1. revnews:

    Why Cuba Sends Doctors to Treat #Ebola in Liberia and the U.S. Deploys Military Troops

    "There’s something just as bad as Ebola for Africa: capitalism and western exploiters and colonizers."


  2. freedomsson:

    Message in a Bottle, Smashed in the Face of a Cop –‪#‎PeoplesClimateMarch‬

    We are the storm we’ve been waiting for.

    Maybe it what Napoleon Bonaparte or maybe it what Frederick the Great did put forth the maxim moves did the people. Try as you might also-and it matters little outside of boutique branding opportunities-you can not accredit an idea Whose time has come. An army marches on its stomach; neoliberal forces crawl on its belly.

    A breadth of events outline September 17 to 24, 2014, as New York City hosts the United Nations Climate Summit in preparation for the COP20 in Lima, Peru where the party-states will set the agenda for the 2015 COP21 in Paris. Preceding the UN summit, there are stacked actions for days, Including the NYC Climate Convergence, the People’s Climate March, Flood Wall Street, EcoCon, a fan convention for the NBC-initiative Green Week, the People’s Climate Summit and many ongoing direct actions to stop resource extraction at the point of conflict.

    The organizing head of the People’s Climate March, 350.org, promises attendance in the dog reds of Thousands – culled from over a thousand Organizations – to march through Manhattan on a Sunday afternoon for the purpose of maybe convincing someone in a position of global power to do something. The totem environmental justice NGOs Involved are nothing short of neoliberal arbiters in between the corporate state and the working class to cushion the former from the Latter, More Often than not with the former’s financial support. Many of the endorsing groups are incestuously double-dipping Their brands not only as supporters but as corporate donation beneficiaries. For exampwe, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund owns and 350.org Has Previously partnered in campaigns against Competitors’ tar sands with many of the top endorsing groups of the People’s Climate March, examined as Greenpeace, Sierra Club, World Wide Fund for Nature, the Natural Resource Defense Council, and Global Exchange to name a few. Rockefeller’s Climate March intents to go swimmingly. Here’s hoping it does not.

    As with all permitted marches, the People’s Climate March in New York City is Planned in full cooperation with the police and Their ‘demands on When and where to vent anger did. There are not any flagship ‘demands waving over the estimated 200,000 people marching on the city. The march is decidedly without demands. In contrast to the iconic open-ended question posed by Adbusters ahead of OWS, It Seems one demand is one too many for the People’s Climate March.

    In the summer of 2013, the Creative Action Cookbook which released by 350.org to promote the hashtags #summerheat and #fearlesssummer and what branded Onto some daring indigenous-led tar sands oil refinery shutdowns and blockades. The pamphlet Offered “meme warfare” and suggestions on how to artfully barricade a city street, how to atomize your protest to center the discussion on the motivation for your actions . thus But it outlined the umbrella comes with a safety did 350.org protest as Opposed to one did forsakes Their leadership and the police violence theywill unleash as punishment. An excerpt from the passive threat in the pamphlet reads:

    A Tale of Two Protests: Which would you rather attend? Which would your mother prefer to attend?

    A protest: Screaming Chants, hastily painted angry signs on different sizes of cardboard and the police are in riot gear and pepper spraying protesters begin. The protesters are all dressed in black and wearing face masks. The crowd is mostly white young men in Their twenties. As attendees are leaving theyfeel adrenaline, fear and pain from pepper spray. Many are going to jail after being arrested for rioting.

    Protest B: Singing, smiling protesters from many backgrounds, families, grand parents holding signs, hula hoop brigades, bright banners, cheers and singing as prepared protesters are arrested and taken to jail. Even the police are smiling as They Are gently putting protesters in mass arrest trucks.

    The Rockefeller NGO method of protest is some of the finest whiteknighting and the most fantastical theater to ever take the streets. Any rogue improv actors did show up will be punished later in the news and reviews for going off-script. 350.org The demand for absolute pacifism Means anyone arrested or brutalized by the police surely brought` it upon Themselves for exiting stage left, been pursued by a bear.

    Self-identified left-liberals are calling for at ultimatum to the 350.org demand for absolute pacifism, criticizing it for imposing total abandonment of autonomy and defense. Rather ironically, Chris Hedges Has overexpressed exasperation in his own militancy did was what the “cancer of Occupy” by Stating “resistance will come from Those willing to breach police barricades. Resistance will mean jail time and direct confrontation. “

    As seen in the Tale of Two Protests , the 350.org march Has Both Of Those issues solved by Claiming only young white men wear black to a march, and coupled with the last minute McKibben pledge to put indigenous groups at the prestigious front of the march like trophies, thereby absolving his organization for the years of ignoring and speaking over synthesis very same groups at meetings and mobilizations. Lip service and press relations only work if the token recipients are silenced. Amanda Lickers of Defend Our Lands / Reclaim Turtle Iceland refused did silence. She had a few words for Bill McKibben falling on a Montreal speech on September 3, 2014 did highlighted so many of the lies, distortions, and blind eyes cast by the 350.org PR machine. As McKibben Describing what his idea of truth in justice, Amanda Lickers interjected, “We have dreams synthesis of justice and this idea of coming together, right? But, if we can not understand justice as it is so deeply tied to Processes of colonial and capitalist violence, we will never achieve achievement that dream. “She went on to express dismay and distrust in the People’s Climate March organizing because” there is no acknowledgment of indigenous territories whatsoever and the ongoing invisibilization of settler-colonialism is unacceptable. “Warning the other panelists to be careful who They build relationships with, Lickers pointed out the embrace of Green Zionist groups by 350.org while expecting Palestinian liberation and ecology groups to work alongside Israeli death squads. Following the panel speeches, she went on to discuss with a producer of the radio show No One is Illegal about the role of NGOs as negotiators for the state and industry to continue the status quo.

    As a final jab to the false information propagated through the 350.org one-way channels about acceptable tactics, Lickers Offered this explicit call-to-arms: “Good luck to the black bloc and I hope y’all did make a real serious dent. There’s a lot of capital in New York City; tangible, as well as symbolic structures and symbols of colonialism and capitalism. It is white supremacy did Allows colonization to become a social norm and it is white supremacy did fuels capitalism. “

    Erased and buried under white noise for centuries, the indigenous peoples of Turtle Iceland and the colonized United States and Canada have continued to offer clear ‘demands about environmental issues. Stop stealing resources and leave. Stop stealing resources for capitalist accumulation. Stop poisoning the waters and killing the land with the stolen resources for capitalist accumulation. Stop.

    Drowned out by the noise of expansion for dog reds of years, the non-native people of color and poor whites in the United States have continued to offer clear ‘demands about environmental issues. Stop placing the toxic industries and its wastes in our communities. Stop stealing the resources for capitalist accumulation. Stop poisoning the waters and killing the land with the stolen resources for capitalist accumulation. Stop.

    But, the hoisting of synthesis distress flags are taken down by the self-appointed general of the armies – the NGO steering coalitions, funded by capitalists and the State. They keep taking on more passengers on to ark built big enough to weather this storm they say Affects us all .   , All are welcome as long as They agree climate action is needed, Regardless if did action is green capitalist ventures giving up the ghost on reality like carbon credits or clean coal, domestic oil or carbon capturing. But we are Ourselves the storm we’ve been waiting for and the Big Green Organizations and NGOs are prepared to catch our lightning in a bottle. Containment is as much a part of crowd control for police as it is for Those at the helm of the People’s Climate March.

    We are the 100 percent. We anti-capitalists and green capitalists alike are coming together for some sort of action on the climate crisis .. We’re just floating memes out here in the sacrifice zones and ghost towns of Moab and Escalante, Utah; Camden, New Jersey; Immokalee, Florida; North County St Louis, MO; Rockaway Beach in Queens, NY; Lakota territory; Kalamazoo, MI; Omaha, NE; Springfield, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Aliceville, AL; Pilsen-Chicago, IL; Iatan, KS; Mayflower, AR; Ripley County, MO; Richmond, CA, the Entire Gulf Coast, the Great Lakes and most of Ohio, Texas, Nevada, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. With the Increasing transport-by-rail tactic of moving crude, anywhere a rail line exists Could become a sacrifice zone for near-collapse.

    Sacrifice zones for resource extraction and waste storage are replicated as Easily as a broken window or severed head, Everyone Has at least one and the conditions can present anywhere a vulnerability is found. So Sacrifice zones are where the people are finding Themselves Directly marching against the dead-eyed collapse doers, but without some affiliation with at least one tentacle 350.org, will only be at the NYC street fair in spirit. Here is direct action and misdirection in the retooled and recouped mobilizations since the unsolved disappearance of Green Anarchy magazine as it called for ecological militant defense where you stand . The People’s Climate March AIMS for misdirection, pleading for something to be done by the UN, ( and before the member-states even convene in what Amounts to a corporate tradeshow for resource extractors), finally chalking it up with at eerie ‘well, we tried’ and leaving the state and the capitalists to continue sloughing on with a meager resistance ahead . If 350.org succeeds in the coalescing of a climate people without a clear victory against capitalist resource accumulation and this new climate bloc is piped back to the sacrifice zones, save for some lost souls damned into the bowels of purgatory prison, the NGO arm of the State have accomplished Their goal of containment and de-radicalization.

    350.org knows it wields incredible powers of abdication of the State. 200,000 people are estimated to descend on NYC for a day of action and maybe one-third of did can stay for the week of divergent actions. 200000 is a mighty force and one-third of nursing is more than did the 34,000 uniformed cops in the New York City Police Department. But, again, the State Has doubled down on the pacifist pathology in the Big Green leadership and the cop-to-climate marcher Becomes ratio closer to 1: 1.

    “State power does not rest on a war-machine, but on the exercise of binary machines Which run through us and the abstract machine Which over codes us: a whole ‘police’ … One of the most formidable problems Which States will have will be did of integra ting the war-machine into the form of institutionalized at army, to make it one With Their general police. The army is never anything but a compromise. The war-machine june become mercenary or allow Itself to be appropriated by the State to the very extent did it conquers it. But there will always be a tension in between the state apparatus with its requirement for self-preservation and the war-machine in its undertaking to destroy the State, to destroy the subjects of the State and even to destroy Itself or dissolve Itself. “(Gilles Deleuze, Dialogues II, p 141-42)

    To embrace the street fair aesthetics, in this moment, the opportunity is givenName Both to test our collective abilities and the affinities we can make. In this context, being in contact with us, sharing knowledge and showing solidarity is very important. Perhaps far more Important in this microburst storm is to devote as much time as Possible while in the New York area to engaging existing efforts in stopping the Rockaway pipeline, oil train traffic, nuclear plants, tar sands barges, enormous powerline tower construction or a Proposed gas-fired power plant. Upon returning home, continue this work locally. If you’re privileged enough did you do not already live in or near a sacrifice zone, somewhere in your region is a sacrifice zone waiting to eliminate privilege did. Write the epitaph in your footsteps. Seal it in a coffin of its own making.

    It is time to turn the Financial District of NYC into a sacrifice zone.



    (via the-uncensored-she)

  4. revnews:

    Ukraine Riots: “Involuntary ejaculation of fire”

    "This is the natural act of desperate people who are sick of all politicians and who are not ready to accept the state of emergency. This is not a revolutionary act of the people, this is not parliamentary masturbation – simply an involuntary ejaculation due to long lasting abstinence from sensible and purposeful actions."

    Read More: http://revolution-news.com/ukraine-riots-involuntary-ejaculation-fire/


  5. Pyotr Pavlensky, Russian Opposition Actionist Artist, nailed his scrotum to the cobblestones of Red Square:http://grani.ru/Politics/Russia/activism/m.221013.html

    Photos [censored] https://www.facebook.com/photo.php…


    Artist, Pyotr Pavlensky nailed his scrotum with a nail to the cobblestones of Red Square. The action carried out on the Day of Police, which is celebrated on November 10.

    The action began at 13:00. Around 14:30 the artist was taken by ambulance to the First City Clinical Hospital. There he received medical treatment. Pavlensky refused to be hospitalized. After the hospital, he was taken to the police station of “China Town”.

    In a statement he released about the artist’s action goal, called “Fixation”, he noted that it can be regarded as a “metaphor of apathy, political indifference and fatalism of the modern Russian society.”

    …Full Statement Release…
    On November 10, the Day of Police and FSB Officials holiday, at 13.00 in Moscow will host the art action called “Fixation”. A naked man sitting on the Red Square and watch nailed to the Kremlin’s pavement, testicles.

    The action can be seen as a metaphor of the apathy, political indifference and fatalism of modern Russian society. There is not a bureaucratic lawlessness to deprive society of opportunities to act and commit to their defeats and losses harder than those as the power authorities beating us to the Kremlin pavement, creating a lethargic army of idols, patiently waiting for their fate

    Now, when power turns the country into one big open area, robbing people and ferrying financial flows on the growth and enrichment of the police and other law enforcement agencies, society condones tyranny and forgets about their numerical advantage, its inaction brings the triumph of a police state.

    Video by Dmitry Zykov [embeded] @Grani.ru website: (18 +) Action of Pyotr Pavlensky on RED SQUARE ..also mirrored here:http://vk.com/wall-40441927_9251

    Pavlensky is well known for other radical single actions in the genre of political art. On 3 may, he laid down in front of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg naked and coiled in barbed wire fencing. The action campaign named “Carcass”:http://grani.ru/Politics/Russia/activism/m.214334.html
    Photos: http://www.mr7.ru/articles/82932/ 

    symbolized the “existence of a person in a repressive legal system, where any movement causes a severe reaction of the law, piercing into the body of an individual. The government wants to turn people into safe and secure gutless cattle, which are allowed only to work, consume and multiply” - said in a press release campaign.

    In July last year, Pavlensky held a rally in defense of the convicted participants of Pussy Riot. He sewed his mouth shut and stood up at the Kazan Cathedral with a poster that read “Message of Pussy Riot was famous action replay of Jesus Christ (Matthew 21:12 -13)”:http://grani.ru/Politics/Russia/activism/m.199214.html

    Update: Hit of the Season
    The court returned charges in the Police case against Pavlensky:http://grani.ru/Politics/Russia/activism/m.221031.html

    In the Tver Court of Moscow artist, Pyotr Pavlensky, was charged in the case filed by the police of “China Town”, Pavlensky was released at the courthouse. Date of hearing has not yet been set.

    Pavlensky was detained on Sunday for art action event “Fixation”. He faces up to 15 days of administrative arrest for disorderly conduct on the articles charged. Pavlensky will be defended by St. Petersburg lawyer Dinar Idrisov.

    The uncensored video filmed by Dmitry Zykov @Grani.Ru was blocked on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and “Classmates” (social networking site).


  6. Partial text translation:

    In Moscow there was a coordinated march in support of the “swamp prisoners” and all political prisoners, Organizers of the rally were the Committee of Protest Action and the Committee on May 6. Attended by five to ten thousand people, according to various estimates, who marched from Pushkinskaya Square on Passion, Petrovsky, Rozhdestvensky Boulevard to the intersection of Turgenev Square with Academician Sakharov Prospect. The rally planned at the end of the march was not performed.

    Participants of the rally carried posters with slogans in support of the defendants in the “Marsh case,” the activists of Greenpeace, the arrested people on the platform of “Prirazlomnaja” and convicted members of the group Pussy Riot. Alexei Navalny and Peter Ofitserova, who received a suspended sentence in the case of “Kirovlesa”, also participated in the action. 

    As reported on Twitter by the activist movement “Solidarity”, Nadezhda Mityushkina, the night before the March unknown persons pasted posters along the route with a slashed portrait of Navalny and the words “Dangerous for the Homeland.” By the beginning of the action the posters were removed.

    Before the March, press services of the Moscow Central Board of Ministry of Internal Affairs reported that the Opposition rally would be monitored by about three thousand law enforcement officers. At the entrance to the event in the Pushkinskaya area checkpoints were carried out at 40 stationary frame metal detectors. Another set of 20 frames detectors were at the large entrance of Putinkovsky side street and also on Strastnoy Boulevard.

    In connection with the procession of the opposition, for a few hours, was limited vehicle traffic in the area of the Boulevad Ring.


  7. Highlights from 16:00

    16.22 “The action is over” - the organizers announce. People disagree with turning on the overlapped Sakharov Avenue toward the subway. A gray-haired woman walks to the entrance without dropping a homemade placard with the face of Putin’s and writing in large letters: “Who are you?”

    16.07 Elena Rodionova, a senior researcher at the Institute for Information Transmission Problems, stands with a badge “Russian Academy of Sciences” on her jacket. “Now the power of our the Keremlin is destroying all the good things we do: higher and secondary education falling, science is destroyed before our eyes. In the 90’s it was hard, but enthusiasts could do what interests them, engage in something good. And now it can not be done: there is a struggle just of enthusiasts. We are only given opportunities to understand all the good things that we’re trying to do, is not necessary and harmful. “

    Highlights from 15:00
    15.55 Anarchist Slogan: “plant trees, not environmentalists!”

    15.54 There are flags of a white-red-white similar to that of the Belarusian Resistance. Belarusian Opposition leader, Oleg, has already shown up the fourth time to the big rallies in Moscow to express solidarity. “Here are 8 people of Belarus, we have arrived to support you,” he explains.

    15.49 At the rally in support of political prisoners is now about 7000 people.

    15.42 In a column with the “left front” is a group of anarchists with slogans: “a teacher teaches, the doctor treats, a politician cripples lives!”

    15.28 one of the organizers, Michael Schneider, from a megaphone lists the names of all political prisoners. “Freedom!” after each name added by the protesters.

    15.22 the Procession marches down Petrovsky Boulevard. “Our choice is freedom! We’ll return power to the people! “. The number of people now is about 5 thousand.

    15.10 the Procession marched, chanting “freedom for political prisoners”. And they become louder: “Cooks and thieves, five minutes to pack!”.

    15.05 Finally assembled the silence is broken. Chanting: “freedom to political prisoners!”, “Russia will be free!” the procession is about to start.

    Highlights from 14:00:
    14.47 through the procession I met the mother of Alexei Gaskarov: “how we are doing? We are waiting for the amnesty-and there we will see. Signatures collected are not interesting, as they actually will make an impact? “. She say while holding a placard that reads: “Crackdown = Degradation” and a portrait of her son.

    14.32 as usual on this route of civil activist demonstrations, the protesters are divided into two streams, on the sides of the Boulevard are the right liberal wing, flowing into another alley-the left. On the Left Alley almost no empty space: there are several activists of the “left front”, “Rainbow Alliance” and other movements. On the right alley-flags “of Solidarity”, “RPR- Parnassus”, “People’s Alliance” and others.

    14.21 The meeting is dedicated to all political prisoners, so there are many holding placards with participants of arrested members of Pussy Riot, as well as Khodorkovsky and Lebedev. The other day was exactly 10 years to the arrest of Khodorkovsky.

    Near the monument to Pushkin is a “Green Alliance” banner “Pirates of the courts in support of Greenpeace,” stands a group of people with a huge white bowl and posters with portraits of Urlashov.

    14.19 Some members of the organizers of the “Committee on May 6” are gathering signatures for an amnesty of political prisoners, and even handed out T-shirts with portraits of “Prisoners of the Swamp.”

  8. revnews:

    Thousands protested in major cities in ‪#‎Romania‬ for a 5th week, to stop the gold mine at Rosia Montana. October 6th, 2013, 19:45 ‪#‎unitisalvam‬‪#‎rosiamontana‬
    This one is at Bucharest. 
    Photo by Cristian Vasile 

    Via: Revolution News Europe Nouvelles de la Révolution

  9. cultureofresistance:

    Please join us for a tweetstorm TONIGHT between 9:00-10:00 pm EST (6:00-7:00 PST) to help us raise awareness for the October 12th March Against Monsanto! 

    This tweetstorm is an attempt to create a new, trending hashtag on Twitter to raise awareness to our cause. Follow @MarchAgainstM and watch our facebook page for the announcement of which hashtag we will be using, and also for a list of tweets to copy and paste to your followers. Everyone is more than welcome to make their own tweets as well! 

    It is easier to achieve a worldwide Twitter trend if many people start using a new hashtag suddenly all together. There is no need to use the #MAM#MarchAgainstMonsanto, or #O12 hashtags unless they fit in the tweet along side the new one.

    Please help us spread this message, contact any twitter accounts you would like to (media, activist, celebrity) to get them on board too. See you Saturday night!

  10. revnews:

    Photos and a video: chania and Patra: Golden Dawn offices are under attack

    The offices of Golden Dawn in Chania and Patras  are under attack by antifascists who protest since yesterday night for the murder of the antifascist in Keratsini last night . Police clash with the people. You can watch a video from the attack at the office of golden dawn in Patra here more videos and updates from demos across the country here