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Sketch of the life of Liu Shifu (Sifo, or Sifu), Chinese anarchist-communist, 1884-1915.

Anarkismo - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 08:11
Sketch of the life of Liu Shifu (Sifo, or Sifu), Chinese anarchist-communist, 1884-1915.
First published as SIFU: A CHINESE REVOLUTIONIST 1884-1915 by H.E. Shaw, in "Esperanto Journal of the People," from Mother Earth volume 10, number 8, October 1915


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Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle continues with lower intensity: last Friday only 3 Israelis came to Bil'in demo*

Anarkismo (en) - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 10:10
Bil'in-Ni'lin-Ma'sara-Nabi Saleh-Qaddum-Sheikh Jarrah-south of Hebron Hills
The 50-day war on Gaza ended, after Israel begged for a ceasefire and yielded to major demands from Hamas (some kept in secret even from Israeli government ministers). A majority of Israelis admit that Israel did not win the war but with difficulty admit that Hamas had the upper hand. Ministers passed two weeks ago a classified Cabinet document containing a proposal to place an international force in Gaza, which may mean the end of Israel's occupation of the Gaza Strip and the opening of the Ghetto... and may be a precedent to what could be the end of the occupation of the West Bank). In Israel, the "radical" left is back to "normal"... though many more activists are contemplating joining the comrades who had already lost hope and emigrated. It seems the international pressures of the imperial powers and the advances of the boycott movement are bringing the end of the 1967 occupation sooner than expected. [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27374]

Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle continues with lower intensity: last Friday only 3 Israelis came to Bil'in demo*

Anarkismo - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 10:10
Bil'in-Ni'lin-Ma'sara-Nabi Saleh-Qaddum-Sheikh Jarrah-south of Hebron Hills
The 50-day war on Gaza ended, after Israel begged for a ceasefire and yielded to major demands from Hamas (some kept in secret even from Israeli government ministers). A majority of Israelis admit that Israel did not win the war but with difficulty admit that Hamas had the upper hand. Ministers passed two weeks ago a classified Cabinet document containing a proposal to place an international force in Gaza, which may mean the end of Israel's occupation of the Gaza Strip and the opening of the Ghetto... and may be a precedent to what could be the end of the occupation of the West Bank). In Israel, the "radical" left is back to "normal"... though many more activists are contemplating joining the comrades who had already lost hope and emigrated. It seems the international pressures of the imperial powers and the advances of the boycott movement are bringing the end of the 1967 occupation sooner than expected. [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27374]
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Marina Silva y el lulismo que solo pierde frente a sí mismo o a su disidencia

Anarkismo - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 21:07
Bruno Lima Rocha*

La muerte del ex gobernador de Pernambuco y candidato a presidente por el PSB, Eduardo Campos, ocurrida el 13 de agosto alteró el escenario electoral brasilero. Hasta su fallecimiento en un desastre aéreo en la ciudad de Santos, en el litoral del Estado de San Pablo, la presencia de su candidata a vicepresidenta, la ex ministra del Medio Ambiente de Lula, Marina Silva, era una mezcla de discreción con un poco de compromiso. Durante una semana circuló la especulación en torno a las opciones de la mesa Ejecutiva Nacional de los herederos políticos de Miguel Arraes, si los caciques del PSB arriesgarían una chance de victoria electoral que puede convertirse en una rotunda derrota política. Por lo visto las esperanzas de las urnas y el pacto de compromiso político ondearon “la mosca azul” para Roberto Amaral, Beto Albuquerque, Luiza Erundina y compañía. Le va a tocar al diputado federal y ex secretario de Olivio Dutray y Tarso Genro (en los gobiernos estadales de Río Grande del Sur) Beto Albuquerque el papel de asegurar la alianza del compromiso político y además frenar la idiosincrasia de la “estrella” acreana (natural del estado de Acre, donde vivía Chico Mendes) disidente del PT.
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Sergio, llevado a la muerte por la autoridad y la discriminación

Anarkismo - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 19:43
El 5 de Agosto de 2014 muere Sergio Urrego, un joven de 16 años que no resistió la persecución, discriminación y el rechazo por parte de las directivas del colegio Gimnasio Castillo Campestre. El rechazo se debía a que Sergio llevaba una relación amorosa con una persona de su mismo sexo. Nuestro amigo, como acto político, decidió lanzarse de la terraza del Centro Comercial Titán Plaza, falleciendo el día siguiente.
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Ready for Revolution : The CNT Defense Committees in Barcelona, 1933-1938. [Book Review]

Anarkismo (en) - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 05:49
A review of Agustin Guillamon's "Ready for Revolution" on the Spanish anarchist defence committees, assessing its relevance to today's revolutionaries.

Ready for Revolution : The CNT Defense Committees in Barcelona, 1933-1938. [Book Review]

Anarkismo - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 05:49
A review of Agustin Guillamon's "Ready for Revolution" on the Spanish anarchist defence committees, assessing its relevance to today's revolutionaries.
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September 2014 Kate Sharpley Library Bulletin online

Anarkismo (en) - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 05:34
KSL: Bulletin of the Kate Sharpley Library No. 78-79, September 2014 [Double issue] has just been posted on our site. You can get to the contents here http://www.katesharpleylibrary.net/cz8xhf or read the full pdf here http://www.katesharpleylibrary.net/hmgrxw

September 2014 Kate Sharpley Library Bulletin online

Anarkismo - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 05:34
KSL: Bulletin of the Kate Sharpley Library No. 78-79, September 2014 [Double issue] has just been posted on our site. You can get to the contents here http://www.katesharpleylibrary.net/cz8xhf or read the full pdf here http://www.katesharpleylibrary.net/hmgrxw
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The Khutsong Tragedy

Anarkismo (en) - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 03:10
Residents in Khutsong location were neglected by the police many times, and that is why they ended up taking the law into their own hands in late 2013.

The Khutsong Tragedy

Anarkismo - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 03:10
Residents in Khutsong location were neglected by the police many times, and that is why they ended up taking the law into their own hands in late 2013.
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Anti-militarist United Fronts and Italy’s “Red week”, 1914

Anarkismo (en) - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 04:34
Part 2 in a series of articles on the concept and history of the United Front
The United Front tactic – aimed at uniting masses of workers in action and winning Communist leadership for the working class – was adopted as policy by the Communist International (Comintern) in 1921 and will be discussed later in this series. However, there are important examples of working class unity in action which predate Comintern policy and bear relevance to the united fronts discussion. One often-cited example is the united front to defend the gains of the February Revolution from a military coup in Russia in 1917, which will be discussed in the next article in this series.

Before looking at this, however, there is another example of proletarian unity in action – that didn’t seek to win Communist leadership – which warrants attention; that of a revolutionary worker-peasant alliance. This conception of united front action found expression in Italy’s anti-militarist “red blocs” and it is to these that we now turn.

First published in issue 87 of Workers World News


http://anarkismo.net/article/27348

Anti-militarist United Fronts and Italy’s “Red week”, 1914

Anarkismo - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 04:34
Part 2 in a series of articles on the concept and history of the United Front
The United Front tactic – aimed at uniting masses of workers in action and winning Communist leadership for the working class – was adopted as policy by the Communist International (Comintern) in 1921 and will be discussed later in this series. However, there are important examples of working class unity in action which predate Comintern policy and bear relevance to the united fronts discussion. One often-cited example is the united front to defend the gains of the February Revolution from a military coup in Russia in 1917, which will be discussed in the next article in this series.

Before looking at this, however, there is another example of proletarian unity in action – that didn’t seek to win Communist leadership – which warrants attention; that of a revolutionary worker-peasant alliance. This conception of united front action found expression in Italy’s anti-militarist “red blocs” and it is to these that we now turn.

First published in issue 87 of Workers World News


http://anarkismo.net/article/27348

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NUMSA and the ‘United Front Against Neoliberalism’

Anarkismo (en) - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 04:26
Part 1 in a series of articles on the concept and history of the United Front
The resolution adopted by the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) to form a ‘United Front against neoliberalism’ – as well as its decision not to endorse the ANC in the elections – represents an interesting development in the political landscape, one which activists should look at carefully and engage.

Due to the language used by the media, the Left, NUMSA’s critics and even NUMSA itself much confusion surrounds the debate – leaving many questions: Is the ‘United Front’ an organisation or attempt to build a new labour federation or political party? Is it an attempt to revive the 1980s United Democratic Front (UDF)? Why NUMSA’s sudden interest in community struggles?

This series, of which this article is the first, aims to clarify these and other questions by looking at the proposal and history of united fronts locally and internationally to clarify key issues and draw lessons that activists can use when engaging the pros and cons of NUMSA’s United Front proposal and if and how they think it should be developed.


First published in issue 86 of Workers World News


http://anarkismo.net/article/27349

NUMSA and the ‘United Front Against Neoliberalism’

Anarkismo - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 04:26
Part 1 in a series of articles on the concept and history of the United Front
The resolution adopted by the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) to form a ‘United Front against neoliberalism’ – as well as its decision not to endorse the ANC in the elections – represents an interesting development in the political landscape, one which activists should look at carefully and engage.

Due to the language used by the media, the Left, NUMSA’s critics and even NUMSA itself much confusion surrounds the debate – leaving many questions: Is the ‘United Front’ an organisation or attempt to build a new labour federation or political party? Is it an attempt to revive the 1980s United Democratic Front (UDF)? Why NUMSA’s sudden interest in community struggles?

This series, of which this article is the first, aims to clarify these and other questions by looking at the proposal and history of united fronts locally and internationally to clarify key issues and draw lessons that activists can use when engaging the pros and cons of NUMSA’s United Front proposal and if and how they think it should be developed.


First published in issue 86 of Workers World News


http://anarkismo.net/article/27349

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La sperimentazione del Kurdistan Occidentale (Kurdistan siriano) ha dimostrato che il popolo può cambiare le cose

Anarkismo - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 02:34
Ciò che leggerete di seguito è l'esperienza della mia visita di un paio di settimane nel maggio di quest'anno, 2014, nel Nord Est della Siria o Kurdistan siriano (Ovest del Kurdistan) con un mio caro amico. Durante la visita abbiamo avuto piena libertà e l'opportunità di vedere e di parlare con chiunque. Incluse donne, uomini, giovani e partiti politici. Ci sono più di 20 partiti dai curdi ai cristiani, alcuni sono nell'Auto Amministrazione Democratica (DSA) o Autogestione Democratica (DSM) della regione di Al-Jazera. Al-Jazera è una delle tre regioni (cantoni) del Kurdistan dell'Ovest. Abbiamo incontrato anche i partiti politici curdi e cristiani che non fanno parte della DSA o della DSM. Inoltre abbiamo incontrato i vertici della DSM, membri di diversi comitati, gruppi locali e comuni così come uomini d'affari, negozianti, lavoratori, persone al mercato e gente che semplicemente camminava per strada. [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27301]
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The U.S. Still Decides the Future of Capitalism

Anarkismo (en) - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 11:01
Not the G20, and Not the BRICS Nations
International attention has been diverted away from this year's G20 meetings in Australia by the declaration from the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, at their meeting in Fortaleza Brazil this July, that they would launch a new “BRICS bank.”

The U.S. Still Decides the Future of Capitalism

Anarkismo - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 11:01
Not the G20, and Not the BRICS Nations
International attention has been diverted away from this year's G20 meetings in Australia by the declaration from the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, at their meeting in Fortaleza Brazil this July, that they would launch a new “BRICS bank.”
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La organización anarco-comunista en Chile (1ª Parte): Reestructuración Orgánica del C.U.A.C. (Marzo 2001)

Anarkismo - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 10:05
El Congreso de Unificación Anarco-Comunista de Chile (C.U.A.C.) nació en Noviembre de 1999, como parte de un amplio proceso de convergencia de anarquistas en Santiago, que teníamos por común un acuerdo en que la organización debía ir más allá de los tradicionales grupos de afinidad, una convicción del anarquismo como una doctrina clasista y revolucionaria, y la necesidad de que el anarquismo se hiciera carne en las luchas populares. Hasta finales del 2000, fue el período en el que se definió quienes tenían un compromiso real con el proyecto, se ganó en los primeros pasos prácticos para dar vida a este proyecto y hubo aprendizajes enormes al compartir la expriencia colectiva que íbamos generando. En ese sentido, la organización funcionó como un congreso permanente de reflexión, discusión y definiciones políticas.


Como fruto de ese proceso, se comenzó a debatir qué significaba pasar de los contactos entre colectivos a una organización unitaria, y sobre la necesidad de cualificar nuestra práctica. Hasta ese momento en la organización existían algunos cargos en la asamblea, que se reunía semanalmente en el local sindical de FETRACOMA. También existían comisiones que velaban por ciertos aspectos temáticos del desarrollo de nuestro proyecto libertario. En la práctica, se llegaron a implementar tres: cultura, educación y propaganda, aunque en teoría, también se había pensado en una para temas poblacionales, sindicales y estudiantiles. En cierta medida, estas comisiones funcionaban como colectivos al interior de la organización, que todavía no lograba cuajar en un proyecto colectivo y orgánico. El 2000 también se forma el colectivo "Oveja Negra" en la Universidad de Chile, que pese a estar en un espacio estudiantil, funcionaba como un grupo de afinidad articulado solamente en función de lo ideológico. No lográbamos salir de la concepción del colectivo. Ya habíamos empezado a discutir sobre la necesidad de integrar el trabajo político a través de la creación de "frentes", pero este concepto aún no se terminaba de asimilar ni de entender mediante conceptos comprendidos por todos.


Este documento, desarrollado por Mario Celis en base a una serie de discusiones en la comisión de propaganda, fue un catalizador del debate que veníamos dando en torno a la necesidad de re-estructurarnos para enfrentar los desafíos que teníamos por delante y alcanzar la mayoría de edad como movimiento. Este documento no fue aceptado en su cabalidad por la organización, hubo fuertes debates (particularmente en la concepción de frentes, ya que un sector planteábamos que los frentes debían ser desarrollados a partir de una base clasista asentada en los sujetos populares, y no desde una perspectiva comunalista asentada en el concepto de ciudadanía), pero fue un documento clave para empezar un debate necesario y sobretodo, con él ganamos en claridad conceptual. Este documento representa un importante salto cualitativo para el anarquismo criollo y el momento de una toma de conciencia de que podíamos aspirar a muchísimo más, como movimiento, que hacer propaganda, contra-cultura o formar colectivos. Creo importante difundir este documento, no solamente como una parte importante de la historia del anarquismo en Chile, sino como un documento que aún hoy tiene bastante que entregar al debate por levantar un proyecto libertario.


José Antonio Gutiérrez D.
1 de Septiembre, 2014


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Διδάγματα από τις Ελεύθερες Γυναίκες

Anarkismo - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 08:14
Μια συνέντευξη της Martha Eckelsberg
Η Martha Ackelsberg είναι καθηγήτρια κοινωνιολογίας, με ειδίκευση στα κινήματα γυναικείας χειραφέτησης. Ζει και εργάζεται στην Αμερική. Είναι συγγραφέας του βιβλίου «Οι Ελεύθερες Γυναίκες της Ισπανίας», της ιστορίας της αναρχικής οργάνωσης γυναικών «Mujeres Libres» (Ελεύθερες Γυναίκες) -που έδρασε στην Ισπανία από το 1934 και κατά τη διάρκεια της Κοινωνικής Επανάστασης στην Ισπανία(1936-1939)-, όπως αυτή καταγράφεται από τις μαρτυρίες των αγωνιστριών που επέζησαν τη νίκη του φασισμού και τη δικτατορία του Φράνκο. Η συνέντευξη της συγγραφέως που παρουσιάζεται εδώ, βρίσκεται στο τέλος του βιβλίου. Δόθηκε στον Geert Dhondt τον Απρίλιο του 2004 και δημοσιεύτηκε στο αναρχικό περιοδικό Up The Ante! . To βιβλίο μπορείτε να το κατεβάσετε στα Αγγλικά από ΕΔΩ
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