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Brutal arrest during protest against rise of electricity costs in Seville, Spain

On 4th of July 2022, a demonstration against the rise of electricity costs and power cuts took place in Seville, Spain. The march had been organised by the neighboorhood assemblies Barrios Hartos and Plataforma Vecinal Cerro-Amate as a protest against the energetical poverty the working class neighboorhoods of Seville have always been suffering and that has become even worse during the last months, when power cuts have become more and more frequent du to the rising prices. However, the march ended in an act of brutal police repression against a well-known comrade of the organising collectives. He was thrown to the ground by police officers who then detained him by sitting on his head and did not refrain from their violent attitude although he was screaming with pain. Meanwhile, the rest of police officers were intimidating the outraged mass of protestors, threatening them with their batons. The comrade was finally arrested and taken to the police station, where he had to spend the night before being taken to court the next morning. He is being accused of “resistance and gross disobedience”.

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Transition into a “Green” World? Necro-Industry, Climate Trauma, and Radical Healing

There are more and more people who have lived in a catastrophe all their lives. The promise of a transition to a “green” world may seem like an escapist drug to them, but the hangover is unavoidable and what we are left with is nothing other than to set collective healing processes in motion, argues researcher Irina Velicu in her contribution to the BG’s “After Extractivism” text series.

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Save the Planet – Destroy Capitalism!

UN Climate Conferences have been going on for 25 years. They have achieved precisely nothing. The participants at Paris in 2015 agreed to decrease production of oil, gas and coal by 6% a year for the next decade. Instead, according to the UN itself, they are planning increases of 2% annually, even as carbon emissions continue to mount.

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Global Warming: IPPC Report AR6 – Writing a Death Warrant?

The United Nations International Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) published its sixth Assessment Report (AR6) in August. This is a reworked and an updated version of their last report AR5 published in 2013. It is much more confident in its assessments and its summary for policy makers is clearly intended to shock countries into promising drastic reductions in their emissions of Green House Gases (GHGs) at the international climate conference, the Conference of the Parties (COP 26), to be held in Glasgow in November. When one understands that such reductions are very unlikely to happen the report reads like a death sentence, a harbinger of a new mass extinction.

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Capitalism, Anti-Capitalism and Popular Organisation [Booklet]

This booklet is a tool to introduce activists to what capitalism is, how it functions and in whose interests, how society is divided into different classes with differences in power and interests, what role the state plays, and how the state functions in the interests of capitalism and the ruling class.

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Indigenous struggles against capitalism in Australia

Note: this article was originally written at the request of our comrades in France, the Union Communiste Libertaire. A translation of this article into French will hopefully be published soon. It is intended to be a follow up to an article by the UCL entitled “1788 : Les générations volées de l’Australie coloniale”, which deals at length with the details of early colonisation and the Stolen Generation. As such, our article does not go into detail about these two things, and is directed more to a global audience instead of a domestic one that already knows about Indigenous struggles.

This article contains discussions of people now deceased.

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Death or Renewal: Is the Climate Crisis the Final Crisis?

Is This the “Inevitable” Collapse of Capitalism?

Classical socialists, both anarchists and Marxists, have written of the eventual end of capitalism–either through a popular revolution creating a new society or through the self-destruction of capitalism. Global warming raises the question of whether humanity is now facing such a possible total crisis, of choosing between socialism or social ruin.

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Why is there no anti-capitalist strategy?

Summary

1 – The end of History or the eternal return?

2 – The market’s victory was based on barbarism

3 – The common objective between political and capitalist classes

4 – About the so-called socialism

5 – For a strategy of survival and change

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Amsterdam: Corona is the virus – Capitalism the crisis! – Demonstration February 20, 2021

Amsterdam. Call for everyone to join our (Anti-Capitalist Acton Amsterdam) anti fascist and anti capitalist demonstration on February 20, 2021.

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