property or liberation: political reflections of the Trayvon Martin struggle in Oakland, CA

Originally posted on Kissing in the Dark...:

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On February 26th 2013 neighborhood watch fascist George Zimmerman shot and murdered 16 year old black youth trayvon martin. Over four months later on July 13th 2013 Zimmerman was found not guilty of the murder he did indeed commit, and was acquitted of all charges of manslaughter by a racist jury who believed that Zimmerman was only defending himself against a ‘criminal’. And what was Trayvon’s crime? Being a black man in this genocidal, slave state, which is Amerikkka. My heart and spirit go out to his family and all black and brown folks who carry the trauma of surviving in this abusive system, which continues to rape, oppress, and exploit our people. I feel the emotion and sorrow, but we must translate those tears into righteous movement, because the murder of trayvon and the freedom granted to his murderer by this unjust system should not be seen…

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Anarchour: airborne battalion of anarchists

Greek Police releases footage showing “parkour anarchists on rooftops”

greek TV presenters were focused not only on the rain of molotovs, but emphasized what looked to be a mini-fridge tossed at the cops as well.

there’s a lot more to see on the original post, and it’s all hilarious!

another trend-setting strategy by our comrades in greece!

“Many of the young anarchists jumped from building to building and from rooftop to rooftop, throwing Molotov cocktails from different points, leading eventually police chief officers and operation planners to consider two options. The first was to lift helicopter with light projector to “mark” the buildings with anarchists on the rooftops and then the police would raid the buildings and arrest them.

Ultimately, however, the police did not do anything of these options out of fear that the surprise attack could cause any kind of accident like some of the youngsters could accidentally fall on the ground.

Falling from the roof would give another dimension to the ongoing events.” (via Efsyn.gr)

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Flying_anarchists meme

The news triggered a storm or satirical and ironic comments on Twitter and in Hashtag #iptamenoi_anarchikoi (flying anarchists) Greek internet users revealed that imagination has literary no borders and boundaries.

“Parkour anarchists“, “Anarchour“, “An Anarchist and a Gentleman“, “Anarchists violate Greek air space“, “On next riots police will not close the metro only but also the Exarchia airspace” are just 0.01% of the comments.

Pictures of “anarchist” Batman or Mary Poppins you can see here.

reposted from Keep Talking Greece

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the seige of kobani drags on, in the cold of the approaching winter

YPG Media Center reports from the frontlines of the fight for the city of Kobane

URGENT APPEAL FOR THE VICTIMS OF ISIS

The UN and other agencies have no presence in the Kurdish refugee camps along the border and Kurdish Red Crescent is the main charity aiding Kurdish refugees.

Many Kurds, mainly women and children, face bitter winter. Help the displaced Kurds to survive the winter by donating to Heyva Sor a Kurdistanê (Kurdish Red Crescent).

Visit the website www.heyvasor.com/en or https://wwww.justgiving.com/HeyvaSor

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KOBANI, Rojava, DEC. 4, 2014 – The attacks by the ‘ISIS’ terrorists to occupy Kobani continued on the 80th day. The terrorists on the eastern front of the city are now totally on the defensive whereas our forces are continuing their operations against the terrorist groups.

An operation was conducted by our units last night against several positions which were occupied by the terrorists on the south-eastern front. In the operation near Kobani’s Cultural Center 9 terrorists were confirmed to be killed.

Advancing towards the occupied areas on the southern front, our forces last night led an operation against the terrorists, and managed to take control of 2 neighborhoods. In this operation 13 terrorists were killed while 5 bodies were captured.

One of our comrades who actively participated in the last night’s operations, fought courageously, and was martyred on the fields of battle.

KOBANI, Rojava, DEC. 6, 2014 - The attacks by the ISIS terrorists aiming the occupation of Kobani continued on the 82nd day. Having the initiative on all the fronts of Kobani, our forces of the People’s Defense Units (YPG) and the Women’s Defense Units YPJ are incessantly conducting operations against the areas that have been occupied by the terrorists.

Our units last night led an operation against the terrorist groups who were positioned near the Botana Rojhilat neighborhood on the southern front. In this operation which lasted until this morning severe blows were inflicted to the terrorists.

According to what has been confirmed from this area, 22 terrorists were killed, 14 bodies of the terrorists, and a large number of weapons and ammunition were captured by our forces.

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KOBANI, Rojava, DEC. 5, 2014
- The brutal attacks by the ‘ISIS’ terrorists aiming the occupation of Kobani have passed the 81st day. The terrorist groups who have been situated on the defensive due to the operations led by our forces, are now expected to be calling for more weapons and mercenary reinforcements.

Our units last night conducted an operation against a group of the terrorists who were on the movement on the eastern front, the operation resulted in the killing of 5 terrorists.

On the southern front of Kobani, fighting between our forces and the terrorist groups erupted on several positions. In these battles 6 terrorists were confirmed to be killed.

I. KOBANI, Rojava, DEC. 7, 2014 – Eighty-three days have passed since the launch of the brutal attacks by the ISIS terrorists who aim to occupy the city of Kobani. Leading the initiative on all the fronts of the city, our forces of the People’s Defense Units (YPG) and the Women’s Defense Units YPJ are advancing on a daily basis.

Last night on the eastern and southern fronts of Kobani sporadic clashes between our forces and the terrorist groups were experienced on several positions. However the number of dead or wounded of the terrorists was not immediately confirmed.

II. JAZ’AH – A number of operations were conducted by our forces against the terrorists who were positioned near Qadesiyah Bichuk (Jadidiyah) village in the south of Jaz’ah region. Yesterday evening our troops carried out two separate operations against the terrorist groups in that village, killed two terrorists, and injured another one.

Yet again in the Qadesiyah village our units last night conducted an operation. In this operation as confirmed, a vehicle of the terrorists was destroyed, 2 terrorists were killed, and 4 others were wounded.

KOBANI, Rojava | December 8, 2014 – The brutal attacks by the ISIS terrorists aiming the occupation Kobani continued on the 84th day. The terrorists are seeking to reach their objectives by shelling the town with mortars. Yet our forces of the People’s Defense Units / Women’s Defense Units YPJ are continuing to advance inside Kobani.

On the eastern front of the city, a short-time fight was erupted last night between our forces and the terrorist groups. The number of dead and wounded of the terrorists for this battle was not confirmed.

Our units’ operations on the southern front of Kobani are regularly continuing. Our forces last night conducted an operation against several positions on this front which were occupied by the terrorists. In this operation 3 occupied sites were retaken from the terrorists, however the number of casualties are not confirmed due to the ongoing patrol process in these areas.

KOBANI, Rojava | December 9, 2014 - The terrorist attacks by the ISIS mercenaries to occupy Kobani continued on the 85th day.

On the eastern front of Kobani, our forces last night conducted several operations against the terrorist-occupied positions. The operations were carried out in the Kaniya Kurda neighborhood and the Sukul Hal area where 6 terrorists were confirmed to be killed. A small number of weapons were captured by our forces.

On the south-eastern front, an operation was conducted by our forces against the terrorist groups last night near the Azadi (Freedom) square. The operation resulted in the killing of 2 terrorists.

Our units are extending the initiative in the newly liberated areas of the southern front. The terrorist groups attempted to launch an attack in this front but they were sharply repulsed. This attempt took place near the very strategic site of the hospital of Kobani where 5 terrorists were killed in the clashes, also a number of weapons were captured by our troops.

Our forces led an operation against the terrorist groups positioned near the village of Salim, 10 kilometers west of Kobani. In this operation a vehicle of the terrorists was destroyed, yet the number of casualties was not immediately verified.

One of our comrades who aggressively joined the operations on the eastern front, fought bravely and was martyred in the battle.

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Rojava, December 10, 2014
I. The brutal attacks by the ISIS terrorists to occupy Kobani continued on the 86th day. Our forces yet are continuing their operations against the terrorist-occupied areas inside the city.

On the eastern front of Kobani, our forces last night carried out two separate operations in the Sukul Hal and the municipality areas. The both operations were successfully conducted where 6 terrorists were killed in the clashes. Our forces safely returned to their positions.

On the southern front, a short-time fight was experienced between our forces and the terrorist groups, one terrorist was confirmed to be killed as a result of the battle.

II. Our forces of the People’s / Women’s Defense Units did conduct an operation against the terrorist groups near the village of Manajir, south Serêkaniyê (Ras al-Ayn). In this operation which was conducted yesterday overnight 4 terrorists were killed.

Yet again last night near the Piriza region 20 kilometers south-west of Serêkaniyê a short-time battle was erupted between our troops and the terrorists. The results for this battle were not immediately confirmed.

III. In a failed attempt, the terrorist groups shelled yesterday evening Shermukh village located 23 km south-west of Qamishlo, our units swiftly intervened to confront the attackers. In this process 2 terrorists were killed while the others fled their positions.

IV. An operation was conducted by our units near the village of Khanamiyah (of Qamishlo) against a group of the terrorists who were on the movement. This operation resulted in the killing of one terrorist.

KOBANI, Rojava | December 11, 2014 – The attacks by the ISIS terrorists aiming the occupation of Kobani continued on the 87th day. Yet our forces are pushing the terrorists back inside the city while the operations outside the town are ongoing.

On the south-eastern front of Kobani, the terrorist groups last night attempted to launch an attack near the Cultural Center. Our forces intervened in this attempt and managed to inflict severe blows to the terrorists. In this region 7 terrorists were killed where the other attackers were only able to collect their casualties and flee the location.

In south-west Kobani, our forces carried out an operation against the terrorist groups in the Rahbe area. The operation resulted in the killing of 2 terrorists. Another operation was also conducted by our troops against the terrorist groups on the Aleppo road, 2 terrorists were killed in this operation.

Our units last night managed to lead an operation between the villages of Sosan and Siftik, 15 kilometers west of Kobani. In this operation a vehicle of the terrorists was targeted and destroyed, yet the number of dead or wounded was not verified.

For the Media and Public Opinion
People’s Defense Units (YPG) – Media Center

https://twitter.com/DefenseUnitsYPJ

https://twitter.com/DefenseUnits

reposted from 325, which has additional photos.

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spain leaps back to dark ages, inquisition, reconquista – any form of public dissent now illegal

Just one day after International Human Rights Day, the #LeyMordaza (Gag Law) has been approved in Spain which essentially legalizes human rights abuses. Under the new law, the production and distribution of images such as this one can get you a 30.000€ fine.

Spanish Congress approved the restrictive Citizen Safety Law or ‘Gag Law’ today, which now goes to the Senate for final approval. All parliamentary groups except the Partido Popular (PP) oppose the law but PP holds the majority in both the Congress & Senate so the law is expected to pass with flying colors.

Some of the most controversial aspects of the Ley Mordaza include:

1. Photographing or recording police – 600 to 30.000€ fine.

2. Peaceful disobedience to authority – 600 to 30.000€ fine.

3. Occupying banks as means of protest – 600 to 30.000€ fine.

4. Not formalizing a protest – 600 to 30.000€ fine.

5. For carrying out assemblies or meetings in public spaces – 100 to 600€ fine.

6. For impeding or stopping an eviction – 600 to 30.000€ fine.

7. For presence at an occupied space (not only social centers but also houses occupied by evicted families) – 100 to 600€ fine.

8. Police black lists for protesters, activists and alternative press have been legalized.

9. Meeting or gathering in front of Congress – 600 to 30.000€ fine.

10. Appealing the fines in court requires the payment of judicial costs, whose amount depends on the fine.

11. It allows random identity checks, allowing for racial profiling of immigrants and minorities.

12. Police can now carry out raids at their discretion, without the need for “order” to have been disrupted.

13. External bodily searches are also now allowed at police discretion.

14. The government can prohibit any protest at will, if it feels “order” will be disrupted.

15. Any ill-defined “critical infrastructure” is now considered a forbidden zone for public gatherings if it might affect their functioning.

16. There are also fines for people who climb buildings and monuments without permission. (This has been a common method of protest from organizations like Greenpeace.)
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In what seems like a return to the times of Franco, activists and human rights defenders criticize the new law as it gives overwhelming power to police. Amnesty International spokesperson Maria Serrano, says the law also deprives migrants of the right to asylum and eliminates guarantees that migrants could have the right to an effective remedy and the right to counsel. Spanish opposition parties strongly opposed the law and staged a protest with gags in response.

“Congress now, gags. “You don’t like protest? That’s what we’re doing.”

see more, from:
Diagonal Periodico
La Marea
Publico
Telesur

reposted from revolution news,

Spain: Congress Passes Draconian “Gag Law”

victory for nikos romanos, greek insurrectionists!

sometimes asserting ones rights means forcing the cops to back the fuck off!

Nikos Romanos has ended his hunger strike after 31 days struggle to study outside the prison.

The comrade will be compelled to wear an electronic tag to control his movements.

Solidarity with all the fighting prisoners and ones in the streets – The flame still burns!

This entry was posted on Wednesday, December 10th, 2014
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Exarcheia Riot Zone

6 December 2014. Following a massive solidarity protest to anarchist Nikos Romanos, on the 6th anniversary of his friend’s murder, Alexis Grigoropoulos, in cold blood by a policeman in the Exarhia area of Athens in 2008, fierce riots broke out in the “Exarchia” area of Athens, while Romano’s health is in a critical condition (26 days on hunger strike).

During almost 7 hours of fierce riots the riot police managed to enter the square of Exarcheia only once for less than 10 minutes, since the policemen were driven out by a hale of stones and petrol bombs thrown at them from the roofs many buildings around the square.

Nikos Romanos is demanding to be able to make use of educational leaves to attend university classes, while by studying in prison he has succeeded in the admission exams. Any other prison inmate is entitled to university prison leaves that Romanos is denied, because of his anarchist political beliefs. The greek State also punishes him because of his defiant stance in denying to attend an award ceremony, where the greek Minister of Justice handed awards to prison inmates that succeeded in the university entrance exams.

Nikos is currently in Athens general hospital Gennimatas, under a strong custody of the police. (information above supercedes this video report)

3  other anarchists are also on hunger strike in solidarity to Nikos Romanos.

anarchist prisoner Yannis Michailidis is also on hunger strike since November 17, 2014, as a form of solidarity to the struggle of Nikos Romanos. Several days ago, Yannis Michailidis also needed to be hospitalized, after he was diagnosed with bradycardia. Yannis is currently in Piraeus general hospital Tzaneio, also under the strong custody of the police.

Politis and Mpourzoukos are also on hunger strike since December 1.

The banner reads: - “Tamara Sol ¡To the street! And all the enemies of Domination jailed by State in Mexico, Greece, Italy, Chile, USA…“
The banner reads:
- “Tamara Sol ¡To the street! And all the enemies of Domination jailed by State in Mexico, Greece, Italy, Chile, USA…“

 

The colonies are collapsing – it's a scorched earth policy, a war of attrition, so the survivors are left with NOTHING!

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