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Democracy Now! 2017-03-09 Thursday

Democracy Now (English) - 9 March 2017 - 5:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-03-09 Thursday
  • Headlines for March 09, 2017
  • Exclusive: Facing Possible Deportation, Immigrant Activist Ravi Ragbir Speaks Out Before ICE Check-in
  • A Day Without a Woman: Voices of Resistance from New York City's Women's Strike Rally
  • "We Want to Stand Up & Be Counted": New Yorkers Speak Out at NYC's Day Without a Woman Rally

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Anarkismo.net - 9 March 2017 - 2:54am
Το κείμενο που ακολουθεί, πρωτοδημοσιεύτηκε στο δεύτερο τεύχος της θεωρητικής επιθεώρησης Κοινωνικός Αναρχισμός που εκδίδουν οι ελευθεριακές εκδόσεις Κουρσάλ.
Οργάνωση ενάντια στην παρέα
 - Η διαδικασία της υπεραυτονόμησης και οι δομικές αδυναμίες μιας αναρχικής συλλογικότητας
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Nós anarquistas saudamos o 8 de março: dia internacional de luta e resistência das mulheres!

Anarkismo.net - 8 March 2017 - 10:57pm
Enraizar o feminismo na luta social
As mulheres da Coordenação Anarquista Brasileira aproveitam a data de 8 de março para lembrar uma vez mais que tal dia é um dia de luta e memória; assim como tem sido todo o tempo, mulheres se rebelam! Contra o patriarcado, contra o machismo, contra a falta de direitos, contra o Estado, contra o capitalismo, mulheres têm se revoltado sempre!

Report to UN: Pesticides Causing 'Catastrophic' Harms to People, Environment

http://www.commondreams.org/ - 8 March 2017 - 12:11pm
Center for Biological Diversity

A new report presented today to the United Nations human rights council finds that the chronic overuse of pesticides across the world has caused “catastrophic” harms to human health, human rights and global biodiversity.

Full Interview & Performance: Hurray for the Riff Raff's Alynda Segarra on Democracy Now!

Democracy Now (English) - 8 March 2017 - 11:25am

Full 35-minute interview & performance by Hurray for the Riff Raff's Alynda Segarra in our Democracy Now! studio. Over the past decade, Hurray for the Riff Raff has become one of the most celebrated bands in modern folk music while tackling issues from gentrification to gender-based violence. Segarra talks about her upbringing and inspirations. She also performs four songs: "The Body Electric," "Rican Beach," "The Navigator" and "Hungry Ghost."

CIA Torture Architects Ordered to Testify Over Cover-up Involving Trump Appointee

http://www.commondreams.org/ - 8 March 2017 - 10:46am

Guantánamo's military court will reportedly call CIA witnesses to explain the Agency's destruction of torture evidence - an act carried out in part by the new Deputy Director of the CIA, Gina Haspel. 

WikiLeaks Publishes Thousands of Alleged Secret CIA Documents

Democracy Now (English) - 8 March 2017 - 10:30am

WikiLeaks has published what it says is the largest leak of secret CIA documents in history. The thousands of documents, dubbed "Vault 7," describe CIA programs and tools that are capable of hacking into both Apple and Android cellphones. By hacking into entire phones, the CIA is then reportedly able to bypass encrypted messenger programs such as Signal, Telegram and WhatsApp, although—contrary to many news reports—the documents do not show the CIA has developed tools to hack these encrypted services themselves. The documents also outline a CIA and British intelligence program called "Weeping Angel," through which the spy agency can hack into a Samsung smart television and turn it into a surveillance device that records audio conversations, even when it appears to be off. Other documents describe ways to hack into Skype, Wi-Fi networks, PDFs and commercial antivirus programs. The leak also shows the CIA has reportedly looked for ways to hack into cars and trucks, which WikiLeaks said "would permit the CIA to engage in nearly undetectable assassinations."

Other documents outline how the CIA has used the U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt, Germany, as a covert base to spy on Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Monday’s release totals 7,818 web pages and 943 attachments, which WikiLeaks says comes from the CIA’s Center for Cyber Intelligence in Langley, Virginia. Some of the material was redacted by WikiLeaks to avoid releasing the actual computer code used in the programs.

WikiLeaks says Monday’s release is only the first batch of many more secret CIA documents. The CIA has refused to comment on the authenticity of the documents. But at least one anonymous government official told The New York Times the documents were real, while another a former intelligence officer told the Times the code names used in the documents appeared to be accurate. WikiLeaks did not reveal the source of the leak, but did say the source "wishes to initiate a public debate about the security, creation, use, proliferation and democratic control of cyberweapons."

On Twitter, Edward Snowden said, "The CIA reports show the [U.S. Government] developing vulnerabilities in US products, then intentionally keeping the holes open. Reckless beyond words."

Judy Rebick: An oral history of International Women's Day in Toronto

Rabble.ca/ - 8 March 2017 - 9:43am
March 8, 2017Judy Rebick: An oral history of International Women's Day in TorontoGiven all the attention to International Women's Day this year, Judy Rebick is sharing a chapter of her book Ten Thousand Roses on how IWD came to be celebrated in Canada.

Gloria Steinem: Let's Withhold Taxes If Trump Cuts Funding for Planned Parenthood & NPR

Democracy Now (English) - 8 March 2017 - 9:31am

Backstage at the Women's March on Washington, Amy Goodman caught up with feminist icon Gloria Steinem to talk about President Trump, resistance, reproductive rights and more.

On March 8: Massive Women’s Rally at Department of Labor in DC

http://www.commondreams.org/ - 8 March 2017 - 8:54am

On International Women’s Day, Wednesday, March 8th, women are rising at a massive rally in DC - WOMEN WORKERS RISING. Women workers will come together and RISE for Dignity, Equality, and Respect at the US Department of Labor and continuing on to John Marshall Park. Organizers are calling all women and allies to come and be in solidarity with women workers – for an end to workplace violence and harassment and to promote pay equity, one fair living wage, paid leave, and labor rights at work.

Dozens of Advocacy Groups Challenge EPA on Factory Farm Pollution

http://www.commondreams.org/ - 8 March 2017 - 8:38am
Food & Water Watch

While the Trump administration orders the EPA do less to protect Americans from dirty air and water, and Congress threatens to dismantle the agency altogether, Food & Water Watch and 34 advocacy organizations are demanding that the agency do more to protect communities from factory farms.

ACLU Statement on Congress’ First Steps to Repeal Obamacare

http://www.commondreams.org/ - 8 March 2017 - 7:59am

Two congressional committees are advancing legislation today to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. This is the first concrete step Congress is taking to not only repeal the ACA but to defund Planned Parenthood and fundamentally restructure the Medicaid program. The legislation, which was only made public Monday evening and has not been vetted in a single congressional hearing, may proceed to a floor vote in the House this month.

ACLU National Political Director Faiz Shakir issued the following statement:

Latina Actress America Ferrera: When Trump Says "America First" He Is Not Including Me & My People

Democracy Now (English) - 8 March 2017 - 7:48am

Backstage at the Women's March on Washington, Amy Goodman caught up with America Ferrera to talk about President Trump, immigration policy, reproductive rights and more. Ferrera is a Honduran-American actress best known for her role in "Ugly Betty."

Honduran Farmers Sue World Bank Group for Human Rights Violations

http://www.commondreams.org/ - 8 March 2017 - 7:04am
Earthrights International

EarthRights International (ERI) filed a federal lawsuit today on behalf of Honduran farmers charging two World Bank Group members with aiding and abetting gross violations of human rights. The suit arises out of the substantial financial support two World Bank entities, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the IFC Asset Management Corporation (IFC-AMC), invested in Honduran palm-oil companies owned by the late Miguel Facussé.

Democracy Now! 2017-03-08 Wednesday

Democracy Now (English) - 8 March 2017 - 5:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-03-08 Wednesday
  • Headlines for March 08, 2017
  • Women in More Than 50 Countries Set to Strike Today on International Women's Day
  • Eve Ensler & Christine Schuler Deschryver on the Predatory Mindset of President Trump
  • Hurray for the Riff Raff on Feminism, Gentrification, Gender Violence & Art in Era of Trump

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Özgürlüğümüz Mücadelemizdedir

Anarkismo.net - 8 March 2017 - 1:18am
Bu yazı Meydan Gazetesi’nin 37. sayısında yayınlanmıştır.
“Kadın ilk olarak, bedeni üzerinde başka herhangi birisinin hak iddia etmesini reddederek; istemedikçe çocuk doğurmayı reddederek; Tanrı’ya, devlete, topluma, kocaya, aileye ve benzeri şeylere hizmetkârlık yapmayı reddederek. Yaşamını daha basit, ancak daha derin ve daha zengin yaparak. Yani, kamuoyu görüşü ile halkın ayıplaması korkusundan kendisini kurtararak, yaşamın anlamını ve özünü tüm karmaşıklığıyla öğrenmeyi deneyerek. Kadınları oy sandığı değil, ancak bu özgürleştirecektir.”


Our Freedom Is In Our Struggle

Anarkismo.net - 8 March 2017 - 1:14am
This article was published on the 37th issue of Meydan Newspaper.
"First, by asserting herself as a personality, and not as a sex commodity. Second, by refusing the right to anyone over her body; by refusing to bear children, unless she wants them; by refusing to be a servant to God, the State, society, the husband, the family, etc., by making her life simpler, but deeper and richer. That is, by trying to learn the meaning and substance of life in all its complexities, by freeing herself from the fear of public opinion and public condemnation. Only that, and not the ballot, will set woman free."

Trudeau following Harper's lead in denying justice to illegally imprisoned Muslim men

Rabble.ca/ - 7 March 2017 - 8:54pm
March 8, 2017Trudeau following Harper's lead in denying justice to illegally imprisoned Muslim men If the Liberal government is serious about combating Islamophobia, they should award long-denied justice to those in Canada's Muslim communities whose freedoms were sacrificed for the "war on terror."

IWD 2017: Celebrating a new revolution

Anarkismo.net - 7 March 2017 - 11:58am
This time around, let’s fight for workers’ control from the start. Let’s create structures with checks and balances that ensure workers keep control. Let us not hand over power to a state that can institute tyranny all over again. We want anarchist communist organisation. Workers' delegation. Equable procedures. Bottom up organisation. It is 100 years since women workers began the 1917 revolution. Let’s do it again! The time for global revolution is here!

Civil and Human Rights Coalition Concerned with FCC Chair Pai’s Recent Actions

http://www.commondreams.org/ - 7 March 2017 - 11:53am
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is raising concerns over Federal Communications Chair (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai’s recent decisions on Lifeline, media ownership, and inmate calling rates.