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Ireland’s Women Force Abortion Referendum: It’s Time to say ‘Yes’

‘Ireland’s current abortion law is a long-standing human rights violation, and it needs to be changed’.
  ‘May 25 can be one of the remarkable days in history, not only for women in Ireland, but also for all women around the world’,

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The countdown has started for Ireland to, hopefully, liberalise its abortion law, which is one of the most restrictive in Europe.

A referendum to repeal article 40.3.3, known as the 8th Amendment to the Irish Constitution, will be held on May 25.

If the majority votes “yes” to repeal the amendment, this will pave the way for a new abortion law, one that is in line with today’s human rights standards.

A draft bill that would replace the current abortion law, if Ireland chooses to repeal, has already been shared with the public – If “yes” votes are loud enough, women will have the right to request an abortion during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.

  see also : 8 reasons we are voting Yes to Repeal the hated 8th

 Ireland’s current abortion law is a long-standing human rights violation that has been depriving women of their right to life, health, privacy, information, equality and non-discrimination, as well as their right to be free from torture and ill-treatment.

On May 25, Ireland will finally have an opportunity to put an end to all this. Continue reading Ireland’s Women Force Abortion Referendum: It’s Time to say ‘Yes’

Invitation for a revolutionary May 1st: Paris + Russian Anarchist Solidarity

May Day in Paris: Invitation for a revolutionary May 1st

After the invitation of “Les Paves” to come to Paris on the first of May, we now publish another call to come to Paris.

Here is the full call:

Macron’s power has decided to break the social protests by force, revealing the brutal face of repression under the mask of a smiling modernity.

Military attack against the ZAD, destruction of places of life, expulsions, beating students with batons, isolation of railway workers, disinformation: these maneuvers intended to prove the authority of the state are rather the symptoms of an anxious government, panicked by the growth of a  more and more powerful and multiform movement.

The strike at the SNCF is massively followed, disrupting rail traffic, the blockades and occupations of universities multiply as rarely for more than a decade, networks are growing, alliances are formed, several other sectors join the struggle, the NDDL’s comrades withstand each day with more determination while support committees are active across the country, in short, people everywhere are reappropriating TO BEAT THE RIGHT. Continue reading Invitation for a revolutionary May 1st: Paris + Russian Anarchist Solidarity

French Uprising Spreading as Police use Water Cannon, Toxic Gas and Snatch Squads.


 Everywhere in France people are suffering cuts, closures and blatant injustice  under Macron’s rightwing regime. The aim is to increase Corporate profits, make the rich richer and compete with even more repressive slave economies. After sending an army of police and bulldozers to destroy the alternative ZAD social system the eco warriors fight on in the ruins and forests, calling for a mass uprising which is snowballing as we speak, calling for us to go even beyond May 68 and lay the foundations of a better world.

Main Text via RT with thanks     Police have clashed with protesters on the streets of Paris as rail workers and students continue nationwide demonstrations against sweeping new labor reforms.

Officers in riot gear fired tear gas and used water cannons to disperse protesters angry at French President Emmanuel Macron’s decision to pursue job cuts and salary freezes across the public sector, including education, transport and the courts.

In footage captured from the scene of the protest at Boulevard Saint-Jacques in the 14th arrondissement protesters can be seen throwing objects at police and lifting street-side railings to use as barriers. Continue reading French Uprising Spreading as Police use Water Cannon, Toxic Gas and Snatch Squads.

[ZAD] The Battle to Rebuild .. Solidarity spreads Everywhere

REPORT OF WHAT HAS BEEN HAPPENING HERE THIS SUNDAY 15 APRIL. or THE MAGIC OF THE ZAD!   from   contra info

Despite the state of siege imposed by the government, a crowd of 15,000 to 20,000 people has succeeded, whatever the cost, in reaching different points of the ZAD this Sunday. This afternoon new groups are arriving all the time.

★Ⓐntiespecista★‏ @VAnarquia 9h9 hours ago   in Brussels, the Permanent Representation of France to the European Union was attacked in solidarity with the #ZAD #ZADResist #NDDL

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 Since this morning, the state has done everything possible to break this huge surge of solidarity: there are road blocks and checkpoints everywhere; police checkpoint policeman at the exit lanes of the motorways, asking drivers not to to try to go to the solidarity gathering.

Solidarity from Milan, front of a Squat, with Italians, Portugueses, Greeks, Cypriots, Romanians, Czechs, Serbians, Scottish, French. Continue reading [ZAD] The Battle to Rebuild .. Solidarity spreads Everywhere

8th March..First Ever Feminist General Strike called in Spain

Its a Feminist women’s strike. In order to give it legal coverage it had to be officially registered by a Trade Union, in this case the anarchist CGT. But it’s not legal to call a Women’s Strike in Spain, so they went one further and registered it as the first feminist General Strike. Legal and official.

CGT women officially registered the Feminist General Strike 

Why is the feminist strike on March 8 different from all the others?

The mobilizations and the strike for International Women’s Day are called in more than 150 countries for a more just and egalitarian society. This is just one of the data that makes this call unique. la página web de la Comisión 8M.

On March 8, International Women’s Day, a new, unprecedented strike was called for, a women’s strike, which shouts to want them “free, alive, feminist, combative and rebellious”. Thus, a call is made to support the stoppages, for all women who can and for all women who do not. But do you know what this feminist strike means and why it is not like the others?

Continue reading 8th March..First Ever Feminist General Strike called in Spain

Class War smash Qatari Royals and promote Protest Rights

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There’s something delicious about seeing very rich and powerful people take on a fight and then realise they’ve bitten off more than they can chew. They’re not used to it and sometimes seemingly small victories are the best we can hope for.

Last week Class War founder, Ian Bone, promoted globally on facebook the idea of redressing the balance on housing in London by occupying the Shard. There are multi million quid apartments in the building laying empty year and after year, meanwhile homelessness is on the rise and the vast majority of Grenfell survivors have still not been re-housed.

Before I go further I should say I’m part of Class War. My PhD research from the inside of the group has unearthed many examples of both the authorities and the media imagining that Class War just has to press a button somewhere and the unruly mob of thousands rises from the streets to literally devastate the avenues where the wealthy live. Class War are organising protests all the time and the size of a protest doesn’t really have an exact science behind it; some things take off and most things don’t. The vast majority of Class War events pass without any media interest. This means that when they do take off and large numbers attend a demo and boisterous things occur the police and others can look terribly inadequate so there has become a standard theme to policing Class War events: they send at least a van of cops along, hours in advance just in case, presumably with others on standby if they feel it necessary.

Continue reading Class War smash Qatari Royals and promote Protest Rights

Antifa (2018): New documentary available to watch online

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Not to be confused with last year’s similarly-titled The Antifascists, Antifa is a half-hour film, mainly focused on recent antifascist struggles in the US, but with a brief look at the UK and Germany for some historical context. As a brief content warning, it includes some footage from the immediate aftermath of the car attack in Charlottesville where Heather Heyer lost her life, so if you feel that you don’t need to watch that kind of footage, you can skip from about 25:20 to 26:20.

As ever, these films are most interesting when watched and discussed as a group – if you feel that a half-hour film isn’t enough for an event on its own, you could watch it alongside Bash the Fash, which is also half an hour, or the hour-and-a-bit Swedish/Greek film The Antifascists.

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