Over a hundred organisations from around the world, including a number of anarchist groups and British organisations, are backing the callout for a massive march in Paris to take place on March 19th against police brutality. Led by the families of people who have died at the hands of police and following on from weeks of protests and clashes in the streets, organisers say that, as the law is adapting to the needs of the police rather than the people, France’s working classes must assert dignity and unity. The main callout is translated below.
From Hamburg to Munich, from Barcelona to Athens, from Toronto to Sydney activists prepare themselves for the protests against the G20-summit – for a whole week before the summit, Hamburg will be the location for manifold protests. Together we are going to pinpoint the limitations of power of the statesmen and -women in our city. We are going to present our solidary alternatives to their murderous, capitalist politics of disintegration that lead to wars, to the devastation of natural environment and to million fold forced migration and global poverty. Worldwide we can observe reactionist and autocratic regimes and movements accelerating the deterioration of our everyday living conditions. We invite you all to our second action conference in Hamburg April 8/9 in Hamburg to substantiate our disobedient struggle against this destructive development.
On this week’s episode of Talking Radical Radio, Scott Neigh speaks with Walter Tull, a long-time militant anti-fascist who is currently based in Toronto. Tull speaks about the wave of anti-fascist activity that peaked in the 1980s and 1990s, about his current involvement in Antifa International and the International Anti-Fascist Defence Fund, and about the need in our current moment for reinvigorated militant anti-fascism on the streets.
Critics respond to Roy Gutman’s special report on the Syrian Kurdish militia.
This essay examines the Zapatista Army of National Liberation and the Landless Workers’ Movement and the ways that these movements have been able to persist for decades and surpass frequent limitations of revolutionary action under neoliberalism. These lessons are essential for efforts to build counter-power.
Cops in Baltimore, Maryland have beaten up and arrested 16 year old Alonzo Cox on Wednesday night. Cox was being threatened by 14 year old female with a knife when police arrived. Police officers involved didn’t even try to deescalate when they arrived and immediately started to attack the victim.
Image: A cop hitting the 16 year old victim on his head.
On June 26th, 2016, hundreds gathered in Sacramento, CA to confront a planned rally by neo-nazi groups. The rally never happened, however the ensuing clashes resulted in six stabbed anti-fascists.
Clashes broke out during a student protest for Theo and against police violence in Paris yesterday. Cops attacked the protesting students, saying the protests were “unauthorised”.
Image: Clashes during stundent protest in Paris on February 23rd, 2017
Kom News editors Giran Ozcan, Josef Yusuf and Mehmet Aksoy discuss developments in Korukoy village in the kurdish region of Southeastern Turkey.
Image: Korukoy village in Nusaybin’s Kurdish region, southeast Turkey has been under siege since February 9th, 2017
The word “impunity” – exemption from any possibility of punishment or harm – comes up again and again when bereaved families talk about the death of a loved one at the hands of the police. The family of Jean Charles de Menezes used it again in a statement yesterday.
Image: Jean Charles de Menezes’ relatives march alongside other custody death families in Whitehall, October 2006. Image taken by Kevin Blowe
According to local authorties, Homeland Security was misleading local authorities before, during and after ICE raids in Santa Cruz, California earlier this month.
Image: Armoured vehicle during an ICE raid at February 13th in Santa Cruz, California