We received the following report from the group that produced the French version of To Change Everything, Pour Tout Changer. They describe the situation in Paris before and after the attacks of November 13: the intensification of xenophobic discourse, the repression of homeless refugees, the declaration of a “state of emergency” as a way to clamp down on dissent, the preparations for the COP 21 summit at which demonstrations are now banned, and what people are doing to counter all this. It offers an eyewitness account from the front lines of the struggle against the opportunists who hope to use the tragedy of November 13 to advance their agenda of racism and autocracy. With demonstrations forbidden and the COP 21 summit around the corner, what happens in Paris will set an important precedent for whether governments can use the specter of terrorism to suppress efforts to change the disastrous course on which they are steering us.
In Paris, on November 13, 129 people were killed in coordinated bombings and shootings for which the Islamic State claimed responsibility. Although this is only the latest in a series of such attacks, it has drawn a different sort of attention than the massacres in Suruç and Ankara that killed 135 people. The lives of young activists who support the Kurdish struggle against ISIS—so far the only on-the-ground effort that has blocked the expansion of the Islamic State—are weighed differently than the lives of Western Europeans.
Fierce muslim men made headlines around the world when they massacred around one hundred people in France this week. Messages of sympathy have poured in from as far afield as the official opposition party of Zimbabwe, who one would think are hardly in a position to pity anybody. French men made no headlines when they willingly participated in a coalition that massacred around one million people in Iraq between 2003 and 2006. Be that as it may, if I can sympathise with those who express passionate contempt for this civilisation, a despicable 'old bitch gone in the teeth' deserving nothing more than disgust, I must admit that the Moorish heathens of the moment want nothing more than another variant of the same thing. What we really need is to put old hag out of its misery altogether.
We translate and retransmit this brief declaration from Kedistan (Paris), a Paris-based counterinformation site focused on the struggle for Rojava.
We are expressing our sadness and condolences for the victims of the Paris attacks.
These abhorrent, premeditated killings, are revulsing us. Just as those of Ankara, in their case directed directed against an opposition protest in Turkey, or those of Suruç, in June, that has seen the death of youngsters on their way to Kobanê.
Original article in French: http://www.lepopulaire.fr/limousin/actualite/departement/correze/2015/10...
A tense atmosphere Wednesday morning on a farm in Tarnac. A dozen German and French investigators were ousted by a group of individuals determined that they not continue their investigations.
Communiqué from the assembly of the anti-airport movement (9/17)
Why we are opposed to the expropriation judge coming to the zad on tuesday the 22nd
The government declared they no longer want to wait for the legal appeals (related to the airport project) to finish, which means they are breaking the engagements made in 2012 and in 2014.
They chose to begin by putting pressure back on people renting on the zad, and sending the expropriation judge to their houses.
This text on the wave of sans-papiers occupations in Paris tells important lessons for those involved in migrant struggles on the strategies used by liberal democratic states to contain them. If we anticipate these moves, how can we pre-empt them? And what strategic targets are based near you?
Original French text in Lucioles #23 with the title ‘Against states and their borders: revolution’; roughly translated by Rabble.