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(en) Britain, freedom-news: Obituary: Simon Chapman, A Very Distinguished Fucking Anarchist
Mon Feb 20 07:31:01 GMT 2017
Over the last couple of days the strangest thought has plagued me. Two simple ugly words have kept emerging, only for me to lock them out and ridicule them as bizarre. Simon's dead. Just to write it down feels like treachery. Part of me looks forward to seeing him, to sharing a drink and dispelling this nonsense. He'd say something wry, and witty and that would be that. He was good like that. Was. Sometimes the shittiest word to ever have to use about a friend. ---- As part of a (temporary, and self-imposed) exile from all politics, I didn't know his health had deteriorated so much. We weren't the kind of friends who lived out of each other's pockets. There are many who were closer to him than me and I wish them all my love. But for almost 15 years he was always there. At crap protests and good ones, festivals and parties, we'd find each other and we'd usually ...
(en) Germany. fau: Reasons for the end of one history and the beginning of a new one - FAU and IWA - looking back to look ahead
Mon Feb 20 07:30:22 GMT 2017
In December 2016, the IWA, formerly the International of revolutionary syndicalism and anarcho-syndicalism, expelled its sections in Spain (CNT), Italy (USI) and Germany (FAU), thereby losing at least 90% of its members. The decision at the IWA congress in Warsaw came as no surprise. It concludes at least 20 years of agony for an IWA which has gradually abandoned its roots and the principles of its foundation in December 1922. ---- Translated by Emal Ghamsharick ---- This text represents the view of the International Secretariat of the Free Workers' Union of Germany (FAU) on the development of the IWA and the fault lines of the past decades. We relied several times on two current posts on the blog "Amor y Rabia," because we couldn't have said it better.
(en) Libertarian Thessaloniki Initiative: Concentration in the courts against auctions - 15/2 -- Housing is a social good and not a commodity (gr) [machine translation]
Mon Feb 20 07:30:09 GMT 2017
Inside the lunar landscape of Greek reality, as formulated in the period of capitalist crisis, the right-left governments and the European Union, the social wealth bleeding campaign puts another purpose: housing. After the all-out attack the state and capital to work, agriculture, insurance, social liberties, the environment and social goods, raise their targeted one of the few remaining materials supports the working class and oppressed. ---- The antiasfalistiko bill passed by parliament, is another face of the new war which has declared the local and international capital to employees, self-employed, farmers, pensioners and by extension to all people who support with their incomes ( children, relatives with chronic diseases, etc.). After the new criminal bill in social security, is more evident than ever that an all-out counterattack class, in the fields of ...
(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL #268 - Breeding: "Animal welfare is a pernicious notion" (fr, it, pt) [machine translation]
Mon Feb 20 07:29:45 GMT 2017
The issue of meat consumption, particularly in relation to the ill-treatment of animals in slaughterhouses, is a topical issue. To think about it, meet Sylvain, a farmer in the Var in mixed farming, a producer of organic ewe's cheeses, and a member of the Peasant Confederation. ---- Alternative libertarian: In recent months, several videos of the association L214 showing the conditions of slaughter shocked the public opinion and pushed the political class to react. What is the reaction of breeders to these videos? ---- Some images have shocked, there are things inadmissible for our breeders. When one sees a swinging type of sheep against the railing, it is out of question that he do this with my animals, it revolts me to see him. But you have to analyze these videos a bit, because it is important to know what you are watching, and you have to try to understand. I find ...
(en) US, Black Rose Rochester, Genesee River Rebellion: INCARCERATED WORKERS STRIKE!
Mon Feb 20 07:29:15 GMT 2017
River Rebellion January 4, 2017 black lives matter, history, police No Comment
On September 9th, prisoners all over the country went out on strike against slavery in the United States. ---- You read that right. It may sound like an exaggeration, but slavery continues to this day across ---- US, made legal by the 13th amendment. ---- "But the 13th Amendment abolished slavery," you might be thinking. You'd be at least partially correct. The 13th Amendment ended the traditional use of chattel slavery that had been the backbone of the South's economy in the lead-up to the Civil War. However, it left open a very big loophole for slavery to continue in a new form. ---- To quote the amendment: "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime ... shall exist within the United States." This meant that slavery could be moved into the prisons, with ...
(en) anarkismo.net: turkey, Istanbul - A Call From Anarchist Women for articles for Meydan (ca)
Sun Feb 19 14:46:16 GMT 2017
To all women comrades all around the world, ---- The next issue of our monthly newspaper Meydan is going to be prepeared by Anarchist Women, as for all March issues. In this issue we're going to focus different topics; violence against women, violence as a state policy, crisis of the state and capitalism... ---- In this issue, we are also planing to give place to our women comrades all around the world for solidarity messages about 8th March. ---- While we are resisting patriarchy, we're trying to organise women solidarity against all form of power (violence,capitalism, militarism etc...) for becoming free. ---- In this context, we're waiting to hear your (women comrades from anarchist organistaions and women organisations) message about the importance of women solidarity and 8th March, to publish them in our paper. As we will publish the solidarity messages of other women organistaions ...
(en) anarkismo.net: Solidarity with Théo and every victim of police abuse! No to the "Public Security" law! by Coordination des Groupes Anarchistes c-g-a
Sun Feb 19 07:18:47 GMT 2017
The Coordination of Arnarchist Groups (CGA) affirms its solidarity with Théo, who was raped, beaten and insulted by four policemen on the second of last February. We also affirm our solidarity with people who has shown and keep showing their legitimate outrage against police in Aulnay and others municipalities of Seine-Saint-Denis. We denounce the use of violence by the police against protesters, in particular the warning shots using live rounds during the night from the 6th to the 7th of February, as well as all the arrests and the criminal convictions. This Saturday the 11th of February, demonstration against police violence and in solidarity with Théo were organized all over France. Thousands of protesters gathered in front of the Bobigny court where the repression was very severe.[Français] ...
(en) Poland, rozbrat: In defense of the rights of tenants. WSL report for 2016. Greater Association of Tenants [machine translation]
Sun Feb 19 07:18:32 GMT 2017
Greater Association of Tenants in 2016 blocked a total of 12 eviction, we gave many legal advice, we work with the residents of the four kamieniec fighting deportations. We led to the situation that bailiffs withdrew from claims for hundreds of families Poznan. We fight for the right to housing more than 3,800 people from Family allotments (ROD) and support more than 100-strong immigrant community of Roma of Romanian origin. ---- recourses ---- One of the key 2016 campaign conducted by WSL were action lead to pauses compensations (ie. Recourse). We started it in the middle of 2015 taking the appropriate position and organizing a picket on the subject, as well as writing a complaint to the Ombudsman (RPO). Recall that stood in defense of the people, of which the city wanted to collect damages, which previously paid to the owners. Compensation in turn paid because the tenants in ...
(en) US, Black Rose Rochester, Genesee River Rebellion: IN THE ELECTIONS OF 2016
Sun Feb 19 07:18:13 GMT 2017
In the elections of 2016, Americans have run out of options. During one of the most money-saturated elections in history, voters have been left to choose between two candidates who, in spite of their rhetoric, have far more commonalities than differences. ---- On November 8th, the US electorate will go to the polls without any way to vote against the interests of Goldman Sachs or ExxonMobil. They will pull levers and scribble in bubbles, without ever being able to voice their opposition to fracking, mass incarceration, US support for Israel, police violence, or mass surveillance. With little enthusiasm, they'll cast their ballots knowing what's become so obvious - that whoever wins, we all lose. ---- Whoever wins, the wealth gap will continue to widen. Though both Trump and Clinton have expressed some support for raising the minimum wage, both have also ...
(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL #268 - Agriculture: Does organic food change the world? (fr, it, pt) [machine translation]
Sun Feb 19 07:17:54 GMT 2017
Organic farming has fueled strong disillusionment in sixty years of existence. Little supported by legislation, quickly subverted by the capitalist logic, the "real" organic is marginalized. However, by maintaining remunerative prices for production, the sector today represents a salvation board and conversions are numerous. A good time to consolidate the initiatives that attempt to actualize the radical social and ecological demand of the beginnings. ---- Since when organic agriculture, understood as an alternative to agribusiness, does it exist? Its official recognition and definition date back to the specifications set out by Nature & Progrès (N & P) in 1972. At that time, the movement already has a bit of history behind it, and is part of a continuity of protest.
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