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Guide to Collective Direct Action: time for Rebellion that Wins

From CrimethInc.via  

by CrimethInc. Ex-Workers Collective  ..  Direct action, simply put, means cutting out the middleman: solving problems yourself rather than petitioning the authorities or relying on external institutions. Any action that sidesteps regulations and representation to accomplish goals directly is direct action—it includes everything from blockading airports to helping refugees escape to safety and organizing programs to liberate your community from reliance on capitalism. Here we present a step-by-step guide to organizing and carrying out direct action, from the first planning stages to the debrief at the end, including legal support, media strategy, and proper security.

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There are countless scenarios in which you might want to employ direct action. Continue reading Guide to Collective Direct Action: time for Rebellion that Wins

New Mutual Aid Hotline Blocks dozens of Evictions, Threats and Toxic Capitalism

 

   Stop evictions..the Raval barrio (Barcelona old city) opens a  mutual support hotline.  .. we’re living a situation of extreme urgency with weekly and often daily evictions, harassment and bullying, an exponential increase of speculative practices, and price rises that are covert expulsions of the population;

http://ellokal.org/   In short,  organized real estate violence, which is not new but has been getting much more serious for two years. We have seen investors buy whole buildings and send thugs with “offers” to tenants to leave, we have seen properties vacated in record time, we have seen the proliferation of ‘Desokupa style companies’ (companies which provide heavies to evict people) specialized in bullying and intimidation, and companies cashing in on  alarms, armored doors, video surveillance, doing an  kind of business with the expulsion of families. Continue reading New Mutual Aid Hotline Blocks dozens of Evictions, Threats and Toxic Capitalism

New Occupied Social Centre Revolutionizes Granollers town

byPEP MEDINAJOANA VOISIN translation by The Free

“A small-scale revolution that has begun to change Granollers in just a few days “. The new Social Centre Squatted (CSO) Ca l’Enkant (the Enchanted House) opened this February in the capital of Vallès Oriental.
An enormous glass showcase welcomes us to the old car dealership of between 1,500 and 2,000 square meters located at Avenida Prat de la Riba, one of the main arteries of the city.

The buildings that make up the property, abandoned forat least nine years, is a well-known businessman in Granollers
The CSO (self-run Occupied Centre) was made public on 19 February after a parade through the streets of Granollers. The action announcement came days after the occupation, the owner is a well known entrepreneur who has different properties scattered around the city. Continue reading New Occupied Social Centre Revolutionizes Granollers town

Murray Bookchin: anarchist heretic who Inspired Spreading Revolution in Middle East

 

Posted by Julius Gavroche  from autonomies.org/ shared with thanks        The ongoing uprisings and revolution in Rojava and parts of Turkey are largely modelled on the ‘municipal anarchist’ blueprint of Murray Bookchin, whose works had been neglected and often rejected, even by anarchists as being a ‘sellout’ or ‘anti worker’ etc.

see also…RADICAL CITIES AND SOCIAL REVOLUTION: AN INTERVIEW WITH JANET BIEHL

When the majority Kurdish movement, influenced by jailed leader Ocalan, finally rejected Marxism and Stalinism it adapted Bookchin’s community, ecological and anti state organisational ideas.


In this series dedicated to anarcho-syndicalism, autonomies shares Murray Bookchin’s critical reflections on this tradition within anarchism, in the excellent essay, “The Ghost of Anarcho-Syndicalism”.  Whatever reservations we have regarding the direction of Bookchin’s anarchism towards a radically democratic municipalism, his emphasis on the communalist traditions of anarchism is of great importance, not only in reading the history of the anarchist movement, but also for critically engaging with the more recent “occupy movements” and the “anarchist” response to them. …


The Ghost of Anarcho-Syndicalism

by Murray Bookchin (1992)

One of the most persistent of human frailties is the tendency of individuals and groups to fall back, in times of a terribly fragmented reality, onto obsolete, even archaic ideologies for a sense of continuity and security.

Today we find this not only on the right, where people are evoking the ghosts of Nazism and deadly forms of an embattled nationalism, but also on the “left” (whatever that word may mean anymore), where many people evoke ghosts of their own, be they the Neolithic goddess cults that many feminist and ecological sects celebrate or the generally anti-civilizational ambiance that exists among young middle-class people throughout the English-speaking world.

Continue reading Murray Bookchin: anarchist heretic who Inspired Spreading Revolution in Middle East

Women’s Strike..WORLD MAP OF EVENTS .. 8 March ..Day without a Woman

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FIND YOUR LOCAL EVENT: http://bit.ly/womens-strike-map  

a-day-without-a-woman-march-8thj-2017ABOUT/ ACERCA

The International Women’s Strike (IWS) is a grassroots movement established by women from different parts of the world. The inspiration came from Poland and it was created in recent weeks of autumn 2016 as a response to the current social, legal, political, economic, moral and verbal violence experienced by contemporary women at various latitudes. IWS plans general strikes and protests for 8 March 2017, under the common call “Solidarity is our weapon”. Continue reading Women’s Strike..WORLD MAP OF EVENTS .. 8 March ..Day without a Woman

World Women’s Strike is ON .. Wed.March 8th .. Day without a Woman

The Women’s March just released details on March 8 …….. “A Day Without a Womana-day-without-a-woman-march-8thj-2017

WHAT CAN YOU DO March 8?   (Swedish Group)..

1. IF YOU CAN STRIKE AT WORK, DO IT!

2. TAKE A BREAK FROM HOUSEWORK AND ALL UNPAID WORK, INSTEAD GATHER YOUR FORCES WITH OTHERS WHO REFUSE TO WORK.krcy6c4yrlbrxpwmzpbjoxqfxsrndcdk8con9vqakk4cykicrt6vmf7c9bw9qmwn

3. IF YOU CAN NOT STRIKE: ACTIVELY DISCUSS THE POSSIBILITY OF WOMENS STRIKE DURING YOUR COFFEE BREAK / LUNCH BREAK AND RAISE AWARENESS OF THE ONGOING STRIKES AROUND THE WORLD.

4. DRESS IN BLACK OR HAVE A BLACK BAND AROUND YOUR ARM TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT.

5. STAGE OR JOIN A LOCAL ACTION.womens-strike

CONNECT WITH WOMEN around you, depending on where you are, there are ACTIONS all around the country, and nearby that you can participate in. Do you want to arrange a local action or get involved in one? Do not hesitate! CONTACT us at SOCIALSTREJK8MARS@GMAIL.COM or CHECK THE FACEBOOK EVENT FOR MORE INFORMATION!

For more information:
http://www.transnational-strike.info

How To Tell Your Boss ..March 8 Womens March Strike (if you can risk it!)

Protesters march in Washington, DC, during the Womens March on January 21, 2017. Hundreds of thousands of people flooded US cities Saturday in a day of women's rights protests to mark President Donald Trump's first full day in office. / AFP / Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
Protesters march in Washington, DC, during the Womens March on January 21, 2017.
Hundreds of thousands of people flooded US cities Saturday in a day of women’s rights protests to mark President Donald Trump’s first full day in office. / AFP / Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Thirty Seconds To Midnight – The Final Wake Up Call??

   more mega-doom from  from celebrated lefties.. only unfortunately they’re quite right

armageddonImage by Ben Salter with thanks

from… Dandelion Salad ..Filmmaker Regis Tremblay states what few others dare to say. Humanity is on the brink of extinction! Nuclear power is not safe. 48 of America’s nuclear power plants are leaking and there is no way to get rid of nuclear waste.

America’s reckless provocations of both Russia and China, two nuclear-armed countries, risk a nuclear holocaust from which no one survives. Climate change and global warming, if not mitigated immediately, will end the human experiment on earth sooner rather than later.

A shocking documentary that traces the origins of U.S. genocides, military interventions and wars from the 15th century when the white, colonial explorers first came to the Americas to the very present. American Exceptionalism, Manifest Destiny, and the right to claim the earth and its resources as their own are the beliefs that are the foundation of American foreign policy in the 21st Century that has humanity on the brink of extinction. Continue reading Thirty Seconds To Midnight – The Final Wake Up Call??