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Occupy Seattle Occupies Wal-Mart | OccupyWallSt.org

Occupy Seattle Occupies Wal-Mart | OccupyWallSt.org | Another World Now! | Scoop.it

On Friday, November 25th, Occupy Seattle will join Occupy Tacoma, Occupy Bellingham and Occupy Everett in a statewide protest at Wal-Mart in Renton at 2:00pm.

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Portugal hit by austerity strike

Portugal hit by austerity strike | Another World Now! | Scoop.it
A 24-hour strike in Portugal grounds flights and halts public transportation in protest against proposed austerity measures.
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GLOBAL WIKISTRIKE 11.11.11

GLOBAL WIKISTRIKE 11.11.11 | Another World Now! | Scoop.it

November 30, 2011 N30#30N We are uniting all the anti-systemic & alter-systemic mobilisations, actions and strikes! In order to decommodify the Commons, build P2P economies, reclaim life, peace and justice... Join the festival of change!

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The Camp is the World: Connecting the Occupy Movements and The Spanish May 15th Movement | via The New Significance

The Camp is the World: Connecting the Occupy Movements and The Spanish May 15th Movement | via The New Significance | Another World Now! | Scoop.it
November 22nd, 2011, By Luis Moreno-Caballud and Marina Sitrin



We write this letter as participants in the movements, and as an invitation to a conversation. We hope to raise questions abo...
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Tuesday Demo in Solidarity with Cairo | Occupy Oakland

Tuesday Demo in Solidarity with Cairo | Occupy Oakland | Another World Now! | Scoop.it
November 21, 2011 in Front Page, News


Last minute solidarity demo organized by members of Occupy Oakland in response to calls from Egyptian comrades for an international day of action to su...
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Egypt: Appeal for International Solidarity Mobilisation - GLOBAL STRIKE FOR EGYPT

Egypt: Appeal for International Solidarity Mobilisation - GLOBAL STRIKE FOR EGYPT | Another World Now! | Scoop.it
A call for international solidarity with protests in Egypt
[Updated 21 November, 11pm with protests in Ireland, UK and Sweden, Canada, Germany, Austria, Norway, Australia - details of London demo...
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“General Liberations” Barcelona continues to occupy spaces for a social purpose | Take The Square

“General Liberations” Barcelona continues to occupy spaces for a social purpose | Take The Square | Another World Now! | Scoop.it

The new liberated space bloc17n, the old site to the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, will house several evicted families. On November 17, the Catalan public universities strike was held to protest against budget cuts on education. The assemblies of a number of high schools joined the effort.

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UK | Day of Action 30 Nov | False Economy

False Economy is for everyone concerned about the impact of the government’s spending cuts on their community, their family or their job.
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Anti Fracking Song: Fracking Fluid - Coal Seam Gas Chemicals: Whole Lotta Frackin' Going On - Songs about Coal Seam Gas - WikiStrike the system with your music!

http://wholelottafrackingoingon.com/listen_fracking_CD.html

Download Audio: http://vibedeck.com/arielkalma/fracking-fluid http://ariel-kalma.bandcamp.com/track/fracking-fluid - A father-son song collaboration to give ...

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In Defense of Tahrir, Occupy.US, democracy in Greece, Italy, Spain, Protugal and the UK, and against the cuts, privatizations, austerity and pension reforms: Join forces for N30#30N Global WikiStrike!

ENG ‎#Tahrir
!!!!!!! Please translate and share !!!!!!!!
7 killed and 680 injured now in tahrir occupation !!
Thousands in streets until this moment facing the authorities and claiming the departure of the military counci). On the official channels, the persons in charge, the Ministers and the other "heads" call openly the authorities to repress the demonstrators " who want only to sow the disorder and to make fail the elections ".
Egypt still fights!

DE #Tahrir !! Die Auseinandersetzungen gehen weiter in Ägypten, 7 Märtyrer und 680 verletzte. !!! Tausende auf den Straßen bis jetzt im Kampf gegen die Staatskräfte fordernd den rucktritt den Militärrats. Auf den offiziellen Sendern, die verantwortlichen und die Minister und andere ‚köpfe‘ appellieren offen an die Autorität um die Demonstranten zu unterdrücken ‚die nur Chaos anstiften wollen damit die Wahlen fehlschlagen‘. Ägypten kämpft weiter!!!!!! Bitte übersetzen und weiterleiten!!!!!!

FR ‎#Tahrir !!Les affrontements continuent en Egypte, 7 martyrs et 680 blessés. !!!
Des milliers dans les rues jusqu'en ce moment affrontant les forces du pouvoir et exigeant le départ du conseil militaire . Sur les chaines officielles, les responsables, ministres et autres "têtes" appellent ouvertement les autorités à réprimer les manifestants "qui ne veulent que semer le désordre et faire échouer les élections".
Egypte lutte encore !

AR #Tahrir
المواجهات تتواصل في مصر،7شهداء و 680 جريح.
االآلاف في الشوارع حتى هذه اللحظة تتواجه مع السلطة
مطالبة برحيل المجلس العسكري.
في القنوات الرّسميّة، المسؤولون من وزراء و غيرهم يطالبون علنا السّلطات بقمع "المتظاهرين "الّذين يريدون زرع الفوضى و إفشال الانتخابات".
مصر مازالت تقاوم

Now november 20th, 23:30 , in Egypt streets :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Hd_ppz0gnzA

Police fired egyptian activists :
(photo de "@5orm / black flag")
http://s1-01.twitpicproxy.com/photos/large/451565339.jpg

Police "throx" martyrs in the street !!!!!! :
http://elbadil.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/45567788.png.pagespeed.ce.H8b9MouUeT.png

choquant !!!! un militaire tire un mort vers les poubelles :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fr2-VlldcuE&feature=youtu.be

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Apathy is Dead ! http://www.flickr.com/photos/solarider/5254770064/#/photos/solarider/5254770064/lightbox/

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DC, Other Cities Liberate Unoccupied Buildings for the 99% | OccupyWallSt.org

DC, Other Cities Liberate Unoccupied Buildings for the 99% | OccupyWallSt.org | Another World Now! | Scoop.it

Today, Occupy K St./DC liberated the empty, city-owned Franklin School. The school was closed several years ago and initially reopened as a homeless shelter. Despite widespread public opposition, the city government later closed the shelter. Next -- in blatant disregard of social safety net programs that are necessary for the very survival of the people who are most directly impacted by economic injustice -- announced plans to turn the building either into luxury condos or a hotel for the 1% lobbyists on K St.

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Human rights are not optional! | United for #globalchange

Human rights are not optional! | United for #globalchange | Another World Now! | Scoop.it

Call for an Alternative Day of Action on Human Rights Day, Saturday, December 10th, 2011

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Sharan Burrow ITUC General Secretary - labour union support for the Occupy Movement

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General strike cripples Portugal - Europe - Al Jazeera English

General strike cripples Portugal - Europe - Al Jazeera English | Another World Now! | Scoop.it
Public transportation and flights disrupted as trade unions protest against austerity measures.
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Real Alternatives: European Congress for Change - European Alternatives

Real Alternatives: European Congress for Change - European Alternatives | Another World Now! | Scoop.it

In the context of continued economic crisis, new EU-backed governments in Greece and Italy, and continent-wide protest movements, organisations from throughout Europe meet in Brussels to steer a clear course of change for a Europe based on participation, solidarity, and democratic control over the economy and finance.

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Occupy Oakland Calls for TOTAL WEST COAST PORT SHUTDOWN ON 12/12

Occupy Oakland Calls for TOTAL WEST COAST PORT SHUTDOWN ON 12/12 | Another World Now! | Scoop.it

Posted 20 hours ago on Nov. 19, 2011, 8:35 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt


Proposal for a Coordinated West Coast Port Shutdown, Passed With Unanimous Consensus by vote of the Occupy Oakland Ge...

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Occupy UC Davis Calls for Nov. 28 General Strike to Shut Down CA Campuses, Block Regents’ Austerity Vote

Occupy UC Davis Calls for Nov. 28 General Strike to Shut Down CA Campuses, Block Regents’ Austerity Vote | Another World Now! | Scoop.it
Posted 45 minutes ago on Nov. 22, 2011, 4:03 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt




The following proposal was passed by a massive general assembly today at UC Davis (emphasis added):
The UC Board of ...
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Rise Up

'Rise Up' is the latest release from Banner Theatre's- 1st of May Band. It is our contribution to the struggle against this lethal Con Dem government. Suppor...
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Boa Santos: Return of the General Strike (English and Spanish) - UnionBook

Boa Santos: Return of the General Strike (English and Spanish) - UnionBook | Another World Now! | Scoop.it
The General Strike   By Boaventura de Sousa Santos *   (Pagina 12, Argentina, translated from Portuguese below, here GoogleTranslated from the Spanish) Gen…...
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roberto's comment, November 23, 2011 4:15 PM
Actual English Translation....

THE GENERAL STRIKE
By Boaventura de Sousa Santos
Like other Europeans have done and will do, the Portuguese will hold a General Strike on the 24th of November. These popular actions possess a series of parallels with general strikes in Europe and the U.S. in the end of the 19th Century and first decades of the 20th Century.
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General strikes were common in Europe and in the U.S. towards the end of the nineteenth century and in the first decades of the twentieth century. They provoked great debates within the labor movement and within the revolutionary parties and movements (anarchist, communist, socialist).
Much discussed were the importance of the general strike in the social and political struggles, the conditions for its success, the role of political forces in its organization. Rosa Luxemburg (1871-1919) was one of the most prominent presences in those debates. The general strike—which never ceased to be present in Latin America and re-emerged strongly in the spring in North Africa—is back in Europe (Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal) and in the U.S.
The city of Oakland, California, which was known for the general strike of 1946, resorted to this measure again on November 2, and in the Spring of this year Wisconsin unions approved a general strike when the city of Madison was preparing to occupy the State Legislature building—which it successfully accomplished—in the fight against the governor and his proposal to neutralize the unions, eliminating collective bargaining for public administration [workers].
What is the significance of this re-apparition of the general strike? While it is true that history does not repeat itself, what parallels can be made with the conditions and social struggles of the past?
In different areas (communities, cities, regions, countries), the general strike was always a manifestation of resistance against an onerous and unjust condition of a general nature; i.e., a condition likely to affect workers, the working classes or even society as a whole, even if some social or professional sectors were most directly affected by it.
Limitations of civil and political rights, violent repression of social protest, union defeats on issues related to social protection and the relocation of companies with direct impact on the lives of communities, political decisions contrary to the national or regional interest (“parliamentary betrayals" such as the option of war or militarism): these were some of the conditions in the past that led to the decision to hold a general strike.
At the beginning of the 21st century, we live in a different time and the onerous and unjust conditions are not the same as in the past. However, at the level of social logics that govern them are disturbing parallels that flow into the underlying drive/movement for a general strike on November 24 in Portugal.
Yesterday was the struggle for rights of the popular classes that were considered unjustly denied; today is the struggle against the unjust loss of rights for which so many generations of workers fought and that seemed to be irreversible achievements. Yesterday was the struggle for a more equitable distribution of national wealth generated by capital and labor; today is the struggle against an increasingly unequal distribution of wealth (confiscated wages and pensions, increased working hours and patterns, taxes and bailouts for the rich—the “1%”, according to the occupiers of Wall Street—and a daily life of anxiety and insecurity, the collapse of expectations, the loss of dignity and hope for the "99%").
Yesterday was the struggle for a democracy to represent the interests of the voiceless majority; today is the struggle for a democracy, which after being partially conquered, was eviscerated by the corruption, mediocrity and cowardice of the leaders and by the technocracy on behalf of finance capital that it always served.
Yesterday was the struggle for alternatives (socialism) that the ruling classes recognized as existing and therefore brutally repressed the people defending them; today is the struggle against neoliberal common sense, massively reproduced by the subservient media, that there are no alternatives to the impoverishment of the majority and the depletion of the democratic choices.
In general, we can say that the general strike in Europe today is more defensive than offensive, looking less to promote the advancement of civilization than to prevent a civilizational regression.
That’s why it is no longer a question of workers as a whole, but rather a question of impoverished citizens as a whole, both those working and those who cannot find work, as well as those who worked their whole lives and today see their pensions threatened.
On the street, the only public sphere not yet occupied by financial interests, citizens that never participated in unions or social movements, nor imagined themselves to speak in favor of others' causes are demonstrating. Suddenly, the causes of others are their own.

* Boaventura de Sousa Santos, PhD in Sociology of Law, is a Professor at the University of Coimbra (Portugal) and at the University of Wisconsin, Madison (USA).

Translation by Roberto D. Hernández
(Groupe Décolonial de Traduction – GDT)
http://www.decolonialtranslation.com

Portuguese original: http://www.cartamaior.com.br/templates/colunaMostrar.cfm?coluna_id=5311
Spanish:
http://alainet.org/active/50992
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Anonymous - Message to Occupy the World 11-18-11

Greetings citizens of the world. We are Anonymous. Since the occupation of Wall Street began we have been watching closely as countless people in cities arou...
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Nov 30: Day of Action | The Workers

Nov 30: Day of Action | The Workers | Another World Now! | Scoop.it

On 30 November 2011, millions of public service workers will be taking action in support of a fair deal on public service pensions.

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Creative, assertive, positive, productive and borderless N30#30N Occupy General Strike!

Creative, assertive, positive, productive and borderless N30#30N Occupy General Strike! | Another World Now! | Scoop.it
By Orsan Senalp, 19 November 2011
The 1% has not randomly chosen 15 November to raid #OWS and other camps across the US. The coordinated raid was launched against the peaceful occupations only two...
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Spotted at New School Occupation: Mili-tents | OccupyWallSt.org

Spotted at New School Occupation: Mili-tents | OccupyWallSt.org | Another World Now! | Scoop.it

Congrats and solidarity to our brothers and sisters at the newly established New School Occupation! In the wake of the raid on Liberty Square, they established a 24/7 occupation in the student study center here in NYC. Statement below and more information here.

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Call for an Alternative Day of Action on Human Rights Day Saturday, December 10th, 2011 | Occupy Together

Call for an Alternative Day of Action on Human Rights Day Saturday, December 10th, 2011 | Occupy Together | Another World Now! | Scoop.it

The success of October 15th has triggered an unprecedented momentum for global action. Humanity has united across boundaries in a struggle for real democracy and individual rights. Essential to this struggle is the respect for human life and living conditions, including environments

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Egypt protesters return to Tahrir Square to protest military 'dictatorship'

Egypt protesters return to Tahrir Square to protest military 'dictatorship' | Another World Now! | Scoop.it
Over 50,000 Egyptian protesters flock to Cairo's Tahrir Square Friday to pressure the military government to transfer power to elected civilian rule.
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