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Aleksandr Kolchenko: I am not a terrorist. I am a citizen of Ukraine

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 15:23
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The story of this interview is different from how interviews are usually
recorded. The person answering the questions is in the place not very
accessible for journalists – Lefortovo Moscow Pretrial Detention
Facility that is still known as RF FSB SIZO (RF FSB SIZO - pre-trial
detention facility of the Federal Security Service of the Russian
Federation – transl.).

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Categories: Anarchists

THE "KURDISH QUESTION", ISIS, USA, ETC.

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 03:25

We publish below a translation of “‘Questione curda’, Stato Islamico, USA e dintorni” by the Italian collective Il Lato Cattivo

http://endnotes.org.uk/en/il-lato-cattivo-the-kurdish-question-isis-usa-etc

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Categories: Anarchists

Frontline video of the Riot Police attacking greek Students outside the Polytechynic School of Athens last night

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 02:04
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Frontline video of the Riot Police attacking greek Students outside the Polytechynic School of Athens last night.

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A Movement of Long Knives: Death in June, Alternative Nationalism, and Building a New Anti-Fa

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 18:35
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In the wake of recent protests around the neo-folk(and neo-fascist) band Death In June, some thoughts on how we can develop an anti-fascist movement for the 21st century.

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Categories: Anarchists

Workers win strike at Belchatow Hospital

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 16:54
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Workers who recently lost their jobs may be back to work soon as boss promises to re-establish pre-cut employment levels.

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Categories: Anarchists

Théorie Communiste : Where are we in the crisis?

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:02

2007 : A crisis of the wage relation

Within the configuration of capitalism that emerged from the restructuring of the 1970-80’s (the phase whose crisis we are currently living) the reproduction of the labour force was subject to a double disconnection: the valorization of capital was disconnected from the reproduction of the labour force, and at the same time consumption was disconnected from income in the form of the wage.

It started out fine...

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Categories: Anarchists

Statement outside Santa Ana City Council chambers (English/Español)

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 14:21
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This is the second statement by Copwatch Santa Ana released this month. Among other things, it explains why the group attended the October 7 city council meeting, why they did not attend the city's October 21 meeting, and their philosophy for the liberation of all people. The collective is based in Santa Ana, CA. The statement was released on October 21, 2014. Check out their first statement.

We know that the power of the people lies in the people themselves. Not in the vote, not in the non-profit, but the people who work, strive, struggle and organize collectively for each others liberation.

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Categories: Anarchists

Jimmy John's Workers Picket in Baltimore

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 18:14
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On October 19th, members of the IWW Jimmy John's Workers Union picketed their workplace to demand the rehiring of a worker who was targeted for his union membership.

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Categories: Anarchists

Social protest and repression in Donbass

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 16:57
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News about social protests is coming out of Donbass, the region controlled by separatist forces in eastern Ukraine.

If you demonstrate here again, we will shoot you all. - separatist military commanders

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Categories: Anarchists

Moscow Autonomous Action on the Ukrainian war

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 06:44
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This text was written as an answer to our foreign friends' questions about situation in the Eastern Ukraine and Russian anarchists' attitude towards that. We hope it will be of use to everybody interested in these matters.
The situation is complex and controversial and you should understand that the text below does not (and can't) reflect the opinion of all Russian anti-fascists and anti-capitalists. We discussed this within our group, but even here we have a couple of contradicting points of view.

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International conference in Bratislava devoted to problems in the workplace and improving organization

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 19:02
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On Oct. 11-12, an international conference was held in Bratislava, Slovakia, devoted to problems in the workplace and improving organization. The first day was a public conference where different organizations presented their activity and ways of working while the second day was devoted to discussing how to improve our organizations.

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Categories: Anarchists

Crackdown in Guizhou leaves two dead, hundreds injured: Boxun

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 04:44

One of the witnesses said the overwhelming number of police, water cannon and police dogs made the square look like a war zone. The number of injured strained the capacity of local hospitals and some patients had to be transferred to other hospitals nearby.

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Categories: Anarchists

Over the walls of nationalisms and wars: statement of participants of 8th Balkan Anarchist Bookfair

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 05:20
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This text is the collective statement of the participants of the 8th Balkan Anarchist Bookfair (BASK) in Mostar which took place at the beginning of September, 2014. It is an important statement in light of recent and seemingly rising apologetics among anarchists and the anti-authoritarian left regarding nationalism.

Nationalism is always an ideology that reproduces the State, a system of repression and exploitation, and pits the exploited and oppressed against one another.

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An open letter from Copwatch Santa Ana to the Santa Ana Police Department and City of Santa Ana

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 04:25
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This text is a statement by Copwatch Santa Ana about the rampant police harassment of local community copwatchers since March 2014. The collective is based in Santa Ana, CA. The statement was released on October 9, 2014.

CWSA knows that the main function of police has very little to do with crime or enforcing the law and is more directed toward maintaining existing social inequality, especially those based on race and class.

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United Campaign Workers Challenge the Predatory Tactics of Grassroots Campaigns Inc. and the Nature Conservancy

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 18:10
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The United Campaign Workers, a project of the Portland IWW, showed the depth of its campaigns as it organized at Grassroots Campaign Inc., where workers are raising money for "progressive" organizations like Planned Parenthood and The Nature Conservancy. The shocking working conditions were matched by union busting tactics against a workplace that saw 100% IWW membership.

We are campaigning for sustainability, but we don’t have sustainable jobs. We are campaigning for women’s healthcare, but we are lied to about healthcare in our own workplace. Andrew Lee, GCI Worker and UCW Organizer

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Anarchists join fight against ISIS to defend Kurdish Autonomous Areas.

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 17:42
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Taken from a report by the French Anarchist weekly paper Alternative Revolutionaire this short article gives a taste of developements on the ground in the fight against ISIS

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Police attack protests in Hong Kong

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 16:20
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A short introduction to the ongoing protests and police attacks in Hong Kong.

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Another Abahlali baseMjondolo comrade has just been assassinated in Durban

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 14:43
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South African shack dwellers' movement Abahlali baseMjondolo have just announced that Thuli Ndlovu, their Chairperson in KwaNdengezi has been assassinated. As the statement below indicates there had been serious threats against another comrade, Ndabo Mzimela, but the hammer of oppression fell elsewhere. The Marikana Land Occupation has been attacked by the ANC since this statement was issued. It seems that the Land Invasions Unit stood back and let the party members do the work. A women who tried to resist was attacked and injured with a spade.

They are using Facebook for live updates.

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Categories: Anarchists

"Powerless": treatment programs within the prison industrial complex - Nick O., First of May Anarchist Alliance

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 00:48
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A critique of the role of prison treatment programs by an anarchist and ex-prisoner.

"Prisons play a greater role in society than just warehousing people for social control and profit. [They] also . .. carry out psychological violence . . . to legitimize state violence imposed on incarcerated people by backing it with moral and intellectual authority. . . ."

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