Following the election of a new progressive leadership by members of the Vermont AFL-CIO (September 15, 2019), the new Executive Board, on October 6th, unanimously voted to adopt the following as the official platform of the Vermont AFL-CIO. This platform makes the Vermont AFL-CIO among the furthest left major labor organization in the United States.
Vermont. Van Deusen elected as president, Adie as executive vice president. On September 15, 2019, in South Burlington Vermont, former Green Mountain Anarchist Collective-NEFAC member David Van Deusen was elected President of the Vermont AFL-CIO. Former ISO member, and union nurse, Tristin Adie was elected as Executive Vice President. Van Deusen and Adie were part of the larger progressive United! slate which swept into leadership positions capturing 14 of the 15 seats on the Vermont State Labor Council’s Executive Board. This marks a sharp turn towards the left for Organized Labor in Vermont. Let’s see what comes next!
Montpelier, VT, 8/1/19 – David Van Deusen, co-founder of the Green Mountain Anarchist Collective and former member of NEFAC & ARA has announced that he is running for President of the 10,000 member Vermont AFL-CIO as part of a new progressive slate (Vermont AFL-CIO United!). The union election takes place in September. Van Deusen, as an AFL-CIO District Vice President, recently led the Green Mountain Central Labor Council into supporting the YPG/YPJ and the struggle in Rojava (as part of that support the VT AFL-CIO sponsored a returning American fighter who served with the YPG). In May, working with allied unions and community organizations, Van Deusen organized a 500 strong picket line in Burlington, VT, against visiting union-buster Scott Walker. Below is his campaign announcement and his slate’s ten point program.
you remove the English army tomorrow and hoist the green flag over
Dublin Castle, unless you set about the organization of the Socialist
Republic your efforts would be in vain. England would still rule you.
She would rule you through her capitalists, through her landlords,
through her financiers, through the whole array of commercial and
individualist institutions she has planted in this country and
watered with the tears of our mothers and the blood of our martyrs.”
Waterbury Vermont, February, 2019 – Michael Alexander, a guest of the Green Mountain Central Labor Council AFL-CIO, recently spoke to Equal Time Radio (WDEV 550AM) about his experience serving as a volunteer soldier in the YPG. The YPG & YPJ are the military arm of the revolution in the northern Syria.
December 22, 2018, Cabot, Vermont -As an American, as a Vermonter, and as a Labor leader I have marched many times against US lead wars. However, I do not oppose wars and US military action because I assert war as always unjust and always unnecessary. I am not philosophically a Kantian; this is not a moral imperative for me. I am also no liberal.
The Black Bloc Papers second edition – An Anthology of Primary Texts From The North American Anarchist Black Bloc 1988-2005. The Battle of Seattle Through The Anti-War Movement. Edited and compiled by David Van Deusen and Xaviar Massot of The Green Mountain Anarchist Collective.
Life, Respect And Word: Chronicle Of The Second #Zapatista Gathering Of Women Who Struggle - #Feminism #ezln #Chiapas #antireport - Read here: https://enoughisenough14.org/2020/01/24/life-respect-and-word-chronicle-of-the-second-zapatista-gathering-of-women-who-struggle/
Call for activities and events of the week against police brutality - #acab #ftp #antireport - Read here: https://enoughisenough14.org/2020/01/24/call-for-activities-and-events-of-the-week-against-police-brutality/
23.01.2020: Peoples’ United Revolutionary Movement (HBDH) announced that they have destroyed the business center of AKP-affiliated member of the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) Executive Board, Hasan Akıncıoğlu. A written statement said that HBDH militia destroyed the office of Hasan Akıncıoğlu, … Continue reading →
The growth of anti-police organizing, anti-imperialist and anti-colonial struggles, and the movement against prison slavery has been central to revolutionary organizing and activity. These struggles primarily affect black and brown people in the United States. In light of this reality, … Continue reading →
AGAINST NORMALITY SOCIAL INSURRECTION FREEDOM FOR THE PRISONERS More than 90 days ago in Chile, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in the hope that the struggle could lead to a more dignified life. States can fight … Continue reading →
Milan: Branca Still Holds Out. Two Comrades on the Roof 21.01.2020: The operation to clear the Brancaleone squat at 1 Piazza Alfieri began this morning. Despite the cold and the now 12 hours on the roof thanks to being pissed … Continue reading →
Viktor Filinkov’s Speech in Court on 4 June 2019 While Recording a Voice Sample (The Court Could Not Interrupt the Defendant for Ten Minutes)… Viktor Filinkov: When I was tortured . . . Well, it was unexpected, of course. It … Continue reading →
On January 19th, a traditional march to commemorate the murdered anti-fascists took place in Kyiv. The problem of Nazi violence remains relevant. They continue to play a significant role in Ukrainian street politics. They spread their hateful ideas and attack … Continue reading →
Received on 20.01.2020: On the night of January 19th-20th, 2020, we paid a visit to the premises of the ‘EK Militaria’ store at 439 Gaffney Street in Pascoe Vale. After disabling a nearby surveillance camera, we sabotaged the entrance locks … Continue reading →
Soheil Arabi, the anarchist political prisoner, writes from the notorious Evin prison in northern Tehran, Iran… Anarchism means flying forever. Since the very moment we open our eyes to this world, from all sides, a net of religion, nationality, language, … Continue reading →
14.01.2020: After examining 2 additional witnesses and reading some documents, the next scheduled hearing where the prosecutor will make their case is scheduled for January 23rd. Assembly in Solidarity with the Members of Revolutionary Struggle (via Athens Indymedia)
Why Nihilism? A Response to John Zerzan’s “Why Hope? (Critique of the Nihilist tendency in Anarchism)” by Flower Bomb For years, John Zerzan has inspired my understanding of green anarchy through many of his texts. I enjoy “Anarchy Radio” and … Continue reading →
dockers_bayonne.png In France, the movement against the new pension reform has been taking place since December 5th, 2019, and is getting stronger and stronger. Interview with docker and CGT general secretary Dylan: https://en.labournet.tv/dockers-strike-bayonne This reform concerns everyone!" striking docker read more
fist.jpg INTRODUCTION Here Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement (ASWM) offers the first of what we hope will become an ongoing series of interviews with workers from various sectors who are having their well being and livelihoods damaged. We begin with an educator in Southland, South Island. Due to the attitude and actions of his employers, he […]
cats.jpg A short history of the Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement (AWSM), an Anarcho-Communist propaganda group based in New Zealand/Aotearoa. "...we will ALL be able to dance when weve won, not just the cats" AWSM read more
The post A Decade in Revolt: Towards the Future of Our Movement appeared first on It's Going Down. Analysis from the Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement (RAM) about the global and national context. Over the last decade the possibility of revolt has been ignited around the world – in places people never thought possible. While the constancy […]
The post Migrants Clash with Mexican Troops at Guatemala Border appeared first on It's Going Down. Report on increasingly violent repression of the latest migrant caravan which has arrived at the Guatemala and Mexican border. For updates on this situation, check Tapachula Migrant Solidarity. Migrants, who crossed a river on the border separating Guatemala and […]
The post February 1st: NYC Anarchist Assembly for People of Color appeared first on It's Going Down. Call for an anarchist assembly for people of color on February 1st in Brooklyn, New York. The growth of anti-police organizing, anti-imperialist and anti-colonial struggles, and the movement against prison slavery has been central to revolutionary organizing and […]
The post From Embers: Anti-Repression Organizing and the State’s Use of Conspiracy Charges appeared first on It's Going Down. From Embers brings us an interview with the Tilted Scales Collective, who speaks on repression and the State’s use of conspiracy charges. Conversation with an anarchist and anti-repression organizer about how conspiracy charges have been used […]
The post Josh Harper & Andy Stepanian on the New Documentary ‘The Animal People’ and Lessons from the SHAC 7 appeared first on It's Going Down. “The number of activists isn’t huge, but their impact has been incredible … There needs to be an understanding that this is a threat to all industries. The tactics […]
The post Bay Area, CA: Announcing War Commentary Issue #1 appeared first on It's Going Down. Announcing War Commentary, a new anarchist news-sheet from the Bay Area of California. Originally posted to Indybay.org. Read and Download HERE We’re pleased to release the first issue of War Commentary, an anarchist news-sheet dedicated to chronicling the war […]
The post Life, Respect and Word: Chronicle of the Second Zapatista Gathering of Women Who Struggle appeared first on It's Going Down. A report back from some attendees of the Second International Gathering of Women Who Struggle, organized by Zapatista women and held December 26-29, 2019, in autonomous Zapatista territory. Originally published in Spanish by […]
The post Five Prisoners Killed, Two Escape Amidst Violence in Mississippi Prisons appeared first on It's Going Down. Perilous Chronicle reports on recent events in Mississippi prisons. A series of riots and fights between prisoners in the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) has resulted in the deaths of five prisoners and two escapes. The first […]
The post Whatcom County, WA: Rail Shut Down in Solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en Fight Against Colonial Invasion appeared first on It's Going Down. The following communique was sent to It’s Going Down anonymously, which we reprint below. The Wet’suwet’en people have stewarded and defended their traditional territories since time immemorial. In stark contrast to false […]
The post Pickets, Graffiti & Banner Drops Mark #StopLine3 Day of Action appeared first on It's Going Down. Roundup of actions on January 17th, a day of action against Line 3 in the Midwest. Originally posted on Life Without Line 3. A message of gratitude to everyone who participated in any sort of action against […]
Last night, we did a sabotage at railway bottleneck in Burlington. This place chosen because of the juncture there, with lines from Detroit and Buffalo joining to go forward to Toronto and Montreal. We have heard it's the busiest intersection of this kind in Canada. This action is in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en people in the […]
Thank you to the 50 people who gathered Saturday in SOLIDARITY with the Wet'suwet'en land defenders, on the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe. The gathering was opened with songs and a speech. Then, despite the snow storm, the march took to the streets and traveled from Kingston City Hall to Queen's University where […]
On Friday, January 17th a group of approximately 15 people took control of a busy commuter street on both sides of a ground-level rail crossing for the CN main line in Kingston, Ontario. We used banners and our bodies to stop traffic and flyered the waiting cars with information about the ongoing struggle on Wet’suwet’en […]
A few nights ago, an anarchist settler sabotaged CN's main transcontinental rail line. If TC Energy wanted to transport anything from southern Ontario or further east to CGL sites in BC, it's likely that this they'd use this line. I was careful to choose a secluded site since it would take longer to work alone. […]
Im Jahr 2012 lagen die globalen CO2 Emissionen um 58% höher als im Jahr 1990. Dies hatte unter anderem zur Folge, dass die Wirbelstürme aufgrund höherer Temperaturen in den Einzugsgebieten von Ozeanen stärker wurden und die arktischen Ökosysteme eine Reihe von Tipping Points erreichten. Die Grenze, bei dem die Eisdecke in Grönland irreversibel schmilzt und […]
1) Economic quantities can be changed in time precisely because money, as a so-called transcendental signifier of capital, has the quality of a pure quantity, whereby money is released from current acts of exchange and thus, as a monetary sign, accounts for the time accumulated in the commodity, which in turn means nothing other than […]
Die Inszenierung in Davos zeigte, wie in Zeiten des Ökologismus radikale Kritik und Opposition gegen die herrschenden Verhältnisse marginalisiert wird. Wie werden die linken Klimaaktivisten darauf reagieren? Jahrelang sorgte das Welt-Economic-Forum in Davos für wenig Interesse. Das änderte sich im Zuge der globalisierungskritischen Bewegung Ende der 1990er Jahre. Mehrere Jahre dominierten die Proteste gegen das […]
At first glance, it seems that Deleuze's concept of structure involves a complex form of the so-called creorder, a term that appears at the forefront of the methodological findings of the economists Bichler/Nitzan. (Cf. Bichler/Nitzan 2009) If the structure is updated in each of its moments in processes, then Bichler/Nitzan occupy this process with the […]
I should have said this before, but the word itself is a monstrosity. Whosoever would attach a Greek prefix to a Latin root should be driven out of the city, egads. But let's overlook this superficial fact, at least for the time being. We saw before that metadata is an engineering problem. But metadata is […]
In the opinion of Georgios Stamatis, Marx, in presenting the law of the tendentious case of the general rate of profit, equates value and price, among other things, in order to disregard the effect of the so-called Wicksell effects (including the observation of the relationship between the rate of profit and the rate of interest) […]
Während hierzulande in der radikalen Linken viel über Repression geklagt wird, die Erfahrung eines Knastaufenthalts aber, von den Folgen der Aktionen gegen G20 in Hamburg abgesehen, eher eine Ausnahme ist, sieht sich die Bewegung der Gelben Westen einer fast beispiellosen Repression ausgesetzt. Zahlreiche Verletzte (Dutzende haben ihr Augenlicht durch Gummigeschosse verloren, etliche Schwerverletzte durch den […]
The flow of subjective labor and the flow of objective capital. At the point in time, more precisely, in the passage of time (which has extended over longer historical periods), in which per se contingent encounters (those of the flows of money capital and labour) have "taken hold" (Althusser), as soon as quasi-stable forms of […]
Vortrag, gehalten an der HBK Saar Kurze Einführung zum spekulativen Kapital. Wann immer ein professioneller Trader einen Trade beginnt, so versucht er, die involvierten Risiken zu bewerten. Prinzipiell kann man heute drei Strategien des derivativen Handels unterscheiden: Arbitrage, Hedging und Spekulation. Arbitrage intendiert die Realisierung eines möglichst risikolosen Gewinns durch die gleichzeitige Exekution von finanziellen […]
In thinking about the problem of metadata, I was reminded of an old discussion -- addressed already in Protocol but worth repeating -- easily summed up by the expression "metadata = data." What I mean by this formulation is that no media-infrastructural mechanism exists to distinguish between data and metadata. First and foremost, one can't distinguish them […]
It is the beginning of 2020. I am hoping for changes bigger and more transformational than a new president. If you are like me, you also fear for friends, family and neighbors in the rise of white supremacy and fascism in the United States and across the globe. You may be asking yourself where to […]
Before dawn on August 25th, Rafi jolted awake to the sounds of police outside Spirou Trikoupi, a building where he was squatting, in the Athens neighborhood of Exarchia. A muscular twenty-eight-year-old from Kabul, Rafi had been an interpreter for the U.S. military. The post The Attack on Exarchia, an Anarchist Refuge in Athens appeared first […]
In addition to the centennial remembrances for the Winnipeg General Strike and the memorial for Rosa Luxemburg, many activists are gearing up for reflections of the 20th anniversary of the 1999 Seattle protests against the World Trade Organization (WTO). For those who began anti-capitalist organizing during that time, there are many questions around mass mobilizations, […]
Jean-Carl Elliott reflects on the electoral approach to worker power, using the Fight for $15 and One Fair Wage campaigns as examples. The post Making Asses of Ourselves appeared first on Infoshop News.
Do you want to protest your company’s crappy record on sexual harassment? Are you thinking of unionizing? The post How to Organize Your Workplace Without Getting Caught appeared first on Infoshop News.