Reportback on a series of demonstrations this past thursday, September 16. From 6:30 in the morning, high school students were already throwing down. Some short reports are available here: http://www.streetpress.com/sujet/1473952695-lycee-loi-travail-black-bloc
At 11am, there was supposed to be a secret meetup with some high school groups at Nation square, but the cops found out about it: tons and tons of pigs all over the square. While some demonstrators got kettled, about 200 of us (mostly higschool students or youth) regrouped in front of Helene Boucher school on Cours de Vincennes and decided to take the metro to Lyon Station.
A call to break with the electoral circus
(Translated from an anonymous leaflet distributed in the September 15th 2016 demo in Paris. All brackets are translators notes)
There has been much water under the bridge since the Socialist Party (Parti Socialiste, PS — party of French president Hollande) backed down from holding their summer congress in Nantes after a simple call to crash it. This came at the end of four months during which the movement against the “Work!” law (reform to the labour code) managed to dictate the terms and timeline of the debate. Four months during which the many attempts at concealing the real political questions of our present moment by launching the presidential campaign, with it’s clever catch phrases and insignificant revelations, were utterly rejected. It took the summer, the dead-time of the vacation season, and a few terrorist attacks to allow the elites to climb back into the saddle.
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From Gods and Radicals - by Margaret Killjoy
Greece wasn’t really, technically, on fire. Most of it was just falling apart. This was 2011, and austerity measures had been hard at work for a few years already, gutting the economy, destroying lives, and driving half the population to xenophobia. There were a lot of anarchists in prison there, at that time. Well, always. But I was paying extra attention to it just then because I was on a ferry from Italy, heading to Greece for the first time in my life
By Tariq Khan, BRRN
This short video on Emma Goldman is useful as an introduction, is well produced, is appealing, and will likely spark people’s interest in learning more about Emma Goldman. That last point alone makes it worthwhile. However, be aware that it waters Goldman down to make her palatable to a liberal feminist audience.
LISTEN HERE: http://archive.org/ details/AnarchyRadio09132016
Vagaries of 9/11, including Ward Churchill's fate. Standing Rock update.
Nicholas Carr's Utopia is Creepy: And Other Provocations e.g. "Technology
promised to set us free. Instead it has trained us to withdraw from the world
into distraction and dependency." Ayuhuasca craze. Yet more anti-anarchist
ITS crapola. Violence, eco-disasters. Resistance news. "Multinaturalism."
(Dell) ad of the week and other astounding tech developments. One call.
The fascists are at it again.
They’re really sticking it to me for not making their prison completely unmanageable on Sept 9th. It appears they’re really disappointed in me for my lack of resistance. As you’ll recall from my previous radio segment about September 9th, I decided it would be unwise for me to participate. I figured that’s what the fascists wanted from me. It appears no good deed goes unpunished. So here’s what went down here at Warren Corruptional: