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Anti interment vigil in Dublin

Anarkismo (en) - Mon, 12/21/2015 - 18:23
On Saturday members of the Dublin anarchist Black Cross attended a vigil held outside the GPO (General Post Office) in Dublin to highlight the continued use of interment by remand against Republicans prisoners throughout Ireland.

How Emissions Trading at Paris Climate Talks Has Set Us Up For Failure

Anarkismo (en) - Thu, 12/17/2015 - 05:04
The Paris Agreement has mostly been greeted with enthusiasm, though it contains at least one obvious flaw. Few seem to have noticed that the main tool mooted for keeping us within the 2℃ global warming target is a massive expansion of carbon trading, including offsetting, which allows the market exchange of credits between companies and nations to achieve an overall emissions reduction. That's despite plenty of evidence that markets haven't worked well enough, or quickly enough, to actually keep the planet safe.

The debate over whether to include carbon markets in the final agreement came right to the wire. Some left-leaning Latin American countries such as Venezuela and Bolivia vehemently opposed any mention, while the EU, Brazil, and New Zealand, among other countries, pushed hard for their inclusion – with support from the World Bank, the IMF and many business groups.

Double Issue 5/6 of Tokologo, the Newsletter of the TAAC, now available

Anarkismo (en) - Fri, 12/11/2015 - 04:43
Welcome to the first double issue of Tokologo, combining issues 5 and 6. This marks our third year of publishing by the Tokologo African Anarchist Collective and its study circles.

No Justice, No Peace: A Year of Struggle

Anarkismo (en) - Fri, 12/11/2015 - 04:36
Editorial of Tokologo #5/6
Welcome to the first double issue of Tokologo, combining issues 5 and 6. This marks our third year of publishing by the Tokologo African Anarchist Collective and its study circles.

2015 has been a turbulent year. On the one side, the horrors of attacks on immigrants and foreigners continue. In April, attacks broke out, mainly in KwaZulu-Natal, spurred directly by Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini's inflammatory statements. One of the big failures of the 1994 transition was that much of the old Bantustan/ homeland apparatus remained in place, with the continuing power of chiefs and kings. Again, in October, this time spurred by rumours and the taxi associations, there were riots in the Eastern Cape.

Why the first female first minister of North of Ireland will not advance feminism

Anarkismo (en) - Thu, 12/10/2015 - 12:17
Next week will see the promotion of Fermanagh & South Tyrone MLA (Member of Northern Ireland Assembly), Arlene Foster to the position of DUP leader and the North of Ireland’s First Minister. Foster is a woman who was once described to have “learned a lot from the likes of Thatcher when it comes to dealing with men in politics."

The Roots of the Current Situation in Venezuela

Anarkismo (en) - Sun, 12/06/2015 - 16:21
The current economic, political, and social situation in Venezuela is very complicated, which makes it somewhat difficult for outsiders to make sense of. On the one hand there are many people who defend the Bolivarian revolution, pointing to the successes it has had in reducing poverty and inequality and in increasing citizen participation and self-governance. On the other hand, there is a chorus of critics, not just from the usual suspects on the political right, but often from the left, who criticize the Maduro government's economic management of the country, corruption, the high inflation rate and shortages, and the trial of a high profile opposition politician, who the government accuses of fomenting violence. How did Venezuela get here? What happened since Hugo Chavez's death? Did the project derail, get stuck, hit a speed bump, or crash altogether? In order to answer this question, I will first analyze the origins of the current economic situation.

Emergency protest in Belfast calls for abortion on demand in wake of court ruling

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Thu, 12/03/2015 - 11:27

Somewhere in the region of 70 people attended an emergency pro-choice protest outside Belfast City Hall December 1st. Those present were protesting in favour of free, safe and legal abortion on demand, as early as possible, as late as necessary.

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Murray Bookchin— Anarchism without the Working Class

Anarkismo (en) - Thu, 12/03/2015 - 02:40
Anarchism Needs a Working Class Revolution
Murray Bookchin was an influential and prolific writer and thinker on anarchism. Recently his work has been in the news. While he made significant contributions, he made a major error in rejecting the working class as important for an anarchist revolution. This article reviews why he believed this and why, on the contrary, the working class must be a major force for a successful anarchist revolution.

Domingos Passos – the Brazilian Bakunin

Anarkismo (en) - Wed, 12/02/2015 - 18:01
Republished in "Zabalaza: A Journal of Southern African Revolutionary Anarchism" no.14 in the Black Stars of Anarchism series

‘I woke at 5.00 am. Passos, who had been up and about for hours, was sitting on his bed reading Determinism and Responsibility by Hamon. I grabbed a towel and went downstairs to wash my face. When I came back from the yard, after drying off, I saw two individuals. It was a moment or two before I realised who they were. With revolvers drawn they spoke to me and asked me harshly: “Where’s Domingos Passos?”Anticipating another of the attacks that our comrade had been through so often before, I was keen to cover for him and said that he was not around. I told them: “There’s no Domingos Passos living here!”

Emergency protest for abortion demand held in Belfast

Anarkismo (en) - Wed, 12/02/2015 - 08:07
Somewhere in the region of 70 people attended an emergency protest yesterday outside Belfast City Hall.

Putting Politics into Practice: The Importance of Democracy and Education in Unions

Anarkismo (en) - Tue, 12/01/2015 - 18:10
First published in "Zabalaza: A Journal of Southern African Revolutionary Anarchism" no.14
Trade unions have played a major role in defending workers’ rights against the bosses and politicians, also in advancing workers’ interests. This is why, even today, workers are still loyal to their unions. However, there are obstacles within the unions – one being the union bureaucracy, of paid and full-time officials. This can develop its own interests, undermining the unions.

This is a challenge faced by many unions. This bureaucracy is at times unable to represent workers’ grievances effectively: they often spend more time fighting amongst themselves for certain positions within the union instead of for workers’ rights. Due to this bureaucracy, which is structured hierarchically, higher positions hold more power, including in terms of decision-making. Those in leadership are often full-time and recieve much higher salaries than those of the workers they represent. This means they often want to prevent union actions that threaten their own positions, like long strikes.

The Anarchist Road To Revolution

Anarkismo (en) - Tue, 12/01/2015 - 18:05
First published in "Zabalaza: A Journal of Southern African Revolutionary Anarchism" no.14
We, anarchists, are committed to building a society based on self-management and equality. We identify with the analyses and experiences of Mikhail Bakunin, who stated the need for freedom beyond the limited confines of “democracy” – where you are only free to vote on who is next to govern you. Bakunin argued that freedom comes responsibility: this included responsibility to others in the maintenance of this freedom. We need a society based on these principles; an anarchist society which expects from each according to their ability, and provides to each according to their needs.

How do we achieve this? The anarchist society is achieved through a revolutionary strategy based on mass organization to overthrow systems and relationships of hierarchical (or top-down) political, economic and social power. These organisations – trade unions and community movements – we refer to as counter-power.

Don't Mourn, Organise: Derry Anarchists Mark 100 Years Since Joe Hill's Death

Anarkismo (en) - Mon, 11/30/2015 - 13:28
November 19th marks the 100th anniversary of the execution of activist and labour organiser Joe Hill by the hands of the state.

Bloody Sunday March for Justice - Derry

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Mon, 11/30/2015 - 12:22

This years annual Bloody Sunday March for Justice take place in Derry on Sun. Jan 31st 2016. This is a call out to all areas and a reminder that over the past number of years the WSM has had a decent presence on the march and it would be great to see this continue as an act of solidarity with the families involved and the anarchists locally as we remember the brutal actions of the state when citizens stand up against them. Hoping to see as many of you there again. John

Event date and time:  Sun, 2016-01-31 14:00

Pal-Isra, The one state the joint struggle try to change*.

Anarkismo (en) - Mon, 11/30/2015 - 03:08
Bil'in, Ni'ilin, Ma'asara, Nabi Saleh, Qaddum, Sheikh Jarrah and the South of Hebron Hills
You struggle when you have hope for a developing change. You struggle when you refuse to accept the present as the only possible future. You struggle even when the hope is low just to keep your dignity from evaporating. And there are people their rage is so strong that no reasoning can hold them back. Now, when the hope for a better common future evaporated, and the hope for a nice personal future is even lower, the anger of lot of youth is stronger than the preservation of life instinct... it is just waiting for a chancy trigger to pull another boy or girl and send them to a suicide mission. And the mighty Israeli state just start to admit that their brutality reached the wall it cannot overcome. The military elite already stated to reveal it in the open that the new emerging "individualist" Intifada cannot be stopped by force. For those who are not burnt out or desperate the non armed joint struggle is the only sane road. []

Is Terrorism actually a threat to the State?

Anarkismo (en) - Sat, 11/28/2015 - 06:01
Is Terrorism actually a threat to the State?
This article arguing that State and the terrorism completes one another's action and make each other stronger and the movement of people weaker. It tells the readers about the motive of killing innocent people by terrorism is not just ideological factor, in fact there are other reasons for this terrible act. Meanwhile the article urges us not to listen to Media, State and terrorist propaganda that they want to divide us. We should not be deceived and our demos and protests should be against both of them in the same time.

WSM publications

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 11:34

A collectively agreed document on WSM publications as drawn up by National Conference Nov 2015

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Alpha below zero - Nemesis and "new anarchy"

Anarkismo (en) - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 06:38
This pamphlet by the “enigmatic” title “Alpha below zero - Nemesis and new anarchy”, appeared online almost a year ago in Greek language by Anarpsy project. Anarpsy is a project about speech, theory and analysis in the context of social psychology, psychoanalysis, psychodynamic approach and psychiatry through Antiauthoritarian - Anarchist perspective, in order to analyse the reality of social and political phenomena. “Alpha below zero” is the second Anarpsy’s pamphlet. (The first was the “ELthnikismos (ΗELlenicNATIONALISM), - A contribution to the understanding of Greek nationalism”). “Alpha below zero” reflects a shift towards nihilism that exists into so-called neo-anarchists.

Don't Mourn, Organise: Derry Anarchists Mark 100 Years Since Joe Hill's Death

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 04:00

November 19th marks the 100th anniversary of the execution of activist and labour organiser Joe Hill by the hands of the state.

A Swedish immigrant, a songwriter, Joe Hill was a worker and a member of the Industrial Workers of the World, the Wobblies. He was a prolific songwriter for his union, which contributed to the IWW’s growth in the early 20th century.

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The Attack on Immigrants in the USA

Anarkismo (en) - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 16:48
Erase the Borders of the National State
In the US, right-wing politicians have attacked all immigrants, Latinos, and Arabs and Muslims, by whipping up nativist and racist hysteria. They promote "research" blaming immigrants for a lack of jobs. Liberals want "comprehensive" immigration policies which will also increase repression.
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