A Journal of Southern African Revolutionary Anarchism #6 out now

  • Posted on: 5 May 2005
  • By: worker

BEE-lionnaires In Mbeki-Stan: BEE Debate Shows Nature of Post-Apartheid SA, and Limits Of "Left" Critique
The President from the Skies vs. The Auntie Who Says "No!" New Social Movements in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Doing the Liberation Lang-Arm: Africa and South Africa after "African Socialism"
Swaziland: a Bitter Taste to the Sugarcane
ABC-SA Protests the Murder of CIPO-RFM Activists
Zimbabwe: Time for an End to the Electoral Road

Anarchy in action — for our people

  • Posted on: 4 May 2005
  • By: worker

by Carwil James

Why talk of revolution when it's easier to believe that we're living out an apocalypse? Dreams of empire are being raised while nightmares of prisons, missile strikes, and starvation spread across our homelands. Mortality looms not just for individual human beings, but for whole cultures, forests, languages and nations.

And the invitation comes to us, in so many ways, to sell ourselves into the system. To grasp for the bling-bling when our cousins still have chains around their feet and gold mines leach poison into Africa's Great Lakes. And the invitation comes to be an overseer and a jailer in Iraq while prisons consume our neighbors here at home.

Anarchists against the wall are active again this morning

  • Posted on: 4 May 2005
  • By: worker

Palestine-Israel, Bil'in

No. It is not the Makhnovitsa, nor is it the Spanish revolution...
It is just the only region in the world anarchists are in nearly daily direct action confrontation with the state - in a non violent action against Israeli settler colonialism and especially against the apartheid wall/fence used for the creeping transfer of the Palestinians.

Palestine-Israel, Bil'in, Media reports that anarchists against the wall are active again this morning

"Weekend of Resistance" for Political Prisoner Jeff 'Free' Luers

  • Posted on: 4 May 2005
  • By: worker

June 2005 marks the five-year anniversary of the imprisonment of our friend and comrade: Oregon environmental political prisoner, Jeff "Free" Luers. Jeff was sentenced to more than 22 years in prison for burning three Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) at a car dealership in Eugene, Oregon, and on attempted arson charges. Jeff set fire to SUVs to call attention to climate change and to protest oil wars and environmental destruction. Jeff was motivated by compassion and a desire to protect life, not to harm it, despite what some might think of his tactics. Prior to his arrest, Jeff was a popular community activist in Eugene. He was well-known to law enforcement because of his involvement with national forest protection (starting an occupation of a controversial old-growth timber sale in 1998), anti-police brutality activism (documenting rampant police abuse in Eugene), free food programs in a local park and his teaching of self-defense to women. Since his imprisonment, Jeff has continued to be extremely active in prison and fight oppression with his words and inspiration.

The Origins of May Day

  • Posted on: 1 May 2005
  • By: worker

by <a href="http://anarchism.ws/writers/anarcho.html">Anarcho</a>

May 1st is a day of special significance for the labour movement. While it has been hijacked in the past by the Stalinist bureaucracy in the Soviet Union and elsewhere, the labour movement festival of May Day is a day of world-wide solidarity. A time to remember past struggles and demonstrate our hope for a better future. A day to remember that an injury to one is an injury to all.

On Mayday the anarchist flames burns a little brighter

  • Posted on: 30 April 2005
  • By: worker

Mayday marks a celebration of resistance for the anarchist movement - in particular of the lives of our comrades murdered in Chicago in November 1887. This Mayday anarchist communists from Europe, Africa, Australia, North American and South American are pleased to mark the decades of anarchist struggle by announcing a new international anarchist communist news and discussion site. Anarkismo.net uses the esperanto translation of anarchism to indicate that we want this site to become truly global and multilingual. Anarkismo.net publishes articles from the anarchist communist movement and other sources and facilitates serious discussion of the news and ideas they contain. Through this Anarkismo.net hopes to aid the spread of ideas and share experiences through the anarchist movement - wherever it is to be found.

Radical Perspectives for May Day and Beyond

  • Posted on: 29 April 2005
  • By: worker

Bored by the prospect of another May Day “celebration� that threatens to be neither enjoyable nor interesting, a few radicals in Portland, Oregon have decided to shake things up as they can. Rather than using this coming May Day as a means to “speak truth to power�—those at the reigns of power are our enemies, and we do not address ourselves to them—we have decided to speak instead with those struggling each day against the conditions imposed by our society, those who, like us, feel the need for revolt.

Inside the secret world of anarchists preparing for G8 summit

  • Posted on: 29 April 2005
  • By: worker

By Adam Luck April 16, 2005

<table><tr><td>A REMOTE farm in the Lanarkshire countryside was transformed last weekend into a city of well laid-out army tents and marquees resembling a military encampment.

The military aspect was no accident. This was a “war summit�, where about 300 anarchists — some dressed in urban guerrilla garb in freezing temperatures — had gathered to draw up plans to paralyse Scotland during the G8 meeting at Gleneagles in July.</td><td><img src="files/festival_dissent.gif"></td></tr></table>

Anarchists torch parked cars in downtown Athens

  • Posted on: 29 April 2005
  • By: worker

Apr. 24, 2005
(AP) -- A small group of self-styled anarchists went on a rampage in downtown Athens early Sunday, throwing gasoline bombs that damaged five parked cars, authorities said. No arrests or injuries were reported.

Police said the incident in the central Athens Exarhia suburb began a little after midnight.

Anarchist arson gangs frequently target cars and property at random, as well

Student Resistance in Chile

  • Posted on: 28 April 2005
  • By: worker

Student Resistance in Chile

April 28, 2005

Over the past week, Chilean high school and university students have escalated their ongoing struggle against government plans to privatize university education. A rise in the price of university student bus passes only added fuel to the fire.

Mass student demonstrations in various Chilean cities have frequently developed into street battles against riot police. Armored police water cannons are deployed by the authorities as common practice.

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