Protests in Bosnia against concert of Croatian neo nazi band Thompson

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From Bosnia News:

SARAJEVO CANTON WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATIONS FIERCELY OBJECT THE CONCERT OF FASCIST MARKO PERKOVIC THOMPSON IN SARAJEVO

SARAJEVO, Bosnia – Coordinating Board of the Sarajevo Canton War Veterans Associations is fully supportive of marking the 10th anniversary of Pope Joan Paul’s visit to Bosnia, but is, however, fiercely objecting the concert of Marko Perkovic “Thompson”, announced at the occasion.

”The reason for our objection lies in the fact that a certain number of his songs is of a nationalistic and fascist content, and that some of his songs are encouraging hatred between the peoples and stay in the way of reconciliation and life in Bosnia”, the Coordinating Board of the Sarajevo Canton War Veterans Associations announced.

Marko Perkovic “Thompson” from Croatia has links to the Ustaše movement, allies of Adolf Hitler during World War II.

Vlaams Belang and Croatian paramilitaries: here.

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Bosnia in revolt!

Bosnia is bursting into revolution. But unlike the current situation in Ukraine this movement is NOT being led by fascists and Neo-Nazis. Anarchist have taken to the forefront of this movement, which has resulted in the burning of government buildings and formation of popular assemblies similar to those seen during the Occupy movement. This is something bright for social movements in Eastern Europe where so much is dominated by the extreme right. Links and photos on the Bosnian revolt at the bottom.

This movement is focusing on the broad class conflict in the region. It all started on Wednesday February 5th after when workers organized a protest in front of a Government building located in Tuzla. Workers in Bosnia have been active for the past decade; sense the fall of socialism, hunger strikes, protest, and the like have been very common. But on February 5th the movement went to the next level. When workers demanded the resignation of the Prim Minister, he of course refused, this resulted in workers forcing their way straight through the police lines and into the building, where they then light that mother fucker up! This was the spark that light the fire; solidarity protest broke out throughout the country, which resulted in the burning of even more government buildings, the Presidency building, the municipality of Sarajevo Center, the parliament building, two nationalists party headquarters, the City Hall, and tons of police cars, vans, and other state property across the country were successfully destroyed in the wake of the protests.

People from all walks of life were taking part in the actions, students, activists, workers, young, and old. The people in Bosnia are some of the most disenfranchised in Europe, with unemployment above 50% and even as high as 70% for young people. As in most other Eastern European countries political corruption is wide spread and the authorities have been reportedly taking bigger and bigger loans from the IMF, driving the country deeper and deeper into debt.

These protest ARE NOT OVER they are still continuing now. These polititions and government crooks are scared to death! This has unfortunately resulted in a backlash by the government against it’s own people, people have been threaten with imprisonment and even having their jobs taken away. During one of the protest it is reported that red Hummer, almost certainly connected with the state, literally drove through a crowd of people. This is the kind of violence comrades in Bosnia are up against. Please try and show your support however you can. Below are some links to videos, a great podcast with an interview with 2 protestors, and some other relevant articles and photos. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LINKS AND PICTURES FROM THE BOSNIAN REVOLT! 

English translation of the text from Bosnia Herzegovina
citizens and workers communiqué and proclamation of
independence from the state of Tuzla Canton

A statement from the Belgrade Police Union

Podcast from Crimethinc

Listen to the Bosnian protest anthem

Riot porn video! (from Bosnia)

More Riot Porn!! (from Bosnia)

Even More Riot Porn! (from Bosnia)

 

 

 

 

 

SOLIDARITY WITH BOSNIA!

UNTIL ALL ARE FREE!

UNITL VICTORY!

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The art of Petr Pavlensky

Petr Pavlensky the trial of Pussy Riot outside the Kazan Cathedral, St. Petersburg (2012)
Petr Pavlensky the trial of Pussy Riot outside the Kazan Cathedral, St. Petersburg (2012) Retrieved from http://animalnewyork.com on 2-28-2014

Petr Pavlensky is an Anarchist, conceptual artist, and activist from Saint Petersburg Russia. His art is hardcore. 

He studied at the Industrial Academy and Institute of PROARTE. He’s 28 years old and has gained quite a bit of web kudos after his public performance where he sewed his lips together in protest to the ongoing Pussy Riot trial. He also created a stunning work out of thousands of photographs of Putin, and of course he nailed his balls to sidewalk one time too. But his art carries a serious message about an ongoing struggle against the many injustices experienced by so many people in post-Soviet Union Russia. The communist are gone and now the Federation is opening its doors to the service industry, the world bank, McDonald’s, KFC, and all the other amenities of Capitalism. But the anti-Capitalist movement is alive and well in the Big R. And now is a pivotal moment with the war in Ukraine. There is a day of actions planned for March Across Russia in opposition to Russia’s decision to move into Ukraine with force.  Students, activist, and anarchist from all walks of life will meet in Moscow: March 2 at 14:00 on Manezh Square. And in other locations throughout the country. And I’m sure Petr Pavlensky will make an appearance and hopefully another great performance. Petr talks about the need for action and the acceptance of varying forms of resistance in current social movements.

” It is a loosing tactic to just show up in the Square. As in, “We’re off work, let’s all grab some beers and then go stand around in the Square.” This form of protest, dictated to the people, ceases to be a real form of resistance; It’s recreation. Passing time. They stand around, show their number to each other, and then leave. Forms of resistance must vary. “

Article on Animal New York.

Interview with Petr Pavlensky by Marina Galperina, November 18, 2013

This is so true and cannot be stressed enough. People need to accept the use of a diversity of tactics, yes this means violence. Even violence must be taken as a acceptable and effective means of achieving goals in radical movements. Especially during these crucial times.

Война властям!

Peace to the nations! War authorities!

Riot police training in Brazil

While the rest of use are chilling eating Quesadillas Brazilian riot police where training for crowd control…

Brazilian cops train for crowd control  
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“Riot police in Rio de Janeiro have undergone training in crowd control ahead of the Brazil football World Cup.

The exercise involved the military police, with 50 of them playing the part of unruly protesters.

A helicopter monitored the “march” next to Rio’s Sambadrome in order to inform the actions of agents on the ground.

After fresh violent street unrest, the Brazilian government recently announced plans to deploy up to 170,000 security personnel during the World Cup.”

BBC, 2/26/2014

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“revolutionary unionism” in Portland

An article from libcom discussing “revolutionary unionism” among other things. 

S.nappalos talks about is time spent workin’, unions, and revolution.You can check out his blog here.

Heres some nice moments from the article,

I arrived at my union job in one such bargaining period. Initially, there were two stewards for a shop of 100, and perhaps five activists of which maybe two or three would actually come through on their work. During the year I was there before bargaining, workers were seriously injured, two people were fired arbitrarily, two union supporters were wrongly denied jobs, my department was cut in half, and the workload was doubled. The work was traumatic for all involved, terrible for the children, and devastating for workers. There was about sixty percent turnover per year due to the nature of working with such children in a poorly run facility where workers were treated like disposable lenses.

The business union’s main goal in campaigns is generally to get the contract. Today’s contracts are what I call comprehensive contracts. (This is to distinguish them from the earlier notion of contracts that were partial; those were short in duration and were centered on specific grievances and workplace issues.) Current contracts, both for the bosses and unions, seek to specify as much as possible about the working conditions. Contracts are used, interpreted, and utilized like law. The process of expanding contracts to include huge swaths of policy, however, has had other effects for workers.

– s.nappalos

Lessons from a social service worker’s strike
Feb 27 2014

 

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