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international / the left / non-anarchist press Monday April 24, 2017 - 18:12 por Ingo Schmidt
We live in a paradoxical world. Much debate on the radical left revolves around multitudes of discontented groups – sometimes lumped together as the 99%, sometimes rebranded as precariat – struggling against an abstract empire and its 1% rulers. Capitalism and class – once serving as a compass to navigate left politics through the apparently chaotic sees of everyday life – have turned into subjects of theoretical debate with little to no connection to political praxis. ... read full story / add a comment
américa del norte / méxico / la izquierda / non-anarchist press Monday January 23, 2017 - 15:20 por Nancy Fraser
La elección de Donald Trump es una más de una serie de insubordinaciones políticas espectaculares que, en conjunto, apuntan a un colapso de la hegemonía neoliberal. ... read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / the left / non-anarchist press Monday January 23, 2017 - 15:18 por Nancy Fraser
The election of Donald Trump represents one of a series of dramatic political uprisings that together signal a collapse of neoliberal hegemony. These uprisings include the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom, the rejection of the Renzi reforms in Italy, the Bernie Sanders campaign for the Democratic Party nomination in the United States, and rising support for the National Front in France, among others. Although they differ in ideology and goals, these electoral mutinies share a common target: all are rejections of corporate globalization, neoliberalism, and the political establishments that have promoted them. In every case, voters are saying “No!” to the lethal combination of austerity, free trade, predatory debt, and precarious, ill-paid work that characterize financialized capitalism today. Their votes are a response to the structural crisis of this form of capitalism, which first came into full view with the near meltdown of the global financial order in 2008. ... read full story / add a comment
central america / caribbean / the left / non-anarchist press Wednesday November 30, 2016 - 18:59 por Slavoj Zizek
In the last decades, Cuban “socialism” continued to live only because it didn’t yet notice it was already dead. ... read full story / add a comment
bolivia / peru / ecuador / chile / la izquierda / other libertarian press Wednesday February 24, 2016 - 16:12 por Rafael Bautista S.
Nunca como ahora tuvo tanta pertinencia aquella desafortunada invención de nuestro vicepresidente. Pues si el supuesto empate tiene sabor a derrota, entonces la figura del “empate técnico” es sólo un amargo consuelo (pretendiendo hacer de la derrota empate, lo técnico resulta una mera alquimia que sueña convertir plomo en oro). Nunca la retórica del empate se hace tan amarga como cuando se pretende disfrazar una derrota que confirma la no correspondencia entre la realidad y su interpretación. En ese sentido, lo técnico encubre una catástrofe: el gigante de bronce se descubre con pies de barro. Marx decía que la historia se repite dos veces, una como tragedia y otra como comedia. Lo que no dijo es que la comedia no es tal para el que la sufre; la tragedia continúa y hasta con más saña (por eso la historia está para aprenderla, no sólo para citarla). ... read full story / add a comment
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iberia / la izquierda / other libertarian press Sunday January 17, 2016 - 14:53 por Ander Jimenez Cava   text 1 comment (last - sunday january 17, 2016 - 16:29)   image 1 image
En lugar de asestarles la estocada final, como han tenido oportunidad, han preferido mantener los castellets y que sea el pueblo catalán el que soporte sobre sus espaldas a los que están arriba, que son los mismos de siempre. ... read full story / add a comment
venezuela / colombia / the left / non-anarchist press Monday December 07, 2015 - 03:21 por Gregory Wilpert
The current economic, political, and social situation in Venezuela is very complicated, which makes it somewhat difficult for outsiders to make sense of. On the one hand there are many people who defend the Bolivarian revolution, pointing to the successes it has had in reducing poverty and inequality and in increasing citizen participation and self-governance. On the other hand, there is a chorus of critics, not just from the usual suspects on the political right, but often from the left, who criticize the Maduro government's economic management of the country, corruption, the high inflation rate and shortages, and the trial of a high profile opposition politician, who the government accuses of fomenting violence. How did Venezuela get here? What happened since Hugo Chavez's death? Did the project derail, get stuck, hit a speed bump, or crash altogether? In order to answer this question, I will first analyze the origins of the current economic situation. ... read full story / add a comment
italia / svizzera / la sinistra / altra stampa libertaria Thursday August 27, 2015 - 18:48 por Lucio Garofalo
Premetto subito che mi piacerebbe assistere al risveglio di una dialettica democratica in questa comunità. (...) All'uopo potrebbe servire Facebook. In un recente passato, ho già avuto occasione di annotare che il limite oggettivo di questo spazio virtuale di confronto e di partecipazione politica, è insito nel mezzo stesso di comunicazione, attualmente circoscritto ad una cerchia ancora elitaria di cittadini che utilizzano abitualmente Internet ed i social network. Comunque, ben venga lo strumento del web in soccorso alla libertà di espressione e di critica, dunque alla convivenza democratica e civile. Invito chiunque ad afferrare il senso di una questione estremamente delicata qual è, appunto, l'istanza o la rivendicazione di una maggiore partecipazione collegiale e democratica proveniente dal basso, vale a dire da settori consistenti della cittadinanza (...), che non deve scadere in futili pretesti per scatenare sterili o rissose polemiche personali. (...) ... read full story / add a comment
international / the left / other libertarian press Tuesday August 04, 2015 - 08:22 por Jan Makandal   text 2 comments (last - tuesday august 18, 2015 - 08:21)
Once again the radical left petite bourgeoisie has failed.
This is not particular to Greece. It is a general tendency of struggles in many other social formations as well, wherever the petite bourgeoisie instead of the working class is leading the struggle. One lesson to learn is that whenever we persist in hoping that something positive will come from petite bourgeois leadership, however radical they might seem, THE RESULT WILL BE THE SAME: A TOTAL CAPITULATION TO CAPITAL.
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greece / turkey / cyprus / the left / other libertarian press Monday August 03, 2015 - 01:33 por Class War
“Communists supposed it… but Syriza surpassed their expectations…” ... read full story / add a comment
greece / turkey / cyprus / the left / non-anarchist press Sunday July 12, 2015 - 23:22 por Leo Panitch
Did those who are already raising Lenin from his tomb to render quick judgement on Syriza's abject “world-historic defeat” (without saying much about what victory would look like or require) actually bother to read the rather similar plans that Syriza put forward before the referendum and that were consistently rejected by the EU and IMF “Institutions”? This rejection is what the referendum was about. The resounding OXI was then used by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to secure the resignation of the leading political representative of the domestic ruling class (and former Prime Minister), Antonis Samaras, and to get all the party leaders with any such claim or ambitions to speak for that class to adopt Syriza's position on the need for debt restructuring and investment funds. One might even say that if there was a class crossover involved here it was the other way around, one that looks more like what Gramsci meant by a hegemonic strategy rather than the way it is presented from the perspective of those standing on Lenin's Tomb. ... read full story / add a comment
grecia / turchia / cipro / la sinistra / stampa non anarchica Friday June 19, 2015 - 15:28 por Sungur Savran
Così finalmente, nonostante tutti i meandri, le vie laterali e le deviazioni della storia, la logica delle lotte sociali ha finalmente impresso la sua impronta sulla politica della Turchia. La clamorosa sconfitta di Recep Tayyip Erdogan e del suo Akp alle urne nelle elezioni generali del 7 giugno in Turchia, mette allo scoperto una perdita di peso politico da parte di Erdogan a seguito dei successivi rovesci che ha subito negli ultimi due anni da parte delle masse e, in parte, dai suoi alleati di un tempo. [English] ... read full story / add a comment
greece / turkey / cyprus / the left / non-anarchist press Monday June 15, 2015 - 18:11 por Sungur Savran
So at long last, despite all the meanders and sideways and detours of history, the logic of social struggles has finally put its stamp on the politics of Turkey. The resounding defeat of Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his AKP at the polls in the 7th June general elections in Turkey brings out into the open a loss of political clout on the part of Erdogan as a result of the successive blows he received in the last two years at the hands of the masses and, partly, his erstwhile partners. [Italiano] ... read full story / add a comment
venezuela / colombia / la izquierda / other libertarian press Thursday June 04, 2015 - 16:52 por Savador López Amal
Luchador popular revolucionario de larga trayectoria en la izquierda venezolana, Roland Denis es graduado en Filosofía en la UCV y fue viceministro de Planificación y Desarrollo entre 2002 y 2003. En los años 80s militó en el Movimiento La Desobediencia y luego en el Proyecto Nuestramérica /Movimiento 13 de Abril. Es autor de, entre otros, Los Fabricantes de la Rebelión (2001) y Las Tres Repúblicas (2012). Actualmente participa en la organización de las “Asambleas de Militantes” centrada en el apoyo a la construcción de los territorios de “Gobierno Popular”. ... read full story / add a comment
bolivia / peru / ecuador / chile / the left / non-anarchist press Monday April 13, 2015 - 17:44 por Jeffery R. Webber
In the open­ing salvos of Latin America’s uneven lurch to the Left in the early twenty-first cen­tury, Bolivia dis­tin­guished itself as the region’s most rad­i­cal socio-political ter­rain.1 Left-indigenous move­ments in the coun­try­side and cityscapes alike threw the state into cri­sis and brought two suc­ces­sive neolib­eral pres­i­dents to their knees – Gon­zalo Sánchez de Lozada in 2003, and Car­los Mesa in 2005.2 Evo Morales’s party, the Movimiento al Social­ismo (Move­ment Towards Social­ism, MAS), leapt into the power vac­uum opened up by this series of revolts, and there has been seri­ous debate on the Left as to how best to but­ton down the cen­tral polit­i­cal dynamic of the coun­try ever since. In a coun­try where 62 per­cent of the pop­u­la­tion self-identified as indige­nous in the 2001 cen­sus, Morales became the first indige­nous pres­i­dent through the Decem­ber 2005 elec­tions with 54 per­cent of the pop­u­lar vote, assum­ing office in Jan­u­ary 2006. He repeated this extra­or­di­nary elec­toral suc­cess in Decem­ber 2009, with 64 per­cent, and again in Octo­ber 2014, with 61 percent. ... read full story / add a comment
brazil/guyana/suriname/fguiana / the left / non-anarchist press Monday March 30, 2015 - 18:31 por Alfredo Saad-Filho
Hundreds of thousands of chiefly white middle class protesters took to the streets in Brazil on 15 March in an organized upsurge of hatred against the federal administration led by President Dilma Rousseff of the Workers’ Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores, PT). These protests are far more cohesive and better organized than the previous wave of anti-government demonstrations, in 2013; their demands are unambiguously reactionary, and they include primarily the country's elite. ... read full story / add a comment
greece / turkey / cyprus / the left / non-anarchist press Wednesday March 11, 2015 - 15:13 por Spyros Lapatsioras, John Milios and Dimitris P. Sotiropoulos
“One must know how to employ the kairos [right or opportune moment] of one's forces at the right moment.
It is easy to only lose a little, if one always keeps foremost in the mind the idea that unity is never the trick, but the game.”

— Guy Gebord, “Notes on poker.” ... read full story / add a comment
greece / turkey / cyprus / the left / non-anarchist press Wednesday February 18, 2015 - 20:41 por Sakis Gekas
On January 25th, Syriza (Coalition of the Radical Left) formed a government in Greece with the help of the ANEL (Independent Greeks). Within 24 hours direct attacks, threats and provocations aimed at the Greek government, about to begin negotiations with EU and Eurozone leaders, began. The attacks were pre-emptive strikes against efforts to find a quick, viable and productive solution to the Greek debt problem that continues to strangle the Greek economy and society; time is very short and everyone is aware that it is working against the efforts of the Greek government that needs to reach an agreement by February 16 or February 28 at the latest. ... read full story / add a comment
Ayanda Kota, chairperson of the Unemployed People's Movement. Photo by Jon Pienaar.
southern africa / the left / non-anarchist press Friday December 05, 2014 - 15:14 por Ayanda Kota   image 1 image
Some NGOs with no membership that cast themselves as "radical" misuse grassroots organisations for their own purposes, writes Ayanda Kota. ... read full story / add a comment
Picture credit: Numsa
southern africa / the left / non-anarchist press Monday December 01, 2014 - 18:46 por Jane Duncan   image 1 image
The country’s largest trade union federation, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), has expelled the National Union of Metalworkers’ of South Africa (Numsa), for not supporting the African National Congress (ANC). Anyone in South Africa who doesn’t know this news must have been living under a rock for the past week.
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