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Dolly Parton – “A radical in rhinestones”

By Helen Morales

When Dolly Parton played at the Glastonbury Festival last month she won rave reviews. However, the media focus was not just on her exquisite singing (or alleged miming) and fabulous costumes, but also turned to feminism.

Lily Allen discussed feminism with Dolly in an interview for The Radio Times, Krissi Murison and myself debated whether Dolly is a feminist with Jenni Murray on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, and articles in The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times also honed in on the subject. Continue reading

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In  summer 2013 members of several ABC groups discussed the necessity of introducing an International Day for Anarchist Prisoners. Given there are already established dates for Political Prisoners Rights Day or Prison Justice Day, we found it important to emphasise the stories of our comrades as well. Many imprisoned anarchists will never be acknowledged as ‘political prisoners’ by formal human-rights organisations, because their sense of social justice is strictly limited to the capitalist laws which are designed to defend the State and prevent any real social change.

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At the same time, even within our individual communities, we know so little about the repression that exists in other countries, to say nothing of the names and cases involving many of our incarcerated comrades.

This is why we have decided to introduce an annual Week for Anarchist Prisoners on August 23-30.

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The story of the unsung heroes: Black Bloc Brazil

by Esther Solano Gallego, from ROAR with thanks

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Despised by many, hailed by some: the Black Bloc in Brazil uses its “performative violence” to draw attention to the everyday struggles of millions.

Article by Esther Solano Gallego and Paulo Rogério Lugoboni Filho. Illustration by Luciano Cunha, creator of O Doutrinador.

It was in the first weeks of the massive anti-government protests that started in June 2013 and shook Brazilian society to its very foundations that the Black Bloc made its first appearance on the protest scene. Demonstrations took place in dozens of cities across the country, but the black-clad youngsters who covered their faces and linked arms at the front-line of the marches, ready for any confrontation with the security forces, made their appearance mainly on the streets of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.anon brasil

While being denounced by some for their violent tactics, actively looking for confrontations with the police and smashing banks and other symbols of global capitalism, those joining the Black Bloc in a protest could also count on some support from fellow protesters. During last year’s education crisis in October, which drew thousands of indignant teachers to the streets, the Black Bloc was present to protect them from the police violence.

In response, the SEPE Teacher’s Union declared its unconditional support for the Black Bloc, claiming that many have been protected by the masked youngsters from the excessive use of force by the police. Even though the SEPE has now retracted its support for the Black Bloc, and popular opinion has turned against it due to its negative depiction in the mainstream media, this strategy of radical anti-authoritarianism is still alive and kicking on the streets of Brazil today.

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 Barcelona: Rebuild Can Vies!  UNBELIEVABLE SHOCK VICTORY

by Héctor Abad

translated from mujeres sin fonteras y sin bozal.  with thanks

From my male viewpoint these new rebel women ( if you can manage to tie up the sexist donkey inside you) make the best possible partners,
For sexist men, who are maybe 96 percent of the male population, women with a rough, tough, determined character bother us. We designate disparaging words: harpies, witches, bitches, whores, dykes, tomboys, etc etc..
Actually, we are just afraid of them, and we can’t wait to make them pay dearly for their challenge to male power that until recently was wielded unchallenged. Incorrigible sexists with macho culture as an ancestral heritage are instinctively bothered when these women defend themselves instead of submitting to their will.
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Braving the cold, hundreds of schoolboys in the city of Nantes in western France swapped their trousers for skirts Friday as part of an anti-sexism initiative.

French schoolboys wear skirts to fight sexism

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A group of male pupils pose in their skirts. © @ BreizhWeCan (Twitter)

Hundreds of male pupils in the city of Nantes in western France ditched their trousers and came to school wearing skirts Friday as part of a campaign against sexism, despite opposition by some conservative groups.

The “Lift the Skirt” initiative, an idea put together by students, saw pupils at 27 schools in the region around Nantes invited to attend school wearing skirts as part of efforts to raise awareness of discrimination and sexism faced by their female classmates. In the photos the girls are also wearing skirts… could be the girls are forced to wear skirts to school in that area by sexist authorities and the boys protest is partly in ironic solidarity.

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by lesbo-feminist Osa Flaca  (‘skinny female bear’) versión  original más abajo

The Benefits

1 – 100 % guaranteed Contraceptive Effectiveness : no prescription needed , its completely free and without hormonal side effects.

2 – Prevention of life-threatening diseases such as :

2.1 -”Compulsory heterosexuality
2.2 – Compulsory Maternity
2.3 – Chronic Anorgasmia!

3 – Collapse of heterocentrist myths about orgasm . Penetration and ejaculation ( the female does exist but isn’t the jet spray that appears in the movies) are possible but not essential.

4 – Increased aerobic capacity, flexibility and muscle tone . A lesbian sex session can last at least 40 minutes, including rubbing , stretching and various positions with a high secretion of endorphins.

5 – It has also been observed that the mouth movements made in the practice of lesbian oral sex prevent the emergence of “annoying heterosexual marks around the lips and perinasal region”.
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6 – Reminding us of the importance of the clitoris . Lesbian sex gets away from the typical role of the clitoris as an “accessory that gets discovered if you are lucky \ ” and makes it the main beneficiary of the actions.

7 – Diversification of the “Erogenous zone” to any part of the body that can be stimulated successfully or serve as a penetrating member .

8 – Extension of pornographic imagery.  Although it is not necessary to imitate classic porno movies just to show you’re interested, if you should wish to do so you can act out any role , even more than one at a time.

9 – Breakdown of  the penetrated / penetrator binomial . All orifices are democratically available.

10 – Promotion of different vocal expressions . You can make any noise you want or remain in pleasant silence, as it is not really necessary to scream like a porn star to let others know you’re enjoying it.lips

11 – Eroticization of mystery and curiosity strengthening : the pleasure of arriving at your work and saying \ ” last night I had a fine lesbian sex session \ ” and know that nobody has any idea what you really mean and at least 80 % will take that doubt to their homes and beds ( the other 20 % do know but pretend not to.. that closet! ).

12 – Encouragement of self-examination and redefinition of desire . Frequent practice of lesbian sex , requires a high degree of creativity and body awareness and promotes:  masturbatory sessions , explorations in front of the mirror , auto-stroking thigh to thigh in public libraries, as well as erotic fantasies with fellow students / workers, teachers , waitresses, anonymous cyclists and generally any warm body that falls under your tortilla eyes.

13.- Dispersion of the time variable : while there are estimates based on shared experiences , usually a lesbian sex session has no default length . You know when it starts but not when it ends .

14.- Elimination of the age limits for the maintenance of desire: no desire or ages to be desired . The lesbian erotic values ​​the experience , disarms the usual canons of youth and the limits of what is desirable .

15 – Deconstruction of social impositions on beauty . A hairy leg or armpit unshaven for months can be highly erotic . Lesbian desire does not need to justify patriarchal discourses . Lesbians get hot for free bodies.

16 – Lesbian sex is extensive and varied , no time , no fixed positions, but the tongue hands and imagination are key. For example, if you’re reading this aloud while your hands caress the keyboard , it may be because you’re starting a pleasurable lesbian sex session .

Remember:
Any day is good to be a lesbian.
And if you are already a lesbian, you can always be more.
Note for those with heterosexual identity :

Please kindly refrain from condemning this text with phrases like  ”it can also be done with a man ¨ or ¨ what  I like is cock \ “and other platitudes . Heterosexual sex is quite sufficiently promoted through the media, and science and in general by all institutions, including the family , even using coercion , torture and other strategies to maintain it as the only possible imaginary.

So cool it, their empire ( unfortunately ) will not crumble due to the promotion of other practices. Also, if heterosexuality is the ‘only  natural way’  and as pleasant as they say, would it really need such  heavy promotion.?
Think about it….. and look as well .

translation by The Free .  SEE at least 17 comments (in Spanish) HERE:

http://www.pikaramagazine.com/2014/05/beneficios-del-sexo-lesbico/

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Beneficios del sexo lésbico

12 mai 2014
Osa Flaca1.- Eficacia anticonceptiva 100% garantizada: no necesita receta, es gratuito y sin efectos hormonales colaterales.2.- Prevención de enfermedades potencialmente mortales como:
2.1.- Heterosexualidad obligatoria
2.2.- Maternidad obligatoria
2.3.- Anorgasmia crónica3.- Derrumbe de mitos heterocentristas para lograr el orgasmo: la penetración y la eyaculación (femenina, sí, existe y no es el chorro de grifo que aparece en las películas) son posibles pero no obligatorias.4.- Aumento de la capacidad aeróbica, elasticidad y tonicidad muscular: una sesión de sexo lésbico puede durar como mínimo 40 minutos, lo que incluye frotamientos, elongaciones y posturas diversas, con altísima secreción de endorfinas.
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5.- Mejoramiento de la calidad de la piel: los fluidos vaginales aplicados en el rostro, manos y areolas tienen un efecto reafirmante. Además se ha visto que los movimientos bucales realizados en la práctica de sexo oral lésbico previenen la aparición de molestas marcas heterosexuales alrededor de los labios y región perinasal.6.- Recuperación de la importancia del clítoris: abandona el rol que le ha dado la heterosexualidad como \”accesorio que se descubre si es que se tiene suerte\” a ser el principal beneficiario de las acciones.7.- Diversificación de zonas erógenas: cualquier parte del cuerpo puede ser estimulada satisfactoriamente o sirve como elemento penetrador.8.- Ampliación del imaginario pornográfico: si bien no es necesario emular películas pornos clásicas para demostrar interés, en caso de desear hacerlo es posible interpretar cualquier rol, incluso más de uno al mismo tiempo.9.- Quiebre del binomio penetrada/penetrador: todos los orificios están democráticamente disponibles.10.- Promoción de expresiones vocales diversas: puedes hacer los ruidos que quieras o permanecer en placentero silencio pues no es necesario gritar como actriz porno para que la o las involucradas sepan que lo estás disfrutando.11.-Erotización del misterio y reforzamiento de la curiosidad: el placer de llegar a tu trabajo y decir \”anoche tuve una exquisita sesión de sexo lésbico\” y saber que nadie tiene la menor idea de a qué te refieres en realidad y que del total de oyentes al menos el 80% se llevará la duda a su casa y a su cama (el otro 20% sí sabe pero fingirá que no. El clóset).12.- Estímulo de la autoexploración y resignificación del deseo: la práctica frecuente del sexo lésbico, al requerir un alto grado de creatividad y conocimiento del cuerpo, favorece las sesiones masturbatorias, las exploraciones frente las espejo, los autofrotamientos muslo con muslo en bibliotecas públicas, las fantasías eróticas con compañeras de estudio/trabajo, profesoras, meseras, ciclistas anónimas y en general cualquier cuerpo tibio que caiga bajo ojos tortilleros.13.-Dispersión de la variable tiempo: si bien hay estimaciones basadas en las experiencias compartidas, en general una sesión de sexo lésbico no tiene duración predeterminada. Sabes cuándo empieza pero no cuándo termina.14.-Erradicación de los límites etarios para la mantención del deseo: no hay edades para desear o ser deseada. La erótica lesbiana valora la experiencia, desarma los cánones habituales de juventud y los límites de lo deseable.

15.- Deconstrucción de las imposiciones sociales sobre belleza: una axila peluda o una pierna sin depilar por meses son altamente eróticas. El deseo lesbiano no necesita los discursos patriarcales para justificarse. A las lesbianas nos calientan los cuerpos libres.

El sexo lésbico es amplio y variado, no tiene tiempos, ni posiciones fijas, pero la lengua las manos y la imaginación son claves. Por ejemplo, si estás leyendo esto en voz alta mientras tus manos acarician el teclado, puede ser que ya estés iniciando una placentera sesión de sexo lésbico.homecoming
Recuerda:
Cualquier día es bueno para ser lesbiana.
Y si ya eres lesbiana, siempre se puede serlo aún más.

A las heterosexuales identitarias: por favor abstenerse de comentar este texto con frases como ¨eso también se puede hacer con un hombre¨ o ¨es que me gusta tanto el pene\” y otras frases trilladas. El sexo heterosexual está suficientemente promocionado a través de las medios de comunicación, la ciencia y en general todas las instituciones, incluyendo la de la familia, usando la coerción, la tortura y otras estrategias para mantenerse como el único imaginario posible. Así es que tranquilas, el imperio (lamentablemente) no se va desmoronar por promover otras prácticas. Además, si la heterosexualidad fuera ¨natural¨ y tan placentera como dicen, no necesitaría tamaña promoción. Piénsenlo.

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Pussy Riot Says “Wear Safety Orange to Demand #Justice4Cecily!”

Posted on may 9, 2014, 11:14 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Tags: Justice4Cecily

Occupy Wall Street Hero and Founding Zuccotti Cecily McMillan was physically assaulted by the NYPD on March 17, 2012 and then perversely convicted of assaulting the police officer who put her in the hospital. Cecily is now in prison at Rikers Island awaiting her sentencing, for up to 7 years in prison.

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Cecily’s arrest

You are needed—Justice is in your hands.

 

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You can pick up the updated ebook HERE: http://wp.me/PIJl9-rM

It’s easier to read and better illustrated, there’s pdf, Scribd and epub versions

for most readers, phones, tablets, PCs, now with 469 pages…Hope you like it!

(There are 2 epub files the first is compressed, with less illustrations, but came out beautifully and is ideal for readers and phones with limited memory, it’s only 1.7 mbs.  The second epub file is a huge 13 mb deluxe illustrated version, the best if space is no problem)

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Little by little ‘The Free’ is getting well known, in spite of not being in bookshops and a ”big alternative distributor” may soon take it on.!?!?..  Apparently 143,000 people have visited the blog, 34,000 people have read it on scribd, and many more on Google books, Issuu, The Anarchist Library, etc. Continue reading

by Global Uprisings on April 21, 2014

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The latest short documentary in the Global Uprisings series explores ongoing resistance and self-organization in the midst of the crisis in Spain.

As social conditions continue to deteriorate across Spain, people have been turning to the streets and to each other to find solutions to the crisis. This film tells the story of the massive mobilization that saw millions of people converge on Madrid on March 22, 2014; the story of the proliferation of social centers, community gardens, self-organized food banks; and the story of large-scale housing occupations by and for families that have been evicted. The film pieces together many of the creative ways that people have been coping with crisis and asks what the future may hold for Spain.

Filmed and edited in March/April 2014, it is part of the Global Uprisings documentary series. View more at globaluprisings.org.

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How an anti-airport occupation became a battle for France’s future

Emilie Papillon reports from the ZAD – an occupation of the site of a proposed airport that has turned into something more
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The anti airport movement proposes an anti-capitalist assembly based revolution

The anti airport movement proposes an anti-capitalist assembly based revolution

After avoiding the police checkpoints, heading down road D42 and passing multiple barricades made out of wood, tires, hay bales and anything else burnable, you will eventually find yourself staring at a hand-painted sign: ‘welcome to the ZAD’. Continue reading

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The march backwards: Women’s sexual & reproductive rights at risk

Thilde Knudsen is head of Marie Stopes International’s Europe office.

Spain is about to criminalise abortion; politicians in the UK repeatedly attempt to reduce the 24-week limit; and last week in Brussels, a Parliamentary hearing discussed a European Citizens’ initiative that, if successful, would block European Commission (EC) development funding for maternal health. Continue reading

1522034_221182471408910_1689310383_nFollow #WaveOfAction and #YouAreNeeded.

WaveOfAction.org | OccupyWallSt.orgWorld | NYC | London | Chicago | Boston | Reno, Nevada | Fort Wayne, Indiana | Orange County, CA | Windhoek, Namibia | Philadelphia | Mississippi | Brisbane, Queensland, Australia | Amsterdam | Seville, Spain | Lansing, Michigan | 5 cities in Tennessee | Ontario, Canada | Various cities, Germany | Johannesburg, Za | Various cities, South Africa | Sydney, Australia | Continue reading

CONTINUES HERE: 3rd day: Can Vies Uprising spreads like Wildfire # EfectoCanVies

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pdates…eviction battles

2nd day Barcelona riots for eviction/demolition of Can Vies

Eviction of Can Vies..26/05 Demo 20.00, Sants Est.

Eviction due from 1st April of historic Can Vies anarchist center

We’re having a big demonstration on Saturday 22 March at 12am at Plaza Santa , we all go out together on the streets. We love free spaces and we wont let Can Vies so easily disappear !

72ppi_tema_-okupacio-occupying.. to give Life to an Empty Space and open it to the Neighbourhood for political struggles against POWER  17 years of history.. NO to the Eviction!… If its knocked down.., The Barrio goes to War!

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2nd day Barcelona riots for eviction/demolition of Can Vies

The building of Can Vies is historically a workers center going back generations. The Barcelona City Council, which has given the order, is intent on wiping out any social movement they don’t control.

more here:Save Can Vies: amazing videos and posters: updated

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SOLIDARITY WITH  CAN VIES SQUAT CENTER AND WITH THE
arrested antifascists

Can Vies, the legendary anarchist center occupied now dor 17 years,  in danger ! imminent eviction from April 1  and for  the whole month

Lets Stop it  AGAIN!

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