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(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL n° special - Call "They block all": A first assessment (fr, it, pt) [machine translation]

August 20, 2016 - 7:32am
Launched on March 22, calling unionists "It blocks all! "Gathered more than 1,600 signatories - including more than 120 union structures as such. Featuring debate renewed strike, he especially helped popularize Economic blocking objective. ---- When the call "It blocks all! "Is launched, the social movement has taken off with the demonstration of 9 March [ 1 ]. The goal is then to strike while the iron by placing the outset a simple question: if we want to win and so how is it done? ---- We did not leave anything. The experience of previous major movements helping, then it is obvious that it is blocking the economy that must be sought. And there is no blockage of the real economy without a strong strike rooted, widespread and extended massively. Throughout the fight against Labour law is what it is endeavored to share the call "It blocks all! ". ...

(en) US, WSA, ideasandaction: Leninist Vanguardism vs. Libertarian Left Militant Minority Organization

August 19, 2016 - 9:59am
It is not uncommon for class struggle libertarians to hear Leninists equate vanguardism with a libertarian militant minority group, such as the Friends of Durruti in libertarian Spain, yet suggest that the libertarian role is simply lacking in strategy. This shows a poor understanding of the militant libertarian alternative to Leninist vanguardism and why we see it as far more desirable and superior. The phrase “militant minority” was created by anarchosyndicalists to refer to working class people who are class conscious and have an informal influence within their workplaces and unions due to being hard-working or being good at public speaking, being politically knowledgeable, etc. Anarchosyndicalists have also used the term “vanguard” to refer to an active, organized and politically-motivated militant minority. ...

(en) solfed.org.uk: Don't work for free. Say no to unpaid trials!!

August 19, 2016 - 9:59am
Some workplaces in Brighton, including hospitality companies like pubs, restaurants and hotels, to hospitals, care agencies and the building trade, employers ask potential employees to come and work a 'trial shift' to see if they are up to the job. ---- Sometimes this trial can last a couple hours, sometimes twelve, but all too often the trials can last a few days. Some companies are taking advantage of this and are covering exceptional workload issues with workers doing unpaid trials. To put it clearly and succinctly: working for free. ---- Bosses know that there is no law on the issue but they always try to reduce their costs: so they will try to avoid paying your holidays, some wages, notice pay or even a few hours from your first days. Probably you are just owed a few tens pounds. So, probably you think it is not worth it. ...

(en) US, Call For Antifascists At Trump’s Fundraiser

August 19, 2016 - 9:58am
Donald Trump thinks he will be having a fundraising event in Minneapolis on Friday, Aug. 19th. (The time and location are unknown at this time.) We think Trump and his supporters should get a rude awakening when they rear their fascist heads in Minnesota. ---- We are calling everyone who wants to stop the rise of fascism to come out and show Trump and his supporters that their racist, patriarchal, and all-around oppressive-as-fuck agenda will meet resistance and disruption wherever they go. We would like to invite people to engage in creative actions to show Trump that his politics and agenda will not find fertile ground in our communities. ---- Over the last number of months, the radical right has become emboldened by the rise of Trump and the success of his bid for the Republican nomination. As the Republican Party has moved even farther right with Trump and as the ...

(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL n° special - SNCF: The duplicity ... and lack of boldness (fr, it, pt) [machine translation]

August 19, 2016 - 9:58am
While the movement against the rising labor law throughout the country, the CGT-Railwaymen did everything to sabotage the departure ended strike. And, unfortunately, too few have tried overflow. ---- Before the start SNCF strike on 18 May, the number of railway and railway workers already had nearly 10 days of strike action since March. The fight against the labor law partly explains, but it is also the result of tactics very questionable: while locally union teams and general assemblies grew to a call for renewal by March 31, s' based on the high number of strikers, no federation has relayed, preferring to continue 24 hours in rehearsal. ---- The scenario was repeated in late April, and worse: the CGT has imposed a square strike at the SNCF April 26, while the inter inter called for weeks at 28! Favoring alliance with UNSA and CFDT, CGT-Railwaymen refused to make the connection ...

(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL n° special - Organized mayhem: Make or break? (fr, it, pt) [machine translation]

August 18, 2016 - 9:58am
police pressure, breakage, clashes ... With Valls-the-baton, the demonstrations have not cushy! However, be careful not to be blinded by the romance of violence ... nor cretinism of legality. ---- Swimming goggles, scarf, possibly helmet ... No harm people rediscovered, in spring 2016, the basic equipment of the anti-globalization protester early 2000. With this new feature in the lead parades invariably a motley crowd , halfway black bloc and the carnival, dotted with flags, union, libertarian or otherwise, which assumes a degree of confrontation with the riot police and did not move banks of windows exploded in passing. ---- Undeniably, even if this attitude is limited to a small fraction of the protesters is the index of exasperation when you put a ballot, it is betrayed; when you go down to 3 million in the street as in 2010, it is despised. What then remains to be ...

(en) awsm.nz: The Olympics: a reflection of society under capitalism

August 18, 2016 - 9:58am
The Olympic games are here again and while it’s sold to us a demonstration of peace and solidarity and the finest humans have to offer, it is often anything but that. In fact, in many ways, it is a reflection of the very worst of society under capitalism. ---- The modern Olympics were established with the highest ideals, and a desire to foster peace. Instead they have become little more than a display of nationalistic pride and flag waving by nations who co-opt the efforts of the athletes to further their own schemes. From the very first games this has been demonstrated when the 1896 games in Athens led to a surge in Greek nationalism, and an eventual war with Turkey in 1897. ---- The rich countries of the West also get the chance to reinforce their perceived superiority over the rest as the Games are heavily weighted in their favour. From the very beginning the Games were set ...

(en) solfed.org.uk: Brighton SolFed opens a dispute against Leaders letting agency

August 18, 2016 - 9:58am
Brighton SolFed has started a dispute against the Western road branch of the letting agency Leaders. The agency facilitated an eviction attempt against a tenant that failed after a court hearing. SolFed has been trying to find a settlement for the dispute the last couple of weeks. Along with SolFed, the tenant is fighting for compensation for loss of earnings and damage to her health. ---- The failed eviction process caused the tenant months of instability whilst she was suffering from a serious illness. While the tenant was a few weeks late with rent because of illness, she had informed the agency that this would be the case, and was told that it would be ‘no problem’. At this point, the tenant had already been at the property for a year, and paid rent in six-monthly instalments. ...

(en) Britain, Class War, Victory to the Deliveroo strike!

August 18, 2016 - 9:58am
**Breaking News** — VICTORY TO THE DELIVEROO STRIKE — ---- The delegation of drivers have just exited the Deliveroo head office, having finished negotiations with Management. They agreed to the following: ---- – No victimisation ---- – No new contract ---- – Even if drivers have signed the new contract already, it no longer has effect and you are not bound to it ---- – This will be a trial until 14th September when Deliveroo will meet again with workers to assess the month’s pay ---- – If you don’t want to be on the trial, you WILL have to move zone, but you will be able to move to any zone of YOUR choice and be guaranteed the same hours you are currently on. More info soon! ...

(en) US, black rose fed: We Don’t Need a New Jail, We Need Abolition

August 17, 2016 - 10:40am
For five years, Champaign-Urbana (CU) residents have been battling jail expansion in our community while supporting community-based alternatives to incarceration. Like the rest of the nation, the racial disparity in CU is horrific, from school discipline to the criminal justice system. Although Black people make up 13% of the general population in Champaign County, Illinois the jail population is around 70% Black. Despite reformist approaches to addressing systemic anti-Black racism in our County, county officials along with the sheriff’s office are attempting again to move forward on expanding the satellite jail at a minimum cost of $15 million through a sales tax referendum. Speaking to the Champaign County Board on Tuesday, August 9th, local Black organizer/activist, Kadeem Fuller made a much needed case for the abolition of jails, prisons, and white supremacy. The following ...

(en) Britain, Class War: Make your own dinner! Donate to the Deliveroo strike fund instead!

August 17, 2016 - 10:40am
Picket between 9am and 5pm at the Deliveroo recruitment office at 79 Pentonville Road (near Angel tube station) to prevent the hiring of strike breakers until there is a resolution between Deliveroo management and it’s current riders who are currently on strike. ---- After the picket we will be protesting at 5pm at Deliveroo Head Office – so come along to that after the picket! Join striking drivers at Head Office to make them sweat! Protest will be at Torrington Place WC1, from 5-7pm at least ---- Deliveroo Drivers Strike: Picket Outside Deliveroo Pentonville, Monday 15 August ---- Calendar ---- Add to Calendar ---- Map Data ---- Terms of Use ---- WHEN: 15th August 2016 @ 09:00 – 17:00 ---- WHERE: Deliveroo ---- 79 Pentonville Rd ---- London N1 ---- UK ---- COST: Free ---- CONTACT: ---- Event website ---- DEMO STRIKE WORKERS ---- deliveroo. strikeroo living pay ...

(en) Czech, afed.cz: Existence 3/16 - TTIP as one of the tentacles of an octopus capitalism: A brief introduction to the corporate assault on the remnants of social and environmental gains. [machine translation]

August 17, 2016 - 10:40am
Transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP) and unintelligible sounds remotely. Why should this agreement should deal with and protest against it? TTIP (and its Canadian version CETA) is not an ordinary commercial contract. It is a further concession on our civil rights in favor of large multinational companies and global capitalism. To truly understand our situation, we must first outline what TTIP ever is and what allows us, if its approval is imminent. ---- Capitalism is generally unsuitable solidarity with weaker. Dream of all good capitalists is to eliminate all the rules protecting consumers, citizens or employees so that they gain nothing stood in the way. Directors and other representatives of large companies with long-term (at least since the establishment of the Transatlantic Business Dialogue in 1995) seeks to enforce an agreement that would ...