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Kurdish "Terrorists" Rescue Yezidis

Anarkismo - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 08:55
That's embarrassing - PKK 'terrorists' rescue Yezidis before US Special forces arrive
The US special forces finally sent to Mount Sinjar in Northern Iraq to assess a mission to rescue the threatened Yezidis this morning [Thursday 14 August], reported that most of the displaced population had already been rescued in the previous days. What is not being widely reported is the identity of the Kurdish forces who secured the northern side of the mountain and opened a safe passage for the threatened Yezidi civilians, through the Syrian territory they control to Dohuk in the north of the Kurdish Autonomous region in Iraq.

Embarrassingly for the US, arriving on its white charger to save the day, only to discover they are far too late, the saviours of the Yezidis are the Turkish Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and their Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) allies. The PKK are officially on the US and EU “terrorist” lists and the autonomous Syrian region defended by the YPG is subject to blockade by ISIS to the South and West, Turkey to the North and the corrupt Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) regime in Kurdish Northern Iraq to the East.
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Paros cívicos y conflicto social en Colombia

Anarkismo - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 05:21
Es la dinámica misma de la lucha de clases, no la política de aparatos en la estratosfera, la que va iluminando los caminos para forjar una alternativa popular, libertaria, en la actual coyuntura. Los paros cívicos que han sacudido al Putumayo, al Pacífico nariñense y caucano, a la Guajira y al Urabá, son síntomas visibles de este malestar profundo que recorre al país desde la periferia, que se expresa en una resistencia multiforme, tenaz, valiente y creativa.
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Terrorismo financiero y legitimación de los fondos buitres

Anarkismo - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 19:49
Bruno Lima Rocha

El caso de la renegociación de valores de los títulos de la República Argentina necesita un análisis en profundidad para entender y hacer la crítica a los operadores financieros que chantajean a un país entero. Pero en este breve artículo la meta se queda en la estructura de legitimación que circunda al capital ficticio –observada a partir de este caso específico– apropiadamente denominada “El Terror Financiero” por los críticos más contundentes.
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Kurdish "Terrorists" Rescue Yezidis

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 17:43
The US special forces finally sent to Mount Sinjar in Northern Iraq to assess a mission to rescue the threatened Yezidis this morning, reported that most of the displaced population had already been rescued in the previous days. What is not being widely reported is the identity of the Kurdish forces who secured the northern side of the mountain and opened a safe passage for the threatened Yezidi civilians, through the Syrian territory they control to Dohuk in the north of the Kurdish Autonomous region in Iraq.    Embarrassingly for the US, arriving on its white charger to save the day, only to discover they are far too late, the saviours of the Yezidis are the Turkish Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and their Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) allies. The PKK are officially on the US and EU “terrorist” lists and the autonomous Syrian region defended by the YPG is subject to blockade by ISIS to the South and West, Turkey to the North and the corrupt Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) regime in Kurdish Northern Iraq to the East. The PKK’s pariah status dates from the war which it fought in the 1980s and 90s against the Turkish state, first under the the dictatorship, then the civilian government, for independence for the mainly Kurdish region of South East Turkey. Since late 2012 peace talks began with the Turkish government and a ceasefire was declared in March 2013.

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Iraq, Syria and the Islamic State

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 14:34
The desperate plight of tens of thousands of Yazidi people stranded for the past week and a half on Mount Sinjar in Northern Iraq, having fled their homes in the nearby city, has focussed the world’s attention on what has been happening in that region.   Threats of airstrikes from U.S. president Barack Obama in a region where U.S. intervention in such recent memory has already been responsible for the killing of up to a million people and the injuring and displacement of many more causes alarm bells to ring in the minds of all who care about a fair and just world.  This is further exacerbated by the knowledge that it is the stoking of sectarian tensions as a result of U.S. policy in Iraq that is largely responsible for the emergence of the fundamentalist and ultra-reactionary Islamic State organisation.  

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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."
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Sub*Versión Por Palestina // Separata*Agosto 2014

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

Separata # 1 Agosto 2014
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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

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]

World War One and 100 Years of Counter-Revolution

Anarkismo (en) - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:47
In 1871, Karl Marx wrote that governments use war as a fraud, a ‘humbug, intended to defer the struggle of the classes’. In 1914, that fraud was so effective that not only most workers but also most Marxists supported their respective nation’s rush to war. Ever since then, governments have used war to defer class struggle and prevent revolution. But this strategy cannot last forever.[1]
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