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Panel Presentation from the
North American Anarchist Studies Network Conference
- Gordon, Hilary. “Visual Polemics of Food Shortage in Revolutionary Spain”
- Lee, Andrew H. “Resurrection: Anticlericalism and Gendered Anarchism in the Work of Federica Montseny”
- Zimmer, Kenyon. “The Forgotten Revolution: North American and European Anarchists in the 1911 Mexican Insurrection”
- Moderator: James Birmingham
Marine toxicologist, Riki Ott explains how local communities can protect the health of their citizens by banning harmful chemicals. A part of the "Making it Right for Real: Working together to Ban Dispersants and Make Democracy Work!" event on Feb 23rd.
update: May 2 2013
Fracking Ban Stands in New York Town; Victory for Local Communities
Two years after the revolution in Egypt began, unrest continues across the country as the political and economic situation worsens. As the current government consolidates its power, the demands of the revolution may seem further away than ever. Still the revolution has opened up new spaces for political action, spurring public debate on issues that have gone unacknowledged and unresolved for too long.
A group within Anonymous known as FreiheitSec have recently been doing mass website defaces in support of #OpInnocence. #OpInnocence was initiated when Tyler Graham, 19 years old, of Weirton, West Virginia was arrested for raping and giving a STD to a 2 year old little girl, he was later released on a $50,000 bond. The accounts that are behind the defaces are known on Twitter as @FreiheitSecAnon & @Python_Inj3ct. As of this moment it looks as if at least a couple hundred websites have undergone defaces by this team.
The #OpInnocence rally is on Saturday 2 March 2013 at the Hancock County Courthouse in New Cumberland, West Virginia.
We will continue to keep on top of #OpInnocence as it unfolds.
Background Liz Babson, CJE -Lost in the larger concept of globalization is the impact on women and propagation of domestic violence
Globalization is the process of trading goods, services, capital, and information freely among nations. In theory this would open up the world population to opportunities to trade their countries products globally. The US, which is a north perspective, imposes policies that help to sustain their position of power globally.For example, currently the US is trying to weaken labor unions by positioning themselves in countries where labor is cheaper, thus exploiting their ability to produce goods at less cost. This phenomenon has changed the role for the government from protector of its citizens to assuring the free flow of capitalism.
In Latin America monies to develop the country’s industry are not as available as it is in the United States and as a result in order to keep up with globalization countries in Latin America have taken loans from the World Bank to develop programs to initiate trade. With the political system riddle with corruption and commonly referred to as regimes, the countries resources are being exploited and profits are being illegally hoarded by systems in power. This has left the people to repay the debt, putting them further in poverty and leaving them with little resources to promote social welfare and education.
You are invited to a deep democracy training and strategic retreat. As part of the training, Marine Biologist Riki Ott will share templates for municipal ordinances and resolutions to ban toxic chemicals, including Corexit, as part of a national action. The same chemicals used in dispersants are also being used in the Fracking Process and are being mixed with the TarSands Oil to make it flow through pipelines. At the core of this presentation are the tools that towns, counties, municipalities etc can use to legally protect their communities from these highly toxic chemicals.
Idle No More - Sacramento - Departure Song 1/26/2013
m0therfuck.in This week: 1. Daniel McGowan is out of jail! 2. Peña Nieto learns English. 3. Early start for the end of their world 4. #IdleNoMore 5. Duraz Youth Movement 6. Michu MC 7.
On November 14th 2012, thousands of people took to the streets of Portugal as part of a European wide general strike. Until recently, the International Monetary Fund held Portugal as an ideal example of the effectiveness of austerity policies, but today, its economy is heading in the same direction as Greece and Spain. This short documentary details the week of the November 14th strike in Lisbon and the events surrounding it.
Thursday, November 15, 2012.
(Repost & Dispatch from Margaret Gray, Manitoba)
Just north of Warroad, Minnesota, on the Canadian side of the border, there lies an Indian Reservation known as Buffalo Point. The sign that welcomes you reads "Buffalo Point International Resort" but one day myself and other band members hope that it will read "Buffalo Point First Nation."
Buffalo Point First Nation protesters
Ernest Cobiness and Elder Charles "Sam" Gibbons.
The sign itself foreshadows the priorities set by the past two non-aboriginal chiefs. A reserve that is picture-perfect and pristine as a tourist destination, but failing in representation of and responsibility to the Anishinaabe, the aboriginal people to whom the reserve belongs.
This is a rush edit of some selects from the general strike in Portugal. A more detailed report of the strike and of the situation in Portugal will be online soon at globaluprisings.org
This short documentary looks at the current social crisis in Greece, the growth of alternative economies, general strikes, and the rise of the anti-fascist movement in response to violent attacks by the far-right. After six years of recession, the situation in Greece is growing increasingly dark. As the unemployment rate continues to rise and salaries continue to drop, the country has descended into an increasingly unpredictable situation.
This week: 1. LMFAO 2. 2012 hottest year ever 3. Romney's and Obama's pipe dreams 4. Keystone Xl Blockade in Texas 5. Benjamin Netanyahu's coke problem 6. Nobel War Prize 7. Spanish loot supermarkets 8. Parliament surrounded in Madrid 9. Molotov cocktails party in Athens 10. Savage Fam 11. Will Potter's "Green is the New Red"
global noise day (#o13, #13o) is a call to take to the streets with pots and pans en masse.
the day is being celebrated from australia, to japan, to turkey, to spain, to the americas, through such groups as the indignados, occupy, and other social justice groups. it is a worldwide effort to bring attention to the inequities of the current corrupt capitalist system, and to bring economic & social justice to the forefront of the world's consciousness.
view global noise activities through streams at:
global noise livestream
global revolution's mix of global noise
coming out of rome
coming out of spain
This short film chronicles the events of the past week in Spain where hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets to demand the resignation of the government and an end to police brutality. Many of the protests ended in clashes with the police. Since the stand off began on September 25th , the images of police brutality have travelled the world over, shocking and inspiring people across Europe and leading to an international day of action on September 29th. This film tells the story of why so many people took to the streets and follows these events as they unfolded.
For over 4 months, students and their allies, took over the streets of Montreal every day, to protest a tuition hike imposed by the liberal party in Quebec.
On September 21st, the newly elected Premier of Quebec scrapped the tuition hike and repealed a controversial law, that effectively banned public demonstrations.
While this is being touted as a victory by many in the student movement, one element that made this success possible is already being overshadowed. How the the movement's militant street politics transformed the student strike from a single issue campaign to an uncompromising social insurrection.
One year ago a small group of predominantly Anarchists sparked a horizontally organized movement to level the playing field in the game of Corporations -vs- The People of the United States. Today we celebrated our success and contemplated our future. We licked old wounds and created new ones. We turned a critical eye to the process that has guided us and acknowledged it's short comings so that our second year of existence will be one of effectiveness even if it means dropping the verb. To Occupy.
500 or more Occupy revelers march from Washington Square Park to their former home in Zucotti to kick off the Occupied Anniversary Party. 26 were arrested mostly through snatch and grab terrorist tactics. Those arrested had done nothing wrong, were walking peacefully on the sidewalk with their friends. Squads of terrorists pushed through the peaceful crowd to man handle and steal people.