Anarchist Film Archive ..with 1000 films.. Back Online

Anarchist Film Archive- More than 1000 FREE rare films & documentaries

Christie Books just relaunched the Anarchist Film Archive, an easy to use online streaming, and has a ton of rare and hard to find films, documentaries and historical archives from early 20th century until our days. Check it out now here:
https://christiebooks.co.uk/anarchist-film-archive.
In their own words:

“The archive is free to access and contains a growing collection of nearly 1000 difficult-to-find feature films, documentaries, interviews, talks and short videos — all with anarchist or libertarian-oriented themes of education, justice, resistance — and liberation. Continue reading “Anarchist Film Archive ..with 1000 films.. Back Online”

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”

Fascist Capitalists Triumph! Resist in every Possible Way

The Power That Must Be Resisted

“We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art, and very often in our art, the art of words.” – Ursula Le Guin

When the outright fascist Jair Bolsonaro won the Brazilian presidency in October, it wasn’t just the poor, people of colour, LGBTQ, or indigenous peoples that lost. Indeed, the earth’s weakened biosphere and imperiled climate lost even bigger.

The president elect of the world’s 4th largest democracy has vowed to open up vast swaths of the iconic rainforest to multinational logging, cattle, mining and agricultural industries. With this one political victory the world’s ruling capitalist elite saw more dollar signs than in their wildest dreams, and the earth’s “lungs” were given a terminal prognosis.

Bolsonaro’s rise to power bears a strong resemblance to that of Donald Trump, Narendra Modi, Rodrigo Duterte and Viktor Orban.

All of them have employed the techniques of classic fascism: demonizing political opponents and the media, rhetoric endorsing violence, stoking chauvinistic nationalism, scapegoating marginalized people. Continue reading “Fascist Capitalists Triumph! Resist in every Possible Way”

Free Anarchist Zines: Oct ’18..Ursula Le Guin..Duvbo..To Change Everything

The following zines and pamphlets were published within the broad anarchist space over the previous month. As always, they come from a variety of different perspectives and contexts. We encourage folks to engage with the texts or to help spread them as they see fit.

Past versions of these posts can be found here. A few hundred other zines can be found on our site as well. If you have suggestions for zines to include next month, let us know.

Anarchist Zines and Pamphlets – October 2018

The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas + The Day Before the Revolution

This zine compiled by the Chicago Anarchist Image result for The Day Before the RevolutionBlack Cross collects two short stories by the anarchist author Ursula K. LeGuin. “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas” comes from the 1973 collection of short stories The Wind’s Twelve Quarters, while “The Day Before the Revolution” is taken from the introduction the classic The Dispossessed. Ursula K. LeGuin passed away earlier this year. For those not familiar with her work, this piece from Fifth Estate provides a good introduction.

Download a Printable or Screen Reading PDF Continue reading “Free Anarchist Zines: Oct ’18..Ursula Le Guin..Duvbo..To Change Everything”

UK: Tories to sell NHS hospitals to US firms after Brexit

As the Brexit debacle shambles on it has become clear that a big motivation behind it is to sell off health, education etc. to already filthy rich right wing Corporations. Resistance is gathering, though focused on electing the oft discredited Labour PartyPosted by .…. Leading Brexiter Tories have revealed their plans to allow private US firms to take over NHS hospitals. They are also planning for the UK to adopt lower US environmental and food safety regulations and allow imports of things that are presently banned for health reasons such as chlorinated chicken into the country.

The radical plans were revealed in recommendations by a think tank called ‘The Initiative for Free Trade’.

The IFT was launched in September 2017 by a small but influential group of right-wing Conservative figures.

Who might those figures be?

None other than Tory party leadership contender Boris Johnson, Tory International Trade Secretary Liam Fox who both launched the think tank along with IFT president, Tory MEP Daniel Hannan.


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Right-wingers have been slammed after publicly plotting to open up the NHS to competition from US firms after Brexit.

The idea is included in a 239-page report by the Initiative for Free Trade – a think tank backed by hard Brexiteers and launched by Boris Johnson in the Foreign Office map room.

Spelling out an ‘ideal’ trade deal between the US and UK, the report says there should be “zero restrictions on competition for government procurement”.

An executive summary of the report explains: “Health services are an area where both sides would benefit from openness to foreign competition, although we recognize any changes to existing regulations will be extremely controversial.Related image

“Perhaps, then, for other areas the initial focus should be on other fields such as education or legal services, where negotiators can test the waters and see what is possible”.

Halloween: Zombies attack Climate Criminals in Australia

Climate change can’t be ignored. We need to live more simply so others can simply live.

Australian ‘Zombies For Climate Apocalypse ’ gathered outside the office Of Warren Entsch Member for Leichhardt in Cairns….,. #auspol #qldpol #Halloween #StopAdani #EndCoal

We’re all walking dead without urgent #ClimateAction #ClimateChange

 

They were there to mark the death and destruction caused by fossil fuel economies.

Carrying signs such as ‘Warren Entsch’s Walking Dead’ and ‘Tony Abbott Bit Me’, the zombie horde drew the link between horror fiction and the fact of climate denialism within the LNP government.

The Zombie Shuffle is in solidarity with a zombie event being held at the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) in Melbourne.

The MASIL Project (Mapuche-Aboriginal Struggles for Indigenous Land) has initiated the Melbourne event to highlight the damaging effects of transnational corporate mining on First Nations peoples.

The Mapuche are a First Nations people from Chile.

They have partnered with Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance for this event.

Zelda Grimshaw explained, “People often joke about ‘the zombie apocalypse’ but we know it is only half a joke.

Droughts, fires, plagues, floods, epidemics, rising seas, terrible storms and other climate impacts really are the stuff of apocalypse, and we know that this is what is coming unless we end fossil fuel use.

“In Melbourne the global heads of mining companies are meeting to work out how best to profit from the extinction of our species.

 

First Nations peoples in Australia as elsewhere are on the front lines of mining and climate impacts.

Here in Queensland, the negotiation rights of indigenous landholders have been trampled by the State and Federal governments in order to facilitate the Adani mega mine.

So we are shuffling in solidarity today.

“We are a reef electorate.

The Great Barrier Reef is suffering as a result of Australia’s coal-fired power stations, fracking, and coal exports.

Our federal representative, Mr Entsch, has yet to take any meaningful action at all to protect our people, our towns and our reef from continued fossil fuel use.

This needs to change, and quickly.”

Stop Adani Cairns was refused an audience with Mr Entsch to discuss the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on climate change, which warns that a temperature rise of above 1.5 degrees will have catastrophic consequences for humanity.

Stop Adani Cairns is demanding that Mr Entsch read the report and follow the recommendations to phase out coal and gas immediately from the Australian economy.

Haiti: A Million People demand Freedom and Justice

Nearly a Million People Took to the Streets. They Want the Western-imposed government out

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Janjak Desalin (Jean Jacques Dessalines), said, “I Want the Assets of the Country to be Equitably Divided” and for that he was assassinated, 212 years ago today.

Nearly a million Haitians took to the streets nationwide in Haiti on October 17, 2018. The day marked the 212th anniversary of the assassination of Haiti’s liberator and founding father Janjak Desalin by the mulatto sons of France and their slave-making European fathers and white settler colonists.

The comical colonial co-option was obvious as many of the suspected criminals/Bafyòti who are at the heart of Haiti’s neocolonial corruption and who are accused of stealing state funds, entered the demonstrations, also asking for the stolen monies to be returned and for a stop to impunity!

Despite demonstrations, petitions, and letters, the Trump administration cut TPS to 60,000 Haitians  . Trump Administration for Racial Discrimination in Haitian TPS Cut-Off … ending Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to about 60,000 Haitians.


But the people know who they are. The Haitian population assures that they are mobilized in an unprecedented manner and won’t be distracted…. Haitians died today. They want the Western-imposed government out of Haiti. They want an end to impunity.

The people of Haiti want the $3.8 billion PetroCaribe funds returned to Haiti with a legitimate government ruling.

Honor to Defile – Kouwon pou Defile, was the warrior mother who gathered the pieces of our Liberator and held on to our dignity on that October day, 212 years ago, as Aset did for Kmt. Thank you Defile!

If I am a whole human being today I have to say: Thank you Desalin! End the Unjust System.

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If you read the Associated Press reporting for the demonstrations in Haiti, Haitians protest alleged misuse of Petrocaribe funds, you’ll see the complicit media are at it again. How is it possible that the significance of October 17th to Haitians is NEVER really mentioned in this Associated Press article for today. At least 7 Haitians died today. They did not die in vain or just because they WANTED to get shot.

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They want the Western-imposed government out of Haiti, their resources to be used for local Haiti development, infrastructure, education and health, not flown to foreign coffers or used for the sole comfort of the few Western puppets imposed on them… But the racist Associated Press reporting fails to make any sense.

They won’t explain about the Digicel’s monopoly and role in the fake elections; won’t point to the Obama-Clinton, consultant-create fake elections that put in a far-right colonial puppet government in Haiti to services the oligarchs and sell out the country.

No real context was given other than the imagery of the violent Haitians throwing rocks and burning tires. The magnitude of the popular revolt wasn’t conveyed.

The AP article also fails to mention the United Nations role in Haiti, making millions for 15-years, training the police who shot  the unarmed demonstrators and many say that same United Nations also transported the doctored ballots that gave Haiti the unelected, Western-supported Jovenel Moise, the people did not elect this so called “legal bandit” and the incriminated money-laundering president!

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see also:  Haiti on this Earthquake Anniversary Still Pays the Price for Having Fought Slavery

AP and their crew are a bunch of oligarchy waterboys. These racists and decontextualized articles from AP and the complicit media should not be trusted by anyone with a brain cell. They are tapping into racist imagery and stereotypes about “rioting Haitians”.
But, I’ll say his name: “Janjak Desalin (Jean Jacques Desalin”) since AP cannot utter the name of the man who first put liberty into application in the Western Hemisphere, beat three European nations and was assassinated by the mulatto sons of France and their slave-making European fathers and white settler colonists, exactly 212 years ago today.

This October 17th, Haitians came out to say this system in Haiti that started with the assassination of the man who ended slavery in the Western Hemisphere, that day is when neocolonialism and the social/economic exclusion of the Black masses began.


Two hundred and fourteen years after Haitian Independence, Haitians are still paying the price for having fought slavery and for having won that fight. The former colonists France and Spain have returned to make Haiti a free for all. The United States and Canada are there too. This is to be expected.

Almost every Image result for Haiti October 17 2018 ,huge demonstrationsformer European colony has had to fight for its independence more than once. Cuba fought Spain, Vietnam fought France, and then they had to fight again. Independence is never won. In Haiti, this ongoing struggle is part of the fabric of our history. If we successfully did it when we were slaves, then we can do it again.

We can never give up that fight. Haiti has been a beacon for human rights. When everybody was giving lip service to the rights of men, we were the ones who stepped up and said most persuasively that there was no place for slavery in the rights of men. Yet slavery persists. It was unacceptable back in the late 18th century, and it is unacceptable now. The colonists are returning as international gangs. People all over the world must also join to fight them.


It began with endless indebtedness, unfair trade, privatization of public assets for the oligarchs’ interest, wage slavery and a black face to Eurocentricism to rule on behalf of the white oligarchs. Colonialism and imperialism in Haiti will end, the demonstrators said, using the PetroCaribe $3.8 billion theft done after the earthquake, as their latest example of neocolonial theft in Haiti.

It is reported that today’s gatherings were the largest protests and popular dissent to a colonial government, ever seen in Haiti, in terms of the sheer numbers of people who took the streets, nationwide to protest the post-earthquake embezzlement of monies in the name of “helping Haitians.” 

The populace gathered at several key locations in the capital and converged at Champ de Mars, in Port au Prince to show the colonial puppets, put in power through fake elections. They have NO POPULAR SUPPORT and cannot investigate themselves, indict and punish themselves for stealing monies and putting Haiti in debt that must be repaid by the oppressed and exploited Haitian majority.

The Clinton-Obama installed, puppet president, Jovenel Moise, and the other unelected narco-trafficking Parliamentarians must get out of the way, the leaders of this movement said. That’s what the people are saying. They knew the police, paid and funded by the colonists and the small white Arab/Lebanese/Syrian/Jewish (Bigio & Mev) oligarchs ruling Haiti, would shoot them. Freedom is not FREE!

A lot of people got hurt today. We knew this. The battle for liberty, inclusion, and economic justice is hard in this profit over people world. It’s been interminably long for Haitians, who, after 300 years of brutal European slavery, now are at 212-years of containment in poverty while their natural resources get pillaged and plundered by Empire’s oligarchs and puppets.

But, though long and horrific, for the descendants of Defile and Desalin, every day we die to stop the despots and tyrants and this time fight to bring economic liberty to all, not just to end chattel slavery…to be replaced by wage slavery…or cloaked in humanitarian imperialism, the charitable industrial complex, poverty pimping do-gooders or other such sophisticated frauds, dubbed “free trade, democracy, neoliberal economics, et al… ”Related image We know the complicit media can’t tell our story. But FreeHaiti lives – Nou La! We’re still here.

see also:  Haiti on this Earthquake Anniversary Still Pays the Price for Having Fought Slavery

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