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(en) UK, AFED: ORGANISE MAGAZINE ISSUE 93 - WINTER 2020
Sat Nov 28 08:33:42 GMT 2020
A lovely new 88 page issue of our magazine Organise! #93 is now available for purchase or free PDF download. A screen-reader page turning version is here: https://organisemagazine.org.uk/2020/11/17/organise-93/ ---- The best way to support Organise! and get print copies (full colour & glossy) is via https://www.patreon.com/Organise ---- Singles print issues can be obtained from AK Press https://www.akuk.com/ - order this issue or search on Organise! or Anarchist Federation for back issues. ---- Visit our magazine site https://organisemagazine.org.uk for related content. ---- Full content of #93 is as follows.
(en) freedom news: Carrying the war into Africa? Anarchism, Morocco, and the Spanish Civil War
Sat Nov 28 08:33:30 GMT 2020
I was approached by Jeff Stein to write up a summary of Abel Paz, La cuestión de Marruecos y la República española so that English-language readers might be made aware of the Spanish anarchist approach to Morocco during the civil war. I would like to thank Jeff for prompting me to write what follows, although he should not be held responsible for its contents or conclusions. ---- A lenient war is a lengthy war, and therefore the worst kind of war. Let us stop it, and stop it effectually[...]stop it on the soil upon which it originated, and among the traitors and rebels who originated the war. This can be done at once, by "carrying the war into Africa."' ---- Frederick Douglass, How to End the War', 1861
The question of why the revolution that accompanied the Spanish Civil War did not ...
(en) [Spain] Madrid - Concentration 19h00 Plaza Tirso de Molina: For an anti-fascist and anti-authoritarian 20N By ANA (ca, pt) [machine translation]
Sat Nov 28 08:32:11 GMT 2020
Against all authority ---- We are facing a somewhat special 20N. The height of fascism, institutional or on the street, protected and encouraged by increasingly voracious capitalism, cannot pass without a forceful response. ---- The proliferation of absurd orders, the misinformation and attempts to idiotize the population, the promotion of xenophobia and racism, etc., are forming an objectively dangerous sociology for the development of a free and solidary society, without exploitation, without borders, without CIES, without bars.... ---- From our anti-authoritarian perspective, this rejection must be marked by a critique of power in all its forms. The submission of the person to the interest of the "Fatherland" or "the State" takes new paths. Facing them is a common task. ...
(en) anarkismo.net: Beating Our Heads Against The Wall - It Was Worth It (2020)
Sat Nov 28 08:30:07 GMT 2020
A short documentary about anarchist activities in Croatia that depicts a period of anarchist activities in Croatia (2008-2020), with a focus on the regions of Kvarner (Quarnaro/Carnaro) and Istria, but also on a larger scale across Croatia, and other countries such as Slovenia, Italy, Greece, Germany, Switzerland, and Spain. This document illustrates years of organisation, struggle, and lengthy legal proceedings. ---- The photographs and graphics used in this film are from the period between 2008 and 2020. These visuals depict the student occupation of the university, street protests, workers' strikes, and visual propaganda used for various purposes. On the audio track (an interview from 2016), Radio Borba (Eng. Radio Struggle) interviews Eugen Babic after his conviction in a criminal ...
(en) Greece, liberta salonica: Political announcement of the Anarchist Federation for the militant mobilizations of the Polytechnic. [machine translation]
Sat Nov 28 08:29:34 GMT 2020
The Anarchist Federation welcomes the determination of the militant forces, comrades and rivals, the working people and the youth who, through mediation and self-organization, broke the junta-type ban on rallies imposed by the government of the New demonstrations for the Polytechnic. ---- The collectives and individuals of the Anarchist Federation framed the gatherings in the First Student Dormitories of Thessaloniki and Tsimiski, they were found in neighborhoods and squares of Athens and in the block of Support Earth. We also supported the mobilizations in Patras and the guarded occupation of the Branch. We carried out symbolic interventions together with other comrades in Argos and Loutraki. We gave a symbolic response to the far-right characterizations of New ...
(en) Germany, Evibes: Rally against patriarchal violence (de)
Sat Nov 28 08:27:49 GMT 2020
The "International Day against Violence against Women" will take place on November 25th. This topic is more relevant than ever, whether we look at the increase in domestic violence in covid-times, the countless femicides (murders of women* due to their gender) worldwide, the criminalization of abortion e.g. in Poland or the intolerable everyday attacks on women*. ---- This day has a tradition that goes back to the murder of the Mirabal sisters, members of the "Movimiento Revolucionario 14 de Junio" in the Dominican Republic. After several previous arrests they were kidnapped and murdered by the militia of dictator Rafael Trujillo in 1960. They became a symbol of resistance of women* against injustice and violence against them. ---- Today we oppose any kind of patriarchal ...
(en) France, Union Communiste Libertaire AL #310 - Historical march of undocumented migrants: after October 17, towards an act IV (de, it, fr, pt)[machine translation]
Sat Nov 28 08:27:30 GMT 2020
Act III of the undocumented movement ended on October 17 after a month of marches throughout France. Act I, in Paris on May 30, then Act II, on June 20 throughout the country, had mobilized thousands of people. ---- This day of mobilization was historic. And yet, she was below expectations. Very busy and dynamic processions on three entrances to Paris converged on Place de la République. But here the crowd - 10,000 to 15,000 people - was below expectations. ---- Departure from Marseille, September 19 ---- cc Benjamin UCL Marseille ---- Stopover in Montreuil, October 15 ---- cc Guillaume UCL Montreuil ---- We were able to parade, despite the prefecture which had banned the west of Paris " to anyone claiming to be part of the March of the sans-papiers " (sic), but neither on the ...
(en) Slovakia, priama akcia: The book "We Fight for Ourselves: Anarcho-Syndicalism and the Class Struggle" is published (ca, it, pt)[machine translation]
Fri Nov 27 08:17:00 GMT 2020
The Breaking Point Publishing House (NBZ) publishes a Slovak translation of a book, which we can boldly call the best introduction to anarcho-syndicalism. It perfectly captures its theoretical side, development, practice, methods and goals. The book clearly clarifies the differences between anarcho-syndicalism and other currents in the workers' movement and provides valuable criticism of classical trade unions. It also refutes several stereotypes caused by the lack of information and the lack of anarcho-syndicalist tradition in Slovakia. The book is in a handy format 11x18 cm with a special color cover and has 198 pages. It came out in a limited edition of 100 pieces. For a voluntary contribution (production costs were 3.79) can be ordered at NBZ. ...
(en) UK, anarchist communist ACG: Labouring in Vain [ACG Audio]
Fri Nov 27 08:16:45 GMT 2020
The following is a recording of the ACG public discussion meeting on the Labour Party, which took place online on Wednesday 4th November 2020. ----- Listen on our At the Cafe podcast page (Just scroll down the list to the end) ---- Blurb from the meeting publicity ---- Many people, thirsty for social change, have been lured to the Labour Party during the recent wave of Corbynism. Some of those are now reconsidering their membership of a Party led by Sir Keir Starmer and are looking for alternatives. ---- We in the Anarchist Communist Group argue that the Labour Party has always been a will o' the wisp,* something that diverts away from real social change. It has never been a socialist party and has always taken the side of capitalism and imperialism, as we explain in our talk. Whether ...
(en) Poland, Worker initiative, ozzip: Kantar Polska: statement of the IP committee after consultations on group layoffs [machine translation]
Fri Nov 27 08:14:10 GMT 2020
On Monday, November 16, the process of consultation of collective redundancies at Kantar Polska SA - a research company in which since September this year the works commission of the Employee Initiative operates. Our union committee decided not to sign the agreement on dismissals, considering that the conditions proposed by the employer did not meet the expectations of the staff. Below we publish a communication from the Works Committee of OZZ Employee Initiative at Kantar Polska SA regarding consultations on collective redundancies in the company. ---- As the plant committee in Kantar, on Monday, November 16, we concluded a series of talks with the management board of our company that we had been conducting since the end of October in connection with the launch of the collective layoffs ...
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