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Submedia: Trouble #9: Learning to Resist

On this, the 50th anniversary of the global uprisings of 1968, subMedia pays homage to the insurgent youth who helped kick things off a half-century ago by taking a look at some contemporary student-led movements that are still tearing things up around the world. In this month’s episode of Trouble, the first of a two-part series on radical student movements, sub.Media talks to a number of current and former student organizers from so-called Puerto Rico, Quebec and Chile as they share their experiences from the high-points of past struggles and provide hard-fought lessons that can help prepare a new generation for the battles to come.

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Statement by Yeryüzü Postası on the Assault on #Afrin

Statement by Anarchis communist group Yeryüzü Postası on the Turkish military aggression against Afrin, Rojava.

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#Antifa, a Documentary Film

Since the election of Donald Trump, acts of racist violence have proliferated across the United States. Racists and misogynists feel emboldened to express and act on their views. White nationalist groups and resurgent traditional white supremacist groups such as the Ku Klux Klan have used Trumps victory to gain new recruits.

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Book Review: “Anarchist Encounters. #Russia in Revolution”

Book Review: “Anarchist Encounters. Russia in Revolution”. Edited by A.W. Zurbrugg (London: Anarres Editions -Merlin Press, 2017). With the occasion of the recent centenary of the Russian Revolution of October, 1917, Anthony Zurbrugg has edited a wonderful contribution to our understanding of those turbulent times. What we found in this collection of reports put together by Zurbrugg, are testimonies written by anarchists who visited the USSR in the crucial years of 1920-1921.

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#HesamShaeriHesari Continues Hunger Strike in #Moria on #Lesvos

Yesterday Hesam announced that he was transferred to the detention center (section B) inside the Moria refugee camp on Lesvos, Greece. He continued his hunger strike, that he started 18 days ago. Three days ago Hesam also stopped drinking.

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#DefendAfrin Demonstration Stopped by Cops in #Cologne

More than 20.000 people came to Cologne, Germany, yesterday to protest against the Turkish military aggression in Afrin, Rojava. But the demo was stopped by riot cops because people were waving flags with a portrait of Abdullah Öcalan, one of the founders of the PKK, an organisation that is banned in Germany since 1993.

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March 17 #Hamburg: Demonstration Against #NoG20 #Repression & Formation of Authoritarianism

This week there was another NoG20 related raid in Germany. On January 23 about 50 masked cops raided an apartment in Magdeburg, Germany. Today there will be a demonstration against repression in Magdeburg. The United We Stand campaign against NoG20 repression is not only calling for transnational days of action from from January 28th to February 4th, but also started to mobilize for a demonstration in Hamburg. This demo will take place on March 17, 2018, 02:00pm (14:00), Gaensemarkt, Hamburg, Germany.

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Reportback: The Barricade Evictions in #Hambacher Forest

A reportback by an activist in the Hambacher Forest of the barricade evictions on January 22.

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#Hambacher Forest: Nine Activists Still in Pre-Trial Detention After Police Operation

Nine activists from the Hambach Forest occupation are in pre-trial detention, accused of obstructing the work of police officers. They were arrested during the barricade evictions on January 22.

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BLACK LIVES MATTER AND ANTIFA DROP A BANNER IN DC ON J2018

Union Station, Washington DC – Around noon on Saturday January 20th,  hundreds of activists gathered in support of the J20 defendants and the Black Lives Matter movement. In front of Union Station, two activists scaled the two opposing gargantuan flagpoles which fly the banner of this great nation.

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These two activists had a banner drop in mind. Strapped in harnesses they performed a highly technical ascension of the poles about 30 feet high with a cord stretched in between them to secure the banner. One misstep could be fatal. Continue reading BLACK LIVES MATTER AND ANTIFA DROP A BANNER IN DC ON J2018