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Emma Goldman … ‘What I Believe’ … read and download

“What I believe” has many times been the target of hack writers. Such blood-curdling and incoherent stories have been circulated about me, it is no wonder that the average human being has palpitation of the heart at the very mention of the name Emma Goldman.

It is too bad that we no longer live in the times when witches were burned at the stake or tortured to drive the evil spirit out of them. For, indeed, Emma Goldman is a witch! True, she does not eat little children, but she does many worse things. She manufactures bombs and gambles in crowned heads. B-r-r-r!


Such is the impression the public has of myself and my beliefs. It is therefore very much to the credit of The World that it gives its readers at least an opportunity to learn what my beliefs really are.The student of the history of progressive thought is well aware that every idea in its early stages has been misrepresented, and the adherents of such ideas have been maligned and persecuted. One need not go back two thousand years to the time when those who believed in the gospel of Jesus were thrown into the arena or hunted into dungeons to realize how little great beliefs or earnest believers are understood.

The history of progress is written in the blood of men and women who have dared to espouse an unpopular cause, as, for instance, the black man’s right to his body, or woman’s right to her soul. If, then, from time immemorial, the New has met with opposition and condemnation, why should my beliefs be exempt from a crown of thorns? Continue reading Emma Goldman … ‘What I Believe’ … read and download

1000’s of Women Protest as Gang Rape 5 get Light Sentences and Victim Blamed

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‘Fear is gonna Change Sides’.. Women’s Self Defense.
  Just months before they had shared a video on Whatsapp of themselves abusing, mocking and stripping a drugged and kidnapped girl, to the adulation of their many fans (see Pozoblanco below).Image result for Manifestaciones mujeres sentencia manada
The San Fermin rape became the focus of a campaign against sexual abuse atthe Fiesta, highlighting many other similar cases, and condemning the impunity showed by the corrupt political justice system, as well as the links between machismo, bull torture, catholic nationalism and rape in the ‘culture’ of the Spanish right.
The sentencing of the rapists came just weeks after the first ever women’s General Strike on March 8th with an unprecedented awakening to the abuse , denigration and discrimination against women.
A heavy sentence was expected but the judges ruled there was no proof of rape, that the girl didn’t protest loud enough, and reduced the charge to ‘abuse’. For this they got 9 years each.. but  with endless appeals and certain clemency they will likely never go to jail, like the hundreds of corrupt poiliticians charged but enjoying immunity..

Demonstrations called on social media have multiplied already across Spain to express the rejection of the decision of the court
(Ara report by ENRIC BORRÀS / MARIONA FERRER)  Thousands of people – most of them women – have quickly concentrated in the Plaça Sant Jaume de Barcelona. Continue reading 1000’s of Women Protest as Gang Rape 5 get Light Sentences and Victim Blamed

Women’s Day Marches attacked by Turkish Fascist Police: 17 Arrested

Turkish police teams on Sunday detained 17 people involved in International Women’s Day celebrations in Ankara and Tekirdağ provinces. International Women’s Day is marked every March 8.

Ten people were detained in front of the Çankaya municipal building in Ankara, while seven were taken into custody in Tekirdağ’s Çorlu Heykel Square after they were subjected to disproportionate force by the police.
Turkish media reports said police took heavy security measures and used pepper spray to disperse the crowds where the celebrations were taking place and that the number of detainees could increase further.

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8th March..First Ever Feminist General Strike called in Spain

Its a Feminist women’s strike. In order to give it legal coverage it had to be officially registered by a Trade Union, in this case the anarchist CGT. But it’s not legal to call a Women’s Strike in Spain, so they went one further and registered it as the first feminist General Strike. Legal and official.

CGT women officially registered the Feminist General Strike 

Why is the feminist strike on March 8 different from all the others?

The mobilizations and the strike for International Women’s Day are called in more than 150 countries for a more just and egalitarian society. This is just one of the data that makes this call unique. la página web de la Comisión 8M.

On March 8, International Women’s Day, a new, unprecedented strike was called for, a women’s strike, which shouts to want them “free, alive, feminist, combative and rebellious”. Thus, a call is made to support the stoppages, for all women who can and for all women who do not. But do you know what this feminist strike means and why it is not like the others?

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The ‘Manarchy’ debate: Fighting ingrained Sexism.

Our article in INFOSHOP from a few weeks ago entitled, “Stick It To The Manarchy” generated a lot of response and enthusiasm. We have a response to the criticism, clarifying a few points along with our analysis of the dialogue..click .HERE.   Our criticism of manarchy and its implications is our way of contributing to the dialogue. Competitive, aggressive, elitist, and exclusive behavior is contrary to our understanding of anarchist ideals and practice. “Manarchy” is the term we use to describe this behavior because it exemplifies traditional male gender roles. [1] A 2013 global study on homicide by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime found that males accounted for about 96 percent of all homicide perpetrators worldwide.

the original post.

Stick it to the Manarchy

By The Rock Bloc Collective

Manarchy: Aggressive, competitive behavior within the Anarchist movement that is frighteningly reminiscent of historically oppressive male gender roles. Such behavior includes acting macho, holier than thou and elitist. Manarchy often results in exclusivity.

We feel obliged to share our discomfort with manarchy as it presents itself in the Anarchist movement. We are excited and inspired by the development and practice of Anarchist ideals, and we must remain critical of our movement in an effort to maximize our effectiveness. Anarchism and direct action are powerful forces, yet we are still susceptible to taking on some of the oppressive cultural practices of the very system we are challenging.

We are two women and two men, all white and coming from economically privileged backgrounds. We are Anarchists. We support direct action and the Black Bloc as a tactic for empowerment. In this article we focus on what has been coined “manarchy.” We intend to explain and criticize manarchist behavior by running through a series of experiences that we have had at mass actions, conferences, and in our day-to-day organizing.Most insidious is the dogmatism of ‘no compromise’ that is often accompanied with a macho spirit that assumes a ‘tougher than thou’ attitude toward dominant culture as well as allies in the movement. Continue reading The ‘Manarchy’ debate: Fighting ingrained Sexism.

Chess Champ Anna Defies Murdering Misogynist Saudi Dictators

Ukrainian world chess champion not playing in dictatorial Saudi Arabia

”The Saudi State only exists so the US can rule the Oil Market. Terrorism, extreme misogyny, slavery and mass murder are therefore acceptable with impunity”.

This video is called The Famous Chess Trap In Action By Anna Muzychuk.

from  The Independent             ‘I am ready to stand for my principles’: Double world chess champion says she won’t defend titles in Saudi Arabia because of kingdom’s inequality

The Ukrainian, 27, will not travel to Saudi Arabia, where she wouldn’t even be allowed to walk down the street unaccompanied

”It would be great if the Ukrainian government would have principles as well, and would follow the example of this chess player by stopping selling Ukrainian warplanes to the Saudi absolute monarchy for their bloody war on the civilian people of Yemen. However, as they are waging their own bloody war against their own compatriots, I am afraid they won’t do that unless they are under big pressure to stop”. Continue reading Chess Champ Anna Defies Murdering Misogynist Saudi Dictators

Pan y Rosas/Bread and Roses: Una Historia sobre Género, Migración y Lucha Obrera

Pan y Roses.. verlo aquí en castellano

  DOBLADO EN ESPAÑOL  DUBBED in Spanish (about English original see below )

Ken Loach’s brilliant 2000 film

Maya y Rosa son dos hermanas mexicanas que trabajan, en condiciones de explotación, como limpiadoras en un edificio de oficinas del centro de Los Ángeles. Un encuentro con Sam, un apasionado activista norteamericano, cambiará sus vidas.pan-y-rosas

Sam las ayuda a tomar conciencia de su situación laboral, para que emprendan una campaña de lucha por sus derecho. La película nos sirve para reflexionar acerca de muchos temas, como la situación y la composición de la clase obrera en los países centrales, las formas de lucha que puede adoptar en este principio de siglo o sobre las diferencias económicas y las desigualdades sociales.

También acerca de la explotación de la mujer trabajadora, de la situación de la fracción de la clase de origen extranjero o sobre las luchas que quedan por venir.

ORIGINAL VERSION IN ENGLISH

The copyright owners have been deleting Ken Loach’s films from  You Tube.  Bread and Roses only THE TRAILER IS still viewable here   ( Dec /2017, no embed) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrDpd4sCswYlist=PLZ_tM4TFePixeMoWCOzraaop8OelUsY6o.

You may be able to  download with a torrent