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On Friday, the 2nd of May, the House of Trade Unions in Odessa caught on fire. Altogether at least 42 people lost their lives during the clashes in the city, most of them in the fire and the others in streetfights. There is an excellent Russian language, eyewitness account of the events available here.
Events began to unfold when armed pro-Russian AntiMaidan fighters attacked a demonstration organised by football hooligans with nationalist sympathies.… Continue reading
- This interview was made to 2 members of the RoR band in Gothenburg and one more person interested to join the band. All the information that you will read bellow is based on the personal experiences and opinions of the persons interviewed and does not represent the whole band.
How is the Gothenburg Rhythms of Resistance band?
The Rhythms of Resistance sambaband Anarkia started in March this year.… Continue reading
original article: http://lmv.hu/node/9577
on sunday the 26th of january 2014, ror budapest demonstrated in solidarity with our comrades and friends in kiev from ror and allied groups, who are resisting police brutality and state aggressions.
we have decided to join a protest in budapest to directly express our profound disagreement with the state, its implicit repressions, manifested in the most violent ways lately in the streets of kiev and other cities.… Continue reading
The Samba „Gabina Carrillera”, México and the situation of the Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional (EZLN)
México: The setting in which we, the „Gabina Carrileras”, live. (Samba México)
For many years México has been seen as one of the most violent and corrupted countries in the world. Nowadays (2013) and since the entrance of the „president” Felipe Calderón (FECAL) and his war declaration against drug trafficking in 2006, violence in Mexico has grown beyond all imaginable limits: femicides, disappearances, murders, attacks, shootings in the middle of the streets at daylight, human trafficking, „narcomessages”, and other explicit ways of violence have become part of daily life in Mexico.… Continue reading
‘Direniş’ -que en turco significa „resistencia”- es el eslogan de este año para la semana del Orgullo en Estambul. Las protestas contra la destruccion del parque Gezi, como emblema de la creceinte politica neoliberal de la politica del partido del gobierno y su tendencia a la restriccion de los derechos civiles, han sıdo el centro tambien de las manifestaciones de los colectivos LGBT (Lesbianas, gays, bisexuales y transexuales).… Continue reading
8th of June, Istanbul
Talking to friends here who have been involved in the resistance against the new shopping mall which is supposed to replace Gezi Park from the beginning on I learned that probably the most striking thing about the protests is the overwhelming solidarity. It is the kind of solidarity that seems so absolute and omnipresent that it actually has the power to unite all kinds of different social classes that would never have imagined to fight together.… Continue reading
On May 19 an action against the bill №2646-1 took place in L’viv to give support to the All-Ukrainian action “We are for desired children.” The goal of the action was to deny any birth control of the state. The bill was proposed by the opposition party “Svoboda” (“Freedom”), which prohibits not only abortions but even considering them. The right-wingers are going to implement criminal liability in form of 3-7 years of imprisonment for both, a woman and a doctor for an abortion.… Continue reading
On the 17th of April the transnational movement via campesina called for worldwide actions supporting the rights of small scale farmers around the globe. Initiated by the group Afrique-Europe-Interact ( http://www.afrique-europe-interact.net/ ) a flashmob took place in the Deutsche Bank Bremen, protesting against food prize speculation and landgrabbing. Just enjoy this wonderful performance:
Some Sambistae from ROR Bremen and Oldenburg also took part in this event joining the performance or playing the drums while leaving the building.… Continue reading
„Regarding the right to freedom of movement, the defendant is not a German and therefore does not have this basic right.” (German Judge in a trial about Residentzpflicht, February 2013)
Thousands of people, among them sambistas from Edinburgh, Vienna, Frankfurt, Kiel and Berlin supported the Refugee Revolution Demo on the 23rd of March in Berlin. No pink, no silver – these were plain clothed sambistas that mixed with the other protestors.… Continue reading
One Common Struggle
This June the leaders of the G8 (the world’s richest countries) are meeting in Northern Ireland. As economic crisis bites, and the planet burns, the bosses and their politicians are celebrating business as usual. Capitalism: a system that kills, exploits, and degrades the many for the profit of a few.
On June 10-18 we are organising a week of action and events in London.… Continue reading