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Authoritiarian capitalism bears its teeth - Blockupy Frankfurt as it happened

20-05-2012 06:40

Critical Legal Thinkings operatives have been in Frankfurt to blog the astonishing police crackdown that has been going on. Read our liveblog of the events, and see our photos and links at our website.

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An Economy for the 99%

19-05-2012 15:16

Audio Oliver
On 19th May 2012 there was a half day gathering at the Quaker Meeting House in Sheffield made up of presentations and workshops around the theme of "An Economy for the 99%", it was organised by the World Development Movement in support of Occupy Sheffield and the Climate Caravan.

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Huge Student Protests in Canada

19-05-2012 09:14

Quebec's provincial government has passed an emergency law restricting demonstrations and shutting some universities as the government seeks to end three months of protests against tuition fee increases. Outraged students reacted by calling it an act of war

Amazing You Tube video -

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Palestine Place is Coming to London (June 2012)

18-05-2012 16:59

An act of solidarity and resistance will soon implant itself in the heart of the capital. From June 2nd Palestine Place will engulf one of London's great wasted spaces and transform it into a base for workshops and actions in support of Palestine.
For more info see:

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Message from recentley released Antifascist Ravi Gill

17-05-2012 03:53

I just hope this can even show 1% for the love I feel for those who supportted me, I'll never forget you and love you always. NO PASARAN!

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Mexico: Demand Grows for Release of Chiapas Schoolteacher

16-05-2012 20:17

May 15-22 “Week of Global Struggle for the Liberation of Alberto
Patishtán Gómez and Francisco Sántiz López,”

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Occupy London - Finsbury Square

16-05-2012 09:23

Catch some rays
Photos from 15th May, Camp and action.

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Fri 18 May, London: Solidarity with South Indian Anti-Nuclear Peoples' Movement

15-05-2012 12:05

Defend the right to Democratic protest Against Nuclear Power in Tamil Nadu, India
Picket the High Commission of India, Aldwych, London WC2B
Friday 18 May 2012 4.00pm - 7.00pm
called by South Asia Solidarity Group, the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Foil Vedanta & South West Against Nuclear (SWAN)

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antifascist action updates, Athens (Greece)

14-05-2012 16:27

news from struggle in Athens against fascism & racism

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The Left, Labor and Occupy

14-05-2012 04:32

Barely half a year after it burst on the scene, the Occupy Wall Street movement is splintering left and right. This was inevitable in a movement that was united only in what it opposed and could never put forward a positive program, whether of reformist "demands" on the capitalist state or of revolutionary action against it. Liberals, who latched onto Occupy hoping it could pressure the Democratic Party in a more populist direction, want to expel "black bloc" anarchists. Reformist social democrats rail against "ultraleftists" in Occupy and cozy up to the labor tops. On the other side, many (but not all) anarchists oppose unions. Some are simply arrogant petty-bourgeois labor haters. Others are grappling with real problems, but with skewed analysis and dead wrong conclusions. Discussion of recent workers' struggles, from Wisconsin to West Coast longshore, underlines that the key question is leadership, but not just replacing one set of bureaucrats with another. Unions have always faced vicious anti-labor laws, but we have the power to defeat them. It is necessary to drive out the pro-capitalist bureaucracy, the labor lieutenants of capital, in order to turn the unions into instruments of revolutionary class struggle.

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CLT @ Blockupy Frankfurt

12-05-2012 11:15

Critical Legal Thinking is posting direct from the upcoming Blockupy protests in Frankfurt am Main's financial district.

Read our posts here:

Even better, join us in Frankfurt 16-19 May 2012!

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Wicked Work Weekend in Co. Mayo, Ireland

11-05-2012 21:04

The new summer camp
Stopping Shell, moving camp & dragging pallets!

Friday 4th May Day of Solidarity successfully stopped all Shell haulage for the day. Once folks were satisfied that Shell wasn’t going to try and do any haulage, they went to the Rossport Solidarity Camp to start taking down structures and move the camp.

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Anti-Authoritarianism Today and Yesterday

11-05-2012 19:35

Meeting on the forthcoming celebration in August of the founding of the Anti-Authoritarian International

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Chief executive of nuclear power company shot in Genoa - Italy

11-05-2012 18:45

The head of a nuclear power company was shot in the leg by an unidentified gunman in Italy on Monday, police said, in an incident reminiscent of politically motivated violence that raged in the country in the 1970s and 1980s.

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Invisible Forces

11-05-2012 13:29

Dr Hairy In..., Edward Picot, since 2010
\\An exhibition about why contemporary life is so difficult for so many\\

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The 'GlobalMay manifesto' of the Occupy movement

11-05-2012 11:33

This warrants a wider distribution and sharing.

The global Occupy movement wants a better world. Such a world is possible, and here's how …

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Arroyo, Philippine military, police face torture raps from 8 of Morong 43

11-05-2012 03:56

Morong 43
MANILA, Philippines - Eight of the 43 health workers collectively known as the Morong 43, who were arrested in February 2010 during a medical training, filed criminal charges against former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and several military officials before the Department of Justice.

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Join the Equity & ICAF (the International Committee for Artists Freedom) demonstration

10-05-2012 09:44

Bloomsbury Theatre, 15 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AH

THURSDAY 10th May 6-7.30pm

This Thursday the Bloomsbury Theatre hosts a performance by the Belarus National Theatre.
However, in reality, going to the theatre can be a crime in Belarus.

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10 days to go 'til the brighton hosts 2012 International Squatters Convergence

09-05-2012 17:47

SNOB (AHA) is hosting an international squatters convergence from 17th-19th May! with the imminent criminalisation of squatting in england and wales, squatters are coming from all over europe to plot and party against the ban, right on doorstep of the tory MP who pushed the ban through (mike weatherly).

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Argentina: Que Se Vayan Todos! – They All Must Go!

09-05-2012 12:21

What is to be done when capital and government abandon the people? It is a question that social movements throughout Europe and the US have begun to raise with a creative political militancy unseen in decades.
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