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“Since the Bristol Riots” – Communiques from the FAI, ELF and other attacks

Europe

Since the Bristol Riots” is a collection of communiques from the Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), Earth Liberation Front (ELF), and other anonymous attacks in the Bristol area since the riots in April 2011 until October 2014.

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Poland: Workers win strike at Belchatow Hospital

Workers who recently lost their jobs may be back to work soon as boss promises to re-establish pre-cut employment levels. Although we should wait until the contracts are actually signed to celebrate, workers won significant demands after refusing to work on Monday. 130 cleaners and meal servers gathered in the hospital lobby at 7AM, delivering their demands to the hospital director and demanding that the boss of the cleaning service company come to the hospital to negotiate.

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Thousands of Greek students protest educational "reforms"

Thousands of Greek students and teachers have taken to the streets of the capital, Athens, to protest the government’s planned reforms to the education system. Up to 4,000 students, university staff and teachers took part in the demonstration in front of the Greek parliament on Thursday to vent their anger at educational reforms, lack of teachers and layoffs of universities' administrative staff.

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Like a tidal wave: A Case for Anarchist Agency

Anarchist Movement

Effectively communicating our messages is also a way to counter what I call “brand anarchy,” where businesses/media appropriate the ideas and sell them back as rebellious alternatives within mainstream culture. As the ideas of anarchism have been popularized and coopted, a split set of narratives has developed.

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Raoul Vaneigem on Lautreamont and Anarchism

Art & Revolution

Lautréamont entered literary history by means of Maldoror, and, with the mastery of Isidore Ducasse, the author of the Poésies, he is almost indebted to it for not being excluded from that history. Of the judgments made by critics, how many try to prove their innocence – through embarrassment or the casualness with which they open the “Préface à un livre futur” with a tactic disavowal – an unconfessed disapproval of the Poésies? None, no doubt, as it is true that their disaffection still appears in their will to subject the delicate processES by which multiple aspects of a single being are differentiated to the mechanisms of a purely formal logic.

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Palestine-Israel - the joint struggle in turbulent times

Middle EastThe popular unarmed struggle of Palestinian communities joint by Israeli anarchists against the wall and others is not a struggle for the "national liberation" or "self determination" of the Palestinian nation. It is the struggle of Palestinian people which overwhelm majority of them are working people against the threat of transfer, and the suppression and exploitation by the Israeli Zionist settler colonialist project. No one of the involved in the struggle who are not in the Palestinian elite have illusions about the Palestinian elite and the state they will rule and manage after the end of the occupation. No one of the involved in the struggle believe that the end of the direct occupation will solve the 1948 Nacba and the refugees problems. However, they still prefer the end of the occupation and independence from Israel, over the direct Israeli rule, as it will not be an agent of transfer or of so brutal suppression and exploitation.
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October 2014 Kate Sharpley Library Bulletin online - and new publication

Anarchist Movement

KSL: Bulletin of the Kate Sharpley Library No. 80, October 2014 has just been posted on our site. This issue contains: Emma Goldman in Saint Louis by “an old hand from the furniture removal trade”

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Occupy Endurance: 3 Years Post-Eviction

Occupy Wall Street

Shortly after occupiers were evicted from Liberty Square/Zuccotti Park on Nov. 14, 2011, I wrote an article about the importance of activist endurance.

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Professor Power! Educators Sock It To Anti-Union Retailer

Labor

New York, NY - Low-paid workers at the Utrecht Art Supplies store near Union Square got a big boost in their 8-month-old contract fight with the largest art supplier in the country on Tuesday, when a group of supportive professors marched into the East 13th Street store and served management with a petition calling on the Blick conglomerate to stop stalling, and improve employee working conditions now.

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In Defense of Radicalism

Dissent

In the present period few terms or ideas have been as slandered, distorted, diminished, or degraded as radical or radicalism. This is perhaps not too surprising given that this is a period of expanding struggles against state and capital, oppression and exploitation, in numerous global contexts. In such contexts, the issue of radicalism, of effective means to overcome power (or stifle resistance) become pressing. The stakes are high, possibilities for real alternatives being posed and opposed. In such contexts activists and academics must not only adequately understand radicalism, but defend (and advance) radical approaches to social change and social justice.

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The Nazi-CIA Connection

Spying on You

In what constitutes a corporate media “scoop,” the New York Times recently reported on how “newly disclosed records and interviews” broke [sic] this story: “In the decades after World War II, the CIA and other United States agencies employed at least a thousand Nazis as Cold War spies and informants and, as recently as the 1990s, concealed the government’s ties to some still living in America.”

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How the Democrats Became the Party of Neoliberalism

Left

There is a standard critique of the U.S. political system that seemingly explains why right-wing ideas drive the national agenda even when Democrats control the White House: the Democratic Party does not stand for anything and the Republicans are the party of ideologues.

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Transcripts of FAA phone conversations about Ferguson no-fly order

Breaking News

Recordings reveal Federal Aviation Administration staff seeking police agreement to change designation of airspace restrictions to prevent media from using area.

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Some Thoughts on the PKK and the Rojava 'Revolution'

Middle East

Patrick Cockburn, perhaps the most well informed journalist in the Middle East, has written that: 'Whatever happens at Kobane, ISIS is not going to implode. Foreign intervention will only increase the level of violence and the Sunni-Shia civil war will gather force, with no end in sight.' ('LRB' 6/11/14)

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Occupy Democracy is not considered newsworthy. It should be

Occupy Wall Street

From last Tuesday, Parliament Square was wrapped in wire mesh. In one of the more surreal scenes in recent British political history, officers with trained German shepherds stand sentinel each day, at calculated distances across the lawn, surrounded by a giant box of fences, three metres high – all to ensure that no citizen enters to illegally practice democracy. Yet few major news outlets feel this is much of a story.

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Mayhem in the Mission District

Anarchist Opinion

Wednesday night, before the San Francisco Giants had even won their third World Series in five years, people were already chanting, “Fuck the Police!” This sentiment would carry itself through the entire night. As the evening wore on, massive crowds spilled into the streets, clashing with police, vandalizing their vehicles, and throwing fireworks inside the windows of broken cruisers. Vanguard Properties, the target of numerous anti-gentrification protests, was hit with massive vandalism and a brick was thrown through its windows, knocking down a poster calling for people to vote against a recent anti-gentrification initiative.

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Block the Boat Declares Decisive Victory Over Apartheid Israel

Oakland has made history once again with another BDS victory for Palestine against the Israeli Zim shipping line. This latest round of organizing has been the most momentous and historic. Members of ILWU Local 10 informed Block the Boat organizers that the Zim Beijing which was headed to the Port of Oakland, has been re-routed to Russia to avoid disruptions at the SSA terminal. For the first time ever, an Israeli ship has been completely turned away before reaching its port of destination due to sustained overwhelming community organizing.

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