Submitted by worker on Wed, 05/06/2015 - 05:58
Mr. Bib surprised himself, with help from friends and fellow bibliophiles, at recent Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, getting pretty inspired, grateful, just plain happy during Gary Snyder's chat with David L. Ulin, book reviewer and, as it happens, contributor to current Santa Monica Review. Among many topics, the poet whose youth charged up so many, whose writing and politics influenced the policy decisions of a state and its then-governor (one Jerry Brown) and the California Arts Commission and so many college lit class syllabi, Synder mentioned, joyfully, anarchism, of all things.
Submitted by worker on Wed, 05/06/2015 - 00:00
From Occupy to Ferguson, whenever a new grassroots movement arises, pundits charge that it lacks clear demands. Why won’t protesters summarize their goals as a coherent program? Why aren’t there representatives who can negotiate with the authorities to advance a concrete agenda through institutional channels? Why can’t these movements express themselves in familiar language, with proper etiquette?
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 05/05/2015 - 17:26
Today, May 5th 2015, the Santiago Court of Appeal presented the verdict against our sister, Tamara Sol Farías Vergara. The court rejected the appeal presented by the defense and reaffirmed the sentence dictated on February 4th 2015, in which Sol was convicted to 7 years in prison, 61 days of probation, as well as a series of monthly payments to the courts. The family was devastated by the sentence, who had hoped the sentence would be reduced. Nonetheless, we know that “justice is not for the poor,” as Tamara Sol’s father, David Farías Delva, stated in leaving the court room.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 05/05/2015 - 08:44
There is something very important happening not only in Baltimore, but across black America. As of now there have been no reported deaths at the hands of protesters in a city where 250 people are killed a year, nearly all of those homicide victims being black. In spite of the fires and the looting, the young people of Baltimore are still showing a greater restraint in their conflicts with police and store-owners than they have shown in their conflicts amongst each other. I say this because for years it has been my family too that has done some of the killing and much of the dying.
Submitted by aragorn on Tue, 05/05/2015 - 01:17
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 05/04/2015 - 19:33
From Prison Books
Hello Friends and Comrades,
1) Here is the political prisoner birthday poster for May. As always, please post this poster publicly and/or use it to start a card writing night of your own.
Submitted by worker on Mon, 05/04/2015 - 15:30
Welcome back to the Ex-Worker! In celebration of the second anniversary of the podcast, and the resistance unfolding around the world from Baltimore to
Milan and beyond, we’re releasing our first audio zine!
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 05/04/2015 - 07:48
With the serious problem we are facing, we don’t have any choices right now but to ask for your support once again. We can go squatting but there are limitations concerning water and electricity. We are asking if you could help us sustain a 1 year rental of our space, just to prepare ourselves into transition and push our worthwhile projects. The total rental will be 24,000 Php or $600 good for 1 year, we are asking if you could help us provide the rental for 1 year.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 05/04/2015 - 00:29
There are as many perspectives on May Day as there were participants, this is but a
small collection of them.
"This is no longer demonstration management, this has turned into a riot"-Captain Chris Fowler
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 05/04/2015 - 00:02
The mainstream media attempted to portray the May 1st blockade of the Oakland tech commute a failure. An article on SFGate.com carried the headline “May Day rally fails to block tech bus in Oakland.” Further below in the same article, the author goes on to write, “When the lone bus pulled up at 7:40 a.m., it stopped across the street from protesters and left before they could assemble. Other buses were either rerouted or cancelled in anticipation of the protest.” It is unclear why SFGate and its parent the SF Chronicle would have the same interests as Google and Facebook in this matter. The normal tech commute at MacArthur BART, consisting of over twenty individual buses from Facebook and Google, was reduced to just two buses on the morning of May 1st. Despite the trickery of the mainstream media, the tech commute did not take place.