Archive for October, 2012


Greek police and Golden dawn neo Nazis with their blue and white flags rolled), photographed before attacking ‘immigrants’, i.e. anyone with a darker skin.

Darker Net presents an extraordinary video, only just released, showing evidence of Greek police collaborating with Golden Dawn members in attacks on immigrants and on demonstrators supporting immigrants.

The video includes secretly filmed footage of cops bussing in neo-nazis to demonstrations and of Golden Dawn members assaulting immigrants, including a knife attack….. Continue reading

Paid by the greedy immoral US corporations, the US presidential candidates both refused to even talk about Climate

Climate Criminals with footprints of 100s of tons of CO2 a year are moving their millions to tax havens as runaway climate chaos takes hold.

Change, even though it could easily make the planet uninhabitable for humans.

The US public has been willingly convinced by a massive Lie Campaign that Climate Change does not exist.

All the more fitting and ironic then, that  monster Hurricane Sandy should erupt into the end of the farcical Election Campaign. Hopefully the victims and relatives of the dead will point the finger at the Climate Criminals.

In Hurricane Sandy’s Fury, The Fingerprint Of Climate Change

Posted: 10/29/2012 12:31 pm EDT Updated: 10/29/2012 3:55 pm EDT

Residents along the East Coast are bracing for a storm that has prompted evacuations and shut down transit systems, schools and businesses. The map above shows the evolution of Hurricane Sandy’s past and predicted path. Click the map for more.

Last month, Mike Tidwell, director of Maryland’s Chesapeake Climate Action Network and the author of the 2006 book The Ravaging Tide — which detailed the expected rise in extreme weather events that will come with global warming — received a pamphlet in the mail from his insurance company,

Climate Change Sandy

Travelers. The full-color flier depicted a typical suburban home with a lashing storm looming on the horizon.

Federal disaster declarations are up, the pamphlet declared. Average winter storm losses have doubled since the 1980s. Thunderstorms last year caused over $25 billion in damages, more than double the previous record…. Continue reading

Runnymede Eco-Village

Runnymede Eco-Village is situated in the disused woodland of the ex-Brunel university Runnymede Campus owned by the private property developer: Orchid Runnymede.   

We: a group of 15 people, have been living on the Runnymede Campus since June 15th.  The 65 acre campus lies in the Green Belt (although it is designated as a major development site) but since 2007 has lain largely unused.

Orchid Runnymede has been granted planning permission to build ‘luxury homes’, elderly care units and student accommodation on the site.  This plan has attracted concern and criticism from local residents (see this local news article from last year) Continue reading

Fallen Arches: McDonald’s sales slump blamed on food costs, smarter customers

Anti McDonalds Day 16th October 2012  Report

What’s Still Wrong With McDonalds

Same date every year

Tuesday
16th October 2012
Veggies logo
Veggie Food
is Here!
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28th International Day of Action Against McDonalds, to mark World Food DayThe very first London Greenpeaceanti-McD day of Action was on 19 Jan 1985 and soon became a global phenomenon!Protest against everything that’s wrong with McDonald’s – animal cruelty, exploitation of workers, damaging the planet, promoting unhealthy food, marketing to young children and much more. For a summary of the issues surrounding the McLibel Case see the High Court Judgement and the European Court of Human Rights ruling. Also www.knowmore.org

Why not Adopt-YOUR-Storeget leaflets from Veggies or Do-It-Yourself.

McGreenwash Leaflet Open Office Document or PDF Continue reading

Mass occupation of Historic Workers center
Poblenou neighborhood, Barcelona
This action is a response to the unilateral closure by BARCELONA CITY COUNCIL  of the Flor De maig (May Flower) center.

This afternoon, amid a festive atmosphere and protest, five hundred residents Poblenou opened new historical workers social center “La Flor de Mayo”, evicted by the City Council last May, recoverting the last historic building of the cooperative movement that still had  social and cultural use in the district.

The center will be used by over 290 local organisations, and be run on the Assembly system, with no hierarchy. Continue reading

[link] You don’t need an MA in gender studies to know that race matters to feminism

rebblogged with thanks from  slendermeans

..new creative tactics are renewing Feminism and exposing the stench of privilege and social abuse of women..

A couple of weeks ago, columnist Caitlin Moran interviewed Lena Dunham, creator of HBO series Girls, set in multicultural New York. The ensuing row over Moran’s failure to challenge the show’s lack of racial diversity has been raging both on Twitter and the blogosphere. The continuing reactions and counter-reactions to Moran’s tweet about the showhave exposed a long-standing rift within the feminist movement running along race lines. Continue reading

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Standoff at Bankia

In #globalrevolution, Sol on 26 October 2012 at 19:24

Dear people,….  After Bankia’s refusal to negotiate, the campers took action. At one o’ clock in the afternoon they occupied the Bankia franchise in Alcalà 1, at the corner of Puerta del Sol.

Police went in after them and sealed off the entrance against sympathisers and press who assembled outside.

The occupiers demanded an end to the evictions, and the right to for those at risk of eviction to stay in their houses, paying a social rent. Continue reading

Exxon Climate Criminals may already have knowingly caused runaway Climate Change, which could lead to the extinction of millions of species, including YOU and ME.

ExxonMobil Executive Gunned Down in Belgium

A British oil executive gunned down in the Belgian capital of Brussels. Helmeted assailants escaping on a motorcycle. No arrests. A driver of a white van who has not been found. A court order for police not to reveal the details.

ExxonMobil said in a statement: “We were shocked by the tragic death of Nick Mockford, one of our employees, a fortnight ago in Brussels. Mr Mockford was a department manager at our office close to Brussels but we have no indication that the incident was work-related.” Continue reading

Otra víctima del terrorismo de estado: Un hombre se suicida en Granada horas antes de ser desahuciado

Another victim of state terrorism: A man commits suicide in Granada hours before being evicted  IN GOOGLE ENGLISH SEE BELOW

Nuevo record de desahucios en 2012: 532 al día. ¡Vergüenza!
Publicado por afectadosporlahipoteca en 2 octubre 2012
Según los datos publicados hoy por el Consejo General del Poder Judicial, en el segundo trimestre de 2012 siguieron aumentando los desahucios en el estado español, pasando de los 517 al día del primer trimestre, a 532 al día en el segundo trimestre. En sólo seis meses ya se han producido 94.502 desahucios.
Mientras, el gobierno insiste en seguir rescatando a la banca a través del “banco malo”, endeudando al país entero, en lugar de responder a las demandas ciudadanas que exigen la recuperación de los miles de pisos acumulados de forma ilegítima en manos de entidades financieras.José Miguel Domingo, 54 años ha sido hallado ahorcado en el patio de su vivienda horas antes de que llegase la Policía Nacional para ejecutar el embargo de su vivienda. Otra víctima más a la larga lista del terrorismo de estado, en este caso impulsado por la banca a la que ese mismo estado rescata.

 

Miguel Ángel Domingo, que iba a ser desahuciado este jueves, ha sido hallado ahorcado en el patio de su vivienda por parte de la Policía Local de Granada tras recibir un aviso, según han informado fuentes del Cuerpo Nacional de Policía, que se ha hecho cargo del asunto.

Hasta el lugar de los hechos, en la calle Arzobispo Guerrero del barrio de la Chana, se han desplazado efectivos de la Policía Científica, el Grupo de Homicidios y la Comisión Judicial, que han verificado la existencia del cadáver y han procedido a su levantamiento.Se llamaba José Miguel Domingo. Continue reading

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Act two
Chapter thirteen

Maxie & Macker

-‘You’re the magic boy I found on my doorstep..’-

Macker narrating

I was listening to falling water, golden and gurgling, then changing slowly into real happy baby sounds, waking me slowly from my groggy dream.
Now suddenly I was wide awake. Finding myself clean and bandaged, lying naked under a clean sheet, with an orange light glowing through it. I pulled back the sheet, blinking into the low bright sun. Was it morning or evening?
-‘Ma ma pa tu me?’- came a baby voice.
-‘Oh! Hello. I can see you.’- Continue reading

Food Mythbusters: Do we need industrial agriculture to feed the world?

from Grist with thanks

Are you tired of hearing claims that chemical-intensive monocultures are the only way to feed the planet’s growing population? With the first in her series of “mythbusting” videos, Anna Lappé, author of Diet for a Hot Planet and occasional Grist contributor, takes on this point directly.

She argues that, in fact, a network of small-scale, independent farms using diversified, sustainable practices and a shift in the way the food we already grow gets eaten will go a long way toward solving the problem without such a heavy reliance on corporate agriculture.

Take a look and tell us what you think.

(Did we mention that last week we had Food Day? Find food-related activities in your area here.) Continue reading

Originally posted on The Free:

Final Update Oct 30th.  the General Strike call for tomorrow will go ahead as a ‘Day Of Struggle’ with direct actions in Catalunya, plus pickets, a partial transport strike, and a demo in the evening. This is an alternative and building resistance. It’s also been backed by the CNT anarcho syndicalist union, (which is quite small as it refuses to cooperate with the State.) Of course these anarchist unions also support the Nov 14th South Europe General Strike!

Update Oct 24th.. Finally the ‘majority’ Unions have called a General Strike for Nov 14th. But the CGT are going ahead with theirs anyway.. let’s see if it works!!

(summary translated by The Free). The big sold out Unions have so far failed to back the Anarchist call but are pressured to do so. All the Unions missed the chance to strike on Sept 26th with Euskadi and Greece and link with…

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ZAD-22oct [CAS] – Balance después de una semana de ocupación militar..report on a week of military occupation

Posted on 24/10/2012 by resiste

Balance de los pasado siete días:

De los lugares desalojados, 5 ya están reabiertos !! 5 resquats at this time!

Fotos de los desalojos AQUI’  PHOTOS HERE

El viernes 19 por la noche, una casa de la ZAD, basiada de sus habitantes y tapeada por los dueños, ha sido REOKUPADA por los opositores. Aquí el comunicado de prensa.   – Flash info del martes 23 octubre: según la prensa, 500.000 euros y 1200 maderos. Continue reading

 

The 25-Sept demonstrators are  now hanging their proposals on the police fences surrounding Comgress.
At 18:00 hours there began, close to Congress, two Assembly meetings called by the ‘Coordinadora 25-S’ to discuss the accounts of 2013, cuts, debt and the constitutional process.

At 21:00 hours, there is a new call to “encircle” the Parliament

Image of one of the meetingsin the square of Neptune in Madrid. E.MURIEL

From this afternoon opens a new week of demonstrations called by the Coordinating Group 25-S-centered on rejection of the State Budget for 2013, which is currently being debated in Parliament, and been baptized by organizers as “the Debt Budget “.

At 18:00  two parallel meetings  began in Madrid’s Plaza de Neptuno to discuss, first,  the accounts, and debt cuts and secondly,  the “constitutional process”. During these meetings people drafted a series of texts to be hung symbolically on police fences. Finally, at 21.00, the protesters “surround” Congress and will remain there until MPs leave the building. Continue reading

Nueva legislación sobre alquileres: otra vuelta de tuerca neoliberal

por Enric Llopis

* Reduce de cinco a tres años el límite legal para permanecer en una vivienda alquilada
* Diferentes organizaciones sociales e Izquierda Unida se oponen a la nueva ley sobre el mercado de alquiler de la vivienda.el propietario pueda disponer de la vivienda para sí o sus familiares más cercanos en cualquier momento.
* También se permite la negociación anual de la renta sin sujeción al IPC.
* Se abre el mercado de viviendas vacías a las personas físicas y las entidades residentes en un paraíso fiscal. Continue reading
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