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bolivia / peru / ecuador / chile / anti-fascism / non-anarchist press Saturday November 30, 2019 - 00:23 byRobert Cavooris
Regarding recent events in Bolivia, some things are simple: Was it a coup? Yes. On Sunday, November 10, the commander-in-chief of Bolivia’s armed forces, General Williams Kaliman, publicly told Evo Morales, a constitutionally elected president, that he ought to resign for the good of the country. There is no other name for this kind of thing. Even if Evo had been officially accused of legal wrongdoing – he had not – this procedure of removal is unconstitutional. The resignation took place under an unstated threat of violence. Bolivia’s history gives reason to take this threat seriously: military coups and counter-coups were a decisive feature of political life throughout the twentieth century. And considering that the police, two days before the general’s intervention, had already decided to allow anti-government protestors to commit violence against the homes and family-members of supporters of the Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS) party, to which Evo belongs, Kaliman’s remarks carried weight well beyond a “suggestion.” ... read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Saturday November 09, 2019 - 18:08 byRobert Fisk
That wars end very differently to our own expectations – or our plans – was established long ago. That “we” won the Second World War did not mean the Americans would win the Vietnam war, or that France would vanquish its enemies in Algeria. Yet the moment we decide who the good guys are, and who the evil monsters whom we must destroy, we relapse again into our old mistakes. ... read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Monday October 14, 2019 - 21:23 bySimon Jenkins
The president’s motive for abandoning the Kurds is unclear, but the continued US presence in foreign wars is a disaster. ... read full story / add a comment
brazil/guyana/suriname/fguiana / medio ambiente / other libertarian press Tuesday September 10, 2019 - 02:04 byEl Mirlo Pardo 1 image
Expandir fronteras agroganaderas mediante la quema de un cierto territorio (técnica de rose y quema) es una práctica antigua y recurrente en muchas culturas a lo largo de la historia. Usualmente se la considera una técnica “primitiva”, propia de aquellas sociedades mal llamadas “de economía de subsistencia” . No obstante, paradójicamente, es dentro del capitalismo moderno donde esta técnica ha tomado dimensiones desproporcionadas que han provocado la destrucción irreversible de ecosistemas así como el masivo etnocidio hacia pueblos indígenas que viven dentro de aquellos territorios deseados por la burguesía rural y el Estado.
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southern asia / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Tuesday August 13, 2019 - 18:59 byJohn Riddell
On August 5, India’s Hindu nationalist government unilaterally revoked the autonomy of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, while flooding the region with troops, imposing a curfew, and shutting down all communications. The state is to be broken in two, with the eastern portion (Ladakh) under direct rule by New Delhi. ... read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Monday June 24, 2019 - 04:13 byVijay Prashad
Canada’s embassy in Venezuela has just been closed. The spur for this closure is an open attempt by Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to overthrow Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro. Canada is one of the leaders of the Lima Group, a network of countries that came together in 2017 with the express purpose of regime change in Venezuela. Canada’s diplomatic corps has played the role of facilitator for the Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó. Trudeau and Guaidó speak regularly. Their plot against Venezuela thickens. ... read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Friday June 21, 2019 - 01:47 byJustin Podur
After withdrawing from the nuclear deal with Iran last year and resuming sanctions last November, the White House in April announced that its goal was to “drive Iranian exports to zero.” To make this drive happen, the White House stopped allowing countries like India, China, Japan, Turkey, and South Korea to import Iranian oil: dictating to sovereign countries whom they can trade with. ... read full story / add a comment
iberia / movimento anarquista / other libertarian press Friday May 17, 2019 - 02:58 byPedro Wandelli Góis
Ao longo deste ensaio, desenvolverei o conceito de “Sistemas de Poder” ou “Sistemas Políticos” como ideologia política, sujeito imaterial e indivisível nas relações sociais. A partir da compreensão deste conceito, situarei os quatro Modelos de Governação existentes na história política da humanidade. Os Modelos de Governação podem ter maior ou menor impacto nos governos ao longo da História, tendo em vista as suas próprias necessidades de buscar, em outros Modelos de Governação, soluções inexistentes em si para as demandas e necessidades específicas de cada sociedade, em cada época distinta. ... read full story / add a comment
Colombia: Exterminio contra exguerrilleros y activistas, y manipulación de la verdad en la “Paz Sangrienta”
venezuela / colombia / imperialismo / guerra / non-anarchist press Thursday May 09, 2019 - 02:07 byCecilia Zamudio 1 image
La guerra del capitalismo transnacional sigue: 129 ex-guerrilleros y más de 600 activistas han sido asesinados por la herramienta paramilitar o militar del Estado colombiano, desde la firma de los Acuerdos. Al Terrorismo de Estado que viabiliza el saqueo multinacional, no puede llamársele “paz”. ... read full story / add a comment
venezuela / colombia / antifascismo / non-anarchist press Wednesday May 01, 2019 - 21:20 byAram Aharonian
Calma, tensa calma en Caracas y toda Venezuela, tras el publicitario intento de golpe de Estado en Venezuela, donde los sectores radicales de la oposición no lograron ni el apoyo de las Fuerzas Armadas ni que el pueblo saliera a la calle a sumatse a la intentona liderada por el autoproclamado presidente Juan Guaidó y el prófugo Leopoldo López. ... read full story / add a comment
brazil/guyana/suriname/fguiana / miscellaneous / non-anarchist press Monday April 15, 2019 - 18:19 byAna García
The rise of the far right is a worldwide phenomenon, rooted in the nefarious effects of neoliberal globalization which have pushed the world into mass unemployment and enormous inequalities. I consider it to be a late political effect of the global financial crisis that hit the world at the beginning of the twenty-first century.
It is not an easy task to explain the phenomenon of Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil and to understand the groups that support him, both within and outside government. It’s difficult, for anyone, to draw a truly complete and sober analysis of what we have experienced. This essay is not based on in-depth research but on collective reflections and debates. I intend to pose some key questions and try to identify some clues to answer them. ... read full story / add a comment
As we head for NATO’s 70th birthday, it’s time to assess the nuclear-armed military alliance that came into being to ensure western military superiority during the Cold War. Most strikingly, during its first 40 years of existence – namely the Cold War, NATO embarked on no wars or military campaigns. Yet in the 30 years since the Cold War and the removal of its political and military rival, the Soviet Union, NATO has massively expanded territorially, changed its mission statement from a defensive to an aggressive posture and embarked on a series of wars, of which their intervention in Afghanistan is getting on for two decades long. ... read full story / add a comment
américa central / caribe / community struggles / non-anarchist press Thursday March 28, 2019 - 09:04 byMario Hernández
Entrevista a Henry Boisrolin, del Comité Democrático Haitiano ... read full story / add a comment
aotearoa / pacific islands / anti-fascism / non-anarchist press Thursday March 21, 2019 - 17:17 byMurtaza Hussain
BRENTON TARRANT, WHO stands accused of killing 50 adults and children at two mosques in New Zealand last week, wants us to know what inspired his actions. Before livestreaming his massacre of Muslim worshipers, he composed a lengthy document that proudly advocates the murder of innocent people in the name of racial purity. The manifesto is predictably disturbing. It is the work of a nihilist who sees a world so bleak and hopeless that it could be improved through acts of mass murder. There is one word in the 74-page document, however, that stood out to me: “invader.” ... read full story / add a comment
international / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Thursday March 21, 2019 - 17:02 byMark Weisbrot
Some of the governments supporting Trump's plan to starve Venezuela into submission are none too savory, themselves. ... read full story / add a comment
russia / ukraine / belarus / miscellaneous / non-anarchist press Wednesday March 20, 2019 - 20:34 byVolodymyr Ishchenko
Five years after the “EuroMaidan” protests in Kiev and elsewhere toppled the government of now-exiled former president Viktor Yanukovych, the people of Ukraine are set to elect a new leader. Over 34 million Ukrainian citizens will be eligible to cast their vote on 31 March, although several million will be prevented from participating due to the ongoing conflict situation in the country’s eastern Donbass region. Should none of the candidates receive an absolute majority, a second round of voting will be held on 21 April.
Ukraine consistently ranks among the poorest countries in Europe – last year it overtook Moldova to occupy the top spot in the list. The largest post-Soviet state after Russia in terms of population, it finds itself torn between the European Union promising economic integration and a limited degree of freedom of movement, and deepening the country’s relationship with Moscow, the largest consumer of Ukrainian exports to which Ukraine is tied by centuries of shared history, tradition, and repeated conflict.
EuroMaidan exacerbated the country’s ongoing economic decline and mounting social pressures in 2013–14, ultimately triggering the war in the Donbass region and the Russian annexation of the Crimean peninsula. These tensions have facilitated the rise of a vicious Ukrainian nationalism that the government led by current president Petro Poroshenko is not afraid to manipulate for its own purposes. Attacks on left-wing activists and ethnic minorities are becoming increasingly common, while armed far-right paramilitaries like the so-called “Azov Battalion” are normalized and integrated into mainstream political life.
That said, not everyone in Ukraine is happy about these developments. Although none of the candidates in the upcoming elections offer a particularly radical or progressive vision for the country, voters will at least be able to decide whether to endorse Poroshenko’s current course or throw their support behind another figure. Loren Balhorn of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung spoke with Kiev-based sociologist Volodymyr Ishchenko to get a better understanding of the candidates, the state of the county, and what is at stake for the people of Ukraine in 2019. ... read full story / add a comment
indonesia / philippines / australia / workplace struggles / non-anarchist press Thursday March 14, 2019 - 00:20 byIa Maranon & Walden Bello
Whatever may be the conclusion of the strike, there is little doubt that the practice of contractualization, which has done so much damage to labor in this country, is facing a mortal challenge from its victims. ... read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Thursday March 07, 2019 - 03:59 byChiara Cruciati
Benjamin Netanyahu’s bad day Thursday got off to the worst possible start: before the Israeli general prosecutor Avichai Mandelblit officially called for the indictment of the Israeli Prime Minister for corruption, the UN accused him of much more serious crimes. He stood accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity, which, according to the UN, Israel has been shamefully perpetrating in the Gaza Strip over the past year. ... read full story / add a comment
Statement in support of the Rojava Revolution and a call to end the isolation of jailed Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan
greece / turkey / cyprus / repression / prisoners / non-anarchist press Thursday February 28, 2019 - 18:36 byInternational Labour Research and Information Group
Very few South Africans are aware that currently in the north and eastern parts of Syria (Rojava) a revolution as progressive, profound and potentially as far reaching as any in history is taking place. There, an alternative system to the state, capitalism and patriarchy is being built and it holds the potential to inspire the struggle for a better, more egalitarian Middle East and indeed world.
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