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PORTUGAL: The crisis in Portugal from a Portuguese anarchist’s point of view

23.03.2013    by David Franco

As we are all aware, all of the world is suffering from this crisis, which, according to the media, can only be compared to the crisis of the 1930s.
It is important to understand that this crisis is not limited to any nation or to set of nations, it is a crisis of the capitalist system. This is a fact some people I know ignore. Read the rest of this entry

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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

CYPRUS: Interview with Cypriots Anarchists regarding the crisis

March 28   by Glykosymoritis

Key points from the conversation between Radio 98FM (Greek alternative radio) and Syspirosi Atakton (Anarchist group in Cyprus). Read the rest of this entry

CYPRUS: “Neither the haircut, nor the hairdresser” – a text by cypriot anarchists regarding recent events on the island.

19.03.2013

The haircut of bank savings and the other memorandum measures forthcoming
cannot be explained through the prism of a good or a bad management of the
economy. After all, only a week ago, the government of this place was in the hands
of the left-wing AKEL, which accepted and pushed through memorandum laws
without even having agreed on the final memorandum – and of course, without
ever receiving any money from the much-hyped loan. The vast disappointment
of the people for the financial decay was shown in the last elections with
the bringing about to power of DISY. Read the rest of this entry

GREECE: Communique by the squat Lelas Karagianni 37 about the reoccupation of Villa Amalias

January 11th, 2013

Repression can’t bend the militants

We are experiencing historical moments. Let’s act accordingly. A swarm of political lackeys of the local and international capital, consisted of fascists, thieves and impostors of all sorts, from the extreme right to the so-called democratic left – assisted by the controlled mass media and the parastate gangs -, has been shamelessly looting, oppressing and terrorizing the people. In order for their plans to succeed without a hitch they have imposed a state of emergency which is nothing but a political dictatorship camouflaged with a parliamentary cloak. The bankrupt political-economic system, in order to perpetuate its miserable existence or at least to buy itself time before its upcoming decomposition, wants to force the silence and submission of the plebian social layers by means of either manipulation and compulsion by the media propaganda or brute force and terrorism used on resisting people by state repression and parastate gangs. Read the rest of this entry

GREECE: Battle for the squats in Athens

Αrrested Anarchists in Villa Amalias, Athens

11 Jan 2013

The battle against the eviction of squats in Greece heats up as more occupations are attacked and dozens arrested. Read the rest of this entry

GREECE: Statistics of austerity

Posted by Thrasybulus
Dec 24 2012

Greece: Statistics of austerity

As more loans have been released to the Greek state a combination of recent surveys and reports show the true effects of years of austerity. There has been across the board reductions in conditions and living standards for large parts of the Greek population. Read the rest of this entry

GREECE: Poverty and social exclusion rising

by Leonidas Oikonomakis on December 13, 2012

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Poverty and exclusion have exploded in Greece, while the government continues to assault workers. The question that arises is very simple: who benefits?

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Not Waving but Drowning: Precarity and the Working Class

Saturday, December 08 2012

In ‘Not Waving but Drowning: Precarity and the Working Class’, Mark Hoskins takes a critical look at the idea put forward by some academics and even parts of the anti-capitalist movement that the “precariat” is the revolutionary subject of our epoch. After examining the subjective conditions of the precarious subject today and comparing its objective conditions to those of the working class of the last century, he goes on to explore how these conditions relate to our end goal, a communist society and what lessons that can teach us in our attempt to get there. Read the rest of this entry

EGYPT: Politicizing Egypt’s economic reform

Posted by Emily Regan Wills – November 29

While the gradual meltdown of the Egyptian constitution-drafting process has been at center stage in Cairo over the past few months, the negotiations between the Egyptian government and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a $4.8 billion loan have rapidly become central to political conversations in Egypt. Egypt has a checkered past with the IMF. While it views Egypt as a success story for structural adjustment and privatization during the infitah, Anwar Sadat’s economic liberalization, and the Hosni Mubarak-era transition away from state ownership, the Egyptian public associates the IMF with the human downside of structural adjustment policies: unemployment, rising prices, and increasing poverty. Even the IMF’s own policy papers on Egypt now admit that the “social outcomes were unsatisfactory” during the 1990s and early 2000s. Read the rest of this entry