“There is something in October sets the gypsy blood astir: We must rise and follow her, When from every hill of flame She calls, and calls each vagabond by name.”
― William Bliss
“October had tremendous possibility. The summer’s oppressive heat was a distant memory, and the golden leaves promised a world full of beautiful adventures.”
― Sarah Guillory
“Reading the morning newspaper is the realist’s morning prayer. One orients one’s attitude toward the world either by God or by what the world is. The former gives as much security as the latter, in that one knows how one stands. ” – Hegel
Beirut: demonstrators give the enemy breathing space “Massive demonstrations in Beirut ended Saturday evening with protesters giving the government a three-day deadline for bringing corrupt officials to account, ending months of political paralysis and resolving a weeks-long sanitation crisis. Initially, dozens of protesters had refused to leave Martyrs’ Square and Riad al-Solh Square, the latter of which is home to Lebanese government headquarters, with a handful of masked stone-throwing demonstrators clashing with police
Mexico, Morelos: farmers and peasants burn the town hall and block roads demanding fertiliser after broken promises by mayor
Colombia, Huila: confrontations with riot cops, mayor’s house stoned, as cops unsuccessfully try to evict residents squatting municipal land
Venezuela, St.Felix: state trucks attacked, 4 supermarkets/food shops looted, 1 person shot dead in riot…and this “
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Past truggles in April 2015: http://dialectical-delinquents.com/news-of-opposition-5/april-2015/
Ongoing struggles in May 2015: http://dialectical-delinquents.com/news-of-opposition-5/may-2015/
Peru, Arequipa: very heavy policing on 8th day of indefinite strike against Tia Maria mining project “Strikers say policemen threw and fired tear gas and shot from helicopters…. hundreds of policemen attacked and entered their homes by force to arrest people …”…they entered the houses with arrogance, kicking down doors to arrest people just because we are against polluting mining… With more than three thousand police they besieged the whole of Cocachacra and kidnapped all the people of Tambo Valley. They have also police contingents in Mollendo to stop the population having access or making its way to us.