Direkte Aktion

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Direkte Aktion
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Type Bimonthly newspaper
Publisher Direkte Aktion e.V.
Founded 1977 (1977)
Political alignment anarcho-syndicalist
Language German
Headquarters None,[1] officially according to Impressum: Frankfurt (Main)
Website www.direkteaktion.org

The Direkte Aktion[p] (German for Direct Action) is a German bimonthly newspaper by the anarcho-syndicalist Free Workers' Union. It has existed since the union's formation in 1977.[2]

In line with anarcho-syndicalist principles, the editors are elected by the national convention of the Free Workers' Union and can be recalled at any time. They do not receive any royalties for their work. Notably, the Direkte Aktion does not have a central office, instead it is created decentrally in the editors' flats and the union's establishments.[1]

Since DA 170 (July/August 2005), a full online edition of the newspaper as well as a PDF version of the print issue are available. The PDF version, however, only covers the first page of the issue until the next one has been published.[3]

Its predecessors were the Einigkeit of the Free Association of German Trade Unions, the Der Syndikalist of the Free Workers' Union of Germany and Die Freie Gesellschaft of the Federation of Libertarian Socialists (FFS).

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[p] ^Name "Direckte Aktion" is pronounced "Dee-Rek-tah Ahk-tee-own".
  1. ^ a b "Über uns — Direkte Aktion" (in German). Plone - plone.org. 2010-06-19. Retrieved 2010-06-19. 
  2. ^ Bernd Drücke. "Anarchist and Libertarian Media, 1945-2010 (Federal Germany)" in: John D. H. Downing (Editor, Southern Illinois University Carbondale), Encyclopedia of Social Movement Media. SAGE, Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington D.C., 2011, p. 39.
  3. ^ "Archiv -- Direkte Aktion" (in German). Retrieved 2009-12-05. 

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