Miami

Moving to Action: workplace organizing beyond recipes

by S. Nappalos- When a revolutionary begins organizing in a shop, the first step is typically to agitate one’s coworkers. In our minds we see a step-by-step process wherein our agitation leads to other opportunities, recruitment, committee building, until we have power and an organization. The problem is that for most workplaces, this way of […]

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Análisis de nivel Intermedio

por S. Nappalos Hay una tradición en la izquierda de pensar y tomar acción sobre dos niveles de actividad; el nivel de masas y el nivel político revolucionario. Hay diferentes maneras de categorizar estos conceptos, pero son distinguidos por variados niveles de unidad y su contenido. El nivel de masas es donde individuales se unen […]

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Miami Students: Solidarity with Chilean Students and Popular Struggles

Students and activists in Miami held a protest outside the Chilean consulate in downtown Miami Monday August 8th. The rally was organized by Students Working for Equal Rights, a student organization at campuses throughout Florida that organizes around student and immigrant issues. Protesters handed out leaflets calling for solidarity with students struggling for education in […]

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History of the Quimbo in Colombia: dammed or damned?

by Nutria (MAS)- The Quimbo Dam in the Department of Huila, Colombia is one of the largest infrastructure mega projects the country is currently implementing. It is expected to be functional in 2014. Not any smaller then the Dam is this megaproject´s ecological and social impacts. The peak over the beach along the Magdalena River downhill […]

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La historia del Quimbo: ¿represa o represión?

    por Nutria (MAS)-  La Represa del Quimbo, en el Huila, es uno de los proyectos más grandes de infraestructura que se adelantan en el país. Se espera que la hidroeléctrica comience a funcionar en 2014. Sin embargo, del mismo tamaño del proyecto son las implicaciones ecológicas y sociales de esta mega obra. El […]

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La Vieja Estación

Una historia de un compa de MAS en Chile, Caminaba por los angares de aquella vieja terminal de trenes. Era un lugar que había descubierto tan solo unos meses atrás. Me fascinaba su estado de abandono, el polvo acumulado en las paredes, los escombros y los restos esparcidos por aquella gran nave rectangular. Era algo […]

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Tunisia is Everywhere

Workers, the unemployed, and oppressed classes have taken to the streets across North Africa and the Mediterranean. The world economic crisis has brought about a period of deep austerity and exploitation to the already struggling peoples of North Africa and the Mediterranean. The struggle of the Tunisian insurrection against US-backed Ben Ali autocracy has led […]

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Toward Theory of Political Organization for Our Time Part III: nature of our period

S. Nappalos The Nature of Our Period: looking to an autonomous working class alternative The end of the twentieth century was a time of transition. The regime of low-intensity warfare, the dismantling of the welfare state, and neo-liberal privatization schemes ultimately was running its course[1]. The final defeats were to be dolled out across the […]

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