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Μακεδονία: Οι διαδηλωτές φωνάζουν “Βοσνία-Βοσνία”

Unemployed Macedonians organized protests today in Skopje, in front of the Union of Labor Unions of Macedonia (ULUM) building. During the protests, they chanted “Bosnia,” “Bosnia,” and stated that, should changes not take place, Macedonia will witness a scenario worse than the one in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Anadolia Agency reported.

Several hundred Macedonian citizens were protesting the new legal regulations that affect only a small number of laid-off workers. Protests were supported by leftist organizations such as “Lenka,” and “Solidarnosti.”

Protesters demanded that the union president, Živko Mitrevski, address them, chanting slogans against the ULUM.

The leader of the unions, however, only issued a written statement, which notes that he will protect workers’ rights, and that they are attempting to solve this problem.

There were clashes with the police and protesters in front of the government building and four people were injured. Police also detained one of the organizers of the protest, Ljiljana Gjorgievska, as well as Vasko Cacanovski from “Solidarnosti,” both of whom were later released after Uraniya Pirovska, the president of the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Macedonia intervened.

Ljiljana Gjorgievska later stated to the press that they live in terrible times

“Our government is not behaving the way we want, but more like the governments of Bosnia and Herzegovina or the Ukraine. If they want to pick a fight, next time we will come prepared. We will fight for our rights and they cannot scare us,” Gjorgievska noted.

She also said that they want the Minister of Internal Affairs of Macedonia, Gordana Yankulovska, to resign, adding that the condition they find themselves in is a result of discrimination and abuse of power.

Gjorgievska also invited the representatives of embassies in Macedonia to open the borders of their countries to 6,000 work refugees, unless the Macedonian government manages to solve this problem.

Pirovska added that she will begin an investigation into the events at the protests.

2 Κείμενα απ’ το Κίεβο

αναδημοσίευση από ruthless critique against everything existing
fileΣτο κέντρο του Μαϊντάν, τις πρώτες μέρες φιγουράριζε και το πορτρέτο της φυλακισμένης πρώην προέδρου της χώρας Τιμοσένκο.

Μια μικρή εισαγωγή

Η κατάσταση στο Κίεβο είναι σίγουρα αντιφατική και θολή, όπως κάθε κοινωνική σύγκρουση. Σε καμία ιστορική εποχή-ούτε καν οι τιμημένοι, για κάποιους μπολσεβίκοι ή ο Μαχνό για άλλους- δεν υπήρξε κίνημα χωρίς αντιφάσεις και πισωγυρίσματα, πόσο μάλλον στον καιρό της δημοκρατίας και του κεφαλαίου, που τα πάντα είναι δεμένα σε ένα αντιφατικό όλο. Όποιος ψάχνει “καθαρές” επαναστάσεις έχει πολύ ψάξιμο ακόμα. Η σύγκριση διαφόρων εξεγέρσεων ως καλύτερων ή χειρότερων, προσπερνά στα τυφλά το ευμετάβλητο των κοινωνικών κριτηρίων ως αποτύπωση των ίδιων ανταγωνισμών, που υποτίθεται πως κρίνει, ενώ αγνοεί τα γεγονότα ως διαλεκτικό αποτέλεσμα προηγούμενων αντιφάσεων. Συνεπώς η σύγκριση μεταξύ Βοσνίας και Κιέβου, είναι άστοχη, και κυρίως πολιτική, πέρα από τις ιδιαίτερες συνθήκες που γέννησαν τα γεγονότα, είναι κριτικές της μορφής. Στο πλαίσιο αυτό οφείλουμε να δούμε τα γεγονότα, όχι ως πολιτικά αντίθετα που συγκρούονται. αλλά ως αντιφατικές ενότητες σε αποσταθεροποίηση.. Αυτό που κάνουμε-που προσπαθούμε να κάνουμε- είναι να δούμε με ποιον αντιφατικό τρόπο τα υποκείμενα της καπιταλιστικής ολότητας προσπαθούν να επιλύσουν και να ξεφύγουν από την ίδια τους την πραγματικότητα και ουσιαστικά από τον ίδιο τους τον εαυτό, τι διακυβεύματα και όρια βάζουν στον εαυτό τους .Σε τελική ανάλυση η καπιταλιστική-και όχι η οικονομική απλά- κρίση σε ποιό βαθμό είναι αδυναμία αναπαραγωγής της αξίας και σε ποιό βαθμό η διαδικασία επαναφοράς της; Με λίγα λόγια δεν θέλουμε να δικαιολογήσουμε την Ουκρανία ή να υποτιμήσουμε τη Βοσνία(ή το αντίστροφο). Κοιτούμε κριτικά τις μορφές που παίρνει η ταξική πάλη σε κάθε χώρα, ως αντιφάσεις του ίδιου τους του εαυτού

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Γουινέα: Ταραχές με νεκρούς για την κάλυψη των βασικών αναγκών

Conakry — At least two people including a trainee policeman were killed and 33 wounded as residents angry at power shortages rioted in the Guinean capital Conakry on Tuesday, security sources and witnesses told AFP.

The officer was struck by a stone and beaten to death by a mob as he fell from a pick-up truck while a protester died when he was hit accidentally by a police car, force spokesman Mamadou Alpha Barry told AFP.

The violence broke out as police used teargas and batons to disperse thousands of demonstrators who responded by throwing stones, burning tyres and overturning rubbish, with some witnesses reporting seeing officers firing live ammunition.

The protester had been trying to escape police brandishing batons when he was run over, a man identifying himself as the victim’s brother told AFP, adding that he was dragged several metres and “died on the spot”.

Medical sources told AFP at least 33 people had received treatment for minor injuries in two clinics before being allowed to leave.

The protesters gathered spontaneously at the end of a grace period lasting a week during which Prime Minister Mohamed Said Fofana had asked for time to solve electricity cuts affecting several areas of the capital.

“The prime minister came here on February 10 following another protest and he asked us to keep the peace for a week to allow ‘Electricite de Guinea’ to turn the power back on in our neighbourhoods,” said Abdul Aziz Soumah.

“Up until yesterday nothing had happened and we are back in the streets to remind him of his promise.”

Conakry governor Sekou Resco Camara said late Monday he was aware of the possibility of “troublemakers” protesting and warned against “any attempt to destabilise the country”.

He urged security forces to “prevent by all means necessary these protests by arresting and bringing before the courts all offenders”.

 

Water and electricity cuts are common in the impoverished west African nation’s main cities and regularly lead to violent unrest.