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CNT Dock Strike in Barcelona.. Comminiqué and Insight

UPDATE VICTORY UPDATE VICTORY UPDATE

16 FEB …The Dockers have been reinstated in their jobs and VICTORY declared for now

DOCKERS STRIKE! ‘CNT PORTUARIS’ COMMUNIQUE !!

”Our affiliates are accused of putting their own lives ahead of the economic benefits of the company. And that’s why they ARE DISMISSED.

700 people die each year in work accidents in the Spanish State. THIS STRIKE IS FOR THEM. This strike is for all of you, WORKERS, who, like our companions, are forced day after day to choose between your safety or your sustenance.

First of all, DIGNITY. Soon they will know that we are not merchandise.

ALL TO THE PORT OF BARCELONA ON DAYS 15, 16 and 17 FEBRUARY.

COME TO SUPPORT THE STRIKE IN THE MOORING!”

Statement on the dismissal of three Dockers in the Port of Barcelona

Enviat per Sec. Premsa

Dismissal of three union workers without any cause. The message is clear: the firm defense of workers’ rights is not allowed. We pick up the glove. One month before the Trial for Collective Conflict is held before the Social Chamber of the Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia, our company MOORING & PORT SERVICE intends to gain an advantage .that will allow it to influence collective bargaining Continue reading CNT Dock Strike in Barcelona.. Comminiqué and Insight

Turkish Hitler Boasts of killing 712 innocent Kurds

The Turkish state claims the killing of 712 Kurds in ten days

Solidarity urgently requested

via Kurdis Cat, translated from     ypgrojava.orgThe Turkish invading forces in Efrin, Syria, is acting with impunity in the face of the surprising incapacity of the Syrian government and the complicity of the US and Russia. According to the invaders, 712 Kurds of the Yekîneyên Parastinê Gel (Popular Defense Units, YPG) have died. It is estimated that the self-defense militia consists of 8,000 Volunteers in Efrîn. Only yesterday, according to Ankara, his terrorist attacks killed 63 people. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reduces the number to 85 murders by the Erdogan hordes. He has not reported Turkish casualties. Continue reading Turkish Hitler Boasts of killing 712 innocent Kurds

Hands Off Afrin: Demos, Support, Appeal, News Updates

Turkish Invasion of Rojava

For the last several years, anarchists, anti-capitalists, and many people on the Left have been supporting the ongoing struggle and evolving movement in Rojava, as an autonomous region in Kurdistan began to take shape, making up parts of Turkey, Syria, and Iraq.

There, both a sea change has taken place in the form of growing support for “Democratic Confederalism,” which embraces many aspect of anarchism, ecology, and feminism, as well as in the fierce resistance by the YPG and the YPJ against ISIS. In the battle against the Islamic State, many anarchists and anti-capitalists have also joined in the struggle and given their lives.

However, after the fall of ISIS in Raqqa, the Turkish state quickly moved to attack the Kurdish forces, and began a campaign of bombing and attacking various cities starting with Afrin.

Does this mean the death of the Rojava Revolution, and with it, a hope of an anti-capitalist and anti-Statist way of life? Will our comrades in the YPG and YPJ, as well as our anarchist sisters and brothers be slaughtered?

How can we act in solidarity with those on the ground? These are hard questions of which we do not have answers, but already people .. are rallying in support of the Kurdish struggle for autonomy and freedom.

Hands off Afrin Solidarity Demonstrations

Friday, Jan 26th, San Francisco, CA

Friday, Jan 26th, Nashville, TN

Friday, Jan 26th, New York City, NY

Saturday, Jan 27th, Los Angeles, CA

Saturday, Jan 27th, Boston, MA

Sunday, Jan 28th, Knoxville, TN

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Homeless sanctuary Evicted to make way for Luxury Homes

   Bailiffs and police evicted ‘Occupy Bournemouth’ squatters’ camp. People living there set off flares and threw paint before their tents are removed
  • Around 30 people have been living at Occupy Bournemouth’s ‘Homeless Sanctuary’ since start of December
  • Group moved in and barricaded themselves on private land of speculators intended to become new luxury accommodation blocks
  • But Bournemouth Council ordered an eviction notice for squatting and now bailiffs are clearing the camp
  • Protesters threw coloured dye and paint at eviction officers while there were heated scenes with police

Clashes have broken out as bailiffs and police tried evicted a homeless squatters’ camp in Bournemouth.   

Protesters set off flares and launched paint and dye at eviction thugs as authorities cut their way onto the disused site.

As many as 30 people have been living on the closed off piece of land in the seaside town since before Christmas.

They are understood to be a mixture of homeless people and campaigners from the group Occupy Bournemouth, who were evicted after taking over the town hall in 2012.

This camp consisted of around 20 tents, had its own kitchen, a constant campfire and a medical tent. In the days leading up until Christmas, it even had a seven-foot tall tree complete with lights and decorations.  Continue reading Homeless sanctuary Evicted to make way for Luxury Homes

Hunger Strike .. Anarchist Comrades Pola and Nikos Forced into Hospital

Athens, Greece: Involuntary hospitalization of Nikos Maziotis and Pola Roupa

Revolutionary Struggle members Nikos Maziotis and Pola Roupa are on hunger strike since November 11th 2017.

The two imprisoned comrades are fighting against isolation measures; against specific provisions of the new correctional code aimed at repressing them as high-security prisoners; against the proposed detention of high-security prisoners in police stations; against the intended reinstatement of the type C prison regime. They also demand an immediate end of the solitary confinement imposed on Nikos Maziotis (since July, the comrade is kept isolated from other prisoners by a decision of the justice ministry); an extension of visiting hours based on the frequency of visits a prisoner has; appropriate visitation rooms for incarcerated parents to meet with their children.

On December 2nd, Nikos Maziotis and Pola Roupa were transferred to a hospital outside the prisons due to the deterioration of their health condition. However, the next day both comrades asked to be sent back to the prisons because eventually they were not permitted unhindered phone communication with their child. Continue reading Hunger Strike .. Anarchist Comrades Pola and Nikos Forced into Hospital

+KAOS.. ’10 YEARS OF HACKING AND MEDIA ACTIVISM’ .. free download

 +KAOS. Ten Years of Hacking and Media Activism

With forewords by Maxigas, Ferry Byte, and Sandrone Dazieri.
Authors: Autistici/Inventati
Editor: Laura Beritelli
Translation: Laura Beritelli, Trish Byrne, reginazabo, blicero, and other anonymous supporters who we are very thankful to.
Editorial Support: Miriam Rasch
Cover design: Katja van Stiphout
Design: Inga Luchs
EPUB development: Inga Luchs
Publisher: Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam, 2017
ISBN: 978-94-92302-16-8
English Edition, April 2017
First published in Italian as
+Kaos. 10 anni di hacking e mediattivismo , Agenzia X, 2012.
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Solidarity Acts across Europe for City Plaza, SquatBo and all squats

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 In Athens, Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt, Lübeck, Wuppertal and many other cities across Europe people protested against eviction threats against squats on Friday; #HandsOffAll Squats!

Spontaneous demo in Wuppertal, Germany, June 23rd 2017.

The Coordination of Refugee Squats (City Plaza, Notara 26, Oniro, Spyrou Trikoupi, Arahovis, 5th School, Jasmine School, Acharnon 22) called for yesterdays international day of action “Hands off the squats”. In the call, activists demand to keep the squats open, to close the camps and detention centers, to cancel the shameful EU-Turkey deal, to open the borders and stated that “you can’t evict a movement!”

In the past year repression against refugees and supporters has increased with evictions, arrests and police violence in various EU member states. Some of the squats where refugees lived in a self-organised way were evicted, for instance in Thessaloniki, Athens and Belgrade. Again and again there are reports from police violence against refugees in France, Croatia, Hungary and other European countries. Since the EU/Turkey deal, refugees are being detained at the Greek islands and deported back to Turkey.

In Athens people protested against a possible eviction of City Plaza, Papouchadiko and Zoudochou Pigis 119 in front of the ministery of migration. Projects like City Plaza succeed in where the Greek goverment and other EU member states fail; a self-determined life, a life with dignity for those who travelled to a putative Europe under extrem hard conditions.

A life where it doesn’t matter which papers people have but instead a life where people can live together in a self-organised way. Since the former City Plaza hotel was squatted more than a year ago, after the building was empty for several years, more than 1500 people lived in the building. 400 at any one time. Continue reading Solidarity Acts across Europe for City Plaza, SquatBo and all squats