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Escandalo

Argentina, 02.05.2013 19:54

Detrás de las promesas de Monsanto



Piden el fin de las detenciones

Argentina, 02.05.2013 19:54

Habeas Corpus preventivo para lxs vecinxs de Cuesta Blanca



Pedían la libertad de vecinxs de Cuesta Blanca

Argentina, 02.05.2013 19:54

Más represión y detenciones en Carlos Paz



Encuesta

Argentina, 02.05.2013 19:54

En Malvinas Argentinas: El 58% le dice No a Monsanto



Agenda mayo 2013

Argentina, 02.05.2013 19:54



piden libertad a las 21 presxs

Argentina, 02.05.2013 19:54

Represión y detenciones en Carlos Paz



Conflicto de tierras en Cuesta Blanca

Argentina, 02.05.2013 19:54

Primero de mayo por la libertad de lxs presxs



Opinón

Argentina, 02.05.2013 19:54

Día internacional de la clase obrera



No a Monsanto

Argentina, 02.05.2013 19:54

"Te lo digo con musica,Te lo digo con canto"



No Border Camp Köln / Düsseldorf

Germany, 02.05.2013 19:43

Vom 13. - 22.07.2012 das No Border Camp inKöln/Düsseldorf
Ende der 90er Jahre fanden die ersten Grenzcamps an der Ostgrenze der BRD statt, um die (kolonial-)rassistische Gewalt des europäischenGrenzregimeszu markieren. Das diesjährige Camp wird in Köln/Düsseldorfstattfinden, da der Flughafen Düsseldorf zu einem wichtigen Drehkreuz im europäischen Abschiebesystem geworden ist. Aus dem Camp heraus wollen wir uns mitverschiedenen Aktionen entschlossen gegen diese rassistischen Praxen positionieren.
Auf dem Camp soll es darum gehen, die selbstorganisierten Kämpfe vonRefugees, People of Colour, Schwarzen (…) sichtbarer miteinanderzuvernetzen und zu stärken.


Weiteres: Homepage | Aufruf | Twitter
Mobi Video: http://vimeo.com/44736999 | Jingle: dt/en/fr/castellano/farsi
Berichte: Camp kann beginnen | NBC started |
Pressemitteilungen: NoBorder Camp PM Nr. 1 | NoBorder Camp PM Nr. 2 | NoBorder Camp PM Nr. 3 | NoBorder Camp PM Nr. 4 | NBCBericht Nr. 1
Refugee Resistance Düsseldorf: Resistance ofRefugees



Klimacamps 2012

Germany, 02.05.2013 19:43


Eine ganze Reihe an Aktivitäten gegen Braunkohle finden diesen Sommer in Deutschland statt, die in diesem Artikel dokumentiert werden sollen. Aus diesen Kämpfen kristallisiert sich eine neue emanzipatorische Klimabewegung, die spät kommt - aber besser als nie.Wie schon im letzten Jahr finden diesen Sommer zwei Klimacamps statt, an beiden großen deutschen Braunkohlerevieren: Rheinisches Revier und Lausitz. Auch im Mitteldeutschen Revier wird es in diesem Jahr ein Klimcamp geben. Da die Anti-Kohle-Bewegung im vergangenen Jahr Zulauf hatte, rechnen beide Camps mit mehr Teilnehmer_innen als im letzten Jahr. Im Rheinland ist mit größeren Verkehrsbehinderungen im Uhrwerksystem des Kohlereviers zu rechnen. Neben den beiden Camps existiert schon seit dem 14. April eine Waldbesetzung, die die notwendigen Rodungsarbeiten für den Weiterbetrieb des Tagebaus Hambach blockieren will und für die heiße Phase ab Herbst eine Unterstützungskampagne plant. Des weiteren will sich dieser Artikel mit den Perspektiven dieser Bewegung auseinandersetzen und sie in einen globalen Kontext stellen.

InhaltKlimacamp Rheinland | Klimacamp Lausitz | Waldbesetzung | Hambacher Forst 180 | Aktuelle Repression gegen Klimaaktivist_innen | Kohle und Klimarelevanz | Kohlewiderstand international | Postfossilismus
Links Klimacamp Rheinland | Klimacamp Lausitz | WaldbesetzungVideos Klimacamp Rheinland 2011 | Klimacamp Lausitz 2011 | Waldbesetzung: 1, 2



Bundesweites Antifacamp und Naziaufmarsch in Dortmund

Germany, 02.05.2013 19:43

Das für den 24.8.2012 bis zum 2.9.2012 geplante, bundesweite Antifacamp wurde von der Stadt und Polizei Dortmund verunmöglicht! Aktuell befindet sich das Camp deshalb im Exil im AZ Mülheim. Von hier aus werden wir in den nächsten Tagen in Dortmund aktiv gegen Neonazis, Rassismus, Militarismus und soziale Ausgrenzung. Wir werden aber auch die Stadt Dortmund mit den Konsequenzen ihrer Blockadehaltung konfrontieren und klarstellen, dass Antifaschismus mehr ist als einmal im Jahr ein Straßenfest gegen rechts zu organisieren.

Infos: Homepage | Ticker | Mobi-Video | Mobi-Jingle | Soli-Kampagne | Programm

24.8. Camp verboten? Wir sind trotzdem da! | Alle nach Dortmund! Jetzt erst recht | 25.8. Antifacamp im Exil erfolgreich gestartet! | Outing von Dennis Giemsch in Lüdgendortmund | Aktionen im Ruhrpott | 26.8. Polizei Dortmund stört Camp-Veranstaltung | Das Wort zum Sonntag | Antifas stören Wahlparty im Dortmunder Rathaus | 27.8. Antimilitaristischer Aktionstag | Rede von OB Sierau geht in Pfeifkonzert unter | Tagesbericht | 28.8. Slime auf dem Antifacamp im Exil | Soziale Kämpfe nach Dortmund getragen | Antifa-Radio im Exil | 29.8. Gedenk- und Diskussionsveranstaltung zum Mord an Mehmet Kubaşik | 30.8. Stadtrundgang, Outing & Nazikundgebung | Angriff auf Jobcenter | 31.8. Naziaufmarsch vom BverG verboten | Stadtrundgang durch Dortmund-Dorstfeld | Autonome Vorabenddemo | 1.9. Abschließende Erklärung von Alerta

Antifa-Radio | Naziaufmarsch | EA/CC/Ticker | Infoquellen | Programm | Aufrufe



Niemals Hoyerswerda vergessen

Germany, 02.05.2013 19:43

Am 17. September 1991, begannen im ostsächsischen Hoyerswerda die bis dahin heftigsten rassistischen Angriffe seit dem Ende des Nationalsozialismus. In Erinnerung an die damaligen Ereignisse errichtete die unterstützenswerte Initiative “Pogrom 1991″ im letzten Jahr in Hoyerswerda ein provisorisches Mahnmal und rief zu einer Demonstration auf. Nach den Vorfällen im letzten Jahr wird es in diesem Jahr noch einmal eine Demonstration in Hoyerswerda geben.

Wir möchten an den Fall Hoyerswerda erinnern, weil er aus dem öffentlichen Bewusstsein so schnell wieder verschwunden ist, dass auch Linke kaum noch davon wissen. Dabei nahmen die Überfälle auf MigrantInnen, VertragsarbeiterInnen und Asylsuchende damals Ausmaße an, die BeobachterInnen von einem Pogrom sprechen ließ. Tatsächlich war Hoyerswerda ein “Vorbild”, nach dem sich rassistische Deutsche kein Jahr später auch in Rostock-Lichtenhagen zusammenrotteten.

Aufruf 2012: Initiative Pogrom 91 und Kampagne „Rassismus tötet!“ | Aufruf 2011: Initiative “Pogrom 91” | Aufruf 2006: Antifa AG

Mobilisierende Gruppen: Initiative Pogrom 91 | Kampagne „Rassismus tötet!“

Mobilisierung: FACEBOOK-VERANSTALTUNG (ladet Leute ein)



Videodoku: Rassismus an Supermarktkassen

Germany, 02.05.2013 19:43

"Wechselgeld?! – gibt's nicht!" so der Titel der 25-minütigen Filmpiraten-Doku über das Gutscheinsystem für Flüchtlinge. 1993 schuf die damalige Bundesregierung das Asylbewerberleistungsgesetz, ein diskriminierendes Sondergesetz für asylsuchende Menschen in Deutschland. Seitdem erhalten Flüchtlinge in vielen Landkreisen und freien Städten Gutscheine, um sich damit Lebensmittel zu kaufen. In Thüringen, wo der Film entstanden ist, wurde das ohnehin einschränkende Asylbewerberleistungsgesetzim Vergleich zu einigen anderen Bundesländern in den letzten Jahre besonders restriktiv auslegt. In der neusten Entwicklung kündigte jedoch der thüringische Innenminister Geibert Mitte September eine Lockerung dieser Praxis an, indem er den Landkreisen die Gutscheinparaxis nicht mehr vorgibt, sondern frei stellt, ob sie Gutscheine oder Bargeld auszahlen. Dennoch wollen einige Landkreise weiterhin an dem Gutscheinsystem festhalten.



Leipzig: Never forgive - Never forget

Germany, 02.05.2013 19:43

Die bundesweite Kampagne "Rassismus tötet!" plant nach den erfolgreichen Mobilisierungen nach Rostock und Hoyerswerda, die natürlich in Zusammenarbeit mit anderen Bündnissen/Initiativen statt fanden, weitere Aktionen und Proteste. Aktuell steht die Unterstützung des Flüchtlingsprotestmarsches nach Berlin an, hier wird es am 13.Oktober eine Demonstration zum Bundestag geben. Es folgt eine Demonstration Ende Oktober in Leipzig und eine Mitte November in Mölln. Dieser Artikel will vermitteln, weshalb die nächste Station der Kampagne Leipzig sein wird.

Aufruf: Never forgive, Never forget – Remembering means fighting

Mobilisierende Gruppen: Initiativkreis Antirassismus Leipzig / "Rassismus tötet!" Leipzig | Kampagne „Rassismus tötet!“

Bundesweite Kampagne: Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Audio |



Refugee Proteste erreichen Berlin

Germany, 02.05.2013 19:43

Der Refugee Protest March erreicht Berlin, Aktivist*innen sind entschlossen solange zu bleiben, bis die BRD alle Forderungen erfüllt und die Lebensbedingungen von Geflüchteten verbessert:
„Wir, Asylsuchende, Flüchtlinge, Migranten und Aktivisten sind Teil der Protestbewegung, die sich aus den Lagerunterkünften über ganz Deutschland ausbreitet. Wir werden auf der Strasse kämpfen bis unsere Rechte und Forderungen erfüllt sind. Wir gehen nicht zurück ins Lager!“ (carawane berlin)



Deadline für de.indymedia.org

Germany, 02.05.2013 19:43


Im Juli trafen sich in Hamburg einige sehr wenige Medianaktivisten (Berlin, Hamburg und Nürnberg) zu einem bundesweiten de.indymedia.org-Treffen. Es ging ausschließlich darum, wie und ob der Betrieb der Seite weiter gewährleistet werden kann. Nach einer Bestandsaufnahme kamen sie zu dem Entschluss, dem Projekt de.indymedia.org und sich eine Frist bis zum Frühjahr 2013 zu geben. Bis dahin sollen wieder mehr Aktive gefunden werden und auf ein neues CMS umgestellt (oder zumindest damit begonnen) werden. Werden diese beide Ziele nicht erreicht, so wird de.indymedia.org deaktiviert und archiviert.


Diskussionsveranstaltung in Hamburg, 28.November 19 Uhr, Centro Sociale
Deadline-Diskussion in Hamburg



Deadline for de.indymedia.org

Germany, 02.05.2013 19:43

In July only a very small number of media activists (from Hamburg,Berlin, and Nuremberg) met in Hamburg at a Germany-wide de.indymedia.org meeting. The meeting was exclusively dedicated to the purpose of discussing if and how the website could be maintained. Against the background of taking stock of the current situation, they decided that spring 2013 should be fixed as a deadline for themselves and the project. Till then, the goal is to find more activists and switch to a new CMS (or, at least, make a start). Should those two goals not be achieved, then de.indymedia.org will be deactivated and archived.



(B) Politik mit und gegen die Lager

Germany, 02.05.2013 19:43

"Wir wünschen uns eine Gesetzesverschärfung" sagte der integrationspolitische Sprecher der CDU im Berliner Abgeordnetenhaus Kurt Wansner letzten Freitag auf einer AnwohnerInnenversammlung im Norden Kreuzbergs und meinte die Asylgesetzgebung, die ihm und vielen seiner ParteikollegInnen immer noch zu unbeschränkt erscheint und die durch den Flüchtlingsstreik wirkungsvoll in der Kritik steht. Dabei knüpfte er an die bundes- und europaweite Debatte um Migration und Abschottung an, die derzeit aufgrund zunehmender Flüchtlingszahlen auch regional wegen der Unterbringung von AsylbewerberInnen geführt wird. Auf lokaler Ebene greifen die Verantwortlichen gern zu sozialtechnokratischen Lösungen, richten Notunterkünfte ein und weisen die Verantwortung von sich. Dieser Artikel geht exemplarisch auf das Berliner "Unterbringungskonzept" eingehen. Derzeit leben rund 5.000 Flüchtlinge in der Hauptstadt in Gemeinschaftsunterkünften (1000 davon in Notunterkünften).



GR: Repression und Widerstand

Germany, 02.05.2013 19:43

In Griechenland geht´s momentan hoch her, im Guten wie im Schlechten.
Eine kleine, unvollständige Zusammenfassung...



Kolumbien:4 Wochen Blockaden vs Öl und Staat

Germany, 02.05.2013 19:43

Arauca- Kolumbien: Seitdem 21. Januar 2013 massenhafte Blockaden gegen transnationale Öl-Unternehmen und gegen die staatlichen Politik. Soziale Bewegungen drohen mit „zivilen Streiks“ und der Ausweitung auf 4 weitere Departamentos im Zentralosten Kolumbiens.



Die Deadline ist vom Tisch - es lebe die Deadline

Germany, 02.05.2013 19:43


Vom 15. bis zum 17. Februar 2013 fand in Hamburg ein bundesweites Treffen (BWT) für de.indymedia.org statt. Diesmal mit größerer Beteiligung als beim letzten Mal. Der wichtiste Beschluss zuerst: de.indymedia.org wird nicht am 1. April 2013 abgeschaltet! Aber: Es gibt noch viel zu tun, damit der Weiterbestand gesichert ist. Bis zum Sommer soll möglichst eine neue Seite online gehen. Nächstes Treffen: Am 3.- 5. Mai im Wendland.



The Deadline is dead. Long live the deadline!

Germany, 02.05.2013 19:43

From 15 to 17 February 2013 took place in Hamburg a national meeting (BWT) for de.indymedia.org. This time, with greater participation than last time (!). The most important decision: de.indymedia.org will be not on 1 April 2013 off! But: There is still much to do, but the continued existence is assured. By this summer should be something as a new page go online. Next meeting: Either on 19.-21. April, 26-28th April or 3.-5. May.



Bundesweiter antirassistischer Widerstand

Germany, 02.05.2013 19:43

Seit 2012 leisten Geflüchtete in der gesamten BRD verstärkt Widerstand gegen die menschenverachtende und rassistische Logik von Abschiebung, Lagern und rassistischen Gesetzen wie der Residenzpflicht, sowie gegen den alltäglichen Rassismus in der Deutschland. Sie marschierten von Würzburg nach Berlin, Würzburg nach Berlin bauten ein Protestcamp in Berlin auf und besetzten eine Schule. Im März 2013 fuhr die Refugees' Revolution Bustour über 3000km durch Deutschland und vernetzte die kämpfenden Refugees bundesweit. Am 23.03. zog erneut eine Demonstration mit tausenden Teilnehmer_innen zum Bundestag. Der Kampf der Geflüchteten ist noch lange nicht vorbei und muss weiter unterstützt werden!

Weitere Termine:
06.04. „Gegen Rassismus und Ausgrenzung“ - Bundesweite Demo 14 Uhr Hamburg HBF
Aufruf | Anreise |Facebook | Mobivideo
19.04. - 21.04. Flüchtlingsfrauenkonferenz in Hamburg
Aufruf
25.05. Bundesweite Demo zum 20. Jahrestag der faktischen Abschaffung des Asylrechts Berlin & 20 Jahre Mordanschlag von Solingen.
Aufruf
13.06. - 16.06. Internationales Flüchtlingstribunal gegen Deutschland
Homepage



[M] 10.000 gegen Faschismus

Germany, 02.05.2013 19:43

10.000 Antifas zogen vom Stachus über die Theresienwiese und dem Oberlandesrericht über das Innenministerium friedlich zum Marienplatz. Dies ist ein deutliches Signal, dass nun endlich eine Debatte über den staatlichen und sonstigen Rassismus und latenten Faschismus in der Gesellschaft geführt werden muss.



Antira/Antifa in die Offensive!

Germany, 02.05.2013 19:43

Seit 2012 leisten Geflüchtete in der gesamten BRD verstärkt Widerstand gegen die menschenverachtende und rassistische Logik von Abschiebung, Lagern und rassistischen Gesetzen wie der Residenzpflicht, sowie gegen den alltäglichen Rassismus in der Deutschland. Sie marschierten von Würzburg nach Berlin, Würzburg nach Berlin bauten ein Protestcamp in Berlin auf und besetzten eine Schule. Im März 2013 fuhr die Refugees' Revolution Bustour über 3000km durch Deutschland und vernetzte die kämpfenden Refugees bundesweit.

Auch andere Initiativen, Bündnisse und Gruppen unterstützen diesen Widerstand und organisieren unterschiedliche Kampagnen und Veranstaltungen. Dieser Artikel soll eine Sammlung zu den aktuellen Kämpfen und Aktionen sein.




International campaign against G4S gathers momentum

United Kingdom, 02.05.2013 18:07

Campaigners in the UK and Sweden have taken various actions against G4S over the last month. Meanwhile, various discussions and meetings are taking place to coordinate efforts aimed at forcing the multinational security giant to halt its “unlawful and criminal activities”, as well as to put pressure on public authorities to withdraw from and not award new contracts to the notorious company.

Related: Many reasons to stop G4S | G4S Alternative Annual Report

Links: Corporate Watch | No to G4S



Call to kettle the police at Smash EDO's Citizen's Weapons Inspection

United Kingdom, 02.05.2013 18:07

At 1pm on Monday 16th July a group of concerned citizens from Brighton and beyond will be attempting to inspect the EDO MBM factory in Moulsecoomb to further highlight the factory’s complicity in the murder of innocent civilians around the world.

It has long been known that this local company has links with illegal and immoral arms deals and Smash EDO intend to hold them to account. In January 2009 six activists broke in and successfully decommissioned the factory and then waited to be arrested by the police. At their later trial a jury found that their actions were entirely legal as they were acting to prevent war crimes against civilians in Gaza.

This mass action is part of an ongoing 'Summer of Resistance' which has seen almost daily actions by protesters against the factory in May and June and which will continue until the end of July.

Demonstrators will converge at the Level at 1pm.

A call has been made to FITwatchers to kettle the police and to sabotage their new tactic of using Police Liaison Officers to pacify the crowd.

The day before the demo anti-capitalists will be converging in Brighton for a day of plotting and scheming against the 2013 G8, to be held in the UK

Links: Smash EDO | FITwatch

Local Contacts for the Weapons Inspection: London: hammertimelondon@dsei.org | Bristol: smashedobristol@riseup.net | Manchester: manchesteragainstmilitarism@gmail.com | Swansea: d@undercurrents.org



Pebble Mill Social Centre

United Kingdom, 02.05.2013 18:07

The Pebble Mill social centre is the latest squatted social centre project by the Birmingham Social Centre collective. Last year the group made up of local squatters and activists took over the Whit Marley, an unused factory in Stirchley and reclaimed it for the local community.

The Pebble Mill Social Club was part of the BBC Pebble Mill studios site in Edgbaston, Birmingham and has been left empty for 8 years. The building has now been reclaimed and hosts regular events.

Update 14/07/12: Pebble Mill Social Centre Evicted

Newswire: Birmingham Social Centre is back | Brum FnB at the Birmingham Social Centre | Garden day @ Brum Social Centre – This Saturday 12pm onwards | Pebble Mill Social Centre survives flash flooding | Support The Spanish Miners Benefit - Fri 13th July

Previous social centres in Birmingham: Why are we in the Whit Marley? | The Cottage Occupied Social Centre | Birmingham Social Centre Reclaimed for Community

Links: Brum Social Centre



Citizens' Weapons Inspectors lock-on outside EDO MBM

United Kingdom, 02.05.2013 18:07

On Monday 16th July 2012 Smash EDO held a Citizen's Weapons Inspection' of EDO. Kent, Sussex and Hampshire Police used new Police Liaison Officers and a steel wall against demonstrators.

Despite this, activists dressed in white suits managed to breach the police cordon and hang banners outside the factory gates and close down the industrial estate by locking-on to the police cordon.

On Sunday 15th July Smash EDO hosted a gathering against the G8, launching a new network. There will be a workshop to plan action against the G8 at Earth First and the next gathering will be 22nd September in Birmingham.

Links: Smash EDO| FITwatch| Mainstream media coverage

From the Newswire: Call to kettle the police at Smash EDO's Citizen's Weapons Inspection| Pics| Update| Future Smash EDO events



Police arrest 182 at Olympics critical mass in London

United Kingdom, 02.05.2013 18:07

While the London 2012 Olympic open ceremony was underway on Friday 27th July, there was a massive police and military operation underway, which included the use of CS gas, to contain and eventually arrest 182 London critical mass cyclists. The cyclists were held in a police kettle for two hours, handcuffed in buses for three hours and held in a police cell from six hours to two days. Out of 182 cyclists, only 3 have been charged with any offence. However, all have bail conditions imposed on them until September 18th 2012 restricting their freedom to move, assemble, associate and live their lives. Some groups have issued advice that the bail conditions may breach Articles 10 & 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights. They point out that "breaching bail conditions is not a criminal offence."

A petition for justice for the 182 has been launched with the following demands:

  1. All bail conditions should be discharged
  2. All data including DNA, fingerprint, addresses etc taken from those cyclists should be removed from all paper and comupter records of police & other agencies.
  3. An independent review of the police behaviour on Friday 27th July should be conducted as a matter of urgency.

Articles: Olympic critical mass - report and pics | Arrests in Critical Mass during Olympics ceremony | Mass Arrest | Critcal mass | SchNEWS: Mass Arrest of the Week



Birmingham's Homeless Crises

United Kingdom, 02.05.2013 18:07

Birmingham has the highest rate of homelessness in the country and the West Midlands the highest rate of any region outside of London. With hostels and housing services struggling to keep up with the demand for shelter and support due to average funding cuts of 15% and the loss of 1 in 10 staff the people most in need of support, often with mental illness or substance abuse are not getting the help they need. On top of this the government has forced though a law to make squatting residential properties illegal (despite Birmingham having 11,924 empty homes) meaning there is currently a real homeless crisis in Birmingham that could get a lot worse. Especially if the 34,000 people in Birmingham who claim housing benefit find they cannot afford to pay the rent as Housing Benefit is slowly replaced by Local Housing Allowance and cuts to child tax credits go ahead.

Update 19/8/12: Police arresting homeless in Birmingham

On the Newswire: Brum FnB at the Birmingham Social Centre | First eviction protest for B.E.R.N | BERN BABY BERN fundraiser for Birmingham Eviction Resistance Network | Birmingham Eviction Resistance Network meeting | Food is a right not a privilege – statement of solidarity | Food not Bombs every Sunday at Holloway Circus | Birmingham Food Not Bombs is back

Videos: Birmingham Eviction Resistance Network first eviction protest | FNB in Victoria Square

Links: Brum Food not Bombs | Birmingham Eviction Resistance Network



Homeless campaigners squat council house

United Kingdom, 02.05.2013 18:07

Birmingham Tenants & Homeless Action Group have occupied an abandoned council house with the intention of handing it over to a homeless person. They've contacted the council and demanded that they put the property back into use as low cost social housing and then do the same with the other nearly 12,000 empty properties around the city. Otherwise they have said that despite changes to the law on squatting they will continue with occupations of the other empty properties with the intention of handing them over to the homeless. With 11,924 empty properties, the highest rate of homelessness in the country and an estimate by city planners that Birmingham is currently short of 11,000 affordable homes, putting the abandoned houses back into use is the only logical step

Previous Features: Birmingham's Homeless Crises

On the newswire: Tenants & Homeless seize abandoned council house | Birmingham Tenants & Homeless Action Group - What we are doing | Squatting sleepover! Homeless but not helpless! | Police arresting homeless in Birmingham | First eviction protest for B.E.R.N | VIDEO Birmingham Eviction Resistance Network first eviction protest | Birmingham Eviction Resistance Network meeting | Food not Bombs every Sunday at Holloway Circus | VIDEO FNB in Victoria Square

Links: Birmingham Tenants & Homeless Action Group | Birmingham Eviction Resistance Network | Birmingham Food not Bombs



Campaigners mobilising to fight 'hundreds of new roads'

United Kingdom, 02.05.2013 18:07

Campaigners are hoping to kick-start opposition to 'hundreds of new roads' with actions in Twyford Down and Hastings this weekend.

Government and local councils are planning to spend billions of pounds on dozens of new roads over the next few years, and new 'growth' funds and devolved spending powers for local councils threaten to add hundreds more disastrous projects to this list.

In the 1990s, what was in effect a popular uprising [ 1 | 2 | 3 ] brought Tory plans for ‘the greatest road-building programme since the Romans’ to a screeching halt.

Could this weekend's actions be the beginning of a new upsurge of anti-roads protests?

On the newswire: Local residents camp & rally against Bexhill-Hastings link road | Twyford anniversary action | Stop the Road! Rally & Camp | Parking the car … for good | Bikes alive bike blockade at King's Cross | Video of Bikes Alive! Protest | Climate Rush give cake to Sustrans | 'bikes alive' action at kings x tomorrow | No to Road Building | Tenth anniversary of the siege of Wanstonia M11 link rd | Pics from Arundel 2nd bypass protest march
Links: Combe Haven Defenders | Hastings Alliance | Campaign for Better Transport | Bicycology



Week of Action to Ground the Drones

United Kingdom, 02.05.2013 18:07

To coincide with International Keep Space for Peace Week (from 6th - 13th October) the Drone Campaign Network is calling a week of action on the growing use of drones.

While over seventy countries now possess drones, so far only the UK, the US and Israel are known to have used armed drones. The UK has launched over 300 drones strikes in Afghanistan but there is little public information about these strikes. Israel regularly launches drone attacks in Gaza and the US has been using drones in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen. It is suspected, but not confirmed that US drones have also undertaken strikes in Mali and Philippines this year.

Protests against the growing use of drones have taken place in Pakistan and Yemen and protests have been growing in the UK and the US over the past year. [ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 ]

On the newswire: Ground the Drones Week of Action announcement | Drones Week of Action events listings | The faceless face of military drones at Menwith Hill: 9 October | Veterans for Peace action at General Atomics | Terrorist drones come to Lincolnshire – drones peace walk | Drones and Thrones – A London Diary

Links: Drone Campaign Network | Drone Wars UK | TBIJ Covert War on Terror



Plebs protest at Conservative Party Conference

United Kingdom, 02.05.2013 18:07

The Conservative Party Conference came to Birmingham this week and was met with almost daily protests from angry plebs. But whilst the protests where going on outside, inside the class warfare was turned up a notch after it was announced that a further £10billion will be cut from welfare and that the government plan on scrapping workers rights in exchange for offering them "shares" by their employer. These rights such as protection from unlawful dismissal, flexible working time and maternity leave have been won by workers struggling hard over the past 100 years for a decent standard of living. To add salt to the wound, the announcement delivered by George Osborne came with the Orwellian Doublespeak "workers of the world unite". Well if that’s what he wants …

On the Newswire: Welcome The Tories To Birmingham | Lobby Tory Conference re Ballymurphy Massacre | Picket the Bigots - Tory Party Conference | Badger Cull Tory Conference | Hunt Saboteurs protest against badger cull at Tory Party Conference | Remploy Demonstration At Tory Party Conference – 8:30am Wednesday | Tory Conference Demo | Badger Cull Campaigners to Target Conservative Party Conference | Sacked Remploy Workers Demonstrate For Their Jobs



October 20th Anti-Austerity Demonstration

United Kingdom, 02.05.2013 18:07

Saturday’s October 20th "March for a future that works" demonstration organised by the TUC saw over 150,000 out on the streets of London to protest the government's cuts and austerity measures. It's been almost a year since the TUC leadership tried to look like they were actively opposing the cuts and well over a year since the last big demo. The organisers sent out a somewhat mixed message by first calling for a general strike but then allowing Ed Miliband a platform to announce he'll carry on cutting where the Tories leave off if elected.

The demonstration also saw hundreds of black bloc and Boycott Workfare activists target Oxford Street stores that use workfare and tax avoidance, whilst DPAC activists successfully blockaded Park Lane.

On the Newswire: October 20: The view from Oxford Circus | #Oct20 150,000 on TUC demo PHOTOS | unions cuts march and london anti-workfare actions - pics & report | Oct20: we got work to do ... | March For A Future That Works

Previous Features: SchNEWS: One Strike and You're Out? | "You Can Shove Your Rubber Bullets Up Your Arse!": 'Total Policing' of N9 Demos | Anti-cuts protesters take over London | March 26th - All out against the cuts



Anarchist movement grows in Cardiff after month of resistance

United Kingdom, 02.05.2013 18:07

The month began with the successful eviction resistance of the squatted social centre Gremlin Alley on October 4th, when bailiffs turned up faced with a barricaded building and a supportive crowd outside, eventually realising they had no hope of gaining access. The gremlins occupying the centre spent the rest of the day having a black bloc style party on the roof, while supporters partied to a local band who turned up to play, and cops kept their distance but remained present for most of the day. A communique followed the next day, expressing solidarity with imprisoned squatter Alex Haigh and the Cuts Cafe crew in London who were raided by TSG on the same evening. A video commmunique was then released the following week, in English and Welsh, explaining the reason for resisting, as well as expressing general disgust for the state and the increased criminalisation of homeless.

After a busy two weeks improving barricades by gremlins and supporters, the first attempt to deport the Saleh family occured on Thursday 18th, with their home being raided by UKBA officers and two activists being arrested for obstruction. While solidarity was shown for the activists at Cardiff Bay police station, others made an attempt to block the detainees coach on the motorway sliproad, followed by a successful communications blockade of Egypt Air’s telephone lines and their facebook page. The family avoided deportation that day due to a security mix-up, and were instead taken to Cedars detention centre in West Sussex. By the morning, Friday 18th, UKBA offices in Cardiff had its windows smashed – no doubt in response to the attempted deportation, signifying more resistance to come.

Related articles: Gremlin Alley EVICTION RESISTANCE happening now (UPDATE - 3pm) | Communique :: The Gremlins are still resisting in Cardiff | Video Communique from the Gremlins | Timeline of anti-deportation resistance in support of the Saleh family | Shroukie’s family LATEST: coach blocked for 5 hours, fingers crossed ... | Prisoner Art Tour Launch Night This Friday in Cardiff | Legal Training Evening @ Red & Black Umbrella | Red & Black Umbrella 1 Year Anniversary Halloween Bash + Gig!

Links: Gremlin Alley Social Centre | No Borders South Wales on Saleh Family | NCADC on Saleh Family | Save Mrs S and Her Two Children @ 38 Degrees | Save the Saleh Family | Cardiff Anarchist Black Cross | Cardiff Defendant Solidarity | Red & Black Umbrella



Gaza solidarity

United Kingdom, 02.05.2013 18:07

Israel launched a new offensive on the people of Gaza last week which claimed the lives of 162 Palestinians. Four Israeli civilians and one soldier have also died as a result of retaliatory rocket attacks.

As of 20th November 23% of Palestinian casualties were children. The youngest victim of the recent Israeli aggression is 11-month-old Omar Al Mashharrawi.

Hundreds of solidarity demonstrations have been held globally and a national demonstration is planned in London on Saturday 24th November. On Friday 16th November a demonstration was held in Birmingham and another is planned for Thursday 22nd outside the BBC offices to protest biased reporting. In Brighton on Saturday 17th November activists locked on to the Ecostream store, a shop owned by an Israeli company that has its main manufacturing facility in the West Bank settlement of Mishor Adumim. Later on a hundred strong crowd marched to the store and held a noisy demonstration outside the shop. On Monday 19th a phone and twitter blockade of the company was held.

The same day in Wrexham activists picketed Barclays Bank in protest at Barclays investments in companies supplying weapons to Israel.

On Tuesday 20th a group of solidarity activists occupied G4S headquarters over the company's contracts with the Israeli prison service as well as providing equipment and services to Israeli military checkpoints and maintaining contracts with businesses working in Israel's settlements.

The 'Don't Dance with Israeli Apartheid' campaign held demonstrations against London performances of the Israeli state sponsored Batsheva dance troupe at Sadlers Wells on the 19th-21st November as part of a coordinated international campaign. There were also protests both inside and outside of the Birmingham performances at the Hippodrome on the 14-15th November coinciding with the start of the latest Gaza massacre.

Palestinians in the West Bank have also been demonstrating in solidarity with their brothers and sisters in Gaza, only to be met with typical Israeli oppression. On Saturday, 31-year-old Rushdi Tamimi was shot by an IDF soldier at a protest in the village of Nabi Saleh. He died of his wounds in hospital on Monday around the time news surfaced that Hamdi Mohammad Jawwad Al-Falah, 22, was killed after being shot four times during a demonstration in the Bir al-Mahjar neighborhood in western Hebron. A baby also died in hospital on Monday after an Israeli tear gas canister landed in his bedroom in Qalandia refugee camp.

A ceasefire was reached on Wednesday 21st of November. However, the conflict is likely to continue if Israel does not end its siege of Gaza and attempts to control the Gazan economy. The need for solidarity with the people of Palestine struggling against Israeli militarism, apartheid and occupation has never been greater.

Upcoming events: Thursday 22nd November - Gaza solidarity demo in Brighton at the Old Steine at 5pm and Die In on the BBC Steps at the Mailbox in Birmingham 6pm-7pm| 23rd/24th November - Don't Dance with Israeli apartheid demos in Plymouth| Hebden Bridge Gaza solidarity demo - meet at the Central Intersection at 5pm| 24th November - Mass Gaza Solidarity demo in London| Sunday 25th - Demo at Ecostream, Western Rd, Brighton, 1-3pm



Capitalist Crisis Creates &quot;shortfall in waste&quot; in Sheffield.

United Kingdom, 02.05.2013 18:07

Sheffielders have been diligently sorting their waste for recycling for many years. The idea is to reduce waste going to Landfill and Incineration. As a reward for all their diligence Sheffielders will now have to put up with Veolia importing even more waste from further afield to an Incinerator built in the heart of their City.



Oxford peace activists to visit Afghanistan

United Kingdom, 02.05.2013 18:07

Two women from Oxford are amongst a group of peace activists visiting Afghanistan this month. The delegation aim to spend time meeting and making links with ordinary Afghans, and then raise awareness back in the UK of what they discover.

"We are traveling as friends and equals of the Afghans we will be visiting, not to fix Afghanistan but to fix UK perspectives on Afghanistan" -Mary, one of the group.

Nine years ago another local peace activist, Paul, moved to Afghanistan to work with the UN, and sent a series of personal reports, providing a revealing first-hand account of life there.

UK Peace Activists Visit Afghanistan | From Cowley Road to Kabul | First days in Kabul | Kuchi Refugee Camp in the Shah's Back Yard | Oxford Man in Afghanistan
VCNVUK blog | Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers | Global Days Of Listening | RAWA



Day of action against Workfare and Starbucks

United Kingdom, 02.05.2013 18:07

Saturday 8th December saw two separate days of action happening across the country. The first was the start of a week of action against the governments Workfare scheme. Workfare replaces jobs and undermines wages, this can be seen by Superdrug in Brighton not hiring any Christmas temps because they have free labour from the job centre. The Work Programme actually reduces your chances of finding a job, whilst the Mandatory Work Activity has had no effect on unemployment levels. Since 3rd December, disabled people can now be sent on time unlimited workfare placements. If they say no, their benefits will be cut to £28/week indefinitely. Unemployed people who refuse can have their job seekers allowance cut for up to 3 years.

The second day of action was against Starbucks tax avoidance. Starbucks have not paid any corporation tax in the past 3 years, and only £8.6m in the 14 years they’ve been trading in this country. Costa Coffee, whose turnover last year was £377m, just £21m less than Starbucks paid £15m in corporation tax.

On the newswire: Workfare’s Christmas Bonus For The Bosses | 100 people at #Sheffield @ukuncut #Starbucks Action | UK Uncut protest against tax dodgers Starbucks | Anti-Austerity Protest, Manchester Report and Pics | small determined workfare demo in holloway, london yesterday | islington starbucks ukuncut actions yesterday - report & pics 1 of 2 | islington starbucks ukuncut actions yesterday - report & pics 2 of 2 | Bath Anti-Starbucks Demo | Boycott Workfare day of action | Anti-Workfare Pickets Glasgow Report | Boycott Workfare Video | Starbucks action in Cambridge by UK Uncut

Previous Features: Workfare: Enslave us and we'll shut you down!

Links: Boycott Workfare | UK Uncut



Bradley Manning Takes the Stand: 11 days of Testimony on Abuse at Quantico

United Kingdom, 02.05.2013 18:07

Accused WikiLeaks whistleblower Bradley Manning, the young American military intelligence analyst with Welsh and Irish roots, gave evidence in person for the first time at Fort Meade, Maryland in a hearing on the Defence's Article 13 unlawful pretrial punishment motion. The court sat for eleven days between 27 November and 11 December to hear the case that Brad was subject to unlawful pretrial punishment at Quantico brig where he was held for nine months before being transferred to less punitive conditions at Fort Leavenworth in April 2011. Brad's mistreatment at Quantico has already been condemned by the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Juan Mendez. On the strength of evidence of mistreatment, the Defence is calling for all 22 charges Bradley Manning faces in connection with the biggest anti-war whistleblowing act in history to be dropped or, failing that, for any sentence imposed if he is convicted to be substantially reduced. Judgment has been reserved and the ruling of military judge Denise Lind is unlikely before January.

*NEW*
12 Jan:
This feature (below) now finalised
12 Jan: Verdict from this hearing Judge declines to dismiss all charges; finds some unlawful pretrial punishment but ignores most; only 112 days sentencing credit awarded.

On the newswire - Notes from the courtroom: Verdict | 11 Dec | 10 Dec | 7 Dec | 6 Dec | 5 Dec | 1-2 Dec | 30 Nov | 29 Nov | 27-29 Nov | London vigil: 27 Nov Report | Call-out | Previous feature: April 2011

This feature has been compiled from the sources listed in the posts above. Read the full article for a summary of the hearing and links to articles by independent journalists and supporters of Bradley Manning

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SchNEWS: Battle of Bexhill

United Kingdom, 02.05.2013 18:07

Update! A week of direct action against Bexhill link road.

“We were caught out and a lot of damage has been done – but people have been amazing and now we've have a set of established tree defences and work has stopped for the day at least. We really need support and all the usual wish-list stuff, tools, tarps, ropes etc. So come and give us a Christmas visit” - Combe Haven Defender

Maps of the planned road (scroll down!) - the camp is at Adams Farm

Anti-road protestors in Bexhill were ambushed by an early start to the tree felling on the controversial Bexhill-Hastings link road this week, but they rallied and a week of constant direct action has put a spanner in the works, with no work reported today (Saturday 22nd). Work wasn't expected to begin until early January but as soon as East Sussex County Council acquired the land (by compulsory purchase) the chainsaw gangs were set to work.

From the newswire: Hastings/|Bexhill anti-road camp needs you! | Help Needed Immediately | Anti-road campaigners high in trees at Bexhill and are prepared to stay | Brighton: Emergency meeting | Second Battle of Hastings: Day One... Protestors 10, Road builders 0 | Protestors Take To Trees To Stop Chainsaws



Anti-Cuts protesters occupy Birmingham Council House

United Kingdom, 02.05.2013 18:07

At 1:30pm on Monday 4th February a group of 20 protesters from the Save Birmingham campaign walked into the Council House and occupied the balcony overlooking Victoria Square. The group had previously sent two letters to every councillor in Birmingham the last letter with over 200 signatures but with no response from the council. The Save Birmingham campaign has been steadily growing over the past few months, from rooms packed full of people opposed to the proposed cuts at several of the councils own consultations to a meeting of 175 people called by Communities Against the Cuts to organise a grass roots movement to fight back against the cuts. This led to the day of action on the 4th, the day the Labour Group who have a majority on the Council had a private meeting to agree on the £625m cuts to Birmingham which will be voted through at the budget meeting on 26th February. The day started with a small silent protest in Victoria Square outside the Council House, which was followed by the occupation of the Council House later in the afternoon. The balcony occupation lasted five hours and ended after more than 200 anti-cuts activists arrived in Victoria Square after marching from the Bullring.

On the Newswire: Save Birmingham March on the Council House - Don't let them vote through the cuts | Birmingham Council House Occupied | Photos from yesterdays Birmingham Council House Occupation and Demonstration | Birmingham Council House Balcony protest

Links: Save Birmingham



Secret City: Oxford Screening + Q+A

United Kingdom, 02.05.2013 18:07

Celebrating two years of regular film screenings at OARC, East Oxford Community Centre, Oxford Indymedia presents the new independent film Secret City, on Sunday 3rd March from 7pm. For this Oxford Premier, we are pleased to be joined by film makers Lee Salter and Michael Chanan, who will be presenting the film and doing a Q&A session afterwards.

The City of London is an anomaly in UK democracy. With just 7,000 permanent residents and the lowest car ownership in the country, its own police force, its arcane system of self-government with its Lord Mayor, Livery Companies and Alderman, businesses that have the right to vote and it’s direct accountability to the Crown rather than Parliament, the City houses the one of the Globe's key financial centres and the Inns of Court, the heart of the UK’s legal system. The City is the place where banks, brokers, insurers and other money-makers enjoy their unimpeded ascendancy.

The Occupy LSX movement, which arose in 2011, once again drew public attention to the unprecedented political and financial status the City enjoys; largely unchanged since William the Conqueror's time. Secret City will take us on a tour of key City locations by an Occupy activist, Liam Taylor and delve into the history and mystery of the UK's most powerful centre.

The night will be held downstairs in the bar where Catweazel Club is normally held, so there will be refreshments on tap and in bottle for the night. Come along and watch the film and celebrate two years of screenings with Oxford Indymedia.

Article about first year of screenings | oarcfilms web site | Secret City trailer (links to external site) | screening flyer



Eileen House opened by Self-Organised London as new social space

United Kingdom, 02.05.2013 18:07

Self-Organised London Social Space has now been opened in a squatted office building near Elephant and Castle.

Eileen House on 80-94 Newington Causeway, a 1960s office building, has now been empty for years. Its redevelopment has been subject to a protracted and contested debate between Southwark Council, Oakmayne developers, local residents, the famous nightclub “Ministry of Sound” (located opposite Eileen House) and – the mayor of London (see PDF). After numerous months of haggling and bureaucratic warfare, it’s time to reclaim Eileen house for the public and the interests of the Elephant’s residents!

On Tuesday night, 19th February, a number of social centre collectives squatted Eileen House as a direct action against gentrification. As a selforganised London Social Space, we want to propose & exchange ideas for radical alternatives, serving the needs of the many vibrant and organic communities around E&C!

For this reason we will put on a number of events, talks, discussions, film screenings, music nights and much more for the first week (see below). All residents and Londoners are more than welcome to pop in for a cuppa, discuss matters, attend our events or just have a good chat! During this first week we are really happy for people to come mby, have a look around the building and maybe give us a hand with setting up the space, while on the long run, the opening times will be from Wednesdays till Sundays, 2-10 pm.

Links: Self-Organised London Social Space | Crews:
No Shoes No Roots | DIY space for London

From the newswire:
Fight gentrification! Reclaim regeneration! For self-organised spaces... | Siege of The Elephant | first protest on london shard viewing platform | News from the Library Street Social Centre | Southwark Council leaks it's own Confidential Regeneration Agreement



Cuts Meeting at Birmingham Council House Blockaded

United Kingdom, 02.05.2013 18:07

On the morning of Tuesday 26th February at 7:30am a group of Save Birmingham activists blockaded the entrance to the Council House underground car park. Later that day the annual budget meeting would take place where over £100m worth of cuts would be voted through. Save Birmingham, who had previously occupied the balcony of the Council House in the lead up to the budget meeting, along with other anti-cuts groups had called for a public blockade of the Council House at 11:00am to prevent the councillors from entering the building and voting through the cuts. When 11:00 arrived the car park blockaders were joined by hundreds of people from around Birmingham angry at the way the cuts are being undemocratically forced onto the city by the council. Soon all major entrances to the Council House had been blockaded just in time for the councillors to start arriving. Police tried to break up and force councillors through but eventually resorted to sneaking councillors into the Council House via secret doors in the Art Museum which is connected to the Council House. When the meeting finally got under-way activists twice managed to gain entry to the building to disrupt the meeting.

On the Newswire: Video of Blockaded: Birmingham Council House cuts meeting | Council House Blockaded | Photos from Birmingham Council House blockade | More photos of Council House Blockade | Council Have Voted Through £102m Cuts – Blockade & Demonstration Is Not The End | It’s Time To Shut The City Down – Day Of Action Against Council Cuts | Save Birmingham - Blockade the Council House

Previous features: Anti-Cuts protesters occupy Birmingham Council House

Links: Save Birmingham



Rossport Solidarity Camp Week of Action 21st-30th June 2013

United Kingdom, 02.05.2013 18:07

RAGE AGAINST THE BORING MACHINE

Come to act in solidarity with the campaign in Mayo against Shell’s Corrib Gas Project. For over 12 years, the local community have been resisting Shell's plans to force through a high pressure raw gas pipeline and inland refinery. Local people have gone through all possible channels to fight the project.

Let down by the Government; many have been beaten, imprisoned and feel under siege by the security and police. However people continue to protest in order to protect their families, livelihoods and resources. Currently Shell are attempting to tunnel under an EU 'protected' estuary with their tunnel boring machine but they are experiencing major construction problems. If they are having difficulties without protests, imagine how much havoc a little more disruption will cause. Rossport is the frontline of the resistance to ‘Extreme Energy’ extraction in Ireland.

Hot on the heels of the anti-G8 protests, we warmly invite old and new faces to come join us for a week of action against Shell's disastrous project.

If you are new to taking action don’t worry - all kinds of skills and roles are needed during the week of action and you will be able to play a role that you are comfortable with. If you know the area and have ideas for action - get prepared and come with an affinity group if possible.

Links to newswire articles: Shell to Sea campaigner speaking in Bristol, Leeds & Manchester this week | Digger diving | In memory of Ogoni 9 | Community protests at Shell's profit announcement | Trucks blockaded

Other links: Last year's Summer Camp | Rossport Solidarity Camp | Shell to Sea | Mayo topic on indymedia.ie | Rossport Camp Gathering on Facebook | Rossport Solidarity YouTube Video



Franklin Shelter Occupation Trial

United States, 02.05.2013 17:49

On November 19th, 2011, organizers, activists, and DC community members involved in local struggles occupied the vacant Franklin School building at 13th and K St in NW Washington, DC. This building had housed the Franklin homeless shelter until the city closed it in 2008, dispersing clients right before the beginning of hypothermia season.

On the 12th of July, the defendants were found "guilty," but the judge gave them a very light sentence. The judge rejected a prosecution request for a community service sentence, saying most of the defendants' activities were in fact community service.

Meanwhile, the defendants, their supporters, and other activists are in effect warning developers NOT to buy the Franklin School if it ever is offered for sale by the city. One of the defendants bluntly stated that it would always be either a homeless shelter or vacant, as developers won't want to buy a building that could be retaken by activists at any time [...] Franklin has been taken over three times over the hypothermia/homelessness issue [since 2002].

Read More & Video Highlights of the Press Conference | WSQT Radio report on the press conference | Video Dispatches from the Trial




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