They don’t want you to know that violence in the streets works… It’s the ONLY thing the plutocrats and oligarchs fear

Barcelona City Hall Halts Demolition Of Can Vies Squat Centre As 60 Arrested For Protest Violence

The government in Madrid has announced it is locking down the capital’s central Puerta Del Sol square with riot police tonight over fears sympathy riots might spread to the Spanish capital.

Following four nights of riots and violence, in which 60 protestors have been arrested and €170,000 of damage done, Barcelona City Hall has today announced it is halting the demolition of the rest of the Can Vies building for the moment, in an effort to return to peaceful dialogue with civic groups, saying that: “it is possible to find solutions if everyone makes an effort”.

The squatters have rejected any agreement with City Hall and demanded the mayor of Barcelona, Xavier Trias, resign. They have called on citizens to begin rebuilding the centre themselves tomorrow at 10 a.m.. A new protest is set to take place in Barcelona this evening (May 30).
One US report from a day ago and one from two days ago (NYTimes and WSJ [paywall] respectively)

Guardian UK… 2 days ago
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The Libcom Anarchist website has just released "A superb and detailed 1977 study of the practice of worker sabotage of production, particularly by go-slows from the late 19th century to the late 20th.". PDF available onsite, 14.43 MB

"The working class and the employing class have nothing in common. There can be no peace so long as hunger and want are found among millions of the working people and the few, who make up the employing class, have all the good things of life. Between these two classes a struggle must go on until the workers of the world organize as a class, take possession of the means of production, abolish the wage system


…and live in harmony with the Earth"…

From the preamble to the IWW constitution. You’d almost think the workers of the early 20th century were aware that the industrial age was tenuous in it’s lifespan…

The IWW constitution preamble and more in full.

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"More Americans than ever before believe the economy is rigged in favor of Wall Street and big business and their enablers in Washington. We’re five years into a so-called recovery that’s been a bonanza for the rich but a bust for the middle class… (w)hich is fueling a new populism on both the left and the right. While still far apart, neo-populists on both sides are bending toward one another and against the establishment."

RAZFX @ News From A Parallel World notes Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration, Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and Senior Fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies, is suggesting populist revolution, America V2.0, is in the works (alpha).

RAZFX:

Just for reference… Robert Bernard Reich’s CV (wikipedia):
Robert Bernard Reich (/ˈraɪʃ/;[1] born June 24, 1946) is an American political economist, professor, author, and political commentator. He served in the administrations of Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter and was Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1997. Reich is currently Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He was formerly a professor at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government[2] and professor of social and economic policy at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management of Brandeis University. He has also been a contributing editor of The New Republic, The American Prospect (also chairman and founding editor), Harvard Business Review, The Atlantic, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.

Reich is a political commentator on programs including Hardball with Chris Matthews, This Week with George Stephanopoulos, CNBC’s Kudlow & Company, and APM’s Marketplace. In 2008, Time magazine named him one of the Ten Best Cabinet Members of the century,[3] and The Wall Street Journal in 2008 placed him sixth on its list of the “Most Influential Business Thinkers”.[4] He was appointed a member of President-elect Barack Obama’s economic TRANSITION (emphasis mine -ed) advisory board.[5]

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Women resisting oppression. It begins when you say “NO!”

Inspiration courtesy sammiefitzz’ Tumblr reblogging @ Remedy My Lively Soul 

Upper photo: Woman at Virginia Tech stands down state trooper during #OccupyWallStreetLower photo: Canadian Mi’kmaq/Elsipogtog First Nation woman stands down RCMP at Rexton, New Brunswick over illegal Fracking operation.

I have more about the ONGOING Mi’kmaq/Elsipogtog rebellion at Rexton here.

Women resisting oppression. It begins when you say “NO!”

Inspiration courtesy sammiefitzz’ Tumblr reblogging @ Remedy My Lively Soul

Upper photo: Woman at Virginia Tech stands down state trooper during #OccupyWallStreet

Lower photo: Canadian Mi’kmaq/Elsipogtog First Nation woman stands down RCMP at Rexton, New Brunswick over illegal Fracking operation.

I have more about the ONGOING Mi’kmaq/Elsipogtog rebellion at Rexton here.

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