Saturday, August 21st, 2010
Hanjin Heavy Industries, is a South Korean shipbuilding company which is a notorious abuser of workers and the environment. The company has refused to address the terrible conditions that the employees toil under. Hanjin Heavy Industries has a shipyard in the Philippines inside the Subic Bay Freeport zone, northwest of Manila. The South Korean firm is responsible for exploiting locals under dangerous working environments, but Hanjin officials have been trying to dodge the blame as they are ruthless, and rebuke the allegations, claiming that the accidents and deaths resulted from the workers’ not having taken safety precautions. (more…)
Friday, July 2nd, 2010
Institut-A is a one year running anarchist infoshop in Jakarta, Indonesia. The space is an open space for anarchists and the like, plus also general public. Institut-a have been the main motor and the only infoshop in Jakarta that survived. Through times the space have been a place for d.i.y hc/punk/and even indiepop gigs in order to gain benefit for the existence of the space. Institut-a provide materials such as books concerning anarchism and other anti-authoritarian publications.
Unfortunately, since Institut-a is a rented place, the time for contract is almost over.
Therefore we need solidarity by anarchists and the like whom share the same concern for this sort of project. You can contact the email below for further details.
And to see more of their activities with pics, please visit:
Jl. Arteri Permata Hijau No. 14. dekat dengan Gedung ITC Permata Hijau,
Jakarta Selatan, atau Beleza
Saturday, April 3rd, 2010
Written by some anarchists in Belgium
Athens. Greece. At two thousand kilometres distance. A nearly bankrupted Greek state and an economy that doesn’t function anymore. On the advice of the European Union, the ruling socialist party calls for a series of economic measures and restructurings. The ministers swear it will take “blood, sweat and tears”, but “it’s the only option”. Roads, harbours, airports, borders, factories, railroads,… have frequently been blocked since January, blocked by those who know they’re the ones who’ll pay the price. Manifestations follow each other up and not a single politician seems capable of calming down and canalising the protest. (more…)
Saturday, December 19th, 2009
We are Dandelion Collective from Bandung, Indonesia and we are trying to build a community-space a.k.a infoshop here in Bandung. We really feel the need to have a safe public space where we can share thoughts, have discussion, free library, really-really free market and other activities that will empower our surroundings. And we are asking for your help, any kind of help. (more…)
Thursday, November 26th, 2009
We are squatters from the Netherlands. We are asking you to organize a protest (for example at the Dutch embassy) in your country against squatting prohibition in the Netherlands. We suggest to organize your protests between 26 and 28 of November, because Eerste Kamer (First Chamber of Dutch parliament) will vote about squatting prohibition beginning of December. (more…)
Saturday, November 7th, 2009
A huge storm of revolt raged through the streets of Greece in December 2008. After the young Andreas Grigoropoulos was murdered by a cop, riots spread throughout the whole country for several weeks. Hundreds of banks, shops, car dealers, offices,… were attacked, plundered and put on fire. Although it were anarchists and anti-authoritarians who took the lead in this storm during the first week after the murder, it spread itself fast and many people got involved in this revolt against miserable living conditions, against the authorities and against the hopelessness offered by this world to the exploited and oppressed.
But the revolt didn’t cease at the end of 2008, neither did it start on the day of the murder. (more…)
Wednesday, October 28th, 2009
Information about destructive mining project in Mati, Davao, Philippines.
From anarchists in Philippines involved in resistance:
“Autonomous resistance against eco-destruction and social turmoil carried out by capital needs to develop unbounded and analyzed upon creating a revolutionary plight in reclaiming direct control towards freedom- liberatory space and unconstrained desire and capacity beyond the bondages of imagination to put into action -without compromise. The struggle against domination, the enemy- state, capital and religion acquiring and exploiting the earth landscape as extractable resources manifests the ever-growing contagious outbreak of various oppositional elements and social conventions concealed within the legal framework and morality of lobbying, servitude and pacifism until natural life is mechanically being reduced and controlled into the hands of conservation experts, scientists and sustainable management schemes as a means of reaction to such atrocious events. Ideological dogma, reformism and centralized administrative structures often becomes the product of deeds and academic indoctrination consequently suppressing the burning rage of defiance and revolt against the social order and ecological havoc maintained by the ruling forces. Such logic is inflicting coercion over other life forms- a totalitarian mindset taking place within the driving stages and development of social experimentation and control”.
The Hallmark Nickel Project is one of the 23 priority mining projects that are part of the Philippines governments 2004 Minerals Action Plan. Spearheaded by President Arroyo, the plan aims to revitalize the Philippine mining industry and encourage foreign investment as a driver for national development. Hallmark demonstrates the complexity of international mining projects and the challenges in ensuring sufficiently high social and environmental standards are met by international mining companies and their joint venture partners. (more…)
Wednesday, October 28th, 2009
For more background on the community of Kulon Progo, Yogyakarta, Indonesia and their resistance to the planned Iron Mine on their land see: 325 #7
We hope that comrades from abroad can make a solidarity action for the farmers of Kulon Progo and make a presence to the nearest Indonesian Embassy regarding this case. Our dear comrades of Kulon Progo are in one spirit with us. They are our friends in struggle and daily lives. A recent statement from the Sultan of Yogyakarta dictates that they will continue this megaproject and so the consequences are more repression to come. But for sure, from recent gathering and since the beginning of resistance, the Kulon Progo’s peasants remained determined in their resistance and ready for the next social war. This is just a beginning.
For a video from the news media, see this video
Thousands of Kulon Progo Farmers Resist Corporate Evil, Fighting the Police.
This morning (Monday, 20th October 2009), around 2000 coastal farmers connected to PPLP (Paguyuban Petani Lahan Pantai = Shoreline Farmers’ Association), took to the street in front of the office of the mayor of Kulon Progo, in the town of Wates. Twenty-eight trucks full of farmers, who wanted to convey their wholehearted rejection of the planned project to mine iron sands, arrived to demonstrate at the public consultation event. They were in the mood for action, just as they had already carried out many times before. (more…)
Saturday, October 24th, 2009
On 23rd October almost 4,000 workers from different trade unions took part in a demonstration in defence of their workplaces. About 500 people are going to be fired from the Cegielski factory due to the so-called economic crisis. Anarchists and members of anarcho-syndicalist trade union Wokers’ Initiative also took part in the protest.
The demonstrtors first gathered on the premises of the factory and then moved towards the Provincial Office. The bloc of Workers’ Initiative and Sierpien ’80 together with the anarchists was chanting slogans such as “Government out to the pavement, paving stones on the government”, “One, two, three, four, stop those damn dismissals”, “A worker dismissed, a boss hanged”, “Capitalism isn’t working! factories under the control of workers” etc. Rhythms of Resistance samba group from Poznan supported the demo with their rhythms. A banner saying “A worker dismissed, a boss hanged” was dropped from one building on the route of the demo.
When the demonstration reached the Provincial Office, the leaders of Solidarnosc trade union (which organized the demonstration) were declaring a radical fight in defence of the workplaces and even “burning the office”, at the same time they were buring car tyres. When the anarchists joined the shipyard workers in the back of the office building clashes with the police broke out, then the shipyard workers retreated as they were told to by their leaders.
After the demonstration had finished, the cops on horses surrounded a group of anarchists and WI activists, also those from Cegielski factory and took their I.D.s. At the same time one of the WI activists interrupted a live TV interview given by the boss of Solidarnosc and said “The members of our union are being nicked over there, and people from Solidarnosc are doing nothing about it, where is your solidarity??!!”. This event was trasmitted live to the public TV news. None of the demonstrators was arrested. Three cops and one unionist got injured and hospitalized.
Tuesday, May 26th, 2009
KINAIYAHAN / UNAHON!
COLLECTIVELY-RUN ALTERNATIVE RESOURCE AND LEARNING CENTER
Davao City, Philippines
We, the Kinaiyahan Unahon Collective in Davao City, Philippines are now on the track collectively running a small community library and an info center project which is quiet very useful to our collective as a resource base for mobility and especially to people and friends to come around, meet up, work on and do something politically while opening and encouraging an autonomous atmosphere of learning and doing things. (more…)
Posted in Autonomy
Tuesday, May 26th, 2009
We would like to put forward the discussion on revolutionary solidarity because we feel it is not always clear what it is understood or taken for, what people mean with their solidarity expressions, since we see the importance to recognize ourselves in struggles, what it is surrounded with and what it is mistaken for. Because often we see people immediately use this form of activity for the necessary responding to revolt, attack and insurrection elsewhere at that moment, far away from daily imposed social surroundings, thus we wonder if that is what solidarity should imply, and would even question what is the purpose for it, considering it to be completely isolated and disconnected from both imported struggle as local reality. (more…)
Posted in Autonomy
Monday, May 18th, 2009
This is a call out to people involved in squats and autonomous spaces for
2 days of direct action on the 18th & 19th of September 2009 around
housing and the creation of more autonomous spaces at this time of crisis.
Posted in Autonomy