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Why Revolutionary Syndicalism? By Tom Wetzel.

Why Revolutionary Syndicalism?

On Israel’s Little-Known Concentration and Labor Camps in 1948-1955. Jun 11, 2015 Ariyana Love - Civilians captured during the fall of Lydda and Ramle around the time of July 12, 1948 and taken to labour camps.

On Israel’s Little-Known Concentration and Labor Camps in 1948-1955

In the July heat they were thirsty and were given a drop of water carried by a child under soldiers’ guard. (Photo: Salman Abu Sitta, Palestine Land Society) Free Ebook on Palestine. Download and Read a Free PDF book on Palestine and the Palestinians. Palestine Books. The Ideas of Karl Marx. The ideas of Marx have never been more relevant than they are today.

The Ideas of Karl Marx

This is reflected in the thirst for Marxist theory at the present time. In this article, Alan Woods deals with the main ideas of Karl Marx and their relevance to the crisis we're passing through today. It is 130 years since the death of Karl Marx. But why should we commemorate a man who died in 1883? In the early 1960s the then Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson declared that we must not look for solutions in Highgate cemetery. Against Deep Green Resistance, by Michelle Renée Matisons and Alexander Reid Ross.

The Radical Turn?

Against Deep Green Resistance, by Michelle Renée Matisons and Alexander Reid Ross

For a book that advertises itself as a “shift in strategy and tactics,” Deep Green Resistance (DGR) has an overwhelmingly dispiriting tone, and is riddled with contradictions.[1] While DGR provocatively addresses many pressing social and ecological issues, its opportunistic, loose-cannon theoretical approach and highly controversial tactics leaves it emulating right-wing militia rhetoric, with the accompanying hierarchical vanguardism, personality cultism, and reactionary moralism. By providing a negative example, DGR does us the service of compounding issues into one book. Take it as a warning. As we grasp for solutions to multiple and compounding social and ecological crises, quick fixes, dogmatism, and power grabbing may grow as temptations.

500 years of European colonialism, in one animated map. One of the things that bothers people so much about Russia's slow play to gobble up chunks of Ukraine is that countries, by and large, have stopped annexing each others' territory since World War II.

500 years of European colonialism, in one animated map

This modern success is all the more remarkable by the fact that, for most of history, countries loved to conquer land and subjugate the people living there. Twelve illuminating contributions to debate in wake of Paris killings - Counterfire. 1Satire is not meant to be a weapon against the powerless - Will Self on satire, free speech and racism 2 Was it really an attack on European values?

Twelve illuminating contributions to debate in wake of Paris killings - Counterfire

- Myriam Francois-Cerrah punctures a few lazy myths 3 Why this was no attack on humour - Des Freedman examines the context surrounding the debate about free speech 4 The bitter fruit of imperialism - Lindsey German on lessons to be learned by the West's war-making governments 5 Western liberalism? Virgins? What virgins? In August, 2001, the American television channel CBS aired an interview with a Hamas activist Muhammad Abu Wardeh, who recruited terrorists for suicide bombings in Israel.

Virgins? What virgins?

Abu Wardeh was quoted as saying: "I described to him how God would compensate the martyr for sacrificing his life for his land. If you become a martyr, God will give you 70 virgins, 70 wives and everlasting happiness. " Wardeh was in fact shortchanging his recruits since the rewards in Paradise for martyrs was 72 virgins. But I am running ahead of things . Since September 11, news stories have repeated the story of suicide bombers and their heavenly rewards, and equally Muslim scholars and Western apologists of Islam have repeated that suicide is forbidden in Islam.

On Charlie Hebdo. Supporters of the French far-right National Front party rally in Paris last May.

On Charlie Hebdo

Pierre Andrieu / AFP / Getty Images. Remembering Victims of Terror–and Forgetting Some Others. From the CBS News website, at least seven hours after it had been pointed out that the Charlie Hebdo massacre was not the worst terror attack in Europe since 2005.

Remembering Victims of Terror–and Forgetting Some Others

Here's "CIA deputy director and CBS News senior security consultant" Mike Morell (CBS Morning News, 1/7/15) giving his expert commentary on the Charlie Hebdo massacre: This is the worst terrorist attack in Europe since the attacks in London in July of 2005. We haven't lost this many people since that attack. So apparently Morell doesn't remember the bloodbath in Norway in July 2011, when Anders Breivik killed eight people by bombing government buildings in Oslo and then murdered 59 others, mostly teenagers, at a youth camp associated with the Labour Party. This was actually a deadlier attack then the London bombings, which killed 56.

Flowers left outside Oslo's cathedral to commemorate victims of a massacre less than four years ago that many in US media seem to have already forgotten. How should we react to the Charlie Hebdo massacre? Today is a grim day.

How should we react to the Charlie Hebdo massacre?

Although the facts are still coming in, what we do know about the Paris shootings is horrific and depressing: Three masked gunmen are said to have stormed the offices of the satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo and coldly murdered 10 people. The gunmen reportedly sought out specific editors for execution, and later killed two police officers while making their escape, raising their death toll to 12. In the Wake of Charlie Hebdo, Free Speech Does Not Mean Freedom From Criticism. On Wednesday morning, the French satirical paper Charlie Hebdo was attacked by three masked gunmen, armed with kalashnikovs, who stormed the building and killed ten of its staff and two police officers. The gunmen are currently understood to be Muslim extremists. This attack came minutes after the paper tweeted this drawing of ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi. Sharpening Contradictions: Why al-Qaeda attacked Satirists in Paris. By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) The horrific murder of the editor, cartoonists and other staff of the irreverent satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, along with two policemen, by terrorists in Paris was in my view a strategic strike, aiming at polarizing the French and European public.

The problem for a terrorist group like al-Qaeda is that its recruitment pool is Muslims, but most Muslims are not interested in terrorism. Most Muslims are not even interested in politics, much less political Islam. France is a country of 66 million, of which about 5 million is of Muslim heritage. But in polling, only a third, less than 2 million, say that they are interested in religion.

Al-Qaeda wants to mentally colonize French Muslims, but faces a wall of disinterest. This tactic is similar to the one used by Stalinists in the early 20th century. Race and Redemption: Racial and Ethnic Evolution in Rudolf Steiner’s Anthroposophy. Often invoked his philosophical background in his mature Esotericphase and consistently referred to Anthroposophy as a “spiritual sci-ence.”

Indeed the polysemous theme of evolution, which occupies acentral place in Steiner’s racial worldview, may have played a mediatingrole in his transition from secular to sacred vocabularies. The decisivefactor in the development of Steiner’s racial theories, however, was hisconversion to Theosophy at the beginning of the twentieth century. Based in large part on the writings of Helena P.

Blavatsky, the syn-cretic occult framework of fin-de-siècle Theosophy incorporated ele-ments of Buddhism and Hinduism refracted through a Western lens. Steiner served as General Secretary of the German Section of theTheosophical Society from 1902 until 1912, when he broke away tofound the Anthroposophical Society. I am an anarchist - Lucy Parsons.

American anarchist Lucy Parsons writes on what it means to be an anarchist in 1913. I am an anarchist.

Arts political

UK. Global. A new wave of Islamophobia: where it comes from and how to stop it. New major Islamophobic attacks demand a response from the anti-war movement, the left and anti-racists says John Rees A little man sometimes casts a great shadow. Illustration by the late, much-missed cartoonist Leon Kuhn A major, often government inspired, series of attacks on Muslims within a few weeks should put us all on alert. It's Official: The US is a Leading Terrorist State. An international poll found that the United States is ranked far in the lead as “the biggest threat to world peace today,” far ahead of second-place Pakistan, with no one else even close. Imagine that the lead article in Pravda reported a study by the KGB that reviews major terrorist operations run by the Kremlin around the world, in an effort to determine the factors that led to their success or failure, finally concluding that unfortunately successes were rare so that some rethinking of policy is in order.


Eco - "Eternal Fascism: 14 Ways of Looking at a Blackshirt" By Umberto Eco Writing in New York Review of Books, 22 June 1995, pp.12-15. Excerpted in Utne Reader, November-December 1995, pp. 57-59. The following version follows the text and formatting of the Utne Reader article, and in addition, makes the first sentence of each numbered point a statement in bold type.

Italics are in the original. For the full article, consult the New York Review of Books, purchase the full article online; or purchase Eco's new collection of essays: Five Moral Pieces. Left.