Nuova emigrazione e vecchio fatalismo 02:06 Aug 31 0 comments
Protest in Hasankeyf against unjust resettlement plans and Ilisu Dam 15:06 Jun 05 0 comments
Cumbre Agraria: Negociando en medio de la desconfianza 19:21 May 06 0 comments
Planadas (Tolima) marcha contra las multinacionales y transnacionales 22:32 Nov 15 0 comments
La Costituzione dei Cantoni della Rojava 21:55 Oct 24 0 commentsmore >>
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Queer Liberation and Anarchist Communism 0 commentsRecent Articles about North America / Mexico Community struggles
Another Successful Eviction Blockade for Boston's Working Class Housing Movement!
north america / mexico | community struggles | news report Friday July 18, 2008 03:54 by Thomas Giovanni - NEFAC
On the July 15th eviction blockade led by Paula Taylor and the City Life/ Vida Urbana Bank Tenants Union
July 15, 2008
Tue 03 May, 20:34
In a time of hardship, Miami-Dade County Ramps up Foreclosures 09:40 Thu 20 Dec 0 comments
In a time when people are experiencing unparalleled hardship, Miami-Dade county is ramping up to steamroll more foreclosures. This news comes as rents are rising in Miami spurred on by international speculators and investors, and people losing their homes. Nationally homeless is increasing due to the pervasive unemployment, sub-poverty wages of the lowest tier of the working population, and the multi-decade long attacks on housing safety nets. We are now witnessing a homelessness that includes young able bodied people some of whom are working while homeless.
Unchanged: Progressive Disillusionment in the Age of Obama 12:44 Sat 24 Nov 0 comments
Now that President Obama is “safely” ensconced in the White House for another four years and “disaster Supreme Court decisions” are averted, liberal and progressive voters need to join radical activists in the fight against endless war, ecological destruction, and austerity. Obama no longer has an incentive to make any pretense of throwing a single crumb to liberals – resignation and acquiescence on “pragmatic grounds” will allow bargains that are hostile to the interests of the working class.
"Riot" at Greenbridge: Three Arrested at Anti-Gentrification Occupation in Chapel Hill, NC 14:38 Mon 20 Jun 0 comments
On Saturday, June 18th, dozens of anarchists and other community members staged an angry protest against gentrification and green capitalism at Greenbridge, a “green” development of condos for eco-yuppies. Demonstrators held banners outside while others occupied the lobby in an expression of outrage against the displacement of renters from the neighborhood. Three people were arrested and charged with felony “inciting a riot” and misdemeanor property destruction, and have been released on bail. The demonstration drew attention to the ongoing tolls inflicted by the development, which was built by a coalition of multi-millionaires over the protests of community members to profit off the bourgeois craze with all things “green.” But money is the only thing green about Greedbridge, as it has been nicknamed by neighbors.
[Quebec] Health Care Action In Saguenay 10:57 Mon 08 Nov 0 comments
Yesterday, November 6, the Collectif Emma Goldman of the Québec UCL, along with the student employee's union of the University of Québec in Chicoutimi organized a demonstration against the privatization of health care and fees for service. The following is translated from the original French at the Québec City Voix De Faits Blog. More details and photo reportage are available at the Collectif Emma Goldman site.
Military Surveillance of Anarchists in Washington State 11:40 Thu 06 Aug 2 comments
A request for the public records the city of Olympia, Washington keeps on anarchists, Wobblies, and members of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) has forced into the open a military infiltrator who posed as an anarchist for two years, in clear violation of the Posse Comitatus Act.
Whose Streets? 03:25 Fri 10 Oct 0 comments
Seattle today is a tale of two cities. For developers, government officials, and many new residents, Seattle is about its places of plenty: shopping opportunities, property values, beautiful views, and potential profits. Look beyond the skyscrapers and a different image of Seattle emerges: that of a blue-collar port city with an immigrant soul--a place of strength, survival, and struggle against racism and poverty. When these two Seattles collide, it's called gentrification: the displacement of poor and working class people by upper-income residents. It's a conflict over values, over purpose: who is claiming the city?
Protests in Juchitan against wind companies 05:44 Thu 04 Sep 0 comments
For more than seven months, we, communal land owners from Juchitan de Zaragoza, Union Hidalgo and Xadani, have dealt with the irresponsibility of the civil judge of Juchitan de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, in front of whom we've placed more than 120 claims for the nullification of contracts we were deceived into signing with transnational wind energy corporations.
Anarchism and Libertarian Currents in the Oaxaca Insurrectionary Movement 22:37 Fri 13 Jun 6 comments
Between June and November of 2006, the Mexican state of Oaxaca lived through a popular revolt that both astonished and shocked the world. While the mass media took its characteristic perspective on the conflict, the people of Oaxaca rejected Governor Ulises Ruiz Ortiz (URO), of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) and took the capital city demanding his ouster as the starting point for the creation of a new political and economic order to wipe out the huge social inequalities that submerge the mostly indigenous state.
Oaxaca--APPO Clash 01:05 Tue 20 Feb 0 comments
Just days after admitting the use of "excessive force" in clearing the streets of protesters in Oaxaca, Mexico, a second demonstration calling for the ousting of governor Ulises Ruiz has been attacked and eight people arrested.
Anti-war protesters rush Capitol building in Washington DC 22:55 Fri 02 Feb 0 comments
During a large anti-war protest in Washington DC Sat 27 January an anarchist led breakaway attempted to gain access to the Capitol building, the seat of the USA Senate and Congress.more >>
What is at Stake in North Minneapolis and #Justice4Jamar Dec 22 0 comments
The horrific execution of an unarmed, handcuffed, on the ground black man in front of dozens of witnesses has led to an outburst of struggle whose fire is not spent and whose meaning is still being defined. In this article, I will argue that what is at stake in this struggle is the future of North Minneapolis, which, in miniature, is a question of the future of our cities and of working class people across the country.
What's in a Name: Grounding Housing Justice in Class Struggle Nov 22 0 comments
When considering creating an "Eviction Free Zone," you have to remember that it is only a rhetorical tool in the advance of a class-based agenda. [Italiano]
In the housing defense movement, we often get bogged down in legal approaches and the banking fraud we use as leverage. But what about situations when it is merely a lack of funds for the person living in the home? It is at those moments that you see the most crucial element of the struggle, and how you can use this organizing to transform the conversation about housing.
Occupy is Dead. Now What? Dec 27 5 comments
How do we move beyond movement moments, and start taking strategic advantage of the moment in such a way that strengthens our efforts decades down the road? Did we gain strength from involvement in the Occupy Wall Street movement, or not? Is the idea of Occupy Wall Street a short-sighted route to building mass revolutionary movements?
A movement is born. Across America and around the world occupations have spread. We witness the beauty and struggle of a new protagonist joining the fight against oppression and exploitation.
WSA statement of solidarity with Wisconsin Workers Mar 01 WSA 0 comments
WSA extends solidarity and our most sincere wishes for victory to the workers of Wisconsin in their current fight. And to all public sector workers now struggling against attacks on their pensions and their rights.
Anarchists Against The Wall, North American speaking tour Jan 21 AATW 0 comments
Schachaf Polakow, a member of Anarchists Against the Wall, will be touring the U.S. and Canada from February 1st to March 9th. His presentation will include film and photos, and will focus both on AATW's recent work in solidarity with Gaza and our ongoing work in the West Bank.
200 Soldiers Invade Zapatista Land Jun 10 0 comments
"Comrades of the Other Campaign in Mexico and other countries, we ask you to be on the alert because the soldiers said they’ll be back in two weeks. We don’t want war. We want peace with justice and dignity. But we have no other choice than to defend ourselves, resist them, and eject them when they come looking for a confrontation with us in the towns of the Zapatista support bases...All we can tell you is to look and see
Statement on the Murder of Brad Will and the Situation in Oaxaca Nov 01 NEFAC, NYMAA 0 comments
A statement by the New York Metro Alliance of Anarchists, endorsed by the anglophone secretariat of NEFAC, on the murder of Brad Will and others, and the situation in Oaxaca.
Boston Actions in Solidarity with the People of Oaxaca! Oct 03 Boston Anarchists for Popular Assemblies 0 comments
On Saturday, September 30th, as Mexican military helicopters flew over Oaxaca City with the intent of threatening and intimidating the peaceful movement of the Popular Assemblies of the People of Oaxaca, Boston activists gathered at the Boylston T stop to spread awareness about the imminent invasion of Oaxaca City by the federal Mexican Army. This small educational action marked the beginning of an on-going campaign of Boston solidarity with the movement of the popular assemblies in Oaxaca. Read more for ideas on how to get involved!more >>