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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.

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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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Anarchists support public service wildcat strike in Helsinki

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 06:27
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The trade union for public and welfare services (JHL) went on wildcat strike to oppose the "marketization" of Palmia, a municipally-owned service enterprise. The right-wing leadership of the city is attempting to reorganise 50% of Palmia so that it must participate in tendering-out, which will lead to substantial wage cuts for the workers. The seizure of subway and tram transport by striking workers proved to be a powerful weapon in the struggle against the bosses.

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Wobblies call for Morning Star boycott

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 05:05
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Clydeside branch of the Industrial Workers' of the World (IWW) union call for a boycott of leftist daily newspaper the Morning Star over allegations of mishandling domestic abuse reporting.

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Categories: Anarchists

Seattle Solidarity Network wins first multi-worker strike

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 10:08
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Seattle Solidarity Network are happy to announce that the two workers from La Lot restaurant they were supporting who went on strike against tip-theft last month have won their demands.

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Categories: Anarchists

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

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 20:03
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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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Land occupations continue in Durban

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:15
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South African shack dwellers' movement Abahlali baseMjondolo report on the illegal eviction of shacks in an occupied settlement by municipal authorities.

[b][i]For as long as the government does not put the social value of land before its commercial value we will continue to occupy land. Land occupations are land reform from below.[/i][/b]

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"Hands Up, Don't Ship!" Minneapolis UPS workers protest shipments to Missouri police

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:21
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A dozen part-time UPS workers in Minneapolis took protest action on the job August 22, after discovering ties between Missouri law enforcement and a company, Law Enforcement Targets, whose shipments we handle each day.

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The experiment of West Kurdistan (Syrian Kurdistan) has proved that people can make changes - Zaher Baher

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:47
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An interesting report by Zaher Baher of Haringey Solidarity Group and Kurdistan Anarchists Forum who spent two weeks in Syrian Kurdistan, looking at the experiences of self-government in the region against the background of the Syrian civil war and rise of Islamic State.

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Baltimore Jimmy John’s workers stop work, march on boss

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 00:25
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On August 22nd, Jimmy John’s workers in Baltimore engaged in a short work stoppage and marched on the boss to demand the right to organize without retaliation.

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Workers strike at La Lot Vietnamese restaurant

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:19
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Small strike begins at a Seattle restaurant.

Small strike begins at a Seattle restaurant.

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Categories: Anarchists

Neither Ukrainian nor Russian!

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 12:35

Let’s develop our own camp, the third camp, that of social revolution!

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Baltimore Jimmy John's workers announce IWW membership, present demands to management

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 09:39
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A Jimmy John's Workers Union-IWW campaign has gone public in Baltimore, Maryland.

"The owners think of us as machines. And that's exactly how they treat us - as machines that turn bread and lettuce into money for them." Jimmy John's worker Brendan Camiel

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Another win for Brighton hospitality workers

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 06:23

These workers stood up to their exploitative boss and you won't believe what happened next.

Categories: Anarchists

Death at the hands of the police: the third anniversary of the killing of Mark Duggan - Wail Qasim

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 15:29
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Reflections on the killing of Mark Duggan by London's Metropolitan police which triggered nationwide rioting, three years on.

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‘If the way to freedom runs through prison, we are ready to go’

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 17:40
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Russian anti-fascist activist Alexei Gaskarov's speech from the dock, 4 August

'A signal is being sent: if you are loyal to the authorities, you will enjoy the most favorable conditions; if you are disloyal, you will go to jail' Alexei Gaskarov

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The binds that tie: unions, ‘solidarity’, civil society and foreign policy in Bangladesh

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 08:05
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A look at the new unions emerging as part of the reforms of the garment industry – and Western influences on them. Plus workers continue to struggle to be paid what they are owed...

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An open letter from Jerusalem - Uriel Kon

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:37
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Uriel Kon is an Argentine born Israeli. He is a writer and publisher and vocal opposer to the Israeli occupation of Palestine. This is a translation of an open letter he published, calling the Jewish community to stand up against Zionism.

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Categories: Anarchists

Sterling Manor tenants win massive repairs from landlords

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 23:11
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Direct action by Seattle residents gets the goods - forcing landlords to spend over $50,000 on fixing mould and decay problems at an apartment block in north Seattle.

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Repression in Russia during Spring 2014

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 21:21
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Moscow Anarchist Black Cross continue their regular summaries on repressions of anarchists, antifascists, and social activists in Russia, on obstacles which police state creates for our activity.

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