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The austerity policies of the latest phase of capitalism have wreaked havoc on the lives
and living standards of working class people across Europe and beyond. The struggles in
which communities find themselves as they attempt to resist these policies have a lot to
learn from each other. As we strive for a better world and to build communities free from
poverty, exploitation and hopelessness we need to find time and space to listen to each
other, to find common cause and to support each other’s struggles. ---- In this recording
from the 2013 Dublin anarchist bookfair a number of speakers from the EU-‘peripherals’,
the so-called PIIGS countries (Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain) share the
stories of the struggles they are involved in and explore a vision of what is needed to
‘change the world’.
The struggle of a few thousands of villagers against the imposition of destructive gold
mining in northern Greece radicalized and expands. It is becoming the main focus of
protest and insubordination across the country. ---- The violent imposition of this
project on the part of the Greek state is the major factor in the escalation. ---- "If the
government decided to transform the Chalkidiki in a laboratory of violence and repression
to export them to the rest of the country, the people of Halkidiki have decided to make a
laboratory for the freedom and combat. And this fight is something for which we should all
be ready. " ---- We have already spoken of the struggle here in northern Greece with a
population against the excavation and operation of a gold mine in the forest Skouries in
the Chalkidiki peninsula, a hundred kilometers east of Thessaloniki.
La lutte de quelques milliers de villageois contre lâimposition de mines dâor
destructrices dans le nord de la GrÃce se radicalise et sâÃlargit. Elle est en passe de
devenir le principal foyer de contestation et dâinsubordination Ã lâÃchelle de tout le
pays. ---- Lâimposition violente de ce projet de la part de lâEtat grec est le principal
facteur de cette escalade. ---- Â Si lâEtat a dÃcidÃ de transformer la Chalcidique en un
laboratoire de la violence et de la rÃpression pour lâexporter ensuite vers le reste du
pays, les habitants de la Chalcidique ont dÃcidÃ dâen faire un laboratoire pour la libertÃ
et le combat. Et ce combat est une chose pour laquelle nous devons tous nous tenir prÃts
Â. ---- Nous avons dÃjÃ parlÃ ici du combat menÃ dans le nord de la GrÃce par une
population contre le creusement et lâexploitation dâune mine dâor dans la forÃt de
bei der DA oftmals ein Adjektiv, was man verwenden könnte, um einen Zustand anzuprangern.
Spät, auf den letzten Drücker, kurz vor knapp, das ist gerade in den beiden großen
Ressorts BuG und Globales gängige Tradition, da bringen auch die regelmäßigen Mails über
Deadlines nichts. Man möchte meinen, es gehört zum guten Ton, das ordentlich auszureizen –
wo bleibt denn sonst Nervenkitzel bei einem Zweimonatsblättchen. Wenn der letzte Text
eintrudelt während das Layout schon angefangen hat mit der Arbeit… ach wie schön, wenn
Kontinuitäten da sind. Achja… und wo wir bei Kontinuitäten sind: Wo ist denn der
Schwerpunkt dieser Ausgabe geblieben? Oh nein, bitte nicht drüber reden, vergessen wir das
lieber. Man könnte ein Rätsel daraus machen. Unser Tipp ist die Kolumne Durruti plus die
Seite Vier. Schnell mal bei der Aboverwaltung anrufen, ob man nicht eine Hotline dafür
Desde a formação da sociedade da forma que conhecemos, temos presenciado a formação de
partidos, que são organizações que buscam, acima de tudo, o controle da sociedade, para
atingir os fins definidos pelo partido, na história, os partidos tiveram um papel
importante, tanto no controle e manutenção de um determinado modelo econômico, social,
político, como na conquista e imposição de um novo modelo. ---- A totalidade desses
partidos, até hoje, se mostraram afinados mais com sua organização e consolidado como
elemento de força dentro da sociedade. As formas usadas, foram desde o modelo eleitoral,
onde os embates se dão em guerras mascaradas de propaganda, até a via de fato escancarada,
por partidos militarizados. Ambas as formas, para a política são válidas dentro de
contexto em que são requeridas e entendidas necessárias.
Since the formation of society as we know, we have witnessed the formation of parties,
which are organizations that seek, above all, control of society, to achieve the
objectives set by the party in history, parties have an important role, both the control
and maintenance of a particular economic model, social, political, as in conquest and
imposition of a new model. ---- The totality of these parties, so far, proved to be more
in tune with your organization and consolidated as a strength within society. The forms
used were from the electoral model, where clashes occur in war propaganda masked until the
route of fact gaping by militarized parties. Both ways, for politics are valid within the
context in which they are understood and required necessary. ---- The partisan model in
Brazil, for example, is the institutional base. There is no way candidatx be without one,
The use of atomic energy in Brazil is not a recent event. Our involvement with this kind
of process goes back at least to the construction of the first nuclear weapons in America
(USA). There is a possibility that we have contributed to the construction of the first
nuclear devices dropped on Japan in 1945. It is speculated that Brazil has provided
material used in the manufacture of the Atomic Bomb. Arguably the USA technicians were
collecting and panning in Brazil, mainly in the Northeast in the '40s of the twentieth
century. The use of radioactive elements, the handling of such minerals - like sands - the
use of radioactivity in research and treatment of disease is not new in our country today.
---- During the 1950s he was also in the plans and objectives of state and Government the
possibility of building nuclear weapons by Brazil.
O uso da energia atômica no Brasil não é fato recente. Nosso envolvimento com esse tipo de
processo remonta no mínimo à construção das primeiras armas nucleares na América (USA).
Existe a possibilidade que tenhamos contribuído para a construção dos primeiros artefatos
nucleares lançados sobre o Japão em 1945. Especula-se que o Brasil tenha fornecido
material usado no fabrico da Bomba Atômica. Comprovadamente técnicos dos USA estiveram
coletando e garimpando no Brasil, principalmente no Nordeste nos anos 40 do Século XX. O
uso de elementos radioativos, o manejo de minerais dessa natureza – tipo areias
monazíticas – a utilização da radioatividade em pesquisas e no tratamento de doenças
também não é novidade hodierna em nosso meio.
Three unions have ratified an agreement on the brand competitiveness severe setbacks for
workers. The government wants to transpose into law as soon as possible. But the
resistance was organized. ---- By signing the national interprofessional agreement (Ani)
with employers, CFDT, CFTC and CFE-CGC have again betrayed the interests of employee-es.
The Socialist government, which welcomed the dialogue, forget too quickly that these three
unions are minority employment tribunals as the last elections in very small businesses
(28% of the vote). But when we agree with the therapy liberal government and servile media
are well aware with the reality. This agreement represents a major setback social: it
simplifies dismissal procedures, provides for the possibility of wage cuts in case of
difficulties the company and even forced transfers. Collaborationist unions came once more
Quelle est la situation en Égypte ? La scène sociale et politique y est largement
dépolitisée. Analyse par un militant du Mouvement socialiste libertaire.-----La
spécificité du Parti national, qui a tenu le pouvoir tout au long de l’ère Moubarak, est
qu’au contraire du Parti Baas en Syrie, il n’a pas adopté la stratégie totalitaire
d’idéologisation et de mise au pas de toute la société. Cela ne signifie pas que le Parti
national d’Égypte est plus démocratique, mais qu’il affiche une ambition de désidéologiser
la société. Ceci est en partie tiré de l’échec du régime nassérien à faire de
l’organisation des jeunes socialistes une école qui produirait les cadres du parti au
pouvoir. En effet, cette organisation est rapidement devenue indépendante. Cette autonomie
a poussé le parti de Nasser à la détruire, et à liquider les membres les plus farouchement
Trois syndicats ont ratifié un accord sur la compétitivité qui marque de graves reculs
pour les travailleuses et les travailleurs. Le gouvernement souhaite le transposer en une
loi le plus vite possible. Mais la résistance s’organise. ---- En signant l’accord
national interprofessionnel (Ani) avec le patronat, la CFDT, la CFTC et la CFE-CGC ont
encore une fois trahi les intérêts des salarié-e-s. Le gouvernement socialiste, qui se
félicite du dialogue social, oublie un peu vite que ces trois syndicats sont minoritaires
aux prud’hommes comme aux dernières élections dans les Très petites entreprises (28% des
voix). Mais quand on est d’accord avec la thérapie libérale, gouvernement et médias
serviles savent bien composer avec la réalité. Cet accord constitue un véritable recul
social : il simplifie les procédures de licenciement, prévoit la possibilité de baisses de
What is the situation in Egypt? The social and political scene is largely depoliticized.
Analysis by Movement activist libertarian socialist. ---- The specificity of the National
Party, which held power throughout the Mubarak era, is that unlike the Baath Party in
Syria, he has not adopted the strategy of idealization and totalitarian Focus not any
society. This does not mean that the National Party of Egypt is more democratic, but it
displays an ambition ideologize society. This is partly drawn from the failure of the
Nasser regime to the socialist youth organization that produces a school party cadres in
power. In fact, this organization has quickly become independent. This autonomy has led
the party to destroy Nasser, and liquidate members most vehemently opposed to the plan.
From the Denver Post:
Denver Manager of Safety Alex Martinez on Tuesday criticized an internal affairs investigator who first interviewed Alexander Landau about his 2009 beating by three officers but said he won’t launch an investigation into claims that she tried to intimidate him and dissuade him from filing a complaint.
Martinez announced last week that there was not enough evidence to support Landau’s claims of misconduct by Cpl. Randy Murr and Officers Ricky Nixon and Tiffany Middleton. He said they would not face discipline for the beating, which stemmed from a traffic stop. Landau said the officers tried to cover up the Jan. 19, 2009 beating and called him a racial epithet.
He took his complaint to then-internal affairs Sgt. Virginia Quinones, who said within the first minutes of their conversation that he would be charged with a crime if his report was false.
“You know, right off the bat, if it turns out that there’s any mistruths, so to say, any lies, so to say, then you — it could turn around and you could be charged. …” Quinones said, according to a transcript of the intake interview.
When Landau suggested that the officers “were intimidated because I’m black or something,” Quinones told him, “Sometimes, it’s not a good thing to play the race card.”
At one point, she told him, “it’s important for us to stand up and admit and be a man…”
Landau said Tuesday he felt the interview was “an uphill battle” from the start.
“We agree it was a poor interview that would be addressed by training, but the interviewer was transferred from Internal Affairs shortly after the interview,” Martinez wrote in an e-mailed statement.
He said Quinones was never investigated or disciplined because of the interview. She now works in the ID bureau, but her transfer was unrelated.
“More importantly, Internal Affairs has been completely restructured with well-trained investigators; that type of interview is not tolerated,” Martinez wrote.
According to the U.S. Justice Department’s best practices on internal affairs interviews, “no threats or warnings of prosecution or potential prosecution for filing a false complaint should be made orally or in writing” to someone who files a complaint.
Independent Monitor Nicholas Mitchell said Landau’s complaint will not be settled until Landau’s claims that Quinones was biased are resolved.
Landau and his attorneys also said the decision not to discipline the officers ignored key evidence, including conflicting stories about a bloody handprint on Middleton’s gun. Officers had said the print got there when Landau reached for the weapon and that it was wiped away, but Middleton said she did not see blood and did not clean the gun.
Martinez has said his decision came after multiple reviews. The U.S. Justice Department also declined to prosecute the officers for lack of evidence.
From Anarchist News:
Today, April 9th 2013, there was a riot in Edgewood, a neighborhood northeast of downtown Atlanta. The area is almost entirely residential and is about a year behind in the ongoing gentrification of Atlanta.
Around fifty people gathered for a “March Against the Police” with drums, banners, and a desire for vengeance at the playground in Edgewood Courts, an apartment complex in the back of the neighborhood. Edgewood Courts contains some of the few remaining low income housing units in Atlanta. Yesterday, the police pepper sprayed a group of kids and beat and arrested a man grieving over his lost father.
The march started off slowly — a few people started chanting All cops are bastards / Fuck the police! as drumming began. As the crowd left the complex, some people lined the streets, looking on. People walked up behind the complex toward the front of the neighborhood. As the first cop car approached, more and more people joined in. At first, the crowd seemed apprehensive about what to do, but all of a sudden something clicked. Contrary to most situations, the presence of the police did not act as a deterrent. Instead, the crowd became more excited and angry as the cops approached. A bottle was thrown at a police car and the momentum and joy picked up. What ensued was something that we will never forget. People began kicking the cop car and chased it away when it began to retreat. One pig gone. Cheers and chants filled the air as the crowd, feeling emboldened, decided to keep going.
The riot proceeded away from the Courts and the police started to put more distance between themselves and the crowd. The intensity grew as numbers swelled, fluctuating between 75 and 100+. The crowd blocked off the main entrance to the Courts, refusing to let the police drive down. What happened next could not have been anticipated.
A cop car was stopped at one of the central intersections in Edgewood. People quickly approached the squad car, even going so far as to lean in the window to shout at the cops while others banged on the side of the car. More and more people drew closer, eventually circling the car. Once it was successfully blocked and the pigs inside were intimidated, they tried to leave. The crowd joyfully sent them off with rocks, sticks, and even basketballs to speed the process. People cried out in excitement, leaping into the air for high-fives and hugs. Throughout the event not a single person made a plea for the police. It was clear the police were our common enemy.
On the way back to the apartment complex, people noticed an unmarked car coming toward the crowd up a sidestreet. People immediately responded by running toward the car and letting loose a rainstorm of pebbles, and then rocks, and then bricks. The cops threw their car into reverse and exited the area as fast as they could. Laughing, the crowd ran back down to the Courts and broke apart. A number of cop cars began circling throughout the apartments but left after people continued to throw projectiles, including a hammer, at the cops. Some kids, who had to be under 10, were even letting stones fly at cops.
All in all the police were forced to retreat 4 times — leaving the neighborhood completely. The crowd of people never backed down. An arrest occurred just outside of the neighborhood after the event; it is unclear if it is related.
There’s a war on between the Edgewood residents and the cops, and the conflict is only escalating. Anger and riotous joy is the response to frequent harrassment. The day before this event the police attempted to manage a crowd of people outside the apartment complex and were met with rowdy resistance. Three people were arrested, but not one went down easy. The cops have been upping their patrols around Edgewood recently, but tonight, there aren’t any squad cars on the street.
Mainstream Media Coverage:
“Neighbors throw bricks, hammers at police cars over alleged brutality,” WSB-TV Channel 2 Atlanta - http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/neighbors-throw-bricks-hammers-poli…
“APD police crusiers pummeled with bricks during protest,” 11 Alive Atlanta - http://www.11alive.com/news/article/287484/40/Police-crusiers-pummeled-w…
“Two Atlanta police cruisers hit by bricks, rocks,” CBS Atlanta - http://www.cbsatlanta.com/story/21926610/two-atlanta-police-cruisers-hit…
“Protesters throw items at police cars in NE Atlanta,” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/protesters-throw-items-at-police-cars…
“Residents protest physical arrest in NE Atlanta,” Fox 5 Atlanta - http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/21926137/protester
“Cop Threatens Kids With Shotgun,” CopWatch footage from March 19th shot at the Edgewood Courts Apartment, Edgewood, Atlanta, GA - http://atlanta.indymedia.org/local/cop-threatens-kids-shotgun
“Poster: War in the Neighborhood,” An image to be printed as a poster to be hung around Atlanta - http://atlanta.indymedia.org/local/poster-war-neighborhood
Translated by Pascale Cognet http://www.tlaxcala-int.org/article.asp?reference=9494
Le cas de La Colosa, en Cajamarca, est l'un des plus emblématiques de l’actuel modèle minier extractiviste qu’on cherche à imposer en Colombie au bénéfice du grand Capital. Avec ce projet, on est en train de militariser et d’écraser la population paysanne, tout en renvoyant dans les limbes la souveraineté alimentaire du peuple colombien afin qu’une multinationale récupère le terrain et contamine les cours d’eau avec du cyanure. Ce projet est paradigmatique du caractère insoutenable du modèle de développement dépendant et atrophié en vigueur en Colombie.
La CNT-AIT Almería vuelve este abril de 2013 con sus jornadas para
crear debate y poner sobre la mesa el punto de vista de las ideas
libertarias -- Con charlas como las que nos ofrecerán José Luis García
Rúa (Filósofo anarquista y Catedrático emérito por la Universidad de
Granada) o Mujeres Libres del Aljarafe. Este año el deporte también
tiene un papel importante ya que por primer año se realiza un torneo
de fútbol (odio al fútbol moderno) y nos dejaremos los pies en esa
jornada de senderismo, con la subida al Chullo. Por último, hemos
invitado de nuevo a participar en nuestras jornadas a la banda
madrileña de ska: “Skainhead” y a otras, de la provincia (LLorssais,
Auf unserem Treffen in Witten haben wir beschlossen, dem Aufschwung in unseren Strukturen
Rechnung zu tragen und uns in FÃderation deutschsprachiger Anarchist*innen umzubenennen.
---- Auch wenn wir noch lange nicht flÃchendeckend im deutschsprachigen Raum vertreten
sind, wollten wir nun den Schritt wagen und die GrÃndung der FÃderation deutschsprachiger
Anarchist*innen verkÃnden. Wir betonen dabei, dass wir uns sel bstverstÃndlich nicht als
âdie FÃderation aller Anarchist*innenâ sehen und uns daher auch keinen
Alleinvertretungsanspruch anmaÃen. Aber natÃrlich sind Anarchist*innen aller StrÃmungen
willkommen, die sich mit unseren Prinzipien und Statuten identifizieren kÃnnen. ---- Mit
âdeutschsprachigâ meinen wir in diesem Fall den geografischen Sprachraum, also vor allem
Deutschland, Ãsterreich und den nÃrdlichen Teil der Schweiz.
Anarquismo e Marxismo ----- A diferenÃa bÃsica entre o anarquismo e o marxismo Ã a
perpetuaÃÃo do estado, a semelhanÃa bÃsica Ã o combate ao capitalismo. ---- NÃo existe um
"bakuninismo" justamente porque dentro do anarquismo nÃo temos lÃderes, aceitamos de
maneira tranquila o fato de que nossos filÃsofos acertam e tambÃm erram, o problema maior
Ã quando direcionamos crÃticas ao marxismo e somos queimados na fogueira do mesmo modo que
somos queimados pelos crentes ou catÃlicos quando criticamos a bÃblia. No anarquismo
ninguÃm Ã sagrado, devemos permanecer abertos a mudanÃas, firmes no ideal, porÃm
flexÃveis, pois a liberdade nÃo Ã algo imutÃvel ou lÃgico. ---- Infelizmente vejo muito do
marxismo deste modo, imutÃvel, presos em suas lÃgicas. InegÃvel a contribuiÃÃo de Marx aos
pensamentos econÃmicos, libertaÃÃo da escravidÃo do proletariado e discernimento sobre o
Anarchism and Marxism ---- The basic difference between anarchism and Marxism is the
perpetuation of state, the basic similarity is fighting capitalism. ---- There is no
"Bakuninism" precisely because within anarchism not We have leaders, accept the fact so
quiet that our philosophers also hit and miss, the biggest problem is when we direct
criticism of Marxism and are burned at the stake in the same way that we burned by
Christians or Catholics when we criticize the bible. In anarchism nobody is sacred, we
must remain open to change, the ideal firm, yet flexible, because freedom is not something
immutable or logical. --- Unfortunately I see a lot of Marxism thus unchanging, stuck in
their logical. Undeniable contribution of Marx to economic thought, liberation from
slavery of the proletariat and insight about capitalism itself.
Feiras Anarquistas ---- Nos últimos anos tem crescido o número de Feiras Anarquistas em
várias regiões do Brasil; Porto Alegre/RS, São Paulo/SP, Natal/RN e São Luís/MA, além de
outros lugares que mesmo não tendo o nome de “Feira” preserva assim características
semelhantes. ---- E um fato interessante é que duas das Feiras citadas (Porto Alegre/RS,
São Paulo/SP) já fizeram sua 3º edição em anos consecutivos, o que nos mostra de certa
forma uma aceitação dxs individuxs libertárixs e anarquistas com esse tipo de atividade.
E, além disso, vimos no último ano duas feiras novas acontecendo (Natal/RN, São Luís/MA) e
com grande expectativa de se tornarem anuais. ---- Dessa maneira é de grande importância
um debate/reflexão sobre o potencial que essas Feiras tem tido para a cena
libertária/anarquista, pensando nisso a Rádio Cordel Libertário juntamente com suas