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Prosfygika, Athens: Refugees and Squatters expel Nazis and Police

epeisodia-anteksousiaston-mat-prosfigika-aleksandras-670x400The Squatted Prosfygika are located on Alexandras Av., within close proximity to the Athens police headquarters and the courthouse on Degleri St., where the mega-trial against the Golden Dawn is currently takes place.
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Early in the morning of October 31st, anti/riot police forces stormed the Prosfygika jointly with a large group of Nazis. Later on, comrades managed to repel the cops (in uniform and plainclothes), and heavy clashes ensued. Continue reading Prosfygika, Athens: Refugees and Squatters expel Nazis and Police

The CNT-AIT Barcelona deals a 700 million Blow to El Corte Ingles. Victory!

boicot-el-corte-inglesThe anarcho-syndicalist union CNT-AIT Barcelona wins a 7 year legal battle against ‘El Corte Ingles’, a huge retail chainstore linked to far right ex-fascist families. The IECISA computing sector has now been banned from working  in the public sector for 3 years and loses its contracts, costing the companies 700m euros a year.

Tarcoteca Translation of: http:/…cnt-de-barcelona-pega-…    The Union Section of CNT through the ‘Department of Territory and Sustainability of the Catalonian Generalitat’ [regional government agency] has managed, after 6 years in conflict, to get a ban on contracts with the Computing Dept  of the Corte Inglés’ (IECISA) by the public sector for 3 years. Continue reading The CNT-AIT Barcelona deals a 700 million Blow to El Corte Ingles. Victory!

Spain doing Fine: There’s No Government like No Government

Spain Hasn’t Had a central Government for the Last 9 Months — and People Love Itno-government

Only 2.3 percent of respondents in a July poll by Spain’s Center for Sociological Investigations considered the lack of government the country’s major problem, and the figure is getting even smaller.”

adapted from a  Derrick Brose post in TheAnti-Media.org.. with thanks

For more than nine months, Spain has existed without a traditional national government. In the face of this lack of central authority and planning, Spaniards have done ”the impossible”: they have thrived without a government.smash-capitalism

Spanish politicians warned the people that allowing the national government to fade away could have disastrous effects. However, as the New York Times notes, “the crisis seems to have offered a glimpse of life if politicians simply stepped out of the way. For many here, it has not been all that bad.”

No government, no thieves,” Félix Pastor, a language teacher, told the Times. Pastor said the people of Spain were better without a government because the politicians were unable to cause any more harm. Rafael Navarro, a 71-year old pharmacy owner in Madrid, told the Times that “Spain would be just fine if we got rid of most of the politicians ...” Continue reading Spain doing Fine: There’s No Government like No Government

Mexico Jails student Luis for 33 yrs for Ayotzinapa solidarity Demo

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As the anniversary of the ‘disappearance’ of teachers  approached, the State jailed our compañero Luis for 33 years for ‘damaging property’ at the Third Global Day for Ayotzinapa Protest, two years ago.

Accused of burning a bus Luis has been victimised and demonised in yet another atrocity by the ”terrorist” State. This is not exaggeration, the State really has condoned mass murders and disappearances and everyday torture of prisoners and opponents, as verified by UN and Human Rights reports.

In fact the original Ayotzinapa ‘disappearance’ of progressive socialist teachers was just the culmination of a State-condoned terrorist campaign against them.luis-fernando-banner-free-march

Everyone has always known who is  responsible, the ‘deep state’, the oligarchy of white rulers and landowners, allied with the drug mafia, with their money in Miami, and  backed as always by the USA, are continuing their immoral nazi tactics. Continue reading Mexico Jails student Luis for 33 yrs for Ayotzinapa solidarity Demo

Venezuelans organise Barter 2.0 to Survive the Economic War, avoid Inflation and Tax.

barter-takes-off-in-venezuelaby Nazareth Balbás via RT

Social networks have become the ally of the family economy of Venezuelans against rising prices. Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp work groups work as exchange sites for necessities: no money, no speculation.

The first surprise is the offer: varied, uneven, abundant. Second, the number of groups in the world. The third thing is that escapes public or private control.

Barter has become the new alternative for Venezuelans suffering the ravages of the economic war. The system, which has existed since time immemorial, gaining strength in the South American country with unique features is strongly mediated by social networks.porteo

Falling oil prices since last year has resulted in shortages of foreign exchange for the mono-exporting country. This along with the long campaign of boycott and sabotage from the USA, and the determined resistance of the deposed oligarchy articulated through the upper middle class, has led to hyperinflation and economic disaster. Continue reading Venezuelans organise Barter 2.0 to Survive the Economic War, avoid Inflation and Tax.

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Unpaid Saudi Guest Workers Starving as Bosses keep Billions Owed

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The exploitation of migrant workers is turning into a full-fledged humanitarian crisis.

Dawlat Khan has worked as a health and safety officer for the construction firm Saudi Oger in Saudi Arabia for nearly eight years, but his experience took a turn for the worse 8 months ago when his monthly salary of US $2000 abruptly stopped.

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According to The Middle East Eye (MEE) Khan is only one of some 50,000 Saudi Oger employees who have not been paid since last summer. The kingdom’s largest private company reportedly owes employees US $800 million in back pay.

Living in a work camp where rent is US $133 per month, Khan has to rely on friends for food and accommodation costs. Most crucially, like many migrant workers in the country, Khan’s family is reliant on his earnings in the kingdom.57427fd544f64

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Unable to send remittances home for the past 8 months, Khan says his family is suffering, with his wife having been forced to sell all her jewelry in order to send their eldest son to university this year. Continue reading Unpaid Saudi Guest Workers Starving as Bosses keep Billions Owed