Book review: Sivens sans retenue: Feuilles d’automne 2014
Of all the many projects opposed by protesters in France in recent years, the small dam planned for the rural southern valley at Sivens was hardly the most important.
But it quickly became a milestone battle in the growing struggle against industrial capitalism, thanks to the determination of the participants and the violence of the state’s repression.
On October 26 2014, student Rémi Fraisse was killed by a sound grenade fired straight at him, at point blank range, by military-style gendarmes.
Thursday August 2nd 2012, Yuan’é Hu is on the sidewalk in Belleville. It’s the same place she’s been nearly every single day since she ended the hard journey which she to took to get to France eight months earlier. Just like several hundred other Chinese women in their forties she left her life, her daughter, her family, and her friends to make the trip. Europe and its promises, the promise of «decent» wages, of better working conditions, of «freedom» which is portrayed in the rare western media which isn’t filtered by the authorities of the hinese Communist Party. But just like so many others Yuan’é Hu was tricked by a passer who had promised her both a job which would allow her to send a little money back home and papers. That’s how she ended up on the sidewalk selling her body in miserable conditions, sharing a room with eight other women, all of whom have been denied their dignity.
Issue 6 of UK anarchist bulletin The Acorn is now out, with news on:
* Degrowth and resistance to capitalist infrastructure
* Firsthand thoughts on Frankfurt protests
* Bristol Anarchist Bookfair
* Invisible Committee - new English texts online
* British state's war on anti-fracking movement
* General strike against neo-liberalism in France
* Spanish state's draconian repression
* Screening of film on English anarchist Herbert Read
A new autonomous media collective rises: L'Aube épine
For this occasion, the first edition of a zine appears. This one is dedicated to the struggles for the Earth and for its peoples all around the world.C
It's available on the collective's blog:
This is a presentation of the collective and its zine, but equally a call to join us!
As thousands of people gathered in Frankfurt, Germany, to celebrate the inauguration of the new European Central Bank building, hundreds paper copies of an extract from "To our friends" by the Invisible Committee were given out.
You can now download it here
As Anarchist Radio Berlin we talked to comrades from France, Slovenia and the Netherlands about anarchist bookfairs in Spring 2015 and other upcoming events.
Besides several bookfairs, we also present you an international radio meeting in Slovenia or, for example, the Pinksterlanddagen camp in the Netherlands.
We are pleased to announce the release of the first issue of the anarchist aperiodic magazine Des Ruines from France, 112 pages in A4 binding format. This magazine will give itself the ambition to stir reflections, research and debate about anarchists and anti-authoritarians perspectives. Some lively debate and still relevant, some others left out and dug for the occasion.
for orderings : desruines(at)riseup.net
The table of content and covers can be seen here:
“Je ne suis pas Charlie – I am not Charlie!” That is the defiant note being sounded by anarchists in France in the face of the sickening wave of nationalistic reaction sparked by the Charlie Hebdo killings.
“Today, we are no more Charlie than we were yesterday, and death doesn’t transform our opponents or enemies of yesterday into our friends of today,” declares the non-fides site. [http://www.non-fides.fr/?I-m-Not-Charlie-Go-Piss-Up-a-Rope]