Submitted by worker on Thu, 05/29/2014 - 15:52
From Counterpunch - by ANDREW CULP and DARWIN BOND-GRAHAM
Opposition to Gun Control Comes from Many on the Left Also. Here's Why They're Wrong
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 05/29/2014 - 08:48
If the chronicles of the recent events in Barcelona have turned into summaries and the summaries grow shorter, this does not reflect a diminishing of activity, but the contrary.
During the day, conversations among friends repeated what was more or less insurrectionary common sense: today is the key day. A riot continuing from one day to the next was unprecedented in Barcelona since the end of the dictatorship. Now, if it could continue for a third day, it would have the chance to expand. Otherwise, calm would be restored until the major protest convened for Saturday, politics as usual with or without riots.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 05/29/2014 - 06:27
So far, we know of 23 events planned across 6 countries. Anarchy being what it is, we're sure even more are being planned. If you are throwing a public event and would like it listed on our website, email us at june11 at riseup dot net. Also, comrades have recently made more Support Eric shirts, Free Marie stickers, and June 11th posters; email us if you'd like some, and we'll put you in touch or send them on. Other resources are here.
Our list of events is here; mouseover for details, if available. You can find our callout in, thanks to ContraInfo and other friends, Serbo-Croatian, Italian, German, Greek, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Thank you for all the solidarity you plan to show, on June 11th or any day. It means everything.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 05/29/2014 - 03:51
From Locked Up Yet Liberated
It’s been three months since I last tasted freedom and I finally feel like I’m settling in to the bulk of my sentence. Fortunately, these early months have gone well and been without any major incident. It’s amazing to get so many letters of support from folks around the world.
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 05/28/2014 - 05:51
On Monday, May 26, the 17-year-old squatted social center Can Vies was evicted by police in Barcelona. Over a thousand people responded with a resilient riot in the neighborhood of Sants.
For Tuesday, May 27, there was a call-out for an evening noise demo outside a government office in Sants, and a more spontaneous gathering when heavy machinery started knocking the Can Vies building to the ground.
Submitted by Parenthesis Eye on Tue, 05/27/2014 - 21:47
In 1863, Edward Everett Hale published a short story called “The Man Without a Country.” It’s a cautionary tale about one Philip Nolan, a US Army lieutenant who renounces America in a fit of rage. In response, a judge orders that he spend the rest of his days at sea, floating from ship to ship, without any news from his country. Nolan begins the journey unrepentantly, but as time passes, statelessness wears on him. He misses his homeland more than he longs for his family or the touch of dry land. Just before his burial at sea, he requests that a gravestone be placed in his honor: “In memory of Philip Nolan, Lieutenant in the Army of the United States. He loved his country as no other man has loved her; but no man deserved less at her hands.”
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 05/27/2014 - 10:13
On Monday, May 26, police from the Mossos d'Escuadra evicted the 17-year-old squatted social center Can Vies, starting at the atypically late hour of noon, perhaps due to heavy morning rains. Can Vies had an open eviction date, but the choice of day was to be expected as Sunday was elections for the European Parliament (which, incidentally, saw a sharp increase in the presence of far right and far left parties). The party in power never wants to start unpredictable conflicts in the weeks before an election, and the day after an election, the media is full of related news.
Submitted by worker on Tue, 05/27/2014 - 09:34
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 05/26/2014 - 22:57
When the Occupy protests spread across the country three years ago, state and local law enforcement officials went on alert. In Milwaukee, officials reported that a group intended to sing holiday carols at “an undisclosed location of ‘high visibility.’ ” In Tennessee, an intelligence analyst sought information about whether groups concerned with animals, war, abortion or the Earth had been involved in protests.
And in Washington, as officials braced for a tent encampment on the National Mall, their counterparts elsewhere sent along warnings: a link to a video of Kansas City activists who talked of occupying congressional offices and a tip that 15 to 20 protesters from Boston were en route. “None of the people are known to be troublemakers,” one official wrote in an email.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 05/26/2014 - 19:38