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(en) US, First of May Anarchist Alliance - A Brief Visit to Ferguson, MO by an M1 Chicago Member
Sat Aug 30 12:03:48 GMT 2014
On Tuesday, August 19, my wife and I decided (more or less spontaneously) to drive down to Ferguson from Chicago. As politically engaged people in general, and as white people parenting a black son in particular, we were both enraged by the murder of Michael Brown and inspired by the continuing struggles of the people of Ferguson. ---- We wanted to see with our own eyes what was really going on and to act as witnesses to a historical moment of repression and resistance. The goal, to the extent that we had one, was educational, for us, for our children, and for our friends and comrades unable to be there in person. Apart from what we had read on the internet, we had two other sources of on-the-ground information: I had been in touch that day with an older revolutionary already in Ferguson, while my wife had touched base with a younger friend/comrade who had been in Ferguson ...
(en) US, A Call to participate in The Third Annual East Bay Anarchist Conversation & Book Event
Sat Aug 30 11:57:12 GMT 2014
In the city of Oakland, on Ohlone land, in December of 2014 we will host the third annual East Bay Anarchist Bookfair: Conversations & Books where we will present the projects and people who have comprised the East Bay Anarchist community for decades. Our website is at http://eastbayanarchist.com ---- Dates & Location ---- The event will be held at the Humanist Hall (http://humanisthall.net/wp/) 390 27th Street, Oakland, CA, 94612-3104 on December 7th from 10AM to 8PM. It will include conversations and books during the day and party in the evening. ---- How to request a conversation ---- Unlike a traditional book fair, and as we did last year, EBAB emphasizes conversations, both for people who are new to anarchist ideas and for more experienced radicals and activists. Our introductory conversations will be respectful, thematic, and facilitated by experienced people. No ...
(de) FdA-IFA, Revisionsverhandlung im Fall Oury Jalloh, am 28.8.14 9Uhr am Bundesgerichtshof Karlsruhe - Aufruf zur kritischen und solidarischen Prozessbegleitung von libertäre gruppe karlsruhe
Sat Aug 30 11:55:11 GMT 2014
Die Revisionsverhandlung im Fall Oury Jalloh findet am 28. August 2014, 9 Uhr vor dem Bundesgerichtshof in Karlruhe statt. Dieser muss entscheiden, ob ein dritter Prozess stattfinden soll. ---- Oury Jalloh ist im Jahr 2005 gefesselt in einer Zelle der Desauer Polizei verbrannt. Bis heute sind die Todesumstände nicht eindeutig geklärt. Nun prüft der BGH, ob ein Urteil vom Landgericht Magdeburg gegen einen Polizisten wegen fahrlässiger Tötung Bestand hat. ---- Schon zum zweiten mal verhandeln die Richter*innen am Bundesgerichtshof in Karlsruhe über den Fall Oury Jalloh. Das Landgericht Magdeburg verurteilte im Jahr 2012, einen Polizisten zu 10 800 Euro Geldstrafe wegen fahrlässiger Tötung. ---- Die Verteidiger*innen des Polizisten streben einen Freispruch, wie er bereits vom Landgericht Dessau in erster Instanz im Jahre 2008 entschieden wurde, an. ...
(en) Brazil, COLETIVO QUEBRANDO MUROS - Day 28.08 (Thursday): The Final Battle Against Ebserh (pt) [machine translation]
Sat Aug 30 11:54:05 GMT 2014
On 28.08, Thursday next, there is a huge possibility that the board will ultimately decide that joining the Ebserh UFPR, or may not occur. Depending of Directors, half dozen (63 councilors), all / people who never used or will use the Hospital de Clinicas (HC), will decide the future of a number of workers who depend on the HC both because there are the Hospital that welcomes them, as for being their place of employment (this will be precarious employment by EBESRH probably outsourced. ---- Thus, we can only rely on the strength of the low, those who depend on the Hospital its full defense, ie, only the strength of the streets can stop the privatization of HC through Ebserh. ---- Therefore, we count on your presence in over this battle, the final battle against this pernicious measure of the federal government and its lackeys. ...
(pt) COLETIVO QUEBRANDO MUROS - Dia 28.08 (quinta): A Batalha Final Contra a EBSERH (en)
Sat Aug 30 11:53:35 GMT 2014
No dia 28.08, quinta-feira próxima, existe a enorme possibilidade de ocorrer o conselho que finalmente decidirá pela adesão a EBSERH na UFPR, ou não. Dependendo dos Conselheiros, uma meia dúzia (63 conselheiros), todos/as pessoas que jamais usaram nem vão usar o Hospital de Clínicas (HC), irão decidir pelo futuro de um sem número de trabalhadores que dependem do HC tanto porque ali encontram o Hospital que lhes acolhe, como por ser seu local de emprego (emprego este que será precarizado pela EBESRH, provavelmente terceirizado. ---- Desta forma, somente podemos confiar na força dos de baixo, daqueles que dependem do Hospital a sua defesa integral, ou seja, somente a força das ruas pode barrar a privatização do HC por meio da EBSERH. ---- Por isso, contamos com a sua presença em mais esta batalha, a batalha final contra esta nefasta medida do governo federal e seus ...
(pt) France, Coordenação de Grupos Anarquistas - IAL #100 - Lutas LGBT e feministas em alguns compromissos importantes (en, fr) [traduccion automatica]
Sat Aug 30 11:52:38 GMT 2014
As paradas do orgulho fazem parte do calendário de ativista LGBT e as lutas feministas, e vários outros momentos de visibilidade, comemoração e reivindicação que acontecem durante todo o ano. ---- > 8 de Março: Dia Internacional dos Direitos das Mulheres, que existe desde o início do século XX. Este dia é politizado por alguns meios de comunicação e anunciantes que rebatizou-o "Dia da Mulher" para melhores buquês de flores venda, jóias e perfumes. Apesar do artifício usual de piadas misóginas inibidas neste incêndio dia, as mulheres estão nas ruas a cada ano, seja em misto ou procissões em recuperar o espaço público em marchas noturnas em um único sexo. ---- > O último domingo de abril: o dia da memória das vítimas e heróis da deportação. Este é trazer a memória da deportação em razão da homossexualidade ainda não é reconhecida oficialmente pela República Francesa. ...
(en) France, Coordination of Anarchist Groups - IAL #100 - LGBT and feminist struggles in some key appointments (fr, pt) [machine translation]
Sat Aug 30 11:52:25 GMT 2014
The pride parades are part of the calendar of LGBT activist and feminist struggles, and several other times of visibility, commemoration and claim that take place throughout the year. ---- > March 8: International Day of Women's Rights, which has existed since the early twentieth century. This day is politicized by some media and advertisers who renamed it "Women's Day" to better sell flower bouquets, jewelry and perfumes. Despite the usual artifice of misogynist jokes uninhibited on this day fire, women are on the streets every year, either in mixed or processions in reclaiming public space at night marches in single-sex. ---- > The last Sunday of April: the day of remembrance of the victims and heroes of the deportation. This is to bring the memory of the deportation on the grounds of homosexuality is still not officially recognized by the French Republic. ...
(fr) Coordination des Groupes Anarchistes - IAL #100 - Les luttes LGBT et féministes en quelques rendez-vous clés (en, pt)
Sat Aug 30 11:52:01 GMT 2014
Les marches des fiertés font partie du calendrier militant des luttes LGBT et féministes, ainsi que plusieurs autres moments de visibilité, de commémoration et de revendication qui ont lieu tout au long de l'année. ---- Le 8 mars: la journée internationale des droits des femmes, qui existe depuis le début du XXème siècle. Cette journée est dépolitisée par certains médias et publicitaires qui la rebaptisent «journée de la femme» pour mieux vendre bouquets de fleur, bijoux et parfums. Malgré le feu d'artifice habituel de blagues misogynes décomplexées lors de cette journée, les féministes sont chaque année dans la rue, que ce soit dans des cortèges mixtes ou en se réappropriant l'espace public lors de marches de nuit en non-mixité.
(de) FdA/IFA - Gai Dào #44 - Kleine Bettlektüre -- Ismail Küpelipelis 'Nelkenrevolution reloaded?' Von: Rudolf Mühland
Sat Aug 30 11:51:46 GMT 2014
Erfrischenderweise stellt Ismail Küpeli in seinem schmalen Büchlein eher Fragen, als dass er aus dem akademischen Elfenbeinturm heraus Antworten auftischen würde, die wir nur noch in uns hineinstopfen müssten. Auch ist, was auch sehr erfrischend ist, linke Mythenbildung nicht seine Sache. Vielmehr kann die geneigte Leserschaft seinen Beitrag als notwendige Basis sehen für die von ihm aufgeworfen Fragen: ---- Wie werden in der Krise bürgerliche Demokratiemodelle ausgehebelt? ----- Wie und unter welchen Bedingungen können Massenbewegungen entstehen? Und wie sind sie organisiert? ---- Entwickeln sich darin/daraus neue, dauerhafte Organisationsstrukturen und wie sehen diese gegebenenfalls aus? ---- Welche Rolle spielen schon bestehende Parteien, Gewerkschaften und andere "Nicht-Regierungsorganisationen" (NGO)? ...
(en) US, First of May Anarchist Alliance - Hands Up Don’t Ship Action in Minneapolis - A MESSAGE FROM UPS WORKERS
Sat Aug 30 11:51:31 GMT 2014
Sisters and Brothers: ---- We are a group of workers at the UPS distribution center in Northeast Minneapolis. Like many such jobs, the pay is low and the conditions terrible. The workers at our facility are a diverse group of young people, many of whom are attempting to pay our ways through community or tech colleges. Each day, we sort through and load through thousands of packages into trucks so they can get to their destinations across the country and UPS can make its billions. On last Friday, some of us made an exception… Early last week, we looked into one of the companies which ships through our facility, a company called Law Enforcement Targets, Inc. This company ships shooting range targets to police departments and federal agencies nationwide, and we discovered it was shipping to cops all around Ferguson. They sell product lines like “Urban Street ...
(gr) Σχετικά με τη δίκη για τους πυροβολισμούς των μεταναστών στη Νέα Μανωλάδα
Fri Aug 29 09:30:40 GMT 2014
Μην εθελοτυφλείς! --- Η Μανωλάδα είναι κοντά...Το μέλλον μας είναι χωρίς αφεντικά! --- ...σημειώσεις πάνω στη δίκη για τους πυροβολισμούς σε βάρος των μεταναστών -εργατών από τη Μανωλάδα --- Στις 30 Ιούλη 2014, διαδραματίστηκε στα δικαστήρια της Πάτρας το τελευταίο επεισόδιο της δίκης του μεγαλοτσιφλικά Βαγγελάτου και των επιστατών--μπράβων του. --- Ο λόγος ήταν ότι οι τελευταίοι είχαν επιτεθεί με καταιγισμό πυροβολισμών σε δεκάδες μετανάστες-εργάτες γης στη νέα Μανωλάδα Ηλείας, οι οποίοι διεκδικούσαν με μαζική κινητοποίηση τα δεδουλευμένα 6 μηνών. --- Η απόφαση ήταν αθωωτική για το βασικό αδίκημα της εμπορίας ανθρώπων και για τους τέσσερις, ενώ δύο από τους μπράβους του Βαγγελάτου κρίθηκαν ...
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