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#YellowVests for #MayDay: Can Macron Pacify France Before May Day 2019? Probably Not.

France: Last week, concluding a national initiative aimed at drawing the general population into “dialogue” with the authorities, French President Emmanuel Macron announced a handful of minor reforms intended to placate participants in the yellow vest movement. It’s far from certain that this strategy will succeed.

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Void Network: Anarchist Social Struggles in Greece – Friday 25/1/2019 Cowley Club- #Brighton, #UK territory

Info event on January 25, 2019, at the Cowley Club in Brighton, (UK territory): Anarchist Social Struggles in Greece- open public dialogue with anarchist members from Void Network from Athens.

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The Threat to #Rojava – An Anarchist in Syria Speaks on the Real Meaning of Trump’s Withdrawal

Following Donald Trump’s surprise announcement that he is withdrawing US troops from Syria, we’ve received the following message from an anarchist in Rojava, spelling out what this means for the region and what the stakes are on a global scale. For background, consult our earlier articles, “Understanding the Kurdish Resistance” and “The Struggle Is not for Martyrdom but for Life.”

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All Out Against #Bolsonaro! – An Appeal from #Brazil

On January 1, 2019, Jair Bolsonaro will assume the presidency of Brazil. His candidacy, his government, and his allies represent the worst in any society: authoritarianism, sexism, racism, homophobia, and xenophobia. Capitalism combined with strong fascist tendencies! We are calling on everyone to resist.

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#YellowVests: Contribution to the Rupture in Progress

A Translation from an article on Lundi Matin about the Yellow Vest Movement. Lundi Matin is 
 close to the Invisible Committee, authors of The Coming Insurrection.

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The Movement as Battleground: Fighting for the Soul of the #YellowVests Movement

In response to Emmanuel Macron’s proposal to increase the tax on fuel for “ecological” reasons, France has experienced several weeks of unrest associated with the yellow vest movement. This grassroots uprising illustrates how the contradictions of modern centrism—such as the false dichotomy between addressing climate change and considering the needs of the poor—can create social movements that offer fertile ground for populists and nationalists. At the same time, the increasing involvement of anarchists and other autonomous rebels in the unrest raises important questions. If far-right groups can hijack movements, as they did in Ukraine and Brazil, can anti-capitalists and anti-authoritarians reorient them towards more systemic solutions?

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