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El poder mundial del capital financiero: paraísos fiscales y mega bloques comerciales

Anarkismo - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 08:54
Bruno Lima Rocha, 15 de mayo de 2014

En este artículo inauguro una nueva serie, enfrentando un adversario que desafía las voluntades soberanas de cualquier colectividad de ciudadanos. Se trata del capital financiero y su tendencia a la fusión con las grandes corporaciones transnacionales. Aporto un dato elemental, cuya fuente es el portal del profesor de economía Ladislau Dowbor (dowbor.org), de la PUC-SP (Pontificia Universidad Católica de São Paulo), de fecha 06/11/2012, citando que “El Instituto Federal Suizo de Investigación Tecnológica (ETH en la sigla alemana), constató que 147 corporaciones, de las cuales 75% son grupos financieros, controlan el 40% del sistema corporativo mundial. En un círculo un poco más abierto, 737 grupos controlan el 80%.”

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La realidad brasileña después de las protestas de 2013

Anarkismo - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 08:40
Bruno Lima Rocha y Júlia Klein, 12 de mayo de 2014

Existe hoy en día en Brasil un cuestionamiento acerca de la democracia brasileña, una especie de "crisis de la madurez" de la sociedad. Nuestra democracia ofrece, en teoría, la igualdad de derechos y condiciones isonómicas (de igualdad de los ciudadanos ante la ley) para todos y todas. Por lo tanto, la lógica de la alternancia en el poder sería acompañada por un volumen de ventas deseable en el liderazgo, con el fin de oxigenar los representantes y agentes, así como hacer un esfuerzo para deconstruir la legitimidad de las oligarquías de partido. Particularmente, no consideramos que sea inevitable que las élites políticas controlen con mano de hierro a sus directorios.

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El Brasil Postcolonial: El Racismo Y La Violencia Estructural Del Estado

Anarkismo - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 08:24
Bruno Lima Rocha y Julia Klein, 05 de mayo de 2014

En el fin de abril alerta al país la cuestión del racismo y la violencia estructural del estado contra su propio pueblo. Tomando a Río de Janeiro como ejemplo maximizado, Brasil mediatiza aquello que es regla de supervivencia de la mayor nación afro–descendiente en las Américas. El Estado es racista y no reconoce los derechos civiles o sociales de la mayoría. Las élites son racistas y rechazan cualquier política de reparación del horror de la esclavitud. He aquí por qué hay tanta controversia con las políticas de cuotas y el no reconocimiento de las tierras de Quilombo (tierras de afro descendientes libres, tales como los Palenques en Colombia o los Maroons en el Caribe). En el caso extremo, en los conglomerados urbanos, donde la masa negra se desplazó después de la abolición, el Estado poscolonial realiza la eliminación física de una población colocada bajo sospecha. Los siguientes hechos hablan por sí mismos.

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Cambodia: Brands back wage bump: unionist

Labour Start - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: The Post
Categories: Workplace Struggle

Cambodia: Brands ready to incorporate higher wages in Cambodia

Labour Start - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: IndustriALL Global Union
Categories: Workplace Struggle

Algeria: Workers' rights trampled

Labour Start - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Human Rights Watch
Categories: Workplace Struggle

ICTU and Sex Work

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 14:22

 

In 2012 The Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) made a submission to the Irish government’s public consultation on the prostitution laws. Most of it was just a cut-and-paste job of text sent to them by the Turn Off The Red Light campaign, which seeks the introduction of the Swedish model. But there is one part of ICTU’s original contribution which I found remarkable. A few paragraphs down the submission cites – clearly for the purpose of endorsing – the view of the Technical, Electrical & Engineering Union‘s General Secretary that “prostitution could not be considered work”.  

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An Anarchist Critique of Horizontalism

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 14:13
 

Horizontalism is an emerging term used to describe the key common characteristics of the waves of rebellion of the last decade. Occupy in 2011 was the peak to date but the term Horizontalism itself appears to originate the rebellion in Argentina after the 2001 banking crisis there. Marina Sitrin in her book on that rebellion says the term was used to describe the neighborhood, workplace & unemployed assemblies that emerged to form “social movements seeking self-management, autonomy and direct democracy.”   

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Religion in the Irish education system

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 13:53
“Father Ted: It’s not as if everyone’s going to go off and join some mad religious cult just because we go off for a picnic for a couple of hours.   Father Dougal: God, Ted, I heard about those cults. Everyone dressing in black and saying our Lord’s gonna come back and judge us all!   Father Ted: No... No, Dougal, that’s us. That’s Catholicism.”  

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Η θέση και ο ρόλος του αναρχισμού στην εξέλιξη του

Anarkismo - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 08:11
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Η θέση και ο ρόλος του αναρχισμού στην εξέλιξη του σοσιαλισμού - του Πιοτρ Κροπότκιν - μετάφραση kostav
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Bangladesh: Rana Plaza compensation disbursement getting delayed

Labour Start - Sat, 05/24/2014 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: The Daily Star
Categories: Workplace Struggle

In Defense of Bakunin and Anarchism

Anarkismo (en) - Sat, 05/24/2014 - 18:19
Responses to Herb Gamberg's Attacks on Anarchism
The Marxist journal, "Platypus Review", published an article by Herb Gamberg which attacked anarchism by focusing on Bakunin. Wayne Price wrote a response and Gamberg replied, in PR. The following is Wayne's original response plus his new reply to Gamberg's latest comments.

In Defense of Bakunin and Anarchism

Anarkismo - Sat, 05/24/2014 - 18:19
Responses to Herb Gamberg's Attacks on Anarchism
The Marxist journal, "Platypus Review", published an article by Herb Gamberg which attacked anarchism by focusing on Bakunin. Wayne Price wrote a response and Gamberg replied, in PR. The following is Wayne's original response plus his new reply to Gamberg's latest comments.
Categories: Anarchists

Behind the screens: an interview with two Curzon cinema workers

Libcom.org News - Sat, 05/24/2014 - 12:04
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An interesting interview with two workers in the Curzon Cinema group who have been involved in a recent campaign for unionisation and the living wage.

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Second person dies after Istanbul protest violence

Libcom.org News - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 07:08
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A second person has died from his injuries after being hit by a grenade explosion during clashes between police and protesters yesterday,

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Pragmatism, electoralism & locking women up - how far does too far go when you are hoping for the vote?

Anarchist Writers - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 06:22

It’s election time in Ireland and as usual the excitement of the electoral game has resulted in some on the left losing the plot. I’m referring in particular to the continued endorsement erstwhile leftists are giving to a virulently anti-choice MEP candidate, one Diarmuid O'Flynn. Diarmuid you see is considered sound on the issue of the bank bailout debt. That alone is enough to not only overlook his anti-choice politics but to attack those who raise this contradiction as ’posturing’ ‘minoritarian’ ‘arrogant’ ‘postmodern’ ‘moralists’ who lack an ‘alternative strategy’.

The insults quoted are all from a single afternoon Facebook row and were leveled at anyone who dared to question people on the left endorsing an MEP candidate who stated "The only occasion on which I can foresee abortion arising in the EU is as an equal rights/civil right issue. I would vigorously oppose any such imposition on Ireland.”

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Global: Le PDG d’Amazon, Jeff Bezos, élu «pire patron au monde»

Labour Start - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: CSI
Categories: Workplace Struggle

Cambodia: Union leaders evade arrest after co-workers force police to release them

Labour Start - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: The Post
Categories: Workplace Struggle
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