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Interview with the Kurdistan Anarchists Forum (KAF) about the situation in Iraq/Kurdistan

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 22:15
The experiences of many of us have proved or at least shown that it is very, very hard for a libertarian/anarchist idea and direction to grow and develop inside a hierarchal organization. Not only this, it is impossible for such ideas and directions to remain or stay and continue in an ideological nationalist organization. We can always separate or distinguish between the social movement and the leftist political movement whatever form they have because the leftists and politicians are always authoritarian and corrupt. We can see in reality the leftists are always trying to tame and control struggles and the movement of the mass people and use them to achieve their own political aims, making political capital out of it. [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27543]

International Libertarian-Socialist Statement in Solidarity with the Kurdish Resistance

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 17:36
For some years now the Kurdish movement has been moving in the direction of libertarian ideas. While not an anarchist movement, this move is a sign that anarchist ideas of freedom and equality through solidarity, our ideas of horizontality and radical direct democracy and our radical critique against the State are not only valid and strong, but are also necessary for movements in order to break away from the authoritarian legacy within the left. It is our duty to express our solidarity with Rojava and the Kurdish movement, because they represent hope in this region and because they are the oppressed fighting the oppressors. Real struggles are never perfect but they carry diverse degrees of potential to being about a free society. Expressing our solidarity with the revolutionary movement in Rojava means we understand our role is to continue developing the core tenets of our ideas in order to inspire revolutions and revolutionaries all over the world. - Anarkismo.net Editorial Group [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27514] [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27515] [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27505] [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27530]

Rojava: An Anarcho-Syndicalist Perspective

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 17:30
Anarcho-syndicalists should should hold no illusions about the Rojava Revolution. Since the turn of the millenium there have been reports of a libertarian municipalist turn in the Kurdish national liberation struggle inspired by Murray Bookchin. This change in politics has been lead by jailed founder and ideological leader Abdullah Öcalan of the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) who discovered Bookchin while in prison. The PKK a former Maoist/Stalinist organization had turned to ethnic nationalism after the fall of the Soviet Union and discreditation of “really existing socialism” and so such a turn has been welcomed by many on the revolutionary left. However such processes of political transformation do not automatically translate to full adoption within a populace nevermind their official representation in leading parties.

Please note that a reply to this article has been published by the Anarkismo.net Editorial Group: http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27540

The Constitution of the Rojava Cantons

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 20:40
The Social Contract of Rojava Cantons in West Kurdistan (Syria). [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27524]

Brief report from the WSM conference in Ireland

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:04
The Workers Solidarity Movement had out conference last weekend at which many of the conclusions from the collections education and discussion process we have had over the last 2-3 years were formalised as policies.

The 1917 Russian Revolution and United Front

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 04:40
Part 3 in a series of articles on the concept and history of the United Front
In the October Revolution of 1917, the Bolshevik Party, together with other revolutionaries, overthrew the Provisional Government established in February and – together, initially, with left Social Revolutionaries – seized power. How did the Bolsheviks – a minority just eight months earlier, when the February Revolution overthrew the Tsar and established the Provisional Government – come to power so quickly? How did this small force emerge from relative obscurity to win large sections of the working class to its programme and take power? Herein lies the root and essence of United Front policy in a traditional Marxist sense.


First published in issue 88 of Workers World News


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Solidarity with the Kurdish women's and popular resistance

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 06:18
The civil war in Syria has brought new elements to the situation of the Kurdish region. Inspired by various popular traditions of resistance, a significant sector of Kurds participate in an experience that should be looked at carefully by all revolutionary sectors.
[http://anarkismo.net/article/27490]

Cosatu used to pump millions of Rands to support the ANC’s election campaigns

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 03:33
At the Congress of South Africa Trade Unions (Cosatu) media briefing on Thursday 21 November 2013, its president Sdumo Dlamini told a journalist that the federation is “yet to decide” whether or not to contribute financially toward the ANC’s 2014 election campaign. The briefing followed a Cosatu central executive committee (CEC) meeting.

Palestine Israel, The joint struggle already eleven years old and continue*

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 17:15
Arkib, Dahamsh (1948 borders), and Bil'in, Ma'asara, Nabi Saleh, Ni'ilin, Qaddum, Sheikh Jarah (East Jerusalem)
A physical confrontation between between the Israeli armed forces (and settlers) and a joint crowd of Israeli Jews and Palestinian activists in the 1967 occupied territories is so common that people do not sense its unique nature. In addition to PR disaster for the Zionist transfer project it also forced Israel to mostly exclude shooting with life ammunition fire to kill non armed Palestinian demonstrators whenever Israelis might participate. In addition to the usual locations of joint struggles, addition places Palestinians start protests we learn of from the media. The Israeli media to which the agreement with the Hamas about the end of the rocketing was not revealed, come again and again with facts and generals opinions which can only be explained as rationalization to changes forced on Israel in the agreement.

Why is the world ignoring the revolutionary Kurds in Syria?

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 15:56
Amid the Syrian warzone a democratic experiment is being stamped into the ground by ISIS. That the wider world is unaware is a scandal. [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27465] [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27468] [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27503]

Revolution will win in Kobanê!

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 03:41
Our Comrades in Boydê Village Reports:
It’s the 24th day of ISIS attacks on Kobanê. While people’s defending forces in all border villages are on human shield sentry for Kobanê against attacks, everyone, everywhere in the region we live, rised up not to let Kobanê fall. [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27483] [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27501]