In the Streets

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Protest as Embodied State Practices: An Examination of Hegemonic and Counter-Hegemonic Protest Tactics Sabrina Alimahomed and Jake Alimahomed-Wilson[1] From Institute for Anarchist Studies Mass mobilization demonstrations have attracted numerous participants to protest a wide array of issues, including capitalist globalization, US militarism, political conventions, and transnational business operations. These recent political convergences in the United States have attracted an endless amount of attention from the state and the media. Numbers of participants have ranged from several hundred to tens of thousands.
All Charges Dropped Against Tent City Ten in New York City Picture the Homeless At 100 Centre Street this morning, all charges were dropped against the Tent City Ten -- homeless/community activists arrested in Picture the Homeless's July action liberating land & fighting for housing for all. It seems like neither the public sector nor the private sector entities concerned wanted to push it with PTH and the movement we are part of -- from July through October, thanks to all of you for supporting the ten arrestees, and participating in the housing justice movement. The Tent City Ten and everyone at PTH say: Onward! Stay tuned, be in touch... Love, PTH
Against All Forms of Authoritarianism! No to Islamism, No to Nationalism! Anonymous Comrade *Anti-Fascist developments in England* Just read an excellent post on an upcoming “march for Shariah” law which will be happening on the 31st of October in London organised by Anjem Choudary who was criticised in the British press for holding an anti-war demonstration at a military parade in Luton in March.
Istanbul Days of Resistance Conclusion report of 1-8 October anti-capitalist resistance days against the IMF and WB summit We are informed that on 7th of October while we were sieging İstanbul from all sides, the IMF and the World Bank meeting had to be finished in a haste. So we, as the ungovernable of resistanbul, gathered here to announce our own riotistanbul decisions against the so-called Istanbul decisions of the governors. We are announcing our own economic and social program which is both a proposal for a libertarian anti-capitalist way of life that we have already started to create in different sectors of society, as well as a proposal for a way out of global capitalism. Our program consists of a series of resistance and counter-struggle tactics that can dig down the roots of the capitalist world system that has colonized all parts of our life.
When They Kick Out Your Front Door, How You Gonna Come? Tortuga Defense On October 1st, 2009, at 6:00am, the Joint Terrorism Task Force (a union of local police departments and the FBI), kicked out the front door to our home—an anarchist collective house in Queens, NY, affectionately known as Tortuga. The first crashes of the battering ram were quickly followed by more upstairs, as the police broke in on 3 sleeping people, destroying bedroom doors that were unlocked.
"Anarchist Bombing Wave Hits Mexico" John Ross MEXICO CITY (Oct 6th) - An unprecedented wave of anarchist bombings here and in provincial capitals has Mexican security forces on red alert. Beginning September 1st, bombs have gone off once or twice a week regularly as clockwork, taking out windows and ATMs at five banks, torching two auto showrooms and several U.S. fast-food franchises plus an upscale boutique in the chic Polanco district of this conflictive capital. In each case, the Anarchist "A" has been spray-painted on nearby walls along with slogans supporting animal liberation demands to stop prison construction, and calls for the demise of capitalism.
New York Anarchist Accused of Using Twitter to Direct G-20 Protesters Elliott Madison was arrested by FBI and charged with using social networking site to help demonstrators evade Pittsburgh police http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/oct/04/man-arrested-twitter-g20- us/print A New York-based anarchist has been arrested by the FBI and charged with hindering prosecution after he allegedly used the social networking site Twitter to help protesters at the G20 summit in Pittsburgh evade the police. Elliot Madison, 41, from Queens, had his home raided and was put on $30,000 (£19,000) bail after he and Michael Wallschlaeger, 46, were tracked to the Carefree Inn motel in Pittsburgh during the summit on 24 and 25 September. The pair were found sitting in front of a bank of laptops and emergency frequency radio scanners. They were wearing headphones and microphones and had many maps and contact numbers in the room.
Bishops Speaks Out On the Attacks on Abahlali baseMjondolo in Durban Bishop Rubin Phillip Democracy Under Attack in Kennedy Road I was torn with anguish when I first heard of the unspeakable brutality that has raged down on to the Kennedy Road shack settlement. In recent years I have spent many hours in the Kennedy Road settlement. I've attended meetings, memorials, mass ecumenical prayers and marches. I have had the honour of meeting some truly remarkable people in the settlement and the work of Abahlali baseMjondolo has always nurtured my faith in the power and dignity of ordinary people. I have seen the best of our democracy here. I have tasted the joy of real social hope here.
G-20 Resistance Protests Grip Pittsburgh Police Fail to Contain People's Uprising, Groups Reunite across City The Pittsburgh G-20 Resistance Project (PGRP) held its mass unpermitted march today starting in Lawrenceville, with attendance of about 2,000. Despite the use of rubber bullets, chemical weapons, and LRAD attacks, demonstrators have remained on the street for over four hours and actions continue across the city. Says media spokesperson Jesse Ericson, "What we've seen today is people's willingness to resist global capitalism despite the combined forces of state repression. The police have rampantly abused their so-called less lethal weapons. What less lethal means is that they are willing to kill to silence those voices which are already excluded from these summits. We've seen it in Argentina, we've seen it in South Korea and now we're living it ourselves".
The Elite and Community Protests in South Africa Shawn Hattingh Over the last few weeks in South Africa, community protests and land occupations have once again erupted. People are simply infuriated at continuously being ignored and treated as subhuman by the state and the elite, and for this reason they have been taking to the streets. While barricades have literally been spreading from township to township, politicians of every sway - from the DA to the ANC - have been condemning these protests. Along with thinly veiled threats, politicians have also branded the people involved as criminals. Not to be outdone, a number of business and conservative church leaders have formed a 25 person council to work with the government to end the protests through embarking on a ‘moral regeneration' campaign. The fact that the elite have branded the protestors as evil and in need of moral regeneration should come as no surprise. This is because the elite have a deep-seated contempt for the vast majority of people. In fact, they have been waging an ideological, economic and physical war on the majority of people for years through neo-liberalism. Indeed, the only reason why the elite are now so upset by the community protests and land occupations is because they have realised that they are now beginning to reap the whirlwind of this war.
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