Anarkismo Network

Land, law and decades of devastating douchebaggery

Anarkismo (en) - Sun, 06/04/2017 - 10:59
On corruption, ‘violent’ protest and the probably quite unexceptional case of Freedom Park
The struggle of the black working class majority of Freedom Park, South Africa, is not just for land on which to build housing – although that is obviously a central issue and key demand; nor is it just against the accompanying political and police violence and intimidation. It is a struggle against the injustice, violence and corruption of a system that puts the power, privileges and profits of a few before the lives and wellbeing of the majority.


THE WORMS THAT SAVED THE WORLD - a review of a brilliant children's book

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 15:05
THE WORMS THAT SAVED THE WORLD is an illustrated children’s book about a rebellious group of earthworms who fight to save their home from a luxury golf course that takes over their headland. Written by Kevin Doyle and illustrated by Spark Deeley, the book introduces us to Connie and her friends as they band together to save their community and their home.      At first, the worms try to make do but the growing pollution combined with the new owners’ intolerance force them to take action. They realise that they cannot win against the powerful golf club on their own so they seek the help of other animals who share the headland with them. They are a determined and inventive community of worms and in the end the win back control of their home. (Hurray!) The story was inspired by a famous campaign that took place at the Old Head of Kinsale in Cork, Ireland in the early 2000s.

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Cop on comrades - over 250 women respond to left attack on 'Identity Politics'

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 05:39

The following has been written by a collective of women activists in Ireland in response to the Irish Times' latest article on Identity Politics:

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Stop the threats of the Mexican State against our militant comrade Adrián!

Anarkismo (en) - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 04:07
In early April, the state government of Hidalgo threatened to "start investigations" and take criminal actions against three militants who promote different community resistances in the region. Among them, is our brother and militante comrade Adrián Medina, criminalized in conjunction with Lorenzo Bautista and Armando Monter in many local media and newspapers to facilitate his detention or any repressive act directly against him.

We, supporters of Rojava, should be worried about its partnership with the United States.

Anarkismo (en) - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 23:50
This article covers the current military situation in Rojava. While the PYD and Syrian Democratic Party are getting closer and closer to UNited States some of the anarchists and anarchist-communists are happy with that . The Article tries to bring the attention of those anarchists that the partnership between them is in the interest of US and its allies in Europe and the region . In the end, Rojava, might lose what it has been achieved so far.

May 17, International Day Against Homophobia. Chechnya but not only

Anarkismo (en) - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 11:38
Solidarity with the victims of homophobia in Chechnya and not only there
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What is an Anarchist? Am I an Anarchist?

Anarkismo (en) - Thu, 05/11/2017 - 00:34
Where are the Limits of Anarchism?
Anarchism is an uncertain term. Self-identified anarchists sometimes see their particular school of anarchism as the only legitimate type of anarchism. For example, I have been told that I am not an anarchist or that what I believe is not anarchism. This happens most often over discussions about anarchism and radical democracy, or anarchism\'s use of aspects of Marxism, or support for technology, or advocacy of the self-organization of revolutionary anarchists.

What We Believe - WSM Points of Unity Explained - Audio

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Sun, 05/07/2017 - 07:00

This is a series explaining the 8 Points of Unity of the Workers Solidarity Movement - an anarchist organisation active on the island of Ireland.

The WSM regularly discusses, debates and decides on what our collective political approach is. The Points of Unity are the most basic political agreement necessary to be a WSM member or supporter. They are 8 short points which outline the anarchism the WSM stands for.

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What We Believe - WSM Points of Unity Explained - Audio

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Sun, 05/07/2017 - 07:00

This is a series explaining the 8 Points of Unity of the Workers Solidarity Movement - an anarchist organisation active on the island of Ireland.

The WSM regularly discusses, debates and decides on what our collective political approach is. The Points of Unity are the most basic political agreement necessary to be a WSM member or supporter. They are 8 short points which outline the anarchism the WSM stands for.

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#JobstownNotGuilty Demo - Tallaght 5/6/17 - March and Speeches

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Sun, 05/07/2017 - 06:00

A march was called in Tallaght on May 6th 2017 by the Jobstown Not Guilty campaign to protest against a severe crackdown on working class resistance and the criminalisation of protest generally.
 

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#JobstownNotGuilty Demo - Tallaght 5/6/17 - March and Speeches

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Sun, 05/07/2017 - 06:00

A march was called in Tallaght on May 6th 2017 by the Jobstown Not Guilty campaign to protest against a severe crackdown on working class resistance and the criminalisation of protest generally.
 

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Sex Work 101 - Talk by Anarchist Sex Worker in Ireland - Audio

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Sun, 05/07/2017 - 04:00

This is the audio of a talk – Sex Work 101 - given by a member of the Workers Solidarity Movement after a WSM Dublin branch meeting in April 2017.

 

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Sex Work 101 - Talk by Anarchist Sex Worker in Ireland - Audio

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Sun, 05/07/2017 - 04:00

This is the audio of a talk – Sex Work 101 - given by a member of the Workers Solidarity Movement after a WSM Dublin branch meeting in April 2017.

 

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Palestine-Israel - One apartheid state nearing 50th birthday and the tension rise*

Anarkismo (en) - Sat, 05/06/2017 - 04:00
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The focus on the Israel-Palestine one apartheid state is more and more in the world media. The fear of Europe - mainly from the extreme Muslim terror, combined with the B.D.S. movement, increase the pressure on Israel. Even US call for at least partial retreat from 1967 conquest of the remaining Palestinian region. The sham excuse Israel will retreat only with final peace agreement in which the Palestinians renounce the right of return of the 1948 refugees is exposed when even the Hamas agree on 1967 borders. Frustrated from the Palestinian Authority yielding to the Israeli needs the Fatah opposition initiated the prisoners hunger strike of 1700 inmates which may ignite a mass revolt of the Palestinians of the west bank. Meanwhile, the harassment of the non-armed joint struggle of grass root village activists and the Israeli anarchists against the wall, that was a bit dormant seems to be ignited again marked with the use live ammunition in Nabi Saleh (taking advantage of the absent of Israelis).

Good Protester, Bad Protester - Don't Fall for Divide & Conquer (Text & Audio)

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Sat, 05/06/2017 - 04:00

I'm not a bad protester, I promise. I'm a good protester. I'll be a good protester!

The farce that is the Jobstown [1] trial has mostly been a back and forth about what kind of protest is acceptable and right. Did the people of Jobstown keep Joan Burton and her assistant waiting for too long? Were they too foul mouthed? Too angry? Did they bang on the car too much? What about kids throwing water balloons? The infamous Jobstown brick? Maybe we should put them in prison then. At the heart of this argument is a very important notion: splitting people into 'Good Protesters' and 'Bad Protesters'. This article lays out exactly how that works, and how we should counter this divide and conquer tactic.

 

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Good Protester, Bad Protester - Don't Fall for Divide & Conquer (Text & Audio)

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Sat, 05/06/2017 - 04:00

I'm not a bad protester, I promise. I'm a good protester. I'll be a good protester!

The farce that is the Jobstown [1] trial has mostly been a back and forth about what kind of protest is acceptable and right. Did the people of Jobstown keep Joan Burton and her assistant waiting for too long? Were they too foul mouthed? Too angry? Did they bang on the car too much? What about kids throwing water balloons? The infamous Jobstown brick? Maybe we should put them in prison then. At the heart of this argument is a very important notion: splitting people into 'Good Protesters' and 'Bad Protesters'. This article lays out exactly how that works, and how we should counter this divide and conquer tactic.

 

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Mayday 2017 in Dublin - video & photography of the march and anarchist bloc

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Wed, 05/03/2017 - 08:01

Mayday 2017 saw the annual Dublin Council of Trade Unions (DCTU) organised march through Dublin. The theme of the march was the struggle for housing, with it being led off by housing action groups including the Irish Housing Network. Other campaign groups on the march included Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland, Abortion Rights Campaign, Sex Workers Alliance and a range of other campaign groups, unions and left groups.

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Mayday 2017 in Dublin - video & photography of the march and anarchist bloc

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Wed, 05/03/2017 - 08:01

Mayday 2017 saw the annual Dublin Council of Trade Unions (DCTU) organised march through Dublin. The theme of the march was the struggle for housing, with it being led off by housing action groups including the Irish Housing Network. Other campaign groups on the march included Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland, Abortion Rights Campaign, Sex Workers Alliance and a range of other campaign groups, unions and left groups.

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A "Zionist left" and a real left - two parallel lines that will never meet.

Anarkismo (en) - Sun, 04/30/2017 - 01:32
The "far-reaching compromise" of the Israeli Communist Party (and its front Hadash) who are pretending to be non-Zionists, and their like on the Zionist left is "two states for two peoples". It means: the existence of the State of Israel within the 1967 borders - the "Green Line", in which the Palestinian citizens are a minority.

Beyond May Day Parades: Building a Counter-Movement in Malaysia and Worldwide

Anarkismo (en) - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 05:23
Let us learn from our past struggles, in the USA and in Malaysia. May Day should be an occasion to reflect not jubilate, to engage not agonize, to demand not relent, and to organise, not complain. We need systemic change that can guarantee equality, fraternity, self-management and socialisation of the commonwealth, guided by a bottom–up approach to decision making. We need a labour movement that is multicultural and international, feminist, active in urban and rural struggles, and that prizes reason over superstition, justice over hierarchy, self-management over state power, international solidarity over nationalism. We need to fight for a universal human community, not parochialism and separatism. The organisational power and strategic location of the Malaysian union movement provides an excellent point of departure for building this counter-movement. This is our appeal and message as we celebrate this May Day, on the eve of dark days in which the storm clouds gather over humanity – but in which the light of hope of a better future can break through, if we arm ourselves with the correct ideas and approaches. May Day began as an example of globalisation-from-below. Let us rally to it. Let us take back its original vision: liberty, equality, unity.

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