• Civil disobedience in scientific authorship : Resistance and insubordination in science

    The distribution of credit, resources and opportunities in science is heavily skewed due to unjust practices and incentives, hardwired into science’s rules, guidelines and conventions. A form of resistance widely available is to break those rules. We review instances of rule-breaking in scientific authorship to allow for a redefinition of the concept of civil disobedience in the context of academic research, as well as the conditions on which the label applies. We show that, in contrast to whistleblowing or conscientious objection, civil disobedience targets science’s injustice on a more systemic level. Its further development will ease critical evaluation of deviant actions as well as helping us evaluate deviance, defiance and discontent in science beyond issues of authorship. However, empirically, civil disobedience in science engenders uncertainties and disagreements on the local status of both act and label.

    #désoéissance_civile #science #résistance #désobéissance #recherche_académique #esr #université #injustice

    ... et incroyable (pour ne pas dire autre chose) que cet article a été publié dans une revue prédatrice ;-)

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  • Drôme : des graines OGM détruites par des faucheurs volontaires

    🟩 FAUCHEURS VOLONTAIRES D’OGM Grosse action ce matin (14 juin) dans la #Drome avec les Faucheurs Volontaires d’OGM chez l’ogre TOP SEMENCE. Les activistes lanceurs d’alerte ont rendu impropre à la vente et a la consommation des dizaines de sacs de graines destinées à la culture de tournesol génétiquement modifiés, interdit par la cour de justice de l’Union européenne et par le conseil d’État. Malgré les avertissements et le danger scientifiquement indéniable,, ces produits arrivent dans notre (...) #Les_Articles

    / #Résistances_au_capitalisme_et_à_la_civilisation_industrielle, #Drôme, #Agriculture


  • 5 September 2007 PAUL HARRIS - Their names could hardly sound more British - Harry, Geoffrey and Sid; Ernest, Willy and Eric.

    In their uniforms they looked just like any of their chums, united in wartime against the common enemy of Hitler’s Germany.

    But they shared a fascinating secret. For this was an unsung army of refugees who fled the Nazis to fight for Britain during the Second World War.

    And only their real names - among them Horst, Helmut, and Ernst - betrayed the story of their German links.

    Yesterday - most of them still proudly bearing the home-grown names they acquired to blend in all those years ago - they came together for the first time in a unique tribute to the part they played in Britain’s victory over Germany.

    Their service was recognised by the Imperial War Museum in a ceremony to mark the courage of more than 100 surviving men and women who joined British forces in the liberation of Europe.

    The event coincides with the publication of a book, The King’s Most Loyal Enemy Aliens, that tells their stories for the first time.

    These were not merely evacuees seeking safe haven in England, but a generation of Germans and Austrians determined to do their bit for the war.

    Some saw frontline service as commandos, marines or tank crew.

    Others fought in the D-Day landings, or played vital roles in communications and code-breaking, using their native German in aid of the Allied cause.

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    Ernest Goodman

    One of them even has the distinction of being the man who shot and arrested “Lord Haw Haw”, the traitorous propagandist William Joyce.

    But being an “alien” in Britain during wartime - not to mention having a German accent - meant that this particular band of brothers sometimes faced danger from both sides.

    Harry Rossney was among them. He was born Helmut Rosettenstein in the Baltic port of Koenigsberg, and partly raised in a Berlin orphanage.

    Even now, nearly 88 years later, he still speaks with a heavy German accent.

    Six decades ago on a moonless Devon beach, it nearly cost him his life.

    Mr Rossney joined the Pioneer Corps after coming to England in 1939. He was dispatched to the North Devon coast one evening, armed only with a pick-axe handle, and ordered to keep watch for an enemy invasion.

    Unfortunately, a squad of soldiers was also patrolling the beach. “Halt! Who goes there?” was the cry that rang out in the dark.

    Harry identified himself - and immediately heard a rifle being cocked in front of him.

    “He heard my accent and thought he’d found the enemy,” Mr Rossney said. "I thought that was it - this was how my war was going to end. But a sergeant’s voice shouted ’Hold your fire!’, which allowed me to explain who I was.

    “I don’t think they understood, but that split second saved my life.”

    Mr Rossney, a craftsman and signwriter, was drafted to Normandy after D-Day, where his skills were employed to hand-write the names of fallen Allied soldiers on the temporary crosses that eventually became Commonwealth War Graves.

    There were so many, he said, he could barely keep up.

    “I loved my country but it rejected me,” said Mr Rossney, who married 53 years ago and still lives in North-West London.

    "Now, I’m as English as I can possibly be. But it was different back then. My christian name couldn’t really be more German, and everyone at that time was suspicious.

    "I suppose it was pointless to have an English name with an accent like mine, but that’s the name I took. I just looked through the telephone book and picked one out.

    "I’m proud of what I did, although there were so many others like me who did so much more, and exposed themselves to great danger.

    “But I’m very grateful someone has acknowledged that we existed.”

    Some 75,000 German and Austrian refugees arrived in Britain during the 1930s, many of them Jews fleeing Nazi persecution.

    Most were interned when war broke out - the Government failed to distinguish between those who had fled and those who might pose a threat.

    But many were determined to fight for Britain.

    So in 1940, more than 4,000 were allowed to enlist in the non-combatant Pioneer Corps, with many later drafted into fighting units in the Army, Royal Navy and RAF.

    All signed a loyal oath to the King, and mischievously nicknamed themselves The King’s Own Enemy Aliens.

    Geoffrey Perry, now 85, was born Horst Pinschewer and grew up in Berlin, before coming to Britain as a Jewish schoolboy evacuee.

    He was educated at Buxton College in Derbyshire, where, he said, “the headmaster made it his duty to turn us into little Brits”.

    It was Mr Perry - who became a Press photographer and broadcaster - who captured William Joyce.

    In May 1945, he and a British officer with the unlikely name of Bertie Lickorish encountered an odd-looking figure in a forest near the German border with Denmark.

    Mr Perry had been drafted in to broadcast from Radio Hamburg when the Allies liberated Germany, and did so from the same microphone that Joyce used to transmit his sneering, English-accented propaganda to Britain.

    “I shot him in the bum,” Mr Perry recalled gleefully. "It was one shot but four holes - in one cheek and out the other side; then through the other cheek and out again.

    “I’d asked him if he was by any chance Lord Haw Haw. His hand went to his pocket as if to pull out a gun - so I fired.”

    Mr Perry, who is widowed with two sons and four grandchildren, and also lives in North-West London, is modest about his role in the war, even though he fought in the wake of the D-Day landings and was among those who witnessed the horrors of Belsen concentration camp after it was liberated.

    “I had a personal and national motivation for joining the Army, and I’m proud that I did, but I don’t regard it as a big deal,” he said. “I’m sure that the next generation would do precisely the same thing if the need arose.”

    • The King’s Most Loyal Enemy Aliens: Germans Who Fought For Britain in the Second World War, by Helen Fry (Sutton Publishing)


    Ernest Goodman

    • Ernest Goodman, now 82, was born Ernst Guttmann in Breslau (now Wroclaw in Poland) and evacuated to England in 1939. He served with the Coldstream Guards, and was on the front line through France, Belgium and Holland. He was wounded during the assault on the Rhine.

    Eric Sanders

    • Eric Sanders, now 88, was born Ignaz Schwarz in Vienna and arrived in England in 1938. Joined Pioneer Corps and later volunteered for “hazardous duty”. Trained for the Special Operations Executive to be dropped behind enemy lines, he was one of 30 “refugee” SOE men. At end of the war, returned to Vienna in British uniform as a translator with a unit reconstructing Austria.

    Geoffrey Perry

    • Geoffrey Perry, now 85, was born Horst Pinschewer and grew up in Berlin before being evacuated to England. Took part in D-Day landings and carried out prisoner of war interrogations. On May 28, 1945, he arrested Lord Haw-Haw. “Historically, I think I’m more excited by the fact that I broadcast from his actual microphone when we took over Radio Hamburg.”

    Harry Rossney

    • Harry Rossney, now 87, was born Helmut Rosettenstein in Koenigsberg. Partly brought up in Berlin before coming to England in March 1939. Joined Pioneer Corps before serving with the Graves Restoration Unit in post D-Day Normandy. “I was not a hero,” he said. “I would rather see this in the wider context as a history lesson for the younger generation.”

    Sidney Graham

    • Sidney Graham, now 83, was born Szaja Gumpricht in Danzig, West Prussia, (now Gdansk in Poland). Evacuated to England in February 1939 and was one of only two known “aliens” to serve in the Royal Navy, decoding enemy transmissions. All his family, except for his sister, were murdered in the Holocaust. He said: “My life belongs to England - they saved me from certain death.”

    Willy Field

    • Willy Field, now 87 and a keen Arsenal fan, was born William Hirschfeld in Bonn. Sent to Dachau concentration camp in 1938, allowed to emigrate to England in 1939 - but arrested as an enemy alien and sent to Australia. Volunteered to fight for Britain, and trained as a tank driver with the Royal Armoured Corps 8th Hussars. Fought in Normandy. He said: “I’m very British.”

    #guerre #histoire #espionnage #pinschewer #shoa #résistance #Royaume_Uni #Allemagne

  • #SurfPark de Saint Père en Retz : Le projet officiellement abandonné ! Une victoire qui se fête ! – Collectif Terres Communes – Pays de Retz (44)

    En décembre 2018 démarrait notre lutte contre le projet de Surf Park de Saint Père en Retz avec la perturbation du conseil intercommunautaire votant la dérogation d’urbanisme pour ce projet absurde et destructeur.

    Après des fortes mobilisations début/mi-2019 ayant fait stopper les travaux prévus quelques mois plus tard, une expulsion violente et illégale d’une festival de résistance que nous avions organisé, un procès monté de toutes pièces et qui n’a aucunement incriminé la milice venue nous expulser, de multiples menaces et intimidations de civils, beaucoup de temps et d’énergie consacrée à préserver le territoire de ce projet, nous pouvons nous réjouir de voir que notre lutte déterminée et radicale contre ce projet a payé !

    L’annonce officielle est tombée via la presse locale aujourd’hui

    #GPI #écocide #ZAD_partout #résistance

  • La responsabilité historique de la gauche réformiste est grande dans ce chaos insoluble qui vire au brun

    Médiapart : « La catastrophe est en marche » La catastrophe est en marche par Edwy Plenel Giflé par un homme poussant un cri de guerre royaliste, le président de la République a appelé à « relativiser cet incident » ajoutant : « Tout va bien. » Non, tout va mal : ce geste exprime la violence d’extrême droite libérée par le cynisme et l’irresponsabilité du pouvoir macroniste. Fabuliste de la prétention des humains et de l’aveuglement des puissants, La Fontaine, né il y aura précisément quatre siècles le 8 juillet (...) #Les_Articles

    / #Résistances_au_capitalisme_et_à_la_civilisation_industrielle, #Politique,_divers


  • Neoextractivism and state violence: Defending the defenders in Latin America

    The commodities boom in the early 2000s extended the frontiers of extractivism and has relied on state violence, making Latin America one of the most dangerous and deadly places for indigenous peoples and frontline community defenders. Focused on Peru and Colombia, this essay explores dynamics of state violence and strategies for effective resistance.


    #extractivisme #néo-extractivisme #violence #Amérique_latine #violence_d'Etat #Pérou #Colombie #peuples_autochtones #résistance

    ping @karine4

  • #Revue_de_presse #émancipation

    L’objectif prioritaire de la Revue de Presse Emancipation ! est d’offrir aux jeunes et aux travailleurs des infos et analyses classées par rubriques et consultables sur leur téléphone pendant le petit déjeuner ou dans les transports vers leurs lieux d’étude ou de travail. De quoi alimenter nos réflexions et nous outiller pour les débats et les actions de la journée.

    La revue de presse Emancipation ! est sans égal sur Internet : des centaines de titres tous les jours, fruit d’une #veille de centaines de sources, classées dans 25 rubriques. Ces titres ouvrent sur des articles qui concernent les luttes sociales, politiques, féministes, écologistes, antiracistes et internationalistes, et bien d’autres informations utiles aux acteurs de l’émancipation, en France et bien au delà.

    Nous sommes tous bénévoles du Collectif Emancipation !. Pour élargir encore l’éventail des sources, créer de nouvelles rubriques, et améliorer la qualité de la sélection, le Collectif vise à encore s’élargir. De lecteur devenez veilleur d’Emancipation ! sur un sujet de votre choix. Partagez la nouvelle et l’invitation avec des amis et camarades à qui vous faites confiance.

    #luttes #résistance #féminisme #écologie #anti-racisme #internationalisme #collectif_émancipation

    ping @isskein @karine4

  • Inde, paysans et pauvres luttent contre le gouvernement et le capitalisme ET contre le Covid

    INDE, 26 MAI 2021 : UNE REVOLUTION EN COURS ENORME ET FORMIDABLE MOBILISATION HISTORIQUE DE MILLIONS D’INDIENS QUI VACCINENT L’INDE CONTRE LA DICTATURE DE MODI DANS LES RUES ET APPELLENT LES PEUPLES DU MONDE A LA SOLIDARITE En même temps que le Covid étend ses ravages, en particulier à la campagne, dépourvue de structures de santé, de lits, de respirateurs, d’oxygène, de médecins, de médicaments, une colère monumentale et sans précédent à cette échelle s’est exprimée dans (...) #Les_Articles

    / Révoltes, insurrections, débordements..., #Résistances_au_capitalisme_et_à_la_civilisation_industrielle, Epidémies, gestion de crise, en temps de (...)

    #Révoltes,_insurrections,_débordements... #Epidémies,_gestion_de_crise,_en_temps_de_catastrophe

  • Colombie | Le danger d’être une femme et une dirigeante sociale en Colombie

    Malgré la signature de l’accord de Paix en 2016, la Colombie continue de s’enliser dans la boue fétide de la guerre. Comment oublier le cri déchirant du jeune fils de Maria del Pilar Hurtado, face au corps inerte de sa mère baignant dans le sang devant leur humble maison ? La dirigeante sociale a été tuée […]

  • La puissance féministe - Ou le désir de tout changer

    L’#Amérique_du_Sud est un des coeurs battants du féminisme contemporain. Des millions de #femmes y prennent la rue contre les #féminicides, les #violences qui frappent les minorités de race et de genre, les lois qui répriment l’#avortement et le développement #néo-extractiviste. Figure majeure du féminisme latino-américain, #Verónica_Gago réinscrit ces bouleversements dans l’émergence d’une internationale féministe et propose, avec La #puissance_féministe, un antidote à tous les discours de #culpabilité et de #victimisation. En se réappropriant l’arme classique de la #grève, en construisant un #féminisme_populaire, radical et inclusif, les mouvements sud-américains ont initié une véritable #révolution. C’est à partir de l’expérience de ces luttes que Gago reconceptualise la question du #travail_domestique et de la #reproduction_sociale, expose les limites du #populisme de gauche et dialogue avec Spinoza, Marx, Luxemburg ou Federici. Parce qu’il unit la verve politique du manifeste aux ambitions conceptuelles de la théorie, La puissance féministe est un livre majeur pour saisir la portée internationale du féminisme aujourd’hui.

    #féminisme #livre #changement #résistance #extractivisme #intersectionnalité #Amérique_latine

    ping @cede @karine4

  • Ami, entends-tu, les compagnons de la Libération
    Épisode 2 : Vercors, à l’ombre du maquis

    Au pied des Alpes, le Vercors est une "forteresse naturelle", à la fois un lieu de mémoire de la Résistance intérieure et un témoignage de la barbarie nazie. Malleval-en-Vercors, Saint-Nizier-du-Moucherotte, Chapelle-en-Vercors, Valchevrière, Vassieux-en-Vercors, sont autant de sites qui associent la gloire et les larmes ; le souvenir de ce bastion est pluriel, avec la grandeur de la Résistance et la tristesse des massacres. Au sortir de la guerre, la bravoure est honorée. Ainsi, le petit village de Vassieux - “martyr de sa foi en la résurrection de la Patrie” - est nommé compagnon de la Libération en août 1945.

    Nous vous proposons de suivre les pas des maquisards afin de retracer l’histoire et la mémoire de ce haut lieu de la Résistance française. Comment le maquis du Vercors s’est-il structuré durant la Seconde Guerre mondiale ? Cette expérience est-elle unique ? Quel fut le rôle de ceux nommés a posteriori Compagnons de la Libération ? Quel souvenir garder du maquis ? Quel place occupe-t-il aujourd’hui dans les dispositifs mémoriels ?

    #Maquis #Vercors #Résistance

  • Faisons sécession avec les ultra-riches, le capitalisme et les technocrates..., pour de bon

    ✊FAIRE SÉCESSION✊ « La manif policière devant l’Assemblée Nationale n’est pas qu’un épiphénomène. Elle révèle l’état de notre société et donne une idée assez précise de son évolution dans les prochaines années. Alors que le pays a traversé une crise sanitaire catastrophique (plus de 100 000 morts, des hôpitaux et des soignants débordés) et qu’il entame une crise économique tout aussi dévastatrice (des millions de personnes au chômage, tombant dans la pauvreté, des faillites à la chaîne), il paraît que les deux (...) #Les_Articles

    / Révoltes, insurrections, débordements..., Résistances au capitalisme et à la civilisation (...)

    #Révoltes,_insurrections,_débordements... #Résistances_au_capitalisme_et_à_la_civilisation_industrielle

  • Les « sauvages » donnent une leçon de gestion paysagère aux civilisés

    Pour leur mode d’interaction avec les mondes vivants terrestres, les humains se répartissent entre deux pôles opposés : L’intégration culturelle au mode vivant en tant qu’espèce parmi d’autres, actrices d’une lente transformation mutuelle et profitable à toutes les parties, avec la recherche permanente d’équilibres instables où les écosystèmes et leurs habitants sont pris en considération, où des sociétés soutenables ne sont pas pour autant fermées et réactionnaires La coupure avec le vivant en nous et autour (...) #Les_Articles

    / #Résistances_au_capitalisme_et_à_la_civilisation_industrielle, #Ecologie, #La_civilisation,_la_civilisation_industrielle, (...)


  • Mexique : Bloque Negro, la révolution féministe - ARTE Reportage -

    Encagoulées, vêtues de noir de la tête aux pieds, organisées en groupuscules, une nouvelle génération de #féministes lève le poing en faveur d’une reconnaissance des droits des femmes.

    Loin du modèle de la génération précédente, celui de ces mères de familles qui défilaient en silence, ces activistes anarchistes qui manifestent avec violence dans les capitales européennes se réclament de la mouvance des "Black Blocs". 

    A leurs yeux, l’homme est un prédateur, un danger ultime. Leur slogan : “Ni pardon, ni oubli” pour tous les agresseurs sexuels. La radicalisation du mouvement féministe tourne parfois au combat de rue dans tout le pays. En 2019, près de 4.000 Mexicaines ont été assassinées. Le féminicide a été reconnu seulement pour 976 cas. 99% des meurtres de femmes restent impunis.

    Il y a quelques mois, une partie de ce groupe d’activistes a pris d’assaut le siège de la Commission Nationale des Droits de l’Homme à Mexico. L’édifice public est devenu le QG de leur mouvement, mais aussi un refuge pour des femmes victimes d’agression, venues de tout le Mexique. Un lieu totalement interdit aux hommes et surprotégé.
    Exceptionnellement, les Bloque Negro ont accepté la présence de la caméra de Manon Heurtel, en immersion dans le quotidien de ces femmes meurtries et combattantes.

    #féminicides #niunamenos #femmes #féminisme

  • Florian Philippot et Olivier Delamarche ! (Frexit, Covid, Euro, Macron, Militaires,...)

    Delamarche, Philippot, ça promet d’être un grand moment...

    Bon visionnage ; )))



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    (Pour rappel, Les Patriotes, nouvelle formation politique, ne bénéficient d’AUCUN soutien financier public ni d’aucun soutien bancaire. Ils vivent exclusivement des adhérents et donateurs.)




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    #SoulévementMondial#Espoir#Résistance (...)

  • Glasgow protesters rejoice as men freed after immigration van standoff

    Hundreds of people surrounded vehicle men were held in and chanted ‘these are our neighbours, let them go’

    Campaigners have hailed a victory for Glaswegian solidarity and told the Home Office “you messed with the wrong city” as two men detained by UK Immigration Enforcement were released back into their community after a day of protest.

    Police Scotland intervened to free the men after a tense day-long standoff between immigration officials and hundreds of local residents, who surrounded their van in a residential street on the southside of Glasgow to stop the detention of the men during Eid al-Fitr.

    Staff from Immigration Enforcement are believed to have swooped on a property in Pollokshields early on Thursday morning and detained people.

    By mid-morning, a crowd of about 200 protesters surrounded the vehicle, preventing it from driving away, and chanting “these are our neighbours, let them go”, with one protester lying under the van to prevent it driving off.

    “I’m just overwhelmed by Glasgow’s solidarity for refugees and asylum seekers,” said Roza Salih, shouting to be heard over the jubilant shouts of “refugees are welcome here”. She added: “This is a victory for the community.”

    Salih, who had been at the protest since the morning, is a Kurdish refugee and co-founded the #Glasgow_Girls_campaign in 2005 with fellow pupils to prevent the deportation of a school friend and fight against dawn raids.

    Earlier Salih questioned why the widely condemned practice of dawn raids appeared to be recurring 15 years later in Glasgow , the only dispersal city for asylum seekers in Scotland. She also highlighted the jarring impact of carrying out such an action during Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim festival marking the end of Ramadan, in one of the most multicultural areas of the city and within the constituency of the first minister, Nicola Sturgeon.

    As cheering protesters escorted the men to the local mosque, Pinar Aksu, of Maryhill Integration Network said: “They messed with the wrong city.

    “This is a revolution of people coming together in solidarity for those who others have turned away from,” she said. Aksu described how hundreds more supporters had arrived at the scene as the afternoon progressed. “This is just the start. When there is another dawn #raid in Glasgow, the same thing will happen.”

    Aksu added: “For this to happen on Eid, which is meant to be a time of peaceful celebration, is horrifying. It is no coincidence that it is taking place when a new immigration bill is being prepared.

    “We also need answers from Police Scotland about their involvement. We have already written to the home secretary asking urgently to clarify whether the decisions to carry out immigration enforcement raids, including dawn raids, represents a change in the policy by the UK government.”

    Shortly after 5pm, Police Scotland released an updated statement, saying that Supt Mark Sutherland had decided to release the detained men “in order to protect the safety, public health and wellbeing of those involved in the detention and subsequent protest”. The force asked those at the scene to disperse from the area as soon as possible.

    A spokesperson said earlier: “Police Scotland does not assist in the removal of asylum seekers. Officers are at the scene to police the protest and to ensure public safety.”

    The second dawn raid in Glasgow within a month appears to show a further escalation of the UK’s hostile environment policy. While the SNP government has argued strongly for Scotland to have control over its own immigration policy, not least because of the country’s unique depopulation pressures, it remains reserved to Westminster.

    Sources told the Guardian the immigration status of the individuals detained was unclear.

    The protests took place as new MSPs were sworn in to what has been described as Holyrood’s most diverse ever parliament, taking their oaths in British Sign Language, Arabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Doric, Scots, Gaelic, Welsh and Orcadian, and after an election in which refugees had voting rights for the first time in Scotland.

    Politicians expressed their solidarity with the residents on social media.

    Following the men’s release, #Nicola_Sturgeon tweeted: “I am proud to represent a constituency and lead a country that welcomes and shows support to asylum seekers and refugees.”

    She added that the police had been “in an invidious position – they do not assist in the removal of asylum seekers but do have a duty to protect public safety. They act independently of ministers, but I support this decision.”

    Condemning the Home Office action, #Sturgeon added: “To act in this way, in the heart of a Muslim community as they celebrated Eid, and in an area experiencing a Covid outbreak was a health and safety risk.

    “Both as MSP and as FM, I will be demanding assurances from the UK government that they will never again create, through their actions, such a dangerous situation.”

    Wafa Shaheen, of the Scottish Refugee Council, told the Guardian: “To force people from their homes on the first day of Eid, with neighbours and families trying to honour the religious celebration in peace, shows – at best – a serious lack of cultural sensitivity and awareness on the Home Office’s part.

    “Regardless of the immigration status of those targeted today, this heavy-handed approach from the Home Office is unnecessary and avoidable. It is frightening, intimidating and disproportionate. The hundreds of people on the streets this morning in solidarity with those affected shows people in Scotland are sick of these raids and have had enough.”

    A Home Office spokesperson said: “The UK government is tackling illegal immigration and the harm it causes, often to the most vulnerable people, by removing those with no right to be in the UK. The operation in Glasgow was conducted in relation to suspected immigration offences and the two Indian nationals complied with officers at all times.”


    #Glasgow #Ecosse #solidarité #réfugiés #asile #migrations #résistance #refugees_welcome

    ping @isskein @karine4

    • Police release men from immigration van blocking Glasgow street

      Two men who were being detained in an immigration van which was surrounded by protesters have been released.

      The move followed a standoff between police officers and protesters in Kenmure Street on Glasgow’s southside.

      Early on Thursday people surrounded the Home Office vehicle believed to contain two Indian immigrants who had been removed from a flat.

      Hundreds gathered in the area, with one man crawling under the van to prevent it from moving.

      The Home Office said the men had been detained over “suspected immigration offences”.

      Some of the protesters were heard shouting “let our neighbours go”.

      In a statement, Police Scotland said that Ch Supt Mark Sutherland had decided to have the men released.

      It said: "In order to protect the safety, public health and well-being of all people involved in the detention and subsequent protest in Kenmure Street, Pollokshields, today, Ch Supt Mark Sutherland has, following a suitable risk assessment, taken the operational decision to release the men detained by UK Immigration Enforcement back into their community meantime.

      “In order to facilitate this quickly and effectively, Police Scotland is asking members of the public to disperse from the street as soon as possible. Please take care when leaving the area and follow the directions of the officers on the street.”

      Earlier the force stressed that it did not assist in the removal of asylum seekers, and that officers were at the scene to police the protest and to ensure public safety.

      Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who is also the MSP for the area, said she disagreed fundamentally with Home Office immigration policy.

      She said: “This action was unacceptable. To act in this way, in the heart of a Muslim community as they celebrated Eid, and in an area experiencing a Covid outbreak was a health and safety risk.”

      She said she would be “demanding assurances” from the UK government that they would not create such a dangerous situation again.

      She added: “No assurances were given - and frankly no empathy shown - when I managed to speak to a junior minister earlier.”

      Nicola Sturgeon and her justice secretary, Humza Yousaf are seeking follow up talks with the Home Secretary, Priti Patel.

      They believe Immigration Enforcement has acted provocatively by trying to remove migrants from an ethnically diverse community during Eid.

      The resulting protests brought people together, against Covid rules, in part of Glasgow which is experiencing a spike in cases linked to the Indian variant.

      Police Scotland intervened on public health and public order grounds to require the release of the two Indian nationals being held by Immigration Enforcement.

      Their operational decision is fully supported by Scottish ministers and while the Home Office is always grateful for police assistance, releasing the men on bail is hardly the outcome they wanted.

      They will not have enjoyed being seen to back down in the face of public and political protest.

      Humza Yousaf, the Scottish government’s justice secretary, said: “the action they [the Home Office] have today is at best completely reckless, and at worst intended to provoke, on a day the UK government would have known the Scottish government and MSPs would be distracted by parliamentary process.”

      He added that the situation “should never have occurred”, and that “the UK government’s hostile environment is not welcome here.”

      In a statement, the Home Office said: "The UK government is tackling illegal immigration and the harm it causes, often to the most vulnerable people by removing those with no right to be in the UK.

      "The operation in Glasgow was conducted in relation to suspected immigration offences and the two Indian nationals complied with officers at all times.

      “The UK government continues to tackle illegal migration in all its forms and our New Plan for Immigration will speed up the removal of those who have entered the UK illegally.”

      The Sikhs in Scotland group said in a statement that it was “deeply concerned”, and urged the Home Office to “abandon forced removals and to adopt an immigration policy based on human rights, compassion and dignity”.

      Mohammad Asif, of the Afghan Human Rights Foundation, said hundreds of people were protesting.

      The 54-year-old added: “We’re here against the hostile environment created by the Tories and the British state.”
      Presentational grey line

      Incidents like Kenmure Street - at the centre of Scotland’s most ethnically diverse neighbourhood - will do nothing to persuade those who already believe the UK’s policy on immigration is unfair and inhumane.

      Despite the protest, the Home Office says it was a legitimate operation targeting those it suspected of immigration offences.

      And yet there could be more problems on the horizon. The Home Office has just ended its consultation on its New Plan for Immigration - a policy that will speed up deportations for those who have entered the country ’illegally’.

      Those in such a position will not be able to claim asylum and will instead be granted ’temporary protection’, a status that would come under periodic review.

      More than 70 charities and faith groups in Scotland have condemned such proposals.

      The Home Office is toughening its stance on immigration, but says its policies will make the system fairer for those most in need, while discouraging criminal activity like people trafficking.

      The Scottish government, and the protestors in Glasgow today, fundamentally disagree.


  • En finir avec le mythe de la réussite agricole alternative (permaculture et microfermes)

    Quand de bonnes pratiques alternatives sont en but à l’agro-business, avec un rapport de force bien trop faible et des perspectives trop peu politiques et collectives : [Permaculture et Microferme maraichère : une alternative agricole entre mythe et espoir >https://lundi.am/Permaculture-et-Microferme-maraichere-une-alternative-agricole-entre-mythe-et] - Comme Romain Boucher dont nous publiions une interview la semaine passée, Daniel Vivas est un ingénieur déserteur qui se présente lui-même comme « (...) #Les_Articles

    / #Agriculture, #Résistances_au_capitalisme_et_à_la_civilisation_industrielle


  • François Boulo :

    François Boulo, figure des Gilets Jaunes est l’auteur de « Reprendre le pouvoir » (éditions LLL) était l’invité d’Éric Morillot dans Les Incorrectibles. #Les_Articles

    / #Résistances_au_capitalisme_et_à_la_civilisation_industrielle, #Le_monde_de_L'Economie, Autoritarisme, régime policier, démocrature..., Démocratie directe, communes libres..., #La_civilisation,_la_civilisation_industrielle, Vidéos, films...

    #Autoritarisme,_régime_policier,_démocrature... #Démocratie_directe,_communes_libres... #Vidéos,_films...

  • Les marches climat ont réussi à ce que le techno-capitalisme change ...de vocabulaire

    Un article sur l’enlisement des « marches climat », suivi de quelques remarques. 👿 CLIMAT : OU EST PASSEE LA COLERE ? 👿 Climat : où est passée la colère ? Marche sans revendication offensive, controverse stérile sur un hypothétique référendum, discussion au Sénat d’une loi vide de sens : on n’a jamais autant parlé de climat pour en dire si peu. Face au travail de sape institutionnel, le mouvement climat apparaît en panne de stratégie. Dimanche 9 mai, dans la marche parisienne pour le climat et contre la loi (...) #Les_Articles

    / #Résistances_au_capitalisme_et_à_la_civilisation_industrielle, La civilisation, la civilisation (...)


  • L’appel pour les libertés, contre les idées d’extrêmes droite

    Voilà le texte de l’appel, suivi de quelques remarques. L’appel pour les libertés, contre les idées d’extrêmes droite (Il vous est possible de le signer en ligne) Depuis maintenant plusieurs mois nous constatons toutes et tous que le climat politique et social en France, comme partout en Europe et dans le monde est de plus en plus imprégné́ par l’extrême droite et ses idées. Face à ce climat de haine, raciste et attentatoire aux libertés individuelles et collectives, nous appelons à une réaction (...) #Les_Articles

    / #Résistances_au_capitalisme_et_à_la_civilisation_industrielle


  • Solidarité avec le soulèvement en Colombie, où une répression ultra-violente s’étale sans complexe

    Soulèvement et répression en Colombie « Si un peuple sort dans la rue en pleine pandémie, c’est parce que son gouvernement est plus dangereux que le virus. » En Colombie, la situation est aussi glaçante que le silence qu’elle trouve à l’international, et particulièrement en France. Les voies qui s’élèvent contre la dissimulation des massacres à l’encontre du mouvement social trouvent peu de résonance dans les colonnes des médias d’information, à part pour leur consacrer des chiffres froids et (...) #Les_Articles

    / #Violences_policières, Autoritarisme, régime policier, démocrature..., Révoltes, insurrections, (...)

    #Autoritarisme,_régime_policier,_démocrature... #Révoltes,_insurrections,_débordements...

  • Reflections on Four Years of Housing-Justice Support Work with #Mapping_Action_Collective

    Mapping Action Collective, based in #Portland, Oregon, leverages mapping and data to support housing-justice organizing, using #GIS to dismantle systems of oppression, and grounding its work in the needs of the communities and movements with which it works.

    As the interwoven US crises of homelessness, evictions, displacement, and housing instability reach catastrophic levels, students, scholars, practitioners, and activists are joining the call of housing justice for all. In this article, we reflect on the work of Mapping Action Collective (#MAC), a small nonprofit organization based in Portland, Oregon, that over the past four years has leveraged mapping and data to support housing-justice organizing. MAC’s work includes curating and producing relevant nontraditional or hard-to-acquire datasets owned by and in support of community-based groups; developing decision-support software consisting of an interactive map; producing spatial analyses that support campaign work; and organizing educational workshops and events focused on applied critical methods and data literacy.

    MAC formed out of a student club in Portland State University’s geography department, where several members became frustrated with the dominant paradigm of academic geographic information systems (GIS), which often fancies itself value-free, apolitical, or neutral, regardless of outputs or products that suggest otherwise. While critical perspectives have emerged in the domain of GIS since the 1990s, many of those criticisms are rarely considered in the standard quantitative GIS course curriculum. Few spaces are available for students to engage critically with their newfound data and mapping skills. The 2017 Resistance GIS (RGIS) conference provided a space to discuss and learn from other like-minded scholars, students, and organizers. Building on the work of critical geographers around the globe, at RGIS we asked ourselves if there was room for subversion of the status quo in GIS: can mapping and data be used to dismantle systems of oppression, rather than reinforce them?

    Asset mapping and spatial analysis supporting Portland’s unhoused community

    Shortly after the conference, our small student group grew into MAC and began to apply that question to our studies and work in Portland. Through a small grant from Second Nature, we focused our efforts on the exploding crisis of homelessness in our community. Grounding our work in non-extractive collaboration, we began building a relationship with Street Roots, a local nonprofit organization that, in addition to advocacy work, publishes a weekly alternative newspaper sold by people experiencing homelessness to earn an income. One of Street Roots’ main assets to the people it serves is the Rose City Resource (RCR), a comprehensive list of resources and services such as food boxes, bathrooms, needle exchanges, shelters, and counseling and recovery services. No other organization in the area curates such an important dataset for those experiencing homelessness, and this one could only be accessed in a printed three-by-three-inch (7.6 × 7.6 cm) paper booklet, and was updated only twice yearly.

    While honoring the value of this paper booklet as a low-barrier, nontechnical way of sharing resources, we wondered if broadening its reach via mobile phone and web, or structuring its format for wider dissemination, would benefit Street Roots and the community it serves. Simultaneously, we reflected on the inherent problem of our outsider thinking and wanted to avoid preaching technology as savior. We learned more about the work Street Roots was doing, joined their events, and built relationships with Street Roots organizers and staff to learn what they needed to do their work. As it turned out, our thinking and Street Roots’ vision aligned—increasing the reach of the RCR was a necessary endeavor.

    In late 2018, MAC and Street Roots staff began working together to navigate web development, data management, and data communication (the practice of informing, educating, and raising awareness of data-related topics), to create a tool that was accurate, accessible, and easy for Street Roots staff and volunteers to use and update. Most importantly, MAC wanted the tool to be useful to the community that Street Roots serves. To get feedback on the usability of the tool, MAC members stopped by the Street Roots HQ to test it with paper vendors, folks who dropped in to get coffee or use the restroom, and Street Roots volunteers. MAC integrated this feedback into the development of the tool. The end result was the Rose City Resource Online, a web application and data-transformation pipeline that was collaboratively created with the community it was intended to serve—designed to be easy to use, and functional for any member of the community to use to get up-to-date information about resources and services. The tool was officially launched at the onset of the Covid‑19 pandemic.

    We also joined activists working to end the overpolicing and criminalization of people experiencing extreme poverty and homelessness on the streets of Portland. This criminalization occurs through excessive policing within “enhanced service districts” (ESDs). ESDs, similar to business improvement districts (BIDs), are zones where businesses and property owners pay an extra fee collected as a tax to pay for extra security and maintenance. Proponents of ESDs claim they facilitate urban beautification and keep neighborhoods safe, but overlook the reality that this process of so-called revitalization amounts to coercive exclusion of vulnerable people. Clean & Safe, Portland’s largest ESD in downtown, pays for armed and unarmed private security, and supervises six Portland Police officers who solely patrol in their district. In August 2020, an award-winning audit of ESDs revealed the City provides almost no oversight of the activities of these districts, even as they have large budgets and authority over public space. This year, Portland city commissioners will vote on whether to renew Clean & Safe’s 10‑year contract. Organizers and community members are preparing to oppose the contract, especially given recent scrutiny of the district and its managing organization, Portland Business Alliance.

    West Coast–based activists from Right 2 Survive, Sisters of the Road, and the Western Regional Advocacy Project asked us to analyze and map police arrest data to strengthen their argument against ESDs. A report from the city auditor that incorporated arrest data from 2017 to 2018 had already concluded that over half of all arrests made by the Portland Police Bureau were of the unhoused. Building on that fact, our research found that the citywide average of arrests for unhoused individuals was 6.1 per square mile, but within the bounds of ESDs that number was 137.7. And while correlation is not causation, it is hard to ignore the magnitude in difference between these numbers.

    Data on police harassment and arrest of the unhoused community are difficult to obtain and understand. Through our work with the anti-ESD team, MAC members have learned how to navigate the complicated system of roadblocks that keep this data from the public, and use the data to support the argument against policing homelessness.
    Collaboratively developed tools for fighting displacement and speculation

    We have also collaborated with organizations we consider leaders in the intersecting space of data activism and housing justice. In the summer of 2019, we joined the efforts of the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project (AEMP) to develop a tool to facilitate landlord and building research in San Francisco (and soon Oakland). For years, tenant unions and organizers have scrutinized corporate-ownership documents, property records, assessor data, and eviction data to unmask speculators, serial evictors, greedy landlords, and their entangled networks of limited-liability companies (LLCs) and shell companies. Investment companies purchase properties using different LLCs for the purpose of anonymity and liability reduction. The corporate web guarding landlords can make ownership and property research challenging and slow.

    At the commencement of the project, AEMP contributors in San Francisco garnered feedback from their partners at the San Francisco Anti-Displacement Coalition and facilitated workshops with local tenant groups to assess their research needs and questions in fighting displacement. Shortly thereafter, MAC joined AEMP by assisting in the prototyping process, and by providing general support, design capacity, code contributions, and cloud infrastructure for hosting the project. The result is Evictorbook (in development), a web-based tool that simplifies organizer and tenant research by enabling a user to type an address, landlord, or neighborhood into a search bar to reveal a profile of a building’s eviction history, its owner, and the corporate network to which it belongs. The ability to surface this data to the user is the result of a custom data-processing pipeline that links and stores publicly available assessor, eviction, property, and corporate-ownership data in a regularly updated graph database. A public launch of Evictorbook is expected in the coming months.

    Similar collaborative work has evolved through a partnership with the Urban Praxis Workshop (UPX) to redevelop Property Praxis, a research tool focused on speculative and bulk property ownership in the city of Detroit. Every year since 2015, members of UPX have curated a dataset that incorporates assessor data that is augmented with tax-foreclosure data and corporate filings to illuminate the LLCs and individuals that own more than 10 properties in the city. The intention of Property Praxis is to offer a more holistic understanding for organizers and community members of how speculative property ownership impacts Detroit neighborhoods. In late 2019, UPX asked MAC to build upon their previous work by modernizing the Property Praxis user interface and automating their data-curation process. The new version is currently in development and will be launched later this year.
    Final thoughts

    Activist work can be strengthened by research and data, but only if this is done in a way that is not extractive and based on community need (voiced by the community). Four years of experience working with MAC has taught us that grounding our work in the needs of the communities and movements we support is crucial to doing justice-oriented work. This can only happen by building successful, trusting, and long-lasting partnerships. By showing up and participating in community events and never moving forward on project work without meaningful discourse and consideration of community goals, we work towards dismantling the top-down legacy of data work. Even after several years of doing this work, we still have lessons to learn from our community partners on trust-building and accountability.

    Part of our development as an organization over the last few years has been the choice to organize horizontally, make decisions through consensus, and avoid toxic tech culture in our own spaces. Such intentionality promotes healthy working environments and reflects the values at the core of our organization in our day-to-day operations. Organizing in this way is by no means simple, efficient, or profitable. It takes long conversations, trust-building among members, and solid conflict-resolution mechanisms to operate without hierarchy. Despite the extra time and mental and emotional labor that it can require, our group feels strongly that it is worth it.

    While we try to hold these aspirational goals, we are also aware of our own complicity in problematic systems in the fields of research and data analysis. Recognizing and dismantling our own internalized norms of white supremacy, sexism, classism, and colonist behavior is work that is ongoing. We are a work in progress. We continue to be inspired and led by the work of our partners and we look forward to many more years of collaborative work.

    #résistance #cartographie #visualisation #cartographie_participative #USA #Etats-Unis #logement #justice_spatiale #ressources_pédagogiques

    ping @visionscarto @reka

  • Zapatistas set sail for Spain on mission of solidarity and rebellion | Mexico | The Guardian

    David Agren in Mexico City and Sam Jones in Madrid
    Tue 4 May 2021

    Zapatistas set sail for Spain on mission of solidarity and rebellion


    Small band of mariners embark upon peaceful ‘invasion’ of Europe 500 years after the conquistadores
    Members of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) wave goodbye as they set sail for Europe from Isla Mujeres, Mexico
    Photograph: Lourdes Cruz/EPA

    Five hundred years after Hernán Cortés and his men conquered Mexico, a small boatload of indigenous Zapatistas are making the return journey across the Atlantic to “invade” Spain, rail against capitalist oppression, and perhaps throw the odd cumbia party.

    The two men and five women set out on Sunday evening from Isla Mujeres, Mexico’s most eastern point. Although Subcomandante Galeano – the pipe-smoking former Zapatista spokesman once known as Subcomandante Marcos – said they were travelling with the message that “the invasion has started”, their mission is one of solidarity and rebellion rather than belated conquest.

    “We’re following the route that they came from 500 years ago,” Subcomandante Moisés, another Zapatista leader, told Mexican media at the departure ceremony. “In this case, we’re following the route to sow life, not like 500 years ago. It’s completely the opposite.”

    The group explained that their rusty vessel, named La Montaña, would carry them to Europe on “an odyssey that has everything to do with defiance and nothing to do with a rebuke”.
    Friends and loved ones as they set sail for Europe from Isla Mujeres
    Friends and loved ones as the group set sail for Europe from Isla Mujeres. Photograph: Lourdes Cruz/EPA

    The mariners hope to arrive in the north-western Spanish coastal city of Vigo some time before 13 August, which will be the 500th anniversary of the Spanish sacking of the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlán, which became Mexico City. This year Mexico is also celebrating the 200th anniversary of its independence from Spain.

    If they are unable to enter the country, they plan to unfurl a banner reading “Wake up!”, according to a Zapatista statement. “But if we are able to disembark and embrace with words those who fight, resist and rebel there,” the statement said, “then there will be parties, dancing, songs and cumbias … shaking the floors and distant skies.”

    The Zapatistas will then embark on a tour across Europe to meet NGOs and other groups in order to share their thoughts on how best to tackle “the inequality that comes from the capitalist socio-economic system”.

    The Zapatista National Liberation Army became famous as representatives of the anti-globalisation movement after briefly leading an uprising in the southern Chiapas state on New Year’s Day 1994, which coincided with the enactment of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

    Known for wearing balaclavas and traditional Mayan dress, the Zapatistas live in autonomous municipalities, which are self-sufficient and do not participate in government assistance programmes.
    After 500 years, Cortés still looms large on both sides of Atlantic
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    Mexico’s president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, has promoted 2021 as a year of remembrance. On Monday he travelled to the Maya community of Tihosuco to ask forgiveness for the 18th-century war of the castes, in which the Maya people of the Yucatán peninsula rose up against the slave-like conditions they worked under harvesting henequin, which was used to make rope.

    “We offer the most sincere apologies to the Maya people for the terrible abuses committed by private individuals and Mexican and foreign authorities during the three centuries of colonial dominion and two centuries of the independent Mexico,” said López Obrador, commonly known as Amlo.

    Amlo has had a complicated relationship with indigenous peoples, however. He promised to put the poor and excluded – including indigenous people – first in his government and received a consecrated staff representing governance from indigenous leaders at his inauguration.
    The mariners hope to arrive in Vigo some time before 13 August, the 500th anniversary of the Spanish sacking of the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlán, which became Mexico City
    The mariners hope to arrive in Vigo some time before 13 August, the 500th anniversary of the Spanish sacking of the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlán, which became Mexico City. Photograph: Lourdes Cruz/EPA

    But he has pushed forward with mega-projects such as a train line around the Yucatán peninsula, which Maya communities say they have not been properly consulted about.

    “You can’t support the exploited and the people doing the exploiting,” Subcomandante Moisés said in a 2019 message directed at Amlo. “You have to pick one.”

    López Obrador has previously asked the Spanish crown and the Vatican to apologise for the conquest. Spain dismissed the request, saying it “profoundly regretted” the publication of a letter from the Mexican president to King Felipe.

    “The arrival of the Spanish on Mexican soil 500 years ago cannot be judged in the light of contemporary considerations,” it said in a statement at the time. “Our closely related peoples have always known how to view our shared history without anger and from a shared perspective, as free peoples with a common heritage and an extraordinary future.” The Vatican said it had already addressed the issue.

    The Zapatistas, however, have a rather different agenda. “We are going to tell the people of Spain two simple things,” they said in a statement. “One, they did not conquer us, we are still here resisting, in rebellion. Second, they do not have to ask that we forgive them for anything.”

    A spokeswoman for Vigo city hall said there were currently no plans to formally receive the Zapatistas as the visitors had not requested a meeting.

    #colonisation #Spain #EZLN #résistance

  • L’exposition « Refuser la guerre coloniale, une histoire portugaise »

    A la maison du Portugal de la Cité universitaire internationale de Paris a lieu une exposition sur l’engagement des années 1960 et 1970 contre les guerres coloniales menées par le Portugal en #Guinée-Bissau, #Angola et #Mozambique. Elle traite de l’exil parisien des 200’000 Portugais #déserteurs et insoumis à cette guerre.


    #résistance #désobéissance_civile #colonisation #guerre_coloniale #histoire #Portugal #exposition #France #exil

    ping @isskein