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(en) France, assault with a knife two young activists in Lyon (fr) [machine translation]

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 11:05am
Friday, February 14, two young children were stabbed in the Saint-Jean district of Lyon by right-wing activists, requiring hospitalization and surgery. A neighborhood that want to take over the fascists and location including local "Traboule the" identity. ---- For several years, due to the extreme right physical attacks continue to grow throughout the country: Killing Clement Meric last June in Paris, attack gun in Clermont- Ferrand January 17, attacks bars and associative areas, attacks Islamophobic, anti-Semitic and homophobic . ---- Everything seems allowed the extreme right. We are entering a phase of struggle against the revival of racist, reactionary and fascist. Complacency of the political and judicial caste is lamentable. ...

(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL - Victory: our antifascist comrades are free (fr, pt) [machine translation]

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 10:52am
Prosecution against the four Parisian antifascists who appeared correctional February 3 have all been abandoned. ---- On 13 and 14 September 2013 was on a weekend mobilization Paris (evening Support Action-fascist Paris Suburbs (Afa), defending abortion at Tenon Hospital, vigilance against a possible mobilization of the extreme right support Esteban Morillo, alleged murderer of Clement Meric ...). ---- In the late afternoon on Saturday, 14, 8 have been arrested comrades (including members of the Afa, AL, CNT Toulouse, antifa of the stadium). ---- Four of them were released after 48 hours in custody. The other four had their prolonged detention. They were held over 20 hours of the filing of the courthouse of the Ile de la Cité. These are called to appear before the Criminal Court of Paris. They are accused of degradation and violence committed in meeting without disabilities. ...

(en) Bloody Sunday: Justice, it concerns us all

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 10:51am
As the relatives of those murdered and injured on Bloody Sunday gathered this week to launch this year's commemorative events, anarchists in the city echoed their call by encouraging everyone interested in standing up for human rights and social justice to support the annual 'march for justice' which will take place on Sunday 2nd February. ---- This year marks the 42nd anniversary of Bloody Sunday which unfolded on the streets of Derry back in January 30th 1972. In order to teach an unruly population a lesson in power and control, the State ordered an elite commando unit of the Parachute Regiment into Derry's Bogside, fresh from a similar venture on the streets of West Belfast's Ballymurphy, in an attempt to prevent a peaceful anti-internment march from reaching the city centre. ...

(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL #234 - Listen: Strange fruit (fr, pt) [machine translation]

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 10:48am
1939, fifteen years before the Montgomery bus boycott in Alabama, the Ku Klux Klan was at its peak in the southern United States. Lynchings, suffered by the Afro-American community, are commonplace since the principle of segregation "separate but equal". It is in this context that Billie Holiday sang for the first time in New York Strange Fruit. This strange fruit evokes the body of a Black who was hanged from a tree, South swaying in the wind, the twisted mouth, feeding the crows. This song is written and composed by Abel Meeropol, a schoolteacher from the Bronx, a member of the CPUSA (Communist Party of the United States of America). The latter remained horrified by seeing the photo of two men lynched and wrote Strange Fruit drawing poems The Ballad of the Hanged Villon and Le Verger King Louis Théodore de Banville, later set to music by Brassens. ...

(en) Statement about the situation in Ukraine from AWU (Autonomous Workers Union).

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 8:16am
Civil war began in Ukraine yesterday. A less than peaceful demonstration clashed with state defense forces and divisions formed by the adherents of the current government near the Vekhovna Rada (Parliament). On February 18, police, together with the paramilitaries, arranged a bloodbath in the governmental quarters during which numerous demonstrators were killed. Butchers from the special divisions finished off arrestees. Deputies of the ruling Party of Regions and their bourgeois lackeys from the “Communist” Party of Ukraine fled from the Parliament through an underground tunnel. The vote for constitutional amendments, intended to limit presidential power, did not take place after all. After their defeat in the governmental quarters, demonstrators retreated to the Maidan. At 6 P.M., the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Internal Security Bureau (SBU) declared an ultimatum to the ...

(en) Bosnia and Herzegovina: Uprising of a people

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 6:09am
Bosnia and Herzegovina Teach EU a Lesson in Democracy: âPeople know what they want!â ---- Pictures and links to video at: ---- People in Sarajevo, BiH, wait in rain for hours to be able to have their voices heard at the plenum, which asked for the cantonal government of Sarajevo to step down. ---- Amid calm euphoria, increased state repression, and mass-media lies, people in Bosnia and Herzegovina move from street protests to plenums, or public assemblies. Plenums are about taking back the power: political parties are banned from participating. ---- Meanwhile, the state of BiH has bought 10,000 rubber bullets to use against the next uprising (one in 90 shot by rubber bullets is killed and 17 are mutilated). ...

(en) Britain, December 2013 issue of Freedom

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 3:01am
Contents ---- News ---- Cops off campus! --- Mandela dies --- Activist avoids deportation ---- Easy targets: Akwesi Shaddai asks if drones are reshaping the law ---- International news ---- Bulgarian fash attack ---- Cambodians march on PM’s house ---- Notes from the US ---- News in brief ---- The Bigger Picture ---- Anti-fur protest ---- Analysis ---- Negative energy: How the politics of technology affect us as anarchists ---- Comment ---- Christmas presence: Richard Challinor on celebrating people, not things, this festive season ---- Lessons from nature ---- Economics ---- Once bitten… Brett Scott talks about the controversial online Bitcoin currency ---- History ---- Time flies: Nottingham’s Sparrows’ Nest anarchist library celebrates its fifth birthday --- Feature --- Ill-gotten gains: Tim Forster on our sick, unequal society ...

(en) US, WSA Ideas & Action - White Supremacy and the Looting of Detroit By Mike Kolhoff

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 3:01am
The court has ruled, so the legalized looting of Detroit will go ahead as Governor Snyder has planned. The Emergency Manager has ordered the DIA to provide him with a list of the values of the many artworks in the institute. The city water works are also probably going to be sold, as well as city parks and anything else they can get a nickel for. We’ve heard they have even discussed selling all of the animals in the zoo. ---- But the people set-up by this ruling for the most egregious screwing are the city workers and retirees. The offer on the table is to pay retirees about.30 cents on the dollar. From the Detroit Free Press: ---- “But for a retiree counting on a modest annual pension of, say $30,000, the proposed cut would leave him or her with $4,800. Of all the once-proud city’s creditors, including banks, vendors and bondholders, retired workers are the least able to take the hit.” ...

(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL - Responsibilities of the state in racist violence, 17 February in Paris (fr, pt) [machine translation]

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 3:00am
Public meeting discussion in the context of the anti Week with Kamel Badawi, Ramata Dieng, and AL activists and militants. Monday, February 17, 19h-22h, space Louise Michel, 42b rue des Cascades, Paris 20e (Jourdain metro). ---- Racist attacks have been many in recent months (assault several veiled girls at Argenteuil, in Reims, Orleans, assault of a young Cape Verdean Chelles, etc). ---- These attacks are part of a climate maintained by the State (police racist crimes unpunished, hunting undocumented radicalization of anti-Roma, Islamophobia and xenophobia at the highest level of the State speech, in parties and in media). ---- This climate is no stranger to the stigmatization of popular neighborhoods, its people and especially its youth, seen as a new enemy within. He is no stranger to discrimination, exploitation and specific security measures which are subject these ...

(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL #234 - Festival: Cinemed (fr, pt) [machine translation]

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 2:59am
The Cinemed is the International Mediterranean Film Festival of Montpellier. Beyond the single release, the festival organizes exchanges goshawks films program inviting filmmakers to submit their works and discuss. ---- The program is diverse and divided into several themes: previews, tributes, short and feature films, documentaries, animations, experimental. It includes nearly 200 films whose common point is a geographical area. Thus, the panel extends big-budget film such as Quai d'Orsay Bertrand Tavernier, small experimental films through a restored copy of Scarface. ---- The Cinemed is not a popular festival. It is aimed at an educated public, and rather expert filmmaking. As stated by President Henri Talvat at a conference[1]: "Fire George Frêche would have liked the Cinemed dethrone the Cannes Film Festival. " However, this orientation led to attract an ...

(en) Anarcho-Syndicalist Waiters in Germany Strike Against Dismissals

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 7:10am
The FAU gastronomy section struggles for a strong movement in this branch. Waiters of a trendy leftist club in Dresden are on strike. All of them are members of an anarcho-syndicalist group and have been fired for dubious reasons. Now the local branch union fights for re-employment including a company agreement or alternatively the collectivisation of the business. ---- The colleagues founded a workplace group in May 2013, in which all waiters of the club have been organized. In May/June they forced a 20% wage increase. After that, they organised themselves with colleagues from other companies and founded the BNG-FAU (Gastronomy and Nutrition Section of the FAU) in July, 2013. ---- Last month, half of the employees were surprisingly fired. BNG-FAU interpreted this as attack on the waiters' unionist organisation and threatened to start a strike. When the ...

(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL #234 - Britain: The rage that masks the red caps (fr, pt) [machine translation]

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 6:39am
The employee-es of food in Britain suffer an unprecedented crisis. Their mobilization for employment was recently dodged the media frenzy around the anti-tax revolt red caps. This is the trade union movement to regain control. ---- The economic crisis is hitting hard the industrial world. After the car, it is the turn of the agro-food sector to be hit hard. In a region like the UK, widespread failure of the latter may have consequences as dramatic as the closure of mines in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais: mass unemployment, poverty, withdrawal, rise of racism... Breton agribusiness model is based on a very intensive agriculture, low labor costs and a good dose of European aid. It's been years that the associations of environmental protection, the Confédération Paysanne and all anti-capitalist forces denounce this model could not be sustained forever. ...

(en) FAU-IAA - Erfurt-Jena, & Halle & der FAU Leipzig - Rally before the final event of the Böll days in Altenburg (de) [machine translation]

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 6:04am
Yesterday evening, visitors could * inside an event at the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Thüringen about the conflict with the Federal Foundation in Berlin are informed (for details of the conflict, see the website of the FAU Berlin ). A majority of the guests took the distributed flyers gratefully and also the conflict was still outlined in the introductory moderation, so that all visitors * inside the event were fully informed about the labor dispute. ---- An employee of the Thuringian Böll Foundation took some time for a conversation with us, expressed this quite understanding and sympathy for our cause, but also pointed to the difficult situation out, in which we bring the country's foundation. But as long as the Böll Foundation in Berlin * refused talks with the FAU Berlin as a self-chosen legitimate representative of the employees sued within, we will not rest. ...

(en) Greece: A text in response to ongoing raids on homes of comrades in Athens and Thessaloniki

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 4:00am
Below is a text handed out by the Anarchists assembly for the connection of struggles within the prison-society (“Sasta”), in Thessaloniki, concerning recent house searches in the framework of an anti-terrorist “pincer operation” unleashed by the Greek police against anarchist/antiauthoritarian individuals since January 21st, 2014. ---- Lately, in the cities of Thessaloniki and Athens, cops of the anti-terrorist force and the state security have invaded homes of fighters and residences of their wider friendly milieu, based on the ostensible pretext of receiving an “anonymous complaint” about weapons and explosives, while they declare—to television receivers—that this operation is linked to the investigation for the detection of Christodoulos Xiros (convicted member of the revolutionary organization “17 November” who recently escaped while on prison furlough). ...

(en) Organisation Communiste Libertarie (OCL) - Gamonal neighborhood, Burgos, Spanish State "The street is ours!" (fr, pt) [machine translation]

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 4:23pm
The victory of a movement fighting in a popular area ---- During one week, from January 10 to 17, thousands of people of Gamonal, the great popular area of Burgos, have mobilized to prevent the start of a project. The mayor of this conservative city of Old Castile, in the north of Spain, wanted to turn the Vitoria street, a main thoroughfare that connects the neighborhood to downtown, in a "boulevard", which would - among other consequences - removes unique free parking that exist for the benefit of underground paid parking (and each location would have been sold around 20,000 euros), that in a working class neighborhood which has 18,000 to 70,000 unemployed ... ---- Very quickly, repeated clashes vandalized bank branches, the paralyzed site, sending police reinforcements and repression make the case quickly occupy the headlines in the press and TV, both public and private. ...

(en) France, Coordination of Anarchist Groups CGA - Federal motions: Anarchist responses to the ecological crisis (fr, pt)[machine translation]

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 3:46pm
The crisis of capitalist development and its social consequences have overshadowed the environmental crisis, yet more than ever. From our perspective, this crisis can be divided into three main areas: global warming, ecosystem degradation and depletion of natural resources. ---- Global warming ---- Since the 70s, climate change due to the system of capitalist production have been recognized, especially in the radical environmental movement. Obviously, these positions have been ridiculed by those in power. It is only in 80-90 years, when the issue of global warming become more and more essential, they incorporate in their speech under the pressure of a part of the scientific community. However, global warming was still considered a possible consequence of human activities, and not as a fact. ...

(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL #234 - FN vote: Beyond ideas (fr, pt) [machine translation]

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 5:30am
Scores of FN polarized media attention with each new election. Yet many truths are aired against starting with the idea that the FN vote is now a worker vote. Knowing the springs of FN vote should help counter the logic relied on by the party of Marine Le Pen. Decryption. ---- The National Front is set in national politics for over thirty years, with an aggressive strategy to win mandates. Each election night brings conviction of FN voters. But we know little about the profiles of these, which are often very far-es of the party apparatus. The social science research can provide useful insights to better combat the springs of these votes. ---- A class vote? ---- Since the 1990s, intellectuals "left" described the FN as a "populist" party, which would mean that the working class would naturally hold a xenophobic and authoritarian discourse. ...

(en) Anarchist Federation of Rio de Janeiro FARJ - Libera #160 - Viva the Collective! Viva! - Building collective economies in rural and urban regions (pt)[machine translation]

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 8:43am
Here is the watchword echoed by the Court on the afternoon of the United Hearts Sunday November 24. The court, which sits on the hill of Timbau, one of slums of the tide in the North Zone of Rio de Janeiro, hosted the meeting this day The Economy We Want, Building the Field Economies Collective and City. ---- The meeting joined collectives and social movements to exchange experiences and strengthen the links between popular initiatives based on self-management, respect and mutual support. Work where there is no boss and no individual entrepreneurship but commitment and management coletivos.Vieram comrades more ten municipalities of the metropolitan region and eleven groups presented to the work and experiences that develop into their collective. ...

(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL #234 - Anticapitalist Dico: What conspiracy theories? (fr, pt) [machine translation]

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 6:56am
Each month, a word or phrase vetted by Jean-Yves ---- Conspiracy theories, also called conspiracy theory is definable as little as rebuttable. It's a bit like trying to prove that Santa Claus does not exist. There are indeed many conspirationnismes that supposed conspiracies of the small-time plot assumed illuminate a specific historical episode to cosmic conspiracy integrating the Martians, explaining the history of the universe. If the highest degree of delirium reached its climax in the wildest sects, rhetorical and psychological motives are ultimately the same. ---- In all cases, conspiracy theories trying to convince that what happens in history and society is based on covert action of some group that defends interests to world domination. ...

(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL #234 - School timetables: Who will keep the children?(fr, pt)[machine translation]

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 6:54am
For the reform of school timetables, the government relied on a strong expectation on the part of most education stakeholders to get what is, ultimately, yet another austerity measure. To lighten the days, municipalities must manage to live extracurricular time. Children and leaders are the first to suffer. The need to break down barriers school is an element that is almost unanimity among current pedagogy, to mix the institutional school and the "school of life"[1]. The animation industry, working more closely with the Ministry of Education, might be seen to confirm its educational role. This would also help to enhance the role of facilitators ...

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