Tag Archive: feminist
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 →
How an anti-airport occupation became a battle for France’s future
Emilie Papillon reports from the ZAD – an occupation of the site of a proposed airport that has turned into something more
After avoiding the police checkpoints, heading down road D42 and passing multiple barricades made out of wood, tires, hay bales and anything else burnable, you will eventually find yourself staring at a hand-painted sign: ‘welcome to the ZAD’. Continue reading →
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CONTINUES HERE: 3rd day: Can Vies Uprising spreads like Wildfire # EfectoCanVies
We’re having a big demonstration on Saturday 22 March at 12am at Plaza Santa , we all go out together on the streets. We love free spaces and we wont let Can Vies so easily disappear !
occupying.. to give Life to an Empty Space and open it to the Neighbourhood for political struggles against POWER 17 years of history.. NO to the Eviction!… If its knocked down.., The Barrio goes to War!
Lip Dub made by #Sants barrio for @SomCanVies Continue reading →
Wolf-whistles, “hey baby” and “keep smiling honey!” are the types of things you’d expect to hear directed at a woman walking down the street. But what would the world look like if gender roles were reversed? A new short film seeks to answer that question — and the result is chilling.
On what seems to be just another ordinary day, a man is exposed to sexism and sexual violence in a society ruled by women… (10 minutes watch below)
The door has been forced but they had not entered
Our position is the same as the last time this happened and for our part the concert will go ahead, assuming the consequences that this may entail.
We appeal to those who identify with our position, come to defend the Gatonera all day.
Dec 05, 2013 12:05 pm
1. Let’s disobey! Together we can!
2. Ateneu la Sèquia: denouncing injustices and building alternatives
3. The truth is the best propaganda. Livestreaming workshop
1. LET’S DISOBEY! TOGETHER WE CAN!
Juntes Podem (catalan for Together We Can!) is the name of a working group born while preparing the demonstration of last February 23th, in Barcelona (see NL#40, 1) It brought together many groups, platforms, collectives and assemblies to increase strength by sharing information and strategies. Each entity meets separately and they have three comissions: contents, comunication and actions/strategy. They participate in comissions of general assembly as individuals and as groups. Continue reading →
Read a F*cking Book: Cristy C. Road‘s “Spit and Passion”
Raised by a “gang of boisterous Cuban women” in a working-class family, Road was torn between the casual homophobia that was part of the backdrop of her daily life, and her growing physical attraction to women. Continue reading →
B-Sides: Five Great New Feminist Songs
Top 40 music seems to be undergoing a sea change lately. Cher has a feminist song on the radio and in the club. Neko Case is taking gender identity straight to task. Frank Ocean and Macklemore are topping the charts with songs that carve space for queer-friendly voices in the machismo-drenched worlds of R&B and hip-hop. Ann Powers at NPR declared 2013 “Country Music’s Year of the Woman,” and Jewly Hight at the Nashville Scene pointed out a similar trend last year, of female artists whose sounds still fit the country genre, but whose lyrics and personae push the boundaries of country femininity.
All of this points to something big: It’s been a good year for not only women in music, but feminism in music. Continue reading →
- Spain pumps billions into Bankia (radionz.co.nz)
- Bankia occupied after Debt Suicides (thefreeonline.wordpress.com)pain: anarchist union calls GENERAL STRIKE. Oct31.(thefreeonline.wordpress.com)
- Athens: Social Meltdown (fireandflames.blogsport.de)
- Spain: Social Revolution begins as Capitalism Collapses. (thefreeonline.wordpress.com)
- Because there’s no other solution .. recipe for Social Revolution! (thefreeonline.wordpress.com)
- Take the Streets. Spanish Revolution update (thefreeonline.wordpress.com)
- Portugal on the Verge of a General Strike (thedailysheeple.com)
- Durruti in the Spanish Revolution [Paperback] (thefreeonline.wordpress.com)
In December 2012, the Delhi Gang Rape public uprising sent a furious message to the the government of India! That message was: ” We are not going to tolerate government apathy and corruption in face of the intolerable violence on girls and women in India.”
There’s an increase of 873% in India’s rape crime rate. Moreover, in 20 years, 20% of women will have been exterminated from India subject to all forms of gender specific violence. [Also browse our newspaper log]
The government’s first response was — stony silence! It pretended it didn’t hear!
Chapter twenty four
The Coppice Party
-’..ripples of pleasure ran up and down my body..’-
-‘Look! A squirrel.. two of them!.’- I pointed.
-’Where where?’- said Lucy -‘Oh Yes!’-
With dramatic leaps one red squirrel was chasing the other. Continue reading →
“Millions of women and girls around the world are assaulted, beaten, raped, mutilated or even murdered in what constitutes appalling violations of their human rights. [...] We must fundamentally challenge the culture of discrimination that allows violence to continue. On this International Day, I call on all governments to make good on their pledges to end all forms of violence against women and girls in all parts of the world, and I urge all people to support this important goal.” Ban Ki-moon.
Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread violations of human rights. In some countries, up to 7 in 10 women will be beaten, raped, abused or mutilated in their lifetimes. To raise awareness and trigger action to end this global phenomenon, International