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(en) Britain, anarchist communist group ACG: Free TV licenses axed for over 75 year olds - Tory hypocrisy over BBC
Tue Jun 25 06:42:35 GMT 2019
"At the moment, we don't pay because we're both over 75. We don't receive pension credit. ---- "It will impact. Well, I think the working classes have been hit by this government left, right and centre... Austerity only affects the working classes, it doesn't affect the rich in any way, shape or form." Retired joiner Thomas Pevitt speaking recently. ---- The recent decision by the BBC to scrap free TV licenses for most over-75 year olds will mean only 1.5 million households where one person gets pension credits will still get free access to TV. Tory politicians including Theresa May, Michael Gove and Esther McVey were quick to shed crocodile tears over this. ---- Yes, the BBC bosses are scum to implement this but it should be remembered that the free TV licenses were originally paid for by the Government. It was the decision of George Osborne, then Conservative Chancellor for the ...
(en) anarkismo.net: [Colombia] Elements for a gender policy by Grupo Libertario Via Libre (it, ca) [machine translation]
Tue Jun 25 06:42:09 GMT 2019
As a result of the debate that the Libertario Vía Libre Group has developed over the last two years about violence and machista practices and thanks to the positive influence that the great awakening of the women's movement in Latin America and the world has given us, in addition, the lessons that we have incorporated thanks to the feminist militancy of some of our colleagues who are part of our organization, we have decided to systematize our reflections and experiences around a common and integral gender policy that we summarize in 5 general lines of action and 12 specific proposals. ---- As a result of the debate that the Libertario Vía Libre Group has developed over the last two years about violence and machista practices and thanks to the positive influence that the great awakening of the women's movement in Latin America and the world has given us, in ...
(en) US, black rose fed: CONCENTRATION CAMPS: THE IMPERIAL LEGACY OF MIGRANT DETENTION
Tue Jun 25 06:37:44 GMT 2019
With the growing debate over Trump's policy of terror directed towards migrants and the appropriate use of the term "concentration camp," it's important to place what's happening today within the context of U.S and colonial history. ---- By Tariq Khan, Julia Tanenbaum, and Cole RS ---- Recently some mainstream news and commentary outlets have posted a number of pieces which correctly label US migrant-detention centers as concentration camps. Of note are recent pieces in the Los Angeles Times, "Call immigrant detention centers what they really are: concentration camps," and Esquire, "An Expert on Concentration Camps Says That's Exactly What the U.S. Is Running at the Border." Following these pieces, US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez commented on Twitter: "This administration has established concentration camps on the southern border of the United States for ...
(en) Russia, avtonom: Anarhoblock against repression and drug phobia at a rally on June 23 [machine translation]
Tue Jun 25 06:37:31 GMT 2019
On Sunday, June 23, at 5 pm in Moscow, on Sakharov Avenue (entrance to the rally from Komsomolskaya metro station), a rally will be held against political repression and for freedom of speech ( details ). Anarchists will come out on this action not only with the traditional slogans in support of the prisoners of the Network and other political prisoners, but also with slogans against repressive drug policies in Russia. Look for us by anarchist flags! ---- After journalist Ivan Golunov was arrested on trumped-up charges of attempted sale of drugs, mass protests began in Moscow and other cities. The result was unprecedented for Russia - the case against Golunov was discontinued, inspections began against the police officers who fabricated the case, and several Interior Ministry generals were dismissed. ...
(en) Greece, ese.espiv Athens, ESE: MOBILIZATION_ABRATER_22 / 6_JUSTICE OF JUSTICE_11: 00 [machine translation]
Tue Jun 25 06:16:27 GMT 2019
RESISTANCE to the criminalization and criminalization of labor struggles ---- Andrianis, after 24 years of continuous work under a succession of fixed-term contracts, was fired from the Prismas school because she claimed her accrued 2 ---- years. My colleague covered the company's standing and sustained needs for 24 years, teaching a political economy. ---- She was dismissed because she claimed to work at the Labor Inspectorate (1/4/2014) and ordered her to pay € 5,700 , accrued for 2 years (with a monthly salary of € 270 net). As Employer B. Goumas himself stated in the Labor Inspectorate, he did not have enough to appeal to the Inspectorate, he also went to his association, the Confederation ...
At that time and especially in September-October 2014, continuous mobilizations took place outside the tutorial. The employer called for a powerful repressive mechanism during the ...
(en) [Spain] Albert Einstein in Barcelona: "My name is Albert Einstein and I am also revolutionary, an anti-authoritarian" By ANA (pt) [machine translation]
Tue Jun 25 06:15:40 GMT 2019
In February 1923, Albert Einstein visited Barcelona at the invitation of the Mancomunitat (the forerunner of the Generalitat, the Catalan government, which was reestablished in 1932) to give a series of sponsored lectures explaining his theory of relativity. On arrival, he insisted on meeting - and giving lectures to - members of the CNT, the anarcho-syndicalist union. The following account of Einstein's visit to Barcelona was taken from "Gunmen! 3: 1920-24. The Chronicles of Farquhar McHarg ". ---- I shared a rented room over a bar in Carrer Cadena with two editors of the newspaper Soli , Liberto Callejas and Irenofilo Diaro. The bar was rented to a chef named Narciso, a companion who took over after the collapse of the great waiters' strike in 1919. We ate there too - three times a day, meals being included in the rent - and we slept in folding camp beds ...
(en) Motions approved at the FAI Conference in Milan on 15-16 June 2019 (it) [machine translation]
Mon Jun 24 05:15:26 GMT 2019
Security and repression ---- The government makes war on migrants, militarizes the suburbs, gives years of prison to those who fight, scam us on pensions and income.---- Government gifts: misery and jail for everyone!---- The anarchists and anarchists gathered in Milan identify in the security decree bis, approved by the government on June 11, a further attack against the social opposition, an attack on the freedom to demonstrate, to organize and fight, an attack on every expression of solidarity with those struck by the contradictions of class society, regardless of place of birth or skin color, an attack on the freedom to move and live where one decides. ---- The government, expression of the privileged classes, fails to get out of the current economic situation if it does not aggravate social disparities, cutting resources to those same measures of insult ...
(en) Black Rose / Rosa Negra - Portland: Major new developments in the Little Big Union's campaign
Mon Jun 24 05:11:55 GMT 2019
Little Big Union LBU_IWW ---- ** ELECTION TIME! ** This week marks three months since the Little Big Union publicly began raising our collective voice to bargain with our bosses at Little Big Burger. It has been three months of elation, but also disappointment. Elation, because in three short months we have seen our power as workers materialize when we come together to stick up for one another and build a community. Disappointment, because our bosses have actively impeded us every step of the way. Little Big Burger has publicly stated a "welcoming stance" to the union despite delaying, rescheduling, then outright refusing to meet with union workers. All the while they have initiated a contract with a union busting law firm, fired longtime, hardworking employees for legally advocating for their own workplace improvements, and, most recently, flown in a union busting consultant ...
(en) Melbourne, Australia, Collective Action: ‘The Great Leveler' Review: Inequality and Violence in History, by Walter Scheidel
Mon Jun 24 05:11:45 GMT 2019
Walter Scheidel's 2017 book ‘The Great Leveler' is a compelling and very well researched piece of ‘grand history', looking at the history of inequality from hunter-gatherer societies to the present day. Its central argument is that since the development of farming and the state 10,000 odd years ago, inequality slowly rises in times of peace and stability, and only ever falls in bursts of extreme violence and destruction. The ‘four horsemen' of reductions in inequality or ‘leveling', are state-collapse, plague, revolution and mass-mobilisation warfare. Anyone who sees inequality as a social evil needs to seriously engage with the points made in this book.
Schiedel starts by noting that early, hunter-gatherer societies were deeply egalitarian, and had cultures that discouraged the accumulation of power and wealth. As surpluses began ...
(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL #295 - War Crimes: Let's go Zenfants ... ! (fr, it, pt)[machine translation]
Mon Jun 24 05:02:47 GMT 2019
The Syrian conflict and the repression of Bashar al-Assad kill thousands of people. Children are the collateral victims. While French opinion is divided, should we let the children of jihadists die ? All of you, denounce this ignominy! ---- According to a study for Le Figaro , to the question about the fate of French jihadist children in Iraq and Syria, 67% of respondents want to let jihadist children in Iraq and Syria to take care of them rather than to do the utmost to repatriate them. Among the "walkers", they are 63% to think it and 78% among the LR! ---- Should we be satisfied that 58% of Socialists and 50% of those in the IF want the French authorities to do their utmost for the return of jihadist children in France? Have they all forgotten the regimes in these countries?
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