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3 Billion Gallons Of Fracking Wastewater Pumped Into Clean California Aquifiers: “Errors Were Made” State Admits

Dear California readers: if you drank tapwater this morning (or at any point in the past few weeks/months), you may be in luck as you no longer need to buy oil to lubricate your engine: just use your blood, and think of the cost-savings. That’s the good news.

Also, the bad news, because as the California’s Department of Conservation’s Chief Deputy Director, Jason Marshall, told NBC Bay Area, California state officials allowed oil and gas companies to pump up to 3 billion gallons (call it 70 million barrels) of oil fracking-contaminated waste water into formerly clean aquifiers, aquifiers which at least on paper are supposed to be off-limits to that kind of activity, and are protected by the government’s EPA – an agency which, it appears, was richly compensated by the same oil and gas companies to look elsewhere.

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  On Nov 6th Amélie Trudeau Pelletier, Fallon Poisson Rouiller and Carlos López Marín were sentenced to 2 years, 7 months and 15 days in prison, and ordered to pay damages of 108,000 pesos, on charges of attacks to public peace and aggravated damages.

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 Freedom for all! Down with the prison walls!

and  solidarity with Carlos, Amélie and Fallon!

Letter from Carlos López Marín

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By Joel Poindexter   Much has been written about The Hunger Games and the underlying libertarian themes in that story.

Jeffrey Tucker recently described the similarity between the fictional games and voting. Brent Railey noted just the other day the realities of the black market springing up to provide what the state can’t, or won’t, and the futility in relying on political figures for salvation. I’d like to draw attention to the allegory of the games and the modern warfare state….

A co-worker of mine suggested that another lesson is that when fighting one evil, it’s important not to become just as evil yourself; a lesson from later in the series.

…So right off the bat it’s pretty clear: An impoverished underclass, already forced to pay tribute to the government, has its youth pressed into violent service by the wealthy and politically powerful, for the entertainment and enrichment of this ruling…

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SEEMS WORTH RE-BLOGGING AS EVERYONE’S INTERESTED

Originally posted on The Free:

Occupy The Hunger Games

Catching FireIn order to provide moral uplift, whenever he caught my brother and me watching Saturday morning cartoons after 10 o’clock, my father would turn off the TV and tell us both a story.

He was an 18-year-old private serving in the U.S. Marine Corps at the tail end of the Korean War. “Korean kids your age were lazy and filthy,” he told us. “I used to watch them digging in garbage cans for food. They didn’t want to work.” He would then hand my brother a mop, me a bottle of Windex, and assign us both chores around the house.

At night, sometimes, when he was drunk, he would tell a more disturbing story.

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Concentracion contra la ley mordaza
14 Nov 2014
A CONTROVERSIAL new law which could lead to fines of a minimum of 60,000 euros for demonstrators has fallen foul of practically every member of the opposition this week – eight parties proposed amendments to it, but these were all rejected.Known as ‘the Gagging Law’, the forthcoming legislation on public order is viewed as effectively making public demonstrations illegal on pain of fines which would wipe out a person’s entire assets.The dissenting parties – which included the PSOE, UPyD and United Left, or IU – objected to fines ranging from 30,000 to 600,000 euros for organisers of demonstrations where these got out of hand, or did not have a council permit.

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The Crimethinc collective have raised more than enough to launch ‘TO CHANGE EVERYTHING’.

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‘To Change Everything’ is a book that shows the way to a future

without bosses, oppression, and poverty.

It’s being produced in 14 languages at the same time.

It’s a series of interactive websites being set to start on the same day.

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anarchist summit subMedia.tv is a video production ensemble, which aims to promote

anarchist and anti-capitalist ideas,

and aid social struggles through the productionand dissemination of radical films and videos.

Founded in 1994, subMedia.tv has produced hundreds of videos on everything from anti-globalization protests to films about shoplifting.

Our films have been screened around the world in social centers and movie theaters and have been watched by millions on the internet.

http://www.submedia.tv/

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THE SEWERS OF POWER
This post is too long to translate, but for those who read Spanish it gives a mind-blowing insight into how the ruling class, courts and banks are together looting the public.. ie. you and me.

Originally posted on Ataque al poder:

corrupto201210027997_grande[1]La millonaria cuenta de Bárcenas, escondida en un banco suizo, está a nombre de “Mariano Rajoy, Presidente del Partido Popular” ¿Qué pasa con esta documentación proporcionada por el Dresdnen Bank de Suiza? El PSOE calla ¿Por qué? Los grandes medios de comunicación se han olvidado ¿Por qué? La fiscalía no actúa ¿Por qué? Ante tanto olvido es necesario traer a colación éste asunto que en cualquier lugar de Europa y del mundo civilizado al caradeplasma señor Rajoy ya lo hubieran sentado en una catapulta y lazado de la Moncloa. Ha llegado el momento de poner las cosas en claro, una vez que se ha iniciado el hundimiento del sistema político que desde la transición ha estado hermanado con la oligarquía del franquismo, entre unos y otros han llevado el país hacer puñetas: cada mañana nos desayunamos con un nuevo caso de corrupción de los que ya se pierde la cuenta…

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Brazil: Guarani ‘despair’ as female indigenous leader murdered

She was stabbed to death after campaigning for her tribe’s ancestral land.

Marinalva Manoel  was stabbed to death after campaigning for her tribe’s ancestral land.Nov 04, 2014.

Na foto ela aparece com a camiseta branca ao centro.

Posted by Survival   and  Red An indigenous leader has been killed in central-western Brazil, after campaigning for her tribe’s ancestral land to be returned.

Marinalva Manoel, a 27-year-old Guarani Indian, was allegedly raped and stabbed to death. Her body was found on the side of a highway on Saturday.

Last month Marinalva traveled over 1,000 km to the capital, Brasília, with a delegation of Guarani leaders, to insist that the authorities fulfil their legal duty to return the land to the Guarani before more of their people are killed.

The Guarani Council, Aty Guasu, which voices the Indians’ demands, has released a letter calling on the authorities to investigate the murder, and proclaiming, “No more Guarani deaths!”   The letter detailed a whole series of death threats against them.  Marinalva’s body was naked with dozens of stab wounds.

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100k Protest Austerity in Brussels, Police Repression Sparks Riot

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from Revolution News with thanks.  Belgian riot police fired tear gas and water cannon’s repressing the demonstrators on Thursday, at the first of what’s to be a series of anti-austerity demonstrations and strikes planned for the coming weeks. More than 100,000 people were on the streets of Brussels where they marched peacefully for almost two hours before violence broke out.The violence flared up at the end of an otherwise peaceful protest, when riot police present at the peaceful march provoked protesters and deployed tear gas, some radical demonstrators hurled objects at riot police and launched attacks with the barriers and against the officials. Some set off colored smoke flares. The resistance to tear gas and water cannon assault continued for hours. View full article »

Madrid: Anarchist squat La Gatonera evicted

In the early morning of October 27th, 2014, the squatted social centre La Gatonera in Madrid was evicted. We send strength to the comrades; nothing is finished.

Below is their communiqué(translation from Contra Info) from the day of eviction:

The State orders, the Press targets and the police evicts La Gatonera: this is how this story begins once again, that far from being a novelty, ends up being a suspicious routine. A disgusting routine that, by force of repression and fear, gradually makes an entire movement and a whole history of anarchist struggle get accustomed to having this sensation, which has become way too normalized, in its interior. The importance of so many generations that have striven, each one for years, to demonstrate that another life is possible, that there is an option outside the system in which we live, that they target us because we no longer want to be part of their miseries and because we seek to be able to manage our lives.

By evicting the social centres, they attempt to turn fear into the only outlet, paralyze the struggles that go to the root of the problem, normalize repression and make those who struggle assimilate it, thus offering a recuperative and totally controlled option such as the institutionalization of all kinds of struggle so they won’t get out of their hand, either with the formation of new political parties of the Left, the cession of spaces, or the negotiation with any type of institution. We can only draw a conclusion from this: the legal struggle has no effect; otherwise it wouldn’t be legal.

However, they have not realized that there are still people willing to go a step further, people who won’t leave this situation alone, either because of personal dignity or because of collective solidarity. The eviction of La Gatonera was nothing more than the closure and demolition of a building, but that building was made up of the people who turned it into an anarchist space, a tool of struggle, complicity, encounter, gathering and creation of new relationships.

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the eviction

They evicted us from the building located in Amistad street, but they haven’t even remotely achieved their goal: to scare us.

We want to be clear on this and make them understand it: this is not the end of anything, it’s the continuation of a seven-year project that will be carried out wherever, however and whenever we decide.

At the same time we are aware that, even though this is part of a wider plan against social centres in general, the eviction of La Gatonera did not occur by chance. We stood firm on previous occasions, not giving in to blackmail and trying to remain as faithful as possible to our ideas. We received both eviction and personal threats, our social centre was boycotted on several occasions, not to mention the mishaps we had with the forces of order from time to time. We did not resort to complaints, victimisms or formalisms. Our way of confronting matters has been to continue on our line that, at the end of the day, has brought us to this terminus. We proudly assume the consequences, because all this tells us that we’re causing them trouble, and so we are on the right track.

This has only just begun. They have ignited a spark that will help us take the struggle to the next level with more passion than ever before and much more firmness and rage.

To those who have stood in solidarity with us, when it was needed, we say we feel very proud of all of you. All those who have made La Gatonera possible, those who have preserved the essence of the space, and those with whom we’ve worked so hard together.

inside La Gatonera

inside La Gatonera

The response we see as coherent is to continue the struggle, visualizing this response as one sees fit, maintaining the original idea La Gatonera has always tried to fulfill: the decentralization of neighbourhoods and direct action.

To you: mobsters, politicians, cops, businesspeople, exploiters, mercenaries, assassins, snitches, torturers…

… this has only just begun.
The struggle continues.

DEATH TO THE STATE, LONG LIVE ANARCHY.

 

http://es.contrainfo.espiv.net/2014/10/28/madrid-solidaridad-con-lxs-okupas-del-cso-la-gatonera/

 

Prisoners Aid Cafe

Prisoners Aid Cafe

 

[Madrid] Comunicado sobre el desalojo del CSOA La Gatonera
04 Nov 2014
Modified: 01:41:00 PM
El estado ordena,la prensa señala y la policía desaloja la gatonera. Asi empieza esta historia una vez mas,que lejos de ser una novedad,se empieza a convertir en una sospechosa rutina. Una asquerosa rutina que,a golpe de represión y miedo,hace que poco a poco un movimiento entero y toda una historia de lucha anarquista,se acostumbre a tener esta sensación ya demasiado normalizada en su interior.La importancia de generaciones y generaciones que se han partido la cada durante años para demostrar que,otra vida es posible,que hay una opción fuera del sistema en que vivimos,que nos señalan porque no queremos formar parte una vez mas de sus miserias y porque aspiramos a poder gestionar nuestras vidas.
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Desalojando los centros sociales,pretenden que la única salida sea la del miedo,la paralización de las luchas que van a la raíz del problema,la normalización de la represión y la asimilación por parte de quienes luchan,ofreciendo así una opción recuperadora y totalmente controlada como es la de institucionalizar todo tipo de luchas para que no se les escape de las manos,ya sea con la formación de nuevos partidos políticos de izquierda,como la cesión de espacios o la negociación con cualquier tipo de institución.De esto solo sacamos una conclusion:SI LA LUCHA ES LEGAL,NO SURGE EFECTO PORQUE SI NO,NO SERIA LEGAL.Pero no se dan cuenta de que aun quedan personas dispuestas a seguir un paso mas,a no dejar que esto se quede así,bien sea por dignidad personal o por solidaridad colectiva.El desalojo de la gatonera,no a supuesto mas que el cierre y derribo de un edificio,pero dicho edificio lo conformaban las personas que hacían de ello un espacio de herramienta anarquista,de lucha,de complicidad,de encuentro,de reunión y de creación de nuevas relaciones.
Nos han desalojado del edificio de la calle amistad,pero ni de lejos han conseguido lo que pretenden:Asustarnos.
Pretendemos ser claros en esto y así hacerlo entender:Esto no es el fin de nada,es la continuación de un proyecto de siete años que se llevara a cabo donde,como y cuando nosotrxs decidamos.A la vez creemos,que aunque esto forma parte de un entramado contra los centros sociales en general,somos conscientes de que el desalojo de la gatonera,no se a producido por casualidad.Nos hemos mantenido firmes en ocasiones anteriores no cediendo a chantajes y tratando de ser los mas fieles posibles a nuestras ideas. Hemos recibido amenazas de desalojo como personales,se nos a boicoteado en varias ocasiones el centro social y hemos tenido algún que otro percance con las fuerzas del orden alguna vez.No hemos recurrido a denuncias, a victimismos ni a formalismos. Nuestra forma de afrontarlo ha sido continuando con nuestra linea,que al fin y al cabo es la que nos ha llevado a este termino.Y orgullosxs de ello,asumimos las consecuencias que ha tenido porque ello,nos dice que eso es lo que lxs hace daño y que por lo tanto vamos por el buen camino.Esto no ha hecho mas que empezar.Han encendido una chispa que nos servirá para dar un empujón a la nueva etapa de lucha con mas ganas que nunca y mucha mas firmeza y rabia.A quienes os habéis solidarizado con nosotrxs cuando ha sido necesario,deciros que nos sentimos muy orgullosxs de todxs.A todxs los que habéis hecho que la gatonera sea posible,a lxs que habéis mantenido la esencia del espacio y a lxs que habéis currado tantísimo con nosotrxs.La respuesta que creemos coherente es continuar con la lucha,visualizar dicha respuesta como cada unx crea conveniente,manteniendo la idea original que la gatonera a pretendido siempre levar: descentralización de los barrios y acción directa.A vosotrxs: mafiosxs,politicxs,policias,empresarixs,explotadorxs,mercenarixs,asesinxs,traidorxs,tor turadorxs…

….ESTO NO HA HECHO MAS QUE EMPEZAR.
LA LUCHA CONTINUA.
MUERTE AL ESTADO,VIVA LA ANARQUIA.

See also:
http://es.contrainfo.espiv.net/2014/10/28/madrid-solidaridad-con-lxs-okupas-del-cso-la-gatonera/

 

Paremos el desalojo del CSO La Traba

BANKS Expropriate Homes.. Neighbours EXPROPRIATE BANKS !


Its the moment of truth for the 9N Catalan ‘referendum’, now called the ‘consultation’.
The far-right Spanish government are playing the ”fascist card”, whipping up a dangerous frenzy of false nationalism to escape the avalanche of corruption cases being revealed daily against their top members.
WILL THEY USE MILTARY POLICE AGAINST 1000s POLLING STATIONS?

WILL THEY USE MILITARY POLICE AGAINST 1000s OF POLLING STATIONS?

The right-wing ”Spanish Constitutional Court” is about to ban it for the 2nd time (on orders from their political paymasters).    
Will  the Catalan government obey and order their own Catalan police, the Mossos, to attack the 40,000 volunteers who are all organized down to the the last detail and ready to go next Sunday?
If not will the corrupt and inept far Spanish PP government carry out its threat to arrest and jail the Catalan leaders, as happened so many times under the fascist dictatorship? Their direct predecessors even executed one legally elected Catalan president, LluisCompanys, along with tens of thousands of Catalan republicans, and banned the Catalan language from schools for 40 years, etc.


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  Check out the graphic below. Super typhoon Nuri is forecast to hit 314 kph  winds with 378kph gusts tonight/morning at 7.00am. (3rd Nov.)

Then check the Wikipedia entry below. The world record Typhoon Tip was ”only” 305 kph or 190mph.

Luckily there is no land on Nuri’s present track, I wouldn’t fancy being on a boat.

The record ‘Climate Change’ storm should also miss Japan, though with a deviation of just a few degrees it could hit Fukushima while still at hurricane strength.

 

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Typhoon Tip

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Typhoon Tip, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Warling, was the largest and most intense tropical cyclone ever recorded. The nineteenth storm and twelfth typhoon of the 1979 Pacific typhoon season, Tip developed out of a disturbance from the monsoon trough on October 4 near Pohnpei. Initially, a tropical storm to the northwest hindered the development and motion of Tip, though after it tracked farther north Tip was able to intensify. After passing Guam, Tip rapidly intensified and reached peak winds of 305 km/h (190 mph)[nb

This article is about the 1979 typhoon.
Super Typhoon Tip (Warling)
Typhoon (JMA scale)
Category 5 (Saffir–Simpson scale)
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Typhoon Tip at global peak intensity on October 12, 1979
Formed October 4, 1979
Dissipated October 24, 1979
(Extratropical after October 19, 1979)
Highest winds 10-minute sustained: 260 km/h (160 mph)
1-minute sustained: 305 km/h (190 mph)
Lowest pressure 870 mbar (hPa); 25.69 inHg
(Worldwide record low)
Fatalities 99 total
Areas affected Guam, Japan, Soviet Union
Part of the 1979 Pacific typhoon season

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The Black Night of Mexico

Elena Poniatowska

La Jornada, 1st November, 2014

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When I came to the Museum of Memory and Tolerance … [Plaza Juárez, Mexico City], I read a sign printed in black letters on a wall:

“I do not fear repression, I fear the silence of my people.”

The words immediately sent me to the 43 Normal School students and made ​​me think about,

What is it to being a teacher? Is it just about teaching reading and writing?

In Mexico, the Normal Schools [teachers colleges] provide teachers for the most remote and difficult places in the country, where politicians show up only at election time. For a child, an adolescent, to be part of a school is to make ​​friendships and develop a sense of belonging. We all seek to belong to a community. We all seek the benefit of a friend. Companionship…

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