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Stop Biggest Arms Fair London Sept 4 -11 ..WE STOP WAR HERE

Super-Villains Picket the Arms Fair

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A huge week of action is planned to stop the set-up of London’s DSEI arms fair between 4-11 September 2017

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Camping at DSEI 2017 – Stop the Arms Fair       https://www.stopthearmsfair.org.uk/camping-dsei-2017

see also.. Manchester activists plan to disrupt weapons sales at DSEI,  the world’s biggest arms fair

 ExCeL Centre
 Friday 8 September 2017
10:00 – 14:00   ExCeL Centre   ExCeL Exhibition Centre, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway,   London  E16 1XL

Protesters outside the arms fair 

 Eliza Egret talks to activists involved in almost two decades of protest against London’s DSEI arms show

Once again, Docklands’ ExCeL Centre will host the DSEI (Defence and Security Equipment International) arms fair next month. 1,600 exhibitors will showcase equipment including drones, tanks, guns, bombs, warships, crImage result for DSEI Arms Fair Actions Protestowd control weaponry and covert surveillance equipment.

They will be hoping to secure contracts and wine and dine with international governments and military personnel, aiming to profit from states’ unending wars of aggression around the world. The arms fair is subsidised by the UK taxpayer, and DSEI’s organisers work closely with the government, welcoming human rights abusers such as Saudi Arabia, the US, Israel and Turkey.Resultado de imagen de Super-Villains Picket the Arms Fair

DSEI is always heavily fortified and policed, ensuring that arms companies and aggressive regimes can make deals with total impunity.

Quakers, Catholic Workers, anarchists, socialists, trade unionists and Buddhists are just some of those who have come together to protest DSEI, which takes place every two years. In recent years, British anti-militarists have been joined by activists from Bahrain, Yemen, Egypt, Kurdistan and other communities directly affected by war and state violence.

Creative resistance

Activists have been resisting the arms fair since its inception in 1999, when it was held in Chertsey, Surrey. That year, mass blockades of the roads took place in an attempt to prevent the arms dealers from getting to the event. In 2001, DSEI was moved to the ExCeL Centre in London’s Docklands. As planes crashed into New York’s World Trade Center, protesters demonstrated against profiting from war.Image result for DSEI Arms Fair Actions Protest

Anti-militarist activist Sam Hayward first attended protests against DSEI in 2003, at the height of the anti-Iraq war movement. ‘That year, millions of people were involved in the opposition to the invasion of Iraq,’ Sam says. ‘When the war began it wasn’t clear how to oppose it and many anti-militarist activists fell away, not knowing what to do. I started thinking about how imperialist wars couldn’t happen without the weapons being manufactured and sold by the arms companies — beneficiaries of aggressive imperialist wars.’

One tactic at DSEI 2003 was to stop the arms dealers from getting to the ExCeL Centre. Sam explains how this happened: ‘Activists climbed onto the roofs of DLR trains and locked themselves on, stopping the trains.

As a result, the arms dealers were brought in on buses. Protesters stopped the buses, laying down in front of them.

Delegates started arriving by taxi and on foot, so people blocked the roads. There were thousands of activists involved. It was successful in delaying the arms dealers getting there, but ultimately the arms fair still took place.’Image result for DSEI Arms Fair Actions Protest

Similar actions against the DLR trains took place in 2005. Activist Gary White believes that this has been ‘the most effective form of action, as it prevented arms traders from using the train to get to ExCeL. But it was very contentious with the local anti-arms trade group because they regarded it as unhelpfully disrupting the community. It also resulted in many hours of community service sentences.’ Continue reading Stop Biggest Arms Fair London Sept 4 -11 ..WE STOP WAR HERE

Free G20 Prisoners! Demo Sept 3 at Billwerder Prison. …G20 hostage’s Letter…

#UnitedWeStand: Free All #NoG20 Prisoners! Demo on September 3 at Jail…

  On Sunday September 3 there will be a demonstration to the JVA Billwerder prison in Hamburg. Today we publish the call for the demonstration …

On Sunday 3rd of Sept we want to march to the prison JVA Billwerder in Hamburg again to visit our friends who are hostaged by the City of Hamburg behind high walls. Our friends inside could hear us last time, even the yard time was changed to hold them back from our solidarity. Thats one more reason to visit our NO G20 brothers with a huge crowd and a lot of noise in front of the Billwerder Prison

Come with us, bring muffins and cup cakes, have coffee, music and speeches on Sunday the 3rd of September at the JVA Billwerder.

Please let us know any music wishes of the prisoners beforehand so if you write letters to them or make visits just ask what they would love to listen to, we will arange it.

United we stand!

via  Enough is Enough. You will find all our No G20 stories HERE.

the letter

HAMBURG SUMMER 2017: I AM THERE, I STAY THERE!

”It’s been almost a month and a half since I was imprisoned during the twelfth G20 summit in Hamburg, in a city that was besieged and taken in hostage by the security forces, but which also saw an important local and popular protest. Continue reading Free G20 Prisoners! Demo Sept 3 at Billwerder Prison. …G20 hostage’s Letter…

Brazil Victory: Key Supreme Court rulings in Favor of Indigenous Land Rights

 text in part from http://www.survivalinternational.org

 

All is NOT LOST.  Aug 16th 2017

Brazilian Indigenous Nations celebrate Supreme Court decision AGAINST a legal precedent from the far right usurpers in power which would have decimated their heritage.

The ‘Marco Temporal’ refers to an arbitrary cutoff date, Oct 5th  in 1988. Under the proposed new legal policy if the lands were not occupied by the indigenous people on that date their right to the lands would be abolished. Hence the campaign ‘Our History Didn’t Begin in 1988’.

Indigenous activists and human rights campaigners around the world yesterday celebrated Brazil’s Supreme Court ruling unanimously in favor of indigenous land rights.

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Thousands of Indigenous peoples marched to Congress in the capital of  Brazil in April 2015 to protest the destruction of their land and human rights by the far right usurper government headed by Temer. they were received with tear gas and bombs by shock troops

Brazilian Indians have been protesting in Brasilia against the government’s anti-indigenous proposals.
Indigenous people occupied highways, to protest and later (above) to celebrate the Court victory

In two land rights cases, all eight of the judges present voted for indigenous land rights and against the government of Mato Grosso state, in the Amazon, which was demanding compensation for lands mapped out as indigenous territories decades ago. Continue reading Brazil Victory: Key Supreme Court rulings in Favor of Indigenous Land Rights

Blockaders Force Trucks to Leave Lumber in Poland’s Bialowieza Forest


reblogged from Hambach Forest

The ancient Bialowieza Forest continues to be logged at times late into the night and from early hours of the morning by more than 3 harvesters capable of downing more than 500 trees a day.

However following a week long intermission the anti logging resistance strikes again. When the trucks loading lumber which is presently spread throughout the forest have been observed by morning patrols, over 30 activists left the Camp for the Primal Forest.

After reaching the nearby location, 6 lock-on doubles, later joined by two more, locked on with metal pipes to a 18 wheeler loaded with lumber and to another one that was practically empty.

The activists have locked on on top of the lumber load, on the sides and in the back and to lumber supports on the partially empty vehicle. Banners were dropped from the top, sides and front of the vehicles. Continue reading Blockaders Force Trucks to Leave Lumber in Poland’s Bialowieza Forest

Spanish State arrests Writer Akhanli on Request of Genocidal Erdogan

The German government has asked Spain not to extradite the Turkish-German writer Dogan Akhanli, who was arrested on Saturday in Grenada under a search and arrest warrant for his subsequent extradition by Interpol, at the request of Turkey, for “membership of an armed band and terrorist “.Image may contain: text

The Spanish police have yet to reveal any reason for the arrest.

A German citizen, Akhanli is committed to memorializing the genocides of the twentieth century, including the Armenian Genocide, and to promoting cross-cultural dialogue with a view to reconciliation.

Akhanli wrote two novels on the mass killings of Armenians in 1915, ‘The Judges of the last Judgment’ and ‘The Last Dream of the Madonna’.

After the 1980 coup d’etat, Akhanli went into hiding and was a political prisoner in a Turkish military jail between 1985 and 1987. He fled Turkey in 1991 and settled in Germany.Image result for Dogan Akhanli, arrested ERdogan dictator

In August 2010, he returned to Turkey to visit his dying father, but was arrested at the airport and thrown into prison for four months. Thanks to a campaign in his defense, organized by civil rights activists and Turkish and German intellectuals, he managed to leave Turkey and return to Germany  http://panarmenian.net/m/eng/news/245724

”Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is under threat of prosecution for genocide

A prosecutor in Sweden is currently examining whether Erdoğan, as well as Turkey’s prime minister Binali Yildirim, should be charged with various crimes..” Continue reading Spanish State arrests Writer Akhanli on Request of Genocidal Erdogan

‘Anarchy Works’.. read and download here .. by Peter Gelderloos


free to read and download     plain PDF   ,  EPUB (for mobile etc) https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/peter-gelderloos-anarchy-works

EN ESPAÑOL AQUI https://es.theanarchistlibrary.org/library/peter-gelderloos-la-anarquia-funciona

This book takes examples from around the world, picking through history and anthropology, showing that people have, in different ways and at different times, demonstrated mutual aid, self-organization, autonomy, horizontal decision making, and so forth–the principles that anarchy is founded on–regardless of whether they called themselves anarchists or not.

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Too well documented to be strictly mythology, and too generalized to be strictly anthropology, this is an inspiring answer to the people who say that anarchists are utopian: a point-by-point introduction to how anarchy can and has actually worked.

Anarchy Works by Peter Gelderloos — Reviews, Discussion …

Solidarity with Barcelona victims: No God. No State, No Caliphate

“From the National Confederation of Labor, CNT we show our utmost grief, indignation, confusion and pain at the attack suffered this afternoon in Barcelona.

Once again it has been the people, the civilian population, the ordinary people, who have suffered the consequences of wars that are not theirs. Once again the people put back the suffering and the dead.

This time the location has changed, the place has changed. This time has been hit the heart of Barcelona. But again the objective has been the same: the civilian population unarmed and innocent.

Whether in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, London, Paris, Berlin, the Mediterranean or in the fences of Melilla, we return to becoming propitiatory victims, in collateral damages of a war between sides that we do not know, that does not repair media or Limits to reach their goals, who does not know the meaning of the word “love.” Gangs for whom power is above people and life. Gangs that do not represent us. Continue reading Solidarity with Barcelona victims: No God. No State, No Caliphate