My Bookmarx 08/27/2011
27 أغسطس 2011 بواسطة Tamer Mowafy
A-Infos (en) Britain, Freedom* #7212 – IN DEFENCE OF ACTIVISM – Chris Knight replies to Freedom Press
“A number of anarchist journals and websites have criticised my own and my comrades’ activism in recent months and weeks. Criticism from the right is easy to dismiss. When it comes from comrades I know and respect, I need to take it seriously and come up with a considered response.”
Some people have accused me of wanting to replace monarchist pageantry with some other self-promoting media spectacle. Actually, the project is to dissolve all such spectacle, opening the door to celebratory street parties, occupations, picket lines and, in general, popular revolution as ‘the carnival of the oppressed’. Glimpses of this have begun breaking out during moments of victory across the Arab world and more recently across Greece and Spain. Humour, dance and theatre maximise the difficulties for the media in portraying us as thugs. Anyway, liberation should be fun. As Emma Goldman said: ‘If I can’t dance in your revolution, it’s not my revolution’.
it seems ironic that some anarchist organizations mirror many of the worst aspects of their Leninist and Trotskyist counterparts. They jealously guard their sectarian boundaries, promote their supposedly ‘correct’ theories, insist on being worthy and boring, insist that their radical ideas are the vital ingredient that the working class needs. The truth is that the working class doesn’t need any of this. Workers need information about their own solidarity, their own unity in action, their own ability to stand up to the bosses and liberate themselves, their own human creativity and potential. As workers become collectively empowered, they’ll work out their own theories, making use, perhaps, of some of the ideas we activists can provide.
«ممنوع التغيير» مع طنطاوي: بقاء النظام عبر 1.3 مليار دولار | الأخبار
“من حقّ ثوّار مصر أن يخشوا «الثورة المضادّة»، لأنّ رمزاً أساسياً للنظام القديم، وزير الدفاع، محمد حسين طنطاوي، بات أقوى حكّام «مصر الجديدة».”
Dangerous Cybercrime Treaty Pushes Surveillance and Secrecy Worldwide
“As part of an emerging international trend to try to ‘civilize the Internet’, one of the world’s worst Internet law treaties–the highly controversial Council of Europe (CoE) Convention on Cybercrime–is back on the agenda.”
EgyTimes ايجى تايمز – فيديو:-اتباع البشير يحرقون الجنوبيين وهم احياء فى ولاية كردفان بعد اعلان استقلال الجنوب
“لا ادرى اين نعيش فى هذا العالم وما جدوى وجود الهيئات والمنظمات الدولية وجامعة الدول العربية من جرائم نظام البشير فى السودان , لم اتصور فى حياتى ان تتحول العنصرية والاستبداد ضد الاقليات الاثنية والعرقية فى السودان الى عمل محارق لهم وهم احياء”
As Gaddafi falls – Lessons from Libya – imperialism, anti-imperialism & democratic revolution – Anarkismo
“The sudden end of the Gaddafi regime some 6 months after the start of the Libyan revolt leaves some difficult questions unanswered for the left.”
NATO paves the way for civil war & foreign occupation as Western oil giants pounce on Libya | empirestrikesblack
“The finishing touches are being added to the myth of the Libya war. A barrage of propaganda is convincing the world that the war is almost over. “
Libyan “liberation” | Jewbonics
“Col. Muammar Qadhafi’s time as Libya’s ruler is over. The Arab Spring/Summer/Spirit-of-Tahrir is vindicated. Are you clapping? You’re in good company.”
Yoshie Furuhashi, “The Rise and Fall of Libya”
” Will Muammar Gaddafi, refusing to follow the precedent set by Saddam, be willing and able to do “the one decent thing” left for him to do for Libya?”
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