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(en) Russia, avtonom.org: Moscow to host a lecture on the 50th anniversary of the 1968 protests [machine translation]
Sun Apr 22 06:47:21 GMT 2018
On Sunday, April 22 at the Sakharov Center, the historian and anarchist Pyotr Ryabov will talk about the protests of 1968 - in France, the US and elsewhere. At the regular lecture hall of "Autonomy" we will discuss what was achieved, and what anti-authoritarian youth movements around the world could not achieve. All are invited to attend.
There will also be a discussion on the format of the May 1 events in Moscow
The time now is:
Address: Moscow, st. Zemlyanoi Val, 57, p. 6
(en) Britain, anarchist communist group: No War But The Class War!
Sun Apr 22 06:47:10 GMT 2018
A hundred cruise missiles were launched against the military installations of the Assad regime. In the aftermath the US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, stated that the United States was "locked and loaded". Together the US, France and Britain have engaged in bombings that will be of no benefit to the Syrian masses suffering under the murderous regime of Bashar Assad. ---- It can be seen that all three regimes in the USA, France and Britain have their own domestic problems, and that a military adventure is always a good ploy to divert attention. Trump is wrestling with the ongoing Muller investigation, the revelations of ex-FBI Director Comey, and ongoing legal wrangles with porn star Stormy Daniels and polls that show his lack of popularity. Theresa May is faced with serious divisions in her own Party, deepening problems over Brexit, not to mention ...
(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL #282 - 80 km / h on the roads: five reasons to kick back (fr, it, pt) [machine translation]
Sun Apr 22 05:56:42 GMT 2018
This measure, positive for road safety, is indicative of social and territorial inequalities. ---- The government has decided to limit speed on the roads " without land full central " at 80km / h instead of 90km / h from July 2018. This decision is clearly not unanimous among the population. ---- The National Front seized the issue by launching a petition. Another of the Driver's League exceeds 2 million signatories. For their part, " progressive " militant circles laugh yellow: " People do not move for refugees, but for their car there are people ". Yet, generally speaking, we are not used to thinking that one fight prevents another. Is there not an unhealthy side to despise everyday claims that seem to affect a lot of people ? What, are not we collectively affected by this measure ? Under the pretext that it is not labeled " Marx and Bakunin theorized ", ...
(en) 4th Anarchist General Forum - São Paulo - Brazil - 2018. By ANA (pt) [machine translation]
Sun Apr 22 05:56:30 GMT 2018
Libertarian greetings to all people! ---- The Anarchist Federalist Initiative associated with the International Anarchist Federations, through the work and determination of the collectives and associated individuals, has the joy of communicating to all the people the realization of our 4th General Anarchist Forum in Brazil. ---- The 4th FGA will be celebrated on June 22, 23 and 24, 2018 in São Paulo , at the Center for Social Culture in Vila Dalva. ---- The theme of our meeting this year is: Free Latin America: below right and left dictatorships. Against the genocide of the indigenous and black population. ---- We will talk and reflect on the peoples and working people of Latin America who work to stay, resist to live and fight for social justice and freedom building a better world. Their ways of living, resisting, creating, producing. Their powers of life and joy of ...
(en) awsm.nz: An Interview with an NZ anarchist & AWSM member (part 2)
Sat Apr 21 08:21:24 GMT 2018
An Interview with an NZ anarchist & AWSM member (part 2)
This is the second part of an interview by Alex Pirie with Barrie Sargeant. NZ anarchist and AWSM member
interview part 2 https://www.facebook.com/alex.pirie/posts/10156397894458628
The first part of the interview can be found here
interview part 1 http://www.awsm.nz/2018/04/11/an-interview-with-an-nz-anarchist-awsm-member-part-1/
(en) [Spain] CGT joins the campaign in defense of the life and dignity of the Mapuche people, By ANA (ca, pt) [machine translation]
Sat Apr 21 08:21:03 GMT 2018
This community has for centuries been resisting colonizing attempts to end its culture and traditions. Since 2001, violations of the most elementary rights of the Mapuche people have "increased", emphasizing since the anarcho-syndicalist organization. ---- The General Confederation of Labor (CGT) expressed in a statement its "support and collaboration" with the campaign called for the life, dignity and justice of the Mapuche people. ---- They also denounce that "in the Chilean state, police forces have become the armed wing of landowners and large corporations whose main objective is to convert biodiversity and nature into merchandise." "In addition," they add, "the State of Chile refuses to dialogue with the Mapuche population, accusing its leaders of 'terrorists'."
(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL #282 - SNCF: Facing Macron, round back or arm wrestling? (fr, it, pt) [machine translation]
Sat Apr 21 07:23:34 GMT 2018
While the SNCF has achieved, for its 80 years, 1.33 billion euros in profits, the state wants to complete the privatization that will put the coup de grace to the public service, to the detriment of users, users, railwaymen and railway workers. To oppose it, you need a real blocking strike, not the eclipsing strike invented by the CGT, Unsa and CFDT federations ! ---- On 1 st July 2017 Macron addressed some railway workers and railway handpicked: " Are we talking frankly if we hit the debt, what new social pact she is ready to have the train ?[...]We ask the SNCF to go further on the reforms, the status, the mobility, the pension scheme " . Since then, Jean-Cyril Spinetta, former CEO of Air France - which he privatized - has been tasked with writing a report on the future of the public company. Based on its recommendations, taken by the government and SNCF ...
(en) London Anarchist Communist Group: Ideas and Struggles: anarchism yesterday, today and tomorrow
Sat Apr 21 07:23:24 GMT 2018
Anarchism today is part of a long tradition of thought and struggle. This discussion meeting, presented by Brian Morris, will show how many of the ideas of past anarchists, such as Bakunin and Kropotkin, are still relevant today. The reason for this is that their ideas emerged from actual struggles of the working class. However, this does not mean that we should treat these ideas as religious doctrine. They were very much products of their time and issues such as the oppression of women were not at the forefront of their thinking. Though many of the fundamental conditions are still the same, like capitalism and the State, there have been many changes and new struggles which have become relevant. Therefore we need to look for new ideas. But where do we look? The corridors of universities or people involved in struggles? Brian will focus on environmentalism as one ...
(en) Libertarian Alternative editions, Chamechaude, Davranche, "1917, the anarchists, their role, their choices" (fr, it, pt) [machine translation]
Fri Apr 20 07:12:33 GMT 2018
A small book from the summer 2017 issue of Alternative libertarian on anarchism in the first sequence of the Russian Revolution, in 1917-1918. With additional articles and unpublished information. ---- Finally, we identified the six anarchists who were members of the Bolshevik-dominated Military Revolutionary Committee, which was the architect of the October 1917 putsch in Petrograd. ---- This information, and other unpublished, appears in the little book that has just appeared to the editions of AL, revised and expanded version of the summer 2017 issue of the eponymous monthly. There will also be two unpublished portraits: " Konstantin Akachev, the Black Ace of Red Aviation " and " Nestor Kalandarischvili, Makhno of the Siberian Taiga". ---- Click to buy the book ---- Of the Russian Revolution, the libertarians often retain only two epic and significant ...
(en) anarkismo.net: On the culture of rape by Purple café (gr) [machine translation]
Fri Apr 20 06:50:56 GMT 2018
In a condition where it is impossible to define our experiences, we claim it. We demand that we talk about them and do it publicly. Understanding what's happening to us and analyzing it in terms of politicians helps us understand that we are not alone, we are not alone. By civilizing our lives, we recreate the story. The small and big narratives that we want outside. Apart from history, apart from the games, except for its language and meanings. Feminism enables us to manage our lives and to resist the conditions that cause them, to reverse the conditions and to fight back. ---- A while ago, a comrade - a college and a member of the city - shared with us the people of our assembly, denouncing the "sexual violation of its limits and deprivation of the right to self-determination of her body," as she described the treaty, three cis1 men, two of whom were members of the ...
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