Filed under: war-machine | Tags: austerity, london, police, police van, riot, students, tuition
I haven’t been able to find many good reports on the situation more generally, but please suggest some in the comment section if you know of any.
Filed under: war-machine | Tags: Athens, november 17th, police, polytechnic, riot, uprising
Excerpt from Occupied London:
“It will take us a little while to comprehend today’s events in Athens – and surely, this is not the best moment to do so, writing these lines after a full twelve hours in the streets. But still, some first thoughts are of order. What happened today was important. First, today’s demonstration had a very peculiar feel to it. The largest Polytechnic uprising commemorative demonstration in more than a decade (30,000 according to the police, around double in real numbers). A very tense feeling in the air. Even before the demo set off, clashes with the youth branch of PASOK – the social-democrat party in power – who had the nerve to try join the demonstration. The police on the sides of the march, with their hands on the trigger of the tear-gas guns the entire time. People waiting for something to happen on both ends: our end, and on that of the police.
And something did happen. The most intense and populous demonstration Athens has seen since May 5th. The police charging ahead whenever they could, whenever they would isolate people off the main block of the demonstration. People fighting back, during the demo and then, late in the night, in Exarcheia. But that peculiar feeling hasn’t faded: we are still waiting something will happen… Tonight was the last day of a long summer. Tomorrow is the first day of a strange winter – hopefully, a beautiful winter.”
Filed under: war-machine | Tags: austerity, caussers, event, France, IEF, infinite strike, la greve infinie, presence, strike, truth, wrecking, zine
From the IEF blog:
“The Institute for Experimental Freedom’s European appendages and friends are proud to release an English translation of “La Grève Infinie” (Infinite Strike). This text was written on Oct 27th 2010 from within the events transpiring throughout the French strikes and blockades. It has appeared throughout France, and is available in at nantes.indymedia.org/article/22087 and http://juralibertaire.over-blog.com/article-la-greve-infinie-59845046.html.
Although the US is not France, we can’t help but find a certain resonance with the strike, with the determinacy of struggle. We welcome the return of causseur, of the vandal, of course! We delight in the fine fractures that link our deep sense of despair with the its negation—the secret solidarity between our weakness our others strength. And so, as a means of reverberating the call, the IEF offers this text to those of us who are everywhere homeless, and everywhere foreign.
Within the text—which is just overheard within the event—we see a clear proposition. The elementary strategy of “shutting it all down.” Blockade the oil refineries, extend all self-reductions beyond ourselves, block the ports, defeat the police, shut down the nuclear reactors. Realize all strikes as a position.
Practice makes perfect.”
Filed under: update | Tags: binder, book making, books, CCC, cheap, dinner, fancy, food, food for thought, milwaukee, reading, riverwest, thinking, thought
November 22nd 7pm at the CCC
“In the vein of the last dinner, this will again be three courses of decadence. Tell your friends and bring some drinks, to help raise money for this Milwaukee book making project.“