The iconic Carbonería (La Carbó) is about to be evicted. The property is now owned by Barclays Bank, well known in Barcelona as Butchers of mortgage defaulters.The Carboneria is an’Occupied Self Managed Social Center’, working on the Assembly system and deeply immersed in the local community.
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ONG afirma que Consejo de Ética de Noruega recomienda añadir Repsol a la ‘lista negra’ , pero el Ministerio no se mueve
in English below translation thefreeonline.
Hace algunos años , el Consejo de Ética que da recomendaciones al Fondo de Pensiones Global de Noruega ( GPFG ) comenzó a investigar la compañía de petróleo y gas Repsol . El objetivo declarado del consejo es evaluar ” si la inversión en empresas específicas es incompatible con las pautas éticas establecidas [del Fondo] antes de hacer recomendaciones al Ministerio de Hacienda, y la razón por la que estaba interesado en Repsol fue a causa de sus operaciones en una parte remota de la Amazonía del Perú habitada por indígenas que viven en ” aislamiento voluntario ” que no tienen contacto regular con nadie más. Continue reading →
The biggest emitters were China (23 percent), the U.S. (14 percent), Europe (10 percent), India (5 percent), and Russia (5 percent).
And the primary sources of emissions were energy (35 percent), industry (18 percent), transport (13 percent), agriculture (11 percent), forestry (11 percent), buildings (8 percent), and waste (4 percent). The sources are explained in more detail in the balloons. Continue reading →
After holding out for more than 5 months since the Court Order the Can Piella ‘Land and Liberty’ occupation was evicted yesterday, on the 2nd anniversary of the start if the 15M ‘Take The Streets’ uprising. The squat had become a symbol of anarchist type collective action, permaculture, and resistance to rampant capitalist speculation, with countless mobilisations and widespread public support, even by local councils.
The eviction comes on the same day as an ”anti terrorist” raid detained 5 local anarchists see here and in the context of a 15M offensive, with demonstrations and new occupations daily. See here, here here and here (Catalan) Continue reading →
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Squatting in empty properties is now a criminal offence, but homeless people say they are being unfairly criminalised.
The ministry of justice estimates up to 2,000 people could be prosecuted each year [Al Jazeera/Simon Hooper ]
|London, UK – “Todd” was 18 when he came to the United Kingdom from Lithuania in 2005 in search of a better life. But things didn’t work out. By 2009, with the British economy ravaged by recession, he had lost his job and had nowhere to live.
“I had really bad depression so I couldn’t hold a job. I ended up sleeping rough on the streets. My mental health was deteriorating… I had suicidal thoughts,” he recalls.
Todd – an adopted Anglicisation of his Lithuanian name – ended up in Brighton, a town on England’s south coast with a reputation for tolerance, a vibrant arts scene and a homelessness problem. It was there that he began to rebuild his life, finding a vital support network among those squatting in the town’s ample stock of empty and neglected buildings and sometimes opening them up as impromptu galleries and cultural spaces.
“I call myself houseless, not homeless. We are a community and we help each other out,” he explains. “There is a lot of support and there is always somebody to talk to. Living like this, you’re always in control of your own life. You don’t have the money to support yourself food-wise, maybe, but you can go and get it from skips. It’s still the same food.” Continue reading →
Runnymede Eco-Village is situated in the disused woodland of the ex-Brunel university Runnymede Campus owned by the private property developer: Orchid Runnymede.
We: a group of 15 people, have been living on the Runnymede Campus since June 15th. The 65 acre campus lies in the Green Belt (although it is designated as a major development site) but since 2007 has lain largely unused.
Orchid Runnymede has been granted planning permission to build ‘luxury homes’, elderly care units and student accommodation on the site. This plan has attracted concern and criticism from local residents (see this local news article from last year) Continue reading →
Cooperative Integrated Catalans Coop is a good example of a work/consume collective with its own credit system. Its a working tool and use and buying collective proposing solidarity, a social currency and building homes in the middle of the European crisis.
(ANSOL.) – About 70 kilometers from Barcelona, 850 Spanish formed a year ago Cooperativa Integral Catalana (CIC), a structure that proposes cooperative thinking and lifestyle combining work and consumption into a single entity.
“The comprehensive cooperative is a step beyond consumer cooperatives, it seeks also to provide services, creating a network of trust between the people associated that will cover many aspects of his life and a desire to transform” explained legal team responsible for CIC, Gema Palamos, according to the newspaper Diagonal. Continue reading →
Whether you like it or not, chances are Monsanto contaminated the food you ate today with chemicals and GMOs. Monsanto controls much of the world’s food supply at the expense of food democracy worldwide. This site is dedicated to empowering citizens of the world to..
take action against Monsanto during the week of September 17th, 2012. Continue reading →
This Earth divided we will make whole, so it can be a common treasury for all. Runnymede Eco Village Lives On + Saturday’s Workshops by ecovillager In recent days there have been attempts to forcefully remove us from the disused land of Cooper’s Hill in Runnymede, Windsor. Continue reading →
Statement by members of The Alternative – Alternative Red and Green in La Mancha … July 27, 2012
The crisis not only continues but deepens, it becomes worse every day. And there is no escape from capitalism, because this system is in terminal crisis. Just look how governments (all, then and now) do not know what to do, how they lie every day saying that in a few months or years we will see how the cycle changes . But all we’ve seen is sinking living conditions, and the consequences paid by the vast majority. Our lives deteriorate and we lose the social gains that cost us so many struggles. And which we paid for with our work and our taxes, because power has given us nothing. Continue reading →
Comunicado del núcleo de militantes de Los Alternativos – Alternativa Roja y Verde en La Mancha… 27 de Julio de 2012
La crisis no sólo continúa, sino que se agrava, se hace cada día peor. Y no hay salida desde el capitalismo, porque este sistema está en crisis terminal. Sólo hay que ver cómo sus gobiernos (todos, los de ahora y los de antes) no saben qué hacer; cómo mienten cada día (desde hace años, ellos y sus medios de desinformación) diciendo que en unos meses o años veremos cómo cambia el ciclo económico. Pero lo único que hemos visto, vemos y veremos es cómo se hunden nuestras condiciones de vida, porque las consecuencias las pagamos la inmensa mayoría. Se deterioran nuestras vidas y perdemos las conquistas sociales que tanto tiempo y tantas luchas nos costaron. Y que hemos pagado con nuestro trabajo y nuestros impuestos, porque el poder no nos ha regalado nada.