Barcelona: Riot as Police Evict Occupied Center for Luxury Flats

from La Directa  At 7 am, the eviction of the  Ca la Trava occupied center in the Gràcia neighborhood of Barcelona began. Early on, a helicopter was flying over the area and the Mossos Police deployed ten vans of the anti-riot unit.

One of the vehicles was equipped with stairs to access the building and a panoramic camera. The squatter launched warning rockets to convene a solidarity concentration on the crossing of Gràcia with Torrent de l’Olla street, and resisted in the building.

According to Ca la Trava, two people have been detained, information that has been confirmed by the police. From the Catalan police statement, they claimed that when they had access to the building there were nine people inside, two have only been identified and have left voluntarily. Four of the remainder were seized, two were charged for Resistance against The Authority and the other two were administratively sanctioned by the so-called gag law, the citizen security law 4/2015. 

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Towards a World without Bullshit Jobs.. Interview with David Graeber on his Theory

Shared from Roar with thanks

In this interview about his latest book, David Graeber discusses the role of unions, the challenges posed by automation and “the revolt of the caring classes.

Is your job pointless? Do you feel that your position could be eliminated and everything would continue on just fine? Maybe, you think, society would even be a little better off if your job never existed?

If your answer to these questions is “yes,” then take solace. You are not alone. As much as half the work that the working population engages in every day could be considered pointless, says David Graeber, Professor of Anthropology at the London School of Economics and author of Bullshit Jobs: A Theory.

According to Graeber, the same free market policies that have made life and work more difficult for so many working people over the past few decades have simultaneously produced more highly paid managers, telemarketers, insurance company bureaucrats, lawyers and lobbyists who do nothing useful all day. Labor journalist Chris Brooks interviewed David Graeber to learn how so many pointless jobs came to exist and what it means for labor activists. Continue reading “Towards a World without Bullshit Jobs.. Interview with David Graeber on his Theory”

Rojava, Uber, Patriarcado ..Entrevista con el Antropólogo Anarquista David Graeber en Madrid

David Graeber: “En Rojava saben que no te puedes librar del capitalismo si no te libras antes del patriarcado”

La mutación del capitalismo, la uberización del empleo, el poder del feminismo, la lacra moral de la deuda o el origen de la desigualdad son algunos de los temas que trata en esta entrevista el antropólogo estadounidense David Graeber, que visita Madrid para participar en un evento en apoyo al pueblo Kurdo y la revolución de Rojava.Image result for rojava and the spanish revolution

Como un proscrito ideológico, este antropólogo y activista da clases en la London School of Economics, tras ser expulsado de Yale y ser rechazado de todas las universidades de su país, Estados Unidos, por declararse anarquista. Fue uno de los líderes del movimiento Occupy Wall Street, aunque él odia definirse así.

Su libro En deuda: una historia alternativa de la economía (Ariel, 2012), marcó un antes y un después en los estudios antropológicos y ha hecho temblar la concepción y todo lo dicho anteriormente sobre el dinero, la deuda y la evolución de las relaciones humanas en un plano económico y moral.Image result for fall of us imperialism 2018

Recibe a El Salto con el pelo despeinado y lamparones en los pantalones. Tiene prisa porque quiere ir a visitar una exposición sobre la Guerra Civil —su padre fue voluntario en las Brigadas Internacionales en defensa de la República Española en 1937— pero se toma con calma responder a las preguntas. Continue reading “Rojava, Uber, Patriarcado ..Entrevista con el Antropólogo Anarquista David Graeber en Madrid”

Accepting the Animal Holocaust is promoting Climate Catastrophe ..Toxic Masculinity, Capitalism and Mass Cultural Delusion!

Killing Floor: the Business of Animal Slaughter

         from Counterpunch with thanks

We saw them peer out from between the slats of tightly packed trucks as they were steered through town. Often when lorries slowed at a road crossing, groups of children – myself among them – hung on to the rear for a free ride (a risky street game we called ‘going for a hudgie’), but the idea of hanging on to a slaughterhouse truck filled us with revulsion. As city kids, our view of farm animals was filtered through the misty lens of Disney, but anyone could see the slaughterhouse run was wrong. Given the chance, we would most definitely have sprung our gentle friends free to roam the streets and our imagination: cows, pigs, chickens – the lot.

They were terrified in those rattling high-sided vehicles; mothers were separated from their young, and some gave birth in the cramped conditions of the truck itself. It was not unusual for a litter to be born and trampled in transit, and for some to slip through the slats as a bolus of blood and flaccid flesh; we once saw a newborn piglet slide out onto the tarmac in Saltmarket, but were unable to find out if it was alive before it was crushed under heavy traffic. Continue reading “Accepting the Animal Holocaust is promoting Climate Catastrophe ..Toxic Masculinity, Capitalism and Mass Cultural Delusion!”

Growing Our Selves by De-Growing the System..- degrowth videos

Following on from the post ‘Economic ‘Growth’ will destroy everything’  on the insane policy of infinite growth on a finite planet in environmental collapse, we present two documentaries:

The first is a brilliant docu on revolutionary degrowth from 2012 in Spain and France with subtitles in 4 languages…Stop! Filming The Change-

The second is the trailer of the award winning documentary ‘Decrecimiento’ (Degrowth) which is being premiered free in Madrid cinemas next week.

 

Stop! Filming The Change (Stop! Rodando el Cambio)

– subtitles in English / français / italiano / castellano

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U.S. to make a ‘FedCoin’ they Control and Force Us to Use It?


BY : Phi Quyền Chính        The U.S. Federal Reserve will not only issue its own cryptocurrency but will also make sure Americans use it. That’s the prediction of currency guru Doug Casey who has an uncanny record of being correct about economic and political trends.

His latest book, Surviving Fedcoin:  How to Protect Yourself (and Profit) from America’s Coming Currency Change, is a public bet that the U.S.government will issue its own bitcoin which Casey views as “the last arrow” in its money quiver.

The Hamburg G20 Riot was a Milestone and an Inspiration.. says Greek Anarchist Prisoner Panagiotis

Greece: Message from CCF-FAI/IRF member Panagiotis Argyrou in Response to the Solidarity Call for No-G20 Prisoners.

A response to the call for solidarity to the ones held in custody in Hamburg 

During the exile of captivity few are the things that can make you smile, offer a warm thought or a pleasant feeling. I can, however, say with some certainty that these days of July when Hamburg surrendered to the chaos of riots during the G20 summit, the clashes with the police, the burning barricades, the store looting, the vandalism and burning of sovereignty targets, my thoughts were boosted, a great deal of “thank yous” as well as vivid emotions overwhelmed me, and a smile lit up my face.

I’ll be honest, however. Although from an early stage a large part of insurrectionary anarchism aspired at setting a high target, something that had become clear already since the call for a militant campaign of informal organization months before the summit; and although there was a large number of public texts and claims of responsibility responding to this call (some comrades were kind enough to even mention the heritage of Black December), I wasn’t that sure that the days in question would indeed involve such great momentum. Continue reading “The Hamburg G20 Riot was a Milestone and an Inspiration.. says Greek Anarchist Prisoner Panagiotis”