We know that The Stimulator is no economist, but we think his solution to the financial crisis is pretty cutting edge
It occurred to me that these apply just a little bit too well to the way the Washington, DC establishment operates…., Continue reading War is Peace..Freedom is Slavery..Ignorance is Strength.. and Defeat is VICTORY ?¿
ln this episode of UpFront, Mehdi Hasan speaks to the renowned American academic Noam Chomsky about his public spat with the Turkish president, the war against ISIL and Russia’s annexation of Crimea. Continue reading Noam Chomsky on War against ISIL… most viewed post
January 14, 2016 – from ANF
Internationalist combatants fighting in the ranks of YPG/YPJ (People’s/Women’s Defense Units) have released a statement saluting the self-rule resistance in Bakur (North) Kurdistan. Revolutionaries called upon the youths to join the resistance alongside the YPS (Civil Defense Units) and guerrilla forces.
The press conference by internationalist combatants was held at the border between Qamislo city of Rojava and Nusaybin town of Bakur Kurdistan. The statement in Kurdish, Spanish, German and English also called upon youths worldwide to support the Kurdistan revolution.
The press release by revolutionaries from Germany, France and Spain is as follows; Continue reading International Freedom Battalion call for Revolution
Nikos Romanos is a young anarchist imprisoned in Greece for revolutionary acts.
by Nikos Romanos (extract from Contra Infos.)
…….”If we close our eyes and ears to the ceaseless flow of dominant propaganda, we’ll be able to listen to the thousands of anonymous deaths in police stations, terrestrial and maritime border areas, concentration camps, psychiatric institutions and prisons, war zones across the Middle East, and sweatshops that exterminate contemporary slaves. Anyone can hear the cries of people who are being tortured in police cells, who commit suicide in a confinement facility out of desperation, who are sunk by coast guard cops and drowned in the cold waters of the Mediterranean Sea, who are crippling their bodies over multinationals’ production machines in third world countries, who are buried under rubble after blind aerial bombardments conducted by capitalist empires. Continue reading Nikos Romanos: “Requiem for a Journey of No Return”
From 4 to 8 December the latest Congress of CNT took place in Zaragoza. Given its relevance to the libertarian movement (in all aspects) and given the expectation that accompanies such events, we wanted to interview someone in the permanent secretariat of the confederal committee to explain to us firsthand his opinion on what he has seen these days and the practical effects of these decisions.
First I want to thank the colleagues from Alasbarricadas for their interest in the CNT and the celebration of our XI Congress and its important work in spreading anarchist initiatives,and their contribution to the theoretical debate.
Now that you’ve finished, how do you see the Congress in general terms ?
In general, we can speak of a particularly productive congress in several ways.
First, the quantity and quality of the papers that were submitted for debate and approval of the unions. Keep in mind that the CNT has its own rhythms and that Congress is only the end point of a long process of internal debate that began a year ago. In this congress unions have presented papers covering very serious fields of action and strategies of the CNT but we will discuss them later. Secondly, we have seen the internal cohesion of the CNT the maturity of the organization. No one is unaware that the CNT came to this conference in a very delicate and difficult internal moment, after the last de-federaciones of several inoperative small groups and the problems with the previous Secretary General. However, there has been a unity and determination to make strides. The debate in the plenary has been respectful and fluid, which has not happened in previous congresses which were more tense, and reached a depth and much higher level of analysis.
Also in the commissions the level of consensus has been very wide . This does not mean that there have been tensions and disagreements, but that resolution has not been problematic.
What points approved in Congress, do you think are the most important?
For starters, the CNT has now been defined not only as a class organization, autonomous, self-managed, federalist and internationalist but also as a feminist organization, understanding that the struggle against patriarchy is inseparable from the struggle against capitalism and against any form of domination, and indeed union action that has defined the Congress for the coming years has been impregnated with this view. Continue reading Interview and action : Congress of CNT anarchist union