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Offensives, Ground Taken and The Assumptions of Frontal Conflict: On Syria and The Material Dynamics of Insurgency
The Institute for the Study of Insurgent Warfare examines terrains of conflict around the globe, independent of the conceptual politics involved, on a material and tactical level. On topics ranging from the security implications of international trade agreements to the dynamics of conflict in virtual networks, from police tactics to the movements of insurgencies globally, we aim to provide regular analysis, release reports and provide overviews of conflicts that are present in the news, mainstream or otherwise. ISIW's latest report is titled Offensives, Ground Taken and The Assumptions of Frontal Conflict: On Syria and The Material Dynamics of Insurgency. (Full report linked below.)
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23 Jan 2014 | Filed under: Commentary / International : Organizing : War and Militarism
HOW EUROPE'S SOCIAL MOVEMENTS CONVERGED IN AMSTERDAM TO PLAN 2014 #EUINCRISIS
Originally published by Transnational Institute

The Transnational Institute hosted in Amsterdam a European strategy meeting in October which brought together different European social movements on the front lines of resistance against the neoliberal E.U. austerity regime.

Austerity, privatization and attacks on social rights, imposed by the European Commission, have become a reality for people across Europe. While there have been many impressive struggles at the national level - especially in Southern Europe - European coordination is still weak apart from sporadic days of joint action.

In recent years European social movements have organized numerous meetings to analyze the situation. However, it also became clear that European social movements required a common strategy. Following the results of the E.U. economic governance assembly organized in the Alter Summit in Greece in June, the Amsterdam strategy meeting was called to coordinate European struggles against the Troika's imposition of neoliberal policies under the new E.U. economic governance regime.
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11 Jan 2014 | Filed under: News / Globalization : International : Organizing
Workers Forum at BU Tonight!
Insomnia driver becomes sixth local worker to declare union membership, speaks at workers' forum.
On Friday, December 6th, Tasia Edmonds, a bicycle delivery driver at the
late-night national cookie chain Insomnia Cookies declared her union
membership with the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). Edmonds'
announcement came the same night as a union picket which drew 30 labor and
student activists to the store at 708 Commonwealth Ave. in Boston, near
Boston University's campus.
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11 Dec 2013 | Filed under: News / Labor : Organizing
Rally for Workers Rights and Against Police Brutality!
Tomorrow, Saturday November 16th, Rally in Harvard Square at 3:30pm, march on Insomnia Cookies.
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15 Nov 2013 | Filed under: News / Labor : Organizing : Police and Prisons
Wobbly Beaten and Arrested by Cambridge Cops for Picketing at Insomnia Cookies
Insomnia Cookies fires workers for joining the union. Cambridge police brutalize union members for protesting the illegal firing. We will return with ten times the numbers and continue to fight, until there is justice at Insomnia Cookies.

Watch this space for details of time and date!

Emergency march against police brutality tonight! 5:30 PM in Harvard Square!
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15 Nov 2013 | Filed under: News / Labor : Organizing : Police and Prisons
An Appeal from the Philippines
On November 8, 2013, typhoon Haiyan or Yolanda (local name) shoot its landfall in the Philippines. Typhoon Yolanda is one of the strongest typhoons which struck Philippines on a record. It has sustained winds of 235 kph (147 mph) with gusts of 275 kph (170 mph) when it made landfall. By those measurements, Yolanda can be compared to a strong Category 4 hurricane in the U.S, nearly in the top category, a 5.
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14 Nov 2013 | Filed under: News / Environment : International : Organizing
Boston Anarchist Bookfair Schedule
Below is the tentative schedule for the Boston Anarchist Bookfair!
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04 Nov 2013 | Filed under: Announcement / Education : Organizing : Radical Culture
Demand Letter Delivery to Insomnia Cookies
inny.jpgReposted from the Boston IWW blog

IWW’s, members of Harvard’s Student Labor Action Movement (SLAM), and the Boston Solidarity Network (BSOL), delivered a demand letter to Insomnia Cookies (with cc to CEO Seth Berkowitz), insisting on reinstatement of strikers Niko and Jonathan with full back pay.
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26 Oct 2013 | Filed under: News / Labor : Organizing
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