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South-Africa: Abahlali Continues to Grow and to Occupy and Hold Land

South-Africa: Abahlali baseMjondolo Movement SA held a successful UnFreedom Day Rally in Durban on Sunday. Abahlali came in their numbers to mourn the freedom that was fought for so hard by millions of impoverished and working class people and yet now serves a small elite, including a few people who are connected to the ruling party.

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“Electoral Pursuits Have Veered Us Away”: Kali Akuno on Movement Lessons from Jackson

Pledging to make Jackson become “the most radical city on the planet,” the July 2017 election of Chokwe Antar Lumumba as Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi is by many accounts an inspiration as to the ability of the left to critically engage in social change through elected office. By no means an isolated effort, Lumumba’s election is the result of decades of base building and social movement growth, most notably highlighted in their use of community assemblies and the work of Cooperation Jackson, which promotes the creation of worker cooperatives.

The origins of the campaign are rooted in the politics of Black self-determination and is spelled out in the Jackson-Kush Plan (referred to as the J-K Plan) formulated from 2004 through 2010 by the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement and New Afrikan People’s Organization. The Plan laid out an analysis and a collective model which was based on three pillars: building people’s assemblies for grassroots decision making, building an independent Black political party; and building a solidarity economy. Most important though is that the plan was very explicit that electoral efforts would be “on a limited scale” and that the focus on popular assemblies, building autonomous and dual power institutions “is primary.”

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#Hamilton Anarchist Support: As It Stands Today: Cedar’s Arrest

So-called Canada: This has been a big month for Hamilton. To contextualize Cedar’s arrest, we can start with the Anarchist Bookfair in early March, our first bookfair here in 7 years.

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South Africa April 22: Unfreedom Day 2018

South Africa: Abahlali baseMjondolo Movement SA will hold its annual Unfreedom Day Rally on 22 April 2018 at the Springfield Park Sports Ground from 10:00 a.m.

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#Hamilton: Statement by the Tower after cops raided home of Anarchist Bookfair organizers

Hamilton, Canada: On Friday cops raided the home of some of the anarchist bookfair organizers. A stament by the Tower.

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June 11, 2018: A Day Against Oblivion

June 11th is an international day of solidarity with Marius Mason and all long-term anarchist prisoners. A spark in the eternal night of state repression. A day set aside for honoring those who have been stolen from us. On this day, we share in songs, events, and actions to celebrate our captured comrades and loved ones. In years past, June 11th celebrations have been international and wide-ranging – from potlucks with friends to various inspiring attacks; fundraising benefits and prisoner letter writing nights to all of the untold and unknown ways we keep the flame alive.

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Montreal April 28th: Anarcho-syndicalism and Intersectionality Forum

Anarcho-syndicalism and Intersectionality Forum: Saturday April 28th, 12h30 to 16h30, Anarchist Library DIRA, 2035, Saint-Laurent bld. Montreal.

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Cutting Class with Revolutionary Horizon in San Antonio, Texas

This interview is the latest in a series of conversations with the autonomous revolutionary groups that are participating in the Cutting Class counterinfo network.

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#Belarus: a state crackdown on anarchist Internet resources

Belarusian state continues an attack on anarchist web-resources. Recently it blocked several social media accounts of anarchist collective “Pramen” and its mirror on wordpress.org.

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