Daily Archives: November 29, 2008

Moscow: Free Concert in Support of Assaulted Russian Activists (December 1)

listovkaNO TO THE PERSECUTION OF SOCIAL AND LABOR ACTIVISTS!

NO TO THE REPRESSION OF TRADE UNIONS!

NO TO THE WHITE TERROR AGAINST THE LEFTIST MOVEMENT!
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FREE CONCERT

December 1, 2008, 9:00 p.m. Proekt OGI, Moscow (Potapovsky per. 8/12, bldg. 2; Metro: Chistie Prudy)

Chronicle of a Single Day (November 13, 2008): 

The second attack on Alexei Etmanov, leader of the labor union at Ford-Vsevolozhsk; the third attack on Carine Clément, director of the Institute of Collective Action; the brutal beating of Mikhail Beketov, leader of the movement to defend the Khimki Forest.

The beatings and murders of labor and social activist is the quiet civil war of our time, a corporate White Terror, a strike by the wealthy and the powers-that-be against the leaders of social movements that in one way or another raise questions related to property and ownership. Our task is to call this process by its real name and publicize what is happening. Each of us will in the end be forced to take sides and it is better if we do this right now. We are on the side of the oppressed.

Slaughter 2017, Lesorubi [Woodcutters], Zombiderevenshchina [Rural Zombie], Vladimir Aigistov and others will perform sets of political new hardcore, punk rock, country metal, and protest songs.

The concert is organized by the >Vpered>> (Forward) Socialist Movement. Entry is free.

 

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“We Won’t Pay for Your Crisis”: A Pamphlet about Italy’s Anomalous Wave

If you download and read one short .pdf-format pamphlet today, this should be it:

The Anomalous Wave So Far: The Education Rebellion in Italy (October-November 2008)

Produced by folks at London’s 56a Infoshop Social Centre, this little piece of enlightenment gives readers a brief history of the wave of student protests and mobilizations that has rocked Italy since November. The authors also ponder the prospects of the Anomalous Movement as new nationwide actions are right around the corner in Italy, and they analyze the movement’s tactics and dynamic, its relation to established political movements, and its stance on Italian neofascism.

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