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(en) Greece, Athens, NEW ANARCHIST FEDERATION 7-8 November 2015 (gr) [machine translation]
Wed Nov 25 17:46:46 GMT 2015
During the weekend 7-8th of November 2015 the Founding Congress of Anarchist Political Organization was held in Athens. It was the culmination of a pre-conference dialogue that lasted 2.5 years and was completed in September 2015 with the publication of the draft statute and the political call to the founding congress. ---- At the Congress the participants discussed the comments, additions and corrections on the draft of the statute, the name of the organization and the general understanding of the need to create an anarchist political organization. ---- "Anarchist Political Organization - Federation of Collectives" was established with a statute and general direction of the organization. ---- "Anarchist Political Organization has a federal character, it is a federation of groups that function together in a horizontal structure. It is established on a coherent ...
(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL #253 (Oct) - Catalonia, Barcelona: independence and alternatives (fr, it, pt) [machine translation]
Wed Nov 25 07:55:20 GMT 2015
Back from the Catalan capital, AL comrades share with us their experience, that of a city policy in full boil, where militant groups and squats impel a real dynamic of local autonomy. ---- The element is striking in Barcelona is the omnipresent issue of the independence and autonomy of Catalonia in the street. There is not a building facade bears the red and yellow striped flag of independence. Far from being simply a question of identity, independence also arises often as a social organization of alternative choices. Catalonia is politically rooted much more to the left than the rest of Spain, and progressive movements represent a significant share of independence movements. ---- Wall graffiti in Argentona near Barcelona. ---- "For the unity of the Catalan language and country" ---- In the street, this hegemony is manifested by numerous posters and tags, and ...
(en) Greece, anarchist collective roadside: Social and class solidarity to refugees and migrants / behavior shows (gr) [machine translation]
Wed Nov 25 07:54:40 GMT 2015
Text shared the path of solidarity to refugees and migrants / behavior shows, 11/21/2015. - In recent months, dozens of people killed in south eastern borders of Fortress Europe, the Aegean and the Mediterranean seas other in deadly shipwrecks. Hundreds have been killed in recent years in their attempt to emigrate. - Nevertheless, tens of thousands have managed to survive and continue their dangerous journey to European countries, to the place of destination. - Most are trapped and held in appalling conditions and constant repression «hot spots» and concentration camps for days, waiting for the precious state paper to be allowed to continue their course. ---- The barriers they set the EU states of the exodus of refugees and immigrants from war fields are countless.
(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL Nantes - aperitif debate, "Elected officials represent only yourself" in Nantes December 1 (fr, it, pt) [machine translation]
Wed Nov 25 07:54:30 GMT 2015
While the regional elections are approaching in France and that is looming - already - the future president, in a highly secure and nationalist climate, Alternative Libertaire group Nantes intends to put on the alternatives table in their masquerade to invent and truly living democracy, in our neighborhoods and in our workplaces. ---- "We criticize the illusory and deceptive nature of the" parliamentary democracy "that masks the power of the capitalist mode of production on the company. The ability to choose state leaders and legislators can not be separated from the hierarchical structure of State or its management function of capitalism. The parliamentary system is a passive citizen voter, who delegates authority to officers who can not take action against the essential interests of the capitalist class. " ...
(en) Britain, Anarchist Federation ORGANISE! #84 - Sylvia Pankhurst on Parliament
Wed Nov 25 07:54:25 GMT 2015
"Women could no more reform the decaying parliamentary institution than men could...the woman professional politician is neither more nor less desirable than the man professional: the less the world has of either, the better it is for it." ---- Sylvia Pankhurst, commenting on the election of eight women to parliament: ---- The return of eight women to Parliament marks an advance in public opinion. People have realised at last that women are persons with all the human attributes, not merely some of
them and that women have an equal right with men to take part in making the social conditions under which they live. This country has not been first in admitting women to political equality with men: other countries preceded us in admitting women to the legislature, and we have not yet reached political equality in the franchise here, ...
(en) Britain, Glasgow anarchists, Events from 23/11/2015
Wed Nov 25 07:54:13 GMT 2015
Hi all, As it is a busy week coming up for us (putting on a talk tomorrow and joining the sex worker & supporters bloc at Reclaim the Night), we thought we would put out the update now, rather than later. Also note that the last update had a few typos in it, so apologies for any confusion caused, and any upcoming events should now have the correct info shown. Thanks to those of you who contacted us to make us aware. **** Drug policy, new and old -- health ideals, the production of junkies and why old fashioned prohibition is still indispensable to the state ---- Monday, November 23 at 6:00pm - 9:00pm ---- WestGAP, 365 Paisley Road West, G51 1LX ---- Most would agree that some people will always take drugs, and some of them will lose control of their drug use. But in modern capitalist states there is more to drug use and to the ways the use of some drug is tolerated while the ...
(en) Spain, Chronicle solidarity march with anarchists
Wed Nov 25 07:53:59 GMT 2015
On Friday, 13 of November, when it was completed two years of imprisonment anarchists Monica Caballero and Francisco Solar, and after 28 Last October the National Court made the decision to extend them preventive arrests, one companheirxs group left through the neighborhood of Sant Andreu (Barcelona) to show our solidarity and the failure of power in its intention to isolate them behind the walls. ---- Along the way remained a combative attitude, shouted up slogans against the state, prisons and freedom dxs sequestradxs anarchists, took place graffiti and tacked up some posters. Despite the police presence, it was possible to complete the route without incident or arrests. ---- That day, were also present todxs xs companheirxs that are processed or encarceradxs over the past police operations orchestrated by the National Audience, calls this time Ice and Pandora II. ...
(en) Southern Africa, Zabalaza #14 - Putting Politics into Practice: The Importance of Democracy and Education in Unions by Pitso Mompe (ZACF)
Tue Nov 24 09:33:15 GMT 2015
Trade unions have played a major role in defending workers' rights against the bosses and politicians, also in advancing workers' interests. This is why, even today, workers are still loyal to their unions. However, there are obstacles within the unions - one being the union bureaucracy, of paid and full-time officials. This can develop its own interests, undermining the unions. ---- This is a challenge faced by many unions. This bureaucracy is at times unable to represent workers' grievances effectively: they often spend more time fighting amongst themselves for certain positions within the union instead of for workers' rights. Due to this bureaucracy, which is structured hierarchically, higher positions hold more power, including in terms of decision-making. Those in leadership are often full-time and recieve much higher salaries than those of the workers ...
(en) CNT-AIT: Pockets with stocks in armaments companies.
Tue Nov 24 09:33:09 GMT 2015
Spain back to play an important role within NATO, whose bases in the province of Cadiz will become the spearhead for military maneuvers in the Middle East, making us complicit in this, but we still have time to show his face. The November 20 is the date set for fascism in Spain. Today, atrocities similar to the fascist regimes of the past years, are committed under the capitalist logic. Our duty is to confront this economic and social system that is nothing more than a death and suffering factory and defend and express our solidarity with people fighting against their oppressors. It is they who should star in the destiny of their lives. Against the capitalist colonialism, we respond to the workers' internationalism, from the paradigms of anti-authoritarianism and direct action. We defend the freedom of movement of persons and the end of borders, that make this world a network ...
(en) glasgow anarchists: Glasgow Workshop - Drug policy, new and old -- health ideals, the production of junkies and why old fashioned prohibition is still indispensable to the state
Tue Nov 24 09:33:04 GMT 2015
Monday 23rd November 2015 6-9pm ---- WestGAP. 365 Paisley Road West, G51 1LX ---- Most would agree that some people will always take drugs, and some of them will lose control of their drug use. But in modern capitalist states there is more to drug use and to the ways the use of some drug is tolerated while the consumption of others is forbidden. ---- Why is there a drug regime aiming to control what people are doing to themselves by using "psychoactive" substances in the first place? Why do modern capitalist states keep up this "old fashioned" prohibition of drugs? Why are there new campaigns (e.g. propaganda for "resilient" drug-free lifestyles), and how do they fit with the old drug policies? ---- What are the stereotypes of "junkies" and "drug dealers" about? How does propaganda about drug use relate to the extremely popular contemporary desire of "being in control of one's ...
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