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Social protest and repression in Donbass

Libcom.org News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 16:57
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News about social protests is coming out of Donbass, the region controlled by separatist forces in eastern Ukraine.

If you demonstrate here again, we will shoot you all. - separatist military commanders

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Moscow Autonomous Action on the Ukrainian war

Libcom.org News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 06:44
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This text was written as an answer to our foreign friends' questions about situation in the Eastern Ukraine and Russian anarchists' attitude towards that. We hope it will be of use to everybody interested in these matters.
The situation is complex and controversial and you should understand that the text below does not (and can't) reflect the opinion of all Russian anti-fascists and anti-capitalists. We discussed this within our group, but even here we have a couple of contradicting points of view.

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International Libertarian-Socialist Statement in Solidarity with the Kurdish Resistance

Anarkismo (en) - 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]

International Libertarian-Socialist Statement in Solidarity with the Kurdish Resistance

Anarkismo - 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]
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Rojava: An Anarcho-Syndicalist Perspective

Anarkismo (en) - 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.

Rojava: An Anarcho-Syndicalist Perspective

Anarkismo - 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.
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Aλληλεγγύη στους ένοπλους Κούρδους αντάρτες

Anarkismo - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 16:47
Εδώ και ένα μήνα, στην πόλη Κομπανί, κοντά στα σύνορα της Συρίας με την Τουρκία, κουρδικές ένοπλες αντάρτικες ομάδες δίνουν έναν αγώνα ενάντια στους φονταμενταλιστές και επεκτατιστές του ISIS. Η επίθεση ξεκίνησε στις 15/9 όταν χιλιάδες μαχητές του ISIS, υποστηριζόμενοι από δεκάδες άρματα μάχης και βαρύ πυροβολικό επιτέθηκαν στην πόλη σε τρία μέτωπα. Μέχρι αυτή την στιγμή, 2000 κούρδοι πολιτοφύλακες δίνουν ηρωικές μάχες ενάντια στους 10000 μαχητές του ισλαμικού κράτους και έχουν καταφέρει να ανακτήσουν εδάφη μέσα και έξω από την πόλη. Οι απώλειες για τον εχθρό είναι μεγάλες τόσο σε έμψυχο δυναμικό αλλά και όσον αφορά βαρύ οπλισμό και οχήματα που πέφτουν στα χέρια των ανταρτών.
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Pakistan: The terror of anti-terrorism - laws used against trade union leaders

Labour Start - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: The Daily Times
Categories: Workplace Struggle

USA: Protesters stage sit-in outside Wal Mart heiress’ Park Avenue condo

Labour Start - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Fusion
Categories: Workplace Struggle

UK: Time to end Britain’s pay lock-out, says TUC

Labour Start - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: TUC
Categories: Workplace Struggle

Swaziland: Trade unions banned in Swaziland

Labour Start - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: IndustriALL Global Union
Categories: Workplace Struggle

International Conference in Bratislava devoted to problems in the workplace and improving organization

Libcom.org News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 19:02
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On Oct. 11-12, an international conference was held in Bratislava, Slovakia, devoted to problems in the workplace and improving organization. The first day was a public conference where different organizations presented their activity and ways of working while the second day was devoted to discussing how to improve our organizations.

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Αλληλεγγύη στον αγωνιζόμενο κουρδικό λαό

Anarkismo - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 06:57
Η κρίση κι ο εμφύλιος πόλεμος στη Συρία άνοιξε μια ακόμη πληγή στην πολύπαθη Μ. Ανατολή που δοκιμάζεται εδώ και δεκαετίες από τις ενδοκαπιταλιστικές συγκρούσεις, τις ιμπεριαλιστικές επεμβάσεις αλλά και τα αυταρχικά και διεφθαρμένα καθεστώτα που υπάρχουν στην περιοχή. Με το πρόσχημα της ανατροπή του Άσαντ οι ΗΠΑ χρηματοδότησαν, εξόπλισαν και εκπαίδευσαν τμήματα της συριακής αντιπολίτευσης, ανάμεσα σε αυτούς και τοπικές ομάδες της Αλ Κάιντα (που υποτίθεται πολεμούν τα τελευταία 15 χρόνια) και ομάδες που συγκρότησαν μετέπειτα το Ισλαμικό Κράτος (IS).
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Perché il mondo ignora i Curdi rivoluzionari in Siria?

Anarkismo - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 04:28
Nel bel mezzo della zona di guerra siriana, un esperimento democratico sta venendo seriamente minacciato dall’ISIS. Che il mondo intero ne sia all’oscuro è uno scandalo! [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27467]
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La crisi nella Rojava: appello alle nostre sorelle e compagne

Anarkismo - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 04:10
Comunicato sulla crisi nella Rojava diffuso da femministe e persone LGBT in Turchia
Possiamo fingere che non stia succedendo niente, eppure succede. Una delle uniche esperienze della storia delle donne è sotto minaccia di essere spazzata via. Non è una questione importante solo per il popolo curdo, ma lo è per tutte noi. [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27455]
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La rivoluzione vincerà a Kobanê!

Anarkismo - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 03:58
Report dei nostri compagni dal villaggio di Boydê
Siamo giunti al 24° giorno di attacchi dell'ISIS su Kobanê. Mentre le forze di difesa popolare in tutti i villaggi di confine fanno da scudo umano e da sentinelle per gli attacchi contro Kobanê, tutti ed ovunque nella regione in cui ci troviamo sono insorti per evitare la caduta di Kobanê. [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27457]
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Il futuro dell'Iraq, della Siria, della Giordania e prove di un Kurdistan indipendente

Anarkismo - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 03:38
Nella spirale caotica che avvolge il Medio Oriente dai tempi dell'invasione dell'Iraq, potenze locali e globali hanno dovuto ricorrere ad una serie di organismi, come l'ISIS, per sostenere le proprie richieste. Tutti sanno che all'interno degli attuali confini la situazione non è più sostenibile, ma nessuno è in grado offrire delle opzioni alternative. E' all'interno di questo schema che le potenze regionali e quelle globali avevano bisogno dell'ISIS come una sorta di balsamo per chiudere le fratture nella situazione attuale ed anche come grilletto per spingere verso la formazione di nuovi confini e nuovi stati, ed ancor di più come opportunistico strumento per gestire la crisi nella regione. [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27442]
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4 ottobre: Ultime da Kobane

Anarkismo - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 03:26
Lo Stato turco che si sta preparando ad intervenire per evitare il pericolo ISIS è al tempo stesso infingardo verso l'offensiva portata dai sostenitori di ISIS attraverso i confini turchi, dimostrando così l'ipocrisia della politica di Istanbul. [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27439]
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The Constitution of the Rojava Cantons

Anarkismo (en) - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 20:40
The Social Contract of Rojava Cantons in West Kurdistan (Syria)

The Constitution of the Rojava Cantons

Anarkismo - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 20:40
The Social Contract of Rojava Cantons in West Kurdistan (Syria)
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