Category: social revolution

Originally posted on Ace News Services 2014:

#AceWorldNews – ETHIOPIA (Addis Ababa) – July 20 – Nine blogger’s and journalists, four of them Global Voices members, were charged with terrorism and related activities before Ethiopia’s Lideta High Court yesterday. Arrested and detained in Addis Ababa on April 25 and 26, they since have been behind bars on informal accusations of “working with foreign organizations that claim to be human rights activists and…receiving finance to incite public violence through social media.”

​The defendants’ attorneys and families were not given prior notice about the hearing, and they thus had no legal representation present when the charges were issued.

The Zone9 Trial Tracker blog, run by sources close to the defendants, reported that the charges included working with organizations branded as “terrorist” by the Ethiopian government; participating in an email encryption training; and “underground organization.”

The bloggers’ attorney told AFP that the charges have no “credible substance.” Supporters around…

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Originally posted on Steal | this | Hijab دزدیدن این حجاب:

Exclusive interview with Leila Khaled
Recorded on Thursday 3rd of April 2014
First published here.

Frank Barat for Le Mur A Des Oreilles (LMADO): How are you Leila? What are you doing nowadays in Amman?

Leila Khaled: I am fine as long as I am a part of the struggle for freedom, for our right of return and for an independent State with Jerusalem as capital. I know it is not going to happen in the near future, but I am fighting nevertheless. Here in Amman, I am the chief of the department of refugees and Right of Return in thePopular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (P.F.L.P).

LMADO: You are a Palestinian refugee, one of six million. Do you still think that you will return one day? And what do you make of the conditions of the Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, who are denied their most basic…

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Originally posted on Ian Bone:

Good news that RAR is finally up and running


Launch gig on October 4th at T Chances in Tottenham; Six bands including SLUG and INTENSIVE CARE

AND ON October 18TH after the bookfair and after we’ve bottled Miliband there will be a gig with SLUG and SLOW FACTION and many others

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Originally posted on Revolting Europe:

By Jose Antonio Arias

Again, for the umpteenth time the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has attacked Spanish youth and their wages, while the Spanish business lobby shouts “we told you so”.

This is the scenario: over 50% youth unemployment, the minimum wage at €645.30 (virtually frozen since 2011) and almost non-existent labour rights.

Faced with these facts the director of the IMF, Christine Lagarde, concludes that “we must end youth unemployment.” So far we can all agree, but her prescription for solving the problem is poison. She proposes, as Spanish business has, to create an even lower minimum wage for workers under 35 years of age. No more no less.

That is to say, Mrs Lagarde believes that the under 35s have to be paid less than the minimum wage to qualify for a job. We do not deserve the same rights as other workers. So harsh and so…

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Originally posted on Desertpeace:

The latest massacre brings to more than 420 the number of Palestinians killed in Israel’s bombardment of Gaza, now entering its second week. More than 3,000 people have been injured and tens of thousands have fled their homes, with many seeking shelter in UN-run schools.

Massacre in Shujaiya: Dozens killed as Israel shells eastern Gaza City – photos

A Palestinian boy wounded by Israeli shelling, receives treatment at al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City, 20 July.(Ali Jadallah / APA images)

Dozens of men, women and children were killed in the early hours of Sunday as Israel indiscriminately shelled the eastern Gaza City neighborhood of Shujaiya.

Some sixty bodies have already been removed from the rubble of homes and apartment buildings, and the number of injured is more than two hundred, Palestinian health ministry spokesman Dr. Ashraf al-Qidra told local media.


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STOP the Eviction of the Self-run Occupied Social Center LA TRABA, on Tuesday 22nd July.. 8.00 a.m.

Originally posted on Apoya, defiende, ama la Casika :

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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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The company YPFB PetroAndina 2014 scheduled for drilling the first well in the block Lliquimuni in a mountainous area of ​​the Bolivian Amazon. Communal Lands of Origin Mosetén in Amazonia North of La Paz (Bolivia) are particularly affected and already in 2009 they moved to halt seismic exploration activities.


Lliquimuni, la amenaza del petróleo from Alerta Amazónica on Vimeo.

Originally posted on alertamazonica:

 La compañía YPFB PetroAndina ha programado para 2014 la perforación del primer pozo en el bloque LLiquimuni, en una serranía de la Amazonía boliviana. El Territorio Comunitario de Orígen Mosetén en la Amazonía del Norte de La Paz (Bolivia) se ve especialmente afectado y ya en 2009 se movilizó para detener las actividades de exploración sísmica. El pozo Lliquimuni siembra dudas por los elevados costes para construir los caminos de acceso, los impactos ambientales y las vagas expectativas de encontrar grandes reservas.

realizado por: Marc Gavaldà

una producción de : Alerta Amazónica 2014.


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Originally posted on Warrior Publications:

Tar Sands in northern Alberta, where Native band councils work with industry and benefit from the toxic destruction of their environment.

Tar Sands in northern Alberta, where Native band councils work with industry and benefit from the toxic destruction of their environment.

Deeply frustrated by provincial denials of health concerns, two First Nations commissioned their own study using out-of-province university researchers to examine oil sands pollutants in their foods.

by Mychaylo Prystupa, Vancouver Observer,July 8th, 2014

Two northern Alberta First Nations downstream of massive oil sands smoke plumes and tailing ponds released a human health study Monday, implicating the growth of the industry to many serious Aboriginal health concerns, including cancer.

The worry?  Oil sands pollution is contaminating their wild food.

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For those who don’t read Spanish.. Activists have caused a furorere by publishing a simulation of an oil disaster in the Canary Islands, caused by an explosion on Repsol’s exploration rig. Right now the 1% mega criminals running Repsol only need one more permission to go ahead, having had approved a pathetic lying environmental report by the pro oil and anti renewable Spanish Government. 90% of the population, including the regional government oppose oil extraction.( info in English here boycott-repsol-petroleum-stop-the-black-death/)

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Originally posted on No Oil Canarias:


Repsol estudia emprender acciones legales contra un digital que simula las consecuencias de un derrame en Canarias noticias

Repsol amenaza con demandas por un montaje sobre un vertido en Canarias. Repsol estudia emprender acciones legales contra los autores de un falso periódico que ayer se difundió en las redes sociales, con noticias ficticias sobre un derrame de petróleo en Canarias ocasionado por la compañía y sus consecuencias sobre la población y el medio ambiente. En las últimas horas, ha circulado por distintas redes sociales un periódico llamado “La Voz de Canarias”, en el que se anuncia un desastre ecológico en las islas provocado por “la explosión” del barco perforador “contratado por Repsol” para sus prospecciones.Se confirma el desastre. El terrible accidente en el barco de extracción petrolera “Stena Drill Max”, contratado por Repsol, ocasiona un vertido masivo y un incendio. Los protocolos de seguridad fallaron y…

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I bet you in 10 years the revolutionary winners of elections in the
Spanish political pig trough will be just as obscenely corrupt as those of today.. but that’s not to say this growth from 15M won’t become a movement that can later take on the capitalist ‘mashine’… let’s hope so!1984PlazadelTripiBarcelonaGeorgeOrwell1 by Mario Fernandez

ironic or what.. a ‘You Are  Being Watched’ sign erected by Barcelona City Council in George Orwell Square!!

Originally posted on Guerrilla Translation!:


We are living in an exceptional time that demands brave, creative initiatives. If we are able to imagine a different city, we will have the power to transform it.”

“There was a belief in the revolution and the future, a feeling of having suddenly emerged into an era of equality and freedom. Human beings were trying to behave as human beings and not as cogs in the capitalist machine.” This is how George Orwell described the city of Barcelona during the anarchist revolution of 1936 in his classic Homage to Catalonia. A short-lived dream that was soon to be crushed by Franco’s fascist regime.

Almost 80 years later, the City Hall of Barcelona sells a very different dream to the world. An over-developed, highly commercialized Barcelona that has become a theme park for tourists, who blissfully wander the streets of the charming metropolis, unaware of the harsh difficulties many of…

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Originally posted on Demand CO2-free exists now (NH3).:

Hydrogen breakthrough could be a game-changer for the future of car fuels

Jun 24, 2014 by Marion O’sullivan

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1st published June 24 2014    by Marion O’sullivan

Nature's Hydrogen TankUK researchers today announced what they believe to be a game changer in the use of hydrogen as a “green” fuel.

A new discovery by scientists at the UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), offers a viable solution to the challenges of storage and cost by using ammonia as a clean and secure hydrogen-containing energy source to produce hydrogen on-demand in situ.1-hydrogenbrea

Hydrogen is considered by many to be the best alternative fuel for automotive purposes but there are complications with its safe and efficient storage and very significant concerns surrounding the costs of a hydrogen infrastructure for transportation. This new discovery may well have found the answers to both these challenges.

When the components of ammonia are separated…

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Looking to the past for the fuel of the future


IN NOVEMBER 1942, Belgium’s public bus system ground to a halt, crippled by a wartime shortage of diesel.

The standstill caused chaos. Engineers at the country’s public transport company got to work and by April 1943 the service was up and running again. They had adapted about 100 buses to run on an alternative fuel – liquid ammonia, pumped into tanks on the buses’ roofs.

The experiment was short-lived, but it proved the point that ammonia – plus a small amount of coal gas to help combustion – could be used as a transport fuel. Continue reading


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