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Victory to the Rojava Revolution!

Anarkismo (en) - 10 hours 54 min ago
Leaflet distributed today at a rally and march in Melbourne in solidarity to the Kurdish struggle.

Victory to the Rojava Revolution!

Anarkismo - 10 hours 54 min ago
Leaflet distributed today at a rally and march in Melbourne in solidarity to the Kurdish struggle.
Categories: Anarchists

E' uscito Alternativa Libertaria, ottobre 2014

Anarkismo - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 11:04
Foglio telematico della FdCA
E' uscito l'ultimo numero di Alternativa Libertaria, foglio telematico della Federazione dei Comunisti Anarchici. Il foglio può essere scaricato dal sito della federazione in formato PDF (380 kb), per facile stampa e distribuzione.
Categories: Anarchists

Futurism or the Future: Review of the Manifesto for an Accelerationist Politics

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 09:59
The proliferation of computerised surveillance and security systems across workplaces has had the effect that now, in offices across the world, workers’ toilet usage is continuously monitored. You swipe your ID card to get in and out, producing a data event with a time and duration, which is quietly recorded by some computer.   Upstairs, some horrendous bureaucrat ponders over all this data: How long does a shit take? How many shits is too many? Does she have a medical condition, or is she just slacking? Copropolitics: a new technology of discipline and a fresh form of indignity that was inconceivable as anything other than a cyberpunk nightmare (and a dull one at that) a couple of decades ago; the kind of technological revolution that no-one wanted, and nobody is particularly excited about, but which nonetheless happens.  

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La Costituzione dei Cantoni della Rojava

Anarkismo - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 09:55
Il Contratto Sociale dei Cantoni della Rojava nel Kurdistan occidentale (Siria). [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27497]
Categories: Anarchists

Turnips, hammers & the square - why workplace occupations have faded.

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 09:40
What if we build it and they don’t come? That was the experience of the left during the crisis - decades had been spent building organisations and a model of how crisis would create revolution, but when the crisis arrived the left discovered that the masses weren’t convinced. The expected pattern of crisis leading to small strikes and protests, then to mass strikes and riots and then perhaps to general strike and revolution didn’t flow as expected. Under that theory the radical left would at first be marginal but then as conditions drove class militancy to new heights, the workers disappointed by reformist politicians and union leaders, would move quickly to swell its ranks.   In 2008 and 2009 that was the expectation of the revolutionary left organisations across Europe and North America, but that cycle of growth never materialised. In 2011 revolts did break out, but not in the manner expected and so the left could only spectate and criticise. Beyond that the period of struggle from 2008-2014 suggests that there is less strength in building struggles around broad ‘bread & butter’ issues than we imagined and a suggestion that diversity proved more useful in sustaining progressive struggle.  

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Someday We'll Be Ready, and We'll Be Enough

Anarkismo (en) - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 22:27
Building Anti-Authoritarian Movements With the Size and Resilience to Win
In this piece, I propose a different way that we might approach radical, revolutionary, transformative politics. I propose experimentation with new and unique political spaces—both conceptual and physical—which hold closely to a belief that another world is possible; which use that hope to build for the long-haul and on a large scale; and yet which, at the same time, hold us, nurture us, and ignite us as real people as we struggle daily, yearly, multi-generationally to get where we need to go. I propose that these spaces must go beyond the traditional organizational styles and formats that we've become used to—be they campaign organizations and coalitions, non-profits, collectives, spontaneous mobilizations, cadre groups, or revolutionary parties. Instead, I propose rethinking many of the assumed conventions and truisms of Left movements, and reaching out even more widely into society and history—even into enemy territory—for lessons and inspiration.

Someday We'll Be Ready, and We'll Be Enough

Anarkismo - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 22:27
Building Anti-Authoritarian Movements With the Size and Resilience to Win
In this piece, I propose a different way that we might approach radical, revolutionary, transformative politics. I propose experimentation with new and unique political spaces—both conceptual and physical—which hold closely to a belief that another world is possible; which use that hope to build for the long-haul and on a large scale; and yet which, at the same time, hold us, nurture us, and ignite us as real people as we struggle daily, yearly, multi-generationally to get where we need to go. I propose that these spaces must go beyond the traditional organizational styles and formats that we've become used to—be they campaign organizations and coalitions, non-profits, collectives, spontaneous mobilizations, cadre groups, or revolutionary parties. Instead, I propose rethinking many of the assumed conventions and truisms of Left movements, and reaching out even more widely into society and history—even into enemy territory—for lessons and inspiration.
Categories: Anarchists

Interview with the Kurdistan Anarchists Forum (KAF) about the situation in Iraq/Kurdistan

Anarkismo (en) - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 22:15
The experiences of many of us have proved or at least shown that it is very, very hard for a libertarian/anarchist idea and direction to grow and develop inside a hierarchal organization. Not only this, it is impossible for such ideas and directions to remain or stay and continue in an ideological nationalist organization. We can always separate or distinguish between the social movement and the leftist political movement whatever form they have because the leftists and politicians are always authoritarian and corrupt. We can see in reality the leftists are always trying to tame and control struggles and the movement of the mass people and use them to achieve their own political aims, making political capital out of it.

Interview with the Kurdistan Anarchists Forum (KAF) about the situation in Iraq/Kurdistan

Anarkismo - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 22:15
The experiences of many of us have proved or at least shown that it is very, very hard for a libertarian/anarchist idea and direction to grow and develop inside a hierarchal organization. Not only this, it is impossible for such ideas and directions to remain or stay and continue in an ideological nationalist organization. We can always separate or distinguish between the social movement and the leftist political movement whatever form they have because the leftists and politicians are always authoritarian and corrupt. We can see in reality the leftists are always trying to tame and control struggles and the movement of the mass people and use them to achieve their own political aims, making political capital out of it.
Categories: Anarchists

Los financistas del mundo y la elección en Brasil

Anarkismo - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 22:08
La segunda vuelta de las elecciones brasileras tiene relación directa con: la proyección del país, la alianza estratégica del bloque político del Mercado Común del Sur (MERCOSUR) y el alineamiento del Brasil dentro de la globalización corporativa: La política exterior de Lula extendida por Dilma (con algunas correcciones en su pragmatismo) es estructuralmente distinta de la del período de Fernando Henrique Cardoso. Se cambiaron el eje y el enfoque. A escala mundial nuestro país refuerza las relaciones Sur-Sur, priorizando específicamente las inversiones en infraestructura y cadenas productivas de América Latina y África. Brasil es hoy un motor del capitalismo mundial. Quien gane en las urnas comandará la 7ª economía mundal.
Categories: Anarchists

Italy: Strikes Kick Off to Protest Renzi’s Labor Measures

Labour Start - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Business Week
Categories: Workplace Struggle

Nigeria: Constitutional Amendment: NLC, TUC vow crippling strike over minimum wage

Labour Start - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: The Times
Categories: Workplace Struggle

Statement outside Santa Ana City Council Chambers (English/Español)

Libcom.org News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 14:21
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This is the second statement by Copwatch Santa Ana released this month. Among other things, it explains why the group did not attend the city's October 21 city council meeting following the events of the last city council meeting two weeks ago and their philosophy for the liberation of all people. The collective is based in Santa Ana, CA. The statement was released on October 21, 2014.

We know that the power of the people lies in the people themselves. Not in the vote, not in the non-profit, but the people who work, strive, struggle and organize collectively for each others liberation.

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Categories: Anarchists

Fiji: NZ union backed charity educates Fiji workers

Labour Start - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Radio New Zealand
Categories: Workplace Struggle

Liberia: How LIberia's rubber tap workers union can help beat Ebola

Labour Start - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Global Post
Categories: Workplace Struggle

Syrian Kurdistan takes a different route to the Arab Spring – a first hand experience- audio

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 06:23

Zaher Baher of the Kurdistan Anarchists Forum spoke at the 2014 London Anarchist Bookfair about the two weeks he spent in Syrian Kurdistan in May 2014, looking at the experiences of self-management in the region, experiments that have become more widely discussed as the result of the defense of Kobane against ISIS. Zaher is also a member of Haringey Solidarity Group

 

Anarchist Eyewitness to self-management in Kurdish Syria / West Kurdistan by Workers Solidarity on Mixcloud

 

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Anarchist Eyewitness to self-management in Kurdish Syria / West Kurdistan

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 06:01

Zaher Baher of the Kurdistan Anarchists Forum spent two weeks in Syrian Kurdistan in May 2014, looking at the experiences of self-management in the region, experiments that have become more widely discussed as the result of the defense of Kobane against ISIS.  This account tells in some detail what he saw and what conclusions he draws.   Zaher is also a member of Haringey Solidarity Group and spoke at the 2014 London Anarchist Bookfair about his experiences.  This account was originally published as 'The experiment of West Kurdistan (Syrian Kurdistan) has proved that people can make changes'

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Declaración Internacional Libertaria de Solidaridad con la Resistencia Kurda

Anarkismo - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 00:54
Desde algunos años, el movimiento kurdo se está acercando a las ideas libertarias. Aunque no se trata de un movimiento anarquista, este cambio muestra que las ideas anarquistas de libertad e igualdad a través de la solidaridad, nuestras ideas de horizontalidad y de democracia directa radical en contra del Estado no solo son validas y fuertes, sino que son también necesarias para que los movimientos sociales acaben con la herencia autoritaria de la izquierda. Expresar nuestra solidaridad con Rojava y el movimiento kurdo es nuestra responsabilidad, pues representan la esperanza en esta región y porque es una lucha de los oprimidos en contra de los opresores. Las verdaderas luchas no son nunca perfectas pero llevan a diversos potencialidades de construcción de una sociedad libre. Mientras expresamos nuestra solidaridad con el movimiento revolucionario en Rojava entendemos también que nuestro papel es seguir desarrollando los principios centrales de nuestras ideas para compartirlas con los y las revolucionari@s en el mundo. - Grupo editorial de Anarkismo.net [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27506]
Categories: Anarchists

USA: AFL-CIO Calls for Obama to Act on Worker Protections Against Ebola

Labour Start - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: AFL-CIO
Categories: Workplace Struggle
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