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(en) US, Black Rose North Georgia: Statement on Syrian Refugee Crisis
Wed Feb 10 20:13:31 GMT 2016
In the aftermath of the November 13th Paris attacks, which took 130 lives, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, like many other state leaders and politicians in the US, chose to exploit the tragedy to score political points and appease an increasingly xenophobic and anti-Muslim right-wing. ---- Deal joined 25 other US governors in declaring that Georgia will not be accepting Syrian refugees. Since 2012, the United States has accepted only 2,174 refugees from Syria, who are already subject to a strict and thorough vetting process. Hundreds of thousands of Syrian people, driven from their homes in the crossfire between the Syrian state government, rebel forces, the Islamic State (ISIS), and airstrikes by the US, Great Britain and France, have been accepted in Europe, while more stand at its doors literally dying to get in. ...
(en) wsm.ie: Whats up with Stormont politicians appealing November High Court abortion ruling by Fionnghuala Nic Roibeaird
Wed Feb 10 20:13:26 GMT 2016
Last November the High Court in Belfast ruled that the near blanket ban on abortion was incompatible with human rights legislation the cases of rape, incest and fatal foetal abnormalities. While it was a landmark ruling and is reflective of the change in society from the days of religious domination it doesn't change the law. The ruling does nothing other than place pressure on Stormont to change the law. ---- So why is it that two high profile appeals have been submitted against the ruling? One of them from the Attorney General, John Larkin, a well known anti-choicer, and the other from the Minister of Justice, David Ford. ---- John Larkin's reason for appeal is that he is against a woman making a decision over own body in all circumstances.
(en) glasgowanarchists: Glasgow Events from 06/02/2016
Wed Feb 10 20:13:20 GMT 2016
Hi all, A few notes before we go on with the events listing proper. First up we, like most of Glasgow, are well aware of the gathering of rape advocates that is being attempted this Saturday. Unfortunately, due to the whole thing becoming a public spectacle, the chances of actually confronting those involved is slim to nothing, and so we haven’t put any of the many George Square protests in the listing (as these will likely just be used by opportunists to sign folks up to their particular party). That said, it seems like folks will be gathering from 7:30pm if you are interested in gathering to just show opposition to their ideas. ---- Also, after some discussion with list users at events, we have separated out any radical food solidarity projects from the main listing. We’ll see how it works over the next few months. We’ll be adding things like the Vegan Kitchen and Food Not ...
(en) anarkismo.net: Review of James Speth, The Bridge at the Edge of the World: Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability. by Wayne Price
Wed Feb 10 20:13:14 GMT 2016
An Improved Capitalism or the End of Capitalism? ---- Speth's The Bridge at the Edge of the World is shown to represent a trend among left-environmentalists: They show that the global ecological crisis is due to capitalism's grow-or-die drive. Yet they do not go on to call for the replacement of capitalism. Unlike ecological radicals, they claim that capitalism could be tweaked to no longer have a need to grow and accumulate. ---- There is an interesting development in the anti-climate change/ecological movement. Most environmentalist leaders and theorists have been liberals or moderates. They have seen capitalism and its state as the necessary framework for preventing ecological catastrophe. But after decades of failure, some of these environmentalists have come to accept the analysis of radical ecologists, that the cause of climate warming (and other ecological ...
(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL - antiracism, anticolonial Salon in Paris on 5-6 March 2016 (fr, it, pt) [machine translation]
Wed Feb 10 20:13:02 GMT 2016
This year, Leonard Peltier and amériendiennes struggles are honored. And conferences and debates to understand all the "debt" mechanism of the South, the concept of imperialism, the situation in the Comoros; history of forced labor in the colonies and colonial crimes; the stigmatization of Roma ... The anticolonial Show is the Bellevilloise 21 rue Boyer, Paris 20th, Metro Ménilmontant or Gambett ---- EXPOSURE ---- Leonard Peltier is a symbol of the struggle of indigenous peoples in the Americas. It is supported by many personalities around the world, including President Evo Morales and Amnesty International considers him a political prisoner "should be released immediately and unconditionally." ---- Sania, self-taught painter, will exhibit some of his work. His paintings, done around the themes of identity and exile, plead the defense of the freedom of movement of personal ...
(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL - fascism, Against Pegida in Paris on February 6 (fr, it, pt) [machine translation]
Tue Feb 09 13:56:31 GMT 2016
There are some days, "Europeans Patriots against the Islamization of the West" (Pegida, German extreme right movement) launched a call echoed by a number of French fascist splinter groups to take action and "save our country from immigration invasion" the weekend of 6 and 7 February. ---- This call coincides with the anniversary of the uprising of February 6, 1934, when the fascist leagues had tried to take power in France. It is therefore clearly in history and political affiliation of the extreme right. ---- But today as 80 years ago, the far right threat, in the streets and at the polls. It employs the same methods of division, instrumentalization of social fears. ---- She surfs | a stigmatization of Muslim-es-es or considered as such-the-s by exploiting the fear of terrorism and feminism. ...
(en) US, Statement from Black Rose North Georgia on “Rock Stone Mountain” White Power Rally by Jeremy GLeave
Tue Feb 09 13:56:16 GMT 2016
The legacy of slavery, racial discrimination, racism, and institutional white supremacy are inescapable aspects of life in the US South. In the gap since the Civil Rights and Black Power movements we’ve spent a generation failing to critically examine or confront how these issues continue to manifest themselves in our society–not only in the South, but across the United States. ---- Since the 2015 Charleston Church Massacre, we’ve seen supporters trot out the Confederate Battle Flag as a symbol of some imagined Southern heritage, proudly waving it and proclaiming their support for what they presume the Confederate State of America (CSA) to represent. ---- Black Lives Matter protesters taking to the streets on May Day, 2015. The recent surge in pro-Confederate and white power sentiments is a direct result of the response to police violence against people of color ...
(en) TRAVELS IN ROJAVA (PART 1): CIZÎRÊ CANTON (Anarchism & Activism, Kurdistan, Syria)
Tue Feb 09 13:56:09 GMT 2016
Walking to a commune meeting in Amûdê with friends ---- “We’re solidarity activists,” we say to a man who greets us as we cross the border into Rojava. ---- “You’ve come too late!” he replies. ---- Nevertheless, he smiles widely, welcomes us and shakes our hands. In a way, I agree with him. We have come too late. We are only visiting Rojava when there has been a revolution; only after the people have successfully formed their own autonomous region. Where were we when the Kurdish population of Syria were fighting for their rights, for their own self-determination, under Assad? ---- As we drive from the border, I’m surprised to see small oil rigs everywhere on the landscape, some functioning, some not. But why am I surprised when I’m in the oil rich Middle East?
(en) WSM.ie: Feminists Say No To Pegida by Fionnghuala Nic Roibeaird
Tue Feb 09 13:56:02 GMT 2016
The Neo-Nazi group Pegida is attempting to establish a branch in Ireland this Saturday in Dublin. Pegida, the "anti-Islamifacation" group that is attempting to hijack anti-establishment politics by placing the blame of the current global capitalist crisis on the shoulders of refugees and migrants: those with no systemic or economic power in our society. ---- Pegida Ireland is trying to mask their vitriolic racism as concern against rape amongst other things. This feminist group says stuff your concern. ---- After the New Year's Eve attacks in Cologne the term "Rapefugees" exploded even though it was already in use beforehand due to the Islamophobic and racist idea that all Muslim women are victims in need of a white knight in shining armour. Racists are now parading a faux concern of violence against women as an attempt to justify their unjustifiable racism. ...
(en) Chile, SOLIDARITY - Libertarian Communist Federation founded (ca) [machine translation]
Tue Feb 09 07:25:18 GMT 2016
After a long process, this weekend the founding congress of a new organization that hopes to be delivered to the service of the struggles of the working class and the popular camp was held. ---- SOLIDARITY - Libertarian Communist Federation, seeks to reclaim the best of class feminism, anarchism mass and Libertarian Marxism, and its first steps towards strengthening of a class and a people that gradually progresses in its own organization. With a clear libertarian communist project, Solidarity hopes to contribute to building a new society free of exploitation, oppression and domination.
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