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THE SOLIDARITY WITHOUT BORDERS CAMPAIGN

INTRODUCING THE SOLIDARITY WITHOUT BORDERS CAMPAIGN

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.

Contact: solidaritywithoutbordersgroup@gmail.com

For more information:

On the situation in Chiapas: http://chiapas.indymedia.org (Spanish)
On the situation in Oaxaca: http://www.elenemigocomun.net
On Plan Mexico:
http://www.globalexchange.org/countries/americas/mexico/planmexico
On the Security & Prosperity Partnership:
http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/2008/0108sciacchitano.html

On Movement for Justice in El Barrio:
http://www.narconews.com/issue42/article2037.html
On the border & the war on immigrants: http://deletetheborder.org
On immigrant solidarity groups in your area:
http://www.immigrantsolidarity.org
http://www.fairimmigration.org/about/who-we-are.html


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A Place Called Chiapas

The Eyes of the Rainbow – Assata Shakur Documentary

Link to the documentary „The Eyes of the Rainbow


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Gelungene Flucht aus Köpenicker Abschiebeknast

In der Nacht zu Mittwoch gelang es laut Polizeiangaben vier Insassen des Abschiebegefängnisses Köpenick aus dem 2. Stockwerk des Gebäudes zu fliehen. Nach Darstellung der Polizei verlief die Flucht folgendermaßen:
„Für die Flucht verwendeten sie Sägeblätter und eine kleine Handsäge, die ihnen offenbar zuvor heimlich von Besuchern übergeben worden waren. In der Nacht gelang es ihnen, unbemerkt die Fenstergitter ihrer Zelle mit diesen Sägeblättern zu durchtrennen, anschließend aufzubiegen und sich dann mit zusammengeknoteten Bettlaken in den Innenhof abzuseilen. Dort durchtrennten sie den Maschendrahtzaun zum Mülldepot, wo sie mit Hilfe eines Müllcontainers die 4 Meter hohe Außenmauer überklettern konnten.“

Das Antifaschistische Bündnis Süd-Ost [ABSO] begrüßt die geglückte Flucht ausdrücklich. Tina Böhm, Pressesprecherin des ABSO erklärt dazu: „Menschen im Abschiebgefängnis befinden sich lediglich in Haft, weil ihnen eine Aufenthaltsgenehmigung fehlte. In unseren Augen ist das eine unakzeptable Praxis, gegen die wir bereits mehrfach demonstriert haben. Das es Betroffenen nun gelungen ist, sich selbst aus dieser Situation zu befreien, finden wir sehr erfreulich.“
Die Polizei behauptet außerdem, dass die Geflohenen bereits polizeilich durch Diebstahl, Urkundenfälschung etc. aufgefallen seien. Das ABSO kritisiert diese Kriminalisierung von unschuldigen Menschen. Deutsche Staatsangehörige müssten derlei Schikanen wegen vergleichsweise harmloser Delikte nicht über sich ergehen lassen.

Des weiteren kritisiert das ABSO die Ankündigung der Polizei, die Sicherheitsvorkehrungen weiter zu verschärfen. Diese plant nach Besuchen eine lückenlose Überprüfung der Häftlinge nach Verlassen der Besucherräume mit technischen Hilfsmitteln. Zudem soll die Fenstervergitterung verstärkt sowie die Videoüberwachung im Außenbereich erweitert werden. Tina Böhm dazu: „Eine weitere Verschärfung der Sicherheitsvorkehrungen finden wir skandalös. Der Ausbruch macht die Unzufriedenheit mit den Haftbedingungen und Kritik an den Haftgründen deutlich. Den Inhaftierten ist durch verstärkte Überwachung nicht geholfen, sondern demütigt sie noch mehr und engt die Betroffenen weiter ein.“ Das Bündnis lehnt das System der Abschiebehaft komplett ab. „Selbst mit einzelnen Verbesserungen wird an dem Grundproblem nichts geändert. Menschen sitzen unschuldig in Haft. Daher fordern wir einen sofortigen Stop aller Abschiebungen und die Freilassung der Inhaftierten.“ So Tina Böhm weiter.

Aus diesem Grund beteiligt sich das Antifaschistische Bündnis Süd-Ost an der antirassistischen Kampagne „de*fence“. Deren Höhepunkt soll im Juli 2008 eine bundesweite Großdemonstration in Berlin zum 15. Jahrestag der Abschaffung des Grundrechts auf Asyl sein. Im Laufe des Jahres wird das ABSO u.a. mit zwei Veranstaltungen zum Thema Abschiebung und Migration die unmenschliche Abschiebepraxis der BRD thematisieren.

via http://www.abso.xail.net

The Fight of the Pirates

The Pirate Bay Fights Danish ISP Block

The Pirate Bay has just launched jesperbay.org as a countermeasure to the Danish ISP block that was announced yesterday. The site is named after Jesper Bay, the head of the Danish IFPI and gives detailed instructions for affected customers on how to regain access to The Pirate Bay.

Pirate Bay co-founder Brokep told TorrentFreak about the domain name: “We’ll associate his name with something positive instead of his negative IFPI vibe.”

The Pirate Bay team is also asking fellow BitTorrent admins to help out, by redirecting all customers from Tele2, to The Jesper Bay. They have written a piece of code that will redirect all the users from Tele2 to The Jesper Bay, so they can change their DNS.

The ruling of IFPI vs. Tele2 was officially released a few hours ago (translation included at the end of this post). It concludes that the ISP -Tele2- assist in copyright infringement because they give their customers access to The Pirate Bay, therefore they have to prevent access to the site.

A dangerous ruling, which is expected to result in Pirate Bay being blocked by other Danish ISPs, similar to what happened in the AllofMP3 case last year. However, it does not end there, other divisions of the IFPI throughout Europe have already announced that they will start similar cases.

Today, the IFPI in Norway and Finland announced that they too are considering taking action against Internet providers.

The executive director of IFPI Finland, Arto Alaspää, announced that they are considering taking action against ISPs in Finland: “Similar block petitions are likely to be used in Finland,” he said.

Alaspää was soon followed by his Norwegian colleague, Marte Thorsby, who told Dagbladet.no: “The verdict is very positive for us. We have to see if we can get this to Norway as well.”

Sebastian Gjerding, spokesperson for the Danish pro-piracy lobby Piratgruppen, told TorrentFreak yesterday: “It’s very frightening that the IFPI can get through the courts with something like this. In Turkey and China its the state that decides what information the people can access and what should be censored. In Denmark its apparently the record industry.”

For now, Jesperbay makes it pretty easy to lift the block. Let’s hope Tele2 will appeal against the IFPI, so it only has to be a temporary solution.

via http://torrentfreak.com


via http://voidnetwork.blogspot.com

Fire to the Prisons #2

from A Longing for Collapse Press

The second issue of fire to the prisons is out now. Fire to the Prisons is an insurrectionary anarchist quarterly focusing on anti-prison and prisoner support content, but also includes articles to inspire opposition to this cold world. The link to the site to download the pdf is included at the end of this bulletin, if you have any problems downloading, feel free to contact us directly with your email, and well send it to you directly. Our email is, guerillaheart@yahoo.com. Please feel free to print and distribute this zine to your full capability, or forward the file to someone who will.

If you‘d like, please respond with a confirmation that you will be furthering distribution for the zine, its good to know where it gets around.

The zine is intended to be free, but if you sell it, we ask that all profits go to benefit political prisoners.

Also, if printing resources are slim, we could send bulk copies were only asking for postage to be paid for.

Visit our site and blog at: myspace.com/alongingforcollapsepress

for total destruction and liberation
in solidarity

Site with pdf download: http://www.mediafire.com/?4v711uxjwm0

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Learning from Cuba’s Response to Peak Oil

Die Mond-Menstruations-Tasse Oder: Fight the System


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Die Mond-Menstruations-Tasse ist ein 5 cm langer glockenförmiger Behälter aus weichen Silikon. Getragen wird sie innerlich, wo sie mit den Wänden der Vagina abschließt, was der Menstruationsflüssigkeit erlaubt in die MM-Tasse zu fließen ohne auszulaufen oder Ausdünstung.

Sie kann je nach Größe zu 30 ml Flüssigkeit aufnehmen, dies entspricht ungefähr einem Drittel der durchschnittlichen Menge einer Periode.

Menstruationsschalen werden eingesetzt wie Tampons, sammeln aber die Menstruationsflüssigkeit anstatt Sie aufzusaugen. Sie halten 3mal so viel Flüssigkeit wie sanitäre Wegwerfprodukte und müssen im Durchschnitt in 24 Stunden zwischen 3 und 4 mal geleert werden.

Die Menstruationsschale wurde in den dreißiger Jahren um die gleiche Zeit wie Tampons erfunden. Sie sind sehr bequem und zuverlässig. Sie sind jedoch nicht ansatzweise wie Tampons vermarktet worden.

Viele Frauen fingen um 1987 herum an Menstruationsschalen zu verwenden, als eine amerikanische Firma damit startete, Menstruationsschalen aus Gummi anzubieten. Menstruationstassen werden mit den Markennamen Diva Cup, Mooncup, Lunette oder Keeper verkauft. Sie werden entweder aus Silikon oder Latex hergestellt und vermeiden so Belastungen durch Chemikalien, wie sie in vielen Tampons und Binden gefunden wurden, oder auch wenn Sie allergisch oder mit Reizungen auf Tampons oder Binden reagieren. Sie sind vegan und vermeiden Müll (es sei denn natürlich, # kann dem Charme der Einwegvariante nicht widerstehen).

Der Großteil des Textes ist aus einem Text von der Pinkies-Mooncup Seite übernommen.


via www.mooncupsandkeepers.com

Writers on the Borders

A delegation of internationally-renowned writers and intellectuals travels to the Occupied Palestinian Territories — in part to participate in a cultural event in honour of Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish, but also to see first-hand life under Israeli military occupation. The delegation includes Russell Banks (U.S., author of The Sweet Hereafter and Affliction), Bei Dao (China, famous exiled poet), José Saramago (Portugal, winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize for Literature), and Wole Soyinka (Nigeria, winner of the 1986 Nobel Prize for Literature). The film is narrated by these and other writers — in a variety of languages – with eloquence and passion, as they compare and contrast their experience in Israel and Palestine to injustices in their own homelands.

via http://a-zone.org

On Piratebay

Marcha por la Independencia del Pueblo Saharaui


via www.neuvaradio.org

No Boarders Camp in November at the US/México-Border

No Borders Camps are action camps and temporary autonomous zones meant to challenge neo-liberal capitalism, border militarization, and migration controls. The first No Border Camp took place in Europe in the late 1990s, and there have been many No Borders Camps since in Europe, Oceania and elsewhere. In 2007 there were No Border Camps in Ukraine in August and in the UK in September. There is a No Borders Camp planned for the 5th – 11th of November in Calexico, California and Mexicali, Mexico. This will be the first No Borders Camp in North America, and the first one to take place simultaneoulsy on both sides of an international border. […]

More Information on the Weblog (Spanish) and the Camp-Homepage (English and Spanish).