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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. [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27648]

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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The 3 things you can do to defeat the water charges - Don't Pay - Protest - Organise

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:34

There is massive opposition across the country to the government’s attempt to impose water charges on us. Not least because we already pay for water through our taxes.  This is simply yet another austerity tax.  We have put up with years of austerity, cutbacks and extra taxes – all imposed on us to pay off the gambling debts of bankers and financial speculators. Hundreds of thousands of people are now saying ‘No More!’.

People also realise that this is an attempt to prepare our water service for privatisation, which will ultimately end in multinational companies owning it, charging us exorbitant prices and making super profits.

But we don’t have to accept this new charge.  We CAN defeat it.  To achieve that, there are a few things which we will all have to do:
 

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Tokologo supports the community march on the Merafong municipal offices

Anarkismo (en) - 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

Anarkismo (en) - 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.

New publication: Los Maños : the lads from Aragon ; the story of an anti-Franco action group

Anarkismo (en) - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 06:23
The Kate Sharpley Library collective are pleased to announce the publication of another study of the anarchist resistance to Franco's dictatorship.

October 2014 Kate Sharpley Library Bulletin online

Anarkismo (en) - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 06:21
KSL: Bulletin of the Kate Sharpley Library No. 80, October 2014 has just been posted on our site.
You can get to the contents here http://www.katesharpleylibrary.net/fn30cz or read the full pdf here http://www.katesharpleylibrary.net/m6406g

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

Anarkismo (en) - 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. [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27574]

New publications from the AF in October 2014

Anarkismo (en) - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 07:22
Resistance paper, Organise! magazine and Basic Bakunin Pamphlet
We are pleased to announce a 12-page issue of our paper Resistance (#157, ANGRY WOMEN WIN) for October 2014 and we also have a brand new Organise! magazine - issue 83 Winter 2014, plus a new edition of our pamphlet Basic Bakunin.

Resistance #157 and Basic Bakunin are free downloads (or to order in print) and Organise! is currently available as a single issue or annual subscription in print direct from us and is also available, as usual, from the AK Press and Active Distribution online shops.

Get Organise! 83 now from Active Distribution: http://www.activedistributionshop.org/shop/magazines/33....html (you can also order the latest issue of Black Flag: http://www.activedistributionshop.org/shop/magazines/33....html ).

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

Anarkismo (en) - 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. [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27570]
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