Newsletter with news about Education, Housing, Banking, Democracy and Environment around the world, take a look, spread the news and give us feedback if something related is happening in your city!!! linking #revolution helps us understand the need for #globalchange
Education is a right: #casseroles and #potbangings to make it clear, students are uprising
for over 100 days there has been student strikes in #Quebec
and elsewhere in Canada. Protest are directed against the increase of tuition fees and Bill 78 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_78)
which forbids political protests near campuses, as well as any meetings of more than 50 people.A world day of action in support of Quebec struggle has been called #24juin Journée mondiale de résistance en soutien au Québec !
And we’ve seen solidarity actions in several cities around the world
Brussels: 200 students show their solidarity with Quebec
Wednesday June 22 and 30, Casseroles (pot banging),
In Mexico #yosoy132
students are leading a movement that talks about democracy, Universities, mainly the UNAM with 300 thounsand students, who are organising themselves inside the University and defendin it as a place to fight for freedom of speech and democracy
Chile, more than one year after of massive mobilizations they still continue in the streets defending the right to public education
Housing and Bankin, anti-eviction and anti-corrupt banking protests at the core of mobilizations #stopevictions #occupyOurHome #facebanking
A national action day against the banks responsible for the majority of the evictions in Spain, took place during the last weekend. In Madrid #ElDiadelaBestia on June 16th, thousands of people demonstrated in Madrid under the slogan “Bail out the people, evict the bankers”. The demonstration ended in one of the most emblematic skycrapers in Madrid, Bankia´s central offices. Bankia is a recently bailed out bank (it received 24000+ million euro), responsible for the majority of evictions In Spain due to mortgage unpayment (around 300 per day). Currently there is a successful, crowdfunded campaign called #15MpaRato, for suing Rodrigo Rato, also former president of IMF, for his performance as Bankia president.
#ElDiadelaBestia video compilation
During the weekend a campaign #encaralabanca was launched to give a face to the thousands of evictions requested by banks across Spain, the campaign consists on “tuning” the banks offices with huge photos of the faces of the real people being evicted
While in the USA, #OccupyOurHomes gathers momentum. It defines itself as a movement that supports Americans who stand up to their banks and fight for their homes. They believe everyone has a right to decent, affordable housing. They stand in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement and with community organizations who help the 99% fight for a place to call home.
True democracy now and recall all them all has been the main reason for the uprinsings and #revolution taking place since 2011
and on the 12th June Million March, after the repression suffered by demonstrators on May 6th, and the politics of fear carried out by the Government, the march on June 12th was important to measure popular reponse to those policies, as well as the ability avoid any direct confrontations. A new bill is being written, as in many other countries, oriented to forbid massive acts of protest.
More than 100.000 people joined the March, defined by a joyful and pacific atmosphere. The March took place on Russia´s independence day. For the first time, symbols of he Occupy movement were visible within a massive mobilization in Russia. At the end of the March they read a manifesto.
In Mexico, the movement #yosoy132 continues mobilizing against political and mass media corruption and for a true democracy. They ask for solidarity rallies at Mexican embassies and consulates to put pressure on the government and electoral officials ahead of the election day, on July 1st.
In Egypt things are evolving very rapidly. This week the military council made a display of strenght, trying to sequester the political transition in Egypt. After the polls closed, the council announced–through its propaganda organ, the national tv–new constitutional dispositions giving itself legislative and budgetary powers. In so doing, it tries to drastically reduce the number of competencies of the future, elected president, in order to guarantee its control of the country. The candidate from the Muslim Brotherhood won the elections for the surprise of many and the dictator Mubarak died.
though it seems that fear won the elections
Environment. Protesters and affected communities denounce neocolonial practices by corporations, the dispossession and impoverishment of whole communities, and environmental pollution generated by capitalism.
In BRASIL. In conjunction with the Rio+20 UN Conference, several mobilizations for social and environmental justice have been organized in all the country .
On the 20 of June a Global day of action has been organized by The People’s Summit .
LET’S MOBILIZE. IN RIO, IN YOUR REGION, IN YOUR CITY, IN YOUR COMMUNITY international mobilization against Commodification of Life and in Defense of the Commons
Global May towards Rio+99%. A Video shows the movements in May (Spain, Frankfurt, Chicago, Mexico, Quebec…) and Rio as the “next stop”. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kS829cfGHZo
(with english subtitles option).
Amazonian Communities Occupy the Belo Monte Dam Site to Free the Xingu River.
Amazonian Community Resistance calls attention to Brazilian Government’s Unsustainable Energy Policy. Indigenous peoples, farmers, fisherfolk, activists and local residents affected by the construction of the massive Belo Monte Dam project began a symbolic peaceful occupation of the dam site to “free the Xingu River.”
In Ghana. HEDZOLEKLOWA, a grassroots community-driven Environmental Justice alternative, appeal for support in their Occupation project, which is part of their fight against neocolonialism and imperialism and is part of their fight for justice, freedom, equality, sustainability and well-being for all.
HEDZOLEKLOWA: AFRIKA LAKE OCCUPATION PROJECT SUPPORT APPEAL
Carnival of dirt ,
on Friday 15 June, London
experienced its first Carnival of Dirt, a carnival like no other. More than 30 activist groups from London and around the world came together to highlight the illicit deeds of mining and extraction companies.http://www.carnivalofdirt.org/