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(en) Britain, anarchist communist group ACG: The Yellow Vests in France
Sun Dec 09 07:57:30 GMT 2018
A movement of three hundred thousand, with 3,000 blockades, what is the Gilets Jaunes movement? ---- The Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests) movement emerged in France in November. It got its name from the high visibility tabards that those who take part in the actions wear. It is a movement mobilising around rising taxation, in particular the tax on diesel. It was able to undertake actions in rural areas like the Aveyron department where 2,000 took part in blockades in villages, in small towns like Villefranche de Lauragais where 300 demonstrated and Montgiscard, where 200 came out on the streets. On November 17th more than 300,000 took part in blockades of roundabouts, supermarkets and petrol stations. This action continued on the following two days. However the demonstrations have seen large scale brandishings of the tricolour, the French national flag. Indeed the extreme right is ...
(en) dirty horse APO: RESPONDING TO THE IMPROVEMENT, PROBOCATOLOGY AND SOCIETY OF THE ORGANIZED AND LONG-TERM COMPETITION WITHIN AND OUTSIDE THE SCHOOLS (gr) [machine translation]
Sun Dec 09 07:55:48 GMT 2018
Recently, a series of events have been held in the city of Patras, which demonstrate in the most clear way that in times of kinematic retreat, weakening of social and class resistances, and lack of kinematic perspective, many forces opt for the road of opportunistic alliances no relation to the struggle and its stakes) and their "self-preservation" policy. At the same time, for KKE-PAME, the imposition of its policy agenda in all fields with practices of cannibalism, isolation and exclusion of any other voice from the movement is much more important than the assumption of creating resistance points and demands, from the case of the same the struggle for social liberation. The existing condition is typically reflected in 2 events of the last period:
(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL #289 - Renault: At the Douai plant, "production ? It is death" (fr, it, pt)[machine translation]
Sun Dec 09 07:55:36 GMT 2018
At the factory, since the battles lost against Labor laws, unionism is weakened, and the atmosphere as gray as our work blues. There is enough to revolt: violence and dangerous repetitive work, shenanigans, intimidation and threats ... It is the temporary workers who suffer the most. ---- Already 4 am, the alarm clock pulls me out of bed. A few minutes later I am in the kitchen, in blue work, swallowing a coffee and ... some pills to relieve tendon pain. It is only Wednesday and already the fatigue of the week is accumulating. My old Ford starts, phew ! Let's go for the daily commute, with the same cars on the road, the same people, the same car park on which I park after having crossed the large porch proclaiming " Welcome to the Georges-Besse factory - Renault Douai ".
(en) Greece, "Black & Red" Call for the 6 December demonstration [machine translation]
Sun Dec 09 07:16:27 GMT 2018
6TH DECEMBER 2008: THE PANDOUS EXERCISE ---- On the evening of December 6, the expert guardian Epimencing Corkonas, escorted by a second special guard by Vassilis Sarliotis, performs 15 years old student Alexandros Grigoropoulos in Exarchia. Corkonne's move is by no means an isolated occurrence, not only because we are well aware that the central part of the role of the Police and its right-wing personal beliefs is the violent repression of young people, but even more so because the act of Corkonas expressed at one particular moment, the brutal response of the state and the bosses to the collapse of the conflicts that sparked the social movement of that period. It was the point where the state showed its teeth to the protestors in the European Union in 2003, ---- But the answer they received behind them was terrorized as long as they had not terrorized anything else ...
(en) wsm.ie: Alan MacSimoin (1957-2018 - Rest In Power
Sun Dec 09 07:16:19 GMT 2018
The WSM are shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the death of Alan MacSimoin, one of our founder members, a friend, and a key central figure in building the anarchist movement in Ireland for over four decades. Alan had not been a member of WSM for some years but remained politically active right to the end. His last Facebook post on November 29th was supporting the locked out bricklayers at Mary's Mansions. Alan will be sorely missed by all in the WSM and we offer our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. ---- Alan (right) leading a small pro-choice march in 2002 ---- Alan was one of a generation radicalised by the civil rights and republican struggles of the late 1960's and 70's. The lessons he learned from the more authoritarian aspects of those movements led him to anarchism and the realisation that a serious, committed anarchist organisation was needed. ...
(en) Britain, Class War: WE MUST ACT THIS WEEKEND
Sun Dec 09 07:10:39 GMT 2018
Those who do insurrections by half are only digging their own graves. At the point we are at, with today's means of repression, either we topple the system or it will crush us. It would be a serious error of judgement to underestimate this government's level of radicalisation. Anyone who sets themselves up, in the days ahead, as a mediator between the people and the government will be torn to pieces: nobody wants to be represented any more, we are all big enough to speak for ourselves, to notice who is trying to us calm us down, who is trying to recuperate us. And even if the government takes a step backwards, it will only be proving that we are right to have done what we have done, that our methods are the right ones.
Next week will therefore be decisive: either even more of us manage to stop the economic ...
(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL #288 - Read: Sembene, "The Wooden Tips of God" (fr, it, pt)[machine translation]
Sun Dec 09 07:10:19 GMT 2018
Ibrahima Bakayoko, the wise and charismatic leader of the strike movement in Ramatoulaye, Mame Sofi and all the women of Dakar, each and everyone faces the repression and the hunger, the dissensions and the doubts to make, finally, to triumph the solidarity ... ---- Published in 1960, it is a classic that does not take a ride. The Wooden Tips of God were written by Ousmane Sembene. A writer, director and actor born in Senegal in 1923, who will be a skirmisher before being a syndicated docker CGT in Marseille in the 1950s. ---- Here, he gives the fictionalized five-month-long story of the railway workers' strike on the Dakar-Niger railway line in 1947. At the origin of the movement, the low wages paid to the black railway workers, salaries that are out of all proportion to those perceived by their white counterparts. . Railwaymen also carry other demands such as family allowances, ...
(en) US, black rose fed: SOCIALIST FACES IN HIGH PLACES: ELECTIONS & THE LEFT
Sat Dec 08 05:22:39 GMT 2018
A critical collection of writings looking at left electoralism and strategy in the US and internationally. ---- DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY: PDF | ibook ---- (Introduction Below) ---- Contents ---- Introduction, Black Rose/Rosa Negra Social Media Team ---- The Lure Of Elections: From Political Power To Popular Power by Frank Ascaso, Enrique Guerrero-López, Patrick Berkman, and Adam Weaver ---- Why Elections Fail To Bring About Real Change, Andrew Flood ---- "Campaign In Poetry, Govern In Prose": Interview With A Former Campaign Consultant ---- Boots Riley: Power Is Not In Elected Office ---- A Socialist On City Council A Look At The Career Of Kshama Sawant Sawant, by Michael Reagan ---- "Wild, Unprecedented" Reformism: The Case Of Larry Krasner, Tim Horris ---- Power To The People, Not Politicians! A Critique Of Socialist Electoralism by First of May Anarchist Alliance ...
(en) Bangladesh Anarcho Syndicalist Federation: Donald Trump, White Nationalism and America's Colonial Legacy
Sat Dec 08 05:20:40 GMT 2018
Rosa Soros discusses the colonial legacy of America, how it is still felt deeply today, and why we need a grassroots, revolutionary working class movement to fight - not just the forces of reaction brought about by the Trump administration - but the tide of liberalism that secured his power. ---- Since the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States and the international public's response to it, you'd think America has suddenly become a hive of racists and fascists. This is not to suggest that Trump's presidential campaign and subsequent victory hasn't emboldened the far-right and white supremacists in the States: we've seen white nationalists attempt to intimidate Black Lives Matter protesters at Trump rallies; a sharp rise in armed anti-Muslim protests by right-wing extremists in places like Arizona, Atlanta, and elsewhere across America; and an ...
(en) Poland, Workers' Initiative: Unjust transformation. Ecology versus mining [machine translation]
Sat Dec 08 05:20:21 GMT 2018
Demonstration organized as part of the Climate Camp (July 2018) ---- The article appeared in the 49th issue of the Employee Initiative Newsletter ---- Some ecological environments present at this year's "Camp for Climate" perceived Konin miners as beneficiaries of the system. Meanwhile, both local miners, inhabitants of the region and the whole country were used by big business. The privatized Konin Basin became a real gold coin for capital. At the same time, the environmental and social costs of large outcrops are shifting to the shoulders of society. ---- East and west ---- Hundreds of people came to this year's "Climate Camp", although communication took place at the proverbial "end of the world" - in the Wilczyn commune. Although it is only 35 km north of Konin, this region is extremely poorly connected with the rest of the country. Once, across the Powidzkie and Suszewskie ...
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