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(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL - KobanÃ must not fall! Protest on October 18 (fr, pt) [machine translation]
Mon Oct 20 09:03:47 GMT 2014
National Solidarity Coordination Kurdistan, which is Alternative libertarian party, called for a demonstration in Paris Saturday, October 18 at 15h, the Place de la Bastille to the Place de la Nation. ---- Let us mobilize to support the resistance against KobanÃ Daech! ---- Since September 15 , gangs of the Islamic State (EI or Daech Arabic) launch offensive on three fronts against Township KobanÃ in Kurdistan of Syria, using heavy weapons seized in Iraq and Syria, and supported by Turkey that providing a broad political and logistical military aid. ---- For nearly a month, the Kurdish self-defense forces (YPG-YPJ) resisted stubbornly but do not have enough weapons to stop the advance of this organization over-armed. The barbarian hordes are now in KobanÃ. The massacre of thousands of civilians to fear. ...
(en) France, Organisation Communiste Libertarie (OCL) - Rojava / Kurdistan, A "Revolution" attacked - the Alternative in the middle of the war in Syria by Ulrike Flader (fr, pt) [machine translation]
Mon Oct 20 09:02:57 GMT 2014
The fierce resistance KobanÃ face jihadists becoming known worldwide. But what is at stake is much less known: the autonomy of the Kurdish areas and unprecedented popular self-organization experience at the municipal level that seeks to redefine the forms of government and administration in respect of combining multiple forms of affiliations, social liberation and women's liberation. ---- The September 30, 2014 ---- The most recent photos showing thousands of refugees fleeing violent attacks ISIS and making their way from Syria to the border of Turkey, just KobanÃ area - one of the three townships of the self-proclaimed Rojava Autonomous Region, in northern Syria. ---- This area - which consists of three geographically disconnected enclaves along the Turkish border - used strategically deteriorating situation to declare its independence in July 2012 that has ...
(en) Germany, FAU - Direct Action #225 Sep/Oct - From the Content + Editorial (de) [machine translation]
Mon Oct 20 09:00:54 GMT 2014
Business and Society ---- p3 If the audience wants to have a say - Interview with Maren Müller, co-founder of the "Permanent Conference audience of public service media eV" ---- p4 "When such participation must syndicalist principles as guidelines apply. "- Works between dream and reality for self-government - a historical overview ---- p6 Free Falling by Free Trade - About the risks and side effects of TTIP ---- p7 Deny, delay, displace - The conflict with the Heinrich Böll Foundation is a long distance running ---- Slow Motion ---- p8 "So I will be a man in order to write -. Zenzl to 130th birthday of difficulty & 80th anniversary of the death of Erich Mühsam ---- Global ---- p9 disaster and hope after the failure of the nation state - Interview with Dilar Dirik for Kurdish women's movement at the University of Cambridge to war and revolution in Kurdistan ...
(en) Ireland, Role of the Anarchist Organisation - Anarchist WSM position paper
Mon Oct 20 09:00:32 GMT 2014
1. To popularise the idea that an anarchist society is desirable and that it is reachable if enough people organise for it. ---- 2. To encourage the use of anarchist methodologies in day to day organising efforts. ---- 3. To expose the class nature of capitalist society and to argue that class organisation is fundamental to overthrowing capitalism and creating a new society. ---- 4. To demonstrate the links between the issues that people struggle around and how these struggles often do not stand in isolation from each other. ---- 5. To develop a sense of trust in the methods and analysis of the organisation as a collective body rather than a collection of individuals ---- 6. To act as a scaffold around which new networks can quickly be formed ---- 7.To retain contacts from one struggle to carry them over to others ...
(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL #242 - Read: Sarah Kaminsky, "Adolfo Kaminsky, a forger of life" (fr, pt) [machine translation]
Mon Oct 20 08:59:50 GMT 2014
Adolfo Kaminsky began operations forger committed during the Second World War. He was first deported as a Jew in a "holding camp" in Drancy, but thanks to his Argentinian, there remain only a few months and so has the chance to be released. ---- Kaminsky learned from a pharmacist in his village childhood bases in chemistry, material that fascinated him. And the top of its 17 years, then he returned to the networks of the Resistance to make false papers for resistant, families should be deported, those in danger. Besides his time: "Stay awake. As long as possible. Fight against sleep. The calculation is simple. Within an hour, I make thirty false papers. If I sleep one hour, thirty people will die ... " .
(en) Moscow Autonomous Action on the Ukrainian war
Sun Oct 19 20:58:50 GMT 2014
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. ---- Anyway, our organization ("Autonomous Action") mostly agrees to this anti-war statement of left-wing movements. We do not support Ukrainian government (neither government, in fact), and undoubtedly there are some harsh nationalist tendencies in the Ukraine today. However, even less is our support for Russian government and for so called 'Novorossiya republics'. ...
(en) IWA/AIT - International Conference in Bratislava (ca)
Sun Oct 19 08:39:26 GMT 2014
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. ---- The public conference was entitled "Problems at Work?". This conference was meant in part to highlight Priama Akcia's "Problems at Work" campaign, which is meant to get more people involved in workplace struggles and into contact with the organization. Representatives of four organizations gave presentations: the Most Solidarity Network from the Czech Republic, Priama Akcia from Slovakia, ZSP from Poland and Solidarity Federation from UK.
(en) Britain, Ebola - capitalism's war against humanity by Anarchist Federation
Sun Oct 19 08:38:00 GMT 2014
The Ebola catastrophe that threatens to be the next deadly pandemic is entirely unleashed by capitalism and will be a holocaust against the poor. ---- It is a product of environmental destruction, overcrowding, hunger and the absence of public health infrastructure - exacerbated by years of war. ---- The virus is not new and has been extensively studied for nearly 40 years, not least because it's first appearance in 1976 in Southern Sudan and then in Congo (from whose Ebola river it gets it's name) was suspected of being a Cold War biological plot by the respective rival super powers. ---- It is one of a range of Haemorrhagic Fever viruses to have dwelt harmlessly in their hosts in deep forest interiors that have crossed the species barrier as environmental exploitation for logging and minerals brings them into closer contact with humans. ...
(en) Ireland, Anarchism, Oppression & Exploitation - Anarchist WSM position paper
Sun Oct 19 08:37:32 GMT 2014
1. The WSM Constitution’s core point of unity number 7 states: ---- “We actively oppose all manifestations of prejudice within the workers' movement and society in general and we work alongside those struggling against racism, sexism, [religious] sectarianism and homophobia as a priority. We see the success of a revolution and the successful elimination of these oppressions after the revolution being determined by the building of such struggles in the pre-revolutionary period. The methods of struggle that we promote are a preparation for the running of society along anarchist and communist lines after the revolution.” ---- 2. The above point of unity was developed from the individual and collective experiences of WSM members. These informed our adaption of anarchism to our local contexts which includes specific experiences of oppression and personal & historical ...
(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL #242 - Read: "Brothers of the coast. Defense of Somali pirates' (fr, pt) [machine translation]
Sun Oct 19 08:37:00 GMT 2014
Forgotten or that seem distant, paradoxically, at the net causes, there are many. The cause of the "pirates" of Somalia is one. They were fishermen before. Before the Indian Ocean where they were fishing is emptied of fish by French and Spanish trawlers. Before their coasts from pollution by the dumping of toxic materials in containers of all kind for thirty years (see story Toxic Somalia on the issue), including makers of an epidemic of urogenital malformations among Somali children. Before these waters are patrolled by formidable armada (the United States to Iran ...!) To punish these disrespectful beggars. Before getting down to Hollywood with turnip Captain Philips whose criticism of Cahiers du cinema Lepastier Joachim puts it: "This is a film recruitment shaped routine mission for Captain Hanks [actor], but almost Hostage captain Greengrass [director] " . Before the ...
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