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SYRIA: Revolutionary Left Current in Syria: Establishment of the “People’s Liberation Faction” to commemorate the third anniversary of the Syrian Revolution

The Video of the call:

Dear comrades

Oh militants and fighters for freedom, justice and democracy

The popular revolution enters in its fourth year a complex and critical phase. The number of victims and injured have exceeded hundreds of thousands, while millions have become refugees and are displaced and destruction prevails in the country. The ruling bourgeois regime has regained, aided by its allies, the advantage on the military field, while at the same time the influence of the fascists forces of the counter-revolution has increased. At the international level, the negotiations are conducted between the imperialist powers at the expense of the Syrian revolutionary people, as they try to cast away the fair demands of this revolution by seeking through these negotiations to maintain the regime of oppression, exploitation and corruption, by only modifying it superficially through so called “reforms”.The response of the ruling regime to the demands of the peaceful masses during the first year of the revolution was bloody and brutal. This brutal repression led important sections of the revolution to adopt the armed struggle for the defense of himself or herself and his or her parents and their cities. This was not an easy choice and arms were not even taken willingly for many of them, but this form of mass struggle came in reaction to the brutality of the military incursions of the dictatorial regime. The armed struggle has become an instrument for the liberation of the masses and cannot be ignored. Read the rest of this entry

RUSSIA: “Prison united all of us”

1390521533_606772_99Interview with anarchist prisoners in the so-called “Bolotnaya Case”, former sailor Alexei Polikhovich, 22 (pictured), and historian Stepan Zimin, 21. They are amongst the many people charged with participation in the May 6, 2012 clashes with police during an opposition rally in Moscow’s Bolotnaya Square. Both face a sentence of five-and-a-half year in penal colony, having spent over a year in pre-trial detention. Read the rest of this entry

Exposed: Globally Renowned Activist Collaborated With Intelligence Firm Stratfor

02.12.2013 by Carl Gibson and Stave Horn

Pyotr Silaev: My adventures with Interpol

16.08.2013

On 22 August 2012, the anti-fascist Pyotr Silaev was arrested in Grenada. He is an activist in anti-governmental protests, and the author of the book “Exodus” (published in Finland, Greece, Italy and Germany), under the pseudonym DJ Stalingrad. Pyotr took part in the infamous protests in Khimki, which for some protestors ended in jail or hospital (as it did for the renowned journalist Oleg Kashin, who was attacked with baseball bats near his home). Around 400 young people threw stones and flares at the administrative office of the town in protest against the construction of the Moscow – St. Petersburg highway through the Khimki forest – one of the few remaining green oases around Moscow. The situation bore some similarity to the recent events in Istanbul. Read the rest of this entry

TURKEY: The Unspeakable

July 1, 2013 by Postvirtual

Shoes at the resistance monument in Besiktas

Shoes at the resistance monument in Besiktas

Istanbul, July 1

Dear people,

As millions of people took the streets in Egypt and millions of Spaniards finished to vote on popular democracy in a nationwide plebiscite, Istanbul celebrated the biggest Gay Pride parade in its history. It was the grand finale of LGBT week. As expected, the people of Gezi Park joined them in an extravaganza of colours, joy and rhythm, a celebration of diversity and resistance. It was a styleful conclusion of a month that people in Turkey will not lightly forget.

Gay pride at Taksim, June 30. Photo by Latif Şimşek.

TURKEY: The Right to the City Movement and the Turkish Summer

01.06.2013 by Jay Cassano

 
[A protestor and police in Gezi Park. 31 May 2013. From Yücel Tunca via Nar Photos.]


[A protestor and police in Gezi Park. 31 May 2013. From Yücel Tunca via Nar Photos.]

As I write this, Istanbul is under siege. The might of Istanbul’s entire police force—the largest city police force in Europe—is violently cracking down on peaceful occupiers in Gezi Park.

The protest, which began on 27 May, is ostensibly over a planned shopping center to be built over a park in Istanbul’s central Taksim Square. Nevertheless, massive popular movements like this do not emerge out of nowhere. Typically, they are the result of the tireless groundwork of activists over the course of an extended period. And then, something happens: a spark sets off the lighter fluid accumulating unnoticed at everyone’s feet. Read the rest of this entry

SWEDEN: Trouble in Paradise? What the Riots Mean for Sweden

May 28, 2013   by Tobias Hubinette   Open Society Initiative for Europe   Add your voice

Since May 20, the media, both in and out of Sweden, has been dominated by the riots in certain suburbs of Stockholm. Reports have focused on outbursts of violence which include large-scale vandalism and damage to cars and shops in the poorer areas of Greater Stockholm with large concentrations of ethnic minorities. Following the fatal shooting on May 12 of an elderly man by the police in the northwest neighborhood of Husby, Greater Stockholm, violence erupted with the burning of cars, arson, and attacks on police on May 19. It soon spread to many other similar suburbs in the periphery of Greater Stockholm such as Fittja, Tensta, Flemingsberg, Hjulsta, Jakobsberg, Hagsätra, Rågsved, Skärholmen, and Skogås. Read the rest of this entry

ARMENIA: Manifesto of Armenian Libertarian Socialist Movement

Mission Statement

MISSION  STATEMENT  and the Plan

Our Goals:  To spark a mass Movement that would not be led by a single individual or a concentrated decision-making organ, but guided by a Platform/Manifesto and a set of principles and ethics; a Movement that would not be organized hierarchically, but horizontally (rhizomatically) — with each cell operating independently, but toward the realization of the same Vision.  Read the rest of this entry

Albanian Anarchist Movement “1936” – Message

“This is not Greece. This is not Spain. This is not Italy. THIS IS ALBANIA! And this is our message: Our conditions are not the same as the rest of the other European countries. We live under a fascist regime. Ours is a hard school capitalism. Extreme exploit of the poor. Foreign corporations literally suffocating local economy. No welfare system. More than 60% unemployed. Medium salary of…
250 USD. Nobody knows about it. Nobody talks about it. Nobody cares about it. We are the Albanian Anarchist Movement “1936”. We live in illegality. But we are everywhere. And we will prevail. Brothers and sisters of all the world, we are alive and we are ready to fight!”

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Economic Crisis Encouraging Factory Takeovers in Spain

By Pere Rusinol

At least 40 struggling companies have been converted into cooperatives with workers assuming management. In some cases, the former owner of the company has joined the initiative. Read the rest of this entry