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1886 1º DE MAIO 2013 (127 ANOS DE LUTA PELA REDUÇÃO DA JORNADA DE TRABALHO) ---- Para
muitos é só mais um feriado, é claro que gostam. Para alguns é motivo de festa, nesses se
contam os burocratas do Estado, dos aparelhos sindicais, dos partidos políticos... neste
ano comemoram o fascismo legalizado na CLT, criada por Getúlio, nos 70 ANOS DA CRIAÇÃO DO
IMPOSTO SINDICAL, em 1933. Esses escroques, a verdadeira Farsa Sindical, mostram a sua
face despudorada outra vez. Já estão em campanha para 2014... ---- Isso significa uma
traição à memória operária, sua história de lutas, para que nós acreditemos que é só uma
dádiva dos poderosos – que eles podem retirar quando quiserem. Ao reescrever a história -
em consonância com o poder estabelecido: a burguesia no poder, tendo as Forças Armadas e a
This year IWA Days of Action coincided with May Day. On May 1 and the days immediately
preceding it, various actions were held by IWA sections around the globe. The following
are a few of the reported actions. ---- Argentina ---- Members of FORA held May Day
rallies in a few cities such as Buenos Aires, Neuquen, Rosario and in the Andes region.
Members of FORA called on workers to create free unions which will not be part of any
compromises and reminded of the tradition of the organization. ---- Brazil ---- Activists
of COB-FORGS organized a May Day action in Porto Alegre. ---- They demonstrated, handed
out leaflets, had a rally with speakers and played music. COB also organized a rally in
Araxa, calling for the reduction of the working week to 30 hours without any reduction in
pay and for workers' organization outside of the collaborationist unions.
Au sommaire: ---- Création d'un collectif antifasciste dans l'Hérault ---- A Saint-Denis
comme ailleurs, non aux expulsions ! ---- Contre la répression des mouvements sociaux,la
lutte paie ---- La peur doit changer de camp ---- Qu'est-ce que la Coordination des
Groupes Anarchistes? ---- Libertaires Anti-fascisme Création d'un collectif anti-fasciste
dans l'Hérault ---- La crise économique et sociale qui secoue l'Europe et notamment la
France favorise la montée des idées fascistes. Ce mouvement se nourrit des inégalités
économiques et sociales engendrées par le système capitaliste ; il concentre la colère
populaire sur les minorités stigmatisées en raison de leurs origines, leur sexualité ou
leur culture. ---- En ce sens il peut, en temps de crise, être un recours pour les classes
Film gratuit à diffuser dans toutes les salles de cinéma ou lieux de réunion. ---- BANDE
ANNONCE 1 : http://nevivonspluscommedesesclaves.net/spip.php?article4 BANDE-ANNONCE 2 :
http://nevivonspluscommedesesclaves.net/spip.php?article25 BANDE-ANNONCE 3 (le 23 mai) :
http://nevivonspluscommedesesclaves.net/spip.php?article18 NE VIVONS PLUS COMME DES
ESCLAVES s’adresse à celles et ceux qui souffrent – en Grèce, en France et ailleurs –, qui
peinent non pas seulement à vivre, mais, de plus en plus, à survivre… Nous ne voulons pas
que l’accès à ce film leur coûte l’équivalent d’un repas, même le plus frugal. --- NE
VIVONS PLUS COMME DES ESCLAVES s’adresse à celles et ceux qui résistent, vivent à la
marge, inventent d’autres modes d’existence moins absurdes, aliénés ou compromettants ;
ceux dont la lutte courageuse est souvent au prix de sacrifices socio-professionnels et,
ATUALIZADO O BLOG DO SINDIVÁRIOS-SP-FOSP/COB-ACAT/AIT:
- COB/AIT: Manifestações de 1º de Maio no BRasil;
- Manifesto de 1º de Maio Fosp/COB/ACAT/AIT;
- EVO MORALES IMITA GEORGE BUSH;
- GREVE DOS TRABALHADORES DA EDUCAÇÃO;
- A PLEBE 77 -Órgão de Divulgação da Federação Operária de São Paulo (FOSP)
Muitxs submetidxs ao sistema atual, nem percebem ou pouco se dão conta o quanto do modelo
escravo se mantém. ---- A sociedade atual construiu mascaras e subterfúgios que mantém
essa condição imersa nas relações de trabalho. O que mais aponta para a escravidão
reinante é não possibilidade das pessoas terem controle da riqueza. Através de uma
convenção, de um contrato, x trabalhadorx (empregado no jargão jurídico) abdica (sabendo
ou não) do que produzirá, das riquezas que colaborará para fazer, em troca de uma fração
ínfima dessa riqueza, denominada salário. Quando isso ocorre, cada umx que produz deixa de
receber integralmente parte direta da riqueza que produziu, muito similar a submissão do
escravo, que deveria trabalhar ou morrer.
Yesterday a new Nottingham campaign http://nottingham.indymedia.org/articles/5642 was
begun to demand that Framework, a local homelessness and housing charity, stops using
mandatory work placements from the Job Centre. Everyone can get involved. ---- Charity
involvement in workfare, where benefits claimants are forced to work for free with the
threat of cut-off benefits if they do not, is rife in Britain – see the list of
‘providers’ compiled by Boycott Workfare http://www.boycottworkfare.org/?page_id=16 . The
goodwill of true volunteers, a vital part of most charities, can only be degraded by the
coercion of these work-for-free schemes which also displace paid jobs. Some of the larger
charities may operate like any cut-throat business and not care how they cut costs, but at
least some have been shamed into pulling out of workfare
La Grèce est un pays qui constitue un très bel exemple des fluctuations du capitalisme:
une économie agricole et épuisée par des guerres et des dictatures qui est entrée dans une
période de prosperité qui a duré une trentaine d'années puis a fini par devenir le pays
européen le plus endetté auprès du FMI. ---- Depuis deux années, le peuple est en mode «
survie ». Il fait des efforts gigantesques pour payer les impôts fonciers exigés par le
gourvernement (la majorité des familles grecques étant propriétaire), qui se montent
jusqu'à 1_500 euros environ pour une petite maison ou un grand appartement pour une
famille et qui sont incorporés à la facture d'éléctricité, les habitants n'ayant d'autres
choix que de payer ou rester sans éléctricité. Pire, selon la nouvelle législation, les
personnes qui ne sont pas capables de payer peuvent être imprisonnées si leur dette
Greece is a country that is a very good example of the fluctuations of capitalism: an
agricultural economy and exhausted by wars and dictatorships which came in a period of
prosperity that lasted thirty years and eventually became the country Europe's largest
debtor to the IMF. ---- For two years, the people in survival mode. It makes huge
efforts to pay real property taxes levied by the Governement (most Greek families owning),
amounting to 1_500 euros for a small house or a large apartment for a family and are
incorporated into the electricity bill, people who have no choice but to pay or remain
without electricity. Worse, under the new legislation, those who are unable to pay can be
imprisonnées if their debt reached 5_000 euros.
Back before many people had discovered the internet a small group of anarchists including
this writer began work on the Anarchist FAQ. We were tired of having to provide the same
basic explanations over and over as new people joined the news net group,
alt.soc.anarchism, so we began the FAQ so newcomers could be referred to it. ---- I soon
dropped out of the project as did most of the others involved but a small group, with Iain
McKay the most active among them, kept working on it year after year. In the sixteen years
that have passed the FAQ has became huge and an exhaustive argument for anarchism. ----
Long texts are hard to read off a computer screen so publication of the FAQ in a printed
form was an obvious step. Volume 2 of the FAQ has just been published by AK Press, it is a
six hundred plus page volume containing sections G-J of the FAQ.
Gerd Stange, Aktivist seit den 1970er Jahren, kehrt in die politische Bewegung zurück mit
einem Text, der deutlichen Manifest-Charakter hat und in dem er eine Lanze für die Utopie
bricht – eben mit dem Zitat Victor Hugos, dass die Utopie die Wahrheit von morgen sei. ---
Revolutionär Neues muss man dabei nicht erwarten – und vielleicht ist das auch vollkommen
in Ordnung so, denn die alten Ideen und Utopien sind ja nun teilweise so verschütt
gegangen, dass es ein durchaus lohnenswertes Projekt darstellt, diese noch mal in
Erinnerung zu rufen und neu zu kombinieren – gerade in einer Zeit, in der Utopien als
„utopisch“ gelten. ---- MUT ZUR UTOPIE ---- Dass sie das nicht sind, hat der Frankfurter
Sozialwissenschaftler Alex Demirovic mal auf den Punkt gebracht, als er betonte, dass die
VertreterInnen des Neoliberalismus im Gegensatz zur Neuen Linken Mut zur Utopie bewiesen
Entre el 15 y el 18 de mayo vuelve el Festival de Cine Anarquista a
Barcelona. Ven a la Casa de la Solidaridad (c/ Vistalegre 15, en el
Raval) a disfrutar de unes cuantes sesiones de buenos documentales,
cortos, etc. Unos más anárquicos que otros, pero todos elegidos según
el refinadísimo criterio de la Asamblea Espontanea, Temporal y
Autónoma del FCAB. -- Y en estos tiempos en los que los nacionalismos
vuelven a estar de moda, siempre gusta un poco de cine bárbaro. --
Podéis consultar todo el programa en la web: fcab.tk
AGENCIA DE NOTICIAS A-INFOS
18 de mayo: 10:00 - 20:00 -- 19 de mayo: 10:00- 15:00 [Dónde] Plaza
Unamuno, Bilbao -- 18 de mayo:
10:00 Apertura al publico de la feria. 11:30: Aurresku libertario de
bienvenida. 12:00: Radio en directo de la mano de irola irratia,
entrevistando a la revista libertaria Ekintza Zuzena, la cual nos
hablara de sus 25 años de andadura. 14:30 a 15:00: Comida vegana en el
ateneo Izar Beltz. Iralaberri, Andres Isasi nº 15 18:00: Presentacion
del libro Comunidades sin estado en la montaña vasca por sus autor@s
Itziar Madina y Sales Santos. 19 de mayo: 10:00: Apertura al publico
de la feria. 11:00: Lecturas dramatizadas de textos libertarios en
Content --- Editorial: Their heritage and ours --- Spotlight: Masculinism ---Masculinism:
The armed wing of patriarchy ---- Multiple words, the same anti-feminism ---- Sciences Po
Bordeaux: Offensive and masculinist... against attack ---- Dico antipatriarchal: What male
domination? --- Interview with Melissa Blais: The political objectives aimed at
strengthening the male privilege --- Struggles ---- Discrimination: Ethics knock the
SNCF ---- Roma: The machine dismantle --- St. Denis: the Friday of anger --- labor Law:
Ani, a barely identifiable enemy ---- Syndicalism ---- Countering extreme right ---- SGC:
unfinished Congress ---- Representation : The Famous Five confirmed ---- Politics ----
Nursery Baby Lou: Confusion and delusions series ---- Marriage for All: The bourgeoisie
slumming ---- Heritage of Ministers: The bourgeoisie directs us
Contenu--Edito: Leur patrimoine et le nôtre ---Pleins Feux: Masculinisme ---Masculinisme:
Le bras armé du patriarcat ---- Plusieurs mots, un même antiféminisme ---- Sciences-po
Bordeaux : Offensive masculiniste… et contre-attaque ---- Dico antipatriarcal : Qu’est ce
que la domination masculine? ---Entretien avec Mélissa Blais : « Des objectifs politiques
qui visent à renforcer les privilèges masculins » ---Luttes ---Discriminations: Éthique en
toc à la SNCF ---- Rroms: La machine à démanteler --- Saint-Denis: Les vendredis de la
colère ---Droit du travail: L’Ani: un ennemi difficilement identifiable ---- Syndicalisme
---- Contrer l’extrême droite ---- CGT : Un congrès inachevé ---- Représentativité : Le
club des cinq confirmé ---- Politique ---- Crèche Baby Lou : Confusions et délires en
série ---- Mariage pour tous : La bourgeoisie s’encanaille
Summary: Editorial ----There comes a hot autumn. ---- Pueblo Mapuche: - Day of national
mobilization and Freedom of Mapuche Political Prisoner Williche Pilmaikén. ---- Popular
Education Group: ---- A contribution to the construction of Power in the Region VIII ----
Education: ---- The path of the student movement. ---- Beyer Beyond Historical Memory:
-The Coordinating interfabriles. ---- A self-organizing experience working in factories in
the 70 trans-Andean. ---- Workers: ----The trade union movement with its challenges ----
Truth Interview Official Spokesperson and Punishment by Juan Pablo Jiménez ---- Ecology:
----The urgent problem of water in Chile . ---- Cultura Popular: ---- Conversation with
Subverso . ---- Repression: ---- police Reassembly Temuco. ---- Internacional: ---- The
struggle for dignity and social change in Argentina.
The latest issue of the electronic buletin of the Federation of Anarchist Communists
released. The buletin can be downloaded from the website of the federation in PDF format
(483 kb), for easy printing and distribution. ---- Editorial: The First of May ---- The
first reaction of / the Chicago anarchists to the announcement by the Federation of
Workers in the United States and Canada, the general strike for 8 hours of May 1, 1886 was
insufficient to judge. But he subsequently made ââof the need to support the strike, as
they were able to see in the struggle for the eight-hour reform is not just a simple, but
profound discontinuity ... ---- International: Spain - in the heat of the protests and
resistance, social change, only five or six years ago, talk about the company recovered or
cooperatives in Spain was a matter not only marginal, but profoundly alien to the
There comes a point where you either fight back or you make peace with being a slave. I
can’t make peace with being a slave, so I have to fight back. I am sick of smirking tea
party republicans, I am sick of bosses who treat free working people like servants; I am
sick of being forced to pay more while people who are filthy rich pay little or nothing.
I’m sick of war for profit and homeless shelters full of veterans. I’m sick of men and
women working 40 hours a week and still having to endure the embarrassment of applying for
food benefits to feed their families. I’m sick of a prison system that is used as a
substitute for decent education and good jobs. ---- I don’t know how general strikes work,
but I do know we need one. When the republican scum rammed through “Right to Freeload” in
Michigan, the words were on the lips of many of the workers on the capitol lawn, as well
from vivalaanarquia, transl. by waronsociety:
“Because one who forgets the captives of war completely forgets the same war.”
-Gerasimos Tsakalos, CCF member in prison.
The chapters of confrontation which we live as hostages of the state-prison-capital are many and lived daily, there are no pauses in war.
Domination crushes lives in the centers of extermination and isolation, in the places of wage exploitation, in the temples of indoctrination and lobotomy which serially create teams of managers, professionals of democracy, citizens of social peace, slave-sheep of the millitary-police complex which controls a large part of the planet.
But the multiform offensive resistance is not a pantomime nor a mere pose. it is a permanent act-option-experience which manifests in all moments and aspects of our lives.
The hunted individuals and collectives of liberation extend and bond, are never extinguished nor disappear.
Where some capitulate and return to the normality of a citizen of capital, others sincerely, and with everything, rebel.
Against all authority, against the prisons and jailers, their borders, the mercantile dictatorship, the false critics, various reformists, adaptive pseudo-radicals…against all that exists that robs us of life…
There are memories of resistance and subversive struggle where there is a thirst for justice…in a sterile high-security cell, in the beautiful darkness of a mountain lined with clandestine footprints, in anonymous urban sabotage, penetrating their guarded centers of power…in a poem-song, in a text-declaration, in an honest surrender to the heart…memory and subversion exist independent of the pounding waves of repression.
Our negations are infinitely more potent then their domination, charges, and threats, are proudly fed by our desires and necessities, by our indomitable dignity which we do not buy nor sell…we are willingly irrepressible, never forgetful!!
I think of and carry with me:
-Zoe, a young compañerita libertaria* who died April 30, 2009 handling an explosive device in an abandoned factory in Cogna, Chanbery, France while we were prisoners atUnidad 11 in Newken, Argentina.
-The three compañeras and two compañeros, political prisoners incarcerated since Dec. of last year in Bariloche, Río Negro, Argentina as a result of the mobilization of popular sectors tired of their misery.
-Nicola Gai, Alfredo Cospito, combative anarchist prisoners held in Ferrara, Italy, for the attack carried out in 2012 against the executive director of Anslado Nucleare.
-Jaime Gimenes Arbe, an anarchist prisoner of direct action of Basque origin, held captive since 2007 in prison in Monsanto, Portugal and perversely mistreated in a regime of punishment who has been on hunger strike since April 1st.
-Every imprisoned individuality in the whole world who fights against power.
-The anonymous in insurrection, autonomous, and anti-authoritarians who attack, practice the revolutionary experience, and walk the path of the permanent offensive against all that oppresses us.
-Those who in solidarity accompanied us this past Wednesday, the 24th, outside of the “justice center” in Santiago, attempting to demonstrate, and who were arrested by the pigs.
-To the hermanxs in the Argentine region who manifested as well on Wednesday outside of the Chilean consulate in Buenos Aires and at the doors of the Chilean capitalist retail trash called Fallabella.
-Those who conspire in minority sectors promoting conflict, calling for social war…I’m thinking of you and carry you with me…
“Because not one sentence will be perpetual and not one prison high-security” -Claudia López B.
-Hans Niemeyer, recaptured Thursday the 26th and clumsily indicted by the prosecutor and police in order to satisfy democracy’s anti-bomb thirst for vengeance.
-Carla and Iván locked up in their houses under the same capitalist thirst for vengeance.
To break with immobility and acceptance, to construct networks of complicity, to take back the practice and ideas of subversion and revolutionary solidarity…
For anti-capitalist internationalism, autonomous, and libertario…
Let’s go, walking together, it time to fight!!
Prisoners of the Social War…to the street!!
While misery exists, there will be rebellion!!
Against prison, the state, and capital….Total liberation!!
Marcelo Villarroel Sepúlveda
CAS – Santiago – Chile
April 30, 2013
WOS Note: Liberatario/a/x translates directly to libertarian, but does not carry the same connotation as in the english-speaking world, especially the US. The next best choice may be anti-authoritarian, but the term seems most accurate and eloquent left as is.
Information about the arrest of five anarchists on Tuesday noon, April 30th, the criminal proceedings against them, and the hunger/thirst strike of comrade Dimitris Hadjivasiliadis.
On Tuesday, April 30th, at around 4pm, anarchists Yannis Naxakis and Grigoris Sarafoudis were arrested on Dekeleias avenue in the district of Nea Filadelfeia, as they were coming out of a cafeteria.
At the same time, a large police force stormed the café and caught the anarchist fugitives Argyris Ntalios —who tried to break out of the kettle— and Fivos Harisis-Poulos. Both comrades had arrest warrants pending against them since mid-February 2013 (after the double robbery in Velventos–Kozani and the incarceration of anarchists Andreas-Dimitris Bourzoukos, Dimitris Politis, Nikos Romanos and Yannis Michailidis).
Anarchist Dimitris Hadjivasiliadis was also arrested inside the same cafeteria in Nea Filadelfeia.
All five were transferred to the anti-terrorism service on the 12th floor of the Athens police headquarters. The two comrades that were caught out on the street, as well as the two that were wanted by the authorities encountered the violence of statist dogs in the anti-terrorist office. The fifth comrade was forced to stand for twelve hours handcuffed tightly behind his back —what officially is considered torture— and when he was taken into a cell (the white cells of the 12th floor), he remained handcuffed for several hours.
The same evening, the Greek security force put out a report that accused all of them of resisting arrest and giving false testimony —because the five anarchists refused to give fingerprints, profiles or DNA samples, which were ultimately taken by force. In addition, Naxakis, Sarafoudis and Hadjivasiliadis were charged with harbouring fugitives.
On Wednesday noon, May 1st, the arrestees were all transferred to Evelpidon courts, where the media crows were lurking, and were met with the comrades’ hostility. The comrades stood before prosecutor and interrogator without any formal indictment and (for some) without being allowed to meet with a defense lawyer in advance that would also be present in the hearing, what perhaps occurred for the first time in the history of similar cases. The judges applied their usual tactic to postpone the preliminary hearing for two days regardless of the arrestees’ wishes. Ntalios, Harisis, Naxakis and Sarafoudis refused to make any statement. On the other hand, Hadjivasiliadis demanded that he be heard immediately with the presence of a defense lawyer. His demand was dismissed, so the comrade stated that he has denied food and water already from the moment of his arrest, and he goes on hunger/thirst strike for as long as he be locked up in the white cells of the antiterrorism torturers. Lastly, he held the judges responsible for his prolonged custody on the 12th floor of the Athens police headquarters, where the cops were attempting only to ‘manufacture’ an accusatory brief against the three anarchists for whom no warrants were outstanding in order to ask for their pretrial incarceration.
On Wednesday evening, preventive detention warrants were executed against the two ex-fugitives, and Fivos Harisis and Argyris Ntalios were transferred to Koridallos prison.
On Thursday, May 2nd, Ntalios, Harisis, Naxakis and Sarafoudis were charged in past robbery cases on the basis of ‘findings’ from DNA samples that were forcibly taken by them. Additionally, an appellate judge who handles such cases issued preventive detention warrants against Yannis Naxakis and Grigoris Sarafoudis. An indictment was presented to all five arrested in Nea Filadelfeia, including the accusation of ‘membership into a criminal organization with a view to committing robbery,’ in accordance with the Greek antiterrorist law, without exhibiting any direct evidence of premeditation or even intent, other than some orange juices served on the cafeteria table…
Meanwhile, on Thursday, the cops staged a psychological war on Hadjivasiliadis to make him stop the strike. They brought water bottles inside the cell, repeatedly ‘offered’ him food and water, and threatened him that he would stay there for many more days. Hadjivasiliadis and his lawyer insisted on his right to medical examination. A doctor came in at night, and assured that there was no immediate danger to him at this stage but his condition could deteriorate any moment. The doctor also told the human-guards to let the transom window of the cell’s door open, to help the striker breath more efficiently.
On Friday morning, May 3rd, the five anarchists were brought to Evelpidon courts once again, where only a few comrades and relatives were gathered in solidarity. Four of the accused insisted upon their refusal to make any statement. Then Ntalios and Harisis read a text in solidarity to striker Hadjivasiliadis, declaring that he is being held without any substantial evidence whatsoever against him. The judges had no basis to press criminal organization charges against the arrestees and set bail conditions instead for all five of them.
Nevertheless, Dimitris Hadjivasiliadis was the only one to be released, and thus stopped his three-day hunger and thirst strike.
Argyris Ntalios and Fivos Harisis were taken back to Koridallos. The Solidarity Fund for imprisoned and persecuted fighters (Greece) released their prison address:
Fivos Harisis-Poulos – Argyris Ntalios
Dikastiki Filaki Koridallou, A Pteryga, 18110 Koridallos, Athens, Greece
In the meantime, Yannis Naxakis and Grigoris Sarafoudis were still held as suspects in bank robbery case, awaiting further proceeding in the city of Larissa. According to mainstream media, these two anarchists were brought before an interrogator on Saturday, May 4th. They are said to be remanded and moved to Koridallos prison.
More updates as they come.