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international / education / other libertarian press Sunday March 24, 2013 - 15:24 by Glykosymoritis   image 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 - 17:59 by Glykosymoritis   image 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
internazionale / religione / stampa non anarchica Sunday March 17, 2013 - 23:14 by Lucio Garofalo
Da quanto ne sappiamo, hanno eletto papa un complice della giunta militare argentina presieduta dal tenente generale Videla, a cui è legata la tragica vicenda dei “desaparecidos”. Peggio di così il collegio cardinalizio non poteva fare. Coloro che speravano in un processo di rinnovamento e in un riscatto morale della chiesa sono stati serviti. Oltretutto si tratta di un papa gesuita, per cui temo che il nome da lui scelto, Francesco, non abbia proprio nulla da spartire con il poverello di Assisi, ma con un tale Francesco Saverio, gesuita e missionario spagnolo vissuto nella prima metà del 1500. E’ un malcostume tipico dei gesuiti quello di depistare e confondere la pubblica opinione. ... read full story / add a comment
internacional / religión / non-anarchist press Saturday March 16, 2013 - 00:55 by Raúl Zibechi   image 1 image
La jerarquía del Vaticano posó sus ojos en América del Sur, la región donde combatió a muerte (textualmente) a los teólogos de liberación. Alineada con los poderosos, lo que no le impide hacer guiños populistas hacia los pobres, está a punto de tomar posición ante la integración regional y los gobiernos progresistas. ... read full story / add a comment
internazionale / storia / stampa non anarchica Friday March 08, 2013 - 17:37 by Lucio Garofalo
Come ogni anno il giorno dell’8 marzo si ripete stancamente la festa della donna, che ripropone liturgie e modalità rituali e gestuali di segno edonistico commerciale, frutto di un processo di svuotamento, di rimozione o travisamento del valore più autentico dell’idea originaria, del senso più antico e profondo di una festa laica come l’8 marzo. Il valore storico di una ricorrenza, laica o religiosa che sia, se non è stato definitivamente azzerato o frainteso, rappresenta semplicemente la cornice esteriore, banalizzata e volgarizzata, mentre ciò che conta è il primato della merce, la prassi standardizzata che annienta e svilisce ogni capacità di giudizio critico, alienando l’esistenza delle persone. ... read full story / add a comment
international / gender / non-anarchist press Thursday January 24, 2013 - 20:17 by Jamil Khader
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
international / anarchist movement / other libertarian press Thursday January 17, 2013 - 23:50 by Dysophia
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
international / anti-fascism / non-anarchist press Monday December 31, 2012 - 21:57 by Araz Bagban
The new constitution submitted to referendum by Mohamed Morsi, the president of Egypt elected with the support of the Freedom and Justice party, i.e. the political wing of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, in addition to its properties of attacking working-class achievements as well as women's and minorities’ rights, is preparing the legal ground for the Brotherhood to seize the whole political power in the country. The powers proposed for the president in the constitution, not subject to any supervision, are leading Egypt toward dictatorship. ... read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / non-anarchist press Thursday December 20, 2012 - 19:45 by Mark Weisbrot
President Obama's crass comments about newly-elected Chavez only serve to further alienate himself from Latin America. ... read full story / add a comment
internacional / imperialismo / guerra / non-anarchist press Saturday December 15, 2012 - 00:05 by Askapena   image 1 image
Venezuelako lehendakaria den Hugo Chavéz Frías -ek, bere osasun egoera larriaren berri eman dio Venezuelako herriari. Honela, duela 14 urtetatik hona errepublikako buruzagi eta prozesuaren ikur denak , badaezpadako oinordetza eta prestaketak burutu ditu izan daitezkeen gertakariei aurre hartuz. Adierazpen hauen aurrean, bildu garen erakundeek honakoa jakinarazi nahi genuke: ... read full story / add a comment
international / the left / non-anarchist press Monday November 12, 2012 - 02:52 by Fawwaz Traboulsi
The Arab revolutions are presenting the Left with a mixture of existential challenges and historical opportunities. The decisive factor will be the Left's ability to learn from the rich lessons of its own past experiences and vast revolutionary legacy, in order to develop its own project and role in the coming period, and to work out a coherent plan for tackling challenges ahead. May that be an occasion for the Left to move away from its penchant for lacerating self-criticism, as if there is no end to paying penance for past sins, and to embrace instead a study of the past that contributes to a better understanding of the Left's current position and role, especially in preparation for the tasks of the coming period. This also presupposes that there are elements within the Left who are ready to transcend two currents still active in their midst: a leftist current that continues to support despotic regimes on the pretext of giving priority to the “national question” and a leftist current that is counting on external intervention for paving the way to democracy. ... read full story / add a comment
internacional / historia / non-anarchist press Thursday October 25, 2012 - 00:56 by Simon Reid-Henry
The story we like to tell is that the cold war was, indeed, cool and that rational liberal democracy saved the day. Neither is true. ... read full story / add a comment
international / mouvement anarchiste / autre presse libertaire Saturday September 01, 2012 - 22:27 by Frank
Cette Rencontre en ce lieu a servi à commémorer la création de la première Internationale antiautoritaire et anarchiste il y a 140 ans. Une façon de démontrer au passage que les manipulations de Karl Marx et ses séides au Congrès de la Haye en 1872 ne furent pas efficaces et que l’hypocrisie du socialisme autoproclamé scientifique, puis réel, ne sont pas qu’une déviation imposée par Lénine. Une façon de pensée assez bien incarnée par Franz Mehring, voire plus tard, avec quelques difficultés par Rosa Luxembourg et Anton Pannekoek. ... read full story / add a comment
international / économie / autre presse libertaire Sunday August 26, 2012 - 18:13 by kuhing

1) Ce que l'on peut comprendre

2) L'échec de tous les combats sectoriels

3) L'échec des solutions individuelles.

4) L'échec de l'indignation collective

5) Le pouvoir


7) Les méfaits de l'argent sur l'environnement.

8) Les méfaits de l'argent sur le travail.

9) Les méfaits de l'argent sur les relations humaines et la santé.

10) Le nécessaire changement

11) Le changement est-il possible ?

12) Des voies qui mènent à d'autres impasses.

13) Qu'elle alternative au capitalisme ?

14) Faire appel à l'essence même de l'homme.

15)Une activité mutualisée et coordonnée.

16) Des ressources infinies.

17) Tout est à vraiment gagner.

18) Comment faire ?

19) Un scénario possible.

20) Une goutte d'eau dans l'océan.

... read full story / add a comment
internacional / economía / non-anarchist press Friday August 24, 2012 - 18:44 by Immanuel Wallerstein
La mayoría de los políticos y de los expertos tienen interés personal en prometer que vienen tiempos mejores, siempre y cuando se sigan sus consejos en torno a las políticas públicas. Las actuales dificultades económicas mundiales no fueron excepción a esta conducta. Sea que la discusión se enfoque en el desempleo en Estados Unidos, en los rampantes costos de los préstamos estatales en Europa o en las repentinas tasas menguantes en el crecimiento de China, India y Brasil, las expresiones de optimismo por el mediano plazo siguen estando a la orden del día. ... read full story / add a comment
internacional / la izquierda / non-anarchist press Friday August 24, 2012 - 18:41 by Camilo de los Milagros
Pensadores europeos durante siglos se han asombrado que la cosmovisión de la antigua civilización griega, no obstante su profunda comprensión abstracta de los fenómenos del mundo, no hubiera desarrollado a niveles concretos de manera considerable la técnica, la ciencia y la industria. Se sabe que fueron hábiles navegantes y sin embargo nunca traspasaron ni colonizaron más allá del estrecho de Gibraltar dónde su mitología suponía que estaban las columnas de Hércules y el fin del mundo. Aquello confinó su cultura al reducido entorno del mediterráneo. Aunque los griegos conocían los sellos, jamás desarrollaron la imprenta a pesar que para ello no faltaba más que un paso; su tradición no logró masificar el saber más allá de la oralidad y los pergaminos manuscritos. ... read full story / add a comment
internacional / la izquierda / non-anarchist press Friday August 24, 2012 - 18:39 by Santiago Alba Rico
Todos los ingredientes parecen combinarse para producir un inquietante déjà vu: una crisis económica global, el retroceso de la democracia, la búsqueda de un chivo expiatorio, una fractura europea de la que resurge la imagen aún borrosa de un Reich alemán. Son ya legión los analistas que establecen paralelismos bastante acertados entre la época actual y el período de entreguerras del siglo pasado. Semejanzas hay muchas, pero lo cierto es que, más allá de la decadencia ecológica del planeta y la amenaza nuclear, conviene señalar también una diferencia cultural que excluye cualquier repetición mecánica: el fascismo fue la respuesta al triunfo de la gran revolución rusa y su ascenso se produjo en un marco denso de ideologías fuertes en el que la mayor parte de los europeos se alinearon conscientemente de uno u otro lado. ... read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / non-anarchist press Thursday August 23, 2012 - 18:01 by Katrin Axelsson Katrin Axelsson and Lisa Longstaff
For decades we have campaigned to get rapists caught, charged and convicted. But the pursuit of Assange is political. ... read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / non-anarchist press Thursday August 23, 2012 - 17:57 by Seumas Milne
Ecuador is pressing for a deal that offers justice to Assange's accusers – and essential protection for whistleblowers. ... read full story / add a comment
international / repression / prisoners / non-anarchist press Tuesday August 21, 2012 - 19:37 by Mark Weisbrot
The United States would paint itself as a promoter of human rights, but any right to make that claim is long gone. ... read full story / add a comment
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