No land..No House……. NO VOTE..! Abahlali squatters fight back

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Abahlali baseMjondolo (Zulu[aɓaˈɬaːli ɓasɛmdʒɔnˈdɔːlo], Shack Dwellers), also known as AbM or the red shirts is a shack-dwellers’ movement in South Africa which is well known for its campaigning against evictions and for public housing.

The movement grew out of a road blockade organized from the Kennedy Road shack settlement in the city of Durban in early 2005 and now also operates in the cities of Pietermaritzburg and in Cape Town.

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Contrainfos 87: a weekly video-mag from Catalonia,

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Welcome to Contrainfos 87,

with English summary (video and below is  in Catalan/Spanish)

Reports

1. Justice for Yassir (min. 2:45)
2. 24 November picket against gender violence (min. 6.6)
2. ‘The Seeds’ Occupied Social Centre eviction resistance (min. 11:12)
3. Anti High Voltage Line movement news, MAT (min. 13:15)
4. Journalists threatened by new Gag law and the police (me. 19:00)
5. Rights Cut Back (min. 22:30)
6. Trees resistance in Hamburg (min.26.10)
7. Tele.cat  fined (min. 28.15)

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70m toxic frack barrels pumped into California aquifer

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3 Billion Gallons Of Fracking Wastewater Pumped Into Clean California Aquifiers: “Errors Were Made” State Admits

Dear California readers: if you drank tapwater this morning (or at any point in the past few weeks/months), you may be in luck as you no longer need to buy oil to lubricate your engine: just use your blood, and think of the cost-savings. That’s the good news.

Also, the bad news, because as the California’s Department of Conservation’s Chief Deputy Director, Jason Marshall, told NBC Bay Area, California state officials allowed oil and gas companies to pump up to 3 billion gallons (call it 70 million barrels) of oil fracking-contaminated waste water into formerly clean aquifiers, aquifiers which at least on paper are supposed to be off-limits to that kind of activity, and are protected by the government’s EPA – an agency which, it appears, was richly compensated by the same oil and gas companies to look elsewhere.

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Free Prisoners NOW: Amèlie,Fallon and Carlos get 2yr 7months

  On Nov 6th Amélie Trudeau Pelletier, Fallon Poisson Rouiller and Carlos López Marín were sentenced to 2 years, 7 months and 15 days in prison, and ordered to pay damages of 108,000 pesos, on charges of attacks to public peace and aggravated damages.

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 Freedom for all! Down with the prison walls!

and  solidarity with Carlos, Amélie and Fallon!

Letter from Carlos López Marín

A big hug to all comrades! Continue reading Free Prisoners NOW: Amèlie,Fallon and Carlos get 2yr 7months

The Hunger Games and The Warfare State

Originally posted on The Free:

By Joel Poindexter   Much has been written about The Hunger Games and the underlying libertarian themes in that story.

Jeffrey Tucker recently described the similarity between the fictional games and voting. Brent Railey noted just the other day the realities of the black market springing up to provide what the state can’t, or won’t, and the futility in relying on political figures for salvation. I’d like to draw attention to the allegory of the games and the modern warfare state….

A co-worker of mine suggested that another lesson is that when fighting one evil, it’s important not to become just as evil yourself; a lesson from later in the series.

…So right off the bat it’s pretty clear: An impoverished underclass, already forced to pay tribute to the government, has its youth pressed into violent service by the wealthy and politically powerful, for the entertainment and enrichment of this ruling…

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Gagging Spain: desperate corrupt pathetic politicians

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Concentracion contra la ley mordaza
14 Nov 2014
A CONTROVERSIAL new law which could lead to fines of a minimum of 60,000 euros for demonstrators has fallen foul of practically every member of the opposition this week – eight parties proposed amendments to it, but these were all rejected.Known as ‘the Gagging Law’, the forthcoming legislation on public order is viewed as effectively making public demonstrations illegal on pain of fines which would wipe out a person’s entire assets.The dissenting parties – which included the PSOE, UPyD and United Left, or IU – objected to fines ranging from 30,000 to 600,000 euros for organisers of demonstrations where these got out of hand, or did not have a council permit. Continue reading Gagging Spain: desperate corrupt pathetic politicians

La cuenta del PP en un banco suizo trae sorpresas

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THE SEWERS OF POWER
This post is too long to translate, but for those who read Spanish it gives a mind-blowing insight into how the ruling class, courts and banks are together looting the public.. ie. you and me.

Originally posted on Ataque al poder:

corrupto201210027997_grande[1]La millonaria cuenta de Bárcenas, escondida en un banco suizo, está a nombre de “Mariano Rajoy, Presidente del Partido Popular” ¿Qué pasa con esta documentación proporcionada por el Dresdnen Bank de Suiza? El PSOE calla ¿Por qué? Los grandes medios de comunicación se han olvidado ¿Por qué? La fiscalía no actúa ¿Por qué? Ante tanto olvido es necesario traer a colación éste asunto que en cualquier lugar de Europa y del mundo civilizado al caradeplasma señor Rajoy ya lo hubieran sentado en una catapulta y lazado de la Moncloa. Ha llegado el momento de poner las cosas en claro, una vez que se ha iniciado el hundimiento del sistema político que desde la transición ha estado hermanado con la oligarquía del franquismo, entre unos y otros han llevado el país hacer puñetas: cada mañana nos desayunamos con un nuevo caso de corrupción de los que ya se pierde la cuenta…

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