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(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL - feminism, Fear must change sides! (fr, it, pt) [machine translation]
Tue Sep 26 07:33:12 GMT 2017
At the Paris demonstration against the labor law of September 12, members of the CGT's police force violently beat up feminist militants. ---- These activists denounced sexist remarks held by part of this SO, and this is not the first time this type of problem has been raised. One of the activists ended up in the ER, and the others suffered multiple bruises and bruises. ---- We still have to recall that there is no justification for violence against women. It is also unacceptable that arguments on so-called political divergences are used to explain such acts. Some of them are activist activists and active politicians, present in all struggles with workers, migrants, precarious workers ... Think that, on the pretext that they are rather young women, they are not legitimate to be recognized as such is indecent. ...
(en) Position of the Anarchist Federation of Catalonia on the referendum on October 1 by FAC (ca, fr, it, pt) [machine translation]
Tue Sep 26 07:33:03 GMT 2017
The mechanisms to participate in the collective decisions of this political system prevent a decisive positioning of the individuals. The delegation of the decisions to representatives has pushed us to the current frustration of seeing us limited to realize symbolic positions. The bodies of the vast majority of public administrations and private companies decide unilaterally, and ignore or even ban popular positioning or queries. We can change these decision mechanisms. We can organize ourselves horizontally and decide everyday things that involve us all. We need a unanimous interest in deciding how we should organize ourselves socially, laborally and politically. Our involvement in decisions or struggles, social, political, ecological, etc. It makes us responsible for our lives. ...
(en) southern africa, zabalaza.net: Fuel Price Hikes Hammer South Africa's Working Class by Philip Nyalungu
Tue Sep 26 04:38:53 GMT 2017
A sharp increase in fuel prices on Wednesday 6 September will hit the working class and poor hardest. Petrol, diesel and paraffin now cost 67c, 44c and 65c more, respectively. This is the fifth fuel increase this year. Economists have warned more will be disastrous. ---- The official reasons for the price hike are rising crude oil costs and the weak Rand. Government tax is also rising. Energy Minister Mamoloko Kubayi claims 4.6 cents a litre will go towards salary increases for petrol station workers. ---- The reality is rising prices get passed directly onto ordinary people by, for example, increases in taxi fares and food prices. LP gas, which with paraffin is the main fuels used in poor households, is up 86 cents a kilogram. Rising prices affect jobs, and many workers are vulnerable.
(en) APO, [Thessaloniki] Announcement of the police attack on the memory of the anti-fascist P. Fissa (gr) [machine translation]
Tue Sep 26 04:38:44 GMT 2017
ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE COLLECTIVITY FOR THE SOCIAL SEASON "BLACK AND RED" FOR THE POLITICAL ATTEMPT IN THE STREET OF THE MEMORY OF THE ANTIFFASSIST P. PHYSA ---- On September 18, dozens of cities were scheduled to mobilize the resistance and memory of the anti-phaseist Pavlos Fissa, who was murdered four years ago at Keratsini by the gold-rusty Rupakia. In particular, the collectivity for social anarchism "Black and Red" undertook the formation of an anarchist-anti-fascist bloc in Thessaloniki, within the framework of a call from the Anarchist Political Organization-Federation of Collectives, whose members-groups protested in the cities of Athens and Patras. an anarchist group cumulonimbus organized a microphone concert in Corfu. ---- (link to poster and poster of APO-OS: http://apo.squathost.com/%CE%BA%CE%B1%CE%BB%CE%AD%CF%83%CE ... / ) ...
(en) Britain, solfed, manchester: Smash IPP - prisoner support
Mon Sep 25 20:04:04 GMT 2017
On Saturday September 16th, Manchester SolFed took part in a demonstration organised by the Smash IPP campaign. Imprisonment for public protection (IPP) is a brutal system under which people find themselves rotting in prison for years without any idea of when they will be released. Under IPP, people as young as 16, after being given initial sentences of two years or less for petty crimes, such as theft of a mobile phone, still find themselves locked away in prison after as much as ten years or more later. As one IPP campaigner noted, being locked away in prison for year after year with no idea of when you will be released is nothing less than a form of mental torture. Needless to say, many prisoners serving IPP sentences suffer from mental health problems, reflected in the fact that a large number of IPP prisoners resort to self harm as a coping mechanism. The injustice of ...
(en) Greece, anarkismo.net: All in the anti-fascist course in Keratsini -Paul Fyssas; - Guest! by Anarcho-syndicalist Initiative Rosinade (gr) [machine translation]
Mon Sep 25 14:33:48 GMT 2017
Four years after the murder of Pavlos Fissas, and while the refugee issue has evolved into a central theme of the political and social agenda, the Golden Dawn has been restricted to a compliment, while solidarity with refugees is an existing social trend. And this is the most tangible result of the collective punch that the Nazis accepted after the assassination of the Fossa. But the very existence of concentration camps and the institutional racism that emerges from them give room for development to fascist perceptions: the anti-fascist movement has to maintain its memory and be vigilant with regard to the fascist poison that is still spreading among us. ---- Four years are completed on Monday (18/9) from the day of the assassination of Pavlos Fissas in Keratsini by the goldsmith Rupakia. A criminal action that came just a few months after Pakistani ...
(en) wsm.ie: Wage theft defeated by solidarity in Sydney
Mon Sep 25 14:33:29 GMT 2017
An Irish anarchist reports from recent victory in Sydney against wage theft in the hospitality industry. The Sydney Solidarity Network was formed a number of years ago along the lines of the Seattle Solidarity Network. ---- The Back Story ---- SydSol and the Anarchist Syndicalist Federation-IWA were contacted by Melinda, Sheila, Suko and Ulya, working holiday makers from Indonesia who worked at a factory in May and June in Sydney and still had not been paid. They had collectively worked 34 days and were owed over $4,000, but despite promises from the boss they had not seen a cent. ---- Time for action ---- With SSN support, on 26 August the workers protested at a restaurant in Auburn in Western Sydney partially owned by the same person as the factory they had worked at. They gave out leaflets, chanted, talked to people passing by and made the situation known. ...
(en) Czech, AFED, The crime of electoral fraud - The entire text of the historical flyer, to which we refer in the last issue of the A3 wall paper. [machine translation]
Mon Sep 25 06:05:01 GMT 2017
In this season of election frauds, all those who have subjected their influence to a greater or lesser mass of the people on the political scale. Everywhere people feed the electoral hype, and everybody is pounding for the savior of mankind! And the first victims of these electoral debates are the criminals themselves, the sovereign people I am devoting to these lines. ---- Of course, people, you are not aware of your crimes. You choose and you do not see that you cheat yourself and fall for yourself. Did you not know from the experience that the representatives and aliens you seek, and who are always your supporters, are liars, and they know that even if they want, they are incapable of doing something good for you? ---- And you know that, and you laugh and you choose to go on. Indeed, the rulers and agents always work and work for their own benefit and for those who ...
(en) France, Alternative Libertaire Tract AL, All and all together against Macron (ca, fr, it, pt) [machine translation]
Mon Sep 25 06:04:43 GMT 2017
In this demonstration of France insoumise of 23 September, we want to address the activists gathered in Paris to discuss the construction of the balance of power indispensable to win. Make proposals and point out an error. ---- Lessons from defeats ---- Nothing worse than denying the difficulties. The weight of unemployment and precariousness weighs on the vitality of the trade unions in each company and hinders the extension of strikes. The retreat of combative militant traditions also weighs. In order to restore confidence in the strength of collective struggle, we must learn the lessons of our failures in 2010 and 2016. First of all, let us admit that large massive demonstrations and repeated strike days are no longer enough to win. ---- The challenge is therefore to build a permanent contestation, carried out every day until victory. But how ...
(en) New Zeland, awsm - Final Straw: Autonomous Hurricane Relief on the Gulf Coast
Mon Sep 25 05:45:11 GMT 2017
In the mainstream media imagination, it is the government and large NGOs' that always come to the aid of victims during natural disasters. The following download highlights the reality of grassroots, horizontal mutual-aid work following hurricane damage in the USA:
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