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The story of the unsung heroes: Black Bloc Brazil

by Esther Solano Gallego, from ROAR with thanks

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Despised by many, hailed by some: the Black Bloc in Brazil uses its “performative violence” to draw attention to the everyday struggles of millions.

Article by Esther Solano Gallego and Paulo Rogério Lugoboni Filho. Illustration by Luciano Cunha, creator of O Doutrinador.

It was in the first weeks of the massive anti-government protests that started in June 2013 and shook Brazilian society to its very foundations that the Black Bloc made its first appearance on the protest scene. Demonstrations took place in dozens of cities across the country, but the black-clad youngsters who covered their faces and linked arms at the front-line of the marches, ready for any confrontation with the security forces, made their appearance mainly on the streets of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.anon brasil

While being denounced by some for their violent tactics, actively looking for confrontations with the police and smashing banks and other symbols of global capitalism, those joining the Black Bloc in a protest could also count on some support from fellow protesters. During last year’s education crisis in October, which drew thousands of indignant teachers to the streets, the Black Bloc was present to protect them from the police violence.

In response, the SEPE Teacher’s Union declared its unconditional support for the Black Bloc, claiming that many have been protected by the masked youngsters from the excessive use of force by the police. Even though the SEPE has now retracted its support for the Black Bloc, and popular opinion has turned against it due to its negative depiction in the mainstream media, this strategy of radical anti-authoritarianism is still alive and kicking on the streets of Brazil today.

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How a local police force proudly learns the latest murder and torture techniques in Israel

“Public security” training for police forces in Catalonia – or how to wage war on your own civilian population to protect the investments of bankster criminals.mossos terroristes

from 15Mbcn TV with thanks   http://www.acampadadebarcelona.org/

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CanVies is an Occupied assembly run Social center, set in what was once a CNT Union Center 80 years ago, The occupation has lasted 17 years and has local support. In calling for ‘local defense’ against eviction the occupiers refer to the successful Gamonal community uprising in Burgos just 2 weeks ago. The evictions of 4 other Catalan social  centers are coinciding in the next weeks… more news to come…

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Fight the Police State with neighbourhood Defense..Stop the Eviction of Can Vies…Demonstration Sat 8 Feb 11.30 Plaza Sants

By Can Vies Occupied Center  03 Feb 2014

We appeal to come and demonstrate to actively defend the streets,  and from the local self-organization movement to defend the autonomous social center Can Vies – at any time the City Council could exercise their power of  eviction – And also to defend all of the squatted social centers threatened in Catalonia…  (the Carboneria Squatted Center (La Carbò), the Expropriated Bank of Gracia,  the Popular Workers Center of the Eixample , the Gordíssima Occupied Autonomous Center (The Fattest One),  the May Flower (Flor de Maig)  and  the House of Dreams (Casa dels Somnis) ) , as well as to slow down the progress of the Police State and the criminalization of social movements , and show support for the antifascist prisoners from January 28 , one still in custody . Continue reading

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Act two  Chapter Sixteen

Spot A ‘Shit-On’

-‘For this I come to see the horse’s mouth.’-

Maxie narrating

       Course I remember, we showed them our shit-on routine..

It was just after Macker arrived. Continue reading

Mass occupation of Historic Workers center
Poblenou neighborhood, Barcelona
This action is a response to the unilateral closure by BARCELONA CITY COUNCIL  of the Flor De maig (May Flower) center.

This afternoon, amid a festive atmosphere and protest, five hundred residents Poblenou opened new historical workers social center “La Flor de Mayo”, evicted by the City Council last May, recoverting the last historic building of the cooperative movement that still had  social and cultural use in the district.

The center will be used by over 290 local organisations, and be run on the Assembly system, with no hierarchy. Continue reading

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Act two
Chapter thirteen

Maxie & Macker

-‘You’re the magic boy I found on my doorstep..’-

Macker narrating

I was listening to falling water, golden and gurgling, then changing slowly into real happy baby sounds, waking me slowly from my groggy dream.
Now suddenly I was wide awake. Finding myself clean and bandaged, lying naked under a clean sheet, with an orange light glowing through it. I pulled back the sheet, blinking into the low bright sun. Was it morning or evening?
-‘Ma ma pa tu me?’- came a baby voice.
-‘Oh! Hello. I can see you.’- Continue reading

Building Resistance..  Squatters Rights abolished

Organising opposition to new anti-squat law

The date the new anti-squatting law comes into force in English and Welsh law has been set for September 1st. The Advisory Service for Squatters (ASS) have issued a warning and a call to arms: “We are going to need to be more organised and look after each other better. We will need legal back-up available on the street, and people will need help moving quickly and storing their possessions. We need networks, linked up with others resisting evictions and attacks on housing rights.

The Eviction Resistance Network (ER) have emerged to counter to the new law and new enforcement techniques. They have already mobilised big numbers to resist several evictions, and their phoneline is open 24/7. Continue reading

‘The police are actually a tiny minority’ Greece 2011

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

Porque no hay otra solución, a la Revolución Social

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.

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miércoles 1 de junio de 2011

RUEDA DE PRENSA CSO LA INDISKRETA

Con motivo del desalojo del Centro Social Okupado La Indiskreta se realizó una concentración el dia 1 de Junio en la puerta del mismo a las 17:30.
Si nos tocan a unx nos tocan a todxs!
ESTE JUEVES 2 DE JUNIO A LAS 10 DE LA MAÑANA EN EL AULA 25 DE TRABAJO SOCIAL RUEDA DE PRENSA DEL CSO LA INDISKRETA. ACUDE Y APOYA, ANTE EL PRÓXIMO JUICIO DEL VIERNES 3 DE JUNIO EN EL QUE ACUSAN A COMPAÑERXS DE USURPACIÓN.

http://csoa15gatxs.blogspot.com/2011/06/concentracion-en-el-cso-la-indisketa.html

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St. Georges Hill in Surrey was the site of the Digggers land ocupation – ‘a common treasury for all’ led by Gerard Winstanley. Well now squatters have taken over a house on the posh gated estate that sits on St.Georges Hill  with its own golf course and private security. Tops. Whether the squatters know it or not they are following in the tradition and place of Winstanley. DIGGERS ALL – SQUATTERS ALL

‘A private estate that is home to a host of celebrities – including former Chelsea star Claude Makelele and Big Brother contestant Shilpa Shetty – is being taken over by a gang of squatters.

And well-heeled residents of the gated St George’s Hill community in Weybridge, Surrey, are being asked to be ‘vigilant’ following the arrival of their new neighbours.

Six squatters moved into the abandoned £3million, six-bedroom Woodlawn Cottage on the exclusive estate last month, and claim they are not acting illegally.’

Ideal home: Woodlawn Cottage (circled) is one of many luxury homes on the private estate

 

[Revoltosa] data límit pel desallotjament

per CSOA la Revoltosa
Avui, dia 25 de maig, encara no s’ha fet efectiu el desallotjament, però davant l’imminent situació:
des del Centre Social la Revoltosa plantejem la situació per a convocar a una concentració massiva davant el CSOA quan s’avisi de l’aparició dels mossos d’esquadra per mostrar el nostre rebuig al desallotjament. Aquest avís s’efectuarà via sms i internet.

The occupied  self managed social center ‘La Revoltosa’ is overdue for eviction and calls for a massive demo when the police appear

26 mai 2011
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