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(en) Indonesia, Student Federation of Libertarian Salatiga - Call for the National Congress [machine translation]
Sun Nov 19 08:36:43 GMT 2017
Departure from the passionate desire to restore the damaged and unjust social order, and how disappointed it is to see people compromise with the situation, we are now witnessing a significant rise of young intellectuals in college that began to embrace the idea of libertarian socialism. It arises from the results of repeated reflections on the failure of the authoritarian and unethical orthodox leftist revolutionary project. ---- Many of us are cornered, aloof, feeling minor and walking without direction, but with little hope, organizing individuals as long as they do not violate our principles: freedom, equality, interdependence, cooperation, mutual cooperation, and solidarity. Revolution is indeed created spontaneously, but the revolution is impossible to succeed in sporadic ways. The revolution also will not happen tomorrow, but this is not a reason to mobilize ...
(en) Greece, anarchist-federation: Anarchist Federation: November 17, All in the streets (gr) [machine translation]
Sun Nov 19 08:36:24 GMT 2017
On November 17, 1973, the tanks, the police and military forces of the dictatorship, invaded the National Technical University of Athens with the aim of suppressing the insurgency of the students and not only against the military dictatorship. The sequel is well known. Dead fighters, suppression and hardening of the regime by replacing the dictator Papadopoulos by Ioannidis. It should be noted that the rebellion had taken place at a time when the junta had attempted to embellish it through a process of "democratization", reputable democracy and "government" Markesini. ---- Then and now the regimes are fluctuating: at other times they "offer" additional freedoms-sometimes they reduce them. We must not allow ourselves to be deceived by the toys of the one and the other of the Domination. What is always concealed by either Jones or the Civil "Republics" ...
(en) [Spain] In full libertarian drift By ANA (pt) [machine translation]
Sun Nov 19 07:02:34 GMT 2017
I am not well versed in the history of the libertarian movement in Catalonia, but I imagine there must have been a good reason why in 1934 the CNT, which was at the height of its force, refused to cooperate in the attempt to proclaim the " Catalan State in the form of Catalan Republic " . I simply imagine that. However, what I do not imagine, but I am fully convinced of this, is that there is no good reason for part of the current libertarian movement in Catalonia to collaborate in one way or another with the process of "national independence" carried out by the Catalan Government , by the political parties that support it, and by the large nationalist popular organizations that accompany it. ---- The least that can be said is that this part of the libertarian movement is " in full swing ", since after having contributed to "protect the polls" during the Referendum ...
(en) Kurdistan, Riza Altun: Socialism cannot be built with the tools of capitalism - part 2 (ca)
Sun Nov 19 07:02:07 GMT 2017
KCK's Altun pointed out that most of the anti-system movements are turning a blind eye on the fact that they are living capitalism and imperialism in every aspect and are deceiving themselves with their ideologies and dogmas. ---- Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK) Executive Council member Riza Altun spoke to ANF English service about the delusions with regards to having a true stance against the system, imperialism and capitalism, PKK's approach to real socialism and socialism, change of paradigm after the capture of Abdullah Öcalan. ---- Below is the second part of our detailed interview with Altun. ---- In some western countries, especially in Latin America, the Syrian and Iranian regimes are considered as anti-imperialist because of their stance against ISIS. Recently Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has also started using anti-American rhetoric. What lays ...
(en) [Peru] 1st Anarchist Fair in San Marcos By ANA (pt) [machine translation]
Sun Nov 19 06:19:21 GMT 2017
This event was created with the idea of generating a space of diffusion and companionship. The ideal pretext to make known the anarchist ideas and practices of different individuals and groups of the city. ---- All and all are invited to attend and participate, it is a free space, if you have anarchist material or something else self-managed that sales, give it, join. ---- > Fanzines ---- > Books --- > Vegan Food --- > Documentary "Antifascists" (2017) ---- Trailer "Antifascists" (2017): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPare1-fHXM ---- Date: Tuesday, November 14. ---- Time: It will start at noon. ---- Place: Los Tubos, back of the Faculty of Arts, UNMSM. ---- Health and Anarchy! ---- FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1133098363492669/ ---- Related Content:
(en) Poland, rozbrat: Anarchist relations taking part in the occupation of the General Directorate of State Forests Diana & Marta - Report of the arrested anarchist [machine translation]
Sun Nov 19 06:19:11 GMT 2017
On November 11, 2017, I joined the Forests Camp for the Forests, and I entered the building of the General Directorate of the State Forests in Warsaw to begin the occupation of the leading predatory forestry policy of the institution. When we entered the building, we banners with the slogans: "The last such forest in Europe. Stop the pruning!", "Forest is not raw", "Retire harvesters"; At the door we put a barrel to which the activists crouched. Inside the Mafia Institution, we set up a second blockade - environmentalists cling to the barriers with pipes, handcuffs and u-locks. After about 20 minutes, the police arrived at the building and called for food. The state servicemen, along with state foresters (forest guards) surrounded the demonstrators in the middle of the cordon, separating us from those who were outside. At that time, the cops saw the clanging tools ...
(en) US, black rose fed: UNBLOCK ROJAVA WINS VS. FACEBOOK POLITICAL CENSORSHIP By BRRN Social Media Team
Sat Nov 18 10:24:57 GMT 2017
VICTORY! - Activists in solidarity with Rojava in the US won an important social media victory today with the #UnblockRojava campaign which pressured Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) to overturn the banning of at least six public Rojava solidarity pages along with over a dozen personal Facebook accounts for individuals who were admins of the pages. The bans occurred suddenly and without warning on Sunday, November 12 , effecting pages such as "Friends of Rojava in North America," "Friends of Rojava" and the "Institute for Social Ecology" were among those targeted. ---- This form of political censorship by Facebook is believed to be related to an assumed operating agreement with the authoritarian government of Turkey, which has a long record of repressing internal dissent. As reported by Public Radio International in 2015, a secret document leaked by a disgruntled Facebook employee ...
(en) Santiago Maldonado was an anarchist By Matías Capelli (ca, pt) [machine translation]
Sat Nov 18 10:22:08 GMT 2017
With the discovery of the body of Santiago Maldonado and still more questions than certainties about the circumstances of his death, inscribing his political identity where it corresponds -in the tradition of vernacular anarchism- is also an act of justice. ---- It is. On Friday, October 20th, the news began to circulate that the body found in the Chubut River on Tuesday the 17th was that of Santiago Maldonado . It is. Like all the news that emanates of the case from its beginnings, the most sensible reaction was to take it with tweezers, to doubt, to wait for the next movement. Until his brother Sergio confirmed it at an impromptu press conference at the exit of the judicial morgue: it is Santiago. I had recognized him for the tattoos, he said. Hours later there was a mobilization, relatively spontaneous, that gathered in Plaza de Mayo thousands of people moved, desolate ...
(en) awsm.nz: Traditional Values: Housing & Direct Action
Sat Nov 18 10:16:03 GMT 2017
In the recent election, the issue of homelessness and the availability of affordable housing, were prominent issues. The new government has its own ideas about how to deal with this. They are motivated in part by a xenophobic approach to ‘foreign speculators' snapping up properties and an ideological commitment to working with ‘social partners' including the private construction companies and employers. Before just resigning ourselves to this approach, it's worth remembering that the problem of housing is not a new one in this country and that other methods exist for dealing with it. ---- There is a tendency on the wider Left, here and internationally to run from the idea of ‘traditional values'. The latter is an expression owned by the Right and most of their opponents have been content with that. Perhaps a better approach is to ask the question...which ...
(en) Indonesia, Student Federation of Libertarian Salatiga -- Anarchist Solidarity towards Papua's National Liberation [machine translation]
Sat Nov 18 09:55:23 GMT 2017
We are not in line with the idea of Papuan nationalism, for it only spews patrotic rhetoric blessed over its narrow allegiance to the homeland. We are in line with universal brotherhood, unlimited human solidarity and upholding freedom, equality and equality of rights, and social justice throughout the surface of the earth. ---- We are not interested in supporting the founding of the Federal Republic of West Papua, which merely replicates elitist, hierarchical, centralized and oppressive political institutions. We support the creation of an organized West Papua Confederation in a confederation of democratic direct citizens as an egalitarian self-government alternative. We do not want our Papuan friends to repeat the same mistake by re-colonizing our fellow Papuans by the establishment of authority. ...
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