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Philippines. Call for support : Anarchist land project in the Philippines

LEYTE MISSION TWO

Mobile Anarchist School volunteers and its immediate network have no time to rest; right after our first mission, we came back to Manila just to complete the requirements for "Climate Crises and Direct Action Forum" where we shared the details of our initiative in Leyte.

We able to gather resources enough to support six volunteers for 15 days action. We discussed the details of our second mission and carefully outlined our plan based on our experience.

BACKGROUND

More than a month after super typhoon "Yolanda" pummeled Visayas, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported on Thursday morning that the death toll has slightly increased to 5,982 from 5,959 reported Wednesday. The number of people injured and missing remained at 27,022 and 1,779, respectively.

Affected cities: 57; affected provinces: 44. Number of people/families affected: 12.191 million people/ 2.582 million families number of people displaced: 3.98 million people/ 869,742 families in evacuation centers: 21,669 families/ 93,814 people.

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Greece. Update about the events on 6 Dec 2013 in Greece

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Clashes with the police, hundreds detained and arrested during the demonstrations for the fifth annivesary of the murder of 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos.

Thrirteen arrests and 191 people into custody is the result, in numbers, of the policeing orgy unravelled yesterday across Greece against the demonstrators for the fifth anniversary of the murder of Alexandros Grigoropoulos. The police has dealt with the demonstrations with particular violence and unprecedented control. In Athens, the morning of the 6th of December, school and university students together with workers have protested, part of them clashing with the police which had surrounded them and hundreds were brought into custody while some of them were arrested.

 

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Anarcha-feminism. Organising for @Fem2014: an anarcha-feminist conference in London on October 19th, 2014.

Organising for @Fem2014: an anarcha-feminist conference in London on October 19th 2014

(and hopefully annually). Please get involved!

In spite of the supposed gains of mainstream feminism, women have not achieved equal status with men. This is the case in legal, economic, social and political terms, and also in the bedroom. In the current crisis of Capitalism, women are suffering more than men. Mainstream reformers and authoritarian-left political parties achieve little for us. But Capitalism is not the only cause of our oppression. Women are kept down by religion and patriarchy too, which can operate outside of capitalism. Capitalism supports these oppressive forces. In some cases they impact on women as much as economic exploitation.

But in the anarchist movement too, we are still not equal. We are not represented in equal numbers and often are not taken seriously. Barriers to our full political participation remain intact. Whilst on paper we are equal, we sometimes face straight-forward sexism in our movement and even in our own groups and organisations. This means that our anarchist movement is not truly 'anarchist'.

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