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(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL Novembre - Medicine: My body, even sick, mine! (fr, it, pt) [machine translation]
Thu Dec 08 14:29:12 GMT 2016
The confrontation more or less painful with doctors concerned us all, sometimes during crucial moments tilting our lives, from birth to serious illness. At a time when the hospital and the general health system are increasingly subject to financial logic, this relationship gives rise to many feelings of neglect or even abuse in the context of a relationship of subordination. ---- Reform 'Hospital, patients, health territories "is driven by Roselyne Bachelot in 2009 as part of the general review of public policies aimed at increasing the profitability of utilities. For purposes of budget cuts, the regional health agencies (ARS) newly created impose the closure of local hospitals to benefit only regional hospitals and / or university, citing an insufficient number of patients and patients or premises that are not up to standard. ...
(en) Australia, ASF-IWA: Anarchists in Castro's Prisons
Thu Dec 08 14:28:59 GMT 2016
Placido Mendez: Bus driver, delegate for routes 16, 17, and 18. For many years, fought against the Batista tyranny and at various times imprisoned and brutally tortured. In 193X he was forced to go into exile, returning secretly to Cuba to fight in the Cuban underground movement against Batista in the Sierra Escambray. With the downfall of Batista, he resumed his union activities refusing to accept the totalitarian decrees of the so-called revolutionary government. Comrade Mendez is serving his sentence in the National Prison on the Island of Pines, built by the bloody dictator Machado. Mendez has been condemned by Castro's Revolutionary Tribunal to twelve years at hard labor. His family is in desperate economic difficulties.
(en) [Greece] Volos: Anarchists throw paint on the president of the oil company Oil Greek act in the University of Thessaly por ANA (ca, pt) [machine translation]
Thu Dec 08 14:28:48 GMT 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5YDZsR2FSE ---- On Wednesday 23 of November , a group of about 40 anti-authoritarian, shouting slogans, entered the auditorium of the University of Thessaly in Volos and threw paint on the president of the Greek oil company Petróleo Greek, it would be the speaker at a conference organized by the University . The following is the text with which this group has claimed responsibility for action. ---- Sabotaging the party of the employer and the University of Thessaly SA (assuming the responsibility of the attack carried out during the president of the Greek Petroleum Conference) ---- On Wednesday 23 of November , at 19:00, he was scheduled to chair the conference (Greek oil company) Oil Greek (Elpe), S. Tsotsorós in an auditorium at the University of Thessaly, in the city of Volos. This conference took place within the framework of a graduate signature ...
(en) anarkismo.net: The 'Rojava Revolution' in Syrian Kurdistan: A Model of Development for the Middle East? by Can Cemgil and Clemens Hoffmann - IDS Bulletin
Thu Dec 08 14:26:44 GMT 2016
As the civil war in Syria continues, in the territory of Rojava - in Kurdish, 'the West' - the northern Syrian Kurdish political movement is attempting to implement 'libertarian municipalism', based on the thoughts of United States (US) anarchist Murray Bookchin. Since the withdrawal of Syrian regime forces in 2012, the movement has consolidated significant territorial gains as a US ally in the anti-Islamic State (IS) struggle, while simultaneously securing Russian support. Viewed with suspicion by Turkey, Syria and Iraqi Kurdistan, the geopolitical conditions of Rojava's emergence are its greatest impediment. This article analyses Rojava's model of rule and socioeconomic development, and its theory and practice in the context of the civil war, and regional Middle Eastern and wider global geopolitics. It reflects on Rojava's place and meaning for contemporary geopolitics in the ...
(en) Statement of the XXVI Congress םכ איק INTERNATIONAL WORKERS ASSOCIATION IWA Submitted by the Secretariat
Wed Dec 07 08:46:03 GMT 2016
On the 2nd – 4th December 2016 there was a well attended congress of the IWA held in Warsaw, Poland whereupon it was resolved to reaffirm the aims, tactics and principles held by the IWA and to commit to strengthening and growing the international. ---- The congress has approved the creation of workplace organizer training and strategy for workplace activities groups. It was also decided to organize promotional events throughout the world to facilitate the dissemination of our ideas and encourage workers to join our ranks ---- The congress also saw a number of new affiliations and, unfortunately, disaffiliations. ---- The CNT, FAU and USI have been disaffiliated as a result of a conscious disregard for process, statutes and dues of the IWA. The divisive and destructive attempts by of the CNT’s Confederal Committee in complicity with FAU and USI is nothing more than an attack ...
(en) First of May Anarchist Alliance: Building Working-Class Defense Organizations: An Interview with the Twin Cities GDC
Wed Dec 07 08:46:00 GMT 2016
The General Defense Committee of the Industrial Workers World (IWW) has become an important pole of struggle for pro-working-class revolutionaries in the Twin Cities. While active on a number of different fronts it is the participation of the General Defense Committee (GDC) in the year-long struggle against police killings and brutality in the Twin Cities that has largely led to the significant growth of the organization. The GDC has grown to approximately 90 dues-paying members in Minnesota, and has several active working-groups. In the wake of Trump's election victory, Wobblies and others across the country have begun establishing their own GDC locals - strongly influenced by the Twin Cities' model. ---- Interview: ---- First of May Anarchist Alliance spoke to Erik D. secretary of the Twin Cities GDC Local 14 about the history and work of the General ...
(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL Novembre - Heavy metal pollution: Red mud in the creeks (fr, it, pt) [machine translation]
Wed Dec 07 08:45:46 GMT 2016
National Park Calanques between Cassis and Marseille is used for fifty years as discharge Alteo, which operates the bauxite to produce alumina. In December 2015, the company obtained the prefect of the region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur the right to continue to dump its industrial waste for another six years. ---- Alteo world's largest producer of alumina with over 1 000 tonnes exported every day, is controlled by the US investment fund HIG Capital. For nearly fifty years, the Gardanne bauxite processing site, the company has a right to ship by sea residues 200 m deep and 7 km off the coast of Marseille and Cassis. Today it is at least 20 million tons of red mud thereby lining the seabed over 2400 km².
(en) Greece, Athens, Calling on the path to a concentration camp in Eleonas By A.P.O. (gr) [machine translation]
Wed Dec 07 08:45:41 GMT 2016
SOLIDARITY TO REFUGEES AND IMMIGRANTS -- COMMON FIGHTS FOR LIFE AND DIGNITY ---- The frontal attack the state and capital internationally, in the context of the establishment of the Modern Totalitarianism status signals both take off exploitation and intensification of repression within the Fortress Europe and the disintegration of all social life the concept and existence through the constant warfare and wild pillage of the capitalist periphery. ---- Extreme poverty, misery and cruel exploitation that has imposed the strongest part of the western power blocks in a number of areas of the Middle East, Africa and Asia have forced millions of people to leave their homes and begin a survival campaign; to spend one trip in which they experience the effects of all the repressive measures taken by western states to prevent the entry and immunity of borders of Europe ...
(en) Britain, Class War announces new plan: Sack Schumacher or the siege goes on! 1pm 8 December
Tue Dec 06 12:33:36 GMT 2016
Class War announces new plan for Schumacher action next week ---- SACK SCHUMACHER OR THE SIEGE GOES ON ---- The trip to his house is cancelled. Instead we will lay siege to HADID HQ till Shumacher comes out by surrounding the building on THURSDAY December 8th at 1pm. ---- Bring tents, ladders, grappling hooks and noise LOTS OF NOISE like NORIEGA NOISE ---- We are delighted to announce that we have asked DAVID GRAEBER of OCCUPY WALL STREET to say a few words.
Thursday, December 8 at 1 PM ---- Zaha Hadid Architects
10 Bowling Green Lane, EC1R 0BQ London
(en) Turkey, sosyalsavas: SAY NO TO RAPE CULTURE AGAINST HUMAN&ANIMALS!
Tue Dec 06 12:33:30 GMT 2016
The male-dominated mindset does not seek consent from women, it also charges animals, tortures them, rape them, kills them! ---- 30th of November Wednesday 20:30 - Banner and Placard Preparation & Workshop Against Rape Culture (infiAl, Turan cd. 36A, Beyoglu) ---- https://www.facebook.com/events/296596067403404/ ---- 2nd of December, Friday 19:00 - Film Screening and Interview ---- Best Speech You'll Ever Hear - Gary Yourofsky ---- https://www.facebook.com/events/537011383155856/ ---- 3th of December, Saturday 19:00 Press Release in Kadiköy https://www.facebook.com/events/528549924020175/ ---- We want the rights of animals, which are systematically applied to rape and violence, to find a place on the stage at least as much as those of people. We believe we can completely overthrow the construction of the rape culture hand in hand with animals. ...
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