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Mutual Aid at the Bolt Occupied Hostel in Dublin

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“Mutual aid is arguably as ancient as human culture; an intrinsic part of the small, communal societies universal to humanity’s ancient past. From the dawn of humanity, until far beyond the Invention of agriculture, humans were foragers, exchanging labor and resources for the benefit of groups and individuals alike.” – Wikipedia

Since the establishment of the Bolt Hostel just over a week ago, there have been many people that have arrived at the door to donate furniture, cloths, bed linin, volunteering their time, labour and skills. There has been a communal kitchen area/ TV area created, all by the donations of fridges, microwave, washing machine, cooker, table and chairs, sofa, TV and DVD player by people.CJTR88bWcAAMxWZ

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Zaragoza Occupiers declare for Anarchism

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Dilar Dirik promotes Women’s Revolution in Rojava

The Women’s Revolution in Rojava: Defeating Fascism by Constructing an Alternative Society

by Dilar Dirik

This piece is a book chapter in “A Small Key Can Open A Large Door: The Rojava Revolution” by Strangers in a Tangled Wilderness (Ed.), March 2015 (Combustion Books).24795b9d45550d61cc9f6bee7a09a629_LThe resistance against the Islamic State in Kobanê has woken the world to the cause of Kurdish women. Typical of the media’s myopia, instead of considering the radical implications of women taking up arms in a patriarchal society – especially against a group that systematically rapes and sells women as sex-slaves – even fashion magazines appropriate the struggle of Kurdish women for their own sensationalist purposes today. Continue reading Dilar Dirik promotes Women’s Revolution in Rojava

Exploring the Commons, 1. Open Assemblies, now and in History.

–  “The assembly is a central part of the Spanish left tradition. Social movements have always seen themselves through the prism of assemblies.”

open assembly in Catalunya

We don’t mean controlled school assemblies, much less those of religious sects, who use the form just for a semblance of participation without the danger of maybe taking a vote.

We mean real assemblies.. to sit around in a circle with no fixed agenda and no attempt to control, talking things out until decisions can normally be reached by consensus.

The Spanish 15M movement evolved from occupying Squares to hundreds of local assemblies, which in turn set off thousands of community initiatives. The beauty of a real assembly is that no one can take power, and predatory Parties, Unions and egoistic self seeking ‘leaders’ get sidelined, allowing revolutionary energy to flow.

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#35 To Change Everything.. Audio Zine from Ex-Worker Collective

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Submitted by worker  From Crimethinc..   Welcome back to the Ex-Worker! In celebration of the second anniversary of the podcast, and the resistance unfolding around the world from Baltimore to Milan and beyond, we’re releasing our first audio zine! Continue reading #35 To Change Everything.. Audio Zine from Ex-Worker Collective

CNT communique: Women against Patriarchy and Capital

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 March 8: CNT Women against patriarchy and Capital
Mujeres-LibresNo more empty word and hypocritical speeches. Heading into a new March 8, the union CNT has warned about situations of exploitation, unemployment and discrimination that women continue to suffer, “the main victims of the crisis of a system in decay.” Against this, the anarcho-syndicalist union supports the struggle against patriarchy and capitalism: “A revolution that does not have us in their ranks is doomed,” she underlined.
  Below is the statement of CNT on a new March 8:
One more year, one more day, one more day, one more of the thousands of ephemeris flooding the calendar. Yet this is no ordinary day. It is the day when women stop putting up with being victims of gender violence to become the heroines of the day, always with the tagline of “much remains to be done.”seperate_and_equal_mujeres_libres_martha_ackelsburg

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We want him FREE. We want him ALIVE.. José Antúnez Becerra

UPDATE 24th March

José moved to prison hospital in Terrassa which is run by his accuser and enemy, ex boss of Quatre Camins Prison. He can’t walk and seems to be dying, but is lucid and resisting.Demonstrations in Barcelona today.https://directa.cat/actualitat/empitjora-lestat-de-salut-de-jose-antunez-becerra-traslladen-lhospital-penitenciari-de

 

josé AntúnezThe coming days will be crucial in the fight for the life and freedom of José Antúnez  ..Solidarity outside the walls will be felt more strongly. Because José is not alone …
We want him free¡¡¡ We want him alive¡¡¡ 

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