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(en) Ukraine: truce the least bad option, but it gave space to fascists on all sides
Fri Oct 31 14:13:43 GMT 2014
This guest post, outlining the current political situation in Ukraine, is by DENIS from the Autonomous Workers Union of Ukraine. It is based on a talk he gave at the Anarchist Book Fair in London on 18 October ---- In terms of class theory, the Maidan protests [that overthrew president Viktor Yanukovych in February] can be defined as a bourgeois democratic movement. aiming at restoring the liberal political and individual rights and freedoms and defending the interests of the bourgeoisie which had been threatened by president Yanukovych. This movement ousted Yanukovych and brought to power a right liberal bourgeois government. ---- There was a threat of the far right seizing power in Ukraine, in the short period of a power vacuum [after the Yanukovych regime collapsed] but they failed to seize the chance. Today they are acting rather as junior partners of the ...
(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL Montpellier: spectacular expulsion of the social center Luttopia (fr, pt) [machine translation]
Thu Oct 30 10:53:06 GMT 2014
Luttopia the social center was expelled just before the winter break. This squat housed more than 100 people, including many families. Police violence was such that even a journalist Midi Libre was molested (explicit online video). ---- It was speedy! You should see that the background information had done their work, and they had carefully waited for the solidarity people from 6 o'clock in the morning, to deter expulsion, are parties to the dropper to round up the cavalry. ---- Thursday, October 23, at 9:20 a hundred cops brigades are out in force to expel managed by coordinating Luttopia squat at 105 Avenue Lodeve. ---- The squat has been emptied in about twenty minutes. And yet, the operation has been slowed by an acrobat who was hanging from a rope between two buildings.
(en) IWA, International Solidarity Week with the CNT delegate in TW-BMW
Thu Oct 30 09:32:37 GMT 2014
As we were communicating days ago, the International Workers Association mobilized arround the world in many Truck and Wheel & BMW Group workplaces and establishments. It is a pride for our union and the fired delegate, seeing how we can extend a concrete struggle globally, through mutual aid, class solidarity and direct action. ---- We have shown to capitalists how we can reproduce a conflict globally when they repress and fire us because of exercising our labour rights, breaking the isolation and the lack of communication between the exploited people worldwide. This was only the beginning, and we will fight until the only possible end to this conflict: the reinstatement of the comrade and the restoration of his union activity. ---- We will review the mobilization developed from the International Workers Association during this week of International Solidarity, which of ...
(en) WSM.ie: Fighting The Water Charge – Non-payment the only way to win
Thu Oct 30 09:13:30 GMT 2014
Saturday last, 11th October, saw tens of thousands take to the streets of Dublin in a powerful, colourful and vibrant display of opposition to the Irish government’s attempts to impose water charges. ---- The numbers who turned out were so large and took everybody by surprise to such an extent that nobody – media, gardai or organisers – could give an accurate estimate of actual numbers. Estimates varied from 30,000 to 100,000, but whatever the exact figure was it was clear that this was the start of something huge. ---- It was an energising and invigorating protest to be part of. From well before the start time, people were arriving in their droves at Parnell Square. To see groups of people arriving in by bus from all over the city and from around the country was inspiring and should have a huge impact on the political confidence of all those who took part. ...
(en) Turkey, Anarchist Federation DAF - Meydan #22 - An Anarchist Collective Against Capitalism Belleville Sin Patron (tr) [machine translation]
Thu Oct 30 09:08:46 GMT 2014
Belleville Sin Patron, selfishness, competition, sharing of which will be built against capitalism and then after months of debate on an economic model based on solidarity, in October of 2011, opened in Athens. Sin Belleville functioning as a café boss, set on a collective self-management of their employees. ---- Since 3 years, we have continued to work with the Belleville Sin Patron collective organization of relationship we share with you the interview format. ---- Square : Belleville Sin What is the purpose of your boss ---- Belleville Sin Patron: We aim to set an example in terms of equality can be achieved in Belleville Sin Patron of the work environment. The main goal is to experience the self-management model of production and products or services that we need a boss for this production work to show to other people. This model can be experienced with another study ...
(en) Britain, THE ANARCHIST FEDERATION. Freedom, Final Edition, October 2014, page 8.
Thu Oct 30 07:15:19 GMT 2014
The Anarchist Federation has been going 28 years. We experienced our most recent growth in 2010-11 at the height of the actions against fees and cuts. Even as one of the larger anarchist organisations in Britain we are still small in absolute numbers and we recognise the need to continue to look for practical unity in our movement wherever possible and to support independent initiatives (such as the next issue of Black Flag which will come out again this bookfair after a yearâs gap). At the same time we steadfastly continue to reject populism, electoralism and anti-organisational tendencies, to promote a social and communist anarchism. ---- As we covered our take on the situation âat homeâ in the last issue of Organise! magazine (issue 82, May 2014), weâll use the opportunity offered to us by the Freedom editors to update readers on what is going on in our international, the ...
(en) Czech, Call for solidarity with an employee of ÅÃzkÃrna restaurant in Prague
Wed Oct 29 19:13:27 GMT 2014
The Solidarity Network from Most (MSS) would like to ask you to send a protest e-mail to the management of the ÅÃzkÃrna restaurant, which refused to pay wages to its employee. MSS started a conflict with the restaurant and you can support it by sending a protest e-mail to the management via the electronic form (its text can be changed at will) at this link. ---- Details of the conflict ---- Mrs Anna S. contacted the Solidarity Network from Most after her son told her about the activities of MSS in the area of unpaid wages. Anna asked us to help her solve the conflict with the manager of the ÅÃzkÃrna restaurant. She worked in the restaurant for several months. At the beginning she received her monthly wage. However, for December 2013 the employer VladimÃr Krulec paid her less than what she was entitled to. She waited, but the January wage was not paid at all. After this experience, ...
(en) WSM.ie: Anarchist Eyewitness to self-management in Kurdish Syria / West Kurdistan
Wed Oct 29 16:59:20 GMT 2014
Zaher Baher of the Kurdistan Anarchists Forum spent two weeks in Syrian Kurdistan in May 2014, looking at the experiences of self-management in the region, experiments that have become more widely discussed as the result of the defense of Kobane against ISIS. This account tells in some detail what he saw and what conclusions he draws. Zaher is also a member of Haringey Solidarity Group and spoke at the 2014 London Anarchist Bookfair about his experiences. This account was originally published as 'The experiment of West Kurdistan (Syrian Kurdistan) has proved that people can make changes' ---- What you read below is the experience of my visit, for a couple of weeks in May this year, 2014, to the North-East of Syria or Syrian Kurdistan (West of Kurdistan) with a close friend of mine.
(en) Australia, Brisbane, Media, Anarchist Black Bloc would protest G20
Wed Oct 29 15:40:09 GMT 2014
Protesters linked to the Black Bloc movement targeted the G20 summit in Toronto in 2010.
The high-profile Black Bloc anarchist protest group is likely to be in Brisbane for November's G20 Leaders' Summit, a researcher into previous G20 summits in Toronto and London believes. ---- Associate Professor Janet Ransley, who heads Griffith University's School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, believes the ease of travel makes it more likely that Black Bloc members – anarchist anti-capitalism protesters – could come to Australia for the Brisbane G20. ---- "I think it would be naive to think that Black Bloc and some of those groups are not mobilising," Professor Ransley said. ---- "I know there has been some chatter on social media about them trying to get a presence in Brisbane."
(en) Britain, The Anarchist Federation (AFED), RESISTANCE bulletin #157 - Young single mothers fight social cleansing in East London
Wed Oct 29 15:16:20 GMT 2014
The ‘Focus E15 mothers’ campaign is an inspiring and effective campaign that has directly challenged the housing policies of the government and private capital. Social housing has been decimated and developers build for the rich, whilst building a token amount of ‘affordable’ housing, which is not in fact affordable for the majority of Londoners. ---- The E15 mothers have suffered as a direct result of these policies. Due to a shortage of social housing, they were housed by the East Thames Housing Association in the Focus E15 hostel for young people who need support. However, local government cuts forced them out. In their words from their Facebook page: ---- On the 20th of August 2013 mothers were issued eviction notices from the housing association East Thames to be out of our flats by 20th October 2013. East Thames explained that Newham council had cut £41,000 of funding ...
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