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north america / mexico / repression / prisoners Wednesday October 20, 2010 20:36 byJake
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The North Eastern Federation of Anarchist Communists (NEFAC) condemns the Federal Bureau of Investigations' raids on anti-war and anti-colonial organizers, which began the morning of Friday, September 24th in the Twin Cities and Chicago, and the intimidation of organizers across the country.

As one of the FBI's main strategies has been to divide movements for change into small ineffectual factions, we call on our brothers and sisters of all radical, revolutionary, and progressive backgrounds to come together in the streets and in front of FBI offices to demonstrate unity in the face of this repression. We will protest these aggressions as if they were committed against our own membership.

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  • américa del norte / méxico / luchas indígenas Wednesday July 07, 2010 22:47 byMarcela Romero Juárez y Guadalupe Jiménez López
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    El Municipio Autónomo de San Juan Copala, ubicado en el estado de Oaxaca e integrado por comunidades indígenas triqui, representa una de las muchas y diversas formas en que los pueblos indígenas de México están construyendo su derecho colectivo a la autonomía.

    Los primeros años del gobierno autónomo en San Juan Copala demostraron que sí se puede cambiar la realidad a partir de la propia historia, que sí se puede crear otras formas de convivencia, que, junto con otras luchas, sí se puede…

    amérique du nord / mexique / Économie Tuesday July 06, 2010 22:26 bySecrétariat externe UCL
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    Les anti-capitalistes à Toronto

    L'UCL veut saluer le courage de toutes les personnes, radicales ou non, qui ont osé défier le climat de terreur installé par l'État et qui ont pris part aux manifestations contre le Sommet du G20 à Toronto.

    L'État a montré son vrai visage répressif en fin de semaine mais l'opération policière est en train de tourner au fiasco en terme de relations publiques pour les forces de répression et c'est tant mieux. Que nous ayons été à Toronto ou pas, nous sommes des milliers à être révoltés par ce que nous avons vu. Ne faisons pas l'erreur de croire que c'est terminé. Nous ne devons pas oublier nos camarades qui sont encore en prison en Ontario. C'est pourquoi nous appelons à joindre massivement la manifestation en solidarité avec les victimes de la répression politique le 1er juillet.

    [English] [Italiano]

    américa del norte / méxico / represión / presos Wednesday May 05, 2010 18:40 byVoces Oaxaqueñas Construyendo Autonomía y Libertad
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    Bety Cariño


    Hacemos un llamado a compañeros del mundo, que laboran en la tarea de Observación internacional a mantenerse atentos al proceso de lucha de los pueblos de Oaxaca, que como ha demostrado la brutal emboscada del 27 de abril, se encuentran en una espiral creciente de violencia y agresión por parte del gobierno y paramilitares.

    Hacemos un llamado urgente a todas las organizaciones del movimiento social de la APPO y al movimiento social a nivel nacional e internacional a poner sus ojos en San Juan Copala y a organizarnos en un futuro inmediato en una gran caravana de solidaridad que rompa el cerco que mantiene el PRI-UBISORT contra el municipio autónomo de San Juan Copala

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    north america / mexico / culture Friday March 26, 2010 16:49 byRudolfTB   text 3 comments (last - friday april 23, 2010 10:23)
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    Joe Hill (1879–1915)

    This article discusses how the early IWW used music both as an organising tool and as a means of developing a sense of community among its members. It puts these activities in the context of the politics and practical activity of the IWW during this period.

    One of the main reasons for the establishment of the IWW in 1905 was a recognition that there was a need for a revolutionary labor union that could organise on a national level. The industrial tactic that the IWW promoted aimed at creating cohesion in the working class and ensuring that union organized workers would stand together and support each other when there was a strike. It was important for the IWW to organize groups of workers that others were hesitant to organize and in some cases directly hostile to, for example women, unskilled workers, unemployed workers, black workers and immigrants.
    In their struggle to promote their politics, the IWW was a singing union. From 1910 to 1960 the IWW's songbook, still in print, was regarded by many workers as one of their most beloved possessions. The songbook was one of the IWW's most important documents and its songs were sung in numerous situations: around hobo campfires, in boxcars, in Wobbly halls, in the streets, on picket lines, at strike rallies, in court, on the way to jail and in jail. The songs were a crucial aid in recruiting new members, and they were important in building a sense of fellowship and in keeping spirits up in hard situations


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    textThe Rise and Fall of The Green Mountain Anarchist Collective Sep 27 06:37 by David Van Deusen 0 comments

    For a decade the Green Mountain Anarchist Collective did its part... This is its story...

    rojavawomen.jpg imageOur Perspectives and Tasks on the Revolution in Rojava Sep 09 16:58 by Black Rose Anarchist Federation / Federación Anarquista Rosa 0 comments

    As revolutionaries in North America we would like to outline the foundations of our political perspective as well as how we as an organization have agreed to relate the recent events and the struggle underway in Rojava in the Middle East. [Castellano]

    rojavawomen.jpg imageNuestras perspectivas y tareas sobre la Revolución en Rojava Sep 09 16:51 by Black Rose Anarchist Federation / Federación Anarquista Rosa 0 comments

    Como revolucionarios en Norteamérica quisiéramos resumir los fundamentos de nuestra perspectiva política. Como organización hemos acordado relacionarnos con los eventos recientes y el progreso de la lucha en Rojava en el Oriente Medio. [English]

    textThe "60's" Semi-Civil War Conditions In the U.S. (and elsewhere too!) With an Anarchistic ... Jul 30 01:55 by bob mcglynn 0 comments

    This is by an author who summerized the " 60's civil war in the U.S." in a few short paragraphs.
    I add in a long intro slamming the media etc. for reducing the 60's to ONLY the civil rights movement (leaving out the more radical/revolutionary currants like the Black Panthers), and the peace movement (leaving out the equally massive important- to way generalize a complicated mixed scene- anti-war/anti-imperialist movement.
    I mention anarchistic tides such as the all over the map student movement that burned down buildings to fight en loco parentis- in the place of parents- fight for personal freedom and to be treated like adults- the effect of which, though modified, can be scene on today's campus's. I mention the hippies/freaks who were everywhere and anarchist if not conciously than in effect.
    I go into womens/gay etc movements. The incredible revolution in creative music called "the soundtrack for the revolution" that was picked up in the underground of the Soviet Bloc whose lyrics could'nt be understood but meant "freedom". I mention BIG TIME that guys could be incredibly liberated to grow their hair long...
    I give alot of play to the formation of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War which was the only group of vets in U.S. history to oppose a war still in effect that had plenty of effect as U'll see... much more...
    Then finally i quote the text mentioned at the beginning by another author.

    textResponse to Crimethinc’s “Why We Don’t Make Demands” Jul 23 19:45 by Wayne Price 15 comments

    A response to Crimethinc's statement, "Why We Don't Make Demands." Wayne argues that revolutionary anarchists should propose to movements which they are part of to raise militant, radical, demands. Done in dialogue with the people, it moves the struggle forward and challenges the state and the capitalist class.

    textCurrency Workers Vote for Change With RWDSU Jun 15 18:33 by Stephanie Basile 0 comments

    Change Group workers endured an intense union busting campaign to win their election 17-2. They are now about to engage in a contract fight with the company.

    voto2.jpg imageElecciones en México se desarrollan en medio de manifestaciones Jun 08 19:14 by Solidaridad 0 comments

    En el sur del país se produjeron quema de urnas y tomas de edificios estatales. La población protesta en contra de la corrupción en las que se han visto involucrados gran parte de los políticos mexicanos. La represión no se ha hecho esperar y mantiene a numerosos municipios militarizados.

    mortar3cover.jpg imageMortar, no. 3: Editorial - here we go again Jun 07 17:44 by Linchpin 0 comments

    Thanks for picking up the third volume of Mortar, Common Cause’s journal of revolutionary anarchist theory. In our two previous journals, the article topics that we chose to explore and expound upon were, more often than not, grounded in our own direct experiences, such as organizing in our neighbourhoods against gentrification, navigating the dynamics of Left/activist spaces, and confronting sexual violence.

    11148654_929531673765102_4567815469268874927_n.png imageΗ Κομμούνα της Μπ ... Jun 05 17:32 by Dmitri (republishing) 0 comments

    Στα 1908 το PLM ενορχήστρωσε από τις ΗΠΑ όπου βρισκόταν το εξόριστο αρχηγείο του, μια εκστρατεία ανταρτοπολέμου ενάντια σε μια σειρά από πόλεις του βόρειου Μεξικού. Μικρές ομάδες ένοπλων αναρχικών παρεισέφρυσαν στην μεξικανική επικράτεια από τις ΗΠΑ και διενήργησαν ταυτόχρονες επιθέσεις εναντίον της Βέρα Κρους, της Κουαχίλα, της… . όπως προέβλεπε το στρατηγικό πλάνο που είχε καταστρώσει το Πολεμικό Συμβούλιο (junta στα ισπανικά) του PLM.

    pso.jpg imagePrairie Struggle is Dead and the Struggle Continues Jun 03 14:47 by Prairie Struggle Organization 1 comments

    As much as this pains those who have participated in the anarchist communist experience between 2011 and 2014 in the Canadian prairies, today, Prairie Struggle announces its official secession and subsequent disbandment. To this day, Prairie Struggle was the only specific platformist organization in the Canadians prairies. Though some may recall the existence of an anarchist communist group in Regina affiliated to the ACF (Anarchist Communist Federation of North America) in the 80s, organized anarchism in the prairies has had many difficulties, some of which the Prairie Struggle Project has failed to overcome. Despite its downfall, Prairie Struggle, for one last time, offers a look into the organization, its failures and its small victories.

    baltimore_2.jpg imageMettre le feu à la corde : sur la Révolte de baltimore et les autres à venir May 13 21:47 by Romina Akemi 0 comments

    Les nouvelles images de jeunes noires de Baltimore résistant à la police anti-émeutes ne sont pas sans rappeler celles des manifestations de Ferguson l’été dernier. Elles ne sont également pas sans rappeler les émeutes de Los Angeles en 1992, tout comme les nombreux soulèvements populaires aux Etats-Unis contre les crimes policiers racistes en 1968. Et l’on pourrait remonter encore plus loin dans l’histoire de ce pays. Il existe de nombreuses histoires de ce genre. La liste des morts imputés à la violence d’un état raciste est longue. Beaucoup en viennent donc à se demander si n’est pas venu pour eux le moment d’abattre ce système capitaliste raciste ? [Castellano] [English]

    ayop2.jpg imageLa corrupción en México: a la diestra mano de Dios May 13 15:32 by Brenda Aguilar 0 comments

    El reciente hallazgo de más de sesenta cadáveres en Acapulco, obliga a repensar la historia de un país sumergido en una profunda oscuridad. La búsqueda de riquezas naturales potenciadas por la alianza entre gobiernos, inversionistas y bandas de narcotráfico, demuestra que el camino es difícil, sin embargo, detrás de la violencia se esconden numerosas experiencias comunitarias que toman cada vez más fuerza y se perfilan como el único camino posible para salir de la corrupción.

    sam_1998.jpg imageΣτο ίδιο (αμερικά ... May 09 20:02 by Συλλογικότητα για τον Κοινωνικό Αναρχισμό "Μαύρ&# 0 comments

    Παρέμβαση στην είσοδο του Αμερικάνικου Προξενείου πραγματοποιήθηκε σήμερα στις 19.30 από 15 συντρόφους της Συλλογικότητας "Μαύρο & Κόκκινο" υπέρ των Εξεγερμένων της Βαλτιμόρης των Η.Π.Α. που δέχτονται την κρατική βία και καταστολή, με τις σχεδόν καθημερινές δολοφονίες κυρίως αφροαμερικανών από μπάτσους. Με το που φτάσαμε έξω από την εισοδο του εμπορικού κέντρου, οι ασφαλήτες που μας ακολούθησαν έδωσαν σήμα να κατέβουν τα ρολά στην Τσιμισκή, οπότε η κεντρική πύλη του εμπορικού κέντρου (στο κτήριο όπου στεγάζεται και το προξενείο) έμεινε κλειστή για μια ώρα που κράτησε η παρέμβαση. Μοιράστηκε το παρακάτω κείμενο σε πολύ κόσμο που περνούσε από το σημείο ενώ πετάχτηκαν και τρικάκια. Οι μπάτσοι δεν προσέγγισαν το σημείο, παρά μόνο με ασφαλήτες που επιτηρούσαν αλλά στα cb ακούστηκαν πολύ αγχωμένοι φοβούμενοι μην προβούμε σε κάποια κίνηση εναντίον της ϊερής αγελάδας" του προξενείου των ΗΠΑ.

    baltimore.jpg imageSetting Fire to the Noose May 08 01:15 by Romina Akemi 0 comments

    In the last couple of weeks, the Black community in Baltimore has mobilized protests in response to the brutal murder of Freddie Gray by the Baltimore Police Department (BPD). The news footage of Baltimore’s Black youth resisting riot cops is reminiscent of images from the Ferguson protests last summer. Yet, they are also reminiscent of the 1992 Los Angeles Uprising, as well as the many eruptions of popular unrest across the U.S. in 1968 against racist police violence. And we can go farther and farther back into history. The stories are many. The death toll to racist state violence is vast. And many are wondering: Is this our moment to bring down the racist capitalist system? [Castellano] [Français]

    baltimore_1.jpg imagePrendiendo Fuego a la Soga May 08 01:13 by Romina Akemi 0 comments

    El procesamiento de los policías por el crimen de Freddie Gray demostró el impacto de las manifestaciones ante las injusticias que vive la comunidad negra de Estados Unidos. Sin embargo, la cifra de muertos a causa de la violencia del Estado racista es enorme. La soga del Ku Klux Klan continúa aterrorizando en la llamada “tierra de la libertad”. [English]

    textNonviolence as Compliance Apr 29 13:47 by TA-NEHISI COATES 0 comments

    Officials calling for calm can offer no rational justification for Gray's death, and so they appeal for order.

    textEstados Unidos, el país más atrasado en derechos humanos Apr 24 16:16 by Laila Tajeldine 0 comments

    Estados Unidos tiene una dimensión territorial de 9,38 millones de kilómetros cuadrados, donde habitan más de 300 millones de personas y representa una de las economías más grandes del mundo. Sin embargo, se constituye como una de las naciones con mayor retraso en materia de derechos humanos.

    La actual Constitución de Estados Unidos fue adoptada en 1787 y enmendada veintisiete veces desde 1791 a 1992, aunque muchas de sus enmiendas no fueron ratificadas, como la enmienda de prohibición de trabajo de menores y la enmienda de prohibición de discriminación entre hombres y mujeres.

    palikari_nibs_poster_1.jpg imageA free film screening Apr 13 19:59 by MACG / Melbourne Antifascist Initiative 0 comments

    The documentary Palikari: Louis Tikas and the Ludlow Massacre (2014, Nickos Ventouras) narrates one of the “bleakest and blackest” chapters in American labor history, the Ludlow Massacre.
    A 101 years earlier, on April 20, 1914, in Ludlow, Colorado, USA, a strike for basic labor rights by exploited miners and their families, mostly immigrants, was violently ended by state militia. In the fight, the strikers’ tent colony was machine-gunned and burned to the ground, leaving over twenty people dead, including women and children.

    nogodsnomasters.jpg imageNew York CIty Anarchist BookFair Apr 09 00:02 by mistercaz 0 comments

    The NYC Anarchist Book Fair will be returning to Judson Memorial Church on Sat., April 18, 2015—the same location where the annual event was first held nine years ago. The book fair will bring publishers, designers, writers, artists, musicians, and activists from all over North America to this historic location in Greenwich Village—the neighborhood that is one of the birthplaces of the anarchist movement in the US.

    What: 2015 Annual NYC Anarchist Book fair

    Where: Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South, in Manhattan

    When: Sat., April 18, 11am-6pm

    textFrom a Plow Driver: An Open Letter To Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin Mar 07 00:21 by Ed Olsen 10 comments

    I personally make just over $17 an hour, while the average wage of a plow driver is $38,000 a year. And yet you have made it clear that you will not tax the wealthy (like yourself) who can afford it to cover the budget gap which you created. But I do not expect you to necessarily understand the hardships you are asking us to suffer, as I am told you are personally worth ten million dollars. Maybe you don’t understand that taking $36 a paycheck out of my wages (which on average you are proposing for all plow drivers) is the difference between making or missing a mortgage payment, a utility bill, or buying a pair of shoes for the kids. Maybe you cannot understand.

    Ferguson MO, USA August 2014 imageRebellion Against Police Violence Feb 08 00:12 by First of May Anarchist Alliance 0 comments

    The murder of Mike Brown at the hands of a police officer in Ferguson, MO evoked rage among the people, both in his neighborhood and across the country. The militant protests that followed were an understandable and appropriate response . . . To deal with the problem of police violence we must rebel against police occupation, build the capacity to defend ourselves as well as our neighbors, and create alternative institutions where people can turn to solve problems within our communities in a fair and healthy way.

    web_dubois_original.jpg imageW.E.B. Du Bois and the Fight over His U.S. Memorial Jan 30 23:41 by Wayne Price 1 comments

    W.E.B. Du Bois was an important African-American scholar and activist. In the 60s there was an effort to create a memorial for him in his home town in Massachusetts. This met with a great deal of right-wing resistance. The history of this controversy shines light on the broader issues of racism and Cold War anti-communism.

    ayop1.jpg imageMéxico en llamas: raíces y perspectivas de una lucha que avanza y la crisis de un sistema ... Jan 05 18:32 by Lucía Pradella 0 comments presenta esta entrevista realizada por el periódico anarquista chileno Solidaridad a Abelardo Mariña Flores, activista político, profesor de Economía Política y, actualmente, Jefe del Departamento de Economía de la Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Azcapotzalco. En ella se analiza la profunda crisis por la que atraviesa el Estado mexicano y sus políticas represivas que, de la mano de la llamada guerra contra las drogas, se están traduciendo en masivas violaciones a los derechos humanos en contra deu na población que resiste. Dentro de estas violaciones, la desaparición de 43 estudiantes de Ayotzinapa es un hecho escandaloso, pero ni es excepcional ni puede abstraerse de la historia de brutalidades del Estado mexicano.

    tumblr_m5py1zpkbf1rn7sego1_500.jpg imageΤο μανιφέστο της 23&... Jan 02 18:29 by Dmitri (republishing) 0 comments

    *Το κείμενο αυτό μεταφράστηκε στα ελληνικά από τον Σ.Κ. και κυκλοφόρησε για πρώτη φορά από τον ίδιο στο Νο 15 της σειράς φυλλαδίων με το γενικό τίτλο «Εποικοδομητικές Κατεδαφίσεις», στην Αθήνα, στα τέλη της δεκαετίας του 1990. Αργότερα, αποτέλεσε ξεχωριστό κεφάλαιο του βιβλίου «Αναρχοκομμουνισμός: η διερεύνηση του μέλλοντος στο παρόν», που κυκλοφόρησε στην Αθήνα, τον Μάη του 2004 από την εκδοτική ομάδα «Κόκκινο Νήμα».

    textOklahoma (USA): l'IWW solidarizza con la campagna #YesAllDaughters contro gli stupri nelle... Dec 08 15:27 by Dr. Zakk Flash 0 comments

    Studenti e studentesse della Norman High School a Norman, in Oklahoma, sono uscit* dalle loro classi alle 9.20 di lunedì 24 novembre per essere salutat* da centinaia di attivist* e sostenitori solidali con loro con grande coraggio. In quanto sindacato impegnato nella abolizione del patriarcato e di tutte le forme di sfruttamento, l'Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) si schiera solidale con questi studenti/esse ed era presente alla manifestazione. Christophe Parsons, delegato per l'IWW dell'Oklahoma IWW, ha fatto parte del gruppo degli/lle organizzatori/trici. Parsons ha dichiarato che: "In quanto amico delle vittime ed in quanto sindacalista rivoluzionario impegnato nella costruzione di un nuovo mondo, l'inazione non era possibile. Sono orgoglioso de* mie* compagn* di scuola e de* sostenitori/trici nel quartiere che si sono strett* intorno a queste ragazze, e sono orgoglioso del mio sindacato che ha dimostrato un'incredibile solidarietà e sostegno per questo evento." [English]

    textOklahoma IWW Statement of Solidarity with #YesAllDaughters Nov 24 11:30 by Dr. Zakk Flash 0 comments

    Students at Norman High School in Norman, Oklahoma will walk out of their classes at 9:20 A.M. on Monday, November 24th, 2014 to be greeted by hundreds of activists and supporters boldly standing with them in solidarity.

    As a union committed to the abolition of patriarchy and all forms of exploitation, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) stands with these students in solidarity and will be represented at the walkout. Christophe Parsons, a delegate for the Oklahoma IWW, was part of the core group of organizers. Parsons said, "Both as a friend of the survivor and as a revolutionary unionist committed to building a new world, inaction was not an option. I am proud of my fellow students and community supporters who have rallied around these girls, and I am proud of my union, which has showed incredible solidarity and support in organizing this event." [Italiano]

    videoThe Emanci-funktion of the Working Class Nov 15 09:41 by Bernardo Proletariat 0 comments

    In this essay, I'm trying to get the ball rolling on a longer-term discussion on the political nature of hip hop from a revolutionary anarchist perspective. I'm hoping for a broad range of responses from artists and militants, which will allow us to swap notes and build up our respective movements.

    rev.jpg imageCould a Revolution Happen in the US? Nov 13 19:21 by Wayne Price 4 comments

    Why hasn't there been more rebellion in the US lately? What are the indications that a popular movement may develop which leads to revolution? What is meant by revolution, anyway?

    cc.jpg imageParution du journal Cause Commune Express #26 - Spécial lutte contre l'austérité Nov 06 13:23 by Collectif Emma Goldman 0 comments

    Voici l'édition express du journal Cause Commune produite à l'occasion des manifestations contre l'austérité du 31 octobre 2014 au Québec (Canada). Plus d'une centaine de copies de cette édition ont aujourd'hui été diffusées à la manifestation de Jonquière. Plus de copies seront distribuées dans les prochains mois - n'hésitez pas à nous en demander des piles si vous souhaitez participer à la diffusion de nos idées. La voici en format virtuel - partagez largement!

    textProfessor Power! Educators Sock It To Anti-Union Retailer Oct 30 22:31 by Joe Maniscalco 0 comments

    Workers at Blick Arts Supplies in New York City enlist the support of art professors in order to secure a first contract from their employer

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