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(en) black rosefed: THE CLAWS OF EMPIRE, THE RISE OF FASCISM: BRAZILIAN ANARCHIST STATEMENT ON BOLSONARO
Tue Oct 23 05:03:58 GMT 2018
What follows is translated statement by our comrades in Brazil on the current and politically urgent situation in Brazil. As Brazil is rocked by economic recession, parliamentary coups and scandals, into the void has stepped far right-wing presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro. Winning the first found of voting earlier this month Bolsonaro is headed to the second round on October 28 where he will face off against the Workers Party (PT) candidate Fernando Haddad. Often compared to Trump, Bolsonaro is actually far more dangerous with a much more coherent and reactionary ideology and in praise for torture and Brazil's previous military dictatorship. ---- To clarify language and references that may be unfamiliar to a US audience we have added reference notes at the end. The original statement, titled "Statement on the Current Class Struggle scenario in ...
(en) Holand, Vrije Bond: [Utrecht] Reading Session #1 - Borders --- "The border is not a wall- it's a system of control".
Tue Oct 23 05:03:47 GMT 2018
It doesn't protect people; it pits them against each other. ---- It doesn't foster togetherness; it breeds resentment. ---- It doesn't keep out predators, it gives them badges and guns. ---- The border does not divide one world from another. ---- There is only one world, and the border is tearing it apart." ---- The topic of Borders is one of the most discussed topics in news and media nowadays. One gets lost in the stream of tales of crisis, invasions, state regulations, support, repression, morality and realpolitik. ---- In all this chaos, we can still feel, deep inside, that something is completely wrong with the border system, we feel it in our hearts, we think it in our minds, we read it in our books. ---- But how do we move from the thoughts and words we remember individually to a communal feeling? ...
(en) Czech, afed: Bella chau -- Brief report from happening in front of Prague 3 [machine translation]
Tue Oct 23 05:00:04 GMT 2018
"If there is no sauna, it's not my revolution," Zizkov said on October 10 at about 5 o'clock in the afternoon. It was an unexpected thing. The big critic of the American Social Center of Clinic and Squatting, Alexander Bella, built a sauna on the roof of the house in which he owns a flat without the permission of an association of apartment owners in the house. He finally became one of us, squatter. ---- So we decided to welcome our new colleague stylishly. We met in front of Prague 3 Town Hall with pickeys like "ODS = Really Good Sauna", "Sauning is not a crime" or "Sauna against anarchy". Even though the happening was not very crowded - about 40 people met - the mood was cheerful, the music was playing, and so it was worth it overall. Especially when the remake of a famous Italian guerrilla song, called "Bellu Chau", was heard. Most of the attendees brought ...
(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL #287 - From the mountains of Iraqi Kurdistan (fr, it, pt)[machine translation]
Tue Oct 23 04:59:03 GMT 2018
Several Libertarian Alternative activists who visited Iraqi Kurdistan (Bashur) during the summer of 2018 give us an account of their observations and their point of view on the situation in this guerrilla zone. ---- Originally, we planned to go to Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan), but the geopolitical vagaries of this troubled region prevented us from doing so. It is therefore by default that we stayed in Iraq, where we were supported by Kurdish activists who took us to the Qandil mountains, bases of the PKK (Workers' Party of Kurdistan). ---- We are not specialists in the Kurdish question and the short time spent on the spot does not allow us to provide an exhaustive point of view on this one, but simply to lay the foundations for a more global reflection on the Kurdish movement. from a revolutionary and libertarian point of view. ...
(en) anarkismo.net: Note on the current state of class struggle in Brazil - Brazilian Anarchist Coordination (CAB)
Mon Oct 22 06:03:30 GMT 2018
The current Brazilian political scenario demands a lot of lucidity and coolness from all the people's fighters and their analysis of reality. We, the Brazilian Anarchist Coordination, modestly seek to make our contribution to the understanding of the convulsive political-social scenario, the main line of which is in the legal-parliamentary coup that toppled Dilma Rousseff from government. We have recently experienced the so-called exhaustion of the New Republic pact of 1988. Said pact maintained the social exclusion of those at the bottom of society, while guaranteeing minimal legal rights, in a coalition involving bourgeois politicians, businessmen, the military and part of the reformist sectors of the left.
The construction of the Brazilian state, however, has always been closer to the interests ...
(en) Czech, afed: Meeting of unfortunate people -- Report from the Autumn Existential Party [machine translation]
Mon Oct 22 04:58:17 GMT 2018
When the Existence on the subject of "Reaction Reeds" came out in the spring , we assumed that it would attract interest because of its urgency and that there would be no need for participation in the subsequent Existential Party. But the footbridge error. We met all three of us and decided they did not have the chance to play the talk in such a number, so we just chatted for dinner at dinner. ---- So we asked for half an year whether the Autumn Existential Party on "1968" would be unlikely to be alike, and whether it was still interested in this format of discussion with the opportunity to engage in discussions on the themes and form of anarchist publications. This kept some tension during the preparation of Vegan Segedin goulash. We did not even pick up the biggest pot on it. But after half past seven, the pot was gradually emptied, and there were enough people in ...
(en) awsm.nz: Elisee Reclus on Kropotkin's ‘Words of a Rebel'
Mon Oct 22 04:57:54 GMT 2018
In October 1885, the anarchist revolutionary, Peter Kropotkin, was in a French prison, having been condemned in 1882 for being a member of the by then defunct International Workingmen's Association. Of course, the real reason for his imprisonment was that he was directly involved in reviving the French anarchist movement after ten years of state repression following the defeat of the Paris Commune. Kropotkin was the major contributor to the manifesto that he and his co-defendants issued during their trial. While in prison, his friend, the anarchist geographer Élisée Reclus, put together a collection of Kropotkin's essays under the title, Words of a Rebel. Here I[Robert Graham]reproduce Nicolas Walter's translation of Reclus' introduction. I previously posted some of Walter's translations of Kropotkin's preface to the 1904 Italian edition and the post-script to the ...
(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL #287 - Climate: When the mobilization takes everyone by surprise (fr, it, pt)[machine translation]
Mon Oct 22 04:53:44 GMT 2018
Some 150,000 people in France, in more than 100 cities. The mobilization of September 8 is the largest ever known in France on climate issues. What is the origin of this mobilization? What form did she take ? What possible consequences for it really weighs on government policies? ---- The mobilization that some hoped for at the COP21, end of November 2015, therefore took place on September 8, 2018. The Climate March 2015, organized by the Coalition Climate 21, was banned following the attacks of November 13: instead there had been " human chains " and 317 police guards for those who had dared to go round the Republic Square and not disperse at the announcement of an order no one had heard . ---- The spark ---- On August 28, Nicolas Hulot resigned as Minister of Ecology and Transition. Taking everyone by surprise, he denounced his inability to make things ...
(en) Bangladesh Anarcho Syndicalist Federation: The Insufficiency of Economic Materialism
Mon Oct 22 04:52:38 GMT 2018
The deeper we trace the political influences in history, the more are we convinced that the "will to power" has up to now been one of the strongest motives in the development of human social forms. The idea that all political and social events are but the result of given economic conditions and can be explained by them cannot endure careful consideration. That economic conditions and the special forms of social production have played a part in the evolution of humanity everyone knows who has been seriously trying to reach the foundations of social phenomena. This fact was well known before Marx set out to explain it in his manner. A whole line of eminent French socialists like Saint-Simon, Considerant, Louis Blanc, Proudhon and many others had pointed to it in their writings, and it is known that Marx reached socialism by the study of these very writings. ...
(en) black rose fed: MARK BRAY'S NEW BOOK: ANARCHIST EDUCATION AND THE MODERN SCHOOL
Sun Oct 21 06:43:53 GMT 2018
Author Mark Bray created a twitter thread to discuss his new book Anarchist Education and the Modern School: A Francisco Ferrer Reader just released on PM Press. For those not on Twitter we created this blog post so you can read along and learn about Francisco Ferrer. (We apologize for the duplicate tweets)
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