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Fran and Monica are FREE .. Affinity and Solidarity against Victimization and Authority

pandoraBy  Anonymous Contributor   These words arrived with a delay due to the restrictive communications of the Spanish extermination centers. On March 7th, 2017 Mónica and Francisco were finally released to Chile, where they were greeted with a great deal of media and repressive threats. Finally, they have returned to the street with their dignity intact.

Affinity and Solidarity against victimization and authority

In the struggle to break with the establishment we look for and create relationship forms that are contrary to imposition and authority. Forms that help us feel comfortable in order to develop autonomously in our proposals and acts of daily confrontation.

With this feeling we understand affinity represents the most suitable way for anarchist relations and that it’s not the fruit of empty slogans repeated until satiation, but the result of practices and shared visions that have helped generate long lasting bonds of passionate friendship and intimacy, that go beyond the simple bonds of just friends….continues below


see also..Free at Last! Monica Caballero and Francisco Solar on the Streets! – SANTIAGO, CHILE   Chilean Anarchists, Monica Caballero and Francisco Solar, arrived this morning at Santiago’s International Airport, after having been expelled from Spanish custody and deported back to their home country.   Monica and Francisco had been charged under Spanish Anti-terrorism legislation for the alleged bombing of the Basilica del Pilar Church in Zaragoza, on Oct 2nd, 2013, and were arrested a month after the incident. Spanish prosecution initially sought a 44 year sentence for the accused, but instead received a 12 year sentence in 2014…… continues here

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Solidarity with Fearless Feminists in Iran .. A Short History of the Movement

Genealogies of the feminist fightback in Iran

It is nearly impossible to read any article about Iranian women and not spend the entire time rolling your eyes. Historically, the Western media has tended to make liberal use of Orientalist and infantilizing depictions of Iranian women as, alternatively, trapped in the harems of their turbaned overseers (a historically pre-1979 trope applied liberally to all Middle Eastern women) or militantly crazed and clad in black “traditional garb” (a post-1979 trope specific to Iranian, and later Islamist, women).
It is nearly impossible to read any article about Iranian women and not spend the entire time rolling your eyes. Historically, the Western media has tended to make liberal use of Orientalist and infantilizing depictions of Iranian women as, alternatively, trapped in the harems of their turbaned overseers (a historically pre-1979 trope applied liberally to all Middle Eastern women) or militantly crazed and clad in black “traditional garb” (a post-1979 trope specific to Iranian, and later Islamist, women).

 by GEORGINA MARÍN NOGUERAS  at La Directa, shared and translated with thanks, illustrations added

Policies that discriminate against women in Iran are one of the main factors of mobilization of the feminist movement to demand more rights. Consider this journey from the regime of the Shah until the present day…

“As I am dressed now, showing my neck without the veil-strap under the chin,  would be unthinkable ten years ago.” she says and encourages us to pay attention to the young people in Tehran who subtly or blatantly defy the ultra strict dress code required, rebel against any ideology (.a blouse that does not cover the buttocks, a handkerchief pulled back so that it shows her hair, hair cut short or shaved ..) .

I don’t want to chime in to all the Western finger pointing at Iran. but women like the one pictured do deserve full support and admiration.
I don’t want to ‘chime in’ to all the Western finger pointing at Iran. but women like the one pictured do deserve full support and admiration.

How much power and struggle we can glimpse in these symbolic gestures. For example Niloufar, 29,on Friday night, leaving her apartment in northern Tehran wearing pirate pants and a jacket with three quarters length sleeves, ready to receive looks of disapproval and weaving complicity. Continue reading Solidarity with Fearless Feminists in Iran .. A Short History of the Movement

6 Ways to Foil FACE CONTROL now Coming to your Barrio

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Facial Recognition tech already exists and is rapidly spreading worldwide. CCTV cameras are already ubiquitous and just need to be hooked up to programs that instantly analyse and compare with millions of database photos often harvested from social media.What can your face say about you?

ced31a0c8dcded1733c077746b0f60b0Face recognition technology can pick our ID from hundreds of millions and link to all aspects of our lives

Another step in total social control and personal marketing.. But there are lots of fun ways to block, deceive, avoid or simply smash this fabulous technology.. below we list a few..

The state of New York has privately asked surveillance companies to pitch a vast camera system that would scan and identify people who drive in and out of New York City, according to a December memo obtained by Vocativ. As big brother tactics continue to creep quietly into Americans’ everyday lives, here are six ways to dodge biometric verification

New York City wouldn’t be the first in the U.S. to have a network of facial recognition cameras for law enforcement. In 2013, for instance, the Los Angeles Police Department admitted it had deployed 16 cameras equipped with face recognition software, designed to search for particular suspects.

 

6 Ways to Dodge FACE CONTROL

Here are some things you can do, and keep in mind to help lower your signature: Continue reading 6 Ways to Foil FACE CONTROL now Coming to your Barrio

URGENT: Ecuador Shuar Warriors in desperate fight for Mother Earth


The Shuar warriors fight police in an earlier confrontation
The Shuar warriors fight police in an earlier confrontation

BY EMIL SIRÉN·MARTES, “The military came with thirty trucks and two helicopters that shot at us. I’ve been told one of us is injured but I don’t know anything about the others. Everyone ran off to the forest”, says an indigenous person who was a target of the helicopter shooting [1]

On the 15th of December, the Ecuadorian government sent troops, tanks, and helicopters against an indigenous community in Ecuador. The civilians got shot at from two helicopters with automatic weapons while fire bombs were dropped on houses and crops that the indigenous people feed on. The president of Ecuador refused to have a dialogue, in contrary, he threatened with even more violence.

Background:

The indigenous people in Ecuador have a long history of conflict with the government, which mercilessly has invaded their territories to exploit natural resources, violating their constitutional rights. For example, the heavily criticized company Lundin Gold operates large scale mining operations in areas nearby to the current conflicts.

Por milenios, los shuar fueron los únicos habitantes de la selva amazónica y de esa forma desarrollaron una visión propia del universo, idioma, gastronomía, mitos, música, danza, sistemas productivos sustentables y costumbres, en estrecha relación con la naturaleza.
Shuar family ritual…Por milenios, los shuar fueron los únicos habitantes de la selva amazónica y de esa forma desarrollaron una visión propia del universo, idioma, gastronomía, mitos, música, danza, sistemas productivos sustentables y costumbres, en estrecha relación con la naturaleza.

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Last housing Occupation in Bologna has been evicted


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by .. shared with thanks
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

Luis on Hunger Strike after 33 yr sentence for Ayotzinapa Solidarity

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Freedom for Luis Fernando Sotelo now on INDEFINITE HUNGER STRIKE”

Mexico Jails student Luis for 33 yrs for Ayotzinapa solidarity Demo

The State jailed our compañero Luis for 33 years for ‘damaging property’ at the Third Global Day for Ayotzinapa Protest, two years ago. Accused of burning a bus Luis has been victimised and demonised in yet another atrocity by the ”terrorist” State.

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LETTER OF LUIS FERNANDO SOTELO, POLITICAL PRISONER: “I’M ASSUMING AN INDEFINITE HUNGER STRIKE”

via  It’s Going Down  Translated from KomanilelFirstly. I salute the compañerxs of the National Indigenous Congress (CNI) and the compañerxs of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN). I greatly appreciate your demonstrations aimed at this giant hug we call solidarity. For you, I have respect. Thank you for your word.

Secondly. I invite you to reorganize the forces, as a means to continue the visibilization of the rebellions and resistances against the system of domination and against the contemporary state of affairs.


Mexico: Anarchist Prisoners on Hunger Strike in Solidarity with Luis …https://itsgoingdown.org/mexico-anarchist-prisoners-


Secondly (second point). I publically declare that since September 28 of this year, I have assumed an indefinite hunger strike. The motives for this are to recover myself and my sense of life. Continue reading Luis on Hunger Strike after 33 yr sentence for Ayotzinapa Solidarity

Anarchist Jennifer Gann beaten for Aiding another Trans Woman Prisoner

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Submitted to It’s Going Down

Anarchist prisoner Jennifer Gann was attacked by warders at Kern Valley State Prison on September 13th for coming to the aid of another trans woman who was being harassed by guards. The following is an excerpt from a letter that just came in from Jennifer.

Please take some time to write Jennifer a letter, send her some zines, or put a couple dollars on her books. She does not have access to her property, and is being held in the Administrative Segregation Unit, (‘the hole’..solitary confinement), so anything helps.

anarchist prisoner 2You can write to Jennifer at:

J. Gann #E-23852
Kern Valley State Prison
PO Box 5107
Delano, CA 93216

More info on Jennifer at her website.

The Letter

….”I’m currently sitting in a cold, gray, cement cell with nothing but a sink, toilet, bunk, and basic necessities.

I was on D-facility, Tuesday afternoon (9/13), going out to the yard from my housing unit when I heard a CO behind me begin yelling at and harassing one of my sistas. So I stopped to see what the problem was, when several COs immediately turned toward me and began yelling “turn around and get down!”jenniferganndone11x17

As soon as I turned my back to comply, I was assaulted from behind, my face slammed forward into a metal locker, splitting my head wide open, blood gushing, as 4 or 5 guards began punching and kicking me as I lay face down unable to move. They had me pinned down, knees in my back and on my head. They kept yelling “stop resisting!”

Once the handcuffs were on, they picked me up and escorted me across the yard in front of a couple dozen inmates as I yelled out “Fuck the police!” They slammed me to the ground a couple more times and put all their weight on me so I couldn’t breathe! Visions of Eric Garner past thru my mind”. Continue reading Anarchist Jennifer Gann beaten for Aiding another Trans Woman Prisoner