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For three years the Op De Valreep squatted social center has been a valuable resource for people living in Amsterdam East. On June 17, 2014, after a long campaign to legalize the space, the city of Amsterdam and the developer OCP evicted one of the last vestiges of non-commercial space in Amsterdam East. Supporters of Op de Valreep constructed massive barricades and chained themselves to parts of the building in an attempt to block the city government and the police from carrying out the eviction. Police made multiple arrests in an eviction process that lasted from dawn to dusk.
Cast: brandon jourdan
For three years Op De Valreep has created valuable infrastructure for people living in Amsterdam East and has provided opportunities to build community. Despite campaigns to legalize the space, the city of Amsterdam and the developer OCP are moving to evict the squatted community center.
Supporters of “Op de Valreep” have constructed massive barricades to block the city government and the police from carrying out the eviction.
The eviction is expected to occur on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
This week on “It’s the end of the World as We know it and I feel fine” we bring you a round up of news from the muthafrackin resistance. Starting with the shooting of three cops from the Canadian Mounted po-po and a look at its colonial history. Followed up by the FIFA world cup riots, the successful defense of Can Vies, an anarchist social space in Barcelona. And wrapping it up with the resignation of Subcomandante Marcos from the Zapatista Army of National Liberation.
Music break: Hard beats and solid decolonizing rhymes by Shining Soul.
Our featured guest this week is Z, an anarchist from Sao Paolo Brazil, who tells us the who, what, when, where of the anti-World Cup Resistance.
The post FIFA go home! The battle against the World Cup in Brazil. appeared first on subMedia.tv.
Excerpt from “Street Politics 101” that retells the story of MayDay 2012 during the raucous student strike of that year.
1. Proto nazis in the Ukraine
2. the end of Bill McKibben’s innocence
3. Enbridge blockers found guilty
4. Fracking pipeline must be stopped
5. No justice for Kelly Thomas
6. The silent anarchist is free
7. Bambu – Crosshairs
8. Peter Gelederloos on Barcelona assemblies
Listen to the entire interview with Peter Gelderloos here
1. Aldeia resiste the world cock
2. The War on Christmas Trees
3. NYE Noise Demos
4. Rote Flora Defense
5. 20 years of Zapatistas
6. RATM – People of the Sun
7. Anarchists come out of the closet
First off, let me apologize for using those terms, left & right. What I mean by that is Anarcho-Communists and Anarcho-Capitalists.
What I mean by 'circular argument' is that it just goes around and around, always returning where it started, with no resolutions or agreements made. No further understanding is achieved either. Usually, neither side understands how in the world the other can believe what they believe. Let me be one of the few to say, I understand BOTH sides & I think that we argue with more platitudes than realistic statements.
One of the biggest issues there lies in the time setting of the discussion. I often find Anarcho-Capitalists will discuss life in a time AFTER government has been abolished, anarchy has been accepted as the most moral way of life, & communities are deciding amongst themselves what their rules should be (unanimously). Anarcho-Communists will discuss life in a time that is either BEFORE government has been abolished or DURING the abolishment of government. In the discussion of life before government is abolished, they usually seem to argue for a conversion from our current governing structure into communism, then just pull the leaders out afterward (I know I'm hacking the argument apart to a very bare bones view, but stick with me here). In the discussion of life during the abolishment of government, they're usually explaining that the conversion into anarchy would inherently (in their belief) go straight into communism, but without any leaders.
At first glance (& if you've never watched one of these arguments amongst anarchists happen) you might not see why that matters. So I hope I can lay out the arguments & dissect it accordingly so it all makes sense. I'll attempt to do so using the arguments as they usually happen when I'm in them.
THE ARGUMENT BEGINS!
2. Akira was right
4. Brazil Black Bloc
5. Mescal Molotovs
7. Colombia’s farmers revolt!
In a recent story: http://www.cnbc.com/id/100952247 CNBC explains something that should be pretty obvious, yet major news corporations are REFUSING to face reality to a point that they will let themselves die before facing the music.
The article takes a few stabs at why people don't read newspapers anymore & why people just skim their news sites instead of reading them in depth. It touches on the fact that people trust their peers more than news outlets these days. All the while not admitting what the real problem is. The PROBLEM: IGNORING REAL PROBLEMS
Sure, they'll talk about disasters & stuff like that. So what do I mean by "REAL" problems? Well, unless you've been sleeping under a rock (or actually believing the main-stream-media [MSM] up to this point), then you also know that there is a HUGE problem with Government. Not just the US Government, but Government in general. If you've been watching the MSM this whole time, you've been listening/watching MAJORLY watered down news. Mostly to make it all seem like Government is still necessary & is, for the most part, good. If you haven't been sleeping under a rock, then you might have come to the conclusions that a LOT of people in the world are coming to:
The workers at the Vio.Me. Factory in Thessaloniki, Greece have quickly grown into a symbol of self-management internationally. After going on strike and occupying their factory, on February 12, 2013 they re-opened the factory and started production under worker's control.
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Panel Presentation from the
North American Anarchist Studies Network Conference
- Gordon, Hilary. “Visual Polemics of Food Shortage in Revolutionary Spain”
- Lee, Andrew H. “Resurrection: Anticlericalism and Gendered Anarchism in the Work of Federica Montseny”
- Zimmer, Kenyon. “The Forgotten Revolution: North American and European Anarchists in the 1911 Mexican Insurrection”
- Moderator: James Birmingham
One of the objectives of the false flag Boston Marathon bombing terror attack, was to create fear, confusion, anger, and hatred, in the subconscious minds of the masses, the millions of people who absorb and accept the "New Normal", whenever the people in power implement a tactic or agenda (Problem).
After the media saturates the minds of the masses, the government has a greater role in their lives to rule over them and control them.
The media conditioned the masses to cheer the police and soldiers after the suspect was caught, and the whole city of Boston came out of their houses, cheering the soldiers and police, waving their flags, and singing the national anthem (Reaction).
Direct Action, Occupy and the Power of Social Movements: An Interview With Noam Chomsky
Submitted by Shane Burley of Rochester Red and Black on Thu, 2013-04-18 19:37
Shane Burley of Rochester Red and Black interviewed Noam Chomsky for his upcoming housing documentary "Expect Resistance."
Original article can be found here:
As a commentator, educator, public intellectual, and one of the best known anarchist voices in the U.S., Noam Chomsky has become a defining perspective as social movements develop. His analysis of the shift in global capitalism, and our own role in its flux, has seen a recharge of importance as we entered the “new normal” of the post-2008 economy. Like was done with workplace struggles at the birth of the union movement, we are attempting to locate housing struggles out of the abstract legislative sphere and back into the neighborhoods. With the foreclosure crisis and the Occupy Movement that followed, a housing movement that saw occupation and defense as central began to be birthed against all conventional wisdom.
I sat down with Noam Chomsky to discuss the growing Take Back the Land and housing justice movements, the nature of the foreclosure crisis, the Occupy Movement, and what radical politics will look like in this new period of social movements.
www.submedia.tv This Week: 1. Greece's civil war rages on 2. Egypt's Black Bloc 3. Steven Seagal joins la migra, well sort of 4. Camover Berlin's counter-surveillance game 5. Anonymous Pwns the Federal Reserve **Music Break: NWA's "100 Miles and Runnin'** 6.
- Bourne, Kyla. “Space, Surveillance and Security Culture: An Ethnography of Urban Struggle in Chicago”
- Pino, Carolina. “Shellhouse [living portable]“
- Tofano, Mario. “Mask of a Multitude: Staging Anarchy in the City”
- Moderator: Erin Lierl
A presentation at the North American Anarchist Studies Network conference
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Panel Presentation from the
North American Anarchist Studies Network Conference
- Beck, Eric. “Beyond Coops and Currency Alternatives: Towards a Critical Anarchist Political Economy”
- Guldi, Jo. “Global Finance and the Rise of an International Squatter Culture, 1946-2012″
- Hayes, Ryan. “‘Nothing to show for it’: on archiving & amplifying social movement culture”
- Moderator: Len Krimerman
Panel Presentation from the North American Anarchist Studies Network Conference
experience is the best teacher
In 1980, Keith and seven friends started the first Food Not Bombs chapter in Cambridge, Massachusets. At first more of a street performance than a protest, the group provided entertainment and vegetarian meals in Harvard Square and the Boston Commons after making deliveries of uncooked food to most of the housing projects and shelters in the area. After eight years of serving free food in New England, Keith moved to San Francisco where he started a second Food Not Bombs group. He was one of nine volunteers arrested for sharing food and literature at Golden Gate Park on August 15, 1988. In the following years, Keith was arrested over 100 times for serving free food in city parks and spent over 500 nights in jail. He faced 25 years to life in prison under the California Three Strikes Law but in 1995, Amnesty International and the United Nations Human Rights Commission brought about his release.
- Keith McHenry “The Anarchist Response to Sandy, Katrina, and the Global Economic Crisis”
- Moderator: Sean Walsh