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north america / mexico / indigenous struggles / news report Friday December 16, 2016 09:31 by Ruptura Colectiva 3 comments (last - monday january 16, 2017 03:55) 1 image 1 video file
They send a message to the world: “With autonomy we fight for life and territory” read full story / add a comment
Nace grupo armado indígena en la Montaña de Guerrero, México: "luchamos desde la autonomía por la vida y el territorio"
américa del norte / méxico / luchas indígenas / llamado / petición Thursday December 15, 2016 18:54 by Ruptura Coleciva (RC) 2 images
Grupo de indígenas na'savi se levantan en armas por la autogestión de su seguridad, sus territorios y por la construcción de una autonomía municipal que enfrente a las policías municipales, el ejército y los grupos del narcotráfico. read full story / add a comment
américa del norte / méxico / represión / presos / news report Tuesday December 13, 2016 16:46 by Ilse Trejo
La pintura se borra, la sangre no... read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / workplace struggles / feature Tuesday December 06, 2016 21:23 by Tom Wetzel 3 comments (last - tuesday december 13, 2016 03:37) 1 image
Debate "The claim that "syndicalist unions broke off from mainstream federations to form 'purely revolutionary' unions, cutting themselves off from the mass of workers" doesn't hold up, though it does conform to the Leninist orthodoxy of "Left-Wing" Communism: An Infantile Disorder. There were many countries where the syndicalist unions were the majority--such as Portugal, Spain, Argentina, Uruguay, Peru and Brazil. Syndicalist unions in South Africa, such as the Industrial Workers of Africa (modeled on the Industrial Workers of the World), were the only unions that organized native African workers, who were excluded from the white craft unions.
At the time of the mass occupation of the factories in Italy in September 1920, the USI (Italian Syndicalist Union) was claiming 800,000 members, and the factory councils formed throughout Italy in those events were mostly organized by the USI. Moreover, it was the anarcho-syndicalists who initiated a militia movement ("arditti del popolo") to fight Mussolini's fascist squads. But the Communists didn't cooperate, and the Socialist Party capitulated to fascism.
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north america / mexico / migration / racism / opinion / analysis Tuesday December 06, 2016 18:36 by andrew 1 comment (last - thursday december 15, 2016 05:48) 3 images
Once it became clear that Trump was going to become the president of the USA, my Facebook feed became cluttered with attempts to understand how that could possibly happen. How could a white supremacist, misogynist and utterly transparent snake oil salesman accumulate so many votes? Those on the left both inside and outside the borders of the USA struggled to understand what had happened. [Listen to the audio of this entire article] A common conclusion in too many of these pieces is that the left needs to reach out, and listen to the concerns of, those who voted for him as a priority. In a similar fashion to how sections of the left evaluated Brexit, they see a working class anti-establishment rebellion in the Trump vote from what they term the ‘white working class’. They believe that component was won by Trump because it has been neglected by the left - often, they will assert, because the rest of the left was distracted by what they call identity politics. This is a simple explanatory story that is particularly attractive to those sections of the left that have a nostalgic yearning for an imagined past of pure class struggle, shorn of internal concerns around oppression. But the concept of masses of otherwise progressive working class voters opting for Trump on economic grounds is a myth. The attractiveness of that myth and its promotion has more to do with the hostility of that section of the left towards the influence of intersectional feminism than anything more substantive. That hostility has caused them to seek out anecdotes and exceptional regions and present them as the typical story that defines the election just as liberal Hillary Clinton campaigners have focused in on Facebook false news stories as the cause of her defeat. read full story / add a comment
Βόρεια Αμερική / Μεξικό / Διάφορα / Ανακοίνωση Τύπου Thursday November 17, 2016 19:29 by Dmitri 1 image
Η στρατηγική μας στηρίζεται στην ενότητα των εν λόγω άμεσων δράσεων, καθώς η κάλπη δεν αποτελεί άμυνα ενάντια στο φασισμό και το μίσος ούτε συνιστά κάτι τέτοιο το Δημοκρατικό Κόμμα. Βλέπουμε ότι οι νίκες που έχουμε κερδίσει μέσα από σκληρούς αγώνες θα μπορούσαν να αντιστραφούν. Η μόνη μας ευκαιρία είναι να δημιουργήσουμε ένα κίνημα που να στηρίζεται στην εξουσία των ανθρώπων. Μια στρατηγική για να υπερασπίσουμε τις κοινότητές μας και να αμφισβητήσουμε τον Τραμπ αρχίζει με και από εμάς, τους εκμεταλλευόμενους εργαζόμενους. Μαζί κρατάμε τη λύση στο ζήτημα Τραμπ και στα μεγαλύτερα προβλήματα του καπιταλισμού, την πατριαρχία και τη λευκή υπεροχή. read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / miscellaneous / feature Wednesday November 16, 2016 01:27 by Black Rose Anarchist Federation/Federación Anarquista Rosa N 3 comments (last - friday november 18, 2016 07:44) 1 image
A strategy to defend our communities and to challenge Trump begins with us, the exploited workers. Together we hold the solution to Trump and to the bigger problems of capitalism, patriarchy, and white supremacy. Some sections of the ruling classes may share our desire to get rid of Trump, but only so that they can put another capitalist in the White House and then have us go through this cycle of crisis all over again. While we may end up marching with these people in the streets for the next four years, we know that our allies are those who also work to build the independent power of the exploited classes, not those who want us to pin our hopes on political candidates.
We must push for greater unity of working-class social movements. We need to reach out to others who are doing organizing in our areas and talk to them about working together. We should push for social movement organizations that we are part of – like labor unions, Black Lives Matter chapters, immigrant rights organizations – to organize city-wide summits to plan how to support each other and how to coordinate opposition to Trump. Between now and January 20th, we should organize as much national discussion and coordination between social movements and revolutionary organizations as possible. We should plan for mass protests on Trump’s inauguration day, and we should see these protests as organizing tools to continue building unity and to draw people into the day-to-day organizing in our communities where we will really be building the long-term power that we need to be a threat to the state.
Also read Trumpazo al establecimiento en EEUU: la lucha de clases y el magnate excéntrico José Antonio Gutiérrez D. read full story / add a comment
Βόρεια Αμερική / Μεξικό / Αντιφασισμός / Ανακοίνωση Τύπου Saturday November 12, 2016 19:10 by First of May Anarchist Alliance 2 images
Τι χρειάζεται να γίνει:
1. Όχι στην Εθνική "θεραπεία", σε συνεργασία με, ή περίοδο χάριτος στο καθεστώς Trump
2. Βγείτε στους δρόμους - οικοδομήστε οργανώσεις μαχητικής αντίστασης
3. Συγκροτείστε οργανώσεις άμυνας της εργατικής τάξης που θα αντιστέκονται στις ρατσιστικές επιθέσεις, τη σεξουαλική κακοποίηση, τις επιδρομές σε μετανάστες με το πρόσχημα της εσωτερικής ασφάλειας και ενάντια στις απελάσεις, την αστυνομική βία και την κρατική καταστολή
4. Κινηθείτε και οργανωθείτε σε εργατικές δραστηριότητες - συμπεριλαμβανομένης μιας γενικής απεργίας ενάντια στον Trump
5. Όχι στην ανάθεση του αγώνα ξανά στο Δημοκρατικό Κόμμα, όχι στον εκλογικισμό και το μη κερδοσκοπικό Βιομηχανικό Συγκρότημα (Non-Profit Industrial Complex). read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / anarchist movement / opinion / analysis Saturday November 12, 2016 13:18 by M1AA 1 comment (last - tuesday november 15, 2016 06:24)
Across the US, from cities to rural areas, it is imperative that anarchists and anti-authoritarians strive to build organizations to battle the emboldened far right, to advocate through militant action the needs of working-class communities, and to combat state repression.
What Needs to Be Done:
1. No to National “healing”, working with, or a grace period for the Trump Regime
2. Take to the streets – build a militant resistance
3. Build working-class defense organizations that resist racist attacks, sexual assault, immigration and homeland security raids and deportations, police brutality and state repression
4. Agitate and organize for workers actions – including a general strike against Trump
5. No to containment of the struggle back into the Democratic Party, electoralism and the Non-Profit Industrial Complex read full story / add a comment
Βόρεια Αμερική / Μεξικό / Διάφορα / Γνώμη / Ανάλυση Friday November 11, 2016 17:36 by Martin Smith και Tash Shifrin 2 images
Η νίκη του Τραμπ θα δώσει ώθηση στις ακροδεξιές ρατσιστικές και φασιστικές οργανώσεις τόσο στις ΗΠΑ όσο και στην Ευρώπη. Ο ίδιος ο Τραμπ δεν είναι φασίστας – είναι ένας δισεκατομμυριούχος μεγιστάνας, μέρος της ελίτ των ΗΠΑ. Όμως η νίκη του έδωσε αυτοπεποίθηση στις ομάδες του Tea Party και σε επικίνδυνες οργανώσεις όπως η Κου Κλουξ Κλαν. read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / anti-fascism / opinion / analysis Thursday November 10, 2016 15:38 by Jerome Roos 1 comment (last - wednesday november 16, 2016 02:43) 1 image
Only a reinvigorated left and radical-democratic movements can clear away the ruins of the political establishment and defeat the proto-fascist right. read full story / add a comment
américa del norte / méxico / miscellaneous / opinión / análisis Thursday November 10, 2016 06:39 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D. 1 image
Trump es el síntoma, pero claramente no es la cura para esa profunda crisis que atraviesa a la sociedad norteamericana. Esos “deplorables” que pusieron su fe en Trump se verán pronto desilusionados y enfrentados a la triste realidad. read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / indigenous struggles / feature Friday November 04, 2016 15:04 by Wayne Price 1 comment (last - saturday november 05, 2016 12:45) 1 image
The Standing Rock Sioux in the U.S. have been fighting against the construction of a major gas pipeline which would threaten their water supply and violate their sacred sites. They have organized popular direct action against the construction company and the state and inspired people throughout the country and the world. read full story / add a comment
américa del norte / méxico / luchas indígenas / opinión / análisis Tuesday October 18, 2016 02:33 by Rebeldía Contrainformativa 1 image
A muchos parece haber impresionado que hace poco los zapatistas, englobados alrededor del EZLN (Ejercito Zapatista de Liberación Nacional) y dentro de su participación en el CNI (Congreso Nacional Indígena) que llevó a cabo su quinto congreso, precisamente durante su 20 aniversario de nacimiento, hicieron un declaración conjunta en la que manifiestan, además de continuar con su lucha desde abajo y a la izquierda, participar articuladamente en hacer una deliberación en todas las localidades de los procesos adheridos al CNI. Esta deliberación será sobre lo decidido en este quinto congreso, además de escoger un grupo de personas que conformaran un Consejo Indígena de Gobierno, del cuál emergerá una mujer indígena que será candidata tanto del CNI como del EZLN para las elecciones mexicanas del 2018. read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / repression / prisoners / news report Saturday October 08, 2016 16:28 by Pink Panther
Since the 45th Anniversary of the Attica prison riots – September 9th, 2016 – an estimated 24,000 people have been on strike in the USA. If you haven’t heard of the strike you are not alone. It has mostly been ignored by the mainstream media and even much of the Left. This is because the strikers are made up of a group who usually don’t feature in strikes: prison workers. read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / anti-fascism / opinion / analysis Friday October 07, 2016 10:34 by Wayne Price 3 comments (last - friday october 21, 2016 14:06) 1 image
Donald Trump and those who follow him have shown certain specific traits of a fascist movement. Does that make Trump or the Trumpets into fascists? What is fascism? How is it counterposed to bourgeois democracy? Is there likely to be a fascist movement in the U.S.A.? How do we fight fascism? read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / repression / prisoners / feature Friday September 09, 2016 20:21 by Support Prisoner Resistance - Free Alabama Movement - IWOC 1 image
Prisoners from across the United States have just released this call to action for a nationally coordinated prisoner workstoppage against prison slavery to take place on September 9th, 2016.
This is a Call to Action Against Slavery in America
In one voice, rising from the cells of long term solitary confinement, echoed in the dormitories and cell blocks from Virginia to Oregon, we prisoners across the United States vow to finally end slavery in 2016.
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north america / mexico / the left / opinion / analysis Wednesday September 07, 2016 03:02 by Wayne Price 1 image
There are non-anarchist radicals who advocate creating a new, third, party, to replace the Democrats at least. They share many of the values of anarchists. However anarchists regard this as a mistaken strategy. read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / the left / review Monday August 01, 2016 07:38 by Wayne Price 1 comment (last - wednesday august 03, 2016 08:44) 1 image
Review of Frank's "Listen, Liberal." A leading liberal journalist, he exposes the Democratic Party as dominated by a section of the capitalist class, namely the top of the professional-managerial sector. He demonstrates its acceptance of inequality and its rejection of the working class. read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / community struggles / review Thursday July 28, 2016 03:30 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D. 1 image
La Lucha, the Story of Lucha Castro and Human Rights in Mexico, Jon Sack. London: Verso, 2015. ISBN: 978-1-78168-801-4 (paperback) £9.99 Pp. 96 + xv. read full story / add a comment