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(en) iwa-ait: In defence of the IWA and its sections (ca, pt)
Sun Mar 07 06:32:58 GMT 2021
The IWA wants to publicly condemn a series of attacks that our sections have been suffering for many years in several parts of the world. Once again, we are forced to defend our international organization from similar aggressions. ---- It is hard to say when all these attacks started, but we will take the risk and say that they started in 2016, when still being sections of the IWA, the Spanish CNT and the Italian USI published statements about the need to relaunch the IWA. These sections had been proposing to the IWA Congress a bunch of motions that were rejected. They proposed to give the majority of the votes in the IWA to a few sections, including the predominant Spanish CNT, and to give access to the IWA exclusively to "big" organizations. The proposed changes in the voting system ...
(en) Czech, AFED: "It is important that attention to Belarus does not abate" [machine translation]
Sun Mar 07 06:31:48 GMT 2021
How are protests unfolding in Belarus and how are anarchists resisting intensifying state repression? We talked about this with the Belarusian anarchist Maria. ---- During the previous six months of repression, the Belarusian anarchist movement has affected a lot, affecting groups and individuals. Why are anarchists so afraid so much? ---- No state likes anarchists, because we will always be in opposition to every power. The Czechia is no exception, I read about Operation Phoenix - and this is a European country where there is no dictatorship like in Belarus. ---- Anarchists have been actively involved in Belarusian political life since the 1990s. Anarchist unions were active in Homel, anarchist newspapers were published in Minsk, and anarchist ecologists opposed plans to ...
(en) UK, AFED, organisemagazine -- Ruymán Rodríguez | Solidarity (pt)
Sun Mar 07 06:31:33 GMT 2021
This is a call for solidarity with Ruymán Rodríguez, anarchist repressed, tortured and persecuted by the Spanish state for housing the poor. Below is a statement by GAF London as well as a translation of the one released by Federación Anarquista Gran Canaria. These two pieces were originally shared via Green Anti-Capitalist Media (here). Ruymán Rodríguez is the author of Street Anarchy, a collection of three articles which we translated and published May 2020. ---- The editor wishes to express our complete solidarity Ruymán and other Anarchists who are suffering at the hands a brutal and uncaring state. Solidarity is a weapon of liberation and you comrades, have mine. - P
(en) Greece, Call for support of the march against the law of Kerameos: Thursday 4/3, 13:00, statue of Venizelos [machine translation]
Sun Mar 07 06:27:57 GMT 2021
Occupation of Labor Center for Solidarity with the Hunger Strike Dimitris Koufontinas ---- The revolutionary Dimitris Koufontinas is on the 55th day of a hunger strike, refusing to receive medical treatment and hydration. He fights with all his might for a life defined by intransigence, resistance and dignity, against the revenge of the right and the diplomatic circles of domestic and international terrorism. The struggle of the partner is not an individualized claim that concerns privileged treatment but the collective attempt to stand tall against fear and terror. ---- We are two worlds in conflict. And this conflict can only be a collective affair for the world of resistance and struggle. Because the same state that leads to the death of the revolutionary D. Koufontinas, ...
(en) France, UCL AL #313 - Culture, Read: Kobayashi, "March 15, 1928" (ca, de, it, fr, pt)[machine translation]
Sun Mar 07 06:27:43 GMT 2021
Amsterdam editions have reissued Kobayashi's first novel this year. March 15, 1928 is a short novel with fictional characters but which looks like a documentary so much the author is concerned to bear witness to the events he attends. ---- Perhaps you have already read Takiji Kobayashi'sFactory Ship ? Written in 1929 and reissued in 2008, it has since become a true bestseller to the point of giving rise to the expression kanikôsen (making a factory boat) to describe precarious work in Japan! ---- The Amsterdam editions reissued this year Kobayashi's first novel, March 15, 1928 . And this one is just as essential. Like Le Bateau-Factory, March 15, 1928 is a short novel with fictional characters but which looks like a documentary as the author is keen to bear witness to the ...
(en) Greece, eleftheriakosxhma patras: Concentration Thursday 4/3 12M. Sq. Georgiou | BLOCK IN THE NEW ANTI-EDUCATIONAL LAW [machine translation]
Sun Mar 07 06:22:34 GMT 2021
Recently, following the educational restructuring that has taken place in recent years, the new bill on education was passed, which, among other things, provides for changes in the way of admission to higher education, introduces a student limit and establishes the creation of a university police corps. These changes are aimed at strengthening class barriers, further restricting admissions to higher education, intensifying studies, disciplining, controlling and suppressing student struggles. All this is happening in the midst of a pandemic and a traffic ban, with universities being completely wiped out as they operate through distance learning and the resistances that spring from there are quite reduced. Of course, passing bills in dead time, ...
(en) France, UCL AL #313 - Politics, Coronavirus: Public health but private vaccines (ca, de, it, fr, pt)[machine translation]
Sun Mar 07 06:22:06 GMT 2021
Vaccines against the coronavirus are the subject of fierce competition between private companies, the consequences of which on the health of populations are considerable: approval under pressure, job cuts and reduction in production capacities ... the irrationality of the market contributes to the current shortage. How to make vaccines a common good of humanity? ---- Pfizer and BioNTech announced on November 9 that they had an effective vaccine. A ridiculous shallot race ensued with Moderna regarding the effectiveness of their respective vaccines. But what is less funny is that while this vaccine was not yet scientifically validated, behind the scenes these companies raised the stakes with the governments, who in turn wanted to have these vaccines approved. as soon ...
(en) ait russia: "Yellow Vests" in France held the 120th "act of protest" [machine translation]
Sat Mar 06 08:17:26 GMT 2021
Rallies, road blockades, actions to slow down traffic, free admission on toll roads ... Small in size, but stubborn protests of the yellow vest movement, which on February 27 held its 120th "act of protest", are continuing throughout France. ---- In Paris, they organized two demonstrations. One of them moved at 13.00 from the Reilly / Diderot metro and walked along the streets of Reilly and Charonne, avenue Philippe-August, boulevards Menilmontand and Belleville, rue Faubourg du Temple, Place de la Republique, boulevards Saint-Martin, Saint-Denis and Beaune Nouvelle, Rue Hauteville, Abbeville, Aubourg-Poissonniere and Boulevard Rochechouart, ending at 4.30 pm at the Sacré-Coeur in Montmartre. The march ended with an expression of solidarity with the Spanish musician Pablo Asel, who was ...
(en) UK, ACG: Fear and Loathing of the Working Class (ca, de, it, fr, pt)[machine translation]
Sat Mar 06 08:17:19 GMT 2021
Last week a report on the results of a survey of the British publics attitude to inequality (pre- and) post-COVID by the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) and Kings College London (KCL) was published. In its reporting of the results of this survey the Guardian newspaper bent over backwards to try and interpret the results as showing the selfish, sexism and racism of the populace. "Kings College London study also revealed negative views of minorities are still common" the subheadline stated, with the piece then opening with: ---- "In findings that will raise fears over inequalities in Britain, a study of attitudes by researchers at Kings College London showed a significant minority thought a widening post-Covid income gap between white people and BAME groups would not be a problem." ...
(en) icl-cit: HENRY SCHEIN, has profited from the current pandemic, yet it EXPLOITS and FIRES its workers. (ca)
Sat Mar 06 08:15:42 GMT 2021
HENRY SCHEIN, a multinational company supplying medical equipment, present in more than 22 countries, supplying medical and clinical equipment. As such, it should come as no surprise that the current pandemic has significantly increased its turnover. In Spain, it's also been awarded profitable contracts with the public health service. ---- Regardless, last September 11, the company dismissed 9 workers at its warehouse and logistics centre in Seseña-Toledo, Spain, based on alleged production needs. During the following months, they have dismissed more workers from other centres, which is evidence of the company implementing an in-depth organizational rearrangement. The alleged causes for the dismissals are false. The company is using them to hide its ongoing reduction of labour costs, ...
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