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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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London: Grow Heathrow eviction notice 8am, Friday 15 Aug

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On Friday 15th August at 8am, bailiffs will make their first attempt to evict Grow Heathrow (previously here and here). Four and a half years after the abandoned greenhouses in the middle of Heathrow Airport’s proposed third runway were occupied by local residents together with activists, Heathrow villagers are organising again to resist airport expansion that’s ruled out by climate science.

Residents of the 700+ homes a third runway would destroy have asked to be trained to protect their own homes. On Thursday 14th, the day before the bailiffs visit, there will be talks and workshops on how to peacefully resist the eviction and on how ordinary people successfully shelved plans for a noisy third runway. At 8am on Friday 15th, hopefully you can help protect our home from the County Court bailiffs, ready to do the same for other homes threatened by airport expansion. Grow Heathrow has been described as the ‘heart of the village’ by BBC News and ‘inspirational’ by the local MP. We are still trying to buy the land instead of having bailiffs at our home.

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”There are always oil spills in the Amazon. Because the criminal predator oil companies care nothing for the environment, the health of the people or even the genocide of whole indigenous nations. this has been going on for 50 years, the biggest crimes being the 1000’s of spills and abandoned chemical lakes created over 30 years by Texaco (now Chevron) which even today uses it’s massive wealth to defend its impunity. Today while science proves that 60% of fossil fuels will have to stay in the ground to save us from catastrophic climate change, the race to extract continues worse than ever, with the connivance of ourselves, the 1st world fossil fuel junkies!

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Amazon oil spill has killed tons of fish, sickened native people

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Dead fish from an oil spill in the Peruvian Amazon are mixed with oil-covered twigs gathered by local residents. Fish are vital to the villagers’ diet and income. Reporters discovered there had been another smaller oil spill only 4 days before which the company claims was a ”normal maintenance procedure”

By Barbara Fraser     Environmental Health News     July 23, 2014

CUNINICO, Peru – On the last day of June, Roger Mangía Vega watched an oil slick and a mass of dead fish float past this tiny Kukama Indian community and into the Marañón River, a major tributary of the Amazon.

Community leaders called the emergency number for Petroperu, the state-run operator of the 845-kilometer pipeline that pumps crude oil from the Amazon over the Andes Mountains to a port on Peru’s northern coast Continue reading

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*Solidarity with the NO TAV activists arrested in Italy*

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from Anarchist Black Cross (Cruz Negra Anarquista) with thanks

Last 11th of July registered the houses and arrested three people who are in the NO TAV fight in Italy. Two were arrested in Milan and another one in Lecce.

The TAV is an European project which consist on the creation of a high speed line from Lisbon to Kiev. It is in 1995 when the people from Val di Susa (Italy) start an important fight in opposition to its construction. In 2008, the fight is radicalised due to the militarization of the valley and the extension of the movement among other cities in Italy. In the 9th of December 2013, Chiara, Claudio and Niccollò are imprisioned in Turin and Mattia in Milan, accusing them of participating in an action against the construction of the TAV in the 13th May 2013 night. These four people are arrested under high security as they are considered terrorist.

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Neonicotinoids appear to have devastating effects
across the natural world: we need a global moratorium.

By George Monbiot… reblogged with thanks!

Beekeepers protest in Parliament Square to urge Britain's govern

Here’s our choice. We wait and see whether a class of powerful pesticides, made by Bayer and Syngenta, is indeed pushing entire ecosystems to oblivion, or we suspend their use while proper trials are conducted. The natural world versus two chemical companies: how hard can this be? Continue reading

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July 2014 By Noam Chomsky, Truthout | Op-Ed

The front page of The New York Times on June 26 featured a photo of women mourning a murdered Iraqi.

He is one of the innumerable victims of the ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) campaign in which the Iraqi army, armed and trained by the U.S. for many years, quickly melted away, abandoning much of Iraq to a few thousand militants, hardly a new experience in imperial history.

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(Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout)

Right above the picture is the newspaper’s famous motto: “All the News That’s Fit to Print.”

There is a crucial omission. The front page should display the words of the Nuremberg judgment of prominent Nazis – words that must be repeated until they penetrate general consciousness: Aggression is “the supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole.”

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All that media bullshit about US fracking boom was just hype to finance rip-off scams, soon leaving dead bankrupt wells, poisoned land and water and less and less loot for the scammers.

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The US’s drive to become a top global oil and gas exporter by fracking has been blown wide open by a 96% write-down of California’s Monterey Shale – meant to hold two thirds of the US’s shale oil. How long before the whole enterprise is exposed as another monstrous Ponzi scheme?

The US oil industry is also due to spend $2.8 trillion by 2035 just to stay even whereas the Middle East will spend a third less, produce three times more in the same time.

“After years of talking about it, we are finally poised to control our own energy future.”hyper-toxic fracking waste water 2 Continue reading


Repsol in Spain opens the era of dirty oil in the

European Union

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” In 2012 the government revived Spanish oil company Repsol’s permit from 2001 to explore for oil in the Canary Islands, which had been cancelled in 2004 by the supreme court after legal challenges…destroy repsol whaleThe move prompted outrage from environmentalists and locals and the Canariees government who had previously fought the plans. Late last month, an blatantly fudged ”environmental review” handed Repsol the green light from Madrid to proceed with its exploration off Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, both popular holiday destinations.  (continued below)… Continue reading

Time we STOPPED maintaining millions of swimming pools as deadly chlorine traps for every organism that enters them.

Paramos YA de mantener millones de piscinas esteriles con clor que son trampas mortales para cada organismo que se mete dentro.

Untitled“Swimming in natural water is a delight to our senses. Your skin and hair feels soft and your eyes don’t sting. It seems as if, every cell in your body is telling you – this is the way swimming should be.” -David Pagan Butler

Nadar en agua natural es una delicia para los sentidos. La piel y el cabello se siente suave y sus ojos no pican. Parece como si cada célula de tu cuerpo te está diciendo -. Éste debe seres la manera de nadar -David Pagan Butler

natural pool6A Natural Swimming Pool is one that has clear water without using chemicals. These pools rely entirely on the plants and animals to condition the water.

Una piscina natural es una piscina que tiene agua clara sin necesidad de utilizar productos químicos. Estas piscinas se basan enteramente en las plantas y los animales para acondicionar el agua.

This is so effective that this pool has been tested and shown to be of drinking water quality. Also, through the continual natural “cleaning process” the pool water never needs changing, saving water.

Esto es tan eficaz que  ha sido probado y demostrado que la calidad del agua de la piscina es potable. También, a través del proceso de limpieza continuo natural, el agua de la piscina nunca necesita ser cambiado, ahorriendo mucha agua.

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It’s chemical free so it is healthy for people and wildlife alike. It’s truly wild Swimming at home. If you have space, time and can recycle materials why not try it. 

 Es libre de químicos por lo que es saludable igualmente para las personas y la vida silvestre. Es natación verdaderamente salvaje en casa. Si tienes espacio, tiempo y se puede reciclar matetriales porque no probarlo?

Time to stop draining ponds, bulldozing hedges, planting GMOs, spraying toxics.. and building pools that are Biodiversity Death Traps!

Es hora de PARAR de drenar los estanques, de arrasar los setos vivos, plantar transgénicos, pulverizar con tóxicos .. y de construir piscinas que no son más que trampas mortales para la  Biodiversidad!

Here are some free plans to build your own Natural Swimming Pool: Mother Earth News

Aquí hay algunos planes libres para construir su propia piscina natural (en inglés):Mother Earth News

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‘March Against Monsanto’ planned for over 50 countries. On May 24, millions of activists from around the world will once again March Against Monsanto, calling for the permanent boycott of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and other harmful agro-chemicals. Currently, marches will occur on six continents, in 52 countries,with events in over 400 cities. In the US, solidarity marches are slated to occur in 47 states.  A comprehensive list of marches.

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53 indigenous activists on trial for police-protester massacre in Peru

support bagua defendantsJeremy Hance   mongabay.com   May 15, 2014

In the summer of 2009, on a highway in Peru known as Devil’s Curve: everything went wrong. For months, indigenous groups had protested new laws by then President Alan Garcia opening up the Amazon to deregulated logging, fossil fuels, and other extractive industries as a part of free trade agreements with the U.S. But the protests came to a bloody head on June 5th when police clashed with activists, leaving at least 32 dead and 200 injured. Continue reading

This is a great new beginning. International strikes are a brilliant way to stop outsourcing industry to places with even worse slave labour conditions. With world strikes we can stop the crazy concentration of wealth, and stop the abuse of nationalism to manipulate us against each other.

Support the worldwide fast-food strikers!

fast food strike 6BY Amien Essif

Workers braved the dismal weather on the morning of May 15th to demand higher wages and the right to unionize at McDonald’s and other fast-food restaurants. (Amien Essif)

It’s 6 a.m. in Chicago, and the bitingly cold, drizzly weather seems oblivious to the fact that it’s May 15th. And yet, a crowd of more than 100 people wearing red ponchos has formed outside of a McDonald’s restaurant downtown, where they’re dancing to mariachi music. fast food stike 5

“I could pay my bills. I could make my own bills,” he jokes. “It would help everybody out.”fast food strike 8

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The united anti-capitalist Mayday march in Barcelona was cancelled half way through when the black block of the anarchist section began attacking banks and burning a rubbish container barricade.

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The anarchist celebrations began in the morning with a big open air meeting and well organised communal lunch in the Macba square.

The cancellation of the march was half expected as the leftist parties had agreed beforehand to do so if there was trouble,(in case their political leaders should have their careers prejudiced). It left the way open for dozens of riot vans to charge in and 5 people were arrested. Continue reading

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

Americas, Brazil

 

tear gas at rio eviction of 5000At 4 am on Friday, 1,500 BOPE killer cops took under siege a building, in northern Rio, which had been occupied by homeless working people, teargasing and attacking people in their sleep.  Another person was executed during protests against the military occupation of Mare, on Saturday.

Residents believe that 2 kids and an old man have been suffocated to death in the military assault. Dozens have been injured, some lost their eyes.

Residents believe that two children and an old man have been killed – it is not known who are their names, or if they were killed due to the teargas or the smoke from the building set on fire during the forced eviction.  27 people had been arrested when they defended against the police attack.

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