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Numsa's United Front: Forward to the Past?

Anarkismo (en) - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 07:46
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.

Numsa's United Front: Forward to the Past?

Anarkismo - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 07:46
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.

Categories: Anarchists

No Curdistão reside a esperança do Oriente Médio e da Ásia Central

Anarkismo - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 06:49
30 de novembro de 2014, Bruno Lima Rocha

Em tempos de barbaridades promovidas pela atuação do Estado Islâmico do Iraque e do Levante (ISIS), a resistência em Kobane, terceira cidade mais importante dos curdos, localizada na fronteira entre a Síria (ou o que dela resta) e da República da Turquia, reforça a esperança de uma sociedade não sectária e democrática no Oriente Médio, e com influências até a Ásia Central.

Categories: Anarchists

Sueña la derecha que no ganó las elecciones presidenciales de octubre

Anarkismo - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 06:42
Por: Bruno Lima Rocha,

Estamos percibiendo un nuevo escenario en Brasil. Una hipotética tercera vuelta de las elecciones, representada en la composición de una mayoría, en la búsqueda de lograr la gobernabilidad para este nuevo período, dando paso al concepto de presidencialismo de una nueva coalición. Tal concepto seria la llave en la política brasileña - si fuera observado sin sentido crítico - porque entra como parte de las fantasías neo institucionalistas. Si fuera analizado por su naturaleza sustantiva, se revela la posición de gobierno, el cual hace campaña al lado de 10 partidos, aunque esconda en su propuesta, la defensa de conceptos oligárquicos en los programas de Televisión y Radios.

Categories: Anarchists

Αλληλεγγύη στον Νίκο Ρωμανό

Anarkismo - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 23:26
Για αυτούς που εξεγείρονται, στην κατάσταση αιχμαλωσίας τους, με ασπίδα το σώμα τους «για μια ανάσα ελευθερίας», πολλές ανάσες να φωνάξουν «ΑΛΛΗΛΕΓΓΥΗ»!
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UK: The invisible role of trade unions in the fight against slavery

Labour Start - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Stronger Unions
Categories: Workplace Struggle

Hong Kong: Calls for HKCTU leader on #OccupyHK frontlines to replace Hong Kong Chief Executive

Labour Start - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Union Book
Categories: Workplace Struggle

Palestine-Israel - The joint struggle contributes to the shift in domination within the Israeli capitalist ruling elite*

Anarkismo (en) - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 04:50
Araqeeb, Bil'in, Occupied East Jerusalem: mainly Sheikh Jarrah, Shuafat, Silwan, Ma'sara, Nabi Saleh, Ni'lin, Qaddum, South of Hebron Hills, and the Palestinian Bedouins
Israel was built mainly by the national socialists who owned 75% of the economy in 1949. Due to dependence on the imperial powers the so-called socialist elite invested a lot in building the Zionist-capitalist elite to which it lost power in 1977. Conflicts of interest within the Zionist-capitalist elite started to change the balance between the small tycoons section that supported the Zionist wish to transfer the Palestinians out and the capitalist section that integrated in the neo-liberal globalization who wish to exploit the Palestinians and the workers of neighboring countries. The restructuring of power relations in global capitalism after the last crisis had its Israeli expression in the near-bankruptcy of the tycoon elite and the present collapse of the government coalition. The economic damage which has already resulted from the B.D.S. campaign which is enhanced by the joint struggle seems to be hastening a shift in the balance of powers.

Palestine-Israel - The joint struggle contributes to the shift in domination within the Israeli capitalist ruling elite*

Anarkismo - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 04:50
Araqeeb, Bil'in, Occupied East Jerusalem: mainly Sheikh Jarrah, Shuafat, Silwan, Ma'sara, Nabi Saleh, Ni'lin, Qaddum, South of Hebron Hills, and the Palestinian Bedouins
Israel was built mainly by the national socialists who owned 75% of the economy in 1949. Due to dependence on the imperial powers the so-called socialist elite invested a lot in building the Zionist-capitalist elite to which it lost power in 1977. Conflicts of interest within the Zionist-capitalist elite started to change the balance between the small tycoons section that supported the Zionist wish to transfer the Palestinians out and the capitalist section that integrated in the neo-liberal globalization who wish to exploit the Palestinians and the workers of neighboring countries. The restructuring of power relations in global capitalism after the last crisis had its Israeli expression in the near-bankruptcy of the tycoon elite and the present collapse of the government coalition. The economic damage which has already resulted from the B.D.S. campaign which is enhanced by the joint struggle seems to be hastening a shift in the balance of powers.
Categories: Anarchists

Kevin Carson’s Revival of Individualist Anarchist Economic Theory

Anarkismo (en) - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 22:25
Review of Kevin A. Carson, "Studies in Mutualist Political Economy" (2007); 366 pages.
This is a review of Kevin Carson's "Studies in Mutualist Political Economy". Carson seeks to revive individualist anarchist economic theory. Taking from Marxist and pro-capitalist economic theories, he tries to develop an anarchist economics which can analyze existing capitalism as well as provide a model for a market-based but non-capitalist stateless economy.

Kevin Carson’s Revival of Individualist Anarchist Economic Theory

Anarkismo - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 22:25
Review of Kevin A. Carson, "Studies in Mutualist Political Economy" (2007); 366 pages.
This is a review of Kevin Carson's "Studies in Mutualist Political Economy". Carson seeks to revive individualist anarchist economic theory. Taking from Marxist and pro-capitalist economic theories, he tries to develop an anarchist economics which can analyze existing capitalism as well as provide a model for a market-based but non-capitalist stateless economy.
Categories: Anarchists

Five Things You Can do to Set up Your Own Anti-Water Charges Campaign Group

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 09:16

1) Online Presence

A first step is to set up a local Facebook page. This can be used as a focal point for information about the group, and a way of raising awareness that the group exists. A group Twitter account is optional but not as important. Also set up a group email account.

2) Plan a Public Meeting
This could be a meeting for your street or for your estate, or a larger meeting for the wider area.
 

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Kobane: YPG/J have ISIS on the Back Foot

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 08:56

The latest news from Kobane indicates that the YPG/YPJ have continued to slowly push ISIS out of the town and are now conducting regular ambushes in the surrounding towns including one 10 km south where the YPG reported that "Our forces ambushed &killed ISIS emir [leader] Abu Khansaa & bodyguards in Tel Ghazal south of Kobani." 

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The Fight in Detroit and the Cost of Water

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 08:34

In the spring of this year, Detroit started to disconnect people who were behind with their water bills.

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Water Charges: They didn't ask our consent - The law must be broken!

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 08:19

The recent announcement that people who have returned their registration packs to Irish Water blank, or emblazoned with the words “No consent, no contract”, are now registered with the service provider, should be enough to expose the counter-legal mumbo jumbo being spread by Direct Democracy Ireland (DDI), and other groups influenced by the “Freeman of the land” ideology.

DDI claim that the registration pack is a contract and that by returning it with a statement of non-consent, you have made your intention not to make a contract with Irish Water clear and therefore you do not have to pay the water charge. Not only that, but they claim that if you are brought to court for non-payment, all you need to do is show a photo of the pack to back up your case.
 

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Spain: trade union leaders are criminalised for striking

Labour Start - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Equal Times
Categories: Workplace Struggle

China: Frequently asked questions about labour relations in China

Labour Start - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: China Labour Bulletin
Categories: Workplace Struggle

Global: How can you combat human trafficking without the unions?

Labour Start - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Equal Times
Categories: Workplace Struggle

Defeating the water charges - Don’t be fooled by the concessions - 4 page PDF paper

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 07:28

In the face of massive opposition to the water charges, the government have made several clumsy attempts to placate us, while their partners in the media seek to frighten us off the streets. The latest attempt, delivered by Alan Kelly, Minister for the Environment, Community & Local Government in the Dáil on the 19th of November, is the plan to charge us €160 per year for our water and to give ‘eligible households’ a water conservation grant of €100.

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Global: How can the OSCE combat human trafficking without the unions?

Labour Start - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Equal Times
Categories: Workplace Struggle
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