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Support Anarchist Political Prisoners Every Time You Shop Online

Prisons

We all do it from time to time, so let's at least do it intelligently. Amazon, eBay, and other major retailers have "affiliate" programs where they kick back a percentage of sales to websites that drive clicks to them. We've jumped on this bandwagon so we can do more work to support prisoners and basically get a source of free money. We get approximately 1-4% of the sales that are made through these sites.

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Palestine-Israel: B.D.S. threatens Israel, which escalates mistreatment of Palestinians

Middle EastThe emergence of the B.D.S. finds its expressions in both the Israeli media, the ruling elite, and the medium level of the capitalists. The harassment of the Ni'ilin, Nabi Saleh, and Qaddum is not applied to Bil'in which is in the focus of international attention. It seems the state forces got specific orders to be much more "lenient" even with the stones throwing Shabab. Lot of the Israeli activists lost their persistence as the development on the ground is not expanding and the advance of the B.D.S. is too abstract for them. For many Israeli and the Palestinian activists the big picture is not clear enough and they do not feel that we are winning. They do not really feel the satisfaction from the fact that our joint struggle is the important leaning point the lever of the B.D.S. need for its success.

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Turkey: Female protesters clash with riot police on International Women's Day

On March 8, International Women's Day was observed throughout Turkey with events such as organized walks, dances, and street theater. However, the day's notable incident was a confrontation between police and women involved in a protest march in İstanbul. International Women's Day is held to celebrate the political, economic and social achievements of women throughout the world. Nevertheless, the march held on Saturday in İstanbul to protest violence against women was marked by a conflict between activists, consisting mostly of women, and the police.

Women’s rights activists were halted by riot police during their march along İstiklal Street in İstanbul on International Women’s Day. (Photo: Reuters)

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Freed Ex-Black Panther Marshall "Eddie" Conway on 44 Years in Prison & FBI Surveillance

Spying on You

In a Democracy Now! exclusive, former Black Panther Party leader Marshall "Eddie" Conway joins us less than 24 hours after his release from nearly 44 years in prison. Supporters describe Conway as one of the country’s longest-held political prisoners. He was convicted of killing a Baltimore police officer in 1970, for which he has always maintained his innocence. The shooting occurred at a time when federal and local authorities were infiltrating and disrupting the Black Panthers and other activist groups. At the time of the shooting, the FBI was also monitoring Conway’s actions as part of its counterintelligence program, COINTELPRO

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Aboriginal rights a threat to Canada's resource agenda, documents reveal

Indigenous

The Canadian government is increasingly worried that the growing clout of aboriginal peoples’ rights could obstruct its aggressive resource development plans, documents reveal. Since 2008, the Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs has run a risk management program to evaluate and respond to “significant risks” to its agenda, including assertions of treaty rights, the rising expectations of aboriginal peoples, and new legal precedents at odds with the government’s policies.

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Letter-writing Campaign for Sekou Kambui

Prisons

Sekou Cinque T. M. Kambui (state name William J. Turk) has requested a letter-writing campaign asserting his innocence in preparation for his upcoming parole hearing, that may happen as soon as April 2014. Time is of the essence and NYC ABC is asking folks for a last minute push in this ongoing campaign.

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G4S Melbourne headquarters attacked

Australia

In the early hours of the morning of Friday the 28th of February 2014, the corporate headquarters of G4S - 441 St.Kilda Road Melbourne, were attacked by people outraged by the recent events on Manus Island. G4S was the contractor responsible for 'security' on Manus Island. G4S' huge global profits are made through their worldwide work in security, prisons, surveillance and 'logistics'.

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Frack to the Future: Interview with Santa Cruz Indigenous Solidarity on Fracking and Indigenous Resistance

Indigenous

As the drought, global climate chaos, and the fallout of industrial capitalism continues to be felt throughout the world, the issue of fracking looms as a potential for mass struggle against resource extraction - especially within California. Across North America, many indigenous groups are already waging various battles over fracking and the removal of resources from their lands. Catching up with the group Santa Cruz Indigenous Solidarity (SCIS), we asked them their thoughts on the possibilities for deepening and expanding the struggle against fracking and creating links to indigenous people already in the fight.

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Jailed Immigrants Launch Hunger Strike At Tacoma Detention Center

Borders

1200 immigrant detainees are on hunger strike at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington.

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Insomnia strikers win back pay

LaborFour workers at Insomnia Cookies’ Cambridge store went on strike on August 19, protesting poverty pay and wretched working conditions, and demanding $15/hr, health benefits and a union at their workplace. The company illegally fired all four. For the next six months strikers, IWW members, allies, and student organizations at both Harvard and Boston University held pickets, marches, rallies, forums, phone blitzes, and organized boycotts, while workers continued organizing at both the Cambridge and Boston locations. The union also pursued legal charges through the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
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New documents prove U.S. Army actively targeted IWW, other activists

Spying on YouNew records obtained by the Defending Dissent Foundation prove that the United States Army used a multi-agency spy network to gather intelligence on nonviolent, antiwar protesters and to disseminate their findings to both the FBI and local police departments.


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U.S. Military Training in Urban Assault

War MachineFor the past few years the U.S. military have been training in tactical urban assault. A few stories have surfaced describe the training as preparing for new, unfamiliar, and not yet thought up scenarios focusing on suburban and urban terrain. As the state is preparing for "asymmetric warfare" the society is further enslaved by media delusions. The U.S. military clearly thinks that impending economic collapse will cause further social unrest leading to full blown class warfare. If this happens know that urban environments will militarized over night (see: boston bombing aftermath). Here is a few news articles documenting the rise of urban assault training.
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Mexican Protest Site Censored by GoDaddy — with the U.S. Embassy's Help

Censorship

The Mexican website 1dmx.org was set up in the wake of a set of controversial December 1st 2012 protests against the inauguration of the new President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto. For a year, the site served as a source of information, news, discussion and commentary from the point of view of the protestors. As the anniversary of the protests approached, the site grew to include organized campaign against proposed laws to criminalize protest in the country, as well as preparations to document the results of a memorial protest, planned for December 1, 2013.

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How a Libertarian Capitalist Became a Libertarian Socialist

Anarchist Opinion

A couple years back when I was working toward a philosophy major in college, I wrote a rebuttal on the section of The Anarchist FAQ that covers anarcho-capitalism. I removed the rebuttal from the web because I didn't have the time or inclination to continue to maintain it or expand upon it. Three years later, I've come to find myself disagreeing with my old rebuttals and agreeing with the FAQ. What follows is my story.

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Anonymous ‘Hacktivists’ Send A Message To White Supremacist Website

Last Friday afternoon, “Anonymous” hacker took control of the official website of the “Nationalist Movement,” a white supremacist organization. The Mississippi white power group was brought to media attention over the years when they held multiple marches on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to protest the federal holiday honoring the civil rights leader.

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U.S. Farmers Report Widespread GM Crop Contamination

Biotech

WASHINGTON, Mar 3 2014 (IPS) - A third of U.S. organic farmers have experienced problems in their fields due to the nearby use of genetically modified crops, and over half of those growers have had loads of grain rejected because of unwitting GMO contamination.

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Liberty, Equality, Geography: An Interview with John P. Clark on the Revolutionary Eco-Anarchism of Elisée Reclus

Science

Social geography is the study of how landscape, climate, and other features of a place shape the livelihoods, values, and cultural traditions of its inhabitants (and vice versa). Frenchman Elisée Reclus (1830 – 1905), a progenitor of the discipline, believed strongly in the rights and abilities of people to manage themselves in relation to their local bioregion, free from rule by a remote, centralized government. His approach to anarchy was unique in its emphasis on the environment – Reclus understood that a mindset that encourages one person or people’s domination over another must, in the race to profit from natural “resources”, also foster domination over nature.

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