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India: No diplomatic immunity for domestic worker abuse! URGENT ACTION

LabourStart - Thu, 01/09/2014 - 00:00
LabourStart headline - Source: IUF
Categories: Labor/ Work

USA: Millionaire Steve Forbes has a cynical campaign to keep working people down

LabourStart - Thu, 01/09/2014 - 00:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Guardian
Categories: Labor/ Work

New Campaign: Welcome Home John Tucker

Denver Anarchist Black Cross - Wed, 01/08/2014 - 23:59

From NY ABC:

John Tucker of the Tinley Park 5 is due to be released from prison at the end of this month or by early February. So , Bloomington ABC ,NYC ABC , and Sacramento Prisoner Support have launched a campaign to start a release fund for John.

From j.mp/JohnTucker:
“John Tucker, the second of the Tinley Park 5 to be released, will be free in JANUARY! The Tinley Park 5 are 5 men from Indiana charged with multiple felonies for an altercation with active white supremacists at a restaurant in Tinley Park, Illinois. (more info here)

John’s health has been neglected while imprisoned, so he is facing medical expenses, including dentistry and dermatology, when he gets out. John will also be responsible for court costs and court-mandated “anger management” classes.

John has enjoyed many letters, book & commissary donations, and correspondences from his supporters during his time in captivity (y’all have helped to make his time much more tolerable!), but prisoner support doesn’t end when they’re released; transitioning out of prison can be a difficult time for former prisoners. Having felonies on their records creates barriers to housing and employment. Many things about their lives and communities may have changed during their time inside, so extra effort is required to provide support and build solidarity to avoid isolation and undue financial hardship. Please help us create a gracious homecoming and a smooth re-entry for John.

If you cannot provide financial support at this time, we recommend writing the 3 still inside and writing, visiting, and building relationships with other incarcerated folks to continue struggles like those for which the TP5 are imprisoned. Support your local prison rebels!”

Please remember that prisoner support doesn’t end when a comrade is released. Through halfway houses, supervised release, parole, or probation, there is usually state supervision beyond the initial sentence. Also, prison is traumatic. And of course there is the stigma of being a former prisoner that effects nearly every aspect of one’s life. All of this adds up to the less obvious, but equally necessary, support needed when our loved ones come home. Donate to your ability and show an anti-fascist comrade how we welcome folks home.

If for whatever reason you’d rather donate to John offline, please make the check payable to John Tucker and mail it to:
Sacramento Prisoner Support
Post Office Box 163126
Sacramento, California 95816

If you’d like to write to John to let him know you’re thinking of him and that you’re glad he’s getting out soon, he’d love to hear from you. His current address is:
John Tucker M34024
Lincoln Correctional Center
Post Office Box 549
Lincoln, Illinois 62656

More information is available at tinleyparkfive.wordpress.com and j.mp/JohnTucker


From COINTELPRO to Snowden, the FBI Burglars Speak Out After 43 Years of Silence (Part 2)

Democracy Now (English) - Wed, 01/08/2014 - 21:26

Watch Part 2 of our extended discussion with three of the antiwar activists who broke into an FBI office in 1971 in Media, Pennsylvania The burglars, John Raines, Bonnie Raines and Keith Forsyth, are speaking out this week for the first time following the publication of Betty Medsger's book, "The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI."

Click here to watch Part 1 of this interview.

Categories: International news

Democracy Now! 2014-01-08 Wednesday

Democracy Now (English) - Wed, 01/08/2014 - 13:00
Democracy Now! 2014-01-08 Wednesday
  • Headlines for January 08, 2014
  • "It Was Time to Do More Than Protest": Activists Admit to 1971 FBI Burglary That Exposed COINTELPRO

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Categories: International news

(de) Interview der German FdA für die Zeitschrift Existence (en)

A Infos - Wed, 01/08/2014 - 12:12
Die Zeitschrift Existence unserer Schwesterföderation in Tschechien (CSAF) hat uns um ein Interview gebeten das wir euch natürlich nicht vorenthalten wollen. Hier die deutsche Übersetzung. ---- Frage 1: ---- Das Hauptthema der aktuellen Ausgabe unserer anarchistischen Journals Existence ist ,,Die Zukunft des Internets" - seine positiven und negativen Aspekte, seine Anwendung in der politischen Arbeit und auch gegen politisch Aktive. Gibt es spezielle autonome oder aktivistische Internetprojekte in Deutschland und könntet ihr sie kurz beschreiben? ---- Die bekanntesten und meistgenutzten Projekte sind die Indymedia-Center, linksunten.indymedia.org lokal für den Südwesten, de.indymedia.org für Deutschland und ch.indymedia.org/de/ für die deutschsprachige Schweiz. Daneben gibt es einige Projekte mit lokaler und regionaler Bedeutung, bspw. einige bereits seit langer ...

(en) Interview of the the German FdA for the magazine Existence (de) [machine translation]

A Infos - Wed, 01/08/2014 - 12:09
The Journal Existence our sister federation in the Czech Republic (CSAF) has asked us to interview you, of course we want to share. Here is the German translation. -- Question 1: ---- The main theme of the current issue of our anarchist journal Existence is "The Future of the Internet" - its positive and negative aspects, its application in political work and also against political activists. Are there special autonomous or Internet activist projects in Germany and could you describe it briefly? ---- The best-known and most-used projects are the Indymedia Center, linksunten.indymedia.org local to the southwest, de.indymedia.org for Germany and ch.indymedia.org / de / for German-speaking Switzerland. There are also some projects with local and regional significance, for example, some for a long time existing Internet portals such as anarchismus.de or anarchismus.at. It is worth ...

(pt) Nova lei do aborto em Espanha: retrocesso civilizacional

A Infos - Wed, 01/08/2014 - 11:39
aborto ---- (Por questões ideológicas e de manutenção do poder, por parte dos sectores mais reaccionários de ambos os países, os governos português e espanhol pretendem através da alteração da legislação laboral, de segurança, dos direitos civis e humanos, da lei do aborto, etc. fazer pender ainda mais para o seu lado a correlação de forças na sociedade. Em Portugal têm sido as alterações à legislação laboral, à abolição de feriados, aos cortes, ao aumento do horário de trabalho. Em Espanha, nas últimas semanas o governo aprovou leis que significam um autêntico retrocesso civilizacional (como é a lei da segurança pública, com penas pesadas para actos normais de protesto) ou a aprovação do anteprojecto da nova lei do aborto, como sublinha a CGT anarco-sindicalista num comunicado recente que publicamos um pouco mais abaixo. São sinais de um tempo que, de um ...

(en) Ukrainian anarchist dispels myths surrounding Euromaidan protests, warns of fascist influence

A Infos - Wed, 01/08/2014 - 11:19
Asheville Fm radio, based in western North Carolina, aired a fascinating interview with an anarcho-syndicalist named Denys, from the Autonomous Worker’s Union in Ukraine. In the interview, Denys debunks many of the myths surrounding the Euromaidan protests in Ukraine, and explains motives behind the stories and propaganda being circulated around the protests. ---- Why is the Free Association Agreement with the EU (which would mostly benefit the ultra-rich oligarchs of Ukraine) deliberately being construed as actual integration? Ukrainian leaders backed off from signing it at the last minute. Meanwhile, Russia is trying to pull Ukraine into her Customs Union by offering Kyiv a deal for promised purchases of billions of euro of Ukrainian products, and a 30 percent discount on Russian Natural Gas. ...

(fr) Organisation Communiste Libertarie (OCL) - Courant Alternatif, CA #234 - immigration/Lampedusa - MIGRANTS: UN NOUVEAU CARNAGE POLITIQUE

A Infos - Wed, 01/08/2014 - 09:59
Homme libre, toujours tu chériras la mer! Baudelaire ---- La mer a toujours été le grand cimetière des migrants volontaires ou forcés. Comme le dit l'écrivain martiniquais Chamoiseau, «la Traite à nègres (...) fit de l'Atlantique le plus grand oublié des cimetières du monde ». On se rappelle aussi les 250 000 morts des « boat people» qui, après 1975, ont fui le Sud-Vietnam après la victoire du FNL. Il est vrai que ceux-là fuyaient le communisme, ce qui leur donna finalement une image meilleure que celle des autres gueux engloutis par l'Océan. La position exprimée par le Conseil de l'Europe quelques heures avant ce énième massacre montre le vrai visage de l'espace Schengen; en substance, l'Italie est accusée d'être trop molle et indécise dans le traitement des migrants entrant sur son sol. ...

(de) FDA-IFA, Gai Dào #36 - Die Zeit der schmutzigen Intrige -- Über die Krise und ihre Bewältigung im Arbeitskonflikt Von: Vince O'Brian

A Infos - Wed, 01/08/2014 - 09:15
Die Krise hat Deutschland erreicht, und zwar in den letzten Wochen. Zu dieser recht kühn klingenden und definitiven Aussage komme ich nicht etwa durch die Lektüre des Börsenteils der Zeitungen. Dort braucht man nicht nach Nachrichten über die Krise zu suchen. Wenn die Krise an den Börsen sichtbar wird, ist sie in Wirklichkeit schon lange da gewesen, und dann ist schon alles zu spät. Die Krise kommt aus den Arbeitsbeziehungen, und dort wird sie als erstes sichtbar. Und sobald sie sichtbar wird, wird man sehen, wie nach Mechanismen ihrer Bewältigung gesucht werden wird. Der krampfhafte Griff nach ihnen beginnt im selben Moment, in dem die Krise sichtbar wird. ---- 1. Bisher hatte man die eigenartige Situation vor sich, dass dieses Land, oder genauer gesagt, diese Ordnung in der allgemeinen Krise stabil zu bleiben schien. Diese Stabilität verdankt sich einerseits ...

(pt) France, Alternative Libertaire AL #233 - Alienação domingo: Nossos domingos não estão à venda (en, fr)[traduccion automatica]

A Infos - Wed, 01/08/2014 - 09:14
Desde setembro, a grande mídia colocado sob os holofotes um exército de voluntários empregado-es para trabalhar à noite, domingo. Esta "mobilização", amplamente promovida pelas empresas, no entanto deve ser reduzida para a sua proporção justa. ---- Sephora foi condenado 23 de setembro pelo Tribunal de Recurso de Paris, próximo às 21h da noite sua loja no Champs-Élysées. O perfumista desrespeitado o trabalho proíbe lei noite para esse tipo de atividade desde 1996. Cem empregado es 300 (4000 em todo o sinal) processaram os sindicatos por trás da decisão judicial. No Castorama e Leroy Merlin, condenado a fechar uma dezena de lojas sob uma sanção pecuniária a queixa de um dos seus concorrentes, apenas 15% dos funcionários que estão envolvidos no trabalho aos domingos. A Monoprix, finalmente, é a CGT, a maioria, que exerceu o seu direito de oposição, nos termos de um ...

(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL #233 - Alienation Sunday: Our Sundays are not for sale (fr, pt) [machine translation]

A Infos - Wed, 01/08/2014 - 09:14
Since September, the mainstream media put under the spotlight a volunteer army employee-es to work at night as Sunday. This "mobilization", widely promoted by companies, however should be reduced to its fair proportion. ---- Sephora was sentenced Sept. 23 by the Court of Appeal of Paris close to 21h in the evening his store on the Champs-Élysées. The perfumer flouted the law prohibiting night work for this type of activity since 1996. One hundred employee es 300 (4000 throughout the sign) have sued the unions behind the judicial decision. At Castorama and Leroy Merlin, sentenced to close a dozen stores under a financial penalty on the complaint of one of their competitors, only 15% of staff who are involved in work on Sundays. A Monoprix finally, is the CGT, the majority, who exercised his right of objection pursuant to an agreement that pushed closing a hundred ...

(fr) France, Alternative Libertaire AL #233 - Aliénation dominicale: Nos dimanches ne sont pas à vendre (en, pt)

A Infos - Wed, 01/08/2014 - 09:14
Depuis le mois de septembre, les médias dominants mettent sous le feu des projecteurs une armée de salarié-e-s volontaires pour travailler la nuit comme le dimanche. Cette «mobilisation», largement encouragée par les entreprises, doit cependant être ramenée à sa juste proportion. ---- Sephora a été condamné le 23 septembre par la Cour d'appel de Paris à fermer à 21h le soir son magasin des Champs-Élysées. Le parfumeur bafouait depuis 1996 la loi interdisant le travail de nuit pour ce type d'activité. Une centaine de salarié-e-s sur 300 (4 000 sur toute l'enseigne) ont assigné en justice les syndicats à l'origine de la décision judiciaire. À Castorama et Leroy Merlin, condamnés à fermer une dizaine de magasins sous peine d'astreinte suite à la plainte d'un de leurs concurrents, c'est seulement 15 % du personnel qui est concerné par le travail dominical. A Monoprix enfin, ...

(de) (A-Radio) Selbsthilfe praktisch: eine Abtreibungshotline in Chile

A Infos - Wed, 01/08/2014 - 08:57
Ein deutschsprachiger Audiobeitrag vom Anarchistischen Radio Berlin basierend auf einem Interview in Santiago de Chile sowie weiteren Recherchen. Länge: 8:45 min ---- Ihr findet den Beitrag zum Anhören oder Runterladen hier: http://aradio.blogsport.de/2014/01/07/selbsthilfe-praktisch-eine-abtreibungshotline-in-chile/ ---- Mit Linea Aborto Libre hat eine Gruppe von Lesben und Feministinnen in Chile eine täglich zu erreichende Hotline eingerichtet und ein entsprechendes Handbuch herausgebracht, damit Frauen, die einen Schwangerschaftsabbruch wünschen, einen solchen zu Hause durchführen können. Chile gehört zu den Ländern, in denen ein striktes Abtreibungsverbot gilt. ---- Weiterführende Links: -- * Linea Aborto Libre: infoabortochile.org (Website des Kollektivs) -- * Handbuch von Linea Aborto Libre: ...

Sea Change Radio: Correcting the Record on the “Cleantech Crash”, Segment 1

Radio 4 All - Wed, 01/08/2014 - 06:01
If you watched last weekend’s 60 Minutes piece on the so called “Cleantech Crash,” you might have taken a moment to check the channel and make sure you weren’t watching Fox News. The story focuses almost exclusively on failed companies that have received government support with no coverage of clean technology successes, no information on the success/failure ratio of other venture capital investments, and no mention of all the taxpayer money that goes to support traditional, polluting energy technology. Instead the venture is depicted as an unmitigated fiasco and an embarrassing folly on the part of President Obama. This most recent episode of the popular CBS news show has been widely criticized as having a Fox News-y flavor. It’s not entirely surprising when you consider that the current president of CBS News, David Rhodes, spent about 15 years at Fox News. Host Alex Wise‘s guests today on Sea Change Radio are Joe Romm of Climate Progress and formerly of the US Dept. of Energy, and Katie Fehrenbacher a senior writer at GigaOM. Each of them wrote a response to the 60 Minutes show, and today they offer their takes on how the news giant got it wrong, from interviewing the wrong people, to providing no actual data, to pulling out that old, rusty lightning-rod, Solyndra.
Categories: International news

Toppers: 'Toppers: The Year in Review, Segment 1

Radio 4 All - Wed, 01/08/2014 - 03:01
All the hits you loved in 2013 make their reappearance on this week's 'Toppers-- all the Armenian instrumental swing, all the early 20th Century versions of "Dixie," all the Joe Meek artists you couldn't get enough of on the music television.
Categories: International news

TUC Radio: Tom Greco: THE END OF MONEY AND THE FUTURE OF CIVILIZATION, Segment 1

Radio 4 All - Wed, 01/08/2014 - 02:02
Tom Greco demystifies money and banking and explains the destructive power of the current financial system. He says that our dreams of a sane, just and ecologically sound future can become reality only if we change the way in which money is created and used. THIS IS NOT A DOUBLE PROGRAM BUT ONE self contained 29 minute program)
Categories: International news
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