Category: social revolution


The banksy comic is republished from ZenPencils.com, .

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The Fair Coop. The Earth cooperative for a fair economy

Activists from various fields of alternative economy like Enric Duran (Robin of the Banks), Cooperativa Integral Catalana, Michael Bauwens, P2P Foundation, or Amir Taaki, , bitcoin developer, launched this September 17, after months of networking, a draft global economic system based on cooperation, ethics, solidarity, redistribution north-south, and justice in economic relations.

The Fair Coop is a global cooperative attempt to become independent of the “old economic system” based on central banks and fiat currencies by a new currency reference, faircoin, to promote the global commons and decentralized economies. .

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The date, 17S coincides symbolically with six years of the campaign “We can live without capitalism,” and five years since the campaign with more than a hundred data points in the Spanish state to create alternative economy networks by inviting people to abandon their bank accounts. It is also a step in the “Comprehensive Revolution”,which in the words of Duran, “aims to give visibility to a self-organized movement that is working to build  other possible worlds
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Series of big anti-nazi demos against fascist squatters…   Anti- fascists seize ‘white Spanish only’ food stall and distribute to all..   Fascist squatters may have owners permission… Squatters movement disowns fascist squat… Police turn blind eye to nazi ”okupas” in Tetuan barrio….   Fascist thugs from MSR squat injure local youths..  Media equates nazi’ Social Home’ with long existing popular and anti racist Squat center ‘La Enrededera’ to demand its eviction.

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                                                        neighbourhood protest against nazi occupation

They are not squatters: they are Nazis

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On 18 August, the neo-Nazi group Social Republican Movement (MSR) announced on social media their entry into an abandoned building in Madrid’s Tetuan barrio and fheir intention to turn it into a social center for  ‘those in need’  provided they were white and of Spanish nationality. .

Opening a such center in the district with the largest migrant population of Madrid and the opposition it generated among neighbors attracted media attention, especially after the massive demonstration against held the same day as opening of the center, on August 30.

Since then, it has been common to see the press referred to the center as a squatted buildingand members of the neo-Nazi group as “squatters” in an error which is then repeated in social networks. The center is equated with the squatting movement, which has always had among its main objectives the recovery of abandoned homes to become social centers and buildings.

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Hundreds arrested during US low wage protests

 

 the federal minimum wage, which has been $7.25 since 2009.
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US fast-food restaurants this year are expected to make profits of $7.2bn
More than 450 people have been arrested at protests across the US over low pay for workers at fast-food restaurants, according to organisers.The arrests on Thursday came as staff at a number of major chains went on strike demanding their wages be increased to $15 an hour.

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Anti-Nato Protesters March to Steel Cordon Protecting World Leaders

 

JS45458003With police in riot gear and helmets looking down from higher ground, the protesters set off from the center of Newport at lunchtime in a public show of opposition to the Nato Summit.

With the biggest gathering of world leaders ever to set foot in Wales underway at the Celtic Manor resort opponents made a three-mile trek to the venue as part of a pre-planned peaceful protest.

Hundreds of locals turned out along the way to watch the 500-strong protest procession pass along Chepstow Road.

Loud chanting erupted as the march arrived at the cordon where scores of people pounded against the steel barrier fencing.

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Don’t expect to see a bullfight when you trip to Barcelona, the last stadium is closed and the ”sport” banned. In fact for years it was mainly kept going by the tourist industry.

The popular bumper sticker in Madrid is the bull, representing, for the Catalans,  cruel bullying disguised as ‘heroic’ sexist posturing.

Barcelona  cars on the other hand feature the Catalan donkey, symbolizing just a nice but stubborn animal, and maybe the ability to laugh at themselves.

In San Sebastian of the Kings, (real name Donostia in Basque) the battle against bullfighting is in full swing.  Last week there was a new demo against, which was attacked by pro-bullfight thugs, sending one girl to hospital. (see report below) Continue reading

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Mexican Judge Departs From Script, Turns Monsanto’s Mexican Dream Into Legal Nightmare

The U.S. agribusiness giant Monsanto is long accustomed to getting its own way. Through a combination of back-channel lobbying, opaque political funding and revolving-door politics, the multinational agrochemical and biotechnology corporation has subverted, corrupted and infiltrated the elected governments of countries around the world, from the smallest and poorest to the biggest and richest.

However, if recent events in Europe and Latin America are any indication, the tide may well be subtly turning against the interests of Monsanto and its fellow GMO oligopolies and in the favor of independent food growers and consumers.

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Alicante prisoners have been refusing provisonal freedom, saying it’s impossible to survive out of jail in the absence of workworse out of prison                                          

The union ACAIP warns that  Valencian prisons do not have enough space for inmates who, for fear of not subsist in the streets, are rejecting the ‘third grade’ provisional freedom.                                                                                       

Inmates do not want to get out of jail. This is what is happening in Alicante, where several prison inmates of the overcrowded and disgusting Fontcalent prison have refused entitlement to leave during the day due to the lack of work and resources to survive, according to the local newspaper Information.     Continue reading

Massive cross-border human chain opposes coal mining in Europe

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On Saturday, 23rd August, thousands of people made their way to the German-Polish border region Lusatia, to confront one of the biggest environmental disasters right in the middle of Europe. They formed a human chain of 8 km connecting German and Polish villages that are supposed to make way for open-pit lignite mines.

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though written from the usual US-centric angle these reports show the NSA search engine is used by the secret police of their client states worldwide.ic reach   full details here:     https://firstlook.org/theintercept   with thanks

Originally posted on 60spunk:

The Surveillance Engine: How the NSA Built Its Own Secret Google

NSA docs show metadata key to @CIA torture prog – aided “virtually every successful rendition” 

“It’s only metadata”?

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“…When a target switches phones, and identifies networkds of organizations based on communications within the group…”. Yow.

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Originally posted on Chain Of Thoughts:

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Originally posted on alertamazonica:

Desde el colectivo Alerta Amazónica en Barcelona mandamos un apoyo a los pueblos del TIPNIS y sus organizaciones en un momento que han sido agredidos gravemente los derechos y las personas en la ciudad de Trinidad. Difundiremos los hechos en Europa apelando al gobierno de Evo Morales una respuesta a lo sucedido y exigimos el respeto de la autonomía y la voluntad de los pueblos amazónicos a decidir sobre el futuro de sus territorios y sus destinos.

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URGENTE COMUNARIOS DEL SECURE SON AGREDIDOS
Lo-as compañero-as indígenas del Secure fueron agredidos brutalmente en su sede de Trinidad, varios comunarios llegaron precisamente para defender su sede del asedio de un grupo de choque a la cabeza de Adrian Vilche (coocido criminal) y Pedro Vare que utilizaron a comunarios como Mario Muyabiri,  Marcela Flores, Josely Guime Rocha, además unos cuantos tsimancitos  les han  agredido fuertemente, armados de palos y flechas…

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Originally posted on It Is What It Is:

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~~August 25, 2014~~

You’ve felt it your entire life, that there’s something wrong with the world …

~~Anonymous Awakening~~

http://www.facebook.com/Anonymousawaken

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~~Description~~

What is Anonymous?

Anonymous is not a group, it is not a person.
It is an IDEA. Specifically it is the idea that all of us deserve freedom, freedom of thought, of speech, of expression of knowledge, of assembly and of belief. The freedom to determine the course and destination of our own lives.
If you share this idea then you are one of us.
You have likely heard many things about Anonymous, some of them are true and some of them are not. We are not terrorists and we are not violent.

We are citizens of the World who bear witness the tyranny, oppression and censorship.

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We are activists who seek to change the system and end the cycle of corruption. We seek to create transparency in…

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thefreeorg:

When will all America join in?!?!

MonP.Em_                   note: not sure where this photo was taken but it illustrates the point!

 

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Outrage In Missouri Town After Police Shooting Of 18-Yr-Old Man

Originally posted on Ian Bone:

Police chief thinks locals incapable of organising……….otherwise they’d be in the police force……….

Apparently these ‘anarchists’ have been joined by ‘organised nihilists’ as the police chief becomes increasingly bonkers in attempts to portray outsiders with guns flooding down the state highways to loot and riot. But there are anarchists there and so there should be……THERE ARE NO OUTSIDERS IN THE WORKING CLASS

‘Some, like a young white Californian who gave his name only as Sam, are drifters with no clear-cut agenda. “I’m an anarchist and I was in the region so I decided to come. What’s happening here is inspirational, people are resisting,” said Sam, who has slept out some nights.

Despite the suspicion over provocateurs many residents continued to express gratitude for their guests, invited or otherwise. “Strength in numbers”, said Gino Addison, 36, whose porch overlooks the site where Brown was killed. “We can’t make this much…

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Outrage In Missouri Town After Police Shooting Of 18-Yr-Old Man

Last night, I retweeted a picture from a guy named Kyle that showed a scene from the Ferguson, Missouri protests and another from the movie The Dark Knight Rises.

The pictures are almost identical:

All night long, I watched unbelievable images that I thought were from a movie, but were actually events happening in real life in Ferguson after a police officer shot and killed Michael Brown. The sad part is that while making the gallery for this post, I realized that the real life images are way more chilling than the recreations from movies.

Take a look at the following images and you can quickly see that what’s happening in Ferguson right now is way worse than anything Hollywood could create.

PHOTO CREDIT: Getty, IMDB

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