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Behind the screens: an interview with two Curzon cinema workers

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 12:04
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An interesting interview with two workers in the Curzon Cinema group who have been involved in a recent campaign for unionisation and the living wage.

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Categories: Anarchists

Second person dies after Istanbul protest violence

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 07:08
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A second person has died from his injuries after being hit by a grenade explosion during clashes between police and protesters yesterday,

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Categories: Anarchists

A Dalla Costa archive has opened in Padua, Italy

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 09:40

A new archive of militant materials has just become available in the city library of Padua, Italy.

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Categories: Anarchists

ABC-Moscow Repressions summary for March-April 2014

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 21:45

We continue to publish news about repressions against anarchists,
antifascists and social activists and about the obstacles we face from
the side of police state. In February, March and April issue you can
read about Maidan ghost, letters from the prisons and senseless trials.
If you recognize that we've missed anything or you are informed about
other cases of repressions, let us know by writing to address abc-msk <>
riseup.net.

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Eastern Ukraine conflict: against the regime in Kiev and the junta in the east - Autonomous Workers Union

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 08:02
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As Ukraine slides towards civil war, anarchist group Autonomous Workers Union appeals to the working class to reject both sides and instead fight for their common class interests.

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To citizens of Ukraine and the world: no war in Ukraine!

Sun, 05/11/2014 - 16:00

An open letter from Oleg Yasinsky, a Ukrainian socialist, to his fellow Ukrainians arguing against the slide towards civil war. We do not agree with his essentially liberal nationalist politics, however reproduce this text as a local voice against war.

Real Ukrainian people need to wake up, to unite, and to put a stop to the fratricidal nightmare that is being forced upon them Oleg Yasinsky, Ukrainian socialist

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Anarchism in the context of civil war

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 18:12
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On Friday, the 2nd of May, the House of Trade Unions in Odessa caught on fire. Altogether at least 42 people lost their lives during the clashes in the city, most of them in the fire and the others in streetfights. This is an account of the tragedy.

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Statement on the Odessa tragedy - Autonomous Workers Union

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 07:42
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An account and analysis of the clashes in Odessa earlier this week between rival groups of Ukrainian and pro-Russian nationalists in which more than 40 people were killed, by the Kiev group of Ukrainian anarchist organisation Autonomous Workers Union.

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No-one wants to die

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 04:36

After Odessa, “remaining human” as a political programme.

The losers in these wars are all the participants, without exception Ilya Budraitskis

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Darkness in May: a socialist eye-witness in Odessa

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 04:19
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Tragedy came to Odessa on Friday 2 May, when clashes between Ukrainian nationalists and pro-Russian separatists led to the deaths of at least 38 people. Report by Sergei from Odessa

No-one knows who set the House of Trade Unions on fire: the Molotov cocktails were flying from both sides. Sergei, Odessa

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To vote or not to vote: should it be a question?

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 02:49
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This article looks at the upcoming elections in South Africa on the 7th of May. As part of this, it looks at the dangers of activists promoting parties and electing to vote for one party or another, and how this creates and feeds into illusions in and about the state.

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Mayday 2014: reports from around the world

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 12:49
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With International Workers' Day taking place in a world riven by economic crisis, we're sharing short reports, pictures and videos on May Day protests and celebrations around the world.

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Solidarity Federation wins unpaid wages in Newcastle

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 12:14
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Just in time for May Day, another pay packet win for SolFed - this time it's Newcastle Local's turn.

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Ukraine: only action of the proletariat can stop nationalist war

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 14:08

Analysis of the situation in Ukraine as the conflict between pro-Russian and Ukrainian nationalists deepens by Trídní Válka. The English translation of this text is not great but we still feel it contains important points.

Mass protests in Ukraine, which were sparked by not signing the association agreement and a free trade agreement with EU by President Yanukovych, have lasted for more than three months now and have escalated to nationalist hysteria, threatening with weapons, both from Russian side and by the protests strengthened mostly West-oriented Ukraine opposition.

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Report from a visit in Kiev in April 2014

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 03:14
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It seems that many perceptions of the Maidan-uprising and the internal dynamics inside and outside the Ukraine are twisted or wrong, especially concerning the aims and direction of the movement, the involvement of the left and the role and importance of the extreme right. The reaction of the left outside of Ukraine has been hectic, superficial, paranoid... to say the least. There are no strong links between the left in Ukraine and other countries (maybe except for Russia), so many left commentators relied merely on the media propaganda. This report aims to clear up misconceptions and explain what is going on.

These are notes from discussions with activists of left-wing groups in Kiev in April 2014, including members from the Autonomous Workers' Union, Left Opposition and Student Direct Action, as well as visits at Maidan. This is not a full account of all aspects, but a report of what we heard from the comrades and on the street.

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Global Uprisings: Pieces of Madrid

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 08:56
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Short documentary from Global Uprisings exploring ongoing resistance and self-organization in the midst of the economic and social crisis in Madrid, Spain.

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Alabama prisoners to launch strike, IWW to offer support

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 07:34
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As prisoners in Alabama prepare to strike, this short article outlines some of their demands as well as the groups - including the Industrial Workers of the World - who intend to support them in their struggle.

Prisoners in Alabama, organised under the Free Alabama Movement, have announced they will be starting their second strike of the year this weekend.

Acknowledging, in the words of incarcerated activist Melvin Ray, that prisons are little more than a “free labor system”, prisoners at the St. Clair correctional facility have decided to strike.

When there is no focus on education or rehab but solely on profit margins, human suffering is inevitable.” Melvin Ray

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Support Care UK Strikers

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 07:52
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A solidarity demonstration, called by Doncaster People’s Assembly is taking place at 11am on Saturday 19 April, assembling outside the Civic offices on Waterdale Doncaster.

We live in the days when the powers that be are attempting to roll back time and deny us of the working conditions for which our parents and grandparents fought, wage cuts and changing terms and conditions to our detriment are the order of the day.
One group of workers in Doncaster however are showing the true metal that is needed to resist these changes.

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The strange case of the Huddersfield Two

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 05:27
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A belated report regarding the arrest and trial of two Huddersfield anarchists at a bedroom tax protest last year.

THE BATTLE FOR BARCLAYS & the HUDDERSFIELD 2 exonerated.

On a clear spring morning on the 6th of April 2013 sixty or so people gathered in Market Cross to poorest against the Bedroom Tax, the Tory governments latest attempt to pauperise further poor people on benefits.

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