Submitted by rooieravotr on Jan 6 2016 14:17
The Netherlands is experiencing a wave of racist, sometimes openly violent, actions andstreet mobilizations, mainly against refugees and the sheltering of refugees.
Submitted by rooieravotr on Jul 2 2015 15:42
The police killing of Mitch Henriquez has led to three nights of protest and anti-police resistance in The Hague, Several hundreds of young people were out on the hot streets, confronting the cops
Submitted by rooieravotr on Apr 4 2015 21:25
On the process of change in Northern Syria often called the Rojava revolution, the PYD as proponent of the process, and its alliance with Western imperialist powers.
Submitted by rooieravotr on Feb 25 2015 22:12
Students at the University of Amsterdam have launched a protest movement against authoritarian an neoliberal management. The movement has been escalating rapidly, at first the occupation got evicted, more police repression may be imminent.
Submitted by rooieravotr on Dec 8 2013 21:17
Again, on the protests in Ukraine; this time mostly on the attitude towards 'Europe' among the several forces within the protests.
Submitted by rooieravotr on Dec 3 2013 19:45
Some thoughts on the protests happening in Ukraine. Things are not completely what they may seem.
Submitted by rooieravotr on Sep 12 2013 20:56
This article, on insistent protests against an environmentallt destructive mining project in Romania, was written for ROARmag.org, where a slightly differently edited version can already be found, together with a very useful comment on the article.
Submitted by rooieravotr on Aug 18 2013 21:58
On the developments in Egypt, on the framework in which people talk about the developments, and a bit on that attitude to take.
Submitted by rooieravotr on Jul 12 2013 00:48
Some notes on the IS Network, formed by ex-members of the SWP, and on the ideas of Richard Seymour, one of them.
Submitted by rooieravotr on Jul 10 2013 15:25
A few more notes on the crisis in the UK Socialist Workers Party (SWP) that seems to have entered new territory.
Submitted by rooieravotr on Jun 26 2013 20:14
In Indonesia, workers are resisting low wages and demanding health care coverage, and indigenous communities are resisting corporate-enforced destruction.
Submitted by rooieravotr on Jun 18 2013 00:37
Blog about the demonstrations and riots which have swept Brazil in the wake of an increase in the price of public transport.
Submitted by rooieravotr on May 19 2013 17:12
Protest and resistance by refugees and solidarity activists in the Netherlands is meeting serious repression. This is now getting media attention, and provoking new protest as well.
Submitted by rooieravotr on Mar 13 2013 15:33
The UK Trotskyist Socialist Workers Party (SWP) is in deep crisis after rape accusations and faction fights have ended in the leadership reimposing some 'order' , and oppositionists leaving the party in droves. Some analysis, and some ideas on what attitude anti-authoritarians might fruitfully take.
Submitted by rooieravotr on Jan 29 2013 17:11
Joke Kaviaar, activist and publicist against the oppression, detention and depiortation of refugeesin the Netherlands , has been sentenced to a four months jail sentence for "incitement". Solidarity with refugees should know no borders; solidarity against efforts to censor Joke Kaviaar, and all the ones speaking out against this repression should know no borders either. Joke Kaviaar will not shut up. Neither should we.
Submitted by rooieravotr on Jan 12 2013 01:10
Joke Kaviaar, writer/ poet/ anarchist/activist, had been put on trial by the Dutch state for íncitement against public order'. The charge is based on four articles she wrote and published on het website, in which she strongly criticized the oppression, detention and deportation of migrants/ refugees/ people without papers, and called for active resistance aganist these policies
Submitted by rooieravotr on Jan 2 2013 14:40
"Fighting For Ourselves", a new book by which SolFed explains it s view on anarchosyndicalism, deserves to be widely read. In what follows, I try to review the book, both highlighting its strengths and pointing to a few problems I encountered on the way.
Submitted by rooieravotr on Nov 16 2012 19:54
My latest piece I wrote for Freedom magazine, published in the October issue. On migrant workers' conditions in Qatar, where the World Cup of 2022 is supposed to be held. Basically the original version, but with a few small corrections.
Submitted by rooieravotr on Oct 22 2012 14:24
In at least four countries, there will be a general strike on November 14. There are calls to turn it into a European general strike. What to make of the idea, how to operate most fruitfully in connection to these and similar initiatives, is the subject of this article.
Submitted by rooieravotr on Oct 8 2012 00:00
Mineworkers of the Marikana diamond mine in South Africa are continuing their strike. Their perseverence comes after violent police efforts to suppress the strike, efforts culminating in a horrendous bloodbath on 16 August, when police machinegunned protesting miners, killing 34 and arresting at least 250 of them.