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(en) Women fighting in France and around the world by Anarchist Federation Salvador-Segui Group (fr, pt) [machine translation]

A-infos - October 7, 2014 - 6:23am
Fight in the Park Hyatt ---- The fight started on September 19. The maids, nannies and valets two hotels in the Park Hyatt chain decree indefinite strike called by the CGT. Their demands are multiple. Wage increase, implementation of a thirteenth month, reduced rates, tenure positions When writing this article, the technique combines strikes and protests worked. The management of the Park Hyatt Vendome folded in many ways: higher wages, transfer of part-time to full-time, reduced speeds and participation of the business to the mutual up to 60%. It is certain that these five star hotels do not want a negative image for fear of losing customers. ---- Yet this victory is only partial. The hotel management Madeleine stands its ground. Above all, the management of the hotel in the Place Vendome was not bent on tenure positions. ...

(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL #242 - Morocco: When power left to die a hunger striker (fr, pt) [machine translation]

A-infos - October 7, 2014 - 6:21am
Moustapha Meziani, leader of the student protests at the University of Fez, died Aug. 11 after 72 days of a hunger strike carried out to protest against his detention. An event which, with others, shows the true face of Moroccan power: that of an authoritarian regime. ---- In June 2014, the number of faculties Morocco went on strike against the austerity policies of the government (lack of resources, increase in registration fee). Among them: the University of Fez where violent clashes between activists of the extreme left of the Unem (National Union of Students-es Moroccan ne s) and Salafis. Serious clashes leading to the death of an Islamist militant. Salafists, cleverly manipulated by the power and the Benkirane government (moderate Islamist as head of the ruling Justice and Development), to counter the weight of the Unem on campus. Old tactic but efficient ...

(en) Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - The defence of Kobane against ISIS

A-infos - October 7, 2014 - 5:15am
The defence of Kobane against ISIS continues today and a solidarity rally have been called in Dublin for 5pm Weds, more details are below. ---- Our friends in DAF (Anarchist Federation in the Turkish state) sent the following communication to us (they have a number of members in the area) "Kobanê did not fall and won’t fall! ---- Everyone who live and go for solidarity to Suruç, are waiting in the borders. People whole around Anatolia and Mezopotamia are in the streets. All Kurdish people and revolutionaries make everywhere Kobanê. If Kobanê falls, Kobanê’s fire will burn everwhere. ---- Everywhere is Kobanê, everywhere is resistance!, ---- Long live the Rojava Revolution!" ---- The maps at https://www.facebook.com/WorkersSolidarityMovement/photos/a.247235278635626.82828.132000150159140/974879875871159/?type=1 show the current situation, ISIS launched attacks into Kobane last night but for the most ...

(en) Finland, Helsinki Anarchist Book Fair 2014

A-infos - October 6, 2014 - 12:16pm
Infoshop Mustan kanin kolo and Union of Conscientious Objectors (Aseistakieltäytyjäliitto), will organize the fifth annual Helsinki Anarchist Book Fair (Varjokirjamessut) 26th of October 2014. The alternative book event takes place at Peace Station, East-Pasila district of Helsinki (Veturitori 3). ---- The Helsinki Anarchist Book fair is an interesting and free of charge alternative to Helsinki Book Fair that takes place at the same time in Messukeskus. There will be a lot of vendors and books that you can’t find at Messukeskus! ---- There will be plenty of literature on such topics as anarchism, feminism, animal rights, antimilitarism, immigration, environmental resistance and many others. Besides from different book stalls there will be interesting talks on different topics, presentations of books, music and reasonably priced lunch cafe. ...

(en) Brazil, Coletivo Quebrando Muros - The Other Campaign: politics beyond elections! (fr, pt) [machine translation]

A-infos - October 6, 2014 - 2:56am
Another year of elections! Easels are armed on the streets, placards and banners ready, holy cards and stickers scattered ... the faces and numbers of candidates are back. It's time the old story of renewal in politics, to hear about "what was done" and on the grandiose promises of change for the future. In elections, people usually position themselves in two different ways: either believe in proposals for a representative, trust him your vote and even campaign, or away from anything related to politics, by failing to manifest consider it a corrupt and inefficient activity. ---- Elections are a time of political unrest and we need them to look beyond appearances. The attitude of rejection and hatred of political favors to powerful, because if you fail to position themselves on the issues of public life, one full of interests will stand in its place, making decisions ...

(en) Brazil, Gaucha Anarchist Federation FAG - Fight and win away from the polls (pt)

A-infos - October 6, 2014 - 2:39am
Bottom up and fight if you create a strong people! --- The mass mobilization of youth who write a piece of Brazil's recent history with the June Days have not yet had a final. The explosion of the streets announced by student-workers in flexible arrangements subject of neurotic and grueling routine of large cities, exacerbated by the deterioration of services and public goods, was not satisfied. Popular by broadening their rights emergencies continue on the scene, are dramas everyday Brazilians, and still go very throb. Have to gain power in grassroots organizations and federalism joining the rebellion and do not be capture by the institutions. Will not be elections and the offer of the parties of bourgeois democracy that confortarão the malaise that causes the system. ...

(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL #242 - Turkey: AKP colossus with feet of clay? (fr, pt) [machine translation]

A-infos - October 6, 2014 - 2:33am
Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won the presidential election in the first round with an absolute majority of votes of 51.8%, becoming the twelfth President of the Republic of Turkey (but the first directly elected). Yet the power of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) was shaken by the attack on Taksim Square, there was just one year, and several other mobilizations[3]. The AKP is looking more and more like a colossus with clay feet. ---- Erdogan's opponents pales in these presidential elections the main opposition candidate Ekmelletin Ihsanoglu, a historian known for 70 years, who was also head of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) supported by Republican People's Party (CHP), various lines, and the Nationalist Action Party (MHP, far right) receives only 38.4% of the votes. The candidate of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (HDP), Sellahattin ...

(en) Germany, FDA/IFA, Gai Dào #46 -. Published in October 2014 + Content + Editorial (de) [machine translation]

A-infos - October 5, 2014 - 11:47am
The October issue of Gai Dào, the monthly magazine of the Federation of German anarchists. Just in time for the beginning of autumn and Einheitsabgefeier can be found in the current issue uA posts on current urban political struggles in Wuppertal, "The new PKK" and its substantive and strategic transformation, an analysis of "what Germany Europe wants," the first part of a series of articles on "Gustav Landauer's position on world war "and much more. ---- Is gentrification of the speech, this is probably not rare first associated with the "big cities": Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, or Frankfurt. Not only that appreciation, exploding rents, forced evictions and structural displacement there especially extremely quickly and comprehensively take place, also appears the resistance to it - by the diversity, frequency, and media dissemination - particularly, or at least above average, ...

(en) Chile, Solidaridad #25 - Violet Action: "We are raising an ambitious project: the National Congress for Non-Sexist Education" by Nahuel Valenzuela (ca, pt) [machine translation]

A-infos - October 5, 2014 - 11:38am
In recent times, especially after social struggles of 2011-feminist organizations have increased strongly in student and neighborhood spaces, due to machismo and sexism are still very entrenched in the discourse, culture and everyday life. One more example of the resurgence of organized feminist movement in Chile, which has put on the table the discussion on abortion and the need to build a non-sexist and anti-patriarchal education. ---- Action Violeta is a feminist organization that was born in the south of Chile. Do not play a year of formal existence, but have developed an intense work, realizing that the anti-patriarchal struggle must be fought on all fronts. Convencides the need for a specifically feminist and dissident sexual, organization and with the failures so far all organizations, particularly libertarian, had called upon anti-patriarchal, Action Violet ...

(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL #242 - No Tav: The Val di Susa, a laboratory for many struggles (fr, pt) [machine translation]

A-infos - October 5, 2014 - 11:30am
No Tav movement control in the Susa Valley (Italy) against the proposed line of high-speed train between Lyon and Turin. This is one of the major environmental movements in Europe currently. Some activists of the FdCA (Italian anarchist communist organization) agreed to answer our questions. ---- Libertarian Alternative: Could you give us a brief summary of the history of the fight against the proposed TGV Lyon / Turin? ---- The No Tav movement born in the 1990s popular assemblies called by spontaneous committees inhabitants of Val di Susa against the proposed construction of the high speed line between Turin and Lyon. The opposition arises from the refusal to sacrifice an entire valley, with its economy, its culture and its people to a project that we understand the strategic irrelevance for an effective as well as environmental and health risks it involves economic development. ...

(en) Spain, Obituary, A short biography of Spanish anarchist militant Antonia Fontanillas Borras (1917-2014) aka Aurora, Tona

A-infos - October 5, 2014 - 10:58am
Antonia Fontanillas Borras was born in 1917 in Madrid on 29th May. ---- She was born into an anarchist family, both her parents being anarchists and her grandmother and grandfather were the noted militants Francesca Saperas Miro and Martin Borras Jover. Antonia Fontanillas emigrated with her mother and brothers to Mexico in 1925, followed by her father. She attended school there for six years and became an avid reader, especially of anarchist and social literature. When her father was expelled from Mexico, the family followed him to Catalonia in 1934. ---- Antonia found work in a lithographic company and joined both the CNT and the Libertarian Youth (FIJL) in 1936. She was elected delegate of the Libertarian Youth for the Graphic Arts. ---- When the Spanish Revolution and Civil War broke out she attempted to join a militia in the expeditionary force to free Mallorca from ...

(en) Anarchist Action Network - Callout to Demonstrate against 2014 DPRTE arms fair in Cardiff

A-infos - October 5, 2014 - 7:22am
8.30 am at Cardiff Motorpoint Arena. Wednesday, the 8th of October ---- “When the rich wage war, it’s the poor who die.” – Jean-Paul Sartre ---- On the 8th of October Cardiff will host one of the UK’s biggest arms fairs at the Motorpoint Arena. Let’s show them what we think of their dirty business! We call on people from south Wales and beyond to come and picket outside the arena that day from the time they open for registration at 8.30 am. ---- DPRTE this year will be attended by some of the UK’s biggest arms companies, as their exhibitor list shows. They also host a conference, with keynote speakers from industry and government. ---- The arms fair was previously held in Bristol, but was forced out by protests. ---- We hope to see you there. If you would like to be a legal observer contact us at stopnatocymru@riseup.net . You can also contact us by that email address for any ...

(en) Brazil, Federação Anarquista Gaúcha - Fight and win away from the polls (pt) [machine translation]

A-infos - October 5, 2014 - 3:08am
Bottom up and fight if you create a strong people! ---- The mass mobilization of youth who write a piece of Brazil's recent history with the June Days have not yet had a final. The explosion of the streets announced by student-workers in flexible arrangements subject of neurotic and grueling routine of large cities, exacerbated by the deterioration of services and public goods, was not satisfied. Popular by broadening their rights emergencies continue on the scene, are dramas everyday Brazilians, and still go very throb. Have to gain power in grassroots organizations and federalism joining the rebellion and do not be capture by the institutions. Will not be elections and the offer of the parties of bourgeois democracy that confortarão the malaise that causes the system. ...

(en) Latest news about the Situation in Kobane and the involvement of anarchists

A-infos - October 4, 2014 - 3:07pm
Since governance of Urfa has forbidden entrances to SuruÃ, our comrades met with other DAF members using other ways and joined the human shield group. At the same time, Turkish Armed Forces increased their attacks with gas bombs on people of Kobanà who wait at the MÃÅritpÄnar border gate. ---- After pushing back ISIS from dominant hills 500 meter distance from the border, YPG fell back some more from the western front in the following days. This strategic fall back is an efficient action against ISISâ heavier weapons. Clashes increase in the night. ---- A âstop the cityâ was called in Amed in solidarity with Kobanà resistance while many shops were closed and schools boycotted in Amed and rest of Kurdistan. ---- The border watch is gaining importance as ISIS is receiving more supplies through Turkish border in the last days. ...

(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL #242 - Brief (fr, pt) [machine translation]

A-infos - October 4, 2014 - 5:07am
Australia removes the carbon tax ---- On 17 July, under pressure from the mining lobby, the Australian government decided to remove the yet unconstrained carbon tax introduced since 2012 This mechanism is one of the few safeguards on which most countries were engaged in major global climate negotiations. After qualifying in the past "absolute bullshit" attributing climate change to human activity, the Prime Minister therefore formalizes the wedding of love with the mining industry will therefore continue to pollute without too commence its profits; previous environmental tax were almost fully passed on customers' bills. ---- Greece: Sale of ribs on the menu privatization ---- After having to sell off its infrastructure (ports and airports first), privatizing government (schools, hospitals) and reduce civil servants' salaries and pensions of Retirees, Greece is ...

(en) Spain, A New Anarchist Federation begins walking By: FA Catalonia (ca, pt) [machine translation]

A-infos - October 4, 2014 - 4:46am
The debate in 2013 was born with organizational anarchism in Catalonia on the table, a debate that led to the outbreak struggles and the growing emergence of libertarian groups was more than necessary. This was reflected in debates and meetings of various groups around the country, and in June of the same year, thirty groups, ladies groups and spaces o joined around a concrete proposal in order to meet Can a viable Barcelona, speaking of his activity and needs derived from it in the face of a possible common organization. ---- Seeing the need to continue the discussion, one of the groups generated a technical committee, opening a process of providing reports as facing a second meeting was held in November at the Ateneo Libertarian Paquita La Bisbal. The meeting agreed goals and be the first minimum consensus with the general feeling of walking into a federation that ...

(en) Brazil, Rusga Libertária (MT – CAB*) - Opinion on the elections in 2014 - SWOOP Libertarian (pt) [machine translation]

A-infos - October 4, 2014 - 4:36am
"Without being naive believing that only go to the streets simply, we know that a lack of basic organization weakens mobilization processes and facilitate the attempts of control by the ruling. Thus, our focus is on the Streets as a privileged space for political action, but also the focus on horizontal and grassroots organization that strengthens the direct action, with a popular book which decides, directs and executes your program: a program of low who does not delegate power to any political on duty. Or they vote with the top, or is organized and fight with the low!"(CAB, 2014) ---- Clarify every election "how do we vote?" Is something that is part of our historic and everyday construction. For us the Libertarian Swoop, the analysis to be drawn from this overview lawsuit aims to put our opinion on it, making it clear that the solution to effective change is not in the act of ...

(en) Anarkismo.net: A âRevolutionâ under Attack â the Alternative in midst the War in Syria by Ulrike Flader

A-infos - October 4, 2014 - 3:23am
The most recent pictures of thousands of refugees fleeing from heavy attacks of ISIS and making their way from Syria across the border to Turkey, come from the area of Kobani â one of three cantons of the self- proclaimed Autonomy Region Rojava in Northern Syria. ---- This region â which consists of three geographically disconnected enclaves along the Turkish border â strategically used the deteriorating situation to declare self-rule in July 2012 and has since been celebrated as the âRojava Revolutionâ within the Kurdish Movement associated around the Kurdistan Workersâ Party (PKK). The population of Rojava, which has long been a stronghold of the PKK, is predominantly made up of Kurds â both Muslim and Yezidi[1] â as well as Arabs, Christian Assyrians, Armenians, Turkmen and Chechens. The desire for some form of self-determination especially among the Kurds was ...

(en) France, Alternative Libertaire - Remarks AL - "Kobanê and Kurdistan are not only enemy to the Islamic State" (fr) [machine translation]

A-infos - October 3, 2014 - 1:11pm
Remarks Alternative libertarian supported by OCL to the Paris demonstration of the Kurdish left Sept. 27, 2014, in solidarity with the Syrian Kurdistan. ---- 2000-3000 people had responded to the call of the Federation of Kurdish Associations France (Feyka), Saturday, September 27, 2014, and marched in support of the city of Kobanê, besieged by the Islamic State (Daech). ---- Any trends in Kurdish were left there, including large contingents of sympathisant.es PKK and PYD (sister organization of the PKK in Syria). And, of course, dozens of flags bearing the image of the imprisoned leader Abdullah Öcalan. ---- If the cult of the leader usually gives the shivers to militant and French activists, several delegations of organizations (PCF, NPA, AL, ... OCL) had ignored and were present in solidarity with the struggle as urgent as legitimate. ...

(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL #242 - Act of March 5, 2014: Stream "social democracy" neither Democrat nor social (fr, pt) [machine translation]

A-infos - October 3, 2014 - 1:11pm
The Act of March 5, 2014, includes a chapter on "social democracy" that bears his name wrong. Claiming to reform the financing of trade unions, it actually maintains the stranglehold of large confederations and is likely to help remove small unions, especially in difficult situations to small structures, such as local unions. ---- To believe its title, the Act of March 5, 2014 deal of vocational training, employment and social democracy. On the first point, no progress, quite the contrary; employment can not be improved through government measures serving MEDEF; What about Chapter abusively "Social Democracy", which essentially deals with the financing of trade union and employers' organizations? ---- Monopoly five confederations ---- This law flattens the current organization, but taking care not to touch what is done in the public service. For over ...
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