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(en) Greece, Thessaloniki: Baris Bal has been released!
Tue Jan 27 21:27:41 GMT 2015
Today (January 27, 2015) early in the morning, 37-year-old political refugee Baris Bal has been released by Thessaloniki prosecutor Nikos Kallidis under the conditions of a prohibition of leaving the country and reporting himself to the police station once a month. ---- Bal living in Greece for about 22 years, was taken into custody according to a warrant issued by Turkey via Interpol (related to the conviction of membership to an illegal organization- when he was 14-years-old) last Friday (23.01.2015). This morning at 9 am, dozens of people gathered in front of Thessaloniki Courthouse for solidarity with Baris Bal who is a renowned musician.
(en) Britain, AF Organise #83 - Frans Masereel
Tue Jan 27 14:58:53 GMT 2015
We featured an article on the woodcut artist Alexandre Mairet in Organise! 82. In this issue of Organise! we take a look at the artist who had a major influence on Mairet, the great artist Frans Masereel. ---- Frans Masereel was born in Blankenberg in Belgium on the 30th of July 1889. Blankenberg is a seaside resort and Frans was born into a middle-class family. The middle class in the area spoke French among themselves and Flemish to their servants or the local peasants. He received an education at Ghent and later went to the École des Beaux-Arts (Academy of Fine Arts) there. ---- He had only been there less than a year when his teacher advised him to travel and “see the masterpieces of the world” and that he should work on his own as the Academy could add nothing more to his education. Round about the same time Masereel met the master engraver Jules de Bruycker and he was ...
(en) France, Coordination of Anarchist Groups - Paris area [Saint-Denis] Housing Social Struggles - Projection "Urban Renewal = social war!" (fr, it, pt) [machine translation]
Tue Jan 27 14:57:23 GMT 2015
Here we relay this event which will take place this Saturday, January 24, at 19h, the social center self-organized Attiéké (31 bld Sembat, Saint-Denis), in which the activists of the CGA are invested es: ---- Projection premiere of a documentary film ---- Two years of filming in the small Parisian belt. To collect speech inhabitant-es who suffer the real estate projects and resistant. To understand the issues of urban renewal imposed through speech of its promoters. In Saint-Denis, Ivry, Pantin... / ---- Thread / ---- Free price meals / ---- In the Paris suburbs, factories have closed, making way for vacant land next to the workers pavilions. Sleep merchants have left the buildings deteriorate. ---- Some housing projects are demolished and their inhabitants expelled es-es further...
(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL #246 - Isère: General quarters in Chambarans (fr, it, pt) [machine translation]
Tue Jan 27 14:55:46 GMT 2015
Since 2007, a construction project of a Center Parcs in the forest Chambarans Isere is in the works of the company Pierre et Vacances. The concept: a park that combines real estate and natural recreation for city dwellers who want a breath of fresh air without the drawbacks. Although the administrative court has suspended the project, the resistance intensifies! ---- On December 23, the judge of the Grenoble Administrative Court suspended the prefectural order authorizing the work of the project of the Center Parcs Roybon in the Isère, saying it violated the "water law". But his supporters will certainly not stop there, given the political support which it is subject. ---- Indeed, this project was launched due to the generosity of local communities to employers: 36 million euros of public money injected into the deal ... This, in addition to selling off the company field ...
(en) We are winning in KobanÃ Today, and in All Kurdistan Tomorrow!
Tue Jan 27 00:01:32 GMT 2015
It's been 130 days, the heart of Rojava Revolution was beating in KobanÃ. ---- It's been 130 days, people were resisting for life with their self-organization and will. ---- It's been 130 days, women were growing the struggle for freedom. ---- It's been 130 days, and it's not only in KobanÃ or SuruÃ; everyone and everywhere in this region was rising up. The borders were being demolished and solidarity was uniting everyone. ---- It's been 130 days, KobanÃ was growing hope, not only against ISIS; but against the states of Asad, EU and Tc, and against the media that pumped despair saying "KobanÃ is about to fall!", against capitalism and the state. ---- It's been 130 days, the resisting peoples were becoming free. ---- KobanÃ was resisting for 130 days against borders that divided lives, against murderers that destroyed lives, the gangs created by states. The free lands of ...
(en) INTERNATIONAL WORKERS ASSOCIATION -- First Round of the Bout against Arvato-Qualytel (ca)
Mon Jan 26 16:57:16 GMT 2015
During the international week of struggles against Arvato-Qualytel with pickets and actions at Orange outlets in various countries, the first court case against Arvato-Qualytel and Adecco was to take place, but it did not happen because a favourable agreement was made with the worker. ---- On the morning of Monday the 19, we were in court at the aforementioned case of one of the suits made by one of the comrades of the CNT-AIT union in Arvato-Qualytel. The respondant's lawyers solicited a recess in order to come to a settlement. After various offers which the worker rejected, all admitting that the dismissal was not allowed, an agreement was reached for compensation of 132 days of salary for each year employed, which is four times more than is set out in the law.
(en) Ireland, WSM.ie, After the election of Syriza - Power is not in Parliament
Mon Jan 26 14:42:13 GMT 2015
Today, across Europe, the left is excited by Syriza topping the polls in the Greek election. Some on the left have gone so far as to suggest the election itself will mark the end of austerity policies, in the terminology of the Anglo left, an end to the idea that There Is No Alternative (TINA). Another indication that something of significance is happening is that ahead of the election a new wave of capital flight has started from Greece with an estimated 8 billion transferred out of the country over the last few weeks. ---- From an anarchist, non-electoralist perspective we might hope that Syriza’s election represents the high water mark of the swing to electoralism that came out of the defeat of mass resistance to the imposition of the crisis. That won’t be today or tomorrow. It will take a period of weeks for Syriza to have been in power long enough to demonstrate that ...
(en) Coordination des Groupes Anarchistes Paris area - Against Islamophobia, popular self-defense! (fr, it, pt) [machine translation]
Mon Jan 26 11:13:12 GMT 2015
Here we relay the call to protest against Islamophobia ---- Sunday, january 18 at 14h ---- Fountain of innocent (m ° châtelet) ---- The group CGA - Paris region will participate in this mobilization. ---- We strongly condemn Islamophobia seems to be regarded more and more as one of the pillars of the Republican consensus, which is shared from a part of the so-called radical left up 'fascist. We share the text the need for a popular response, anti-fascist face danger that this form of racism can be for Muslims or assigned to the Muslim religion and we also uphold the popular self defense perspective that is emphasized. ---- On Wednesday, January 7, the offices of Charlie Hebdo were attacked, the shooting caused the death of 12 people. Two days later, an attack in a kosher butcher took place, a real anti-Semitic acts that we condemn. We will never condone the despicable ...
(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL #246 - Red-brown: Do not Chouard in confusionism (fr, it, pt) [machine translation]
Mon Jan 26 11:05:20 GMT 2015
Étienne Chouard, and its association Viruses Gentiles, first gained notoriety for their standpoint - for full democracy and against the power monopolized the richest - and secondly, undergo movement denunciation campaign fascist! Where is the mistake? ---- Baroque definition of Stephen Chouard of the extreme right confuses: "The fascist extreme right people, it is the big landowners, big property owners, the ultraprivilégiés (...). 1% against the 99%, that's the extreme right. " Organizations such as the FN, identity and all the fascist and Nazi nebula are washed suspicion: "We are invited to lynch so and so because he is a fascist, because it is far right. I refuse it (...). Today treating extreme right those who have not assent on foreigners, on the death penalty, abortion, the Catholic religion in the nation, those who defend the nation are treated far right" ...
(en) Greece, Thessaloniki: Freedom for Baris Bal by Antiauthoritarian Movement of Thessaloniki (tr)
Mon Jan 26 07:28:41 GMT 2015
On Friday 23/1, Greek Police arrested Turkish political refugee Baris Bal, (while he was visiting Evosmou police station for passport) after the activation of Interpol arrest order issued by Turkey. ---- The story begins in 1995, when the Turkish Government issued a warrant of arrest while he was 16 years old. As a student he was accused of involvement in the radical liberation movement of Turkey's youth. Baris was active in the high school along with other classmates, against a law allowing the government to make virginity test in the high schools! He got arrested and tortured by the police. At that time UN agency for human rights also dealed with his case. He fled from the coast of Bodrum, swam to Kos and from there moved to Lavrio. Soon after, he moved to Thessaloniki where he continued his political activities by participating in the local social struggles. Alongside he ...
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