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Anger from the underground: bulgarian miners in wildcat strike

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 17:37
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The miners from Obrochishte - the third largest manganese mine in the world, located in eastern Bulgaria, went on wildcat strike on 01.06.2017. The strike was supported by the anarchosyndicalists from ARS (Avtonomen Rabotnicheski Sindikat / Autonomous Workers Union), while the beaurocratic union in the mine opposed the strike and sided with the bosses.

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Land, law and decades of devastating douchebaggery

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 04:58
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This article looks at the recent wave of community protests in South Africa with a focus on the case of Freedom Park in Soweto

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Activists arrested in Turkey for solidarity with hunger strikers

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 14:11
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An anarchist comrade along with several others were arrested violently by the police during a solidarity demonstration with Nuriye Gulmen and Semih Ozakca*.

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Manchester’s self-organised homeless challenge Andy Burnham over housing pledge

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 07:35
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Organisers at squatted former arts space Cornerhouse have called on new Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham to go a step further than simple charity donations and engage directly with homeless people in finding solutions to the city’s rough sleeping crisis. Cornerhouse, owned by Network Rail, has been occupied by homeless people and Manchester Activist Network (MAN) since January and successfully saw off an eviction attempt late last month.

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Alt-right crowdfunding site disappears

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 12:16
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A major alt-right crowdfunding site has gone offline, raising questions about where the money has gone.

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A call from Venezuela to the anarchists of Latin America and the world: solidarity is much more than a written word

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 17:05
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El Libertario call on all "real anarchists" to wake-up about the situation in Venezuela. Events in Venezuela are genuine expressions of working-class frustration, against a corrupt and dysfunctional state-capitalism, no longer able to sustain itself given the sharp fall in global oil prices.

we note with great concern the silence of many anarchists of this and other continents about the events in Venezuela" El Libertario

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Notes on a factory uprising in Yangon

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 11:04
Yangon-HM-factory.jpg Soe Lin Aung examines a recent strike-cum-riot at a Chinese-owned H&M supplier in Myanmar, digging beyond the headlines into its local context and broader political significance.

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Dirty energy resistance roundup: court cases, blockades and police aggression

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 07:48
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As Reclaim the Power and Earth First! activists are ordered to pay £10,000 compensation to coal firm Miller Argent following their blockade against its Ffos-y-fran opencast coal mine last month, direct actions are happening across Britain to head off fracking firms.

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Rent Strike in Toronto

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 18:07
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Two hundred tenants are on rent strike in Toronto against increases they say are meant to price them out of their homes.

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Le Pen or Macron: plague or cholera for the working-class in France and Europe

Sat, 05/06/2017 - 21:54
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The French presidential election in 2017 marks a profound change in the European political situation and the approach; generalized crisis in political dominance of ruling classes and political elites over social fabric.

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Spycops inquiry delayed until late 2019

Sat, 05/06/2017 - 07:48
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In a double-whammy ruling Sir Christopher Pitchford has said his inquiry into misconduct by police undercovers will hear no formal evidence before the second half of 2019 — but exonerated the Met of using delaying tactics.

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Exploitation in one click? Grassroots unions start international delivery service campaign #deliverunion

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 14:20
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Deliveroo and Foodora are two very young start-ups that are rapidly expanding on a global level through their high amount of start-up funds. They spark doubts whether digital capitalism brings an end to work – as some have been claiming. But in fact, the ones who bike the streets for the new internet delivery services have to go many miles through the traffic each day and are regularly put into dangerous situations. Through the #deliverunion campaign, the cyclists are now raising their voices.

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Activists squat £100m development after eviction of homeless protest camp

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 09:00
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A homeless camp set up in Brighton on April 5th to protest against a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) which has been imposed on the city’s parks and seafront was evicted on Wednesday — and activists have responded by taking over a building linked to a £100m development project.

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Between the July 15 to the April 16: From Turkish Type of War on the Masses to the Turkish Type of Presidency

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 12:11
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In this series of paper, I will try to show the clashes between the sovereigns of Turkey starting from the coup attempt to the fraudulent referendum that was held on 16th of April 2017. The series is planned to be three parts. First series will be on what I call a kamikaze type of coup attempt on 15th-16th of June 2016. Second series will be on the period that is between the coup and referendum. Last series will be about the fraudulent referendum that took place on 16th of April 2017 and the prospects for the coming days.

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Turkey’s referendum: a win or what...?

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 07:54
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Does the electoral process, any kind of it, justify the dictatorial alteration of Democracy? Are the formation of law and the democratic procedure of decision making enough for Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to be a Sultan? The formation of the legal-mathematical formula of the referendum, as in any electoral process, cannot decide and this marginal situation in Turkey unfolds the inner contradiction of democratic political form.

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CGT union members acquitted of ‘ridiculing Catholicism’ with Procession of the Holy Pussy

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 09:57
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A regional court has told lawyers for the hardline Christian Advocates Association they won't be allowed to sue the anarcho-syndicalist CGT union in Spain for “offending the Catholic religion,” though a number of feminist organisers are still being targeted.

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Repression worsens against activists fighting TAP gas pipeline in Italy

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 07:21
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Grassroots organisation the AltreMenti Valle Peligna collective reports that repression is becoming increasingly harsh as activists fight against the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) in Puglia.

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A return to repression in Durban: activist shot in the back

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 06:51
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After the conviction and sentencing of two ANC councillors for the murder of an Abahlali baseMjondolo activist in May 2016 there was a marked decline in the repression faced by Abahlali baseMjondolo. But the recent shooting of an activist in the Bhambayi land occupation seems to mark a return to repression.

We wish to make it clear that should our local council chairperson in Bhambayi, Blessing Nyuswa, come to any harm we will hold the ANC accountable. Abahlali baseMjondolo

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A South African ruling-class brawl

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 06:16
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This article looks at the factions of the ruling class battling for positions and control over the state in South. It considers whether such battles offer anything to the working class in the country.

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Alexi Navalny is no “honest guardian” against Kremlin oppression, anarchists warn

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 11:44
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Following liberal “centrist” protests against corruption in Russia on March 26th which saw hundreds of arrests, led by lawyer and political figure Alexi Navalny, Russian anarcho-syndicalist group KRAS-AIT argues that for the country’s poor, his “responsible” free-market vision offers no respite:

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