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(en) Britain Edinburgh Anarchists - INTRODUCTION TO ANARCHIST COMMUNISM FOR GENDER OPPRESSED PEOPLE by Robert Lanark
Tue Mar 31 15:38:21 GMT 2015
"Just as only the working class can fight capitalism because we are the ones being directly exploited, so only women, LGBTQ people and those attacked by racism (which can change from place to place and period to period) can destroy patriarchy, heterosexism and white supremacy." ---- Introduction to Anarchist Communism, Anarchist Federation ---- "Communism is for us not a state of affairs which is to be established, an ideal to which reality [will] have to adjust itself. We call communism the real movement which abolishes the present state of things. The conditions of this movement result from the premises now in existence." ----The German Ideology, Karl Marx ---- "Anarchism is not a beautiful utopia, nor an abstract philosophical idea, it is a social movement of the labouring masses." ---- Organizational Platform of the General Union of Anarchists, Dielo Truda Group ...
(en) anarkismo.net: Recovering Portugal's Mass Anarchist History by Michael Schmidt
Tue Mar 31 15:20:42 GMT 2015
a review of João Freire's Freedom Fighters: Anarchist Intellectuals, Workers, and Soldiers in Portugal's History ---- Overshadowed in most histories by the Spanish anarchist movement next door, the Portuguese movement may have been numerically smaller but was relatively, by head of population, a *larger* movement, with the anarchosyndicalist CGT achieving an almost totally hegemonic position in the working class. ---- Overshadowed in most histories by the Spanish anarchist movement next door, the Portuguese movement may have been numerically smaller but was relatively, by head of population, a *larger* movement, with the anarchosyndicalist CGT achieving an almost totally hegemonic position in the working class until the rise of what became the quasi-fascist New State in 1927, the suppression of free labour and the imposition of what was tellingly named "national ...
(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL - tribute: Serge Torrano will grow more rants (fr, it, pt) [machine translation]
Tue Mar 31 14:52:56 GMT 2015
We have learned with shock and great sadness the death of Serge Torrano, March 30, 2015, in Agen hospital. Serge was a SUD-Rail union of the first hour, a libertarian communist militant "historic" and a Libertarian Alternative companion. ---- The war in Spain, May 68. These two major events have marked the entire trajectory of Serge Torrano. ---- Coming from a Spanish family refuge in France after Franco's victory, he was 18 in 1968, and worked as a welder in a factory of the Pyrénées-Orientales, where he was born. He had lived there his first strike, the first of a long series. Then had his bags for Paris, where the barricades had briefly flourished. ---- SNCF hired in 1969 as caleur triage Juvisy, it then became switchman on the region of Paris-Left Bank (Austerlitz station). There he was to deploy most of its militant activity during the next forty years. ...
(en) Canada, UCL, Revitalizing regions through independence and decolonization (fr) [machine translation]
Tue Mar 31 14:18:47 GMT 2015
With the cuts announced by the Liberal government, "regions' lose through various measures and funds, a significant portion of their funding. Already scalded by high unemployment and savings often based on a natural resource or a particular industry, these cuts do nothing to help. We must add to that a migration to "major centers" and a high proportion, in some areas, seasonal jobs. In such a context, fools are those who believe that cutting is the right solution to put forward. ---- "Do not touch my region" but still ... (1) ---- Let's face it certainly cuts in funding deserve an outcry, but the conditions that prevailed before to cut financial aid to regions were far from rosy. It resembled a lot more to a long agony that a situation of prosperity. While Couillard relented and maintains regional funding via the various funds, programs and structures (CRE, CLD), the ...
(en) Turkey, Meydan #25 - Construction Workers in Kobani'yi (tr) [machine translation]
Tue Mar 31 14:16:03 GMT 2015
Construction Workers' Union Yilmaz, Remzi and Thompson in Kobani'yi with Leo about 3 months of resistance in the building after victories together, we conducted an interview about the calls they made for the reconstruction of streets and the life. ---- Square: Such an idea, Construction Workers Union Where did you come to mind? What was the thing that pushes you to make this call? ---- Thompson: Isidor hand against a gang, which had a population of resistance and the ruins of the war conducted by a collective way of life. We are also in the Construction Workers' Union, through these ruins, religion, language, regardless of creed and color, we have received the knowledge of the start of the process of building a new life. In this case, we can not be neutral, we have to side. Poor peoples; Isidor that the gang looted, destroyed it, strive to maintain a communal life in ...
(en) UCL, The Quebec 2015-2016 Budget analyzed by a libertarian Saguenay (fr) [machine translation]
Mon Mar 30 10:48:25 GMT 2015
Unveiled yesterday (26 March), the 2015-2016 provincial budget was announced as a "message of confidence" by the Minister of Finance Carlos Leitao. The latter, who was the head of a bank before assuming his position as Minister, said at the unveiling of the budget that his "hope today becomes reality." Since this is not a trivial exercise book and this budget will have very serious impacts on the human level, I offer this libertarian analysis of the budget; outline, its impacts and finally, what might look like an anarchist budget. ---- A fiscal year is based on the mass of money that enters the system (GDP). It is a vision of the economy that excludes all the things we do without compromising money. The services that we make in our voisinnages, care that is given to a child, good dinners with friend-es ... everything, bounded vision of our economic leaders ...
(en) international, The ECB fined by AL Montreuil (fr, it, pt) [machine translation]
Mon Mar 30 10:28:46 GMT 2015
The new headquarters of the European Central Bank was inaugurated with great fanfare on March 18 in Frankfurt. The opportunity for tens of thousands of people come to remind the institution of class struggle exists, and it is one of the targets. The menu blockages, actions and events. ---- This was to be a day of celebration for the boss of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi and more broadly for the representatives of an oligarchy so locked into certainties they had probably not envisaged such a collapse. ---- Yes, they hop planned for the inauguration of the new headquarters of the ECB was totally wasted. ---- The troublemaker has a name: Blockupy, the coalition strong anti-capitalist content formed collectives, associations, trade unions and political organizations.
(en) Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group MACG: Rally Against Racism Sat 4 April
Mon Mar 30 09:59:31 GMT 2015
The far Right "Reclaim Australia" plans to hold an anti-Muslim rally in Melbourne and also at other places around Australia. They want people to believe they're just "ordinary Australians" who are worried about "radical Islam". What they're NOT telling you is that they are Fascists - yes, actual far Right, Hitler-loving racists who have decided it's a tactical advantage to wrap themselves in Australian flags. ---- The far Right "Reclaim Australia" plans to hold an anti-Muslim rally in Melbourne and also at other places around Australia. They want people to believe they're just "ordinary Australians" who are worried about "radical Islam". What they're NOT telling you is that they are Fascists - yes, actual far Right, Hitler-loving racists who have decided it's a tactical advantage to wrap themselves in Australian flags. ...
(en) Solidaridad #27 - CENCOSUD alert: Jumbo National Union faces a new collective bargaining process by Gannicus (ca) [machine translation]
Sun Mar 29 17:29:00 GMT 2015
Originally published in issue No. 27 of the Chilean anarchist newspaper Solidaridad
With nearly 2000 workers and union members in Santiago and other cities Jumbo National Union, unique class union within the company faces its third collective bargaining with the experience of having staged the first strike in the history of supermarket Horst Paulman , this Wednesday 25 male and female workers are preparing general assembly vote to strike. ---- NACE HOW THE NATIONAL UNION? ---- It was in 2009 when workers and workers from several local Jumbo formed the National Union because they were tired of the bad business practices and patronage pro promoted by trade unions 1 and 2. That same year had their first trading after a series of conflicts with the first advisors and even a break in the policy that led to the creation of the Autonomous Union Jumbo. ...
(en) France, Coordination of Anarchist Groups - Confusionism a danger to the struggles by djou (fr, it, pt) [machine translation]
Sun Mar 29 17:27:41 GMT 2015
We have already largely exposed the context of crisis we are experiencing now. Course economic crisis with a continuous increase of misery and insecurity but also ecological crisis with the scarcity of available resources, social crisis with widespread social cannibalism and political crisis finally with, among others, a breakthrough confusionism. ---- It seems important to focus on the political confusionism that is gaining ground every day. ---- What political confusionism? ---- The political confusionism is that conservative and reactionary currents, belonging to the sphere of the extreme right, ownership and use of thematic usually carried by currents located opposite of the political spectrum. They therefore invest the struggles of their land, opposing es policies (anti-capitalism, ecology, criticism of religions ...), using a rhetoric that is ...
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