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Justice for Johany! Rally and March


Friday, November 16th
12:00 PM
Holyoke Center
1350 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA
Facebook Event

In March and April, long-term Harvard employee Johany Pilar reported being sexually harassed at work. In May she was threatened with "big, big problems," by a manager. In September she was told verbally and in writing she could be fired, the first discipline she received since she started at Harvard in 1998! Shortly after a picket in October, at which two of Johany's co-workers spoke up for her in public, all three were informed they are now considered "essential staff," meaning they have to work during emergencies, like during the recent hurricane, when almost everyone else gets the day off. These workers were never considered "essential" until they helped publicize Johany's treatment. This is another example of the tit-for-tat retaliation which management has sunk to ever since Johany stood up against rape culture in the workplace.

Counterculture/Counterpower: The role of cultural work in building resistance movements


Simmons College
300 Fenway, Boston, MA
Facebook Event

A forum on the intersections of direct action and cultural resistance. Panelists will lead a discussion on the importance of cultural intervention in building movements for radical change.

Contracultura/Contrapoder: Construyendo movimientos a través de la intervención cultural


Domingo, 11 de Noviembre
1:15pm - 2:30pm
Feria del Libro Anarquista
Simmons College
300 Fenway, Boston, MA
Evento de Facebook

Un foro sobre las intersecciones de la acción directa y la resistencia cultural lxs panelistas facilitarán un dialogo sobre la importancia del trabajo cultural en construir movimientos populares por el cambio radical.

We're Not Voting, We're Fighting!

Originally posted on Ideas and Action -- ideasandaction.info

We’re not voting, we’re fighting!
Anarchists and the 2012 US Elections

By Adam Quinn

It’s always been easy for anarchists to demonstrate the absurdity of the US elections since the two major parties have had very few actual differences. Though each party has been using more heated and divisive rhetoric in recent months, Obama’s continuation of many Bush-era policies indicates our essentially one-party system remains intact.

"If you want a General Strike organize your co-workers" An Interview with Joe Burns, author of Reviving the Strike

An Interview with Joe Burns, author of Reviving the Strike at Lawrence, Mass. Bread and Roses Centennial, April 28th, 2012

by Camilo Viveiros
Original interview: Activism2Organizing.org

Introduction

Many in the Occupy movement have called for a general strike on May 1st but most Occupy activists aren’t involved in labor organizations or organized in their workplaces. While General Assemblies may be somewhat effective institutions at reaching the agreement of assorted activists around future direct actions, workplace stoppages require the large scale participation of workers in decision-making structures. The interview below gives some organizing advice for those who have called the general strike. I hope that this interview will inspire Occupy activists to consider the difficult work ahead that is needed to build democracy in the workplace. We are the 99%!

1º de Mayo: Después de la Primavera Se Viene un Verano Caliente

Por nuestrxs amigxs de Miami Autononomía y Solidaridad

Crisis Global; Pesadilla Americana

La crisis económica mundial trajo una nueva Gran Depresión a las puertas de las familias de la clase trabajadora. Mientras que las corporaciones, funcionarios del gobierno y las burocracias reciben beneficios y compensaciones que baten récords, los menos afortunados se ven forzados a asumir la mayor parte de la carga económica [1,2]. Este colapso se coloca sobre las espaldas de los trabajadores, y más aún en los más oprimidos de las comunidades de la clase obrera, por ejemplo: mujeres de clase trabajadora, inmigrantes, negros y latinos [3,4]. A pesar de las promesas del Congreso demócrata y del presidente, las deportaciones de inmigrantes indocumentados han aumentado dramáticamente desde que Obama asumió poder, destruyendo comunidades y criminalizando poblaciones enteras. Si no luchamos, la crisis puede provocar una disminución permanente en nuestro nivel de vida, profundizando a la vez la dominación de los oprimidos, y aumentando las diferencias económicas en la sociedad estadounidense.

May 1st: After The Blossoms of Spring, a Hot Summer

By our friends in Miami Autonomy & Solidarity

Global Crisis; American Nightmare

A global economic crisis has brought a new Great Depression to the doorsteps of working class families. While the corporations, government officials, and bureaucracies are experiencing record profits and compensation, those who are least able to pay are expected to shoulder the majority of the burden [1,2]. This collapse is placed upon the backs of workers, and even more to the most oppressed in working class communities, for example: working class women, immigrants, blacks, and latinos [3,4]. Despite the promises of a Democratic congress and presidency, deportations of undocumented immigrants have dramatically increased since Obama took office, tearing communities apart and criminalizing whole populations. If we don’t fight back, the crisis may drive a permanent decline in our standard of living, deepen the domination over the oppressed, and widen the gaps in American society.

Primavera

Things to Remember


Illustration by Kevin 'Rashid' Johnson

The high independence of the rich only reveals the immeasurable distance between us. The blessings in which they this day rejoice are not enjoyed, in common. The rich's inheritance of justice, liberty, prosperity, and independence: it's only shared in the rich society and not in the oppressed society.

The sunlight that has brought life and healing to the capitalists has brought to us stripes of pain and death. The Fourth of July belongs to them, and not to us. They may rejoice and we must mourn, because this day only reveals to us the gross injustice and cruelty to which we're the constant victim: the racist capitalist society.

Resources to Build Power / Show Power on May 1st!

Here is a list of resources for groups and individuals building towards showing our power on May 1st 2012:

Occupy May 1st Resources

From Occupy To Organize Trainings

Resources for the World Wide General Strike May 1st

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