On the weekend 19-20th a new wave of mass protest all over Egypt broke out because of the systematic violence of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) against the Egyptian masses. People are tired of its dictatorial behaviour, the use of extreme force against protesters, the military trials that in 10 months have ended up with 12,000 comrades rotting in jail, their censorship, the torture, kidnappings and selective murder of activists. People are tired of the military council hijacking the banners of our revolution to continue the same old dictatorship through other means. People are tired of the sectarianism they promote to divert us from our real fight for justice, equality and freedom.
Imperialism has dictated an “orderly transition” to democracy in Egypt. The military have shown themselves obedient in implementing this design. The people in Egypt demand an end to dictatorship and the uprooting of all the remnants of the hated Mubarak regime. People in Egypt want to feel, at last, that they have a country run by themselves for themselves.
The anarchists in Egypt, and the international solidarity movement with the libertarian revolutionaries, wholeheartedly support the just struggle of the Egyptian people to continue their revolution and deplore the massacre of protesters that shows that the SCAF is no different to Mubarak. Continue reading
El fin de semana del 19 y 20 de noviembre estalló una nueva ola de protestas populares en Egipto a causa de la sistemática violencia del Consejo Supremo de las Fuerzas Armadas contra las masas egipcias. El pueblo está cansado de su comportamiento dictatorial, del uso de una fuerza extrema contra los manifestantes, de los juicios militares que en 10 meses han llevado a 12.000 compañeros a las cárceles, de la censura, de la tortura, de los secuestros y de los asesinatos selectivos de militantes. El pueblo está cansado del sectarismo que promueve para distraernos de nuestra verdadera lucha, por la justicia, la igualdad y la libertad.
El imperialismo ha llamado a una “transición ordenada” a la democracia en Egipto. Los militares se han mostrado muy serviles en aplicar esos designios. El pueblo egipcio exige el fin de la dictadura y barrer con todos los rescoldos del odiado régimen de Mubarak. El pueblo egipcio quiere sentirse dueño de un país regido por y para ellos. Continue reading
October 29th 2011 One Struggle South Florida invited Scott Nappalos of Miami Autonomy & Solidarity to present on how work and workers struggle has changed throughout history and workers’ battles. The talk and part of the discussion were recorded, and uploaded here. The talk covers the relationship between Fordism, Taylorism, Toyotism, Neoliberalism, and the struggles of the working class. It ends by exploring the present crisis, and the offers some directions for the future. The talk is presented as the opinions only of an individual, and does not reflect Miami Autonomy & Solidarity’s position, and in some cases may conflict with others positions.
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The system is in crisis, unemployment lines grow daily, and austerity is grinding away at our necessities and way of life.
In 2001 Argentina experienced an even greater collapse, and massive movements emerged to build alternatives to the misery that was imposed upon them. Occupations, massive strikes, and social disruptions are growing. As this crisis spreads, and new resistance and new movements are emerging.
We are faced again with the lessons and questions of these moments. What role can the popular movements play in defeating capitalism, and creating a new society based on collective democracy, mutual aid, and the defeat of hierarchy? What challenges do we face from those who try to coopt and channel the movement into controllable territory? if we reject trying to save capitalism, what could a popular democracy based on equality look like?
Join Miami Autonomy & Solidarity to watch the film the Dignity of the Nobodies (la dignidad de los nadies) in spanish with subtitles about the Argentinian crisis and movements presented through a narrative of interviews with the protagonists of those movements from the bottom. We will have a discussion of the film and our moment in history afterwards.
From NORTH- Take 95 South towards Miami, exit at 62nd st MLK and head East towards miami beach. Turn south (right) on NE 2nd Ave, it will be on your left with murals of musicians across from the Walgreens.
From SOUTH- Take 95 North towards Miami to the 195 East towards Miami beach. Exit at Biscayne Blvd (Miami Ave is closed, so this is the first immediate exit) and head north (right). Turn left at ne 54th st, and make a right onto Ne 2nd ave, it is one block ahead (north) on your right hand side after Churchills.