Ukrainian anarchist analysis of the situation following the overthrow of Yanukovych, pointing out that the opposition in power alongside fascist groups will not improve the lot of the working class.
The overthrow of the authoritarian regime of Yanukovych by no means signifies for us the end of our fight.
An english translation of a new update (25 February) from El Libertario about the wave of protests against the Maduro government in Venezuela.
Rafael Uzcátegui (El Libertario newspaper)
The February 21th, we wrote a summary of events for those who are on the outside, oversaturated with information about Venezuela, we needed a chronology of events. It has just 4 days of this story, but there are many new elements that an update is necessary to suggest, that any picture of the Venezuelan reality will change in the next few hours.copy of http://periodicoellibertario.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/express-update-of-venezuelan-situation.html
Χρονικό πολλών προναγγελθέντων θανάτων
Όσα διαδραματίζονται αυτές τις μέρες στην Ουκρανία είναι το ξέσπασμα μιας μακράς ιστορικά περιόδου, που περιλαμβάνει πολλές αντιθέσεις και συγκρουόμενες δυνάμεις. Δεν είναι ασήμαντο το γεγονός ότι όλα όσα βλέπουμε αυτές τις μέρες συμβαίνουν σε ένα κράτος του λεγόμενου δυτικού κόσμου. Όσοι δεν έχουν υπόψη τους το νήμα που συνδέει αυτές τις μέρες με το παρελθόν της Ουκρανίας ίσως και να ξαφνιάστηκαν για το πώς θα μπορούσε να ξεσπάσει ένας εμφύλιος πόλεμος, εκεί όπου οι πολιτισμένοι εξουσιαστές λύνουν συνήθως τις διαφωνίες τους στα διπλωματικά τραπέζια. Η αλήθεια όμως είναι ότι όλο το προηγούμενο διάστημα προετοιμαζόταν συστηματικά το ξέσπασμα που παρακολουθούμε.
Some Rail Maritime and Transport (RMT) union members are starting to prepare for further strike action on the London Underground (LU) after the second of two planned 48-hour strikes was called off earlier in the month following what was described as a last-minute deal.
Workers on the underground network are finding it increasingly difficult to accept that the two month review period agreed between unions and management, of which only four weeks remains, will end in any concessions being offered according to sources familiar with the situation.
I media israeliani sono del tutto ossessionati dalla escalation della campagna Boycott, Disinvest, Sanctions come se sapessero cose che non possono rivelare. Sia i sostenitori che i detrattori della fine dell'occupazione iniziano a ritenerla immanente in un futuro non lontano. Una componente del capitalismo israeliano, colpita dal boicottaggio e timorosa che possa andare sempre peggio ha iniziato a spingere per una accelerazione della fine dell'occupazione. Un centinaio di capitalisti israeliani si sono recati alla conferenza di Davos dove si sono ufficialmente costituti in organizzazione. Sul campo, sembra che le forze di stato israeliane stiano aumentando la repressione sulle lotte in corso così come stanno forzando gli sgomberi di interi villaggi da territori considerati strategici. Bil'in celebrerà il nono anniversario della sua lotta. [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/26781]
Residents of Forches housing estate in Barnstaple, North Devon, occupy their local.
Residents of Forches housing estate in Barnstaple, North Devon have occupied their pub The Borough Arms which is due to be knocked down to make way for flats as part of a regeneration scheme. The locals have taken their building back and hope to save it from re-development as they highlight a lack of local facilities.
This article is an attempt to investigate certain problems of the left via the lens of micropolitics and macropolitics, terms first introduced by Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari (henceforth D&G). Faced with the challenging nature of texts from post-structuralist thinkers like D&G or Foucault, many people make the assumption that they are really motivated by an elitist desire to confuse, intimidate and befuddle the masses and divert theory into useless abstractions, far removed from the concerns of ordinary people for social transformation and liberation from oppression and exploitation. However a careful reading of D&G’s Micropolitics and Segmentarity chapter in “A Thousand Plateaus” (ATP) reveals they have two main objects in their theorising there - to make sense of the experience of fascism in the 1930s and 1940s and the (then) more recent uprisings of Paris May ‘68. We will try to extend that to looking at more recent problems, passing via the Poll Tax riots of 1990 to looking at today’s current controversies around intersectionality
IMAGE: By Azirlazarus (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0
(http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
An open letter on the situation in Venezuela, to the comrades of the FEL and El Libertario - Nosotros los Pobres
An open letter to anarchists in Chile and Venezuela, taking a nuanced look at the wave of protests against the Maduro government.
Two weeks ago, Nosotros los Pobres had the good fortune to host a presentation by two members of the Federacion de Estudiantes Libertarias of Chile, with whom we had a very productive exchange of ideas.