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Pussy Riot Video ‘Make America Great Again #PussyGrabsBack

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Written passionately by Ricky Reed, Nadya, Tom Peyton #PussyGrabsBack #NastyWoman


What do you want your world to look like?
What do you want it to be?
Do you know that a wall has two sides?
And nobody is free? …. Continue reading Pussy Riot Video ‘Make America Great Again #PussyGrabsBack

J20/21..Millions to Disrupt Trump..10 reasons to Go Hard

Ten Reasons to Go Hard on January 20
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From CrimethInc:

The inauguration of Donald Trump is right around the corner. Disrupt J20 is publicizing a wide range of demonstrations all around the US on January 20, including a call for an anti-capitalist and anti-fascist contingent in Washington, DC.

But why focus on this particular day, of all days? And why would it be worth driving across the country to a city crowded with reactionaries and police? Here are ten reasons why we think everyone needs to pull out the stops on January 20.

J21 Women’s March: Unite & Fight Against Trump! 

What is at stake here is not a single day of protest, but the paradigm of what it will mean to resist Trump. Right now, people around the US are outraged and terrified at the prospect of being governed by a megalomaniacal buffoon. This is an opportunity to expand the networks of people who are prepared to stand up to the government, but it won’t last long.

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

ypj-against-isisfrom  Kurdis Cat, with thanks. illustrations added

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’.

Bengaluru attacks: Patriarchy excuses toxic masculinity by night and day

The toxic masculinity that triggered the New Year Eve’s attacks on women was there in the morning to deny they even happened.dc-cover-lrkpi1qm0tq2ul2f34ki3eoo03-20170107030557-medi
Mass sexual harassment occurred on New Year’s Eve in Bengaluru, India [EPA]

by  @meenakandasamy    Meena Kandasamy is a poet, fiction writer, translator and activist who lives in Chennai and London.  via Al Jazeera with thanks

The reasoning extended goes like this: You had violence visited upon you (groped/pinched/felt-up/beaten/raped/murdered) because you did this (wore short clothes, wore no clothes, wore revealing clothes, loved a man of the wrong caste, stepped out of home, stepped into the street at the wrong time of day, went to work, went partying, got drunk, got on a bus, were speaking to a man of a different religion, did not pay enough dowry, talked back, and so on).

The mass molestation of women in Bengaluru during the midnight celebrations at New Year brings to mind the similar outrageous incident that took place in Cologne last year.

The kneejerk reaction of the Indian political establishment was to blame “western culture” – Karnataka’s Home Minister G Parameshwara blamed young women for their western attire, while Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi blamed the late-night revelries as a western import.maxresdefault

Rewind to a year ago, and in another part of the world, immigrants were blamed for the sexual violence, asylum seekers were rounded up as suspects, and the right-wing seized the opportunity to talk about “rapefugees”

Violence against women is universal, so, we end up with multiple iterations of the same tragedy, with eerily similar responses: In India, the ruling class blames western culture. In the West, the ruling class blames immigrants. This blame game achieves its intended aim: It outsources trouble, diverts attention from the misogyny on the domestic front and normalises violence against women. Continue reading Bengaluru attacks: Patriarchy excuses toxic masculinity by night and day

Briton and Canadian killed while Fighting against ISIS for YPG/SDF Revolution in Syria

 
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 Another British man has been killed fighting against Islamic State in northern Syria, his family and Kurdish activists have said.

Ryan Lock, 20, from Chichester, West Sussex, died on 21 December during an offensive by anti-Islamic State forces to recapture the city of Raqqa, the extremist group’s de facto capital.

Lock’s father, Jon, said in a statement: “Ryan was a vRyan Lock, from Chichester, who has been killed in northern Syria.ery caring and loving boy who would do any thing to help anyone. He had a heart of gold. We ask for privacy to allow our family to grieve.

”Ryan Lock, from Chichester, who has been killed in northern Syria. Photograph: family handout

Lock, who had no previous military experience and had worked as a chef before travelling  and training in Syria, was one of many foreign volunteers who have joined the People’s Defence Units (YPG), the Kurdish military force fighting in northern Syria.

Canadian Man Killed Fighting Daesh Alongside Syrian Kurds in Raqqa

Canadian volunteer with the People’s Protection Units (YPG) Nazzareno Antonio Tassone was killed in operation to retake the city of Raqqa from the Daesh terror group, according to official statement.  (Sputnik) —  continues further down.. Continue reading Briton and Canadian killed while Fighting against ISIS for YPG/SDF Revolution in Syria

‘God, rid us of men!’ from feminist song Shocking and Delighting Saudis

annonce_sortie_chansontweet announcing the publication of the song Hwages, from the Twitter account of Majed Al-Issa.

In the first part of the video, women wearing niqabs (a veil, usually black, that covers the face while leaving the eyes uncovered) get in the back of a car, leaving the passenger seat at the front empty, while the vehicle is driven by a young boy. Continue reading ‘God, rid us of men!’ from feminist song Shocking and Delighting Saudis

La Chispa! (The Spark): Rural Occupied Social Center resists Capitalist Speculation Eviction

 

la-chispaAfter 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 in the new year by capitalist speculation

original by Sergi Bertran and Sonia Perez at La Directa.  … translated summary by The Free

….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…

From 2013 the center became an inspiration for other anarchist projects like l’Ateneu Llibertari l’Arrel,, the Occupied Police Station La CORB, and l’Assemblea Llibertària. ….Dànae Quiroz 

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