Members of the anarcho-syndicalist CNT union and CGT union have gone on indefinite strike
and occupied their workplace at the IMESAPI lighting plant in Granollers, Catalunya,
Spain, demanding an end to the redundancy plans which would see four of the 21 workers let
go. ---- The workers – now 23 days into their strike – are responsible for maintaining the
street lights throughout the small Catalan town, and therefore are of critical importance
to the town council. IMESAPI itself is a part of the huge ACS conglomerate owned by
Florentino Pérez, the multibillionaire engineering tycoon known internationally as the
owner of Real Madrid FC. ---- Crucially, all of the workers at the Granollers plant belong
to either the CNT or CGT unions, who have vowed to back the strike as long as it
continues, unlike the mainstream Comisiones Obreras union, who signed off on similar
The proposed government legislation on the marriage of gays and lesbians led homophobic
all sides to express themselves by pouring their hateful and sexist. Homophobia remains
valid in France, where it is far from being a marginal phenomenon; proof: the suicide rate
of young homosexuals is much higher than that of heterosexuals. Some are subject to
"corrective rape" wipe suffer insults and rejection of their surroundings. ----Homophobes
often confused, deliberately or not, homosexuality and pedophilia. In the first line, of
course, waving fundamentalists of all religions and the minions of the extreme right which
simplified view of sexuality is only the complementarity between men and women for
reproduction. In parallel, their conception of gender relations is often rooted in a
division of roles according to sex.
La proposition de loi du gouvernement sur le mariage des homosexuels et des lesbiennes
a conduit les homophobes de tous bords à s’exprimer, en déversant leurs propos haineux et
sexistes. L’homophobie reste d’actualité en France où elle est loin d’être un phénomène
marginal ; pour preuve : le taux de suicide des jeunes homosexuels est nettement supérieur
à celui des hétérosexuels. Certains font l’objet de « viols correctifs », essuient des
insultes et subissent le rejet de leur entourage. ---- Les homophobes confondent souvent,
délibérément ou non, homosexualité et pédophilie. En première ligne, bien sûr, s’agitent
les intégristes de toutes les religions et les sbires de l’extrême droite dont la vision
simplifiée de la sexualité est uniquement la complémentarité entre hommes et femmes en
vue de la reproduction.
Exemple parfait d’une politique de propagande verte, Nantes Métropole s’est vu décerné le
Trophée de la capitale verte de l’Europe alors que la mairie socialiste entend bétonner 2
000 hectares de terres agricoles pour construire un aéroport à Notre-Dame-des-Landes.
La commission européenne a retenu la candidature de Nantes pour être capitale verte
européenne en 2013. Les critères sont multiples : l’utilisation durable des terres, la
nature et la biodiversité, la qualité locale de l’air, la pollution sonore, la gestion des
déchets… Avec la construction de l’aéroport, l’expropriation de paysans, et donc un
développement urbain conçu au détriment de l’environnement, des écosystèmes et des
populations, ce trophée reçu par la ville relève de la propagande verte ou greenwashing.
Il représente un enjeu politique important pour la mairie de Nantes et son projet
Perfect example of a green political propaganda, Nantes Métropole was awarded the Trophy
for green capital of Europe, while the Socialist mayor intends concreted 2000 hectares of
agricultural land to build an airport in Notre-Dame-des -Landes. ---- The European
Commission accepted the application of Nantes to be European Green Capital in 2013. The
criteria are manifold: sustainable land use, nature and biodiversity, local air quality,
noise pollution, waste management ... With the construction of the airport, the
expropriation of peasants and therefore designed an urban development at the expense of
the environment, ecosystems and populations, this trophy received by the city is the green
or greenwashing propaganda. It represents an important policy issue for the mayor of
Nantes and its airport project on the one hand and the other hand for the PS and its
« Modèle pour la Tunisie et l’Egypte », « allié potentiel contre la Syrie », la Turquie
est au centre des attentions des médias occidentaux. Il y a quelques années, la Turquie,
c’était le grand méchant loup qu’il ne fallait pas accepter dans l’Union Européenne, «
parce que la Turquie ne fait pas partie de l’Europe » (version manuel de géographie du
19ème siècle), « parce que l’Europe est chrétienne » (version franchement facho), « parce
que la Turquie ne respecte pas les droits de l’homme » (version gentiment de gauche mais
point trop n’en faut…). Que s’est-il passé entre temps ? La Turquie a-t-elle viré «
paradis sur terre » ?! Non, la crise est passée par là : l’agrandissement de l’UE n’est
plus à l’ordre du jour (il s’agit plutôt d’éviter l’explosion) et l’urgence sociale
concerne tous les pays, y compris les plus riches.
"Model for Tunisia and Egypt," "potential ally against Syria," Turkey is the center of
attention of the Western media. A few years ago, Turkey was the big bad wolf should not be
accepted in the European Union, "because Turkey is not part of Europe" (version geography
textbook from 19 th century), "because Europe is Christian" (version frankly fascist),
"because Turkey does not respect human rights" (version kindly left but not too much of it
...). What has happened in the meantime? Turkey she turned "heaven on earth"?! No, the
crisis is over there: the enlargement of the EU is no longer on the agenda (but rather to
avoid the explosion) and emergency social concerns all countries, including including the
richest. ---- In reality, while large French media praised the merits of Turkish democracy
and its "moderate Islamism" as a model for plans to build after the popular uprisings in
Again we come to yet another electoral period, 07 October 2012 and the choice of who will
be the next legitimate representative of "the people." Regionalism, belief, family and
many other values ââthat are placed throughout the training period, since the bonds
created in society to formal education are used to demonstrate how "pure" and faithful
follower of the customs of the majority of society.--Cuiaba, capital of Mato Grosso, as
elsewhere, it also has very strong conservative traditions such moral sewn with a very
strong regionalism rooted in a massive show of faith and are of great value for the
majority of its voting body, so it is one of the initial tactics taken over by
professional politicians in this election period. The stage is mounted and the circus in
hopes of applause from the audience at the end of another show. So repeating the policy of
Novamente chegamos a mais um período eleitoral, 07 outubro de 2012 e a escolha de quem
será o próximo legitimo representante do “povo”. Regionalismo, crença, família e tantos
outros valores que nos são postos durante todo período de formação, desde os laços criados
em sociedade ao educacional formal são utilizados para demonstrar o quanto “puro” e fiel
seguidor dos costumes da maioria da sociedade. --- Cuiabá, capital mato-grossense, como em
outros lugares, também se tem muito forte tais tradições conservadoras morais costuradas
com um regionalismo fortíssimo enraizado em uma enorme demonstração de fé e que são de
grande valor para a maioria de seu corpo votante, por isso é uma das táticas iniciais
encampadas pelos políticos profissionais nesse período eleitoral. O palco do circo está
montado e na espera dos aplausos da plateia no fim de mais um show. Assim se repete a
Traduction francophone du communiqué du LSM du 04/12/2012
C'est une déclaration formelle de guerre ; c'est l'annonce d'une guerre contre le peuple égyptien, et une attaque directe contre le peuple et sa révolution ; c'est une abolition de l'ensemble des promesses du contrat politique qu'à approuvé le peuple avec Mohamed Morsi quand celui-ci a été élu comme Président de la République dans des circonstances uniques et exceptionnelles. [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/24600
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Maddy was taken into custody today at FDC SeaTac. They self-reported at 9am with about a dozen friends to walk them in. Please write to Maddy. BUT PLEASE KEEP IN MIND that Maddy can’t read cursive so please print or type your letter. Any support and encouragement is tremendously appreciated by Maddy and their loved ones.
Matthew Pfeiffer #42421-086
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Seattle, WA 98198
According to MOVE member Ramona Africa, Phil has been visited by MOVE members at the hospital, and is doing okay. He was initially hospitalized after stomach pain and cramps that led to him passing out at the prison. All of your phone calls were super helpful and appreciated.
More from Ramona:
ONA MOVE, Everybody. A frequently asked question concerning this situation with Phil has been about what him to be hospitalized in the first place. I answered this question for some of you as it came up but since it continues to come up I figured I email all of you at once. Phill had stomach cramps for a few days (Thurs. and Fri.) last week. He could not keep anything on his stomach. Approximately 2:00 am Saturday morning, Phil got up to use the bathroom, he passed out. Fortunately. our brother, Delbert is his cell mate and heard him hit the floor. Delbert alerted the guards and they alerted the medical staff and Phil was taken out to the hospital. Phil is now alert and mobile. He’s out of the intensive care unit and hospital staff is doing a number of test on him. They expect him to be returned to the prison, maybe Saturday. Again, our sincere thanks for all the support and loyalty that you all showed us during this time. Take good care.
From Ilan Against Walls
The joint struggle picked a new momentum. On Sunday 11-11-12 the general commanding the center of the west bank declared the Bil'in, Ni'ilin, Nabi Saleh, and Quaddum locations of joint Friday demos as closed military regions for our activists on Fridays. On Wednesday we expressed our defiance by joining the initiative of the general comity of the local grass root comities. The war on Gaza flared Wednesday afternoon and the anarchists against the wall activists joined the demos in the various locations in Israel.
Direct actions Wednesday organized by the higher comity of the grass root comities involved with the joint struggle. About 20 Israelis of the anarchists against the wall, dozens of internationals and Palestinians from the various villages in blocking main roads built for the settler colonialist. In about half a dozen locations blocking for about half an hour was achieved. State force used tear gas in one location. Angry settler tried in vain to confront the blockers. Two were de-arrested. Non was taken.