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Kurdistan? - Gilles Dauvé

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 12:28
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A critical analysis of the Kurdish movement against the background of the Syrian conflict and the so-called "Rojava revolution", by Gilles Dauvé.

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Portland Solidarity Network demand delivery at Phagans School of Hair and Design

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 13:56
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Video and article on the recent demand delivery at Phagans' School of Hair and Design in support of Kaitlin, a student who suffered sexual harrassment, bullying, body-shaming, and fee gouging.

Let Kaitlin have her education, free of exploitation and sexual harrassment!

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Philip Levine, working class poet, RIP

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 03:23
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Philip Levine, poet of working class life, died on Saturday, February 14, 2015 in Fresno, California. He was born in Detroit, where he started working in factories at age 14, later taught at several prestigious universities in the U.S., but since 1958 chose to make his permanent home in Fresno, in the belly of the agribusiness beast in California's Central Valley.

At 14, Levine picked up a part-time factory job — the first in a succession that included Chevy Gear and Axle, the Mavis Nu Icy Bottling Co. and Detroit Transmission. That last one was the worst he said, but added it was better than the semester he taught at Princeton.

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São Paulo: ongoing demonstrations against transit fare hikes

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 03:22
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Statement of the Brazilian Workers’ Confederation (COB, a section of the IWA-AIT) opposing the raising of public transit bus fares.

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Belgrade: Protest against police repression

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 23:11
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On February 1 2015 an appeal issued by the Anarcho-Syndicalist Initiative (ASI, a section of the IWA-AIT) resulted in a protest action at the municipal police headquarters in Belgrade. Previously municipal police had repeatedly attacked passengers of public transport.

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Bulgarian anarcho-syndicalists protest railway cuts, privatization

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 20:59
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On-going actions in defense of Bulgarian railways from depredation and privatization have been carried out by activists of the Autonomous Labour Union (ARS, a friend-affiliate of the IWA-AIT). On January 31, for the third Saturday in a row, they set up protest pickets – this time in Varna and in the capital Sofia.

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Syriza and social movements: between big risks and some opportunities. An interview with AK Athens

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 11:31
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An interview by infoaut with Spyros Tz, a comrade of AlfaKappa Athens, about the social and political context in Greece that will be affected by the electoral victory of SYRIZA.

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New issue of Insurgent Notes on Ferguson and post-Ferguson developments

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 19:58

Insurgent Notes special Michael Brown- Eric Garner issue (no 11) presents city reports from around
the U.S. on the post-Ferguson movements.

http://insurgentnotes.com

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Syriza at the gates - Spyros Dapergolas

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 18:19
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An article by Spyros Dapergolas from the newspaper of the Swedish syndicalist union, SAC, about the limitations of a Syriza victory in Greece.

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After the election of Syriza in Greece - power is not in parliament

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 16:35
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An article by Andrew Flood that looks at the impact and possibilities of a Syriza victory in Greece.

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Warwick University students to continue campaign against brutality

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 13:27
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After police and security attacked a Free Education sit in on Dec 3rd 2014, students at Warwick responded with a 1000 strong demo, followed by an 8 day occupation of university conference facilities - only leaving when the university got an injunction, rendering the occupation illegal. The university has not responded their demands by the deadline they gave (6th Jan 2015) and so they have declared their intention to continue the campaign.

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‘The Desire for Justice Has Not Faded’ – Russian political prisoner Alexei Gaskarov

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 17:19
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Russian political prisoner and anti-fascist activist ALEXEI GASKAROV looks back in this article at 15 years of anti-fascist activity in Russia

I really want all political prisoners released ... into a free country. I would like the space in which we all have to live to be freed up, to be less gloomy. Alexei Gaskarov

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IWA struggles and victories in 2014

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 06:31
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A brief account of some of the workplace conflicts, international actions and social struggles of IWA Sections.

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In Rojava: people's war is not class war

Thu, 12/25/2014 - 12:20
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Text “In Rojava: People’s War is not Class War”, which you can read below, represents a contribution of “Internationalist Communist Tendency” (ICT) to a debate that has been taking place in certain circles claiming “anti-capitalist struggle” since several weeks. The central points of this discussion are current events in Western Kurdistan, Rojava.

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Fascists want to shut down the Clapton Ultras

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 11:08
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Far-right groups are trying to shut down the anti-fascist Clapton Ultras, following a largely successful campaign at Bristol-based non-league club.

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Why I don't do Kwaanza - Bruce A Dixon

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 19:53
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Bruce A Dixon from Black Agenda Report explains why he doesn't celebrate Kwaanza: the holiday invented by Ron Karenga of the United Slaves group, which murdered leading members of the Black Panthers in the late 1960s.

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Expanding the struggle: notes on the future of the #blacklivesmatter movement - Black Rose NYC

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 14:43
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The Black Rose Anarchist Federation on the black lives matter protests sweeping the US in the wake of police killings of black men, with suggestions on how to spread and expand the movement.

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Who gives the orders? Oakland police, City Hall and Occupy

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 16:18
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The recent declaration of "war" by the NYPD police union shows how the police are a political institution who do not simply follow orders from elected leaders. A similar revolt occurred among Oakland police during Occupy Oakland.

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Locked arms and open hearts: students from the Okanagan Valley mobilize for Ayotzinapa

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 07:28
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Students from the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia organize to offer solidarity on the Global Day of Action for Ayotzinapa

You are not alone. Your pain is our pain. Your dignified rage is our dignified rage. CCRI - General Comand of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN)

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Spain: Pandora’s box

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 16:08
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Meetings attended by thousands of people have been held in several cities of Spain in the wake of arrests of anarchists by police on the morning of December 16. In the course of a special operation code-named “Pandora”, the police tracked down activists whom they intended to accuse of organizing terrorist acts. As a result, 14 people were arrested; three were later released.

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