Situationniste Blog February 18, 2020 at 02:58AM
L’Estremismo Coerente dei Situazionisti 
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DiEM25 demands: no extradition of Julian Assange to the United States
Julian Assange’s extradition hearing begins on February 24.
We demand that Julian Assange not be extradited to the USA! We are therefore calling for a protest march from Australia Ho… https://cockaygne.wordpress.com/2020/02/17/diem25-demands-no-extradition-of-julian-assange-to-the-united-states/
Euroleaks: Why release? And why now?
During 2015’s first half, as Greece’s finance minister, I participated in thirteen crucial Eurogroup meetings – before the SYRIZA government (disrespecting the referendum result of 5th July) capitulated. The result o… https://cockaygne.wordpress.com/2020/02/17/euroleaks-why-release-and-why-now/
George Monbiot February 15, 2020 at 01:05PM
from George Monbiot
DiEM25 blows the whistle on the European Establishment
For the past five years, the Greek parties that capitulated on their country’s struggle for freedom in 2015, have been reproducing the Troika’s propaganda, that Yanis Varoufakis was going to the cru… https://cockaygne.wordpress.com/2020/02/14/diem25-blows-the-whistle-on-the-european-establishment/
George Monbiot February 11, 2020 at 11:29PM
The Roots of Fascism
from George Monbiot
BREAKING: Russian antifascists sentenced to 6- 18 years prison
The trial of seven Russian antifascists accused of terrorist offences ended today in Penza, western Russia.
Dmitry Pchelintsev recieved 18 years, Ilya Shakursky 16 years, Arman Sagynbaev 6… https://cockaygne.wordpress.com/2020/02/10/breaking-russian-antifascists-sentenced-to-6-18-years-prison/
Loughborough University reported for ‘systematic crackdown on peaceful protest’
“The senior management are determined to ensure the campus doesn’t become a political space”. This is what a student and their representative were told by the head of securi… https://cockaygne.wordpress.com/2020/02/10/loughborough-university-reported-for-systematic-crackdown-on-peaceful-protest/
London: activists occupy Paddington Green police station
On the night of February 7th a group of activists from the Green Anti-Capitalist Front (GAF), alongside squatters and other activists, occupied the abandoned high security police station at Paddin… https://cockaygne.wordpress.com/2020/02/09/london-activists-occupy-paddington-green-police-station/
The crisis of centrist politics
An opinion piece by Johannes Fehr (Board member of the german electoral wing) and David Schwertgen (National Collective Germany DiEM25)
Members of our movement often compare the current political situation with that of t… https://cockaygne.wordpress.com/2020/02/09/the-crisis-of-centrist-politics/
Russia: Bailiff base burns along with debtor files
The building in Krasnoyarsk owned by the Federal Bailiff Service (SSP), a State-run body linked to the Ministry of Justice, was set alight by unknown arsonists on the same night as its previous HQ was a… https://cockaygne.wordpress.com/2020/02/09/russia-bailiff-base-burns-along-with-debtor-files/
Marx and Bakunin have more in common with each other than Marx and Stalin.
Britannia chained: The assault on our rights has begun
This week has seen a raft of draconian law & order policies floated by the government and police representatives. Carl Spender examines these grim omens of the future.
And so it begins: returned to… https://cockaygne.wordpress.com/2020/02/06/britannia-chained-the-assault-on-our-rights-has-begun/
Why do billionaires pay nothing?
Most of us pay tax. Even if we don’t have much. Some of it goes to the State for our schools, our roads, our hospitals and our environment.
However, there comes a point when you can have so much money that you can affor… https://cockaygne.wordpress.com/2020/02/05/why-do-billionaires-pay-nothing/
Book Review: The Government of No-one
“This is a book devoted to ideas, rather than a history … The Government of No One is probably not a bad reflection of the current state of the English-speaking anarchist movement.”
by Ruth Kinna
Pelican 2019 (… https://cockaygne.wordpress.com/2020/02/05/book-review-the-government-of-no-one/
Protests as Saudi arms ship docks in Essex
Activists from Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT) staged a banner drop today to protest the arrival of the Saudi Arabian arms ship the Bahri Yanbu at Tilbury docks in Essex.
Cargo company Bahri is the “exc… https://cockaygne.wordpress.com/2020/02/05/protests-as-saudi-arms-ship-docks-in-essex/
Language teachers win redundancy fight after two-month campaign
After the Delfin English School in London sacked all of its staff just before Christmas, subsequently declaring itself bankrupt, Tefl teachers with the syndicalist IWW union organised a pic… https://cockaygne.wordpress.com/2020/02/04/language-teachers-win-redundancy-fight-after-two-month-campaign/
Greece: Gare squatters say ‘The best days have yet to come’
On February 2nd we took the initiative to burglarize our own house. Gare in Athens is not just for its own members, it belongs to the entire movement. We hung a banner in solidarity with the fr… https://cockaygne.wordpress.com/2020/02/04/greece-gare-squatters-say-the-best-days-have-yet-to-come/
France State violence: where does democracy stop?
On January 30, 2019, already one year ago, the Council of Europe, through its Commissioner for Human Rights, expressed “very serious concerns” about the seriousness of the injuries caused by the French p… https://cockaygne.wordpress.com/2020/02/03/france-state-violence-where-does-democracy-stop/
A message from Brian Eno on Brexit day – and a reply
To my European friends
I just wanted to tell you that, although my country has made the insane, childish and probably suicidal decision to leave Europe, I remain proud to be a European, and proud of … https://cockaygne.wordpress.com/2020/02/03/a-message-from-brian-eno-on-brexit-day-and-a-reply/
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