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Sectarianism is an ideological practice, a comportment, in the ideological realm. It is rooted in the social division of labor into classes, which originated with the emergence of a gender-based division of labor in hunter/forager social formations, which itself corresponded to and resulted from the development of various relations of gender-based domination and subordination.
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mashriq / arabia / iraq / community struggles / news report Monday December 02, 2013 15:37 byIlan S.
The more the naZionist settler colonialist transfer efforts are frustrated by world's imperial powers - the more vicious are the efforts to implement them. The yielding to the European demand to sign the partial ban on investment in 1967 occupied regions are "compensated" by transfer efforts within the 1948 borders. The efforts to transfer in one step tens of thousands of Bedouins in the south is the most prominent one... and the rising rebellion encourage the activists within Israel. Around 300 Israeli activists - Jews and Palestinians joined more than 1000 local Bedouins demo in Saturday afternoon. Hundreds of state force personals who dispersed the demonstration after a long while - in response to stone throwing started by undercover secret service. This was an appropriate pick for the weekend struggle and joint struggles against occupation and the creeping transfer in the occupied west bank region. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / community struggles / opinion / analysis Friday November 29, 2013 03:42 byPitso Mompe 1 image
Forced evictions are a violation of human rights that requires urgent global attention. In 2008 between 30 and 50 million people in 70 countries worldwide lived under constant threat of being forcibly evicted (according to the International Alliance of Inhabitants). Those that are most affected are working class people and peasants living in poverty. It’s always the poor who are evicted. read full story / add a comment
international / workplace struggles / opinion / analysis Thursday November 28, 2013 19:41 byJan Makandal 1 image
Some on the Left argue that wage struggles are inherently reformist. The reality is that they can be either reformist or democratic (the latter as an embedded element of an overall revolutionary struggle). A thin line divides the two. The difference is that the reformist will be satisfied with reforms and stop there, while an autonomous democratic movement that has the potential to contribute to revolution will keep demanding more and more, continuing to weaken (not mechanically) capital and finally challenge its existence. read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / miscellaneous / interview Thursday November 28, 2013 18:42 byDaniel Falcone 1 image
This was not an interview per se on the occasion of the 50th anniversary, but rather some comments from the past relevant to it. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / anarchist movement / link to pdf Thursday November 28, 2013 04:23 byTokologo African Anarchist Collective 1 image
Welcome to the second issue of Tokologo, produced by the Tokologo African Anarchist Collective. Why do we publish this? We publish it because our country is crying out for an alternative. And that alternative is anarchism, which stands for a free and democratic society, run from the grassroots, in communities and workplaces, and based on equality and freedom. In such a society, wealth like land and factories would be collectively owned; production would be directed to meeting basic needs and ensuring environmental sustainability. In such a society, everyone would have a say in all matters that affect them; poverty and deprivation would be abolished; hatred and competition would be replaced by cooperation and mutual aid by all peoples. read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / community struggles / news report Tuesday November 26, 2013 22:33 byIlan S.
As the value of Israel to the Imperial powers of the West diminishes, restraining orders are issued often. Though Israel is stalling and fighting for time, the bitter truth is starting to produce desperate exclamations and careless activities of accelerated transfer efforts - both in the occupied West Bank and within Israel (the Bedouins mainly). These days, the failure of Israel to ignite the fires of war in Syria and Iran, and the EU sanctions against the colonial settlement project in the occupied West Bank, seems to be marking a turning point. It seems that the joint struggle against the occupation and the B.D.S. project is starting to show more than localized success. So the joint struggle of the Anarchists Against the Wall with the popular committees climbs another step: the initiative of the popular committees which till now initiated sporadic activities, but are now initiating a monthly convergence of all involved activists. [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / community struggles / opinion / analysis Friday November 22, 2013 00:14 byS.B. 1 image
north america / mexico / the left / opinion / analysis Thursday November 21, 2013 23:52 byS.B. 1 image
As we engage in larger social movements, it can be easy to lose sight of our endgame and essentially function as a type of "social democrat." Here are some key reasons and methods for avoiding this, as well as countering the progressive election logic during voting season. read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / community struggles / news report Tuesday November 19, 2013 01:10 byIlan S.
The state efforts to extinguish the struggle of grassroots communities has escalated lately using terror on the villages' populations in the hope they will put pressure on the activists to stop confronting the Israeli occupation forces. With one success - an end to the weekly demonstrations in Beit Ummar - they are still hoping for more. However, the escalation of the transfer efforts in a few choice rural areas seems to have the opposite effect. The frustration of the Israeli State is expressed in the huge transfer of tens of thousands of Bedouins within Israel. The heroic Bil'in, Ni'ilin, Nabi Saleh, Qaddum, Sheikh Jarrah, South of Hebron Hills, and the coordination committee of the popular struggle, are still adhering to the joint struggle with the Israeli Anarchists Against the Wall and other Israeli activists. [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
A Review of Peter Hudis (2013), “Marx’s Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism” from the viewpoint of a Marxist-informed revolutionary anarchist.
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indonesia / philippines / australia / anarchist movement / policy statement Wednesday November 13, 2013 19:04 byMACG 1 image
This document is to be read as a supplement to the Aims & Principles of the Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group. Agreement with the positions in this document is a condition of membership. read full story / add a comment
greece / turkey / cyprus / workplace struggles / news report Monday November 11, 2013 18:07 byÖzlem Arkun 2 images
They are Kazova workers, resisting since January 31 and now producing while resisting. They are the ones who are trying to change the world as well as their lives which have totally changed since they were put on leave for a week on January 31. read full story / add a comment
venezuela / colombia / repression / prisoners / opinion / analysis Thursday November 07, 2013 20:00 byJosé Antonio Gutiérrez D. 1 image
In the afternoon of the 2 November, the peasant leader César García, president of the community association (Junta de Acción Comunal) of Cajon La Leona, was killed in cold blood by a shot to the head as he returned to his homestead with his wife and son. García had become visible through his participation in the Environmental and Rural Committee of Cajamarca for the defence of life, water and food (Comité Ambiental y Campesino de Cajamarca por la Defensa de la Vida, el Agua y el Alimento), an organisation which has been leading the community´s struggle against the large-scale extractive project La Colosa. It is key to ask ourselves, who benefits from this crime? Unfortunately we are all too familiar with this situation, where the interests of powerful people are threatened, then “dark forces” arise which plant the seeds of destabilisation, terror, death…after which, in the midst of the onslaught of repression to guarantee “investor security”, the “peacemakers” make their triumphant entry with portfolios brimming with business contracts. read full story / add a comment
Palestine-Israel, joint struggle continues in spite of the low ebb after the Arab Spring lost steam*
mashriq / arabia / iraq / indigenous struggles / news report Thursday November 07, 2013 16:20 byIlan S.
The Arab Spring seemed to accelerate the turning of the wheels of history immensely... but the momentum lost gradually and as much as the hope had risen so is the following passivity after the excitement dissipated. In the joint struggle of the anarchists against the wall and the popular comities we had our own surge when the joint struggle had it excitement of novelty and some victories, but it lost its momentum when the higher comity of the popular comities sailed to expand the popular struggle. When the excitement and surge ebb we can still find the company of comrades and lean together our shoulders on the wheels of history who turn to slow on their axes... and continue persistently the struggle (Tsumud). Bil'in, Ni'ilin, Nabi Saleh, Qaddum, Ma'asara, Sheikh Jarrah, South of Hebron Hills and more keep the flame of the joint struggle. [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
venezuela / colombia / repression / prisoners / anarchist communist event Tuesday November 05, 2013 19:44 byColombia Solidarity Campaign 1 image
CONDEMN THE ASSASSINATION OF CÉSAR GARCIA!
COLOMBIAN STATE MUST INVESTIGATE HIS MURDER
DEFEND CAMPESINOS IN CAJAMARCA WHO SAY NO TO LA COLOSA MINE!
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north america / mexico / the left / opinion / analysis Tuesday November 05, 2013 01:33 byMinnesota Local Collective 1 image
Campaigns teach by more than what is in their written programs. Even if the campaign was more explicitly radical, functionally it is teaching people that social change comes about through electing better politicians. The campaign has all the features of a mainstream election effort – adoration of a single personality, exaggeration of his “leadership”, meaningless pledges to “get results for you”. This is an elitist approach that reinforces the passivity of people by making someone else the “leader” who gets things done, instead of arguing for all of us to take control over our own lives. The activists and community members who have dived into the Ty Moore campaign are not prioritizing organizing one-on-ones to plan direct actions at work, at school, or in their neighborhoods, or discussing and debating how to replace the racist police with community militias or how narrow gender-roles stifle our humanity or how to build rank & file power against the union bureaucracy. They are rallying around “our guy” and training people to fundraise and to get out the vote. This is the main lesson that participants in the campaign are gaining: How to participate in this unjust system. read full story / add a comment
(Albert Meltzer was a long-standing supporter of the anarchist movement in Spain. One of our friends suggested we make this article available as one of the best things he wrote. It’s also representative of many of the things he cared about: anarchism, history, emancipation and class struggle. KSL) read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / workplace struggles / press release Saturday November 02, 2013 01:09 byStephanie Basile 1 image
Dylan's Candy Bar workers staged a lively rally outside the store's flagship location Wednesday night. read full story / add a comment
russia / ukraine / belarus / history of anarchism / review Thursday October 31, 2013 17:04 byPaul Petard 1 image
The Kate Sharpley Library and Alexander Berkman Social Club collectives have recently produced a beautiful book containing complete facsimile reprints of the Bulletin of the Joint Committee for the Defense of Revolutionists Imprisoned in Russia, and the Bulletin of the Relief Fund of the International Working Men’s Association for Anarchists and Anarcho-Syndicalists Imprisoned or Exiled in Russia, which were originally published from 1923-1931. read full story / add a comment
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Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle is facing high escalation in all fronts 15:37 Mon 02 Dec 0 comments
Palestine-Israel, Zionist settler colonialism expiring date already written on the separation wall* 22:33 Tue 26 Nov 0 comments
Palestine-Israel, The long long struggle of Palestinians to resist the creeping transfer continue* 01:10 Tue 19 Nov 0 comments
From Istanbul to Thessaloniki Occupation, Self-Management, Production 18:07 Mon 11 Nov 0 comments
Palestine-Israel, joint struggle continues in spite of the low ebb after the Arab Spring lost steam* 16:20 Thu 07 Nov 0 comments
Dylan's Candy Bar Workers Rally for Better Hours, Pay, & Respect 01:09 Sat 02 Nov 0 comments
Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle continues as does the creeping transfer* 16:01 Thu 31 Oct 0 comments
Solidarity networks spread as a new alternative to ‘alternative labor’ 00:04 Tue 29 Oct 0 comments
October 2013 Kate Sharpley Library Bulletin online 18:24 Sat 26 Oct 0 comments
Palestine-Israel, The low tide of joint struggle continues to the background of general disillusion 15:15 Wed 23 Oct 0 commentsmore >>
Stop Evictions, Stop the State, Defend the Working Class and Poor Nov 29 0 comments
Wages struggle: Reformist or Revolutionary? Nov 28 0 comments
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No Vote Counts: Avoiding the Trappings of Democratic Socialism Nov 21 0 commentsmore >>
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October 2013 Kate Sharpley Library Bulletin online Oct 26 KSL 0 comments
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