Category Archives: solidarity

Indigenous Brazilians send Urgent Plea for Help

‘WE ARE FACING A VIOLENT GENOCIDE’

by September 2, 2015

An urgent plea for help has surfaced from the state of Mato Grosso do Sul in southern Brazil, where a local Indigenous activist has accessed various social media platforms to broadcast the current state of crisis, and ongoing genocide of Indigenous Peoples in the region.

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Sevilla: 53 on Trial by Spanish State for Occupying Utopia

53 PEOPLE on trial for OCCUPATION

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On Friday September 4th the first two trials will take place, the first of 53 of which are due against people who lived in Utopia occupied in Seville in May 2012 by families who were homeless or about to lose  their homes. by Gladys Martinez Lopez

Max and Jesus will go to the criminal courts in Seville accused of squatting (illegal in Spain under the term ‘usurpation’.) in May 2012 a building of Ibercaja Bank that had remained empty for two years . More than 30 families, many of them homeless or about to lose by failing to pay the mortgage, were rehoused in the building, which they called Corrala Utopia, and many continued giving the place life until it was exicted in April 2014.untitled

The prosecution asked from each a 720 euro fine. In fact, the state prosecution is the only one who has submitted an indictment, as Ibercaja, the main interested party, has declined to prosecute the 53 cases. “The prosecution’s case is exactly the same for everyone. It takes no notice of the personal circumstances of any of them “says Anabel Segado Diagonal, a lawyer for several of the accused. Continue reading Sevilla: 53 on Trial by Spanish State for Occupying Utopia

I dreamed I saw Joe Hill last night.. Alive as you or me..

Centenary of the execution of Joe Hill.. see the songs

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  With three bullets to the heart, the State of Utah executed Joe Hill on November 19, 1915. In one of the most disputed cases to date, Joe Hill, the most prolific songwriter in the history of the Industrial Workers of the World, was convicted of murdering John Morrison, owner of Morrison Grocery, and his son Arling on the night of January 10, 1914 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Continue reading I dreamed I saw Joe Hill last night.. Alive as you or me..

Shock video of Cruelty in McDonald’s Supplier

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McDonald’s Will Most Definitely Not Want This to Go Viral

by Amanda Froelich………………. I’m NOT lovin’ it…

Warning: Video is very graphic and disturbing; not suitable for work or to be viewed by children.

A new undercover investigation into a McDonald’s Chicken McNugget supplier has exposed horrific cruelty to animals, including birds beaten, crammed in filthy sheds, stabbed to death with nails attached to makeshift clubs, and left to suffer and slowly die without proper veterinary care. Continue reading Shock video of Cruelty in McDonald’s Supplier

Weeks after law lets burnt land be re-zoned.. Spain Burns

September rains are arriving yet multiple wildfires are still breaking out…. just weeks after the ruling PP abolished a law prohibiting re-zoning of burnt forests.  Fires are beginning all over, often started by local PP mafia who will later re-zone as building land and increase their fortunes.4096 (1)

Repealing this law is yet another blatant, greedy corrupt scam by a political/business class born under the fascist dictatorship. It stands along with other environmental atrocities like abolition of the Coastal Law to allow hotels and development down to the beach, proposals to tax sunshine which destroyed local solar schemes and backdated suspension of subsidies which destroyed the flourishing wind and solar farms., etc. Over 1000 politicians have been charged with multiple corruption, with almost zero convictions so far!!

….’A fresh fire has broken out in the town of Cualedro in Galicia, north-west Spain, affecting at least 1,000 hectares of forest, as seven fires continue to burn across the country: three in Galicia, one in Cantabria, one in Castile and León, and one in Catalonia and Extremadura…

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STOP the Ilisu Dam, Turkey to Steal the Tigris River in anti-Kurd Atrocity

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Statement from comrades who held a demo in solidarity with Kurdistan and against the Ilisu dam yesterday:

“Save Hasankeyf: Statement from the demonstration today at the Andritz offices, Derbyshire, UK

Today people came together to protest against Andritz Hydro, a company that plays a leading role in the construction of the Ilisu dam in North Kurdistan (the area of Kurdistan which lies within eastern Turkey). Continue reading STOP the Ilisu Dam, Turkey to Steal the Tigris River in anti-Kurd Atrocity

Rebel Girls: 95 amazing Photos of Feminists Around the World

Profile photo of Carmenby   at autostraddle with thanks

Header by Rory Midhani

Header by Rory Midhani

Feminism is alive and well, my friends. And I’ve got 95 photos from across the planet to prove it.

(Click on the photos to find the source articles about the protests and movements pictured!)

Including an image of a protest or images from a specific region doesn’t indicate any sort of endorsement of that region or movement’s politics — this is just about showcasing that the fight for women’s rights and gender equality is raging on around the world.

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Girls play clapping game during a weekly education session about breast ironing and rape by survivor of breast ironing Ndjessa at Ndjessa's family home in Douala

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