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(en) Solidarity Gathering Tuesday, September 1, Administrative Court of Thessaloniki (gr) [machine translation]
Mon Aug 31 20:49:43 GMT 2015
On August 23, on the occasion of the European meeting of movements in the struggle against gold mining Skouries, Halkidiki, course organized in the premises of Greek Gold Mount Kakavos. --- Erupt for time clashes with police guarding the site and protesters knocked up their vehicles. --- The cops entrap one of the buses of protesters and arrested 78 people. --- The 74 are released until the trial is set to the original category of attitude converted into disturbing the peace, while the other four, who refuse and take fingerprints and photographs, added disobedient and referred to the flagrant. ---- Among those arrested are four and two companions. The Erol and Andrea, both partners with continuous and reliable presence in both the struggle against mining in Chalkidiki and in other social and political fronts in the past year, were sentenced to 17 months suspended ...
(en) Brisbane Anarchist Direct Action & Solidarity Syndicate: Solidarity campaign for trans prisoner in Turkey
Mon Aug 31 20:20:55 GMT 2015
Anarchist women in Turkey have called for a letter campaign for a trans woman prisoner held in a men's prison. The woman, Esra Arıkan, is being imprisoned with guards who have repeatedly sexually assaulted her and may be suicidal. ---- Trans prisoner Esra has been imprisoned for 11 years in men's prisons in Turkey. She has written that the judge gave her a life sentence for a crime she did not commit because of bias. Esra has been in solitary confinement for the last nine years. She has been sexually attacked throughout her time in prison. Now, prison wardens have returned Esra to the prison where guards repeatedly sexually assaulted her. ---- In a 2014 letter to anarchist newspaper Meydan, Esra explained that she collected the guard's sperm from her body in the wake of one attack. She then filed charges against the guard. Courts detained the guard for one year ...
(en) Thousern Africa, Zabalaza #14 - For how long can South African elites keep misleading the people? by Philip Nyalungu*
Mon Aug 31 20:20:46 GMT 2015
Those in power don't want to confront the status quo of hatred against immigrants, or South Africa's imperialist role in the region. They have a narrow set of interests: getting votes, accumulating wealth and power. However, the recent wave of attacks on immigrants and the ruptures of relations with other African countries - especially where South African corporations are operating - have touched the most delicate nerves of the established political powers, who have vowed to advance corporate interests in making profits. ---- Regardless of who you vote for, these corporations reign above people, along with big politicians and state officials. Whether you are a South African or a "foreign" member of the working class, you remain a threat to these elites. And if you unite, as the masses, against the elites, they get deeply worried. This is not surprising as today South ...
(en) LUKASHENKO HAS RELEASED IHAR ALINEVICH, MIKALAI DZIADOK AND ARTSIOM PRAKAPENKO., News, International, Belarus - Statement from the Anarchist Black Cross Belarus
Mon Aug 31 20:20:32 GMT 2015
"Today Alexander Lukashenko has signed papers to release all official political prisoners in the country. This includes anarchists Ihar Alinevich, Mikalai Dziadok and Artsiom Prakapenko. ---- We would like to congratulate our comrades and thank everyone for the solidarity with them!" ---- And from Manchester AF, we wish to thank all those who have campaigned and acted in solidarity with our comrades detained in Belarus. All those who have donated and attended speaking tours, your support has made a difference. Finally, they may smell the air beyond prison walls, openly see their loved ones, eat their own meals cooked by their own hands and share with friends. They have sacrificed so much already. ---- We wish our comrades the best of health and a joyous life beyond a cage. You rebel, therefore we are. ...
(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL (#252) n° spécial - Read: Kristin Ross, "The Imaginary of the Commune" (fr, it, pt) [machine translation]
Mon Aug 31 20:20:24 GMT 2015
Kristin Ross is particularly known in France for his work on May 68 and his "future lives", where she analyzed how well the event was transformed into the imaginary French policy to phase out its subversive nature. After addressing the Commune of 1871 through Rimbaud , it published last January a new book on the Commune and his imagination, trying to do the opposite of "work" of journalists on May 68. Starting people, famous or fallen into anonymity, communards or contemporary observers, she emerged from the Paris Commune she had more subversive and more fruitful. ---- Almost without addressing the narrative of events, Kristin Ross is interested in the thought of the Commune and especially extensions of this thought in the dark years that followed the bloody week. Between the English poet William Morris, few libertarians geographers such Reclus, Peter ...
(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL - political, ueret: A padlock to 75, 000 euros for "harm national defense" (fr, it, pt) [machine translation]
Mon Aug 31 20:20:17 GMT 2015
A resident of Millevaches undergoes a grotesque trial for a symbolic protest against the police state. Solidarity with him on September 3. ---- After the assassination grenade Rémi Fraisse on the ZAD Testet last October, repression was brutal made against the protests. ---- Limousin, a symbolic initiative was taken: put a padlock on the Millevaches gendarmerie to protect the population of gendarmesques abuses. Rue89 a video on this subject at the time had been a small success. ---- In the middle of July, the state has decided to replicate, summoning for September 3, Gueret, a resident of the tray designated as the setter of the famous padlock. After considering the qualification of terrorism, justice convene this fellow with one count of staggering indictment: "obstructing traffic personnel and military equipment to harm national defense". Offense punishable by five ...
(en) US, WSA, ideas and action - Libertarianism is a Type of Socialism, NOT Classical Liberalism By Geoff
Sun Aug 30 11:34:26 GMT 2015
Libertarianism is a socialist political philosophy which has its roots in the socialist workers' movements of the 1800s and 1900s. It is especially associated with ideas that came out of the First International (IWA - 1864-1876), especially those of Joseph Proudhon, Karl Marx and Mikhail Bakunin. It was upon these ideas, as well as some of those which came later like those of Peter Kropotkin, that the libertarian syndicalists in Spain formed the CNT union in the early 1900s, with the goal of creating a libertarian (socialist) and workers' self-managed society. What this means is they wanted emancipation of the working class, recognizing that class struggle comes as a result of resistance to management power over workers, because business owners' aims are profit-based. This means that managers will submit workers to rigid control in the workplace, cut corners and ...
(en) Greece, Anarchosyndicalist Rosinante #3 (39)(August 2015)
Sun Aug 30 11:34:16 GMT 2015
Available in kiosks and newsagents all over Greece the sheet 3 (39) b "period (August 2015) of the Journal Anarchosyndicalist ROSINANTE --- SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS * (* Always so the tyrants) --- Topics Sheet: GSEE over time to organize ourselves --- The sold out minion employers lost as much money was in the eyes of the workers and new opportunities opened --- -Polina Boisenko? Present! --- The employer murder in Zakynthos highlights the barbarity of tourist sweatshops who are "heavy industry of Greece" --- Workers on Wind-Vodafone: A fight for the dignity ---- A solidarity veiled city of Volos accompanied the struggle of workers ---- Port of anguish, "for Greeks" - the Nazis in role Mobster shipowners on shipbuilding zone. ---- Workers losses, the bosses profit! - The Globe One Digital is unprecedented the employer arbitrariness that has occurred since the week of ...
(en) Police station attacked by United Anarchist Attack in Taksim (20 July 2015)
Sun Aug 30 11:33:56 GMT 2015
On 20 July 2015, the day the Suruç (Pirsus) massacre happened, thousands of protestors who were outraged against massacre took the the Taksim streets and attacked intensely by police. After the police attack, there were some clashes with police. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zImXOOJNZik ---- United Anarchist Attack militants who lost their anarchist comrades in Suruç massacre, attacked to the police station in Cihangir during these clashes. They smashed the windows of police station and police cars in front of building with stones and sticks. After this publishing, United Anarchist Attack declared that they will not forget comrades Medali, Vatan, Alper, Evrim and Serhat and they’ll always remind them to everyone.
(en) Kurdistan Anarchists Forum (KAF) - Yes for Autonomous Self Administration .. Yes for Direct Democracy
Sun Aug 30 11:33:45 GMT 2015
Kurdistan Anarchists forum supports creation of people’s self-determination in Bakur (North of Kurdistan in Turkey) by all means, but in the meantime we oppose and reject war and arm struggle to achieve this. Simply because in that war, state and its warmongers will win and consequently the people’s struggle and their achievement be defeated which will results in a long-term hopelessness and disappointment? ---- The announcement of people’s democratic self-administered as an alternative to oppressive Turkey state is a progressive and revolutionary step which deserves solidarity and support from all libertarians (freedom lovers). But using arm struggle and military action to achieve that aim, is a sever mistake. In order to prevent war and military action which empowers dirty plan of State’s Army warmongers, it is essential to rely on People’s social movement to ...
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