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Apuntes para una Izquierda Libertaria a la altura del nuevo ciclo político

Anarkismo - Sun, 03/02/2014 - 23:38
Desde un tiempo a esta parte, los 'libertarios' se han ganado un modesto pero merecido espacio en la izquierda chilena, de la mano de diversas luchas que, entre otras cosas, los ha llevado el 2014 a la presidencia de la federación estudiantil más importante del país.
Con todo, es preciso tener en cuenta que, si se toma al conjunto de las organizaciones que se definen como libertarias, se trata de una identidad relativamente joven y en proceso de construcción, en buena medida dispersa en lo orgánico y que -se puede reconocer sin mayor dramatismo- no constituye ni de lejos una fuerza a la altura de los desafíos que se plantea cualquier movimiento de intención revolucionaria.

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Πόλεμο κατά του πολέμου!

Anarkismo - Sun, 03/02/2014 - 23:04
Καμιά σταγόνα αίμα για το "έθνος"!
Δεν θα υποκύψουμε στην εθνικιστική μέθη. Στο διάολο το κράτος και τα “έθνη” τους, οι σημαίες και τα αξιώματά τους! Αυτός δεν είναι δικός μας πόλεμος, και δεν πρέπει να πάρουμε μέρος σε αυτόν, πληρώνοντας με το δικό μας αίμα τα παλάτια τους, τους τραπεζικούς λογαριασμούς τους και την απόλαυσή τους να κάθονται στις μαλακές καρέκλες των αρχών. Και αν τα αφεντικά στη Μόσχα, το Κίεβο, το Λβιβ, το Χάρκοβο, το Ντόνετσκ και τη Συμφερόπολη ξεκινήσουν αυτόν τον πόλεμο, καθήκον μας είναι να αντισταθούμε με όλα τα μέσα! Όχι πόλεμος μεταξύ των “εθνών”, όχι ειρήνη μεταξύ των τάξεων!
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Ukraine: Russian trade unionists and leftists oppose invasion of Ukraine

Labour Start - Sun, 03/02/2014 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Praxis
Categories: Workplace Struggle

Venezuela at the crossroads

Anarkismo (en) - Sun, 03/02/2014 - 18:21
Article originally written in Spanish for the latest issue of the Chilean anarchist paper Solidaridad- The recent events that have shaken Venezuela reflect not only the level of interference that the USA maintains in the region or the pervasive coup-mongering trend in the Venezuelan elite which knows by heart the manual of the Chilean coup strategy. It primarily reflects the latent tensions in the Venezuelan model which should start to work themselves out from below, through struggle. Today more than ever we need critiques to be the essential tool of revolutionaries, rather than the attitude of passive approval of everything the Bolivarian leadership does. [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/26809] [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/26808] [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/26816]

Venezuela at the crossroads

Anarkismo - Sun, 03/02/2014 - 18:21
Article originally written in Spanish for the latest issue of the Chilean anarchist paper Solidaridad- The recent events that have shaken Venezuela reflect not only the level of interference that the USA maintains in the region or the pervasive coup-mongering trend in the Venezuelan elite which knows by heart the manual of the Chilean coup strategy. It primarily reflects the latent tensions in the Venezuelan model which should start to work themselves out from below, through struggle. Today more than ever we need critiques to be the essential tool of revolutionaries, rather than the attitude of passive approval of everything the Bolivarian leadership does. [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/26809] [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/26808] [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/26816]
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More Business As Usual with Paul Mattick

Libcom.org News - Sun, 03/02/2014 - 15:30
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The following interview was conducted in December 2013 at Paul Mattick Jr’s home in Brooklyn, NY. Paul Mattick Jr. (born 1944) is a Marxist theorist and philosopher. This is the third in a series of interviews conducted with participants from the Global Uprisings conference, that occurred during the weekend of November 15-17th, 2013. View more videos online at www.globaluprisings.org.

The transcript of this interview was done by Nick Terpolilli.

TRANSCRIPT:

"So you can try to do as best as you can for yourself as an individual, or you have to somehow, together with other people, fundamentally alter the existing social system. And by alter, I mean really destroy it..."

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More Business As Usual with Paul Mattick

Libcom.org News - Sun, 03/02/2014 - 15:25
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The following interview was conducted in December 2013 at Paul Mattick Jr’s home in Brooklyn, NY. Paul Mattick Jr. (born 1944) is a Marxist theorist and philosopher. This is the third in a series of interviews conducted with participants from the Global Uprisings conference, that occurred during the weekend of November 15-17th, 2013. View more videos online at www.globaluprisings.org.

The transcript of this interview was done by Nick Terpolilli.

TRANSCRIPT:

"So you can try to do as best as you can for yourself as an individual, or you have to somehow, together with other people, fundamentally alter the existing social system. And by alter, I mean really destroy it..."

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More Business As Usual with Paul Mattick

Libcom.org News - Sun, 03/02/2014 - 15:23
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The following interview was conducted in December 2013 at Paul Mattick Jr’s home in Brooklyn, NY. Paul Mattick Jr. (born 1944) is a Marxist theorist and philosopher. This is the third in a series of interviews conducted with participants from the Global Uprisings conference, that occurred during the weekend of November 15-17th, 2013. View more videos online at www.globaluprisings.org.

The transcript of this interview was done by Nick Terpolilli.

TRANSCRIPT:

"So you can try to do as best as you can for yourself as an individual, or you have to somehow, together with other people, fundamentally alter the existing social system. And by alter, I mean really destroy it..."

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Ukrainians, Russians and Europeans against Putin's war

Libcom.org News - Sun, 03/02/2014 - 13:44
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Ukrainians, Russians and Europeans were on the streets today protesting against the Putin regime’s attack on Ukraine.

The anti-war demonstrations today are the only shaft of light I can see in a dark sky overshadowed by the danger of war, with 6000 Russian troops reportedly on Ukrainian territory in Crimea, some of them surrounding Ukrainian bases.

Russia

A classic act of imperialist intervention Open Left, Russia

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Internationalists issue declaration against war in Ukraine

Libcom.org News - Sun, 03/02/2014 - 11:39
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Internationalists and anarchists from Russia and elsewhere have issued a declaration condemning both the Russian and Ukrainian governments, arguing that the working class in both countries should reject nationalism and fight for their own interests.

Here is the declaration in its entirety:

Declaration of Internationalists against the war in Ukraine

War on war! Not a single drop a blood for the "nation”!

…the regime is trying to stoking Russian nationalism to divert attention from the growing workers' socio-economic problems: poverty wages and pensions, dismantling of available health care, education and other social services.

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Autonomous Workers Union statement on Russian intervention

Libcom.org News - Sun, 03/02/2014 - 11:35
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Statement on the Russian military action in Ukraine from Ukrainian revolutionary syndicalists.

On February 27, 2014, pro-Russian chauvinists of Crimea, supported by Berkut riot police and Russian Black Sea Fleet committed military coup in Crimea. Right now it’s already obvious that the government of “Russian Unity” movement headed by Aksionov is no more than a puppet of the Kremlin regime.

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Ultime congrès de l’UCL

Anarkismo - Sun, 03/02/2014 - 09:59
Une page est tournée mais l’histoire de l’anarchisme au Québec n’est évidemment pas terminée. Les organisations sont des moyens et non des fins. Les personnes qui ont fait l’UCL continuent de s’impliquer dans plusieurs projets libertaires, dont les éditions Ruptures et le Collectif Emma-Goldman qui poursuit sur sa lancée.
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Bangladesh: Rana Plaza victims still awaiting compensation after garment factory disaster

Labour Start - Sat, 03/01/2014 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: rabble
Categories: Workplace Struggle

Global: 15,000 jobs could go in massive global layoffs at IBM

Labour Start - Sat, 03/01/2014 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: UNI Global Union
Categories: Workplace Struggle

Qatar: 'Kafala amnesty' for injured workers in Qatar

Labour Start - Sat, 03/01/2014 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: ITUC
Categories: Workplace Struggle

La agenda de guerra del gobierno colombiano

Anarkismo - Sat, 03/01/2014 - 18:21
La Habana, Cuba, sede de los diálogos de paz, febrero 28 de 2014
El siniestro rostro de la Alianza geopolítica entre Washington y Bogotá se volvió a mostrar tras la difusión de la agenda del ministro de guerra, Juan Carlos Pinzón, con motivo de su participación en el “Diálogo de Alto Nivel en seguridad” con la CIA y el Departamento de Estado.
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Με αφορμή τα βιβλία του Pyotr Kropotkin

Anarkismo - Sat, 03/01/2014 - 08:56
Εκδήλωση στο Αυτόνομο Στέκι
Την Παρασκευή, 14 Φεβρουαρίου 2014, πραγματοποιήθηκε στο Αυτόνομο Στέκι από την Ομάδα Αυτομόρφωσης της Αυτοδιαχειριζόμενης Δανειστικής Βιβλιοθήκης εκδήλωση-συζήτηση με αφορμή τα βιβλία του Pyotr Kropotkin “Αλληλοβοήθεια” και “Το κράτος και ο ιστορικός του ρόλος”.
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The Crisis, Bailouts, Quantitative Easing, Tapering and Class War

Anarkismo (en) - Sat, 03/01/2014 - 08:49
Since 2009 the US state has been undertaking Quantitative Easing (QE), which has involved the US state creating $ 85 billion a month, effectively electronically printing money out of thin air, and linking this to the “purchasing” of paper assets like US government bonds and also more importantly mortgaged backed securities from banks, hedge funds, private equity firms, and asset management companies, which lost their value when the capitalist crisis hit hard in 2008. Through this, these financial institutions and banks have been given up to $ 85 billion a month for the last five years. Much of this money has been used by these corporations to increase their speculative activity, including speculating on government bonds sold by the likes of the South African, Brazilian, Argentinean, and Turkish states. Now the US state has been looking to start tapering QE and speculators as a result are exiting these government bond markets. As this article explores it will probably not be the ruling class (capitalists and top state officials) that suffer the worst convulsions associated with tapering, although they may be affected, but the working class in countries such as South Africa, Brazil, Indonesia, India, Argentina and Turkey. This article examines why and how this could take place, how ruling classes from different countries are trying to protect themselves; and why and how the working class will in all likelihood be worst hit. In order to, however, understand how the class war around QE is unfolding it is important first to look at the role states have played during the crisis, along with the competition that exists between states.

The Crisis, Bailouts, Quantitative Easing, Tapering and Class War

Anarkismo - Sat, 03/01/2014 - 08:49
Since 2009 the US state has been undertaking Quantitative Easing (QE), which has involved the US state creating $ 85 billion a month, effectively electronically printing money out of thin air, and linking this to the “purchasing” of paper assets like US government bonds and also more importantly mortgaged backed securities from banks, hedge funds, private equity firms, and asset management companies, which lost their value when the capitalist crisis hit hard in 2008. Through this, these financial institutions and banks have been given up to $ 85 billion a month for the last five years. Much of this money has been used by these corporations to increase their speculative activity, including speculating on government bonds sold by the likes of the South African, Brazilian, Argentinean, and Turkish states. Now the US state has been looking to start tapering QE and speculators as a result are exiting these government bond markets. As this article explores it will probably not be the ruling class (capitalists and top state officials) that suffer the worst convulsions associated with tapering, although they may be affected, but the working class in countries such as South Africa, Brazil, Indonesia, India, Argentina and Turkey. This article examines why and how this could take place, how ruling classes from different countries are trying to protect themselves; and why and how the working class will in all likelihood be worst hit. In order to, however, understand how the class war around QE is unfolding it is important first to look at the role states have played during the crisis, along with the competition that exists between states.

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Libertarian Socialism: Beyond Anarchism and Marxism?

Anarchist Writers - Fri, 02/28/2014 - 17:29

The links between the two schools of revolutionary socialism – Marxism and class struggle anarchism – have produced much debate, some more helpful than others. Into the helpful pile comes Libertarian Socialism: Politics in Black and Red (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) edited by Alex Prichard, Ruth Kinna, Saku Pinta and Dave Berry. Twelve excellent chapters and a terrible one are sandwiched between a useful introduction and conclusion. Overall, it is essential reading for all those seeking to enrich libertarian socialism in the 21st century.

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