As Anarchist Radio Berlin we had the opportunity of making an interview with two activists of the occupied and self-organized refugee center Notara26 in Athens, Greece. The comrades tell us about the origins and ideas of their center as well as of the anarchist influence and importance of the Exarchia neighbourhood. They also comment on the topic of governmental (Syriza) policies and the difference of their work to such policies. And they also mention problems encountered in this project.
The neoliberal rollback has created growing instabilities. An advancing process of de-democratization and re-feudalization is connected with the rise of the new "super-rich." Piketty warned of the growing inequality between the rich and the poor.
Recently Three Rivers Rising Tide requested the membership list and meeting minutes for the last four years for the regulation subcommittee of Allegheny Health Department's Air Pollution Control Advisory Committee. Their aim was to uncover links between the subcommittee and local industrial polluters such as US Steel. Also requested were copies of any regulations the subcommittee had worked on since 2012. All those files are linked below.
[Photo: Nepali children. UNICEF estimated that if the blockade continues through the winter months, “more than 3 million children under the age of 5 in Nepal are at risk of death or disease during the harsh winter months due to a severe shortage of fuel, food, medicines and vaccines". Photo credit, Nepal Youth Foundation.]
Communist Party of the Philippines founder Jose Ma. Sison found nothing wrong in the answer of newly crowned Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach during the pageant’s critical question and answer portion where she was asked if she thought the U.S. should have a military presence in the Philippines.
Panelists talked about the history and use of direct action as a means of non-violent protest. Topics included the Keystone XL pipeline, the Black Lives Matter movement, housing evictions, rising tuition, and nuclear power.