from La Directa At 7 am, the eviction of the Ca la Trava occupied center in the Gràcia neighborhood of Barcelona began. Early on, a helicopter was flying over the area and the Mossos Police deployed ten vans of the anti-riot unit.
One of the vehicles was equipped with stairs to access the building and a panoramic camera. The squatter launched warning rockets to convene a solidarity concentration on the crossing of Gràcia with Torrent de l’Olla street, and resisted in the building.
According to Ca la Trava, two people have been detained, information that has been confirmed by the police. From the Catalan police statement, they claimed that when they had access to the building there were nine people inside, two have only been identified and have left voluntarily. Four of the remainder were seized, two were charged for Resistance against The Authority and the other two were administratively sanctioned by the so-called gag law, the citizen security law 4/2015.
Is your job pointless? Do you feel that your position could be eliminated and everything would continue on just fine? Maybe, you think, society would even be a little better off if your job never existed?
If your answer to these questions is “yes,” then take solace. You are not alone. As much as half the work that the working population engages in every day could be considered pointless, says David Graeber, Professor of Anthropology at the London School of Economics and author of Bullshit Jobs: A Theory.
According to Graeber, the same free market policies that have made life and work more difficult for so many working people over the past few decades have simultaneously produced more highly paid managers, telemarketers, insurance company bureaucrats, lawyers and lobbyists who do nothing useful all day. Labor journalist Chris Brooks interviewed David Graeber to learn how so many pointless jobs came to exist and what it means for labor activists. Continue reading “Towards a World without Bullshit Jobs.. Interview with David Graeber on his Theory”
David Graeber: “En Rojava saben que no te puedes librar del capitalismo si no te libras antes del patriarcado”
La mutación del capitalismo, la uberización del empleo, el poder del feminismo, la lacra moral de la deuda o el origen de la desigualdad son algunos de los temas que trata en esta entrevista el antropólogo estadounidense David Graeber, que visita Madrid para participar en un evento en apoyo al pueblo Kurdo y la revolución de Rojava.
Como un proscrito ideológico, este antropólogo y activista da clases en la London School of Economics, tras ser expulsado de Yale y ser rechazado de todas las universidades de su país, Estados Unidos, por declararse anarquista. Fue uno de los líderes del movimiento Occupy Wall Street, aunque él odia definirse así.
Su libro En deuda: una historia alternativa de la economía (Ariel, 2012), marcó un antes y un después en los estudios antropológicos y ha hecho temblar la concepción y todo lo dicho anteriormente sobre el dinero, la deuda y la evolución de las relaciones humanas en un plano económico y moral.
We saw them peer out from between the slats of tightly packed trucks as they were steered through town. Often when lorries slowed at a road crossing, groups of children – myself among them – hung on to the rear for a free ride (a risky street game we called ‘going for a hudgie’), but the idea of hanging on to a slaughterhouse truck filled us with revulsion. As city kids, our view of farm animals was filtered through the misty lens of Disney, but anyone could see the slaughterhouse run was wrong. Given the chance, we would most definitely have sprung our gentle friends free to roam the streets and our imagination: cows, pigs, chickens – the lot.
BY : Phi Quyền Chính The U.S. Federal Reserve will not only issue its own cryptocurrency but will also make sure Americans use it. That’s the prediction of currency guru Doug Casey who has an uncanny record of being correct about economic and political trends.
His latest book, Surviving Fedcoin: How to Protect Yourself (and Profit) from America’s Coming Currency Change, is a public bet that the U.S.government will issue its own bitcoin which Casey views as “the last arrow” in its money quiver.
A response to the call for solidarity to the ones held in custody in Hamburg
During the exile of captivity few are the things that can make you smile, offer a warm thought or a pleasant feeling. I can, however, say with some certainty that these days of July when Hamburg surrendered to the chaos of riots during the G20 summit, the clashes with the police, the burning barricades, the store looting, the vandalism and burning of sovereignty targets, my thoughts were boosted, a great deal of “thank yous” as well as vivid emotions overwhelmed me, and a smile lit up my face.
I’ll be honest, however. Although from an early stage a large part of insurrectionary anarchism aspired at setting a high target, something that had become clear already since the call for a militant campaign of informal organization months before the summit; and although there was a large number of public texts and claims of responsibility responding to this call (some comrades were kind enough to even mention the heritage of Black December), I wasn’t that sure that the days in question would indeed involve such great momentum. Continue reading “The Hamburg G20 Riot was a Milestone and an Inspiration.. says Greek Anarchist Prisoner Panagiotis”
I began a political journey. I no longer believed in the system I represented. But what would work instead? To my great surprise, I came to think that anarchism is the answer. I never thought I would believe such radical ideas.
But now I think it’s the only political philosophy that makes sense for today’s world, and the crazy ones are those who think that the current system will save us.
Full Documentary 23 July 17.. 1 hour
But why, and what is anarchism? These 10 steps can explain:
The Kellys are a Spanish based net of groups defending shockingly exploited workers, mainly women hotel cleaners in precarious jobs. Women who are ignored by the bought-out Unions who are tied up in laws and covert bribes. Workers are treated like dirt, while clients spend up to 500 euros a night for a 5 star hotel room.. VIVA LAS KELLYS
banner’ Fired by Hotel Hilton for Demanding Our Rights’
The Kellys is an autonomous Association and that believes in self-organization, it is made up of hotel cleaners, floor waitresses and their friends and relatives and it fights from common objectives.
The Kellys aims to give visibility to the problems of the floor maids, as well as contributing to the improvement of their quality of life. We operate in territorial work groups, each working group internally manages its spokeswomen
Barcelona Hilton is afraid of us.. by Las Kellys
This time the Hilton Diagonal Mar Hotel was waiting for us with catalan Police Force: when we get together they are afraid.
We recently announced the start of a campaign for a JUST Convention and CLEAN hotels, after concentrating on the Olivia Plaza Hotel, now its the turn again of Hilton Diagonal Mar, which we already visited in February.
We remind you that Hilton Diagonal Mar is outsourced
‘Lift up your breasts. Now!
Open our prison!
Open our coffin; let the world
be in awe of seeing us
Do not remain silent
in our chains!’ Marcos Ana