In the face of the murder of weichafe Pablo Marchat, solidarity with
those who resist Capital!
Below you will find an annual recap of our activities during the year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Parliamentary elections and pandemic-related campaigns, solidarity actions, two new publications on workplace struggles and anarchosyndicalism, International Week Against Unpaid Wages in Slovakia and abroad. And more.
(Not)Voting Is Not Enough
On Friday 25th to Sunday 27th June 2021 the IWA Plenary and Extraordinary Congress took place. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions both meetings were organised online, not in-person in Bratislava as was initially planned. Most of the IWA-AIT affiliates (Sections and Friends) were able to attend. Since it was online, our meetings were not interrupted by repressive regimes and travel visas. In the report that follows we summarise what was discussed and how Priama Akcia as the host Section of the IWA-AIT evaluates the meetings.
How the agenda is prepared
During the following 25th, 26th and 27th of June the Plenary and the Extraordinary Congress of the IWA will be going on. Even though the agreement of the Congress in Melbourne 2019 was to hold the Plenary in Slovakia, at the end it will take place online because the delegations wouldn't be able to reach Slovakia in the context of the travel restrictions still prevailing in a lot of countries.
When there is an armed conflict between two or more states, it is very tempting to take a stance for the state that seems to defend rights like self-determination, freedom of movement, the right to live where you where born, the right to be part of the society and not to live under the Apartheid.
Recent events in the Middle East, the brutal bombing of Israel and Gaza, which led to the death, injury and psychological trauma of hundreds or even thousands of people, inter-ethnic clashes and pogroms in Israel itself, as well as the confused and often one-sided reaction of the anti-capitalist forces of the world (including many anarchists) prompted us, as anarcho-syndicalists and anti-nationalists, to make this statement.
The WSA Solidarity Committee strongly denounces the Israeli military's
assault on the Gaza Strip
beginning on Monday, May 10, which has killed at least 137 Palestinians,
including 36 children. This new shooting war—the fourth since 2008, and the
third overseen by the far-right Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu—began in
the context of a Palestinian uprising against the imminent colonial
displacement of several refugee families
the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of East Jerusalem.