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woensdag 18 september 2013

Appel des détenus du centre fermé, oproep uit gesloten centrum‏,

FR:
http://www.gettingthevoiceout.org/appel-des-detenus-du-centre-ferme-du-127-bis/
NL:http://www.gettingthevoiceout.org/oproep-van-de-gedetineerden-van-het-gesloten-centrum-127-bis/
 
 La tension est depuis déjà plusieurs semaines très vive au centre fermé de
Steenokkerzeel.
 
L’attention de certains détenus est fort mobilisée par les situations
inquiétantes de certains d’entre eux.
 
La semaine passée un détenu d’origine Palestinienne, qui était à 15 jours de
grève de la faim et très affaibli, les avait poussés à entamer une grève de la
faim générale pour revendiquer l’hospitalisation de ce Monsieur. Cette gréve
de la faim a été très vite interrompue et le Palestinien en question a été
expulsé vers la Hongrie : 10 gardes sont venus sans prévenir l’extirper de
force de sa chambre pour l’amener à l’aéroport
 
Ce jour nous recevons un nouvel appel :
 
« Un Monsieur d’origine Irakienne est enfermé au centre fermé 127 bis. Il y a
quelques jours il s’est automutilé et a eu droit à plusieurs  dizaines de
points de suture. Il y a 5 jours il a aussi entamé une grève de la faim. Ce
samedi soir 14/09 il a essayer d’avaler une lame de rasoir et a été
hospitalisé en urgence. Ce matin 15/09 il a été ramené au centre et a été
isolé dans une chambre avec caméras et deux gardiens. »
 
Ses amis nous disent qu’il veut mourir et qu’ils sont sure  qu’il passera
encore une fois à l’acte.
 
Il devrait être expulsé vers la Bulgarie. En Bulgarie il serait détenu pendant
une période indéterminée puis expulsé vers l’Irak ou il ne veut plus mettre
les pieds et dit qu’il y  serait en danger..
 
Les détenus ne savent que faire pour aider leur compagnon et nous demandent
l’aide des associations et la diffusion de  cette information .
 
Ils nous disent qu’ il est insupportable de rester témoin de telles
souffrances sans pouvoir agir.

THE MUSIC VILLAGE - AGENDA WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 16 2013 - BRUSSEL

                                           AGENDA WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 16  2013
  
    Monday 16  September
    FOCUS JAZZ   
    PINTO
       Margaux Vranken (piano, vocals, compositions), Florent Jeunieaux (electric guitar),Vincent Cuper (electric bass),Samy Wallens (drums)
       Freshness, energy, light,... These are the words to describe this new young quartet based in Brussels. 
       These cats are influenced by musicians such as Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays, Egberto Gismonti and Ralph Towner.
        With some contemporary jazz tunes and an original repertoire written by piano player Margaux Vranken, they will take you on a wonderful musical journey. 
        Be ready to travel!
        TICKET : 7.50€
 
    Tuesday 17   
     EXCEPTIONAL BALKANIAN MUSIC NIGHT
     Vodku Band
        István Bata (guitar, vocal), Bede Sarolta  (vocal),  Árpád Szabó (violin, vocal),János Vázsonyi (sax), Szabolcs Takács (bass), Csaba Bakos (percussions)
        The group brings over the traditional Balkan, Russian and Hungarian tunes and melt them with each other, 
         creating the atmosphere of the old taverns where everyone starts to dance as soon as they hear the sound of the violin 
         and the accordion. Other songs touch the soul so deeply that the public imagines itself immediately in a classical Russian novel, 
         and smells the fragrance of old cherry trees.
         More info on https://www.facebook.com/Vodku1?fref=ts       http://www.vodku.hu/
         TICKET : 12€ -14 €
 
      Wednesday 18
      LITHUANIAN SMOOTH JAZZ
     Druskininkai Jazz Ensemble
    Tomas Čiukauskas/ Rokas Barzdžius (saxophone), Linas Bankauskas (guitar synthesizer, arranger),
        Lukas Zinkevičius (guitar), Ričaras Meškerys (bass guitar), Valdas Meškerys (drums)
        An exceptional evening of the Lithuanian jazz in Brussels. “Druskininkai Jazz Ensemble” pays tribute to one of the greatest 
        Lithuanian composers  M. K. Čiurlionis by transforming his preludes into an exciting mixture of jazz modulations. 
        This challenging and unique project has already found its special place in the Lithuanian jazz history.
        More info on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnCgR4v3gxY
        TICKET : 10€ -14 €

      Thursday 19
      TRIBUTE TO ASTOR PIAZZOLLA
      Argentinian Tango Jazz Quartet
   
Gustavo Firmenich (tenor sax & clarinet, lead), Gustavo Corrado (piano),Federico Hilal (bass), Alejandro Beelmann (drums)
         
Gustavo Firmenich,  the leader of this Argentinian band has relaunched in Buenos Aires  the Tango & Jazz, « Tipica & Jazz » concerts.
         
In 2005 he founded the Tango Jazz Quartet, which rapidly conquered Argentina. Famous accordeon jazz player Richard Galliano
         proposed to have a tournée  in Europe in 2011. Since then they have played all over Europe in many Clubs and Festivals.
        
For this  3rd European Tournée, arriving from  Buenos Aires they stop for one nevening at the Village.

        TICKET : 12€ -14 €

      Friday 20
      TOP LATIN JAZZ
      Jan de Haas Vibes Unit
         Jan de Haas (vibraphone), Ivan Paduart (piano), Sal la Rocca (bass), Mimi Verderame (drums)
         A another frenetic way to start the new jazz season, in the company of a dream team quartet, where the Latin fever
        of Jan de Haas as astonishing at the vibraphone as at the drums meets the lyricism of Ivan Paduart at the piano…

       TICKET : 18€ -20 €


     Saturday 21
     VIOLIN GYPSY JAZZ STAR
     Roby Lakatos
         Roby Lakatos (violin), Ivan Paduart (piano), Philippe Aerts (bass), Hans Van Oosterhout (drums)
         Famous Roby Lakatos is back to the Village in the company of 3 of our super jazz cats! “Devil’s fiddler”
         Gypsy violinist Roby Lakatos is not only a scorching  
virtuoso, but a musician of extraordinary stylistic versatility.
         Equally comfortable performing classical music 
as he is playing jazz and in his own Hungarian folk idiom. He has performed at the great halls
        and festivals of Europe, Asia and America. He has collaborated with Vadim Repin and Stéphane Grappelli and In 2004,
        appeared with the London Symphony Orchestra in the orchestra’s “Genius of the Violin” festival alongside Maxim Vengerov. Book early… 

      
  TICKET : 18€ -20 €
      SUNDAY 22 SEPTEMBER
      CAR FREE SUNDAY
      SPECIAL FREE ENTRANCE CONCERTS  in partnership with AB
         Artists take over the buildings and venues in the  Steenstraat-Rue des Pierres and make a unique musical afternoon of it.
          The Music village welcomes two concerts. Door : 14.30
          More info at: http://www.abconcerts.be
              15.30  Maya’s Moving Castle Duo
          16.30  Flip Kowlier Solo

        THE MUSIC VILLAGE
       
FULL PROGRAMME AND RESERVATION ON www.themusicvillage.com

[Assemblee des voisins] Tr : [TousSansPapiers] ?appel au soutien pour une famille syrienne forc?e ? quitter la Belgique (selma benkhelifa)

Une famille syrienne (parents +fille 10ans, 7ans et garcon de 5ans) va etre expuls?e demain du centre et ramen?e de force ? un centre de retour. Besoin d un hebergement d urgence ou soutien pour mettre une tente devant le cabinet du minstre.malheureusement je suis absent jusk 3/10.?
 
 
Si qq peut relayer l appel et prendre contact avec?
 
 
Contact de la famille:?+32491421285.le?p?re?anglais/arabe) la fille et la maman un peu nl.
 
 
 
 
Ni juste, Ni humaine, ni durable
La Belgique refuse la protection d?une famille
Syrienne.
?
?
?
?Dans
un monde domin? par la politique de l?offre et la demande, la gestion des
fronti?res -ce qui dit forcement la politique en mati?re de s?jour et
d?asile-ob?it aussi ? la m?me r?gle, surtout dans les pays avec une forte
histoire migratoire, mais souvent dont les politiques d?immigrations se sont
souvent r?duit ? des mesures ? court terme qui suivent des conjonctures
socio?conomique sans tenir compte de l?avenir ni du c?t? humain. Et?sauf
miracle, rien ne laisse croire que la situation s?arrangera dans les ann?es ?
venir.
?
?Comme la r?gularisation, l?expulsion des
personnes sans s?jour est une soupape. On ne veut plus r?gulariser, on expulse.
On a besoin de la main d??uvre, ou bien le climat politique le permet, on
r?gularise un peu.? Ce n?est ni question de valeurs ou de principes, c?est
avant tout une question de rapport argent/vote. L?histoire de cette famille
syrienne t?moigne de l?absurdit? et de la cruaut? de ces mesures de plus en
plus r?pressives.
?
Une m?re
diab?tique, un p?re, une fille de 10 ans, une autre de 8 ans et un fils de 4
ans, tous ils ont fuit l?enfer d'Alep, en Syrie.? Leur instinct de survie
et les relations ant?rieures du p?re avec la Belgique les ont conduit ici. 4
mois apr?s, la Belgique refuse de traiter la demande car la famille a re?u le
visa? du consulat d'Espagne au Liban, m?me
si elle est arriv?e directement ? Bruxelles. Et comme dit le
??saint?Dublin??, c?est le premier pays europ?en qui rentre en
contact avec le demandeur d?asile qui doit traiter la demande. L?Espagne a
accept?, bien s?r, mais les parents et les enfants, surtout l?a?n?, ne veulent
pas revire le m?me traumatisme ?; ils pr?f?rent plut?t retourner mourir en
Syrie. Ils ont dit la v?rit?, ils paient leur na?vet? tr?s cher, car rien ne
les emp?chaient de ne pas montrer leurs visa.
Et m?me
s?ils repartent en Espagne, rien ne garantit la fin du calvaire. Vu le contexte
de crise, la politique n?est pas plus favorables pour les r?fugi?s en
particuliers, et? pour les immigr?s en g?n?ral.
?
Alors, quoi
dire ? une fille de 10 ans, qui a mis pour quelque mois sa foi en la Belgique,
appris le n?erlandais plus vite que n?importe lequel des fonctionnaires de la
commission europ?enne, qui passent par Bruxelles sans conna?tre la ville,
qui? pr?parent des lois et qui r?duisent le r?ve de SARA, sa petite s?ur
et son petit fr?re en poussi?re.
Mais SARA
continue ? Croire.? Son p?re et sa m?re
qui se sont battus pour pouvoir inscrire? leurs enfants ? l??cole malgr?
la pression de l?office des ?trangers. Alors comme premier cadeau pour ses
parents, elle a adress? une lettre au premier ministre, un nouveau appel au peu
d?humanit? qui reste aux hommes et aux femmes qui font la politique. Avec son
n?erlandais simple, elle a introduit sa lettre (voir plus bas). Pour le reste
et afin de mieux s?exprimer, c?est en arabe qu'elle d?crit son histoire,
esp?rant que monsieur le ministre fera un peu d?effort pour la faire traduire.
?
D?un jour ?
l?autre la police peut d?barquer, forcer la famille, sans torture physique ni
menace, ni avec les armes, mais avec beaucoup de malice et de pressions
psychologique et s?il le faut pousser les enfants ? craquer, ? vouloir partir.
Car on sait qu?aucune m?re ne r?sistera face aux pleurs de ses enfants.
?
Malgr? cela
la famille r?siste?; l?instinct de survie est le plus fort. Leur seule
chance est que la Belgique accepte de revoir leur demande et de consid?rer la
situation particuli?re de cette famille et de la Syrie en ce moment. Mais les
responsables continuent ? nous faire croire que si on fait ?a pour cette
famille, d?autres viendront, alors que tout le monde sait que la majorit? des
r?fugies reste sur les fronti?res en attendant la fin de la guerre pour pouvoir
rentrer chez eux, retrouver sa famille ou au moins enterrer le cadavre d?un
proche.
?
Ni durable,
ni juste, ni humaine,? la politique migratoire traite le migrant venu d?un
pays plus pauvre comme une menace potentielle. Le seul int?r?t qui peut
justifier sa place c?est son apport ?conomique, ses bras. .. tant qu?ils
restent op?rationnels. Et de temps en temps, pour faire fleurir l?image terne
d?une Europe porteuse des valeurs de? la
libert?, on fait croire que des terres d?accueil ont ouvert leurs portes
blind?es ? quelques mis?reux r?fugies d?une guerre. Une guerre o? on se bat
avec des armes fabriqu?es dans le monde libre, et au nom de la libert?.
?
Qui aurait
cru cela, dans des pays ou des millions de personnes ont ?t? sacrifi?es lors
d'une guerre pour un monde libre, dans une terre ou les camps de d?portation et
de concentration sont devenus une partie de la m?moire de l?humanit???
Surtout, il ne faut pas revivre le m?me cauchemar. Mais on oublie que remplacer
le mot d?portation par expulsion ou ?loignement ne suffit pas ? effacer toutes
les horreurs qu?on fait subir ? une personne dont le seul crime est de vouloir
survivre ou vouloir vivre mieux. Remplacer des trains par des avions, des
chambres ? gaz par des chambres pour humilier, b?illonner et attacher la
personne avant son expulsion. Tuer quelqu?un ou l?envoyer se faire tuer quelque
part?..Remplacer les mots ne suffit pas pour enlever tout la cruaut? ? cette
politique pr?sent?e comme juste et humaine.
?
On ne peut
humaniser un centre ferm?, On ne peut humaniser une expulsion. Car on ne peut
humaniser ce qui est inhumain. Refuser l?asile ? une famille syriennes en ce
moment, c?est le sommet de l?inhumanit?.
?
En
2008,? Semira? Adamou a ?t? tu?e pendant
une expulsion, ?touff?e par un coussin. Elle voulait crier pour sa libert?,
elle a ?t? ex?cut?e. Quinze ans apr?s, l?office des ?trangers est en train
d??touffer, jour apr?s jour, l?espoir d?une famille qui fuit l?enfer d?une
guerre.
?
Quel genre
de soutien peut-on apporter ? une personne dont la pr?sence est consid?r?e
ill?gale par la loi??? Qui risque
l?enfermement ? tout moment?? L?expulsion ? tout instant?? Son seul
crime, c?est d?avoir r?v? d?un peu plus de dignit?. Finalement, rien ? part la
solidarit? dans sa forme la plus r?duite?: d?noncer.? Mais si on est
nombreux ? d?noncer certains choses peuvent changer. Sinon c?est la magie de
Maggie de Block qui nous fera avaler toutes ces horreurs?faites au nom
d?une politique juste et humaine.
?
----------------------------------------------
Noch eerlijk, noch humaan, noch duurzaam
Belgi? weigert
de bescherming van een Syrische familie
?
 
In een wereld waar politiek draait om vraag en aanbod,
ondergaat het beheer van de grenzen -die samengaat met het migratie en
asielbeleid- dezelfde logica van vraag en aanbod. Dit is vooral het geval voor
de landen met een oude migratiegeschiedenis. Het migratiebeleid gaat vaak niet
verder dan korter termijn maatregelen in navolging op de socio-economische
conjuctuur van het moment. De toekomst noch de humaniteit van dit beleid worden
hierbij in rekening gebracht. Deze situatie zal niet beteren de komende jaren.
Of kunnen we nog hopen op een mirakel?? 
?
?
Net zoals het regularisatiebeleid, zit het beleid omtrent
de gedwongen uitwijzing van mensen zonder wettig verblijf muurvast. We
willen niet meer regulariseren maar wijzen naarstig uit. Wanneer we nood hebben
aan handenarbeid of wanneer het politieke klimaat wat favorabeler wordt,
regulariseren we beetje bij beetje. Het gaat hier niet om waarden of principes
het gaat hier om de verhoudingen tussen het kapitaal en het verkiezingsklimaat.
Het verhaal dat ik wens te vertellen van een Syrische familie getuigt van de
absurditeit en gruwelijkheid van deze steeds repressievere maatregelen.?
Een diabetische moeder, een vader, een meisje van 10
jaar, een ander van 8 jaar en een jongen van 4 jaar. Allen hebben de hel van
Aleppo in Syri? ontvlucht. Hun overlevingsinstincten en oude contacten van de
vader brachten hen tot in Belgi?. Vier maanden na hun aankomst, weigert Belgi?
hun aanvraag te behandelen. Ondanks het feit dat ze meteen via Brussel in
Europa belanden, gaf het consulaat van Spanje de familie in Libanon een visum.
En zoals het heilige ??Dublin???
akkoord stelt, is het het eerste Europese land dat in contact komt met
de asielzoeker die zijn aanvraag moet behandelen. Spanje aanvaardt de familie
maar de ouders en kinderen, vooral de oudste, wil niet hetzelfde trauma opnieuw
beleven?; in desgevalle verkiezen ze te sterven in Syri?. Ze vertelden de
waarheid, en betalen vandaag duur voor hun na?viteit. Want niets had hen ervan
weerhouden om hun visa niet te tonen aan de Belgische autoriteiten.
En zelfs als de familie beslist naar Spanje te gaan, is
er niets dat hen garandeert dat hun lijdensweg ten einde is, gezien de huidige
context van economische crisis is het beleid niet gunstiger voor vluchtelingen
en migranten in het algemeen. 
?
Wat zeg je dan aan een meisje van 10 jaar, dat gedurende
enkele maanden geloofde in Belgi?, dat sneller nederlands leerde dan gelijk
welke ambtenaar van de Europese Commissie. Ambtenaren die Brussel doorkruisen
zonder haar te kennen, wetgevingen voorbereiden en de dromen van Sara, haar
klein zusje en haar klein broertje reduceren tot stof.
Maar Sara blijft erin geloven. Haar vader en moeder
moesten vechten om hun kinderen in te schrijven in een school, ondanks de zware
druk die ze ondervonden van de Dienst Vreemdelingenzaken. Daarom deed Sara haar
ouders een cadeau, ze schreef een brief naar de eerste minister. Het is een
nieuwe oproep voor een beetje humaniteit bij de politici. Met een simpel
nederlands schreef ze een brief (zie hieronder) en beschrijft ze haar verhaal,
gedeeltelijk in het arabisch om zich beter te kunnen uitdrukken en hoopt dat de
minister een kleine poging zal ondernemen om ze te laten vertalen.
 
Van de ene op de andere dag kan de politie binnenstormen
en de familie dwingen -zonder fysieke martelingen of bedreigigen maar met
wapens en veel boosaardigheid en psychologische druk en, als het moet, de kinderen
doen barsten- om het land te verlaten. Want we weten dat geen enkele moeder
weerstand kan bieden aan de tranen van haar kinderen. 
 
Ondanks dit biedt de familie weerstand. Hun
overlevingsinstinct is sterk. Hun enige kans opdat Belgi? hun aanvraag in
overweging wil nemen, is het aantonen van de specifieke situatie waarin deze
familie en hun herkomstland Syri? zich bevindt. Maar de autoriteiten willen ons
doen geloven dat indien zij een uitzondering maken voor deze familie er nog
anderen zullen volgen. Dit ondanks het feit dat we allemaal weten dat de
overgrote meerderheid van de vluchtelingen dicht bij de grenzen van hun land
blijven, in afwachting op het einde van de oorlog, om terug te kunnen keren
naar huis, hun familie terug te vinden of om op zijn minst de lijken te
begraven van familieleden en vrienden.
?
Noch duurzaam, noch eerlijk, noch humaan, het
migratiebeleid behandelt de migrant die komt van een armer land als een
potenti?le bedreiging. Het enige dat zijn aanwezigheid kan rechtvaardigen is
zijn economische bijdrage, zijn armen... zolang hij operationeel blijft. En af
en toe om ons een beeld toe te eigenen van een Europa die de waarde van
vrijheid zo hoog in het vaandel draagt laten we overtuigen dat we onze
geblindeerde deuren openen voor enkele miserabele oorlogsvluchtelingen. Een
oorlog waarin men vecht met wapens die werd geproduceerd in de ??vrije
wereld?? in de naam van de vrijheid.
?
Wie had kunnen denken dat in landen waar miljoenen mensen
opgeoffert werden in een oorlog voor een vrije wereld, in een wereld waarin de
deportatie- en concentratiekampen deel geworden zijn van de geschiedenis van de
mensheid?: nooit meer mogen we deze nachtmerrie herbeleven. Maar we
vergeten dat wanneer we het woord ??deportatie?? door
??uitwijzing?? of ??verwijdering?? vervangen dit niet
voldoende is om de verschrikkingen uit te wissen die we aan personen aandoen
waarvan hun enige misdaad hun drang naar overleving of een beter leven is.
Treinen worden vervangen door vliegtuigen, gaskamers door vernederingskamers,
gesnoerd en geketend voor zijn uitwijzing. Iemand vermoorden of iemand sturen
naar waar hij de dood zal vinden... De woorden vervangen zijn onvoldoende om de
gruwel te verbergen van een beleid dat voorgesteld wordt als humaan en eerlijk.
 
Een gesloten centrum kan niet humaan worden, een
uitwijzing kan niet humaan worden. Want we kunnen het inhumane niet humaan
maken. Het weigeren van asiel aan Syrische families in de huidige context is
het toppunt van unhumaniteit.
In 1998 werd Semira Adamu vermoord tijdens haar
uitwijzing, gestikt in een kussen. Ze wou schreeuwen voor haar vrijheid, maar
ze werd uitgeschakelt. 15 jaar later verstikt de Dienst Vreemdelingenzaken,
keer op keer, de hoop van een familie die de hel van een oorlog ontvluchtte.
Welke soort steun kunnen we bieden aan een persoon
waarvan de aanwezigheid wordt aanzien als illegaal door de wetgeving?? Aan
iemand die op elk moment het risico loopt om opgesloten te worden??
Uitwijzing op gelijk welk moment. Zijn enige misdaad is zijn droom van een
minimum aan waardigheid. In feite, niet meer dan de solidariteit in haar
gereduceerde vorm?: de aanklacht. Maar als we met velen deze praktijken
aanklagen kunnen we bepaalde zaken veranderen. Zoniet, zal de magie van Maggie
De Block ons deze verschrikkingen doen slikken, in naam van een eerlijk en
humaan beleid. 
 
 
La lettre de Sara pour le premier ministre
?
Mijnheer de EersteMinister
?
ik ben sara mijn oud tien jaar ik kom uit naar Syri? ik
heb problemen maar ik spreek nederlands een beetje het spijt me ik moet bij
arabic schrijven
Ikonrecht aangedaanin Belgi?

(en) Poland, Warsaw : Protests against the anti-social government policy (de)

In the last two years, the workers / interior in Poland have to suffer serious setbacks : 
Your legal and working conditions were worsened repeatedly by the government. The 
retirement age was raised to 67 and the 8 -hour day was abolished. ---- Last even a 78- 
hour week was introduced as a bill, in which the total annual working time can be 
processed in a short period of time without overtime pay, while in the remaining time 
compensatory leave is planned at a lower wage. This profitable for the employer agreement 
should then be discussed individually between workers and employers, without the 
participation of trade unions, and it is even possible that the respective council meets 
such an agreement themselves. ---- As the elected representative / inside these councils 
would also seek the consent of the workforce, to address the waiver of collective rights.
 
Thus, not only would circumvent collective agreements, but there is a broad attack on 
organized labor / interior generally. In response, now, all major trade unions to campaign 
days from 11 to 14.09. called - but not to an indefinite general strike, which could exert 
a real counterweight...
 
As a final day of action on Saturday, 14.09., A large protest in Warsaw instead of the 
reformist trade unions, organized in the form of a star march. Each of these unions that 
participate in the Trilateral Commission for government- mediated labor disputes, attracts 
with its own march through the city to the common final rally.
 
The Polish ZSP based union, member of the International Workers / inside 'Association (IWA 
), will also participate in this protest. However, they do not just run along with one of 
the mainstream political groups, as they offer no alternative. The ZSP - IAA will not 
defend the current status quo, but to build a new alternative that is.
 
Therefore, there will be an alternate block, which is open to all unions that are outside 
of the Trilateral Commission. All small, independent unions, but also non- unionized 
workers / inside, as well as social Organsiationen outside of the political parties are 
welcome. The demonstration begins at 11 clock at the presidential palace, and aims to 
participate in the protest march.
 
To support the ZSP calls to all other Mitgliedsorgansationen the IAA International Union, 
to support the fight for a real general strike in Poland. This could be written protest 
letters to the government of the Republic of Poland or Polish conducted demonstrations 
outside embassies and consulates.
 
update:
 
Already on 12.09. has conducted a protest in front of the Polish Embassy in Bratislava, 
the Slovak Priama Akcia (PA- IAA). Also in Melbourne plans to anarcho-syndicalist 
Federation ( ASF IAA) an action. and
 
Contact the ZSP - IAA
 
http://zsp.net.pl
 

(en) Britain, Call-out from the Autonomous Student Network for (Re)creating an Autonomous Student Network

We (Glasgow Anarchist Federation) have been contacted by the Autonomous Student Network. 
They are keen to talk with student groups in Glasgow that would be interested in working 
with others using anarchist principals. If your group is interested being part of the 
network then their call-out and contact details can be found here: 
http://libcom.org/forums/autonomous-students-network/recreating-autonomous-student-network-28062013 
---- This is a call out for radical anti-authoritarian students and student groups 
interested in (re)creating a national Autonomous Students Network. ---- Following the 
statement of the original ASN(active in 2010-2011), we are proposing a network for 
building solidarity and grassroots power in our campuses, workplaces and communities as 
part of the struggle for radical social change.
 
The ASN would be a project aiming to highlight the problems facing higher education and 
the student movement and taking action to resolve these problems. In the bog of trotskyist 
soundbites, we need an anarchist discourse on education and student organisation that has 
a sustainable network of contact and support behind it. The network should have both a 
local and a UK-wide focus, allowing local groups to support each other?s actions and 
projects while also coordinating groups for joint action on wider issues.
 
We hear plenty about cuts to education but we hear nothing about how our universities have 
been taken over by oligarchies of professional managers running undemocratic institutions 
for business interests. Our universities depend on students, lecturers and staff to 
function. We should be the ones deciding how they are run.
 
Similarly, there are few voices pointing out that the NUS is perhaps the single biggest 
obstacle to the realisation of a strong student movement capable of bringing meaningful 
change. It is little more than a careerist ladder for future Labour politicians whose 
vested interest it is to suppress radical student action. The NUS is unreformable and 
unrepentant. It should be opposed with creative alternatives.
 
This is merely a post to test the waters. We look forward to hearing what people think. 
Get in touch by commenting here or by messaging Sheffieldautonomousstudents@gmail.com
 
In solidarity,
 
Sheffield Autonomous Students.
 
(Re-blogged from 
http://sheffieldautonomousstudents.wordpress.com/2013/06/28/recreating-an-autonomous-student-network/)
 

Brazil, Brief analysis of the episodes of September 7, 2013 by Bruno Lima Rocha

As I have been doing for the months of June and July I present here, in point form, a 
brief analysis of this year?s ?Independence? Day protests. The Saturday, ?day of the 
nation?, was marked by protests in all the state capitals in Brazil, besides Brasilia. I 
can say without a shadow of a doubt that they were the most violent September 7 protests 
in the country?s history, with acts in more than 150 cities. The analysis follows: - ? It 
is a fact. The date of Brazil?s Independence is a factor of national unity. The Brazilian 
Army as a myth of the integrating institution of the three ?races? arising from the Battle 
of Guararapes (in the current state of Pernambuco, in 1654) against the Dutch has no great 
significance. September 7 never enthused, like much of the official history of a country 
that was born as a united kingdom with a Lusophone colonial metropolis.
 
? A date like February 7(martyrdom of Sep? Tiaraju in the region of the Guaranis 
Missions), November 18 (Workers Insurrection of Rio de Janeiro in 1918), July 09 (1917 Sao 
Paulo General Strike) and November 20 (for Zumbi dos Palmares) has a much stronger 
representational weight, equating the popular struggles in Brazil to those of the 1st of 
May to the working class on a world scale.
 
? For the previous stage of the Brazilian struggle, even at the time before and after the 
PT?s assumption of Executive Power, the Grito dos Exclu?dos (Cry of the Excluded), a 
consensual march convened by Liberation Theology within the Catholic left, was enough for 
the level of the previous protest. The first Grito dos Exclu?dos took place during the 
ECO-92 summit in Rio de Janeiro (World Ecology Conference organised by the UN in Rio) and 
afterwards the date gained regularity in the year 1995. The day has always been about 
symbolic struggle and so it remained, changing perspective. From the 1980s until the 
middle of the last decade protests with the same significance as Grito dos Exclu?dos have 
even functioned like an escape valve or a way to make public a permanent agenda and 
struggle. For the current moment, a large part of Grito has become irrelevant.
 
? September 7, 2013 carried with it the prospect of renewing the June protests. It is 
obvious that the date is symbolic and the distance between the left coming from the 
tradition of radical reformism and that of libertarian orientation is also obvious. Within 
this path, organised, especifista, anarchism is not the majority but, in focus, it is 
large. Particularly, one such incident gained a larger dimension in Rio Grande do Sul, 
when Governor Tarso Genro (PT) ordered ? without a warrant ? the Pol?cia Civil 
intelligence to invade the headquarters of the political organisation the Federa??o 
Anarquista Ga?cha (Gaucha Anarchist Federation, FAG). The attempt to criminalise the 
Federation resulted in the national dissemination of the episode, increasing the FAG?s 
notoriety and political respect. But, contrary to what was understood at the end of July, 
the attempts to criminalise the protests and the hijacking of the agenda and direction of 
the movement did not stop.
 
? The criminalisation is in regards to the issue of the use of masks. First it was the 
state of Pernambuco which, through an ordinance (administrative decree) from the Secretary 
of Public Security and ratified by Governor Eduardo Campos (PSB), prohibited the use of 
masks in any form of protest. Since then repression against any type of protest increased, 
forcing the demonstrators to seek forms of protection and response. The increase in the 
level of violence and the criminalisation of the act of hiding one?s face ? something 
predictable once there is filming the whole time ? may increase the confrontations, but 
decrease the number of adherents of disorganised people like there were in May, June (the 
peak) and July of this year.
 
? Already the hijacking of the agenda, when the mainstream media ends up singing the choir 
with the government ? when they affirm the absurd, that the protests are a blow from the 
right ? when it includes demands foreign to all the demonstrators. Who ever is organised 
would no longer convene an act in order to strengthen measures that favour the opposition 
to Dilma, and even less the young people who join the Black Bloc. Tackling the endemic 
corruption and denouncing it is one way of exemplifying the crime of the Rio and Sao Paulo 
governing elite and their relations with Brazilian and transnational capital. 
Respectively, S?rgio Cabral Filho (PMDB) and Geraldo Ackmin (PSDB) today galvanise in 
their respective governments an umbilical relationship with campaign financiers and 
government purchasing and service contracts. Thus, in the country?s two largest cities and 
states the level of conflict will only rise.
 
? I conclude by affirming that it is the tendency of mass movements to have ebbs and 
flows, thus being that the incidence of fighting on the street decreased in the months 
after June, but they have not stopped. The state agendas gained strength, but at the same 
time are in tandom with a new culture of street politics. On July 25 even Globo 
(television network) recognised the anarchist presence in Brazil and did a special report 
(Sem Fronteiras, on its 24 hour news channel, Globo News) which although very much centred 
on Occupy Wall Street and the anti-globalisation movement, at least made the ideology and 
its organised component visible. Those who know the power of agenda know that this is the 
recognition of a new relation of forces. Today, in Brazil, exists the paradox of having 
greater capacity for  timely mobilisation ? even violent ? than conditions of permanent 
grassroots organisation throughout the year. If this distance decreases, the new political 
culture of the streets may be the balancing scales in the year of the 2014 World Cup.
 
Translation: Jonathan Payn

?CALAIS : DISTRIBUTIONS SOUS PRESSION POLICI?RE

http://vibrations0migratoires.wordpress.com/2013/09/14/distributions-sous-pression-policiere/
 
 
 
DISTRIBUTIONS SOUS PRESSION POLICI?RE
 
? nouveau contr?les de police avec palpations corporelles syst?matiques
? l'acc?s au lieu de distribution des repas hier soir vendredi. Le
pr?texte : une altercation la nuit pr?c?dente qui s'est sold?e par des
coups de feu et un ou deux bless?s, la police ne sait pas trop.
 
Bien entendu, aucun passeur ne s'est pr?sent? ? la fouille avec des
revolvers dans les poches. Le but n'a rien ? voir avec le pr?texte.
 
Ce genre de dispositif a au moins quatre utilit?s :
il rend visible que les autorit?s font quelque chose, m?me si c'est
parfaitement inutile ;
il stigmatise les exil?s et leur violence suppos?e ? un moment o? les
expulsions et la mise ? la rue de dizaines de personnes donne une
mauvaise image de la politique men?e ? leur encontre ;
il participe du harc?lement par l'effet dissuasif de la pr?sence
polici?re qui dissuade des exil?s de venir manger et les coupe du coup
des associations, et par l'humiliation de devoir se faire tripoter pour
pouvoir manger ;
il d?cr?dibilise les associations, associ?es ? la police, dans un moment
o? la solidarit? est particuli?rement n?cessaire.
 
Un ?ni?me groupe a ?t? d?couvert dans un camion citerne de produits
toxiques ou irritants, effet des op?rations de d?guerpissement sur la
prise de risque.
 
 
? nouveau contr?le et fouille aujourd'hui samedi ? la distribution du
midi. Toujours aucun passeur charg? de pistolets.

Broadcast in English and Deutsch - The Voices #15 Nigerian Embassy Process and Protest against Deportation‏

Broadcast in English and Deutsch:
Berlin: Listen to Mbolo Yufanyi, Hatef Soltani and Thomas Ndindah Radio
Broadcast  of THE VOICE Refugee Forum on Reboot FM 88,4 in German and
English.
 
The Voices #15 Protest gegen die nigerianische Botschaft
Broadcast
https://soundcloud.com/rebootfm/2013-09-13-the-voices-mp3
http://reboot.fm/2013/09/13/the-voices-15/
 
PDF DOWNLOAD
Einladung zum Pressegespräch und zur Prozessbegleitung am 18. 09. 2013
Berlin - Vereint gegen koloniales Unrecht
http://thevoiceforum.org/node/3330
 
Nigerian Embassy Process:
Invitation for press conference and attendance of legal trial on September
18th 2013
http://thecaravan.org/files/caravan/Invitation_press_conference_September_18_2013.pdf
 
Die Sendung ist den FlüchtlingsaktivistInnen die während den
Politischen Protesten an der nigerianischen Botschaft am 15.Oktober 2012
verhaftet wurden und jetzt angeklagt sind gewidmet.
 
Am 15.Oktober 2012 war die nigerianische Botschaft in Berlin eine (auch
medial überregionale) Bühne für FlüchtlingsaktivistInnen des
Refugee-Protestmarsches von Würzburg nach Berlin, um die korrupte
Kollaboration zwischen der deutschen und nigerianischen Regierung sowie
ihre menschenverachtende Zusammenarbeit bei illegalen
Zwangsabschiebungen von Menschen in zutiefst kolonialer Verbrecherart
zum wiederholten Male und nachdrücklich zu skandalisieren. Gegen diesen
berechtigten politischen Protest gab und gibt es Versuche der
umfänglichen Repression durch das deutsche Regime vermittels
unmittelbarer und unverhältnismäßiger Polizeibrutalität (einschließlich
zahlreicher Verhaftungen in und vor der nigerianischen Botschaft) sowie
mit reihenweisen Strafandrohungen gegen die Verhafteten und weitere
Protestbeteiligte in der offensichtlichen Intention, das politische
Thema zu diskreditieren sowie die stattgehabten illegalen Übergriffe und
Gewalttätigkeiten der deutschen Polizei zu vertuschen bzw. nachträglich
zu legitimieren. Wir werden im Angesicht dieser kolonialen
Ungerechtigkeit nicht schweigen und auch weiterhin klar und deutlich
Stellung gegen diesen Ausverkauf deportierter Menschen nach Afrika
beziehen, indem wir die bekannten Verantwortungslosigkeiten der
beteiligten Regierungen nachvollziehbar benennen.
 
Wenn Sie/ ihr sich/euch als einen Teil dieses Kampfs fühlt(en) und
solidarisch sind/seid, fühlt euch eingeladen und kommt am 18. September
2013 um 12:00 Uhr in den Sitzungssaal 768 und auch am 26. September um
12:30 Uhr in den Sitzungssaal 672 des Amtsgerichtes Tiergarten/Moabit in
der Turmstraße 91 (10559 Berlin).
 
"Widerstand wird zur Pflicht, wenn legitime politische Proteste gegen
die Kontinuität kolonialer Verbrechen vom deutschen Regime
kriminalisiert werden!“
 
Mehr Info:
 
The Voices #15 Protest gegen die nigerianische Botschaft
Broadcast
https://soundcloud.com/rebootfm/2013-09-13-the-voices-mp3
http://reboot.fm/2013/09/13/the-voices-15/
 
PDF DOWNLOAD
Einladung zum Pressegespräch und zur Prozessbegleitung am 18. 09. 2013
Berlin - Vereint gegen koloniales Unrecht
http://thevoiceforum.org/node/3330
 
Nigerian Embassy Process:
Invitation for press conference and attendance of legal trial on September
18th 2013
http://thecaravan.org/files/caravan/Invitation_press_conference_September_18_2013.pdf
 

[Noborder] Rencontre ? Bruxelles autour du projet SURVEILLE

Salut,
 
Ca se passe par chez vous ? BXL : une rencontre autour du projet SURVEILLE (un projet qui, sous couvert d'?tudier les implications ?thiques de l'implantation de syst?mes de surveillance, facilite surtout les conditions de leur d?ploiement).?
La rencontre est organis?e avec le patronage de l'EFUS, le Forum Europ?en de S?curit? Urbaine qui rassemble un certain nombre de municipalit?s europ?ennes en avant-garde dans le domaine s?curitaire, des id?ologues et des professionnels de la s?curit?.
 
 
A surveiller de pr?s ...
http://efus.eu/fr/topics/responses/technology-responses/efus/3470/
 

(en) Coletivo Mineiro Popular Anarquista (COMPA) - Manifesto for freedom of political prisoners from September 7 in Belo Horizonte (pt)

Who was arrested in the demonstrations of September 7? Random people that the police 
arbitrarily identified as "suspects." The persecution of masked protesters is an apology 
from the state to criminalize social fighters. ---- We came through that denounce the 
Military Police of Minas Gerais, using war tactics in the popular (as used for decades in 
the suburbs and slums), with the clear intent to oppress and silence the people who go to 
the street to fight for rights. ---- We repudiate the PM who refuses to use the 
identification and acts that infiltrated among the demonstrators, always starts the 
confusion. We repudiate the racist police and sanitizing hitting, humiliates, torture, 
arrests and kills, choosing generally young blacks to invest their brutality.
 
During the September 7, 56 protesters were arrested, of which 14 remain trapped delos (2 
were released tonight) even without trial. It is noteworthy that most part of social 
movements, black, student and independent.
 
This is a call to all social lutadros and a warning to all opressoros: no matter how many 
or how we will be oppressed, not the calaremos!
 
We call on all to join the acts in opposition to the criminal conduct of the Military 
Police of Minas Gerais and its commanders Cel. Carvalho, Cel. Claudia and the Governor 
Antonio Anastasia.
 
ATO:
* MONDAY, September 9 at 9am on Square Road - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF ALL POLITICAL 
PRISONERS OF SEPTEMBER 7. repudiating a Press Conference convened by the Civil Police in 
the RISP Square Road in order to criminalize the companions.
 
 
 
Release OUR FELLOW!
Demilitarization of the police ALREADY!
FASCIST AM NOT PASS!
 
Belo Horizonte, September 8, 2013.
 

(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL - Unemployment, poverty: Battle for fall (fr)

The Un?dic agreement will be renegotiated this fall, probably in the sense of a return to 
the progressive reduction of benefits. Only the street can prevent this decline our 
rights. ---- Listen carefully, because your interests are threatened. This fall, as every 
three years, the Un?dic Convention, which sets the conditions for unemployment benefits, 
will be renegotiated. Since 1992, almost every negotiation resulted in a regression. The 
tactic is proven: 1) when Un?dic accounts are in the red, they are "cleans" by cutting 
benefits, 2) three years later, they are in the green : what a bargain, we lower employer 
contributions 3) accounts right back: fast, kidneys benefits... ---- burning negotiation 
---- For unemployed workers are less likely to compensate, just move the cursor 
requirements : it will have contributed more months to be compensated less time...
 
Each cursor, unemployment insurance tens of thousands of people are denied.
 
In 2013, it will surprise no one, the accounts are in the red. With 112,700 unemployed 
compensated in 2012 and 89,600 in 2013, the debt Un?dic will reach ? 18.6 billion.
 
So negotiating the autumn turns hot. Pierre Gattaz, the new head of MEDEF, said he would 
oppose any increase in employer contributions, and he wanted the restoration of " 
degressive allowance" [1]. The formula is released. This is the key to the battle ahead.
 
What is the "degression"? It is a place between 1992 and 2001 system that benefits the 
unemployed d?croissaient regularly, until they reach the minimum social benefits. It was 
said cynically CFDT at the time, to encourage them to find work...
 
Degression was canceled by Un?dic 2001 Convention, in exchange flicage of unemployed 
workers, now threatened with removal if they refuse jobs offered to them [2]. The 
challenge in 2013 is to restore degression maintaining the policing.
 
On the street
As usual, the yellow unions, CFDT head sign with both hands everything will MEDEF under 
their nose. As usual, the CGT refuse to sign. The problem is that non- signature is not 
sufficient to block the deal. We must therefore rely on the street. Otherwise, the next 
convention Un?dic will be a very hard blow to the fragile, so all workers and workers.
 
For now, the opinion remains passive. The marches against unemployment held between June 
15 and July 6 ( read here ) did not echo hoped. But the fall can be a new step, 
articulated mobilization is preparing against the pension reform. Must initiate a campaign 
with a broad forehead, from which it must exclude any opposing the Government PS- EELV 
union and political forces, but the organizations of the unemployed, precarious must be 
the pivot.
 
Such a campaign could have steps: 1) a week of information to alert the public about what 
is coming, 2) a national demonstration in front of the negotiation, to measure forces, and 
3) a week of action at the time negotiations with occupancy Pole Employment agencies.
 
Roll up our sleeves !
 
William Davranche (AL Montreuil )
 
[1] Interview with Pierre Gattaz the World June 14, 2013.
 
[2] Since October 2008, we incurred if the radiation is denied two " reasonable job offers."
 

France, Organisation Communiste Libertaire: What we want is not more bosser for bosses! (fr)

The vast majority of people who will show September 10 will do so because they want a 
stable work properly paid to an age enabling them to enjoy a healthy retirement for as 
long as possible. ---- This ideal of a human capitalism redistributing a portion of its 
profits to maintain social peace that has prevailed for decades in rich countries is not 
at all what is today for those who lead world affairs. They returned more openly bases of 
capitalist exploitation: paying the labor force as little as possible, precarious jobs, 
reduce payroll taxes, increase profits by financial speculation. So what if tomorrow the 
most proletarians have nothing to get a full pension : unemployable for 25 years, 
disposable 50, how could they justify 43 years of contributions even pushing the legal 
retirement age until at least age 65 in 2040 ?
 
In 2012, the CAC 40 companies have $ 41 billion distributed to shareholders, and tax 
evasion is estimated at $ 60 billion per year. The tremendous productivity gains for 
decades only serve to increase the fortunes of Bettencourt, Arnault, Pinault, estimated 
respectively at 23, 22 and 15 billion euros in 2013 ranking, while the pressure on labor 
income s ' increases.
This means that the MEDEF, the social- environmental government will grant it : extending 
the contribution period required for a full pension, de-index pensions to inflation, 
calculate the pensions of the public service of more than six current month are considered 
in the tracks Moreau report.
ANI ( national agreement ) of 11 January 2013 which resulted in the so-called " job 
security " law has already established within companies a real blackmail accept 
flexibility, lower wages and mobility on pain of dismissal.
 
To those who say that the class struggle is for the " old days ", we say that currently it 
is the bosses who openly lead and it is high time that we may live our turn !
 
Their "crisis" is not ours, but we nevertheless suffer more. Not only the number of 
employees decreases stable jobs in Western countries ( in favor of less expensive jobs in 
"emerging" countries, precarious contracts and statutes in OCD ), but most banks, there is 
little saved by States bankruptcy due to their hazardous speculations, now impose drastic 
reductions in public spending.
We will work harder for less money, we are subject to the laws of the market for former 
public services (transport, energy, telecommunications... ), and on top of that, the state 
will give us more of the same quality of service for what he has kept or given to local 
authorities ( education, health...). There is little that the police and the various tools 
of social control that not too may find their ways down, so it is necessary to maintain 
order and to bend the rebels.
 
But if we live in difficult times, it is also an opportunity for us to rest the 
fundamental question of the place of work in social relations. The refusal bosser for 
patrons is the relationship of subjection involved wage labor in a market economy. It is 
not to live at the expense of others as do the capitalists, but the means of production 
and exchange are not managed by their current "legal" owners or by state bureaucrats, but 
by people involved in the foreground, and what each one produces and consumes is thought 
and decided collectively through social relations based on equality. This is what we call 
communism. It is necessary now to think different from those that oppress us social relations.
 
Bertolt Brecht expressed something very similar in the Arts and the Revolution :
"As long as we can live in looking for the right deal, as long as they say" you or me "and 
not" you and me " as long as it will not move ahead but others, as long as there will be war.
As long as capitalism exists, as long as war exists. "
 
We still live in this state of permanent war, the news reminds us. We are still in an 
economic war is what is called "crisis."
 
Finally, we are also always in a situation of ideological war, the enemy "red" being 
replaced by "Muslim" or migrant " undocumented ". It is important to reaffirm and 
demonstrate through concrete solidarity that their wars are not ours, that we are all 
equal and operated all exploiters our common enemies.
 
One war should we, the class war !
 
Libertarian Communist Organisation
 
http://oclibertaire.free.fr/
 
oclibertaire@hotmail.com
 

(en) Britain, Bristol, Anarchism and the Black Revolution

On Wednesday the 17th of October, Bristol will be hosting JoNina Abron-Ervin and Lorenzo 
Ervin as they give talks on their involvement in the US Black Power Movement and struggles 
that continue to this day. ---- JoNina is the author of Driven by the Movement: Activists 
of the Black Power Era and will speak about her interviews with some 20 Black Power 
Activists aswell as her own activity in the Black Panthers, where she became editor of the 
Black Panther Newspaper.  She will detail the experiences of those organising from the 
grassroots, and participants in radical organisations including the League of 
Revolutionary Black Workers. ---- Lorezo was sentanced to life imprisonment after he 
allegedly attempted to murder a Ku Klux Klan leader before hijacking a plane to Cuba.
 
Whilst in Prison he was supported by the Anarchist Black Cross and wrote Anarchism and the 
Black Revolution. He has continued to struggle against the Prison Industrial Complex and 
other forms of state sanctioned racism after an international campaign led to his release 
after 15 yeras inside.
 
Both are currently involved in the Black Autonomy Federation, and anti fascist organising. 
  Learn how they and other protesters in Memphis faced down the Ku Klux Klan and 500 riot 
police earlier this year, and the strategies and tactics people across America are using 
to confront fascism and state repression and build autonomous, anti-authoritarian networks.
 
When:  7pm Wednesday October 16th,
Where: Malcolm X Centre, City Road/Ashley Road
Cost: Free/Donation
Publicity:  We are currently printing and distributing flyers/posters, if you would like 
any to put up get in touch. Facebook event for the talk.
The Bristol leg of the tour, which also includes a talk by JoNina hosted by the UWE 
Feminist Society on Thursday the 17th, and hopefully a further talk by Lorenzo, is 
Supported by the Malcolm X Centre, Bristol Anarchist Federation and the Solidarity Federation.
 
If you can?t make it to Bristol there are also talks taking place in Cardiff, Birmingham, 
Nottingham and at the London Anarchist Bookfair.
 

(en) Anarkismo.net: Under Attack, Mexico?s Teachers Fight Back Against Neoliberal ?Reforms? by Scott Campbell

Along with attacks from the police, the teachers have been under siege from all sides.
With the state pushing reform forward, the National Representative Assembly of the CNTE 
decided to call off the beginning of the school year and declared an indefinite work 
stoppage starting on August 19. They called for a massive convergence in the Z?calo and 
for more than three weeks, over 40,000 teachers from all corners of Mexico have reinforced 
the encampment, turning the Z?calo into a tent and tarp city. ---- On December 1, 2012, 
while protests were being brutally repressed in the streets, Enrique Pe?a Nieto addressed 
Mexico for the first time as the country?s newly-anointed president. He outlined the five 
main goals of his administration and announced ten ?presidential decisions? to achieve them.
 
To reach his third goal of ?quality education for all,? Pe?a Nieto stated he had decided 
to pursue a program of educational reform requiring the modification of the constitution 
and the establishment of a national evaluation system for teachers. And in doing so, Pe?a 
Nieto ? the Butcher of Atenco and the signed, sealed and delivered choice of the ruling 
elite ? made clear his intention to target education and take on Latin America?s largest 
union, the National Union of Education Workers (SNTE).
 
He wasted no time in getting to work. The following day, the heads of the three main 
political parties signed the ?Pact for Mexico,? a document committing them to Pe?a Nieto?s 
five goals. With such backing, Pe?a Nieto?s proposed changes to the constitution easily 
passed both houses of Congress and were quickly approved by a majority of state 
legislatures. On February 26, 2013, the constitutional reforms related to education went 
into effect.
 
Full implementation of the reforms required the passage of three regulatory laws, which 
Pe?a Nieto sent to Congress on August 14. While opposition to the reform was immediate, 
the impending start of the school year, along with the introduction of the laws, kicked 
the resistance into high gear. The struggle was and is led by the National Coordinating 
Committee of Education Workers (CNTE), a democratic formation within the markedly 
anti-democratic, corporatist and corrupt SNTE.
 
Since the announcement of the educational reform, the CNTE has organized marches, strikes, 
and meetings with government officials, presented alternative models to the proposed 
reform, and undertaken educational efforts to inform parents and the public in general 
about the repercussions of the reform. On April 19, teachers from the CNTE established an 
encampment in the Z?calo, the main plaza in Mexico City. With the state pushing the reform 
forward, the National Representative Assembly of the CNTE decided to call off the 
beginning of the school year and declared an indefinite work stoppage starting on August 
19. They called for a massive convergence in the Z?calo and for more than three weeks, 
over 40,000 teachers from all corners of Mexico have reinforced the encampment, turning 
the Z?calo into a tent and tarp city. In an assembly on September 7, teachers from 25 
states (out of 31, plus the Federal District) and 37 SNTE branches (out of 59), joined by 
55 civil society organizations, announced their united opposition to the educational 
reform and their plan to amplify the scope of the struggle.
 
The neoliberalization of education
 
The attack on education did not begin with Pe?a Nieto. In recent years, Mexico?s teachers 
have seen the imposition of a nationwide standardized test, ENLACE; reforms to privatize 
and reduce the benefits available to teachers and other federal employees through the 
Institute for Social Security and Services for State Workers (ISSSTE); and, an attempt by 
previous president Felipe Calder?n and SNTE boss Elba Esther Gordillo (now in prison for 
corruption) to exert more federal control over teachers through the Alliance for Quality 
Education (ACE) scheme.
 
The basis for Pe?a Nieto?s reforms can be found in a 2010 agreement Mexico signed with the 
neoliberal Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which in part 
stated, ?Mexico urgently needs a standards-based teacher evaluation system?to reward 
excellent teachers or support lower-performing teachers. Teachers who permanently display 
a low level of performance should be excluded from the education system.?
 
Publicly supported in his efforts by pro-business lobbying groups such as Mexicanos 
Primero and the Employers Confederation of the Mexican Republic (COPARMEX), Pe?a Nieto set 
out to implement the OECD agreement and then some.
 
The constitutional modifications and regulatory laws change Articles 3 and 73 of Mexico?s 
Constitution. Together, they create a standardized system of teacher evaluation, as well 
as granting schools ?autonomy? ? that is, autonomy to raise funds from the private sector 
? in other words, to become privatized.
 
A standardized evaluation system that is imposed from above without the input of teachers, 
yet at the same time placing the fault for low scores solely on teachers? shoulders, is 
extremely problematic. The attempt to create a monocultural, one-size-fits-all education 
system that produces a certain type of student, as Gallo T?enek notes, ?doesn?t, knowing 
the cultural diversity that exists, take into account the reality and local conditions of 
each of the regions, municipalities, communities and states in the country, as well as the 
inequality and poverty that prevail throughout the nation ? for example, in regions of 
Oaxaca, Chiapas, Guerrero, contrary to the better conditions that exist in cities such as 
Monterrey, Guadalajara and the Federal District.?
 
The second major aspect of the reform, making schools ?autonomous,? opens up each school 
to be directly influenced by capital. As CNTE Section 22 from Oaxaca explains in a letter 
to parents, ?Parents will have to pay for the education of their children, since the 
federal government has disowned its responsibility to maintain schools, meaning it will 
not send funds to build, equip or provide teaching materials for schools. It also clearly 
states that parents and teachers will manage the financial resources to maintain the 
operation of the schools, which will lead to the establishment of compulsory monthly, 
bimonthly, or semiannual fees.?
 
By forcing schools to continually fundraise in order to exist, CNTE Section 9 points out 
that the legislation ?opens the door for, in the name of autonomy, and with the pretext of 
involving parents in the management and maintenance of the schools, the de facto 
legalization of fees, allowing the entrance of businesses into schools and turning the 
constitutional provision guaranteeing free public education into a dead letter. This has a 
name: privatization.?
The teachers fight back
 
Given the broadside attack on education, it is no wonder teachers have mobilized in such 
numbers. As Lev Moujahid Vel?zquez Barriga, a teacher from Michoac?n who even in 2002 was 
teaching students under a tree as there was no classroom, told Contral?nea, ?If we aren?t 
here, in the future the children aren?t even going to have a school or a place to study.?
 
The teachers and their supporters have organized daily marches from their encampment in 
the Z?calo. Carolina previously reported for El Enemigo Com?n, ?Since they set up camp in 
the Z?calo, they?ve held marches and protests, encircled the national House of 
Representatives and Senate, blocked the highway to the Mexico City Airport, made ?courtesy 
calls? to Televisa and TV Azteca, cordoned off the Public Education Department, carried 
out a megamarch to Los Pinos (the Mexican White House), joined a multitudinous march 
against the energy reforms, and despite extreme harassment, encirclement and armed 
violence by the Mexico City riot police, marched on the federal Congress at San L?zaro on 
September 1.?
 
Along with attacks from the police, the teachers have been under siege from all sides. The 
corporate media have embarked on a ?satanization campaign,? relentlessly painting the 
teachers as violent, lazy, greedy vandals responsible for generating chaos in Mexico City 
and holding the nation?s children hostage. Congresspeople have called for investigations 
into the CNTE, claiming that outside groups are funding the encampment in order to foment 
rebellion. Their own union ? loyal to power, not its members ? has been calling for them 
to return to work, while SNTE President Juan D?az de la Torre tours the country extolling 
the educational reform and the SNTE website lauds the plan.
 
Realizing what is at stake, the teachers have not been moved. In recent days they have 
carried out several massive marches. On September 1, as noted above, teachers and their 
supporters marched on Congress, forcing Pe?a Nieto, who was due to give his first State of 
the Union address there, to delay it until September 2 and deliver it from Los Pinos. The 
September 1 action saw clashes and police violence, with over 20 people arbitrarily 
arrested, including three independent journalists. All but seven were promptly released, 
and after paying exorbitant bails of 126,000 to 135,000 pesos each, all are now free, but 
still facing a litany of trumped-up charges.
 
Large marches also occurred on September 4, 5 and 8. On September 10, Pe?a Nieto signed 
the three regulatory laws, completing the legal process of his education reform. 
Unwavering, the teachers moved forward with the previously announced national general 
strike on September 11. Marches and other actions took place in at least 23 states. In 
Mexico City, tens of thousands of teachers and supporters took the streets. For hours they 
blocked major roads such as the Paseo de la Reforma and the Circuito Interior. Clashes 
with the police occurred on numerous occasions, with police beating, kicking and spraying 
fire extinguishers at protesters. At least 12 protesters were injured by the police violence.
 
On September 12, the negotiating committee of the CNTE met with Interior Minister Miguel 
?ngel Osorio Chong, netting no results. The CNTE demanded a meeting with Pe?a Nieto and 
for a detailed analysis of the impact of the educational reform to be carried out. Osorio 
Chong asked for the teachers to leave the Z?calo before the Independence Day celebrations 
on September 15 and 16. With reports of a joint military and police plan to remove the 
teachers? encampment by force before September 15, the CNTE has announced it will decide 
its next moves through national and state assemblies.
 
Pe?a Nieto, with the collaboration of the media, the corporate class and the main 
political parties, may have been able to move his educational reform package through the 
legislative process with relative ease. Yet, when it comes to implementation, that is 
another matter. CNTE Section 18 from Michoac?n, which has 12,000 teachers in the Z?calo, 
has already announced its intention to ignore the reform. In the face of unceasing attacks 
and pressure, the teachers continue to steadfastly reject the latest neoliberal offensive 
against Mexico?s education system.
 
http://www.anarkismo.net/article/26192
 
Link esterno:
http://elenemigocomun.net/2013/09/mexico-teachers-neoliberal-reform/
 

(en) US, Workers Solidarity Alliance, Ideas &Action, The Revolutionary Party Is An Oxymoron By Steven Fake

The campaign of socialist Kshama Sawant for the Seattle City Council continues to attract 
excitement on the left for her strong showing. A Counterpunch contributor recently called 
it a ?highly significant? development. I wish her well of course. A socialist threat in 
the city of Microsoft, Amazon, and Starbucks is indeed heart warming. Hopefully the 
publicity will introduce some new people to socialism. But electoral campaigns are not a 
promising strategy for systemic change. ---- As a native of Reading, PA, one of only three 
cities in the country that were once controlled by socialists (the others being 
Bridgeport, CT and Milwaukee, WI), I can appreciate the genuine positive policy 
implications (The Historical Review of Berks County noted in 1965 that ?the Socialists 
should be remembered for having given Reading the best municipal government it has had 
within the lifetime of any Reading citizen today?) and hopeful symbolism involved.
 
It?s a bit like the emotions stirred up by electing the first black president. History, 
however, forces us to cast a skeptical eye on this route.
 
The idea of the revolutionary party goes back to Marx. Opposition to this conception of 
the path to socialism from Bakunin created one of the foundational splits of the 
anarchist-Marxist rivalry that has endured for generations since. Charged partisan 
score-keeping of these two factions of socialism is not particularly edifying in general, 
but on this question Bakunin is clearly validated by history.
 
The party strategy was first exemplified by the Social Democratic Party in Marx?s 
homeland, Germany. The strength of European workers? movements showcased the strengths and 
limitations of the method. On the one hand, workers were able establish genuine social 
welfare states that made the Nordic countries the envy of the world ? but that marked the 
limit of their achievements. The ruling class remained.
 
The reasons were always clear. If the party operates within the the existing political 
system it will stall within the structures of managed democracy controlled by big 
business. Its politicians will be corrupted or they will not be (re)elected. The mistake 
is in believing that mere popularity with the public is sufficient to win under such a 
system. By engaging in the electoral battle, one is naively perpetuating the illusion that 
the political structure is essentially democratic.
 
Even if a party manages to achieve success while subverting the established political 
system, results are unlikely to improve. A party by definition seeks to install itself in 
power. Its aim is not ? upon marching into the palace vacated by the old rulers ? to 
reformulate governance so that power is distributed throughout society, i.e. to establish 
democracy, for that would be organizational suicide. Thus seeking to obtain socialist 
democracy through a party is a non sequitur.
 
Still, the party idea has never died, though its appeal has happily diminished somewhat in 
the last two decades. Paul Le Blanc, at a talk given in London in May, tells us that ?The 
possibilities now exist for the coming together of the kind of revolutionary party that 
Lenin spoke of.?
 
A parenthetical note on Lenin. Le Blanc assures us that ?Lenin was concerned in all of his 
political thinking and activity with the question of what must be done ? actually, in the 
real world ? for the workers to take power.? The assertion is demonstrably false. It is 
hard to think of a misreading of history that has done more damage, given that it caused 
generations of revolutionaries the world over to follow a false star towards authoritarianism.
 
Returning to the party strategy for achieving socialism, Le Blanc says ?The responsibility 
of any revolutionary group worth its salt will be to help create the preconditions 
necessary for the emergence of [a mass revolutionary] party.? Le Blanc is a member of the 
ISO, one of the two largest revolutionary groups in the U.S. (the other being the IWW) and 
an organization which takes as a given the beliefs expressed here by Le Blanc. So clearly 
the old notion of Marx is still popular, despite its track record.
 
The alternate danger is to leave a vacuum while disavowing power, which is sure to be 
filled by the unscrupulous. This was unfortunately what transpired when Zapata and his 
forces seized Mexico City and, after taking some iconic photos, simply returned south to 
their homes. It was an action that bestowed great honor upon him. This was no typical 
power-hungry charlatan. Unlike Villa, he refused to even sit in the presidential chair.
 
Contrast that with Lenin. Having just  seized power in Russia, Trotsky recounts that he 
smiled and said ?The transition from the state of illegality, being driven in every 
direction, to power?is too rough. It makes one dizzy,? and crossed himself.
 
Zapata was not dizzy with power. But subsequent events in Mexico would prove that 
leadership uninterested in power was not enough ? more was needed: a vision of democracy.
 
Filling the vacuum is a difficulty confronting not just Zapata but every activist. If a 
party is not needed, organization surely is. Institutionalizing protest in a democratic 
manner is the great challenge before us. It is the problem being tackled, successfully or 
not, by Occupy and the World Social Forum, by dissidents in Puerta del Sol, Tahrir, 
Syntagma, and Taksim.
 
Links at: http://ideasandaction.info/2013/09/the-revolutionary-party-is-an-oxymoron/
 

(en) Turkey, Devrimci Anar?ist Faaliyet DAF: Now Every Street Is Ahmet, Every Street Is Ali Ismail... Now It Is Time To Raise Struggle (tr)

Now Every Street Is Ahmet, Every Street Is Ali Ismail... Now It Is Time To Raise Struggle
Under the sun of June; the riots which have started in Taksim and  have spread everywhere; 
  have turned into the September riots in Ankara. The wind of the resistance which has 
been blowing for many days in ODT? and Tuzlu?ay?r, have been saluted from all around the 
region, near and far. The ones who shine in the sky, the ones who are waving the flags of 
rebellion, who have been carrying the passion of revolt and who turn winds to storm, 
welcomed September with resistance. Salute to all who resist!
The authority and his law enforcement officers has murdered six of our brothers. The pain 
in our hearts is so deep. But they have also been a source of life for our struggle. Now 
the squares, the streets are resonating with the name of Ahmet... Resisting with his name, 
Ahmet.
 
Ahmet Atakan was our second brother who was targetted by the police and murdered in 
Antakya. He was taking part in the actions, on every monday for memory of Abdullah C?mert 
and the resisters of Taksim Gezi Park. While he was walking to Armutlu, the police 
attacked and the clashes have started. Just behind the barricades while resisting to the 
police, he fell down suddenly, after being hit on the head by one of the many gas canisters.
 
The murderer police of the murderer state killed Ahmet. The state that had said ?he was 
beaten by his own friends? after the death of Ali ?smail, was now saying that ?Ahmet has 
fallen down from the roof by himself.? After the murder of our brother, the state wanted 
to justify himself, wanted to hide this murder. But he couldn?t manage. Just like we have 
gone out to the streets, after Ali ?smail, Ethem, Abdullah, Mehmet, Medeni; this time we 
have gone out for Ahmet as hundreds of thousands. Our brothers have been murdered and our 
rage have flooded to the streets.
 
Medeni Y?ld?r?m is one of the last victims of the murderer state?s new war period under 
the name of peace period which the state is trying to build using a new army station 
system, Castle-station. Medeni is the nephew of Adnan Y?ld?r?m who was assassinated by the 
state in 1994, which is a strong proof that the systematic genocide in the region is still 
continuing. Murderer soldier of the murderer state has stolen the life of our brother 
Medeni. Medeni was standing against the castle-stations on the 28th of june 2013; he was 
standing as U?ur?s rage, as Ceylan?s rage who have been murdered with machine guns and 
howitzers. Medeni was always on the front with his growing rage and in the growing 
resistance, he still is, with U?ur?s and Ceylan?s.
 
Ethem Sar?s?l?k was shot by a police officer, Ahmet ?ahbaz, on the 1st of june , in 
G?venpark in Ankara. Ethem was a revolutionary worker. While he was studying in an 
industrial high school, he quit on his second year.  He took part in the protests for free 
education while studying. Ethem?s life was always in the center of injustice and he was 
always fighting against it. Thus he resisted throughout his life and the day came and he 
lost his life resisting.
 
Abdullah C?mert has texted a message just 8 hours before his death, saying; ?In 3 days I 
have slept for only 5 hours. I got tear gassed countless times, rode out from death for 
three times. And do you know what the people say? ?Let it go, are you the one to save the 
country? Yes, even though we can not save her we are going to die while trying.  (I am so 
tired, I am standing on 7 energy drinks and 9 painkillers  in 3 days. My voice is husky 
but I am on the streets on 6 am again, only for revolution.)? Abdullah was talking about 
dying for a revolution in his text, and it became true and death has caught him while 
resisting.
 
Mehmet Ayval?ta?, on 2nd of June in Umraniye, has blocked the highway along with tens of 
thousands. May Day neighbourhood was resisting with Mehmet. During the intensive attack of 
the law enforcement forces, one taxi driving on the highway, drove toward Mehmet. He ran 
over Mehmet and ran away.  Mehmet was only 19, he was on the streets for the struggle of 
the oppressed ones against the oppressors. He was believing in a thought that no one can 
oppress the other, and he was a revolutionary resisting for this. His body was run over 
but his thought and the struggle of the oppressed has grown even more.
 
While the news for the ?need AB blood, for our friend in Osmangazi Medical faculty, who 
have been exposed to police violence.? have been spreading through the social media, Ali 
?smail was struggling for his life. On 3rd of june, he was beaten by the cooperation of 
fascist and police, had wounds on his body and head, going from one hospital to another 
and given a clean bill of health, went back home and later taken to hospital again with 
the cerebral bleeding symptoms and rushed into surgery immediately. Even though that Ali 
?smail was struggling for life, the state, its police, its fascist, its hospital and its 
doctor have made an effort to kill him in an organised way. Ali ?smail who believed 
resisting on the streets in order to win, went out from the surgery losing his life. He 
was the last victim of Taksim resistance.
 
They became milestones, became resistance, became life. The murderer state and bloody 
handed government should know that our struggle is going on and will continue. Ethems, 
Abullahs, Mehmets, Ali ?smails, Ahmets have become millions resisting and will resist!
Authority is killing our brothers, under these conditions revolt is inevitable.
 
Revolutionary Anarchist Action (DAF)

Time for Plan A - Anarchy campaign in the Rhine-Ruhr area (de)

On 05 October starts with an opening party in the autonomous center in M?lheim an der 
Ruhr, a three-month campaign with the slogan: "Time for Plan A". Organized by various 
groups around the Anarchist Federation Rhine / Ruhr, more than two dozen events provide an 
insight into past, present and future of anarchism. General introductions will take place 
as well as events at certain anarchist currents, such as anarcho-syndicalism, 
anarcho-communism or the Anarchafeminism and anarchist positions on topics such as 
religion, gender, city policy or veganism. In addition, you expect readings, poetry and 
film screenings. Concluding with a meeting in the framework of an organized, like new 
interested people together to evaluate the campaign and plans for the future.
 
In addition to the support provided by individual member groups and individuals, we 
support the campaign as a federation of material and a special edition of G?i D?o. This 
will include discussions on various topics touched upon here, as well as perceptions of 
the involved groups and structures and an interview with the editors, with some people 
from the preparatory committee, which we publish here already.
 
 
Please introduce yourselves short. How did the initiative AFRR? What groups are there? How 
has the initiative from the first meeting on the 2nd Libertarian media exhibition 
developed to date?
 
Petra: The initiative AFRR occurred because several people had independently the need for 
anarchist organization. By chance these people then came together. Through a contact with 
the inside of the organizer * 2 libertarian media fair, it was possible to organize a 
first public meeting on this very show.
 
Heinz: And this meeting was huge. About 50 people had gathered to discuss the possibility 
of an anarchist federation in the Ruhr. (Laughs) Sorry, could not be saved all over this 
momentum. But now there is at least one group in Dortmund, Bochum and one in another in 
Dusseldorf, in the widest sense emerged from this meeting. With the eastern Ruhr 
anarchichstischen group there is also already a group member of the Federation of German 
anarchists (FdA) is.
 
Petra: Basically, we are very happy with the last year. The anarchist organizing our 
attempt is certainly the largest and most serious attempt since a long time in the Rhine / 
Ruhr area. The current status seems that the locally forming groups focus primarily on 
themselves and their work. What is logical for us because these initiatives must also only 
consolidate once. We wish all of us but for the future a stronger networking and that the 
federal structure of the AFRR is further established.
 
Why anarchy campaign in the area between the Rhine and the (In) watch?
 
Heinz: Well, we know that there are many people in the Ruhr area, which is either an 
anarchist understand * the inside or the Anarchist idea but facing very positive. But 
often they see in the anarchist movement (yet) organizational alternative. Therefore, they 
are often active in groups, where they constitute a political minority. We want to show, 
among other things, that the anarchist movement in our area is now able to go through with 
ambitious projects.
 
Petra: Not to mention all the other people who are all too happy to think of anarchy 
"chaos and violence." Them we want to bring the idea of ??anarchy content closer 
especially. Because we know from many conversations that most people hold exploitation and 
oppression of man by man is not a good idea. The question is just how to get to a society 
where it is implemented? We try to answer with our campaign.
 
Bernd: Or rather, we try to get in touch with the campaign to people about these very 
issues. We have answers often do not, but are often seekers. Because our way is a process 
and we do not presume to be able to give answers to all urgent issues, how can we presume 
to find a relatively small answers related to all people? This would contradict our ideas 
and ideals.
 
And why now?
 
Bernd: I do not quite understand the question. But I think that we had no particular 
reason to do it now. I mean, there is no anarchsistischen anniversary or any other event 
that we have taken as the occasion.
 
Petra: It was so easy that anyone has incorporated the idea, and then immediately gave 
people who have said, "Yes, we do." We stopped and keep it simple for a good idea, the 
idea of ??anarchy times specifically and concentrated in the region between the Rhine and 
Ruhr-On imagine.
 
Who do you want to address with the campaign?
 
Bernd: There are actually three target groups. The first is ourselves, because as Bernd 
has already said, we are even more "seekers". That is, we learn a lot in and through this 
campaign. A second target group are all the anarchists who are still non-anarchist groups 
active in others. You, we want to show that the movement is a self-organizing at all 
weaknesses, already an alternative. Of course we do not expect that they therefore all 
occur with us - but we hope to have more contacts, cooperation and honestly on another, 
new, explicitly anarchist groups in the Rhine / Ruhr area. The third target group are 
people who do not move in anarchist and radical leftist groups, which we will try to 
inspire you with our ideas. Since we also want to clearly point out: This system is not 
alternative as it is too often shown!
 
And how the campaign will run exactly?
 
Petra: In the beginning we had a lot of very creative ideas and what the shapes, but also 
what the places and was concerned that. Unfortunately, much of this time we could not 
convert. Yet we are simply too few and sometimes we simply lack the necessary contacts. 
Such a program is left at the end, which is usually served with the traditional lecture 
and discussion. We have also tried to organize some cultural events, just stay tuned to 
one or the other action.
 
Can you tell about the program of events of the campaign a little more?
 
Bernd: That will be very colorful! There are events to gentrification, jail, gender 
issues, to anarcho-syndicalism, poetic evenings, something about the situation in Greece 
and much, much more. So it looks like we will not all events are in our printed materials. 
Therefore please respect afrheinruhr.blogsport.de on our blog, where we will set up a 
special page.
 
And how you organize it all?
 
Heinz: The answer is simple: self. We do all in our "free time", so in addition to work, 
study, school, or unemployment. We get money from anyone for it, and are also dependent on 
anyone.
 
Petra: At this point, however, we must penetrating the Federation of German anarchists 
mention inside that helps us not only with a special edition of Gai Dao, but also with 
flyers and posters and a lot of manpower there. Without this direct form of assistance the 
Kampage would not have been possible in this form.
 
You can still actively participate in the planning / implementation?
 
Heinz: The campaign, as such, is now already. But who knows, maybe it is indeed no fluke 
and we repeat that again. You can contact with you your ideas to us now. For it must not 
be that we organsieren the next campaign. Maybe you do that then yes? And we are only in 
contact with you fro;)
 
Bernd: And for the impatient: If you really still want to bring an event of this campaign, 
then get in touch with us quietly. In the printed program, then we can not take them 
again, but we will update the special page on our blog.
 
Is there something you can do to help you?
 
Bernd: Yes, of course: there's always something to do. The best you take to contact the 
groups involved in the campaign and asks what you can do in concrete terms, or even offers 
concrete help. And of course all of you what you always like to do is to throw bills into 
the donation boxes that will be at each event there. Because we still live in capitalism, 
and we have quite a few costs.
 
Last words?
 
Petra: There would certainly be a lot to talk about. But at this point I would just like 
to point out the organizing meeting at the end of the campaign. We hope to inspire people 
within the campaign or even already existing groups for the Anarchist Federation Rhine / 
Ruhr (AFRR). The organization meeting will be open to different aspects. So we could 
imagine on the one hand to provide help for tings just founding groups, and on the other 
hand we would like also about bringing the process of federating in our region forward.
 
More information, as well as all dates can be found on the campaign website , as well as 
on the blog of the Anarchist Federation Rhine / Ruhr. http://afrheinruhr.blogsport.de/
 

vrijdag 13 september 2013

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