An article by José Antonio Gutiérrez D. and Rafael Agacino on anarchists participating in elections in Chile.
The recent presidential election in Chile, where abstention - more than 50% - was the overall winner, was predictable if not for the emergence of a sector claiming to be revolutionary and left libertarian in the political and electoral scenario.
This is an excerpt from the declarations of the American Continental Association of Workers IWA-AIT from 1929. It consists of the principles and tactics adopted by the constitutive organizations drawn from Latin America at that time, and is translated into English with an introduction by the translator, SN Nappalos.
Preface and Background by the translator
Like many Americans, I knew very little about the workings of the American Peace Corps. It wasn’t until I met a starry eyed graduate in Bangkok, Thailand who could only wax poetics about helping the poor set up businesses and take out micro-loans, that I felt I needed to know more.
"The Peace Corps was never intended to be blindly altruistic. Rather, it was designed to be an interpersonal demonstration of the fruits of democracy and free enterprise."
-The Heritage Foundation
My English translation from the original of Che Guevara's Motorcycle Diaries where he describes an encounter with a dolphin. This passage has not been included in English translations of the text.
I was hitting the Venezuelan rum hard with my comrade Alberto. A veil of softness came down upon my visions as we walked to the Tucuxi village, the red setting sun mingling sensuously with green Amazonian jungle.
Bananas, bases and patriarchy some feminist questions about the militarization of Central America (Enloe, Cynthia)
From the movement "myths and realities in Central America" (O'Brien, James P. Thorkelsen, Nick)
At arm's length feminism and socialism in Europe, 1890-1920 (Kennedy, Marie Tilly, Chris)
In the South African region of West Rand, Gold Fields, one of the world’s largest producers of gold have suspended 15,000 miners who yesterday took unofficial strike action, and are currently seeking a court injunction to bring the strike to an end.
Reasons for the strike are not 100% clear; however, it is believed that dissatisfaction with local NUM branch leadership, and demands for improved pay are the main causes of the dispute.
Throughout the mining disputes across South Africa, workers are becoming increasingly dissatisfied with the approach of the NUM to negotiating with the bosses.
After US DEA agents shot 4 villagers in northeastern Honduras, angry residents burned government offices and demanded that the DEA leave.
"Protesters in Honduras have burned down government offices and demanded that US drug enforcers leave the area following the fatal shooting of four people.
Two men and two pregnant women were shot dead in a boat on the Patuca River in north-eastern Honduras on Friday, local officials say.
Manifesto of the newly formed Federación Anarquista Revolucionaria de Venezuela (FARV), an anarchist political organization based in Venezuela.
1) The Federación Anarquista Revolucionaria de Venezuela is a collective that adopts the ideology of Libertarian Communism, a system where both capitalism and the bourgeois State that supports it are abolished, where the people as the producers of goods and services have control of what is produced in the form of collective ownership, where such production is distributed according to the principle
Strikes in Chilean mines strengthen workers' struggles throughout the copper industry, and reflect growing political unrest in Chile.
2,300 miners at Chile's Escondida copper mine - the largest in the world - have been out on strike since 22nd July, and were joined by 7,000 contractors on 27th July. The mine is privately owned by Australian firm BHP.