“Our name is Knowledge Liberation Front, and we’re your crisis!”
All power to the communes!
In the subway, there’s no longer any trace of the screen of embarrassment that normally impedes the gestures of the passengers. Strangers make conversation without making passes. A band of comrades conferring on a street corner. Much larger assemblies on the boulevards, absorbed in discussions. Surprise attacks mounted in city after city, day after day. A new military barracks has been sacked and burned to the ground. The evicted residents of a building have stopped negotiating with the mayor’s office; they settle in. A company manager is inspired to blow away a handful of his colleagues in the middle of a meeting. There’s been a leak of files containing the personal addresses of all the cops, together with those of prison officials, causing an unprecedented wave of sudden relocations. We carry our surplus goods into the old village bar and grocery store, and take what we lack. Some of us stay long enough to discuss the general situation and figure out the hardware we need for the machine shop. The radio keeps the insurgents informed of the retreat of the government forces. A rocket has just breached a wall of the Clairvaux prison. Impossible to say if it has been months or years since the “events” began. And the prime minister seems very alone in his appeals for calm. Read more
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What Has Free Software Got to Do with Patents on Pigs?
Munich, Germany. Marienplatz. Richard Stallman will speak at a joint rally against bio- and software patents in front of the European Patent Office. Read more at No Patents on Seeds and about the action day in Bavaria on April 15th (in German)
International Appeal for Support of the Film Project “Water makes money”
Every single contribution is needed, so that a film criticising the advancing privatisation of WATER, the basis of our existence, can be made! Read more
Water cannons against water scarcity??!
Since yesterday the Turkish government hosts the fifth World Water Forum against a backdrop of what is probably the most sweeping water privatisation programme in the world. As well as privatizing water services, the government plans to sell of rivers and lakes. Turkish social movements, who hosted their own conference in Istanbul last month, suspect the Government is using the World Water Forum to push through this highly controversial agenda. Protesters are struck back with water cannons… Read more
The “Atlantic Yards”: Ratner’s Brooklyn Landgrab
In Brooklyn, New York, USA, a whole city quarter is supposed to be landgrabbed by an investor’s plan. But awareness and maybe resistance is growing. Stay informed