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Boycott Israel Campaign mushrooms despite Repression: BDS 2016 Report

BDS impact:  round up for 2016

Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) is a Palestinian-led movement for freedom, justice and equality. BDS upholds the simple principle that Palestinians are entitled to the same rights as the rest of humanity.boycott_of_israel_bds_1

  Israel’s war of repression has failed to stop the continued growth of the BDS movement for Palestinian rights. The year 2016 will be remembered by Palestinians and supporters of Palestinian freedom, justice and equality, among other things, as Israel’s year of waging an all-out war on the Palestinian-led, global BDS movement for Palestinian rights, in a desperate attempt to crush it.

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In this respect, 2016 will also be remembered as the year of Israel’s spectacular failure, as BDS grew further into the mainstream, and its impact on Israel’s regime of occupation, settler-colonialism and apartheid intensified. Continue reading Boycott Israel Campaign mushrooms despite Repression: BDS 2016 Report

10 differences between Anarcha-Feminists and Bourgeois Feminists

Feminism: 10 differences between the bourgeois and the anarchist.

by  noticias y anarquia shared with thanks   translation TheFreeOnlinedariung-feminists1- The bourgeois feminists seek the protection of women through the coercive apparatuses of the State. Libertarian feminists advocate self-advocacy for women in community.anarcha feminist transformation

2 – bourgeois feminism wants every woman to compete on ‘equal opportunities’ and be rewarded according to their individual merits. On the contrary, anarcha-feminists struggle so that each individual develops in solidarity in equality and that each one is satisfied according to her/his needs.mujeres kurdas..jpg

3 – The bourgeois feminists desire the incorporation of women in positions of power, in the parliament and the armies; In the upper management of capitalist enterprises and in government executives. Anarchist feminists want the abolition of hierarchical institutions. That is why they declare themselves anti-statists, anti-militarists and critical of parliamentarism.cropped-fab1 Continue reading 10 differences between Anarcha-Feminists and Bourgeois Feminists

Assange Proves Innocence: SMS Records Show He Was Framed by Police in Rape Cases

 

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Julian Assange, for the last six years, has been persecuted and held captive because of rape allegations; allegations that we have now found out are entirely fabricated by police.

Today marks the first time that Assange has gone public with his version of events surrounding the rape allegations for which he was arrested in 2010.

“Six years ago today, on 7 December 2010, I was handcuffed and locked into Wandsworth prison by order of a Swedish prosecutor, Marianne Ny,” Assange explains in a testimony released on Wednesday. “I had not and still have not been charged with an offence. The claimed grounds for my arrest and extradition without charge were so that Ny could question me. But it was not until six years later – three weeks ago – that I was questioned for the first time. I have decided to release my responses.”

Despite gender reassignment procedures, Chelsea Manning will remain a man in the eyes of the US Army after it denied a request from the jailed whistleblower to her prison psychologist to recommend her gender be officially changed. A court filing from Manning’s legal team said that prison psychologist Dr. Ellen Galloway denied Manning’s request t
08/12/2016..  Despite gender reassignment procedures, Chelsea Manning will remain a man in the eyes of the US Army after it denied a request from the jailed whistleblower to her prison psychologist to recommend her gender be officially changed.
A court filing from Manning’s legal team said that prison psychologist Dr. Ellen Galloway denied Manning’s request. Chelsea is incarcerated for revealing the illegal and genocidal war crimes if the USA in Iraq. She has attempted suicide and an appeal for clemency is ignored.

In November, Assange was finally questioned aver a two-day period. However, as Assange points out, “my Swedish lawyer was excluded from the room in yet another breach of my basic rights.” Continue reading Assange Proves Innocence: SMS Records Show He Was Framed by Police in Rape Cases

#NoDAPL Defenders trapped by Blizzard. Many Refuse Evacuation

Veterans march with activists near Backwater Bridge just outside of the Oceti Sakowin camp during a snow fall as "water protectors" continue to demonstrate against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline adjacent to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, U.S., December 5, 2016.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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A camper braces against high winds and a blizzard while walking inside the Oceti Sakowin camp as "water protectors" continue to demonstrate against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline adjacent to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, near Cannon Ball, A camper braces against high winds and a blizzard while walking inside the Oceti Sakowin camp as “water protectors” continue to demonstrate against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline adjacent to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, near Cannon Ball,

By Esha Sarai | VOA News, Dec 06, 2016 

Hundreds of veterans who came to North Dakota to stand show solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe were heading an evacuation mission Tuesday to help those stuck in a blizzard that immobilized most of the state.

Hundreds of cars poured into the Oceti Sakowin camp Sunday and Monday following the decision of the Army Corps of Engineers to deny an easement needed to route the Dakota Access Pipeline under a Missouri River reservoir near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. That section is the last major part of the pipeline that hasn’t been finished.

The Oceti Sakowin camp is seen as "water protectors" continue to demonstrate against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, near Cannon Ball, N.D., Dec. 6, 2016. The Oceti Sakowin camp is seen…

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9 REASONS WHY THE #NODAPL STRUGGLE ISN’T OVER

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From Indigenous Action

1. THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IS PASSING THE BUCK, TO TRUMP.

On Sunday, December 4, 2016 the Army Corp of Engineers denied the easement for pipeline development under Lake Oahe and made recommendations for an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the river crossing and exploration for alternative routes. An EIS would likely take months to undertake and would be subject to the Trump regime’s Environmental Protection Agency.

2. ENERGY TRANSFER PARTNERS VOWS TO CONTINUE BUILDING DAPL UNDER LAKE OAHE.

Energy Transfer Partners issued a statement threatening to continue development regardless of the Army Corps decision stating that “Nothing this Administration has done today changes that in any way.” In spite of recent snow storms ETP has continued construction. Continue reading 9 REASONS WHY THE #NODAPL STRUGGLE ISN’T OVER

Digging up Dignity at a Mass Grave of Anti Fascists in Majorca

Franco’s 40 year long catholic fascist regime buried at least 150,000 victims in  over 2000 unmarked mass graves. Up to 80 years later over 1700 remain unexcavated with their families awaiting  closure..

by Carmen Buades, Leire Gira and Marc Ferrâ summary from La Directa ..translation by TheFreeOnline

Skulls with bullet wounds to the face, tell the story of executions by Falangist fascists. The position of the skeletons, lying dumped on each other without order by the  indifferent killers.

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wife, daughter and granddaughter of Timoteo Mendieta: Still awaiting news.

“Thrown here as if they were dogs, rudely, without order.” says Dolores Marin historian and part of the commission created from last May, after a loca law was approved in the Balearics forcing the government to finally take charge of the exhumation and dignity of more than 50 mass grave sites there on the islands. Continue reading Digging up Dignity at a Mass Grave of Anti Fascists in Majorca

Freedom for Lola! .. Activist jailed for Refugee Solidarity

Solidarity against Repression, Lola freedom! ..Please help.freedom-for-lolka

Lola was arrested and jailed when accompanying a Kurdish refugee who tried to take a  flight from Greece to Barcelona


Letter sent to Greek Authorities.. please sign here

from:    CGT (Anarcho syndicalist trade union).. Sent by on Sun, 12/04/2016 – 17:32.

to:   Mr. Fernando Turro Homedes Honorary Consul Genera, Consulate General of Greece in Barcelona

Last Sunday, November 27, Lola Gutiérrez from the CGT union section of the Barcelona Provincial Council, , was jailed by the Greek police for helping a Kurdish refugee travel to Barcelona.

She said she acted as she has done all her life, “out of political conviction and solidarity,” one more case in the long history of an exemplary activist in the struggle for social rights.

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demo for Lola outside Greek Consulate in Barcelona

Continue reading Freedom for Lola! .. Activist jailed for Refugee Solidarity