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Arundhati Roy on Dams in India


Carambolage Callout for Global Office, PGA-inspired infopoint

Recognizing the need for an international space for activists in Berlin,
the Carambolage Collective is issuing a callout for people to join our
efforts in creating a dynamic meeting space and a People’s Global Action
(PGA) Infopoint. We invite anyone who is interested in helping to
realize this vision, on a conceptual as well as a task-oriented level.
We hope that activists will find out about what is going on and make
connections here, talk to each other and give feedback.

We are an informal group which also loosely bases its ideas on the PGA

• A very clear rejection of capitalism, imperialism and feudalism; all
trade agreements, institutions and governments that promote destructive
• We reject all forms and systems of domination and discrimination
including, but not limited to, patriarchy, racism and religious
fundamentalism of all creeds. We embrace the full dignity of all human
• A confrontational attitude, since we do not think that lobbying can
have a major impact in such biased and undemocratic organizations, in
which transnational capital is the only real policy-maker;
• A call to direct action and civil disobedience, support for social
movements‘ struggles, advocating forms of resistance which maximize
respect for life and oppressed peoples‘ rights, as well as the
construction of local alternatives to global capitalism;
• An organizational philosophy based on decentralisation and autonomy.

These were also the cornerstones of the Dissent! International Network
mobilizations against the G8 in past years.

We intend our infopoint to function as a community space, where we can
make the decentralized PGA network more visible and maintain an open
forum for the involvement of independent groups. PGA has no members, all
collectives and individuals involved are autonomous. This creates a good
infrastructure for mutually supporting a variety of projects and

The Carambolage Collective started April 2007 with the creation of the
anti-G8 infopoint. We are seeking more activists to expand the
international support network to revive the anti-WEF movement as well.
We also need more help to organize informational events and to kick off
topic-related campaigns.

Some of our shorter term goals are to mobilize for anti-nuclear
campaigns, anti-G8 and anti-NATO actions in Romania 2-4 April 2008.

Furthermore, we plan to develop the Carambolage web site
( which provides information on where to obtain legal
advice for activists experiencing state repression. We also plan to
assist in mobilizing efforts against the next WEF in Switzerland,
support and endorse international protests and anti-capitalist
campaigns, and finally, to campaign for the right of assembly at
demonstrations in Germany. Additional ideas are to work on campaigns
around current topics and to set up an archive of international activist
materials in our office, available in different languages.

As already mentioned above, newcomers to the Carambolage collective
would have plenty of struggles to plug into. 11-12 April 2008 are the
decentralized Days of Action for Squats and Autonomous Spaces. This
year, there will also be climate and anti-racist camps to get involved
with. The next PGA conference is scheduled at the end of August in
Greece, as well as campaigns against the US military bases in the Czech
Republic and Poland.

We plan to have plenary meetings once a month so that everyone involved
or who wants to get involved can come and exchange ideas. We would like
to maintain not just an office, but create a clearing house of activist
information. We see the global office providing materials, launching
international solidarity campaigns with other anti-capitalist struggles
outside of Germany and Europe, as well as network locally in Berlin. At
times when global actions are scheduled to take place in Berlin, we want
to provide a local infrastructure for visiting activists. We would like
to provide a networking space for independent media activists,
squatters, radical workplace activists, and more.

If interested in becoming involved, please contact the Carambolage
collective at:

Glocal Office, New Yorck 59 / Bethanien
Plenum: am ersten Dienstag des Monats, 19:00 Uhr
Unsere Öffnungszeiten: Dienstags 19:00-21:00 Uhr GLOBALIZE RESISTANCE: SI NOS TOCAN A UN@ NOS TOCAN TOD@S!!



Dear comrades,

We are writing to introduce the Solidarity Without Borders Campaign, a coordinated, sustained, three-pronged campaign in solidarity with immigrant and indigenous struggles across North and Latin America.

Anti-authoritarian groups from across the Northeast and Midwest USA have come together to form the Solidarity Without Borders Group.

This working group came out of the recent Consulta of the Northeast Anarchist Network (NEAN) and Midwest Action Network (MAN). The proposal was initiated by the Boston Anti-Authoritarian Movement (BAAM) and NYC Local Union of the North East Federation of Anarchist Communists (NEFAC), and has been joined by anarchists from over a dozen other towns and cities.

The campaign emerges in light of the escalating war on indigenous communities in Mexico and immigrant communities in the United States: In light of military and paramilitary aggression against the peoples of Oaxaca and Chiapas, in light of Plan Mexico and the Security & Prosperity Partnership, in light of recent attacks on immigrants here in the USA, and in light of the corporate invasion and displacement of their communities.

The campaign arose in response to calls to action from the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN), from the Council of the Indigenous Peoples of Oaxaca-Ricardo Flores Magon CIPO-RFM), and from New York City’s Movement for Justice in El Barrio (MJB). Please join us in Solidarity Without Borders, endorse this campaign, and begin to organize within your communities and alongside us.

For Solidarity Without Borders!

Our Call To Action:

We are calling for a coordinated, sustained, three pronged campaign by the anarchist movement in the United States to:

1. confront repression of our comrades, shut down Plan Mexico and SPP, and stop the invasion of rebel territory in Mexico

2. confront repression of immigrant communities in our own cities and regions

3. confront the corporations invading communities both here in the northeast and south of the border

* We recognize, with the Zapatistas, that these struggles are intertwined and none of these things can be won without the others *

Our Goals:

1. To take action at US government offices, Mexican consulates, and offices of related corporations across the region.

2. To support local and national actions in defense of immigrants, with the ultimate goal of shutting down all ICE detention centers and offices.

3. To support the International Campaign in Defense of El Barrio being launched by Movement for Justice in El Barrio.

4. To raise resources and supplies, if and when needed, for our comrades in Chiapas, Oaxaca, and El Barrio.

5. To send a delegation to Southern Mexico, in the event of invasion or escalating repression, to stand alongside our brothers and sisters.

Our Next Steps:

1. Local groups send delegates to the new Solidarity Without Borders Group.

2. Local groups make contact with local organizations in their area, join local coalitions and support their struggles.

3. Local groups support other organizations and actions with common goals in their communities.

4. Local groups visit government and corporate offices, delivering letters and ultimatums to those responsible.

5. Local groups plan and implement creative direct actions, beginning no later than May Day, sooner in the event of invasion or escalating repression.


For more information:

On the situation in Chiapas: (Spanish)
On the situation in Oaxaca:
On Plan Mexico:
On the Security & Prosperity Partnership:

On Movement for Justice in El Barrio:
On the border & the war on immigrants:
On immigrant solidarity groups in your area:

via via


You find the publication „Fighting FTAs: the growing resistance to bilateral free trade and investment agreements“ there. It is a collaborative publication released in February 2008. As well as movies, pictures, interviews…

Antonio Negri – A revolt that never ends

Radost obrata ¾ – Joy of revolt ¾


Radost obrata ¾ – Joy of revolt ¾ – 3-4 March 2008, Maribor, Slovenia

On 03 and 04 of March 2008, a multi-vitamin festival of free exchange, called “Radost obrata 3/4” (Joy of revolt 3/4), will be held in Maribor. The festival will host numerous active individuals and groups from different parts of Europe, who are all, each in their own way, fighting bio-political and eco-social catastrophes, brought on by the neoliberal and nationalist ideologies.

Nationalism, mixed with religious poison and neoliberal excuses about social progress, is an implicit threat for the life of every critical, open-minded and advanced individual. Everyday experiences of the 21 Century reality show us that old world views are outdated and obsolete. Those who hold the power are no longer capable of solving today’s problems, so they (and their disciples) rely more and more on false pretences, lies, deceits, wars, media manipulation, crisis, blame-shifting and looking for scapegoats, as tactics of problem-solving.

Our festival wishes to bring together as many views as possible; different experiences will serve as a tool for the struggle against the system reproducing inequality, slavery, dependency, sexism, racism, war, intolerance… We believe this exchange with similar organizations will open new possibilities and opportunities for our fight for equality on a local level. And we firmly believe that a marginalized and excluded minority can become a majority fighting for the cause.

Every turn of wheels in this process gives new impetus; every new impetus is new joy. Some are seeking for mechanisms to set these wheels in motion in the academic and theoretical field, others in building a community, street actions, digital networking… The common denominators here are selflessness, solidarity, exchange, creativity of revolting, direct actions, DIY… Our fight is the personification of a wild cat, queer creative power, and of chlorophyl. We are pink, black & green generation.

A lot of subjects interest us, but at the same time we are aware of the pressing time-frame of the event. Two days aren’t a lot when it comes to such a vast subject matter, so we set up the following agenda for the festival:

– Digital tools (new ways of networking and information exchange, and its use for connecting our communities/groups)

– Decentralized Balkan network (possibilities for further development of our connecting in the Balkans, as well as further)

– Zeroeth transnational (the idea of an ideological-symbolical platform of 21. Century movements)

– Migrations (experiences from struggles against Centres for foreigners and the migration system that treats migrants as a ‘security threat’)

– Militarism (dismantling of NATO and its bases, Europe’s exodus from militaristic colonialist pacts)

– Energy (beyond criticising EU’s destructive climate and energy package, our talks will revolve around possibilities of energy renewal, and it’s potential as a fertile base for social mobilization and creativity)

– Precarity (struggles against precarity, the system of chronic social instability, and inequality)

– New secularism (beyond sovereignty of national states; if it’s achieved by capital, how can it be achieved by people, too?)

– Topics and invitation to the next PGA european conference in Greece (august 2008)

These are only some of the subjects we would like to include in our debates; the agenda is not set in stone, and can be expanded if necessary, since we would like to see as many people as possible participating in discussions. Our aim is to bring together different experiences, exchange ideas, and open up new aspects of our common cause. We want Maribor to become a meeting-ground of heretic, critical, open-minded and progressive thought.

For practical reasons, the debates will be held in English, and will be followed by informal social activities (i.e. partying till early morning!).

If you plan to participate and need a place to sleep, please contact us in advance (at

The official start of the festival will be on Monday, 03. 03. 2008, at 17:00 in Gustaf hall in Pekarna, Ob železnici 8, Maribor

These are web pages of collectives involved in meeting preparation:

Militärtransport durch Ankettaktion gestoppt


Action against the 4th Biotech Conference in Athens, 2-3 February 2008



Visitor’s Guide in german and english, bulgarian, polish and french also available.

Und in München am 9. Februar

Anti-Repressionsdemo in Hamburg

via flickr

Cut the Power

Dozens of activists participated in the overnight operation which was organized by „The Front for the Liberation of Gaza“, a coalition of anarchist organizations who oppose the government’s decision to cut power supplies to Gaza.

According to the poster, the power outage is scheduled for next week. „The power outage is a step we must take since there are army headquarters in your city which are responsible for war crimes in the West Bank and Gaza,“ the poster read.

„For humanitarian reasons, the cuts will not be absolute, and we will allow you to use some power for hospitals, the water and sewage systems or residential homes,“ the poster read.

It is believed that the activists do not plan to perform any real power cut in Israel, but rather aim to raise public awareness of civilian life in Gaza.
Over 10,000 posters warning of a power outage were plastered over residential doors and public locations in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa by left wing activists in protest of the government’s decision to cut-back the power supply to the Gaza Strip.