The Zapatista Escuelita (Zapatista Little School) project, which opened in August 2013, has now made available the first of several books, translated into English, as free PDF downloads.
The first in the series is the text, Autonomous Government 1: Freedom According to the Zapatistas. Download the PDF here.
Forthcoming books will be released in the coming months, at one month intervals, if not sooner, as follows:
• Autonomous Government I (Available now: click here)
• Autonomous Government II (Will be published no later than April 8th)
• Participation of Women in Autonomous Government (Will be published no later than May 8th)
• Autonomous Resistance (Will be published no later June 8th)
This is beyond offensive and of course the poster is some idiot white girl. Like just so y’all know the majority of terrorists are not even Afghan, they’re Pakistani. When Taliban groups became powerful in the end of the Soviet War in Afghanistan, Pakistan was pumping money and troops into keeping the Taliban in power, meanwhile displacing thousands of Afghans and oppressing Afghan refugees in Pakistan. Pakistan is one of the major sources of terrorism in the Middle East, and its government has paved the way to the manipulation of Afghanistan by many terrorist groups.
Cunts like you need their assholes rammed with fact-based history books and reports until they come out of your throat. Here’s a little info in case you decide to run your motherfucking mouth off again: In the 1950’s, the United States of America utilized Pakistan as a sub-contractor of its imperialism by funding Mujahideen (at that time they were called so) and used the military dictatorship under Zia ul Haq later on to bolster opium and arms smuggling around the PK-AFG border. So you had young men brainwashed by the a proxy war funded by the USA in Pakistan going up to Afghanistan to save it from the ‘communist challenge’ the USSR posed in the country. In a way, it became a playground for USA where Pakistan carried out its orders. That was from the 50’s to the 70’s. Cunts like you don’t remember because cunts like you suffer amnesia and a warped sense of righteousness that serves no one but your own ahistorical narrative.
Fast forward to 2014, Pakistan has lost 50,000 Pakistanis since 9/11 so when you come up with your little rant about how Pakistan is ‘funding’ terrorism in the Middle East, motherfucker Pakistan isn’t even in the ME; it’s in fucking South Asia, you forget that the country is used as a proxy frontier where not only Pakistanis are killed by terrorist factions and splinter groups but also Afghans from the very get go because the war spills into their eastern province. Ergo, the violence you see is not entirely endogenous, you jagged cunt. You also forget that, along with this white bitch, that Pakistan never really had a chance thanks to the praetorianism it suffered with the pressure of America. Add to this toxic concoction the ingredients of the Sunni-majority Gulf states that use the country as a playground to battle their arch Shia rival, Iran.
When you don’t remember this context, your motherfucking type continues perpetuating context-less lies about a 180 million nation that never had a say in its fate from the very beginning. If you really want to talk about the ‘major sources of terrorism’, take your fucking pale ass up to America and see how fundamentalist groups were planted and amplified by your precious CIA.
Get the fuck off the internet, you fucking ugly son of a bitch. You don’t know shit about the ‘major sources of terrorism’ and need a better dose than regurgitating the dog shit you hear on CNN and Foreign Policy.
White Americans become more conservative when they learn that demographic changes are putting them in the minority.
Does a dramatic change in your social environment make you more conservative, and if so, what kind of change would it take?
Working at Northwestern University, psychologists Maureen Craig and Jennifer Richeson apply that question to demographic change, and, in particular, to white Americans vis-a-vis the prospect of a United States where the majority of Americans are drawn from today’s minorities. Does a threat to one’s status as the demographic “in-group” increase political conservatism? The answer, in short, is yes.
Using a nationally representative survey of self-identified politically “independent” whites, Craig and Richeson conducted three experiments. In the first, they asked respondents about the racial shift in California—if they had heard the state had become majority-minority. What they found was a significant shift toward Republican identification, which increased for those who lived closest to the West Coast.
In the second experiment, they focused on the overall U.S. shift with census projections of the national population. Again, they found that white Americans became more conservative—and more likely to endorse conservative policies—when they were aware of demographic changes that put them in the minority.
The final experiment—where questions were further refined and targeted—saw similar results. As Craig and Richeson write, “Perceived group-status threat, triggered by exposure to majority-minority shift, increases Whites’ endorsement of conservative political ideology and policy positions.” What’s more, this held true even after they told respondents “whites are likely to remain at the top of the future racial hierarchy.”
The study is fascinating, and the empirical data is worthwhile. But if you’re familiar with our history or politics, it shouldn’t come as a surprise.
Somali ‘pirates’ are actually defending Somali waters from foreign invaders
In 1991, the government of Somalia collapsed. It’s nine million people who have been battling widespread starvation ever since. America and other European nations saw this as a great opportunity to rob the country of its food supply and dump their nuclear waste in Somalia’s now unprotected seas.
According to the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, approximately 12 miles into the ocean from the coast is sovereign territory of the state. Every Somali highjacking that has ever occurred happened within those 12 miles.
European vessels are polluting Somali waters
As soon as the Somali government was gone, mysterious European ships started appearing off the coast of Somalia, dumping vast barrels of nuclear waste into the ocean. Much of that waste can be traced back to European hospitals and factories. Soon after the dumping began, the coastal population began to sicken. At first they suffered strange rashes, nausea and malformed babies. Then, after a 2005 tsunami, hundreds of the dumped and leaking barrels washed ashore. People began to suffer from radiation sickness, and more than 300 died.
European ships are looting Somali waters for seafood
While some European ships were dumping, other ships have been looting Somalia’s seas of their greatest resource: seafood. An estimated $300 million worth of tuna, shrimp, lobster and other sea life is being stolen every year by huge European ships illegally fishing in Somalia’s unprotected seas. As a result, the local fishermen have lost their livelihoods, and are forced into starvation.
Somali ‘pirates’ are actually fishermen
The fact is, Somali ‘pirates’ are ordinary Somalian fishermen who at first took speedboats to try to dissuade European vessels from illegally fishing and dumping into their waters. With the absence of the government’s navy, the fishermen joined together and formed the National Volunteer Coast Guard of Somalia.
Somali ‘pirates’ have a code of conduct
According to ‘Somali Pirate’ code, harming the crew of a ship is strictly prohibited. This is to ensure that governments are less likely to step in and employ do-not-negotiate tactics.
Piracy has become Somalia’s biggest source of income
Since the fishing economy have suffered due to European ships looting and dumping in Somali waters piracy is now Somalia’s biggest source of income. It has been estimated that between $339m and $413m has been made within the years of 2005 and 2012. Individual ‘pirates’ usually get $30,000-75,000 each, with a bonus of up to $10,000 for the first man to board a ship and for those bringing their own weapon or ladder.
The media has brainwashed people into thinking Somali ‘pirates’ are savage thieves
Somali ‘pirates’ have been branded in the media as maritime gangsters. The image of Somali pirates as senseless, savage thieves can be largely attributed to propaganda by the European and American governments. In April 2009, the Obama administration employed a long-term strategy to restore maritime security off the coast of Somalia. This strategy conveniently places American Navy Gunships in Somali waters.
Also, Hollywood recently made a movie celebrating the ‘true’ story of “Captian Phillips,” who was kidnapped by Somali ‘pirates.’ Though the film was blasted for its many lies and inconsistencies, it made an estimated $107 million domestically, with audiences giving the film a 93% rating.
The New South Wales (NSW) parliament is due to debate the final passage of the anti-woman legislation known as “Zoe’s law” [Crimes Amendment (Zoe’s Law) Bill 2013]. Originally introduced by the far-right Christian Democratic Party’s Fred Nile in the upper house (Legislative Council) and later taken up by Liberal Party MP Chris Spence in the lower house (Legislative Assembly), where it has already passed, it has yet to be voted on by the Legislative Council. As yet it has not been scheduled for a vote but it is likely to pass given the support it has among many members from both major parties, the Liberal Party and the Australian Labor Party.
“Zoe’s law” (the name of a child stillborn due to a drug-caused car crash in 2009) gives legal rights to foetuses older than 20 weeks or weighing more than 400 grams. This would allow people to be charged with the criminal offence of manslaughter if they cause a pregnant woman to lose her unborn foetus. But in fact the law opens up the possibility of the pregnant woman being charged for damaging her own foetus.
Abortion is accessed under state not federal law in Australia and is contained in the criminal code in states other than the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), Victoria and Tasmania, where it is legal.
Abortion reform in Australia has been very slow despite reproductive rights having been a central feature of the women’s liberation movement from the late 1960s. It has only been decriminalised in the ACT in 2003, Victoria in 2008 and in Tasmania in 2013. In Western Australia (WA), South Australia (SA) and the Northern Territory (NT) the criminal code sets out when an abortion is not lawful and when and how it can be lawfully obtained. In NSW and Queensland (Qld) abortion is a crime for both women and doctors but common law interpretations of the criminal code have effectively made lawful abortion available. This means that the adoption of “Zoe’s law” would be especially assist attempts to change access to abortion in NSW. The law mimics US foetal homicide or foeticide laws.
In Australia, personhood is defined as viability after birth and is based on the notion of independence of the human baby to breathe, digest, etc. after surviving a successful live birth. This has been constantly under attack by the Right to Life anti-abortion group, major conservative religions and the Christian lobby. Parliamentarians elected to upper houses on a religious foundation have introduced a stream of private members’ bills to try to mimic the legislative restrictions on abortion introduced the USA.
A mobilization call of Donetsk republic translated:
Attention! General mobilization !
According to information from our activists from civilian roadblocks - Ukrainian armoured vehicles is on its way to Donetsk. According to the information from our agents, the Kiev junta has decided to…