Gallery.. Save our Vanishing Forest Home

Forests are the primeval home of unique human animals, and without them we wouldn’t have enough oxygen to breath or little enough CO2 to avoid a hothouse Venus.

But our home is being destroyed at an ever increasing rate by an evil system which only works by infinite ”growth” on our strictly finite planet. Already 97% of land mammals are humans and our pets and livestock. Climate change is out of any control, spending on lethal fossil fuels increased last year, and voluntary investment in renewable stagnated.

One of the easiest and most effective of many measures needed to save our home is a massive reforestation campaign, forced by a radical worldwide citizens movement. But such a thing takes time…it’s now or never.

Greenwashing. Log piles of hardwood trees stacked 30-40 feet high and hundreds of yards long loom above as logging trucks loaded with trees entered the facility every few minutes. We saw more trucks loaded with pellets leaving, on their long journey to be burned in power stations. My first incredulous thought on this day was: This is “green” energy? https://www.dogwoodalliance.org/2015/06/uncovering-the-truth-investigating-the-destruction-of-precious-wetland-forests/

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#ManiOkupa December 1 .. Why We Squat .. Demo for Occupation ..Barcelona

English translation .  llegiu en català cartell Ara més que mai okupa tu tambe.jpg#ManiOkupa  .Squat Demo December 1 Demonstration for Occupation

On Saturday, December 1, we take to the streets in defense of Occupation. In the face of repression and the wave of evictions we do not retreat, on the contrary, we take a step forward.

Saturday December 1 .. All on the streets! No eviction without response.

Spread the word and Act!

The occupation of abandoned sites for self-management of our lives has been a reality for more than two decades in Barcelona.

This was our response to the need for social spaces and the lack of accessible housing in the cities. In the last year, and like other times, we are experiencing a wave of repression of our projects: ccupied Social Centers such as La Clandestina, REA, Ateneu la Pua … and homes such as Ca La Trava, Kubo, Kantonada, Montmany 3 … have been evicted.

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Becky Fury celebrates ADM Anarchist Festival

The ADM Free Space is due for eviction from Xmas Day..Solidarity Needed

from   John Fleming

Becky Fury – real name – has something to say

I received what follows from Becky Fury yesterday.

Becky Fury won a Malcolm Hardee Cunning Stunt Award in 2016.

Becky Fury’s Award was well-deserved.

”I have just got off the plane after being at a festival in Holland. I was performing my show Political at the Dutch anarchist utopia ADM. I need a proper sleep. In my own bed and not in a makeshift hostel in the middle of a 24 hour festival.

Abused ADM Occupiers ”donate 100m Euros” to Gangster Speculators, Amsterdam

Amsterdam: ADM Action at Chidda Vastgoed B

# ADM Occupiers threatened with eviction of their amazing alternative reality in their squatted island have launched a surreal Publicity Action .

They ”donated 100m Euros” in a giant golden box to the family of a gangster Speculator who stand to gain at least that much in public money if the eviction goes ahead

The ADM occupied area, which includes an abandoned harbour, warehouses and forest has become  living European symbol of both cultural freedom and a possible route to an anti capitalist future. We can also argue that by organising Festivals continuously over many years the Adm has  attracted billions in wealth and goodwill to the Dutch city.

The ADM is due for eviction from Christmas day 25th December 2018.

Statement by ADM about the action at Real estate company.

Originally published by ADM.      Today we went to the headquarters of Chidda Vastgoed BV to present a cheque of 100 million euros to the heirs of Bertus Lüske in a massive golden box. There were about 50 people at the action, and none of the heirs of Lüske came out to pick up the present.

Why did we do that?
The city of Amsterdam gives an absurd gift of 100 million euros to the heirs of Bertus Lüske, by evicting the residents of the ADM.
Today we went to give a huge gift to Chidda Vastgoed B.V. on behalf of the city of Amsterdam.Image result for aerial view of ADM squat, Amsterdam

Due to the eviction of the residents of the ADM site and by allowing demolition- and asbestos removal company Koole BV to move to the ADM site, (while their activities are not fitting with the perpetual clause that is part of the site), the value of the site is increasing enormously. Money that shouldn’t go to the real-estate mafia but back to the citizens of Amsterdam! Continue reading “Abused ADM Occupiers ”donate 100m Euros” to Gangster Speculators, Amsterdam”

ATTACK – Free Newspaper London 1987.. PDF

ATTACK ATTACK ATTACK ATTACK

THE VOICE OF RESPECTABLE MODERATION

ATTACK INTERNATIONAL – Free Newspaper London 1987.

Our copy is slightly tattered, and having only an a4 scanner at the moment it was great to see a comrade recently upload the pdf. One of the favorite and highly influential papers in our collection….

and the PDF file for you………..    AttackAttackAttack

via Tyneside Anarchist Archive, with thanks

Poverty of Student Life.. Stop Schooling.. free downloads

Infoshop.ioCompulsory state education systems are instruments of mass indoctrination for social control by a ruling class.


Francisco Ferrer and the Modern School

Topics: anarchism, history, schools
Authors: Emma Goldman
Date: 1917

 


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On the Poverty of Student Life

Considered in its economic, political, psychological, sexual, an especially intellectual aspects with a modest proposal for doing away with it

Topics: anarchism, schools, theory

Authors: Students of Strasbourg University, members of the Situationist International

Date: 1996

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Parisian Halloween Riots imitate ‘Purge’ film Looting Spree

TRICK OR TREAT  ….’Inspired by the dystopian films in which all crime is legal for one night, hundreds of revelers looted and pillaged in the French suburbs’.

Police say messages circulating on social media, calling for a “purge” against the authorities, were responsible for the violence, including robberies and assaults on cops. Roving gangs of masked youths attacked one officer with acid and looted several shops, breaking windows and setting trash cans on fire.

Police fired tear gas grenades at the roving packs of youths and arrested more than 100. “Halloween must remain a celebration,” said Interior Minister Christophe Castaner.

The purge is not a joke, the purge is a threat.

The Halloween night violence was actually less severe than a year ago. Some 15,000 police were deployed across the country in anticipation of the chaos, and a 19-year-old Grenoble man who authored one of the Snapchat messages calling for the purge was detained earlier this week. He later said the message was a joke and urged the public not to commit violent acts, but police arrested him anyway.

Such outbreaks of suburban violence are nothing new in France. Youth gangs in depressed French suburbs have been taking to the streets on New Year’s Eve and Bastille Day since at least the early 1990s to torch cars and raise a ruckus. The French do not traditionally celebrate Halloween.Related image

The “Purge” films depict a not-too-distant future in which the government gets rid of “undesirables” by allowing citizens to “purge” one night a year, releasing their frustrations by looting, rioting, and slaughtering their neighbors, rivals, and total strangers.

Francisco Ferrer..Executed for UnSchooling .. from Emma Goldman and Love and Rage

 

We at Love and Rage decided to post this essay by Emma Goldman on the anniversary of the murder of Francisco Ferrer to honor the legacy of the Spanish anarchist martyr. Today also happens to be the day that Mark Bray kicks off his speaking tour in Albany, NY at the Albany Free School on his book Anarchist Education and the Modern School: A Francisco Ferrer Reader.

Some of us at Love and Rage have been involved with the Mohawk Valley Freedom School in Utica, NY over the years which draws inspiration, in part, from the Modern School. The “idea” as it was called by revolutionaries in Spain: anarchism – and how it breaths life into liberatory practices in education is something which still makes an imprint in our struggle for freedom this very day. We need liberatory education now more than ever.

This essay was published in Emma Goldman’s Anarchism and Other Essays (Third revised edition, New York: Mother Earth Publishing Association, 1917).


by Emma Goldman

Experience has come to be considered the best school of life. The man or woman who does not learn some vital lesson in that school is looked upon as a dunce indeed. Yet strange to say, that though organized institutions continue perpetrating errors, though they learn nothing from experience, we acquiesce, as a matter of course. There lived and worked in Barcelona a man by the name of Francisco Ferrer. A teacher of children he was, known and loved by his people. Outside of Spain only the cultured few knew of Francisco Ferrer’s work. To the world at large this teacher was non-existent.

On the first of September, 1909, the Spanish government–at the behest of the Catholic Church–arrested Francisco Ferrer. On the thirteenth of October, after a mock trial, he was placed in the ditch at Montjuich prison, against the hideous wall of many sighs, and shot dead. Instantly Ferrer, the obscure teacher, became a universal figure, blazing forth the indignation and wrath of the whole civilized world against the wanton murder. Continue reading “Francisco Ferrer..Executed for UnSchooling .. from Emma Goldman and Love and Rage”

Water Protectors Resistance Actions Shut Down Pipelines

In the last few days, Water Protectors across the so-called US have taken action against a variety of pipeline projects. This includes both Embridge’s Line 3 pipeline, which saw action and construction stoppages on the Fond Du Lac Ojibwe Reservation, in so-called Manitoba, and outside of a Wells Fargo in Minneapolis, a bank which is helping to finance Line 3.

Actions in the ‘Hell Bender Autonomous Zone’ in the Appalachian territory also continue against the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley Pipelines, and the L’eau Est La Vie camp continues to throw down against the Bayou Bridge Pipeline in so-called Louisiana.


Here’s a roundup of actions that have kicked off the last several days.

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As Anti-Colonial Land Defense wrote:

Today Anti-colonial Land Defense and many other individuals from different groups united as a gathering of Indigenous and non-indigenous Water Protectors to stop Enbridge pipeline Line 3 construction on the Fond Du Lac Ojibwe Reservation; we shut down work all day yesterday! Continue reading “Water Protectors Resistance Actions Shut Down Pipelines”

Family meet Bear and 3 cubs in Val d’Aran. Panic as Son Disappears. .. Bad Bear eats 10 horses.

Four hikers from France had a close encounter last Tuesday with a protective mother bear  in Montgarri, in the Vall d’Aran. According to the Conselh Generau d’Aran which runs the autonomous Catalan valley. The events took place at eleven o’clock in the morning.

A general emergency was declared when the family of French tourists warned of the disappearance of one of them near Tuc de Barlongueta. The cause of the disappearance was the youth fleeing in terror, faced with an irate bear and cubs face to face on the path.

Image result for val d'AranVal d’Aran is an isolated autonomous area within Catalonia and many in the tiny kingdom would like independence. Indeed they have their own language, Aranese, a ski resort, and an edict of autonomy granted by King Jaume in 1313.

In fact the bear only maintained her defensive attitude until the cubs were far enough away and then she followed them. She did not  attack the young man, but remained blocking the path despite the gestures and shouts of the humans until the cubs were safely out of harms way.

But the young man had panicked, fled upstream, and up the mountain, thinking the bear was right behind him. His family,  father, mother and brother, searched but were not able to locate him and dialled the Emergency number 112 .

All kinds of units responded to the Emergency and joined  in the hunt for the missing youth, supposedly eaten by a bear. These included the  police, ambulance, firemen of Val d’Aran, French police, the helicopter of the Aerial Unit of Rural Agents, the Environmental Agents of the General Conselh d’Aran, the Mossos d’Esquadra Catalan police ….

According to the counselor of Val d’Aran, Carlos Barrera, the father was worried the bear and cubs had taken the same flight direction as the son and wanted to eat him.

When the youth arrived at a place with mobile telephone coverage he sent his location and was successfully rescued almost immediately. Els ossos estan causant problemes a la Val d'Aran

Rural Agents then combed the area with trained dogs but have only been able to locate some bear hair, which will be used for their genetic identification, as well as a photo in one of the photo-shoot cameras near the area. In this camera shot, a female adult is observed,  probably the one who terrified the hikers.

The Conselh Generau d’Aran advises us of the attitude we should take when faced with a mother bear: ..If the plantígrade has already detected you, keep  speaking slowly and loudly, always letting it be clearly seen that there is no threat to her or her offspring. Gestures should not be made. If you have to run, go downhill..


Three wolves reach the Eastern Pyrenees

Thanks to joint work, three different wolves, all males and alpine (franco-Italian) origin, have been detected in the Eastern Pyrenees (Catalonia-France). Two of these wolves move on both sides of the border. The third wolf was last detected between Solsonès and Alt Urgell.
El lobo atropellado la semana pasada en el término municipal de Mont-ras, en el Baix Empordà.

A  fourth wolf got run over last week near Mont-ras, in Baix Empordà near Girona.


Psychology Plan to Alter Behaviour of Bad Bear

 Still in Vall d’Aran several international scientific committees and the Brown Bear Foundation have activated a plan to ameliorate the bad behaviour of the bear Goiat who is being blamed for killing and eating 15 animals, since April 2018.

The 15 victims are six mares, four foals, four sheep, one goat,  as well as two beehives. Goiat was brought from Slovenia 2 years ago and freed in Catalonia.Image result for oso goiat

Livestock owners are absolutely furious, though they receive compensation and the local population are sharply divided in rival pro and anti bear factions.

Above the Pyrenee treeline summer grazing is a good business, shepherds are allotted 500 sheep each to herd and milk, horses (mares with foals) are  allowed to roam freely. . One anarchist shepherdess described the pay and conditions as miserable, though she is radically pro-bear and loves the job.Image result for oso goiat

Capturing Goiat has not been ruled out, although this requires international institutional consensus. The activated  plan aims to scare away Goiat the bear when he returns to feed on  the animal he has illegally killed giving him a terrible fright associated with killing domesticated animals.

The Generalitat, the Conselh Generau d’Aran and the Officine National de la Chasse et de la Fauno Sauvage of France have already put in place the psychologiocal devices  to dissuade Goiat, the latest bear released in the Pyrenees, from approaching livestock .

The device consists of ”applying rubber bullets to air shots, noises, lights and the use of repellents or electricity  so that when Goiat approaches to eat the remains of his prey, he will receive a severe aversive experience and hopefully modify his behavior”.

The 15 attacks blamed on Goiat are: two in France, at the beginning of April; 12 in the Val d’Aran; and one in the Pallars Sobirà, the last one this week was in Val d’ Aran.

The 15 victims are six mares, four foals, four sheep, one goat and two beehives

The analysis carried out by the Expert Team of Transboundary Bear Monitoring in the Pyrenees (GSTOP) has shown that Goiat presents ‘an anomalous predatory behavior due to its tendency to attack equine livestock, which usually graze unattended and outside of closed protection’ .

But they defended Goiat against the anti bear movement thus:  On the contrary, ‘he does not present other behaviors that could be considered problematic: he does not seek or is accustomed to human presence, does not attack repeatedly, and does not present a clearly spontaneous and repeated aggressive behavior, with direct approaches and gestures, unequivocal looks or movements that could end in attacks’.

‘Goiat avoids herds of sheep under surveillance by protection dogs and shepherds, which demonstrates the effectiveness of this preventive measure that has been applied for years’.

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Goiat was released in the Pyrenees to try to break the existing inbreeding in the current population and there are many indications that he has already acted actively in this regard.

Maravillas Occupied Center in Pamplona Defies Political Eviction Threats

EVICTED LAST NIGHT!!!! see next post

https://thefreeonline.wordpress.com/2018/08/17/maravillas-occupied-center-in-pamplona-evicted-in-night-battle/

Maravillas Gaztetxea resumes its activities and calls for a demonstration on August 25

x La Haine – Euskal Herria

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“We are happy to announce that from tomorrow we will reopen our doors and return to normal”
Dozens of people have participated in the press conference in the Plaza de la Navarrería to report on the latest developments around the threat of eviction on the Gaztetxe.

After a week with the presence of the provincial police, of secrets, of helicopters flying over the Casco Viejo and crossing statements of the different parties of government and opposition, Maravillas Gaztetxea has announced that it returns to the normality of the neighborhood, opening its doors and resuming its activities.

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They have also announced that they are holding a demonstration for the afternoon of August 25 against the threat of eviction.

This is the text read at the press conference:

[Original In Euskara]


Solanak atzo esandakoaren inguruan adierazi nahi dugu. Behin baino gehiagotan esandakoa baina beeste behin errepikatu beharrean gaudena. Continue reading “Maravillas Occupied Center in Pamplona Defies Political Eviction Threats”

New Free Books on Anarchist Library in July .. Gelderloos/ Graeber/ CNT/ Angela Davis/ etc.

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