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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

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

Germany: Two Forest Defenders from Spain arrested in Hambach Forest still Jailed

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Yesterday, November 30, 8 people were arrested in Hambach Forest. Among them, 2 comrades from Spain. Everybody was released last night except for the 2 comrades who were transferred to Cologne today for pre-trial detention. The names that they were known as in the forest were Siao and Hodey although in Spain we knew them by other names.
Así es como queda el bosque con el avance de la mina.. Con el carbón marrón se alimenta la planta energética que se ve al fondo

The last few days in Hambach Forest have seen an escalation of tension. On November 17 a road block action took place with a burning barricade and rocks thrown in clashes with the security company and the ‘installation’ of a fake explosive device that delayed the dismantling of the barricade and the tree felling for several hours. Continue reading Germany: Two Forest Defenders from Spain arrested in Hambach Forest still Jailed

Deforestation levels take off in Brazilian Amazon

via  https://garryrogers.com

9512e42fa9d879a2d993e0587110041dGR:  Growing global inequity is fueling resentment and despair. As inequity and the human population grow, resources decline, poverty spreads, and criminal destruction and harvest of wild plants and animals may increase.rainforest-infographic

“In the Amazon, Illegal land clearing hits highest levels since 2008 as environmental policies come under attack.” Continue reading Deforestation levels take off in Brazilian Amazon

Women expose Violent Macho Culture with Camera Trap

  text from Observers , with thanks

video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIk5fWw0Xps
video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIk5fWw0Xps

Barcelona Bank Squat Center re-occupied and re-evicted

Protected by a crowd of sympathisers several activists with metal cutting saws removed the steel plates this morning from the famous evicted  Banc Okupat in Gracia , Barcelona.cyrun7twqaea5pa

For some hours there was jubilation but on this occasion the Catalan Mossos police were well prepared. Seven vanloads of riot police appeared, dispersed the crowds of supporters and proceeded immediately with a new evictioncysjm5bxeai_3bf

Inside the occupied bank they found at least 18 people who were identified and set free. Continue reading Barcelona Bank Squat Center re-occupied and re-evicted

Barcelona’s Complex Struggle to Advance the Commons

On a visit to Barcelona last week, I learned a great deal about the City’s pioneering role in developing “the city as a commons.”  I also learned that crystallizing a new commons paradigm – even in a city committed to cooperatives and open digital networks – comes with many gnarly complexities.

The Barcelona city government is led by former housing activist Ada Colau, who was elected mayor in May 2015.  She is a leader of the movement that became the political party Barcelona En Comú (“Barcelona in Common”). Once in office,Image result for barcelona commons

Colau halted the expansion of new hotels, a brave effort to prevent “economic development” (i.e., tourism) from hollowing out the city’s lively, diverse neighborhoods. As a world city, Barcelona is plagued by a crush of investors and speculators buying up real estate, making the city unaffordable for ordinary people. Continue reading Barcelona’s Complex Struggle to Advance the Commons

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