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ABC Moscow report on repressions, January-March 2015

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 22:01
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We are proceeding with reports on repressions against anarchists and libertarian activists, as the authorities continue jailing and haunting our comrades. In this issue we have lots of "extremism": a case against
a pregnant anarchist woman accused of "propaganding hatred", criminal prosecution of an antifascist, beaten by Nazis, for a Swastika, a ban of a research-based book on Nazism.

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An exhibition in Moscow: “The history of anarchism: sources”

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 23:53
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The official opening of the exhibition “The History of Anarchism: Sources” will be held April 17 at the Centre for Social-Political History of the GPIB [State Public Historical Library] of Russia. Using the materials on display, it is possible to study the history of anarchism from Godwin, Proudhon and Bakunin up to our own times.

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Anarchist Federation of Central America and the Caribbean formed

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 21:47
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After several months of preparation and preliminary discussions, a congress took place which approved the founding of the Anarchist Federation of Central America and the Caribbean (FACC).

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A radical critique of science: writing the next chapter

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 17:27
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A meeting in London this week looked back at radical science activism of the 1970s-80s and considered what needs to be done today

"We were insisting that science was not neutral, that the very science itself was integrated into globalised capitalist society" Steven Rose

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Spain: Ongoing wave of repression against anarchists

Sat, 04/04/2015 - 20:45
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Twenty-seven people have been arrested by police during a new operation against anarchists in Spain. Starting at 6 a.m. on March 30 2015, police actions in Madrid, Barcelona, Palencia and Granada led to the arrest of 13 people whom police allege belonged to a “criminal organization with terrorist aims”. In the course of raids on six social centres and 11 homes, 14 more people were arrested on charges of resisting the authorities.

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The ‘greatness' of democracy: repression, exception, and extermination

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 15:35
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A translated article that gives a short info about the ongoing hunger strike of greek anarchist prisoners that started on 2/3. The artice was originally written by the greek anarchist group "Convention of Anarchists for the Social and Class Counter-Attack".

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More texts about Rojava

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 13:59
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“Rojava Revolution”? “Anti-State”? "Anti-Capitalist”? Or a new imposture?

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Massive student victory at for-profit cosmotology school with the Portland Solidarity Network

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 02:44
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The Inner City Committee of the Portland Solidarity Network announces a massive victory at a local for-profit beauty school, which stands as a possible future for student organizing.

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Forest of Dean, UK community farmers resist land grab

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 13:22
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ON one side is a millionaire land-grabber propped up by fellow rich landowners, councillors, a judge, planning officers, freemasons and a recently retired police inspector... and on the other a group of gardeners of Yorkley Court Community Farm backed by much of the wider community. The siege is on now, which side will prevail?

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Bulgaria: Anarcho-syndicalists support protest of bar workers at the Golden Sands resort

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 23:37
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On March 8 2015 activists of the Varna section of the Autonomous Workers’ Union (ARS, the Bulgarian friend-affiliate of the International Workers’ Association), together with former workers of the night club of the “International” hotel, held a protest demonstration in front of the hotel, which is located in the Zolotyye peski [Golden Sands] resort.

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The party is haunting us again

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 03:54
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The National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (NUMSA) recently split from the African National Congress (ANC). As part of this it is exploring establishing a mass workers' party in South Africa. This article examines why this path is deeply flawed.

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International solidarity urged for captive Crimean anarchist Alexander Kolchenko

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 22:27

Alexander Kolchenko is a Crimean anarchist, social activist and antifascist who is held in captivity by the Russian authorities. Along with other Crimean activists, he has been kidnapped by the Russian FSB
(ex-KGB) and is now detained as a political hostage in Lefortovo jail in Moscow. He is charged with committing “acts of terrorism” and “belonging to a terrorist community”.

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Kurdistan? - Gilles Dauvé

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 12:28
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A critical analysis of the Kurdish movement against the background of the Syrian conflict and the so-called "Rojava revolution", by Gilles Dauvé.

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Portland Solidarity Network demand delivery at Phagans School of Hair and Design

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 13:56
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Video and article on the recent demand delivery at Phagans' School of Hair and Design in support of Kaitlin, a student who suffered sexual harrassment, bullying, body-shaming, and fee gouging.

Let Kaitlin have her education, free of exploitation and sexual harrassment!

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Philip Levine, working class poet, RIP

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 03:23
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Philip Levine, poet of working class life, died on Saturday, February 14, 2015 in Fresno, California. He was born in Detroit, where he started working in factories at age 14, later taught at several prestigious universities in the U.S., but since 1958 chose to make his permanent home in Fresno, in the belly of the agribusiness beast in California's Central Valley.

At 14, Levine picked up a part-time factory job — the first in a succession that included Chevy Gear and Axle, the Mavis Nu Icy Bottling Co. and Detroit Transmission. That last one was the worst he said, but added it was better than the semester he taught at Princeton.

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São Paulo: ongoing demonstrations against transit fare hikes

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 03:22
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Statement of the Brazilian Workers’ Confederation (COB, a section of the IWA-AIT) opposing the raising of public transit bus fares.

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Belgrade: Protest against police repression

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 23:11
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On February 1 2015 an appeal issued by the Anarcho-Syndicalist Initiative (ASI, a section of the IWA-AIT) resulted in a protest action at the municipal police headquarters in Belgrade. Previously municipal police had repeatedly attacked passengers of public transport.

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Bulgarian anarcho-syndicalists protest railway cuts, privatization

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 20:59
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On-going actions in defense of Bulgarian railways from depredation and privatization have been carried out by activists of the Autonomous Labour Union (ARS, a friend-affiliate of the IWA-AIT). On January 31, for the third Saturday in a row, they set up protest pickets – this time in Varna and in the capital Sofia.

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Syriza and social movements: between big risks and some opportunities. An interview with AK Athens

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 11:31
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An interview by infoaut with Spyros Tz, a comrade of AlfaKappa Athens, about the social and political context in Greece that will be affected by the electoral victory of SYRIZA.

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