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FORCED EVICTION ‘CANNOT EXTINGUISH THE FIRE THAT STANDING ROCK STARTED’

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Official Statement From Tom Goldtooth, of The Indigenous Environmental Network:

We are appalled by today’s forced evacuations of indigenous people at the Camp at Standing Rock, they are a violent and unnecessary infringement on the constitutional right of water protectors to peacefully protest and exercise their freedom of speech. It hinders the camp clean up process and creates confusion and chaos that puts the Missouri River at risk of pollution from construction and camping debris.

Today’s expulsion is a continuation of a centuries old practice, where the U.S. Government forcefully removes Indigenous people from our lands and territories.

see also: Activists Occupy Pipeline in North Florida

We urge supporters of the water protectors to continue to resist this travesty by organizing mass mobilizations, distributed actions, speaking out against the violations of the Treaty rights of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the Seven Council Fires of the Great Sioux Nation, and continuing to source up the capacity for litigation and grassroots organizing against the Dakota Access pipeline.IEN release
Our hearts are not defeated. The closing of the camp is not the end of a movement or fight, it is a new beginning.

They cannot extinguish the fire that Standing Rock started. It burns within each of us. We will rise, we will resist, and we will thrive.

We are sending loving thoughts to the water protectors along the banks of the Cannonball River, today. May everyone be as safe as can be. #noDAPL

see also…How to Stop a Pipeline: Trump, DAPL and the Power of Mass Action 

and… Update on Getting the Sabal Trail Pipe-Sitters out of Jail 

New Mooncup campaign says ‘Own Your Period’ and save the Planet

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Mooncup campaign offers a more eco-friendly alternative

Reusable sanitary product pioneer Mooncup have come up with a film that shines a light on the drama of disposable sanitary products, inviting us to leave the past behind and choose another way (models posed here are look-alikes)

The new ‘Own Your Period’ Campaign by Mooncup – the eco-friendly alternative to disposable sanitary-ware – aims to persuade women to make the switch

‘From day one we’ve had one aim: to make the experience of periods more positive, healthy and eco-friendly’ – Su Hardy, founder of Mooncup
‘Reusable sanitary product pioneer Mooncup have come up with a film that shines a light on the drama of disposable sanitary products, inviting us to leave the past behind and choose another way. Continue reading New Mooncup campaign says ‘Own Your Period’ and save the Planet

Thousands rise up against Shell and Exxon in the Netherlands

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Almost 5000 came out for the largest protest against gas extraction in Dutch history.  In the northern city of Groningen, people arrived in huge numbers, carrying torches and home-made banners.  Children and adults marched through the city centre demanding an end to gas extraction in the region.

They also called on Shell and Exxon to pay for the damage to their homes caused by over a thousand earthquakes induced by extraction, and for the Dutch government to break its ties with the gas industry and speed up the energy transition away from fossil fuels. Continue reading Thousands rise up against Shell and Exxon in the Netherlands

#NoDAPL Solidarity Week of Action starts NOW as Drilling Begins

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Mobilize for #NoDAPL Solidarity Week of Action!

=The NoDAPL Global Solidarity Campaign has called for a Week of Action from February 12th – 17thThe Army Corps has approved the final easement and drilling has begun! The Solidarity Campaign is asking for supporters to take action and escalate pressure against corporations that are funding the Dakota Access Pipeline.

From #NoDAPL Solidarity:

We are calling all able bodied, prepared Water Protectors to the frontlines! Come to camp prepared! The conditions are hazardous and North Dakota State Legislature is passing laws that target Water Protectors! Be prepared for these conditions. Several contingents of US Veterans are on their way back to camp. Join us! We need you now! This is our last stand! Continue reading #NoDAPL Solidarity Week of Action starts NOW as Drilling Begins

DEFEND La Chispa CSO.. LAW made for the RICH .. SOLIDARITY for the REBELS

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main report by by Sergi Bertran and Sonia Perez at La Directa.  … translated summary by The Free  ..en català abaix

….We are on the outskirts of Lleida city (in Lleida province). This area has undergone a major change in recent years… where there were small family orchards and country houses today they have built fast food chains, department stores, hotels and luxury villas. The companies and new owners of the land have been moving out the locals, buying up their land at high prices…

After a lengthy legal process  against four ex-occupiers the vibrant, active, self-managed SPARK project among the orchards of Lleida is condemned to be evicted  by capitalist speculation.  ”The Court Sentence against La Chispa condemns the people judged to  3 months / fine at the rate of 5 euros a day. The ruling also agreed to the eviction of all persons who are in the CSO Chispa and that the speculative company (UA sl) be reimbursed for ‘damage to property’. We want to make clear that this house. if not for for being squatted for nine years, would have already collapsed due to the state of abandonment; and that the only intention is to demolish the house to speculate on the price of the ground”. Continue reading DEFEND La Chispa CSO.. LAW made for the RICH .. SOLIDARITY for the REBELS

Kan Bici rural squat center still Survives… just

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 REPORT FROM KAN BICI (GALLINERS)

Precarity: Lack of resources and sufficient financial means, poverty and misery
Precarious: lacking resources and sufficient financial means:

A civilian judgment which demands an “eviction due to precarity” is nothing less than the

frontal attack of the bourgeoisie against the poor, by the powerful against people who lack
sufficient economic resources to pay a rent and also lack properties. (note: the landlord of Kan Bici has at least 40!

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The judicial apparatus, the repressive forces and the press are the tools of the rich
to perpetuate their power everywhere. Almost all the properties are in their hands,
they own banks, commercial centers, businesses, shops, houses and land etc…occupy

…And we, who are squatting houses they have abandoned, we are in the target point of the
bourgeoisie, they denounce and if necessary they kick our asses out in the fuckin’ street-
through their mercenary riot cops. Continue reading Kan Bici rural squat center still Survives… just

Nesrin Abdullah, spokeswoman YPJ Rojava – ‘Defend the Land. Transform the People’.

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The spokeswoman for the Yekîneyên Parastinê Yên Jinê (Women’s Defense Units, YPJ), Nesrin Abdullah, has analyzed the current situation by the Firat News Agency in the first interview of the year 2017:

As YPJ, how do you evaluate the war in 2016? In what battles and operations did you participate?

In the first place, 2016 was a different year because some formations were established and the YPJ took part in these formations. Before 2016, YPG and YPJ carried out co-organized operations. However, in 2016, the YPJ participated in new structures and operations as a women’s force.nesrin-abdullahNesrin Abdullah, spokeswoman YPJ: ‘the struggle is not only for the defense of our land, but also for transforming people’ Continue reading Nesrin Abdullah, spokeswoman YPJ Rojava – ‘Defend the Land. Transform the People’.