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Denver Anarchist Black Cross - Tue, 12/31/2013 - 22:49


A federal judge in Manhattan ordered a “compassionate release” Tuesday from prison for a dying former civil rights lawyer.

The U.S. government requested the release earlier in the day for Lynne Stewart, who was convicted in a terrorism case from prison. Prosecutors say Stewart, 74, suffers from recurrent stage-four breast cancer. She was not scheduled to be released until August 2018.

U.S. District Judge John Koeltl had said he could not release her early without a recommendation for from prison authorities. The director of the Bureau of Prisons made the request through Preet Bharara, the United States attorney for the Southern District of New York.

“The defendant’s terminal medical condition and very limited life expectancy constitute extraordinary and compelling reasons that warrant the requested reduction” in her prison sentence, Koeltl’s order said.

Stewart has been imprisoned since 2009 after she was convicted of helping a blind Egyptian sheik, Omar Abdel-Rahman, communicate with his followers from prison.

Abdel-Rahman was convicted in 1996 of plotting to bomb a number of landmarks in New York City. He was sentenced to life in prison.

If she is released, Stewart would live with her son in Brooklyn, CNN reported.

BREAKING: BOP petitions judge for compassionate release of Lynne Stewart

Denver Anarchist Black Cross - Tue, 12/31/2013 - 19:11

From Democracy Now:

The Bureau of Prisons has submitted a request to the judge in Lynne Stewart’s case, asking him to grant “compassionate release” to 74-year-old jailed civil rights attorney who is dying from stage IV breast cancer. Scroll down to read the order.

“This morning, the government, meaning the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, on behalf of the Bureau of Prisons, filed a motion before Federal Judge John Koeltl, requesting that Lynne Stewart be re-sentenced to time served,” said Bob Boyle, one of Stewart’s lawyers. “This means she would be eligible — if he signs the order — for immediate release. There is every indication that will sign the order, since he said so on the record, when we made the motion back in July to have her be released.”

Boyle says he fully expects Stewart to be released in the next few days, and return to New York City where she will live with her son. He says she and her family have been told the news and are extremely relieved and grateful.

Full story, including audio

Solidarity Action with Berkin Elvan (Taksim Square Protests) - Tue, 12/31/2013 - 15:01
HighSchool Anarchist Action, unfolded a banner to show support for Berkin Elvan from the rooftop of BurgerKing/Taksim.

Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle not only in occupied West Bank or about settler colonialism* - Tue, 12/31/2013 - 12:56
This week the focus of struggle enlarged a bit to include the ugly racist politics of the Israeli naZionist establishment regarding the refugees. The same strategy of sporadic vicious attacks to the background of ongoing harassment and pressure to get out applied to the Palestinians within the 1968 borders and the new 1967 ones is also being applied to the 53 thousand African refugees. The racism inbuilt in the Zionist settler colonialism which built Israel and expands it at every opportunity is only refraining from harsher measures because of international pressure. Though Israel never adopted international conventions (with the support of the overwhelming majority of its Jewish community), it did refrain from prolonged defiance of them. Thus, it did not kill the refugees freely on the border. It just made them as miserable as it can and put increasing numbers into concentration camps. []

CeCe McDonald gets out in 2 weeks: Support needed upon release!

Denver Anarchist Black Cross - Tue, 12/31/2013 - 03:23

CeCe McDonald gets out of prison in just a little over 2 weeks. Supporters are looking for a few donations. If you have any of these things laying around the house please feel free to drop them off for CeCe at The Exchange, 3405 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis.

*Twin sized bed frame: Headboard/footboard/ralls/all that!
*Sewing supplies: Needles, threads, pins, fabrics, cutting boards, notions,
patterns, etc.
*Gift cards to Target, Grocery Stores, Joanne fabrics, Walgreens, etc. —

For those out of state: items (gift cards, sewing supplies) can be mailed to this address:

Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition,
3405 Chicago Ave, Suite 103
Minneapolis, MN 55407
RE: CeCe McDonald

TP5: Support for John Tucker’s release

Denver Anarchist Black Cross - Tue, 12/31/2013 - 03:19

John Tucker is getting out soon!

John Tucker of the Tinley Park 5 is due to be released from prison in February of 2014. So, Bloomington ABC , NYC ABC , and Sacramento Prisoner Support have launched a campaign to start a release fund for John.

By the time John is released he’ll have been locked up for just under two years, will have a felony on is record, and certain things just won’t be the same. Lets help him make a smooth transition! Lets raise some money, and secure a release fund that will welcome him upon his release.

Here is the website that was created for folks to donate to John Tucker’s Release Fund online: If for whatever reason you’d rather donate to John offline, please go ahead and make the check out to John Tucker, then mail the check to:

Sacramento Prisoner Support
PO Box 163126
Sacramento, CA 95816

If you’d like to write to John to let him know you’re thinking of him and that you’re glad he’s getting out soon, I’m sure he’d love to hear from you. His current address is as follows:

John Tucker M34024
Lincoln Correctional Center
Post Office Box 549
Lincoln, Illinois 62656

in solidarity,

Bloomington ABC, NYC ABC, SPS

Rosa, Ilich, Recabarren y los usos de lo electoral - Mon, 12/30/2013 - 15:31
Para efectos del argumento, consideraremos la tradición marxiana que, hasta la fecha, es la que mejor ha tratado de concebir el uso de la tribuna electoral de una forma tal que potencie o no se contraponga a este principio auto-emancipatorio de los trabajadores –ya tratado en un artículo anterior- y que ha sido la apuesta de los sectores revolucionarios que consideran la apuesta electoral.

Some reflections on libertarians in Chile and electoral participation - Mon, 12/30/2013 - 07:41
The recent presidential election in Chile, where abstention - more than 50% - was the overall winner, was predictable if not for the emergence of a sector claiming to be revolutionary and left libertarian in the political and electoral scenario. The Red Libertaria (Libertarian Network - RL) firmly and enthusiastically joined the "Todos a la Moneda" platform (Everyone to La Moneda) platform, whose candidate was Marcel Claude. As can be imagined, this decision produced a feeling of unease, discomfort and disorientation in sectors recognizing themselves as part of the libertarian movement, producing splits, recriminations and discouragement. [] []

The Marxist Paradox: An Anarchist Critique - Mon, 12/30/2013 - 05:27
Review of Ronald D. Tabor, The Tyranny of Theory: A Contribution to the Anarchist Critique of Marxism (2013). 349 pages.
This is a review of Ronald D. Tabor, The Tyranny of Theory: A Contribution to the Anarchist Critique of Marxism (2013).
Marxism, like anarchism, came out of movements for democracy, socialism, and working class liberation. Its goals were for a free, cooperative, classless, stateless, and nonoppressive society. Yet Marxism ended up establishing totalitarian, mass murdering, state capitalist, regimes. This is the paradox of Marxism. Why did this happen? An attempt to analyze this is made in this new book by Ron Tabor, a former Marxist and now an anarchist. Wayne discusses Ron's ideas.

$60 for Mumia’s 60th

Denver Anarchist Black Cross - Sun, 12/29/2013 - 21:17
Together, we prevented the state from executing Mumia Abu-Jamal. Together, we can bring him home. Mumia is off death row, but his life is still in danger. We ask you to be one of 1,000 individuals to donate $60 to fund the work of the Campaign to Bring Mumia Home, which includes an international petition drive; the Celebration of Life Festival for Mumia’s 60th birthday in April; and the Liberation Tour.  Please click here to support the $60 for Mumia’s 60th Birthday Indiegogo campaign, and share this message with your friends and family. The first 100 people to donate will be recognized at the Celebration of Life Festival, which begins on April 24, 2014.  

Principios y principismo - Sat, 12/28/2013 - 18:59
De forma evidente, el movimiento libertario se encuentra en uno de sus puntos más altos. Sin embargo, el crecimiento y el desarrollo no es algo lineal, simple o armónico, menos si hablamos de un movimiento político que, inserto en la lucha de clases, padece de sus vaivenes y trata de sortear los embates. En ese marco, no es extraño que cada cierto tiempo se abran importantes discusiones políticas. Lamentablemente, el actual debate llega un tanto atrasado. La decisión de un sector de los libertarios por hacerse parte de una apuesta táctica –respetable como cualquier decisión, pero errada en nuestra opinión- y que considera un componente frente al cual existe toda una tradición crítica (anarquista y marxista), como es el electoral, fue tomada sin mediar el debate público y abierto (al cual los libertarios no estamos en absoluto acostumbrados) y hoy nos tiene a todas y todos expectantes y parece no resolverse al corto plazo .

FAQ about the Kurdistan Anarchist Forum - Sat, 12/28/2013 - 13:24
What is the Kurdistan Anarchist Forum and who is behind it?
The Kurdistan Anarchist Forum is an internet forum for discussions, debate and analysis among Libertarians & Anarchists on topical subjects, matters and questions against capitalism. It is a place to consider and criticise past experiences & methods of the Socialist movement that have failed, in an attempt to find alternatives. It is an open door for any libertarian’s voice, it is a voice of those who believe in Freedom, equality and social justice. In short, the Kurdistan Anarchist Forum (KAF) is a “bridge to reach and to get closer to all libertarian individuals and groups” .

Into the Shadows - Britain’s dirty war in Ireland - Sat, 12/28/2013 - 08:28
The recent BBC documentary 'Panorama: Britain's Secret Terror Force' may have once again put a spotlight on the extent of British state-sponsored terrorism in the North and the activities of its various shadowy forces; but the level of orchestration, impunity, collusion and cover up is yet to be truly uncovered.

An Industrial Policy for Europe - Sat, 12/28/2013 - 00:12
Mario Pianta is Professor of Economic Policy at the University of Urbino and a member of the Centro Linceo Interdisciplinare of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei. He is among the founders of the civil society campaign ‘Sbilanciamoci!’ on economic alternatives (

Paper delivered at the 19th Conference on Alternative Economic Policy in Europe, London 20-22 September 2013, and originally published on the transform-network website.

La prode Lanzillotta e i paladini delle privatizzazioni - Wed, 12/25/2013 - 09:59
In barba a tutti i referendum anti-privatizzazioni, nella commissione bilancio del Senato è stato votato un emendamento presentato dalla senatrice di Scelta Civica, Lanzillotta, riguardante il decreto “Salva-Roma”.
Questa modifica vincola le risorse per finanziare il bilancio di Roma alla privatizzazione, tranne che dell'ACEA, delle altre aziende pubbliche e alla possibilità di licenziamento per quelle in perdita.

Palestine-Israel, the joint struggle starts to worry the Israeli ruling elite* - Tue, 12/24/2013 - 11:46
Those involved with the Bedouin struggle pay for it.
The unprecedentedly prolonged pre-trial detention of those involved with the Hura demo against the transfer of the Bedouins - including a Jew - may be in revenge for the dropping of the Praver transfer law, or a sign of an entirely new mode of suppressing dissent from the left. The state force pressures on the Palestinians involved in the joint struggle is escalating. The new front of conflicts between the state and the African refugees is escalating. The failure of the state to comply with the law passed against building concentration camps for refugees has ignited resistance from the refugees, culminating in a demo by a few thousand people on late Saturday evening in the commercial part of Tel Aviv, which a few hundred Israeli activists joined. The "electricity in the air" seemed to promise that the 50 thousand refugees are not going to take it passively any more. Israel may be forced to comply with the international refugees conventions.

"Struggling to Win: Anarchists Building Popular Power in Chile" ( Limited US Tour) - Tue, 12/24/2013 - 03:30
Anarchists Building Popular Power in Chile
Limited U.S. national tour, begining on 10 January and ending 6 March 2014. brings three individuals involved in workplace, student, community and feminist struggles to talk about the lessons learned and to create solidarity across hemispheres. From January to the end of February, the speakers will be traveling throughout parts of the country discussing the important work that is happening in Chile.

Υπόθεση που δεν πρέπει να ξεχαστεί... - Sun, 12/22/2013 - 11:31
Για μια υπόθεση που δεν πρέπει να ξεχαστεί...
Εισήγηση της συνέλευσης του Αυτόνομου Στεκιού στην εκδήλωση-συζήτηση με αφορμή το ντοκιμαντέρ “Ruins” (20/12/13)
Κατεβάστε την εισήγηση σε pdf από εδώ Η δίωξη των οροθετικών γυναικών χαρακτηρίστηκε «κυνήγι μαγισσών» από πολλά στόματα. Οι φωνές αυτές πνίγηκαν μέσα στον κυρίαρχο λόγο και στην γκεμπελική επικοινωνιακή διαχείριση της υπόθεσης, τον Μάη του 2012, παραμονές εκλογών, από ένα καπιταλιστικό σύστημα σε κρίση, από μια αστική δημοκρατία που στρατηγικά εδώ και δεκαετίες επαναδιαπραγματεύεται τα όρια της νομιμότητάς της.

(gr) Μετανάστες και Κέντρα κράτησης ή Η Βιομηχανία καταναγκαστικής εργασίας ψηλής κερδοφορίας

A Infos - Sun, 12/22/2013 - 11:19
Συμμετοχή της ΑΠ Ροσινάντε Τ.Ε Βόλου σε συγκέντρωση ενάντια στα κέντρα κράτησης μεταναστών --- Η φτηνή δύναμη εργασίας ήταν πάντα το ζητούμενο στο σύστημα που ζούμε. --- Ποιός εργοδότης και ποιό κράτος δεν θέλει φτηνότερη εργασία; --- Η φτηνή εργασία φέρνει κέρδη και οι μόνες καλές αμοιβές είναι γι΄αυτούς που επιβλέπουν την φτηνή παραγωγή και γι΄αυτούς που εξασφαλίζουν τα φτηνά χέρια. --- Τον ρόλο αυτό παίζουν οι διευθυντές η αστυνομία και οι σύγχρονοι δουλέμποροι. --- Τον ρόλο της φτηνής εργασίας παίζουν οι πιο αδύναμοι κρίκοι στις κοινωνίες οι μετανάστες, οι άνεργοι, οι γυναίκες, τα παιδιά και οι κρατούμενοι. ...

Μετανάστες και Κέντρα κράτησης - Sun, 12/22/2013 - 11:15
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Μετανάστες και Κέντρα κράτησης ή Η Βιομηχανία καταναγκαστικής εργασίας ψηλής κερδοφορίας - Συμμετοχή της ΑΠ Ροσινάντε Τ.Ε Βόλου σε συγκέντρωση ενάντια στα κέντρα κράτησης μεταναστών
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