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SLOVENIA: Anti-Capitalist Bloc: Join the common process!

1 March, 2013 – Anti-Capitalist Bloc (italian and spanish versions follow english one)

GOTOVI SO!  Do it! They are all finished!

Three months ago people in Slovenia rose up in a decentralized massive revolt. It marked the start of an intense and largely self-organized resistance to the crisis. This uprising started in Maribor against the corrupt major and city council, but was born out of more than 20 years of transiton politics and capital accumulation that further increased inequality and powerlessness. The slow privatizaton of society never meant to give us a good life and now it is being rejected all over. It is in the common daily and exceptional practices that challenge the relationships of power that we see our uprising. Like the resistance taking place all around Europe, this is a process with many diferent forms of struggle and expression. All are equally important and none should be ignored, pushed aside or criminalized. It is in this multitude that we engage in a process that re-orientates power towards control over our own lives and that cannot be captured, branded or instrumentalised by any particular interests, groups or parties. In this way, it opens a process of reclaiming space for people to intervene in the discourse of the crisis politics being applied across Europe. Read the rest of this entry

PALESTINE: Colonizer as Lender: A Statement on Palestine from Members of Occupy Wall Street and Strike Debt

26 March, 2013  by Jadaliyya Reports

[The following statement was issued by members of the Occupy Wall Street and Strike Debt movements. It was originally published in the fourth issue of Tidal magazine on 22 February 2013.]  Read the rest of this entry

Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle and the “signs of the third Intifada”

March 20, 2013       by Ilan S. – AAtW, ainfos. Mazpen

As the third Intifada character is less dramatic than the previous two. At least at the first years, politicians and media commentators hesitating to declare it as such. After more lot of pondering on the subjects in the Israeli media, we heard this evening a new tag: “the signs of Intifada are already here”. The escalation of the suppression of the Israeli state forces in the occupied west bank and their backing of settler colonialist terror activities last months, was not clear if it is only pre election thing or is intended to convert the unarmed third Intifada into an armed one. The unarmed Intifada expand gradually with the solidarity with the hunger striking prisoners at its focus. To the older locations of Beit Ummar, Bil’in, Ma’asarah, Nabi Saleh, Ni’ilin, Qadum, Sheikh Jarah, and South of Hebron Hills, and south-west joined last weeks Jayyus and Jaffa. Read the rest of this entry

CATALONIA: Communiqué for Anarchist Actions in Barcelona and Response to the Nihilist Comrades

Fri, 03/01/2013 – 15:17 — Anonymous (not verified)

Translated from Barcelona Indymedia

With this communiqué, we wish to claim the following actions, as part of a struggle for the destruction of the State, Capital, patriarchy, and any system of domination, a struggle for the free creation of voluntary and solidaristic relations at the global and local level; in other words, a struggle for anarchy. Read the rest of this entry

MOROCCO: On Pre-Colonial Morocco

August 05, 2008   by Brahim Fillali – ex-CLER (Morocco)

Does Berber Federalism serve as an indigenous African model of Anarchist Federalism?

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SYRIA: Omar Aziz: Rest in Power

February 20, 2013 by BudourHassan

On 17 February 2013, the Local Coordination Committees of the Syrian revolution reported that Omar Aziz, prominent Syrian intellectual, economist, and long-time anarchist dissident, died of a heart attack in the central Adra prison. Held incommunicado by the air force intelligence since 20 November 2012, the big and warm – albeit ailing – heart of Omar Aziz could not stand almost three months of detention inside the infamous dungeons of the Assad regime. The reports of his passing emerged on the second anniversary of the Hariqa market protest, when 1,500 Syrians vowed for the first time not to be humiliated in the heart of Old Damascus. Aziz leaves behind a rich, significant legacy of ground-breaking intellectual, social and political contributions as well as an unfinished revolution and a country in desperate need for people like him.

"Freedom for Omar Aziz", in a demonstration for Palestinian prisoner Samer Issawi on Feb. 6th in Jerusalem

“Freedom for Omar Aziz” in a demonstration for Palestinian prisoner Samer Issawi on Feb. 6th in Jerusalem Read the rest of this entry

LIBYA: Anarchism in the Libyan Revolution

May, 2011

An old article presenting anarchist tendencies in the beginning of the Libyan Revolution.

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BAHRAIN: Anarchism by Bahrain Youth

April 14, 2012 by AnarchistBH

Anarchy is often associated with chaos, but not necessarily assimilates chaos. In my opinion it’s simply that there is no official party to control, direct or enforce the masses. And from what I’ve seen in the recent events, I’d like to refer to the Anarchy moments as “spontaneous” and “unrestrained” instead of chaos. Read the rest of this entry

SYRIA: The Syrian people will not kneel, despite threats from outside and within

The people of Syria, nearly two years after the beginning of the revolution, continue to struggle against the criminal and authoritarian regimes for the same objectives: freedom and dignity. This might seem repetitive for some who read often this blog, but it is always important to repeat this permanent truth as the Syrian Revolution has been described increasingly for the past year as a conflict, a civil war or even by the most compliant to the Assad regime or Stalinist ideology as a conspiracy. Read the rest of this entry

PALESTINE: How obsession with “nonviolence” harms the Palestinian cause

10 July 2012

Palestinians do not have to tailor their resistance to the liking of the oppressor class and their supporters.

(Mahfouz Abu Turk / APA images)

In recent years, western discourse surrounding the Palestinian cause has employed a few new — and superficial — adjectives to describe Palestinian resistance: Palestinian “nonviolent” resistance, Palestinian “peaceful” resistance, Palestinian “popular” resistance, Palestinian “unarmed” resistance. And the ever so popular Palestinian “Gandhi-style” resistance. Read the rest of this entry