Indigenous and Country Women hold 100,000-Strong March in Brasília

 From August 9 to 13, the First March of Indigenous Women of Brazil was carried out, with the slogan “Territory: our body, our spirit”. This march then joined the 6th country women’s March of the Margaridas, and the Tsunami of Education in defense of the education system. The Indigenous Women’s March joined the mobilization in Brasília
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Maria Anecy Martins arrived in Brasília this week with glowing eyes to join the 2019 ‘Daisies’ (=Margaridas) March. The 45-year-old small farmer is one of the 100,000 peasant women who joined the 2-day event .

The sixth edition of the ‘Daisies’ March took place in Brasília on Aug. 13 and 14. The name of the event, originally Marcha das Margaridas, pays tribute to Margarida Maria Alves, a union leader in the northeastern state of Paraíba who fought for rural workers’ rights and was murdered by contract killers hired by big landowners in 1983.

A huge banner reads “Women from Maranhão for a Fairer Country” | Andressa Zumpano via Midia Ninja/Collaborative Media Coverage

Since 2000, organized female workers from rural areas, water communities, forests, and urban areas hold the Daisies’ March to continue Margarida Alves’ struggle, demanding workers’ rights and the end of land conflicts and all forms of violence and oppression. Continue reading “Indigenous and Country Women hold 100,000-Strong March in Brasília”

Se Estrena la serie “Libertarias”, Historias de Mujeres Luchadoras

Se trata de una producción que cuenta la historia de cuatro mujeres anarquistas de fines del siglo XIX y principios del XX: Virginia Bolten, Juana Rouco, Iris Pavón y Ana Piacenza. Se podrá ver por Canal Encuentro

“La historia siempre es contada por varones y con una mirada patriarcal por eso hay muy poca información sobre estas mujeres”, expresó a Pulso Noticias una de las directoras de la serie Libertarias: Daiana Rosenfeld. “Por ello nos parecía muy interesante destacar sus vidas, sus obras y su militancia política. Y también cómo eso dialoga con su vida intima y personal”.

Primera Parte.. ver aquí..


“Libertarias” es una serie de cuatro capítulos de 24 minutos cada uno, en el que cuentan la historia de las luchadoras anarquistas Virginia Bolten, Juana Rouco, Iris Pavón y Ana Piacenza. Allá por fines del siglo XIX y principios del siglo XX estas mujeres empoderadas enfrentaron las estructuras patriarcales de la época, defensoras de sus derechos, y fueron grandes fundadoras de periódicos feministasl estreno será este lunes 17 de junio a las 22 por Canal Encuentro.

Trailer–segunda parte

 

 

 

La primera historia será la de Virginia Bolten, esa reconocida anarquista, escritora del periódico La Voz de la Mujer de Rosario. En 1890 Virginia trabajaba en la Refinería Argentina de Azúcar en pésimas condiciones. Continue reading “Se Estrena la serie “Libertarias”, Historias de Mujeres Luchadoras”

Turkey vs Rojava: false videos inflame hatred of Kurds.. Defend the SDF!

note: this blog thefreeonline.wordpress.com, has now been banned in Turkey and for computers with Turkish origin. see report here: ‘TheFreeOnline’ blog banned in Turkey with Dozens more pro Rojava and Anti Fascist sites

We share a report from many by The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights   about Turkish attacks on the SDF .

Context: The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) were started in 2015 to expand the Rojava Revolution by inviting male and female militias of all races and religions to join in expanding and defending the struggle.

Now it’s a multi ethnic, multi religion, anti sexist, non authoritarian federation, which includes women and dozens of groups of all religions and races, having liberated Manbij, Raqqa and Deir es Zor etc. from ISIS terror. the SDF is now the official military force of the  Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AA)    Kurds may now be a minority in the SDF but the YPG/YPJ is the biggest militia.

Turkey again makes daily threats to eliminate the 70,000 strong force, financing and supplying ISIS remnants,as well as HTS Al Qaeda, Islamic militias and infiltrating terrorist gangs, while Assad forces conspire with tribal leaders to foment resistance. The SDF still has ‘protection’ by none less than a small force of the USA military, for their own imperialist reasons, though Trump still plans to pull out.

Press reports suggest Erdogan may take advantage of the truce in the Turkish supplied Idlib war to invade  Rojava (AA)  on the pretext of creating a 32km ”safe zone” which would include the main Kurdish cities, in a dirty deal with the US.

That is, ERdogan needs permission from the US to use the airspace and bomb Rojava cities to oblivion. (In exchange for  ???) This was what made the Afrin invasion possible, but that time it was Russia which did the dirty deal and gave bombing permission.

In preparation for a planned Turkish military operation east of Euphrates, the media campaign to create Arab–Kurdish strife continues through creation of more fake videos

”Media fabrications by the Turkey-loyal [ie mercenary] groups continue spreading videos showing men dressed as  members of the Syria Democratic Forces torturing and beating citizens, in order to create  Arab–Kurdish strife in the east Euphrates area and northeast of Aleppo”.

”The latest of these is a video showing members dressed as SDF, speaking in Kurdish, and torturing an Arab family, who they beat, insult, and do immoral acts to. Also the video shows a car belonging to Asayish [SDF security] with SDF flag next to it, which was met with angry reactions on social media.

But a lot of evidence proves the fabrication of this fake video: it shows the speaker saying that these are women fleeing forced recruitment, but there is no forced recruitment for women within SDF; Continue reading “Turkey vs Rojava: false videos inflame hatred of Kurds.. Defend the SDF!”

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Ecology against Capitalism – Seeking a Renewed Relationship to Nature

Originally published on Komun-Academy, Written by Hêlîn Asî, 2019

Around the world, currently, thousands of people, especially youth, protest and demand action against climate change. Under the slogan Fridays for future global strikes and mass demonstrations are taking place. In light of the statistics and prognoses about the causes and effects of climate change over the last few years, the climate question has become one of the most urgent questions of our time.

While on one side, individuals must bear responsibility, it is clear that it does not suffice to merely criticize individual lifestyles without challenging larger structural political and economic conditions. Analyzing climate change as independent from capitalism means depoliticizing the issue. In fact, nearly all conditions that have contributed to climate change can be traced back to the capitalist-consumerist system.

Internationalist Commune of Rojava   June 26 at 12:23 AMMany people requested it and finally we managed to organise it: It is from now on possible to donate via paypal for MRGA.  https://makerojavagreenagain.org/donate Continue reading “Ecology against Capitalism – Seeking a Renewed Relationship to Nature”

Landless MST Camps resisting neo-fascist Bolsonaro Regime

context: Financial and Landowning Oligarchy Looting the Country:     Corruption has always been  rampant among the Brazilian 1% elite and this was used to discredit the ‘leftist’ PT leaders(although corruption by the right is infinitely worse). Rightwing control of the judiciary was used to force out Dilma in an institutional coup and later to jail and disbar Lula, the clear favourite ‘socialist’ candidate for president.

The presidency went to a far right wing mafia boss, Bolsonaro, with a US spawned Trump style media campaign. Bolsonaro is using his presidential decrees; to try and open the country to selling off anything of value for commissions; for repression of the landless and impunity for the tiny minority of landowners who still own most of arable Brasil;  for open and continuous racist and anti gay and feminist statements, thus unleashing a flood of attacks; for trying to abolish Indigenous rights and land titles; for opening the Amazon and all areas to mining, logging, ranching, etc..

But above all the US supported Bolsonaro regime is about trying to abolish all progressive measures, health, education, pensions, food aid etc,  which have partly lifted the people from poverty, serfdom, ignorance and gender based oppression in recent years. Bolsonaro proudly advocates dictatorial rule  with death squads, torture and police and army repression.. Even so the EU has now signed a trade deal, thus legitimizing and rewarding the regime.


The Bolsonaro regime will not end the landless MST camps
interview with Kelli Mafort by Pedro Biondi

translated from/en castellano AQUI .. https://www.lahaine.org/cD6Z  ………   In the Temer government there was a very large freeze, and now the Bolsonaro government, in addition to the continuity in the cutting of public policies, tries to confront the popular movements creating a climate of terror in the camps and settlements (of the landless MST people), and promoting privatization of the settlements of the agrarian reform. The scenario is quite unfavorable and poses new challenges for the struggle of popular movements.

Kelli Mafort,  MST leader and doctor in agrarian subjects

The Landless Movement of Brazil faces new attacks by the fascist regime, which is heading a crusade to privatize the territories.

Continue reading “Landless MST Camps resisting neo-fascist Bolsonaro Regime”

Our Inspiration – Anarcha-Feminists of the Past and Present

For anarcha-feminists, the struggle against patriarchy is an inherent part of the struggle to abolish the state and abolish capitalism, since the state itself is a patriarchal structure.

Although there is a rich, global history of people of color and/or feminist anarchist movements, within the U.S., it’s not uncommon for anarchist spaces to suffer major blind spots when it comes to race and gender.

Given that anarchism, even more than socialism and communism, explicitly denounces any form of hierarchy in political organizing, it is especially ironic when white male anarchists fail to recognize the ways in which they replicate hierarchy by participating in racist and patriarchal forms of domination against their comrades.

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So here is a brief introduction to anarcha-feminism—loosely defined as a political philosophy and movement whose goal is not only to abolish the capitalist state, but also all forms of patriarchal domination as well.

Anarcha-feminists do not see the goals of feminism as distinct from anarchism—rather, they see feminism (in its true form) as a kind of anarchism, and vice versa. For anarcha-feminists, the struggle against patriarchy is an inherent part of the struggle to abolish the state and abolish capitalism, since the state itself is a patriarchal structure.

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In a manifesto titled “Anarcho-Feminism: Two Statements,” the authors note: “We believe that a Woman’s Revolutionary Movement must not mimic, but destroy, all vestiges of the male-dominated power structure, the State itself — with its whole ancient and dismal apparatus of jails, armies, and armed robbery (taxation); with all its murder; with all of its grotesque and repressive legislation and military attempts, internal and external, to interfere with people’s private lives and freely-chosen co-operative ventures.”

Below are a list of some anarcha-feminists and anarcha-feminist groups, both historic and present, to get you started:

Emma Goldman (1869-1940):

Often referred to as the mother of the modern anarchist movement, Emma Goldman was born into a Jewish family in contemporary Lithuania (then part of the Russian empire) in 1869, and subsequently emigrated to the United States. Continue reading “Our Inspiration – Anarcha-Feminists of the Past and Present”