Intro: There are millions of oppressed people inside the borders of the u.s., but I’m not one of them. I come from a privileged background. I’m not the main victim of the police. Nor am I a leader in the growing struggle against police violence. Recognizing how far I am from the front lines, I hesitated to write about cops at all.
In the end I decided that it’s important for all radicals, whether oppressed or privileged, to struggle for clarity about cops’ place in society.
There are many kinds of police, ranging from elite national political police like the ………..READ MORE
. . . → Read More: Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: Cops are Gangsters
On November 30, 2004, a bomb buried under two bags of sand went off, shaking the foundations of a hydroelectric tower near the Quebec-US border. Two years later, a car bomb decimated an oil executive’s car outside of his home, northwest of Montreal.
Read the rest of this article on . . . → Read More: Sketchy Thoughts: Inside Canada’s Five-Year-Long Anti-Terror Investigation of a Group of Quebec Communists
This analysis by Chris Hedges is well worth the read.
By Chris Hedges TruthDig.com
Raul Hilberg in his monumental work “The Destruction of the European Jews” chronicled a process of repression that at first was “relatively mild” but led, step by step, to the Holocaust. It started with legal discrimination and . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Israel Is Captive To Its ‘Destructive Process’
New York State Political Prisoner Jalil Muntaqim was recently denied parole for
the 8th time by the New York State Parole Board. Jalil first became eligible for
parole in 2002, and has been denied parole from that time to the present. At
this point there is no longer a need to discuss Jalil’s accomplishments . . . → Read More: Sketchy Thoughts: NYS Parole Board’s War Against Political Prisoner Jalil Muntaqim
At the last May Day protest, police repression was brutal and a lot of protesters were hurt. Bobette was specifically targeted by the SPVM because of her political activities; they physically attacked her and psychologically harassed her. You can read a summary of what happened to Bobette on May Day afterward. Due to her . . . → Read More: Sketchy Thoughts: Solidarity with Bobette!
CNT-F FACES EVICTION FROM LONG-TERM HEADQUARTERS
The CNT-f is the larger of the two anarchosyndicalist/revolutionary syndicalist union federations in France. They have traditionally been called the ‘CNT-Vignoles’ after their headquarters at 33 rue Vignoles in Paris. They have survived a previous attempt to evict them in 1996, but now they are facing a fresh attack from the Mayor of Paris.
The following is their statement on the events. The original French version can be here. You can follow events from either their website or from the site of their newspaper Combat Syndicaliste. These events seem reminiscent of the eviction of the Spanish CGT from their headquarters at 18 Via Laietana in Barcelona back in 2011. Hopefully this time around the good guys will win against the government.
EVICTION AT 33 RUE DES VIGNOLES
In a recent letter the City of Paris has come to unilaterally terminate the ongoing discussions about the continuation of the CNT in its historic location at 33 Rue des Vignoles. We were also “invited” to leave on the pretext of carry out ‘rehabilitation’ work.
Previously in 1996 the then-Mayor Tiberi voted for the demolition of 33. She had to retreat in the face of mobilization of the local residents, associations and the CNT.
We, paramedics, masons, primary school teachers, labourers, nurses’ aides, truck drivers, teachers’ aides, metal workers, architects, technicians, journalists, postal workers, etc. who form the CNT unions in region of Paris:
We who in this XXnd arrondissement walk in the footsteps of the Paris Commune and those of the Bourses du Travail of the CGT in the beginning of the 20th century:
We who at 33 Rue des Vignoles walk in the footsteps of our older brothers and sisters of the Confederacion Nacional de Trabahadores, anti-fascists, survivors of the Nazi camps, the Resistance and the liberation of Paris:
We who continue the struggle for the emancipation of the working world at the beginning of the 21st century:
We who to maintain this place in acceptable conditions while the City of Paris has done nothing for almost 20 years:
We will resist again. Yesterday in the face of Tiberi it was the violence of bulldozers. Today with Delancé it is the violence of King Money.
This CNT has called a public meeting for information, solidarity and support from all who want a living Paris, a revolutionary Paris.
15 hours: Information on the status of 33
18 hours: Concert with Serge Utgé-Royo
20 hours: Convivial meal
. . . → Read More: Molly’sBlog: CNT-f Faces Eviction
CNT-F FACES EVICTION FROM LONG-TERM HEADQUARTERS
The CNT-f is the larger of the two anarchosyndicalist/revolutionary syndicalist union federations in France. They have traditionally been called the ‘CNT-Vignoles’ after their headquarters at 33 rue Vignoles in Paris. They have survived a previous attempt to evict them in 1996, but now they are facing a . . . → Read More: Molly’sBlog: CNT-f Faces Eviction
The following is Geronimo ji Jaga’s intervention at a September 14, 2000 forum that Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) hosted during the Congressional Black Caucus’s legislative weekend in Washington, DC. It was initially included in a pamphlet published in 2001 by the Human Rights Research Fund (founded by activist attorneys Kathleen Cleaver and Natsu Saito) . . . → Read More: Sketchy Thoughts: COINTELPRO Murders (Intervention by Geronimo ji Jaga)
on the main Kersplebedeb website: http://kersplebedeb.com/posts/daniel-mcgowan-forbidden-from-publishing-articles-without-permission-village-voice/
on the main Kersplebedeb website: http://kersplebedeb.com/posts/daniel-mcgowan-released-after-lawyers-confirm-he-was-jailed-for-huffpost-blog/
Jennifer Pawluck, a 20 year old woman from Montreal, was taken into police custody yesterday [April 3] and questioned after she posted a photo of a graffiti mural on her Instagram. The mural showed a caricature of a Montreal police spokesman Cmdr. Ian Lafrenière, with a bullet hole in his head.
After she . . . → Read More: Sketchy Thoughts: Arrested and Charged for Uploading Photo of Anti-Cop Graffiti
Solidarity against police repression in Montreal: We will not submit to the municipal by-law P-6
With this public declaration, we assert our opposition to by-law P-6: we will continue to demonstrate without negotiating our demo routes with police, and we will systematically challenge all tickets that arise from this by-law.
The . . . → Read More: Sketchy Thoughts: Mtl Groups Issue Public Declaration Against Police Repression
The following is a translation of a statement issued by the Parti Communiste Revolutionnaire / Revolutionary Communist Party in response to a series of police raids and searches carried out last week. The French original can be found here.
Denounce the RCMP Merry-Go-Round!The RCP condemns the maneuvers and harassment of the federal police!
. . . → Read More: Sketchy Thoughts: PCR-RCP Responds to RCMP Raids and Repression
via Occupy Los Angeles:
On July 12th, participants in OccupyLA met to raise awareness for unlawful arrests of activists that had been targeting a lobby group with a stranglehold on power over local and state politics. The activists handed out chalk and shared the story of unlawful arrests and police repression. The LAPD responded by . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive World: Occupy Movement Call for Global Day of Action: Chalkupy the World!
The first time Christa Eckes made the news was back in 1970, when as a teenager growing up in the West German city of Hamburg she was expelled from high school for starting a political action group. The “Basisgruppe LS-Schülerinnen” (LS Students Grassroots Group) was said to have distributed leaflets, organized resistance to the . . . → Read More: Sketchy Thoughts: Christa Eckes – Honor Her Memory!
The opening graphic in The Anti-Capitalist Resistance Comic Book is striking, showing a Black Bloc member squaring off against a cop, each as representatives of the clash between Empire and free peoples from centuries past. To what degree do you feel that the clashes at today’s summits represent a continuity with the history of . . . → Read More: Sketchy Thoughts: Anti-Capitalism and Violence: Gord Hill Interviewed by Kersplebedeb
Of course the so-called budget bill, stuffed to the gills with non-budgetary items as such, has multiple political purposes, but one of them is clearly to limit dissenting voices within parliament itself and to usurp parliamentary power and transfer it to cabinet – as can be seen, for example, in the new environmental regulation . . . → Read More: Politics and Entertainment: Repressive Tactics Smack of History
Reposted from the excellent signalfire blog:
We are now in the 13th week of a Quebec student strike against a 75% tuition hike – the longest student strike in Quebec history – the conflict has become a rallying point for any and all opposition to austerity here, and clearly represents a political milestone, perhaps (we . . . → Read More: Sketchy Thoughts: Report on Quebec’s Student Strike
Given its evolution, so to speak, the state of Tennessee’s new attempt to control and criminalize people’s thoughts and acts can hardly be seen as astonishing. Recommend this Post . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Repression 2.0
click here to read this in english
Le 1er mai dernier, pendant et dans les heures suivant la manifestation anticapitaliste de la CLAC-Montréal (Convergence des luttes anticapitalistes), 107 personnes ont été arrêtées et plusieurs ont été brutalisées par la police. Selon nos informations, la majorité des arrêté(e)s ont reçu une contravention pour attroupement illégal . . . → Read More: Sketchy Thoughts: MESSAGE AUX ARRÊTÉ(E)S DU 1ER MAI à MONTRÉAL de CLAC-Montréal
This past May 1st, in the hours following the anti-capitalist demonstration organized by CLAC-Montreal (the Anti-Capitalist Convergence), 107 people were arrested and several were brutalized by the police. So far as we know, most of those arrested received tickets for unlawful assembly, while some people received criminal charges. Everyone was released during the night . . . → Read More: Sketchy Thoughts: A Message To Those Arrested on May 1st in Montreal
INTERNATIONAL LABOUR IRAN:SAVE ABDOLREZA GHANBARI: Abdolreza Ghanbari is an Iranian university professor who has been sentenced to death by the regime basically for the “crime” of receiving unsolicited political emails. Here is his story and appeal for solidarity from the online labour solidarity site Labour Start.################# Iran: Stop the execution of Abdolreza Ghanbari
In partnership . . . → Read More: Molly’sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2012-03-09 13:30:00
The Tories’ “Protecting Children from Internet Predators Act” has more to do with suppressing dissent than with stopping child pornographers. I mean, where is the evidence that child pornography is such a major problem that it requires the introduction of a piece of legislation that is a serious intrusion into the right to privacy? Of . . . → Read More: RedBedHead: Tory Terrorists More Dangerous Than Child Pornographers