Category Archives: International
Almost two years after the oil rig explosion off the Gulf of Mexico that killed 11 workers and spewed nearly five million barrels of oil into the sea, British Petroleum (BP) will face a civil lawsuit in New Orleans. The non-jury trial will be divided into three phases, the first of which was to begin [...]
Tucson school authorities list books that can’t be taught or read in schools It’s getting harder and harder to resist the temptation to see the United States as heading for true fascism and totalitarianism. If not across the board, then noticeably in geographical pockets and specific areas of legislation.
Crisis as sport nears bankruptcy Since the beginning of the year Italian horse racing has been at a standstill and tracks closed by a series of ongoing strikes over cuts to funding and the mismanagement of the industry’s finances. During January every racecourse on mainland Italy was affected by a wave of strike action as [...]
Mass unrest over lucrative industry resources Beginning on the 9th January, for several days Nigeria was rocked by countrywide industrial strikes and popular protests against the doubling of petrol prices as a result of the government withdrawing oil subsidies. The removal of subsidies forms part of wider neoliberal ‘reforms’ to the oil sector.
An appeal has gone out to comrades for help in recovering items stolen from the Biblioteca de l’Ateneu Enciclopèdic Popular in Barcelona on February 1st, especially items and publications dating from the Spanish Revolution. Original posters from the Civil War era as well as various other objects also from the period of the Spanish Civil [...]
November 15 saw the birth of a new civil disobedience movement in the West Bank part of Palestine. Palestinians protesters, called Freedom Riders, boarded segregated Israeli buses headed towards Jerusalem and other occupied territories. These buses are segregated unofficially, in the sense that they operate in the Settlements – which are militarily prohibited to Palestinians [...]
At least 73 people have been killed during a match between Egypt’s bitter footballing rivals Al Ahly from Cairo and Al Masry in Port Said. Most of those who died were young supporters and hundreds more were injured in what is Egypt’s worst footballing tragedy.
As the 9-month long popular uprising escalates in Syria, it looks increasingly likely that ordinary Syrians, who have taken to the streets unrelentingly at the cost of their own lives, will not be the ones to determine the outcome of the battle. Rather, it is international geopolitical interests that hold the cards in this game.
What really happened at Occupy Oakland on Saturday January 28 A firsthand account For the internet, here’s a first-hand account of Occupy Oakland on 1/28/2012, because the news never tells the full story. I’ll tell you about the street battle, the 300+ arrests, the vandalism, the flag burning, all in the context of my experience [...]
Occupy The Occupy movement continues to gain momentum; though its focus and – perhaps – its lack of the kinds of analysis which anarchists favour are similar in the United States to those shortcomings in the UK. Evictions and violence by the state against the Occupiers also continue. Indeed, by the end of November more [...]