Archive for the 'struggle/social movements' Category

Democracy Now in Oaxaca, the autonomous zone!

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

oaxaca.jpgvideo_button_white_dred.gifAfter police murder of Indymedia activist Brad Will, Gustavo Esteva was interviewed on Democracy Now! — the independent US media — on the subject of people demanding, precisely, democracy now in Oaxaca. Click here to watch reports, interviews and analysis at the frontline, as well as memorials of Brad Will. Also, watch pictures of the latest clashes here and picture gallery of the social sityation in Oaxaca. A report with discussion of the origin of the conflict can be read here

Aphorism

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

To set limits is to give form. Hence to set limits to capital’s boundless pursue of monetary wealth by means of struggle is at the same time to give form to our lives, to seek and live other forms of human wealth and value. It then goes without saying that the causa efficientis of setting limits to capital is socialised humanity, and therefore the latter is not only the goal of struggle, but also the means.

A Letter from Oaxaca

Tuesday, October 17th, 2006

October 15, Oaxaca

Dear Friends,

oxaca1.jpgWe’ve been in the city two weeks now, arriving in late September amid intensified threats of a military intervention. A few days later Naval helicopters flew overhead, circling over the city center for two days. Since then, a strange, uneasy calm has prevailed. Most of the Oaxacans we know have a beleaguered attitude. The orchestrated attack on the teachers’ encampment was four months ago — long months of hardship, anxiety and uncertainty. In a city where tourism supports tens of thousands directly or indirectly, the economic consequences have been dire. (more…)

“Responsible globalisation”? Sure, but only through “irresponsible” demands.

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

The “Forum for a responsibe globalisation” is a four days event to be held in Lyon, 25 to 28 October this year. The event is organised by Scientific Foundation of Lyon, “established in 1918 by industry leaders of the region” and currently with a board of directors from major companies such as Banque Palatine, Bayer CropScience, Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, Groupe Seb, Institut Français du Pétrole, Sanofi-Aventis, Siparex, Total, and representatives of public organisations, higher education and research institutions. Surely, a “public interest” institution, as decreeted in 1919.

In the web site we learn that (more…)

Happy meals, children and exploitation

Friday, September 29th, 2006

We eat crap because it is cheap, and “taste good”, we make our children to eat crap, because it is cheap, they give them toys and it “taste good”, somewhere . . . someone . . .along the line, must live a crap life . . . here it is. (more…)