by Gabriel Elizondo Al Jazeera staff correspondent based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. reblogged with thanks
Tag Archive: take the streets
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 →
Mayara Vivian is one of a protest movement that sparked off a mass rebellion in Brazil in 2013.
She’s 24 years old, studies geography at the University of Sao Paulo, has butterfly tattoos, and works nights as a waitress in a bar in the popular Vila Madalena neighbourhood of Sao Paulo.
She’s Mayara Vivian, and she’s my Brazil Person of the Year for 2013. 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)
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 →
On May 15th 2011, millions of people started a process of social change, giving a clear and unmistakable signal that we are not merchandise in the hands of politicians and bankers, we have been publicly and massively expressing that the representative democracy is dying. The political class have not understood the message. Despite the growing protests and the outcry of upset people, these ruling classes are using this crisis to plunder the common wealth, risking the lives of people. Continue reading →
Chapter Forty Three
‘It was snowing red rose petals in Foxford Bridge’
Lucia and Barney narrating
‘Look Lucy look!’-
Me and Barney had lucked out. I never met Christy Peters but I loved his pad, he was Clan Orca, like a lot of mariners, and merchants. They still used money for trade, though not in their personal lives. Continue reading →
BARCELONA 15M Newsletter nr 31:
Spain provides blue print for systemic general strike
This is the weekly newsletter that will inform you about the activities of 15M movement in Barcelona, Catalonia and occasionally the main events in Spain. This week’s issue provides blue prints for how to realise a systemic change:
1. Four days of digital culture, networks and distributed policy in Barcelona
2.Public school students called to strike by their parents
3. A solidary concert to pay for unfair fines to activists
4. F.E.S.C.: the 1st fair of solidarity economy in Catalunya Continue reading →
and good morning/evening/ night to all 264o ‘Friends of The Free’ on Farcebook. I’m sending the latest variation of the Poster.. came out a bit pink I think..
Maybe you could copy and paste it, or take it to the Anarchist Book Fair. Not much point where I live as nobody can read English!
This poster is done on Gimp, the free photoshop, but it wasn’t me (honestly) who gave a brown bottom to the last Greek policeman!
chow for now………. mike
A message from Adbusters: Look at what’s happening in Quebec … the boldness of the media democracy movement in Mexico … the teenagers leading an education revolt in Chile … the Pussy Riot inspired art war unnerving Putin in Russia … and the new post-capitalist ways of living being forged in Greeceand Spain.
Witness the growing tempo of green riots across China, the South African minerstrikes, the corruption protests of India, the freedom fight in Bahrain, the tremors of dissent in Saudi Arabia, the total loss of confidence in America’s corporate-funded Coke-Pepsielection show.
Then, add to that the crippling droughts, looming food scarcity, the end of easy oil and the tipping points hovering ominously on the horizon … Continue reading →
We are not facing a crisis, this is a big scam, before the inevitable consequences of capitalism, promoted by the greedy policies of the IMF, World Bank, European Union and the ECB and its political arm in the Spanish state: the PP, the PSOE and his cohorts.
Attacks on workers over the years have been constant, differing in PP and PSOE forms.
Due to the ”crisis” and the Libor loan rate fixing crimes, millions of us have lost or are in danger of losing our homes and/or liberty, while the 1% have moved up to $600 trillions of our credit to tax havens. Amazing but tyrue!
For me the best solution is community real wealth sharing, without money or nations. But this may be some time in coming.
Meanwhile if you’re trapped in debt here’s some ideas for fighting back.
1) Sue the banks, maybe an idea for a large group of pissed off victims. They took billions by rigging the Libor rates. We want it all back.
2)Go public. Don’t blame yourself, ask neighbourhood and occupy groups for help. Because its they who are robbing you!…….. 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.