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Saoradh, Irish republicanism and the politics of Unfinished Revolution

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Wed, 12/07/2016 - 11:42

The launch of Saoradh in the Canal Court Hotel in Newry is the latest republican project to have emerged but is it a fresh departure a break from past mistakes or just simply a re-packaged version of the pre ceasefire Provies?

Since its inception, Saoradh has faced increasing state repression on both sides of the border as it has attempted to establish itself. Many will look upon this crackdown as evidence of a real threat to the status-quo and therefore acclaim the revolutionary potential of Saoradhs’ version of republicanism, confusing revolution with the reality that the state will always repress those who they perceive question their monopoly over violence.

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Anarchico Americano e 'Wobbly' uccisi dalla Turchia, mentre combatteva ISIS in Rojava

Anarkismo - Wed, 12/07/2016 - 10:01
Il volontario statunitense che si era unito alla milizia delle YPG e che è caduto combattendo contro l'ISIS in Rojava questa settimana era un anarchico ed iscritto all'Industrial Workers of the World. E' morto vittima di un bombardamento aereo turco diretto a colpire i combattenti curdi che stavano incalzando i clerico-fascisti dell'ISIS. http://anarkismo.net/article/29815
Categories: Anarchists

Australia: Dylan Voller plans hunger strike

Anarkismo (en) - Wed, 12/07/2016 - 07:56
At least four guards involved in the tear gassing and other incidents of abuse while Dylan was in Don Dale are currently working as guards in the Darwin Correctional Centre and are continually tormenting Dylan. Some have threatened to have him bashed if he speaks out about his treatment.

Australia: Dylan Voller plans hunger strike

Anarkismo - Wed, 12/07/2016 - 07:56
At least four guards involved in the tear gassing and other incidents of abuse while Dylan was in Don Dale are currently working as guards in the Darwin Correctional Centre and are continually tormenting Dylan. Some have threatened to have him bashed if he speaks out about his treatment.
Categories: Anarchists

Η Απάτη της Οικονομικής Ανάπτυξης

Anarkismo - Wed, 12/07/2016 - 07:27
Μας λένε πως χρειαζόμαστε ακόμα μεγαλύτερη ανάπτυξη ώστε να ξεπεράσουμε την υπάρχουσα πολυεπίπεδη κρίση. Συγκεκριμένα το ακούμε αυτό εδώ και πολύ καιρό. Τόσο οι δεξιές όσο και οι αριστερές, καπιταλιστικές και σοσιαλιστικές κυβερνήσεις προωθούν τις θεωρίες τους για το πόσο πολύ χρειαζόμαστε μεγαλύτερη παραγωγή και κατανάλωση έτσι ώστε οι κοινωνίες μας να εξελιχθούν και να αφήσουν πίσω τις σημερινές δυσκολίες.
Categories: Anarchists

Anarchism, Oppression & Exploitation - WSM position paper

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Wed, 12/07/2016 - 06:35

What is this?

This paper outlines how we the intersections of exploitation and oppressions and what approach the WSM takes in relation to this.  Our collective theoretical understanding is framed in the WSM Constitution’s core point of unity number 7: “We actively oppose all manifestations of prejudice within the workers' movement and society in general and we work alongside those struggling against racism, sexism, [religious] sectarianism and homophobia as a priority. We see the success of a revolution and the successful elimination of these oppressions after the revolution being determined by the building of such struggles in the pre-revolutionary period. The methods of struggle that we promote are a preparation for the running of society along anarchist and communist lines after the revolution.” 

That theory is informed by the individual and collective experiences of WSM members over 30 years and our adaption of anarchism to our local contexts which includes specific experiences of oppression and personal & historical experiences of the anti-colonial struggle in Ireland and elsewhere.  The development of this paper involved our own experiences being placed alongside our discussions of the broad set of writings and observations emerging from the anarchist and feminist study of the relationship between gender, class and race and in particular what is often referred to today as ‘Intersectionality’.

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Chile: “¿Cuánta agua hay en la piscina? El escenario post-paro del 4 de noviembre”

Anarkismo - Wed, 12/07/2016 - 04:05
En su Segundo Congreso realizado en abril de este año, la Coordinadora Nacional de Trabajadores y Trabajadoras NO+AFP asumió 3 compromisos: a) tener como objetivo la erradicación de las AFP, ya sean privadas o estatales; b) avanzar hacia una sistema solidario, de reparto y tripartito como base de un nuevo sistema de seguridad social; y c) marcar un hito en la lucha por ambos objetivos mediante un paro nacional.
Categories: Anarchists

La praxis feminista desde la realidad social

Anarkismo - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 20:26
Ponencia en el Encuentro Nacional de Mujeres Feministas


Categories: Anarchists

Elementos para una izquierda anti-racista en Chile: La cuestión colonial mapuche

Anarkismo - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 20:08
No hace falta adentrarse mucho en la historia de la izquierda en Chile para percatar una actitud, digamos, no muy cercana a las profundas resonancias del lugar mapuche al interior del sistema político, económico y cultural en Chile. Es cierto que existe, sobre todo durante las últimas décadas, una ola solidarizante anclada al proceso de emergencia de una movimentalidad mapuche que trastocó la pasividad de la posdictadura neoliberal, lo cual permitió construir en lo mapuche un espacio de resistencia que fortificaba la moral de una izquierda magullada.
Categories: Anarchists

Korea (South): Railroad union agrees to end months-long strike

Labour Start - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Korea Times
Categories: Workplace Struggle

China: IndustriALL calls for urgent ILO action on deadly Chinese coal mines

Labour Start - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: IndustriAll
Categories: Workplace Struggle

Kazakhstan: Human Rights Watch criticises moves to shutdown unions

Labour Start - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: HRW
Categories: Workplace Struggle

China: Striking workers call for negotiations at Coca-Cola, Danone, Sony

Labour Start - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: China Labour Bulletin
Categories: Workplace Struggle

Australia: CUB and unions craft a better brew

Labour Start - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: AMWU
Categories: Workplace Struggle

Class War 05/2016: On the margins of Fidel Castro’s death…

Libcom.org News - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 13:02
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The Cuban national television has just announced this November 26th, 2016 the death of Fidel Castro, who died at the “venerable” age of 90. This counterrevolutionary old fogey will be celebrated in Cuba, where nine days of national mourning is declared, as well as all over the world by the bourgeois international left (i.e. the left and far left bourgeoisie).

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Categories: Anarchists

El rol de mujer dentro de la configuración del proceso de democracia directa y autonomía de las comunidades indígenas del norte del Cauca

Anarkismo - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 11:30
Mujer rebelde, mujer esperanza, mujer vida, mujer trabajadora, mujer luchadora; tal vez ese pueda ser el rol jugado por la mujer en el pueblo nasa que ha venido re-existiendo al olvido y la invasión desde hace mas de 500 años cuando llegaron los europeos a las tierras de nuestra América. En las calles de Caloto, estas guerreras milenarias se ven caminando libremente; en las ferias de Corinto se ven vendiendo productos que ellas mismas fabrican de manera autolesionada y sin hacerle daño a la madre tierra con trasngenicos o monocultivos; en el cabildo indígena de Santander de Quilichao se ven moderando una asamblea de plan de vida; en las bellas montañas de Jambaló se ven recogiendo café y cultivando maíz; en la tulpa del saber de Toribio se ven armonizando un ritual con chirrincho, coquita y cigarrillo.
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Radical bookfair to be held in Derry 28th January

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 10:58

This coming January in Derry, activists will be holding its first evert Radical Bookfair. In a statement on their web page organisers said: On Saturday 28th January 2017 the first ever Derry Radical Bookfair will take place in Pilots Row Community Centre, Rossville Street, Derry, BT48 6LP.

The event takes place on one of the busiest days of the political calendar in the city which is during the Bloody Sunday week of events. Each year the same venue itself hosts the annual Bloody Sunday events such as talks, films and discussions around contemporary social justice issues.

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Trump and the myth of the progressive but misled 'white working class' voters

Anarkismo (en) - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 06:36
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.


[https://www.mixcloud.com/workerssolidarity/nope-trumps-...left/]


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.


Trump and the myth of the progressive but misled 'white working class' voters

Anarkismo - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 06:36
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.


[https://www.mixcloud.com/workerssolidarity/nope-trumps-...left/]


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.


Categories: Anarchists

Qatar: Qatari and FIFA Pledges on Worker Rights Have Little Impact on Construction Companies

Labour Start - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: International Policy Digest
Categories: Workplace Struggle
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