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Anarchists from Petrozavodsk, Russia were kidnapped and seriously injured by unknown people in masks

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 07:30

Anarchists, organizers of demonstration "Against the war in Ukraine" in
Petrozavodsk, Russia were kidnapped and seriously injured by unknown
people in masks.

On 9th of March, along with the traditional Food Not Bombs action,
demonstration "Against the war in Ukraine" supposed to happen in
Petrozavodsk, for a peaceful solution of tense situation there and
prevention of bloodshed continuation.

On 8th of March evening, two organizers of the demo and one of their
friend were attacked. Two cars arrived and a dozen strong men in masks

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Russian anti-war activists kidnapped and seriously injured

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 17:13
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Organisers of a demonstration against the war in Ukraine in Petrozavodsk, Russia were kidnapped and seriously injured by unknown people in masks according to the Food Not Bombs group in the city.

On 9th of March, along with the traditional Food Not Bombs action, demonstration "Against the war in Ukraine" supposed to happen in Petrozavodsk, for a peaceful solution of tense situation there and prevention of bloodshed continuation.

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Joint statement on the riots in Turkey - Kara Kizil Istanbul and Servet Dusmani

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 17:04
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Joint statement on the riots in Turkey which broke out on 11 March when a teenage boy injured by police during the Occupy Gezi protests last year died, by Kara Kizil Istanbul (Red and Black Istanbul) and Servet Dusmani.

Berkin Elvan is Immortal!

"I gave the orders" - Tayyip Erdogan, June 23, 2013.
"It is not Allah, but Erdogan who took my son from me" - Gulsum Elvan, March 11, 2014.

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Fascist knife attack in Malmö, Sweden on the night of International Women's Day

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:50
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Late last night several people were attacked in central Malmö by members of the fascist Svenskarnas Parti (Swedes Party). They were on their way home after having taken part in celebrations for International Women's Day.

The incident occurred just after a nighttime demonstration against violence against women finished up at around midnight on Möllenvångstorget (a square in the heart of a multicultural and left wing district of Malmö).

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Striking Coca-Cola women speak out

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:44
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On Saturday 1st March we met with 12 Coca-Cola workers. In this group interview we wanted to find out how the closure of the Fuenlabrada plant would effect their lives. They wanted to talk because each has a story to tell. A story very different from looking "on the Coke side of life."

Marisa's worked in customer service for 25 years. "I've 2 children, I'm separated, one of them is independent but lives in Germany, he's very young and paid badly there. And I've a daughter who's studying full-time." On the relocations offered by Coca-Cola she says: "They haven't explained it. I have all my life here: home, mortgage, student daughter. To leave on my own, I can't do that."

Why will we be on the streets on 8th March? Because we think. We think and we want to decide. That's why I invite all women to be with us that day. Because we have, all the time, to fight for our rights. So women, girls ... everyone to the streets to defend our rights! Virginia, striking Coca-Cola worker

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More Business As Usual with Paul Mattick

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

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

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

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

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

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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Ukraine after Yanukovych: 50 shades of brown - Autonomous Workers Union

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 13:53
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Ukrainian anarchist analysis of the situation following the overthrow of Yanukovych, pointing out that the opposition in power alongside fascist groups will not improve the lot of the working class.

The overthrow of the authoritarian regime of Yanukovych by no means signifies for us the end of our fight.

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Express Update of the Venezuelan situation (February 25, 2014)

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 09:56
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An english translation of a new update (25 February) from El Libertario about the wave of protests against the Maduro government in Venezuela.

Rafael Uzcátegui (El Libertario newspaper)

The February 21th, we wrote a summary of events for those who are on the outside, oversaturated with information about Venezuela, we needed a chronology of events. It has just 4 days of this story, but there are many new elements that an update is necessary to suggest, that any picture of the Venezuelan reality will change in the next few hours.

copy of http://periodicoellibertario.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/express-update-of-venezuelan-situation.html

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Workers: expect more tube strikes

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 05:55
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Some Rail Maritime and Transport (RMT) union members are starting to prepare for further strike action on the London Underground (LU) after the second of two planned 48-hour strikes was called off earlier in the month following what was described as a last-minute deal.

Workers on the underground network are finding it increasingly difficult to accept that the two month review period agreed between unions and management, of which only four weeks remains, will end in any concessions being offered according to sources familiar with the situation.

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North Devon community occupy local pub

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 16:25
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Residents of Forches housing estate in Barnstaple, North Devon, occupy their local.

Residents of Forches housing estate in Barnstaple, North Devon have occupied their pub The Borough Arms which is due to be knocked down to make way for flats as part of a regeneration scheme. The locals have taken their building back and hope to save it from re-development as they highlight a lack of local facilities.

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An open letter on the situation in Venezuela, to the comrades of the FEL and El Libertario - Nosotros los Pobres

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 05:58
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An open letter to anarchists in Chile and Venezuela, taking a nuanced look at the wave of protests against the Maduro government.

Two weeks ago, Nosotros los Pobres had the good fortune to host a presentation by two members of the Federacion de Estudiantes Libertarias of Chile, with whom we had a very productive exchange of ideas.

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Twelve FAQ about what is happening in Venezuela

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 12:54
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Twelve frequently asked questions about what is happening with the unrest in Venezuela answered by the excellent Caracas-based El Libertario newspaper.

Twelve F.A.Q. about what is happening in Venezuela

El Libertario newspaper - Caracas - February 2014

1) Are the protests in Venezuela led by opposition parties on the right?

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Venezuela: 2014 is not 2002 - Rafael Uzcátegui

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 19:07
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A Venezuelan anarchist responds to the government's cries that the current wave of protests across the country is akin to the 2002 right-wing coup attempt.

If the government has been effective in anything, it has been in the purging of the middle and upper ranks of the Armed Forces, unifying and strengthening the military support for the Bolivarian project Rafael Uzcátegui

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Self-organised claimant resistance to Atos: a success story for our time

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 07:31
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French IT firm Atos announce they will pull out of the controversial Work Capacity Assement program after a national campaign self-organised by claimants which even saw workers at the company show their support.

This week saw an important and encouraging development in the ongoing resistance to welfare reforms and austerity: [url=http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/benefits-uk-testing-firm-atos-3168142]a national day of action, largely organised by claimants themselves with little input from any larger permanent organisation, was successful in provoking Atos, the unpopular “healthcare” company that asses

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Express summary of Venezuela’s situation for curious people and/or the poorly informed

Sat, 02/22/2014 - 11:34
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A translation of a Spanish article from El Libertario summarising the development of the protests in Venezuela during February 2014, and addressing the relationship of those protests to conditions in Venezuela and the Venezuelan right.

On February 4th, 2014, students from the Universidad Nacional Experimental del Tachira (Experimental University of Táchira), located on an inland state of the country, protested due to the sexual assault of a fellow female classmate in lieu of the current insecurity situation of the city. The protest was repressed, and several students were detained.

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