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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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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

 Barcelona: Rebuild Can Vies!  UNBELIEVABLE SHOCK VICTORY

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Can Vies re-occupied! Rebuilding Begins! 30 May,morning.

2nd day Barcelona riots for eviction/demolition of Can Vies

3rd day: Can Vies Uprising spreads like Wildfire # EfectoCanVies

REBELIÓN CAN VIES

For the 4th straight day Barcelona’s Sants barrio was the scene of burning barricades and police charges. The evening demo  and pot banging was entirely peaceful but later on main streets were closed as incidents multiplied. 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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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 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.P1050327The Carboneria is an’Occupied Self Managed Social Center’, working on the Assembly system and deeply immersed in the local community.

The eviction will be resisted, and not just symbolically, and a seperate support group http://tobarclayswithlove.noblogs.org has vowed to take on the Barclays Butchers. Continue reading

repsol mataNoruega  se retirará de Repsol , por su maltrato a pueblos indígenas ?

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

Greenhouse gas emissions explained, in seven balloons

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In 2010, human activity caused 50 gigatonnes of CO2 equivalent in emissions.The emissions were 76 percent carbon dioxide, 16 percent methane, 8 percent nitrous oxide, and 2 percent F-gases.

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

desalojo can piella.The resistance has hampered the evicion of  Can Piella that has been extended over six hours

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

compost_tea– The Ultimate Organic Fertilizer

Compost tea is the perfect way to boost your plants growth and obtain higher yields – NATURALLY. Better yet, you can make it for free using your own compost!  We keep our garden productive year after year by following a simple and organic three prong approach. Continue reading

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Join the Launch of new Living in the Future Film on 22nd January 2013, 8pm.

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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

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

Fallen Arches: McDonald’s sales slump blamed on food costs, smarter customers

Anti McDonalds Day 16th October 2012  Report

What’s Still Wrong With McDonalds

Same date every year

Tuesday
16th October 2012
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Veggie Food
is Here!
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28th International Day of Action Against McDonalds, to mark World Food DayThe very first London Greenpeaceanti-McD day of Action was on 19 Jan 1985 and soon became a global phenomenon!Protest against everything that’s wrong with McDonald’s – animal cruelty, exploitation of workers, damaging the planet, promoting unhealthy food, marketing to young children and much more. For a summary of the issues surrounding the McLibel Case see the High Court Judgement and the European Court of Human Rights ruling. Also www.knowmore.org

Why not Adopt-YOUR-Storeget leaflets from Veggies or Do-It-Yourself.

McGreenwash Leaflet Open Office Document or PDF Continue reading

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