigualdades que atraviesan a la región, se ha enfrentado continuamente con los intentos organizativos rebeldes de las clases populares.

electionprotestswas_kuma759.jpg imageNot My President! Dec 17 03:40 by Wayne Price 2 comments

The rise of a U.S. movement which rejects the legitimacy of Trump's presidency.

crsjpcpguerrero.jpg imagevideoIndigenous Armed Group Created in the Mountains of Guerrero Dec 16 08:31 by Ruptura Colectiva 3 comments

They send a message to the world: “With autonomy we fight for life and territory”

captura_de_pantalla_20161214_a_las_04.45.48.png imageNace grupo armado indígena en la Montaña de Guerrero, México: "luchamos desde la autonomía... Dec 15 17:54 by Ruptura Coleciva (RC) 0 comments

Grupo de indígenas na'savi se levantan en armas por la autogestión de su seguridad, sus territorios y por la construcción de una autonomía municipal que enfrente a las policías municipales, el ejército y los grupos del narcotráfico.

textA 5 años del cobarde asesinato policial de los normalistas Gabriel y Alexis: ¡ni perdón ni... Dec 13 15:46 by Ilse Trejo 0 comments

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599651_238643996256462_28038506_n.jpg imageMisunderstanding syndicalism Dec 06 20:23 by Tom Wetzel 3 comments

Debate "The claim that "syndicalist unions broke off from mainstream federations to form 'purely revolutionary' unions, cutting themselves off from the mass of workers" doesn't hold up, though it does conform to the Leninist orthodoxy of "Left-Wing" Communism: An Infantile Disorder. There were many countries where the syndicalist unions were the majority--such as Portugal, Spain, Argentina, Uruguay, Peru and Brazil. Syndicalist unions in South Africa, such as the Industrial Workers of Africa (modeled on the Industrial Workers of the World), were the only unions that organized native African workers, who were excluded from the white craft unions.
At the time of the mass occupation of the factories in Italy in September 1920, the USI (Italian Syndicalist Union) was claiming 800,000 members, and the factory councils formed throughout Italy in those events were mostly organized by the USI. Moreover, it was the anarcho-syndicalists who initiated a militia movement ("arditti del popolo") to fight Mussolini's fascist squads. But the Communists didn't cooperate, and the Socialist Party capitulated to fascism.


trumpgraph700.jpg imageTrump and the myth of the progressive but misled 'white working class' voters Dec 06 17:36 by andrew 1 comments

Once it became clear that Trump was going to become the president of the USA, my Facebook feed became cluttered with attempts to understand how that could possibly happen.  How could a white supremacist, misogynist and utterly transparent snake oil salesman accumulate so many votes?  Those on the left both inside and outside the borders of the USA struggled to understand what had happened. [Listen to the audio of this entire article] A common conclusion in too many of these pieces is that the left needs to reach out, and listen to the concerns of, those who voted for him as a priority.  In a similar fashion to how sections of the left evaluated Brexit, they see a working class anti-establishment rebellion in the Trump vote from what they term the ‘white working class’. They believe that component was won by Trump because it has been neglected by the left - often, they will assert, because the rest of the left was distracted by what they call identity politics. This is a simple explanatory story that is particularly attractive to those sections of the left that have a nostalgic yearning for an imagined past of pure class struggle, shorn of internal concerns around oppression.  But the concept of masses of otherwise progressive working class voters opting for Trump on economic grounds is a myth.  The attractiveness of that myth and its promotion has more to do with the hostility of that section of the left towards the influence of intersectional feminism than anything more substantive.  That hostility has caused them to seek out anecdotes and exceptional regions and present them as the typical story that defines the election just as liberal Hillary Clinton campaigners have focused in on Facebook false news stories as the cause of her defeat.

la_1.jpg imageΚόκκινος Νοέμβρη... Nov 17 18:29 by Dmitri 0 comments

Η στρατηγική μας στηρίζεται στην ενότητα των εν λόγω άμεσων δράσεων, καθώς η κάλπη δεν αποτελεί άμυνα ενάντια στο φασισμό και το μίσος ούτε συνιστά κάτι τέτοιο το Δημοκρατικό Κόμμα. Βλέπουμε ότι οι νίκες που έχουμε κερδίσει μέσα από σκληρούς αγώνες θα μπορούσαν να αντιστραφούν. Η μόνη μας ευκαιρία είναι να δημιουργήσουμε ένα κίνημα που να στηρίζεται στην εξουσία των ανθρώπων. Μια στρατηγική για να υπερασπίσουμε τις κοινότητές μας και να αμφισβητήσουμε τον Τραμπ αρχίζει με και από εμάς, τους εκμεταλλευόμενους εργαζόμενους. Μαζί κρατάμε τη λύση στο ζήτημα Τραμπ και στα μεγαλύτερα προβλήματα του καπιταλισμού, την πατριαρχία και τη λευκή υπεροχή.

la.jpg imageRed November, Black November – An Anarchist Response to the Election Nov 16 00:27 by Black Rose Anarchist Federation/Federación Anarquista Rosa N 3 comments

A strategy to defend our communities and to challenge Trump begins with us, the exploited workers. Together we hold the solution to Trump and to the bigger problems of capitalism, patriarchy, and white supremacy. Some sections of the ruling classes may share our desire to get rid of Trump, but only so that they can put another capitalist in the White House and then have us go through this cycle of crisis all over again. While we may end up marching with these people in the streets for the next four years, we know that our allies are those who also work to build the independent power of the exploited classes, not those who want us to pin our hopes on political candidates.
We must push for greater unity of working-class social movements. We need to reach out to others who are doing organizing in our areas and talk to them about working together. We should push for social movement organizations that we are part of – like labor unions, Black Lives Matter chapters, immigrant rights organizations – to organize city-wide summits to plan how to support each other and how to coordinate opposition to Trump. Between now and January 20th, we should organize as much national discussion and coordination between social movements and revolutionary organizations as possible. We should plan for mass protests on Trump’s inauguration day, and we should see these protests as organizing tools to continue building unity and to draw people into the day-to-day organizing in our communities where we will really be building the long-term power that we need to be a threat to the state.

Also read Trumpazo al establecimiento en EEUU: la lucha de clases y el magnate excéntrico José Antonio Gutiérrez D.

ourdreamsblurry.jpg imageΚανείς δεν έρχετ^... Nov 12 18:10 by First of May Anarchist Alliance 0 comments

Τι χρειάζεται να γίνει:
1. Όχι στην Εθνική "θεραπεία", σε συνεργασία με, ή περίοδο χάριτος στο καθεστώς Trump
2. Βγείτε στους δρόμους - οικοδομήστε οργανώσεις μαχητικής αντίστασης
3. Συγκροτείστε οργανώσεις άμυνας της εργατικής τάξης που θα αντιστέκονται στις ρατσιστικές επιθέσεις, τη σεξουαλική κακοποίηση, τις επιδρομές σε μετανάστες με το πρόσχημα της εσωτερικής ασφάλειας και ενάντια στις απελάσεις, την αστυνομική βία και την κρατική καταστολή
4. Κινηθείτε και οργανωθείτε σε εργατικές δραστηριότητες - συμπεριλαμβανομένης μιας γενικής απεργίας ενάντια στον Trump
5. Όχι στην ανάθεση του αγώνα ξανά στο Δημοκρατικό Κόμμα, όχι στον εκλογικισμό και το μη κερδοσκοπικό Βιομηχανικό Συγκρότημα (Non-Profit Industrial Complex).

textNo One is Coming to Save Us Nov 12 12:18 by M1AA 1 comments

Across the US, from cities to rural areas, it is imperative that anarchists and anti-authoritarians strive to build organizations to battle the emboldened far right, to advocate through militant action the needs of working-class communities, and to combat state repression.

What Needs to Be Done:
1. No to National “healing”, working with, or a grace period for the Trump Regime
2. Take to the streets – build a militant resistance
3. Build working-class defense organizations that resist racist attacks, sexual assault, immigration and homeland security raids and deportations, police brutality and state repression
4. Agitate and organize for workers actions – including a general strike against Trump
5. No to containment of the struggle back into the Democratic Party, electoralism and the Non-Profit Industrial Complex

donaldtrumpgageskidmore600x400.jpg imageΜερικές σκέψεις ^... Nov 11 16:36 by Martin Smith και Tash Shifrin 0 comments

Η νίκη του Τραμπ θα δώσει ώθηση στις ακροδεξιές ρατσιστικές και φασιστικές οργανώσεις τόσο στις ΗΠΑ όσο και στην Ευρώπη. Ο ίδιος ο Τραμπ δεν είναι φασίστας – είναι ένας δισεκατομμυριούχος μεγιστάνας, μέρος της ελίτ των ΗΠΑ. Όμως η νίκη του έδωσε αυτοπεποίθηση στις ομάδες του Tea Party και σε επικίνδυνες οργανώσεις όπως η Κου Κλουξ Κλαν.

iwanttomakeamericagreatagain.jpg imageTrump’s victory speaks to a crumbling liberal order Nov 10 14:38 by Jerome Roos 1 comments

Only a reinvigorated left and radical-democratic movements can clear away the ruins of the political establishment and defeat the proto-fascist right.

p_01_11_2016.jpeg imageTrumpazo al establecimiento en EEUU: la lucha de clases y el magnate excéntrico Nov 10 05:39 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D. 0 comments

Trump es el síntoma, pero claramente no es la cura para esa profunda crisis que atraviesa a la sociedad norteamericana. Esos “deplorables” que pusieron su fe en Trump se verán pronto desilusionados y enfrentados a la triste realidad.

solidaritywithstandingrockdefendtheland.jpg imageResistance at Standing Rock Nov 04 14:04 by Wayne Price 1 comments

The Standing Rock Sioux in the U.S. have been fighting against the construction of a major gas pipeline which would threaten their water supply and violate their sacred sites. They have organized popular direct action against the construction company and the state and inspired people throughout the country and the world.

14627755_10209284102413695_803572706_n.jpg imageLos Zapatistas, las Elecciones y la Autonomía Oct 18 00:33 by Rebeldía Contrainformativa 0 comments

A muchos parece haber impresionado que hace poco los zapatistas, englobados alrededor del EZLN (Ejercito Zapatista de Liberación Nacional) y dentro de su participación en el CNI (Congreso Nacional Indígena) que llevó a cabo su quinto congreso, precisamente durante su 20 aniversario de nacimiento, hicieron un declaración conjunta en la que manifiestan, además de continuar con su lucha desde abajo y a la izquierda, participar articuladamente en hacer una deliberación en todas las localidades de los procesos adheridos al CNI. Esta deliberación será sobre lo decidido en este quinto congreso, además de escoger un grupo de personas que conformaran un Consejo Indígena de Gobierno, del cuál emergerá una mujer indígena que será candidata tanto del CNI como del EZLN para las elecciones mexicanas del 2018.

textModern Day Slavery in USA Oct 08 14:28 by Pink Panther 0 comments

Since the 45th Anniversary of the Attica prison riots – September 9th, 2016 – an estimated 24,000 people have been on strike in the USA. If you haven’t heard of the strike you are not alone. It has mostly been ignored by the mainstream media and even much of the Left. This is because the strikers are made up of a group who usually don’t feature in strikes: prison workers.

030416trumpc_fitbox_1000x1000.jpg imageIs Trumpism Fascism? Oct 07 08:34 by Wayne Price 3 comments

Donald Trump and those who follow him have shown certain specific traits of a fascist movement. Does that make Trump or the Trumpets into fascists? What is fascism? How is it counterposed to bourgeois democracy? Is there likely to be a fascist movement in the U.S.A.? How do we fight fascism?

prisonstrike.jpg imageAnnouncement of Nationally Coordinated Prisoner Workstoppage for Sept 9, 2016 Sep 09 18:21 by Support Prisoner Resistance - Free Alabama Movement - IWOC 0 comments

Prisoners from across the United States have just released this call to action for a nationally coordinated prisoner workstoppage against prison slavery to take place on September 9th, 2016.

This is a Call to Action Against Slavery in America

In one voice, rising from the cells of long term solitary confinement, echoed in the dormitories and cell blocks from Virginia to Oregon, we prisoners across the United States vow to finally end slavery in 2016.


46_cartoon_pr.gif imageShould the Left Call for a Third Party? Sep 07 01:02 by Wayne Price 0 comments

There are non-anarchist radicals who advocate creating a new, third, party, to replace the Democrats at least. They share many of the values of anarchists. However anarchists regard this as a mistaken strategy.

25666062.jpg imageParty of Which People? Aug 01 05:38 by Wayne Price 1 comments

Review of Frank's "Listen, Liberal." A leading liberal journalist, he exposes the Democratic Party as dominated by a section of the capitalist class, namely the top of the professional-managerial sector. He demonstrates its acceptance of inequality and its rejection of the working class.

la_lucha_cmyk_300dpi42d144a479511d620fbf06fa2783573f.jpg imageLa Lucha: the illustrated story of Human Right defenders and their struggle in Mexico Jul 28 01:30 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D. 0 comments

La Lucha, the Story of Lucha Castro and Human Rights in Mexico, Jon Sack. London: Verso, 2015. ISBN: 978-1-78168-801-4 (paperback) £9.99 Pp. 96 + xv.

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