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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
April 2014

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

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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

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!

Lip Dub made by #Sants barrio for @SomCanVies Continue reading

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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Recipes for Disaster: An Anarchist Cookbook

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This is a modern guerrilla handbook, for all the rebels, inspired, resistors, collectives, occupiers who want to change the world to a horizontal not authoritarian society and who WANT TO LIVE THE CHANGE.

It’s an anarchist book first released by the CrimethInc. collective back in December 2004. The title is a joke.It provides all kinds of information on and strategies for direct action useful to activists and dissenters.There are sections on forming affinity groups, organizing demonstrations, stenciling, black blocs, sabotage, squatting, and more personal topics like mental health and “Supporting Survivors of Domestic Violence”.

It was written over three years by dozens of radical collectives from all over the world working together.

The work was positively reviewed in Fifth Estate ) and Clamor  as well as by Kirsten Anderberg.fight-where-you-stand

“This is a handbook for direct action. Any action that side-steps regulations, representatives, and authorities to accomplish goals is direct action. Continue reading

The Ukraine is more or less bankrupt, ruined equally by predator capitalist western bankers and rapacious Russian oligarchs and swindlers. Now after 20 years pillage we see nationalists and macho morons on both sides playing WAR CHICKEN for the right to continue sucking the country dry for the foreseeable future.

Police officers arrest an anti-Russian demonstrator from the group Femen outside of an emergency meeting of EU foreign ministers at the EU Council building in Brussels

Stop Putin’s War! Police officers arrest an anti-War demonstrator from the group Femen outside of an emergency meeting of EU foreign ministers at the EU Council building in Brussels

So who is ”right”?  Both the US/EU and the Russian leaders are ODIOUS IDIOTS playing with the lives of us all for their own megalomaniac obsessions with power, prestige, rape culture and greed. Continue reading

full gallery HERE  http://www.survivalinternational.

braz-awa-tn-2011-3968-final_gallery_large- Little Butterfly, a young girl from the nomadic Awá people, the Earth’s most threatened tribe.
 

On International Women’s Day, Survival International profiles the stories of the world’s tribal women.

For women of the Awá hunter-gatherer tribe in the Brazilian Amazon, an egalitarian society is normal; some Awá women even take several husbands, a practice known as polyandry….http://www.survival..

On International Women’s Day, Survival International profiles the stories of the world’s tribal women.

© Domenico Pugliese/Survival

full gallery HERE  http://www.survivalinternational.

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Wolf-whistles, “hey baby” and “keep smiling honey!” are the types of things you’d expect to hear directed at a woman walking down the street. But what would the world look like if gender roles were reversed? A new short film seeks to answer that question — and the result is chilling. output_XXIN1b

On what seems to be just another ordinary day, a man is exposed to sexism and sexual violence in a society ruled by women… (10 minutes watch below)

from Feminist Times http://www.feministtimes.com/

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Famous suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst turns up in a pancake

 

A Pancake Day miracle! A feminist believes she has found the image of beloved suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst in her Shrove Tuesday pancake.   Abigail Jones, 37, of Totnes in Devon, believes the mysterious pancake image is a message from the past, sent by Mrs Pankhurst to egg on today’s activists in their battle against the patriarchy. Continue reading

Manresa : Endesa knocks down without prior notice,  the anti patriarchy occupied social center CSO La Tremenda

”………………Against this agressive eviction we respond with the strength and hard hitting necessary so that such actions don’t go unpunished. We invite everybody to express their solidarity with the La Tremenda in the way they think appropriate,. Attacks like this don’t intimidate us, on the contrary they make us stronger. Let being frightened change over to their side.. No attacks without resistance!”

the clitoris brigade  (columna clitoral)

LaTremenda vandalised
 Photo: Peter Fontanals.   La Tremenda after the attack. Photo: Peter Fontanals Continue reading

stop price rises

BARCELONA #15M Newsletter nr 59

Feb 23, 2014 12:58 pm

1. Barcelona rises up against Public Transport luxury prices
2. #AbortoLibre – Free Abortion : big uprising against the spanish law that bans free abortion
3. Ocax: an online tool to keep the budgets under people’s control 

1. BARCELONA RISES UP AGAINST PUBLIC TRANSPORT LUXURY PRICES

From January 2014, Barcelona’s public transport price has increased again . Travelling by public transport in Barcelona today costs 71% more than ten years ago. The fare of the two most used travel cards -  the T-10 (ten tickets) and the 30/50 (fifty ticket in thirty days, a kind of worker’s ticket) – have increased 5,10% and 8,4% respectively. A comparision between salary and a one-way city’s travel ticket cost in several cities around the world shows that Barcelona has the lowest salary and the highest ticket price, becoming a luxury -as in the Catalan TV sketch. Continue reading

CanVies is an Occupied assembly run Social center, set in what was once a CNT Union Center 80 years ago, The occupation has lasted 17 years and has local support. In calling for ‘local defense’ against eviction the occupiers refer to the successful Gamonal community uprising in Burgos just 2 weeks ago. The evictions of 4 other Catalan social  centers are coinciding in the next weeks… more news to come…

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Fight the Police State with neighbourhood Defense..Stop the Eviction of Can Vies…Demonstration Sat 8 Feb 11.30 Plaza Sants

By Can Vies Occupied Center  03 Feb 2014

We appeal to come and demonstrate to actively defend the streets,  and from the local self-organization movement to defend the autonomous social center Can Vies – at any time the City Council could exercise their power of  eviction – And also to defend all of the squatted social centers threatened in Catalonia…  (the Carboneria Squatted Center (La Carbò), the Expropriated Bank of Gracia,  the Popular Workers Center of the Eixample , the Gordíssima Occupied Autonomous Center (The Fattest One),  the May Flower (Flor de Maig)  and  the House of Dreams (Casa dels Somnis) ) , as well as to slow down the progress of the Police State and the criminalization of social movements , and show support for the antifascist prisoners from January 28 , one still in custody . Continue reading

black feminists

From L to R: Thenjiwe McHarris and Tynesha McHarris

Feminists We Love: Tynesha and Thenjiwe McHarris

By: Aimee Meredith Cox and Darnell L. Moore

An encounter with Tynesha and Thenjiwe McHarris is like experiencing the commanding and luminous presence of spirit, a double portion–that sense of metaphysical connection that escapes our understanding. One gives the other a look and without having uttered a word they would have communicated senses of joy, frustration, anger, and pain. Continue reading

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