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Around 150 sex workers demonstrated this afternoon (Saturday 15th Feb 2014) between Puerto del Sol and Gran Vía in Madrid, protesting against the criminalisation of prostitution and against the city government's Civil Space Ordnance and the Interior Ministry's proposed Law of Civil Safety.
Under the slogan, "No to persecution, bargaining space now!" the prostitutes marched back to c. Montera with no reported incidents. The meet had been called by Colectivo Hetaira and also called for "a space to work in peace, without disturbing and without being disturbed" in the city, according to Karolina Hernández, Hetaira speaker and sex worker.We'd like the local government to meet us, they talk about us a lot, all the world seems to know all about prostitution but very rarely do they talk to the people involved and one of those is us. Colectivo Hetaira spokesperson
Μαλατέστα για την επαναστατική τρομοκρατία
Ενόψει ενός μέλλοντος που θα μπορούσε να είναι και πολύ κοντινό
Πηγή: Από το βιβλίο “Αναρχισμός και βία” (2004), εκδόσεις Ελευθεριακή Κουλτούρα
Article about situation in Bosnia as rioting across the country continues in the wake of demonstrations against privatisation, from Insurgent Notes.
Since the beginning of recent struggles in Bosnia, I’ve received many questions from Western comrades about their character and what is actually going on. A lot of comrades were dissatisfied with media coverage which didn’t provide enough information.
The nostalgic left is a bit of shorthand I’ve started using for those on the left who have reacted to the disintegration of the old left by wishing for idealised simpler times. And perhaps more strangely blaming the collapse on what they see as threatening new developments, like http://www.wsm.ie/intersectionality. They hold such newfangled nonsense responsible for the current failure of the left to get an echo from the general population.
Intersectionality, Calling out & the Vampire Castle - we need dialogue & change rather than exclusion
For the last couple of months the radical left, across the English-speaking world, has been in the grip of a furious online debate around intersectionality. Near the start of that period author Mark Fisher published an article with the title ‘Exiting the Vampire Castle.’ In this piece he portrayed those who favored an intersectional analysis as monsters engaged in a campaign of online bullying which is intended to bring down important left leaders like Owen Jones and Russell Brand. In a later interview with Doug Henwood he made it clear that the intention of the piece was to exclude such people, including anarchists, from left debate.
Update: Following a 48-hour strike of thousands of London Underground workers last week, the RMT and TSSA unions have suspended further industrial action following management agreeing to withdraw notice of 953 redundancies this year.
Thousands of London Underground workers were set to take part in a second 48-hour strike over proposed cuts which include closing every Tube ticket office in London.
Members of the RMT and TSSA unions walked out last Tuesday in the first of two 48-hour stoppages and are set to walk out from 9pm tonight to the same time on Thursday 13th February.
Labour party shadow education minister and Engels biographer Tristram Hunt crossed a picket line of striking university lecturers at Queen Mary University on 10 February to lecture to students on Marx and Engels.
The strikers, members of the UCU union, were taking part in a two-hour "lightning" strike as part of an extended campaign of industrial action against real pay cuts - the government's 1% public sector pay, which is well below the rise in the cost of living.
The Morning Star quoted a striker as saying the shadow minister looked "shamefaced" as he scabbed on crossed their picket line.
Ζαπατισμός - λατινοαμερικανικός κύκλος αγώνων
All'inizio la lotta unitaria si focalizzava sul muro della separazione. C'erano nuove adesioni e molti villaggi lasciavano la lotta tradizionale. La speranza di una diffusa ed ampia lotta popolare non si era realizzata, ma stavano iniziando nuove lotte che facevano rete con azioni di lotta unitarie più sporadiche. Recentemente la rete delle lotte popolari unitarie ha promosso azioni cadenzate e quella di Ein Hajla è la seconda. La lotta incessante ha attratto l'attenzione internazionale e dato la base essenziale per la campagna B.D.S. La lotta persistente ha visto i suoi semi nel fermento sotterraneo che può erompere senza avvisaglie nelle condizioni appropriate. La persistenza e l'avvicinarsi della valanga B.D.S. danno energia agli attivisti più lungimiranti. [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/26707]