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russia / ukraine / belarus / imperialism / war / other libertarian press Tuesday February 22, 2022 - 19:25 by Various 1 image
This text was composed together by several active anti-authoritarian activists from Ukraine. We do not represent one organization, but we came together to write this text and prepare for a possible war.
Besides us, the text was edited by more than ten people, including participants in the events described in the text, journalists who checked the accuracy of our claims, and anarchists from Russia, Belarus, and Europe. We received many corrections and clarifications in order to write the most objective text possible.
If war breaks out, we do not know if the anti-authoritarian movement will survive, but we will try to do so. In the meantime, this text is an attempt to leave the experience that we have accumulated online.
At the moment, the world is actively discussing a possible war between Russia and Ukraine. We need to clarify that the war between Russia and Ukraine has been going on since 2014.
But first things first. ... read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / gender / non-anarchist press Wednesday August 11, 2021 - 17:51 by Fidaa Zaanin 1 comment (last - tuesday march 01, 2022 - 01:50)
Palestine looks back on a long history of women organizing dating back to as early as 1917, as well as a vibrant history of women’s social and political participation in the country. Nevertheless, the coordinated feminist protests that took place on 26 September 2019 took some by surprise. ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / community struggles / non-anarchist press Friday August 06, 2021 - 22:31 by Abahlali baseMjondolo 22 comments (last - friday july 01, 2022 - 14:15)
On Thursday last week (29 July), Zamekile Shangase, a 33-year-old woman from Asiyindawo in Lamontville, was shot and killed outside her home by the police. Zamekile was the mother of two children aged 6 and 11. She was elected to a position on the local Abahlali council in 2018 and served on the council for a year.
Zamekile was shot while the police were raiding the settlement as part of Operation Show Your Receipt. ... read full story / add a comment
niederlande / deutschland / österreich / anarchistische bewegung / andere libertäre presse Wednesday June 16, 2021 - 18:20 by Jochen Schmueck 1 comment (last - tuesday february 01, 2022 - 23:39) 1 image
Die 7-Tage-Inzidenzen sinken, Corona ist auf dem Rückzug, die Lebensfreude kehrt zurück. Und hier ist sie: Die espero-Sommerausgabe 2021. Pralle 310 Seiten Lesefutter für die libertäre Urlaubslektüre. ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / indigenous struggles / other libertarian press Wednesday March 31, 2021 - 21:13 by Joseph Hanlon 20 comments (last - saturday april 16, 2022 - 05:52) 1 image
In the Mozambican province wracked by a violent insurgency, the convenient labelling of those rising up against the predatory elite paints a picture that is far from reality. ... read full story / add a comment
greece / turkey / cyprus / anti-fascism / non-anarchist press Wednesday March 31, 2021 - 16:17 by Daniel Johnson 1 comment (last - friday february 11, 2022 - 22:53)
In Istanbul, 2021 began with hundreds of students initiating a series of protests on the campus of Boǧaziçi University. They were demonstrating against President Recep Tayyip Erdoǧan’s January 1 appointment of a new rector via presidential decree. Melih Bulu, a business management Ph.D. and longtime Justice and Development Party (AKP) activist, was the first rector selected from outside the university since a military coup in 1980. Students chanted “Melih Bulu is not our rector” and “We don’t want a state-appointed rector.” (The song “Master of Puppets” could also be heard after Bulu gave an interview in which he claimed to be a regular guy who likes Metallica.) ... read full story / add a comment
Βόρεια Αμερική / Μεξικό / Διάφορα / Λοιπός Ελευθεριακός Τύπος Thursday March 11, 2021 - 19:02 by Αργύρης Αργυριάδης 2 images
Σε αυτό το κείμενο θα ασχοληθούμε με την συγκλονιστική περίπτωση της κατάλυσης των σταχτών του Joe Hill.
Μετά την παράδοση του φακέλου με τις στάχτες του Joe Hill από το εθνικό ταχυδρομείο στο συνδικάτο της IWW το 1988, επακολούθησε μια ανοικτή συζήτηση για το τι έπρεπε να γίνει με αυτές - εκτός από το να σκορπιστούν τον αέρα. Ακούστηκαν διάφορες απόψεις που πέρασαν αδιάφορα μέχρι που ο γνωστός yippie προβοκάτορας Αbbie Hoffman, ο άνθρωπος που σχεδόν κατάφερε να τριπάρει τον πρόεδρο, έκανε πάλι το θαύμα του! ... read full story / add a comment
greece / turkey / cyprus / gender / other libertarian press Saturday March 06, 2021 - 19:03 by Women’s initiative against patriarchy 1 comment (last - thursday january 27, 2022 - 11:03) 1 image
This year’s 8th March comes to remind us of the importance of massive, radical women’s-and not only -class struggles. It reminds us that the world is not won by praying and that the only prospect for us to live in a society of equality and freedom is the organization in unions and fight for the social revolution.
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international / miscellaneous / non-anarchist press Wednesday February 17, 2021 - 18:18 by Dale T. McKinley
Poorer countries, which make up 84% of the global population, have only been able to secure around 32% of the world’s vaccine supply. ... read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / anti-fascism / non-anarchist press Friday September 25, 2020 - 12:18 by Clyde W. Barrow
In The Dangerous Class: The Concept of the Lumpenproletariat (University of Michigan Press, forthcoming 2020), I argue that US President Donald Trump should be understood as a “Prince of the Lumpenproletariat.” The question that will confront us on November 3rd and long afterward is whether Donald Trump will become “Emperor of the Lumpenproletariat.” These terms are taken from Karl Marx’s 18th Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte, where he applied them to Louis Bonaparte III. I argue that Trump has followed the script of the 18th Brumaire, which is the story of the exceptional rise to power of a lumpenproletariat organized and led by an authoritarian populist.
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ireland / britain / anarchist movement / non-anarchist press Sunday September 06, 2020 - 00:24 by Sian Cain
The anarchist and author of bestselling books on capitalism and bureaucracy died in a Venice hospital on Wednesday. ... read full story / add a comment
Recently obtained documents show that in 2011, the US funded rock bands in Venezuela — through a group sympathetic to right-wing forces that later attempted a coup. Giving money to young musicians seems innocuous, but it’s part of a long history of US meddling in the democratic processes of countries to advance American interests. ... read full story / add a comment
In 1974, the United Nations General Assembly passed a New International Economic Order (NIEO), which was driven by the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM). The resolution laid out a clear plan for the structural transformation of the world system, which was in the throes of a crisis at the time. However, the NIEO was set aside and the world order was shaped in a neoliberal direction; this neoliberal orientation furthered the crisis and brought us to this current cul-de-sac of human possibilities. ... read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war / other libertarian press Friday June 26, 2020 - 07:12 by Azadixwazan
At the time when the Covid-19 is spread around the world and is a huge threat to people’s lives, a few days ago (16/06) the Turkish state launched an aggressive attack on Iraqi Kurdistan and invaded many villages and small towns. In its intensive attack, both from the sky and on the land, it so far killed many innocent people, livestock, and destroyed anything they had: their houses their villages and lands. Their justification for this massive attack is defending their borders and fighting against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, PKK. ... read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / anti-fascism / non-anarchist press Saturday June 13, 2020 - 06:28 by Judith Deutsch
Why write about sadism and shamelessness now? Because it’s worse, it’s complex and its causes and effects need to be better understood. Its physical and psychological manifestations are day-to-day, uninhibited, and public: daily extra-judicial police killings like George Floyd in Minneapolis, the police killing of 32-year-old Iyad el-Hallak in Jerusalem, Muslims in India. ... read full story / add a comment
international / migration / racism / non-anarchist press Sunday June 07, 2020 - 22:52 by Jan Makandal
APPROPRIATE THE disease of racism, laid the groundwork to CURE IT, AND MAKE SURE IT DOESN'T COME BACK ... read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / migration / racism / non-anarchist press Wednesday June 03, 2020 - 23:29 by Vijay Prashad
There is no need to wonder why George Floyd (age 46) was murdered in broad daylight in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 25, 2020. The script of his death is written deep in the ugly drama of US history. ... read full story / add a comment
brazil/guyana/suriname/fguiana / miscellaneous / non-anarchist press Wednesday May 20, 2020 - 23:31 by Róbert Nárai
Jeffery R. Webber teaches in the Department of Politics at York University, Toronto. His latest book is The Last Day of Oppression, and the First Day of the Same: The Politics and Economics of the New Latin American Left. He is presently at work on Latin American Crucible: Politics and Power in the New Era, under contract with Verso. He was interviewed for Marxist Left Review by Róbert Nárai. ... read full story / add a comment
venezuela / colombia / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Monday May 11, 2020 - 23:20 by Vijay Prashad, Paola Estrada, Ana Maldonado and Zoe PC
In the early morning hours of Sunday, May 3, speedboats left the Colombian coastlines and headed toward Venezuela. These boats had no authorization to cross the maritime border. They landed on the Venezuelan coastline at La Guaira. This was clearly a hostile action, since the boats carried heavy weaponry, including assault rifles and ammunition; the people on the boats possessed satellite phones as well as uniforms and helmets with the flag of the United States of America. ... read full story / add a comment
What should we think of the recent praise of “the welfare state” and public services coming from different voices among the ruling classes in the world? Their conversion is as sudden as miraculous; they recall much better the holy history of the apostles than the secular history of societies. ... read full story / add a comment