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Issue #4 of the Newsletter of the Tokologo African Anarchist Collective

Anarkismo (en) - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:44
Editorial: Election Circus - Zuma not the problem, the whole system is rotten
Issue #4 of Tokologo, the Newsletter of the Tokologo African Anarchist Collective, has been released and is available online in PDF.

All Together Now - Against Water Charges, Against Racism

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 14:51

We want to clearly state that attacks on migrants have no place in the fight against water charges. Those who sow such divisions are not our allies, they are pursuing the agenda of the government and big business.

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All of This Has Happened Before - Garda brutality, from Rossport to anti-water charges protests

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 14:35

Garda assaulting community protesters and the media not reporting? Politicians spinning greater and greater lies about 'sinister fringes' and dissidents? What's happening now to Water Charge resistors happened to the people of Rossport a few years back and we can learn from their determined resistance.

Scenes of Garda violence being used against water charge resistors have come as a shock to many people. Ten years ago if this had happened most people elsewhere might only have heard rumours and assumed that something must have been done to deserve the response. Today however the prevalence of camera phones and the ease of sharing photos and video on Facebook has meant one video after another showing disproportionate violence from the Garda has ‘gone viral’.
 

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The social revolution will sweep Turkey Kurdistan sooner or later

Anarkismo (en) - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 19:39
By Zaher Baher from Haringey Solidarity Group and Kurdistan Anarchists Forum

Below is the outcome of my visit to Northern Kurdistan in Turkey between 02/11/14 to 08/11/14 as one of a delegation from United Kingdom, organised by Peace in Kurdistan Campaign (PIK), People’s Democratic Party (HDP) and Democratic Society Congress (DTK).

The Emanci-funktion of the Working Class

Anarkismo (en) - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 22:41
Starting a conversation on anarchism and hip hop
In this essay, I'm trying to get the ball rolling on a longer-term discussion on the political nature of hip hop from a revolutionary anarchist perspective. I'm hoping for a broad range of responses from artists and militants, which will allow us to swap notes and build up our respective movements.

A Response to Rojava: An anarcho-syndicalist perspective

Anarkismo (en) - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 07:49
We are not fortunetellers, we can't possibly know what will happen in Rojava a month or a year from now. We can't know that this social transformation which not only gives us hope as revolutionaries that struggle in a geographically close region, but also feeds our struggle in the regions that we struggle in, would move towards a positive or negative future. But we are revolutionary anarchists. We can't just sit aside, watch what's happening and comment; we take part in social struggles and take action for an anarchist revolution.

Could a Revolution Happen in the US?

Anarkismo (en) - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 08:21
Will a Revolution Happen in the US in Time?
Why hasn't there been more rebellion in the US lately? What are the indications that a popular movement may develop which leads to revolution? What is meant by revolution, anyway?

Especifist organisation founded in Wales

Anarkismo (en) - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 04:02
The Libertarian Communist Group was formally launched at a meeting in North Wales on Saturday, November 8, 2014, the anniversary of the birth of Nestor Makhno, the famous Ukrainian anarchist. [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27601] [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27627]

Palestine-Israel - the joint struggle in turbulent times.*

Anarkismo (en) - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 15:03
The popular unarmed struggle of Palestinian communities joined by the Israeli Anarchists Against the Wall and others is not a struggle for the "national liberation" or "self determination" of the Palestinian nation. It is the struggle of Palestinian people, of which the overwhelming majority are working people, against the threat of transfer and the suppression and exploitation by the Israeli Zionist settler colonialist project. None of those involved in the struggle who are not in the Palestinian elite have illusions about the Palestinian elite and the state they will rule and manage after the end of the occupation. None of those involved in the struggle believe that the end of the direct occupation will solve the 1948 Nakba and the refugee problems. However, they still prefer the end of the occupation and independence from Israel, over direct Israeli rule, as it will not be an agent of transfer or of such brutal suppression and exploitation. [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27611]

For the Libertarian Alternative

Anarkismo (en) - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 14:19
Final motion approved by the 9th National Congress of the FdCA
The 9th Congress of the FdCA, held at the Cascina Cingia commune in Cingia de' Botti, Cremona, on 1 and 2 November 2014, hereby decides to adopt and adapt the name of the Federation in Alternativa Libertaria/FdCA, both on a national and international level. [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27565]

Review: Silvio Federici's Caliban and the Witch – Women, the body and ‘Primitive Accumulation’

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 08:08

This piece of work is undertaken from the viewpoint of the seemingly invisible struggles of women against authoritarian rule, the historical erasing of women as being part of the wider social struggles for liberation against oppression, and indeed, providing a different type of revolutionary struggle in their own right instead of examining the effects of social reproduction and labour of women.

 

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Paris Bakery and EF Language School Workers Speak Out

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 05:31

One of the key principles underpinning anarchist politics and philosophy is that of self-organisation.  And one of the key principles underpinning self-organisation is the belief that it is by doing that people learn.

 

Very few people come to radical politics through what they read or through ‘education’ in the traditional sense.  It is usually through becoming involved in a struggle that directly affects themselves and their neighbours/work colleagues that most people come to see the power structures of society and begin a process of analysis of how society operates and how it needs to change if the needs of ordinary people are to be met.

 

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A Prison by Any Other Name - The fight against direct provision

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 04:41

 Here in Ireland over the past eighteen months asylum seekers have been organising protests against the conditions they are compelled to live in, including blockading the ‘hostels’ (effectively for-profit open prisons) where they are forced to live in appalling conditions, which some have been made to endure for over a decade.

 

For the past several years, Anti-Deportation Ireland, a political campaign run by both asylum seekers themselves and by their supporters has been pushing for three demands:

1/ An immediate end to deportations.

2/The immediate abolition of direct provision

3/The rights to work and to access 3rd-level education

 

 

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Rojava: Fantasies and Realities

Anarkismo (en) - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 04:33
The Kobane resistance that has passed its 45th day as of now has caused the attention of revolutionaries all over the world to turn to Rojava. As a result of the work carried out by Revolutionary Anarchist Action (DAF), anarchist comrades from many parts of the world have sent messages of solidarity to the Kobane resistance.(1) This internationalist stance without a doubt carries great importance for the people resisting in Kobane. However if we do not analyze what is happening in all its truth and if we romanticize instead, our dreams will turn to disappointment in short order.

Appeal to support Ilya Romanov

Anarkismo (en) - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 03:34
Dear friends! We ask you to support Ilya Romanov, Russian anarchist accused of 'terrorism', who has already spent a year in prison. ABC-Moscow included him in the list of anarchist political prisoners.

On 26 October 2013 46-year-old anarchist Ilya Romanov was wounded in the city of Nizhnii Novgorod. The explosion which occurred late at night severely injured his left hand and burned his face. Ilya was taken to hospital where doctors amputated his arm. Romanov explained to the police that he unwarily used a pyrotechnic device. In December 2013 Romanov was charged with Article 205 and Article 30 of the Criminal Code of Russian Federation ("attempt to commit a terrorist attack").

United Working Class Action and the Workers’ Council Movement in Germany, 1920-1923

Anarkismo (en) - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 09:40
Part 4 in a series of articles on the concept and history of united fronts
A "revolutionary alternative from below" that was not quite to be but holds pertinent lessons for movements today.


Our latest issue of Workers World News continues our educational series on "united fronts" with a focus on the Workers’ Council Movement in Germany, 1920-1923.


http://anarkismo.net/article/27348
http://anarkismo.net/article/27349
http://anarkismo.net/article/27495

Protest in Newbridge, Co. Kildare against water charge

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 14:10

Over 2000 people marched in Newbridge, Co. Kildare in the lashing rain today to protest the government's plans to force us to pay twice for our water. The march gathered at 2pm at the top of the town, near the hotel Keadeen and then proceeded to make its way down towards the town hall.

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9th National Congress of the FdCA

Anarkismo (en) - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 11:26
At the Cascina di Cingia, Cingia de' Botti (Cremona)
On Saturday 1 November and Sunday 2 November 2014, the FdCA – Federazione dei Comunisti Anarchici – will hold its 9th National Congress at the Cascina di Cingia commune in Cingia de' Botti, near Cremona.

After a year of debate and pre-congressional seminars dealing with a range of aspects, the FdCA Congress will be approving documents concerning political strategy and general tactics, above all on themes such as the world of labour and union struggles, local movements and struggles and the economic context which has arisen out of the capitalist restructuring over the past 7 years. [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27544]

An Anarchist Communist Reply to ‘Rojava: An Anarcho-Syndicalist Perspective’

Anarkismo (en) - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 09:37
This text is a response to the article http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27509 by K. B., recently published on the Ideas and Action website of the North America-based Workers Solidarity Alliance (WSA). In the article, there is an attack on the Rojava revolution in the Middle East, an event in which the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) has played a key role. This response is not published in bad faith or with ill intentions towards the writer or their organisation but, rather, in order to clarify and share our thinking regards the question of anarchist support both for national liberation movements and what is, for us, a very important and inspiring struggle playing out in the Middle East. The aim is to have a frank, and comradely, debate that takes us all forward.

Water Charge FAQ - your questions answered

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:10

This water charge FAQ answers your questions about the water charge and the growing resistance to it.  If there is a question you want to ask that is not here or if you think one of the answers could be improved contact us via Twitter or Facebook with your suggestions.

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