Antonio Gramsci: Odio gli indifferenti

Odio gli indifferenti. Credo che vivere voglia dire essere partigiani. Chi vive veramente non può non essere cittadino e partigiano. L’indifferenza è abulia, è parassitismo, è vigliaccheria, non è vita. Perciò odio gli indifferenti.

Antonio Gramsci: I hate the indifferent

I hate the indifferent. I believe that living means taking sides. Those who really live cannot help being a citizen and a partisan. Indifference and apathy are parasitism, perversion, not life. That is why I hate the indifferent…

Edgar Allan Poe: The Tell-Tale Heart

TRUE!–nervous –very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad? The disease had sharpened my senses –not destroyed –not dulled them. Above all was the sense of hearing acute. I heard all things in the heaven and in the earth. I heard many things in hell. How, then, am I mad? Hearken! and observe how healthily –how calmly I can tell

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Greece is not a dog: the arrogance of the austerians

Whoever still claims that the Greek government is “once again” falling behind on its commitments and, as a result of slacking and bad governance, fails to pursue the right measures and reforms in the timeframe imposed by Brussels, is simply lying. Merkel is lying. Rutte is lying. Nobel Prize-winning economists and commentators like Joseph Stiglitz and Paul Krugman have already been predicting for two years, also ad nauseam, that Merkel’s current austerity policies are not only failing to work, but are actually driving the Greek economy ever deeper into the abyss.

Τουρκία και Συρία: Εχθροί ή σύμμαχοι;

Η ανάπτυξη της σχέσης μεταξύ Συρίας και Τουρκίας είχε θεμελιωθεί πριν την άνοδο του ισλαμικού Κόμματος Δικαιοσύνης και Ανάπτυξης (ΑΚΡ) στην εξουσία στην Τουρκία, αλλά έγινε πιο στενή υπό το ΑΚΡ με την πρόσκληση του επικεφαλής εξωτερικής πολιτικής του νέου καθεστώτος προς τον Πρόεδρο Άσαντ στην Τουρκία το 2004. Ακολούθησε μια συμφωνία ελεύθερου εμπορίου που οδήγησε στην εμβάθυνση της συμφωνίας, με διακανονισμό μετακινήσεων χωρίς βίζα μεταξύ των δύο κρατών, και μια άνευ προηγουμένου κοινή στρατιωτική άσκηση…

Ερρίκο Μαλατέστα: Αναρχία

Η αναρχία είναι μια λέξη που προέρχεται απ’ τα Ελληνικά και σημαίνει, αυστηρά μιλώντας, δίχως κυβέρνηση: την κατάσταση ενός λαού δίχως οποιαδήποτε συγκροτημένη εξουσία. Πρωτού ν’ αρχίσει να θεωρείται σα δυνατή κι επιθυμητή, από μια ολόκληρη τάξη διανοητών, μια τέτοια οργάνωση, έτσι ώστε να θεωρηθεί σα σκοπός ενός κινήματος (που έχει γίνει τώρα ένας απ’ τους πιο σημαντικούς παράγοντες στο σύγχρονο κοινωνικό πόλεμο), η λέξη αναρχία χρησιμοποιείται γενικά με την

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Turkey and Syria: enemies or allies?

Via: A-Infos The development of a relationship between Syria and Turkey had its foundations before the accession of the Islamist Justice and Development Party (AKP) party to power in Turkey, but it was certainly deepened under the AKP with the chief foreign policy agent of the new regime inviting President Assad to Turkey in 2004. This was followed by a free trade agreement which led to a deepening of the

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Errico Malatesta: Anarchy

ANARCHY is a word which comes from the Greek, and signifies, strictly speaking, without government: the state of a people without any constituted authority, that is, without government. Before such an organization had begun to be considered possible and desirable by a whole class of thinkers, so as to be taken as the aim of a party (which party has now become one of the most important factors in modern social warfare),

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Dermot Streeran: France:The General Strike of 1968

These days you are more likely to hear the word ‘revolution’ on the soundtrack of a film or on the latest pop release than you are to hear someone talking about bringing one about. It is partly for this reason that people think of revolutions as buried deep in history. Yet, as little as 25 years ago France was on the verge of a total revolt with 12 million workers

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Peter Gelderloos: Fascists are the Tools of the State

Fascism is widespread in many industrial and postcolonial countries, existing as extreme nationalism, neo-Nazism, or some other extreme authoritarianism. In nearly all cases, the rank-and-file of the fascist movements tend to be dispossessed members of a privileged group in society (e.g. poor whites). In pre-WWII Germany, most working-class Germans were impoverished by the Depression, in contrast to their self-image as a wealthy, powerful nation…