…the new wave of local politicians arrive with anarchist methods of direct democracy… but how long before they are sucked int the mashine?…
Ahmed El Amraoui
The Tunisian capital resembles London’s Hyde Park as thousands of anti-capitalism groups have gathered to tackle a wide range of interconnected social ills that persist worldwide. Over 70,000 participants representing an impressive diversity of people and social movement sectors from around the globe are taking part in the 13th edition of the World Social Forum (WSF).
Repsol in Spain opens the era of dirty oil in the
” In 2012 the government revived Spanish oil company Repsol’s permit from 2001 to explore for oil in the Canary Islands, which had been cancelled in 2004 by the supreme court after legal challenges…The move prompted outrage from environmentalists and locals and the Canariees government who had previously fought the plans. Late last month, an blatantly fudged ”environmental review” handed Repsol the green light from Madrid to proceed with its exploration off Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, both popular holiday destinations. (continued below)… Continue reading Boycott Repsol petroleum: stop the Black Death
The Solidarity Economy as a Strategy for Revolution
reblogged with thanks from: http://www.corfizz.com/story.html
There are three roads to revolution. Some focus on seizing state power, others on revolutionary expropriation. The third strategy is to think seriously about how we would actually like to organise our lives and then to start putting these ideas into practice, constructing the new world directly, as a parallel alternative to capitalism.
Let’s be clear that the solidarity economy already exists and people are already fully engaged in the approach that I am describing. I am not messianically opening a new revolutionary pathway; I am merely reporting on a fruitful line of action, introducing it to newcomers, as well as offering some ideas about how it could develop to those who are interested.
240 Greenpeace Activists Take Direct Action Protesting Europe’s Aging Nuclear Reactors
nuclear reactors.By Isadora Wronski Last week, 240 Greenpeace activists from national and regional offices took action across Europe to highlight the risk of aging
In Switzerland, about 100 Greenpeace activists from six different countries entered the station at Beznau. They climbed the superstructure of the reactor and hung banners demanding the immediate shut-down of the 45 year old power plant while a paraglider circled the sky. Continue reading Huge Direct Action against obsolete Nukes: Greenpeace
Hacker elf Pavlik, 30, has been living moneyless and stateless for the past four years. But despite his choice to abstain from the money-driven rat race of the global economic system, he lives up to his nickname: “elf” works tirelessly.Not for money, but to satisfy his passion to impact the world and change it in a positive way. Continue reading Hacker ‘elf’ links up Money-free World..“Renuncio al dinero”