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A practical, solidary cooperativeForm a transnational network!

coview.info
During the lockdown period, Coview was a platform for many people to maintain their political activity. People from many different groups, areas (System Change, Degrowth, asylum and human rights, feminism, right to the city, rent strike, cultural work, artistic work, social work, self-help groups, …) and regions, who had not known each other before, met there and together built up structures and organized various actions.mehr...

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Every storm begins with a single raindrop…Libertarian Atheneon of Volos (Greece)

Libertarian Library in Athene.
The Libertarian Atheneon of Volos is a collective venture. Its foundation is the result of a long-term exchange of thoughts and reflections on the necessity of creating a social space in the [...]mehr...

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A climate and ecological emergency#Snowrebellion: Extinction Rebellion on the road to Davos

Braving snow and cold, Extinction Rebellion’s (XR) Koala Refugee Rebels Without Borders set-out on a 50km 3-day hike up Swiss Alps on the road to Davos, where the World Economic Forum (WEF) is holding its yearly meeting.mehr...

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Fight against the Hitler-Goebbels-Goering-gangThree Arrows Against the Svastica in Germany, 1931/32

Wahlplakat der S zur Reichstagswahl vom 6.
Some thirty-five years ago the author, meanwhile a senior scholar, and retired, started his research work on the German intellectual and miltant socialist Carlo Mierendorff. Before the Nazis [...]mehr...

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Class conflict and its cultural expressionThe mystery of ‘populism’ finally unveiled

The philosopher of post-Fascism enters the populism fray with his own candidate for post-truth – Left betrayal. There is nothing new in consecrated terms being used in an entirely novel sense without announcing the change, and thereby misleading readers. It happens every day. It is no surprise if, being unable to explain a new phenomenon, people give it a resounding name instead of a theory or at least a description.mehr...

Misleading index and bribery by foreign companiesCorruption in Africa

Corruption Perceptions Index 2015 from Transparency International.

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Internationally, African countries are considered to be particularly corrupt. This reputation amounts to an immense oversimplification of a much bigger problem and partly results from questionable methods of measurement.mehr...

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The 99 years old revolutionary history of Eastern EuropeInto the Dustbin of History

Karyn Sig
The ‘changes’ in Eastern Europe took place on the 200th anniversary of the French revolution. It seemed to many that it might be a second coming: a new revolution about, and for, human [...]mehr...

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Europe should rid itself of the tax havens it shelters withinThe current system has run out of steam

CEO of Société Générale, Frédéric Oudéa (in the middle), lied at the French Senat.
As strange and as sudden as it may be, thanks to the revelations by several international news sources concerning the magnitude of tax evasion facilitated by a Panamanian firm, elected [...]mehr...

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Why the commoning of work and labour is a political struggleA people’s redefinition of the economy

Social movements across the globe mobilize the commons as non-capitalist economies that are rooted in social relationships and that are motivated by community needs and not by markets.mehr...

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A society of oligarchsHow Mark Zuckerberg’s Altruism Helps Himself

Zuckerberg set up a limited liability company, which was a public relations coup and will help minimize his tax bill.mehr...

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Selective EmpathyPublic Response to Tragedy is Disproportionate

Paris shootings, the day after near the Bataclan.
In light of the Paris terror attack that killed over 130, I have some observations to share regarding the social media response.mehr...

Periphery capitalismBack to Banality

Dom Crossley

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As a former dissident and as an opposition politician and theorist around 1989, I am of course frequently asked to draw a balance sheet of the great changes in Eastern Europe.mehr...

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Competitive immigrationThe Meaning of the Refugee Crisis

I am not qualified to write about the crisis which sends Syrians, Afghans, Iraqis, Eritreans and others to Europe. I know only what I read in the newspapers and in a few specialist books.mehr...

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Loop musicMaker’s Paradise

I’m going to build an amazing instrument. That’s crazy, me an instrument maker, but it is apparently going to happen. I’m only an amateur hobby musician more big headed than ambitious. Yet, this instrument.mehr...

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Sofia Central PrisonA Visit To See Jock Palfreeman

A visit to see Jock Palfreeman at Sofia Central Prison usually means the normal bureaucracy i.e. waiting 2-3 hours, body searches and food stuff weighed, checked and an item or two confiscated.mehr...

20 years in a bulgarian prison for defending himselfFree Jock Palfreeman

Jock Palfreeman.

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Twenty one year old Australian Jock Palfreeman started his travels around Europe in early 2006. Having visited numerous countries and stayed in a small town an hour drive from Bulgaria’s capital, Sofia, living and working with his friends, he returned tmehr...

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Political and Social Aspects of the Nationalist Populism in PolandNationalism in Poland

Member of «National Radical Camp» (Obóz NarodowoRadykalny, ONR) Rzeszów, Poland, 1.
In the years 2005-2007 in Poland there was a period of governmental coalition between 3 parties: conservative Law and Justice (PIS), social-conservative-agrarian Self-Defense (Samoobrona) and [...]mehr...

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The open-source movementOn Private Property of Immaterial Goods

The following excerpt is part of the longer essay »Free Property — On Social Criticism in the Form of a Software Licence«.mehr...

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The Bounds of Proletarian EmancipationA Contribution to the Critique of Unions

Getreideverkehrsanlage, Pier A in Bremen, Getreidestrasse.
Everybody who is involved in one of the current labour struggles – who watches them or tries to intervene in them – has to deal with the issue of unions.mehr...

Bob BlackAnarchy after leftism

Public art in an alley adjacent to Commercial Drive in Vancouver BC Canada.

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Leaving the twentieth century, leftism of every stripe is in disarray and defeat — anarcho-leftism included. And Murray Bookchin’s Social Ecology is certainly no exception to this trend.mehr...

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Liberty of knowledgeA Hacker Manifesto

There is a double spooking the world, the double of abstraction. The fortunes of states and armies, companies and communities depend on it. All contending classes revere yet fear the relentless abstraction of the world on which their fortunes yet depend.mehr...

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Closing statement to the nigerian military appointed tribunalKen Saro-Wiwa - Closing statement

Vigil at the Shell Centre, London, on the 17th Anniversary of Ken SaroWiwa and the Ogoni 9. 101112.
Closing statement from Ken Saro-Wiwa to the nigerian military appointed tribunal: »We all stand before history. I am a man of peace, of ideas.«mehr...

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Nuclear AssaultFukushima and Capitalism

Consider the present situation. The Industrialized World wakes up to flnd itself in a quandary. Perhaps the technological confrontation between the two ideologies.mehr...

AntimilitarismExpert Workshop on Limiting Armed Tele-Operated and Autonomous Systems

Military robot being prepared to inspect a bomb.

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Armed tele-operated and autonomous systems have the potential to accelerate the pace and tempo of warfare, to undermine existing arms controls and regulations.mehr...

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Sofia, BulgariaJock Palfreeman’s Official Statement of Events

Jock Palfreeman’s Official Statement of Events. I went out from Rock bar at Lavele Street with Lindzi and Tony and with other people I don’t know by name.mehr...

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The Communist Party and the anti-fascist movementBattle of Cable Street

Whitechapel in the 1930s was a melting pot of races and cultures, in the last quarter of the 18th century there was an influx of immigrants from Eastern Europe.mehr...

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On the underlying causes of the current financial crisisTremors on the Global Market

The causes of the current crisis in the international financial markets, have been attributed by almost all commentators and economic experts to the uninhibited freedom granted to speculation, particularly in the USA.mehr...

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Alternative “Transposition”: All Partisanship in the Clash of Cultures Should Be RefusedWeaken all the fronts

sajed
The 20th century was the bloodiest century in the history of humanity. The 21st century could break this record.mehr...

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Beltane CommuniqueCybertribe rising

Consider the present situation. The Industrialized World wakes up to flnd itself in a quandary. Perhaps the technological confrontation between the two ideologiesmehr...

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Black Flame, Definitions, and Struggles over IdentityThe Meaning of Anarchism

Michael Schmidt and Lucien van der Walt’s book Black Flame: The Revolutionary Class Politics of Anarchism and Syndicalism published by AK Press in 2009 has caused considerable debate within the anarchist movement.mehr...

Creating communities of heartSharing one skin

Mo Riza

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As a child of ten, I once sat on a hillside on the reservation with my father and his mother as they looked down into the town on the valley floor.mehr...

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Anarchist approaches to housingAnarchist approaches to housing

It’s time to renew your yearly lease and once again your landlord wants to raise your monthly rent. Should you stay or should you go? Are there options to leases, rents and mortgages?mehr...

Privacy in an open society requires cryptographyA Cypherpunk’s Manifesto

Chaos Communication Camp 2007 in Finowfurt near Berlin, Germany.

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Privacy is necessary for an open society in the electronic age. Privacy is not secrecy. A private matter is something one doesn’t want the whole world to know, but a secret matter is something one doesn’t want anybody to know.mehr...

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Profane Existance CollectiveAnarchy, Punk and Utopia

To many readers of Profane Existance it must seem like the only strategy the PE collective has is to sell our records and to glorify viloence against the state, and hell, it’s partly true.mehr...

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US PoliticsThe Road to Nowhere

George W.
The US administration titles it’s current crusade „enduring justice”. This crusade is no joke, satire or bad film.mehr...

Never again fascismHolocaust against Women

Children pledging to the flag.

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The Requirement: Solidarity between women means, that women don’t have to show up to the failures of other women!mehr...
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