What Is Mutual Aid.. Great Submedia Video


‘In a world ruled by ceaseless capitalist competition, where people are pitted to work against each other, anarchists offer a different vision: Mutual Aid. Continue reading What Is Mutual Aid.. Great Submedia Video

Rojava Revolution gets support: Mass Desertions to join SDF



  • A complete brigade of the FSA announced that it was going over to SDF Saturday, on Oct 15, 2016

  translated from Kurdish CAT with thanks, original below

A brigade of the Free Syrian Army (FSA, Free Syrian Army) has  joined the SDF ( Syrian Democratic Forces) . The integration was announced at a press conference in the city of Al-Hasakah.The Union of Free Officers announced they were leaving the ranks of the FSA and joining the self-defense forces. Their representatives expressed a strong aversion to the type of Islam that has been permeating the FSA. In the beginning this revolutionary movement was born in lay and secular sectors opposed to the Assad dictatorship… continues below

flag_of_syrian_democratic_forces-svgWhat is the SDF?… a fast expanding multi ethnic, multi religion, anti sexist, non authoritarian federation  

by wikipedia...  Since its founding last year dozens of rebel militias of all ethnic and religious hues have flocked to join the SDF (see long list and details below), as they can retain their identities and participate equally, embracing the new ideology of ‘Democratic Confederalism’ of the Rojava revolution. By May 2016 the SDF had up to 80,000 fighters and the percentage of Kurds was only about  60% and falling  (wikipedia). Continue reading Rojava Revolution gets support: Mass Desertions to join SDF

120,000 celebrate Women’s Meetup.. Police attack final Rosario Demo: videos


encuentro-mujeres-rosario-2016About 120,000 women have taken to the streets to celebrate the end of the three day 31 st National Meeting of Women in Rosario (Argentina). After holding fruitful workshops, they held a march to demand the recognition of the rights and freedoms of women.

The massive march took place after two days of meetings on a date that has become one of the most important for women in Latin America.enm2

The peaceful women’s march was suppressed by troops and police forces, who fired  rubber bullets and gas at the demonstrators for several hours, causing at least 17 injuries.

The workshops which had the greatest participation and had to be replicated were the strategies for abortion, relationships, violence, maltreatment and abuse, femicide, trafficking and sexual exploitation, trade unions, indigenous peoples, unemployment, contraception and abortion and feminization of poverty.

The Women’s meetup culminated Monday in the city of Rosario, with a strong demand for budget increases to enforce  the law on protection against domestic violence, the declaration of national emergency to stop femicide murders and a celebration of the size and success of the conference, which brought together over 70,000 women from across the country. Continue reading 120,000 celebrate Women’s Meetup.. Police attack final Rosario Demo: videos

487 deaths from ‘That Thing Ireland Doesn’t Talk About’

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shutterstock_390416188ACCORDING to the latest available figures from the Central Statistics Office a total of 487 people died as a result of that thing Ireland doesn’t talk about in 2013.

The deaths continue on from a trend started in 2007 which has seen the numbers of people dying from that thing we don’t talk about increase.

While a number of factors have been attributed to the rise, concerns have been raised about the prevalence of that thing among the youth of Ireland.

“It’s troubling, and I want with every fibre in my body for something to be done about it, but look if it’s alright, I’d prefer you didn’t bring it up at all,” spokesperson for the Irish Commission On Things We Don’t Talk About Suzanne O’Gorran told WWN.

The government also stressed its reluctance to talk about the thing, but is said to be relieved the statistics have come close to levelling off.

“That is a relief as we can now look into how to continue to do nothing about it, if we get this right, we could even cut funding a bit,” a government spokesperson shared with WWN. The government confirmed it was available to talk about the recovery, road safety campaigns and sugar tax.

Many members of the public have admitted to being aware of someone they know doing that thing, but owing to the troubling nature of talking openly about something in Ireland, they remain reluctant to speak.

If you would like to talk about it, click.. HERE.

Last housing Occupation in Bologna has been evicted


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The eviction of the last remaining housing occupation in Bologna – around 100 people, 34
of them children, living in a building inVia Mario De Maria, in the working-class neighborhood of Bolognina – started at dawn on October 11.

The police and the carabinieri surrounded the block and raided the mariodemariabuilding, beating people and even using pepper spray, the residents say.

The newly elected council member for the housing emergency, Virginia Gieri, said that the residents “came out peacefully”, but the residents and witnesses say something different. One man passed out after he was beaten and another person was injured.

Gieri, a loyal follower of Renzi, was appointed to the delicate job of being in charge of the housing emergency in Bologna, after the last incumbent, Amelia Frascaroli, was considered to be too soft.

Renzi’s government is holding a line of absolute repression against housing occupations, and PD local authorities all over Italy are toeing this line, even in places – like Bologna – where the party claims to be more “tolerant” and to have a welfare-oriented tradition. Continue reading Last housing Occupation in Bologna has been evicted

Anti-money exchange Network Occupies ex Bankia branch

A former branch of Bankia in Lavapies, occupied by social economy projectsla-canica-social-money

The Canica Dispossessed Bank will house the Exchange Network of the same name and the Neighbourhood Solidarity Economy 

translated from  Diagonal by The Free

La Canica is an exchange network established for some time in various neighborhoods, which has  a social currency alternative to the euro and is already promoting, with some success, the formation of cooperatives and collectivization of resources and means of production.super-discount

Now an ex Bankia branch has been occupied as a social center, using the same name La Canica.

This former branch of Bankia in Lavapies (Madrid)  suffered dozens of demonstrations by the Housing Assemblies. In it, from 2012 activists managed to cripple dozens of evictions and force the signing of many social rent contracts. A couple of years later, Bankia decided to close it down. Continue reading Anti-money exchange Network Occupies ex Bankia branch

Call for renewed Worldwide Actions in Solidarity with Prison Strike, Oct 15-22

o1522-sqIt hardly seems necessary to summarize what has gone down inside U.S. prisons since September 9th. Hunger strikes, work stoppages, and riots have spread throughout the country on a scale that we likely aren’t even fully aware of yet.

Some uprisings appeared took us by surprise, such as in several Florida prisons, while others presumably grew from recent organizing endeavors on the inside, such as at Kinross in Michigan or Holman in Alabama. By rough estimates, over 20,000 prisoners were involved in some way. That’s huge.Sept 9 Prison Strike 2016

On the outside, solidarity burned so brightly all over the world. Banner drops, graffiti slogans, noise demonstrations and more showed that we had the backs of all who would partake in the strike. It is worth noting however that the vast majority of this took place the first weekend of the strike. Continue reading Call for renewed Worldwide Actions in Solidarity with Prison Strike, Oct 15-22

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