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(en) France, Union Communiste Libertaire AL #301 - Class, "race", gender: For an intersectional antipatriarchy (fr, it, pt)[machine translation]
Mon Jan 20 06:58:43 GMT 2020
A feminist tool, intersectionality allows all women to be taken into account, at a time when it is a question of being critical of militant practices and understanding that racialized women are not necessarily found in certain currents of feminism. This is why it is a question of having a more inclusive approach which is based on a materialist analysis. ---- Coming from the black feminism of the 1970s , intersectionality is a conceptual tool aimed at revealing the plurality of discriminations of class, sex and "race". ---- It is a question of making visible the multiple forms of domination, discrimination or stratification that a society can subject to a person. These historically recognized dominions of sex, "race" and class will crisscross more or less strongly for the individuals at the intersection of these dominions. We choose in the following not to speak of sex, but of gender. Gender is a social construct that defines the differences between men and women. It thus appears to us that this term is closer to intersectional realities and also more inclusive, since it takes into account non-binary, trans, etc. people.
(en) France, Union Communiste Libertaire AL #301 - culture, Read: Davranche, "Ten Questions About Anarchism" (fr, it, pt)[machine translation]
Mon Jan 20 06:58:18 GMT 2020
Libertalia and Guillaume Davranche editions propose to answer 10 questions on anarchism in the following way: "A small popular book on anarchism: easy to access, inexpensive, which goes to the essentials." ---- In a sense, the essential is said from the foreword, in which Guillaume Davranche presents this project of a popularization book which is useful for activists, and the urgency of speaking of anarchism in order to inform our political news. ---- This task requires bypassing several fundamental pitfalls, of which Davranche offers a fair and concise inventory, which goes from historicism to encyclopedia through to canonical tributes. Making the link between a historical approach and the present, the main objective is to reflect the existing movement.
The challenge is met with this little work, very educational but never simplistic and at the same time committed, anchored in today's struggles.
The book is organized around 10 questions, which are the result of remarkable synthesis and selection. The presentations are often anchored ...
(en) France, Union Communiste Libertaire - UCL tract: Let's widen the fault ! (fr, it, pt)[machine translation]
Mon Jan 20 06:46:26 GMT 2020
Macron said it: "thisis the domino theory, if I back down on one point, then it will be another, then the whole project". Hey yes ! The strikers who have been fighting since December 5 oblige government and employers to modify their plans. This is the case with the specific provisions announced for some professional sectors or the withdrawal of the pivotal age. But it is not very partial suspensive measures that will solve the problem. This is the perfect retirement bill that must be withdrawn ! ---- The pivotal age: the farce between the government and the CFDT ---- Edouard Philippe is said to have just removed the pivotal age from the bill. In fact, it only postpones the establishment of this pivotal age from 2022 to 2027. He added it several days after the start of the strike, so that the CFDT and the UNSA would get into the business and can then withdraw, giving the impression that "union unity is weakening".
Unity in action, for withdrawal from the project
(en) France, Union Communiste Libertaire UCL tract, Retirement reform in point - chauvinist reform ! (fr, it, pt)[machine translation]
Mon Jan 20 06:45:56 GMT 2020
This is the robbery of the century: the State intends to monopolize the pension funds which correspond to our gross salary contributed and pooled. With this reform, the State uses a most cynical machismo: shamelessly trampling on the few rights that keep women standing (by removing the compensation for periods of precariousness, part-time, maternity leave, the years of contributions that each gives child born, survivor's pensions for many women). ---- We women 51 % of the population will all be affected. Currently retired, we receive 40 % less than men. With the points reform we will receive 60 % less than them. When a man receives 1,280 € in retirement, his colleague will only receive 800 €. In our patriarchal society such a reform can only lead millions of women to pensions of misery and to increased submission to their companion. With less than € 1,000, how can you do it alone ? How to leave the violent spouse ? Point retirement is an attack on our freedoms and our future.
(en) France, Union Communiste Libertaire AL #301 - unionism, Education: When a union desert becomes green again (fr, it, pt)[machine translation]
Sun Jan 19 17:02:27 GMT 2020
The majority of establishments in the country have failed to go on an indefinite strike. In Saint-Affrique (Aveyron), by linking the fight on pensions to that against the deterioration of working conditions, we doubled attendance at the GA ... and allowed the rebirth of a union section. ---- National Education personnel have been numerous and numerous in the demonstrations since December 5. We found this trend on December 5, 10 and 17. If Macron's counter-reform served as a trigger, the anger of the employees in this sector is also explained by ten years of blocked salaries in the public service, reduction of staff, a particularly violent counter-reform of the school and a deterioration in working conditions which gradually brings national education down the same slope as the public hospital: that of liquidation and privatization.
It is therefore the strongest mobilization of this profession since 2003 ... And for all that, National Education has not been blocked like ...
(en) France, Union Communiste Libertaire AL #301 - Justice: Assize courts without popular jury (fr, it, pt)[machine translation]
Sun Jan 19 16:58:27 GMT 2020
Seven departments are currently experimenting with the abolition of juries drawn from lots in criminal judgments. This legacy of 1793 was, however, one of the only elements of popular justice in the French system. ---- On September 5, 2019, a new judicial machine quietly started: the "Criminal Court", a new type of court intended to try certain crimes, without a people's jury. ---- A revolutionary institution ---- At the end of the Old Regime, criminal justice was considered by intellectuals of the Enlightenment as one of the tools in the service of absolutism. In 1792, a law established courts of criminal justice, in which in principle a jury. But not just anyone: citizens must be voters in the second degree. A juror is a man aged twenty-five (then thirty years), capable of paying a substantial tax. About 10 to 20 % of men are able to pay this tax. The revolutionaries of 1793 will change the game by removing the condition of income, but by strengthening political control: it is necessary to adhere to the revolutionary ideals. The establishment of the regimes which will follow the democratic episode of 1793 will reinstate the condition of income: Directory, Empire, Restoration, and so on.
(en) France, Union Communiste Libertaire UCL - State of struggles n ° 6, Some general considerations on movement (fr, it, pt)[machine translation]
Sun Jan 19 08:57:22 GMT 2020
Some general considerations on movement.
January 9 results, reports by cities.
It's not just SNCF, RATP and the Opera in life ...
Use and share without moderation !
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(en) Tamaki Makaurau Anarchists - Ihumatao: Reclaiming the land and resisting settler colonial capitalism in Aotearoa/New Zealand
Sun Jan 19 08:04:38 GMT 2020
In Aotearoa, one of the major forms of social struggle is the indigenous Maori struggling to reclaim the land stolen from them by the New Zealand colonial government as part of the capitalist settler colonisation of Aotearoa. Since 2015, the greatest land struggle in a decade has been happening at Ihumatao in Tamaki Makaurau/Auckland, where Maori and non-Maori from the Save Our Unique Landscape/SOUL campaign have been occupying the land to stop the capitalist construction firm Fletchers from beginning a socially and environmentally harmful housing development and return the land to mana whenua. This land struggle is the most recent event in Ihumatao's long history. ---- 800 years ago, Ihumatao was one of the first places where Maori arrived and established settlements in Aotearoa, in the area now known as the Otuataua Stonefields. There, they cultivated 8,000 hectares of land to grow kumara, taro, yams and gourds to feed themselves and later the British settlers/Pakeha when they began to colonise Tamaki Makaurau to create Auckland following the signing of Te Tiriti O Waitangi between some Maori hapu/sub-tribes and the British Empire. However, such co-operation between Maori and Pakeha did not last, as the drive to accumulate capital inherent to capitalism led to the New Zealand government using various means to transform communal Maori land into state and private ...
(en) France, Union Communiste Libertaire AL #301 - Police violence: look elsewhere, we hit the pile (fr, it, pt)[machine translation]
Sun Jan 19 08:04:21 GMT 2020
The police have understood this well: her violence only shocks if it is visible. This is why the media are careful not to show it. This is also the reason why a senator proposed to punish not the violent police ... but those who film them. ---- In this month of December 2019, the social movement can give the impression of not having been subjected to massive repression. You have to think again. If the repression seems less strong it is in comparison with the movements of before. The French security forces raised the bar so high during the Labor Law and the yellow vests that his violence was trivialized: it is less shocking that the demonstrators were swamped, beaten and gassed by randomly, as in Paris during the demonstrations of December 5 and 10.
It has become so common for protesters to be badly injured in the head that almost no one is surprised when this happens. The fact that a high school student was blown away by an LBD shot in Lyon on December 6 is barely mentioned by the media: the daily (anti-striker) Le Parisien, one of the few to talk about it, relegates this police violence to a status of " news item " . Likewise, when the union processions turned into wild demonstrations, these were immediately repressed: in Nantes, Toulouse, and Montpellier and in many other cities. ...
(en) US, black rose fed - Argentina: How Many Chains Do We Need to Break for Socialism and Liberty?
Sat Jan 18 07:26:26 GMT 2020
The following is a statement of coyuntura, of the current conjuncture or political moment, by our Argentinian sister organization, Acción Socialista Libertaria. ---- Imperialist disputes: The IMF and Big Corporations Out Together an Adjustment Plan Against the Working Class ---- At the international level, 2019 has had as one of its main conflicts the economic and political tension between the US and China. The constant crisis between the two powers refers, basically, to the dispute of the markets covered by the monstrous productive capacity of Asia. This translates into a rearrangement of capitalism and the alliance framework of the bourgeoisie at the international level. In this context, the US government assassinated Iranian general Qasem Soleimani in Iraq via drone attack. Given the escalation of cross attacks between military powers, we would face a possible war prelude of enormous magnitudes that would lead to greater political and economic instability throughout the world, and to a humanitarian crisis ready to explode in several regions. In this bleak framework, the Kurdish people have been holding territories in resistance as common goods, while facing different variants of fascism. They continue building Democratic Confederalism and other forms of organizing society as opposed to traditional states. ...
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