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central america / caribbean / miscellaneous / non-anarchist press Tuesday April 02, 2013 - 03:04 byTrenton Daniel
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- The former United Nations human rights monitor in Haiti is taking a swipe at the Caribbean nation's legal system as he leaves his post. ... read full story / add a comment
“On the eve of the crisis, the bourgeois, with the self-sufficiency that springs from intoxicating prosperity, declares money to be a vain imagination. Commodities alone are money. But now the cry is everywhere: money alone is a commodity! As the hart pants after fresh water, so pants his soul after money, the only wealth.”
— Capital, Karl Marx. ... read full story / add a comment
venezuela / colombia / the left / non-anarchist press Tuesday March 26, 2013 - 18:54 byManuel Larrabure
The death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez has prompted the international left to acknowledge two key features about him and Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution. The first is Chávez's commitment to fighting for the poor and oppressed. Plenty of statistics demonstrate this. Literally millions have been lifted out of poverty and given new opportunities to improve their lives. Examples from daily life abound. I remember speaking to an upper class anti-Chavista once who was complaining about how, since Chávez came to power, it had become difficult to find maids. Many of the poor women she used to hire, she explained, had enrolled in a free education program provided by the government, one of the highly successful ‘missions.’ Another time, an empanada maker who lived with his son in the same 10-foot by six-foot stand he cooked out of told me how, since Chávez arrived, his community became emboldened to organize themselves into a cooperative with the mission of fighting the hotel and restaurant chains in the area, and create a community controlled tourist zone. ... read full story / add a comment
international / education / other libertarian press Sunday March 24, 2013 - 14:24 byGlykosymoritis 1 image
The development of modern society and what has happened to the working-class movement over the last 100 years (and in particular since 1917) have compelled us to make a radical revision of the ideas on which that movement has been based.
Forty years have elapsed since the proletarian revolution seized power in Russia. From that revolution it is not socialism that ultimately emerged but a new and monstrous form of exploiting society and totalitarian oppression that differed from the worst forms of capitalism only in that the bureaucracy replaced the private owners of capital and “the plan” took the place of the “free market.” Ten years ago, only a few people like us defended these ideas. Since then, the Hungarian workers have brought them to the world’s attention.
Among the raw materials for such a revision are the vast experience of the Russian Revolution and of its degeneration, the Hungarian workers’ councils, their actions, and their program. But these are far from being the only elements useful for making such a revision. A look at modern capitalism and at the type of conflict it breeds shows that throughout the world working people are faced with the same fundamental problems, often posed in surprisingly similar terms. These problems call everywhere for the same response. This answer is socialism, a social system that is the very opposite of the bureaucratic capitalism now installed in Russia, China, and elsewhere.
The experience of bureaucratic capitalism allows us clearly to perceive what socialism is not and cannot be. A close look both at past proletarian uprisings and at the everyday life and struggles of the proletariat enables us to say what socialism could and should be. Basing ourselves on a century of experience we can and must now define the positive content of socialism in a much fuller and more accurate way than was possible for previous revolutionaries. In today’s vast ideological morass, people who call themselves socialists may be heard to say that they “are no longer quite sure what the word means.” We hope to show that the very opposite is the case. Today, for the first time, one can begin to spell out in concrete and specific terms what socialism really could be like. ... read full story / add a comment
international / education / other libertarian press Saturday March 23, 2013 - 16:59 byGlykosymoritis 1 image
Cornelius Castoriadis, aka Paul Cardan, was the most prominent member of the Socialisme ou Barbarie group in France in the late 1940s-1960s, which advocated workers’ self-management in workplaces and society as opposed to capitalism in its private and state-run forms. Here we present Maurice Brinton’s translation of Castoriadis’ classic On the content of socialism. The work is subtitled ‘From the Critique of Bureaucracy to the Idea of the Proletariat’s Autonomy’ ... read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Saturday March 23, 2013 - 04:23 byAbdullah Öcalan 1 image
I SALUTE THE FREEDOM NEWROZ OF THE OPPRESSED ... read full story / add a comment
"I just want to help children,” a voice called out in English from a clothing store in Thamel, a tourist area of Kathmandu, Nepal's capital city. I saw a young white woman walking out of the store, and my curiosity got the better of me. “You want to help children?” I called out. It was a dark, cold January evening and the narrow streets were lit largely from stores which had no front walls and the signs that hung over them. The woman stopped and turned around. ... read full story / add a comment
west africa / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Wednesday March 06, 2013 - 21:23 byRoger Annis
France perpetrated two large deceptions in conducting its military intervention into Mali six weeks ago. These have been universally accepted in mainstream media reporting. ... read full story / add a comment
venezuela / colombia / repression / prisoners / non-anarchist press Tuesday March 05, 2013 - 19:05 byNational Commission of Human Rights, Marcha Patriótica
On March 03, 2013,in the village of La Esmeralda, in the municipality of Rovira (Tolima), the peasant organiser Maribel Oviedo was illegally detained, without an arrest warrant, by membes of the Infantry Batallion VI. She is member of the Association of Rural Workers of Tolima (ASTRACATOL).
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north africa / community struggles / non-anarchist press Tuesday March 05, 2013 - 18:46 byCorrispondente Infoaut 3 comments (last - wednesday may 08, 2013 - 01:00) 3 images
An unprecedented situation is taking place in the city of Port Said - complete self-management, a rejection of everything that authority represents. It is a situation that the main actors in the Egyptian struggle at this time - the workers - are trying to reproduce in other cities too. [ ... read full story / add a comment
venezuela / colombia / environment / non-anarchist press Thursday February 28, 2013 - 16:22 byCOMITE AMBIENTAL Y CAMPESINO DE CAJAMARCA
Threats, stigmatisation and criminalisation of the campesino social movement of Anaime and Cajamarca, which opposes AngloGold Ashanti’s La Colosa project in Colombia. ... read full story / add a comment
Oscar Pistorius was the perfect South African sporting hero because victory over his disability made him a universally admired figure in a still-divided society. The profoundly macho culture he grew up in spans racial groups and provides some explanation for the country's shocking rates of domestic violence. [Italiano] ... read full story / add a comment
russia / ukraine / belarus / crime prison and punishment / other libertarian press Saturday February 16, 2013 - 23:04 byAnarchist Federation
This is a major speaking tour in Britain about prisoners in Belarus by a visiting activist - a rare chance to find out about what is going on and to see how you can support them. There are 13 dates so far. ... read full story / add a comment
central america / caribbean / workplace struggles / non-anarchist press Friday February 15, 2013 - 23:51 byMembers of One Struggle 1 image
A garment worker in Haiti was beaten up by a factory manager for demanding to be paid the (inadequate anyway) minimum wage of 300 goud per day ($7.06 US). Then he was fired. This factory produces goods for Gildan, one of the largest clothing companies in the world. The organizers in the factory call on international allies to express solidarity and to demand that Leo be given his job back, for the workers to be paid according to their rights, and for the manager who hit him to be fired. ... read full story / add a comment
north africa / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Friday January 25, 2013 - 02:01 byJoshua Virasami 1 image
Exploiting the latest spillover from the two previous interventions in Libya and Mali, which are a product of AFRICOM intelligence and military assistance, they are making rapid gains in their North Africa advance. For what? One begins to ask, before continuing understanding how profitable chaos is, is crucial to answering the question. The ensuing chaos within Mali, expanding to Algeria and set to encompass North Africa leaves scope for a state of permanent low level war. This low level war is nothing new, it’s taking place as you read this over nearly all of the globalised world claiming millions of lives: described by John Pilger as the Third World War. This expanding theatre of the ‘war on terror’, which I will later explore, provides ample opportunity within its vast marketplace for hordes of corporations to destroy, ravage, rebuild and beautify entire nations. ... read full story / add a comment
The unfolding debate about the Palestinian hip hop group DAM’s new music video “If I Could Go Back in Time,” and Lila Abu-Lughod and Maya Mikdashi’s critique of it, has generated an intense visceral reaction on the part of many readers on Jadaliyya and in the blogosphere. DAM produced this music video in collaboration with the director Jackie Salloum and the renowned singer and activist Amal Murkos, to tackle the heinous crime of honor killing in Palestine. Abu-Lughod and Mikdashi took the video to task for treating the horrible phenomenon of honor killing as a social rather than a political problem. Many readers, as well the members of DAM, however, mistook their piece as an attempt to exonerate Arab patriarchal structures of culpability. Admittedly, Abu-Lughod and Mikdashi do not go far enough in condemning these sexist cultural traditions. But as Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian and Suha Daher-Nashif cogently demonstrate, the oppressive patriarchal structures in Palestine have worked in cahoots with the Israeli apartheid policies to perpetrate gender inequality. ... read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Monday January 21, 2013 - 19:53 byDanny Gold
On last Thursday, FSA rebels advanced into Kurdish and Christian neighborhoods in Aleppo, Syria, in a daring attempt to capture the city. Initial reports based on FSA claims and somebody’s friend who spoke to someone in Aleppo on the phone had the rebels taking 90 percent of the city and cooperating with Kurdish militias, but less than a day later these claims were revealed to be false. ... read full story / add a comment
France, the former slave power of west Africa, has poured into Mali with a vengeance in a military attack launched on January 11. French warplanes are bombing towns and cities across the vast swath of northern Mali, a territory measuring some one thousand kilometers from south to north and east to west. French soldiers in armoured columns have launched a ground offensive, beginning with towns in the south of the northern territory, some 300 km north and east of the Malian capital of Bamako.
A French armoured convoy entered Mali several days ago from neighbouring Ivory Coast, another former French colony. French troops spearheaded the overthrow of that country's government in 2011.
The invasion has received universal support from France's imperialist allies. The U.S., Canada and Europe are assisting financially and with military transport. To provide a figleaf of African legitimacy, plans have been accelerated to introduce troops from eight regional countries to join the fighting (map here http://www.mapsofworld.com/africa-political-map.htm ). ... read full story / add a comment
international / anarchist movement / other libertarian press Thursday January 17, 2013 - 22:50 byDysophia
A call out for articles on exploring Islamophobia from an anarchist perspective, particularly seeking contributions from anarchists in Islam-dominated societies. Also interested in hearing from groups in those societies about their activities and how anarchists in other countries may show solidarity with them. ... read full story / add a comment
central america / caribbean / miscellaneous / non-anarchist press Monday January 14, 2013 - 02:22 byDan Beeton and Jake Johnston
Dan Beeton is International Communications Director at the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C.
Jake Johnston is an international researcher at the Center for Economic and Policy Research. He writes on Haiti related issues for the blog Relief and Reconstruction Watch.
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