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(en) fda-ifa: About demonstrationmy body my-choice

November 13, 2016 - 7:23am
On saturday, the 19th of November, the Treffen Christlicher Lebensrechts-Gruppen (TCLG, Meeting of christian Pro-life-goups) - a network of christian-fundmentalist initiatives, consulting services and groups - will organize the "Lebensrecht-Forum" (pro-life-forum). This event is taking place in the Friedenshof in Kassel twice a year. Its main ojectivs are networking and further education. ---- The so called Pro-Lifers perpetuate an extremely reactionary worldview: they propagate a heterosexual nuclear family, in which all reproductive work has to be done by women*. The supposed "god-given" and "natural" right of women* is to be mothers. Women* are idialised as life giving objects and therefore they are reduced to nothing more than their capability of giving birth. Pro-lifers deny pregnant people* their right of self-determination by putting abortion ...

(en) Britain, solfed: SolFed is back in Liverpool!

November 13, 2016 - 7:23am
After a few years' absence, SolFed is back in Liverpool. During recent months, we have been meeting with comrades in Manchester, supporting their activities and trying to find out how to restart things here. Now a few of us have decided to take the step to start the process of becoming a SolFed Local. ---- Liverpool SolFed group is now holding regular meetings. We are starting some campaigns and are doing our first drop-in sessions around rights at work and housing issues. Of course, we will keep supporting Manchester and all the other SolFed locals, but now we are focused on restoring an anarcho-syndicalist presence in Merseyside. ---- We are a small group of workers interested in organising in our workplaces and communities. Our aims are to build a solidarity network against the abuses of bosses and landlords (wage theft, insecurity at work, high rents, evictions, ...

(en) fda-ifa: Social media blocked in Turkey following the operation on HDP von Karakök

November 12, 2016 - 5:42am
Figen Yüksekdag, Co-chair of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), which is the only party implementing the co-chair system in Turkey with an equal representation of women, has sent a message to women after her arrest. HDP Co-chair Figen Yüksekdag was formally arrested in Amed after she was detained during a raid on her house in Amed after an instruction by Hakkari Public Prosecutor. Irmak was taken to Hakkari Courthouse together with HDP Hakkari MP Abdullah Zeydan earlier today. ---- teks ---- After giving their statements, both deputies were referred to court with a demand for their arrest. ---- Irmak has been formally arrested Friday evening. ---- Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Co-chairs Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yüksekdag were detained as part of last night's operation against the party executives in several cities in Turkey and Northern Kurdistan. ...

(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL Novembre - Intersectionality: What feminism decolonial? (fr, it, pt) [machine translation]

November 12, 2016 - 5:42am
"Women" are not a homogeneous class. In women there are different experiences of domination as that one is white or racialized. The decolonial feminism intends to take into account the specificity of the oppression of racialized women in their struggle. ---- Postcoloniality refers to how the former colonial societies were shaped by slavery, colonization and racial discrimination. By extension, it refers to the discourses and practices that organize the continuation in other forms such a social structure, once abolished exploitation and official segregation. ---- Deconstructing blanchité ---- The decolonial feminism is in this perspective to highlight how gender relations are determined by the construction of the race by the postcolonial state, and show that feminist agendas are not the same as that one is from an e-postcolonial minority or not. ...

(en) Greece, Anarchist student assembly (Athens): "To take back the life in our hands": Appeal students anarchists secondary to the student mobilizations (gr) [machine translation]

November 12, 2016 - 5:42am
Text of the "Anarchist Student Assembly area (Athens)" published on the website of the Assembly on the occasion of the demonstrations of high school students. The title of the original Greek is "to take back the life in our hands." ---- Again students are not in schools but in the streets claiming the life and dignity they deserve. It is a life that we lose the minute in the school-oppressive. E dignity trampled daily with dozens of pretexts: Eliminations of powers in technical schools, shortage of teachers, materials and school books, schools without heating due to lack of oil, fainting pupil hunger, dangerous buildings, abuse of power by many teachers, very oppressive school rules, with equal penalties oppressive, an educational system based on tests and antagonism, exterminating us and removes all creative and free thinking, "support classes" (in private schools) that ...

(en) Greece, Libertarian Thessaloniki Initiative: Now (8-11-16): intervention at the American Consulate in Thessaloniki (gr) [machine translation]

November 12, 2016 - 5:42am
The visit of the outgoing US President Barack Obama in Greece anything but courtesy is. Beyond the strong symbolic weight of the visit of an American president on the eve of the anniversary of the Polytechnic uprising (and even in a "left-wing" government) the content of Obama's coming could be summed up in "business as usual". As is known, of course, these jobs are always contaminated with the blood of the people. ---- The world today is not Eei nothing to do with the welter of words on the "end of history" made after the end of the cold war and tried to provide a theoretical justification for global autocracy US. Amid capitalist crisis antagonisms between the imperialisms have turned vast areas of the planet in slaughterhouses, at the same time the epelafnontas capitalism attacked fiercely in the lives of the exploited and even oppressed in countries where until now the world of ...

(en) fda-ifa: HDP statement on 4 November ISIS attack in Amed von Karakök

November 12, 2016 - 5:42am
The Governor of Diyarbakir blamed the PKK soon after yesterday's attack on a police target in Amed, saying that the organization claimed responsibility for the bombing, which didn't happen. Later in the evening, ISIS claimed the attack. ---- HDP has released a statement regarding yesterday's bombing which targeted a police station in Amed's central Baglar district. ---- The Governor of Diyarbakir blamed the PKK soon after the attack, saying that the organization claimed responsibility for the bombing, which didn't happen. Later in the evening, ISIS claimed the attack. Even today, Turkish media continued to blame the PKK for the deadly bombing. ---- Here is the statement by Peoples' Democratic Party, the deputies of which were at the targeted police station when the attack was carried out. ...

(en) Palestine-Israel, After 13 years of joint struggle (and 12 in Bil'in), we won the right for the unarmed demonstrations against the separation fence, settlers, and occupation* (it)

November 12, 2016 - 5:38am
At the beginning, up to 450 Israelis of the radical left joined the hundreds of Palestinians of Bil'in and the region in the struggle against the robbery of the village land for the Modi'in Elit settlement and the separation fence used for that. It took more than 7 years till the state forces stopped to try to prevent activist from joining the Bil'iners in the Friday joint demonstrations. It took another 5 years till they stop to shoot on us tear gas and "non lethal" bullets. Two Bil'iners paid with their life, hundreds of Palestinians and Israelis were injured, detained and even arrested (Palestinians for long time up to a year and a half, Israelis no more than a day or two). Many thousands of international activists participated with us and contributed later for the international struggle against the occupation. The harassment of the village activists ...

(en) Britain, Statement from the London Anarchist Bookfair Collective 6th November 2016

November 11, 2016 - 5:30pm
Amir Taaki contacted us a week or so before the Bookfair asking that he be given space to speak about Rojava. Below is the statement we sent out in respect of this on the Friday before the Bookfair. ---- Leila Al Shami would define herself as an anarchist. Robin Yassin-Kassab would not. They co-wrote a book "Burning Country, Syrians in Revolution and War" and it was because of the issues in this book that we asked them to speak at this year’s London Anarchist Bookfair. We stand by this decision. Leila and Robin also asked Shiar Neyo, a Syrian Kurdish anarchist, to speak as well. ---- Amir Taaki and around 15 others decided to occupy the stage at the start of this meeting. We are still unsure if this was on the false accusation that we wouldn't let him speak or his accusations that Robin Yassin-Kassab supports fascist groups. ...

(en) Britain, class war: Deliveroo couriers demand union recognition and rights in UK

November 11, 2016 - 3:37am
Deliveroo cycle courier with his large back box interacts with a stencilled cyclist while out delivering in London, England, United Kingdom. (photo by Mike Kemp/In Pictures via Getty Images) ---- from the FT, by Madhumita Murgia: ---- Delivery couriers who work for Deliveroo are demanding union recognition and workers' rights... The Independent Workers Union of Great Britain, representing couriers in north London in a test case, is asking for a "voluntary recognition agreement" that would require the British start-up to negotiate worker conditions with union representatives. ---- At present the couriers are treated as independent contractors, a standard classification used by companies such as Uber and Deliveroo. ---- The action comes just weeks after two Uber drivers won a similar employment case in London, when a tribunal ruled they were workers entitled to benefits ...


November 11, 2016 - 3:36am
With another abhorrent week in NYC: the NYPD's murder of Deborah Danner and the untimely death of Venida Browder, the mother of Kalief Browder, we, at NYC Anarchist Action, felt compelled to respond to the deep tragedies that are a common experience at the hands of the police. Hoods4Justice, a local revolutionary organization, made the call for an anti-police march in Brooklyn, starting at Barclays Center. ---- The NYPD had a remarkably large presence at Barclays and in the surrounding area, amassing several dozen police vans with officers positioned on several side streets and stationed in the nearby mall. Even with this outrageous police presence we marched, took the streets, and pulled off a passionate, rebellious march to the applause and affirmation of the neighbors. ...

(en) Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland): The Russian revolution of 1917 has been a subject of key importance to anarchists for 99 years now, for two reasons.

November 11, 2016 - 3:33am
The first reason is that for the first time in history a working class revolution succeeded in ousting the old ruling classes. The second reason is that after the old ruling class was ousted a new class came to power. Those of us who want to make a revolution to-day must understand where the successes and failures of the past came from. ---- The Russian revolution demonstrated that it was possible for the working class to take over the running of the economy and to bring down their old rulers, not once but twice in a single year. After the February revolution of 1917 the workers entered into a period of almost constant struggle with the state and the bosses. At the start of this period many workers supported the Kerensky government. This struggle changed their attitudes on a mass basis and gave them the confidence to try to overturn all the old ...

(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL Novembre - report, Two controversies Forum for political antiracism (fr, it, pt) [machine translation]

November 11, 2016 - 3:33am
[Videos] One year after the 1st edition, the 2nd Forum "Continuing the initiative" a political racism was held on October 8 in Saint-Denis. With a variety of stakeholders (Fassin, Bouamama, Gresh, Benbassa, Lin Jung ...) who sought ways of common action, without falling into the soft consensus. ---- Racism is not a moral problem that fight by a single educational or indignant protest. This is a deliberate policy must therefore fight it politically. ---- This basic idea is the common denominator associations, militant.es and academics who participated in the 2nd Forum "Let us take the initiative" , October 8 at the labor exchange of Saint-Denis. ---- The diversity was real, from the Party of Indigenous of the Republic (PIR) to the League of Human Rights (LDH) and, assistance, militant.es Europe Ecology-Greens to Alternative Libertaire, through the PCF, ...

(en) awsm.nz: Rebels Without a Source

November 11, 2016 - 3:33am
Ngaruawahia is in the Waikato on State Highway One about 20 km northwest of Hamilton. It has 5500 people and is mostly known for being the home of the Maori King Movement and the Turangawaewae Marae, where the throne of the Maori King is located. ---- On October 14th, Ngaruawahia made nationwide headlines when the NZ Herald reported a local gang, the Tribal Huk, had made threats to drug dealers to clear the town in 24 hours or expect "visits". This was backed by some community leaders, with reservations. The mainstream media frankly loves these sorts of stories and excitedly spread the subsequent claim of success. To be honest it isn't clear if the threat was followed through on or exactly how many dealers there are in the town and the primary source for the story seems to be the self-promoting leadership of the Tribal Huk itself. ...

(en) Czech, afed.cz: Localisation - The introductory text to the main topic Existence no. 1/2013. [machine translation]

November 10, 2016 - 7:55am
In dealing with the issue of consumption, we question its social and environmental impacts, as well as ethical and health aspects. In the supermarket shelves waiting for us goods from all over the world, who may be hard to fathom what all is hidden behind it. At considerable percentage of the products, you can be almost sure that was behind child labor, slavery in sweatshops, thousands of kilometers of transportation, impoverishment of local communities, environmental disasters, water pollution and oceans. ---- Economic globalization entails draining the wealth of the region. While talking about the need for investment, but, frequently, except for a number of precarious jobs, which are achieved by those who are willing to work at minimum wage, they do not bring anything else positive. Multinational corporations that invest in this way, they are often kept in tax havens and ...

(en) Indonesia, anarkis.org - Anarcho-Feminism: Anarchist Being Is Not Enough by AFRA SAINTS [machine translation]

November 10, 2016 - 7:55am
Feminisme known as ideas and movements that fight for equality and women's rights in various aspects of life (political, economic, social, environmental, sexuality, etc.). Feminism believes that patriarchal system of society is a source of various forms of oppression of women and other marginalized groups. Patriarchy has been the basis for the system of power, control, moral authority, and exploitation prevailing in society. The system provides space for men and a certain group to dominate women and other groups. Dominance is what perpetuated in various institutions ranging from state, religious, economic, customs, to the family. ---- If you start from the understanding that, inherently, it is proper to understand that anarchism is a feminist. Oppose all forms of domination and control is a key principle in anarchism and feminism. Anarchism will be in ...

(en) Germany, fda-ifa: Freitag, 11. November - 20 Uhr - CAVE - Youth event of the district youth organization of the AWO Karlsruhe - Kronenstrasse 15

November 10, 2016 - 7:55am
This is an opportunity to bring all your unworn or unwanted clothes and exchange them for another ones to refresh your wardrobe in a social-friendly way. Enjoy the lovely relaxed and social environment of the in Cave, which will provide you also with delicious drinks and snacks. Bring the family and make an evening of it! All stuff which remains in the end will bedonated to NGOs or refugees. We are looking forward to all visitors! Everybody is welcome! https://fda-ifa.org/11-11-16-umsonstflohmarkt-des-kreisjugendwerks-der-awo-in-kooperation-mit-der-libertaeren-gruppe-karlsruhe/ ...

(en) Greece, antisocial practices and violence against the principles of the movement. social self-organization and class solidarity (ca, gr, pt) [machine translation]

November 10, 2016 - 7:55am
The following text was distributed on October 15 in the Athenian district of Exarchia streets, and was published in various web pages. ---- It is obvious that the attacks that have social cannibalism character is not a phenomenon that occurs only in the Exarchia neighborhood. These practices are an integral part of the social crisis, which is increasingly seen intensified in recent years, as will rotting capitalism. The lack of class solidarity structures and political organization of the oppressed in the neighborhoods, and the inability to make a front of struggle that can inject a revolutionary perspective in society, leading to exit the crisis, create social and political void. And it is well known that in politics, as in nature, there is not empty. ...

(en) Witnesses to the Revolution in Rojava

November 10, 2016 - 7:55am
Revolution in Rojava is the first book-length account of the unique and extraordinary political situation in Rojava, Syria. In this article, Janet Biehl talks to the authors and discusses how and why the new society in Rojava so inspired them. ---- For decades, three million Syrian Kurds have lived under brutal repression by the Assad regime, their identity denied, access to education and jobs refused, imprisonment and torture a way of life for those who dared object. Yet resistance has grown. By developing organisations, after the Arab Spring arrived in Syria in March 2011, the Kurds seized the moment to create a pioneering, democratic revolution. The liberation of northern Syria-Rojava-began at Kobanî on July 19th 2012, and the global history of social and political revolution would never be the same again. ...

(en) anarkismo.net: southern africa, In the ANC's battle of factions there are no superheroes by Shawn Hattingh

November 9, 2016 - 9:48am
The battle between Pravin Gordhan and Jacob Zuma has been presented along the lines of a superhero comic. Gordhan, the hero, is portrayed as the last defence against the rampaging villain, vile Zuma. And like all superhero tales Gordhan the good appears to be gaining the upper hand over Zuma the bad - especially since corruption charges have been dropped and the damning Public Protector's report on state capture has been released. ---- Certainly Zuma is deserving of our contempt: he is the most corrupt President South Africa has had since 1994 and offers very little that is positive. Yet, it is an oversimplification to blame him solely for the corruption that wracks the state or the factionalism that exists to gain hold over it. Doing so avoids looking at the harsh structural realities that fuel it - the legacies of apartheid, the nature of the state, ...