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La vuelta de Orwell y el Gran Hermano a la guerra en Palestina, Ucrania y contra la verdad

Anarkismo - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 05:45
La otra noche vi 1984, de George Orwell, representada en los escenarios de Londres. Pese a que pide a gritos una interpretación contemporánea, las advertencias de Orwell sobre el futuro se presentaron como una obra perteneciente a un periodo remoto e inofensivo. Parecía como si Edward Snowden nunca hubiera hecho públicas sus revelaciones, el Gran Hermano no fuera hoy un espía digital y el propio Orwell nunca hubiera dicho aquello de «para dejarse corromper por el totalitarismo no hace falta vivir en un país totalitario».
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The return of George Orwell and Big Brother’s war on Palestine, Ukraine and the truth

Anarkismo (en) - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 05:42
The other night, I saw George Orwells's '1984' performed on the London stage. Although crying out for a contemporary interpretation, Orwell's warning about the future was presented as a period piece: remote, unthreatening, almost reassuring. It was as if Edward Snowden had revealed nothing, Big Brother was not now a digital eavesdropper and Orwell himself had never said, "To be corrupted by totalitarianism, one does not have to live in a totalitarian country."

The return of George Orwell and Big Brother’s war on Palestine, Ukraine and the truth

Anarkismo - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 05:42
The other night, I saw George Orwells's '1984' performed on the London stage. Although crying out for a contemporary interpretation, Orwell's warning about the future was presented as a period piece: remote, unthreatening, almost reassuring. It was as if Edward Snowden had revealed nothing, Big Brother was not now a digital eavesdropper and Orwell himself had never said, "To be corrupted by totalitarianism, one does not have to live in a totalitarian country."
Categories: Anarchists

Palestine: Strong response to ITF Gaza appeal as further aid delivered

Labour Start - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: ITF Global Union
Categories: Workplace Struggle

South Africa: Union Leader Calls for Attacks on Jews 'Everywhere'

Labour Start - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Breitbart
Categories: Workplace Struggle

Sub*Versión Por Palestina // Separata*Agosto 2014

Anarkismo - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:57
SubVersión por Palestina

Separata # 1 Agosto 2014
Categories: Anarchists

Depuis la Sexta dans le monde : Gaza vit et résiste !

Anarkismo - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:00

"Et, peut-être, qu’un petit garçon ou une petite fille de Gaza survivent aussi. Peut-être qu’ils grandiront et, qu’avec eux, grandiront aussi la colère, l’indignation, la rage. Peut-être qu’ils deviendront soldats ou miliciens de l’un des groupes qui luttent en Palestine. Peut-être qu’ils se retrouveront à combattre Israël. Peut-être qu’ils le feront en tirant avec un fusil. Peut-être en s’immolant avec une ceinture de cartouches de dynamite autour de la taille. Et alors, là-haut, ils écriront sur la nature violente des palestiniens et feront des déclarations en condamnant cette violence et on recommencera à discuter s’il s’agit de sionisme ou d’antisémitisme. Et alors personne ne demandera qui a semé ce qui est récolté." (Sous-commandant Insurgé Marcos. Mexique, 4 janvier 2009)


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Interview with a Syrian Army and FSA Defector

Anarkismo (en) - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 03:35
In the apartment of a mutual friend I meet a young man from Aleppo I will call 'Ahmed' for his safety. His mood is lighthearted despite having part of a limb blown off by a grenade while fighting with the Free Syrian Army in Aleppo. We talk over tea and cigarettes while our friend Anarch translates. Ahmed takes a call from a friend in Syria with bad news: ISIS, the ruthless foe the FSA and other moderate brigades fought hard to kick out earlier this year, is back in Aleppo province. He puts down his phone and we begin the interview.

Translating Anarchy: The Anarchism of Occupy Wall Street - talk by Author Mark Bray

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 09:52

Mark Bray author of 'Translating Anarchy: The Anarchism of Occupy Wall Street' will be giving this talk in the WSM space in Seomra Spraoi, 19.30, August 18th as part of a European speaking tour.

Event date and time:  Mon, 2014-08-18 19:30 - 21:15

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Baltimore Jimmy John's workers announce IWW membership, present demands to management

Libcom.org News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 09:39
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A Jimmy John's Workers Union-IWW campaign has gone public in Baltimore, Maryland.

"The owners think of us as machines. And that's exactly how they treat us - as machines that turn bread and lettuce into money for them." Jimmy John's worker Brendan Camiel

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Palestine-Israel, Israel attack on Gaza ending with a defeat of its arrogant power show*

Anarkismo (en) - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 07:34
Al Arakib, Bil'in, Al-Ma'asara, Nabi Saleh, Ni'ilin, Qaddum, Sheikh Jarrah, South of Hebron Hills, Tel Aviv, Lod
Israel started the attack on the Hamas to sabotage the Hamas compromise with the west bank authority, and restore a weakened Hamas independent rule in the Gaza strip. Hamas compromise was a response to Egyptian closer intended to dismantle the Hamas. The failed Israeli attack will force it to contribute its share to significantly open the closer of the border between Israel and the Gaza strip which was till the attack based on the bare minimal on the margin of humanitarian catastrophe. Whatever the details of the new cease fire and arrangements, the failure of Israel vicious assault to stop the Hamas from firing rockets on Israel is a significant "game changer". The failed attack on Gaza and the continuing popular struggle in the west bank are hastening the international pressures to end the occupation of the West bank and the closer of the Gaza strip.

Another win for Brighton hospitality workers

Libcom.org News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 06:23

These workers stood up to their exploitative boss and you won't believe what happened next.

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Syria: Interview with an Aleppo anarchist

Anarkismo (en) - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 03:57
The uprising in Syria against the totalitarian dictatorship of Bashar al Assad is now in its fourth year. What began in March 2011 in the southern city of Daraa with schoolboys spraypainting the slogan from Egypt, “The People Demand the Fall of the Regime,” soon became mass protests of all sects that spread across the country as brutal repression met tenacious resolve. Soldiers who disobeyed orders to open fire on protesters mutinied and formed the Free Syrian Army (FSA) to protect protesters from repression. Regular mass protests and popular councils sustained a vibrant rebellion. But at the time of writing, ISIS and the Assad regime are winning a war that has cost over 160,000 lives and destroyed huge swathes of the country, displacing millions. After communicating for almost two years via skype and facebook I finally had a chance to meet Anarch, a comrade from Syria with whom I had been exchanging messages for so long. He is from the neighbourhood of Bustan al Basha in Aleppo. This is our interview.

The Platform – Issue 2 out now!

Anarkismo (en) - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 05:53
The Platform - Magazine of Anarchist Affinity from Melbourne

Global: From Global Crisis to Global Justice

Labour Start - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: ITF Global Union
Categories: Workplace Struggle

The London Dock Strike of 1889

Anarchist Writers - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:01

This year marks the 125th anniversary of the 1889 London Dock Strike. While this strike was preceded by others which showed of a new spirit of revolt amongst the unskilled, including the match-girls strike and the unionisation of London gasworkers, the dockers’ strike had more of an impact due to the numbers involved. As well as an important event in British Labour history, it also played a key role in the development of anarchism as it provided a concrete example of the power of organised labour and the importance of anarchist involvement in it.

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Ukraine: Interview with a Donetsk anarchist

Anarkismo (en) - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 02:26
The Revolutionary Confederation of Anarcho-Syndicalists - N. I. Makhno (Революционная конфедерация анархо-синдикалистов им. Н. И. Махно), established in Ukraine in 1994, was one of the most famous anarchist organizations which emerged from the former Soviet Union. Platformist in essence, the organization managed to assemble a cohort of vigorous activists who wanted to adopt a strategic and responsible approach to the question of achieving a libertarian society. The RKAS survived many troubles, it was involved in the miners' strike and had several long-tem projects, but it was not without its internal squabbles and splits. Over the past year, however, the organization has been heard from less and less. To find out what had happened to the RKAS, and also hear their opinion on the current events in Ukraine, our Russia-based comrades of Autonomous Action interviewed a comrade from the RKAS, Samurai. [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27252]

South Africa: NUMSA condemns killing of its shop stewards

Labour Start - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Cosatu
Categories: Workplace Struggle
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