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southern africa / community struggles / other libertarian press Saturday August 08, 2009 - 20:14 by Shawn Hattingh
The actions of the elite, defined by their attack on the poor, have created the environment in which the current wave of protests has occurred. Indeed, it has been the attack by the corporate and state elite on the poor that has led to peoples’ anger. In fact, the elite have literally driven people deeper and deeper into poverty, and then condescendingly blamed the people for their poverty. It is also the elites’ failure to even acknowledge peoples’ demands, and to continuously treat people with utter disdain, that has driven the current protests. Nonetheless, despite the elites’ violent repression, these protests will continue. Hopefully, these protests will strengthen existing community organisations and perhaps even lead to newer ones being formed. Certainly, anarchists and libertarian socialists involved or linked to the current protests could play an important role in this. ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / community struggles / non-anarchist press Thursday July 30, 2009 - 15:52 by Abahlali baseSiyanda B
Sakhephi Emmanuel Zenda, 16, was discovered dead at 7:00 a.m. on Monday 27 July 2009 in B Section, Siyanda http://abahlali.org/taxonomy/term/904>. It seems that he had been electrocuted from a badly made connection during the night. He was a grade 8 pupil at Zeph Dlomo High School in KwaMashu. If the eThekwini Municipality had provided electricity to Siyanda B Sakhephi would be alive today. He is not the only person to have died like this. There have been a number of similar deaths in Mayville. ... read full story / add a comment
güney afrika / community struggles / non-anarchist press Tuesday July 28, 2009 - 22:10 by Richard Pithouse
Du Noon, Diepsloot, Dinokana, Khayelitsha, KwaZakhele, Masiphumelele, Lindelani, Piet Retief ve Samora Machel kasabaları. Seçim döneminde verilen kısa bir aradan sonra, kesilen yollara, yakılmış polis araçlarına ve göz yaşartıcı gaza, plastik mermilere ve kitlesel tutuklamalara geri döndük. Sadece bu ay içinde, KwaZahhele’de bir kız başından vuruldu, Piet Retief’de üç kişi vurularak öldürüldü ve Khayetlitsha’da vurulan bir adam yaşama savaşı veriyor. ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / community struggles / non-anarchist press Friday July 17, 2009 - 16:31 by Residents of Tin Town Settlement
Serious Crisis in Tin Town as Residents Confront Mass Illegal Evictions, Death Threats, A Ban on Political Meetings, Rampant Corruption and Denial of Basic Services Including Water ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / community struggles / non-anarchist press Thursday July 16, 2009 - 15:32 by Abahlali baseMjondolo of the Western Cape
The ABM-WC is calling an end to state criminality of criminalizing it's members by applying old apartheid tactics of arresting, assaulting, and shooting people with rubber bullets when they exercise their right to freedom of expression and the right to protest.

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southern africa / community struggles / non-anarchist press Thursday July 16, 2009 - 15:24 by Abahlali baseMjondolo of the Western Cape
Abahlali baseMjondolo Western Cape will be Marching to the offices of the City of Cape Town on the 20th July 2009 in support of Macassar Village Land Occupation.

While the Movement is busy organizing the March 5 communities from khayelitsha (i.e. QQ section, RR Section, BM Section, PJS Section and NN Section) who will participate at the march have joined forces together and are currently engaging on a protest, as we speak the Lansdown Road from Bonga Drive to Steve Biko drive is burricated by burning tyres, rubish and stones.
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central america / caribbean / community struggles / non-anarchist press Friday June 12, 2009 - 01:32 by Kim Ives
This Thursday, June 11, from 9 - 10 p.m. on WBAI 99.5 FM and www.wbai.org on "Haiti: The Struggle Continues," correspondent Yves Pierre-Louis will report on the growing confrontations between Haitian police and students at the State University of Haiti. ... read full story / add a comment
venezuela / colombia / community struggles / non-anarchist press Tuesday May 26, 2009 - 19:38 by Comando Nacional Unitario
El Comando Nacional Unitario, conformado en Colombia por, la Central Unitaria de Trabajadores, CUT, la Confederación General del Trabajo, CGT, la Confederación de Trabajadores de Colombia, CTC y la Confederación de Pensionados de Colombia, CPC, ante el frenético impulso por parte del gobierno colombiano, en cabeza de Álvaro Uribe Vélez, a los denominados Tratados de Libre Comercio, TLC, o Acuerdos de Asociación, quiere precisar a la opinión pública nacional e internacional, los motivos por los cuales el movimiento sindical colombiano se reitera en la oposición a los mismos.
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southern africa / community struggles / non-anarchist press Tuesday May 19, 2009 - 22:47 by Abahlali baseMjondolo
Four Shot in Siyanda with Rubber Bullets, Illegal Demolitions in Mpola, Professor Martin Legassick Arrested in Macassar Village, Mzonke Poni on the Run, Others Arrested and Shot at with Rubber Bullets ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / community struggles / non-anarchist press Monday May 11, 2009 - 22:46 by Landless People's Movement
The LPM is organising a march from Maurice Issacs High School to the Hector Peterson Museum in Soweto on the 16th June 2009 to repoliticise the meaning of the 1976 Soweto Uprisings. This march is a response to the ANC’s hijacking of the 16th June as they have turned it into a bourgeois event. We as the LPM believe we should not celebrate this day, as our government does, but commemorate it by reflecting on the struggle for the liberation of the youth that is still being fought for by poor communities 15 years into our so-called democracy.. We would like to invite all the civic organisations and social movements, regardless of their political affiliation, to be part of this march. ... read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / community struggles / other libertarian press Saturday May 09, 2009 - 17:01 by Komala Ramachandra
SAN JOSÉ DEL PROGRESO, OAXACA–Early on the morning of May 6, a helicopter was spotted flying low near the Canadian-owned Trinidad mine in San José del Progreso, Mexico. In the hours following, approximately 150 trucks filled with between 740 and 2500 police arrived at the mine site.
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southern africa / community struggles / non-anarchist press Wednesday May 06, 2009 - 20:51 by Abahlali baseMjondolo
Abahlali baseMjondolo will once again climb another high mountain for the first time when our struggle for the safety, dignity and equality of the poor ascends to the Constitutional Court of the Republic of South Africa. In 2005 when we formed our movement we committed ourselves to do whatever it takes to protect the rights, lives and future of the shack dwellers and the poor in South Africa. We are determined to defend our children, without compromising our future generation. ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / community struggles / non-anarchist press Friday April 24, 2009 - 22:21 by Abahlali baseMjondolo
Monday 27 April will mark the 15th anniversary of the first democratic
elections in South Africa. Once again the poor will be herded into stadiums
so that the politicians can tell the people to celebrate their freedom. Once
again Abahlali baseMjondolo will be decelebrating. We will be holding our
fourth annual UnFreedom Day.
On the Sunday before unFreedom Day we will launch the beautiful new crèche
that has been built in the Motala Heights settlement.The Motala Diggers have
already been running a large community garden for sometime and the community
have now decided to take the initiative and to build and run their own crèche.
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southern africa / community struggles / non-anarchist press Monday April 20, 2009 - 21:01 by Coalition Against Water Privatisation
On Friday 17th April, the legal team in the years-long Phiri water case filed an application for leave to appeal to the Constitutional Court. The application is to appeal the judgment handed down on 25th March 2009, by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein. The SCA judgment was the result of an appeal by the City of Johannesburg/ Johannesburg Water (the ‘City’) and the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry (DWAF) of the previous ruling of the Johannesburg High Court in April 2008, which declared that prepaid water meters were both illegal and unconstitutional and ordered the City to provide residents with 50 litres of free water per day. ... read full story / add a comment
The above picture shows the LPM youth in Protea South preparing for the march the day before they were told it was prohibited.
southern africa / community struggles / non-anarchist press Tuesday March 31, 2009 - 19:31 by Landless People's Movement   image 3 images
On the 26th March, the day before we, the LPM youth, were to have our march to demand that our councilor step down, the JMPD prohibited us. The reasons the police gave for this were that we are violent and unruly and that they “know” us. They referred to a march organised by the Gauteng LPM that happened in 2002 when we refused to leave Mbaziama Shilowa’s office. This march, we explained, was not organised by the youth. Regardless, they said they didn’t have the time and manpower to plan a safe and peaceful march and that if we carried out the march, they would be “hard” on us. We took this to mean that they would arrest us over the weekend and also brutalise us by beating us and shooting us with rubber bullets. The government will not meet with us, and now we believe they are even working with the police to suppress our right to express ourselves openly by marching. There is a real problem in our democracy when the government and the police have time to suppress and brutalise us, but not to help us publicly express the demands that we feel will improve our futures. ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / community struggles / non-anarchist press Friday March 27, 2009 - 23:26 by Coalition Against Water Privatisation
This morning, Wednesday 25th March, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein handed down its judgment in the years-long Phiri water case. The judgment was the result of an appeal by the City of Johannesburg/Johannesburg Water (hereafter, the ‘City’) and the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry (DWAF) of the previous ruling of the Johannesburg High Court in April 2008, which declared that prepaid water meters were both illegal and unconstitutional and ordered the City to provide residents with 50 litres of free water per day. ... read full story / add a comment
italia / svizzera / lotte sul territorio / altra stampa libertaria Friday March 27, 2009 - 17:48 by CUCA 2000
Ancora una strage scampata. L'incidente a Tamai di Brugnera che ha visto un F-16 in avaria della Base di Aviano sganciare due serbatoi sopra a un casolare di campagna, distruggendo parte del tetto, macchinari, spargendo sulla zona il carburante a composizione segreta, ed arrivando a pochi metri dove un bambino giocava non è che l'ennesimo che la popolazione subisce tra friuli, veneto e trentino. ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / community struggles / non-anarchist press Wednesday March 25, 2009 - 14:43 by Woodstock Anti-Eviction Campaign
In South Africa, if you are poor your right to justice through the legal system is often denied. If you don't have money for lawyers its hard to get justice. Therefore, the law is for the rich because they have ample money to buy 'justice'. Landlords who have money can afford to try and evict people continuously by accessing the courts and paying the best lawyers to throw people out of their houses. In South Africa, communities don't have money to continuously go to court to fight for, what should be, their basic rights. In the legal system, you are discriminated against if you are poor. ... read full story / add a comment
américa del norte / méxico / community struggles / other libertarian press Wednesday March 25, 2009 - 05:51 by CONCEJO DE GOBIERNO POPULAR MUNICIPAL DE SAN JOSÉ DE OCOTLAN
Desde el día 16 de marzo del 2009, a las 11 de la mañana, las comunidades de San José del Progreso, Ocotlán, Oaxaca, cerraron de manera pacífica y organizada las instalaciones de la mina “LA TRINIDAD” de la compañía minera CUZCATLAN, para evitar que sigan dinamitando la zona, pues las explosiones están rompiendo las estructuras de las casas poniendo en peligro la vida de quienes las habitan y la contaminación generada tiempo atrás a provocado la muerte de 23 reses en los últimos meses. Hasta la fecha los hombres, mujeres, niños y ancianos dignos permanecen en sus puestos para impedir continúen estos trabajos criminales.
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southern africa / community struggles / non-anarchist press Monday March 23, 2009 - 22:00 by Landless People's Movement   text 1 comment (last - friday march 27, 2009 - 15:13)
The Landless People's Movement (LPM) in Protea South is thankful for all the support that organisations and individuals have provided over the past week especially as we seek to revive the LPM across Gauteng and hopefully reunite it with the landless people in South Africa and around the world. Your solidarity has given us strength and encouragement and we are as determined as ever to push forward the struggle of the poor in our battle against injustice. No amount of threats by the government, the police or by individuals will stop us from fighting for our rights. ... read full story / add a comment
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