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(en) Bandeira Negra: 103 YEARS OF THE 1th GREVE GENERAL (pt) [machine translation]
Wed Jul 15 06:02:28 GMT 2020
The first General Strike in the history of Brazil began on July 9, 1917, in São Paulo (SP). Influenced by anarchist ideas, brought by European workers, mainly Italian and Spanish, workers demonstrated against the precarious conditions of work in Brazil during World War II. ---- On July 9, a cavalry charge was launched against workers protesting at Mariangela factory door in Brás, and resulted in the death of young Spanish anarchist anarquista Martinez. His funeral attracted a crowd that went through the city accompanying the body to the cemetery of Araçá where he was buried. ---- Outraged and already prepared for the strike the workers of two textile factories known as Cotonifício Rodolfo Crespi, in the neighborhood of Mooca, began the strike that soon spread to cities such as Rio de Janeiro (RJ) and Porto Alegre (RS). It was some kind of ´´ hunger riot ".
And the women were on the front line. They were the majority of the working class and claimed better conditions of work, wage increase, end ...
(en) Britain, Class War: 'BEING WHERE WE'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE'
Wed Jul 15 06:01:53 GMT 2020
This is my favourite CW tactic - barging past cops and flunkeys and lefties telling us 'you cant go in there'. see the Dorchester as we pushed barriers aside, or the super flunkey at Sothebys who had to be removed from the action suffering from class war shock. ---- Or the absurdity of the Cable Street commemoration where the lefties walked on the pavement at cop instructions in a celebration of road blocking!! ---- I see Oxford very muck like this. We hold meetings with our black flags all over the city centre not just bout Oxford but anarchism, anything at all. WE hold meetings outside in streets and pavements - like speakers corner used t be. ---- But also in shops, churches, college buildings, pubs. Musicians, bands can play outside, poets, rabble rousers - gotta chase up anyone and everyone.....and ANARCHY...AND as he fireworks start to crackle......and the Oxford Union meeting starts........let us know if you are coming and what you're gonna talk about........WE'RE ALL GOING TO OXFORD LA LA LA LA
(en) CGT in Action "Gags, Sanctions and Know How" Program 45, sixteenth since confinement.
Wed Jul 15 06:01:38 GMT 2020
CONTENT: ---- Presentation, discussion about the gag law and interview with Amparo Molina from Iaioflautas València about the trial he is facing. ---- (Anonymous space). The CLECE company sanctions a cleaner from the Hospital of Úbeda for her exemplary behavior against the pandemic. We spoke with our partner CGT in the sanctioned CLECE company. ---- "The FGV Know How" with Carme Jareño , CGT partner in Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat Valenciana . ---- SASEMAR agreement and rebound of the arrival of boats to the Canary Islands with Ismael Furió , general secretary of CGT Salvamento Marítimo. ---- (Historical memory, the pending revolution) New law on historical memory of PSOE and UP with Charo Arroyo , head of Libertarian Memory at CGT.
1. Change everything (Riot Propaganda)
(en) Canada, Collectif Emma Goldman - Covid-19 and conspiracy theories (fr, it, pt)[machine translation]
Wed Jul 15 05:55:54 GMT 2020
We are informing you of this opinion letter which we received by email. Do not hesitate to do the same and send us your news and opinion letters. ---- onspiracy theories, pseudo-science and deceptive beliefs are not new. If there are indeed real conspiracies in our society, by the fact that people seek to enrich themselves more and more on the backs of others with the help of our politicians for example, conspiracy theories relate to great wacky mythologies of the contemporary world. The latter are often anchored in rational foundations, such as the creation of social consensus by monopoly media, impotence and collective alienation in the face of dominant forces and the social control exercised by the state and the big capitalists. In contrast, the myth constructed by conspiracy theories, pseudo-sciences and deceptive beliefs move away from these foundations by preferring to scientific and rational explanations scaffolding of sordid theories and puppet hunting. Rather than analyzing the effect of power and property or the origin of wealth accumulation, these theories seek to point the finger at harmful individuals or groups of people. There is nothing positive about the theories, even if some people may believe that they may question forms of domination. By looking for targets and easy answers to social relationships, these theories build the impotence of a ...
(en) [Mexico] Report on mutual aid efforts after earthquake in Oaxaca By ANA (pt) [machine translation]
Wed Jul 15 05:53:56 GMT 2020
Brief report by Mexico City anarchists on their relief efforts in Oaxaca after the recent earthquake. ---- We want to thank the men and women who supported this effort to help each other by donating what they could. For those from different latitudes, who despite the global health crisis, managed to support this effort. We are able to take basic food products such as corn, beans, eggs, milk, sugar etc., together with medicines, first aid materials and medical equipment, such as glucometers and blood pressure monitors, face masks, antibacterial gel etc. to different communities in Oaxaca. We want to give way to other struggles that need solidarity, so we are officially closing the reception of economic support.
With these actions, we again demonstrate that we do not need the State, but only solidarity and mutual help. Anarchist organizations can respond to natural disasters.
(en) freedom news - Greece: dictatorship-era anti-protest law triggers large demonstrations
Tue Jul 14 07:45:14 GMT 2020
Thousands of people protested in Greece yesterday in response to the new law giving the police new powers to regulate protests. The protests in Athens and Thessaloniki turned violent, with police, as per tradition, using teargas to contain it. The protesters responded with molotov cocktails. In Athens, the cops detained 15 people, of which 9 were subsequently arrested. ---- The bill, based on dictatorship-era law from 1971, makes provisions for the creation of a special "Violence Prevention Directorate", requiring that protests must apply for a license from the police to go forward. The police will also be able to use force in order to restrict any outdoor gathering whenever they consider it necessary. People participating in a banned gathering will face up to two years imprisonment.
Additionally, the new law defines the role of the protest organizer who now should follow the guidance from the police and provide assistance for the maintenance of order during a gathering. The organisers were also obliged to inform protest participants that they may ...
(en) Greece, ESE Athens [ICL-CIT]: ACTION AGAINST THE LEGISLATION DEMANDING permissions FOR gatherings and demonstrations [machine translation]
Tue Jul 14 07:45:06 GMT 2020
The state after the end of the quarantine seems ready to continue the repression of the movements and the struggling people and to put even more pressure on the labor movement and any voice of doubt. ---- In this context, the government is bringing to the parliament a bill of authoritarian inspiration that asks those who are protesting to get permission from the state for their gathering / demonstration and even to appoint a "leader" who will be the accountant for whatever happens along the way. ---- It also terrorizes the world even more by threatening to imprison those arrested for up to a year simply for participating in an undeclared rally or demonstration. ---- The specific unacceptable bill is aimed at completely freeing the hands of the police and giving them the freedom to dismantle any gathering or gathering that they deem necessary not to exist.
But the working class knows that when you protest against the state and the policies it implements, it is unthinkable to ask permission from ...
(en) APO: From Preventive Uprising to junta diversion - Protest law crash will crash on Road
Tue Jul 14 05:45:08 GMT 2020
The bosses' world is shaking. The angry cries of revolt from the capitalist region reached its center, and the deafening noise of the uprising in the heart of the Empire dispelled any doubt that the "quiet days," if they ever existed, were a thing of the past. The regime's apologists for "suppressing the resistance" of the oppressed are being thrown into the dustbin of history every day. ---- State-capitalist disintegration, the total bankruptcy of the system of power, is underlined as an ecumenical reality through the consequences of the pandemic of Covid-19, with the depth of the crisis of capital. All over the world, as well as in the already bankrupt Greek state, the finding is simple: when there are fewer carrots, there are more whips. The greed of the bosses for ever-increasing profits leaves no room for illusions about the redistribution of social wealth. Thick state funds are not leveraged against the affected labor sectors but are being invested as bribes in the media, so that they, on the one hand, produce even more intense and effective propaganda and, on the other hand, remain silent in the face of the social base slaughter that has already begun.
(en) Britain, AFED, organise magazine: Tracksuits, Trauma, and Class Traitors | Culture
Tue Jul 14 05:40:24 GMT 2020
An essay collection united around an examination of class, justice, and social perception, D. Hunter's Tracksuits, Trauma, and Class Traitorsa powerful set of arguments delivered in a tone that switches from the personal to the academic with ease. Blending scholarship with experience, Hunter adopts the methodological framework of the auto/ethnography, and attempts to situate his often harrowing life experience within a framework that embraces class politics, restorative justice, and social understanding over the course of ten essays of varying length. As the author tells us in the introduction to the collection, ‘'one of the aims of this book was to emphasise not only the humanity, but also the insight, intellect, and determination of those living in poverty.''
Following the author's previous book Chav Solidarity, the thematic through-line is obvious, and Tracksuits follows through on many of the themes that were established previously. Despite this, there is no need to have read the prior work to understand the new one; this is ...
(en) France, Union Communiste Libertaire UCL - New government appointments: another affront to women (fr, it, pt)[machine translation]
Tue Jul 14 05:40:06 GMT 2020
Although we expected nothing from the government, it managed to "surprise" us by choosing Darmanin accused of rape and opposing marriage for all, and a Dupont-Moretti, protector of rapists and openly misogynist. If these appointments arouse our anger, they are a continuation of the State's permanent contempt for women. ---- A patriarchal and racist state at the service of capital ---- The policy of this government, as of those which preceded it, contributes directly to the fact that women remain the first victims of the capitalist and patriarchal system. Associations combating violence against women remain underfunded, access to care remains uneven, and this, in particular due to the destruction of the public health system, amplified in particular by the disappearance of maternity hospitals and clinics practicing Abortion. Destruction organized by the new Prime Minister as well as the new Minister of Culture, Roselyne Bachelot: they were the craftsmen of the demolition of the hospital and the deterioration of the working conditions of the hundreds of thousands of workers who do it turn. Inequalities have also been reinforced by the breakdown of education,
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