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Interview with La Alzada—Acción Feminista Libertaria

Anarkismo (en) - Thu, 02/13/2014 - 06:09
“The hallmark of La Alzada, unlike other feminist spaces, it was initially designed as an organization that conceives feminist work from concrete practice”

Palestine-Israel: Just another week of joint actions against the occupation and transfer*

Anarkismo (en) - Thu, 02/13/2014 - 06:02
The struggle at Ein Hiljeh continued till Thursday night. Israeli state forces harassed the activists throughout the week but due to the mounting world pressure refrained from arresting activists even during the eviction, only detaining a few of them for a short time. Instead, they did beat and injure dozens of them. The mounting effects of the B.D.S. have started to panic the Israeli elite and a significant part of it is starting to pressurise the government into yielding to the imperial demands. The Israeli media contemplates it daily. The ongoing grassroots struggle continues, though is not invigorated again yet. The struggle against the crawling transfer - mainly in the Jordan valley, the south of Hebron hills and the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of East Jerusalem - continues. The anarchist communist organization Ahdut is increasing its involvement in the joint struggle against the occupation with the Bil'in grassroots popular activists. [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/26736]

Dublin Anarchist Bookfair weekender - April 11, 12, 13th

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:15

The Dublin anarchist Bookfair returns to Liberty Hall on Saturday 12th of April this year for our 9th annual edition.

We are still now confirming speakers and will bring you more news as and when we get these confirmed.   There will be discussions, speakers from movements engaged in struggle, home and abroad.  There will be books and stalls and much more.  If you’ve been to one, then you know what I’m talking about, if you haven’t make sure you keep the date set aside, and we’ll be seeing you on the 12th of April.

You can get updates as we finalist them by marking your attendence on the Facebook event for the bookfair and inviting any friends you think should be interested.  Publicity is one of the big costs of hosting it every year so you contribution in that way really helps.

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Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle continue with self assurance and without illusions

Anarkismo (en) - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 11:04
At the beginning, the joint struggle was focused on specific routes of the separation fence. There were some achievements and many villages dropped from the regular struggle. The hope for a wide spread popular struggle was not fulfilled, but additional struggles were initiated and the struggles networked with sporadic joint actions. Lately the network of joint popular struggles started regular actions - the Ein Hijleh is the second one. The continued struggle draw the international attention and give essential base to the B.D.S. The persistent struggle saw seeds in the subterranean ferment that may sprout without a warning in the appropriate conditions. The persistence and the approaching avalanche of the B.D.S. energize the more far sighted activists. The joint struggle in Bil'in, Ni'ilin, Ma'asara, Nebi Saleh, Shikh Jarrah, Quaddum, and South of Hebron Hills keep going and hold the flag of struggle high. [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/26723]

Palestine-Israel, the future is knocking on the door of the joint struggle

Anarkismo (en) - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 16:12
The Israeli media is ongoing reporting on the Israeli elite of the boycott on Israel that not only became significant economically and politically but also just two steps from avalanche. Lot of activists who do not understand that the battle will not be resolved here but in the international area lost heart as the immediate gains are small. They do not understand that the local struggle is the Archimedes point the lever of the B.D.S. is leaning on. So, the joint struggle continue. The international activists who come here carry the struggle in their countries when they return home. Whether understanding the importance of the joint struggle or not, hundred Israelis, and hundreds of Palestinians are every weekend in Bil'in, Ni'ilin, Ma'asara, Nebi Saleh, Qaddum, Sheikh Jarrakh, South of Hebron Hills, and sporadically in other locations too. [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/26701]

Bloody Sunday: Justice, it concerns us all

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Mon, 01/27/2014 - 18:57

As the relatives of those murdered and injured on Bloody Sunday gathered this week to launch this year's commemorative events, anarchists in the city echoed their call by encouraging everyone interested in standing up for human rights and social justice to support the annual 'march for justice' which will take place on Sunday 2nd February.

Event date and time:  Sun, 2014-02-02 14:30 - 15:30

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Unraveling ideas: War is not as they paint it

Anarkismo (en) - Mon, 01/27/2014 - 08:46
State violence will always generate struggle, so it is an essential prerequisite to end it if we want to achieve peace. It's the only way to end the conflict.

Ukraine: Autonomous Workers Union update on EuroMaidan

Anarkismo (en) - Sun, 01/26/2014 - 11:11
The laws which were passed on January 16th showed that the faction of the ruling class which now controls the government is ready to install a reactionary bourgeois dictatorship on the model of the Latin American regimes of the 1970s. The "dictatorship laws" criminalize any protest and limit the freedom of speech; also, they establish responsibility for "extremism". [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/26671]

Ukrainian anarchist dispels myths surrounding Euromaidan protests and warns of fascist influence

Anarkismo (en) - Sun, 01/26/2014 - 10:38
Asheville Fm radio, based in western North Carolina, aired a fascinating interview with an anarcho-syndicalist named Denys, from the Autonomous Worker's Union in Ukraine. In the interview, Denys debunks many of the myths surrounding the Euromaidan protests in Ukraine, and explains motives behind the stories and propaganda being circulated around the protests.

The Battle for Burgos

Anarkismo (en) - Sun, 01/26/2014 - 03:32
Uprising against corruption and police brutality in the Spanish State
Just over a week ago, if you were thinking of cities in Spain most likely to host the start of a proletarian uprising, Burgos would have come pretty much at the bottom of the list. A sleepy, socially conservative, traditionally ultra-Catholic city in the Northern Castille plain, Burgos was up until now mostly known for its Cathedral and other mediaeval real estate and a local sausage uncannily reminiscent of Clonakilty black pudding. But since the initial clashes between police and protesters in the working class district of Gamonal on the night of Friday 10th January, Burgos has seen nights of continual rioting, a veritable military occupation by riot police, and solidarity demonstrations this week around 46 cities in Spain, including two successive nights of demos in the capital Madrid, resulting in clashes with the police, arrests and injuries. All this supposedly over a plan to redevelop the main road through Gamonal into a tree-lined Boulevard.

The Greek State murders...

Anarkismo (en) - Sat, 01/25/2014 - 01:00
...Europe consents
The mass murder of infants and women by the Greek state outside the island Farmakonisi is not an individual incident and absolutely not a tragedy, since ignorance is required for a tragedy to happen. It is one more result of the conscious murderous policy of Greece concerning the borders. Favored and motivated by the European Union policy of “Fortress Europe”, Dublin II Treaty, the formation of FRONTEX, Greece has installed a murderous mechanism in land and sea, whose stated target is in the best case the torture and in the worst the death of immigrants travelling towards Europe.

Struggling to Win Anarchists Building Popular Power in Chile

Four Star Anarchist Organization (Chicago) - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 12:46
Chicago will host two stops of the nation-wide tour on anarchists building popular power in Chile. The first event will be Thursday February 6th 6:00-8:30pm at Stuart Hall, University of Chicago, 5835 S Greenwood Ave. The second will be Saturday, February 8th 6:00-8:30pm at Quilombo Cultural Center, 1757 N Kimball Ave. Co-sponsors include the Black […]
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Thoughts on Commitment, Responsibility and Self-discipline

Anarkismo (en) - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 05:02
This article discusses the complicated questions of commitment, responsibility and self-discipline from the point of view of the Anarchist Federation of Rio de Janeiro. [http://anarkismo.net/article/5940] [http://anarkismo.net/article/10867]

Struggling to Win - Anarchists Building Popular Power in Chile - NYC tour

Anarkismo (en) - Mon, 01/20/2014 - 16:53
Chilean anarchists in New York
Dates: Jan 21 - 25

Chile has a long history of working class struggle in shanty towns, factories, mines, community organizations, and schools. In the 20 years after the US supported coup which overthrew Salvador Allende’s government, much of the organizing was done underground. However after the fall of the dictatorship in 1990, there was a new rise of mass popular organization in the country. Anarchists have been a major force in the social movements, strategically organizing to build power. This has manifested in solidarity for the Mapuches, anarchists winning the student union elections at the University of Chile, militant pro-abortion actions, and libertarian labor organizations.

This national tour brings three individuals involved in these struggles to talk about the lessons learned and to create solidarity across hemispheres. From January to the end of February, the speakers will be traveling throughout the country and we hope that you can spread the word and hear about the important work that is happening in Chile.

Should Anarchists Raise a Program of Demands?

Anarkismo (en) - Mon, 01/20/2014 - 16:19
With a Bit of Controversy Among Anarchists
This essay is slightly expanded from one which was rejected by a US anarchist magazine for political reasons. It deals with a disagreement among activists: Should we propose that the movement raise a program of demands? I think that anarchists should, but with a more libertarian-democratic version than the liberals and state socialists. The essay is followed by a response to the political points raised by the editors of the anarchist journal.

Palestine-Israel, Another look at the joint struggle against the occupying force and settlers*

Anarkismo (en) - Sun, 01/19/2014 - 10:40
The clash that has lately been going on in Ramalla between the Palestinian Authority police and strikers' demonstration of employees of the United Nations agency stresses it again: the activists of the Anarchists Against the Wall initiative and many of the internationals and even many Palestinians are joining the struggle against the occupation and the settler project period. The expectations from a Palestinian state are low and marginal, and very few have any illusions about the expected freedom in the "free Palestine" they chant. The intensifying international pressure on Israel brings hesitant hopes about the nearing changes in the region. And the joint struggle continues in Bil'in, Ni'lin, Nabi Saleh, Qaddum, Ma'sara, Sheikh Jarrah, and the South Hebron Hills, with hesitant contemplations of joining from other villages. [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/26666]

Syria: the Struggle Continues – “Day of Rage Against Al-Qaeda & Assad”

Anarkismo (en) - Sun, 01/19/2014 - 08:04
Since nearly three years that an uprising broke out in Syria (as a local materialization of the upheavals shaking the whole regions of Maghreb and Mashreq) most of the reactions, comments and critics from militant structures which claim to be revolutionary, internationalist, communist, anarchist… go in the same direction: doubts about what happens, doubts about essential material determinations that give birth to the movements that develop in front of our eyes, doubts about the class nature of these events, doubts about the potentially subversive content of struggles of our class when it doesn’t wave the “good” flags, etc. [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/26663] [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/26625] [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/26667]

The Battle for Burgos

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Sat, 01/18/2014 - 11:44
Just over a week ago, if you were thinking of cities in Spain most likely to host the start of a proletarian uprising, Burgos would have come pretty much at the bottom of the list. A sleepy, socially conservative, traditionally ultra-Catholic city in the Northern Castille plain, Burgos was up until now mostly known for its Cathedral and other mediaeval real estate and a local sausage uncannily reminiscent of Clonakilty black pudding. But since the initial clashes between police and protestors in the working class district of Gamonal on the night of Friday 10th January, Burgos has seen nights of continual rioting, a veritable military occupation by riot police, and solidarity demonstrations this week around 46 cities in Spain, including two successive nights of demos in the capital Madrid

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The Story of the Makhnovists and the Anarchist Revolution in the Ukraine, 1918-1921

Anarkismo (en) - Wed, 01/15/2014 - 12:51
Notes from a TAAC workshop
The mass “Makhnovist” (anarchist) movement emerged in 1917 in Ukraine, a colonial country in East Europe that was until then divided between the Russian and Austrian (or Austro-Hungarian) Empires. The Makhnovists made an anarchist revolution. The anarchists were a central force in the 1917-1921 Ukrainian War of Independence.

They fought for decolonisation through anarchist revolution, meaning the independent Ukraine should be reconstructed on anarchist lines: self-management and participatory democracy, equality not hierarchy and domination, collectively-owned property, and the abolition of the class system, capitalism and the state. They were called “Makhnovists,” after the leading Ukrainian anarchist militant, Nestor Makhno. He came from a poor peasant family, had been a factory worker, and former political prisoner. [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/26668]

Two Transitions in Brazil: Dilemmas of a Neoliberal Democracy

Anarkismo (en) - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 06:17
This article reviews the background and the implications of two transitions in Brazil: the political transition from a military regime (1964-85) to democracy (1985-present), and the economic transition from import-substituting industrialization (ISI, 1930-80) to neoliberalism (1990-present). It subsequently examines how neoliberal economic policies were implemented in a democracy, under the centre-right administrations led by Fernando Henrique Cardoso (1995-98, 1998-2002), and the centre-left administrations led by Luís Inácio Lula da Silva (Lula, 2003-06, 2007-10) and Dilma Rousseff (2011-present). The article concludes with a reflection about the limitations of these policies, and of neoliberal democracy more generally.
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