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(en) France, UCL press release - Hangover for LREM and defeat to the taste of victory for the RN (ca, de, it, fr, pt, tr)[machine translation]
a-infos-en@ainfos.ca
Fri Jul 01 05:41:56 GMT 2022

This is the cold shower for the presidential camp. If LREM and its satellites managed to avoid the scenario of cohabitation with the NUPES which made them so nightmare, they failed to obtain an absolute majority with their coalition. A first in the history of the Fifth Republic since the transition to the five-year term and the reversal of the electoral calendar in 2002! Although they are weakened by this disavowal which occurred so soon after his re-election, it is likely that President Macron and his party will seek to concoct a grub with the most traditional right or even the far right to save their five-year term and bar the road to the social democratic left. So here we go again for five years of social and police violence, ecological destruction, contempt for feminist and ...


(en) Canada, Collectif Emma Goldman - Rivière-du-loup: Opposition to the Medway Group real estate megaproject (ca, de, it, fr, pt, tr)[machine translation]
a-infos-en@ainfos.ca
Fri Jul 01 05:40:37 GMT 2022

The 9-storey complex made up of shops, 400 parking spaces and condos is causing a lot of anger in the town of Rivière-du-loup, in Bas-du-Fleuve, where tenants were already having difficulty finding apartments. affordable housing. Many had the unpleasant surprise of learning that their homes were going to be destroyed to make way for the tower that is breaking the tranquility of their street. Others are rightly alert to possible rent increases. The town hall hastened to give its approval to the megaproject despite the opposition of several citizens of the city. ---- A very pretty poster has flowered in the last hours on the poles of downtown Rivière-du-loup where you can see a dinosaur with the head of Yan Boudreau, president of the Medway Group. The project is denounced as "monstrous" ...


(en) UK, AFED, organise magazine: SUPPORT THE RAIL WORKERS STRIKE! - CURRENT EVENTS (ca, de, it, pt, tr)[machine translation]
a-infos-en@ainfos.ca
Fri Jul 01 05:40:34 GMT 2022

With the bosses? Never. With the union reps? Sometimes. With the rank and file? Always! ---- We at Organise give our full support to the striking workers of the RMT. Here we are publishing an article explaining the real reasons behind the action, from a friend and comrade who wishes to remain anonymous. ---- I am a typical railway worker based in Bristol, I have worked on the railway for over 3 years, having started just under a year before the Covid-19 pandemic. I worked through the pandemic as normal, as did all of my colleagues. We understood that our job was to keep the country going through difficult times. We risked our health to come in and do our job, sadly many of our colleagues didn't make it and I miss them deeply. ...


(en) Colombia, Vía Libre: Analysis of the second round of the 2022 presidential elections (ca, de, it, pt, tr)[machine translation]
a-infos-en@ainfos.ca
Fri Jul 01 05:38:12 GMT 2022

In this text we present an analysis of the results of the second round of the 2022 presidential elections in Colombia from the perspective of Grupo Libertario Vía Libre. To that end, we analyze the increase in electoral participation, the historic victory of the center left, the deep limitations of the national agreement program and democratic capitalism, as well as some anarchist perspectives for social change. ---- Increased voter turnout ---- According to bulletin 63 of the pre-count of the National Registry of Civil Status, with 99.99% of the tables counted, these votes registered a relative increase in participation in these elections: 22,658,694 votes and 58.09% of the total number of voters. This represents an increase of 1,217,089 votes and an increase of 3.1% ...


(en) France, UCL AL #328 - Culture, Read: Roumier and Mahieux "Power, politics, social movements", Les Utopiques n°19, March 2022 (ca, de, it, fr, pt, tr)[machine translation]
a-infos-en@ainfos.ca
Fri Jul 01 05:37:18 GMT 2022

Reopening an age-old debate is never easy. Relations between the organs of power, politics, trade unions and social movements are complex, and the interpenetrations multiple. Behind these questions lies an essential issue: that of the autonomy of the social movement, of the search for a political outlet for the struggles. ---- Independence, autonomy or subservience of the trade union movement to political parties : these issues run through social movements and continue to polarize debates among those who want to change society. ---- This new issue of the review Les Utopiques offers us, as usual, views, sensibilities, cross-experiences and reflections more focused on politics around the Charter of Amiens (which, voted by the CGT in 1906, assigns to trade unionism the " double ...


(en) France, UCL AL #328 - Ecology: Vaucluse: the "zapatatists" of Pertuis do not leave concrete (ca, de, it, fr, pt, tr)[machine translation]
a-infos-en@ainfos.ca
Thu Jun 30 05:37:53 GMT 2022

More than 800 people mobilized on May 14 in Pertuis in the Vaucluse against a project to extend an economic activity zone threatening 86 hectares of fertile land. Activists have been fighting for more than three years against this project and alert residents to the excesses of local politics. ---- We are in 2022 AD, the whole Earth is attacked by concrete. All ? Nope ! A village populated by diehard Zapatatistas resists the invader again and again. This village is that of Pertuis, in the heart of Provence, whose mayor, Roger Pellenc, has still not understood that money and concrete cannot be eaten. But nearly 30 associations and collectives are there to remind him by fighting for almost three years against a project to extend an economic activity zone threatening 86 hectares of ...


(en) Spaine, CGT returns to the streets together with alternative unionism "against the reforms that make the working class precarious" (ca, de, it, pt, tr) [machine translation]
a-infos-en@ainfos.ca
Thu Jun 30 05:37:42 GMT 2022

On June 25, the General Confederation of Labor (CGT) returns to the streets of Valencia with a joint call for alternative trade unionism in Plaza del Temple "against the reforms that make the working class more precarious." ---- CGT together with the alternative trade unionism of Valencia (CNT, COS and Intersindical Valenciana) calls for a rally in Plaza del Temple on June 25 "against the reforms that make the working class precarious" and emphasizes three demands such as "the complete repeal of the labor reforms of 2010 and 2012, against the cost of living and the general rise in prices and the opposition to the income pact that aims to contain salary and pension increases."
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(en) Czech, AFED: How to help anarchists in Russia and Ukraine (ca, de, it, pt, tr)[machine translation]
a-infos-en@ainfos.ca
Thu Jun 30 05:37:29 GMT 2022

Continuously updated overview of support options for meaningful activities outside the official structure. ---- In the ongoing Putin War, anarchists, both in Ukraine and in Russia itself, are not left out. Of course, their ability to reach material and financial support through official channels is limited, so we would like to keep track of credible grassroot initiatives that you can support. ---- If you know of other options or have up-to-date information on existing ones, please do not hesitate to contact us. ---- The Ukrainian operation Operation Solidarity writes about itself: ---- We are supporters of horizontal society, solidarity and cooperation from various cities in Ukraine. Today, we have joined forces in the "Operation Solidarity" volunteer project to help all ...


(en) Czech, AFED: Watch out for anti-imperialism idiots! - Review of the brochure "We told you" about the Syrian perspective of the war in Ukraine (ca, de, it, pt, tr)[machine translation]
a-infos-en@ainfos.ca
Thu Jun 30 05:37:15 GMT 2022

One of the publications prepared for this year's Anarchist Book Festival (AFK) was a yellow-blue brochure, published by Salé Distribution , which, even after the demise of the Salé info shop, is actively involved in disseminating (not only) anarchist books and other publications. The brochure called We Told You This is a great contribution to the debate on the war in Ukraine. He views it from the perspective of one collective, two authors and two authors from the perspective of the Syrian revolution against dictator Bashar al-Assad. It reveals the bloody fascist nature of Putin's regime, the hypocrisy of the West, which has "looked elsewhere" for years, as well as the idiocy of the part of the left that has imprisoned itself in the prism of Euro-Atlantic imperialism. ...


(en) Australia, ac meanjin: When We Fight We Can Win: How We Stopped An Eviction By Iswed Tiggjan (ca, de, it, pt, tr)[machine translation]
a-infos-en@ainfos.ca
Thu Jun 30 05:36:17 GMT 2022

As a membership delegate for the South-East Queensland Union of Renters I first met David at a talk the union held in Moorooka. I didn't get much of a chance to talk to David then, but my comrades did. All I really remember was the woman he was with telling us during the Q and A that David needed union support. ---- David informed one of my fellow delegates that he was a disability pensioner living in public housing, and that he was in the midst of a long battle with the Department of Housing who seemed determined to evict him. David came to our next meeting and filled us in on what had been happening. About his long running dispute with the department, and their apparent determination to send him back into homelessness. One thing he said during the meeting particularly stuck in my ...


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