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north america / mexico / the left Wednesday July 03, 2019 15:37 by Wayne Price
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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.

iberia / la izquierda Friday October 20, 2017 18:29 by Gavroche
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El repunte autoritario es para toda España, que no quede duda de que un gobierno liberticida y corrupto como el de Rajoy no está solo en esto y que cuenta con el firme apoyo del PSOE y de los grandes medios de comunicación y de las instituciones clave del estado: Tribunal Constitucional, Supremo, Audiencia Nacional, Fiscalía, cuerpos policiales y ejército. Y por supuesto la Monarquía. Ante esto sólo se alza Catalunya, quizás Euskadi, y unas cuantas decenas de miles de personas valientes que han salido a la calle en todas las ciudades para solidarizarse con su proceso de autodeterminación y protestar por la represión. Es necesario pasar de actitudes defensivas (la protesta contra la represión) a una actitud de ofensiva. No se entiende qué están haciendo las organizaciones de las Marchas de la Dignidad o de los llamados frentes sociales que no están convocando a tomar la calle. Pero no para protestar por la represión si no para exigir la República y el fin del antiguo régimen (el de 1978, con su inequívoco origen en 1939).

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  • iberia / la izquierda Friday February 03, 2017 16:37 by José Luis Carretero Miramar
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    Ponencia presentada en el Panel “Las ocupaciones obreras y la autogestión a lo largo de la historia –vínculos con el presente. II Encuentro Euro - Mediterráneo “La Economía de los trabajadorxs” - VIOME - 28/29/30 Octubre 2016. Participantes: Francesca Gabbriellini (Italia), Milos Vlaisavljevic (Croacia), Ozgur Narin (Turquía), Alan Tuckman y Tom Unterrainer (Reino Unido) y Mario Hernandez (Argentina).

    north america / mexico / the left Thursday May 19, 2016 03:28 by Michael Reagan   text 1 comment (last - saturday may 21, 2016 10:40)
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    Business as usual for socialist faces in high places

    2016 is shaping up to be a year of social movements: Black Lives Matter, trans-equity, teachers and workers struggles. It is also an election year, and one candidate, Bernie Sanders, has activists and organizers across the country “feeling the bern.” But is the enthusiasm justified, will electing good politicians lead to substantial change?

    The case of Kshama Sawant shows that no matter how good the candidate, business as usual rules in elected office.

    This article is part of an ongoing series called “Socialist faces in high places” looking at the left in relation to the electoral path and state power.

    greece / turkey / cyprus / the left Thursday August 20, 2015 18:11 by Enrique Guerrero-López and Adam Weaver   text 4 comments (last - monday august 24, 2015 23:12)
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    Tsipras and Iglesias

    Syriza’s rise to power elicited widespread praise from the left internationally, inspiring renewed enthusiasm for the possibilities and promise of “mass left” party building in and outside the United States. At a rally celebrating Syriza’s electoral victory in Spain, Pablo Iglesias, secretary general of the Spanish anti-austerity party Podemos, declared that “the sun of hope rose over Greece.”

    Yet “the sun of hope” began to set on Greece almost as quickly as it rose. Shortly after taking office, Syriza, the “Coalition of the Radical Left,” formed a coalition government with the right-wing, anti-immigrant Independent Greeks (ANEL) party, followed only months later by the predictable surrender of the government to a new round of harsh austerity imposed by Greece’s creditors.

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    31zky9ett1l.jpg imageMaoism vs. Libertarian Socialism? Review of Elliot Liu, Maoism and the Chinese Revolutio... Jul 30 05:07 by Wayne Price 1 comments

    Elliot Li's book analyzes Maoism, and its roots in the Chinese Revolution, from an anarchist and libertarian Marxist perspective.

    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.

    power2.jpeg imageAfter the election dust settles: Class struggle, the Left and power Jun 25 22:09 by Jonathan Payn 0 comments

    Twenty-five years into democracy the black working class majority in South Africa has not experienced any meaningful improvements in its conditions. The apartheid legacy of unequal education, healthcare and housing and the super-exploitation of black workers continues under the ANC and is perpetuated by the neoliberal policies it has imposed. The only force capable of changing this situation is the working class locally and internationally. Yet to do so, struggles need to come together, new forms of organisation appropriate to the context are needed; and they need both to be infused with a revolutionary progressive politics and to learn from the mistakes of the past. Outside the ANC alliance, there have indeed been many efforts to unite struggles – but these have largely failed to resonate with the working class in struggle and form the basis of a new movement. Nowhere is this more evident than with the newly-formed Socialist Revolutionary Workers Party (SRWP) – which got less than 25 000 votes in the national elections, despite the fact that the union that conceived it, Numsa, claims nearly 400 000 members.

    votailsf.jpg imageSinn Féin: From Full Confidence Of Victory To Arrogance And Entitlement Jun 13 18:04 by Eimhéar Ní Fhearóir 0 comments

    Eimhéar Ní Fhearóir responds to the election analysis offered by Sinn Fein's Natalie Treacy. Eimhéar Ní Fhearóir is an anarchist who was previously involved with republican activism.

    dscn9587.jpg imageBalance concentración en defensa de la JEP y los acuerdos de paz. 2019/03/13 Mar 23 07:41 by ViaLibre 0 comments

    En la tarde del pasado miércoles 13 de marzo se realizó una concentración en defensa de la Jurisdicción Especial para la Paz (JEP), ante las objeciones que el gobierno de Iván Duque del Centro Democrático, presento a puntos sustanciales de esta legislación, surgida en marco del proceso de paz entre el gobierno de Juan Manuel Santos con la antigua insurgencia de las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia-Ejército del Pueblo (FARC-EP), proceso al que Duque y su partido se opusieron de forma sistemática y hoy en el poder se han propuesta “hacer trizas” de forma progresiva.

    textAn inevitable division: the politics and consequences of the Labour split Feb 27 18:03 by Jeremy Gilbert 0 comments

    It’s the changing nature of class and capital that’s caused this split – and should shape the Left’s response to it. But discussing class meaningfully is the last media taboo.

    textLa ofensiva contra el chavismo fracasó. No pudieron y no pasaron Feb 27 04:16 by Rafael Agacino 0 comments

    Palabras sobre el momento y a vuelapluma.

    hammer_sickle.png imageA Workers’ Party and Elections or Class Struggle? Feb 26 17:32 by Warren McGregor 0 comments

    The question of state government elections and running a Workers or Socialist political party continues to be raised in the working class movement and the Left globally. As we may know, there was excitement about the rise of Jeremy Corbyn in the Labour Party in Britain, left political parties in certain parts of Europe and Latin America and, more recently, certain shifts to more centrist positions in the United States amongst a section of the Democratic Party calling themselves “Democratic Socialists”. In South Africa, many workers and some activists seem cautiously optimistic by NUMSA’s formation of the Socialist Revolutionary Workers Party that will seek to participate in the 2019 general elections.

    wayneprice_1.jpg imageWhat is “Primitive Accumulation”? Marx’s and Kropotkin’s Viewpoints—A Background Feb 10 14:27 by Wayne Price 0 comments

    This was prepared as background for an anarchist study group which is reading Silvia Federici’s Caliban and the Witch; Women, the Body, and Primitive Accumulation. Federici is a well-known Marxist-feminist of a libertarian-autonomist Marxist perspective.

    uf.jpg imageUnidade Da Esquerda Ou Frente Classista? Feb 04 18:56 by Warren McGregor 0 comments

    Um apelo à unidade da esquerda socialista é amplamente ouvido em toda África do Sul, mas ele é frequentemente interpretado como um chamado à unidade da práxis (unidade no programa teórico e na ação). Isso muitas vezes é enquadrado como a transcendência de velhas divisões (estas vistas como antiquadas, sectárias ou descartadas como dogmáticas), e outras vezes como unidade a fim de agir (retoricamente posta como o oposto da teoria de gabinete). O que nós, anarquistas revolucionários, pensamos? English

    textWhat Bernie Sanders Could Learn From Venezuela Feb 03 11:25 by Nick Pemberton 0 comments

    Bernie Sanders, we hear, is interested in running for President in 2020. Bernie has once again shot himself in the foot before the starter’s gun goes off. Sanders best known Trump-like statement was calling Venezuelan revolutionary President Hugo Chavez “a dead communist dictator.” Now Sanders, while bucking the establishment on regime change in Venezuela, remains woefully uninformed about neoliberalism’s effects on a global level, and therefore cannot be taken seriously as an agent of radical change. Sanders released a statement on Venezuela that had nothing of substance in relationship to the 1%, neoliberalism, neocolonialism or any of the driving forces of a clear political crisis in the country. Instead, Sanders merely echoed right-wing talking points on Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro, and then, almost as an aside, said the U.S. intervening in Latin America, well, it ends badly.

    textNicaragua: The Other Revolution Betrayed Jan 12 19:30 by Nathan Legrand and Éric Toussaint 0 comments

    The violent repression against demonstrators protesting brutal neoliberal policies, which resulted in more than 300 people being killed by regime forces since April 2018, is just one of the reasons why different leftist social movements have condemned the Nicaraguan regime led by President Daniel Ortega and Vice-president Rosario Murillo. The Left has many more reasons to denounce the policies of the regime. To understand this, we must go back to 1979.

    textLecciones en portugués. Otra bofetada ideológica. Feminismo 3G Nov 01 00:06 by Andrés Bianque Squadracci 0 comments

    Progresistas, reformistas, feministas, izquierdistas vendidos, oportunistas, corruptos, nepotistas: patas de la misma araña de rincón que envenena y paraliza la movilización de la clase trabajadora. Esos que son incapaces de presentar un proyecto político serio o de levantar una organización que vele y se la juegue por los derechos de todos.

    selbysemela.jpg imageΈφυγε ένας Νοτιο^... Sep 01 14:21 by ZACF 0 comments

    Ο Selby Semela, ηγετική φυσιογνωμία της εξέγερσης του 1976 εναντίον του απαρτχάιντ, πολιτικός εξόριστος και συγγραφέας (με τους Sam Thompson και Norman Abraham έγραψε το «Reflections on the Black Consciousness Movement and the South African Revolution» - «Σκέψεις για το Κίνημα Μαύρης Συνειδητοποίησης και τη Νοτιοαφρικανική Επανάσταση»), πέθανε την Τετάρτη, 22 Αυγούστου 2018, σε ηλικία 60 ετών.

    Selby Semela, 1958-2018 imageA South African Revolutionary Passes: Jabisile Selby Semela, 1958-2018 Aug 30 08:14 by ZACF 0 comments

    Selby Semela, a leading figure in the 1976 revolt against apartheid, political exile, and author (with Sam Thompson and Norman Abraham), of “Reflections on the Black Consciousness Movement and the South African Revolution”, passed away on Wednesday, 22 August, 2018, aged but 60 years.

    uf.jpg imageLeft unity, left cooperation or a working class front? Jul 21 05:45 by Warren McGregor 2 comments

    A call for socialist Left unity is heard widely today in South Africa, but is usually taken as a call for unity of praxis (unity in theoretical programme and action). This is sometimes framed as transcending old divides (these seen as outdated, divisive or dismissed as dogmatic), and sometimes as unity in order to have action (rhetorically set up as the opposite of “arm chair” theory).

    What do we as revolutionary anarchists think?

    img_20160227_131852.jpg imageΓια το δημοκρατι_... Jul 07 20:13 by Πέτρος Πέτκας 0 comments

    «Δημοκρατικός συγκεντρωτισμός»: έννοια ασφυκτικής πληρότητας και αναλλοίωτης ταυτότητας! - Πρώτη δημοσίευση: περιοδικό Πανοπτικόν #23

    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.

    rojava_copy.png imageAlternatives to capitalism: the Rojava experiment Jun 15 07:57 by Shawn Hattingh 0 comments

    In this education series we look at experiments, which have arisen through working class struggles, to create alternatives to capitalism. This will include looking at present and past alternatives to capitalism. In doing this, we are not saying these experiments should be carbon copied – they have often taken place in very different times and contexts.

    Rather we are trying to show that, through struggle and experimentation, new societies that overturn capitalism can be brought into being; even under very harsh conditions. This, we believe, provides hope to working class struggles: what we have today under the capitalist and state system can be ended and replaced by a better society. Experiments in alternatives show clearly how another world is possible.

    In this article, the first article of the education series on alternatives to capitalism, we look at an experiment that is taking place today, known as the Rojava Revolution, to overturn capitalism and the state system in northern Syria (which is being subjected to an imperialist and civil war). In Rojava a social revolution, influenced by libertarian socialism, has been underway since 2012 and a new society has emerged in the process.

    textLa Venganza de Salem May 31 06:50 by Andrés Bianque Squadracci. 0 comments

    Hay inexactitudes e injusticas ridículas cometidas por los nuevos evangelistas. Y ni siquiera todo lo incoherente que se plantea, es capaz de estremecer a un importante sector de la izquierda, donde algunos han mostrado ser cobardes y rastreros que guardan silencio cómplice, con tal de malversar un par de adeptos o votos. Son fanáticos, irracionales, dogmáticos, mercaderes de ideales según cómo fluctúe la bolsa de valores éticos en la orbe impuesta por el mercado internacional.

    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.

    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;

    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.

    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.

    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?

    6a.jpg imageWhere is the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) heading? Dec 30 22:11 by Zaher Baher 0 comments

    This article is about the direction of PKK , whether getting closer to the Idea of their leader , Ocalan, or not. In the same time it remind the supporters to the Kurdish in Rojava and Bakur, Turkey Kurdistan, the only solidarity attitude neither correct nor useful. They need to have a critical solidarity attitude.

    dlm5wz0waaa4zyn_1.jpg imageBuscant les claus del procés independentista català Dec 20 17:54 by Miguel G. Gómez 0 comments

    No hi ha dubte que el 21D acaba alguna cosa. No és la fi de la partida però el que vingui el 22D ja serà diferent. Ja estarem a una altra cosa. Segons totes les evidències Espanya és un país enmig d’una greu crisi, atès que l’Estat s’ha fos ja la guardiola de les pensions, o que el BCE ha decidit no comprar-nos més deute. Per pagar les pensions estan parlant de vendre tots els hospitals! Arribarà un altre cicle de mobilitzacions socials? Fins a on seran capaços d’arribar?
    [Castellano]

    fosatu_logo.png imageSouth African ‘Workerism’ in the 1980s: Learning from FOSATU’s Radical Unionism Dec 13 18:23 by Lucien van der Walt, with Sian Byrne and Nicole Ulrich* 0 comments

    A lightly edited transcript of a presentation at a workshop hosted by the International Labour Research & Information Group (ILRIG) and the Orange Farm Human Rights Advice Centre in Drieziek extension 1, Orange Farm township, south of Soweto, South Africa, on 24 June 2017. It was attended by a hall full of community and worker activists, including veterans of the big rebellions of the 1980s.

    uf.jpg imageLessons from the 1984-85 Vaal Uprising for Rebuilding a 'United Front' of Communities and ... Dec 13 18:12 by Jonathan Payn 0 comments

    A lightly edited transcript of a presentation at a workshop hosted by the International Labour Research & Information Group (ILRIG) and the Orange Farm Human Rights Advice Centre in Drieziek extension 1, Orange Farm township, south of Soweto, South Africa, on 24 June 2017. It was attended by a hall full of community and worker activists, including veterans of the big rebellions of the 1980s.

    dlm5wz0waaa4zyn.jpg imageBuscando las claves del proceso independentista catalán Dec 04 18:54 by Miguel G. Gómez 0 comments

    Este artículo es la traducción de una contextualización del momento político actual desde una perspectiva libertaria y estratégica. El artículo de opinión desgrana diversas facetas de las fuerzas en lucha y da una propuesta desde abajo. [Catalá]

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