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Hunger Strike for a real solution to the complex conflict between the Mapuche nation and the Chilean State

The untenable situation which the various communities of the Mapuche people have faced for centuries has once again reached crisis point. Mapuche political prisoners, tired and weary of violations of their rights, torture and persecution, even against minors, and excessive and arbitrary treatment by the Chilean State and Judiciary, took the grave decision to go […]

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July 31st, “Action Against Fascism and Racism” report

[slideshow] Posted by Daniel C. In response to the July 31 Call to Action Against Fascism and Racism, members of Four Star Anarchist Organization brought attention to the murder of Anthony Kyser, an unemployed African-American barber, outside of a CVS Pharmacy in the Little Village Neighborhood of Chicago in May. Kyser was choked to death […]

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Solidarity Demonstration with Toronto G20 arrestees

Posted by atrain A solidarity demonstration for Toronto G20 arrestees is planned for Monday July 26th at 2pm at the Canadian Consulate in Chicago. Last month thousands took the streets of Toronto in opposition to the G20 and the Canadian state. Although nearly a billion dollars was spent to secure the territory around the summit, […]

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State Ownership and Socialism: A critical voice from Cuba

We are reposting here an article from Havana Times. While we cannot vouch for the sources, the article raises important issues and critical debates happening in Cuba that provide a challenge to the direction of the island. Pedro Campos Original Havana Times Article HAVANA TIMES, April 27 — Recently in Granma, the newspaper of the […]

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On the Autonomous Struggle of the Proletariat

by Jan Ever since social agents in social formations became divided into social classes, these classes have always been in struggle. Capitalism/imperialism produces a class that has the historical capacity to struggle to bring an end to exploitation in any social formation. This class is the working class. In the epoch of capitalism, the working […]

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Solidarity with the Toronto 900!

From Four Star: Between June 26th-27 2010, the G-20, an international organization between the protectors of capital, met to discuss how to secure profit during failing economic recession.  Amidst housing and labor crisis, global poverty, lack of international medical care and aid, wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and environmental disaster (THANKS BP!) they spent close […]

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Batay Ouvriye- A Worker’s Flag Day (May 18)

Batay Ouvriye Port-au-Prince, May 27th, 2010 In the context of the Workers Mobilization Month launched during the camps’ first march on April 28th, 2010, and following up on the various activities developed May First, May 18th was a major date (see our previous document: “The mobilization is launched!”). In Haiti, May 18th is Flag Day. […]

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Anthony Kyser is not the threat – our bosses and landlords are!

Posted by atrain On Saturday May 8, Anthony Kyser stole toothpaste and crayons from a CVS Pharmacy located at 2634 S. Pulaski.  The manager of CVS chased Kyser to a back alley where employees held Kyser to the ground while the manager choked him to death.  An off-duty Cook County Corrections Officer on the scene […]

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Twin Cities Nurses Prepare For Largest Nurses Strike in History

by S. Nappalos Over 12,000 Minnesota nurses are set to strike in 14 hospitals across the Twin Cities area. Members of the Minnesota Nurses Association, a union for nurses, are presently in contract negotiations with hospitals in their region. Negotiations have stalled over patient-to-staff ratios, with the union demanding strict safe-staffing ratios, and hospital management […]

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