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Tokologo supports the community march on the Merafong municipal offices

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 07:25
The Tokologo African Anarchist Collective supports the protest march held by members of the Khutsong community – where we have active members – to the Merafong municipal offices.

Tokologo supports the Khutsong community march on the Teba offices, Carltonville

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 07:20
The Tokologo African Anarchist Collective supports the protest march held by members of the Khutsong community – where we have active members – to the Teba Bank offices in Carletonville.

An Interview with the DAF on Kobanê: “We are Kawa against Dehaks”

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 13:35
For two years now the foundations of social revolution have been being developed in Rojava, the west of Kurdistan. Bearing this, it’s hard to ignore the fact that the basis of the attacks against Kobanê is the interest politics of the Turkish State and global capitalism. Abdülmelik Yalcin and Merve Dilber from Revolutionary Anarchist Action (DAF) were in the region of Suruc, on the border with Kobanê, since the first day of the resistance against the attempts to obscure the people’s revolution, in solidarity with the people of the region. We interviewed them on the Kobanê Resistance and Rojava Revolution.

Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle to the backdrop of Israel no longer hiding its true nature*

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 14:19
Araqeeb, Bil'in, Dahams, Occupied East Jerusalem: mainly Sheikh Jarrah, Shuafat, Silwan, Ma'sara, Nabi Saleh, Ni'lin, Qaddum, south of Hebron hills and the Jordan valley Palestinians
Throughout the years Israel has tried to neutralize the pressure of more enlightened people by hiding its brute racism and murderous activities by recruiting the memory of the Holocaust as justification for all its heinous acts when revealed. However, as the masquerade has been exposed in recent years and more and more are disillusioned from the "Zionist dream", the restraints are being loosened fast. The rightists preach their extreme racist ideology in the open. The "paramilitarist" settlers get a freer hand. The transfer of Palestinians both within the 1948 borders and these occupied in 1967 is being done in the open. Though it is still restricted mainly to the Israeli area of the Bedouins in the south and the C agricultural regions of the 1967 borders, the "gloves" have been removed. In the same new mode, repression of the non-armed popular struggles has intensified in the last few weeks and we cannot guess what the limit of the new repression mode will be - if at all.

Victory to the Rojava Revolution!

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 07:52
Leaflet distributed today at a rally and march in Melbourne in solidarity to the Kurdish struggle.

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

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.

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

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.

International Libertarian-Socialist Statement in Solidarity with the Kurdish Resistance

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 17:36
For some years now the Kurdish movement has been moving in the direction of libertarian ideas. While not an anarchist movement, this move is a sign that anarchist ideas of freedom and equality through solidarity, our ideas of horizontality and radical direct democracy and our radical critique against the State are not only valid and strong, but are also necessary for movements in order to break away from the authoritarian legacy within the left. It is our duty to express our solidarity with Rojava and the Kurdish movement, because they represent hope in this region and because they are the oppressed fighting the oppressors. Real struggles are never perfect but they carry diverse degrees of potential to being about a free society. Expressing our solidarity with the revolutionary movement in Rojava means we understand our role is to continue developing the core tenets of our ideas in order to inspire revolutions and revolutionaries all over the world. - Anarkismo.net Editorial Group [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27514] [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27515] [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27505]

Rojava: An Anarcho-Syndicalist Perspective

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 17:30
Anarcho-syndicalists should should hold no illusions about the Rojava Revolution. Since the turn of the millenium there have been reports of a libertarian municipalist turn in the Kurdish national liberation struggle inspired by Murray Bookchin. This change in politics has been lead by jailed founder and ideological leader Abdullah Öcalan of the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) who discovered Bookchin while in prison. The PKK a former Maoist/Stalinist organization had turned to ethnic nationalism after the fall of the Soviet Union and discreditation of “really existing socialism” and so such a turn has been welcomed by many on the revolutionary left. However such processes of political transformation do not automatically translate to full adoption within a populace nevermind their official representation in leading parties.

The Constitution of the Rojava Cantons

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 20:40
The Social Contract of Rojava Cantons in West Kurdistan (Syria). [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27524]

Brief report from the WSM conference in Ireland

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:04
The Workers Solidarity Movement had out conference last weekend at which many of the conclusions from the collections education and discussion process we have had over the last 2-3 years were formalised as policies.

The 1917 Russian Revolution and United Front

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 04:40
Part 3 in a series of articles on the concept and history of the United Front
In the October Revolution of 1917, the Bolshevik Party, together with other revolutionaries, overthrew the Provisional Government established in February and – together, initially, with left Social Revolutionaries – seized power. How did the Bolsheviks – a minority just eight months earlier, when the February Revolution overthrew the Tsar and established the Provisional Government – come to power so quickly? How did this small force emerge from relative obscurity to win large sections of the working class to its programme and take power? Herein lies the root and essence of United Front policy in a traditional Marxist sense.


First published in issue 88 of Workers World News


http://anarkismo.net/article/27348
http://anarkismo.net/article/27349

Solidarity with the Kurdish women's and popular resistance

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 06:18
The civil war in Syria has brought new elements to the situation of the Kurdish region. Inspired by various popular traditions of resistance, a significant sector of Kurds participate in an experience that should be looked at carefully by all revolutionary sectors.
[http://anarkismo.net/article/27490]

Cosatu used to pump millions of Rands to support the ANC’s election campaigns

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 03:33
At the Congress of South Africa Trade Unions (Cosatu) media briefing on Thursday 21 November 2013, its president Sdumo Dlamini told a journalist that the federation is “yet to decide” whether or not to contribute financially toward the ANC’s 2014 election campaign. The briefing followed a Cosatu central executive committee (CEC) meeting.

Palestine Israel, The joint struggle already eleven years old and continue*

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 17:15
Arkib, Dahamsh (1948 borders), and Bil'in, Ma'asara, Nabi Saleh, Ni'ilin, Qaddum, Sheikh Jarah (East Jerusalem)
A physical confrontation between between the Israeli armed forces (and settlers) and a joint crowd of Israeli Jews and Palestinian activists in the 1967 occupied territories is so common that people do not sense its unique nature. In addition to PR disaster for the Zionist transfer project it also forced Israel to mostly exclude shooting with life ammunition fire to kill non armed Palestinian demonstrators whenever Israelis might participate. In addition to the usual locations of joint struggles, addition places Palestinians start protests we learn of from the media. The Israeli media to which the agreement with the Hamas about the end of the rocketing was not revealed, come again and again with facts and generals opinions which can only be explained as rationalization to changes forced on Israel in the agreement.

Why is the world ignoring the revolutionary Kurds in Syria?

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 15:56
Amid the Syrian warzone a democratic experiment is being stamped into the ground by ISIS. That the wider world is unaware is a scandal. [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27465] [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27468] [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27503]

Revolution will win in Kobanê!

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 03:41
Our Comrades in Boydê Village Reports:
It’s the 24th day of ISIS attacks on Kobanê. While people’s defending forces in all border villages are on human shield sentry for Kobanê against attacks, everyone, everywhere in the region we live, rised up not to let Kobanê fall. [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27483] [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27501]

Crisis in Rojava: A call to our sisters and women comrades

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 01:16
Statement on the crisis in Rojava from feminists and LGBTs in Turkey
We may pretend that nothing is happening, but it is. One of the unique experiences of women’s history is under threat of being shattered. It is not a matter that is important only for Kurdish people, it is a matter for all of us. [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27502]

Balochistan on the brink

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 00:55
The military occupation of Balochistan
“Come here, listen to this”, Ali slowly leafed through the pages of the local newspaper, “look, you see this small paragraph? This is an account from a fighter in the villages.” I asked him if he could translate. “Today we lost several fighters but we killed three Pakistani soldiers and shot down their helicopter”. I asked him whether he had visited the fighters in the Bolan Pass. “Yes, I’ve been there in my role as a government official but also as a Baloch, I negotiated with them on the release of a hostage, but I respect their fight”...

Lessons of the "60s" for Anarchists in the New Radicalization

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 21:16
New York City, NY, USA

Wayne Price will be speaking at Bluestockings bookstore (172 Allen Street between Stanton and Rivington -  1 block south of Houston and 1st Avenue) on Oct. 29, Wed., 7pm: