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J20/21..Millions to Disrupt Trump..10 reasons to Go Hard

Ten Reasons to Go Hard on January 20
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From CrimethInc:

The inauguration of Donald Trump is right around the corner. Disrupt J20 is publicizing a wide range of demonstrations all around the US on January 20, including a call for an anti-capitalist and anti-fascist contingent in Washington, DC.

But why focus on this particular day, of all days? And why would it be worth driving across the country to a city crowded with reactionaries and police? Here are ten reasons why we think everyone needs to pull out the stops on January 20.

J21 Women’s March: Unite & Fight Against Trump! 

What is at stake here is not a single day of protest, but the paradigm of what it will mean to resist Trump. Right now, people around the US are outraged and terrified at the prospect of being governed by a megalomaniacal buffoon. This is an opportunity to expand the networks of people who are prepared to stand up to the government, but it won’t last long.

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MEXICO: #GASOLINAZO MASSIVE UPRISING SPREADS THROUGH BLOCKADES, LOOTING, AND CLASHES WITH POLICE

Massive mob of peeps in kick out the cops out of their hood during gas hike blockades https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOkOq_Z63rU 

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from  It’s Going Down  by Scott Campbell

Since January 1st, protests and actions have been happening daily across Mexico to protest the government-ordered 20% price hike on gas, called the #gasolinazo.

protests spread to every region of as military to set up control points and barricades

Every state and Mexico City have seen actions from marches and blockades of toll booths, border crossing and highway, to the expropriation of corporate mega stores. Four have been killed by police and 800 arrested.

Protestors gather at Rosarito shopping center , read why @KPBSnews

Mexicanos al grito de guerra… Así en Rosarito Baja California.

500 people take over El Chaparral intl border crossing in , allow cars to pass without inspection by Mexican customs. https://twitter.com/RadioZapote/status/817850573714292736 

Dozens of residets blocked the railroad tracks leading to to protest a hike in gas prices e

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Several cities in Mexico taking to the streets to protest gas price hikes.

: Video shows police violence against a female protester in , , today.

Straight-up mob attack on government palace in yesterday over spike in gas prices: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiEsujIs810 


Refueling tanks seized by protestors block Pemex access in and out of Rosarito, northern Baja, halting distribution to Tijuana

: spectacular footage of ongoing protests – 1000’s of protestors chase off and attack 100’s of police / security forces

Towards Womens’ Freedom: collective manifesto of the WSM (Ireland)

UPDATED: The Workers Solidarity Movement’s collectively agreed position on women’s freedom.womens' work

1. We recognise that women are specially oppressed as a gender, that they face oppression as women. We call this oppression sexism. As anarchists we oppose sexism wherever it exists on principle and in practice.

2.1 The nature of women’s oppression has changed as societies have developed. For example, the oppression of women that might have existed in some pre-class societies assumed a fundamentally new character with the development of class society. Just as the oppression of women in feudal societies changed its character with the development of capitalism.5b6f4b385e9ae450db74889c1f12e1fd

2.2 We reject the idea that women are in any way inferior to men or that women are biologically predisposed to assume certain roles in society. Sexism, racism etc are not genetic traits but, rather, are formed by social existence, upbringing and education.

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Anarchists Monica and Francisco Win Jail Cut to 4 yrs 6 Months

 


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It should have been an acquittal. This was a political show trial with lots of media hype over what was basically a large firework. The aim of the police was to link Monica and Francisco with anarchists arrested on suspicion in the Piñata and  Pandora police raids and brand them all as terrorists in an organisation called GAC.CcsR6VkWAAAUqYV

None of this worked out for them despite choosing rabid far right prosecutors and magistrates. There was extensive solidarity and support  and instead of 44 years they got 12 years jail, on the basis of blurry security camera photos that ”proved” they were in the city at the time.

Now the Supreme Court has reduced that to 4 and a half and since they have already endured nearly 3 years incarceration we will be planning freedom celebrations soon!!

….media circus inventing the ''shocking destruction'' after the ”bomb” which Monica and Fran are accused of planting in the Zaragoza Basilica, symbol of the Catholic/Fascist dictatorship… State demanded 44 yrs jail each with zero evidence.
….media circus inventing the ”shocking destruction” after the ”bomb” which Monica and Fran are accused of planting in the Zaragoza Basilica, symbol of the Catholic/Fascist dictatorship… State demanded 44 yrs jail each with zero evidence.

 

After 3 years in jail the Supreme Court has reduced the sentence from twelve years to four and a half years for two Chilean anarchist militants who  supposedly attacked the Basilica of El Pilar de Zaragoza Continue reading Anarchists Monica and Francisco Win Jail Cut to 4 yrs 6 Months

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