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north america / mexico / imperialism / war Monday January 23, 2017 17:50 by Jakob Reimann
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When Obama received the Nobel Prize in 2009, the committee acknowledged his commitment to peace. He has since bombed eight countries.

north america / mexico / workplace struggles Tuesday December 06, 2016 21:23 by Tom Wetzel   text 3 comments (last - tuesday december 13, 2016 03:37)
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"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.


north america / mexico / miscellaneous Wednesday November 16, 2016 01:27 by Black Rose Anarchist Federation/Federación Anarquista Rosa N   text 3 comments (last - friday november 18, 2016 07:44)
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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.

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  • north america / mexico / indigenous struggles Friday November 04, 2016 15:04 by Wayne Price   text 1 comment (last - saturday november 05, 2016 12:45)
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    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.

    north america / mexico / repression / prisoners Friday September 09, 2016 20:21 by Support Prisoner Resistance - Free Alabama Movement - IWOC
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    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.


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    videoFrom Nukes to Occupy Nov 27 03:04 by Robin J. Cartwright 0 comments

    The "Battle of Seattle," which began November 30th, 1999, was a major event in the history of US radical struggle, and one of the high-points of the "non-violent direct action movement." Exactly 20 years later, Robin J. Cartwright analyzes the the rise, fall, and inner contradictions of the non-violent direct action movement, as well as the lessons we can learn from it today.

    dvdavidvandeusentheriseandfallofthegree4.png imageVermont Labor Takes Sharp Left Turn: Van Deusen Elected Vt AFL-CIO President, Adie Executi... Sep 17 05:59 by Working Class Revolt! 0 comments

    On September 15, 2019, in South Burlington Vermont, former Green Mountain Anarchist Collective-NEFAC member David Van Deusen was elected President of the Vermont AFL-CIO. Former ISO member, and union nurse, Tristin Adie was elected as Executive Vice President. Van Deusen and Adie were part of the larger progressive United! slate which swept into leadership positions capturing 14 of the 15 seats on the Vermont State Labor Council’s Executive Board. This marks a sharp turn towards the left for Organized Labor in Vermont. Let’s see what comes next!

    primaries_lead_jan31.jpg imageTrump is Not the Main Problem Jul 03 15:37 by Wayne Price 0 comments

    Many liberals and other Democrats see Trump as the main problem facing the U.S. Therefore their focus is on defeating him in the next election (or impeachment). They focus on the electoral system and hope for salvation through government action. I disagree. Trump is a major problem, but he is the culmination of years of political and economic development, and is related to similar politics in other countries. The fight against Trumpism requires a non-electoral and militant program.

    textCanada’s ‘Liberals’ Have a Disturbing Imperial Streak Jun 24 04:13 by Vijay Prashad 0 comments

    Canada’s embassy in Venezuela has just been closed. The spur for this closure is an open attempt by Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to overthrow Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro. Canada is one of the leaders of the Lima Group, a network of countries that came together in 2017 with the express purpose of regime change in Venezuela. Canada’s diplomatic corps has played the role of facilitator for the Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó. Trudeau and Guaidó speak regularly. Their plot against Venezuela thickens.

    textThe USA’s Favorite Weapon: Sanctions Are Genocidal Jun 21 01:47 by Justin Podur 0 comments

    After withdrawing from the nuclear deal with Iran last year and resuming sanctions last November, the White House in April announced that its goal was to “drive Iranian exports to zero.” To make this drive happen, the White House stopped allowing countries like India, China, Japan, Turkey, and South Korea to import Iranian oil: dictating to sovereign countries whom they can trade with.

    2401522850.jpg imageWhy the Jews? May 07 11:53 by Wayne Price 2 comments

    There has been an increase in anti-Jewish actions in the U.S. Why is this? Why have Jews been focused on by fascists and haters? There are traditional reasons for anti-semitism. The establishment of the state of Israel has created an interaction between anti-semitism and anti-Zionism. Where anti-semitism is irrational and reactionary, anti-Zionism is a just response to the oppression of Palestinian Arabs and Israel's alliance with U.S. imperialism.

    Albert Parsons in the 1870s imageAlbert Parsons: The life of the Chicago anarchist and labour martyr in his own words May 01 21:38 by Albert Parsons 0 comments

    As a tribute to one of the most remarkable agitators in labour history, we publish on May Day the autobiography of Albert Parsons. He was one of the five Chicago Anarchists who were tried in 1886-1887 and executed in November 1887 for their role as 8-hour working-day agitators and as anarchist militants. This mock-trial in 'the land of liberty' is one of the most shameful events in the history of labour in the whole world, and gave rise to May Day commemorations all over the world -the day was picked, because the repression which ended up in the 'legal lynching' of the Chicago Martyrs started after the general strike for the 8 hours working-day in May 1st 1886. This day is commemorated all over the world in memory of the Chicago Martyrs -unsurprisingly, one of the few countries which does not commemorate May Day is the land where this barbaric crime took place -the United States. They invented their own 'Labour Day' in September, with the purpose of severing the working class in the US from its radical tradition, and to devoid of meaning the conquest of the 8 hour working-day, a product of struggle and enormous sacrifice, not a gift from the capitalists. The life of Albert Parsons is instructive of the trajectory of many working class agitators in the US in the 19th century, a period of remarkable radicalism which was crushed with unspeakable ruthlessness and repression. His life story goes from fighting in the Confederate States Army during the US Civil War as a 13 year old, to republican and civil rights' agitator, advocate of the emancipation of the slaves, then trade unionist, socialist and anarchist. He was married to Lucy Parsons, a mixed race woman herself born a slave, who would become a prominent socialist and anarchist, and who was a founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World, IWW, in 1905. A remarkable organiser and orator, he was the soul of the most progressive and active workers' movement in the USA at the time: in Chicago. Parsons was the only US citizen of 'pure stock' among the Chicago Martyrs (his ancestry going back all the way to one of the pilgrims in the Mayflower in 1632) -all his comrades being German. The immigrant nature of these anarchists was the cause for a racist and xenophobic uproar that no doubt was crucial to justify their barbaric execution -these racist, xenophobic tendencies are still alive and healthy in the USA, as we can see from the current state of affairs in the country. This is why, being not only a remarkable speaker, but also a well-self-educated man (at a time when the workers' movement still placed much emphasis on the self-education of the workers), he chose to strike a chord with public opinion and counter arguments that socialism and anarchism were 'foreign' and 'alien' ideas, by appealing to texts such as the US Declaration of Independence and opinions of Thomas Jefferson, while also appealing to the conservative and religious frame of mind prevalent, ended up by quoting the Bible. Of course, nothing would save him from the fury of the capitalists' class hatred, but this autobiography is a masterpiece of engaging with the prevalent environment at the time from a radical perspective, of showing in a sober manner his process of radicalisation and the logic behind it, and also, a staunch defence of the anarchist principles by which he lived and which he did not betrayed when confronted to the gallows. Our best tribute to this titanic figure is to resist the current onslaught of the global capitalists against hard-won workers' rights, while to keep faithful to the cause of a free and just world. José Antonio Gutiérrez D.
    1st May, 2019

    motherjones_march_colorado.jpg imageΗ τραγωδία του Haymarket May 01 06:09 by Mother Jones 0 comments

    Οι Αναρχικοί ηγέτες του οκταώρου κινήματος κρεμάστηκαν την Παρασκευή 11 Νοεμβρίου. Εκείνη τη μέρα οι πλούσιοι του Σικάγου είχαν ρίγη και πυρετό. Το σχοινί τεντώνεται προς όλες τις κατευθύνσεις από τη φυλακή. Αστυνομικοί άνδρες σταθμεύουν κατά μήκος των σχοινιών οπλισμένοι με τουφέκια. Ειδικές περιπολίες παρακολουθούσαν όλες τις προσεγγίσεις στη φυλακή. Οι στέγες γύρω από το βαρύ πέτρινο κτίριο ήταν γεμάτε με αστυνομικούς. Οι εφημερίδες έγειραν τη δημόσια φαντασία με ιστορίες εξεγέρσεων στις φυλακές.

    14716302_1311745485502678_334383124053035899_n.jpg imageSome of My Past Political Mistakes Apr 15 01:32 by Wayne Price 1 comments

    In the 1980s I participated in a "dialogue" about anarchism and Marxism. Re-reading my writing now, when I am a revolutionary anarchist, I think that much of what I wrote then was wrong--with one exception. I went over certain key issues, such as the strengths and weaknesses of Marxism, the state, the revolutionary party, election participation, and national liberation--topics which are still important for anarchists and other radicals to consider and debate.

    textImperialism and Capitalism: As American as Apple Pie? Feb 19 16:42 by James Parisot 0 comments

    In the midst of the U.S. Civil War (1861 – 1865), as somewhere between half a million to three quarters of a million bodies lay dead from bullets and disease, Emanuel Leutze completed a painting titled Westward the Course of Empire Takes Its Way for the U.S. Capitol. The painting celebrated empire as central to American history. Included in the final draft of the painting was a free black man, subordinate to the leadership of the white men forging the path of empire across the continent; supposedly saved from slavery with their leadership.1 Of course, as W.E.B. Du Bois famously discussed, central to the Civil War was the “general strike of the slaves”; their resistance was key to abolition. Regardless, Leutze’s painting was one representative of the broader trend, going back to the initial creation of an independent American government, in which so-called democracy and freedom were felt through the vision of empire.

    vice.jpg imageMovie Review: VICE (2018) Feb 14 19:18 by LAMA 0 comments

    This review looks at the movie about the life of Ex-Vice-President of the USA, Dick Cheney.

    p_18_11_2016.jpeg imageA Green New Deal vs. Revolutionary Ecosocialism Jan 02 18:49 by Wayne Price 2 comments

    The idea of a "Green New Deal" has been raised in response to the threat of climate and ecological catastrophe. Two such proposals are analyzed here and counterposed to the program of revolutionary libertarian ecosocialism.

    ea74e8c30b6b121cba2883972d7fdcee.jpg imageThe Anarchism of Blackness--Review of Zoe Samudzi & William C. Anderson, “As Black as Resi... Nov 28 08:29 by Wayne Price 0 comments

    There are almost no books on anarchism and African-American liberation, which makes this an exceptional work. It places racial oppression at the center of U.S. society, interacting and overlapping with all other forms of oppression and exploitation. The strengths and weaknesses of the work are reviewed.

    regeneracion_925959_1.jpg imageΚυβέρνηση; Nov 24 19:03 by Ricardo Flores Magon 0 comments

    Όχι, δεν υπάρχει λόγος να φοβόμαστε τη ζωή χωρίς κυβέρνηση, την επιδιώκουμε με όλη μας την καρδιά. Θα υπήρχαν, φυσικά, ορισμένα άτομα που επιδόθηκαν στα εγκληματικά ένστικτα. αλλά η πολιτική θα αναλάβει να ασχοληθεί μαζί τους, όσο άρρωστοι κι αν είναι, επειδή αυτοί οι φτωχοί άνθρωποι είναι θύματα του πρωτογονισμού, κληρονομικές ασθένειες που γεννήθηκαν από παρεκκλίσεις όπως ο θυμός για την αδικία και την βιαιότητα του περιβάλλοντος.

    text"The North American American Anarchist: The Newspaper Dedicated to Direct Action" Sep 15 06:02 by Mike Harris 1 comments

    Some on-line copies of "The North American Anarchist", publication of the Anarchist-Communist Federation of North America (ACF).

    prisonersarestrikingnationwidesept9oaklandposterblackoutcollective.jpg imageΗΠΑ: Απεργία φυλα ... Sep 10 22:08 by Διεθνές Συνδικ. Γραφείο 0 comments

    Ως Διεθνές Συνδικαλιστικό Δίκτυο Αλληλεγγύης και Αγώνα υπερασπιζόμαστε την ίση πληρωμή για ίση εργασία. Δεν μπορεί να γίνεται ανεκτό κρατούμενοι που έχουν να υπομένουν την ίδια την φυλάκιση, να δέχονται και εργασιακή εκμετάλλευση. Θεωρούμε ευθέως υπεύθυνες τις πολιτείες που φυλακίζουν αυτούς τους ανθρώπους για αυτές τις πρακτικές.
    Καταγγέλλουμε, επίσης, την πίεση και τις απειλές που ασκούν οι κρατικές δύναμης καταστολής προς τους απεργούς κρατουμένους, προκειμένου να καταστείλουν την κινητοποίηση τους και να φιμώσουν τις δράσεις τους.

    39935419_227399987932687_7579446696988377088_n.jpg imageNicola Sacco και Bartolomeo Vanzetti Aug 22 22:29 by Μανιφέστο 0 comments

    Πρώτος ο Sacco, πριν εκτελεστεί φώναξε «Ζήτω η αναρχία!» και πρόσθεσε πιο ήρεμος «αντίο γυναίκα μου, παιδιά μου και φίλοι μου». Ο Vanzetti στην ηλεκτρική καρέκλα είπε «Επιθυμώ να δηλώσω ότι είμαι αθώος. Ποτέ δεν διέπραξα έγκλημα, κάποιες αμαρτίες ναι, αλλά ποτέ έγκλημα. Σας ευχαριστώ για όσα κάνατε για μένα. Είμαι αθώος για όλα τα εγκλήματα, όχι μόνο γι’ αυτό αλλά για όλα. Είμαι ένας αθώος άνθρωπος. Τώρα επιθυμώ να συγχωρέσω ορισμένους ανθρώπους γι’ αυτό που μου κάνουν».

    textEstados Unidos, tierra fértil para un nuevo municipalismo Aug 21 18:32 by Kate Shea Baird 0 comments

    Este noviembre los movimientos de resistencia al trumpismo en EE. UU. tendrán su primera cita electoral nacional: las elecciones de medio término. En el contexto preelectoral, la victoria de diversas candidaturas rupturistas en las primarias del partido Demócrata ha generado muchas expectativas, algunas de las cuales se identifican abiertamente como socialistas, como es el caso de la candidata al Congreso Alexandria Ocasio. Todo apunta a que sectores importantes de la población consideran necesario no sólo ganar al partido Republicano, sino también echar a los demócratas establishment.

    third.jpg imageRev. William J. Barber’s Moral Movement Jun 16 03:28 by Wayne Price 0 comments

    Rev. Dr. William J. Barber is an important organizer of North Carolina's Moral Monday movement and now of the national Poor People's Campaign. He and his co-workers have organized large scale demonstrations and civil disobedience at statehouses across the U.S. He has worked to build a fusion coalition of oppressed and exploited people. This book provides a view of the political and religious thinking which has motivated him and many others.

    Workers strike AT&T - part of a wave of short grievance strikes imageShut it Down! Jun 14 03:19 by Kdog 0 comments

    But what will it take to win against this Death Star of a corporation? We need a direct action workers movement, directly controlled by its members, willing to spread the struggle beyond the shackles of labor law, and beyond the confines of the contract.

    220pxregeneracion_no_1.jpg imageΚυβέρνηση; May 25 05:51 by Ricardo Flores Magon 0 comments

    Μεξικανοί: θυμηθείτε πώς ζούσαν οι αγροτικοί πληθυσμοί του Μεξικού. Ο κομμουνισμός έχει ασκηθεί στις αγροτικές καλύβες. Η εξουσία δεν τους έλειπε. Αντίθετα όταν μαθαίνονταν πως πλησίαζε κάποιος εντεταλμένος της κυριαρχίας, οι άντρες κατέφευγαν στο δάσος για να γλυτώσουν τη στρατολόγηση ή τις φοροεισπράξεις της κυβέρνησης. Και παρόλα αυτά η ζωή ήταν πιο ήρεμη σε εκείνους τους χώρους, όπου δεν ήταν γνωστοί οι κυβερνητικοί νόμοι και η απειλή του χωροφύλακα με το γκλομπ. Η εξουσία δεν χρειάζεται παρά μόνο όταν χρειάζεται ν διατηρείται η κοινωνική ανισότητα.

    socialismbernie.jpg imageΑναβίωση του αμε`... May 05 19:49 by Wayne Price 0 comments

    Πώς θα έπρεπε οι αναρχικοί των ΗΠΑ να ανταποκριθούν στην αύξηση του ενδιαφέροντος για το σοσιαλισμό; Υπήρξε αύξηση του ενδιαφέροντος των ΗΠΑ για τον «σοσιαλισμό», ιδίως μεταξύ των νέων ενηλίκων. Ποια είναι η σημασία αυτού; Τι σημαίνει "σοσιαλισμός" στους ανθρώπους; Γιατί συμβαίνει αυτό τώρα; Τι εμποδίζει την ανάπτυξη ενός σοσιαλιστικού κινήματος; Ποια θα πρέπει να είναι η αντίδραση των αναρχικών και άλλων αντιεξουσιαστών σοσιαλιστών;

    p_05_02_2018.jpeg imageThe dangers of focusing all our attention on Donald Trump Mar 11 22:55 by Jerome Roos 1 comments

    Trump’s erratic presidency is a manifestation, not the cause, of democratic decay. The unfolding political crisis will outlast him. So must the resistance.

    textIgnorate dalle grandi compagnie di Telecomunicazione, le comunita' emarginate di Detroit s... Mar 10 15:12 by Kaleigh Rogers 0 comments

    Un numero crescente di abitanti di Detroit, escusi dalla digitalizzazione, hanno avviato un movimento di base per costruirsi internet da soli. Il Detroit Community Technology Project e' una coalizione di membri della comunità e di diverse realtà no-profit. Hanno iniziato coprendo tre quartieri scarsamente serviti, installando internet ad alta velocità che trasmette connessioni condivise da un'antenna posta in cima all'edificio più alto della strada e dentro le case di persone che se ne erano andate da molto tempo. Hanno chiamato il progetto “Equitable Internet Initiative”.Il 40% degli abitanti di detroit non ha nessun accesso a internet.

    26232864_1606405956113067_8790640267982520795_o1.jpg imageThe Cacahuatepec Massacre, Guerrero: First notes concerning an emergency that “nobody want... Feb 08 16:20 by Demián Revart 0 comments

    Only one week has elapsed since 2018 and a new tragedy has been written in the massacres list of this republic of death (giving continuity to the blood spilled in the events of Ayotzinapa, Tlatlaya, Arantepakua, Nochixtlán, Ixmiquilpan and a endless more).

    81h4db0jjjl.jpg imageFire and Fury in the Time of Trump Feb 08 02:08 by Wayne Price 0 comments

    Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff is a popular book about Trump and his administration. It may be popular because it focuses on Trump's bizarre personal peculiarities rather than the political context and the forces which led to Trump's presidency.

    textSaguenay (Canada) : Les morts vont prendre leur revanche Jan 26 22:48 by Collectif anarchiste Emma Goldman 0 comments

    Il y a quelque temps, au Saguenay, Michael Labbé, un compagnon Autochtone participant de plusieurs éditions de la Marmite Autogérée, a rendu l’âme au cours de l’incendie tragique de la maison de chambres où il avait trouvé toit.

    textThe Yoke of Washington and Wall Street Jan 21 10:08 by David Van Deusen 0 comments

    What follows is an excerpt from the new book On Anarchism: Dispatches From The People’s Republic of Vermont. Dispatches contains works written by David Van Deusen, and in some cases with the Green Mountain Anarchist Collective. Jeff Jones of the Weather Underground wrote the forward. This excerpt is from Neither Washington Nor Stowe: A Libertarian Socialist Manifesto. the excerpt is the full table of contents for Dispatches.

    socialismbernie.jpg imageThe Revival of U.S. Socialism—And an Anarchist Response Jan 02 03:33 by Wayne Price 1 comments

    There has been an increase of U.S. interest in "socialism," especially among young adults. What is the significance of this? What does "socialism" mean to people? Why is this happening now? What is holding back the development of a socialist movement? What should be the reaction of anarchists and other anti-authoritarian socialists?

    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.

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